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Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion
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Editorial Board

Emmanuel Andres

Editor-in-Chief
Emmanuel Andres
Professor
Internal Medicine
University of Strasbourg
France

Biography :

In 1996, Dr. Andres received his MD degree in Internal Medicine, at the University of Strasbourg, France. He worked as an associated professor in the University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. In 1998 he worked as PhD in Molecular Biology in the Laboratory of Professor Hoffmann (2011, Nobel Prize of Medicine) in the field of cationic antimicrobial peptides and pathogens - host relations. In 2002, he was nominated Professor at the University of Strasbourg, France. He also was in the head of an Internal Medicine Department (of >60 beads) in the University hospital of Strasbourg, France. He was awarded the French Society of Haematology, price for research in the field of anaemia related to cobalamin or folate deficiencies in 2004. Achievements include development of research in: all type of anaemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia, particularly drug-induced neutropenia and agranulocytosis or thrombocytopenia; haematopoietic growth factors; and cobalamin deficiencies. His recent works also include research and development on human sounds analysis, electronic stethoscope, e-auscultation, and e-medicine. In that function he was recruited as advisor to several pharmaceutical companies or start-up. In 2007, He was nominated in the French National Commission of Pharmacovigilence.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Blood Transfusion Disorders

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John Meletis

Editor-in-Chief
John Meletis
University of Athens
Greece

Biography :

Dr. John Meletis was born in Desfina, Greece, on 1946. MD Athens University Medical School 1970. University assistant 1978-1981, Senior Registrar 1981-1983, Senior Lecturer 1983-1988. Diplomate Greek Board of Medicine 1978 and of the Greek Board of Hematology 1981, Ph.D. in 1981. From 1984-1987 in France Univerite Paris VII University Assistant of Ecole de Medicine Lariboisier-Saint Louis. Assistant Professor 1989-1995, Associate Professor 1995-2009. 2010 Professor of Internal Medicine and Hematology, 2011 Head Hematology Department and Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit of Athens University School of Medicine.

Book publications: The Red Cell Hemoglobin Content of Embryos from Parents with β-thalassemia: (1981); Veino-Occlusive Liver Disease (1985); Bone Marrow Transplantation in SAA (1989); Side Effects in Hematological Patients (1994); CD-ROM Atlas of Hematology (1996); CD-ROM Hematology – Diagnostic Approach (1998); The Routine "Blood Count" (1998); Aplastic Anemia (1998); From Hematological Symptoms to Diagnosis (7th Edition 2009); Atlas of Hematology (3rd edition 2009); Disorders of WBC number (2005); Atlas of Hematology, English Edition (3rd edition 2009); Eosinophilia (2008). Atlas of Hematology (LeukemiaNet EU-WP10 Project 2009). To date, I have published over 550 works in Greek, English and French, including book publications.

Εditor-in-Chief of Haema (Hellenic Hematology Society), Assoc. Editor of Hippokrates, Athens Medical School Journal; the hematology section Εditor of Archives of Hellenic Medicine, Athens Medical Society Journal; Associate Editor BMC Blood Disorders, Internet Journal of Hematology and Editorial Board in many International and National Medical Journals. President of National Committee and Member of the International Committee of Index Copernicus and Member of the Morphology Faculty Leukemianet Morphology Project and Member of the Second Morphology Consensus Study I of the European Morphology Faculty for harmonizing cell terms. He received five First Awards for best work in hematology (National and European).

 Biography
Research Interest :

Aplastic Anemia, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Acute Leukemias.

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Ulrich Mahlknecht

Editor-in-Chief
Ulrich Mahlknecht
Saarland University
Germany

Biography :

Ulrich Mahlknecht is Director of the Jose Carreras Research Center for Immunotherapy and Gene Therapy, Saarland University Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine. Director, Molecular Medicine Competence Center (KoMM), Saarland University President of the “Clinical Epigenetics Society (ClEpSo)” Full Professor of Internal Medicine, Saarland University Medical Center since 2007 Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Heidelberg Medical Center, Dept. of Hematology/Oncology Assistant Professor at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt Medical Center. He has received his PhD from the State University of New York in Molecular Medicine, 1996-1999. He has received his MD degree from the University of Tubingen in Germany in 1995 Joachim Kuhlmann AIDS-Award (2001). Graduate Stipend of the Novartis Foundation for therapeutic research (2001). He received Clinical Science Award 2004 of the German Society for Immunotherapy. He is serving as Editor-in-Chief or as an editorial board member of 5 journals and reviewer of 20 journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Clinical Epigenetics, Hematology/Oncology, Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes.

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Domenico Calcaterra

Executive Editor
Domenico Calcaterra
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Indiana University
USA
Tel. 317-923-1787/ 800-382-9911
 

Biography :

Dr. Domenico Calcaterra has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Transfusion Medicine.

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Aamir Shahzad

Executive Editor
Aamir Shahzad
Professor
Department of Structural Biology
University of Vienna
Austria
Tel. 004-314-277-522-13

Biography :

Prof. Shahzad is currently affiliated with University of Vienna, Austria. Prof. Shahzad is one of the pioneers, working for the progress of translational medicine field. He is serving as a secretary general and director of administration for “international society for translational medicine (ISTM)”. He is serving as visiting professor of translational medicine, at the First Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China. He is also appointed as Associate professor of translational medicine (Adj), at the First Affiliated Hospital, Wenzhou Medical College, China. Prof. Shahzad has won many prestigious international fellowships and awards. Prof. Shahzad is invited speaker for many international life sciences conferences.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Translational Research and Clinical Diagnostics.

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Daniel S Smith

Daniel S Smith
Professor and Director
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Indiana University of Health
USA
Tel. 317-491-6888
Fax 317-274-2166

Biography :

Daniel S Smith is Professor and Director in the Division of Apheresis and Transfusion Medicine, Indiana University of Health, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Blood Transfusion Disorders.

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Steven L Spitalnik

Steven L Spitalnik
Professor
Department of Pathology
Columbia University Medical Center
USA

Biography :

Dr. Steven L. Spitalnik did M.D. 1978, University of Chicago Research Fellowship, 1980-81, University of Rochester Research Fellowship, 1983-85, National Institutes of Health Residency, 1978-80, University of Rochester School of Medicine Residency.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Immunology of Glycoproteins and Glycolipids.

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Han-Mou Tsai

Han-Mou Tsai
Professor
Department of Medicine and Pathology
Pennsylvania State University
USA
Tel. 717-531-7782

Biography :

Prof. Han-Mou Tsai has received his M.D. from National Taiwan University College of Medicine during the period of 1972-1979. Currently, he is a Professor of Medicine and Pathology and holds the title of M. Elaine Eyster M.D. Professor of Hematology at Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine. He has authored many research articles and is an author on the subject of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic uremic synrome in a major hematology textbook. He has served as a member of the editorial or advisory board of major hematology journals. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Von Willebrand factor, ADAMTS13, Shear stress, Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, Microvascular thrombosis.

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Douglas P Blackall

Douglas P Blackall
Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Arkansas
USA
Tel. 501 364-1316
Fax 501 364-3155

Biography :

Dr. Douglas Blackall attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and received his medical degree in 1988. He then completed residency training in Clinical Pathology and fellowship training in Blood Banking or Transfusion Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, he is the Chief of Pediatric Pathology and the Medical Director of the Blood Bank and the Clinical Laboratories at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He is also a Professor of Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Blackall is the author of numerous publications focused mostly in the field of Transfusion Medicine.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Immunology of Human Blood Group Antigens and Antibodies and Clinical Transfusion Practice.

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Enzi Jiang

Enzi Jiang
Senior Scientist
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Children Hospital Los Angeles Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California
USA
Read Interview session with Enzi Jiang

Biography :

Dr. Enzi (Eun Ji) Jiang (Gang) received her M.D. from Norman Bethune College of Medicine, Jilin University, formerly Norman Bethune University of Medical Science, Changchun, China in 1987. She has completed her Ph.D. from Harbin Medical University in 1999 and postdoctoral studies from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 2007. Dr. Jiang is working as a senior scientist at Division of Hematology and Oncology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA. She has published more than 15 papers in reputed journals related to mesenchymal stem cells and leukemia and contributed to a book chapter (Chapter 4: Molecular Pathogenesis of ALL, Contemporary Management of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, In Press 2013). Dr. Jiang is serving as an editorial board member for the Journal of Blood Disorders and Transfusion. Her research interests include: mouse models of pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia and its application in preclinical evaluation of novel anticancer therapy, stem cell niches, integrins, survivin, drug resistance, minimal residual disease, small molecule inhibitors of Wnt signaling pathway, mesenchymal stem cells isolation and application in regenerative medicine such as muscular dystrophy.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Hematology and Oncology, mouse models of pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia, novel anticancer therapy

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Chan KW

Chan KW
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Texas Health Science Center
USA

Biography :

Dr. Chan is Medical director of the pediatric hematology/oncology and stem cell transplantation program, Methodist Chidlren′s Hospital of South Texas, San Antonio. Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Chan is the board-certified in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Canadian Medical Association.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Cord blood transplantation, High-dose chemotherapy, Supportive care, Stem cell transplanation for pediatric patients, Childhood leukemia, Pedaitric hematologic disorders.

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Harold Ross Roberts

Harold Ross Roberts
Professor
Department of Medicine and Pathology
University of North Carolina
USA

Biography :

Dr. Harold Ross Roberts has been working as a Professor of Medicine & Pathology, University of North Calorina, School of medicine, Chapel Hill, USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Blood disorders and Transfusion medicine.

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Asha B Pillai

Asha B Pillai
Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation Therapy
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
USA
Tel: (901) 595-3695

Biography :

Dr. Asha B Pillai is currently working in the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation Therapy at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,USA.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Asha B Pillai Research Intersts includes Immunobiology of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and engraftment, Role of regulatory T cells in bidirectional transplantation tolerance and immunotherapy and Application of immunoregulation to design of novel tolerance induction strategies for allo-transplantation.

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William Ebomoyi

William Ebomoyi
Professor
Department of Health Studies
Chicago State University
USA

Biography :

Dr. William Ebomoyi is Professor of health studies in the Chicago state university. He was recognized for going beyond the call of duty in student advising during the 2009/2010 academic year.

 Biography
Research Interest :

International Health, Primary Health Care Services, Program Planning and Evaluation, Genetic Epidemiology, Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, Ecological Aspects of Human Diseases, Nutritional Anthropometry, and Community Health Education, Student-Centered learning, Environmental Epidemiology and Health Disparities.

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RAUL MORALES-BORGES

Raul Morales Borges
Medical Director
American Red Cross
USA
Read Interview session with RAUL MORALES-BORGES

Biography :

Raul Morales is Medical Director of the American Red Cross (ARC) in San Juan, P.R. since December of 2010. He serves as Director of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), Director of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program (HCT/P), and Immunohematology Reference laboratory (IRL) at the ARC in PR since then. He is Chief Medical Officer of Ashford Institute of Hematology & Oncology since 1995 with privileges as attending/consultant at the Medicine Department of the Ashford Presbyterian Community Hospital since then. He served on 2002-2007 as Chief of Staff and Interim Medical Director as well as member of Board of Trustees of the Ashford Presbyterian Community Hospital. He served as Vice-Chairman & Chairman of the Board of Trustees at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine on 2005-2010. He recently served as the Medical representative on the Board of Directors of Gurabo Community Health Care Center which administers three ambulatory community centers from 2010 to 2012. He performed peer review for IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY Journal of Blood Group Serology and Education, JOURNAL OF BLOOD DISORDERS & TRANSFUSION, and INTERNATIONAL BLOOD RESEARCH & REVIEWS.

He obtained a bachelor degree in science with major in biology & sociology at the University of Puerto Rico on 1985, medical degree at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in PR on 1990, residence in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI on 1993, and fellowship in hematology/oncology at Providence Hospital & University of Michigan Medical Center in Michigan, USA on 1995.

 Biography
Research Interest :

• Therapeutic aphaeresis, Immunohematology, Transfusion-transmitted diseases (infectious diseases, TRALI & iron overload) • Hematologic diseases in pregnancy (anemia, coagulation disorders), Anemia in the elderly, Bleeding & clotting disorders, GI/GU/Breast Oncology

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Jeffry L Kashuk

Jeffry L Kashuk
Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Colorado Denver
USA

Biography :

Jeffry L Kashuk is Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Section of Acute Care Surgery, and the Associate Chief of the Division of Trauma, Acute Care and Critical Care Surgery. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Shock Trauma Center. Prior to his arrival at Hershey, he served as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado and as a staff surgeon at Denver Health Medical Center’s Rocky Mountain Trauma Center. For nine years, he served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces, and developed special expertise in the care of traumatic bomb explosion injuries. Dr. Kashuk is the author and co-author of over 70 academic manuscripts as well as book chapters. Dr. Kashuk’s primary research interests are in post injury coagulation related disorders. He is a member of numerous professional societies, currently serving as the Vice Chair, Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Disaster Management course and committee, as well as the injury prevention committee of the American Association for Surgery of Trauma. Dr. Kashuk recieved his BA, cum laude, from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, and his MD degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Kashuk serves on the editorial board of Patient Safety in Surgery and as a reviewer for most major journals of surgery.

 

 Biography
Research Interest :

Post injury coagulation related disorders.

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Lawrence G Lum

Lawrence G Lum
Professor
Division of Hematology & Oncology
Wayne State University
USA
Tel. 313-576-8326
Fax 313-576-8923

Biography :

Dr. Lawrence G. Lum has received his M.D. from the University of California San Francisco and did his internship and Pediatric Residency at UCSF and the University of Colorado, Denver, CO. He did a Allergy Immunology fellowship in the metabolism Branch of DCT, NCI, NIH. He was awarded his honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Redlands, California in 2000. He is working as the Scientific Director of the BMT & Immunotherapy program, Professor of Medicine at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University. He is also a Professor of Immunology and Microbiology at Wayne State University. He has served as a grants reviewer, manuscript reviewer, director of several immunotherapy programs and is currently in charge of the Research Program and cGMP Laboratory for the BMT & Immunotherapy program for Karmanos. Dr. Lum has published 150 articles and over 190 of abstracts and has been an invited lecturer 134 times. Currently, he is a member of Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute located in Detroit, Michigan, which is affiliated with Wayne State University, of the nation’s leading Urban Research Universities. He was a member of NCI Scientific Review and Evaluation Group for P01 on Immunotherapy for Cancer, and he was an Intramural NCI Site Visit Reviewer for NCI/NIH. Dr. Lum received the Alumni Centennial Award from University of Redlands in 2007.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Lum’s primary focus is enhancing the patient’s immune system to make it a better cancer-killing machine. Dr. Lum is developing different strategies/approaches to enhance the cancer killing function of T cells by manipulating the T cells of the patient’s immune system to boost anti-tumor immunity to decrease relapse rates in multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas.

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Leo J McCarthy

Leo J McCarthy
Emeritus Professor
Department of Medicine & Pediatrics
Indiana University
USA

Biography :

Leo J McCarthy, M.D. an expert on the history of blood transfusion, and Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medicine and Pediatrics continue research and lectures on transfusion. In 1991, Dr McCarthy became a Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, which was established in 1654, and in 1994 he became a fellow in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Dr. McCarthy created and endowed the Annual McCarthy Lecture in Transfusion Medicine in 1997 at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he, also, established an accredited fellowship in Transfusion Medicine in collaboration with the Indiana Blood Centre. At the 1997 Indiana Association of Blood Banks he received the Victor H. Muller Award to acknowledge his contributions to transfusion medicine, blood banking and transfusion services.

In 2000 he became an alumnus member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society Nebraska Chapter. He was honoured in 2001 with the IUPUI campus-wide Glenn W. Irwin, JR., M.D. Excellence Recognition Award.

In 2002 he received John Elliot Memorial Award that recognizes an individual for outstanding service to the American Association of Blood Banks, an international, not-for-profit association dedicated to the advancement of science and the practice of transfusion medicine. One year later in recognition of his mastery of and passion for transfusion medicine, he became a Sagamore of the Wabash, Indiana’s highest awarded by the Governor.

Dr. McCarthy, the formerly director of Transfusion Medicine for Indiana University School of Medicine for three decades, now produces scholarly works on the history of transfusion. Dr. McCarthy has created two unique, graphic visions of blood transfusion throughout history. The Timeline of the History of Transfusion and the Indiana University School of Medicine Library are pleased to present this original graphic of the time line on the history of transfusion.

 Biography
Research Interest :

History of Blood Transfusion, Medicine and Pediatrics.

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Carmen Jane Booth

Carmen Jane Booth
Section of Comparative Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT 06520-8016, USA
Tel. 203-785-2872
Fax 203-785-7499

Biography :

Carmen Jane Booth is Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine, Co-director, Mouse Phenotyping Service. She did her B.S., University of California at Davis, 1987, D.V.M., University of California at Davis, 1992 and her Ph.D., University of Washington (Seattle), 2005.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Pathology of genetically engineered mice, Pathology of inflammation; Pathology of aging, Veterinary pathology, Mouse pathology; phenotyping; Hemophilia in rats.

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Denis Dwyre

Denis Dwyre
Director
Department of Pathology
University of California Davis
USA
Tel. 916-734-2340

Biography :

B.S. UC Davis. Biological Sciences. 1985, M.D. University of Cincinnati. 2004, Residency Clinical Pathology. 1998. Board Certified, Residency Internal Medicine. 2000. Board Certified Fellowship Hematopathology. 2001. Board Certified Fellowship Transfusion Medicine. 2005. Board Certified, Faculty UC Davis Department of Pathology. 2005-Present

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Dwyre has clinical responsibilities in hematopathology, including leukemia, lymphoma and flow cytometry, as well as apheresis (the withdrawal of blood from a donors body, removal of one or more components, and transfusion of the remaining blood back into the donor), which includes pediatric apheresis and progenitor-cell collection. He is involved in hematology-related clinical research involving leukemia, lymphoma and apheresis.

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Pedro Cabrales

Pedro Cabrales
Department of Bioengineering
University of California
USA

 

Biography :

Dr. Cabrales is an Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA. He has received a PhD in Engineering from the University of Los Andes, Bogota Colombia in 2004. He has completed his B.S and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in the University of Los Andes, Bogota Colombia in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He received several Young Investigator Awards from American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, Blood Substitutes Society and Microcirculation Society. He has served as invited editor of Antioxidant Redox Signaling, and is currently a reviewer for more than12 journals. He has published more than 86 peer-review articles and 6 book chapters.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Non invasive instrumentation, Microvascular regulatory mechanism, Oxygen carrier blood substitutes, Hemoglobin based blood substitutes, Tissue oxygenation and oxygen regulation, Plasma expander, Coagulation cascade, microscopy, model design for microvascular studies, Nitric oxide regulation and gas transport.

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Magali Fontaine

Magali Fontaine
Department of Pathology
Stanford University
USA

Biography :

Magali J. Fontaine is Associate Director of the Stanford University Medical Center Transfusion Service and Assistant Director of the Stanford Blood center. She received her MD degree from the University of Paris, Rene Descartes, and her PhD in Immunology/Cell Transplantation from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She completed her Clinical Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN. Her research interest lies at the frontier of Transfusion Medicine and transplantation research. While her efforts in blood transfusion therapy are aimed at optimizing the quality of the blood supply chain and minimizing post transfusion adverse events, she leads national committees on developing standards for novel cellular therapies.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Blood Bank & Transfusion Medicine.

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Farid G Sadaka

Farid G Sadaka
Mercy Hospital St Louis
USA
Tel. 314-251-6486
 

Biography :

Dr. Sadaka is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine and certified by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties in Neurocritical care. Dr. Sadaka has assumed the medical directorship of the Neurocritical care program and the Neurologic and Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Hospital St Louis. Dr. Sadaka is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and a member of the Neurocritical Care Society. Dr. Sadaka is actively involved in clinical research. He has several peer-reviewed publications, especially pertaining to neuroscience, traumatic brain injury, sepsis and the microcirculation. Dr. Sadaka also authored and co-authored multiple book chapters, especially pertaining to Sepsis, the microcirculation, neuroscience and therapeutic hypothermia. Dr. Sadaka also serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Microcirculation, Sepsis, Therapeutic Hypothermia, Cardiac Arrest and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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Christopher A Tormey

Christopher A Tormey
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Yale University
USA
Tel. 203-932-5711
Fax 203-937-4746

Biography :

Dr. Christopher A. Tormey is an Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine and an attending Clinical Pathologist at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Tormey received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and his M.D. from New York Medical College. He subsequently completed residency training in Laboratory Medicine/Clinical Pathology and a fellowship in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, both at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Tormey is also board-certified in each of these medical disciplines. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Tormey has He has published over 25 scientific manuscripts and book chapters in the fields of Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Pathology, and Hematopathology and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for journals such as Blood, Transfusion, Journal of Clinical Apheresis, and Military Medicine.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Blood group alloimmunization, Platelet storage lesion, Coagulation/platelet function.

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Jay S. Raval

Jay S. Raval
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
USA

Biography :

Dr. Raval did his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, during which time he was a Howard Holderness Distinguished Medical Scholar. He proceeded to complete a Surgery internship and Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Pittsburgh, and followed this with Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine fellowship training at the joint program between the University of Pittsburgh and The Institute for Transfusion Medicine. Dr. Raval joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Pathology in Pittsburgh for one year before moving back to the University of North Carolina where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Medical Director of Therapeutic Apheresis.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Evidence-based therapeutic apheresis and transfusion medicine practices; therapeutic apheresis in transplantation; thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura; red blood cell storage lesion; synthetic oxygen carrier development; hematopoietic progenitor cell collection and processing; pathology education; pathology informatics.

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Elias Jabbour

Elias Jabbour
University of Texas
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX, USA
Tel. 713-792-4764
Fax 713-792-0319

Biography :

Elias Jabbour joined the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer in 2003 as a fellow in the Department of Hematology/Leukemia and Stem cell. Thereafter, in 2007, he joined the faculty in the Leukemia department as Assistant Professor. Dr. Jabbour has taken an active role in the medical community, participating in numerous scientific meetings. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 medical publications and abstracts and serves as a reviewer numerous scientific journals. In 2005, 2006, and 2007, he received the ASCO and the ASH merit awards for Outstanding Clinical fellow.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Dr. Jabbour is actively involved in research in both acute and chronic forms of leukemia. He was actively involved in clinical trials that lead to the approval of several drugs in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and myelodysplastic syndromes. His research on resistance to imatinib and mutations of the protein kinase domain were presented in several international; meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals. He is also developing tailored therapies to CML.

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Juan C Duchesne

Juan C Duchesne
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery and Anesthesiology
Tulane University
USA
Tel. 504-988-5111
Fax 504-988-3683

Biography :

Juan C. Duchesne is a Director of Tulane Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans Louisiana Associate Professor of Critical Care Surgery Trauma and Anesthesia, Tulane & LSU Department of Surgery and Anesthesiology Medical Director Trauma Telemedicine Spirit of Charity Trauma Center, New Orleans Louisiana Medical Advisor For Louisiana Emergency Response Network ATLS Louisiana State Faculty. He has completed his B.A in Biology in University of Puerto Rico (1995). He has completed his MD in Ponce School of Medicine (1999). He has completed his General Surgery Residency, LSUHSC New Orleans Louisiana (2004). He has completed his Trauma and Critical Care Surgery Fellowship, LSUHSC New Orleans Louisiana (2005). He received Outstanding Leadership Award from Eastern Organization of Surgical Trauma (2009). He is serving as an editorial board member of reputed journals and reviewer of 10 journals. Involved in Military, Disaster Management, Rural Trauma and Injury Prevention EAST Committees.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Damage Control Surgery, Damage Control Resuscitation with Close Ratio Resuscitation for PRBC to Plasma, Low Volume Resuscitation in Severely injured patients, Trauma in Obese patients, Impact of Telemedicine in Trauma Comunications.

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Saad Zafar Usmani

Saad Zafar Usmani
Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
USA
Phone: (248) 225-5642

Biography :

Saad Zafar Usmani, M.D., FACP is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and also serves as the Director of Developmental Therapeutics at the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at UAMS.Dr. Usmani received his medical education at Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore, Pakistan. He completed the Internal Medicine Residency at the Sinai-Grace Hospital/Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Combined Fellowship in Hematology & Medical Oncology at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. Dr. Usmani’s clinical interest involves hematologic malignancies and stem cell transplantation. His academic focus is on research in the biology, pathogenesis and therapy of plasma cell disorders, with specific focus on clinical/translational investigations in high-risk myeloma (genomically-defined poor risk,plasma cell leukemia, extra-medullary disease, etc.).He is on the editorial review board of numerous medical journals, and has presented extensively at national and international meetings. Dr. Usmani is a member of the SWOG Myeloma & Imaging Committees, International Myeloma Working Group, American College of Physicians, American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Clinical interest involves hematologic malignancies and stem cell transplantation. Academic focus is on research in the biology, pathogenesis and therapy of plasma cell disorders, with specific focus on clinical/translational investigations in high-risk myeloma (genomically-defined poor risk, plasma cell leukemia, extra-medullary disease, etc.)

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Gerald M Higa

Gerald M Higa
Associate Professor
Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine
West Virginia University
USA

Biography :

Gerald M Higa is a native of Hawaii which is still considered “home”.  Although his interest in oncology began while he was a resident at UCSD, substantial learning occurred during the three years he was at Duke University Medical Center. A member of the faculty at WVU since July 1989, he has continued to grow academically, professionally, and most of all, personally.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Understanding Cancer at the Molecular Level.

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Kenneth Isimemen Ataga

Kenneth Isimemen Ataga
Associate Professor
Division of Hematology & Oncology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
USA

Biography :

Dr. Kenneth Isimemen Ataga had been working as an Associate Professor, Division of Haematology- Oncology at University of North Calorina.

 Biography
Research Interest :

Haematology and Oncology.

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Chang Qing Xia

Chang Qing Xia
Department of Pathology
College of Medicine
University of Florida
USA
Tel. 352-273-9256

Biography :

Dr. Chang Qing Xia is Assistant Professor in Department of Pathology, Immunologyand Laboratory Medicine,University of Florida College of Medicine in 1999-1996 Ph.D. Institute of Hematology, Peking University Beijing, China. His MS in Institute of Hematology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China in 1996-1993 and his MD Weifang Medical College, Weifang, China. 1988 to 1983

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Research Interest :

Hematology/Oncology

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Shan Yuan

Shan Yuan
Division of Transfusion Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
USA

Biography :

Shan Yuan is the Assistant Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine, at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. She is also an Assistant Professor of Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Prior to joining UCLA, she was a physician at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA. She received fellowship training in transfusion medicine and blood banking at the Puget Sound Blood Center in Seattle, WA (2004-2005) she completed her training in clinical pathology at the University of Washington Medical Centre, in Seattle WA (2000-2004) and served as the Chief Resident. She received her M.D. degree from Duke University School of Medicine (1996-2000). She completed her B.A. in biology at Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (1992-2000). She has received the Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award twice from the Academy of Clinical Physicians and Scientists and the Strandjord-Clayson Research Award from the University of Washington Medical Centre. She has also served as the reviewer for a number of journals.

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Research Interest :

Adverse reactions in apheresis donors, Recruitment and retention of young donors, Immunohematology, Autoimmune hemolytic anemias.

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Yi-Xian Qin

Yi-Xian Qin
Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Stony Brook University
USA

Biography :

Yi-Xian Qin is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Stony Brook University. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (specializing in Biomechanics) from The State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1997. After a short postdoctoral training in Musculoskeletal Tissue Growth and Regeneration at Orthopaedics of Stony Brook, he became one of the founding faculty members in the Department of BME at Stony Brook University in 1998. His primary scholarly contributions to the field gravitate towards improving the understanding of the physical milieu of the skeletal system under physical regulations, particularly how fluid flow serves as regulatory signals to the bone cell functions and tissue remodeling. His research interest is also focused on the diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound for characterization the physical properties of bone and guided treatment for bone diseases. These works may potentially impact to the health and well-being of the (ever) aging population, as it pertains directly to understanding the etiology of osteoporosis, and may well identify novel means of suppressing bone loss, and may provide a unique clinical assay to accelerate healing and regeneration via non-pharmaceutical approaches. He has been an active member for more than 15 national and international scientific societies, and is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like BMC Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research. He served as organizer for several national and international conferences, i.e., Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Engineering track chair for BMES, the International Bone Fluid Flow Workshop, and the International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research. He has authored more than 70 papers and book chapters in related field.

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Research Interest :

Bone blood flow and remodeling, Mechanotransduction in biological tissues, Fluid flow and bone health, Tissue engineering and regeneration.

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Peng Qu

Peng Qu
Vascular Biology Section
Mouse Cancer Genetics Programe
USA
Tel. 301-846-1221

Biography :

Dr. Peng Qu was an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Pathology and lab medicine in Indiana University School of Medicine, USA.

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Research Interest :

Investigating molecular mechanism of Api6 (Apoptosis inhibitor 6) and MMP12 in modulating immunological function of MDSCs (Myeloid-derived suppressor cells), using myeloid-specific mouse model. The effects of inflammation can be shown to extend all the way back to the most primitive hematopoietic progenitors. This may have important implications for the control of inflammation in patients. Stat3 and its downstream genes serve as biomarkers for lung adenocarcinoma and COPD diagnosis and prognosis in humans. Establish in-house expertise in animal models relevant to testing efficacy and safety of those human antibodies to generate in vitro and in vivo data that support investigational new drug filings for product candidates.

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Shimian Zou

Shimian Zou
Principal Investigator
Epidemiology and Surveillance
American Red Cross
USA
Tel. 301-738-0644
Fax 301-738-0495

Biography :

Dr. Shimian Zou is the Principal Investigator of Epidemiology and Surveillance program with the American Red Cross Holland Laboratory. He received a PhD in microbiology and immunology from University of Ottawa, Canada in 1995. He received a Master’s degree in epidemiology in 1986 and completed his medical school training in 1979, both from China. He is serving as a reviewer for 5 journals. He has published over 70 scientific papers.

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Research Interest :

Epidemiology, Transmissible diseases, Blood safety, Public health.

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Oliver Chen

Oliver Chen
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Tufts University
USA

Biography :

Dr. C-Y. Oliver Chen has received his PhD in human nutrition and exercise at Virginia Tech University during the period between 1996 and 2001. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor and Research Scientist in Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. He is serving as an editorial member of three journals like World Journal of Clinical Oncology, Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture, Open Longevity Science. He has authored 36 research articles and 8 reviews or book chapters. He is a member of American Society of Nutrition and American Chemical Society.

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Research Interest :

His research interests include bioavailability, metabolism, and bioactions of phytochemicals, their interaction with physical activity, and the implication of these relationships to health promotion and disease prevention during the aging process. He is also interested in the role of oxidative stress and nutrition programming in development of chronic diseases, including atherosclerosis, insulin resistance, and obesity.

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Zhizhuang Joe Zhao

Zhizhuang Joe Zhao
Professor
Department of medicine
University of Oklahoma
USA


Biography :

Dr. Zhizhuang has been working as a Professor & Director of pathology in University of Oklahoma Health Sciences.

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Research Interest :

Tyrosine Kinase JAK2 and Myeloproliferative Disorders, pathological role of a mutant form of tyrosine kinase JAK2 in myeloproliferative disorders by using transgenic animal model.

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Christopher V Maani

Christopher V Maani
Chief
Department of Anesthesia
Army Institute of Surgical Research
USA
Tel. 210-916-1044

Biography :

Dr. Christopher V. Maani was Chief of Anesthesia in U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research.

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Research Interest :

Anaesthesia, Surgical Research

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Bea Ade-Oshifogun

Bea Ade-Oshifogun
Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing
Chicago State University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Bea has been working as an Assistant Professor of nursing in chicago state university, USA

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Research Interest :

Functional Performance in Elderly Obese People, Lacto-ovo-vegetarians Health Education on Behavior of School Children.

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Zejuan Li

Zejuan Li
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Medicine
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, 60637, USA
Tel. 1-773-702-1547

Biography :

Education and Training:
1999, 7    M. D., Dalian Medical University, China
2002, 7    M. S., Pathology and Pathophysiology, Dalian Medical University, China
2005, 6    Ph. D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Gene Research Center, Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University, China
2005, 10 – 2006,9    Postdoctoral Scholar (Research Scholar), Section of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago (Mentors: Drs. Janet D. Rowley and Jianjun Chen)

2006, 10 – 2007, 9    Postdoctoral fellow, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago (Mentors: Drs. Janet D. Rowley and Jianjun Chen)

2007, 10 – 2010, 1    Postdoctoral Scholar (Research Scholar), Section of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago (Mentors: Drs. Janet D. Rowley and Jianjun Chen)

Academic Appointments:
2010, 2 - present
    Research Associate (Assistant Professor), Section of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago

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As a cancer research scientist, I’m interested in and focusing on the function of microRNAs (miRNAs) and protein coding genes in acute leukemia and stem cell development. I’m currently doing research on several miRNAs and genes that play an important role in acute myeloid leukemia with different translocations such ast(8;21) orMLL associated leukemia. In particular, I am studying the function of the miRNAs which are highly or lowly expressed in leukemia, and their critical target genes in the development of leukemia, and am also investigating the relevant molecular mechanisms. My goal is to develop a deep understanding of cancer biology, especially the mechanisms leading to leukemogenesis, and to find the potential target for the clinical treatment and bring that knowledge to the benefit of patients.
 

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Rong Stephanie Huang

Rong Stephanie Huang
Department of Medicine
Section of Hematology and Oncology
University of Chicago
USA
Tel. 773-702-9363
Fax 773-702-2770

Biography :

BS in Pharmacy from Shanghai Medical University
MS and PhD in Clinical Pharmacy from Purdue University
Post doctoral/Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship training at the University of Chicago

Dr. Huang is an Assistant Professor of Medicine; Director, the Pharmacogenomics of Anticancer Agents Research (PAAR) Cell Line Core; Member, Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics, the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for Personalized Therapeutics, Committee on Cancer Biology and Faculty Oversight Committee for Pharmacology Core facility.

Dr. Huang is a Member of American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT).  She serves on the editorial board of Genomics, Proteinomics and Bioinformatics, and as a reviewer for Behavioral and Brain Functions, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Genetic Epidemiology, Human Mutation, Pharmacogenomics, Journal of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Pharmacogenetics & Genomics, Neoplasia, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Drug Metabolism and Disposition and Pharmacotherapy .

 

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Her research focuses on translational pharmacogenomic research with particular interest in the pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents. By systematically evaluating the human genomes and their relationships to drug response and toxicity, her goal is to develop clinically useful models that predict risks for adverse drug reactions and non-response prior to administration of chemotherapy.  They utilize cell lines (derived from healthy and disease individuals as well as commercially available cancer cell lines), and clinical samples to discover and functional characterize genetic variations, gene and microRNA (miRNA) expression for their role in chemotherapeutic sensitivity. 

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Nabhani Shereen

Nabhani Shereen
Gebara School of Pharmacy & Chemistry
Kingston University
UK

Biography :

Dr. Nabhani Shereen is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the Kingston University School of Pharmacy in London, UK. She is board certified in Oncology Pharmacy Practice (BCOP) Completed an Oncology Pharmacy Residency at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Centre in Florida, USA Completed a general Pharmacy practice residency at Deconess Medical Centre in Washington State, USA. She received her doctorate in Pharmacy from the Lebanese American University School of Pharmacy in 2001. She is the editorial board member of the Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice.

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Research Interest :

Supportive care for Cancer Patients, Role of the community pharmacist in cancer care, Psychosocial Support for Cancer patients, Oncology, CPD modules for pharmacists.

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David F Stroncek

David F Stroncek
Department of Transfusion Medicine
Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center
USA

Biography :

Dr. David Stroncek completed his undergraduate and medical school degrees, an internal medicine residency and a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. He then joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Department as Associate Medical Director of the blood blank. He helped establish the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and was the organization’s first medical director. During his four years as medical director of the NMDP, the program coordinated their first unrelated donor transplant and subsequently increased the number of employees and marrow donations by unrelated individuals. He has served on several NMDP committees as president of the council of the NMDP and as a member of the NMDP board of directors. Dr. Stroncek came to the NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM) in 1996 as chief of the Laboratory Service Section. In this role, he directed the HLA and Transfusion Services Laboratories. He has published more than 170 articles in scientific journals and has written several book chapters. He has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals.

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Research Interest :

Leukocyte antibodies to transfusion reactions and advanced understanding of the molecular basis of neutrophil-specific antigens.

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Jean-Louis Vincent

Jean-Louis Vincent
Professor
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Belgium

Biography :

Dr. Vincent is Professor of intensive care at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Head of the Department of Intensive Care at the Erasme University Hospital in Brussels. He has authored or co-authored more than 750 peer-reviewed publications, about 90 books and more than 800 original abstracts. He is the editor-in-chief of "Critical Care", "Current Opinion in Critical Care", and "ICU Management" and member of the Editorial Boards of more than 30 journals including "Critical Care Medicine" (senior editor), "PLoS Medicine", "Lancet Infectious Diseases", “Anesthesiology”, "Intensive Care Medicine", "Chest", "Shock", and "Journal of Critical Care". He is presently Secretary General of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), a Past-President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS), and Past-Chair of the International Sepsis Forum (ISF). He received the Distinguished Investigator award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians, he was the Recipient of the "Society Medal”(lifetime award) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and he received the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS (Prix Scientifique Joseph Maisin-Sciences biomédicales cliniques).

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Research Interest :

Anemia and transfusion in the acutely ill and Hemodynamic alterations in the acutely ill.

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Zaccheaus Awortu Jeremiah

Zaccheaus Awortu Jeremiah
Department of Medical Laboratory Science
Niger Delta University
Nigeria

Biography :

Dr. Z.A. Jeremiah is  Assistant Professor of Haematology and Blood Transfusion Sciences at the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Nigeria. He holds a Ph.D in Haematology and Blood Group Serology. He is conscientious and hardworking and has been involved in research activities since 2002. His scholarly accomplishment includes fifty five (55) peer reviewed research publications.

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Research Interest :

Immunohaematology, Blood Transfusion, General Haematology Practice, Platelet glycoproteins.

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Jeffry L Kashuk

Jeffry L Kashuk
Director of Surgical Research 
EmCare Acute Care Surgery 
USA

Biography :

Dr. Jeffry L Kashuk is a Director of Surgical Research and Academic Development for EmCare Acute Care Surgery, Dallas, Tx. He is the author or co-author of nearly 100 manuscripts, book chapters, and articles, with special interest in post injury coagulopathy, mechanisms of Acute Coagulopathy of Trauma, and improved technology for diagnosis and management of these disorders. He has served as senior trauma surgeon at several national institutions, including Director of Acute Care Surgery and Professor of Surgery. He is a respected lecturer, educator, and editor, and serves on the editorial board of several major journals related to trauma, acute care surgery, and blood disorders. He currently leads the research and academic development for a 10 hospital Trauma/Acute Care Surgery group based in the Southwest, with plans for continued growth and expansion.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Jeffry L Kashuk  research interests include management and planning of hospital awareness for mass casualty events, and outcome studies in trauma and acute care surgery

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Apollina Goel

Apollina Goel 
Department of Radiation Oncology 
University of Iowa
USA

Biography :

Dr. Goel is currently an Assistant Professor in the Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program within the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Iowa, USA. Dr. Goel received her undergraduate degree in Biotechnology from Pune University, India. She pursued her doctorate in Biotechnology at Institute of Microbial Technology, India. Dr. Goel then undertook post-doctoral studies at University of Nebraska Medical center and at Mayo Clinic, USA. During her postdoctoral research at UNMC, she developed a radioimmunotherapy approach to the treatment of solid tumors. Subsequently she spent two years at Mayo Clinic studying the interactions between genes and transcription factors. During her next two years at Mayo clinic, Dr. Goel combined her basic and translational experience in multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkins lymphoma models. Dr. Goel is currently pursuing targeted radiotherapy (using bone-seeking radiotherapy and oncolytic viruses encoding for human sodium iodide symporter gene) with molecular drugs to target these B-cell malignancies. Dr. Goel has published over 25 papers in reputed journals, and authored several review articles and book chapters. She is serving as grant reviewer for several agencies and scientific reviewer for several journals.

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Dr. Goel Research Interst includes Chemo-radiotherapy for hematological malignancies Understanding and circumventing resistance to radiotherapy in multiple myeloma and B-cell lymphoma.

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Tohru Ikuta

Tohru Ikuta
Professor
Sickle Cell Center
Medical College of Georgia
Georgia Regents University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Tohru Ikuta is currently working as Professor of Anesthesiology & Periope.Med, Scientific Director at Sickle Cell Center Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, USA.

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Research Interest :

Dr. Tohru Ikuta Research Intersts includes Anemic disorders including hemoglobinopathies, Signal Transduction and Epigenetic Gene Regulation.

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Lan Zhou

Lan Zhou
Principal Investigator
Case Western Reserve University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Zhou completed her PhD thesis studying the gap junction protein regulation by Src oncogene. Since 1999, Dr. Zhou’s research has been focusing on the glycosylation regulation of selectin-selectin ligand interaction and fucosylation modification of Notch in hematopoiesis. Dr. Zhou has conducted research to try to understand the functional regulation of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) fate specification and differentiation, myeloid and lymphoid cell homeostasis, and HSC self-renewal and niche development by fucosylated glycans present on Notch and selectin ligands. Her findings published on Blood (2008) that mice with fucosyl-glycan deficiency develop myeloid hyperplasia revealed for the first time that deficiency of Notch O-fucose modification contributes to aberrant myeloid homeostasis. Following that study, Dr. Zhou has used mouse models to investigate the role of Notch-ligand interaction modified by fucosylation in HSC lineage commitment and lineage differentiation, and more recently, the role of interaction between Notch and Notch ligand pairing in the placement of HSC in the marrow niche that regulates HSC homeostasis. Dr. Zhou also works on leukemia niche requirement using activated Notch1-driven T-ALL mouse models.

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Her long term research goals include, 1) to understand the mechanism(s) through which Notch-ligand interaction elicits downstream effect and coordinates with other adhesion molecules and cytokine network in HSC homing, niche lodgement and reconstitution, and to translate the knowledge gained from animal models into clinical studies in the future to develop novel approaches to improve stem cell therapy through modulation of Notch glycosylation; 2) to identify cellular and/or soluble factors that are essential to bone marrow niche support of leukemic cells or critical for suppression of hematopoiesis that are amenable to disruption, either through targeting the tumor itself, or the niche environment; and 3) to develop a deeper understanding of the role of Notch signaling in pancreatic cancer development.

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Gustavo F Gonzales

Gustavo F Gonzales
Professor
Faculty of Sciences 
Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University
Republic of Peru

Biography :

Dr. Gustavo F. Gonzales is Professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy and Researcher from the High Altitude Research Institute at the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University in Lima, Peru. He is Doctor in Sciences and Doctor in Medicine with a post-doctorate in Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia. His fields of research are the Endocrinology and Reproduction at High Altitudes. Actually is President of the Scientific Committee of the Peruvian National Academy of Medicine, and the General Secretary of the Peruvian National Academy of Sciences. He is visiting professor at the IMPLAD in Beijing, China. He is coordinator in Peru of the Collaborative Center of the Human Reproduction Program from the World Health Organization. He is also Principal Investigator in Peru of the International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health (ITREOH) (NIH Research Grant #5-D43TW005746-04). His research activity is devoted to the maternal-child health particularly to populations at high altitudes. He is studying the impact of hemoglobin on pregnancy and prenatal health as well in adaptation to high altitudes. He was Director of the High Altitude Institute Research from 1989 to 2005, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Philosophy from 1999 to 2005 and Dean from 2005 to 2008. Dr. Gonzales is author of more than 250 publications including 9 books and 13 chapters of books. He has received 44 Awards during professional career.

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Dr. Gustavo F. Gonzales fields of research are the Endocrinology and Reproduction at High Altitudes.

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Neeraj Saini

Neeraj Saini
Department of Internal Medicine
North Shore Medicla Centre
USA

Biography :

Dr. Neeraj Saini is currently working in the Department of Internal Medicine at North Shore Medicla Centre, USA.

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Dr. Neeraj Saini Research Interests includes Hematological malignancies and Benign Heme.

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Muhammad B Rafique

Muhammad B Rafique 
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Texas Medical School 
USA
Tel: 713-500-6200

Biography :

Dr. Muhammad Rafique, MD is assistant professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesia at University of Texas medical School at Houston, Houston, TX. Dr. Rafique completed his residency in anesthesiology at Tufts New England Medical Center in 2003. Then he did a pediatric anesthesia fellowship with a special interest in anesthesia for patients with congenital heart disease. Dr. Rafique’s current clinical practice includes anesthesia for pediatric cardiac surgery at University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Rafique is certified by American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and also serves as oral board examiner for ABA. Dr. Rafique serves as the Texas Medical Board (TMB) expert panelist for pediatric anesthesia.

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Dr. Muhammad Rafique Research Interests include coagulation deficiencies in neonates after open heart surgery, coagulation aberrations in cyanotic heart disease, pediatric anesthesia outcomes, pediatric airway outcomes and fluid and electrolyte derangements.

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Karina Yazdanbakhsh

Karina Yazdanbakhsh
Laboratory of Complement Biology
New York Blood Center
USA

 

Biography :

Dr. Karina Yazdanbakhsh is an Associate Member and Head of Laboratory of Complement Biology at the New York Blood Center. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Master’s degree in Microbiology from University of London. She did her PhD at the National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, UK under the supervision of Dr. Frank Grosveld in molecular biology.

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The research in my laboratory involves mostly patient-orientated translational studies to develop a detailed understanding of the immune pathophysiology of hematological disorders including autoimmune cytopenias andhemoglobinopathies. Another focus is to understand adverse complications of transfusion.Our goal is to identify immune biomarkers of the disease and develop therapeutic strategies that target the defective immune system and corrects them.

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Susumu Inoue

Susumu Inoue
Professor of Pediatrics
College of Human Medicine
Michigan State University
USA

Biography :

Dr. Susumu Inoue is currently working as Professor of Pediatrics at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, USA.

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Research Interest :

Pediatrics, Human Medicine

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Nay M Tun

Nay M Tun
Division of Hematology and Oncology
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
USA

Biography :

Dr. Nay M Tun is currently working in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, USA.

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Research Interest :

Hematology, Oncology

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Jonas P Demuro

Jonas P Demuro
Department of Surgery
Division of Trauma & Critical Care
Winthrop University Hospital
USA

Biography :

Dr. Jonas P. DeMuro,  is an Attending Surgeon and Intensivist at Winthrop University Hospital, a Clinical Campus of the Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Stony Brook School of Medicine, as well as an Affiliate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. Johns University, New York. He is also currently the Medical Director of the Critical Care Physician Assistant Residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. DeMuro received his B.S. in Biological Sciences, summa cum laude, from St. Johns University, and his M.D. from the Stony Brook School of Medicine. He went on to postgraduate residency training in General Surgery at the Stony Brook School of Medicine, and a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at North Shore University Hospital. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, where he currently serves a member of the New Item Development Committee. He has authored over 20 articles on a variety of topics in Acute Care Surgery. He is a reviewer for several journals, including the Clinical Journal of Pain, and the American Journal of the Addictions

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Dr. Jonas P. DeMuro Research Intersts includes prediction of exsanguination in trauma, critical care of alcohol withdrawal syndrome, critical care pharmacology

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Ibolya Edit Andras

Ibolya Edit Andras
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Miami School of Medicine  
USA
Tel: (305) 243 0261

Biography :

Dr. Andras Ibolya Edit is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USA.

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Dr. Andras Ibolya Edit Research Intersts includes Mechanisms of HIV-induced amyloid beta accumulation in a blood-brain barrier model.

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Lawrence Amesse

Lawrence Amesse
Professor 
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Wright State University
USA
 

Biography :

Dr. Lawrence Amesse is Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. His research interest focuses on Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in adolescents with coagulopathies. He has a special interest on endometrial-derived stem cells for derivation of functional platelets. Dr. Amesse holds a Medical Degree from the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and a PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has had advanced training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology. Dr. Amesse is the author of over sixty peer review journal articles and abstracts.

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Dr. Lawrence Amesse Research Intersts includes Endometrial derived stem-cells for the treatment of bleeding disorders, Characterization of adolescents with abnormal uterine bleeding and coagulation defects and Treatment of platelet function disorders in adolescents with abnormal uterine bleeding.

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Faris Qalenzi

Faris Qalenzi
Department of Medical Laboratories
College of Applied Medical Sciences
Salman bin Abdulaziz University (Al-Kharj)
Saudi Arabia

Biography :

Faris Alenzi is currently an associate Professor of Immunology at Al-Kharj University. His Lab is dedicated to studying apoptosis, Stem cell biology and leukemia. He obtained his PhD from the Impertial College London in 2002 and got several research grants. He published more than 50 articles and attended more than 60 scientific meetings. Faris teaches Immunology, Hematology and Blood banking to Medical Laboratory students.

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Research Interest :

Immunology, Hematology and Blood banking.

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Varun Khurana
Formulation Scientist
INSYS Therapeutics
USA

Biography :

Dr. Varun Khurana obtained his Bachelors in Pharmacy from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi,, India. Dr. Khurana graduated with a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry from reputed University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA. Currently, he is working as Formulations Scientist at Insys Therapeutics, Inc., USA, a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative supportive care products. Dr. Khurana’s research experience encompasses both industry and academia. Dr. Khurana worked on National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research projects. Dr. Khurana’s research was focused on understanding the role of drug transporters (influx as well as efflux) in disposition of various anti-cancer drugs. He not only studied the alteration of drug pharmacokinetics via drug transporters in liver but also how the modulation affects brain as well plasma pharmacokinetics of anti-cancer drugs. Furthermore, his research work was focused on ocular drug delivery through nanoparticles. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and books in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Dr. Khurana’s current research at Insys Therapeutics is focused on development of oral solutions and sublingual sprays for new product development.

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Novel Drug Delivery Systems, Solubility and Bioavailability Enhancement, Targeted Drug Delivery, Cancer Therapy, Targeted Delivery, Gene Therapy, Nanotechnology, Novel Drug Delivery Systems, Formulation Development (Oral solids, Liquid and Parenterals), Controlled or Modified Release

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