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Interview | Terry LichtornbspJournal of Neuroinfectious
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Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases
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Terry Lichtor
Terry Lichtor

Terry Lichtor, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
Rush University
Chicago
Read Interview session with Terry Lichtor

 
Biography

Terry Lichtor Education: 1975 B.A. The University of Chicago (Chemistry) 1980 Ph.D. The University of Chicago (Pathology) 1980 M.D. The University of Chicago (Medicine) Postdoctoral Training: Internship and Residency: 1981-1982 Internship in General Surgery, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 1981-1987 Residency in Neurological Surgery, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Research Fellowships: 1987-1989 Research Fellow, Committee on Neurobiology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1989-1990 Research Associate, Department of Cell, Molecular and Structural Biology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Licensure: 1982 State of Illinois 2008 State of Arkansas 2009 State of Wisconsin 2011 State of South Dakota Board Certification: 1982 National Board of Medical Examiners 1991 American Board of Neurological Surgery Academic Appointments: 1990-1991 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Cell, Molecular and Structural Biology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 1991-1992 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 1996-2003 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois 1996- Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 2003- Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois Hospital Appointments: 1987-1991 Attending Neurosurgeon, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park, Illinois 1991-1992 Attending Neurosurgeon, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 1992-2007 Attending Neurosurgeon, John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois 1996-2004 Attending Neurosurgeon, Edward Hines Hospital, Hines, Illinois 1996- Attending Neurosurgeon, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 1997-2008 Attending Neurosurgeon, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 1997-2002 Attending Neurosurgeon, Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, Illinois 2003-2004 Chairman, Division of Neurosurgery, John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois 2009- Attending Neurosurgeon, Saint Bernards Medical Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas Professional Positions: 2003- National Cancer Institute Clinical Investigato.

 
Research Interest

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

Interview
1. How many years have you been associated with the current research?

20

2. What is the research topic you are working on now?

Developing a vaccine for treatment of a brain tumor. Immunotherapeutic strategies for treatment of Alzheimer’s Disesase.

3. What are attributes for a quality article?

Ask good questions and design and carry out good experiments to answer the questions proposed.

4. Do you have any research funding (NIH or other national funding) now?

Not at the current time.

5. When did you become an editor of OMICS Journal?

I was invited to become an editor.

6. Where can the journal find the maximum scope in terms of niche?

Publish high quality articles.

7. What is your greatest career accomplishment?

I developed a DNA vaccine for treatment of a brain tumor.

8. How does the published scientific content assist the potential researchers?

Hopefully the published manuscripts raise new questions of importance.

9. What is the purpose of serving as an editor?

Help to determine whether the manuscripts submitted are addressing important questions, determine whether the experimental design is appropriate and whether the results are interpreted correctly.

10. Do you have any patents?

No.

11. Have you contributed any editorials or papers (any types) to OMICS Journals in the past two years?

No.

12. Do you plan to contribute any editorials or papers to OMICS Journals in the next year?

Perhaps.

13. How would you define your experience with OMICS Group?

It seems to be a good group.

14. Your opinion on conducting Editorial Board meetings at related Conferences?

This is reasonable

15. Would you recommend OMICS to your friends or colleagues?

Yes.

16. How do you differentiate Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseaseswith other journals in the field?

The focus obviously involves papers related to neuroinfectious disesases
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