Joseph Varon The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, TX USA Biography
Biography of Joseph Varon
Dr. Varon is the Chief of Critical Care Services at Foundation Surgical Hospital and Past Chief of Staff at University General Hospital in Houston. He is Professor of Acute and Continuing Care at The University of Texas in Houston, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Emergency Medicine at several universities. Dr. Varon is Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pulmonary Diseases and Geriatrics and has added qualifications in Emergency Medicine and Sleep Disorders. An avid researcher, Dr, Varon has contributed over 700 peer-reviewed journal articles, 10 full textbooks, and 10 dozen book chapters to the literature. He co-described the hyponatremia associated to extreme exercise syndrome, also known as the “Varon-Ayus syndrome”. Dr. Varon has lectured in over 60 different countries around the globe.
P. Marik Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA USA Biography
Biography of P. Marik
Dr Marik received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr Marik did a Critical Care Fellowship in London, Ontario, Canada. Dr Marik has worked in various teaching hospitals in the US since 1992. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care and Nutrition Science. Dr Marik is currently Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr Marik has written over 400 peer reviewed journal articles, 80 book chapters and authored four critical care books. He has been cited over 25 000 times in peer reviewed publications.
S.R. Surani Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Texas USA Biography
Biography of S.R. Surani
Dr. Salim Surani has completed his fellowship in Pulmonary from Baylor College of Medicine. He also has his masters in Public Health from Yale University. Dr. Surani has authored more than 100 articles in the peer review journals, and has written several books and book chapters. He has served as an independent grant reviewer for Governmental agencies. Dr. Surani serves as an associate editor for current respiratory medicine review. He has served as a speaker in several regional, national and international scientific conferences. He has also served in committees for several national organizations.
A. Corlateanu Nicolae Testemianu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy Chisinau Moldova Biography
Biography of A. Corlateanu
Dr. Corlateanu is the Associate Professor at Department of Respiratory medicine at State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemitanu", Chisinau, Moldova. He is National Leader for Moldova at The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) and member of the The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) Assembly for Moldova. Dr. Corlateanu also served as National Delegate of European Respiratory Society (ERS) for Moldova. He has written over 50 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters. He is a reviewer for multiple reputed journals in the field of respiratory diseases and the Assistant Editor for Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews.
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R. Aris University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC USA
D.H. Auckley Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH USA Biography
Biography of D.H. Auckley
Dr. Auckley is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (MetroHealth Medical Center) in Cleveland, OH. He received his MD from Indiana University (IU), completed training in Internal Medicine at IU and then did his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship and training in Sleep Medicine at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Auckley is board certified in all 3 specialities. He directs the Center for Sleep Medicine at MetroHealth and performs research on sleep with a focus on sleep disordered breathing in inpatients. He is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Sleep Medicine Test Writing Committee and serves on a number of societal national committees.
A.R. Brody Tulane University New Orleans, LA USA Biography
Biography of A.R. Brody
Arnold R. Brody, Ph. D. currently is Professor Emeritus in the Pathology Department at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He received a Ph.D. in Cell Biology at Colo. St. Univ. Following three years of post-doc at Ohio St. Univ. he was an Assist. Prof. in the Pathology Dept. at the Univer. of VT. After 15 years at the Nat. Inst. of Env. Hlth. Sci., Dr. Brody was a full professor in the Pathol. Dept. at Tulane. He was the Vice Chairman of the Dept. from 1999 to 2006. After 5 years in the Dept. of Molec. Biomed. Sci. at NC St. Univ., he retired and was honored with Emeritus status at Tulane in 2012. Dr. Brody has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and 55 invited reviews, most of which deal with the fundamental mechanisms through which inhaled asbestos causes disease.
A. El-Solh University of Buffalo Buffalo, NY USA Biography
Biography of A. El-Solh
Dr. El Solh is a Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the Director of Research at the VA Western New York Healthcare System. He holds a MPH in Health Administration from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has published more than 250 publications between peer reviewed original papers, abstracts, and book chapters. He holds three patents on screening and diagnosis of sleep disorders.
S.A. Ghamande Texas A & M University Temple, TX USA
G.D. Leikauf University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA
C.M. Luna Universidad de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina Biography
Biography of C.M. Luna
Dr. Carlos M. Luna, is Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Internal Medicine, at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has published more than 100 articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Luna is the Director of the Postgraduate Training Program (fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine) at the Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires and the head of the Pulmonary Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine at the Hospital de Clínicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires. His basic, clinical and epidemiological research interest is diagnosis, therapy and prevention of respiratory tract infections, particularly community acquired pneumonia and nosocomial pneumonia/ventilator associated pneumonia.
J.M. Madison University Massachusetts Worcester, MA USA Biography
Biography of J.M. Madison
Dr. Madison is Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Physiological Systems at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He received his medical training at Harvard Medical School, Washington University, and UCSF. During his 26 years at the University of Massachusetts he has devoted his career to NIH-funded basic research, teaching, and clinical care. His main research interest has been calcium signaling in airway smooth muscle and his main clinical interests have included asthma, COPD, and the diagnosis and management of chronic cough. He has over 90 publications, reviews and chapters and he also has served on editorial boards and been a section editor for major textbooks.
F.A.L. Marson University of Campinas Sao Paulo Brazil Biography
Biography of F.A.L. Marson
Researcher from Unicamp acting in the multidisciplinary research group of Asthma and Cystic Fibrosis, being one of the responsible by Medical Genetics studies, including the studies of Asthma prevalence and severity, and in Cystic Fibrosis, with studies on CFTR mutations screening, cystic fibrosis diagnosis and clinical modulation by modifier genes. Is responsible for the statistical analysis of: (i) modifier genes and severity of respiratory diseases, (ii) methods/tools for Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis, (iii) epidemiological analysis regarding respiratory diseases, (iv) risk factor for cancer, (v) bacteria modulation on clinical severity of Cystic Fibrosis, (vi) and in the use of Mutifactor Dimensionallity Reduction tool. In the total, more than eighty papers were published in the area of genetics and respiratory diseases in the last four years. Actually, acts as a biostatistician in the Brazilian Study Groups for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease and Medical Genetics Group led by Professor Carmen Silvia Bertuzzo and Professor José Dirceu Ribeiro, respectively.
J.P. Mortola McGill University Montreal, Quebec Canada
B.T. Mossman University of Vermont Burlington, VT USA Biography
Biography of B.T. Mossman
Brooke Taylor Mossman is a University Distinguished Professor of Pathology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She has studied the development of lung and pleural diseases associated with inhalation of toxic minerals for approximately 40 years. She has authored more than 300 papers, monographs and book chapters on her research.
R. Panettieri University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA USA
G. Piedimonte Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute and Children’s Hospital Cleveland, Ohio USA Biography
Biography of G. Piedimonte
Dr. Giovanni Piedimonte is currently Professor Ȧ Chair of Pediatrics of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He also serves as Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute, Physician-in-Chief of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, and President of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation in Ohio. He is responsible for all clinical, financial, academic, operational, professional and strategic issues pertaining one of the largest service lines in the Cleveland Clinic enterprise, including more than 365 physicians and 1,200 nurses, with annual gross revenues in excess of $1 billion and operating budget of $284M.
I. Rubinstein University of Illinois Chicago, IL USA Biography
Biography of I. Rubinstein
Dr. Rubinstein is Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Attending Physician, University of Illinois Hospital Ȧ Health Sciences System and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and Associate Chief of Staff for R&D, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. He holds several issued and pending U.S. and international patents and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers. He is Editor-in-Chief, Nanotechnology, Science and Applications, Clinical Editor, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine and Associate Editor, International Journal of Nanomedicine. Dr. Rubinstein co-founded ResQ Pharma, Inc. that has recently submitted an IND application to the US FDA.
C. Sessler Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA USA
R.W. Steele Ochsner Hospital for Children New Orleans, LA USA Biography
Biography of R.W. Steele
Dr. Steele graduated with honors from Tulane University School of Medicine and elected to the AOA Honor Medical Society. He completed a fellowship in infectious diseases and immunology at Georgetown and the NIH. He has been on the faculty of the medical schools in Hawaii, University of Texas in San Antonio, Arkansas, LSU, Tulane, and the University of Queensland. Awards include 14 Teacher of the Year and 4 Golden Apple awards, and most recently a Lifetime Contribution to Education Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has published over 380 journal articles, 26 book chapters, and 9 books on pediatric infectious diseases. He is editor of Clinical Pediatrics, Global Pediatric Health, and the pediatric infectious section of E-Medicine (MedScape) and has been a member of Red Book committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Y. Tesfaigzi Lovelace Resp. Res. Institue Albuquerque, NM USA
D.T. Umetsu Harvard Medical School Boston, MA USA
H.O. Ventura Alton Ochesner Medical Fdn New Orleans, LA USA Biography
Biography of H.O. Ventura
Hector O. Ventura, MD, is the Section Head, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplant Center at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also a Professor, Cardiology, The University of Queensland School of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School, Brisbane, Australia as well as a Professor of Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. After graduating from the National University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in Argentina, Dr. Ventura completed research fellowships in arterial hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, an internship, and an internal medicine residency at the Ochsner Medical Institutions and a fellowship in heart failure/heart transplantation at the Loyola University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr Ventura has co-authored more than 550 articles, abstracts, and book chapters and is on the editorial board several cardiology Journals. He is also the associate editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology Heart Failure.
P.A. Ward University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI USA Biography
Biography of P.A. Ward
Dr. Ward is the Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School. He received B.S. and M.D. degrees and completed a residency in Anatomic Pathology, all at the University of Michigan. He was Professor and then Chair of the Department of Pathology, University of Connecticut Health Center, thereafter becoming Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical Center (1980-2005). His research programs have long focused on the relationship between the complement system and the inflammatory system, indicating that complement plays a key role in enhancing biological responses, and the interactions between the complement activation product, C5a, a powerful proinflammatory peptide that reacts with its receptors (C5aR1, C5aR2) on a variety of cells, especially phagocytes (neutrophils and macrophages). Dr. Ward has authored over 700 scientific publications on his research. His most current studies relate to determining how C5a disrupts [Ca2+]i homeostasis in cardiomyocytes.
A. Aliverti Politecnico di Milano Milano Italy Biography
Biography of A. Aliverti
Andrea Aliverti is full professor of Bioengineering at the Politecnico of Milano University, Italy (Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering), where he is the Chairman (Coordinator) of the PhD Programme in Bioengineering. He is responsible of Lares (Respiratory Analysis Lab) at the Biomedical Technology Laboratory (TBM-Lab). His actual main research interests include the bioengineering of the respiratory system, physiological measurements; biomedical instrumentation and sensors; lung imaging. He has authored more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 13 book chapters, editor of 3 books, inventor in 13 patents. Currently, he is Secretary of the Clinical Physiology, Sleep and Pulmonary Circulation Assembly, member of the ERS Education Council and Chairman of the ERS Task Force ‘Functional evaluation of lung and airways’.
S. Allen The Royal Bournemouth Hospital Bournemouth UK Biography
Biography of S. Allen
Professor Allen is a Consultant Physician and Visiting Professor of Clinical Gerontology at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, UK. His main specialties are Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He also has a special interest in acute illness and respiratory disease in old age. His research programme includes the role of post-pneumonic inflammation in generating frailty, inhaler techniques, respiratory load sensing thresholds and alternative methods for measuring airflow conductance. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and several universities.
P.J. Barnes National Heart & Lung Institute Dovehouse St London, LY UK Biography
Biography of P.J. Barnes
Peter Barnes is Margaret-Turner Warwick Professor of Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Head of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College and Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK. He qualified at Cambridge and Oxford Universities (first class) and appointed to his present post in 1987. He has published >1000 peer-review papers on asthma, COPD and related topics (h-index 154) and has written or edited over 50 books. He is in the top 20 most highly cited researchers in the world and the most highly cited respiratory researcher in the world over the last 20 years. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007 and was President of the ERS in 2013/2014.
D. Bouros National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School Athens Greece Biography
Biography of D. Bouros
Demosthenes Bouros is a graduate of the Medical School of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and a PhD of the University of Athens. He was a research fellow at the Harvard University in Boston, Visiting Assistant Professor at the Boston University, senior Research Associate at the Royal Brompton Hospital and ERS visiting professor of the Medical University of Vienna. He is currently Professor of Pneumonology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He has published >400 articles in national and international peer-review journals, has >10.000 citations, H index 45, he wrote >40 chapters in books, is member of the Editorial Board of many medical journals. He is a member of the committee for the development of many guidelines. He has been elected as foundation member of the Fellows of the European Respiratory Society (FERS). His main research interests include the pathogenetic mechanisms and treatment of interstitial lung diseases.
M. Confalonieri University Hospital of Cattinara Trieste Italy Biography
Biography of M. Confalonieri
Marco Confalonieri is currently Director of the Pulmonology Dept. at the University hospital of Trieste. He is teaching attending at the University of Trieste and Modena. His main clinical interests are interstitial lung diseases (sarcoidosis, IPF), COPD, pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), pneumonia and ARDS. He is Editor-in-Chief of the online journal "Shortness of breath". His current research interests are lung regeneration and repair after acute and chronic injury and the use of microRNAs as therapeutic tool for pulmonary diseases. In the past, he performed pioneering clinical studies on noninvasive ventilation for patients with acute respiratory failure, and the first randomized controlled study on the use of low prolonged doses of corticosteroids in patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
L. Corbetta University of Florence Florence Italy
C. Domingo UAB H Sabadell Barcelona Spain Biography
Biography of C. Domingo
After graduating in medicine, Dr. Domingo completed his Residency in Pulmonary Medicine from 1986-1989 in the HGTiP of Badalona (Barcelona). He also trained at the Cardio-Pulmonary Transplantation Unit of the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas (USA) and l’Unité de Soins Intensifs in Lyon (France). He obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1991. He also holds a Master in Health Economy from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona.
Currently Dr. Domingo is Senior Consultant of Pulmonary Medicine at the Corporació Parc Taulí (Sabadell, Barcelona) and Professor of Medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has published more than 100 scientific papers and he is also the director of several doctoral thesis of pulmonologists, internists and paediatricians.
Dr. Domingo was the founding Editor (2000) and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Open Respiratory Medicine Journal (TORMJ) published by Bentham Science Publishers.
P.W. Ind Hammersmith Hospital Natl. Heart & Lung Institute London UK
S.L. Johnston Imperial College of Science London UK Biography
Biography of S.L. Johnston
Sebastian L Johnston: is Professor of Respiratory Medicine & Allergy at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London.
He is Director of the MRC & Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma, is the Asthma UK Clinical Professor and is a UK National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator.
He Edited Thorax from 2002-2010 and serves as Associate Editor or on the Editorial Boards of several other Respiratory and Allergy Journals. He has published >400 scholarly manuscripts and 18 patents.
Notable achievements include establishing the viral aetiology of the majority of asthma and COPD exacerbations, discovering novel mechanisms of susceptibility to virus infection in asthma and COPD, and developing novel treatment approaches for acute exacerbations of these diseases.
C. Ledda Garibaldi Hospital of Catania Catania Italy Biography
Biography of C. Ledda
Dr. Caterina Ledda (MSc, Ph.D.) works at Clinical pathology and Clinical molecular biology Laboratory at Garibaldi Hospital of Catania (Italy). During her PhD, she developed interest for Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA). Her main interest lies in the mechanisms underpinning the development of toracic disease and it's comorbidities. Dr. Leda is passionate about understanding the modulation of key patho-physiological pathways (that have been proved to be deleterious for health with particular focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying the effect of external agents on respiratory systems).
M. Maniscalco ICS Maugeri Telese Terme Italy Biography
Biography of M. Maniscalco
Mauro Maniscalco is the director of the pulmonary rehabilitation unit and the head of the research laboratory on “Inflammation of Airways” at the Research Institute ICS Maugeri of Telese (Italy).
He was fellow-research at Papworth and Addenbrooke’s Hospitals of Cambridge (UK), completing his ph.D at department of Pharmacology at Karolinska Institute of Stockholm.
At moment, he is carrying out research on the characterization of biomolecular markers in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) of patients with respiratory disorders. In particular, he is characterizing the metabolomic phenotypes in patients with asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis and obesity.
A. Nicolini Sestri Levante Hospital Liguria Italy Biography
Biography of A. Nicolini
Dr Nicolini received Medical degree from University of Genoa. He is board certified in pulmonary diseases
And respiratory pathophysiology and rehabilitation. He is currently Director of Respiratory Diseases Unit, Hospital of Sestri Levante – Italy, and Professor of Pulmonology at Physiotherapy and Physical Medicine, University of Genoa. Dr Nicolini is currently Secretary of Study group of Intensive Care of Italian Society of Pulmonology (ISP). He is author of over 100 peer reviewed articles and several book-chapters. He is a reviewer for multiple International journal in the fields of respiratory diseases
A. Romigi University of Rome Tor Vergata Rome Italy
Bernhard Ryffel CNRS and University Orleans France Biography
Biography of Bernhard Ryffel
Bernhard RYFFEL is MD, PhD, graduated in Basel, and was appointed Professor at the Univeristy of Cape Town and is now director of research in Immunology at CNRS in Orleans, France with a vibrant research team.
His ffield of research is : Immunology and pulmonary inflammation and infection; His expertise is in Innate immune sensing of pathogens and danger signals, inflammasome activation, role of IL-1 and IL-1 family members especially IL-33, Th17 and Th22 differentiation, role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor, role of microbiota on tissue homeostasis and inflammation, obesity and diabetes.
He is editorial board member of PLOS One, Molecular Biology, Med Microbiol Immunity, World Journal Immunology, Am J Clin Exp Imm, Int J Exp Pathology.His oeuvre has more than 00 scientific publications in major scientific journals.
A. Schoubben University of Perugia Perugia Italy Biography
Biography of A. Schoubben
Aurélie Schoubben graduated at the College of Pharmacy of the University of Brussels, Belgium, in 2002. From 2002 to 2004, she was the recipient of two research grants at the University of Perugia, where she received the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology in 2008. From 2008, Aurélie is research fellow at the University of Perugia. During her scientific formation, she spent 6 months in the laboratories of Dr. Patrick P. DeLuca at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA. Aurélie is co-author of 80 contributions to national and international meetings, 2 book chapters and 40 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals.
Dominick Shaw University of Nottingham Nottingham United Kingdom Biography
Biography of Dominick Shaw
Dr Shaw is a clinical academic specialising in high quality campus to clinic research. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Liverpool, followed by a research MD in asthma from the University of Leicester. He is the clinical lead for Nottingham’s severe asthma service and has been heavily involved in the pan European U-BIOPRED asthma consortium.
A. Torres University Barcelona Hospital Barcelona Spain Biography
Biography of A. Torres
Full Professor in Medicine at the University of Barcelona (UB) and Head of the Respiratory Intesive Care Unit at Hospital Clínic, Prof Antonio Torres is considered a physician of reference both nationally and internationally in lung infections, including pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, immunocompromised patients, weaning, noninvasive ventilation (NIV), and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS-ALI). He has published more than 380 original articles. His H-Index is now 91 (scopus).
J.A. Wedzicha Imperial College London London UK
J.H. Chang Ewha Womans University Seoul South Korea Biography
Biography of J.H. Chang
Dr. Chang obtained medical doctor degree and his phD from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. Also, He worked for Yonsei University and British Columbia University, Vancouver, Canada as a clinical fellow. Now he is professor of Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. His major is pulmonology and critical care medicine and has published more than 40 articles on SCI. He is currently the editorial board member of Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews.
H. Hirasawa Chiba University Chiba Japan Biography
Biography of H. Hirasawa
Dr. Hiroyuki Hirasawa was born in April 17, 1940. He is presently serving at Chiba University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Chiba, Japan. His subject areas are Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Nursing, Immunology and Microbiology Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics, Engineering, Neuroscience, and Materials Science. He has contributed more than 200 publications, having citations around 5376. He is a member of Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Japanese Association for Acute Medicine, Japanese Society for Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition, and Japanese Society of Artificial Organs.
Hiroaki Kume Kinki University Osaka Japan Biography
Biography of Hiroaki Kume
Hiroaki Kume was obtained MD from Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University in 1982 and completed PhD in Respiratory Medicine at Nagoya University School of Medicine in 1990. Currently based at Kindai University Faculty of Medicine (Osakasayama, Osaka Prefecture, Japan), I focuses on investigating the characteristics of beta2-adrenergic and muscarinic receptors in airway smooth muscle using physiological methods, and the characteristics of inflammation in the airways, with the goal of identifying therapeutic molecular targets for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
M.N. Maimon Soroka University Medical Center Beer-Sheva Israel
P. Shanmugaraju Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences Karimnagar India Biography
Biography of P. Shanmugaraju
P. ShanmugaRaju is the Assoc. Professor & I/C Head, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Chalmeda AnandRao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, India. Currently, he is a Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Chalmeda AnandRao Institute of Medical Sciences, India. He has published more than 35 articles in peer reviewed journals, authored 3 books and 12 book chapters. He is editorial board member of the American Journal of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Clinical Medicine, and American Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, USA.
R. Vlahos The University of Melbourne Parkville, VIC Australia Biography
Biography of R. Vlahos
Associate Professor Ross Vlahos is a Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Respiratory Research Group in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Australia. His research aims to identify novel strategies for the prevention and treatment of COPD and its co-morbidities with a focus on the cellular and molecular pathways that underpin cigarette smoke-induced lung inflammation and damage. Ross has co-authored more than 80 publications in peer reviewed journals, has had continuous National Health & Medical Research Council (Australia) funding since 2001 and has played a major role in commercially funded work that has confidentiality/patent agreements. He has served on national and international Grant Review Panels, various conference committees and Chaired sessions at international meetings.
P. Wark University of Newcastle New Lambton, NSW Australia Biography
Biography of P. Wark
Peter Wark is a senior staff specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle and a conjoint Professor with the University of Newcastle.
Peter qualified as a Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1991 and qualified as a specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1999. He completed and was awarded a PhD in 2001 at the University of Newcastle.
Wark has 104 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters since 1997. He has an H index of 38, with increasing publication output, and since 2012 his articles have been cited 3170 times.
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D. Sharma Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh India Biography
Biography of D. Sharma
Dr. Divakar Sharma is a Biotechnologist recognized in the field of Microbial Proteome research, particularly for Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases, especially in drug-resistant and drug-induced studies. Dr. Sharma is currently affiliated with Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, and he has studied at many universities and holds multiple degrees, including an M.Sc. degree in Biotechnology from C.S.J.M. University, India, and a Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from Jiwaji University, India. His research has a high clinical relevance that leads to the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines against drug resistant tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. He has various scientific contributions in journals of international repute.
W. Zhang Department of Pediatrics and Department of Physiology University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, TN USA Biography
Biography of W. Zhang
Dr. Weiqiang Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis, TN, USA). He received his PhD from University of Wales, Swansea (Swansea, UK) and did his postdoctoral training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Zhang’s research is focused on the basic and translational study of cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases.
Joseph Varon The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, TX USA