T.E. Salt University College London Institute of Ophthalmology London EC1V9EL UK Biography
Biography of T.E. Salt
Professor Tom Salt obtained his Degrees from The Universities of Cambridge and Bristol, is co-founder and Director of Neurexpert Ltd, and Emeritus Professor at University College London. He has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, and acted as a consultant and adviser to industry.
Professor Salt's research encompasses the pharmacology of neurotransmitters in relation to the sensory system systems, and more recently the functional consequences of neurodegeneration. He has published over 200 research and review papers, and is a member of several editorial boards and Editor in Chief of "Current Neuropharmacology"
Honorary Advisory Board
G. Burnstock University College Medical School London UK Biography
Biography of G. Burnstock
Professor Geoffrey Burnstock completed his PhD at King's College and University College London. He was head of the Department of Zoology, Melbourne University (1964-1975) before moving to London to head the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, UCL until 1997. He is currently President of the Autonomic Neuroscience Centre, University College Medical School, UK. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences (1971), Royal Society (1986) and Academy of Medical Sciences (1998). He was awarded the Royal Society Gold Medal (2000) and has over 1530 publications and an h-index of 138.
Dr. Nobuhisa Iwata obtained a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (Tokyo, Japan), then worked at National Institute of Health Sciences (Tokyo, Japan), Tokyo Medical University (Tokyo, Japan), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (Bethesda, US), and RIEKN Brain Science Institute (Wako, Japan). Currently Dr. Iwata is a full professor in Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University. He has published more than 100 scientific publications, including Science, Nature Medicine, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, Cell Stem Cell, etc.
Dr. Iwata was appointed the Regional Editor of this journal (Current Neuropharmacology, CN), published by Bentham Science Publishers, in 2004.
Editorial Board Members
J. H. Abraini Univ. of Caen - Basse Normandie Caen France Biography
Biography of J. H. Abraini
J. H. Abraini is the President of the International Group for High Pressure Biology (IGHPB). He is a Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Caen Medical School (France) and at Laval University Medical School , Department of Neuroscience and Psychiatry (QC, Canada ). He has published many scientific publications and his field of interest are Neuroprotection, Neurotransmission, Gamma-aminobutyric acid neuropharmacological investigations, postsynaptic dopamine receptors.
G. Akk Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO USA Biography
Biography of G. Akk
Dr. Akk obtained his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Following postdoctoral training at the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University, he joined the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine, initially as a research associate and then as a faculty member. Dr. Akk is presently an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and a core member of the Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research. Gustav Akk is an author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications.
A. P. Aldenkamp Maastricht Univ. Med. Centre Maastricht The Netherlands Biography
Biography of A. P. Aldenkamp
Professor Aldenkamp currently holds the Chair of Epileptology of Maastricht University Medical Centre (department of Neurology) and is Head of the Epilepsy Research Group of the Research School Mental Health and Neurosciences (MHeNS) of the University of Maastricht. In addition is the Head of the Department of Behavioural Research and Psychological Services of the Epilepsy Centre Kempenhaeghe (70 full-time staff members) and vice-chairman of the Research Institute of the institute and member of the central management team. He is currently the supervisor of 28 PhD students. In addition: Visiting Professor of Epileptology, Gent and Professor of Imaging, at the University of Technology in Eindhoven. Professor Aldenkamp is the Past Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Epileptology: SEIZURE since 2004, current co-editor-in-chief of Global Journal of Neuro Engineering and member of the Editorial Boards of 6 medical journals: Epilepsy and Behaviour, Acta NeurologicaScandinavica, Current Neuropharmacology, Clinical Neurology and neurosurgery, Current Pediatric Reviews and the Open Pediatric Medicine Journal. Professor Aldenkamp has published more than 310 publications (including chapters) and gave 444 international presentations.
K. A. Alkadhi University of Houston Houston, TX USA Biography
Biography of K. A. Alkadhi
Dr. Karim Alkadhi earned a PhD in Pharmacology and Neuroscience from the university of New York, at Buffalo (SUNY) Medical School. Dr. Alkadhi’s lab focuses on studying the coincidence of chronic psychosocial stress and disorders that affect brain function such as chronic stress, Alzheimer’s disease, hypothyroidism and sleep deprivation. We recently have developed a preclinical rat model of Alzheimer’s disease to test the role of chronic stress in revealing prototype of the disease. Dr. Alkadhi has published more than 130 research articles, reviews and book chapters. He is an Editorial Board member of this journal (Current Neuropharmacology), published by Bentham Science Publishers.
B. K. Alldredge University of California San Francisco, CA USA Biography
Biography of B. K. Alldredge
Dr. Alldredge is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco and he serves as Vice Provost-Academic Affairs . His clinical practice and research interests focus on epilepsy, seizure emergencies, prehospital care, and pharmacogenomics. He participates on invited review groups for the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, and he serves as a reviewer for journals in pharmacy, neurology and medicine. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and professional organizations.
W. Araki National Institute of Neuroscience Tokyo Japan Biography
Biography of W. Araki
Dr. Araki received his medical doctor’s degree and Ph.D. degree at Kyoto University in 1985 and 1992, respectively. He had postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Tokyo, Japan and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A. He has been working as a section chief at the National Institute of Neuroscience, NCNP since 1998. He is an author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications.
J.C. Arnold The University of Sydney,
New South Wales Australia Biography
Biography of J.C. Arnold
Jonathon Arnold is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Pharmacology. He has over 60 publications which have received > 2000 citations (h-index = 25). His research has attracted national and international funding.
He regularly reviews grants for the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, the Marsden Fund (New Zealand), the Medical Research Foundation (UK),.
Field of Interest: Neuropharmacology; Schizophrenia; Pharmacology; Substance abuse and addiction; Behavioural neuroscience
C. S. Atwood University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, WI USA Biography
Biography of C. S. Atwood
Dr. Atwood obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. He has held faculty positions at Harvard Medical School and Case Western Reserve University prior to his current appointments as an Associate Professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine, and as a Health Science Specialist within the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital, Madison. He has published more than 150 scientific publications, is an inventor on 8 issued U.S. patents and is a top cited author (h-index =45). He has received a number of awards for his teaching and research, including the Zenith Fellows Award from the Alzheimer’s Association.
M. Avoli McGill University Montreal, QC Canada Biography
Biography of M. Avoli
Massimo Avoli is a Physician Scientist who performs research as a Faculty member of the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. He is a Professor in the McGill University's Departments of Neurology & Neurosurgery and of Physiology as well as Professor of Human Physiology in the Department of Experimental Medicine at the Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. Avoli’s main interests are directed to the fundamental abnormalities that lead to the generation of seizures by employing electrophysiological recording in in vivo and in vitro experimental models of epilepsy.
In his current research, Dr. Avoli explores the role played by inhibitory and excitatory mechanisms in the synchronicity of neuronal networks of the limbic system, and thus in seizure initiation. He is also addressing the changes in excitability that contributes to epileptogenesis in temporal lobe epilepsy as well as the mechanisms of action of anti-epileptic drugs.
B. A. Bahr University of North Carolina - Pembroke Pembroke North Carolina, NC USA Biography
Biography of B. A. Bahr
Professor Bahr is trained in the fields of chemistry, molecular biology, and neuroscience and is the lead investigator for several grants studying Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. Upon receiving his Ph.D. from University of California–Santa Barbara, Dr. Bahr joined the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at University of California–Irvine as a researcher and lecturer. Currently, Dr. Bahr is the William C. Friday Chair and Distinguished Professor at the Pembroke campus of University of North Carolina. He has over 140 publications and several patents and pending patents on first-in-class neuroprotective compounds and their uses.
R. Bakalova National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS) Chiba Japan Biography
Biography of R. Bakalova
Dr. Bakalova obtained a doctor (PhD) degree in Biochemistry & Biophysics from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, as well as a doctor of science (DSci) degree in Biological Sciences from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria. She has over 180 scientific publications and 12 Japanese patents. The main scientific interests of Dr. Bakalova are in the field of molecular imaging, molecular probe design, drug delivery systems, and nanomedicine. Recent studies are focused on redox-imaging and image-guided redox-modulation in cancer, as well as in nano-theranostics for cancer therapy.
K. Ballanyi University of Alberta Edmonton, AB Canada Biography
Biography of K. Ballanyi
Dr. Ballanyi obtained a Dr. rer. nat. (equivalent to a Ph.D.) in Zoology from the University of Munich in Germany. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Physiology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Dr. Ballanyi’s main research topic is modulation of rhythmically active neuron-glia networks in newborn mammals by clinically important agents like opioids or methylxanthines and pathological processes like hypoxia and ischemia. He published >130 articles so far. He is also editor of the European Journal of Physiology (Pflügers Archiv) and Frontiers in Physiology (Respiratory Physiology).
L. Ballerini University of Trieste Trieste Italy Biography
Biography of L. Ballerini
Laura Ballerini graduated (MD) at the Università di Firenze, Italy in 1988. She was a Postdoctoral fellow (Physiology Department) at UCL (London, UK) from 1991 and later became assistant professor of Physiology at the Biophysics Sector of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA-ISAS) of Trieste, Italy in 1995. In 2002 Laura Ballerini became associate professor of Physiology at the Life Science Department, Università di Trieste, Italy, where in 2012 she became full professor of Physiology and from January 2016 to date she is chair professor of physiology at SISSA. She has provided important contribution to the understanding of spinal network physiology, plasticity and development. Recently, she has been working on the interactions between living neurons and micro-nano fabricated substrates or bioactive-composite containing carbon nanotubes. The scientific strategy at the core of these activities is the convergence between nanotechnology, chemistry and neurobiology.
J. R. Bamburg Colorado State University Fort Collins, Co USA Biography
Biography of J. R. Bamburg
Dr. Bamburg obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford Univ. he joined the faculty of Colorado State University where he holds the rank of professor emeritus. He has been a visiting professor in England, New Zealand, Australia and at Univ. California San Diego and the Scripps Research Institute, LaJolla. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and review articles in natural products chemistry, protein chemistry, cell and molecular biology, cell biology and neuroscience journals.
M. L. Barbaccia University of Rome Tor Vergata- Medical School Rome Italy Biography
Biography of M. L. Barbaccia
Dr. Maria Luisa Barbaccia obtained a MD degree from the University of Milan, Medical School, Italy. Her research activity, mostly focused on various aspects of neuro-psychopharmacology, was performed at the Institute of Pharmacology of Milan University, Milan-Italy (1979-80), Washington D.C.-USA (1980-1988, first at NIMH/St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and later at Georgetown University/FGIN) and Rome-Italy. Currently Dr. Barbaccia is full professor of Pharmacology at the University of Rome Tor Vergata Medical School. She has authored/co-authored more than 90 scientific publications, mostly on peer-reviewed international journals.
A.M. Barr University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada Biography
Biography of A.M. Barr
Dr. Barr is an Investigator at BC Children's Hospital and Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC.
The central focus of his research is mental health and addictions, with a particular emphasis on psychosis and the medications used in its treatment.
Schizophrenia/Psychosis, Depression, Animal models, Biological mechanisms, Brain morphology, Clinical trials, Cognition, Drug development, Drug dosing, Drug side-effects , Neuropsychiatry/ Neuropsychology,Neurotransmitters, Psychostimulants.
A. Baskys University of California Berkley, CA USA Biography
Biography of A. Baskys
Dr. Baskys has obtained a Ph. D degree and he is a Psychiatrist at University of California Riverside School of Medicine USA. His area of interest includes Neurobiology, Neurodegenerative diseases, Clinical Psychiatry, Neurodegeneration, Neurophysiology, Neurobiology and Brain.
M. Baudry University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA USA Biography
Biography of M. Baudry
Dean, Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences at Western University of Health Sciences; former professor of biological sciences, neurology and biomedical engineering at University of Southern California; internationally known neuroscientist who has published more than 400 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals; one of the 100 most-cited neuroscientists in the world, according to the ISI database; served on numerous National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health studies; graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris in 1971; earned PhD in biochemistry at University of Paris VII in 1977 under the direction of professors J.C. Schwartz and J.P. Changeux, two of France’s most distinguished neurobiologists.
M. S. Beattie University of California San Francisco, CA USA Biography
Biography of M. S. Beattie
Michael S. Beattie, Ph.D. Dr. Beattie received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1977, where he stayed on to become the founding chair of the Department of Neuroscience, leaving for the University of California, San Francisco in 2006. He is currently Co-Director and Director of Research for the Brain and Spinal Injury Center (BASIC) at UCSF. His interests are in preclinical and clinical neurotrauma. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed papers and serves on multiple editorial and federal review panels.
Al J. Beitz University of Minnesota St. Paul, MN USA Biography
Biography of Al J. Beitz
Dr. Al Beitz obtained a Ph.D. and he is a professor at University of Minnesota, USA. Al Beitz has an extensive background working in the area of pain, neuroimmune interactions and acupuncture. We have utilized several models of acute and persistent pain to understand both the peripheral and central mechanisms involved in the generation and maintenance of chronic pain states. In particular, he has focused his efforts in inflammatory, ischemic and cancer pain.
S.C. Benoit University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH USA Biography
Biography of S.C. Benoit
Dr. Benoit obtained a Ph.D. degree and he is an associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Director of Continuing Medical Education, Benoit. His research interests focus on neurobiological controls over behavior with emphases on food intake and learning. Other studies have focused on the role of learning in the control of ingestive behavior
Obesity, Learning, Neuroendocrinology.
C. Beyer Universittsklinikum RWTH Aachen Aachen Germany Biography
Biography of C. Beyer
Cordian Beyer obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biology from the University Ulm, Germany, in 1991. Thereafter, he spent several years at the MRC Babraham in Cambridge, UK, and, after returning to Ulm, became in 1996 assistant professor and in 2001 associated professor in the department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. From 2003-2005, he was the Academic Director of the Institute of Anatomy at the University Tuebingen, Germany. Since 2005, he is Head of the Institute of Neuroanatomy at the RWTH Aachen, Germany. Dr. Beyer published more than 200 scientific publications and is in the Editorial Board of several international journals.
P. G. Bhide Massachusetts General Hospital Charlestown, MA USA Biography
Biography of P. G. Bhide
Dr. Bhide is Eminent Scholar, Professor and Director of the Center for Brain Repair at Florida State University College of Medicine. He received his degree in Veterinary Medicine from Veterinary College, Bangalore, India, and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He obtained postdoctoral research training at University College London, England, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Dr. Bhide was Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair for Neurology Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston until 2011, when he accepted his current position at FSU. Dr. Bhide is senior editor of the journal Developmental Neuroscience. He has served on various committees for a number of scientific organizations including the US National Institutes of Health, Veterans Administration, Autism Speaks and National Parkinson’s Foundation. Dr. Bhide founded Avekshan LLC, a Tallahassee based pharmaceutical company in 2013.
A. Blokland Maastricht University Maastricht The Netherlands Biography
Biography of A. Blokland
Dr. Arjan Blokland received his PhD in Neuroscience from Maastricht University in 1992. He did a post doc at the University of Cambridge in 1992. In 1993 he took a position as laboratory head at Tropon (CNS research Bayer. He returned to Maastricht University in 1996 as a Research Fellow. Currently, he is an associate Professor and Head of Department of Neuropsychology & Psychopharmacology at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. He published over 170 papers in international peer reviewed journals, and is a co-inventor of 4 patents (pending). He received various types of funding for his research and has many collaborations in Maastricht and the rest of the world.
S. Boehm Medical University of Vienna Vienna Austria Biography
Biography of S. Boehm
Dr. Boehm obtained an MD from the University of Vienna, Austria, in 1987 and received his
postdoctoral education in Vienna and Frankfurt/Main, Germany. He had been Professor of
Neuropharmacology at the Medical University of Graz and was appointed Professor of
Neuropharmacology at the Medical University of Vienna in 2007. There, he is head of the
Department of Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology at the Center for Physiology and
Pharmacology and Director of the Doctoral School. His research focuses on mechanisms underlying
pre‐ as well as postsynaptic modulation of synaptic transmission and on mechanisms of action of
analgesic as well as anticonvulsant drugs.
D. Boison Dow Neurobiology Laboratories Portland, Oregon USA Biography
Biography of D. Boison
Having a passion for translational research I seek to translate fundamental mechanisms of biochemistry and energy homeostasis into novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric conditions. A major research effort is the development of adenosine augmentation therapies for the treatment of epilepsy. I graduated at the University of Cologne, Germany, in 1994 with a PhD in Biochemistry. In 1995 I started my independent research career at the University and Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich where I received the venia legendi in Cellular Pharmacology in 2005 for my work on cell-based adenosine augmentation therapies for epilepsy. That same year I joined Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon, where I am currently Chair and Director of the Robert Stone Dow Neurobiology Laboratories and Director of Basic and Translational Research of the Legacy Research Institute. In addition, I hold faculty appointments at Oregon Health and Science University and at Washington State University.
V. Bolshakov Harvard Medical School Belmont, MA USA Biography
Biography of V. Bolshakov
Dr. Bolshakov performed his post-doctoral studies at Columbia University in New York under the mentorship of Dr. Steven Siegelbaum. He joined McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 1999, and he is presently a professor at HMS. In his studies, Dr. Bolshakov focuses on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms of learned and innate behaviors using a combination of electrophysiological, cell biological, and optogenetic techniques.
Dr. Derek Bowie earned his doctorate from the University of London, held postdoctoral fellow positions at the Université Louis Pasteur (France), University of Zurich (Switzerland) and the National Institutes of Health (USA) before joining the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta. He joined McGill in 2002 and is currently a Full Professor and Director of GEPROM, a FRQS-funded research group of McGill, Concordia and Université de Montréal. He serves/served on the editorial boards of several periodicals (e.g. Journal of Physiology, Current Neuropharmacology, European Journal of Neuroscience).
R. Brandt Universitaet Osnabrck Osnabrück Germany Biography
Biography of R. Brandt
Roland Brandt studied biochemistry and philosophy at the Universities of Tübingen and Berlin. After obtaining his doctoral degree at the Free University of Berlin, he continued as postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Neurologic Diseases (CND) at Harvard Medical School, Boston (USA). After returning to Germany, he became an independent research group leader at the Interdisciplinary Center for Neuroscience (IZN) of the University of Heidelberg. Since 2002 he is Full Professor and Head of the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Osnabrück. He has published more than 80 scientific publications, co-edited two books and is currently editorial board member of “Current Neuropharmacology”, review editor of “Frontiers in Neurodegeneration”, associate editor of “Biological Chemistry”, and honorary editorial board member of “Brain Research Bulletin”.
D.J. Brooks Imperial College London London UK Biography
Biography of D.J. Brooks
Dr. Brooks has obtained his Ph.D Degree and he is a Member of (NECTAR - 1996-1999), EU Biomed2 consortium, 1996 - 1999
Dr. Brooks is Hartnett Professor of Neurology in the Department of Medicine, Imperial College, London. His research involves the use of positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose and study the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases in life and to validate imaging biomarkers for therapeutic trials.
Parkinson’s disease, Neurolog, Alzheimer's disease, Sleep behavior disorder.
A.W. Bruijnzeel University of Florida Gainesville, FL USA Biography
Biography of A.W. Bruijnzeel
Dr. Bruijnzeel obtained a Ph.D. degree in Neuropsychopharmacology, from Utrecht University. He is an Associate Professor at University of Florida College of Medicine, USA. His current research focuses on Drug addiction, Stress, Anxiety, Nicotine, Alcohol, and Opioid addiction.
Nicotine and alcohol dependence, brain.
I. Bókkon Vision Research Institute Budapest Hungary Biography
Biography of I. Bókkon
István Bókkon is a research fellow at Psychoszomatic Outpatient Department, Budapest, Hungary and a Professor at Vision Research Institute, Neuroscience Department, Lowell, MA, USA. He is also a lecturer at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Psychology Department in Hungary. He graduated as a chemical engineer and later as a bioengineer at the Technical University Budapest. Then, he performed PhD studies and got pre-degree certificate at the Semmelweis University in Pharmacology. He has a research focus on biophysical neuroscience. His main areas of research interest are functional role of free radicals, unconscious processes, visual thinking, visual representations and epigenetics. He has published over 35 peer reviewed papers, some invited reviews and book chapters. His papers have been cited over 400 times.
J.L. Cadet Univ. College of Physicians and Surgeons Baltimore, MD USA Biography
Biography of J.L. Cadet
Dr. Cadet has obtained his Ph. D and he is a researcher in his section focuses on studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms of psychostimulant addiction and toxicity. Dr. Cadet’s group has provided recent evidence that methamphetamine (METH) self-administration is accompanied with markers of toxicity in striatal dopaminergic systems. These results are consistent with the idea that catecholamines, especially, dopamine can activate neurodegenerative processes in the mammalian brain.
Neuropeptides, Dopaminergic Systems, Neurodegnerative processes, Brain.
P. Calabresi University of Perugia Perugia Italy Biography
Biography of P. Calabresi
Dr. Calabresi has obtained his Ph.D and he is a full professor at Neurology and Chairman of Neurology at the University of Perugia, Italy.
In the last two decades, Prof. Calabresi’s research has investigated the synaptic communication between the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia, focussing on corticostriatal synapses and their activity-dependent plasticity. In particular, Prof. Calabresi’s group has extensively investigated how corticostriatal communication depends on the activation of dopamine receptors and how it is affected by pathological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.
Dopamine-mediated regulation, neurons, Parkinson's disease, basal ganglia.
G. A. Caldwell The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL USA Biography
Biography of G. A. Caldwell
Guy A. Caldwell, Ph.D., is a University Distinguished Research Professor at The University of Alabama. He also holds an appointments at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham as an Adjunct Research Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurobiology, where he is also a scientist in the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics. Dr. Caldwell received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Washington & Lee University and his Ph.D. in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology from The University of Tennessee. As a postdoc at Columbia University in the lab of 2008 Nobel Laureate, Dr. Martin Chalfie, he was twice named the recipient of fellowships from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Caldwell serves on the editorial boards of Human Molecular Genetics, Disease Models and Mechanisms, ACS Chemical Neuroscience, and Current Neuropharmacology. Dr. Caldwell was honored in U.S. Congress with the 2005 Carnegie Foundation and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) U.S. Professor of the Year award.
D. J. Calkins Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN USA Biography
Biography of D. J. Calkins
Dr. Calkins holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelpha. He is currently Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Pharmacology in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Director of the Vanderbilt Vision Research Center. He also is Vice Chair and Director for Research of the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He has published more over 70 primary research articles, reviews and chapters and serves on the editorial board for several journals.
M. Capogna University of Aarhus Aarhus Denmark Biography
Biography of M. Capogna
Prof. Marco Capogna received his PhD Degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pisa/Zurich. He is a professor of Neuroscience in the Aarhus University and an associated member of the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, Oxford and the DANDRITE Aarhus University. He previously was an MRC Tenured Programme Leader at the Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, Oxford. He published about 75 research papers (e.g., published in Neuron, Nature Neuroscience and Journal of Neuroscience) and gave several invited lectures (ca. 50, e.g., Janelia Farm, VA). His field of interest includes Neurobiology of memory, Brain circuit dysfunction in psychiatric disorders and Interneuron and GABAergic neurotransmission.
C. A. Costa Institut de Pharmacologie Molculaire et Cellulaire Valbonne France Biography
Biography of C. A. Costa
Dr. Cristine Alves da Costa obtained a doctorate (PhD) in Toxicology from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, USP, Brazil in 1997. Actually, Dr .Alves da Costa is a research director at INSERM and drives a team at the “Institute of Pharmacology Moléculaire et Cellulaire” (IPMC-CNRS). Her research interests include neurodegenerative diseases and brain tumors. Dr. Alves da Costa is currently an Editorial board member of this journal (Current Neuropharmacology), published by Bentham Science Publishers2E
F. Fallarino University of Perugia Perugia Italy Biography
Biography of F. Fallarino
Francesca Fallarino is an associate professor at the University of Perugia (Italy), department of experimental Medicine. Francesca Fallarino’s reseach focus is on the study of the specific mechanisms involved in immune regulation. In this field, she has greatly contributed to the subject of immune tolerance, providing evidence that: (a) tryptophan catabolism in tolerogenic dendritic cells can exert profound immunoregulatory effects on T lymphocytes as well as on otherwise immunostimulatory dendritic cells (DCs); (b) kynurenines, the products of tryptophan catabolism, can regulate neuroinflammation and in autoimmunity through the activation of specific receptors.
C. C. Felder Lilly Corporate Center Indianapolis, IN USA Biography
Biography of C. C. Felder
Dr. Christian Felder received a BS in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary, and his PhD in Biochemistry from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Neuroscience Division at Eli Lilly & Co. in Indianapolis where he leads a drug development research lab focused on neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases. He is also the program Director for the external Lilly Innovation Fellowship Awards program (LIFA) and internal Lilly Research Labs post doc program. Dr. Felder has published over 130 scientific articles, reviews and book chapters and has had numerous invitations to speak at universities and international scientific conferences.
R.G. Hill Imperial College London London UK Biography
Biography of R.G. Hill
Dr Hill received his academic training at the University of London. He was a lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Bristol School of Medicine from 1974 to 1983 and supervisor in Pharmacology at Downing College, University of Cambridge from 1983 to 1988. He joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1983 as Head of Biology at the Park Davis Research Unit, Cambridge. In 1988 he joined Smith, Kline and French (UK) as Group Director, Pharmacology. From 1990 until his retirement in 2008 he worked in drug discovery research for Merck / MSD. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals, has been a Council Member of the British Pain Society, is President Emeritus, British Pharmacological Society and was coopted Member of Council, Academy of Medical Sciences. Between 1996 and 2003 he was a member of the ABPI R&D committee and was a member of the EFPIA Research Directors Group until 2008. He was a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics until 2013 and is a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
Dr Hill has published more than 200 peer reviewed papers on the pharmacology of opioids and other analgesic drugs and on the role of substance P, CGRP, bradykinin and other peptides in emesis, nociception and the control of food intake. He is co-author (with J.A. Alexander) of a text book on Postoperative Pain Control and (with HP Rang) of one on Drug Discovery and Development.
P. Illes Rudolf-Boehm-Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology Leipzig Germany Biography
Biography of P. Illes
Peter Illes has studied medicine and has been Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology of the University of Freiburg and afterwards Full Professor and Director of the Department of Pharmacology of the University of Leipzig, Germany He has obtained numerous awards and distinctions; he is also member of several professional organizations such as the Academia Europaea or the Czech Learned Society. He has been awarded by a honorary Doctorate in Budapest, Hungary, and honorary Professorates in Shanghai and Chengdu, China. He is neuroscientist with special emphasis on two types of ATP-sensitive receptors, belonging to the P2X3 and P2X7 class.
M. Kalinichev H. Lundbeck A/S Copenhagen Denmark Biography
Biography of M. Kalinichev
Dr. Mikhail Kalinichev obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Behavioral Neuroscience from the Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University (USA). Currently Dr. Kalinichev is a Director, In Vivo Neurology-Toxins in Ipsen Innovation, France. Previously, Dr. Kalinichev worked at Lundbeck pharmaceuticals (Denmark), Addex Therapeutics (Switzerland) and GlaxoSmithKline (UK). He has published more than 40 scientific publications.
H. Mancebo Multispan Inc., 94545-3718 Hayward, CA USA Biography
Biography of H. Mancebo
Dr. Mancebo has got a Ph.D. and serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Multispan, Inc. Dr. Mancebo has over 10 years experience in drug discovery research and management in the biotech industry and 15 years research experience in signal transduction. Dr. Mancebo held increasing responsibilities in research and project management at 3 leading biotech drug discovery companies including Tularik (Amgen), Rigel, and Abgenix (Amgen). Prior to founding Multispan, she served as the Director of Business Development at Epitomics.
Dr. Mancebo holds a Ph.D. in Genetics/Immunology from Yale University and M.S. in Chemistry from Yale University.
P. J. Nathan Uni of Cambridge Hertfordshire UK Biography
Biography of P. J. Nathan
Prof. Pradeep Nathan is Vice President, CNS Clinical Development and Experimental Medicine at Heptares Therapeutics, and Professor of Neuroscience at Monash University. He read pharmacology and neuroscience at the University of Melbourne followed by a PhD in Neuroscience. He has more than 20 years clinical research experience and held positions in both academia and industry.
Prof. Nathan has published more than 200 research papers and his research has been cited over 8500 times in academic journals. He has received many research awards including the Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award, the Brain and Behaviour Foundation, Independent Investigator Award and the British Association for Psychopharmacology, Clinical Psychopharmacology Award.
F. Nicoletti Univ. Rome"da Sapienza" Rome Italy
M. Popoli University of Milano Milano Italy Biography
Biography of M. Popoli
MP is Professor of Pharmacology at University of Milano (Italy). He was trained in Biochemistry/Cell Biology at University of Naples and received postdoctoral training at Int. Inst. Genet. Biophysics (Naples), and Dept. of Psychiatry at Washington University, (St. Louis, MO).
His studies have contributed to characterization of cellular/molecular mechanisms involved in pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders and psychotropic drug action. He received a NARSAD Independent Investigator Award, and funding from national and international agencies, including EU.
He is author of 120 publications, and currently field editor or editorial board member of neuropsychopharmacology/biological psychiatry journals.
J. Rajadas Stanford University Stanford, CA USA Biography
Biography of J. Rajadas
Dr. Jayakumar Rajadas is currently working on the molecular mechanism of protein-initiated neurodegenerative disorders involved in Alzheimer’s and Lyme disease development using biophysical approaches. He is the founding director of the Biomaterials and Advanced Drug Delivery Laboratory at Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Rajadas obtained a doctorate in Chemistry from Indian Institute of technology. He has 72 US patents and pending applications. He has also authored 188 papers.
M.A. Rogawski University of California Sacramento, CA USA
K. Suk Kyungpook National University Daegu Republic of Korea Biography
Biography of K. Suk
Dr. Kyoungho Suk is a member of editorial board for the journal. He is currently a professor of Department of Pharmacology, Kyungpook National University (KNU) School of Medicine (Daegu, Korea), and the director of Brain Science & Engineering Institute of KNU. He obtained his Ph.D. in Immunology at University of California at Davis in 1994, and M.S. degree in Immunology at Cornell University in 1991. He graduated from KNU with the genetic engineering major in 1989. Dr. Suk received his postdoctoral training in the division of Rheumatology, Yale University School of Medicine, and he has been a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School between 2008 and 2009, during which he participated in large-scale experiments and systems biology approaches toward understanding of disease networks and pathways. Dr. Suk is the author of more than 200 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and holds patents on various therapeutic targets and lead compounds that could be used for the diagnosis or therapy of neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases.
A. Fernández Teruel Autonomous University of Barcelona Barcelona Spain Biography
Biography of A. Fernández Teruel
Prof. Alberto Fernández-Teruel is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry & Forensic Medicine (Medical Psychology Unit) of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Director of the Animal Research Laboratory of this Unit (“Animal and Human models of mental disorders” research group) since 2004. He received his PhD from UAB in 1989, and developed pre- and postdoctoral work at the University of Cagliari (Italy) and the ETH-Zentrum (Zürich, Switzerland) and the University of Cagliari, where he has also been Visiting Professor/Scientist. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles. Part of his research focuses on neurogenetics, quantitative genetics and neurobiology of anxiety, schizophrenia-relevant models, and the impact of early experience in these animal models.
A.V. Zholos Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Kyiv Ukraine Biography
Biography of A.V. Zholos
Professor Zholos is Head of Department of Biophysics and Medical Informatics, ECS “Institute of Biology and Medicine”, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. He received his PhD (1987) and DSc (2000) degrees in Biophysics from A.A. Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine. Dr. Zholos research focus is towards (a) ion channels (b) G protein-coupled receptors and mechanisms of calcium signalling in smooth muscles (d) neurones and epithelial cells. He research is associated with the Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, The Ohio State University, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London University, Lille University of Science and Technology, and Queen's University.
T.E. Salt University College London Institute of Ophthalmology London EC1V9EL UK