Claudiu T. Supuran Neurofarba Department University of Florence Florence Italy Biography
Biography of 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).
Simone Carradori Department of Pharmacy “G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara Chieti Italy Biography
Biography of 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.
Armen Yuri Gasparyan Departments of Rheumatology and Research & Development Russells Hall Hospital Dudley UK
Bahar Tunctan Department of Pharmacology Faculty of Pharmacy Mersin University Mersin, 33169 Turkey Biography
Biography of 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.
H. Akgun Yeditepe University Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of 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.
I. Beales University of East Anglia Norwich UK Biography
Biography of 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.
R. Costi University of Rome “La Sapienza” Rome Italy Biography
Biography of 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.
F. Epifano University G. D'Annunzio Chieti Scalo Italy
Marc A. Ilies Temple University Philadelphia USA
K. Tsuchida Fujita Health University Aichi Japan Biography
Biography of 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.
Frontiers Section Editor
Section: Immunology and Pathophysiology
Masood A. Khan Al-Qassim University Buraidah Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of Masood A. Khan
Dr. Masood Alam Khan obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2004) in Biotechnology from Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Unit, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.Dr. Khan is currently Assistant Professor at Al-Qassim University (College of Applied Medical Sciences), Buraydah, Saudi Arabia. His current research project involves the anti-tumor efficacy of a liposomal formulation of NKT cell-activating glycosphingolipids in combination of liposomal doxorubicin against DMBA-induced fibrosarcoma in mice. Dr. Khan, as an author/co-author, has published more than 45 articles in various journals, having over 715 total citations.
Editorial Board Members
A.R. Amin Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA USA Biography
Biography of 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.
A. Blum Bar-Ilan University Ramat Gan Israel Biography
Biography of A. Blum
Prof. Arnon Blum received his MD at the Technion, specialized in Internal Medicine at HebrewUniversity, and then in Cardiology at Tel-Aviv University. He served in the IDFas a Flight Surgeon (Lieutenant Colonel). Since 1999 Prof. Arnon Blum has been the Director of the Internal Medicine Ward at Baruch Padeh Medical Center-Poriya, Tiberias. Prof. Blum further concentrated on Vascular Biology andVascular Stem Cell research, receiving his training at the National Institutesof Health (Bethesda, MD, USA; 1997-1999 and 2006-2008) exploring means forcardio-vascular regeneration.
S. Djuric AbbVie Inc. North Chicago, IL USA
D.S. El-Agamy Mansoura University Mansoura Egypt Biography
Biography of 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.
M.I. El-Gamal University of Mansoura Mansoura Egypt Biography
Biography of 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.
O. Erkmen Gaziantep University Gaziantep Turkey Biography
Biography of O. Erkmen
Osman Erkmen is professor of the Department of Food Engineering, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey. He received his BS degree in Biology (1985) and MS degree in Food Microbiology (1987) from the METU (Turkey). He did his PhD in General Microbiology in 1994. He started his career as a research assistant at the Department of Food Engineering in 1985 and later became assistant professor in 1994, associate professor of Food Microbiology in 1999 and Professor in 2004. He expanded his research on natural antimicrobials in food preservation, foodborne diseases and food toxicology.
V. Gajbhiye Agharkar Research Institute Pune India
R. Galeazzi Marche Polythecnic University Ancona Italy Biography
Biography of R. Galeazzi
Dr. Roberta Galeazzi got the Chemistry degree in 1992 at the University of Bologna cum laude and worked as researcher since January 1993 at the Polytechnic Marche University where actually she is assistant professor (SSD CHIM/06) of the Department of Life and Environmental Science (DISVA). Dr. Galeazzi’s main research activity concerns molecular docking and molecular dynamics profiling of novel active compounds or natural ligands to their receptors with the aim of rationalize the molecular basis of biological processes fundamental for the transductions of specific biochemical and physiological effects. She is co-author of 80 papers published on international peer-review journals and she attended to many congresses with oral and poster presentations.
D. Hadjipavlou-Litina Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Greece Biography
Biography of D. Hadjipavlou-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.
J. Hošek University of Veterinary Brno Czech Republic
C.H. Kim Purdue University West Lafayette, IN USA
L. Kokoska Czech University of Life Sciences Prague Czech Republic Biography
Biography of 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.
M. Lacroix University of Quebec Laval, Quebec Canada Biography
Biography of 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.
H.I. Maibach University of California San Francisco, CA USA
F. Odabasoglu Kafkas University Kars Turkey Biography
Biography of F. Odabasoglu
Fehmi Odabasoglu is Associate Professor of the Department of Medical Biochemistry, Kafkas University-Faculty of Medicine, Kars-Turkey. He graduated from Ataturk University-Faculty of Science of Erzurum, Turkey in 1991.
Dr. Odabasoglu completed his master's degree in 1994 and his Ph.D. degree in 1999 in Van-YYU. Later, in 2000, he founded the Pharmaceutical Biochemistry Department of Ataturk University-Faculty of Pharmacy and coordinated this unit for 15 years. Since 2014, he has been working as a senior scientist at the Medical Biochemistry Department at the Faculty of Medicine of the Kafkas University. Dr. Odabasoglu’s research interests include inflammation, gastric ulcers, anti-oxidative systems and enzymes, lichens and plant molecules, apoptosis, vegetable oils and molecular isolation-characterization.
D.P. Ramji Cardiff University Wales United Kingdom
Dr. Mohamed Labib Salem obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1995 through a channel system between Tanta University, Egypt, and Kyushu University, Japan. Dr. Salem is the Professor of Immunology at Tanta University, Egypt. Additionally, Dr. Salem is Director of the Grant, Innovation & Technology Transfer Center, and Director of Center of Excellence in Cancer research, Tanta University, Egypt. His h-index is 26 with over 2920 citations and more than 110 published articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Salem’s research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying how cancer and HCV escape from host immunity. Additionally, his research has been focusing on developing effective anticancer immunotherapies strategies.
Y. Sha Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC USA
V.K. Tandon University of Lucknow Lucknow India
R.G. Trohman Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL USA
R. Tundis University of Calabria Cosenza Italy Biography
Biography of 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.
Associate Editorial Board Members
P. Guglielmi Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy Biography
Biography of 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.
A. Nocentini University of Florence Florence Italy Biography
Biography of 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.
F. Prattichizzo IRCSS Multimedica Milan Italy Biography
Biography of F. Prattichizzo
Dr. Francesco Prattichizzo obtained a Ph.D in the laboratory of General Pathology at Polytechnic University of Marche, Faculty of Medicine, Ancona/Italy. He then moved to IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain for a three years post-doctoral period. He is currently a researcher at IRCCS Multimedica, Milan, Italy. His research interests mainly focus on aging and type 2 diabetes, and in particular on the inflammatory and epigenetic mechanisms accompanying these pathological processes. Natural compounds with promising anti-aging and diabetes-managing properties are also subjects of its interest. Dr. Prattichizzo published more than 25 full-manuscripts and other conference proceedings in relevant journals covering topics from aging to diabetes and oxidative stress.
A.D.P. Rogério Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro Uberaba Brazil Biography
Biography of 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.
Claudiu T. Supuran Neurofarba Department University of Florence Florence Italy