Abba Kastin Pennington Biomed. Res. Ctr., Baton Rouge LA USA Biography
Biography of Abba Kastin
Abba J. Kastin was born in Ohio and educated at Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. After starting his work on neuropeptides as a Clinical Associate at NIH, he went to Louisiana where he now holds an endowed chair at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. In recognition of the concepts he introduced into the field of biologically active peptides, Dr. Kastin has been made an honorary member of 9 foreign medical societies, has received 2 honorary professorships and 3 honorary doctorates (the last one from Uppsala University), and has won several national and international awards. Author of more than 900 papers cited more than 34,500 times (H index 87), he has been listed among the 100 researchers most cited in the scientific literature. He is president of The International Neuropeptide Society/Society for Biologically Active Peptides and was founding Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Peptides for 35 years.
Andrew V. Schally (Nobel Laureate) VAMC New Orleans, LA USA Biography
Biography of Andrew V. Schally
Andrew V. Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c., received his training in England, Canada, Sweden, and USA. In the years 1954-1977 he worked in the field of neuroendocrinology. Dr. Schally’s group isolated and elucidated the structure of hypothalamic LHRH. Dr. Schally was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1977 for his work on hypothalamic peptides. Dr. Schally switched then to cancer research. He is a world leader in research on hormone-related cancers and treatment of prostate and other cancers. Various classes of anticancer peptides were developed in his laboratory. Dr. Schally is the Professor of Pathology and Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Chief of the Endocrine, Polypeptide Cancer Institute at the VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida and Distinguished Medical Research Scientist. He has more than 2500 publications to his credit.
John E. Morley St. Louis University Health Sciences Center St. Louis, MO USA Biography
Biography of John E. Morley
John E. Morley, MB, BCh, is the Dammert Professor of Gerontology, Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Director of the Division of Endocrinology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He serves as Medical Director for two nursing homes. Dr. Morley earned a medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Geriatric Medicine. He has edited over 20 books, and published more than 1300 manuscripts. He has an h-factor of 107. He serves as Editor of Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, impact factor 6.61.
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Current Pharmaceutical Design publishes timely in-depth/mini reviews and research articles from leading pharmaceutical researchers in the field, covering all aspects of current research in rational drug design. Each issue is devoted to a single major therapeutic area guest edited by an acknowledged authority in the field.
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Dr. Banks obtained his MD from the University of Missouri- Columbia and did clinical and research training at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center – New Orleans and Tulane University. He is currently Associate Chief of Staff –Research and Development at the Puget Sound VA and Professor of Medicine at University of Washington School of Medicine. His main interest is in blood-brain barrier function. He has published over 450 non-abstract articles, and over 20,000 citations according to Web of Science with an H-index fo 81.