Stefano Fiorucci University of Perugia Perugia Italy Biography
Biography of Stefano Fiorucci
Prof. Stefano Fiorucci, is professor of Gastroenterology at University of Perugia, is the author of over 350 full papers.He is the director of gastroenterology unit of the Department of Surgical and Biomedical sciences. Professor Fiorucci investigates FXR Nuclear Receptors (Farnesoid-X-Receptor), PXR (Pregnane-X-Receptor) and PPARs (Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors) and the role they play in the onset and evolution of certain pathologies, such as chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease and several liver disorders (NASH, cholestasis). During his career he has published over 300 manuscripts in major international scientific journals.
Madhav Bhatia Department of Pathology University of Otago Christchurch New Zealand Biography
Biography of Madhav Bhatia
Prof. Madhav Bhatia heads the Inflammation Research Group in the Department of Pathology at the University of Otago, Christchurch. The group has an active research programme on the molecular pharmacology and molecular pathology of various inflammatory conditions such as acute pancreatitis, polymicrobial sepsis and burns, with the long-term goal of developing clinically effective therapeutic approaches. He has received numerous grants, has authored more than 160 contributions to the peer-reviewed literature, given several invited presentations in different countries and is on Editorial Boards of 34 journals. His publications have been cited more than 8000 times, and he has an "h"-index of 47. Prof. Bhatia has delivered invited talks at several international conferences worldwide. Prof. Bhatia has mentored several postgraduate students are research staff, who are now independent investigators in their own right, leading research groups in different parts of the world.
Antonio La Cava Division of Rheumatology Department of Medicine University of California Los Angeles CA USA Biography
Biography of Antonio La Cava
Dr. La Cava obtained a M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Naples, Italy. Currently Dr. La Cava is a Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and is the Director of the FOCIS Center of Excellence at UCLA. He has published more than 150 scientific publications and is currently in the editorial board of many scientific journals including this one.
Ken-Ichiro Inoue School of Nursing University of Shizuoka Shizuoka Japan
Kota V. Ramana Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology University of Texas Medical Branch TX USA Biography
Biography of Kota V. Ramana
Dr. Ramana obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry form the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Research, Chandigarh, India. Currently, he is a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA. The chief objectives of his investigations are to examine the involvement of cellular metabolism and oxidative stress signals in inflammation and to delineate the role of aldo-keto reductases and anti-oxidants in mediating the inflammatory pathways. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles. He is also serving as an editorial board member of several journals.
Jean-Marc Sabatier University of the Mediterranean Marseille France Biography
Biography of Jean-Marc Sabatier
Jean-Marc SABATIER is a Director of research at the French CNRS, with PhD and HDR degrees in Biochemistry and Microbiology. He headed several academic research teams (CNRS, INSERM and University), as well as a combined academic-industry research laboratory devoted to the engineering of therapeutic peptides (ERT62, Marseilles, France). He was also a Director of Research for several French private companies as well as a Canadian public company. He acts as a Consultant for top pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies. Dr. Sabatier works in the field of animal toxins. He so far contributed to several books in toxinology and virology, and more than 160 scientific articles, 180 communications, and 53 patents in both biology and chemistry. He is a member of 35 Editorial Boards of scientific journals, such as ‘Infectious Disorders – Drug Targets’ (Editor-in-Chief), ‘Peptides’, ‘Toxins’, ‘Molecules’ and the ‘Journal of Biological chemistry’. He also reviewed articles submitted for publication in 74 international journals and acts as an expert for numerous institutions (ANR, CEA, CNRS, MRC, ISF, BARD, AIRD, IPT, Pasteur Institutes, Ville de Paris, Region Languedoc-Roussillon, Fondation Arthritis, etc.). He won the ‘Citizen of the Year Award’ from the Nouvel Economiste (1994) for his work on antivirals. He is a member of a dozen scientific societies, such as the ‘American Peptide Society’ (charter member), ‘European Peptide Society’, ‘American Society for Microbiology’, ‘Biochemical Society’ and ‘New-York Academy of Sciences’.
Kuldeep Dhama Division of Pathology Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh India Biography
Biography of Kuldeep Dhama
Dr. Kuldeep Dhama, is a regional editor for the journal. Currently working as Principal Scientist in ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India, With 22 years of research and teaching experience in the areas of immunology, microbiology and virology, he has developed several diagnostics, vaccines and immunomodulatory modules to counter infectious diseases of animals and public health concerns. He has 800 publications in scientific journals, books, magazines; is a member of 20 professional/scientific societies; and honored with 50 Best Paper Awards and other high recognitions. He worked as Nodal Officer, WTO; Member, Wildlife Health Specialist Group (IUCN); and as is Editor and Member, Editorial Board in reputed journals (Front. Immunology, Front. Microbiology, Vet. Quart. and others), and peer-reviewer for several journals. His h-index is 35 with 6150 citations.
Luis Prieto-Andres Facultat de Medicina I Odontologia University of Valencia Valencia Spain
Kyoungho Suk Department of Pharmacology Kyungpook National University Daegu South Korea Biography
Biography of Kyoungho Suk
Dr. Kyoungho Suk is a Regional Editor 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.
Section: Ambulatory Pediatrics
Alexander K. Leung University of Calgary Calgary, AB Canada Biography
Biography of Alexander K. Leung
After obtaining his MBBS in 1973 at the University of Hong Kong, Prof. Leung was an intern at the Queen Mary Hospital. He then completed his Pediatric residency followed by a Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the Foothills Provincial Hospital with the University of Calgary. A holder of MBBS, DCH(Lond & Irel), FRCPC; FRCP(UK & Irel), FRCPCH, and FAAP degrees, Prof. Leung is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Calgary and is Pediatric Consultant at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Prof. Leung’s areas of interest include general pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology.
Prof. Leung is the author of over 1000 scientific publications including 335 chapters and 9 books. Currently, Prof. Leung serves on the editorial boards of 36 medical journals.
Section: Epigenomic Landscape of Airway Inflammation & Allergy
Pradyumna K. Mishra Department of Molecular Biology ICMR-National Institute for Research in Environmental Health Bhopal India Biography
Biography of Pradyumna K. Mishra
Prof. (Dr.) Pradyumna Kumar Mishra is currently Deputy Director & Group Leader (Molecular Biology) of
the ICMR-National Institute for Research in Environmental Health, Bhopal, India. He is a recipient of
prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship, USA and has been a Visiting Scientist to Weizmann Institute of
Science, Israel; Osaka University, Japan; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation. He is also a
Foreign Affiliate Member of the Foundation for Polish Science, Warsaw, Poland. Prof. Mishra is an
editorial board member of several prestigious international journals and serves in the task force of
different academic and scientific committees. His primary interest is translational research with equal
emphasis laid on molecular biology and nano-medicine. Prof. Mishra’s track record of academic
accomplishments is backed up by more than 125 primary peer-reviewed publications (Citations>3100;
Impact Factor>350.0; h-index=32). He has several ongoing research projects in collaboration with premier
institutions of India and abroad.
Section: Inflammation and cancer
Hardeep S. Tuli Department of Biotechnolgy Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University) Ambala India Biography
Biography of Hardeep S. Tuli
Dr. Hardeep Singh Tuli is an Assistant Professor at the Department of biotechnology Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), India. From 2009 to 2011, he was a Lecturer at the Department of Applied Sciences, Institute of Science and Tecnology, Klawad, India. To date he has published more than 90 papers in various peer-reviewed international journal and authored or co-authored in number of book chapters. He has published a couple of books entitled “Current Aspects of Flavonoids: Their Role in Cancer Treatment” and “Drug targets in cellular processes of cancer: from nonclinical to preclinical models”. He also edited thematic issues on "Natural Moieties as Anti-Inflammatory Agents-Recent Patents" & “Current Aspects in Chemopreventive Strategies” with Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery and Frontiers in Pharmacology respectively. One of his published articles was accepted as short news in the Italian Magazine, Laboratorio 2000.
Section: Drug Design
Marco Tutone Department of Biological, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies University of Palermo Palermo Italy Biography
Biography of Marco Tutone
Dr. Marco Tutone received his Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical sciences in 2006. From 2006 to 2008, he was a Post-doc research fellow at the University of Palermo. In October 2019, he became an associate professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Palermo. His research activity focuses on computational medicinal chemistry. In recent years, he has also been focusing on the study of natural substances along with the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of dopaminergic modulators. Since 2014, he has been involved in the study of TRIDs and he is also the owner of an international patent.
Frontiers Section Editor
Section: Cancer Immunology
Roberto Bei Department of Experimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences University of Rome "Tor Vergata" Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Roberto Bei
Prof. Bei is M.D., Ph.D; Specialist in Medical Oncology and in Clinical Pathology. Currently, he is Full Professor of General Pathology at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. His teaching activity encompasses General Pathology for School of Medicine, Medical Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Dietician, Residency in Endocrinology, Oncology. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Rec. Pat Infl Allergy Drug Discov, J Liver, MOJ Immunol (Senior Editor), O J Immunol, J Immun Serum Biol, SciTz Nutrition and Food Science, Frontiers in Bioscience, Anti-Cancer Agents in Med Chem. Research interest: Cancer immunotherapy. Nutrition and cancer. He has published about 100 peer reviewed publications: Total IF=375 (ISI), H-index: 29, Citations: 2760.
She graduated in Medicine in 1977 at the Rome University "Sapienza" and specialized in Pediatrics in 1980 and in Childcare in 1985. For over 25 years, she was interested in pediatric allergy and for more than 10 years she has begun her personal journey in Molecular Allergology. Extremely interested in the matter, since the beginning of 2008 she has transferred her business from one of the largest departments of pediatrics in Rome to the Molecular Allergology Center, by integrating her healthcare activity with that of research in the pediatric age, effectively complementing the activities already taking place in the center and dedicated to teenagers, adults and seniors. She has performed some fundamental studies on markers of severity of food allergy in children, mainly in cow's milk, egg, and plant food allergy. In collaboration with the other CAAM (Centri Associati Allergologia Molecolare) members and researchers from other research centers, she has identified and characterized new allergenic molecules and, thanks to microarray-based diagnostics, she has set new molecular profiles of awareness leading to innovative schemes for therapeutic intervention in the allergic child. Dr.ssa Alessandri has published more than 80 scientific publications. She is co-founder of CAAM, sharing the spirit and philosophy, contributing to its organization and its development. Together with the other CAAM specialists she contributes to the design and release of the second generation molecule-based test for allergy diagnosis, the FABER IgE test. email@example.com
Alessandro Antonelli Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Pisa Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of Alessandro Antonelli
Prof. Antonelli is currently Director of the Immuno-Endocrine Section of Internal Medicine and Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy. He graduated in Medicine cum laude at the University of Pisa in 1982, where he received the post-graduate Specialization in Endocrinology in 1985 and in Occupational Health in 1987. He received also the postgraduate Specialization in Oncology (at the University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy) in 1992. His researches have been published in more than 310 articles on International journals (Impact Factor > 1190; H index 58).
Palanisamy Arulselvan Department of Microbiology Muthayammal College of Arts and Science Tamil Nadu India
Palanisamy Arulselvan Department of Microbiology Muthayammal College of Arts and Science Tamil Nadu India Biography
Biography of Palanisamy Arulselvan
Dr. Arulselvan Palanisamy, Adjunct Associate Professor, Muthayammal Centre for Advanced Research (MCAR) and previously a Research Fellow at the Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia and post-doctoral researcher in Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He graduated with an MSc in Biochemistry from Periyar University, Tamilnadu, India, before furthering his studies by pursuing his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Madras, Chennai, India.
Dr. Arulselvan Palanisamy has acquired significant research experience in diverse areas of Biochemistry and Biotechnology with a major research focus on natural products, specifically on the pharmacological action of bioactive compounds, inflammation, nano-drug delivery system etc.
Peter J. Barnes Faculty of Medicine Imperial College London UK Biography
Biography of Peter 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. He qualified at Cambridge and Oxford Universities (first class honours) and was appointed to his present post in 1987. He has published >1000 peer-review papers on asthma, COPD and related topics (h-index 155) 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, the first respiratory researcher for over 150 years. He was President of the ERS in 2013/2014.
Artur Bauhofer University Marburg Marburg Germany
Roberto Bei Department of Experimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences University of Rome Tor Vergata Rome Italy Biography
Biography of Roberto Bei
Prof. Bei is M.D., Ph.D; Specialist in Medical Oncology and in Clinical Pathology. Currently, he is Full Professor of General Pathology at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. His teaching activity encompasses General Pathology for School of Medicine, Medical Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Dietician, Residency in Endocrinology, Oncology. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Rec. Pat Infl Allergy Drug Discov, J Liver, MOJ Immunol (Senior Editor), O J Immunol, J Immun Serum Biol, SciTz Nutrition and Food Science, Frontiers in Bioscience, Anti-Cancer Agents in Med Chem. Research interest: Cancer immunotherapy. Nutrition and cancer.
He has published about 100 peer reviewed publications: Total IF=375 (ISI), H-index: 29, Citations: 2760.
Miguel Casanovas Inmunotek, S.L Madrid Spain
Mario Cazzola Unit of Respiratory Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Internal Medicine University of Rome Tor Vergata Rome Italy
Salvatore Cuzzocrea Facolta di Medicina e Chirurgia University of Messina Messina Italy Biography
Biography of Salvatore Cuzzocrea
Full Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Messina. Graduated in Pharmacy and
Medicine and Onorary Professor in Pharmacology, University of Manchester (UK). Prof. Cuzzocrea received
a doctorate (PhD) in “Experimental Medicine” School of Medicine University of Messina. Author of more
than 600 publications including articles in peer reviewed international journals and scientific books. Editor
and referee for several international journals. He encompass research activities with specific competences
at international levels in the field of autoimmunity, inflammation and neurodegenerative disorders as well
as drug development.
Juan B. De Sanctis Palacky University Olomouc Czech Republic Biography
Biography of Juan B. De Sanctis
Dr. Juan B. De Sanctis. Professor of Immunology and Biochemistry and Director of the Institute of Immunology. Faculty of Medicine. Universidad Central de Venezuela. Member of FOCIS Center of Excellence in Immunology. PhD in Biochemistry and Immunology. Expertise in Inflammation, Metabolism, Flow Cytometry, Genetics, Pharmacology and Immune response. Currently member of the editorial board of Recent Patents on inflammation and allergy drug discovery, current pharmacological design, Venezuelan Archives of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Reviewer of 15 different journals. Author of 150 publications. Author of two patents.
Caigan Du The University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada
Poupak Fallahi Department of Internal Medicine and the Rheumatology Unit University of Pisa Pisa Italy
Silvia M. Ferrari Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Pisa Pisa Italy Biography
Biography of Silvia M. Ferrari
Silvia Martina Ferrari is graduated in Biological Sciences cum laude in 2002 and specialized in Clinical Pathology in 2007 at the University of Pisa (Italy). Her principal areas of expertise are autoimmune thyroid disorders, chemokines and cytokines, type 1 diabetes, systemic autoimmune disorders, HCV-associated thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. Her researches have been published in more than 154 articles on International journals (HI=38). She serves as an Editorial Board Member and is Referee and Reviewer of many scientific International journals.
Caterina Foti DIMO Department University of Bari Bari Italy Biography
Biography of Caterina Foti
Since 1998 she had been working at the University of Bari as Associate Professor in Dermatology. Nowadays she is the Director of the Dermatology Clinic of the University of Bari, President of the Italian Society of Dermatology, Allergology, Environmental and Professional (SIDAPA), member of the European Environmental and Contact Dermatitis Research Group (EECDRG). She is the author of over 200 scientific publications in national and international journals, 32 chapters and a monograph on various topics. Her main scientific interests are in the study of contact dermatitis, photo-dermatitis and urticaria.
Her scientific activity is focused to the research of the substances responsible of contact allergy trying also to identify new sensitizing haptens.
Oreste Gualillo Santiago University Clinical Hospital Santiago de Compostela Spain Biography
Biography of Oreste Gualillo
Dr. Oreste Gualillo graduated in pharmaceutical chemistry and technology at the School of Pharmacy of the University “Federico II” in Naples, Italy. He obtained his Ph.D in Pharmacology in 1995. He received training in molecular endocrinology under the mentoring of Professor Paul A. Kelly at the Necker School of Medicine, INSERM U344, in Paris. In 1998, he moved to the Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, where he was a "Marie Curie" TMR30 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 2001, he set up his own research group at the Santiago University Clinical Hospital, Division of Rheumatology. He is currently a Staff Researcher of the Spanish National Heath System ["Carlos III” National Institute of Health and SERGAS (Servizo Galego de Saude)], at Santiago University Clinical Hospital, heading the Neuroendocrine Interactions in Rheumatology and Inflammatory Diseases (NEIRID) group of IDIS (Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Santiago). He worked on the regulation and signal transduction of prolactin, leptin and ghrelin under various pathophysiological conditions, in particular in immunity and inflammation. Since 2001, Dr. Gualillo’s primary research focussed on the molecular signals triggered by adipokines and on the pathways through which adipokines are involved in rheumatic diseases and in the inflammatory response of chondrocytes, synovial cells and adipocytes in particular in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Over the past years, his group has contributed to multiple aspects of research on the roles of adipokines in inflammation in rheumatic disorders and to define the molecular basis of ghrelin action in chondrocytes and other systems. Dr. Gualillo’s group is also involved in research aimed to define the role of phenolic compounds of extra virgin olive oil in cartilage pathophysiology. Dr. Gualillo’s track record of professional achievement is backed up by more than 150 primary peer-reviewed publications (research papers, book chapters, editorials etc). He has on going collaborative research with industry and leading academic investigators in established centres of excellence in Europe and USA. He serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals and committes as well as technical advisory bodies.
Tomoyuki Hisa Ryotokuji University Medical Center Urayasu-City Japan
Kam L.E. Hon The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Biography
Biography of Kam L.E. Hon
Dr. Hon is a paediatric professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his undergraduate medical education from the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatricians (FAAP) and Fellow of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM). He received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Hon has published more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers, books and book chapters. Dr. Hon is particularly keen in educating the parents to dismiss myths and fallacies regarding the wellbeing and health of their children.
Abishek Iyer Department of Molecular Biology The University of Queensland Brisbane Australia
Hannu Kankaanranta Department of Respiratory Medicine Seinäjoki Central Hospital Seinäjoki Finland
George N. Konstantinou Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology General Military Training Hospital Thessaloniki Greece
Lixin Liu Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology University of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Canada Biography
Biography of Lixin Liu
Dr. Lixin Liu had research training with Dr. Dirk Roos (CLB, The Netherlands) and completed his PhD study with Dr. Per Venge at Uppsala University (Sweden). In 2001 as a post-doctoral fellow, he joined the lab of Dr. Paul Kubes in the University of Calgary, AB, Canada. In 2006, he joined the faculty at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK, Canada) and currently is an associate professor in pharmacology. Using intravital microscopy and other techniques, his lab is now investigating the role of intracellular signaling molecules in neutrophil-endothelial cell interactions and neutrophil recruitment during inflammation.
Howard I. Maibach Department of Dermatology University of California CA USA
Slaheddine Marrakchi Department of Dermatology University Hospital Hedi Chaker Sfax Tunisia Biography
Biography of Slaheddine Marrakchi
Dr. Marrakchi graduated (MD) from the University of Brussels (ULB-Belgium). He was board certified in dermatology from the University of Lille (France) and completed a fellowship in dermatology from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF-USA). Dr. Marrakchi is a consultant dermatologist in the university hospital of Sfax (Tunisia). He works mainly on contact dermatitis and genetics of psoriasis.
Dr. Marrakchi published more than 50 scientific articles and 10 books chapters.
Abbas Mirshafiey Dept. of Immunology, School of Public Health Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran
Pradyumna K. Mishra Department of Molecular Biology ICMR-National Institute for Research in Environmental Health Bhopal India Biography
Biography of Pradyumna K. Mishra
Dr. Pradyumna Mishra is currently Deputy Director of the ICMR-NIREH, India. He is a recipient of prestigious Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship (USA) and is a Visiting Faculty Associate to Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and Osaka University, Japan. Recently, he was nominated as one of the Foreign Affiliate Members in Foundation for Polish Science, Warsaw, Poland. He is Associate Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers in Genetics and serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, committees and technical advisory bodies. He is primarily involved in inter-disciplinary research of molecular immunology and translational medicine. His track record of academic accomplishments is backed up by more than 125 primary peer-reviewed publications. He has several collaborative research projects in established centres of excellence.
Chi-Chiu Mok Department of Medicine Tuen Mun Hospital Hong Kong China
Giuseppe Murdaca Department of Internal Medicine University of Genova Genova Italy Biography
Biography of Giuseppe Murdaca
Dr. Giuseppe Murdaca, M.D. (1993), Ph.D. (2003), is currently Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, in the Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, at University of Genova, Italy. His research interests involve Immunodeficiency, Autoimmunity, Neuro-endocrino-immunology, Pharmacogenomics, and Vaccine and autoimmune diseases. Dr. Murdaca has authored/co-authored over 90 article publications in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. more than 1,870. He has membership in Italian Society of Immunology, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Italian Society of Internal Medicine, and Italian Society of Experimental Biology. Furthermore, he is Editor-in-Chief of several other journals, i.e. Edorium Journal of Medicine, Autoimmune Diseases and Therapeutic Approaches: Open Access, Journal of Immunization, etc.
Isao Nagaoka Department of Host Defense and Biochemical Research Juntendo University Tokyo Japan
Cevdet Ozdemir Department of Immunology Istanbul University Istanbul Turkey
Dipak Panigrahy Boston Children’s Hospital Boston MA USA
Alberto Papi Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Ferrara Ferrara Italy Biography
Biography of Alberto Papi
Alberto Papi is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Vice President of the School of Medicine at the University of Ferrara, Italy, and Director of the Respiratory Unit of the Department of Emergency Medicine, S. Anna University Hospital, Ferrara, Italy.
He trained in Respiratory Medicine at the University of Parma, before spending 4 years in the UK as a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, where he is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer.
He has coordinated several pivotal studies in asthma and COPD, and has authored more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Giselle Penton-Rol Clinical Trials Division Center for Genetic Eng. and Biotech Havana Cuba
Raffaele Pezzilli Department of Digestive Diseases and Internal Medicine Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital Bologna Italy
Nima Rezaei Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran Biography
Biography of Nima Rezaei
Professor Nima Rezaei gained his medical degree (MD) from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and
subsequently obtained an MSc in Molecular and Genetic Medicine and a PhD in Clinical Immunology
and Human Genetics from the University of Sheffield, UK. He also spent a short-term fellowship of
Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Bone Marrow Transplantation in the Newcastle General Hospital.
Professor Rezaei is now the Full Professor of Immunology and Vice Dean of International Affairs, School
of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and the co-founder and Deputy President of the
Research Center for Immunodeficiencies. He is also the founding President of Universal Scientific
Education and Research Network (USERN). Prof. Rezaei has already been the Director of more than 50
research projects and has designed and participated in several international collaborative projects. Prof.
Rezaei is an editorial assistant or board member for more than 30 international journals. He has edited
more than 30 international books, has presented more than 500 lectures/posters in congresses/meetings,
and has published more than 800 articles in the international scientific journals.
Giovanni A. Rossi Pediatric Pulmonology adn Allergy Unit Instituto G. Gaslini Genova Italy
Bronislaw L. Slomiany University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey NJ USA
Ljudmila Stojanovich Internal medicine-rheumatologist Head of Scientific Research Department Belgrade University Medical School Belgrade Serbia
Yohannes Tesfaigzi Lovelace Respiratory Res. Inst NM USA Biography
Biography of Yohannes Tesfaigzi
Dr. Yohannes Tesfaigzi has a doctorate in molecular biology (Ph.D.) from the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. After his postdocoral research at the University of California at Davis, he joined the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) in Albuquerque, USA in 1994. He is Senior Scientist and Director of the COPD Program at LRRI and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine. His researchwas continuously funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)for the past 21 years. Dr. Tesfaigzi has published over 120 peer review publications.
Vinod Tiwari Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Johns Hopkins University MD USA
Yamini B. Tripathi Department of Medicinal Chemistry Banaras Hindu University Varanasi India
Christina Tsitsimpikou Department of Drugs and Narcotics General State Chemical Lab. of Greece Athens Greece Biography
Biography of Christina Tsitsimpikou
Christina Tsitsimpikou is a Senior governmental officer in the General Chemical State Laboratory of Greece and a professor in the Post-Graduate Course of Toxicology, University of Thessaly. She has BSc in Chemistry, MScs on Pharmacognosy and Sports Medicine, phD Degree in Biotechnology and post-doctoral thesis on Bioethics. She is General Secretary of the Hellenic Society of Toxicology and European Registered Toxicologist (ERT), with long-term of duties in WADA Ethics and Education Committee, the Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention (T-DO) and the RAC of the European Chemicals Agency. She has published more than 50 artices in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Jiu-Yao Wang Department of Pediatric, College of Medicine National Cheng-Kung University Taiwan China
Yılmaz Yılmaz Dokuz Eylül University İzmir Turkey Biography
Biography of Yılmaz Yılmaz
I had been working as a member of lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine in
Dokuz Eylul University since 1999. I am still working as a manager in
Experimental Research Center. I have 203 publications published in international
journals. These publications are on the cited 3700 times. My research area are
laboratory animal science and translational medicine. I am head of experimental
animal ethical committee. I am also president of laboratory animal science
association of TURKEY.
Associate Editorial Board Members
Ahmed Abdelbaset-Ismail Zagazig University Zagazig Egypt Biography
Biography of Ahmed Abdelbaset-Ismail
Dr. Abdelbaset-Ismail is currently working as associate professor at Surgery Department, Faculty of
Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt. He previously worked at University of Veterinary Medicine
Hannover, Germany from November 2008 till February 2011 to construct the PhD on
regenerative medicine using adipose derived-MSCs. His postdoctoral studies at Stem Cell Institute, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, KY, USA were mainly targeted on
various experimental setups using hematopoietic stem cells, bone marrow, cord blood-derived and
adipose tissue-derived MSCs, very small embryonic-like stem cells, leukemic cells, and germline-derived
cells. His research interests include stem cells, leukemia, hematopoiesis, veterinary anesthesiology and experimental surgery
Rahul P. Singh Department of Pharmacy GD Goenka University Gurgaon India Biography
Biography of Rahul P. Singh
Dr. Rahul Pratap Singh earned his B. Pharm. and M. Pharm. degrees
from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India. He has completed his Ph.D.
in Pharmaceutics (cancer nanomedicines) in 2017, under the supervision
of Dr. M.S. Muthu and Prof. B.L. Pandey from Banaras Hindu
University, Varanasi. Dr. Singh is an Assistant Professor at the
Department of Pharmacy, School of Medical and Allied Sciences, GD
Goenka University, Sohna, Gurgaon, India. He has authored dozens of
scientific publications and currently editing one book on lung cancer
nanomedicines. He received several fellowships; awards including
research grant from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB),
Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India,
Dr. Singh is working as a research project reviewer of the Department of
Science and Technology, New Delhi since 2017 onwards, He is an
Editor-Board Member of several other scientific journals, including
Coronaviruses, Current Protein & Peptide Science, Acta Scientific
Pharmaceutical Sciences and International Research Journal of
Hui Wang Department of Pathology University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX United States Biography
Biography of Hui Wang
I received my Ph.D. from University of Wyoming in Animal Science. I studied the impact of environmental agents and obesity on the intestinal inflammatory responses. My postdoctoral studies, at University of Texas Medical Branch and Health Science Center, were mainly focused on impact of various agents on immune dysregulation and cardiovascular diseases. Currently I am working on the mechanism of environmental toxicant trichloroethylene (TCE)-mediated autoimmunity in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and autoimmune hepatitis.
Executive Guest Editor
Consolato M. Sergi Dept. of Lab. Med. & Pathology University of Alberta Edmonton, AB Canada Biography
Biography of Consolato M. Sergi
Consolato M. Sergi is a Full Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He was born in Rome (Italy), obtained his MD degree with honors, Pediatrics residency, and Fellowship in Pediatric Pathology at the University of Genoa, Italy, did his M.Sc. in Public Health from Austria, and FRCPC (Pathology) from the Royal College in Ottawa. Dr. Sergi’s areas of interest are congenital heart disease, metabolic diseases, gastrointestinal/biliary diseases, carcinogenesis (bone/liver), and mitochondrial DNA‐related cardiomyopathies.
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