Editorial Board ::: Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

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Volume 16, 3 Issues, 2017

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Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

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Claudiu T. Supuran
Neurofarba Department
University of Florence

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Claudiu T. Supuran (Biography
Claudiu T. Supuran

CLAUDIU T. SUPURAN is professor of medicinal chemistry at the Neurofarba Department, Section of Pharmaceutical and Nutriceutical Sciences, University of Florence, Italy. He has published more than 1250 papers, his Hirsch factor is h = 110; the number of citations since 1995 > 49800. His main research interest is on enzyme inhibitors, and especially carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, of which he discovered several new classes in the last years. One of the sulfonamides discovered in his group entered Phase I clinical trials in 2014 for the treatment of advanced, metastatic solid tumors. He is Editor-in-Chief of Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry, Current Enzyme Inhibition, etc. For the last 25 years the main interest of his research was focused on metallo-enzymes and their modulators of activity. In 2013 he was rated as the most cited scientists in Pharmacology & Toxicology by LabTimes (LabTimes 2013, 5, 38).


Neurofarba Department
University of Florence


Simone Carradori (Biography
Simone Carradori

Dr. Simone Carradori obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). Currently, he is assistant professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy of “G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy). The scientific activity is mainly focused on design, synthesis and characterization of novel synthetic and natural derivatives with potential biological activity and is documented from about 98 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and one patent.


Department of Pharmacy
“G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara

Armen Yuri Gasparyan
Departments of Rheumatology and Research & Development
Russells Hall Hospital

Bahar Tunctan (Biography
Bahar Tunctan

Dr. Tunctan obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Pharmacology from Gazi University Faculty of Pharmacy, Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Tunctan is Professor of Pharmacology and currently Head of Department of Pharmacology Faculty of Pharmacy Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey. Her publications include over 200 papers, presentations, books, and book chapters on various topics in pharmacology and pharmacy.

Dr. Tunctan was the Editor-in-Chief of this journal (Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Allergy Agent in Medicinal Chemistry) (2004-2015), published by Bentham Science Publishers. She is currently one of the Co-Editors of this journal.


Department of Pharmacology
Faculty of Pharmacy
Mersin University
Mersin, 33169

Associate Editors:

H. Akgun (Biography
H. Akgun

Dr. Akgün obtained a doctorate (Ph.D) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ankara/Turkey. She visited Department of Chemistry, University of New Mexico, as post-doctoral researcher, and, Department of Chemistry in Faculty of Science and Art, University of Florida, as visiting professor, both in the USA. She worked at Hacettepe University, in Ankara. Since 2004 she has been a full time professor in Faculty of Pharmacy, Yeditepe University, Istanbul. Currently, Dr. Akgün is also an adjunct professor in Faculty of Pharmacy, Near East University, in Cyprus. She has published more than 68 scientific publications and conference proceedings. Dr. Akgün has been an editor of this journal (Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, CTMC) since 2001, published by Bentham Science Publishers.


Yeditepe University

J.V. Pergolizzi (Biography
J.V. Pergolizzi

Dr. Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Jr., M.D., is a senior partner in the Naples Anesthesia and Pain Associates Group of Southwest Florida, chairman of the Abstract and Poster Selection Committee for PAINWeek, and a member of the CHANGE PAIN Board. Dr. Pergolizzi’s research interests focus on acute and chronic pain in adults with a particular focus on pain in the elderly. In the past, Dr. Pergolizzi has held various positions, including the co-founder and chairman of the board for the Association of Chronic Pain Patients, a member of the board of directors and treasurer for the Coalition for Pain Education (COPE), etc. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, platform presentations and book chapters.


Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

I. Beales (Biography
I. Beales

Dr. Ian Beales is Clinical Reader in Gastroenterology at the University of East Anglia and Consultant Gastroenterologist at The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He qualified from the University of London in 1989 and completed postgraduate medical training in London and Cambridge, UK and the University of Michigan, USA. His clinical and research interests particularly concern on the regulation of both the mucosal and systemic inflammatory responses in relation to gastrointestinal diseases and the development of novel anti-inflammatory strategies. The current focus of his work is on regulation of signal-transduction cascades in the regulation of inflammation.


University of East Anglia

M.A. Lacaille-Dubois
University of Burgundy

Regional Editors:

R. Costi (Biography
R. Costi

Dr. Roberta Costi obtained a doctorate (PhD) in Medicinal Chemistry from University of Rome “Sapienza”. Currently, Dr. Costi is Associate Professor in Medicinal Chemistry at Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie del Farmaco, University of Rome “Sapienza”. She is the author of more than 100 scientific publications, 80 communications and 2 patents in the field of antiviral, antifungal, antimycobacterial, antitumor (inhibitors of mammalian terminal transferase), and CNS agents (MAO inhibitors; anti-Alzheimer agents). She developed also chemical tools useful to study epigenetic targets. Dr. Costi has extensive experience in heterocyclic chemistry, with particular focus on pyrrole annulated heterocyclic systems.


University of Rome “La Sapienza”

K. Tsuchida (Biography
K. Tsuchida

Dr. Tsuchida graduated from Kyoto University, faculty of Medicine, and obtained MD and PhD from Kyoto University. He is currently a full professor at the Division for Therapies Against Intractable Diseases, Institute for Comprehensive Medical Science (ICMS), Fujita Health University. He has published more than 100 scientific papers in international journals. His research interests include development of therapies for diabetes, obesity, cancer, inflammatory diseases and musculoskeletal diseases. His group is also involved in the characterization of tissue stem cells, signaling of endocrine hormones/Vitamins such as myostatin/activin/follistatin and peptide and lipid-derived growth factors, and the mechanism how non-coding RNAs regulate cell differentiation and development of novel drug delivery system.


Fujita Health University

F. Epifano
University G. D'Annunzio
Chieti Scalo

J.L. Rios
Universitat de ValÄncia

Editorial Board Members:

E. Alpsoy (Biography
E. Alpsoy

Erkan Alpsoy is professor of the Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya-Turkey. He graduated from Akdeniz University School of Medicine Antalya, Turkey in 1988. After a two-year-compulsory servis, he completed dermatology and venereology residency program in the same institution in 1993. He became Assistant Clinical Professor of the same institution in 1994. In 1997, he was appointed associate professor, and in 2003 full professor.

Prof. Alpsoy’s research interests include Behçet’s disease and other vasculitis, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, autoimmune bullous diseases, melanoma, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.


Department of Dermatology

S. Djuric
AbbVie Inc.
North Chicago, IL

V. Gajbhiye
Agharkar Research Institute

J. Hošek
University of Veterinary
Czech Republic

M. Lacroix (Biography
M. Lacroix

Monique Lacroix has completed a B.Sc.A. and a M.Sc. in Food Sciences Technology in 1980 and 1982 respectively and a Ph.D. in Nutrition in 1986. She is full professor at INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Canada and director of the Research Laboratories in Sciences Applied to Food. Prof. Lacroix is Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) for her outstanding representatives of international food science and technology; she received 3 awards for her most cited publications in Food sciences and for the best 10 research partnership with industries for two parnerships. Professor Lacroix is author of more than 254 publications, 10 patents and 19 book chapters. Until today, she has supervised 12 post-doct, 99 graduated students of 2nd and 3 th cycles and over than 315 trainees that come from all over the world. She has been invited to present over than 184 conferences in major congresses, including United Nations conferences as a member of expert committees.


University of Quebec
Laval, Quebec

K.C. Nagulapalli Venkata
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

V.K. Tandon
University of Lucknow

S. Altug
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, IN

D.S. El-Agamy (Biography
D.S. El-Agamy

Dr. Dina Saad El-Agamy (PhD) is Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mansoura University, Egypt. She accomplished her PhD in Pharmacology from Faculty of Pharmacy- Mansoura University, November 2008. Her research interests include searching for new therapeutics that can counteract development of pulmonary diseases. She focused on the elucidation of underlying mechanisms of different inflammatory disorders. She has multiple publications in highly prestigious journals and various presentations in both national and international conferences.


Mansoura University

S. Genovese (Biography
S. Genovese

Dr. Salvatore Genovese obtained in 2004 the Degree (Honour Degree) in Pharmacy and in 2008 a doctorate (Ph.D) in Chemistry and Technology of Drugs at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Perugia. During the Doctorate Course he was hosted at the Insititute “Claudius Regaud”, INSERM, Regional Center of Research on Cancer of Tolouse (France). Currently Dr. Genovese is Professor of Pharmaceutical Biology at the, Department of Pharmacy of the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. He got the Italian national certification for associate professor of Medicinal Chemistry. He has published more than 125 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 1 European patent. Dr. Genovese is Regional Editor of the “The Natural Products Journal” and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-allergy Agents In Medicinal Chemistry published by Bentham.


Università “G. D’Annunzio”
Chieti Scalo

C.H. Kim
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

D.H. Litina (Biography
D.H. Litina

Professor Dimitra Hadjipavlou-Litina received her undergraduate training in Pharmacy at

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1975-1979) and her PhD in Pharmacy at the same University. She conducted postdoctoral studies at California (supervisor Professor Corwin Hansch). Currently she is a full professor and a head at the School of Pharmacy.

Her research interests involve synthesis and biological studies and the use of Computational Chemistry in Drug Design and resulted in the publication of over 220 peer-reviewed articles over 5000 citations and h factor = 38. Currently is the Editor of Current Enzyme Inbibition, CEI and a member of Editorial Advisory Board of ‘Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-allergy Agents In Medicinal Chemistry’ published by Bentham Science Publishers.


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

D.P. Ramji
Cardiff University
United Kingdom

R.G. Trohman
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

A.R. Amin (Biography
A.R. Amin

Dr. Ashok R. Amin, has been on the Faculty of the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at Virginia Tech. He led the Research in the Department of Rheumatology as Director of Research and Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine at New York University’s Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Amin also served as the Vice President of Research at Carilion Clinic and Advaxis Inc. He has acted as a collaborator or consultant to 17 different pharmaceutical companies, obtained 22 patents, and authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Amin's team discovered the drug ORACEATM (doxycycline, USP), which is currently being marketed by Galderma Inc.


Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

M.I. El-Gamal (Biography
M.I. El-Gamal

Mohammed I. El-Gamal, Ph.D. got his B.Sc. degree in pharmaceutical Sciences at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Mansoura, Egypt in 2003 with "Excellent with honor" grade, first achiever. Then he received his M.Sc. degree in medicinal chemistry from the same college. He got his Ph.D. degree in medicinal chemistry in August 2012 from Korea University of Science and Technology, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Republic of Korea. After that, he worked as a star postdoctoral fellow at KIST and assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Mansoura, Egypt. Mohammed I. El-Gamal, Ph.D. is the author of more than 50 publications in highly reputed journals. He got 3 patents, and presented more than 36 posters and 8 oral presentations in many international conferences in The Republic of Korea, United Arab Emirates, USA, Japan, The Netherlands, and Austria. He has peer-review more than 50 articles. And he has been an editorial board member in more than 13 international journals. He has been also a member of the Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE). Mohammed I. El-Gamal, Ph.D. and his group have developed a new more efficient prodrug of Olmesartan (antihypertensive agent) which has been marketed in the Republic of Korea. And he is interested in anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial drug development.


University of Mansoura

J. Haddad
Beirut Arab University

L. Kokoska (Biography
L. Kokoska

Professor Ladislav Kokoska currently works at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. The Laboratory of Ethnobotany and Ethnopharmacology of which he is in charge, has a rich tradition in the research and development activities focused on biologically active natural products derived from underutilized tropical crops, especially from species used by native peoples in traditional folk medicinal systems. The main areas of his research interests are anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant agents.


Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Czech Republic

H.I. Maibach
University of California
San Francisco, CA

Y. Sha
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

R. Tundis (Biography
R. Tundis

She graduated cum laude in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Calabria. She attended Post-graduate School in Clinical Pathology. Then she had positions of Post-doctoral fellowship (2004-2005) and of Researcher (2005-2014) at Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences of University of Calabria. Research interests include the development of analytical strategies for the qualitative and quantitative determination of constituents of extracts, isolation, structural characterization and the in vitro evaluation of biological activities of extracts and secondary metabolites of medicinal plants and plant foods. These investigations have been focused on the determination of antiproliferative activity against different human tumour cell lines, hypoglycaemic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antihypertensive, and neuroprotective properties.


University of Calabria

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P. Guglielmi (Biography
P. Guglielmi

Paolo Guglielmi graduated in Drug Chemistry and Technologies from “Sapienza” University of Rome. He obtained a temporary research position at the same university to carry out the project “New insights on human monoamine oxidases inhibitors from natural sources”. Currently, he is doing his Ph.D. in “Pharmaceutical Sciences”, focusing his scientific activity on the design, synthesis and characterization of new compounds with potential biological activity.


Sapienza University of Rome

A. Nocentini (Biography
A. Nocentini

Alessio Nocentini is currently a PhD student at the Department of NEUROFARBA, Section of Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Sciences, University of Florence. He obtained his MS degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technologies from University of Florence in 2014. His doctoral thesis work focuses on the computational design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel inhibitors of the varied isoforms of the zinc-enzymes carbonic anhydrase for the identification of new and promising drugs; useful for the treatment of various diseases such as the glaucoma, Alzheimer, obesity, cancer and bacterial/parasitic infections.


University of Florence

A.D.P. Rogério (Biography
A.D.P. Rogério

Dr. Alexandre obtained his Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil. He had a position of postdoctoral fellowship (2008-2009) at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital (under supervision of Dr. Bruce David Levy). Currently he is an Associate Professor at Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Brazil. The scientific activity is mainly focused in the study of substances with anti-inflammatory or proresolution activities in the airways inflammation.


Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro


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