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Editorial Board

Salomon Esquenazi

Editor-in-Chief
Salomon Esquenazi
Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon
Universidad del Rosario
USA

Biography :

Prof. Salomon Esquenazi has received his MD in Universidad del Rosario in Colombia during the period  of 1979 to 1985. Later he underwent a residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in cornea, refractive surgery and external diseases at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA.  Currently,  he is working as cornea specialist at South Florida Eye Associates and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience Research in Louisiana State University.  He is serving as reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.  He  has authored almost 50 research articles/books. He is a member of American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has honored as chief resident at Clinica Barraquer in Colombia in 1988 and chief resident at Louisiana State University in 2004. Additionally he was distinguished with diploma as best medical student and best intern at Universidad del Rosario in Colombia in 1985.
 

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Research Interest :

Corneal wound healing after refractive surgery, dry eye and tissue adhesives.

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M.V. Raghavendra Rao

Editor-in-Chief
Dr. M.V. Raghavendra Rao

Professor & Head Microbiology
Department and Dean (Students affairs)
Avalon University
Netherlands

Biography :

Dr. Rao, Ph.D, worked as professor of Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology and Epidemiology in many universities, many medical colleges in India, China, Nepal, Libya, and Philippines. Currently he is working as professor of Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology and Dean (Student Affairs) at Avalon University School of Medicine, Curacao, Netherland Antilles. Dr. Rao has more than 42 years of teaching and research experience. Supervised 3 students for Ph.D, 4 students for M.Phil, 4 students for pre M.Phil degrees. 3 students submitted their Ph.D thesis to Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India and waiting for viva examination and degree. Authored 18 text books. 3 Universities appointed as their adviser and 3 universities honored with fellow ships. Presented 8 full length papers exclusively during 2014 to 2015 in different international journals.In 2016 ,January and February presented two full length papers in international journals .Accepted as organizing committee member for 3 international conferences in 2016 and Invited speaker for 8 conferences, in different countries like Manchester,(UK), Birmingham,(UK), Atlanta (US), Dubai,(UAE),Rome,(Italy),Amsterdam(Netherland) etc.

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Research Interest :

Parasitology, Microbiology,Biotechnology Virology,Molecular immuno diagnostics, Public health, and epidemiology .Parasitic infections are more in tropical countries and cause global health problem especially in developing countries. High level innovation centered on genomics, RNA biology,Systemic biology, Stem cell biology,Nano science, novel animal models , strategic focus is on technology development in the ares of bio therapeutics , bio markers,bio sensors, bioequipments implants devices , advanced diagnostics, tests, vaccines, therapeutics and development of new drugs are needed. Viviparity is common among est mammals but not many provide long gestation period, To study long term parasitic toxic effects, it is essential to use long gestation period laboratory animal models. Rats have 21 days, rabbits 30,dog 60 days of gestation period, The subtle effects of Thalidomide tragedy resulting in phocomalia, apoda etc in the offspring lead to untold miseries, Similarly good number of cases of fetal deaths, still births, teratogenices etc. Dr.Rao used scorpion as research model as it has nearly 10 months gestation period , in estimation of heavy metals like mercury and lead in embryonic development of scorpion and noticed similar effects, Indeed great challenges, given that most drugs in pipe line failed in clinical trails. Because most of the drugs tested on low gestation period animals, A new thought in the drug design for parasitic diseases by using scorpion as a medical research model. Introducing parasite in scorpion and observing the drug effects and reversal effects . In addition to clinical work, developed a variety of basic and transnational research programs, participated to Ph.D. programs.

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Shinq Jen Wu

Editor-in-Chief
Shinq-Jen Wu
Da-Yeh University
Taiwan

Biography :

Shinq-Jen Wu received the B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 1986; the M.S. degree in chemical engineering from the National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 1989; the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, CA, in 1994; and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and control engineering from the National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 2000. From September 1989 to July 1990, she was with the Laboratory for Simulation and Control Technology of the Chemical Engineering Division of Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. Since then until 1991, she joined the Chemical Engineering Department, Kao-Yuan Junior College of Technology and Commerce at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. From 1995 to 1996, she was an engineer at the Integration Engineering Department, Macronix International Co., LTD, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. She now join the Electrical Engineering Department, Da-Yeh University, Chang-Hwa, Taiwan, R.O.C. She is a member of PHI-TAU-PHI Scholastic Honor Society. She is the editor of journal Advances in Fuzzy Sets and Systems, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Global Journal of Cancer Therapy and Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Therapy. Her name is included in Asian Admirable Achievers, in Asia/American Who’s Who, in Asia/Pacifica Who’s Who, and in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering/in the World/in America/in Asia. She is a Life Fellow of the International Biographical Association. She is a Scientific Adviser to the IBC Director General. She got 21st Century Award for Achievement from IBC and The Albert Einstein Award of Excellent from ABI. Her research interests include ergonomics-based smart car, Petri-net modeling for cancer mechanism, bio-inspired intelligent techniques for the inference of biological systems, soft-sensor for on-line tuning, optimal GA-fuzzy-neural modeling, control and tracking, and optimal fuzzy estimation/tracking/regulation.

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Research Interest :

Anatomy and Physiology, Cancer Research, Science and Technology's current Trends

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Michael A Kirby

Michael A Kirby
Professor
Departments of Pediatrics Pathology and Human anatomy Neurosurgery
Linda University,
Loma Linda, CA
USA
 

Biography :

Dr. MIcheal A. Kirbyreceived his PhD in neurosciences from University of California.He worked as research assistant in California state University for 2 yearsand then as research associate for 4 years. He rose from Assistant to Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatrics and Anatomy and the Center for Perinatal Research, Loma Linda University and came to Departments of Pathology and Human Anatomy as full Professor in 2002. he worked as Associate vice chair, Chair, Associate vice chancellor and has Secondary Appointment at Department of Surgery, Neurosurgery.

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Research Interest :

Neuroscience (Neurophysiology and neuroanatomy) with special concentration in Developmental Neurobiology,neural mechanisms in labor and parturition

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Sabzali Javadov

Sabzali Javadov
Professor
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine
University of Puerto Rico
USA
 

Biography :

Sabzali Javadov received his M.D. degree in medical biochemistry from the Russian Medical University (1983), a Ph.D. in biochemistry and cardiology from the Cardiology Research Center, Moscow (1986) and a D.Sc. in experimental cardiology from the Moscow State University (1993). He had postdoctoral training in biochemistry and experimental cardiology at the Magdeburg Medical Academy in Germany, the National Institute of Cardiology in Hungary and the University of Bristol, England among others. He won the Royal Society award three times to conduct collaborative research in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Bristol, UK. Since 2003, Dr. Javadov worked as a Research Scientist at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. At the present time he is Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology at the School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Javadov elucidates the role of mitochondrial permeability transition pores (PTP), the non-specific pathological channels which are created in the inner mitochondrial membrane in response to oxidative stress, in cardiac dysfunction. His group is currently investigating a regulatory role of the AMPK/PGC-1α pathway in PTP formation during ischemia/reperfusion and heart failure. In addition, his lab examines the relationship between mitochondrial protein acetylation and PTP opening in response to oxidative or hormonal stress to further clarify the contribution of mitochondrial SIRT3 to PTP-mediated cell dysfunction. A main goal of these studies is to develop different pharmacological and conditional strategies targeting the PTP to further inhibit mitochondria-mediated cardiac dysfunction in ischemia/reperfusion and heart failure.

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Rand S Swenson

Rand S Swenson
Professor
Department of Anatomy
National University of the Health Sciences
New Hampshire
USA

Biography :

Rand S. Swenson, DC, MD, PhD received a chiropractic degree in 1976 from the National University of the Health Sciences, a PhD in anatomy from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1981 and an MD degree with honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1989. He had postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at Loyola and was a visiting professor of physiology at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, where he studied autonomic nervous system neurophysiology from 1983 to 1986. He completed a neurology residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 1993 and subsequently joined the staff of the medical center and received an academic appointment at Dartmouth Medical School. At the present time, he is Professor of Anatomy and Neurology and Chairman of the Department of Anatomy. His academic interests are in the neurobiology of pain, in complementary and alternative medicine and in medical education.

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Research Interest :

Neuroanatomy; headache; evaluation and management of pain

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Sergey Zaets

Executive Editor
Sergey Zaets
Director, Clinical Development
Medical & Regulatory Affairs
Novo Nordisk, Inc
USA

Biography :

Sergey Zaets received MD degree from Moscow Medical Institute and PhD and DSc degrees from Bakoulev Center for Cardiovascular Surgery (Moscow, Russia), and used to work as a pediatric cardiac surgeon until relocation to the USA in 1999. During the years 1999-2005, performed research studies on red blood cell dysfunction in trauma-hemorrhagic shock, burn, gut ischemia, and pancreatitis at the UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School. In 2005, joined Novo Nordisk Inc. Investigated the role of coagulation Factor XIII in prevention of multiple organ dysfunction after experimental trauma-hemorrhagic shock, burn, gut ischemia, and cardio-pulmonary bypass. Since 2009, is involved in clinical development of new recombinant factors to be in hemophilia and FXIII congenital deficiency.

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Research Interest :

Trauma-hemorrhagic shock, sepsis, coagulation disorders, congenital “open-heart” surgery. Author of more than 200 publications.

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Toru Hosoda

Toru Hosoda
Departments of Anesthesia and Medicine
Harvard Medical School,
Boston
USA
 

Biography :

Dr. Toru Hosoda obtained his MD and PhD degrees from Tokyo University, Japan, on investigation on cardiac developmental biology. There, he had identified and reported a novel gene, Midori, which works at a very early stage of myocyte differentiation. Subsequently, he joined Dr Piero Anversa’s laboratory in 2004 to investigate on tissue-specific stem cells. More specifically, he has been involved in studies characterizing the mechanism of proliferation, differentiation, migration, and senescence of bone-marrow, cardiac, and lung stem cells and thereby contributed to the following publications. He is planning to work further to pursue the potential clinical applications of these cells for the treatment of numerous human diseases.

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Research Interest :

Tissue-specific stem cells, Cardiac stem cells, Myocardial regeneration, Heart failure, Myocyte turnover, Aging.

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William Clifford Roberts

William Clifford Roberts
Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Avenue, Dallas
USA

Biography :

William C. Roberts was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 11, 1932. His father (1878-1941) was Clinical Professor of Medicine at Emory University, and President of the American Heart Association in 1933. In 1958, Dr. Roberts graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His internship was in internal medicine at the Boston City Hospital and his medical residency was at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. He also trained in anatomic pathology at the National Institutes of Health. From July 1964 to March 1993, he was Chief of Pathology in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He has published over 1500 articles, authored or edited 25 books, and lectured in over 2,000 cities throughout the world. He has contributed information on many major cardiovascular conditions.During the past 37 years, Dr. Roberts has been program director for the Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease held every December in Williamsburg, Virginia. The conference has been sponsored by the American College of Cardiology Foundation, Imedex, Inc., and the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System. Since March 1993, he has been executive director of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is also the editor in chief of the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings and Dean of the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Education at Baylor Healthcare System. He has been the editor in chief of The American Journal of Cardiology since June 1982 He has received many honors including the 1978 Gifted Teacher Award of the American College of Cardiology, the 1983 College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Foundation Award for 1984 from the Council of Cardiology of the American Heart Association, the Public Health Service Commendation Medal in 1979, an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines, in 1995, and in 2004 the designation of Master American College of Cardiology Award.

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Research Interest :

Human Anatomy; Physiology

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Eva E. Redei

Eva E. Redei
Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Chicago, IL
USA

Biography :

She is David Lawrence Stein Professor of Psychiatry in Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in Northwestern University.

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Research Interest :

Behavioural science

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Dorothy A Frenz

Dorothy A Frenz
Research Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy 
New York Medical College
Grasslands Reservation
USA

Biography :

She received her doctorate in Anatomy in 1988 from New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, and began her research studies as a postdoctoral fellow in the field of inner ear development at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. In 1991, she was appointed Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and in 1993 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy Structural Biology. She became Associate Professor in these departments at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1997. She currently hold appointments at Albert Einstein College of Medicine as Professor of Otorhinolaryngology Head Neck Surgery and of Anatomy Structural Biology since 2003, and as Research Professor in Cell Biology Anatomy and in Otolaryngology at New York Medical College since 2010. She has served as Director of Otorhinolaryngology Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine 20012010, and teaches Clinical Developmental Anatomy 2001present and Histology 2009present laboratories at Einstein.

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Research Interest :

A primary focus of her research is the inner ear, which originates from a simple otic vesicle that ultimately gives rise to the complex organs of hearing and balance. Periotic mesenchyme surrounds the otic vesicle, giving origin to the cartilaginous otic capsule, which presages the formation of the endochondral bony capsule of the mature inner ear. Her research interests lie in the inductive tissue interactions that govern otic capsule morphogenesis, focusing on where in the embryonic inner ear molecular signals act, how they act, and the consequences of their inactivation. In addition, a recent interest focuses on the generation of brown adipose tissue from ectopic lineages in the mouse embryo.

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Guoqiang Yu

Guoqiang Yu
Director
Center for Biomedical Engineering
University of Kentucky
USA

Biography :

Dr. Yu received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Tianjin University of China. He had postdoctoral training in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. After postdoctoral training, he joined the Center for Biomedical Engineering (CBME) at the University of Kentucky (USA) as a faculty member. He now serves as director of the Biomedical Optics Laboratory in the USA CBME.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Yu’s research, built on years of previous work, has culminated in the development and clinical application of near-infrared diffuse optical spectroscopies for noninvasive quantification of deep tissue hemodynamics. For example, His lab has designed a novel portable diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) based flow-oximeter capable of simultaneous measurement of tissue blood flow and blood oxygenation at the bedside of clinic. Using newly developed optical techniques, his lab has successfully monitored blood flow and oxygenation in a variety of deep tissues, including adult brain, skeletal muscle and head/neck tumor. The ultimate goal is to develop and transfer the portable, fast, inexpensive, and noninvasive optical instruments to clinic for diagnosing tissue diseases and assessing the effects of various treatments.

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Wayne L. Monsky

Wayne L. Monsky
Department of Radiology
University of Washington
Medical Center
USA

Biography :

Dr. Wayne L. Monsky, MD, PhD first received a Masters Degree in Physiology at Georgetown University before earning his MD and PhD at Georgetown University from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology were his Thesis focused on mechanisms of neoplastic cell invasion and metastasis characterizing cell surface proteases. He then completed a Surgical Internship, Radiology Residency and Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, all at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He also conducted Post-Doctoral studies at Massachusetts General Hospital with Dr. Rakesh Jain, investigating tumor microvascular physiology. Translational research then focused on minimally invasive tumor therapies, such as radiofrequency ablation, intratumoral drug delivery and imaging based assessment of tumor response to therapy. Currently he is serving as the Director of Interventional Radiology for Harborview Medical Center, a University of Washington Hospital. He continues studies focused on functional and volumetric tumor imaging, minimally invasive tumor therapies and device design.

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Research Interest :

His current research focuses is on volumetric and functional imaging of hepatic tumors, breast cancer, and Sarcoma to evaluate response to therapy such as chemoembolization, adjuvant and anti-angiogenic therapies. He continues to investigate strategies to optimize image guided minimally invasive tumor therapies such as radiofrequency ablation and intratumoral infusion. Investigations are also being conducted to evaluate the affect of angiography and chemoembolization on renal physiology. Device design and optimization has focused on intravascular thrombectomy, thrombolysis as well as intratumoral delivery of therapeutics.

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Jerrold Petrofsky

Jerrold Petrofsky
Professor
Loma Linda University
Physical Therapy
USA

Biography :

Dr Jerrold Petrofsky holds is a PTA and holds a Ph D in neurophysiology from Saint Louis University. He has an AB in Biology and a BS in Computer Engineering from Washington University and a BS in Systems Engineering from Wright State University. He has Honorary PhDs from Pennsylvania State and the University of Humanistic Studies. He also has a JD from Western State University and is licensed as an attorney in California. He was the former director of the National Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and operated a Physical Therapy outpatient practice for 12 years. He is presently a professor at Loma Linda University in Physical Therapy.

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Research Interest :

His research interests are endothelial dysfunction exercise, diabetes, gait and balance and the physiology of nutrition and weight loss.

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Bidhan C. Bandyopadhyay

Bidhan C. Bandyopadhyay
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Georgetown University
Washington
USA

Biography :

He did his B.Sc. (Honors) in 1988 and M.Sc. in 1990 both on Physiology with 1st Class from University of Calcutta, India. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from University of Calcutta, India with six 1st author and three 2nd author publications in peer-reviewed international journals. He did his postdoctoral training in Pharmacology at Georgetown University and later in Molecular Biology at University of Maryland. During his time at Maryland he successfully cloned a new TRP channel from Limulus (invertebrate) ventral photoreceptors. He continued to work on TRP channel physiology at NIDCR and characterized several multimeric TRP channels and made a number of important contributions to the areas of membrane biology, cell and tissue research. He has been working on calcium signaling for last 8 years and have excellent track record of publication (27) in top notch journals. His areas of interests are membrane transport in salivary duct and kidney proximal tubule, Calcium stone disease and Biomineralization. He is currently working as a Principle Investigator of Calcium Signaling Laboratory at Washington Veterans Affair Medical Center and as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, George Washington University School Of Medicine, Washington DC.

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Research Interest :

The mechanism(s) how Ca2+ reabsorption operated in absorptive epithelia like salivary gland major ducts is not known. Recently we have shown that Ca2+ channels are localized at the apical membrane of the salivary ducts. We hypothesize that Ca2+ in primary saliva (secreted from the acinar cells) activates the Ca2+-sensing receptor (CSR). Such activation of CSR further activates TRPC3 (a Ca2+ influx channel) and initiate a Ca2+ influx into the ductal cells through the luminal membrane. This would results in a transepithelial Ca2+ flux across the salivary ductal epithelia. We suggest that such regulation of saliva [Ca2+] plays an important role in calcium stone formation in salivary gland. Studies are directed towards the identification of (i) molecular components, and (ii) the mechanism of Ca2+ transport in salivary ductal cells. Presently, we are utilizing a variety of approaches (such as biochemistry and molecular biology as well as physiology) to determine whether the newly identified TRPC sub-families of ion channel proteins are involved in regulating/mediating Ca2+ transport in ductal epithelial cells. We are also studying the role of this mechanism in kidney proximal tubule to find out its implication in calcium nephrolithiasis (stone formation) during the course of change in such regulation. Recently we have received funding from NIH and NKF to continue these research projects. My long term goal is to understand the fundamental principle of calcium biomenaralization in the biological system.

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Heng Hong

Heng Hong
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
East Carolina University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Heng Hong graduated from Shanghai Medical University in 1982 and received Ph D degree in biochemistry in University of Southern California in 1996.  After finishing pathology residency and fellowship training in Indian University and Duke University, he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Brody School of Medicine in East Carolina University in 2005.    Dr. Hong is currently the director of Cytopathology Fellowship Program in East Carolina University.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Hong’s previous and current research interests include transcriptional coactivators of nuclear receptors and their biological rules in the pathogenesis of hormone-related cancers, such as prostate cancer and breast cancer.

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George Sai Wah Tsao

George Sai Wah Tsao
Director, Center for Cancer Research
Assistant Dean (Research), Professor
Department of Anatomy
LKS Faculty of Medicine
University of Hong Kong
China

Biography :

Professor George Tsao received his Ph.D from the University of London, Institute of Cancer Research: Royal Marsden Hospital. After postgraduate training, he joined the Department of Anatomy, Chinese University of Hong Kong as a faculty member. In 1987, he went to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School to receive postdoctoral training in cell and molecular biology. Subsequently, he became the Laboratory Director of the Gynecological Oncology Division, Brigham and Women Hospital and Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harvard Medical School. Professor Tsao is currently a faculty member in the Department of Anatomy and the Director of the Center for Cancer Research at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong.

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Research Interest :

Professor Tsao's research interests are mainly focused on mechanisms in cell immortalization and malignant transformation. Specifically, he is interested in the immortalization and transformation properties of Epstein-Barr virus in nasopharyngeal epithelial cells and cancer. Prof. Tsao is currently one of the ten elected members in the Governing Board of the International Association for Research on Epstein-Barr virus and Associated Diseases.

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Jagmeet S Kanwal

Jagmeet S Kanwal
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Georgetown University
Washington D.C
USA

Biography :

He received his PhD in Physiology from Louisiana State University in 1986. He worked as instructor in Dept. of Cellular & Structural Biology, Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine from 1988-1990. Then he worked as Lecturer, Research Assistant Professor in Dept. of Biology Washington University. He went to Georgetown University Medical Center as Assistant Professor and promoted to Associate Professor in Departments of Physiology and Biophysics, and Psychology. He worked as vice chair for research from 2006-2008 in Georgetown University Medical Center. Currently he is working as External Professor in George Mason University and as an Associate Professor in Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience and Psychology in Georgetown University Medical Center.    
 

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Research Interest :

understanding the neural basis of species-specific audiovocal behaviors, including the neural origins of speech and music. The major goal of our research is to elucidate the cortical networks, coding and computational strategies, and neural mechanisms for the perception of species-specific communication sounds. Using bats as animal models, we study the basic mechanisms that underlie stimulus driven neural integration and plasticity, hemispheric lateralization, combination-sensitivity and multifunctionality of cortical neurons. We are especially interested in the functional organization of the cortex and in neurodynamics at the cellular and systems levels.

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Anil Kumar Jain

Anil Kumar Jain
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
University of Colorado
USA

Biography :

I received my PhD degree in reproductive physiology in 2008 from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India and a Master degree in Biotechnology from Agra University, India in 2002.  After completing my PhD degree, I moved USA to continue my research work and joined School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Denver as a Visiting Research Associate in Cancer and Skin Biology.

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Research Interest :

(a) Numerous genes have been identified as essential components of follicle rupture but specific roles of the genes in follicle rupture remain largely unknown.  For example, while progesterone receptors (PR) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) are the two most extensively studied LH-induced genes in the ovary and are required for follicle rupture as was shown by the lack of follicle rupture (and the presence of unruptured follicles) in their respective knockout mouse ovaries. However, the mechanistic roles of these genes in the follicle rupture is not known.  My interest to elucidate the mechanism of endothelin -2 in follicle rupture.
(b) Sulfur mustard is a continued major military threat, and has grown to become also a chemical-terrorism threat against civilians in post-9/11 era. These threats combined require approaches and strategies for 1) the measurement of injuries, and 2) prophylactic and therapeutic countermeasures. My interest is to assess sulfur mustrd-induced biological alterations such as MAPKs, PI3K/Akt pathways, NF-kB family, AP1 family and proinflammatory molecules such as COX-1/2, iNOS, MMPs, PCNA etc. and associated mechanisms in skin tissue of SKH-1 hairless mouse model for efficacy study.
 

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Salvador Soriano

Salvador Soriano
Associate Professor
Division of Human Anatomy
Loma Linda University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Salvador Soriano is an Associate Professor of Anatomy at Loma Linda University. He received a PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Glasgow, UK and continued his scientific training with postdoctoral fellowships in Biochemistry at the University of Bristol and in Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, where he carried out research on Alzheimer’s disease. He then moved to King’s College London as a Senior Lecturer, where he developed further his research on neurodegeneration using animal models of dementia and NiemannPick type C disease.

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Research Interest :

His current research interests at Loma Linda University are a continuation of those earlier studies with a special emphasis on the role of the neuronal cell cycle as a pathogenic factor in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Juming Zhong

Juming Zhong
Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy, Physiology & Pharmacology
Auburn University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Juming Zhong received his DVM from Southwest University for Nationalities in China in 1982 and served as a lecturer equivalent to Assistant Professor in USA at the same university till 1990. He moved to USA to pursue his graduate study at University of Missouri, and received his PhD there in 1995. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Drs. Joseph Hume and Kathleen Keef at University of Nevada School of Medicine and was promoted to a Research Assistant Professor there in 1999. He joined Auburn University with a tenure track position in 2001, and currently serves as a tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University. His main teaching responsibility is the Course Coordinator of microanatomy for professional program. He also participates in the graduate teaching for biomedical sciences.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Zhong’s research interests include cardiac and vascular smooth muscle electrophysiology and pharmacology. One of the primary goals of his research is to investigate the signaling pathways underlying ion channel regulation in both cardiac and vascular smooth muscle cells under normal and pathophysiological conditions. Ion channels play a central role in the excitation-contraction coupling of these cells, and thus directly control cardiac function and vascular tone. Abnormal activity of these channels directly contributes to the heart diseases and abnormal blood pressure. Application of patch clamp technique allows us to study these channels in the freshly isolated cardiac and vascular smooth muscle cells. Another primary focus of his laboratory is to investigate the cellular mechanisms underlying myocardial dysfunction resulted from various patho-physiological conditions. Specifically, they try to understand the mechanisms that influence intracellular calcium homeostasis and cell contraction of cardiac myocytes taken from different animal disease models.

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Hexin Chen

Hexin Chen
Department of Biological Sciences
University of South Carolina
USA

 

Biography :

He received his Ph.D. from the the University of Nebraska in 2000 and was trained as a molecular cellular biologist. He did his postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine which was focused on studying the role of HOX genes in mammary gland development and breast tumorigenesis, and was supported by two of my fellowship grants from Susan Komen Foundation and Department of Defense Breast Cancer Program respectively. As a Research Faculty at Johns Hopkins, he generated an MMTV-HOXB7 transgenic mouse model to investigate how overexpression of HOXB7 regulates Her2/neu-induced mammary tumorigenesis. This work was rewarding and resulted in a few publications and an ACS Research Scholar Grant award also expanded my research into the HER2/neu signaling study.  In 2008 he joined the University of South Carolinaas a tenure-track faculty member. During the past few years he carried out a proteomic analysis to identify HER2-downstream genes, performed high throughput screening to find novel PI3K/AKT pathway inhibitors, utilized in vitro and in vivo assays to isolate and characterize cancer stem cells from primary tumors of MMTV-Her2 transgenic mice and optimized the culture condition to grow cancer stem cells in vitro. His current research is supported by grants from National Institute of Health (NIH), American Cancer Society (ACS) and Elsa Pardee Cancer Research foundation.

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Research Interest :

Mammary gland development, mammary stem cells, cancer stem cells, breast tumorigenesis, oncogene and tumor suppressor gene, endocrinology, estrogen receptor and HER2/Erbb2 signaling

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Nancy Lan Guo

Nancy Lan Guo
Associate Professor
Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
Adjunct Faculty of Computer Science
West Virginia University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Guo got her Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science in 2004 and B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1997. She is Program Assistant Director of West Virginia Clinical & Translational Science Institute for Biomedical Informatics.  She had 21 peer-reviewed publications in the past three years.  Her work in lung cancer gene signatures was nominated for 2007 CDC Excellence in Science Awards. Her work in breast cancer gene signatures was selected to feature the cover of Clinical Cancer Research [April, 2007] which received national news coverage from Newswise, Medical News Today, NewsRx, etc. She has five pending patents for the gene signatures she identified for personalized therapy. She was awarded a $1M R01 grant from National Library of Medicine (LM009500) in 2008 and a $1M NIH stimulus grant to advance translational research (NCRR P20 RR16440) in 2009.
 

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Research Interest :

Traditional prognostic factors for cancer are imperfect.  In part, they lack the information about the biological diversity of cancer and have not reflected the complexity of molecular mechanism of the diseases. In addition, they focus on predicting for populations instead of for individuals.  Recent advances in the knowledge of human genomics and proteomics, as well as bioinformatics, have revolutionized the ways in which researchers are able to identify molecular signatures of cancer recurrence and metastases. Genome-wide studies will guide hypothesis-driven experimentation and aid clinical decision-making. Bioinformatics is the key to identifying new disease biomarkers and making accurate predictions in molecular diagnosis and prognosis.  My research interests include applying bioinformatics methods to clinical research, specifically, to the identification of novel biomarkers for the diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutics prediction of human diseases.  Furthermore, we will employ genomic and proteomic analysis of clinical specimens to validate the biomarkers identified in genome-wide association studies. We are also interested in constructing disease-mediated genome-wide co-expression networks. Identifying gene products within one or a few specific pathways could potentially enhance the prognostic value and reveal therapeutic targets for intervention.

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Tao Huang

Tao Huang
Department of  Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
University of Louisville
USA

Biography :

He received his Master of Medicine from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 2001, and at the same University he earned his PhD in Physiology in 2006. During his PhD, he received a two-year research scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for joint PhD training in German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE). After PhD, he continued his postdoctoral training in neuroscience at University of Louisville, USA. Currently he is studying the roles of neurotrophins in taste development, and is also the member of Association for Chemoreception Sciences.

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Research Interest :

My current research focuses on the roles of neurotrophins in regulating taste bud formation, taste neuron survival and taste targeting during development.

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Michael Hoffmann

Michael Hoffmann
Professor of Neurology
University of Central Florida
USA

Biography :

Professor Michael Hoffmann MD, FCP(SA), FAHA, FAAN received his initial medical degree, MBBch, at the University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa, followed by a neurological registrarship at the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa with subsequent subspecialty fellowship training in Stroke at Columbia University Neurological Institute and Presbyterian Medical Center, New York. Currently, he is working as director of Cognitive Neurology and Stroke at the James A Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, Florida and affiliate Professor of Neurology with the University Central Florida. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals and has authored over 200 research abstracts and manuscripts. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and American Heart Association Stroke Section.

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Research Interest :

cognitive neurology, cerebrovascular disease, frontal lobe function, Neuro archeology.

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Aditi Ranade

Aditi Ranade
Department of Pathology
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center
Columbia University
NY
USA

Biography :

Dr. Ranade received her MD in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology from the University of Pune, India in 2007. She studied M.B.B.S. at the same University prior to her MD. Currently, she is an MD at the Department of Pathology, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center (SLRHC), Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. She will soon be pursuing a fellowship in Surgical Pathology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York after completing her ongoing 4th year of residency in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology at SLRHC, New York. She is serving as a reviewer for reputed journals like Pathology Research and Practice and has also authored several research/clinical articles. She has been invited as a guest speaker in her field of interest at various international conferences. Dr. Ranade is a member of American Society of Clinical Pathology, College of American Pathologist and a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee at her current institute.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Breast and Gynecological Pathology

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Lap Ki Chan

Lap Ki Chan
Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy
The University of Hong Kong
China
 

Biography :

He is an Assistant Dean in Education and an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomyand the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education, at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. He received his medical degree from The University of Hong Kong and his PhD in Anatomy from Duke University, before his orthopaedic training in Hong Kong.

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Research Interest :

His current work focuses on anatomy education, clinical anatomy, and Problem-based Learning.

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Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang

Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang
Department of Anatomy
LKS Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
China

Biography :

Dr. Chang received his BSc training in Biochemistry in Hong Kong. Then he furthered my MPhil training in neurochemistry and neuroanatomy at the same university. He received a research scholarship by German Academic Exchange Service DAAD to pursue his doctoral training in neurophysiology and clinical neuroscience at the University of Munich, Munich, Germany. Afterwards, he continued his postdoctoral training in neuropharmacology and molecular neuroscience at NIEHS/NIH, USA. During that time, he received the Visiting Research Fellowship Award and the NIH Fellow Award for Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health. He has published over 70 peerreviewed publications and book chapters in neurodegeneration, neuroimmunology and drug discovery in these areas. Dr. Chang is now the Scientific Advisory Board member in International Alzheimer’s / Parkinson’s diseases Symposium, editorial board member in many different journals. Dr. Chang is also the Founder and Secretary of HKU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Network.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Chang’s research interest is to investigate molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, glaucoma and aging-related macular degeneration (AMD) so that pharmacological targets can be found. Dr. Chang has studied neuronal apoptosis. He and his colleagues are among the first to discover a stress kinase, called double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase (PKR), plays important role in beta-amyloid peptide-induced neuronal apoptosis. He then investigated the damage of intracellular organelles, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondria, in neurodegeneration and how their damage triggers autophagy (self-eating process) to struggle for survival. His group discovered the aggregation of the ER stimulate the nucleation step of autophagy. His group is now focusing how risk factors, depression and systemic inflammation, affect the synapses. He is also investigating how ER-stress responses and phosphorylation of tau protein propagate neurodegeneration. All these studies can be extended to neurodegeneration in glaucoma and AMD.

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Wutian Wu

Wutian Wu
Professor
Department of Anatomy
Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
China

Biography :

Professor Wu received his medical degree in Sun YatSen University of Medical Sciences, Guangdong, China in 1975 and a Master Degree in Neuroanatomy in the same institute in 1981. He was a clinician and later a teacher for medical students for more 10 years in Mainland China and went to US for his oversea study and work. Prof. Wu received his PhD degree in Neuroscience in 1991 and continued to work in Eastern Virginia Medical School till 1996. Prof Wu joined the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong in Jan. 1996 as an assistant professor, promoted to associate professor in 1997 and professor in 2008. Prof Wu ’s research is well recognized. His contributions include: 1 A total of over 100 original peer review articles with more than 2000 citations received; 2 Initiation of 14 active international and local collaborative studies with a few of outstanding research groups Centers; 3 A total of 29 research grants 23 as principal investigator and 6 as coinvestigator with total of over HK 20 millions awarded; 4 More than 40 invited lectures, visiting professorship

 Biography
Research Interest :

1. Gene expression changes of motoneurons after axonal injury and their potential roles in neuronal degeneration and regeneration.
2. Experimental studies on surgical treatment of avulsed spinal nerve roots in brachial plexus injury.
3. Potential treatments for spinal cord injury.
4. Research in other areas: A) to explore the potential use of neural stem cells in replacing died neurons due to CNS injury or disorder. B) to investigate a possible application of nano-materials in neuronal injury. C) to investigate new drugs for the treatment of neural degenerative disease.

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Jianbo Yue

Jianbo Yue
Department of Physiology
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
China
 

Biography :

Jianbo Yue received his PhD from Penn State University, and spent six years at Stanford University with Jim Ferrell as a postdoctoral fellow working on cell cycle regulation. He then returned to China as an assistant professor at Department of Physiology of University of Hong Kong. He is currently studying cell cycle regulation and calcium signaling in embryonic stem cells. He was the recipient of a Special Fellowship from The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and a postdoctoral fellowship from American Heart Association.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Currently, the lab is studying the target differentiation of embryonic stem cell by manipulating cell cycle regulators and calcium signaling molecules.

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Wilson Y. P. Ching

Wilson Y. P. Ching
Department of Anatomy
Faculty of Medicine Building
University of Hong Kong
China

Biography :

After obtaining undergraduate degree at Imperial College, University of London, UK, He continued his PhD training at University of Dundee, UK. Then, He had his postdoctoral training in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Hong Kong. Since 2007, He has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy, The University of Hong Kong.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focus on the study of the molecular mechanisms that lead to cancer formation and metastasis. Particularly, we are interested in how the dysregulation of Rho GTPase pathways contributes to the pathogenesis of liver cancer. Recently, They found that centrosome overduplication plays an important role in HTLV-I virus-mediated adult T-cell leukaemia. Thus we would like to understand further how centrosome overduplication contributes to the development of other cancers.

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Wei Liu

Wei Liu
Associate Professor
Department of Cardiology
Harbin Medical University
China

 

Biography :

Dr Wei Liu has received her PhD in Harbin Medical University during the period of Sep 2003 to June 2006. She worked as postdoc. in department of Pathology during Sep. 2009 through Sep. 2010. Currently, she is working as associate professor in Harbin Medical University. She has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Chief of coronary heart disease unit. she is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Chinese Clinical doctor journal, etc. She has authored ten research articles/books. she is a member of Chinese Medical Association.

 Biography
Research Interest :

cardiovascular disease

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Keith Tierney

Keith Tierney
Associate Professor
University of Alberta
CW 405, Biological Sciences Edmonton
Canada

 

Biography :

Dr. Keith Tierney is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Alberta. his undergraduate degree was in biology, first master’s in fish physiology, second master’s in business administration, doctorate in olfactory neurotoxicity, and post-doctoral fellowship in behavioural neuroscience.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Environmental physiology and toxicology of fishes,olfaction, neurophysiology, maternal effects, fish health, risk assessment

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Zan Pan

Zan Pan
Dyson Vision Research Institute
Weill Cornell Medical College
USA

Biography :

Dr. Zan Pan has received his PhD in vision science in State University of New York, College of Optometry during the period of 2004-2010. Currently, he is working as postdoctoral fellow in Weill Cornell Medical College. He is serving as an invited reviewer for several reputed journals like Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Current Eye Research, Cutaneous and Ocular Toxiology, Journal of Membrane Biology. He has authored over 10 research articles/book chapters in ophthalmic and biophysiology journals. He/she is a member of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, American Society of Physiology, Sigma Xi. He has received William C. Ezell Fellowship from American Optometric Foundation, ARVO travel fellowship, Ocular Surface Society Travel fellowship and Minnie Flora Turner Memorial Research Fund for the Impaired Vision.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

My research focuses on hormonal and ion channels regulation of corneal wound healing and development. Specifically, I investigate the localization, activation, cell signaling of growth factors (EGF, NGF, VEGF) and ion channels/transporters (TRP channel, KCC, NKCC transporters) during corneal wounding, and their impacts on wound recovery including cell proliferation, migration, ocular surface inflammation, neurogenesis. The main goal is to develop therapeutic approaches to enhance corneal wound recovery and to reduce associated ocular complications.
 

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Yu-Long Sun

Yu-Long Sun
Research Associate
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Mayo Clinic
USA

Biography :

Dr. Sun received his Ph.D degree in Chemistry from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and continued his scientific training with postdoctoral fellowships in Pharmacology at Beijing Medical University from 1996-1998 and in Biomechanics at Mayo Clinic, Minnesota from 1998-2004. Then he worked as a Research Associate at the same institute. Since 2006, he has been working as an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic. Rochester, Minnesota.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Sun’s research interests mainly focus on biomechanics of soft tissues and biopolymers, mechanobiology of soft tissues, soft tissue injuries, wound healing, postsurgical adhesion prohibition, regeneration medicine, and biomaterial.
 

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Manus Jonathan Paul Biggs

Manus Jonathan Paul Biggs
Department of Applied Physics and
Applied Mathematics
Columbia University
New York
USA

Biography :

Dr. Biggs graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2003 with a B.Sc in anatomy, and an M.Sc in biomedical science, completing a research into the fabrication of bioscaffolds for soft-tissue regeneration. Dr. Biggs was awarded a Ph.D in January 2008 from the University of Glasgow,withfunding secured from the AO Research Institute, Switzerland. His research was concerned with the effects of nanoscale topography on osteoblast adhesion and progenitor cell function. While preparing to submit his thesis for the degree of Ph.D, Dr.Biggs was awarded postdoctoral funding for six months to further investigate mechanotransduction in endothelial cells.In 2009 Dr. Biggs was invited to commence postdoctoral research at Columbia University, where he is currently engaged in the development of novel adoptive immunetherapies through the use of small technologies, with a goal to modulating differential function in human T-cell populations.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Nanofabrication and small technologies
Cellular adhesion
Biomaterials Osteospecific differentiation through mechanotransduction Osteospecific signalling pathways
T-cell differentiation through mechanotransduction
Dynamics of the immunological synapse

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Dobretsov Maxim

Dobretsov Maxim
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Arkansas
USA

Biography :

Dr. Maxim Dobretsov has received his PhD in Physiology in Saint-Petersburg State University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) during the period of 1983-1986. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor in University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock, USA). He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as a member of the Abstract and Organizational Committees of the 6th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases (Little Rock, 2007) and the editor of the book “Mechanisms of Pain in Peripheral Neuropathy” (Research Signpost, 2009). He is serving as a post-hoc reviewer of several reputed journals like Brain, Journal of Physiology, Neuroscience etc. He has authored 40 research articles and 6 review articles and book chapters. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience (since 1999), American Diabetes Association (since 2004), Peripheral Nerve Society (since 2009) and International Association for the Study of Pain (since 2011).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Neurobiology of physiological and neuropathic pain, Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy; Sensory-motor systems, Neuronal excitability and isoforms of the Na+,K+-ATPase

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Pelosi Emanuele

Pelosi Emanuele
Laboratory of Genetics
University of Bologna
USA

Biography :

Dr. Pelosi received his PhD in Medical Biotechnology from University of Bologna, Italy in 2006. He joined the Laboratory of Genetics – Human Genetics Section – at NIA/NIH in Baltimore as a postdoctoral Visiting Fellow under the direction of Dr. Schlessinger. He received the “Nathan Shock” award in 2008 from the NIA/NIH, and the “Premio Cattaneo” award for young scientists in Italy in 2009. He recently accepted the position of Research Fellow at NIA/NIH.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research efforts have focused on the genetic bases of sex-determination, ovarian development, premature ovarian failure (POF), and menopause. He is also actively involved with a population-based study focusing on genetic factors determining age of menarche and menopause. Studies also seek to determine the role and function of specific genes in the hypothalamic pituitary gonadal axis involved with POF and menopause. Additional efforts will then characterize the genes outside ovarian function.

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Adrienne T. Black

Adrienne T. Black
Principal Scientist
Rutgers University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Adrienne Black received her Ph.D. in Toxicology from the joint program at Rutgers University and UMDNJ-RWJMS and was funded by a Predoctoral fellowship from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research for research on ultraviolet-induced dermal toxicity. Afterwards, she worked as a research associate, developing in vitro skin models for toxicity testing of vesicating agents. At the present time, she is working as a Principal Scientist and board certified toxicologist for a nanotechnology consulting company, with an emphasis on development of toxicity profiles of nanomaterials with topical applications.  Her experience also includes several years as a certified medical technologist in the clinical laboratory of a major trauma and regional cancer center and as a safety toxicologist for a consumer product company. She has an adjunct appointment with the University of Maryland and currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Society of Toxicology Dermal Toxicology Specialty Section.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dermatoxicology, in vitro skin and eye models, toxicity of environmental agents, nanotoxicology

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Silvina Gutierrez

Silvina Gutierrez
Assistant Professor
Centre for Electron Microscopy
Faculty for Medical Sciences
University of Cordoba
Argentina
 

Biography :

Dr. Silvina Gutiérrez obtained her title of Specialist in Pathology at the National Hospital of Clinics, in Córdoba, Argentina. She continued her Ph.D. training at the Center for Electron Microscopy in the Faculty of Medical Sciences from the National University of Córdoba. She is currently appointed at the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) as an Assistant Research Scientist and as an Assistant Professor at the Center for Electron Microscopy.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Her research seeks to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms contributing to regulate the proliferation and secretion of the lactotroph cell population in the pituitary gland; particularly those related to the estradiol effects through intracellular and membrane estrogen receptors alpha and beta. A combination of several cell and molecular biology approaches, including electron microscopy, immunocytochemistry, and biochemical techniques to quantify different parameters of lactotroph cells functional activity, are currently being used in her studies. Dr. Gutiérrez major reports have contributed to clarify the complex regulation implicated in the homeostasis of pituitary cells populations under physiological and pathological conditions.

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Valarmathi M. Thiruvanamalai

Valarmathi M. Thiruvanamalai
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
University of South Carolina
USA

Biography :

Dr. Valarmathi M. Thiruvanamalai received his M.B.B.S. in Medicine & Surgery from Kilpauk Medical College and M.D. in Pathology from Postgraduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Madras, India as well as Ph.D. in Biotechnology from All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in Department of Pathology in SRMC & RI (Deemed University), affiliated to Harvard Medical International, Madras, India. He received a Visiting Scientist Fellowship from National Cancer Institute (NCI) at National Institute of Health (NIH) and spent two year with Dr. Ira Pastan in Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), Centre for Cancer Research (CCR). At present he is working in University of South Carolina as Research Assistant Professor. His past research includes cancer genetics. Recently, he was the recipient of Scientist Development Grant Award from American Heart Association. He is serving as a member in various national and international scientific societies and organizations, ISSCR, TERMIS, AACR, ASIP and AHA.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Stem Cell Biology, Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials, Pathology. Currently his research focuses on creating vascularized tissue constructs using various types of adult and embryonic stem cells in three-dimensional (3-D) scaffolds that promise to lead to the generation of total replacement biologic products for various therapeutic purposes in regenerative medicine.

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Pierce Hutchings

Pierce Hutchings
Prof. P Academy
Injury Prevention and Athletic Performance
Chicago, Illinois (Greater Chicago Area)
USA

Biography :

Professor P teaches science-based education to Personal Trainers, Coaches, and Athletes in Chicago and worldwide online in partnership with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Certifications include:
-NASM-CPT: Certified Personal Trainer
-NASM-PES: Performance Enhancement Specialist
-NASM-CES: Corrective Exercise Specialist
-NASM-FNS: Fitness Nutrion Speciallist

 Biography
Research Interest :

Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Nutrition & Supplements, Corrective Exercise, Athletic Performance, Inury Prevention

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Xiaolong He

Xiaolong He
Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
The University Texas
USA
 

Biography :

He came to the United States in August of 1995 as a Research Associate of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He worked in Dr. Bruce Beutler’s lab to clone an elusive mouse gene that mediates the response to the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge. After repeated failures with various approaches, they finally cloned the gene (now known as Toll-like receptor 4, TLR4) by positional cloning and massive sequencing in 1998. A single point mutation in this gene confers C3H/Hej mice resistance to the LPS toxicities. This discovery was published in Science and has been cited over 4400 times so far. After leaving HHMI, He spent three years working at Children’s Memorial Institute for Education and Research, Chicago, IL and ACGT, Inc., Northbrook, IL. In September of 2001, he joined his current university, The University of Illinois at Chicago. Based on a novel observation he made shortly after my arrival in Dr. William T. Beck’s lab, whose research interest was in the multidrug resistance of cancer for a long time, he started a new project to study alternative splicing and slicing factors in human ovarian and breast cancer.They found that splicing factors polypyrimidine tract-binding protein (PTB) and SRp20 play critical roles in maintaining tumor cell growth and malignant properties.

 Biography
Research Interest :

My lab is interested in issues related to tumor development and tumor detection. Currently, we focus on the role of splicing factors and alternative splicing in ovarian and breast cancer. One project is to study how splicing factors polypyrimidine tract-binding protein (PTB) and SRp20 affect tumorigenic process. We attempt to address the issue at two levels: First, we investigate what cellular or subcellular processes are regulated by these two splicing factors; second, we examine what molecular events and signaling pathways are influenced by PTB and SRp20. Another project is to systematically investigate the functional significance of the splice variants of the genes that play a role in tumor development. The questions we attempt to answer are:  1) Are there any differences in splicing pattern of these genes between tumor cells and corresponding normal cells; 2) What different molecular functions do the splice variants have; and 3) What phenotypes do the splice variants confer. The third project is to explore the potential of PTB, SRp20 and their targets as biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, prognosis and response to therapy. We develop methods to detect these molecules in blood and/or tissues and correlate their levels with clinical data. Our ultimate goal is to identify sensitive and specific biomarkers to help management of ovarian cancer.

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Jun Lin

Jun Lin
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
State University of New York
Downstate Medical Center
USA

Biography :

Dr. Jun Lin is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center.  He also serves as Attending Physician, Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology and Research Advisor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Downstate Medical Center at Long Island College Hospital.  Dr. Lin graduated from Sun Yat-sen University Medical School in 1984 and Graduate School in 1987.  He was awarded a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from Mount Sinai School of Medicine of City University of New York in 1997.   He has completed his clinical training in anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2000.  Dr. Lin is a Diplomate of American Board of Anesthesiology.  He has extensive research experience in both basic sciences and clinical studies, including biochemistry and molecular biology of TRH degrading enzyme, pharmacology of anesthetics, physiology of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, clinical airway management and neuroprotection.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Pharmacology of anesthetics; pharmacology of ophthalmology drugs; experimental and clinical studies of neuroprotection; mechanism and physiology of atrial fibrillation and heart failure in experimental animals.

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Utpal Sen

Utpal Sen
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Louisville
500 South Preston St
Louisville
USA

Biography :

Dr. Utpal Sen is currently working in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Louisville in USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

My research interests focus on to investigate the effects of HHcy on protein homocysteinylation, glomerular-tubulointerstitial matrix remodeling and in vitro signaling cascades of mitophagy leading to renal dysfunction. To ameliorate renal pathophysiological changes, we plan to supplement H2S or in vitro H2S will be generated by CBS, CSE and 3-MST cDNA transfection. The novelty of our hypothesis is that HHcy can be beneficial if the Hcy is converted to a vasoprotective gas H2S by gene therapy.

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Ahmed Hk El-Hashash

Ahmed Hk El-Hashash
Keck School of Medicine
Ostrow School of Dentistry
University of Southern California
Developmental Biology Program
Childrens Hospital
Los Angeles, USA

Biography :

Dr Ahmed H El-Hashash has received his PhD from Manchester University, UK during the period of 2001-2005, and postdoctoral trainings at Mount Sinai School of Medicine,New York University and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Currently, he is working as Instructor of Research at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He has authored 15 research articles/books. He is a member of Society of Developmental Biology and American Thoracic Society

 Biography
Research Interest :

vertebrate organogenesis, epithelial/ mesenchymal morphogenesis, cell cytoskeleton, cell-cell adhesion and signaling, cell polarity and mitotic spindle fiber orientation, cell fate specification and determination, balancing stem cell self renewal and differentiation

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Goultchira Chakirova

Goultchira Chakirova
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh
UK

Biography :

Dr Goultchira Chakirova received her medical degree including internship in Psychiatry in 2004 from the Novosibirsk State Medical University (NSMU) in Russia. During her studies she began her first research on the human consciousness which was acknowledged by numerous awards and nominated by the NSMU for the prestigious award from the Russian Academy of Science for young researchers. She worked as a Psychiatrist in Russia and in Zambia. This inspired her interests in cultural influences on Psychiatry. After completing her MSc in Neuroscience by Research with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) she continued as a PhD student at the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Edinburgh investigating orbitofrontal and cingulate morphology and their structural and functional associations in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and their unaffected relatives. She is currently a managing director of the Human Brain Research Foundation in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Consciousness including altered states of consciousness.
Memory, attention, decision making, impulsivity and violence.
The orbitofrontal and cingulate morphology.
Neuroimaging and Neuroimaging genetics.
Psychiatry especially schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and cultural influences on Psychiatry.

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Min Du

Min Du
Professor and Funded Chair in Muscle Biology
Department of Animal Sciences
Washington State University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Min Du earned his B.S. and M.S. in China, and his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 2001. After postdoctoral training at the University of Alberta, Canada, he was hired as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming (UW) in 2003 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009. He moved to Washington State University as a professor and funded Chair in 2011.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

His research focuses on the physiological conditions regulating skeletal muscle growth and development, and mechanisms governing differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into myocytes, adipocytes and fibroblasts during fetal development. He has been publishing actively and currently serving as reviewers for a number of funding agencies and journals.

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Jia Fei

Jia Fei
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia Athens
Georgia
USA

Biography :

Jia Fei working as Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in college of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia Athens, USA

 Biography
Research Interest :

My field of research is aging, bone related diseases and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). As we know, all of these disorders are the major cause of the top mortality in the World. The goal of my research is to demonstrate the molecular mechanisms of the above diseases. I will briefly describe some of my research interest, contributions and give an outlook on my research plans.

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Shan-Rong Shi

Shan-Rong Shi
Department of Pathology
The University of Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
USA
 

Biography :

Dr. Shan-Rong Shi is the inventor of the antigen retrieval technique that is a revolutionary breakthrough in immunohistochemistry Hissubsequent studies along the antigen retrieval based research field are continuing to create several novel areas for standardization of immunohistochemistry, establishing a protein-embedding model for study of molecular mechanism of antigen retrieval, protein extraction from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections and proteomics-oriented research, and cell/tissue sample preparation

 Biography
Research Interest :

Antigen retrieval technique in immunohistochemistry & molecular morphology
Retrieval of DNA, RNA and Protein from Archival Tissues
Standardization of immunohistochemistry & Quantitative Immunohistochemistry

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Antonio Di Ieva

Antonio Di Ieva
Specialist in Neurosurgery
Researcher at the Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology
Department of Systematic Anatomy
Medical University of Vienna
Austria

Biography :

Antonio Di Ieva, born on 21th August 1977 in Italy. Degree in Medicine and Surgery cum laude at the Medical University “Federico II” of Naples (Italy) in 2002, specialization in neurosurgery at the University of Brescia (Italy) in 2007,  neurosurgeon in Milan (Italy) between 2003 and 2009. PhD in Clinical Neurosciences at the Medical University of Vienna (Austria) in 2011, researcher at the Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology of Vienna.  Author of about 50 scientific publications (14 as first author). Member of the Italian Society of Neurosurgery, Skullbase Italian Society, European Neurosurgical Society. Reviewer in the Editorial Board of 2 peer-review journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Neurosurgery
Neuroimage
Neurooncology
Neuroanatomy and physiology
Fractal analysis Magnetic Resonance

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Coulic Véry

Coulic Véry
Faculty of Medicine
Brussels Free University
Belgium

Biography :

Coulic Véry is currently working as Faculty of Medicine Brussels Free University Belgium

 Biography
Research Interest :

Reconstructive surgery and regenerative medicine, particularly Plasty of circular defects of the oesophagus by allo- and combined prosthesis, Adult organ transplantation (especially intestines and pancreas) and related methods of insulin therapy monitoring, Foetal organ implantation into adult organisms (fundamental aspects and practical applications) Monitoring of the glucose metabolism disorders

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Tarig B Higazi

Tarig B Higazi
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Northeast Ohio Medical University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Higazi has received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1999 followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Currently, he is working as an assistant professor of Biological Sciences in Ohio University. He is a reviewer of several reputable journals like Anatomical Sciences Education where he recently published a novel teaching technique and awarded an appeared on the cover. He has authored over 20 research articles/books. He is a member of Human Anatomy and physiology Society among others.
 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Biology and control of tropical diseases, epidemiology of infectious agents in public places, and teaching and innovation.

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Alireza Mohammadi

Alireza Mohammadi
Research Assistant
Department of Stem Cells and Developmental Biology
Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology
Tehran, Iran

Biography :

Dr. Alireza Mohammadi has received his PhD in 2012 in the field of Veterinary Physiology at Tehran Islamic Azad University of Science & Research Branch,and finished his PhD Thesis inRoyan Institutein the field of Spermatogonial Stem Cells- and Primordial Germ Cells Reprogramming by Signaling Pathways manipulationin the laboratory ofProfessor Hossein Baharvand. Currently, He is working as Research Assistant inRoyan Institute. Dr. Mohammadiis Editor-in-Chief of Iranian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Science (IJAVS) and the member of referee Committee of Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy and 2 other Iranian Scientific Journals.He has authored 3 research articles and 3 translated books. He has honored as one member of World Academy of Science, Scientific and Technical Committee & Editorial Review Board on Biological and Life Sciences and International Society for Stem Cell Research(ISSCR).He has honored as Designer of twoAnti Prostate- and Testicular Cancer Drugsthat is registered in the State Organization for Registration of Deeds and Properties of Iran.

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Research Interest :

Germ-line Pluripotent Stem Cells
Primordial Germ Cells and Embryonic Germ Cells
Embryonic Stem Cells
Cellular and molecular aspects of differentiation of stem cells
Production of Functional Sperm
Transplantation and cell therapy of stem cells
Cellular and molecular aspects of gametes and embryo development Reproductive Physiology

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Antonios G. Angoules

Antonios G. Angoules
Department of Essential Medical Subjects
Faculty of Healthcare Professions
Technological Educational Institute of Athens
Greece

Biography :

Antonios G. Angoules MD, PhD is currently a member of the adjunct academic staff at the Department of Essential Medical Subjects, Faculty of Healthcare Professions, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece. Dr Angoules under went his medical training and later completed an orthopaedic and trauma residency in Greece. He has also obtained a PhD thesis from the Medical School of the Greek National University. Dr Angoules completed a clinical fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom and has authored a number of peer reviewed publications at national and international level. His research interests include trauma, knee surgery, knee proprioception, dance medicine, wound healing and physical rehabilitation.

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Research Interest :

Orthopaedics and trauma, knee surgery, knee proprioception, Dance medicine, Wound healing and Physical rehabilitation.

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Michail Varras

Michail Varras
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology
General Maternity State Hospital
Athens, Greece

Biography :

Mr Michail Varras received his Medical Degree (M.D.) in Medical School, Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Later he underwent a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kapodistreiakon University of Athens, “Alexandra” General Hospital, Athens, Greece. After that he went to London, U.K. for his oversea study and work in Minimally Invasive Access in Gynecological Surgery and IVF with scholarships from the “Lilian Voudouri” Foundation and in Fetal Medicine with scholarship from the Greek National Health System. He received a Medical Doctorate in Molecular Biology of gynecological tumors from the Medical School, University of Crete, Greece. He continued his postgraduate training and received a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in “Health Management” from the Economic School, University of Piraeus, Greece and a Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) Degree in “Reproductive and Regenerative Medicine”, Medical School, Kapodistreiakon University of Athens. Currently he is working as specialist Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology at “Elena Venizelou” General Maternity State Hospital, Athens, Greece. His scientific contribution includes 54 original peer review articles, of which 43 as first author, 32 presentations in Greek Congresses and 38 presentations in international Congresses, book chapters and 2 research awards from the Greek Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Mr Varras’ scientific publications are well recognized with more than 500 citations received. He is serving as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.

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Research Interest :

A primary focus of his research is the molecular anatomy in benign and malignant tumors of the female genital tract and correlation with clinical and pathological patients’ parameters. Specifically, he is interested in the effects of IGF system expression in placentas of normal and abnormal pregnancies. Also, his research interests lie in the fetal developmental malformations and in very rare clinical cases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, he has a longstanding interest in Ultrasonographic, Surgical and Laparoscopic Anatomy. His current research interest is the molecular anatomy of granulosa cells in ovarian follicles of women undergoing assisted reproduction and embryo transfer and correlations with clinical parameters and the influence of carbon-dioxide pneumoperitoneum in molecular factors of tumors in laparoscopic procedures.

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George Paraskevas

George Paraskevas
Orthopedic Surgeon
Department of Anatomy
Medical School
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 
Greece

Biography :

George K. Paraskevas completed his Medical Degree in 1994 at Faculty of Medicine of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and gained full qualification as Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2005 (Thessaloniki, Greece).He obtained his Doctoral Degree (Dissertation) in 2000 at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Currently he is Assistant Professor at the Department of Anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, since 2009.His teaching includes both undergraduate and postgraduate level courses concerning surgical and topographic anatomy of peripheral nerves and digestive system, as well as variational anatomy of musculoskeletal and vascular system. His research interests and specialities include: surgical anatomy and embryology of gastrointestinal tract, surgical anatomy and congenital anomalies of bones, joints and muscles, entrapment syndromes of nerves and neuropathies, variational anatomy of vascular system, trauma and surgery. Dr Paraskevas is a member of various medical societies, member of editorial board of international peer reviewed journals, such as “Open Journal of Orthopaedics” ,“Open Anatomy Journal”, “ISRN Anatomy” and “Medical Engineering in Clinic” and reviewer in more than 20 medical journals. Dr Paraskevas is author and co-author of 10 textbooks and more than 100 papers on peer reviewed journals indexed in PubMed.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Surgical anatomy of gastrointestinal tract
Congenital anomalies of bones and muscles
Entrapment syndromes of nerves and neuropathies
Variational anatomy of vascular system 
Trauma and surgery

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George W YIP

George W YIP
Assistant Dean
Department of Anatomy
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Biography :

Dr. George W YIP is an Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of the Department of Anatomy in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in National University of Singapore.He did his Phd from the University College London and Post-doc training from the Harvard University. He has been awarded with NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship in 1997-2001, A*STAR International Fellowship in 2002-2003 and Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship in 2005.

 Biography
Research Interest :

His long-term research goal is to understand the biological roles of heparan sulphate and other glycosaminoglycans in cancer biology and wound healing, and to develop the use of these molecules as biomarkers and therapeutic targets.

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Miroslav Stefanov

Miroslav Stefanov
Associater Professor
Trakia University
Stara Zagora
Bulgaria

Biography :

Miroslav Stefanov is currently working as an Associater Professor in Trakia University, Bulgaria

 Biography
Research Interest :

Physiology, Higher Education Anatomy, Cardiovascular System, Gender Studies Bone Research, Human Physiology, Gender and Science.

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Will Chapple

Will Chapple
University of Texas
USA
 

Biography :

Will Chapple received his Masters of Public Health with a focus in epidemiology from the University of Hawaii and a 4-year Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the World Medicine Institute. He is currently enrolled in the M.D. program at the University of Wisconsin. His focus as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine is on bringing acupuncture and herbal medicine to the low-income and homeless population in his community. He has published three open access research papers in the past year and is a passionate supporter of open access journals. His acupuncture research has focused on the extensive anatomical mapping of acupuncture point locations.

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Research Interest :

Acupuncture point location
Cost-effective medicine
Labor support
Tuberculosis prevention
Acupuncture
Herbal Medicine

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Michal Polguj

Michal Polguj
Associate Professor
Head of Department of Angiology
Interfaculty Chair of Anatomy and Histology Interfaculty
Medical University of Lodz
Poland

Biography :

Michal Polguj  is currently working as Associate Professor and Head of Department of Angiology Interfaculty Chair of Anatomy and Histology Interfaculty Medical University of Lodz Poland and have published several papers in international magazines (according ISI WEB OF SCIENCE 65 articles, sum of the citations 118, h-index: 6; according SCOPUS 63 articles, sum of the citations 148, h-index: 6) and presented works at international congresses. I have good relationship with other physicians and persons working in Medical Universities (especially in Poland). Sum of Impact Factor = 64,408

 Biography
Research Interest :

Normal and Clinical Anatomy, Angiology, Radiology

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Zhi-Cheng Xiao

Zhi-Cheng Xiao
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology
Monash University
Clayton
Australia

Biography :

Zhi-Cheng Xiao received his Doctor of natural science degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. He was also trained in Harbin Medical University, University of Science and Technology in China, and Beijing Medical University as a medical student and MSc and PhD candidate. He was a postdoctoral fellow of University of California, Irvine, University of Southern California, University of Rochester in USA, McGill University in Canada, and University Hamburg in Germany. He joined Singapore General Hospital in 2000 as a principal investigator, IMCB, Singapore in 2004, and Hong Kong University in 2008 as an Associate Professor. He joined GSK in 2009 as a Director of Innovative Research and currently working as a full Professor in Monash University. He published 74 articles, 5 chapters in books and also has 6 patents.

 Biography
Research Interest :

To understand the molecular events that mediate communication among neural cells in the nervous system during development, myelination, learning and memory, degeneration, and regeneration. These studies have yielded insights into the therapeutic potential of cell signalling molecules to ameliorate or even ablate the detrimental consequences of nervous system injury and neurodegenerative diseases, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, Alzheimer Disease (AD), and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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Michelle Roche

Michelle Roche
School of Medicine
National University of Ireland
Galway
Ireland

Biography :

Michelle Roche graduated in 1999 with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Physiology from NUI Galway following which she undertook an M.Sc. in Neuropharmacology (1999-2001). With an interest in stress-related disorders she spent a year as a research assistant in Prof Rita Valentino’s laboratory in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (2001) where she examined the neural circuitry underlying stress-induced changes in the serotonergic system. She subsequently pursued a Ph.D. characterising behavioural and physiological responses in a model of depression at the Department of Pharmacology, NUI Galway. Following a year as a contract lecturer, Dr Roche spent 3 yrs (2005-2008) as a post-doctoral researcher with Dr David Finn’s research group, focusing on the role of the endocannabinoid system on conditioned stress-induced changes in pain responding and inflammation. In September 2008, Dr Roche was appointed Lecturer in Physiology at NUI Galway. She currently heads-up an active pre-clinical research group investigating neurobiological mechanism underlying pain, stress-related disorders and autism.

 Biography
Research Interest :

The role of the cannabinoid system in regulating inflammation
Neural substrates underpinning stress, depression and pain
Neurobiological mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders

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Renu A. Kowluru

Renu A. Kowluru
Department of Ophthalmology, Anatomy/Cell Biology & Endocrinology
Wayne State University
Kresge Eye Institute
Detroit, USA

Biography :

Dr. Renu A. Kowluru did her MS in Biochemistry from Lucknow University, Lucknow, India and received her PhD from Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, & Kanpur University, India. Currently she is working as a Professor in the Department of Endocrinology in Wayne State University, Detroit. She has been honored with various awards and is an Editorial Board member of many journals. She has also published 123 articles in reputed journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Our primary research interest is to understand the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy. Using animal models of diabetic retinopathy, we are trying to identify biochemical and molecular abnormalities that could lead to the development of retinal histopathology seen in diabetic patients. The research is mainly focused on oxidative stress and mitochondrial damage, inflammatory markers, epigenetic modifications, and apoptosis. We expect to elucidate important molecular targets for future pharmacological interventions.

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Jimo Borjigin

Jimo Borjigin
Associate Professor
Departments of Physiology and Neurology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
USA

Biography :

Dr. Borjigin received her PhD in Neuroscience from the Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University under the guidance of Dr. Jeremy Nathans. From 1994 till 1998, Dr. Borjigin received postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Solomon H. Snyder. Her first independent position was in the Department of Embryology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington from 1998 to 2003. Dr. Borjigin joined the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology in 2003 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009. She also has a joint faculty position in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Borjigin is a faculty in the Neuroscience Graduate Program, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, a member of the Center for Sleep Science, and of the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Circadian Rhythms (mechanisms and impact of environmental light on circadian rhythms); neurobiology of the dying process (impact of global ischemia and hypoxia on neurophysiology of the brain); neuroplasticity (functional recovery of nervous system following acute injury in adult mammals)

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Noha Lotfy Ibrahim

Noha Lotfy Ibrahim
Department of Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute
Sadat City University
Egypt
 

Biography :

Noha Lotfy Ibrahim is a biochemist at Ministry of Health and Population in Egypt. As a researcher she has graduated with BSc. in Chemistry, Diploma in Microbiology, Menoufiya University and Dip. in Clinical Biochemistry, Zagazig University. Then she received her MSc. in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology with a special interest in children with chronic liver diseases. Currently she is working in her project to continue the PhD studies focused on protein and gene expression regarding neonatal cholestasis patients to find early diagnostic and predictive genetic tests for heritable mutations.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Molecular diagnosis of human diseases
Genetic disorders of pediatrics hepatology
Genetics and clinical practice
Chemical and cellular immunology
Cancer biology
Biomedical statistics

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Saurabh Dahiya

Saurabh Dahiya
Hematology and Oncology
Baystate Medical Center
Tufts University
Springfield, MA

Biography :

Dr. Saurabh Dahiya worked as a research assistant at the University of Buffalo, New York with Dr. Paresh Dandona where he was involved in multiple research projects on exanetide and inflammation. During his internal medicine residency at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, MA, he worked on various retrospective projects on quality of healthcare delivery in hepatitis C patients and hospice care for cancer patients. During his rotations at Cleveland Clinic as a visiting resident and as a clinical fellow in Neuro-Oncology, he developed an interest in clinical research for brain tumor patient. His group is currently working on a large brain metastases study, which would aim to develop a nomogram based on tumor’s molecular profile. He is currently working at hematology and oncology department at Baystate Medical Centre/Tufts University School of Medicine in Springfield, MA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Metastases to brain from systemic cancer, targeted therapy for brain metastases, prognostication of patients with brain metastases and lymhomatous involvement of nervous system.

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Magdi Mohamed Waheed El-Deen Zakaria Abdelrahman

Magdi Mohamed Waheed El-Deen Zakaria Abdelrahman
College of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Resources
King Faisal University
Saudi Arabia

Biography :

Dr. Waheed received his Bachelors, Masters and doctorate degree from Cairo U niversity in 1990, 1996 and in 2001. At present Dr. Waheed is working as a Professor in the department of Theriogenology, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. he is a member of various Associations and Society.

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Research Interest :

Veterinary Medicine

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Dr. ABDUL HAFEEZ BALOCH

Dr. ABDUL HAFEEZ BALOCH

Department of Bio-medical Sciences, College of Medicine King Faisal University,
Building No: 24, P.O. Box: 400, Al-Ahsa 31982

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

Biography :

Dr. Abdul Hafeez Baloch is an enthusiastic and dedicated academician & researcher with extensive experience across all subjects of Human Anatomy. A credible educator who has been regularly taught a variety of courses in Human Anatomy including Clinical anatomy, Histology, Neuroanatomy, General anatomy and Embryology.

A dedicated educator committed to promote higher standards in medical education, health care, research and community health services.

Utilized innovative and modern methods to keep up higher standards in education, utilizing varied teaching techniques and methods such as PBL (Problem Based learning) sessions to meet the needs of visual, kinesthetic and auditory learners for all subject areas and to promote student centered learning;foster life-long & self-directed learning and leadership skills.

He has served as member on numerous departmental and academic committees including Faculty evaluation, Curriculum development, PBL packages development, Questions vetting committee, Modules coordination, MCQ bank development; assisted in development of faculty and department guidelines to further improve the courses according to the international standards and global changes in medical education.

 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Human Anatomy & Physiology

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Makhachev Osman Abdulmalikovich

Makhachev Osman Abdulmalikovich
Dagestan Center for Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
Dagestan State University
Russian Federation

Biography :

Osman A. Makhachev received MD diploma from Dagestan State Medical School at Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, Russian Federation and both PhD and Dsc diplomas from Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, Moscow, Russia. After completion the residency in cardiovascular surgery at Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery, he used to work at that institution as a cardiovascular surgeon and scientist at the Department of Congenital Heart Defects and then as a head of Laboratory for Clinical Development and Treatment Optimization in Cardiovascular Surgery. Since 2013, Osman Makhachev is a Director of Dagestan Center for Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, Russian Federation. The area of Osman Makhachev’s scientific interests is normal and pathological anatomy of the heart, with a special emphasis to rare congenital heart defects. He is an author of more than 500 scientific publications, including books and book chapters.

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Research Interest :

Parameters of the normal heart
Pathological anatomy of the heart
Anatomy of rare congenital heart defects

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Antonio Simone Lagana

Antonio Simone Lagana
Department of Pediatric, Gynecological, Microbiological and Biomedical Sciences
University of Messina 
Messina, Italy

Biography :

Dr. Antonio Simone Laganà, MD is from the "Department of Pediatric, Gynecological, Microbiological and Biomedical Sciences" of the University of Messina (Italy). Currently, he is the Member of the "Italian Association of Endometriosis" Expert Panel , In-Training Member of the "Society for Reproductive Investigation", Regular Member of the "European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology", of the “International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, of the “Italian Society of Gynecology of Childhood and Adolescence”, of the “Italian Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy” and of Giorgio Pardi Foundation’s professional research team.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Endometriosis, Reproductive Immunology, T cell subsets, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Organogenesis and Genetic of Mullerian-Derived Structures, Gynecological Endocrinology, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy, Minimally invasive surgery in ob/gyn.

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Christopher M. Frenz

Christopher M. Frenz
Information Technology Specialist
Interfaith Medical Center
Brooklyn New York, USA

Biography :

Dr. Christopher M. Frenz is an Information Technology Specialist at Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA. He has vast experience in creating a synergy between information technologies and biomedical applications. In addition to teaching computer topics such as Operating Systems, Networking, and Device Driver Programming, I was responsible for running an R&D laboratory that developed technologies such as artificial intelligent elevator control systems, genetic algorithms for logic circuit building, and advanced data mining technologies for the biomedical sciences. He has also been honoured with various awards.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Development of neural networks
Drug design and the analysis of biomedical data sets
Use of machine learning in the area of protein engineering

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Shawn L. Parcells

Shawn L. Parcells
Director of Neuropathology Services
Kansas Institute of Neurological Sciences
Overland Park
Kansas

Biography :

Director of Autopsy Services - National Forensic Autopsy and Tissue Recovery Services, United States Director of Neuropathology Services – Kansas Institute of Neurological Sciences Forensic Pathology Consultant – Forensic Medical Consultants Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Human Science – Johnson County Community College Shawn L. Parcells, BS, MSHAPI, PA is a Forensic Pathology Consultant and Clinical Anatomist and Physiologist with a sub-specialization in Neuroanatomy/Neurophysiology. He is an expert pathologist assistant on general forensic pathology to include all forms of blunt force and sharp force injury; pattern injury analysis; gunshot wounds; strangulation and asphyxia; fire deaths; drug deaths; and sudden death related to medical conditions. He is particularly active in the issues of child abuse. In addition to examining and testifying in child abuse cases, he helps train attorneys litigating child abuse in the medical aspects of inflicted childhood injury for both fatal and non-fatal cases. He also helps train attorneys and other healthcare professionals, including social workers, on the aspects of discerning real child abuse from disease processes that mimic child abuse. He is also very active in evaluating shooting cases, both fatal and non-fatal gunshot wounds. His analysis helps provides attorney’s on guidance of likely scenarios that occurred during the shooting that can help narrow down the events of the shooting. Prof. Parcells is Nationally and Internationally known. Prof. Parcells is the Director of Autopsy Services for National Forensic Autopsy and Tissue Recovery Services and the Director of Neuropathology Services for Kansas Institute of Neurological Sciences. His company provides coroner and private autopsy services throughout the Midwest and the Country. His company also helps provide quick recovery of rare diseased tissue for shipment to various research institutions around the world. His company also provides consultative support to lawyers around the country on cases warranting a second opinion or computer animation. His company has helped provide consultative support on case reviews to families and attorneys throughout the Nation and abroad. Prof. Parcells is also trained as a Clinical Anatomist and Physiologist with a sub-specialization in Neuroanatomy/Neurophysiology where he consults with attorneys on DUI cases, medical cases and wrongful death cases. Prof. Parcells also consults on Forensic Radiology and helps teach radiologists, radiology techs, healthcare professionals, and attorneys on the new emerging field of Forensic Radiology. Prof. Parcells also is actively focused on head trauma, concussion, abusive head trauma, and pediatric head trauma (abusive head trauma) as an area of focused research and consultation. Prof. Parcells teaches throughout the country to attorneys and healthcare professionals about adult and pediatric head trauma. Prof. Parcells also works as a guest lecturer doing Forensic and A and P lectures for various institutions throughout the country and related programs at the undergraduate/graduate levels and for CEUs/CLEs/professional development. Currently Prof. Parcells is completing his doctorate in general and forensic epidemiology through Capella University located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Neuropathology, Neurodegenerative disorders, Autism Neurotrauma, Forensic Neuropathology, Molecular Genetics of Nervous System, Tumors

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Giuseppe Santoro

Giuseppe Santoro
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Morphological and Functional Images
University of Messina
Italy

Biography :

Giuseppe Santoro, MD, specialization in Medicine of Sport, is Associate Professor of Human Anatomy at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Morphological and Functional Images, University of Messina. He has authored several original edited scientific contributions, partly published in international journals, partly communicated in various conference venues. He is serving as reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He has spent study periods at the: Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A.), Laboratory of Neuroscience, National Institute of Health (Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.), Center for the Study of Pharmacology of Cellular Infrastructures, Department of Pharmacology, Chemotherapy and Medical Toxicology (University of Milan, Italy), Institute of Medicine of Sport (Turin, Italy). He is Member of the Italian Society of Anatomy and Histology, Member of the Italian Society of Histochemistry, Member of the College of Human Anatomy Professors.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Muscular tissue, male and female genital system, nervous system, eye

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Jon Ver Halen Jon Ver Halen


Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Texas A&M
University School of Medicine

Biography :

Jon Ver Halen is currently an Associate Professor with the Texas A&M School of Medicine, Department of Surgery. I am also Associate Program Director of the Plastic Surgery Residency, and Program Director of the Microvascular Surgery Fellowship.

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Research Interest :

Anatomy, Physiology, Surgical Anatomy and Plastic Surgery

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Xiaoxin Ye
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Osaka University
Japan

Biography :

Xiaoxin Ye is currently working in Department of Materials Science and Engineering Osaka University Japan

 Biography
Research Interest :

My research fields involve the biomedical titanium alloy processing/characterization, surface modification, mechanical/corrosion/biocompatibility property. My research is currently about electropulsing-assisted processing and characterization of titanium alloy. Electropulsing ultrasonic striking and electropulsing-induced topographical oxidation have been also brought in to modify the materials surface for improving the microhardness, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility with the help of nanocrystallization and nanostructured oxide. My research interests include green materials processing, surface coating, nanomaterials, energy materials and biomaterials.

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Shinq-Jen Wu
Da-Yeh University
Taiwan

Biography :

Shinq-Jen Wu received the B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 1986; the M.S. degree in chemical engineering from the National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 1989; the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, CA, in 1994; and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and control engineering from the National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 2000. From September 1989 to July 1990, she was with the Laboratory for Simulation and Control Technology of the Chemical Engineering Division of Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. Since then until 1991, she joined the Chemical Engineering Department, Kao-Yuan Junior College of Technology and Commerce at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. From 1995 to 1996, she was an engineer at the Integration Engineering Department, Macronix International Co., LTD, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. She now join the Electrical Engineering Department, Da-Yeh University, Chang-Hwa, Taiwan, R.O.C. She is a member of PHI-TAU-PHI Scholastic Honor Society. She is the editor of journal Advances in Fuzzy Sets and Systems, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Global Journal of Cancer Therapy and Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Therapy. Her name is included in Asian Admirable Achievers, in Asia/American Who’s Who, in Asia/Pacifica Who’s Who, and in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering/in the World/in America/in Asia. She is a Life Fellow of the International Biographical Association. She is a Scientific Adviser to the IBC Director General. She got 21st Century Award for Achievement from IBC and The Albert Einstein Award of Excellent from ABI. Her research interests include ergonomics-based smart car, Petri-net modeling for cancer mechanism, bio-inspired intelligent techniques for the inference of biological systems, soft-sensor for on-line tuning, optimal GA-fuzzy-neural modeling, control and tracking, and optimal fuzzy estimation/tracking/regulation

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Research Interest :

Anatomy and Physiology,Cancer Prevention and Science and Nutritional Therapy

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