Editorial Board ::: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders-Drug Targets

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Volume 17, 3 Issues, 2017

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Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders-Drug Targets

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Garry X. Shen
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB

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Garry X. Shen (Biography
Garry X. Shen

Dr. Shen is the Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine in the University of Manitoba. He graduated and received Master and Doctorial degrees from Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, and worked as physician in Shanghai Institute of Hypertension and Department of Cardiology in Shanghai Ruijin Hospital. He received postdoctoral training in University of Iowa, Cleveland Clinical Foundation, and University of Alberta. He has joined the Section of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine in University of Manitoba since 1991 and promoted as Professor in 2006. His research program aims to mechanism and management of for diabetic cardiovascular complications and gestational diabetes. He published >100 peer reviewed papers and received a number of national and international awards and recognitions including Editor-in-Chief of Cardiovascular and Hematological Disorders-Drug Target, Advisory Professor in Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, and Councilor of Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.


University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB

Associate Editors:

Jerzy Beltowski
Medical University

Ferroni Patrizia (Biography
Ferroni Patrizia

Dr. Ferroni obtained a doctorate in Medicine and the Oncology Residency from the Sapienza University of Rome. She also holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine from the same University. Currently, Dr. Ferroni is Professor of Physiology and senior researcher at the San Raffaele Roma Open University, Italy. Her major scientific interest is in translational research and biospecimen sciences, with a particular focus on human cancer. She is author of roughly 200 scientific publications. Dr. Ferroni is currently the Associate Editor of this journal (Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders-Drug Targets, CHDDT), published by Bentham Science Publishers.


IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana Via della Pisana

Marek Michalak (Biography
Marek Michalak

M. Michalak is a Distinguished University Professor of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He holds PhD degree in Biochemistry from the Nencki Institute for Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland. He served as Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and as a Vice-Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta. He has been recognized by numerous prestigious distinctions including the University Cup which is among the highest honours that the University of Alberta confers on its faculty members. His research interests are in the areas of molecular chaperones, protein folding and regulation of calcium homeostasis. He has published more than 260 scientific publications.


University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Paolo E. Puddu (Biography
Paolo E. Puddu

MD and Cardiology Board, Sapienza, University of Rome, Post Doc Certificate of Hemodynamics, University of Montreal, CND and Post Doc Certificate of Experimental Surgery, University of Marseilles, F; PhD and HDR, University of Caen, F has French National Qualification as Full Professor of Physiology and Italian National Qualification as Associate Professor of Cardiology. Member of Cardiological Societies (FESC, FACC). Referee for more than 50 Journals has research interests in Clinical Cardiology, Imaging Technologies, CV Epidemiology and Biostatistics and in vitro Electrophysiology and Pharmacology.


University of Rome

Debabrata Mukherjee (Biography
Debabrata Mukherjee

Dr. Mukherjee, M.D is the Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and the Program Director for the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship program at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. Dr Mukherjee has been an invited lecturer at several major national and international meetings, has authored over 450 publications, edited eighteen textbooks on cardiovascular diseases and written more than 100 textbook chapters. He presently serves on several journal editorial boards, is the Editor-in-Chief of the Cardiovascular and Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, and the Cardiology Reviews and is an Associate Editor for the journal Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders-Drug Targets.


Texas Tech University

Donna Wang (Biography
Donna Wang

Dr. Wang, MD, FAHA, is Professor of Medicine, Neuroscience Program, and Cell and Molecular Biology Program at Michigan State University. Dr. Wang is an Established Investigator of American Heart Association, a Fellow of the American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research, and a Fellow of Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society. Dr. Wang's research interests lie in molecular intervention, neuroscience, cardiovascular medicine, drug discovery, and nanomedicine. Her laboratory discovered that the transient receptor potential (TRP) channels play a central role in the “salt pathway”. These molecules signal a particularly exciting breakthrough, as they are capable of protecting tissues/organs from inflammation and injury. Specifically, data from her laboratory indicate that TRP channels, activated by novel lipid metabolites, may serve as distinct molecular sensors detecting micro-environmental changes occurred under pathophysiologic conditions including hypertension, myocardial infarction, and metabolic disorders including diabetes and obesity.


Michigan State University
Michigan, MI

Regional Editors:

Alok Agrawal
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City

Guha Krishnaswamy
Wake Baptist Hospital/WFUSOM
Winston Salem

Editorial Board Members:

Maurizio Acampa (Biography
Maurizio Acampa

Dr. Acampa obtained a post-graduate degree in Internal Medicine (2002) and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Pharmacology (2007) at the University of Siena, Italy. Currently, Dr. Acampa is a medical doctor at the Stroke Unit - Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences of the University of Siena. Teacher in various degree courses of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Siena. He is author of roughly 100 scientific publications. His main research interests include: immunologic and inflammatory mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac autonomic nervous system alterations, and cardiovascular involvement in stroke and in systemic autoimmune diseases.


U.O.C. Stroke Unit
Policlinico ‘S. Maria alle Scotte

Josés A. Barrabés
Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron

Michele Buemi
Università di Messina
Via Salita Villa Contino

Mingyi Chen (Biography
Mingyi Chen

Dr. Chen is an Associate Professor of Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He received his Medical Degree from Peking University Health Science Center in 1992 and PhD in pharmacology from Kyoto University of Japan in 2001. He had his Pathology Residency training at UC San Diego in 2005 and at Loma Linda University Medical Center from 2006 to 2009, followed by a hemapathology fellowship at City of Hope supervised by Dr. Lawrence Weiss in 2010. He was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the UC Davis in 2010, and promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. He moved to UTSW medical center in 2016. His research focuses on viral infection in the pathogenesis of lymphoma and leukemia, tumor immunology, cancer stem cells, GVHD and sickle cell disease. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers, abstract and book chapters.


UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Tx

Sergio Dias
Instituto de Medicina Molecular Faculdade de Medicina

Aaron Fenster
The John P. Robarts Research Institute London
Ontario, ON

Diego Franco
University of Jaen

G. Gelpi (Biography
G. Gelpi

Guido Gelpi is involved as first operator in endovascular procedures for thoracic and abdominal aorta (TEVAR and EVAR) and in structural heart disease therapies (TAVI and MitraClip). Scientific coordinator of ForcardioLab for the development of new cardiovascular therapies. Author of more than 40 papers PubMed indexed in the cardiovascular therapy field and more tha 180 abstracts. Member of the Euorpean Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery and the Italian Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery


University of Milan

Dongming Hou (Biography
Dongming Hou

Dr. Hou is Distinguished Corp. fellow of BSC, & Associate Professor of Clinical Research at Mercer Univ., Visiting Professor at Harbin Med. Univ. and Tongji Univ. He has more than 200 scientific publications, and is a named inventor of 7 issued U.S patents. Dr. Hou has more than 60 invited lectures. He also served as an editorial board member for number of peer review journals; abstract reviewer for several Annual Scientific CV Conferences; and a grant reviewer for American Heart Association Vascular Endo Bio Clinical grant.


Boston Scientific Corporation
New Brighton, MN

H. Kawano
Kumamoto University School of Medicine
Honjo Kumamoto City

Florian Krötz
Interventional Cardiology, Starnberg Hospital

Alexandra Lucas
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

A. Morotti (Biography
A. Morotti

Dr. Alessandro Morotti obtained his MD degree at the University of Piemonte Orientale - Italy, the Internal Medicine residency at the University of Turin - Italy, and the PhD in Medicine and Experimental therapy at the University of Turin, Italy. His research activities focused on the mechanisms of tumor suppressors functional inactivation in tumorigenesis and in physiological processes. He is also interested in the evaluation of determinants of platelets aggregation. Currently he is Assistant Professor at the University of Turin and works as a clinician at the San Luigi Hospital, Division of Internal Medicine/Hematology Division.


University of Turin

A. Proudfoot
Serono Pharmaceutical Research Institute

Ioannis Starakis (Biography
Ioannis Starakis

Dr Starakis M.D, pH.d., obtained a doctorate in Medicine (Ph.D) from the University Of Patras, Greece. He was trained in the prevention and control of nosocomial infections at Clatterbridge Hospital, Wirral, NHS Trust, England.

His current appointment is Professor of Medicine in Patras University, Rion, Patras, Greece and he is the head of the 1st Division of Internal Medicine Department in Patras University Hospital. He has published more than 80 scientific publications and has a perennial educational work , both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has also participated in seminars to physicians and postgraduate programs in a number of regional hospitals. He also is a speaker at several local and nation-wide Medical Conferences and scientific events.


University hospital

Darren Walters
The Prince Charles Hospital

Lemin Zheng
Peking University Health Science Center

Gjumrakch Aliev
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Eva Bartova
Institute of Biophysics Academy of Science
Czech Republic

Massimiliano Cantinotti (Biography
Massimiliano Cantinotti

Dr. Cantinotti obtained medical degree in 2004, and specialization in Cardiology in 2008 at Pisa University. From 2009 up to now, he has been working as a pediatric Cardiologist in the Pediatric cardiology and G.U.C.H. Unit of FTGM, Massa, a tertiary Italian Center. He is expert in echocardiography and has a specific skill for reasearch. He has published more than 70 scientific publications and he is author of an App “Baby Norm: Pediatric Normal Values and Drug Doses Calculator”. Dr Cantinotti's main field of research are: 1) pediatric (and adult) echocardiographic normal values,2) lung ultrasound applications in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery, 3) biomarkers in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery.


Institute of Clinical Physiology

Michele Ciulla
University of Milan

Stavros Dimopoulos (Biography
Stavros Dimopoulos

Dr. Dimopoulos received his Medical degree from the University of Brescia in Italy and his PhD degree from the Medical School of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He has been specialized in Internal Medicine and in Critical Care Medicine in Athens University Hospitals and has the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine. He has worked in Intensive Care at Cambridge University Hospitals too and has been specialized in Severe Respiratory Failure and ECMO support at Guys & St Thomas Hospital in London, UK. Currently, he is working as a Cardiac Surgery ICU Consultant at Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens, Greece. He is the Vice President and founding member of the Greek Society of Ergospirometry, Exercise & Rehabilitation. He is currently reviewer for more than 35 international scientific peer-reviewed journals, for NIHR and has coauthored in more than 60 papers in international peer-reviewed refereed journals.


University of Athens

Stefania Filosa
Institute of Genetics and Biophysics

Ota Fuchs
Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion
U Nemocnice 1
Czech Republic

Robert Hegele
The John P. Robarts Research Institute
London, ON

Mohammad Amjad Kamal (Biography
Mohammad Amjad Kamal

Dr. Kamal completed three years U2000 Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2003 from the University of Sydney, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences. Currently Dr. Kamal is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor in the King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has published more than 260 scientific publications.

Dr. Kamal is serving as external examiner for PhD thesis evaluation of various universities and as an EiC/regional/editorial member/guest editor of several reputed scientific journals (mostly published by Bentham Science Publishers) on an honorable basis. Recently, he initiated efforts to establish a “Novel Global Community Educational Foundation” as well.


King Abdulaziz University
Saudi Arabia

J.P. Kolb
Centre de Recherches Biomedicales des Cordeliers

Odette Laneuville
University of Ottawa

Anastasios Lymperopoulos (Biography
Anastasios Lymperopoulos

Dr. Lymperopoulos obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece. He then moved on to join the lab of Dr. Walter Koch, a former postdoctoral fellow of Nobel laureate Robert Lefkowitz`s lab at Duke University. Dr. Lymperopoulos is a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). He has received numerous funding awards, including a 5-year Scientist Development Grant from AHA. He has also been a finalist for the AHA-sponsored Melvin L. Marcus Young Investigator Award in Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, and for the Cardiovascular Research Award of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).


Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Heyu Ni
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology

Gaetano Santulli
Columbia University Medical Center
New York
United States

Duncan Stewart
University of Toronto

Qi Xingshun (Biography
Qi Xingshun

Dr. Qi’s major research interests are the clinical researches in the etiology, diagnosis and management of liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension (especially portal vein thrombosis and Budd-Chiari syndrome), and hepatocellular carcinoma. His major work was published in the Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, American Journal of Medicine, etc. He served as an Associate Editor of Annals of Hepatology and a lead guest editor in two special issues in two SCI journals, Gastroenterology Research and Practice and BioMed Research International. He also served as a peer-reviewer in more than 30 SCI journals.


Shenyang General Hospital of PLA

Suna Aydin (Biography
Suna Aydin

Dr. Suna Aydin received her Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) from School of Medicine, University of Firat, Elazig in 1998. In 2011 at the Dicle Medical School she received her Specialization degree in Cardiovascular Surgery, and in 2015 she received her PhD diploma Anatomical Science from Firat University Institute of Health Sciences. She currently works as a Surgeon at Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of Elazig Education & training Hospital of Elazig Campus of Health Sciences University, she is the author of numerous scientific articles within the field of cardiac surgery and anatomical sciences. She has served as an editorial board member of several international journals and she is reviewer for several international journals.


Dicle Üniversitesi

Yuri V. Bobryshev
University of New South Wales

A.M. Carella (Biography
A.M. Carella

Dr. Carella (MD) after graduating in Medicine, obtained specialization in Internal Medicine, attended postgraduate courses on Diabetes and Obesity and obtained university Master in Healthcare Management. Currently Dr. Carella operates at the Internal Medicine Department of "T. Masselli - Mascia" Hospital in San Severo (Foggia), Italy. He teaches at Medical Faculty of Foggia University, degree course in Health Professions. Dr. Carella is Editorial Board member and Reviewer of several scientific journals and author of several scientific publications (h-index 5, according to Google Scholar citation search; ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4825-9620).


Masselli-Mascia Hospital
San Severo

N.G. Daver (Biography
N.G. Daver

Dr. Daver is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Leukemia at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He completed his medical school from Grant Medical College and Sir JJ group of hospitals, Mumbai followed by a residency and fellowship in hematology-oncology from Baylor College of Medicine. He is a clinical investigator with a focus on molecular and immune therapies in AML and Myelofibrosis and is PI or Co-PI on >25 ongoing clinical trials in these diseases. Dr. Daver has published >100 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has also authored numerous abstracts at national and international conferences.


M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030

M. Elahi (Biography
M. Elahi

Prof. Elahi, earned B.Sc. M.B.B.S. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Glasgow, and a Ph.D. from the University of Southampton, UK. He brings expertise and skill in general adult cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, complex congenital/ paediatric cardiac surgery, etc. He also established an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization named CardiacEye International Foundation (www.cardiaceye.com) to provide free and affordable adult and pediatric heart surgeries around the world in underdeveloped and developing countries. His work in basic and clinical work has culminated over 170 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals of repute.


University of Southampton
United Kingdom

Amalia Forte (Biography
Amalia Forte

Dr. Amalia Forte obtained a degree in Life Sciences from the University “Federico II”, and a Doctorate from the Università della Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, both in Naples, Italy. Dr. Forte is currently a Research Scientist at the Università della Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, and her research interests are focused mainly on the pathogenetic bases of aortopathy associated with bicuspid aortic valve, with a special focus on Tgf-b1 and related biomolecular pathways. Dr. Forte is main author of several papers and is member of the editorial board of numerous indexed journals.


Second University of Naples

Man-Lung Fung
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Imo Hoefer
Experimental Cardiology, UMC Utrecht
The Netherlands

Isaac Karimi (Biography
Isaac Karimi

Dr. Karimi is an academic member in the Razi University from 2008. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM; 1998-2004) from Shahr-e-Kord University, Iran and Doctor of Veterinary Sciences (DVSc; 2004-2008) in physiology from Urmia University, Iran. I.K. has an interdisciplinary view, however he is concentrated on ethnopharmacology, translational research, nanotoxicology, computational biology and biomathematics. He is research founder of Pars Ghousht Negin Company that produces protein products in Middle East. I.K. (co)authored 60 research papers and book chapters and served as member of editorial board of 10 peer-reviewed journals.


College of Veterinary Medicine

Richard Kones (Biography
Richard Kones

Dr. Kones obtained a Medical Doctorate from the New York University School of Medicine, and during that time began his research career. He has held academic appointments at New York Medical College and Tulane University, and has been involved in medical education in numerous venues. His investigative interests have been preservation of ischemic myocardium, molecular mechanisms in cardiometabolic disorders, and reducing cardiovascular risk. A Fellow and member of many cardiology societies, he is an advocate for many public health initiatives, including for the American Heart Association. With a broad-based scholarly background, Dr. Kones brings extensive editorial expertise to this Journal.


Cardiometabolic Research Institute
Houston, TX

Xuri Li (Biography
Xuri Li

Dr. Li is a Professor and the Scientific Director of the State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Dr. Li graduated from Shanghai Medical University, obtained her Ph.D. from Karolinska Institute in Sweden, and received her postdoctoral training at the Karolinska Institute and the Vesalius Research Center, Leuven University, Belgium. During 2005-2012, Dr. Li served as a Principal Investigator at the National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute in USA. Dr. Li has published more than 70 scientific publications and is a referee for more than 20 international journals. She is an inventor of many international patents. Dr. Li has research interests in vascular biology, cardiovascular diseases, translational research and drug discovery.


State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology
P. R. China

Luigi Mancuso
Ospedale V. Cervello

B. Pamukcu (Biography
B. Pamukcu

Dr. Pamukcu (M.D.) obtained a doctorate degree in Cardiology from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Pamukcu made his post doctorate fellowship (European Society of Cardiology Atherothrombosis Research Fellowship) in the University Department of Medicine, Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital, Birmingham, England, UK. Currently Dr. Pamukcu is working as Consultant Cardiologist and Associate Professor of Cardiolgy in Acibadem Healtcare Group. He has published 98 scientific publications. Dr. Pamukcu served as reviewer for thirty different medical journals and he is currently one of the associate editors at Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine on 'Thrombosis'' topic.


Acibadem Kozyatagi Hospital

L. Slavík (Biography
L. Slavík

Dr. Slavik is a Assoc. Prof. of Hematology-Oncology, Medical Faculty Palacky University. Dr. Slavik graduated from analyticval chemistry on Faculty of Natural Science Palacky University, obtained his Ph.D. from medici biology. Hi is a expert in coagulation and blood disorders. His main research interest include: antiplatet herapy, anticoagulation therapy, platelet disorders and thrombophilic states. He is a autor more than 50 scientific publication.


University Hospital Olomouc
Czech Republic

Conti Valeria (Biography
Conti Valeria

Dr. Conti received degree in Biology in 2001, PhD in Pharmacology and Clinical and Experimental Medicine in 2010 and Post degree specialization in Pharmacology in 2011. Her main research fields are Genetics and Pharmacogenetics, Toxicology and Appropriateness of pharmacological treatment, Oxidative Stress, Aging, Physical Exercise in Health and Disease, Cardiovascular and Respiratory diseases. Dr. Conti is a permanent scientific contributor of Pharmacogenetic Newsletter of Pharmacology Italian Society (SIF) of which she is a member. She has published papers in peer-reviewed journal and is referee of international peer review journal (European Journal of Pharmacology, World Journal of Medicine and Medical Science Research, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism).


University of Salerno

Pollen K. Yeung (Biography
Pollen K. Yeung

Dr. Pollen Yeung obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacokinetics from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He is currently Professor in Pharmacy and Medicine at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. He has published more than 80 scientific manuscripts and 150 abstracts. Dr. Yeung is currently Editor-in Chief for Cardiovascular Pharmacology Open Access, and a member on the Editorial Board for Natural Product Chemistry and Research (both published by Omnics Publishing Group), Metabolites (published by MPGI AG), Current Drug Safety (published by Bentham Science Publishers), and Medical Sciences Monitor (published by International Scientific Information, Inc).


College of Pharmacy
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS

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