Silvio Bellino Centre for Personality Disorders, Unit of Psychiatry 1 Department of Neuroscience University of Turin Turin Italy Biography
Biography of Silvio Bellino
Silvio Bellino was born in Turin, Italy, on 27 April 1965. He graduated at the
University of Turin in 1990/91 and specialized in Psychiatry in 1995/96.
He became Researcher of Psychiatry at the Department of Neuroscience in
October 2001 and was charged of the Centre for Personality Disorders in
January 2007. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry from July 2015.
He teaches psychiatry at the School of Medicine and at Schools of Medical
Specialization of the University of Turin.
His studies were focused on clinics and pharmacotherapy of personality
disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and on interpersonal psychotherapy of
major depression and personality disorders.
He presented the results in Italian and international congresses and published
many articles in Italian and international indexed journals. He is Editor in Chief
of Current Psychopharmacology since 2011.
In December 2012 he became President of the Italian Society of Interpersonal
Dr Veena Kumari obtained her doctorate in psychology from Banaras Hindu University in India before moving to the Institute of Psychiatry in London, UK, where she most recently served as the Professor of Experimental Psychology. Currently, she is the Chief Scientific Officer for the Sovereign Health Group, USA. Dr Kumari has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and served as the Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member for a number of journals including Personality and Individual Differences, Schizophrenia Research and Treatment, Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.
R. Silva Federal University of São Paulo São Paulo Brazil Biography
Biography of R. Silva
Dr. Silva obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Pharmacology from the Federal University of São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil). Dr. Silva was Adjunct Professor in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte from 2006 to 2014, were she established the behavioral neuroscience lab and was deputy coordinator of the Ph.D. Psychobiology Program. Currently, she is an Associate Professor back in the Federal University of São Paulo, coordinating the behavioral neuroscience lab of the Pharmacology Department. She has published about 60 scientific papers in the psychopharmacology and behavioral neuroscience fields.
S. Yehuda Bar-Ilan University Ramat-Gan Israel
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D. Amato University of South Carolina Columbia United States Biography
Biography of D. Amato
Dr. Amato is Research Assistant Professor in Department of Neuroscience Medical University of South Carolina, United States.He did his Ph.D. in Pharmacology in year 2008 from Department of Physiology and Pharmacology Sapienza, University of Rome, he has professional membership of Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS),European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP),The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS), European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (EBPS), International Society of Neurochemistry (ISN), Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS), His field of expertise are Molecular Psychiatry, Behavioral Neurobiology, Central and Peripheral Nervous System, Neuroscience Pharmacology.He is IBNS Newsletter Editor-in-Chief and IBNS European Councillor as well.
M.I. Atagun Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University Ankara Turkey Biography
Biography of M.I. Atagun
Murat İlhan Atagün MD is working as an associate professor of psychiatry in Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University School of Medicine. He has been performing research on psychiatry and psychopharmacology with neuroimaging modalities. He is a versatile researcher and has been working in the fields of molecular genetics, biochemistry, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG) and neuropsychology. His studies are involved in neurobiology and treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
J. Ben-Sheetrit Brüll Mental Health Center Tel-Aviv Israel Biography
Biography of J. Ben-Sheetrit
Dr. Joseph Ben-Sheetrit obtained his MD degree from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at the
Tel Aviv University in Israel. He is a psychiatry resident at the Geha Mental Health Center in
Petah Tikva, Israel. He is a member of the Israel Society of Biological Psychiatry. He focuses on
ADHD and psychopharmacology and has published studies about ADHD-related impairment
and persistent side effects of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs).
D.D. Berardis National Health Service Teramo Italy Biography
Biography of D.D. Berardis
Domenico De Berardis works as Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in the "real world" clinical practice at the NHS Department of Mental Health, Psychiatric Service of Diagnosis and Treatment, Hospital “G. Mazzini”, Teramo, Italy. He collaborates independently with the Institute of Psychiatry of G. d’Annunzio University Chieti-Pescara, Italy. He completed a post-graduate course in “Addiction Medicine” at the University G. d'Annunzio of Chieti, has attained a Ph.D. in “Functional Neuroimaging” at the Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies (ITAB) of the University G. d'Annunzio of Chieti and achieved a master in “Clinical Psychopharmacology” at the Scientific Institute and University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan.
G. Biggio University of Cagliari Cagliari Italy
K. Blum University of Florida Los Angeles, CA USA Biography
Biography of K. Blum
Dr. Blum serves as Chairman of Geneus Sciences LLC., His concept of Reward Deficiency Syndrome is
being embraced by world leaders in science and is part of the DSM –V, ASAM, Sage Encyclopedia if
Abnormal Psychology. Dr, Blum is credited with the DRD2 gene discovery and addictive diseases. He
serves as Editor-in-Chief in Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (he coined) and Addiction Sciences
and Co-EIC of Journal of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology (USG). He is currently serving on
fourteen other prestigious journal’s Editorial Boards. He has published over 450 articles, 16 books,
numerous patents and received many awards (Life-Time Achievements) for his seminal discoveries. He is
the founding President of United Scientific Group (USG).
F. Bogetto University of Turin Turin Italy Biography
Biography of F. Bogetto
Professor Filippo Bogetto was Director of the post-graduate School in Clinical Psychology of the University of Turin, Chief Director of Department of Neuroscience of University of Turin.He was Director of the Psychiatric Unit of the AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Chief Director of the Mental Health Department ASL TO1 - AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino and Head of the PhD School in Neuroscience at the University of Turin.He is a member of various scientific societies, like the Italian Society of Psychopathology (of which he was President).Professor Bogetto's scientific activity has appeared in hundreds of publications on international and italian scientific journals, in several books, and in proceedings of italian and international congresses and meetings. He has been chairman and organizer of various Italian and international Congresses.
M. Bourin University of Nantes Nantes France Biography
Biography of M. Bourin
Michel Bourin has held the position of Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Nantes
since 1985. After completing his pharmacist and medical training at Tours University he was
awarded degrees in neuropsychopharmacology, clinical pharmacology and general
pharmacology in Paris and completed his psychiatric training in Nantes.
Since 1988, Professor Bourin has been Head of Research : Neurobiology of Anxiety and
Depression. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at
the University of Edmonton (Alberta) since 1995 and visiting Professor at University of
Craiova (Romania). He is Doctor Hononoris Causa of the University of Tartu (Estonia) and
University of Craiova (Romania)
He is now Psychiatrist in a centre for mental handicapped adults in Montredon (near
He has published more than 3000 original papers in the field of psychopharmacology and
more than 250 educational/review papers both in French and English.
R.T. Boyd The Ohio State University Columbus, OH USA Biography
Biography of R.T. Boyd
Dr. Boyd graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1977 with a BS in Physiology. He received a Ph.D in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. After working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego and the Salk Institute for 4 years, he moved to Ohio State in 1990. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience. Dr. Boyd has also been involved in undergraduate and graduate education for most of his career. He served on the Neuroscience Graduate Studies Program Graduate Studies Committee.
B. Carey Upstate Medical University Syracuse Syracuse, NY USA Biography
Biography of B. Carey
Robert Carey received his Ph.D. in in Psychology from the University of Chicago. He has been a Professor
in the Psychiatry department at Brown University and he is currently a Research Professor in the
Department of Psychiatry at the Upstate Medical University of New York. Dr. Carey has published
approximately 200 peer reviewed research articles. He has received peer reviewed funding for this
research from the National Institutes of Health and the Veteran's Administration Merit Review Grant
Program.Currently he serves on the editorial boards of several International scientific journals namely,
Behavioral Brain Research, the Journal of Neuroscience Methods and Pharmacology , Biochemistry and
J. L. Carrasco Universidad Complutense de Madrid Madrid Spain Biography
Biography of J. L. Carrasco
Dr. Carrasco Perera is a Professor of Psychiatry at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. His field of expertise is Psychiatry. Dr. Perera’s publications are in the topics of Clinical Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, Counseling Psychology, Geriatrics, Public Health, Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine.
S. Comai Vita-Salute University Milan Italy Biography
Biography of S. Comai
Dr. Comai is Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the San Raffaele Vita-Salute University, Milan, Italy, and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Comai is interested in understanding the role of tryptophan metabolism via serotonin and melatonin but also kynurenine in brain functioning, and subsequently, to determine the extent to which these systems are involved in the etiology and treatment of mental disorders, particularly depression, anxiety, insomnia, and aggressive behaviour. Dr. Comai has received several awards, including the “2015 New Investigator Award” by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology andthe NARSAD Young Investigator Award.
W.E. Crusio Université de Bordeaux and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Talence France
R.S. Duman Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT USA Biography
Biography of R.S. Duman
Dr. Duman is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Director of the Abraham
Ribicoff Research Facilities, and the Jameson Professor of Psychiatry at Yale. Studies
from Dr. Duman’s laboratory have contributed to characterization of the molecular and
cellular actions of stress, depression, and antidepressant treatments, providing the basis
for the neurotrophic and synaptic hypothesis of depression. Dr. Duman has received
several awards, including the Anna-Monika Prize, Nola Maddox Falcone Prize, Janssen
Prize, NIMH MERIT Award, and a NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award. He is
author of over 300 original articles, reviews and chapters and has given over 250 invited
S.H. Fatemi University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN USA
P.A. Geoffroy University Lille Nord de France Creteil France
D.J. Haleem University of Karachi Karachi Pakistan Biography
Biography of D.J. Haleem
Dr. Haleem obtained a doctorate (PhD) in Neurochemistry from the Institute of Neurology, London University. Currently she is working as Meritorious Professor Neuroscience, PCMDICCBS University of Karachi. Actively engaged in teaching and research, Prof Haleem is author of over 200 publications in high impact factor journals, has supervised over 40 PhD & M Phil students and has written text books on topics of neuroscience. Her research centers on the Molecular and Neural basis of stress, depression, anorexia, addiction and memory. Currently, she is Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Journal of ADHD and Care’ and member editorial board of many neuroscience journals.
E. Hollander Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York, NY USA Biography
Biography of E. Hollander
Dr. Hollander is Director of the Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program and Clinical
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the
Montefiore Medical Center. He is also Director of the Spectrum Neuroscience and Treatment Institute,
and Chair of the Advisory Council, ICare4Autism. Formerly, he has served as the Esther and Joseph
Klingenstein Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, Director of the Seaver and Greater NY Autism
Center of Excellence, and Director of the Compulsive, Impulsive and Anxiety Disorders Program at
Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Prior to then, he was Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of
the Compulsive and Impulsive Disorders Program at Columbia University College of Physicians and
R. Hughes University of Canterbury Christchurch New Zealand Biography
Biography of R. Hughes
Professor Hughes holds an MSc degree from the University of Canterbury (where he is currently a Professor of Psychology), and a PhD from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He has worked extensively in animal pre-clinical psychopharmacology with a particular focus on sex differences in responsiveness to therapeutic and recreationally used drugs. Professor Hughes has published over 150 papers in a variety of behavioral and psychopharmacological journals. He was awarded Recipient, Hunter Award from the NZ Psychological Society, 2008, for “outstanding, internationally acclaimed research in psychology”. Recipient, Three Rs Award, from the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries), 2007 for “an outstanding contribution to humane science in New Zealand and the practical application of the Three Rs”.
P. Illes University of Leipzig Leipzig Germany Biography
Biography of P. Illes
Dr. Peter Illes studied medicine and has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology of the University of Freiburg. Later, he became a Full Professor and Director of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Leipzig, Germany. He has received numerous honors, awards and recognition for his contributions to science overall. Dr. Illes is neuroscientist with special emphasis on two types of ATP-sensitive receptors, belonging to the P2X3 and P2X7 class.
R.T. Joffe LIJ North Shore Staten Island University Hospital New York, NY USA
R. Lalonde University of Rouen Rouen France Biography
Biography of R. Lalonde
Robert Lalonde completed post-doctoral studies at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal in 1982-
85 on the psychopharmacology of phenytoin after PhD (1979-1982) and MSc (1977-1979) studies
concerning the effects of biogenic amines on learning. Since then, he has published in various subfields
of psychopharmacology, mostly comprising exploratory activity in mice and rats as well as motor
coordination and spatial learning.
R. Lanzenberger Medical University of Vienna Vienna Austria
G. Laviola Istituto Superiore di Sanità Roma Italy
V. Lerner Beer Sheva Mental Health Center Beersheba Israel Biography
Biography of V. Lerner
Vladimir Lerner MD, PhD is Head of the Psychiatric Department in Be’er Sheva Mental Health Center (Israel) and Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He emigrated from the former Soviet Union in 1990. The sphere of his scientific interest involves creativity and psychopathology, the treatment of schizophrenia and of tardive dyskinesia and the use of vitamins in psychiatry. He is the author of more than 120 scientific publications, 10 chapters and two edited books with coeditor C. Miodownik ‘New Hope for Mental Disturbances’ published by Nova Science Publishers Inc, New York, 2009 and ‘Vitamin D Deficiency’ published by Nova Science Publishers Inc, New York, 2011. He published together with Professor Witztum the books titled: ‘Genius and Madness – The complicated relationship between creativity and psychopathology’ (in Hebrew 2009) and ‘Genius and Insanity. Outlines concerning the analysis of the relationship between psychopathology and creativity as shown in the examples of separate individuals in Russia of the XIX century’ (in Russian 2011).
U.H. Levy Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel Biography
Biography of U.H. Levy
Dr. Heresco-Levy obtained a doctorate (M.D.) from Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Currently, he is full professor of psychiatry at Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University, Jerusalem and serves as director of the psychiatry department at Herzog Memorial Hospital, Jerusalem. He is a member of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology and Fellow of Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum. He conducted pioneer studies focusing on the role of glutamatergic neurotransmission in neuropsychiatric disorders, has published more than 150 scientific publications and is inventor of patents involving the use of NMDA receptor – based treatments for movement disorders, depression, and autoimmune types of encephalitis.
S.J. Lolait University of Bristol Bristol UK Biography
Biography of S.J. Lolait
Dr Lolait obtained a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Pathology and Imuunology, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in 1984, and was awarded a C.J.Martin Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia to do postdoctoral work at the National Institute Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, MD, USA. Dr Lolait spent about 11 years at NIMH, also supported by grants and fellowships from the McKnight and Stanley Foundations (USA), and as a Visiting Scientist. In 1997 he continued his studies at the University of Bristol, UK where he is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Clinical Sciences. He has published over 100 scientific articles, principally on the cloning, expression, regulation and function of neuropeptide G protein-coupled receptors.
K. Maiese New Jersey Medical School Newark, NJ USA Biography
Biography of K. Maiese
Dr. Kenneth Maiese is an internationally recognized physician-scientist whose investigations are designed to translate basic science into successful therapeutic treatments. He maintains therapeutic and scientific expertise in multiple areas that include translational medicine, neurology, neuroscience, oncology, immunology, diabetes, psychiatry, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, biomarkers, and epigenetics. Dr. Maiese graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Suma cum Laude with Distinction and was a Teagle Scholar, Grupe Scholar, and Joseph Collins Scholar at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He trained as a physician-scientist at Cornell, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and senior executive at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Maiese has been fortunate to receive recognition with outstanding teaching awards and election to America's Top Physicians, and The Best of U.S. Physicians. He has extensive experience in academic medicine, healthcare delivery, the pharmaceutical industry, business management, and publishing.
M. Manto University of Mons Mons Belgium Biography
Biography of M. Manto
Professor Mario Manto is a Neurologist at the CHU-Charleroi (Belgium). He is an expert in clinicalneurology, especiallycerebellardisorders. He is a Professor of Neuroanatomy at the University of Mons (Belgium). He isauthor or co-author of more than 170 peerreviewedscientific articles. He is editor of 7 books on cerebellardisorders.
R.S. McIntyre University of Toronto Toronto, ON Canada Biography
Biography of R.S. McIntyre
Dr. Roger McIntyre is currently a Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the
University of Toronto and Head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the
University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. Dr. McIntyre is also Executive Director of
the Brain and Cognition Discovery Foundation in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. McIntyre was named by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and 2015, as one of “The World’s
Most Influential Scientific Minds”. This distinction is given by publishing the largest
number of articles that rank among those most frequently cited by researchers globally in
21 broad fields of science and social science during the previous decade.
J.A. Mico University of Cádiz Cádiz Spain Biography
Biography of J.A. Mico
Juan Antonio Micó, is graduated in Medicine from the University of Cádiz (Spain) in 1981. Professor Micó obtained a doctorate PhD in Medical Sciences (1985, Cádiz, Spain) and another doctorate PhD in Biology Humaine Mention: Neuropsychopharmacology. (1998, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)
He is Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at the University of Cádiz (Spain) and Director of the Department of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry also Director of Spanish Mental Health Network (University of Cadiz Unit/Node G18), CIBER of Mental Health, CIBERSAM.
He has published 116 articles in JCR, reviews and book chapters related with the pharmacological mechanisms of action of psychopharmacological drugs.
P. Moran University of Nottingham Nottingham UK Biography
Biography of P. Moran
Paula Moran received a PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She
spent six years as a senior scientist in the pharmaceutical industry at the Marion
Merrell Dow Research Institute, Strasbourg, France and was involved in a number of
drug discovery projects for Alzheimer's‐Disease and Schizophrenia. She was
subsequently awarded a EU Human Capital and Mobility Fellowship at the Institute
of Psychiatry, London, UK. Since then she has continued work on animal models of
abnormal information processing in schizophrenia. She has received awards for
research from the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR), British
Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) and Collegium Internationale Neuro‐
Psychopharmacologicum (CINP). She is preclinical external affairs officer of the
British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) has been a member of the
scientific advisory panel for psychotic disorders for the European College of
C.P. Muller University Hospital of Erlangen Erlangen Germany Biography
Biography of C.P. Muller
Dr. Müller obtained a PhD in Psychology from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany.
He worked as a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK, before he joined the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Currently, he is Professor of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Müller has published more than 120 scientific papers and book chapters.
L. Musazzi University of Milan Milan Italy Biography
Biography of L. Musazzi
I graduated in Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies in 2004, and obtain my PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2008, at the University of Milan (IT). I then worked as Postdoctoral Associate in the Laboratory of Neuropsychopharmacology and Functional Neurogenomics, headed by Prof. Popoli from 2009 to 2015 (University of Milan). Between 2010 and 2011, I spent 1 year at the University of Aarhus in the labs of Profs Gregers Wegener and Jens Nyengaard. I am now Assistant Professor at the University of Milan. My main research interests are: 1- Investigation of the regulation of synaptic function and gene expression with regard to acute/chronic stress, pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric/neurodegenerative disorders, mechanisms of psychotropic drugs. 2-Identification of new targets for diagnosis or treatment.
P.A. Nakonezny UT Southwestern Medical Center TX USA Biography
Biography of P.A. Nakonezny
An Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). He also holds a secondary faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at UTSW. Dr. Nakonezny has considerable experience in statistical methods and application of such methods to clinical research, including clinical trials, observational, and epidemiologic studies. His Field of expertise include Design and analysis of clinical studies and outcomes research.Statistical methodology in clinical trials, observational, and epidemiologic studies.Antipsychotic Medication Adherence.Clinical research spanning theory, methodology, and application mainly to brain illness in such patients (child/adolescent/adult) with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Schizophrenia, ADHD, and Substance Use Disorder. Dr. Nakonezny has collaborated on an array of funded projects spanning theory, methodology, and application mainly to brain illness in such patients with major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, and substance use disorder. His work has been published in a variety of prominent peer-reviewed scientific journals.
K. Nonogaki Tohoku University Hospital Sendai Japan Biography
Biography of K. Nonogaki
Dr. Nonogaki (MD, PhD) has worked as a Postdoc Research Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco and the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla. He has studied central serotonin network in the regulation of appetite and energy homeostasis. Lorcaserin (Belviq), a selective 5-HT2C receptor agonist, which is used for the treatment of obesity, is based on the original research works by Dr. Nonogaki et al. Current studies are to determine the physiological mechanisms and potential treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes and their complications. Dr. Nonogaki is also developing novel medical devices for hypertension and diabetes.
L. Orsolini University of Hertfordshire Hertfordshire England Biography
Biography of L. Orsolini
Dr. Orsolini Laura is M.D., MSc Criminol, PGCert, Psychiatrist, Senior Researcher Assistant at Psychopharmacology, Drug Misuse and Novel Psychoactive Substances Research Unit, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK. She is also Clinical Manager, Consultant Psychiatrist at Neomesia Mental Health, Villa Jolanda Hospital, Maiolati Spontini, Italy. She is also attending the MSc in Affective Neuroscience at Maastricht University. Dr. Orsolini research fields of expertise are Addiction Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Drug Misuse, Addiction, Novel Psychoactive Substances, Behavioral Addictions and Perinatal Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry.
K.-P. Ossenkopp Western University London Canada Biography
Biography of K.-P. Ossenkopp
Klaus Peter Ossenkopp is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Psychology at Western University, London, Canada. His general research interests are in behavioral neuroscience with an emphasis on brain behavior relationships. These interests have been guided by psychological as well as a zoological perspectives, grounded in an evolutionary framework. His research program has focused on biological defense mechanisms related to dealing with environmental toxins or infectious agents at both the physiological as well as behavioral levels. He also has been interested in developing animal models of psychopathology, including rodent models of autism spectrum disorder.
S. Pallanti The Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York, NY USA Biography
Biography of S. Pallanti
Stefano Pallanti is Full Professor at the University of California Davis, Visiting Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London and Adjunct Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he served as the Founder and Director of the Center of Excellence for OCD, Impulsive and Behavioural Addiction. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Florence in Italy where he has been Chair of Education and Director of the Residency Program of Psychiatr since 2010.
He is an Executive Committee Member and a Scientific Board Member of the ECNP(European College of Neuropsychopharmacology) and serves in its Educational Committee He is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Psychiatry and of the CNS Spectrums, where he is also a columnist and an International Editor. He is an International fellow member of American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.
G. Perry University of Texas San Antonio, TX USA Biography
Biography of G. Perry
George Perry (born April 12, 1953 in Lompoc, California) is a neuroscientist recognized in the field of Alzheimer's disease research particularly for his work in oxidative stress. Dr. Perry has studied at many universities and holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of California Santa Barbara and a PhD in Marine Biology from the Scrippss Institution of Oceanography at San Diego. He is distinguished as one of the top Alzheimer’s disease researchers by Expertscape with over 1000 publications, more than 66,000 citations (H=129), one of the top 100 most-cited scientists in Neuroscience & Behavior and one of the top 25 scientists in free radical research. Dr. Perry is a Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology and is an active participant in many other scientific associations. He is an elected member of the Academies of Sciences of Mexico, Portugal, and Spain. In addition, Perry is an Editor of numerous scientific journals including Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease which he founded in 1998. Today, Perry continues his love for research while working as Dean of the College of Sciences at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
M. Popoli University of Milano Milan 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.
B.K. Puri Hammersmith Hospital London UK Biography
Biography of B.K. Puri
Dr. Puri obtained his medical qualifications (M.A., M.B., B.Chir.) from St. John’s College,
University of Cambridge and holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) from Imperial College London. He also
holds undergraduate (B.Sc. (Hons) MathSci, DipStat, DipMath) and postgraduate (PG Dip
Maths, M.Math.) qualifications in mathematics and is an Adjunct Professor in Neuroimaging and
Spectroscopy at UL. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Biology. He has published more than 190 scientific publications.
Dr. Puri is an Associate Editor of the journals BMC Psychiatry, BMC Research Notes (for
Biochemistry, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience and Psychiatry), Medical Hypotheses, and Journal
of Biomedical Graphics and Computing.
M.M. Rasenick U. Illinois Chicago College of Medicine Chicago, IL USA Biography
Biography of M.M. Rasenick
Mark M. Rasenick, Ph.D distinguished Professor of Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry University of Illinois Chicago, College of Medicine and Research Service, Jesse Brown VAMC.
Dr. Rasenick’s work has focused on G protein signaling in the nervous system. He has been particularly interested in how G proteins and the cytoskeleton work in concert to modify synaptic shape and to form a molecular basis for depression and the action of antidepressant drugs. He is also founder of Pax Neuroscience, a company designed to develop and utilize depression biomarkers for diagnostics, treatment and drug development. He is an elected fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Cuban Academy of Sciences.
In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Rasenick is active in public policy. He currently chairs the Advocacy Committee for the American Brain Coalition. While a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow (1999-2000), he was a staff member with the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, (D Mass.). He is also involved in international outreach for neuroscience.
O. Sabuncuoglu Marmara University Hospital Istanbul Turkey Biography
Biography of O. Sabuncuoglu
Prof. Dr. Osman Sabuncuoglu has acquired his basic medical proficiency from the Medical School of Ankara University in 1992. He then completed his specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Medical School of Marmara University. He is the first consultant in his field from Turkey who has gained registration in UK via the application of Article 14, Medical Act.
He has identified the relationship between Traumatic Dental Injuries and suggested a descriptive model. He has made pioneering studies on mother-infant psychiatry. His scientific article where he summarized the contributions of Serefeddin Sabuncuoglu, was headlined on the cover of American Journal of Psychiatry. Osman Sabuncuoglu’s studies were backed by international “Donald Cohen Fellowship” for two times. Since psychiatric disorders in childhood are heavily interrelated, Dr. Sabuncuoglu carries out his scientific studies in all fields that may be relevant.
F.M. Schmidt University Hospital Leipzig Leipzig Germany Biography
Biography of F.M. Schmidt
Dr. Frank M. Schmidt obtained his M.D. from University Leipzig, Germany, in 2010. Since 2017, he is
board certified in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy with a focus on cognitive behavioural therapy. His main
research areas are inflammatory and neurophysiological markers in the diagnosis and prediction of
therapeutic response in affective disorders.
J. Schroder Psychiatric University Clinic Heidelberg Germany
K. Shah The University of Texas McGovern Medical School Houston, Texas USA Biography
Biography of K. Shah
Dr. Shah obtained his medical degree (MD) from Gujarat University, India. Subsequently, he completed
residency in psychiatry from Harlem Hospital Center, New York and fellowship in pain medicine from the
University of Washington, Seattle. He also holds Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of
Texas School of Public Health, Houston. Currently Dr. Shah is an assistant professor in the department
of psychiatry & behavioral sciences at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston. He is
currently a member of editorial board for CPSP, published by Bentham Science Publishers.
C. Stevenson University of Nottingham Nottingham UK Biography
Biography of C. Stevenson
Carl Stevenson received his PhD from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and he obtained a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship to conduct his post-doctoral research at the University of Nottingham, UK. While there he also obtained a NARSAD Young Investigator Award to conduct research on early environmental programming of corticolimbic function and fear learning and memory. After a post as a Lecturer in Pharmacology at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, he returned to Nottingham to become an Assistant Professor in Neuroscience. He has since become an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Nottingham. His current research investigates the neurobiological basis of fear learning and memory in rodents.
L. Su University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine Cambridge United Kingdom Biography
Biography of L. Su
Dr Li Su is a Principle Investigator at the University of Cambridge. He leads the Computational Psychiatry theme in Department of Psychiatry and the NeuroTechnology theme in Institute for Neuroscience. He is also a visiting professor and the founding director for the Sino-Britain Centre for Cognition and Ageing Research in Southwest University in China. He has a distinguished track record in the development of innovative and original methods of multimodal imaging analysis and their applications to psychiatric and late-life degenerative disorders, and has expertise in MR, PET, EEG, MEG and computational modelling.
R. Tampi Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH USA Biography
Biography of R. Tampi
Dr. Tampi is a Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Vice Chairman for Education and Faculty Development, Residency Program Director and the Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry at MetroHealth, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Tampi also maintains his appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Tampi was a recipient of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 2013-Clinician of the Year Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Tampi is the President of the International Medical Graduates (IMG) Caucus of the American Psychiatric Association.
C. Tomasetti University of Naples Naples Italy Biography
Biography of C. Tomasetti
I started working on the implication of postsynaptic density genes in the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric diseases in 2002, first as a student, then as a resident student in psychiatry, studying the involvement of Homer family proteins in molecular responses to antipsychotic and psychotomimetic drugs, and their implication in the pathophysiology of the main psychiatric disorders (Schizophrenia, Major Depression, and Bipolar Disorder). In January 2010, I earned my Postgraduate Degree of Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy with honours, defending a thesis titled “Role of the Post-Synaptic Density Proteins in the mechanisms of action and side-effects of psychotropic drugs”.
M. Tonna University of Parma Parma Italy Biography
Biography of M. Tonna
Dr. Matteo Tonna is Professor of clinical psychiatry and psychopathology at University of Parma and at the post- graduate school of Psychiatry. He did Specialization in Psychiatry in the year 2006. His field of expertise includes Psychopathology – Schizophrenia, Psychotic Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. He is a Medical Doctor at the Psychiatric Clinic of the University Hospital of Parma. Dr. Tonna has numerous national and international publications to his credit. He is also a registered member of Italian Alpine Club, section of Parma and instructor of Mountaineering at the Italian Alpine Club in Parma.
Prof. Divya Vohora obtained her doctorate in Pharmacology in 2000 from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi and is currently Professor of Pharmacology and In-charge of Pharmaceutical Medicine Programme in Faculty of Pharmacy. She is also Assistant Dean Students Welfare at Jamia Hamdard. She has 19 years of teaching/research experience with >100 publications in reputed national and international journals with >1100 citations. She has received grants and worked as Principal investigator for various research projects funded by AICTE, ICMR, UGC, CSIR and DST, Government of India. Thirty nine (M.Pharm: 29 and Ph.D: 10) degrees are awarded under her supervision. Her major areas of research interests are Neurobehavioral Pharmacology particularly epilepsy, neuropsychiatric diseases, cognitive functions, histamine and osteoporosis.
V.V. Waes University of Franche-Comté Besançon France Biography
Biography of V.V. Waes
Vincent Van Waes graduated from the University of Lille, France, with a Master degree in Cognitive Science. He earned the PhD degree in Neuroscience from the University of Lille, France, in collaboration withthe Sapienza University of Roma, Italy, in 2008 (European Label). Following postdoctoral work at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology of the Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, USA, he joined in 2010 the University of Bourgogne-Franche Comté, France as a Research Assistant Professor (Maître de Conférences) in the Laboratory of Integrative and Clinical Neuroscience and was appointed Professor in 2017.
A. Weizman Gehah Psychiatric Hospital Petah Tiqva Israel Biography
Biography of A. Weizman
Prof. Abraham Weizman obtained his MD degree from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv
University in Israel and subsequently spent 2 years as a visiting scientist at NIMH in Bethesda, MD. He is
a Professor of Adult and Child Psychiatry, the Head of the Research Unit at Geha Mental Health Center
and Director of the Felsenstein Medical Research Center, all affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of
Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Professor Weizman investigates brain mechanisms of mental disorders. In
recent years he focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders, the development of new strategies for the
treatment of psychotic disorders and psychopharmacology of mental disorders.
R.C. Wolf Saarland University Medical Center Homburg Germany Biography
Biography of R.C. Wolf
Dr. Robert Christian Wolf obtained his M.D. from Ulm University, Germany, and
became board certified in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in 2009. Currently, Dr.
Wolf is Assistant Medical Director at the Department of General Psychiatry,
Heidelberg University, where he is also head of the „Cognitive Neuropsychiatry”
working group. He has published more than 150 scientific publications, with an
internationally well-documented track record in behavioral neuropsychology and
neuroimaging. Dr. Wolf is a member of several national and international
professional and scientific associations and serves as an ad-hoc referee for
internationally renowned journals within the field of clinical psychiatry and
H. Xue Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
Associate Editorial Board Member
H. Khalilullah Qassim University Buraydah Saudi Arabia Biography
Biography of H. Khalilullah
Dr. Habibullah Khalilullah is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Pharmacognosy, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia. He did his post-graduation and doctorate in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Hamdard University, India. Previously, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Alwar Pharmacy College, RUHS, India and S.D College of Pharmacy and Vocational Studies, UPTU, India. Dr. Khalilullah has years of pharmaceutical research and teaching experience in the areas of Medicinal Chemistry, Phytochemistry, Molecular Modelling and Drug Design. He has also published more than 40 research and review papers and attended many national and international conferences for presentation of research papers.
D. Sivaraman Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai India Biography
Biography of D. Sivaraman
Dr.D.Sivaraman is a Pharmacologist who received his Ph.D in the field of neurodegenerative disease from The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University. He is currently serving as a distinguished Scientist at the research and development unit of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai. Dr.D.Sivaraman is a recognized expert on Toxicological and Pharmacological profiling of synthetic molecule, new drug entities, herbs and other AYUSH formulations in selective pre-clinical animal models. He is accomplished researcher in neurodegenerative disorders. Having excellent skills in Experimental Pharmacology, Animal research, In-vivo, In-vitro and In-Silico screening models for the evaluation of safety and efficacy of investigational molecules. Further, his expertise widely covers Alzheimer’s research, Molecular biology, Novel Drug Delivery Systems and Phytomedicine. As a passionate researcher so far he has published more than 50 research publications in various international peer reviewed journals including two book publications in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and ulcer research. He is a reviewer and editorial board member of several National and International Journals. Dr.D.Sivaraman is a life member of various professional bodies like Indian Pharmacological Society, Laboratory Animal Scientist Association of India, Indian Pharmacists Association, Asian Council of Science Editors and Tamil Nadu state Pharmacy Council. In 2018 he received International council for lab animal science award for young investigator (ICLAS) an highest accreditation for lab animal scientist followed by this Sir C.V.Raman National Award for excellence in research. In In 2017 he bagged Har Gobind Khorana Best Young Scientist Award. In 2015 he received the most prestigious Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Young Scientist Award. In 2013 he received Motivation of Excellence Award from Governor of Tamil Nadu and in the same year he has received the Dhronachariya Award from Rotary club of ERA, Chennai. In 2012 he received the highest blood donor award from the Indian Red Cross society.
Silvio Bellino Centre for Personality Disorders, Unit of Psychiatry 1 Department of Neuroscience University of Turin Turin Italy