Debomoy K. Lahiri Department of Psychiatry Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN USA Biography
Biography of Debomoy K. Lahiri
Dr. Debomoy Lahiri is Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, USA. His major research focus is to understand the mechanism of aging, origin and biogenesis of the amyloid plaque, and to discover drug targets for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other brain disorders. Dr. Lahiri’s group has shown the novel role of specific microRNA species in regulation of genes implicated in AD as well as the role of gene and environment interaction in late-life disorders. Also, his team has made significant contributions to understanding the biochemical pathway for neurodevelopment disorders, such as autism and fragile X syndrome. Dr. Lahiri is the Editor-In-Chief of the international journal, ‘Current Alzheimer Research' and ‘Current Aging Science' (Bentham). He authored books, such as ‘Protective Strategies for Neurodegenerative Diseases' published by the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Lahiri was awarded grants as a Principal Investigator from the National Institute on Aging, NIH, and Alzheimer’s Association, USA. His other honors include the ‘Zenith Award’ and listing in Marquis' ‘Who's Who in the World'.
Stephen C. Bondy Department of Medicine University of California Irvine, CA USA Biography
Biography of Stephen C. Bondy
Stephen Bondy is Professor of Neuroscience in the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of California, Irvine. He obtained an M.A. at Cambridge University and a Ph. D. in Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has held positions at Columbia University, UCLA, University of Colorado, and the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences. He is the author of around 300 articles and reviews.
The unifying concept underlying his current studies is that the aging brain is subject to gradually increasing levels of inflammation unprovoked by exogenous immune stimuli. This effect can be worsened by specific environmental factors or ameliorated by appropriate nutritional supplementation. Since brain aging is an essential contributing factor to neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, remedial action to reduce age-related excessive neuroinflammation, is likely to reduce the incidence of age-linked neurological disease.
Mark.S. Kindy Department of Neurosciences Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC USA
Editorial Board Members
V.N. Anisimov Petrov Research Institute of Oncology Petersburg Russia Biography
Biography of V.N. Anisimov
Prof. Vladimir N. Anisimov is Head, Department of Carcinogenesis and Oncogerontology, N.N.Petrov Research Institute of Oncology, St.Petersburg, Russia. He obtained his Ph.D. (1972) and D.Sc. (1984) in oncology from the same institute. He is corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences. Research interests include relationship between aging and cancer, modifying factors of carcinogenesis, experimental gerontology. Since 1994 he is the president, the Russian Gerontological Society. He is Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Gerontology, author of 20 monographs, more than 400 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals 8 patents.
J. Avila Centro de Biol. Mol. Severo Ochea CSISC/UAM Univ Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of J. Avila
Dr. Avila obtained his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. Currently, He is ad honorem professor at the Center for Molecular Biology “Severo Ochoa” (CSIC-UAM) and Scientific Director at CIBERNED. Dr. He is also member of the Academia Europaea, EMBO and the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences. He has published more than 500 scientific publications.
Dr. Avila has been at the Editorial Board of EMBO Journal, FEBS Lett., Neurobiology of Aging, Journal of Alzheimer Disease, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, The Journal of Biological Chemistry and Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.
S. Bandyopadhyay Developmental Toxicology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research Lucknow India
R.W. Bohannon Campbell University Buies Creek, NC USA Biography
Biography of R.W. Bohannon
Richard Bohannon is a board certified neurologic physical therapist with more than 40 years of clinical experience and doctorates in Education and Physical Therapy. He has served as Editor in Chief of two journals and as a reviewer for more than 100 others. He is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed publications- most of which focus on older adults or adults with neurologic disorders. He is a fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Heart Association, and the American Society of Neurorehabilitation.
J. Broen Utrecht University Medical Center Utrecht The Netherlands
M. De Martinis University of L’Aquila L'Aquila Italy Biography
Biography of M. De Martinis
Dr. De Martinis, obtained his Degree in Medicine and Surgery and Specialization in Internal Medicine with honours at University of L’Aquila, Italy. Currently, he is Researcher - Aggregate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Department of Life, Health and Environmental Science, University of L’Aquila. Lecturer in Internal Medicine, Haematology, Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Immunology in several First, Second and Specialization Degree Courses. Coordinator for residents of the Internal Medicine Specialization School (1997-2001) and Allergology and Clinical Immunology Specialization School (2007-today). Chief of the Cytoimmunology Laboratory. Consultant Unit of Internal Medicine (1998-2005). Consultant Unit of Allergology and Immunology (2005-today). Deputy Director and responsible for Management of Clinical Risk of the Allergology and Immunology Unit Teramo Hospital. Dr. De Martinis Scientific Research Activity is focused on the Immunophenotypical characterization of immune cells in physiological, neoplastic and reactive conditions, in particular chronic lymphoproliferative diseases, immunodeficiency and aging, by means of cytofluorimetric techniques; the study of the immune system in HIV patients with particular reference to different activation patterns of lymphocytes ; the study of the immune system remodeling and chronic inflammatory processes of immunosenescence and relative correlated pathologies; the immunopathogenetic mechanisms of osteoporosis and their clinical-therapeutical implications; allergy in the elderly; gender medicine and immune mediated physiopathological conditions. He authored several publications on relevant International Journals and chapters in books.
S. Gallone Laboratory of Neurogenetics Clinic Turin Italy Biography
Biography of S. Gallone
Dr. Salvatore Gallone obtained his Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1990 with honors. Later, he received his Specialization in Medical Genetics in 1994 with honors, from University of Catania, Catania, Italy. Since 2010, he is Adjunct Professor of Neurogenetic disease at Specialization School of Neurology, University of Torino, Turin, Italy. Also, he is Adjunct Professor of Medical Genetics at Superior School for Technician Laboratory, University of Turin. Currently, Dr. Gallone is dedicated to the field of molecular biology (in terms of early diagnosis of neurological genetic diseases). Dr. Gallone is an author/co-author of more than 50 publications in recognized international journals.
N. Gavrilova University of Chicago Chicago, IL USA Biography
Biography of N. Gavrilova
Dr. Natalia S. Gavrilova obtained her Ph.D. degree in 1982 from Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. Dr. Gavrilova is presently serving as Research Associate at University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Her areas of specialization include demography and gerontology, bio-demography of longevity, mortality and aging, biomarkers in population-based aging research, and health and sexuality at older ages. She is also a member of different professional societies, such as Gerontological Society of America, Population Association of America, etc. Dr. Gavrilova has contributed more than 70 publications, having over 1,675 total citations.
N.H. Greig National Institute on Aging, NIH Baltimore, MD USA
M. Harris-Love The George Washington University Washington, DC USA Biography
Biography of M. Harris-Love
Dr. Michael Harris-Love is a rehabilitation scientist and licensed physical therapist (who serves the Geriatrics Service of the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a Principal Investigator). He has academic training in exercise science and graduate degrees from the Mayo Clinic and University of Indianapolis. He is a former U.S. Bone and Joint Decade Fellow with post-doctoral training in clinical research at Georgetown University/Children’s National Hospital. He was a clinician-investigator at the National Institutes of Health and has an academic appointment at George Washington University. His primary area of interest is the assessment of sarcopenia and myosteatosis in older adults.
F.F. Hefti Proclara Biosciences Inc. Cambridge, MA USA Biography
Biography of F.F. Hefti
Dr. Hefti is the President and CEO of Proclara Biosciences, a biotechnology company developing new medications for Alzheimer’s and related diseases. He previously held senior positions at several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and earlier in his career. He was a Professor of Gerontology at the University of Southern California, where he carried out seminal research on therapeutic applications of neurotrophic factors. He received his PhD from the University of Zurich and completed postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Max Planck Institute in Munich. Dr. Hefti has published extensively on topics in neuropharmacology and aging.
D.K. Ingram Louisiana State University System Baton Rouge, LA USA
I.Y. Iourov Research Center of Mental Health, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Moscow Russia Biography
Biography of I.Y. Iourov
Ivan Y. Iourov heads the laboratory of molecular brain genetics at Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia. His research is focused on biological basis of neuropsychiatric diseases, molecular genetics and bioinformatics. He is author/co-author of 4 books and 220 articles/book chapters. Prof Iourov is a founder of Molecular Cytogenetics, editor-in-chief of Journal of Neurology and Epidemiology, and editor of Current Genomics and Current Bioinformatics (regional editor). The results of his research were distinguished by a number of awards, among which SciVal/Scopus Award Russia 2012 (Elsevier prize), VM Bekhterev’s Prize for the highest scientific achievements in neurology and psychiatry, the Grant of the President of the Russian Federation and Blue Bird Award (Russian National Award for the achievements in helping people with rare diseases, improvement of the legislation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with rare diseases, and scientific research in the field of rare diseases and orphan drugs).
B.K. Jin Kyung Hee University Seoul Korea Biography
Biography of B.K. Jin
Dr. Jin is a Professor of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Director of Neurodegeneration Control Research Center, School of Medicine Kyung Hee University, Seoul Korea. He has more than 20 years of experience in the research to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. He is also interested in glial functions about how they are attributable to cause and/or cure Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Jin has published more than 70 papers related to glial functions in Parkinson’s disease. He is a founder of Korean Neuroglial Society.
U.K. Jinwal University of South Florida-Health Tampa, FL USA
A. Kanthasamy Iowa State University Ames, IA USA
M. Kyriazis ELPIs Foundation for Indefinite Lifespans London UK Biography
Biography of M. Kyriazis
Marios Kyriazis has an MD from the University of Rome,and an MSc in Gerontology from the University of London. He is a Chartered Member of the Royal Society of Biology and he has a post-graduate qualification in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians. Dr Kyriazis has a portfolio of over 1000 articles, papers and lectures in the field of healthy aging. His research has led the Office of the President of Cyprus to recommend him for nomination for the Nobel Prize in Medicine for 2017.
R. Monastero University of Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of R. Monastero
Prof. Monastero is an Italian board certified Neurologist, PhD in Neurophysiopathology, with 4-year research fellowship in Neuropsychology at the University of Palermo with specific training in behavioural neurology and neuropsychology. He spent nearly 3 years at the Aging Research Center, Geriatric Epidemiology Section, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, where he obtained a Marie-Curie Post-Doc Fellowship. He is Associate Professor of Neurology at the Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo and coordinate the activity of the Memory Clinic at the Universitary Hospital in Palermo. He has published more than 70 scientific publications. His research focuses on the epidemiology aspects of dementia, pre-dementia syndromes and Parkinson's disease.
M.A. Motes University of Texas at Dallas Dallas, TX USA Biography
Biography of M.A. Motes
Dr. Michael A. Motes has been awarded a degree of B.A in Psychology from University of North Florida in 1995 and M.A in General Psychology from the same institution in 1996. He further obtained Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Texas Christian University in 2003. He is presently serving as a senior scientist at School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas. His skills and expertise are in Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Memory, Learning and Memory, Executive Function, Brain, Brain Imaging, Functional Neuroimaging, Event-Related Potentials and Functional Connectivity. He has contributed more than 50 publications having citations around 1,123.
J.D. Mountz University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL USA
J.I. Nurnberger, Jr Indiana Univ. Sch. of Med. Indianapolis, IN USA Biography
Biography of J.I. Nurnberger
Dr. John I. Nurnberger Jr. is Distinguished Professor and Joyce and Iver Small Professor of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine. He’s the Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry for Preclinical Research and also directs the Institute of Psychiatric Research at IU. He has Adjunct appointments in Medical and Molecular Genetics and Medical Neuroscience. His main area of interest is in psychiatric genetics. He studies primarily bipolar affective disorder, alcohol dependence, and autism. He is involved in multicenter collaborative efforts to identify single genes and trace their effect on brain function and on vulnerability to psychiatric illness over the lifespan.
A. Ogunniyi University of Ibadan Ibadan Nigeria
A.M. Olovnikov Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow Russia
G. Perry University of Texas at San Antonio Texas, TX USA
W. Pierpaoli Interbion Foundation Gordola Switzerland
A. Popa-Wagner Essen University Medical School Essen Germany Biography
Biography of A. Popa-Wagner
Dr. Popa-Wagner has been awarded a degree of Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Dr. Popa has also received post-doctoral training from Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology center. His skills and expertise are in Neuroimaging, Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Neurodegeneration, Artificial Intelligence, Neurobiology and Brain Physiology, Clinical Psychology, and Multistep Synthesis. He has contributed more than 40 publications, having citations around 488.
K.N. Prasad Engage Global San Rafael, CA USA Biography
Biography of K.N. Prasad
Kedar N. Prasad obtained a Ph.D. in Radiation Biology from the University of Iowa. He went to Brookhaven National Laboratory for postdoctoral training. Dr. Prasad was Professor and the Director for the Center for Vitamins and Cancer Research in the Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado Medical School. He published over 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals including Nature, Science, and PNAS, and was supported by the NIH for over 30 years. He has edited and authored 25 books on the role of micronutrients in radiation damage and neurodegenerative diseases. In 1982, he was invited by the Nobel Prize Committee to nominate a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Medicine. He is a former President of the International Society for Nutrition and Cancer. Currently, he is Chief Scientific Officer of Engage Global.
T.A. Prolla University of Wisconsin Madison, WI USA
M. Ross Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Torrance, CA USA Biography
Biography of M. Ross
Dr. Michael Ross is Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA School of Public Health. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS), Harvard Medical School (MD) and Harvard School of Public Health (MPH). Dr. Ross completed Ob/Gyn residency at the Brigham and Womens Hospital, and Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship at Harbor-UCLA and Cedars Sinai Medical Centers. Dr. Ross served as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center form 1996-2011. He has over 300 peer reviewed publications, 600 published abstracts, five text books and numerous print and electronic book chapters. Dr. Ross is the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (Cambridge University Press) as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine and Reproductive Sciences. He is a recognized expert in fetal physiology and clinical obstetrics. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, March of Dimes, United Cerebral Palsy, American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.
A.K. Shetty Duke Univ Med. Ctr.Durham VA Med. Ctr. Durham, NC USA
P.G. Shiels University of Glasgow Glasgow Scotland Biography
Biography of P.G. Shiels
Dr. Paul obtained Ph.D. (“Analysis of metacyclic telomeres in Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense”) from University of Glasgow. He also received Post Graduate Certificate of Education in 2004 from the same institution and presently serving there as a Professor of Geoscience. Dr. Paul has contributed more than 200 publications in different international journals, having citations around 4,328. He also achieved awards such as Scottish Enterprise Proof of Concept award, 2004 and 2006, Irish American Foundation Scholarship award (1989) and etc.
M. Tatullo Tecnologica Research Institute Crotone Italy Biography
Biography of M. Tatullo
Dr. Marco Tatullo is the Scientific Director of “Tecnologica Research Institute”. Dr. Marco Tatullo is Medicine Doctor (MD) and Doctor in Dental Sciences (DDS) , PhD in “Medical Biochemistry, Medical Biology and Physics” . International collaborator of “Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine” (IBPS) France. Visiting Professor at the University “City Unity College” of Athens and at the “Bithai dental and medical college” in Pakistan. Author of over 70 publications in international journals. Editor in Chief of the book “Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Innovative Biomaterials in Dentistry" published with Springer-Nature. Committee Member for BIODEVICES international conference and past-Chair in T.E.R.M.I.S. symposium.
D.D. Taub National Institute on Aging, NIH Baltimore, MD USA
M.K. Thakur Banaras Hindu University Varanasi India Biography
Biography of M.K. Thakur
Dr MK Thakur is Professor in Zoology, and Coordinator, Interdisciplinary School of Life Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India. He has published 135 papers in peer-reviewed journals and two books on ‘Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology’ and ‘Brain Aging and Therapeutic Interventions’. He was awarded DAAD, Rockefeller Foundation, MRC and JSPS fellowship. He was conferred INSA Medal, ICMR Marwah award and BHU Gold Medal. He is former President of IAN and AGI and Council Member of IAGG, fellow of IAN, NASI, member of NAMS, Editorial Board member Frontiers in Genetics of Aging, Biogerontology, Current Aging Science, Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics.
K.I. Vadakkan Neurosearch Center Toronto, ON Canada Biography
Biography of K.I. Vadakkan
Dr. Vadakkan obtained his MD in Biochemistry from the Calicut University, India and PhD in
Physiology/Neuroscience from the University of Toronto, Canada. Following post-doctoral training at the
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, Dr. Vadakkan completed residency program in Neurology
at the University of Manitoba, Canada and fellowship work in Cognitive Neurology at the University of
Toronto. Dr. Vadakkan’s primary research involves exploring the suitability of a derived mechanism of
generation of first-person inner sensations within the “mind”. As a continuation of this work, he has
been examining age-related neurodegenerative disorders.
B. Yulug Alanya University Alanya Turkey Biography
Biography of B. Yulug
Dr. Burak Yulug is Professor of Neurology in Alanya University. He is a Stroke neurologist. After finishing
his residency training in Turkey and Germany at many University Clinics, he has worked as a scientist in
many Brain Research Centers in Germany and Switzerland. His main interest is Neuroregeneration and
Neurodegeneration Research. Dr. Yulug has published more than 50 papers in SCI journals as the first
author. He has also contributed to many international book chapters.
Y.B. Yurov Mental Health Research Center, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Moscow Russia Biography
Biography of Y.B. Yurov
Processor Yurov is the Head of Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory at Mental Health Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences. After finishing the Moscow State University (1974) he obtained a 1st doctorate in Genetics and a 2nd doctorate (1988) in Molecular Cytogenetics and Neurosciences at Russian Academy of Medical Science. His publishing history (1976-2016) includes more than 200 scientific publications referred by Scopus and PubMed, 15 monographs and books as well 10 patents. Professor Yurov is also a Founder Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief of “Molecular Cytogenetics” (BioMed Central - Springer), Co-Editor of journal "Fundamental Investigations", Russian Academy of Natural History as well as Editorial Board member of Current Aging Science, Journal of Pediatric Genetics, Journal of Pediatric Neurology, Open Journal of Genetics and Word Journal of Medical Genetics.
Associate Editorial Board Members
W. Arancio University of Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of W. Arancio
Dr Arancio got his Ph.D. in 2008 with a thesis regarding chromatin remodeling. Nowadays, his main research topics concern the molecular aspects that underlie the processes of human aging and their effects on tumor transformation. The studies regard the mutual influences between repeated sequences, ncRNAs, nuclear lamins, with particular emphasis on HGPS, chromatin remodeling, nuclear architecture and epigenetic modifications, functional cell states (identity, stemness and senescence), microenvironment, endocrine function. The final aim of his studies is to identify, in the context of personalized medicine and technology transfer, diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, preferably from liquid biopsies, and specific therapeutic targets.
M. Ashrafuzzaman King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of M. Ashrafuzzaman
Dr. Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman is an Associate Professor at Biochemistry Department, King Saud University. He has authored two Books ‘Nanoscale Biophysics of the Cell’ and ‘Membrane Biophysics’, both published by Springer. Dr. Ashrafuzzaman is a highly accomplished scientist in the biophysics discipline and has published more than 40 quality research papers in reputed peer reviewed journals. He recently obtained a US patent that addresses drug distribution/quantification at the target biomolecules. This discovery has revolutionized the understanding of drug effects and off-target distribution causing toxicity. Dr. Ashrafuzzaman is especially recognized for discovering a generalized charge-based membrane protein-lipid interaction mechanism
A.T. Isik Dokuz Eylul University Izmir Turkey Biography
Biography of A.T. Isik
Dr. Ahmet Turan, MD, is presently serving as a Director, Department of Geriatric Medicine and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, TURKEY. His research interests are in Cognitive Impairment in The Older Adults, Late Onset Alzheimer’ Disease, Cardiac effects of anti-dementia drugs, Experimental Neurodegenerative Disease and Geriatrics. He has contributed more than 80 publications, having citations around 958.
Y.A. Momtaz University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of Y.A. Momtaz
Yadollah Abolfathi Momtaz earned his PhD in Gerontology with a specific focus on psychosocial gerontology from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2011. Dr. Momtaz has been working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing (MyAgeing) from 2011 to 2014. He is currently working as a faculty member at the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran and Editor in Chief of Iranian Journal of Ageing. Dr. Momtaz has developed an innovative model of "Spousal Attitude Well-Being Model". The model offers new insights into the effects of attitude toward aging and psychological well-being in later life. His research skills include research methods, questionnaire development, data management, and statistical analysis.
Prof. Debomoy K. Lahiri Department of Psychiatry Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN USA