Journal of Neurological Disorders

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Journal of Neurological Disorders
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Editorial Board

Athanasios K. Petridis

Editor-In-Chief
Athanasios K. Petridis, MD
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Schleswig Holstein
Germany
Read Interview session with Athanasios K. Petridis

Biography :

Dr. Athanasios K. Petridis is an Associate Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery in University of Schleswig Holstein, Germany. He is also a Co-Director of the Spine Fellowship Program of AO Spine. He completed his Postdoc in the field of CNS-Regeneration from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York. Dr. Petridis research interest is CNS-Regeneration, Stem cell regeneration and neurosurgical papers.

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Dr. Petridis research interest is CNS-Regeneration, Stem cell regeneration and neurosurgical papers.

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Kenneth M Heilman

Kenneth M Heilman, MD
The James E. Rooks Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurology
University of Florida College of Medicine and GRECC-VAMC
Gainesville, USA

Biography :

Dr. Kenneth M. Heilman received his M.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 1963. He was a PGY 1&2 in internal medicine at Cornell University Medical Center-Bellevue Hospital (1963-65). During the Vietnam War he joined the Air Force and was Chief of Medicine at NATO Hospital, Izmir, Turkey (1965-1967). After his service, he took a Neurology residency and fellowship at the Harvard Neurological Unit of Boston City (1967-1970), first with Dr. Denny-Brown and then with Dr. Norman Geschwind. In 1970 he joined the faculty at the University of Florida as an Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1973 and Professor in 1975. He received the James E Rooks, Jr. endowed professorship in 1990 and in 1998 was promoted to a Distinguished Professor. In 1977, Dr. Heilman joined the VA faculty, in a part time status, first as a Staff Neurologist and then between 1996 and 2009 as Chief of the Neurology Service. At the VA he is currently a member of the GRECC. Heilman is a clinician, educator and investigator. His expertise as a clinician has been recognized by being listed in multiple editions of the Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors and Who’s Who. In addition to teaching students (medical and psychology), and resident physicians he is director of a Behavioral Neurology-Dementia Post-Doctoral program. This program has trained more than 70 post-doctoral fellows, the majority of who hold academic positions and several of whom are now leaders in academic neurology, neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. Most of Heilman’s research is neurobehavioral, examining brain behavior relationships in health and disease. He is the author or co-author or editor or co-editor of 14 published or ‘in press’ books and more than 500 peer reviewed publications. He has received and continues to receive federal funding (NIH or VA) for about 40 years. He and his coworkers have described several new diseases/disorders and their treatment (e.g., orthostatic tremor). He has demonstrated that right hemisphere injury causes disorders of emotional communication (impaired emotional prosody and facial expressions), as well as defects of sensory attention, action-intention (spatial neglect) and self-awareness (anosognosia). He has helped to better understand disorders of purposeful skilled movements (apraxia) as well as other neurobehavioral disorders such as amnesia, aphasia, agraphia and alexia. Dr. Heilman is a member of many honorary organizations such as Alpha Omega Alpha, Sigma Xi and the Dana Foundation. He has received two Research Foundation Professorships, the Clinical Research Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Florida, College of Medicine. He is a past President of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the Society for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology (SCBN) and in 2012 they give him their first Lifetime Achievement Award. The INS gave him their “Distinguished Career Award,” SCBN gave him the “Outstanding Achievement Award, ” and the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) give him their “Distinguished Service Award” for his scientific and educational contributions. He was elected to be an Honorary Member of the American Neurological Association, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). In 2009 the AAN gave him the Wartenberg Lecture Award and he presented the Wartenberg Lecture at the 2009 meeting of the AAN. . His greatest honor, however, has been being married to Patricia, having three wonderful children and three grandchildren.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Heilman’s research is neurobehavioral, examining brain behavior relationships in health and disease. He is the author or co-author or editor or co-editor of 14 published or ‘in press’ books and more than 500 peer reviewed publications. He has received and continues to receive federal funding (NIH or VA) for about 40 years. He and his coworkers have described several new diseases/disorders and their treatment (e.g., orthostatic tremor). He has demonstrated that right hemisphere injury causes disorders of emotional communication (impaired emotional prosody and facial expressions), as well as defects of sensory attention, action-intention (spatial neglect) and self-awareness (anosognosia). He has helped to better understand disorders of purposeful skilled movements (apraxia) as well as other neurobehavioral disorders such as amnesia, aphasia, agraphia and alexia.

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Hiroshi Nakanishi

Hiroshi Nakanishi, PhD
Professor & Vice Dean
Department of Aging Science and Pharmacology,
Faculty of Dental Sciences
Kyushu University
Japan

Biography :

Dr. Hiroshi Nakanishi is currently a Professor of Departmet of Aging Science and Pharmacology, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University. He completed his PhD in Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University and his post-doctoral training at Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, the University of Tennessee at Memphis. He became an Associate Professor at Department of Pharmacology in 1999, and a Professor of Laboratory of Oral Aging Science, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University in 2000. He was the Dean of Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University from 2011 to 2013. His reserach is focusing on the physiological and pathological functions of microglia in the central nervous system.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Nakanishi’s research interest includes: (1) Roles of microglia in the synaptic plasticity and synaptic reorganization, (2) Roles of microglia in the brain aging, (3) Rols of microglia in the chronic pain, (4) Roles of microglia in Neuropshychiatic disorders including autism.

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Milivoj Velickovic Perat

Executive Editor
Milivoj Velickovic Perat, MD, PhD
Neuropsychiatrist and Developmental Neurologist
Academy of Developmental Medicine
Slovenia

 

Biography :

Dr. Milivoj Veličković Perat is a Director at Academy of Developmental medicine in Slovenia. Dr. Perat born on June 3, 1937. He was graduated from Ljubljana University Medical School 1963. Specialised in neuro-psychiatry and developmental neurology. Since 1973 he was a member of staff at the University Medical Centre, Paediatric Hospital in Ljubljana.

He was a Professor at Medical Faculty of University of Ljubljana and a Head of the Centre of Developmental Neurology, National Register of at Risk Newborns, and the Cerebral Palsy Centre.
For more than 40 years he has been working on the development of the central nervous system and the early brain damage, especially in the field of cerebral palsy. His post-graduate work was completed with Prof. Heinz Prechtl at the Institute of Developmental Neurology at Groningen University in the Netherlands. After research into possible risk factors in cerebral palsy he received his scientific doctorate (PhD) in 1983.


He has organised several international and national professional conferences, symposia, congresses, workshops, and courses in the field of child and developmental neurology. In his professional field he has published more than 100 books and articles on medicine, particularly on child and developmental neurology.

 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Neuro-psychiatry, Developmental neurology, Development of the central nervous system and the early brain damage, especially in the field of cerebral palsy. Early detection of brain damage and developmental abnormalities

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Shin-ichi Muramatsu

Shin-ichi Muramatsu, MD, PhD
Professor
Division of Neurology
Jichi Medical University
Japan

Biography :

Dr. Muramatsu is currently a Professor of Neurology at Jichi Medical University (JMU) in Japan. He received his MD and PhD from JMU. He completed his neurology residency at both Gunma University and JMU. He was a visiting associate at National Institutes of Health in USA from1995 to 1997. He received the Award for Excellent Research (2001) and the TAKARA Bio Award (2011) from the Japan Society of Gene Therapy. Hisresearch group has been developing gene therapies for treating neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors. Dr. Muramatsu’s expertise has contributed to a clinical trial of gene therapy for aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency in Taiwan.

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Research Interest :

Gene therapy, Movement disorders, Neurodegenerative diseases

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Charles B. Nemeroff

Charles B. Nemeroff, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
USA

Biography :

Dr. Nemeroff was born in New York City in 1949 and educated in the New York City Public School System. After graduating from the City College of New York in 1970, he enrolled in graduate school at Northeastern University and received a Masters degree in Biology in 1973. He received his MD and PhD (Neurobiology) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His residency training in psychiatry was conducted at both the University of North Carolina and at Duke University, after which he joined the faculty of Duke University. At Duke he was Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology and Chief of the Division of Biological Psychiatry before relocating in 1991 to Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as the Reunette W. Harris Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences until 2008. In 2009 he joined the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine as the Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is also a Director of Center on Aging. His research has concentrated on the biological basis of the major neuropsychiatric disorders, including affective disorders, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders. His clinical research is focused on the use of genetic, neuroendocrine, neuroimaging and neurochemical methods to comprehensively understand the pathophysiology of depression. In recent years he has uncovered the neurobiological mechanisms that mediate the increased risk for depression in victims of child abuse. He has also contributed to seminal findings in the burgeoning area of research concerning the relationship of depression to cardiovascular disease. Dr. Nemeroff has received numerous honors including the A.E. Bennett Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry (1979), the Judith Silver Memorial Young Scientist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (1989), both the Kempf Award in Psychobiology (1989) and the Samuel Hibbs Award (1990) from the American Psychiatric Association, and the Gold Medal Award and the Research Prize (1996) from the Society of Biological Psychiatry. In 1993 he was awarded the Edward J. Sachar Award from Columbia University and the Edward A. Strecker Award from The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital. In 1997, he was the recipient of the Gerald Klerman Award from the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Disorders Association and the Selo Prize from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression. In 1998 he was the recipient of the Research Award in Mood Disorders from the American College of Psychiatrists and in 1999 he received the Bowis Award from the same organization. He was awarded the Menninger Prize in 2000 from the American College of Physicians, the Research Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in 2001, and the Burlingame Prize from the Institute of Living in 2002. In 2006 he received the American Psychiatric Association Research Mentoring Award and Vestermark Award, and in 2008 The Judson Marmor Award for Research. Dr. Nemeroff served as the Editor-in-Chief of Neuropsychopharmacology from 2001-2006. With Alan F. Schatzberg, MD, he is co-Editor of the Textbook of Psychopharmacology, now in its Fourth Edition, published by the American Psychiatric Press Inc. He has served on the Mental Health Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Mental Health and the Biomedical Research Council for NASA. He is past President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the American College of Psychiatrists. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. He served as chair of the APA Committee on Research Training. In 2002 he was elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He has published more than 975 research reports and reviews.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Nemeroff research has concentrated on the biological basis of the major neuropsychiatric disorders, including affective disorders, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders. His clinical research is focused on the use of genetic, neuroendocrine, neuroimaging and neurochemical methods to comprehensively understand the pathophysiology of depression. In recent years he has uncovered the neurobiological mechanisms that mediate the increased risk for depression in victims of child abuse.

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Guangping Gao

Guangping Gao, PhD
Professor, Microbiology & Physiology Systems
Penelope Booth Rockwell Professor in Biomedical Research
Director, Gene Therapy Center and Vector Core
University of Massachusetts Medical School
USA

Biography :

Dr. Guangping Gao is the Director of the Gene Therapy Center and Penelope Booth Rockwell Professor in Biomedical Research, UMass Medical School. He received his Bachelor Degree in Medicine from Sichuan University, China, and his Ph.D. in molecular genetics at Florida International University with his work on discovering the human aspartoacylase gene and the genetic mutations responsible for Canavan disease. Dr. Gao joined the Institute for Human Gene Therapy (IHGT) at University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and served as the Director of Vector Program of IHGT to oversee the vector discovery, process development, vector manufacturing and QC testing. One of his most important contributions to the field of gene therapy is the discovery of a novel family highly efficient and safe AAV vectors. His primary research interests include molecular mechanisms of AAV evolution, microRNA functional genomics in adult mammals, biology and clinical application of miRNA therapeutics, and gene therapy of CNS disorders using rAAVs to cross BBB for global CNS gene transfer. He has published more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has 26 patented inventions. Dr. Gao served on several international committees for gene therapy. He is the senior editor of the Book Series on Gene and Cell Therapy publishing by ASGCT and Springer Publisher and serves on Advisory Board of Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Guangping Gao primary research interests include molecular mechanisms of AAV evolution, microRNA functional genomics in adult mammals, biology and clinical application of miRNA therapeutics, and gene therapy of CNS disorders using rAAVs to cross BBB for global CNS gene transfer.

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Giulio Maria Pasinetti

Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD
Chief of the Brain Institute Center of Excellence
Professor of Neurology
Department of Psychiatry
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
USA

Biography :

Giulio Maria Pasinetti is the Chief of the Brain Institute Center of Excellence for Novel Approaches to Neurodiagnostics and Neurotherapeutics and is a professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Geriatrics and Adult Development at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Pasinetti also serves as the Director of the Basic and Biomedical Research and Training, Geriatric Education and Clinical at the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Pasinetti’s research on lifestyle factors and metabolic co-morbidities influencing clinical dementia, neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s disease has made him one of the top experts in his field. Dr. Pasinetti is the recipient of several academic awards, including the prestigious Zenith and Temple awards from the Alzheimer’s Association, the Nathan W. and Margaret T. Shock Aging Research Foundation Award of the Gerontological Society of America, and the Foundation Queen Sofia of Spain Research Center Award on Alzheimer’s Disease. Most recently, Dr. Pasinetti received The Faculty Council Award for academic excellence at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Charles Dana Alliance for Brain Research Award from the Dana Foundation, recognizing productivity and worldwide leadership in his field of expertise. Dr. Pasinetti is the recipient of more than 30 grants and has published over 200 groundbreaking manuscripts.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Pasinetti research on lifestyle factors and metabolic co-morbidities influencing clinical dementia, neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s disease has made him one of the top experts in his field.

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John M. Petitto

John M. Petitto, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience
Department of Psychiatry
McKnight Brain Institute
University of Florida
USA

Biography :

Dr. John Michael Petitto is Co-Vice Chair for Research at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. He is a Professor at Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pharmacology & Therapeutics in McKnight Brain Institute. He has completed his MD from University of North Carolina in 1987. He also did his post doc work at National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), (NIH) focusing on Neuroimmunology. He is a member of many scientific societies. He is an Editorial Board member & prompt reviewer of many Journals.

He serve as an expert reviewer over the years includes the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institutes of Mental Health, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute for Human Genome Research, and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Also at National Institutes of Mental Health, served as expert external reviewer of the Intramural Scientific Program, Consultant to Intramural Board of Scientific Counselors, Bethesda, Maryland, November, 2002 & National Institutes of Mental Health Board of Scientific Counselors Review, June, 2008 (scientific and administrative review of programs in neuroimmunology)

 Biography
Research Interest :

Neuroimmunology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience

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Ivan Gospodinov Milanov

Ivan Gospodinov Milanov, MD, PhD
Director & Professor
Department of Movement Disorders
University Neurological Hospital “St. Naum”
Bulgaria

Biography :

Dr. Ivan Gospodinov Milanov is Director & Professor at the University Neurological Hospital “St. Naum”, Department of Movement Disorders in Bulgaria. He is a President of the Bulgarian Neurological Society, Bulgarian Movement Disorders and Multiple Sclerosis Society, Bulgarian Headache and Pain Society etc. Dr. Milanov has published 400 scientific publications & 18 monographs, 24 Handbooks of Neurology. His Research interest includes movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, headache, pain, and clinical electromyography.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Movement disorders, Multiple sclerosis, Headache, Pain, and Clinical electromyography.

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Fredric Gorin

Fredric Gorin, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
University of California
USA

Biography :

Dr. Fredric Gorin is a board-certified Neurologist and Chair of the Department of Neurology at University of California Davis Health System. He received doctoral training as a neuropharmacologist in computer-based drug design in biophysics and physiology. Over the past decade he have identified and designed novel small-molecule therapies to treat aggressive forms of primary brain cancers such as glioblastomas, neuroblastomas and medulloblastomas, as well as cancers that have spread to the central nervous system.  Our research group also researches new drugs for treating the intracranial swelling that often accompanies conditions such as traumatic brain injury and stroke and neuroinflammation causing neuropathic pain.

 Biography
Research Interest :

1.  Pre-clinical neurotherapeutic drug development
2.  Neuro-oncology particularly cancer initiating "stem-like" cells
3.  Hypoxic-ischemic stroke and tumor microenvironments
4.  Disorders of the peripheral nervous system
5.  Neuropathic pain syndromes
6.  Dysautonomias

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Keiko Ikemoto

Keiko Ikemoto, MD, PhD
Principal Director
Department of Psychiatry
Iwaki Kyoritsu General Hospital
Japan

Biography :

Dr. Keiko Ikemoto is a Principal Director, Department of Psychiatry, Iwaki Kyoritsu General Hospital, Fukushima, Japan. She is a Visiting Professor in Tokushima Graduate University Keiko Ikemoto graduated Shiga University of Medical Science in 1985, specialized in Psychiatry (Prof. Saburo Takahashi) and Neuroscience (Prof Toshihiro Maeda), and then graduated the Graduate School of Shiga University of Medical Science in 1996, when finished PhD. She studied monoamine neuronal system and sleep as a Boursiere du Gouvernement Francais in the Department of Experimental Medicine, Claude Bernard University (Prof. Michel Jouvet) in France (1995-1996), and Department of Anatomy, Fujita Health University, School of Medicine, Japan (1997-2000). She continued clinical research, brain research and education in Hanamaki National Hospital (2001-2004), Fukushima Medical University, School of Medicine (2004-2013), Shiga University of Medical Science (1985-present), and Department of Psychiatry, Iwaki Kyoritsu General Hospital, in Japan (2010-present). She organized the 1st Symposium for Brain Bank, in Fukushima in 2006. Now she chairs the Department of Psychiatry, Iwaki Kyoritsu General Hospital, Japan. She has published about 400 articles on neuropsychiatry and neuroscience.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Neuroscience & Neuropsychiatry

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Milt Teitler

Milt Teitler, PhD
Professor
Center for Neuropharmacology & Neuroscience
Albany Medical College
USA

Biography :

Professor Milt Teitler has published ~160 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and reviews and one book on the molecular pharmacology of receptors. Prof Teitler has been working with GPCRs since 1976, his first publication appearing early in 1977. His laboratory was the first to reveal the GTP-sensitive high and low affinity states of the 5-HT2A receptor, published several papers revealing that the initial interaction of LSD-like hallucinogens with the 5-HT2A receptor leads to their psychotomimetic effects, published the most detailed autoradiographical mapping of the r5-HT2A receptor and demonstrated that many antipsychotics have inverse agonist properties. The h5-HT1E receptor was discovered in his laboratory using human tissue and he recently published investigations of the function and distribution of this receptor in guinea pig brain. His laboratory recently demonstrated the novel non-competitive properties of antipsychotic drugs binding to serotonin receptors. These studies indicate GPCRs may function as homodimers and has major implications for drug development.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Molecular pharmacology of serotonin and dopamine G-protein coupled receptors.
Mechanisms of existing drugs and development of novel drugs for treating schizophrenia
Depression and other neurological and psychiatric conditions.
 

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Miguel A. Pappolla

Miguel A. Pappolla, PhD
Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Texas
USA

 

Biography :

Dr. Pappolla is currently a Professor appointment with the Department of Neurology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston . Dr. Pappolla received his MD degree from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina in 1978. His training includes a PhD Doctorate in Human aging in Barcelona, Spain and medical residencies and fellowships in the USA in Neurology, Anatomic Pathology, Neuropathology and Interventional Pain Medicine (Anesthesia based). This training required 10 additional years of post graduate medical education, all pursued in programs accredited by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Dr. Pappolla holds active board-certifications in 5 disciplines of Medicine (Pain Medicine, Neurology, Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Neuropathology). His scientific work includes more than 100 publications and book chapters mostly focusing in neuroscience research. He pioneered the relationship between Alzheimers disease and oxidative stress and cholesterol metabolism with some of his papers reaching over 700 citations in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Pappolla served for over 20 years as a consultant for the National Institutes of Health and a full Professor or Faculty at several medical schools in the USA (New York Medical College, LSU New Orleans, Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City, Medical University of South Carolina, University of Texas) where he taught Neurosciences and Neuropathology to medical students and medical residents for over 20 years. He has also served as Chairman of Neurology and Director of Neurosciences in one of the largest tertiary care centers in Mississippi, till about the time when his practice was disrupted by hurricane Katrina in 2005.

He then moved to the University of South Carolina as the Josephine Tucker Professor of Neurology but more recently relocated to Houston, Texas in 2008.

Dr. Pappollas research interest is in the development of treatments for neurological degenerative diseases. He has patented and developed novel neuroprotective agents such as OX-1 (now on phase 2 trial for Friedriech ataxia) and melatonin related analogs for Alzheimers disease.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Pappolla's research interest is in the development of treatments for neurological degenerative diseases. He has patented and developed novel neuroprotective agents such as OX-1 (now on phase 2 trial for Friedriech ataxia) and melatonin related analogs for Alzheimer's disease.

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Roger J. Pomerantz

Roger J. Pomerantz, MD, FACP
Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience
Global Head of the Infectious Diseases Franchise
Merck Research Laboratories Merck and Company, Inc.
USA

Biography :

Dr. Roger J. Pomerantz received his B.A. and M.D. at the Johns Hopkins. He completed his Medicine internship and residency training, and his subspecialty clinical and research training in Infectious Diseases and Virology at the Massachusetts General Hospital of the Harvard Medical School, and served as the Chief Medical Resident at. His post-doctoral research training in Molecular Retrovirology was obtained at the Whitehead Institute of MIT. He was an endowed, tenured Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Chief of Infectious Diseases, at the Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Pomerantz joined Johnson & Johnson, Inc. in 2005 as the President of Tibotec Pharmaceuticals, Inc. During Dr. Pomerantzs tenure as President of Tibotec, the company launched 6 anti-infective drugs world-wide.

In 2010, Dr. Pomerantz was recruited to Merck & Co., Inc., as Global Head of the Infectious Diseases Franchise and Senior Vice President, and was promoted to Worldwide Head of Licensing & Acquisitions.

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Research Interest :

Neurovirology and Viral Latency, Virology

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Harry W.M.Steinbusch

Harry W.M.Steinbusch, PhD
Professor in Cellular Neuroscience
Director School for Mental Health and Neuroscience
Maastricht University
The Netherlands

Biography :

Dr. Harry W.M.Steinbusch is a Full Professor in Cellular Neuroscience & Director of the European Graduate School of Neuroscience, since 1996. He is Director for Institute Brain & Behavior & Mental Health and Neuroscience. He received his PhD from the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University, Nijmegen entitled: "Serotoninergic Neurons in the Central Nervous System of the Rat" in 1982.

His Research is focussing on the neuroanatomical, pharmacological, physiological and behavioral aspects of development and aging. Our general working hypothesis is that pre/ peri or postnatal stress can lead to depression and this by itself can be an early initiator of neurodegeneration. In addition, neurodegeneration and functional repair are studied in animal models and in human material obtained from patients. Topics are development, plasticity, brain aging and dementia, movement disorders, learning and memory. Research questions have primarily to do with the mechanism of changes in the nervous system in diseases and in development and aging. Participating disciplines are: Animal neuropsychology, genetics, neuroanatomy, neuropathology, neurochemistry, neuroimmunology, animal neuropsychology, molecular cell biology, neurophysiology, developmental neurobiology, neuropharmacology.
He is an Editorial Board member & Reviewer for many Journals.

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Research Interest :

A focus is on the neuroanatomical, pharmacological, physiological and behavioral aspects of development and aging. Our general working hypothesis is that pre/ peri or postnatal stress can lead to depression and this by itself can be an early initiator of neurodegeneration. In addition, neurodegeneration and functional repair are studied in animal models and in human material obtained from patients.
Topics are development, plasticity, brain aging and dementia, movement disorders, learning and memory. Research questions have primarily to do with the mechanism of changes in the nervous system in diseases and in development and aging. Participating disciplines are: Animal neuropsychology, genetics, neuroanatomy, neuropathology, neurochemistry, neuroimmunology, animal neuropsychology, molecular cell biology, neurophysiology, developmental neurobiology, neuropharmacology.

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Trevor Archer

Trevor Archer, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Gothenburg
Sweden

Biography :

Dr. Trevor Archer is a Professor of Psychology in University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He did his PhD, in Psychology from the Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden in 1979. He served as a Professor of Psychology in Umeå University, Göteborg University, Karlstad University, Örebro University, Madrid Complutense, Kalmar University, Sweden, Visiting Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA; Madrid University, Spain, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. Dr. Archer is an author of more than 484 publications & many books. He is an Editorial Board member & Reviewer for many Journals.

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Research Interest :

Psychology

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Kuldip Sidhu

Kuldip Sidhu, PhD
Director, Stem Cell Lab
Department of Psychiatry
University of New South Wales
Australia

Biography :

Dr. Kuldip Sidhu, is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Stem Cell Laboratory (SCL) at the Faculty of Medicine in the University of New South Wales, Australia. His post doc training is from St Louis MO USA (1979-80) in assisted reproductive technology and he also worked with Prof James Thompson, Wisconsin USA (2000) who produced the first human embryonic stem cells in 1998.

His research focus is on neural stem cells derived from both the embryonic and non-embryonic sources for developing future cell therapies for various neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neuronal diseases. He has established a state-of-the-art facility to study the cell and developmental biology of stem cells. SCL has expertise to culture, propagate, differentiate, engineer and transplant in animal models the neural stem cells from various sources like human embryonic stem cells, skin-derived neuroprogenitors and human mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow. In addition, he has expertise in the derivation of new human embryonic stem cell lines including their clonal propagation. His lab was first to produce two hESC lines, Endeavour (E) 1&2 from Australia and E2 is listed on NIH registry USA for distribution. SCL has seriously embarked on iPS Technology and produced over 100 iPSC clones from Alzheimer’s patients for studying the disease processes and drug discovery.

A/Prof Sidhu has produced two books – the latest one (2012) on stem cells, thirteen book chapters, nine review chapters, two international patents, four proprietary items and one hundred and seventy original research papers including abstracts in journal of repute including one in Nature Biotechnology (2011) and all dealing with mammalian cell and developmental biology including stem cells. He shared this paper in Nature Biotechnology with Noble Laureate (2012), Prof Yamanaka. He has served on the International Society of Stem Cell Research Sub Committee and the NHMRC Cell Therapy Advisory Committee; he is a member of the editorial board of International Stem Cell Journals, the open stem cell journal and recent patent on regenerative medicine. He is on the expert panel on iPSC research for the European Union. He is president of the local chapter and member of the board of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, USA. He was the chair of the program committee of the 4th annual meeting of the Australasian society of stem cell research held in Sydney 2011. He has eight national and five international active research collaborations and including three with industry. He has widely travelled around the world and presented invited lectures, chaired sessions in scientific meetings, conferences. He is recognised by many awards e.g. Medallist for outstanding research from Indian National Science Academy 1981, Best book prize, 1996, Medal for best presentation in an international conference on frontiers of reproductive biology, 1989, Best invention prize, Australia, 2007, Finalist of Eureka prize 2009, Advanced Innovation Award (Finalist), UNSW 2012. He has produced 9 PhD, 2 MSC, 4 HONS students and some of them are also recognised with Dean’s list and McConaghy Prize. His passion in science is as good as in Tennis.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Sidhu's research focus is on neural stem cells derived from both the embryonic and non-embryonic sources for developing future cell therapies for various neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neuronal diseases. He has established a state-of-the-art facility to study the cell and developmental biology of stem cells. SCL has expertise to culture, propagate, differentiate, engineer and transplant in animal models the neural stem cells from various sources like human embryonic stem cells, skin-derived neuroprogenitors and human mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow. In addition, he has expertise in the derivation of new human embryonic stem cell lines including their clonal propagation. His lab was first to produce two hESC lines, Endeavour (E) 1&2 from Australia and E2 is listed on NIH registry USA for distribution. SCL has seriously embarked on iPS Technology and produced over 100 iPSC clones from Alzheimer’s patients for studying the disease processes and drug discovery

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Mary F. Barbe

Mary F. Barbe, PhD
Professor
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Temple University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Mary F Barbe graduated with a PhD from Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, in 1987. She then completed a 3-year fellowship under Dr. Pat Levitt at Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Her main research focus is on: 1) mechanisms of injury in musculoskeletal and neural systems in a rat model of work-related musculoskeletal disorder (repetitive strain injury); and 2) developing feasible ways of reinnervating the bladder after denervation using nerve transfer. She has been funded by NIOSH, NIAMS, and NINDS for these projects, and is currently funded by NIAMS and NINDS. Additionally, Dr. Barbe is an Associate Chair of her Department, Director of the MicroCT and Imaging Core and Co-Leader of a basic science core for Animal models, Behavioral Testing.

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Dr. Mary F Barbe research interests are
a) inflammatory and fibrogenic cytokines and chemokines in nerve and musculoskeletal tissues after injury.
b) repair mechanisms after nerve and spinal root injury, with a focus on surgical means of repair that are confirmed using behavioral, neurotract tracing and eletrophysiological measurements.

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Lin Zhang

Lin Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor
University of California
USA
Tel: 916-734-6280
Fax: 916-734-6525

Biography :

Dr. Lin Zhang is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Neurology in US Davis Medical Center, University of California. He is also a Director of Movement Disorders Program and Director of Neurotoxin (Botox) Therapeutics Program. Dr. Zhang completed his M.D. from Beijing University School of Medicine in 1984. Further, he completed his Ph.D. from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana in 1994. He has been also associated as an Editorial Board Member & Reviewer for many Journals. He also is investigating the clinical manifestation of the disease in patients with atypical Parkinsons disease, and those with a family history of pre-mutation for fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that typically affects children.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Zhang specializes in Parkinson's disease (PD), tremor, Dystonia, ataxia, and other movement Disorders under the specialty of Neurology. He is actively involved in clinical studies investigating new treatment stretegies for PD, and studies of risk factors for PD in epidemiology, and project on newly defined Fragile X Associated Tremor Ataxia Syndrome. He also extends his clinical interests and expertise into the area of Deep brain stimulation treating PD, tremor, dystonia and of dystonia management utilizing electromyography to guide the injection of botulinum toxins.

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Georgios M. Hadjigeorgiou

Georgios M. Hadjigeorgiou, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
University of Thessaly
Greece

Biography :

Dr. Hadjigeorgiou is a Professor of Neurology and a research neuroscientist of the Department of Neurology in the Faculty of Medicine of University of Thessaly, Greece. He graduated School of Medicine (MD), National & Kapodistrian University of Athens where he also got my Doctoral degree (both degrees with excellence). His postdoctoral training includes post-doctoral research fellowships in University of Milano, and Columbia University, New York in the field of genetics of metabolic myopathies and mitochondrial encephalomyopathies. Larissa, Nov. 2012.

After his return in Greece in 2000 (Lecturer in Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly) He contributed significantly to the establishment of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics, Bioscience Unit, University of Thessaly and basically was a Greek pioneer in genetic epidemiological studies (mainly in the field of genetic association studies) in neurological diseases. Dr. Hadjigeorgiou research activity includes > 110 PubMed publications (Impact Factor >500) and this activity has been recognized in > 2200 citations (h-index=26). He collaborate with almost all Medical Departments in Greece and with leading research centers and study groups abroad (NIH / NIA, Columbia NY, Max-Planck Institute Munich, GEO-PD, EURLSSG, etc).

Dr. Hadjigeorgiou research Group is working for the last 10 years in the field of genetic epidemiology of Movement Disorders, Neurodegenerative Diseases and other Neurological Disorders (including Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Restless Legs Syndrome, etc). Our group is an active member of the genetic epidemiology consortium of Parkinson’s disease (GEO-PD) and the European Restless Legs Study Group (EURLSSG). He is responsible for the Laboratory of Neurogenetics in the Department of Neurology where my group performed many genetic association studies in Neurodegenerative Diseases.

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Research Interest :

Genetic basis and epidemiology of myopathies including metabolic myopathies, mitochondrial encephalomyopathies, muscular dystrophies, etc. Genetic basis and epidemiology of Neurodegenerative Diseases including Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Stroke, Motor Neuron Disease, etc. Contribution of genetic factors in immune-pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis Restless Legs Syndrome
Genetics of traumatic brain injury

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Pasquale Calabrese

Pasquale Calabrese, PhD
Professor
Faculty of Psychology
Division of Molecular and Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Basel
Switzerland

Biography :

Prof. Calabrese obtained his PhD in Psychology and a medical habilitation degree in experimental neurology (MDhabil) and medical neuropsychology at the University of Bochum (Germany). He has received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Biology at the University of Konstanz (Germany) as well as preclinical medicine at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).

He is also trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and holds an european diploma in preventive medicine. In 1995 Dr. Calabrese was nominated as head of Department of Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology and head of the memory clinic at the University Hospital of Bochum (Germany). Since 2011, Dr. Calabrese is professor at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Basel/Switzerland (Division of molecular and cognitive neuroscience).

He has also served as head of the Dept. of Neuropsychology and behavioral Neurology at the neurocenter of southern switzerland. He is also lecturer for neurosciences and neurodegenerative disease in the preventive medicine branch of the Dresden International University (DIU). His research focus is in the field of diagnosis and treatmentof neuropsychological and behavioral disturbances in neuropsychiatric patients (with a focus on PD, AD and MS). He is involved in the conceptualization of several clinical trails in the field of behavioral neurology and psychiatry. Prof. Calabrese is member and board member of various professional and scientific societies and also member of Editorial boards of national and international Journals. He has authored and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, edited and co-edited 10 books on cognitive disorders as well as over 80 book chapters and invited reviews. He also authored and co-authored several psychometric tests on cognitive and behavioural disturbances in brain-damaged subjects. In 2011 Prof. Calabrese and his coworkers received the Geriatric Brain-Science

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Prof. Calabrese research focus is in the field of diagnosis and treatmentof neuropsychological and behavioral disturbances in neuropsychiatric patients (with a focus on PD, AD and MS). He is involved in the conceptualization of several clinical trails in the field of behavioral neurology and psychiatry.

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Krikor Dikranian

Krikor Dikranian, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO, USA
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Biography :

Dr. Dikranian is an Associate Professor of the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology in Washington University , USA. He received his MD from Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria in 1978 & PhD from Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria in 1992.

Dr. Dolranian have extensively studied the morphology of the vascular and nervous systems including the enteric nervous system. In the last 15 years the focus of his scientific interest has been the pathomorphology of the central and peripheral nervous systems. I have performed morphological studies in this system in close collaboration with the departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Cell Biology and Biomedical Engineering. In ongoing projects with the Department of Neurology I am studying the development of neuronal and axonal changes after brain trauma and in transgenic mice expressing mutations common in Alzheimer’s disease. Mapping the human macro-connectome represents a grand challenge for the coming century and the field of connectomics received a major boost with the launching of the Human Connectome Project (HCP) in 2010. This is a large-scale NIH-sponsored effort to map the human connectome in healthy adults. A very big portion of this project is performed in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis under the leadership of Dr. David van Essen, one of the Principal Investigators. Diffusion imaging and resting-state fMRI represent the two main modalities for examining the macro-connectome in vivo. My contribution to the project relates to combining and navigating MRI data with data from histological studies on primates by tracking trajectories of axonal pathways between the white matter and gray matter.

He has been a reviewer for many reputed Journal & author for many publications & books.

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Research Interest :

Pharmacology, morphology and reactivity of the vascular endothelium. Synthesis and secretion of endothelium-derived vasoactive and growth factors. Research in the vascular endothelium, vascular smooth muscle cells and the vascular wall matrix of macro- and microvessels of the lung, heart, CNS and digestive system.

Morphology & reactivity of CNS neurons and glia. Effect of NMDA antagonists on cortical neurons. Neurotoxic effects of drugs of abuse on cells on the central nervous system. Neuronal cell apoptosis and its regulation by trophic factors and receptors. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Head trauma and injury to the CNS – morphological studies on the nature and progression of trauma-induced neurodegeneration. Human connectome – morphological and comparative structural and MRI studies of axonal trajectories in primate cortex.

Adult neurogenesis and vessel interactions, collaborative research project with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, NY (Dr. G. Enikolopov).

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Marc-Eric Halatsch

Marc-Eric Halatsch, MD, PhD
Professor & Vice Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Ulm School of Medicine
Germany
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Biography :

Dr. Halatsch is a Professor & Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at University of Ulm School of Medicine, Germany. He received MD in 1996 & PhD in 2004 from University of Göttingen School of Medicine. Dr. Halatsch was Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Attending Neurosurgeon, University of Heidelberg School of Medicine, Heidelberg, Germany in 2005-2009. Dr. Halatsch served as a Reviewer for many Journals.

Dr. Halatsch Clinical Interests are Neurooncology; Intraoperative Imaging; Spinal Surgery; Pediatric Neurosurgery & Research Interests include Neurooncology; Glioblastoma; Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor; Targeted Therapy

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Research Interest :

Clinical Interests: Neurooncology; Intraoperative Imaging; Spinal Surgery; Pediatric Neurosurgery

Research Interests: Neurooncology; Glioblastoma; Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor; Targeted Therapy

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Konstantin E. Balashov

Konstantin E. Balashov, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
USA

Biography :

Konstantin Balashov, MD, PhD, FAAN, is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ. He is seeing patient at Robert Wood Johnson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, is actively involved in clinical trials and clinical research on multiple sclerosis, and teaches medical students and neurology residents.

Dr. Balashov received his MD and PhD degrees from Russian State Medical University and Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia.  After graduation from the neurology residency program at New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, he was board-certified in both Neurology and Neuroimaging in the Unites States. Dr. Balashov obtained fellowship training in multiple sclerosis/neuroimmunology at Harvard Medical School under mentorship of Dr. Howard Weiner.
 Dr Balashov is an author of more than 45 original papers and reviews.

 

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Research Interest :

Multiple Sclerosis

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Michele R. Aizenberg

Michele R. Aizenberg, MD
Director
Brain and Spine Cancer Center
The Nebraska Medical Center
USA

Biography :

Dr. Aizenberg is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her internship at Brown University and her neurosurgical training at George Washington University. She completed an enfolded fellowship at the NIH in the NINDS, Surgical Neurology Branch during her residency training and then completed a formal fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. She is the Director of the Brain and Spine Cancer Center at The Nebraska Medical Center. Her interests include eloquent area surgery, brain mapping, reorganization and plasticity of eloquent brain function, mechanisms of increased vascularity or hemorrhage in gliomas, spinal cord tumors.

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Dr. Aizenberg research interests include eloquent area surgery, brain mapping, reorganization and plasticity of eloquent brain function, mechanisms of increased vascularity or hemorrhage in gliomas, spinal cord tumors.

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Souvik Sen

Souvik Sen, MD, MS, MPH,
Professor and Chair of Neurology
USC School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
University of South Carolina
USA

Biography :

Dr. Souvik Sen is a Professor and Chair of the Neurology Department. He joined University of South Carolina School of Medicine faculty member in January, 2010. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Center of Economic Excellence Stroke Chair in South Carolina. Before his appointment at USC Dr. Sen served as the founding director of the UNC Hospital Stroke Center since July, 2002.
Dr. Sen earned a doctor of medicine from University of Calcutta R. G. Kar Medical College, Calcutta, India. After completing medical training in India, he completed a Masters in Science in Cardiovascular Pharmacology in Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He then completed a medical internship at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. He completed a neurology residency at the Temple University Health Science Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a vascular neurology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. After his fellowship he served as the co-director and subsequently as the director of the stroke center at the NJ Neuroscience Institute in Edison, New Jersey. He then served as the founding director of the UNC Stroke Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. While there he completed a Masters in Public Health with Epidemiology major. He is board certified in neurology, and subspecialty board certified in Vascular Neurology.
Dr. Sen has published in peer reviewed journals including Circulation, Stroke and the New England Journal of Medicine. He has received research funding from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health. In 2004, he was nominated as a Fellow of the American Heart Association. He serves on several national and international committees. His specific research interests include acute stroke treatment, stroke and TIA pathophysiology, stroke prevention and epidemiology.

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Research Interest :

Neurology and Stroke

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Byung-Hee Han

Byung-Hee Han, PhD
Department of Neurological Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
USA

Biography :

Dr. Byung-Hee Han is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and a faculty member of the Hope Center Program on Protein Aggregation and Neurodegeneration (HPAN) at Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his PhD degree in pharmacology at University of Missouri-Columbia and his post-doctoral training at the Department of Neurology, Washington University. Dr. Han is focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurovascular degeneration and dysfunction associated with neurovascular disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral amyloid angiopathy, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and ischemic stroke. He is interested in preclinical research to identify therapeutic targets and novel therapeutics for central nervous system disorders. His lab is also working on development of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging tracers for the diagnosis of cerebral amyloid angiopathy.

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Dr. Han’s research interest includes: 1) Apoptotic and necrotic cell death associated with neurovascular injury, 2) The molecular mechanisms by which oxidative stress induces neurovascular dysfunction and antioxidative strategy to treat neurovascular disease, 3) Signaling cascades implicated in neuronal injury, amyloid β production and catabolism in mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, and 4) An exploratory study to identify novel PET imaging tracers that preferentially bind cerebrovascular amyloid over neuritic plaques and examine their feasibility for live imaging for the diagnosis of amyloid deposition.

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Kieran C. Breen

Kieran C. Breen, PhD
Director of Research and Innovation
Parkinson's UK
United Kingdom
Tel: 020 7963 9325

Biography :

Dr. Kieran C. Breen is a Director of Research and Innovation at Parkinsons UK. He completed his Ph.D in Pharmacology/Neuroscience at University College, Dublin in 1987. Dr. Breen was a Director of Alzeimers Disease Research Centre in University of Dundee in 2005.

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Research Interest :

Development and implementation of the cure-focussed multidisciplinary research strategy at Parkinson's disease

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Roberto Federico Villa

Roberto Federico Villa, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Biology and Biotechnology
Universita Di Pavia
Italy
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Biography :

Dr. Roberto Federico Villa is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology of the Department of Biology and Biotechnology at University of Pavia (Italy) for degree in Biological Sciences and Chemistry. He is Doctor in Biological Sciences (D.Sc.), Medicine and Surgery (M.D.)

Dr. Villa’s research interest on Physiopathology and Pharmacology of Central Nervous System Diseases (Aging, Hypoxia, Ischemia, Hyperammoniemia, Hypoglycemia, Depression, Parkinson) and drug’s interference on cerebral Bioenergetics and Molecular Medicine, by Functional Proteomics and Metabolomics of enzyme systems and on Dementia patients.

He has published Scientific papers total 325: 122 (IF about 310 ISI); 65 Congress Proceedings; 138 communications, participating to 199 Congress (officially invited to 133 since 1993). International appointments ad hoc: (i) reviewer for grants - The Wellcome Trust Foundation, London, U. K.; (ii) listed in database experts for grants Commission - Research Directorate, Life Sciences Health Research, E.U.; (iii) Credits at San Diego Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center of University of California; (iv) reviewer for many Journals; (v) reviewer for grants of Italian Ministry of Research (MIUR).

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Dr. Villa’s research interest on Physiopathology and Pharmacology of Central Nervous System Diseases (Aging, Hypoxia, Ischemia, Hyperammoniemia, Hypoglycemia, Depression, Parkinson) and drug’s interference on cerebral Bioenergetics and Molecular Medicine, by Functional Proteomics and Metabolomics of enzyme systems and on Dementia patients.

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Brent T. Harris

Brent T. Harris, MD, PhD
Director of Neuropathology
Associate Professor of Pathology and Neurology
Georgetown University Medical Center
USA

Biography :

Dr. Brent T Harris is a Director of Neuropathology and Associate Professor of Neurology & Pathology in Georgetown University Medical Center, USA. As a neuropathologist and physician-scientist Dr. Harris has clinical, research, and teaching interests in neurological diseases. He has active collaborations and research programs in his own lab in the areas of neurodegeneration and CNS neoplasia. His primary interest is in understanding how mechanisms of neuroinflammation and glial-neuronal communication influence the pathophysiology of neurological diseases. In addition to investigating disease processes he also seeks to uncover targets for pharmacological intervention.

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Research Interest :

Neurodegeneration and CNS neoplasia.

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Tang Wai Kwong

Tang Wai Kwong, MD
Professor
Department of Psychiatry
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR

Biography :

Dr. Tang Wai Kwong is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. Dr. Kwong main research area is the psychiatric morbidity in stroke, namely dementia, cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, apathy, fatigue, emotional incontinence, suicidality, insomnia, pain, and quality of life.
Other research areas include psychiatric morbidity in Pneumoconiosis and Parkinson’s disease, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Schizophrenia, Psychogeriatrics and Substance Abuse. He published many articles and co-author of many books. He is an active Editor & Reviewer for many Journals.
 

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Research Interest :

Neuropsychiatry in Stroke, Substance abuse, Postnatal depression

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Carlos J. Rubinstein

Carlos J. Rubinstein, MD
Professor
Faculty of Medicine
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Argentina

Biography :

Dr. Carlos Jorge Rubinstein is a Professor of Medicine at Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)and Head of Teaching and Research at Hospital Dr. F. Abete. Dr. Rubinstein was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, studied at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires. He received his medical degree in 1990. He completed his residency at the Hospital Dr. Ramon Carrillo. It Intern Medicine specialist, Psychiatry and Geriatrics. Teaching UBA School of Medicine, director of graduate studies in geriatrics at this university. Staff in Trauma and Emergency Hospital Dr Federico Abete (teaching Hospital), Head of Teaching and Research at same hospital. He is a member counselor of the Colegio Medico of the Province of Buenos Aires, a member of the Society of Internal Medicine of Buenos Aires and mamber of Argentina Medical Association

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Research Interest :

Psychiatry, Medical Psychology, and Geriatrics

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Yougui Wu

Yougui Wu, PhD
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of South Florida
USA

Biography :

Dr. Wu is an Associate Professor of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in University of South Florida. He completed his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from University of Maryland at College Park in 2001. He has served as Director of the Biostatistics and Data Management core of the Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) for 5 years. He has been an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Neurosurgery since 2009.

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Research Interest :

Optimal Designs of longitudinal studies; Biomarker evaluation in longitudinal studies; Case-control family data analyses; Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Mahmut Safak

Mahmut Safak, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Temple University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Mahmut Safak is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Neuroscience, Temple University School of Medicine Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA. He completed his Ph.D work in the laboratory of Dr. Kamel Khalili at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia in 1998, focusing on the molecular characterization of one of the JC virus isolates, Phila-1. He also did his postdoctoral work at the laboratory of Dr. Kamel Khalili. During his postdoctoral years, he characterized many viral/host protein interactions and investigated the relevance of these interactions to JC virus life cycle. His lab is one of the leading labs in JC virus biology and investigation of the agnoprotein function. He extensively published in the field of polyomviruses. These include research articles, reviews, and book chapters. He is a member of many scientific societies.

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Research Interest :

Understanding of the regulatory mechanisms of human polyoma JC virus life cycle.
Understanding of the functional roles of JC virus regulatory Agnoprotein in viral replication cycle.
Investigation of the essential role of polyomavirus small tumor antigen in cell transformation.
Developing novel therapeutic strategies against agnoprotein dimerization domain to inhibit its function during the viral replication cycle.
Identification and characterization of agnoprotein partners in host cells and investigation of their roles in JC virus replication cycle.

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Akinori Hirashima

Akinori Hirashima, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Molecular Biosciences
Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Kyushu University
Japan

Biography :

Dr. Akinori Hirashima is Associate Professor of Laboratory of Pesticide Chemistry, Division of Molecular Biosciences, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Japan. He completed his PhD from Kyushu University in 1983

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Research Interest :

Clarification of stress reaction and drug design of ligands for octopamiine/tyramine receptors. Clarification of interaction relationships between biogenic amines and their receptors on insect behaviour and the relevant molecular mediate pathway for new insecticides invention and new pest management in the future

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C Glenn Lin

C Glenn Lin, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
The Ohio State University
USA

Biography :

Dr. C Glenn Lin completed his doctorate in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the Johns Hopkins University in 1995. He performed postdoctoral research in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Lin joined the Department of Neuroscience at the Ohio State University in 1999, where he directed his research to molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy. His recent research focuses on the role of glutamate transporters and mRNA oxidative damage in the biology of neurodegenerative diseases. He has published numerous papers in major journals and holds four patents.

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Research Interest :

(1) role of glutamate transporters in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, (2) role of glutamate transporters in regulation of synaptic plasticity, (3) role of mRNA oxidative damage in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, and (4) drug discovery and development for neurological disorders.

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Hiroyuki Tomiyama

Hiroyuki Tomiyama, MD, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience for Neurodegenerative Disorders
Juntendo University School of Medicine
Japan

Biography :

Dr. Hiroyuki Tomiyama serves as an Associate Professor and the Head of Molecular Genetics Team, Department of Neurology and Department of Neuroscience for Neurodegenerative Disorders, Juntendo University, Tokyo.Japan. His areas of expertise include neurodegenerative disorders, Parkinsons disease, and clinical genetics. Hiroyuki Tomiyama holds both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. He serves as an Associate Professor and the Head of Molecular Genetics Team, Department of Neurology and Department of Neuroscience for Neurodegenerative Disorders, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Bunkyo, Tokyo. Tomiyama has previously served at the First Department of Internal Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. His areas of expertise include neurodegenerative disorders, Parkinsons disease, genetics, clinical genetics, and genetic counseling. He serves as editorial board of five international journals.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Hiroyuki Tomiyama areas of expertise include neurodegenerative disorders, Parkinson's disease, genetics, clinical genetics, and genetic counseling

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Terry Lichtor

Terry Lichtor, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
Rush University
Chicago

Biography :

Terry Lichtor, MD, PhD, received his degrees from the University of Chicago. He did his internship in General Surgery from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and his residency in Neurological Surgery from the University of Chicago. He did his research fellowship in Neurobiology, and worked as a Research Associate in Department of Cell and Molecular and Structural Biology. He has been honoured with many prestigious awards; major committee assignments; memberships in Professional Societies, Editorial Boards and Scientific Advisory Boards. His major areas of research interests are Gene Therapy Strategies in the Treatment of Brain Tumors Development of Brain Tumor Vaccines, Development of MRI Technology for Measurement of Intracranial Pressure, Molecular Strategies in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Research Interest :

Gene Therapy Strategies in the Treatment of Brain Tumors
Development of Brain Tumor Vaccines
Development of MRI Technology for Measurement of Intracranial Pressure Molecular Strategies in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Foroozan Mokhtarian

Foroozan Mokhtarian, PhD
Director of Immunology Research at Maimonides Medical Center
Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology
Department of Cell Biology
Suny Downstate Medical Center
USA

Biography :

Dr. Foroozan Mokhtarian is currently a Director in the New York Immunology Laboratory LLC, SUNYSB, Inc. and Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology at SUNY Health Science Center at Stony Brook. She completed her PhD from the Johns Hopkins University in Neuroimmunology. During 1984-1987, she Joined University of Maryland, as Assistant Professor, and a Co-PI on a Program Project grant. As a PI, she was awarded a R29 from NINDS in 1987, to investigate the mechanisms of de- and remyelination, using Semliki Forest virus (SFV) in mice. She was then recruited to be the Director of Neuroimmunology Res. at Maimonides Med Ctr. and Associate Professor of Microbiology/Immunology and Medicine at SUNY, Downstate in Brooklyn, in 1987. He published many articles and co-author of many books. He is an active Editor & Reviewer for many Journals.

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Shinichi Ito

Shinichi Ito, PhD
Department of Dental Anesthesiology
Faculty of Dental Science
Kyushu University
Japan

Biography :

Dr. Shinichi Ito is currently an Assistant Professor of Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Faculty of Dental Science, Kyushu University, Japan. He received D.D.S. from Kyushu University in Japan. After graduating from Kyushu University School of Dentistry in 1989, he enrolled in Kyushu University Graduate School of Dental Science. His research training in pharmacology was obtained at Department of Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, and he completed his Ph.D. (Dental Science) in 1993. Dr. Ito clinical training as a dental anesthesiologist was performed in Kyushu University Dental Hospital. His research is focusing on the intracellular calcium dynamics in various types of cells including neuron and the presynaptic nerve terminal in the central nervous system.

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Dr. Shinichi Ito clinical and pharmacological research is focused on the mechanism of action of anesthetic general anesthetics.

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Betty Tyler

Betty Tyler
Department of Neurosurgery
Johns Hopkins University
Hunterian Brain Tumor Laboratory
USA

Biography :

Dr. Betty Tyler is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University. She runs a highly successful and productive laboratory and has a national reputation for stellar science in the field of translational research and local delivery of chemotherapeutic agents for brain tumor therapy. Betty assisted in the preclinical studies that led to bringing Gliadel to brain tumor patients as a standard of care, and currently the focus of Betty’s work and primary funding has been to develop and take a second locally delivered chemotherapeutic agent to clinical trials. Betty’s collaborative efforts with scientists within Johns Hopkins as well as with researchers throughout the United States have led to multiple scientific breakthroughs. In addition to publishing over 85 peer-reviewed articles she has mentored and taught over 250 neurosurgical residents, medical students, and undergraduate students in research design, surgical techniques and statistical analysis.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Betty is a successful and productive scientist who directs a neurosurgical laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, and has a national reputation for stellar science in the field of translational research and local delivery of chemotherapeutic agents for brain tumor therapy. Betty assisted in the preclinical studies that led to bringing Gliadel to brain tumor patients as a standard of care, and Betty also evaluated the efficacy of the local delivery of Paclitaxel from a novel thermal gel depot through commercial funding. The data in these studies was the scientific basis of a multi-institutional Phase I clinical trial for patients with malignant glioma. Currently the focus of her work and primary funding has been to develop and take another locally delivered chemotherapeutic agent to clinical trials. Betty’s extensive body of work with preclinical brain tumor models has resulted in her success in obtaining funding for her laboratory. She has worked on microchip delivery systems for brain tumor therapy. She directs her work towards therapeutic progress, and mentoring the next generation of scientists. She is particularly interested in bringing promising new therapies to patients with brain tumors and making a difference in the brain cancer research field.

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Bobby Thomas

Bobby Thomas, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Neurology
Georgia Health Science University
USA
Tel: 706-721-6356
Fax: 706-721-2347

Biography :

Dr. Bobby Thomas is an Associate Professor of the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Neurology in Georgia Health Science University. He completed his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2002. Dr. Bobby Thomas major interest is to study molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration induced by genetic mutations, environmental toxicants and gene-environment interactions in Parkinson’s disease with a primary focus on mitochondrial dysfunction and stress signaling pathways involving oxidative stress and neuroinflammation.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Bobby Thomas main research is to study molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration induced by genetic mutations, environmental toxicants and gene-environment interactions in Parkinson’s disease with a primary focus on mitochondrial dysfunction and stress signaling pathways involving oxidative stress and neuroinflammation. The ultimate goal is to utilize this mechanistic knowledge to develop tangible neuroprotective therapies for Parkinson's disease and perhaps other neurodegenerative disorders. Experimental approach is to use both genetic and toxicant induced cell culture and mouse models of Parkinson's disease, patient derived iPS cells and postmortem tissues. Major techniques that are routinely used in our lab include stereotactic surgery, HPLC, stereological cell counting, confocal imaging, immunohistochemistry and other standard molecular biology methods such as immunoblotting, RT-PCR, gene cloning, lentiviral and adeno-associated virus mediated gene transfer, magnetic cell sorting and flow cytometry.

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Peter Schledermann Walmod

Peter Schledermann Walmod, PhD
Associate Professor
Laboratory of Neural Plasticity
Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
 

Biography :

Dr. Peter Schledermann Walmod is a Associate Professor, Laboratory of Neural Plasticity, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He completed his PhD-degree from the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen (Title: “In vitro Screening of Teratogens”, 2003).

Dr. Walmod Research interest includes Cancer, cell adhesion molecules, growth factor receptors, intracellular signal transduction, neuritogenesis, neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation, neuroprotection, protein interactions, protein structures, synaptogenesis, synthetic peptides, teratogenicity, valproic acid. He is Editorial Board member and prompt Reviwers for manu reputed Journals.

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Research Interest :

Cancer, cell adhesion molecules, growth factor receptors, intracellular signal transduction, neuritogenesis, neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation, neuroprotection, protein interactions, protein structures, synaptogenesis, synthetic peptides, teratogenicity, valproic acid.

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Jason D. Hinman

Jason D. Hinman, MD, PhD
Vascular Neurology Fellow
Department of Neurology
University of California
USA

Biography :

Dr. Jason D. Hinman obtained my M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine in 2007. There he focused on age-related changes in myelin and axons using a primate model of primary brain aging. He completed his adult neurology residency training and fellowship training in vascular neurology at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Jason D. Hinman grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He obtained Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology at Case Western Reserve University in 1999. There his interests in molecular neuroscience were seeded and he moved to Boston to pursue graduate studies. His research interests now focus on cerebral microvascular disease of the brain, axoglial interactions after stroke and neurodegeneration.

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Research Interest :

Cerebral microvascular disease of the brain, axoglial interactions after stroke and neurodegeneration.

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Ulrich L. M. Eisel

Ulrich L. M. Eisel, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Neurobiology and Neuroimmunology
University of Groningen
The Netherlands

Biography :

Dr. Ulrich L. M. Eisel is an Associate Professor for Molecular Neurobiology & Neuroimmunology at the University of Groningen in Netherland. Dr. Eisel has completed his PhD in 1989 from Gießen University. Dr Eisel have more than 85 publication. He serve as a Reviewers for many reputed Journals.

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Research Interest :

Molecular Neurobiology, Neuroimmunology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neurotoxicology

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Raphael M. Bonelli

Raphael M. Bonelli, MD, DMedSc
Associate Professor
Department of Neuropsychiatry
Sigmund Freud University
Vienna

Biography :

Dr. Raphael M. Bonelli is an Associate Professor of Neuropsychiatry at the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna. He is a Director of the Institute for Religiosity in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy; Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University (USA)He received his Medical doctorate University of Vienna Medical School, Austria with a Thesis in Psychiatry about the compliance in patients with bipolar disorder. In 2005 Post-doctoral studies at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), USA with Prof. J. Cummings. He was a visiting Professor at the University of Navarra, Spain. He is an active scientific peer reviewer for many Journals. His scientific interest is Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic medicine & dementia, especially Huntington’s disease.

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Research Interest :

Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic medicine
Huntington's disease

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William Y. Tsang

William Y. Tsang, PhD
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) Research Unit Director,
Cell Division and Centrosome Biology
Canada

Biography :

Dr. William Tsang is an Assistant Professor at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta in 2003 under the supervision of Dr. Bernard Lemire. He then completed his post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Dynlacht at New York University in 2009. Dr. Tsang currently holds a Junior 1 Research Scholar Award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) and a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). His research focuses on understanding the basic molecular mechanisms underlying the biogenesis of centrosomes and cilia and their role in human diseases such as cancer, ciliopathies and neurological disorders.

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Research Interest :

Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Cycle, Cell Division, Centrosome, Cilia, Cancer, Ciliopathy, Microcephaly, Neuropathy

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Jaime Fandino Franky

Jaime Fandino Franky
Chairperson
Fundacion Centro Colombiano de Epilepsia y Enfermedades Neurologicas - FIRE
Colombia

Biography :

Dr. Jaime Fandiño-Franky is a Chairperson of Fundacion Centro Colombiano de Epilepsia y Enfermedades Neurologicas - FIRE, Colombia. He is a Professor of Neurosurgery in Cartagena University, Colombia. Dr. Franky has published many papers about epilepsy and  epilepsy surgery in National and intertational Journals. He is a full Member of Colombian National Academy of Medicine.

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Research Interest :

Neurosurgery, Epilepsy and epilepsy surgery

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Ilker K Sariyer

Ilker K Sariyer, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience and Center for Neurovirology
School of Medicine
Temple University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Ilker K Sariyer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Center for Neurovirology, School of Medicine Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. He is an active peer reviewer for many Journals.

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Vishnumurthy S Hedna

Vishnumurthy S Hedna, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Florida
USA
 

Biography :

Dr. Vishnumurthy Shushrutha Hedna, is an Assistant Professor of neurology at the UF College of Medicine and is a key member of the only comprehensive stroke program in north central Florida. Hedna obtained his neurology degree from University of Florida followed by a neurovascular (Stroke) fellowship. Hedna joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 2012. He is board-certified in both neurology and vascular neurology. He is also the associate program director for neurology residency and stroke fellowship. His research interests include stroke from atrial fibrillation, brain edema after stroke, young stroke including Takayasu’s Arteritis, role of neuro-inflammation in stroke and mechanisms of arm paresis in MCA stroke. He currently has publications on all three subjects and was awarded the Best Research Award for outgoing residents at UF in 2011. He is also the recipient of exemplary teacher award for the 2012-13 academic Year from College of medicine, University of Florida.

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Dr. Vishnumurthy Shushrutha Hedna research interests include stroke from atrial fibrillation, brain edema after stroke, young stroke including Takayasu’s Arteritis, role of neuro-inflammation in stroke and mechanisms of arm paresis in MCA stroke.

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Durodami Radcliffe Lisk

Durodami Radcliffe Lisk, MD
Professor
Consultant Neurologist, Ministry of Health
Coordinator
Epilepsy Association of Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
 

Biography :

Professor Durodami Radcliffe Lisk is presently appoint as Consultant Neurologist in Ministry of Health, Coordinator of Epilepsy Project in Sierra Leone & Honorary Consultant Neurologist Basildon University Hospital in Essex UK. He has been awarded in many field of Neurology especially in Epilepsy including Gold Award for service development awarded by the South West Essex Primary Care Trust (National Health Service, UK) for the development of an Epilepsy service. He published number of books and author of many articles published in many reputed Journal. He is also an active Editorial Board member & Reviewer for many Journal.

 

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Research Interest :

Epilepsy pattern and prevalence in Sierra Leone
Effects of lowering blood pressure in patients with recent strokes.
Stroke risk factors in Sierra Leonean Africans.
Pattern of neurological diseases in African populations.
Medication compliance particularly in epilepsy
Morphometric and biochemical changes in diabetic neuropathy in mice
Biochemical changes in the liver of rats on low protein diet.

 

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Ripul R. Panchal

Ripul R. Panchal
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of California
USA
 

Biography :

Dr. Ripul Panchal is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Neurological Surgery in the University of California, Davis Medical Center, USA. Dr. Panchal’s research focuses on biomechanics of the spine, spine and spinal cord injuries, and spinal instrumentation. He also is involved in national clinical trials involving cervical spondylolytic myelopathy, spinal cord injury, biologics to enhance spinal fusion, and stem cells for lumbar disc regeneration and cervical fusion. Dr. Panchal has been invited to present his research at the national level and serves as a peer reviewer for Global Spine Journal, The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, and World Journal of Orthopedics.
Dr. Panchal seeks to integrate his growing interest in spine pathophysiology and biomechanics with his humanistic inclinations to help provide the most comprehensive and compassionate neurosurgical care. Dr. Panchal has incorporated Telemedicine in his practice to bring neurosurgical care near the homes and care facilities of patients who otherwise would not be able to receive neurosurgical consultation.

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Dr. Panchal’s clinical subspecialty is in the management of spinal disorders including trauma, tumors (spinal and intradural), degenerative disease and osteoporotic fractures, adult deformity, infection, complex spinal revision and reconstructive surgeries. His surgical expertise is in minimal invasive spine surgery, computer-assisted surgery, and motion preservation surgery (disc replacement surgery).

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John K. Grandy

John K. Grandy
North Country Urgent Care
Watertown
New York
USA

 

Biography :

Dr. John K. Grandy worked as a physician assistant for 10 years in primary care, psychiatry, urgent care and internal medicine. He did his master’s degree in neurophysiology. He published chapters and articles in medicine, science, and philosophy: http://publicationslist.org/john.grandy In addition to neurological disorders he did a lot of independent research in consciousness studies. In fact, he recognized and proposed the first neurogenetic account of human consciousness and delineated it into three phases. He had been an invited speaker to several conferences at Harvard University, Las Vegas Nevada, Belgrade University Serbia, Stockholm University Sweden, Imperial College of London, and University of Rome 3.

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Research Interest :

Alzheimer disease
Neurogenetics
Consciousness studies
Genetic-linked neurodevelopmental disorders
Addiction and the neurogenetic pathways involving the ∆FosB transcription factor

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Alessandro Sale

Alessandro Sale, PhD
National Research Council
Institute of Neuroscience
Italy

 

Biography :

Dr. Alessandro Sale has completed his Ph.D in Neurobiology from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy) and postdoctoral studies from the Scuola Normale and the Centre for the Biology of Memory of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (Norway). He is Research Scientist at the Institute of Neuroscience of CNR in Pisa, a first rate institution in the field of Neuroscience. He has published several papers in reputed journals, among which Science, Nature Neuroscience and Trends in Neurosciences, and has been awarded several national and international prices for his major research contributions. His main research interests are focused on adult brain plasticity, with particular emphasis on the visual system (amblyopia) and on neurological dysfunctions associated with Down syndrome and brain aging.

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Dr. Alessandro Sale main research interests are focused on adult brain plasticity, with particular emphasis on the visual system (amblyopia) and on neurological dysfunctions associated with Down syndrome and brain aging.

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Aydin Sav

Aydin Sav, MD
Professor of Pathology
School of Medicine Central Pathology Laboratory
Acıbadem University
Turkey

Biography :

Dr. Aydin Sav was born in Ankara and schooled in TED Ankara College. Ankara. He graduated from Ege University as a medical doctor. He started working as a junior searcher in department of pathology, for the most part participating in animal experiments. After receiving his M.D. degree, he moved to Istanbul and was trained in Cerrahpasa School Medicine, Department of Pathology. He was entitled as a pathologist upon completing his thesis on clinical and pathological aspects of brain tumors. He worked in Ankara Numune Hospital, laboratory of pathology for five years in the years 1985-1989. After fulfilling the requirements offered by Marmara University, he spent 19 years in department of pathology as tenure in years 1989-2008. His mainstay in the university was his establishment of Institution of Neurological Sciences, and building a spectacular neuropathology laboratory which was named upon and dedicated to his teacher Prof. Dr. Talia Bali Aykan. In 2008, he joined to Acibadem University, supporting as a forerunner of this new system. Currently, he works as the director of neuropathology unit.
Dr. Sav is mainly interested in neuropathology, namely brain tumors and pituitary neoplasms. He is a member of Neurooncology Research Laboratory where the main research fields are search for early precursors or markers of glial tumors using association studies; analysis of peritumoral normal appearing brain parenchyma for oncogenic changes; metabolic changes during the course of glial tumors; optimizing the extent of resection for low grade gliomas. Additionally, he is interested in pituitary neoplasms mainly impact of biomarkers as diagnostic tools; enigmatic role of pituitary stem cells; impact of molecular and genetic markers in embryogenesis of pituitary.
He published many national and international papers, book chapters. He works as referee for several journals. He is a member of the Federation of Pathology Societies of Turkey, Euro-CNS and ASNO (Asian Society of Neurooncology) and founder of Neuropathology Working Group under Federation of Pathology Societies of Turkey. He presented scientific studies both nationally and internationally, organized several neuropathology courses. He invited several internationally recognized neuropathologists, i.e. Dr. Bernd Scheithauer, Dr. Herbert Budka, Dr. Francesco Scaravilli, Dr. Paul Ince, Dr. Hans Goebel, Dr. Ingmar Blumcke, Dr. Raj Kalaria, Dr. Kalman Kovacs, Eva Horvath, Fabio Rotondo and Dr. Luis Syro, Dr. George Kontogeorgos to national meetings. Finally, Dr. Sav has supervised many medical students, pathologists, researchers and post-doctoral fellows.

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Dr. Aydin Sav is mainly interested in neuropathology, namely brain tumors and pituitary neoplasms. He is a member of Neurooncology Research Laboratory where the main research fields are search for early precursors or markers of glial tumors using association studies; analysis of peritumoral normal appearing brain parenchyma for oncogenic changes; metabolic changes during the course of glial tumors; optimizing the extent of resection for low grade gliomas. Additionally, he is interested in pituitary neoplasms mainly impact of biomarkers as diagnostic tools; enigmatic role of pituitary stem cells; impact of molecular and genetic markers in embryogenesis of pituitary.

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Ayden Jacob

Ayden Jacob
Gray Institute of Radiation Oncology
Medical Physics Radiotherapy
University of Oxford
UK

Biography :

Ayden Jacob  completed his first degree at the Mayanot Institute of Jerusalem in Biological Ethics and Medical Law with the department’s highest honors. He subsequently received his A.A. and B.S. in Neuroscience, Biology, and Philosophy, Cum Laude, in the Gold Honors Scholars program at Yeshiva University, where he was the founder and president of The Neuroscience Committee. As an undergraduate, Ayden Jacob conducted cancer cell research, focusing on the efficacy of novel chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of breast cancer. Ayden Jacob was also awarded prestigious research fellowships at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the departments of reproductive molecular genetics, neonatology, and neurosurgery. As a biomedical research scientist at New York University, he executed high caliber research in the department of neuroradiology, where he detected the biochemical and molecular novelties of magnetic resonance imaging, diffuse tensor imaging and computed tomography as they pertain to diagnosing early stage neurodegenerative diseases and various forms of brain tumors. Ayden Jacob has also spread his expertise in the biomedical field to various countries in the Middle East and Africa, where he built clinics in rural areas for the diagnoses and treatment of malaria and HIV. As a fellow of the Quantitative Medical Imaging Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, Ayden Jacob researches novel nuclear imaging diagnostic techniques for brain tumors and traumatic brain injury via PET and PET/CT modalities. At the Institute of Neurological Sciences, under the directives of the world-renown nuclear medicine physician, Abass Alavi, Ayden Jacob continues to conduct innovative research on biomedical imaging methodologies,which enhance diagnostic and treatment capabilities for brain tumor and TBI patients. Ayden Jacob is currently an Oxford University Clarendon Scholar at the Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Radiobiology. His research in this field includes the utilization of medical physics biotechnology to detect the molecular mechanisms of radiosensitivity in brain tumor stem cells. As he collaborates with distinguished scientists and clinicians from across the globe, his research group is focused on using radiation physics therapy to treat brain tumors and glioma stem cells. Ayden Jacob is a member of the Golden Key International Honors Society, a National Merit Scholar and a member of the International Neuroethics Society.

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Ayden Jacob  research is primarily focused on the utilization of biomedical imaging to detect and treat various forms of neurological cancer. Of utmost importance is enhancing our current imaging modalities in order to detect cancers earlier on in their development. Furthermore, he is interested in focusing on using imaging to better understand the metastatic characteristics of varying cancers. Biomedical imaging must also progress its capabilities in the utilization of image guided radiotherapy by clearly delineating exact tumor volume and shape. This interdisciplinary field of medical science between imaging and radiation oncology will augment our abilities to treat cancer patients effectively. From a surgical perspective, by mapping out the 3-D shape of a tumor in a precise manner, the surgeon will be better equipped to remove exactly and precisely the amount of tumor left behind. Furthermore, from a diagnostic radiology perspective, improving our various imaging modalities will allow radiologists to better categorize brain tumors in a very specific manner, thereby allowing other fields to collaborate in a manner to introduce pharmacological and radiotherapeautic interventions tailored to these specific tumors, Additionally, he is focusing my research on neuroimaging, he plan to develop methodologies to develop advanced biophysical instrumentation which will enable radiologists and neurosurgeons to detect brain tumors, and perhaps other forms of neurological disorders, at an early stage of progression. At his current stage we usually detect diseases once there is a phenotypic expression of the disorder; in a vast majority of these cases it is unfortunately too late to provide the patient with a life saving treatment plan. However, he plan to dedicate my career in order to invent advanced neuroimaging methodologies which will enable the scientific community to detect and diagnose neurological disorders and brain tumors at a much earlier stage in their development, prior to their phenotypic expression. Jacob hope is that through this development we will catalyze other fields of medicine, both surgical and pharmacological, to develop methods of patient care and treatment that prevent the progression of these diseases from an early stage. A further area in which my research is heavily focused is on brain tumor treatment via radiation therapy.

Glioblastoma is the most common primary tumor of the brain and remains an enigma to both clinicians, who can still only provide their patients with a median survival of 18 months, with no cure possible, and to biologists, who are just beginning to understand the basis of this highly heterogeneous disease. The discovery of a side population of cells that are able to recapitulate these tumors, called cancer stem cells, has led to a flurry of research and gave hope to scientists that our previous failures in therapy had just been a problem of paradigm: we had been targeting the wrong cells. More work into elucidating the properties of these ‘stem cells’ revealed not only radiation and chemotherapy resistance, but also a propensity for environmental factors to promote their existence in the tumor bulk, but the mechanism yet remains unknown. Recent work by our group has shown that a possible mechanism leading to this phenomenon is mediated by autophagy signalling, putatively in response to the very radiation- and chemotherapy we prescribe. The goal of my project is to interweave with a larger interdisciplinary team involving clinicians, mathematical and experimental biologists and radiation physicists to further elucidate how varying LET radiations affect this mechanism. I perform in vitro experiments with varying glioma stem cell lines, potentially including patient derived glioma stem cells, to understand how varying LET radiations effect autophagy signalling, relative clonogenic (stem) fraction, and accelerated repopulation. These data will be incorporated into further in vivo experiments as well as large scale computational models of relative biological effectiveness and complex radiation plans.

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Davide V Moretti

Davide V Moretti
Chief of Clinical Neurophysiology
National Institute of Research and Cure for Mental disorders and Dementia
Italy

Biography :

Dr Davide V. Moretti is consultant neurologist, chief of the clinical neurophysiology service and researcher at the National Institute of Research and Cure for Mental disorders and Dementia S. John of God in Brescia, Italy. He received his medical degree from Catholic University in Rome and completed his residency in neurology and fellowship in movement disorders at University of Trieste, Italy. Moreover, he received the PhD in neurophysiology at La Sapienza University (tesis title “ Quantitative EEG in Alzheimers disease”).
His research is primary concerned about Alzheimers disease, Parkinsons disease and clinical neurophysiology.

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Dr Davide V. Moretti research is primary concerned about Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and clinical neurophysiology.

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Alfio Spina
Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Vita-Salute University
Italy
Biography :

Dr.Alfio Spina is a Neurosurgery Resident at the Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, San Raffaele Scientific Institute - Vita Salute University, Milan Italy. He Participated as a relator to more than 20 scientific congresses about neurosurgery, neuroncology and radiotherapy. He has good knowledge of Neuronavigation system, intraoperative ultrasound, stereotactic surgery, intraoperative neurophysiology, performed more than 50 Gamma Knife Radiosurgery procedures, more than 100 surgical procedures performed as first surgeon. He has published articles in peer reviewed journals.

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Research Interest :

Neuronavigation system, intraoperative ultrasound, stereotactic surgery, intraoperative neurophysiology, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery procedures

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Mohammad Amjad Kamal

Mohammad Amjad Kamal
Professor
King Fahd Medical Research Center
King Abdulaziz University
Saudi Arabia

Biography :

Dr. Kamal is a Distinguish Adjunct Professor at King Fahd Medical Research Center (KFMRC), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he was full Professor from March 2011 to March 2013. Prof. Kamal’s overall biochemical research output had culminated in more than 122 publications in internationally respected journals, and 61 abstracts in international conferences. His research was pivotal in supporting the development of the novel anti-Alzheimers agents from the laboratory to the clinic via collaboration with Dr Nigel H. Greig (Chief of Laboratory of Neurosciences in USA). He had migrated to Australia after an award of a prestigious U2000 Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2000 by the University of Sydney, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences. This three years highly competitive award funded his research on “Inhibition of amido phosphoribosyltransferase by new antifolates: Design and mechanism of action of purine antagonists". Prof. Kamal also collaborated in one of the molecular biological research project (Type 2 diabetic and Alzheimer’s disease) at the University of Technology Sydney. Recently his professional interest has taken a new turn as a Research Group Leader of Fundamental and Applied Biology Group as well as "Research Unit Coordinator" of "Metabolomics & Enzymology Unit". His group has been composed of several units in the cutting-edge field of medical sciences such as Metabolomics & Enzymology, Proteomics/Structural Biology, Tumor Biology, Recombinant DNA Technology. This research aims to focus on advancing the scientific research at KFMRC in providing health translational services to humanity particularly local Arab community. He is serving KFMRC Publication Committee (KPC) as a Coordinator and also selected as a scientific member of Chair "Yousef Abdul Latif Jameel Therapeutic Applications in the Prophets medicine". Moreover, he is acting as a guest editor of various journals such as special issues of the ‘CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets’, Current Drug Metabolism and ‘Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine’.

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Research Interest :

Neurodegenerative Disorders
Development of the novel anti-Alzheimer's agents

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Sahar Mohamed Kamal

Sahar Mohamed Kamal, MD
Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Ain Shams university
Egypt

Biography :

Dr. Sahar Mohamed Kamal is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Ain Shams University, Egypt. Dr. Kamal research interest includes GABAergic and glutamergic effects of drugs acting on CNS, Neurogenesis and neuroplasticity that would promote the improvement done by antidepressants and antipsychotics in treatment of depression and psychosis.

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Research Interest :

Antioxidant effects of drugs
GABAergic and glutamergic effects of drugs acting on CNS
Induction of anhedonia by application of CMS
Possible interactions between antidepressant and anti-hypertensives
Neurogenesis and neuroplasticity that would promote the improvement done by antidepressants and antipsychotics in treatment of depression and psychosis.

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Mousumi Mutsuddi

Mousumi Mutsuddi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Banaras Hindu University
India

 

 

 

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Dr. Mousumi Mutsuddi is a faculty  in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Banaras Hindu University, India. She is currently a Visiting Scientist at National Eye Institute, NIH, Bethesda. She received her PhD degree form the Cytogenetic Laboratory, Banaras Hindu University, India in 1996. She subsequently obtained her research trainings at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research (MIT), Boston.

Prior to her current position in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Banaras Hindu University, India, she was a Research Scientist at Broad Institute (Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Boston. During her postdoctoral training at MIT, she generated Drosophila model of human Spinocerebellar-Ataxia-8 a neurodegenerative disorder associated with repeat expansion in a non-coding RNA. Muscleblind, which is known to bind to 5’ trinucleotide repeats of Myotonic Dystrophy transcripts, was identified as enhancer. This was a proof of principle where a common genetic factor was identified, which is associated with neurodegeneration caused by expansion in non-coding RNA. This work was published in Current Biology. She has presented this work in Society of Neuroscience meeting held at Orlando, USA (2002) and the Drosophila conference, at Chicago (2003). Pharmaceutical companies like, Novartis and Envivo have also invited her to give presentations. She has also modeled human Branchio-otorenal syndrome using Drosophila to understand the basic molecular mechanism of the disease pathology.

At Broad Institute, MIT, where she was a Research Scientist, she was the lead author on the paper in American Journal of Human Genetics on the haplotype structure of DTNBP1. This work has been discussed in Schizophrenia Research Forum. After joining Department of Molecular and Human Genetics (July, 2006), she has obtained five research grants, where she is a PI or Co-PI and also published several research papers. She has also been invited to give lectures in International meetings and at various Institutes. Her research work on the biological efficacies of Ayurvedic formulations with other collaborators has been discussed in leading Indian News Papers like HINDU (June 6th, 2012), INDIAN EXPRESS (July 28th, 2012), The Telegraph and Nature India.

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The major goal of my research is to advance our understanding of the genetic and molecular mechanisms responsible for neurodegenerative diseases and neuronal development. In order to accelerate the underlying molecular mechanism of RNA associated diseases like DM (Myotonic Dystrophy) and SCA8 (Spinocerebellar Ataxia 8) we have generated a Drosophila model of SCA8 associated neurodegeneration. Unlike other neurodegenerative diseases caused by expanded CAG repeats encoding polyglutamine tracts, SCA8 induced neurodegeneration is caused by CUG expansions in a non-­‐coding RNA. The SCA8 mutation has molecular similarities to Myotonic Dystrophy (DM1) and is a central nervous system associated disease. Like Spinocerebellar Ataxia 8, CTG expansion in the 3’ untranslated region of the myotonic dystrophy kinase mRNA leads to a multisystematic dominantly inherited disease. Other examples of non-­‐coding repeat expansion associated disease are DM2, SCA10, SCA12 and Huntington’s disease-­‐like type 2 (HDL2). By identifying genes/compounds, which are able to modify SCA8 phenotype in our fly model, we should be able to understand the disease pathogenesis in the above disorders as well. In a genetic screen for modifiers of SCA8 phenotype we have identified 12 candidate genes. Identification of muscleblind alleles as an enhancer of SCA8 associated neurodegeneration, serves as proof of principle for our screen, because of previously reported interactions between the human Muscleblind protein and the 3’ UTR region of Myotonic Dystrophy Kinase mRNA. It also suggests that common mechanisms may underlie the disease pathogenesis associated with repeat expansions in non-­‐coding or untranslated portions of RNAs. A second genetic screen for mutants with shorter life span has been also done in my laboratory. Molecular and functional characterizations of these mutations are being done. Important cellular regulatory pathways are evolutionarily conserved; thus molecules identified as important regulators of pathology/ageing in Drosophila are likely to be regulated similarly in humans. From this screen we have identified a number of interesting candidates with human homologues and interestingly we have identified novel regulators of cell death and this work is under progress.

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Sebastian Rodriguez

Sebastian Rodriguez
Department of Neurology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez is a NIH Postdoctoral Scientist at the Department of Neurology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Rodriguez research is focused on generating and evaluating in vivo models of Parkinson’s disease.




 

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Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez is focused ongenerating and evaluating in vivo models of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in order to elucidate the mechanisms by which different substances confer neuroprotection,with the final aim ofdevising therapeutic strategies to hamper the processes that cause neuronal death, the source of many neurodegenerativedisorderssuch as PD.Nowadays, he is part of a recently initiatedproject tend to determine the neuroprotective effectsof coffeecomponents in several in vivo models of PD. Our main aim is to develop a novel dietary-disease modifying-therapy for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders including PD and Alzheimer’sdisease(AD).Moreover, due to  his expertise in biochemistryand pathology, he is also using immunohistological methods in order to investigatethe regenerative phenomena in the Central Nervous System (CNS). The impact of his research would lead to the development of inexpensiveand potent drugsto treat neurodegenerative diseases.

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Qiang Zhou

Qiang Zhou
Peking University
Beijing
China

Biography :

Dr. Qiang Zhou is currently a professor in Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School. He had worked with Drs. Paul Adams, Roger Nicoll and Mu-ming Poo, held positions at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Genentech/Roche, with extensive research experience in developmental neurobiology, synaptic plasticity and neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders.

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Research Interest :

Biological basis of Neurology and psychiatric disorders and their therapy.
Contribution of inhibition to nervous system function and diseases
Synaptic transmission, plasticity and their contribution to neurological disorders
Organization of neural circuitry and its contribution to neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders
Epigenetic regulation of neuronal functions and diseases
Use of combined electrophysiological recording and fluorescence imaging in studying neuronal functions

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Heui-Soo Kim

Heui-Soo Kim
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Natural Sciences
Pusan National University
Korea

Biography :

Heui-Soo Kim, the professor of Biological Science in Pusan National University, received doctor’s degrees at Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University by studying molecularly analyzing in primate’s Y-chromosome genes. Best marker for evolutionary analysis is immanence on Y-chromosome of hominoid primates including chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, gibbon, human. According to these studies, it was the foundation in the future when he went to the department of molecular neuropsychiatry in Warneford Hospital of Oxford University in The United Kingdom for post doctor researcher because he contributed to verifying Prof. Timothy J. Crow’s hypothesis “Origin gene of Schizophrenia disease is located on sex chromosome (X- and Y-chromosome)”. Endogenous Retroviruses (ERV) in human genome associates with inducing schizophrenia, and especially “ERV on the sex chromosome is the main cause” is Prof. Crow’s idea. Professor Kim studies not only just ERV, but also studies about various Transposable elements; SINE (Alu), LINE, LTR (Long Terminal Repeat).

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Research Interest :

Alternative Transcripts of Human PCDH11X/Y Gene and Neuropsychiatric Disorders.
Molecular characterization of the HERV-W env gene in humans and primates: expression, FISH, phylogeny, and evolution

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Jian-Zhi Wang

Jian-Zhi Wang
Pathophysiology Department
Tongji Medical College
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
P.R. China

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Dr. Wang is currently serving as a Professor and Director of Pathophysiology and Key Laboratory of Chinese Education Ministry; Deputy Director of Faculty of Basic Medicine and Research Institutes for Medical Science. He has been also honoured with various honarariums and awards.

 

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Mohamad Goldust

Mohamad Goldust
General practitioner
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Iran

Biography :

With more than years of research experience,Dr. Goldust has accumulated exceptional critical thinking and problem solving skills. He published more than 30 first-author papers and 60 co-author papers in high impacted peer-reviewed journals. He had worked on Evidence-based medicine (EBM) which is one of the newest and most important part of medicine which emphasizes the use of evidence from well designed and conducted research in healthcare decision-making. I attended multiple international congresses and presented some of my medical research results on advancing our understanding of different aspect of medicine. I received multiple awards in these conferences for my advancing our understanding of different aspect of medicine. He is also an active member of international societies in the field of medicine. He had been an active reviewer for Dermatologic therapy, Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, BMC Infectious Diseases, Journal of Pigmentary Disorders, Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Heart & Lung The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research, Journal of Applied Biomedicine, Journal of Pain & Relief, Neurological Cases, Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis and Journal of Neurological Disorders

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Neurology, Stroke, Trauma, Headache, Sleep disorders, Parkinson, Cognitive disorders

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Vineet Punia

Vineet Punia
Cleveland Clinic
Ohio
USA

Biography :

Dr. Vineet Punia is chief fellow in epilepsy and have joined the faculty of Epilepsy department at the Cleveland Clinic at Ohio, USA. He has done his Internship in Internal Medicine in Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 2011. He has done his M.S in Neuroscience, College of Staten Island (CUNY)/NY State Institute of Basic Research (IBR), NY in 2010. He has done his M.B.B.S.(Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) at Guru Govind Singh Medical College, Punjab, India. He has received prestigious junior investigator awards from American Epilepsy Society (AES), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Indian Neurologist Association (AINA) and Fritz Dreiffus honor, 2014 from AES. He have many memberships in other journals of Neurology. His Research interest foecuses on Clinical Outcomes research, Critical Care EEG and Epilepsy, Social Epilepsy, Driving impairment in epilepsy patients, Medically refractory epilepsy, Imaging in Epilepsy.

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Research Interest :

Clinical Outcomes research, Critical Care EEG and Epilepsy, Social Epilepsy, Driving impairment in epilepsy patients, Medically refractory epilepsy, Imaging in Epilepsy.

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Bhoomika Patel

Bhoomika Patel
Assistant Professor
Institute of Pharmacy
NIRMA University
India

Biography :

Dr. Bhoomika Patel is currently an Assistant Professor for the department of Pharmacy at Nirma University (JMU) in Japan. He received his PhD fromGujarat University. His research group has been on pharmacy. He has worked for many projects with grants. He has 8 years experience in work.

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Research Interest :

 Pharmacy, Drug targets and mechanisms

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