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Editorial Board

 
Maurizio Chiriva-Internati

Editor-in-Chief
Maurizio Chiriva-Internati
Director of the Basic and Translational research
Division of Hematology and Oncology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
USA

 Biography :

Maurizio Chiriva Internati completed his doctorates of immunology at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and morphological sciences at the University of Milan, Italy. He completed his postdoctoral research on tumor immunology and cancer vaccine studies from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Currently, he is the director of Basic and Translational Research at the division on Hematology& Oncology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, and is a senior editor for the journal, International Reviews of Immunology. He has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and serves as on the editorial board of several reputed cancer journals.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Research is focused on developing new therapies for Multiple Myeloma, ovarian and lung cancer, and prostate cancer and melanoma.

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Min Li

Editor-in-Chief
Min Li
Associate Professor
Director of Cancer Research Program
University of Texas
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Min Li got his PhD from Emory University at Atlanta, Georgia in 2002. Under the supervision of Dr. Richard W. Compans, a world renowned virologist and immunologist, Dr. Li studied the regulation of a retrovirus envelope protein induced membrane fusion and the association with lipid rafts. He then moved on to Baylor College of Medicine at Houston, Texas, and started his career in cancer research as an Assistant Professor in 2004. Dr. Li joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Medical School in 2010 as the Director of Cancer Research Program. His research interests include pancreatic cancer and brain tumor pathogenesis, translational research, new therapies and tumor vaccine development. Dr. Lis group is the first one to identify a zinc transporter (ZIP4) as a new molecular target in pancreatic cancer, and has developed a novel therapy to treat this malignancy.

Biography
 Research Interest :

My current research projects focus on pancreatic cancer and brain tumor pathogenesis, translational research, new therapies (shRNA therapy, small molecule therapy, and nutrition/diet therapy), and tumor vaccine development. Due to the difficulty in diagnosing pancreatic adenocarcinoma and glioma, and its high resistance to conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy, new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies are urgently needed for these malignant disease.

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Martin J. DSouza

Executive Editor
Martin J. DSouza
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mercer University Atlanta, USA

 Biography :

Dr Martin J. D’Souza has received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh during the period of 1986. Currently, he works as Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Mercer University. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. He has 80 peer reviewed publications. His research is supported by grants from the NIH, Georgia Cancer Coalition, Georgia Research Alliance and the Dialysis Clinic Inc.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Formulation and evaluation of nanoparticulate vaccines for oral, buccal, parenteral and transdermal delivery. Examples include: Viral vaccines such as Influenza vaccines, HIV, Human Papilloma Vaccines (HPV) Bacterial vaccines such as pneumonia, Meningitis, TB, Typhoid; Cancer vaccines such as Breast, Prostate, Liver and Ovarian Cancer vaccines

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Fabio Grizzi

Executive Editor
Fabio Grizzi
Laboratories of Molecular Gastroenterology
Humanitas Clinical and Research Center
Milan, Italy

 Biography :

Dr. Fabio Grizzi graduated in Biological Sciences from the University of Milan in 1995 and, in the year, received the Steven Newburgh Annual Award for his contributions to to the field of basic and applied biomedical research. In 2001, he was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine and Hematology & Oncology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. In 2008, he was invited to become a Member of the National Cancer Institute-sponsored Pilot Cancer Antigen Prioritization Process, of the US National Institute of Health. He is currently working as Senior Scientist in the Laboratory of Molecular Gastroenterology of the Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Milan, Italy. He has published more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles and twenty-three book chapters book, and made more than two hundred presentations at national and international Congresses, and has recently been commissioned by Springer Publishing to prepare a book entitled “The Complexity of Cancer”, which will be published in 2013

Biography
 Research Interest :

His main field of investigation concerns the complex dynamics underlying the behaviour of cancers of unrelated histological origin, for which he uses a translational approach with the aim of developing new therapeutic strategies. He is also involved in studying tumour neovascularity, environment/cancer interactions, cancer-related inflammation, and the development of computer-aided mathematical models.

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Aamir Shahzad

Executive Editor
Aamir Shahzad
University of Vienna
Austria
Tel: 004-314-277-522-13
Fax: 043-1427-752-213

University of Vienna
 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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Arun K. Rishi

Arun K. Rishi
Professor
Department of Oncology and Internal Medicine
Wayne State University
USA
Tel: 313-576-4492
Fax: 313-576-1112

 Biography :

Dr Arun K Rishi was born in Meerut India After the initial college education in India Dr Rishi obtained a MSc in Biochemistry from University College London UK and a PhD in Molecular Biology from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine London UK He subsequently trained as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT and the Brigham and Womens Hospital Harvard University Medical School Boston USA and later held faculty positions at the Pulmonary Center Boston University Boston and University of Maryland Cancer Center Baltimore Maryland USA Dr Rishi is currently a professor at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Oncology Department of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit Michigan USA Dr Rishi’s research interests focus on studying pathways and molecular mechanisms regulating cell growth/survival and death/apoptosis in cancer cells Dr Rishi identified and characterized a novel apoptosis inducing protein termed CARP1/CCAR1 that regulates apoptosis induced by diverse agents including an apoptogenic retinoid CD437 Adriamycin Etoposide but not by chemotherapy agents such as Cisplatin CARP1 also regulates apoptosis by EGFRs and protein kinase A CARP1 is a phosphoprotein that functions in part by interacting with multiple regulators of cell growth and apoptosis signaling Data from biopsies of human breast cancers and NonHodgkin’s Lymphomas NHL suggest an inverse correlation of CARP1 expression with the grades of the tumors indicating a potential prognostic value and a tumor suppressor property of CARP1 Our ongoing studies are focused to further elucidate the molecular mechanisms of adriamycin and EGFRs signaling that target CARP1 and CARP1 interactions with regulators of cell growth and apoptosis Our longterm goal is to exploit this knowledge for development of strategies to inhibit a variety of cancers including the drugresistant cancers.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Pathways and molecular mechanisms regulating cell growth/survival and death/apoptosis in cancer cells.

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Liang Cheng

Liang Cheng
Professor
Department of Pathology and Urology
Indiana University School of Medicine
USA
Tel: 317-491-6442
Fax: 317-491-6419

 Biography :

Dr. Liang Cheng is Professor of Pathology and Urology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Currently, he is the Chief of the Genitourinary Pathology Service, Director of the Urologic Pathology Fellowship, and Director of Molecular Diagnostics and Molecular Pathology Laboratories. Dr. Cheng is board certified in Molecular Genetic Pathology and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Dr. Cheng graduated from Beijing Medical University. Dr. Cheng completed his pathology residency at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and his fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota in 1998. Dr. Cheng has received numerous prestigious awards including the Stowell-Orbison Award from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and the Koss Medal Award from the International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP). In 2006, he was the Arthur Purdy Stout Prize recipient from the Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists. Dr. Cheng has published more than 500 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact scientific journals and established a record for the greatest number of abstract presentations (36) in the history of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), accounting for 2.3% (36/1551) of total abstracts accepted in the 2004 annual meeting in Vancouver. He was also the author of over 50 book chapters and several books, including “Molecular Genetic Pathology”, “Essentials of Anatomic Pathology”, “Urologic Surgical Pathology”, “Bladder Pathology”, and “Atlas of Genitourinary Pathology”. Currently, he is an active member of over 25 editorial boards, including Molecular Cancer, European Journal of Cancer, American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Modern Pathology, Human Pathology, Journal of Clinical Pathology, Future Oncology, Urologic Oncology, Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, Critical Review Hematology Oncology. Dr. Cheng\\s research focuses on molecular genetics and biological predictors of genitourinary cancers.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Molecular genetics and biological predictors of genitourinary cancers.

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Kenneth Maiese

Kenneth Maiese
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology and Neurosciences
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
USA

 Biography :

Kenneth Maiese MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurosciences of the University of Medicine Dentistry of New Jersey UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School. NJMS Chief of Service Professor in the Cancer Center and CoDirector of the Neurological Institute of New Jersey. Dr Maiese has been elected to Americas Top Physicians and The Best of US Physicians He is a top cited author and his work is considered High Impact Research and Potential Public Health Benefit by the NIH Dr Maiese holds several patents has over 275 publications and has authored 5 books. He is the keynote speaker chair or plenary speaker for international symposiums chairs grant committees and is a member of dozens of foundations. Dr Maiese serves as the EditorinChief Associate Editor or an editorial board member for more than 45 journals as well as on multiple executive and scientific advisory councils.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Cerebrovasculature ischemia and related diseases, central nervous system degenerative diseases

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Bronislaw L. Slomiany

Bronislaw L. Slomiany
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
UMDNJ-NJ Medical School
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
USA

 Biography :

Bronislaw L Slomiany PhD Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Medicine Professor of Oral Biology UMDNJNJ Medical School University of Medicine Dentistry of New Jersey 110 Bergen Street Newark NJ 07l032400 USA

Biography
 Research Interest :

Biology and function of alimentary tract secretions glycobiology of saliva and gastrointestinal tract mucus structure macromolecular organization and the role of mucus in mucosal defense alcohol abuse and oral mucosal and gastric injury molecular basis of mucosal tissue injury and repair pathogenic mechanisms of P gingivalis and H pylori action and mucosal defense; mucosal inflammatory responses to Pgingivalis and H pylori lipopolysaccharide co and post-translational processing of secretory glycoproteins signal transduction pathways affecting salivary and gastric mucin elaboration signal transduction and secretory control mechanisms role EGF and EGFR transactivation in secretory protein and glycoprotein processing; role of leptin and ghrelin in gastric and oral mucosal defense; extracellular matrix and their cell surface receptors (integrins) tooth-gingiva interaction; biochemistry of calcium channels modulators of oral and gastric epithelial secretory responses apoptosis, signal transduction endothelins, cPLA2 nitric oxide synthase NSAID and gastric and oral mucosal wound healing biochemical pharmacology of mucosal inflammatory responses

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Richard J. Ablin

Richard J. Ablin
Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Arizona College of Medicine

 Biography :

Prior to joining the Arizona Cancer Center and the University of Arizona, College of Medicine as Research Professor of Immunobiology and Pathology . Dr Ablin served consecutively as Director Scientific Investigation at Tetragenex Pharmaceuticals Inc Park Ridge NJ and Director Immunobiology Unit Department of Urology and Research Associate Professor of Urology State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He is President of the Robert Benjamin Ablin Foundation for Cancer Research founded in memory of his father since 1979 Dr Ablin received his PhD in Microbiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1967 following which he continued his training in immunology as a United States Public Health Service. Postdoctoral Fellow at the Medical School under the late renowned Distinguished Professor Ernest Witebsky Dr Ablin recently received the degree of DSc honoris causa from Lake Forest College his undergraduate alma mater and was honored as the recipient of the First Award for Scientific Excellence by The Haakon Ragde Foundation for Advanced Cancer Studies in recognition “for his invaluable contribution to humankind and exceptional scientific insight and valiant fight against cancer. Dr Ablin discovered prostatespecific antigen PSA in 1970 for which he was a nominee for the Lasker Award in 1997 His discovery of PSA led to the development of the PSA test A pioneer of cryosurgery and the concept of cryoimmunotherapy for the treatment of cancer Dr Ablin has extensive experience in cancer research particularly in the study of the development and metastasis of cancer A member of Phi Beta Kappa and various professional societies including the American Association for Cancer. Research the American Association of Immunologists the British Association of Surgical Oncology the New York Academy of Sciences and Sigma Xi he was a founding member and Vice President 1977-80 of the American College of Cryosurgery and served as President 1977-80 of the International Society of Cryosurgery who named him Honorary LifeTime President in 1980. Dr Ablin is a Diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Immunology and Allergy and certified by the American Academy of Microbiology in Public Health and Medical Laboratory Microbiology Cited in several biographical references including American Men and Women of Science Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America and Who’s Who in the World he has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international scientific meetings and has contributed numerous articles to professional journals and texts. Dr Ablin is coeditor of the book series Cancer Metastasis Biology and Treatment and serves on the editorial board of several journals including Biomarkers in Medicine Cancer Science Current Opinion in Oncology and the Journal of Translational Medicine.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Studies are directed toward: a) ascertaining the role of the inter- and/or intratumoural microenvironment (milieu) in contributing to the development and progression of cancer; b) the differentiation of latent (indolent) cancer from one that is aggressive and clinically important and should be treated and c) development of response criteria (biological markers) to evaluate the effectiveness of new therapeutic regimens and/or agents.

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John Colicelli

John Colicelli
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Biological Chemistry
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
USA
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 Biography :

John Colicelli is a Professor and Vice Chair of Biological Chemistry in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA .where he is an active member of the Molecular Biology Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. He teaches Biochemistry and Cell Biology to graduate and undergraduate students and he is codirector of the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Program at UCLAHe received a BA in Chemistry from Rutgers University. New Brunswick New Jersey in 1979 He served as a Peace Corps volunteer teacher in Ghana West Africa 19791981. He was a graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Columbia University New York NY and received a PhD in 1986. He was a postdoctoral fellow and Staff Associate of Genetics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cold Spring Harbor NY 19861990. He has reviewed manuscripts for five separate journals during the past year.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Mechanisms of signal transduction in eukaryotic cells. RAS family GTPases and their effectors. ABL family non-receptor tyrosine kinases and their substrates. Regulation of receptor endocytosis. Etiology and treatment of leukemia and other hematopoietic neoplasias. Signaling pathways regulating synaptic plasticity.Cell biology education.

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Charles E. Wade

Charles E. Wade
Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Texas Medical School
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Wade has been in the field of traumatic injury research for over 25 years. After completing his Ph.D. and two fellowships he joined the faculty at the Letterman Army Medical Center in the department of clinical investigation. From 1990 to 2004 Dr. Wade was Project Scientist for NASA in the Life Sciences division. In 2005 he joined the US Army Institute of Surgical Research as Senior Scientist. Dr. Wade is currently Professor of Surgery and Deputy Director for the Center for Translational Injury Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He has published over 200 articles relating to the care of the critically injured patient. He serves as a member of various professional organizations, as well as a reviewer for many reputed trauma related journals. Dr. Wade has also served as a mentor to train residents and staff to develop their skills in translational research.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Acute care of patients with traumatic injuries, metabolism following injury and wound healing

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Chamindrani Mendis-Handagama

Chamindrani Mendis-Handagama
Professor
Department of Comparative Medicine
University of Tennessee
USA
Tel: 865-974-5824
Fax: 865-974-5640

 Biography :

Dr. Lilitha Chamindrani Mendis-Handagama is a professor at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Her Veterinary degree is from the University of Sri Lanka, Peradeniya, PhD is from Monah University Australia  and her postdoctoral training is from  The Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A. Dr. Mendis-Handagama is the course coordinator of Microscopic Anatomy I and II, and the chief of the Reproductive Research Group in The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. Mendis-Handagama’s main research interest is on testis structure and function focused on many aspects of Leydig cells, the primary source of testosterone in the mammalian male; she focuses on development, aging and toxicity studies. In addition, she is conducting studies on Pet Contraception . Dr. Mendis-Handagama has a US patent on Methods of rejuvenating leydig cells and enhancing testosterone production in a male subject

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Karri S

Karri S
Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centre
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Sritulasi Karri was born in Bellary, Karnataka, India. She attained MSc, MPhil in Zoology with a specialization in Endocrinology from Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, India and PhD from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. Successively, she trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centre, Lubbock, TX, USA and later held faculty position at the Internal Medicine Department, TTUHSC, Lubbock, TX, USA.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. Karris research interests focus on studying pathways and molecular mechanisms regulated by drugs in disease conditionsor toxicology. Dr. Karri recently identified that Alzheimers disease genes are expressed in the lungs and GI tract of AD transgenic mice and that dihydrotestosterone regulates these genes. Dr. Karris work also involves the study of methotrexate  an anticancer drug and folic acid leucovorin  supplementation in female rats to reveal its mechanism in non-neoplastic conditions.

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Julio Licinio

Julio Licinio
Research Professor
University of Southern California
USA

University of Southern California
 Biography :

Dr. Julio Licinio, M.D., F.A.P.A., is Professor and Director, John Curtin School of Medicine, The Australian National University, and head of the Department of Translational Medicine. He is also a Research Professor at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. Professor Licinio is originally from Brazil and lived for over 25 years in the United States, where he had clinical and research training in endocrinology and psychiatry at University of Chicago and Cornell. He then held academic positions at Yale, NIH, and UCLA, where he was Professor and Vice-Chair of Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Pharmacogenomics. Prior of moving to Australia, he was Miller Professor, Chairman of Psychiatry and Associate Dean at University of Miami. His work on the fundamental endocrine and pharmacogenomic mechanisms at the interface of obesity and depression has been extensively funded by NIH, and it is highly cited in the scientific literature. Dr. Licinio is the Founding Editor of three Nature Publishing Group journals, The Pharmacogenomics Journal, Translational Psychiatry and Molecular Psychiatry, which has an Impact Factor of 15, the highest in its field worldwide.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Clinical and research training in endocrinology and psychiatry.

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Sharof M. Tugizov

Sharof M. Tugizov
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of California
USA
Fax: 415-476-9364

 Biography :

Dr. Sharof Tugizov is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine University of California San Francisco. He earned his PhD and DSc degrees from the Institute of Virology Russian Academy of Medical Science.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Virology, epithelial biology, interaction of viruses with mucosal epithelium.

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Hui-Wen Lo

Hui-Wen Lo
Associate Professor
Duke University School of Medicine
North Carolina, USA

 Biography :

Dr. Hui-Wen Lo, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at Duke University School of Medicine. She is also a member of the Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University and Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation at Duke University. She acquired her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of Texas-Health Science Center at Houston in 2002 and conducted her postdoctoral fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center during 2002-2006. Dr. Lo joined Duke University School of Medicine in 2006 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor and is presently Associate Professor of Surgery in the same Institute. She has served as a Scientific Reviewer on several DoD grant review panels, as well as, members of editorial boards of a number of journals. She also serves as ad hoc reviewers for a number of journals for more than 15 years.  

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 Research Interest :

Dr. Lo  research interests are primarily focused on human cancers. Her laboratory is most interested in gaining a deeper understanding of cancer biology and in providing rationales for more effective, less toxic anti-cancer treatments. Current projects in her laboratory are investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer stem cells, tumor progression and metastasis and the therapeutic strategies that target these processes.

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Robert J Deans

Robert J Deans
Sr Vice President
Regenerative Medicine
Athersys Inc,USA
Tel: 121-652-624-33
Fax: 121-643-199-00

 Biography :

Dr Deans is responsible for regenerative medicine technology development at Athersys Inc and its European subsidiary ReGenesys Athersys is developing cell therapeutics based on adherent stem cells. Multi Stemisolated from adult bone marrowAthersys has active Phase I and II clinical development activity in acute myocardial infarct stroke ulcerative colitis and for adjunctive therapy of allogeneic bone marrow transplant.  Dr Deans has more than 20years experience in stem cell therapeutics having previously served at Osiris. Therapeuticsas VP of Research Dr Deans was previously Director of RD at Baxter Healthcare where he developed biological components of the Isolex300i hematopoietic stem cell purification platformIn addition. Dr Deans served on the faculty at USC Medical School from 1984 to 1992 . He holds degrees from MIT and the University of Michigan and postdoctoral training in molecular immunology at UCLA.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Dr. Deans charge in the Immunotherapy Division was to develop a new biological reagent kit for the magnetic bead/monoclonal antibody capture of bone marrow and peripheral blood CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells. Using phage display technology, a small peptide mimetic of the epitope of an anti CD34 monoclonal antibody was derived and affinity matured through computationally directed mutagenesis for use as a competitive release reagent of the antibody/cell complex.

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K.StephenSuh

K.StephenSuh
Director
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack University Medical Center
USA

Hackensack University Medical Center
 Biography :

Dr Stephen Suh is presently serving as a Director of Genomics and Biomarkers Program at Hackensack University Medical Center. He completed his PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from University of Texas Dallas Richardson TX .He is presently a member of American Association for Cancer Research AACR. He is a Editorial Board member of several journals like Journal of Clinical Bioinformatics.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Cancer Biomarkers, Animal Models, Skin Biology, Carcinogenesis, Tissue Bank/Biospecimen Research, 3D-culture, Molecular Assays Development, Biosensor, Bioinformatics and Cell and Virus Engineering.

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Mehmet Ali Agirbasli

Mehmet Ali Agirbasli
Cardiology - Tennessee
AntiochHacettepe Univ Tip Fak
Turkey

 Biography :

Dr. Mehmet Agirbasli, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Cardiovascular Diseases.

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Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao
Department of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA
Tel: 312-996-7989
Fax: 312-413-0437

 Biography :

Dr. Yong Zhao is serving as Assistant Professor in Section of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism at University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Postdoc training in Stem Cell Biology at University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory 2000 to  2004. He received his PhD in Immunology at Shanghai Second Military Medical University Shanghai China 2000. He received his MD in Clinical Medicine at Weifang Medical College Shandong China 1990.He received 2006 and 2008 Rachmiel Levine Scientific Achievement Award. He has 27 peerreviewed publications He owned 8 patents.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Umbilical cord blood stem cells, Hematopoietic stem cells, Immune modulation, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Pancreatic islet beta cell differentiation, Humanized mice.

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Cara J. Westmark

Cara J. Westmark
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison
USA
Tel: 608- 276-5720

University of Wisconsin-Madison
 Biography :

Dr Cara Westmark is an Associate Scientist at the Waisman Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her current research examines the role of genetic and environmental factors on the expression of amyloid precursor protein APP and betaamyloid A61538. In transgenic mouse models of neurological disorders. She has demonstrated that APP/A61538. levels are altered in Fragile X syndrome and that many FXS phenotypes can be rescued in a mouse model of the disorder by genetically reducing APP/A61538. These data suggest that therapies studied for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease AD may be beneficial in the treatment of FXS .She has also demonstrated a strong association between APP/A61538. overexpression and lower seizure threshold which has important implications for the treatment of seizurerelated disorders such as AD FXS and Down syndrome. Her most recent work has demonstrated a strong association between dietary phytoestrogen consumption elevated A and reduced seizure threshold.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation in Alzheimer’s Disease. Isolation of Novel Early Response Genes from the Central Nervous System in a Mouse Epilepsy Model.The Role of Amyloid Precursor Protein in Neurological Disorders (Alzheimer’s Disease, Fragile X Syndrome and Down Syndrome).

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Junhui Sun

Junhui Sun
Systems Biology Center
Bethesda, USA
Tel: 301-496-8192
Fax: 301-402-0190

 Biography :

Dr. Junhui Sun is a Staff Scientist in Systems Biology Center, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute NHLBINIH. He received his Ph.D. 1998 in Physiology and Neurobiology from Shanghai Institute of Physiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow 1998-2002 in Dr. Gerhard Meissner’s lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then as a Research Fellow 2003-2006 under Intramural Research Training Award IRTA Program in the Laboratory of Signal Transduction, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS NIH. His specialties are muscle physiology, cell biology and cellular signal transduction.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Molecular mechanisms of cardioprotection against ischemic reperfusion injury Redox signaling and intracellular calcium regulation Nitric oxide, physiology and pathophysiology.

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Zhen-Chuan Fan

Zhen-Chuan Fan
Department of Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Zhen-Chuan Fan is Postdoctoral Fellow , Department of Internal Medicine Division of Cardiology University of TexasHouston Health Science Center Houston Texas USA.1998 to 2001 Chief Division of Internal Medicine Showa University Karasuyama Hospital Tokyo Japan. 2001 to 2003 Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine Division of Cardiology Showa University School of Medicine Tokyo Japan. 2003 to 2004 Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry Showa University School of Medicine Tokyo Japan. 2004 to 2009 Professor Laboratory of Cardiovascular Medicine Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences Tokyo Japan 2010.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Internal Medicines

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Gregory B. Lesinski

Gregory B. Lesinski
Internal Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology
The Ohio State University
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Lesinski is an Assistant Professor in The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology at The Ohio State University.  Dr. Lesinski’s research is focused on gaining a greater understanding of the interactions between the host immune system and tumor cells with a focus on signal transduction. The ultimate goal is to use this knowledge to develop novel therapeutic or chemo-preventative approaches to help patients with cancer, and improve upon existing therapies.  Dr. Lesinski received his Ph.D. in 2001 from The Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, OH and completed a post-doctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr. William E. Carson, III at The Ohio State University from 2001 to 2005.  Dr. Lesinski holds Professional memberships through The American Association for Cancer Research. The Society for Biologic Therapy of Cancer and The Society for Melanoma Research.  Dr. Lesinski has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, and Research Awards from The Melanoma Research Foundation, The Valvano Foundation for Cancer Research and The Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust.
 

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 Research Interest :

Dr. Lesinskis research is focused on gaining a greater understanding of the interactions between the host immune system and tumor cells with a focus on signal transduction. The ultimate goal is to use this knowledge to develop novel therapeutic or chemo-preventative approaches to help patients with cancer, and improve upon existing therapies. 

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Uckun FM

Uckun FM
Department of Pediatrics
Children Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases
University of Southern California
USA

University of Southern California
 Biography :

Dr. Fatih M. Uckun, M.D, Ph.D, is a Senior Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an honor society for physician-scientists, and an active member of several professional organizations, including ASH, ASCO, and AACR.  He earned his doctoral degrees at University of Heidelberg and completed his residency training in pediatrics, fellowship training in hematology/oncology/stem cell transplantation, as well as postdoctoral research training in immunology at the University of Minnesota.  After serving at the University of Minnesota as a Professor of Pediatrics or Therapeutic Radiology/Pharmacology and Director of the Biotherapy Institute, Dr. Uckun served as Director of Research at Parker Hughes Institute in Minnesota before joining University of Southern California. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.  He is the Head of Translational Research in Leukemia and Lymphoma at the Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and directs an NIH-funded Nanomedicine R&D Program at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.  Dr. Uckun has more than 20 years of professional experience in developmental therapeutics and biopharmaceuticals.  He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers and he has authored numerous review articles and book chapters. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of Leukemia &Lymphoma and as a member of several editorial boards and NIH review panels.  He received numerous awards including the Stohlman Memorial Award of the Leukemia Society of America.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Translational Research aimed at identifying new molecular targets in treatment of cancer and inflammatory disorders. Targeted Nanoparticles Biopharmaceuticals, Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer. Chemoprevention of Cancer; Epigenetic regulation of cancer growth. Innate Immunity, Signal transduction pathways.

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Patricia McLaughlin

Patricia McLaughlin
Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Patricia McLaughlin is professor of Neural and Behavioral Science, Director; Graduate Program in Anatomy, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, USA.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Endogenous opioid pathways, cell proliferation, homeostasis, biotherapies targeting blockade of opioid pathways, Cancer biology, Tumorigenesis, Cancer therapy, Biotherapy, Cancer cell proliferation, Neuropeptides and cancer, T-cell mediated autoimmune disease, Multiple sclerosis treatment, Biotherapy, Enkephalins, Opioid pathways and MS, T-cell mediated proliferation, Diabetes autoimmune, Complications of type 1 or type 2, Circulating levels of enkephalins in diabetes, Therapeutics for complications – targeting, proliferative events.

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Deborah Lynn Feairheller

Deborah Lynn Feairheller
Exercise and Metabolic Disease Research Lab
University of California Los Angeles
USA
Tel: 484-432-3559

University of California los Angeles
 Biography :

Dr. Deborah Lynn Feairheller is a Faculty from University of California Los Angeles, USA

Biography
 Research Interest :

Research takes on a translational approach with human exercise and diet interventions, coupled with in vitro endothelial cell studies, to understand the physiological mechanisms connecting inflammation, oxidative stress, through NADPH oxidase, with endothelial cell responses and EPC number, phenotype, activation, and migration. Increased physical activity increases the blood flow through active muscle tissue and blood vessels, alters adipocyte signaling, and causes adaptations in the endothelial function and regulation. These improvements in endothelial function with exercise training may depend on a combination of eNOS upregulation, NADPH oxidase downregulation,as well as circulating and resident EPC phenotype/activation and may have different effects on various tissue beds in the body.

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C. Henrique Serezani

C. Henrique Serezani
Clinical Lecturer of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
USA
Tel: 734-615-5623

 Biography :

Dr. Serezani obtained his PhD degree atthe University of Sao Paulo in 2005 andjoined Dr. Marc Peters Golden laboratoryattheUniversityof Michigan as a ResearchFellowfrom 2006 to 2009. In thisperiod, his major research interests were the role ofeicosanoids, leukotrienesandprostaglandins in the modulationofphagocytos is andmicrobicidal activity in alveolar macrophages challenged with IgG opsonizedtargets. Duringhis training, hewasawardedan American Lung Association Senior Post-doctoral Fellowship. Since 2009, Dr. Serezani hasbecome a junior faculty at theUniversity of  Michigan and his research program deals with thep articipationof diferente G protein coupled receptor secondmessengers in thegeneration of microRNAsi nvolved in macrophage responses. His workisnowsupportedbythe American Heart Associationand NIH/NHLBI grants.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Innate immunity, macrophage biology, transcription regulation of macrophage activatiom, microRNA and innate immunity, eicosanoids, leukotrienes and prostaglandins.

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Pavittar S. Grewal

Pavittar S. Grewal
Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cleveland Clinic, USA
Tel: 216-444-9485
Fax: 559-765-9137

 Biography :

Dr. Grewal Graduated from Government Medical College Patiala, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India in 2006. After graduating, he worked at the Government Medical College & Hospital Chandigarh, India as a Junior Resident. He is a PGY1 resident in Family Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL, from November 2011.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Reproductive Medicine

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Hosam A. Elbz

Hosam A. Elbz
Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
West Virginia University
USA

West Virginia University
 Biography :

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, 2011 West Virginia University Dissertation: Characterize the effects of cardiac glycosides on lung cancer cells, Chair: Cerasela Zoica Dinu, Ph.D. Committee: Yon Rojanasakul, Ph.D., Patrick Callery, Ph.D., Rae Matsumoto, Ph.D., and Linda Vona-Davis, Ph.D.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Examining the mechanism by which digitoxin promotes barrier functions in lung cancer cells and how this effect correlates with its anticancer effect.
Contributed to examining the mechanism by which digitoxin and synthetic monosaccharide analogs inhibit angiogenesis, using Western blot analysis, microarray, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
Examined the mechanism by which digitoxin and synthetic monosaccharide analogs induce apoptosis, and inhibit cell cycle progression and cell viability in lung cancer cells.
Maintained and utilized human lung epithelial cell lines.
Performed cell viability assays, flow cytometry, Western blot analysis, and fluorescence staining to illustrate the cytotoxic effect of cardiac glycosides on lung cancer cells
Performed cytotoxicity and barrier functions studies using electric cell-substrate impedance sensing (ECIS) technology, confocal microscopy, microarray, and Western blot analysis to illustrate the effect of digitoxin on barrier functions in lung cancer cells.

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Narasaiah Kolliputi

Narasaiah Kolliputi
Nanomedicine Research Center
University of South Florida
USA
Tel: 813-974-5419
Fax: 813-974-8575

 Biography :

Dr. Narasaiah Kolliputi is an Assistant Professor in the Nanomedicine Research Center and Divisions of Allergy and Immunology and Translational Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa. Dr. Kolliputi is working on translational strategies to attenuate acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Dr. Kolliputi received his postdoctoral training in the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kolliputi has published his research in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Immunology and Circulation research. He is a reviewer for top journals including Journal of Experimental Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine and Journal of Immunology. He is a reviewer for the Department of Defense Research Grants and American Heart Association Scientist Development Grants. He is an Editorial Board Member for Virology and Mycology. Dr. Kolliputi research is funded by NIH RO1 and AHA.

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 Research Interest :

Dr. Kolliputi is working on translational strategies to attenuate acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Apart from acute lung injury research, Dr. Kolliputi lab is interested to study the role of microRNAs and inflammasomes in pulmonary hypertension. In addition his lab studying the effect of natural compounds on pulmonary inflammation by using various cell culture and animal models.

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Bu Yin

Bu Yin
BioMedical Research
Developmental and Molecular Pathways
Cambridge, USA
Tel: 016-178-713-240
Fax: 016-178-715-792

 Biography :

Dr. Bu Yin is an Investigator at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research at Boston, studying tumor immunology of hepatocellular carcinoma, and its relationship to infection from HepB and related viruses.Earned Ph.D. degree in Molecular Immunology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Conducted original research in DNA damage and response, how errors of this process in lymphocyte V D J recombination and Class Switch Recombination  could lead to T or B cell leukemias/lymphomas and potentially autoimmune diseases.

Biography
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Broad interests and expertise in DNA damage, cell cycle and cell death during immune responses.

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Srinivas Nagaraj

Srinivas Nagaraj
Nanomedicine Research Center
Department of Internal Medicine
University of South Florida
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Nagaraj earned his PhD from St. John’s Medical College in India in 2001. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor, Nanomedicine Research Center, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. He serves as a reviewer for several reputed journals like Journal of Immunology, Cancer Research, etc. Dr. Nagaraj’s research centers on the mechanism of tolerance in chronic inflammatory conditions and using nanotherapies to differentiate suppressive cells. He has authored over 30 journal articles and book chapters some of which have been included in Nature Medicine, Nature Reviews Immunology, Journal of Experimental Medicine and Journal of Immunology. He is a member of the American Association of Cancer Research and American association of Immunologist.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Inflammation and myeloid cell immunology.

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Takemi Tanaka

Takemi Tanaka
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Thomas Jefferson University
USA
Tel: 215-503-6359
Fax: 215-503-9052

Thomas Jefferson University
 Biography :

Dr. Takemi Tanaka expertisation covers a broad area of cancer research including chemoprevention, targeted therapy, and cancer nanomedicine. During his Postdoctoral period, he have investigated detailed molecular mechanisms of the anti-cancer effect of nuclear hormone receptors in carcinogenesis in breast cancer. To further expand his research expertise in nanotechnology and drug delivery, he had an additional experience as a Research Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Houston, medical school and developed Delivery Strategies for tumor targeting and sustained delivery. He was recruited as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University in conjunction with Kimmel Cancer Center in 2010. He is also a faculty member of the KCC Endocrine Mechanisms and Hormone Action in Cancer Program, which focus on breast cancer signaling and etiology. Nanotechnology is an emerging area of research that can potentially bring a major breakthrough in the detection and therapy for cancer. Based on the given number of nanotechnology based clinical trials that are underway.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Broad area of cancer research including chemoprevention, targeted therapy, and cancer nanomedicine.

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Antonio Abbate

Antonio Abbate
VCU Pauley Heart Center
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Abbate received his Degree in Medicine from University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy, graduating magna cum laude.  He did his Internship in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and General Surgery there and at Policlinico A. Gemelli, and his Cardiology Fellowship at “Scuola di Specializzazione in Cardiologia” Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Rome, Italy.  He completed an additional Internal Medicine Internship and Residency program a VCU-MCV Hospitals in 2007 and immediately joined the VCU Pauley Heart Center as Assistant Professor of Medicine.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Cardiology

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Emad Farid Aziz

Emad Farid Aziz
st. luke's, Jersey City, USA
Tel: 201-434-3499
Fax: 201-388-6666

Jersey City
 Biography :

Dr. Emad Farid Aziz had been working at St. Lukes since 2004 as an Intern, Resident and Fellow and now as an EP fellow. During his Residency program he assisted Dr. Eyal Herzog in creating many of their novel pathways for the management of cardiac patients. In 2006 he started the ACAP program  Advanced cardiac Admission Program, which included 6 state of the art novel pathways for the management of Chest pain, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, hyperglycemia in the CCU, Syncope and hypertension, including developing a hospital wide database, with patient follow-ups. We were able to change the culture in SL to comply with all published guidelines and close the existing gap in practice. These databases served as a cornerstone for research, resulting in more than 82-presented abstracts and 25 published manuscripts. In conjunction with the ACAP databases, he also started an ACAP Volunteer group comprised of multiple internal medicine residents, pre-medical and medical students from (Columbia University, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro College, and Hunter college) as well as FMG’s who are seeking residencies in the United States about 60 members. All were instrumental in implementing, managing and data collection. Recently, they have published TWO new pathways; ESCAPE Pathway for Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention and MOCHA Pathway for the Management of Survivors of Out of the Hospital Cardiac Arrest both were contributory in increase awareness of sudden cardiac death, referral for ICD implantation and favorable outcome for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Electrophysiology has been a passion of mine for the longest time, dating back from my early years in medicine in Egypt during my interventional cardiology years. Of course I feel that my training at St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital has giving me enough versatility, experience and capability in clinical as well as in research aspects yielding a very competent electrophysiologist.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Atrial fibrillation ablation, syncope research and management developed the SELF and ESCAPE pathways for management of syncope and the role of ILR in management, ventricular tachycardia ablation in particular ventricular premature complex research and there detrimental effect on ejection fraction, and advanced heart failure device therapies. One of the new and exciting electrophysiology procedures that I had the privilege to train and perform in is lead extraction using the Spectranetics Laser Sheath; my intention is to establish a state of the art lead extraction program.

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Qing Yan

Qing Yan
Chief Scientist
PharmTao
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Qing Yan has extensive research experience in Biomedical sciences, including more than 10 years as a group leader in the Biopharmaceutical industry. Dr. Yan has published many research papers and edited four biomedical books, including "Systems Biology in Drug Discovery and Development: methods and protocols" and "Pharmacogenomics in Drug Discovery and Development". Dr. Yan recieved a Ph.D. degree in Biological and Medical Informatics from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

Biography
 Research Interest :

Integrative medicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, bioinformatics, health informatics, system biology, pharmacogenomics, personalized medicine, immunology, neuroscience, immunoinformatics, neuroinformatics, translational medicine, drug design, drug discovery.

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Donald G. Phinney

Donald G. Phinney
Professor
Department of Molecular Therapeutics
The Scripps Research Institute
USA
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Dr. Phinney received Undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Vermont, a PhD in Biochemistry from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and was an American Cancer Society Fellow at Fox Chase Cancer Center where he studied Transcriptional Regulation of the proto-oncogene junB. Dr. Phinney then spent nine years at Tulane University advancing to the rank of Professor of Immunology and Microbiology and Associate Director of Research at the Center for Gene Therapy. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Molecular Therapeutics at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida where he studies the basic biology, transplantation immunology and anti-inflammatory activity of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) using a variety of animal models. Dr. Phinney is an NIH funded investigator, served as Co-Editor of the journal Stem Cells, and currently serves on the MSC committee for the International Society of Cell Therapy (ISCT).

Biography
 Research Interest :

Mesenchymal stem cells, basic stem cell biology, stem cell characterization, transplantation immunology, chronic inflammatory diseases of lung, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT).

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Ali Torkamani

Ali Torkamani
Director of Drug Discovery
Scripps Translational Science Institute
USA
Tel: 858-554-5727

 Biography :

Ali Torkamani, Ph.D, who is an Assistant Professor and Director of Drug Discovery at STSI & Assistant Professor of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at TSRI, is a leader in the scientific field of quantitative genetics and genomics. By analyzing genetic and genomic data of many types in a systems biology framework, he hopes to advance scientific understanding about the genetic mechanisms of human diseases. Believing that complex human disease mechanisms can be fully understood only in the context of the whole biological system, Ali conducts studies that integrate mutation, gene expression and epigenetic data. Applying computational techniques to detect mutations that contribute to cancer initiation and pathogenesis is among his research interests. In addition to quantitative analysis of genetic data, he produces computational tools for generation, analysis and interpretation of genomic data; including specialized target capture, gene expression and sequence analysis methodologies. As a reflection of his productivity, he has authored numerous publications reflecting a variety of computational techniques. He was awarded the B.S. degree in chemistry at Stanford University and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical sciences at UC San Diego. Prior to his promotion to the Assistant Faculty position at STSI, he was a research scientist and Dickinson Fellow at the institute during 2008 to 2009. In addition to conducting research, Ali lectures in STSI’s clinical trial design graduate course in the Master’s Degree in Clinical & Translational Investigation and the Training Program in Translational Research for Advanced Doctoral Students programs. 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Mutation, gene expression and epigenetic data and applying computational techniques to detect mutations that contribute to cancer initiation and pathogenesis is among his research interests.

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Jing Xue

Jing Xue
Department of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine,
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Jing Xue has received her PhD in Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Currently she is working as postdoctoral scholar in Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Stanford University School of Medicine. Her PhD training is mainly focused on NF-B and hypoxia signaling in tumor development, especially in colorectal cancer and small molecule targeted therapeutic on solid tumors. Her works were published on several peer-reviewed Journals including Gastroenterology, Plos One, Cancer letters, and Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Study the immune response and molecular mechanisms during progression of pancreas disease, especially acute and chronic pancreatitis. she is also interested in investigating the function of monocyte/macrophage, especially alternative activated macrophage, during pancreatitis and fibrosis development.

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Eleftherios P. Diamandis

Eleftherios P. Diamandis
Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
University of Toronto
Canada

 Biography :

Dr. Diamandis currently serves as Division Head of Clinical Biochemistry at Mount Sinai Hospital and Biochemist-in-Chief at the University Health Network and Professor Head, Clinical Biochemisty, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He received his B.Sc. inChemistry, Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and M.D. from the University of Athens, Greec and a Diploma in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is a Certified Clinical Chemist by the Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry and the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Diamandis is a Member of 37 Journal Advisory Scientific and Editorial Boards. He has received numerous awards from both national and international organizations, which include American Association for Clinical Chemistry Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator 1985 Annual Research Excellence Award of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists 1995 Distinguished Scientist Award, Clinical Ligand Assay Society CLAS 1999 Distuished Scientist Award, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry NACB2000 Frey-Werle Commemorative Gold Medal from the Frey Werle Foundation 2007; The International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine IFCC/Abbott Award for Significant Contributions to Molecular Diagnostics 2009 Distinguished Service Award, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto 2010 Excellence in Biomedical Research Nemitsas Prize in Medical Sciences, Takis and Louki Nemitsas Foundation 2010 Named Hold em for Life Chair in Prosate Cancer Biomarkers 2010. Other major distinctions of Dr. Diamandis include his election as Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens, Greece 2005 Member of the Royal Society of Canada 2008. He has published 95 review papers, 492 research papers and co-authored 4 books and 26 book chapters.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His research activities evolve around discovery and validation of novel cancer biomarkers, proteomics, mass spectrometry and translational research and the role of kallikrein enzymes inhealth and disease basic and translational aspects of tumour metastasis.

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Dhavendra Kumar

Dhavendra Kumar
Professor
University of Glamorgan
United Kingdom
Tel: 044-292-074-4037
Fax: 044-292-074-3863

University of Glamorgan
 Biography :

Dr. Dhavendra Kumar Graduated in Medicine (MBBS) and MD (Pediatrics) from the King George’s Medical College, University of Lucknow, India. Since 1980 pursued a career in Medical Genetics in the UK. Board certified clinical geneticist (DABMG) and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics (FACMG); other Fellowships- Royal Colleges of Physicians of London (FRCP); Ireland (FRCPI) & Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH). Current clinical role- Consultant in Clinical Genetics, University Hospital for Wales, Cardiff, UK; Academic roles- Adjunct Professor to the Genomic Policy Research Unit at the School of Health, Sport and Science, the University of Glamorgan, UK and Chinese Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Genetics of human malformations
Cardiovascular genetics
Targeted molecular therapy
Applied and translational genomics
Genomic and Personalized Medicine
Genomics and bioeconomy.

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Wen G Jiang

Wen G Jiang
Professor of Surgery and Tumour Biology
Cardiff University School of Medicine
United Kingdom
Tel: 442-920-742-895
Fax: 442-920-742-896
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Cardiff University School of Medicine
 Biography :

Professor Wen G Jiang MB MD is currently a Professor of Surgery and Tumour Biology at Cardiff University School of Medicine Cardiff UK. His main interest in on cancer metastasis and angiogenesis the molecular and cellular basis and therapeutic opportunities. He and his lead team ares also interested in molecular profiling in human solid tumours. His main interest in on breast cancer prostate cancer and other surgical related malignancies.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His main interest in on cancer metastasis and angiogenesis, the molecular and cellular basis and therapeutic opportunities. He and his lead team ares also interested in molecular profiling in human solid tumours. His main interest in on breast cancer, prostate cancer and other surgical related malignancies.

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Ilka Pinz

Ilka Pinz
Principal Investigator
Maine Medical Center Research Institute
United Kingdom
Tel: 207-396-8280
Fax: 207-396-8179

 Biography :

Dr. Ilka Pinz received her Ph.D. in physiology at the Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, University of Bremen, Germany. She did her postdoctoral training in the NMR laboratory of Dr. Joanne Ingwall at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Her research focused on cardiac energy metabolism in several mouse models of heart failure. After leaving a senior research associate/adjunct assistant professorship position at the University of New England she joined MMCRI in 2005 and supports the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Core facility.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Mechanisms leading to the development of cardiomyopathy in dyslipidemia. In particular, the interaction of fatty acid metabolism and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha).

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Muhammad Awais

Muhammad Awais
Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom
Tel: 015-170-642-79
Fax: 015-170-658-26

 Biography :

Dr. Muhammad Awais completed his Masters degree in Chemistry and won Gold Medal Award in 1996 from the University of Punjab in Lahore, he worked for 5 years at the pharmaceutical industry. In 2001, he won the Monbukagakusho scholarship by the Japanese Government for a PhD at the University Tokyo ranked 19th in world ranking. He completed his doctoral degree in Chemistry in March 2005. During his doctoral degree and postdoctoral research at the University of Tokyo and the Institute for Molecular Sciences in Japan, respectively he worked on the development of biophysical assays by constructing genetically encoded optical fluorescent and bioluminescent probes for imaging protein conformational changes, drug-protein, and protein-protein interactions in single living cells and small living animals. In 2007, he joined the Centre for Cell Imaging at the University of Liverpool in UK where he developed a FRET-based assay using photoactivatable fluorescent proteins for imaging the dynamics of protein interactions targeting the NF-B signalling at single cell level. In 2009, he received the Young Scientist Award at the ELRIG Drug Discovery09 Conference in Liverpool. Since July 2010, he had been heavily engaged in a drug discovery program and translational research for pancreas diseases at the Liverpool NIHR Pancreas Biomedical Research Unit PBRU, the University of Liverpool. The PBRU works in close collaboration with a number of departments in academia and pharmaceutical industry.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Live cells and tissue imaging for translational research with special focus on acute and chronic pancreatitis.  Development of genetically encoded optical probes (fluorescent and bioluminescent) for monitoring protein conformational changes, drug-protein interactions, and protein-protein interactions in single living cells.

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Jim Gallo

Jim Gallo
Center for Organizational Effectiveness
Nova Southeastern University
USA

Nova Southeastern University
 Biography :

Dr. Jim Gallo is an Associate Director at The Center for Organizational Effectiveness and adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University, USA.

Biography
 Research Interest :

solid foundation in human resources and industrial/organizational psychology.

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Ting Chen

Ting Chen
Lab for Translational Research
Hardvard Medical School
cambridge
United Kingdom

Lab for Translational Research, Hardvard Medical School
 Biography :

Dr. Ting Chen was born in Nanjing, China on February 19, 1980. He earned a B.S. in Bio-pharmaceutics at Nanjing University, China in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Nanjing University, China with the Best Thesis Award of Jiangsu Province in 2007. During his Ph.D. Dr. Chen published five papers in the top toxicology and biochemistry journals during his Ph.D. career including some very prestigious journals in the world. His research has been reported in Chinese University Technology Transfer and other major Chinese national media. Due to his significant contributions, Dr. Chen has received the national prestigious award of “Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Chinese Student Scholarship” in 2005. Dr. Chen began his academic career as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School. Now he is studying and developing high throughput screens platform for anti-cancer chemicals and siRNAs. His researches have been published in Circulation and Nature Chemical Biology.

Biography
 Research Interest :

The overarching goal of his research has been to developing a new class of anti-cancer therapeutics and to understand mechanisms by which N,Ndiarylureas inhibit cancer cell proliferation in vitro growth of mammary tumors in vivo. Current interests are in the XBP-1 splicing mediated ER-stress pathway and its application in small molecule and siRNA screens.

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Andre Barciela Veras

Andre Barciela Veras
Professor
University for Development of the State
Pantanal Region
Brazil

 Biography :

Dr. Andre Barciela Veras is a professor at University for the Development of the state, Brazil.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Panic Disorder and Depression Neuropsychoendocrinology.

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Suresh Mishra

Suresh Mishra
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Manitoba
Canada
Tel: 204-977-5629
Fax: 204-789-3940

 Biography :

Dr. Suresh Mishra is an Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba, Canada.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Changes in Posttranslational modifications in insulin signaling intermediates and mitochondrial proteins in relation to insulin resistance and mitochondrial dysfunction, modification mediated changes in protein function and protein-protein interactions.

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George Patrinos

George Patrinos
Pharmacogenomics
University of Patras
Europe

 Biography :

George Patrinos obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Athens. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Pharmacogenomics in the University of Patras and holds an adjunct position at Erasmus MC, Faculty of Medicine, Rottetrdam. Also, he is Greece’s National representative in the Pharmacogenomics working party of the European Medicines Agency EMA, London, UK. George Patrinos has more than 80 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and textbooks and he is the Editor of the textbook Molecular Diagnostics  Academic Press. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the international peer-reviewed journal Human Genomics and Proteomics and Communicating Editor for Human Mutation and he is one of the organizers of the international meeting series Golden Helix Symposia.
 

Biography
 Research Interest :

Pharmacogenomics
Transcriptional regulation
Genomics and genotype-phenotype correlation of common disorders Genetic variation databases.

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Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik

Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik
Associate Professor
Bond University
Robina Queensland
Australia
Tel: 0413-425-025
Fax: 61-7-55954122

Bond University
 Biography :

Dr. Sonya Marshall Gradisnik is an Associate Professor in Immunology. Since obtaining her PhD she has received over $1.8 million dollars in competitive external grant funding. In 2010, Dr Marshall-Gradisnik was awarded the prestigious Queensland Women in Technology Research Award Rising Star Award for her research into immunological biomarkers for CFS or ME. Dr Marshall-Gradisnik has edited two books, published thirty nine publications in high impact journals, four book chapters, and published forty-four conference abstracts in immunology. She is a reviewer for the Australian Research Council (ARC) and was recently invited to join the International Panel to review the Canadian Guidelines for CFS. Dr Marshall-Gradisnik has recently received the following awards/grants: Queensland Government $533,000 and Alison Hunter Foundation CFS Research Grant $120,000 for developing early diagnosis of immunological biomarkers for CFS/ME and a Mason Foundation Grant in 2010 $95,0000 for gene expression investigations in CD8+ cells in CFS or ME patients. She has received the National Award as Best Young Science Investigator at the Australian Conference for Science and Medicine for her studies into natural killer cell function and genotyping and was a finalist in Young Australian of the Year Award Science and Technology Category.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Autoimmunity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and exercise immunology.

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Riki Kurokawa

Riki Kurokawa
Professor
Division of Gene Structure and Function Research Center for Genomic Medicine
Saitama Medical University
Japan

Saitama Medical University
 Biography :

Dr. Riki Kurokawa is Professor of Division of Gene Structure and Function Research Center for genomic Medicine, Saitama Medical University, Japan.

Biography
 Research Interest :

The research interest lies in understanding the mechanism of transcriptional regulation of gene expression in eukaryotic cells and also the challenging elucidation of onset of human genetic diseases induced by disorder of transcriptional regulation and, development of the effective treatment for the diseases.

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Philipp Diehl

Philipp Diehl
Atherothrombosis & Vascular Biology Lab
Monash University
Australia
Tel: 061-385-321-111
Fax: 061-385-321-100
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Dr. Philipp Diehl completed his College and university-entrance diploma (Abitur) at the Clara-Schumann Gymnasium, Bonn, Germany Oct. 1998 – July 2000 Study of medicine, Freie-Universität-Berlin, Germany Aug. 2000 Preliminary medical examination (Physikum) and continued study of medicine at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany Aug. 2001 1st State examination Oct. 2001-Oct. 2002 Dissertation „Impaired facilitation of motor evoked potentials in incomplete spinal cord injury“ (University Hospital-Zurich, Switzerland) April 2004 2nd State examination June 2005 3rd State examination Aug. 05 – Oct. 09 Residence at the Department of Cardiology & Angiology (University Hospital Freiburg, Germany) Oct. 09 Research Officer of the Baker IDI, Melbourne (Laboratory of Atherothrombosis & Vascular).

Biography
 Research Interest :

Platelet physiology,Anti platelet medication,Phage Display, Clinical cardiology.

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Junya Kuroda

Junya Kuroda
Department of Medicine
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Japan

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
 Biography :

Junya Kuroda, holder of M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, is an assistant professor and a clinical researcher at the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Junya Kurodas research interests focused on identifying the novel therapeutic molecular targets by clarifying programmed cell death mechanisms, such as apoptosis and autophagy, of cancers, especially hematologic malignancies, such as leukemias, lymphomas, or myeloma. Recent works also cover the biologic and molecular regulation of tumor cells including cancer initiating cells by tumor microenvironment in hematologic malignancies.

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Masafumi Takahashi

Masafumi Takahashi
Professor
Jichi Medical University,  Japan
Tel: 081-285-58-7446
Fax: 081-285-44-5365

Jichi Medical University
 Biography :

Dr. Masafumi Takahashi is a Professor of Division of Bioimaging Sciences, Center for Molecular Medicine, Jichi Medical University, Japan. He was Associate Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Shinshu University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. 2001–2003 He served as Assistant Professor, Division of Organ Replacement Research, Center for Molecular Medicine, Jichi Medical University, Japan.1999–2001 Instructor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Jichi Medical University, Japan 1997–1999 Chief Physician, Miyagi Hanayama Village Public Clinic, Japan 1995–1997 Senior Fellow, Department of Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA (Professor Bradford C. Berk) 1991–1993 Senior resident in Cardiology, Miyagi Prefectural Semine Hospital, Japan 1989–1991 Junior resident in Internal Medicine, National Sendai Hospital, Japan. 1993–1997 Ph.D., Jichi Medical University 1983–1989 M.D., Jichi Medical University.

Biography
 Research Interest :

The research interests of Dr. Takahashi are the molecular mechanisms and the development of novel effective therapies for atherosclerosis and ischemic heart diseases, especially in the role of inflammation and regeneration. In particular, Dr. Takahashi focuses on the inflammasome, a large multiprotein complex which plays an important role in autoinflammatory responses by participating in the production of IL-1beta, as well as SDF-1/CXCR4 system, a chemokine and its receptor system involved in the processes of chemotaxis, cell proliferation and survival, angiogenesis and tissue regeneration.

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Petr Protiva

Petr Protiva
Medicine (Digestive Diseases)
Rockefeller University
USA

 Biography :

Dr. Petr Protiva is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and Adjunct Faculty at Breslow Lab, Rockefeller University, New York, USA.

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Colorectal Cancer Prevention;Colorectal Cancer Biology and Therapy; Translational Clinical Trials;Experimental Therapeutics.

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Takuya Watanabe

Takuya Watanabe
Professor
Laboratory of Cardiovascular Medicine
Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
Japan
Tel: 081-42-676-6983

 Biography :

Dr. Takuya Watanabe Graduated from Showa University School of Medicine in 1991 and passed National Board Examination for MD, 1991 Research Fellow, Division of Cardiology, Nakano National Chest Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, 1992-1993 Graduated from Showa University Graduate School of Medical Sciences and obtained PhD in medicine in 1997 Clinical Assistant, Third Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, 1997-1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA, 1998-2001 Chief, Division of Internal Medicine, Showa University Karasuyama Hospital, Tokyo Japan (2001-2003) Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, 2003-2004 Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, 2004-2009 Professor, Laboratory of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Tokyo, Japan, 2010.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Geriatrics and Cardiovascular Medicine (Roles of Vasoactive Agents in Hypertension, Atherosclerosis, and Ischemic Heart and Cerebrovascular Diseases). Recently, the focus of my research is the pathogenetic roles of vasoactive peptides discovered recently, such as human urotensin II, salusins, heregulins, and incretins in atherosclerosis and its complications.

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Youshi Fujita

Youshi Fujita
Director of Neurology
Fujita Neurological Hospital,University of Fukui
Hasaki Maruoka-cho Sakai
Japan

 Biography :

Dr Youshi Fujita received his Medical Degree in 1998 from the University of Tsukuba Japan. He completed his Residency in Neurology at the University of Tsukuba in 2004. He received PhD from the Graduate school of Medicine Kyoto University in 2009. He worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher under the Global COE Program Center for Frontier Medicine by the Ministry of Education Culture Sports Science and Technology Japan 2009 to 2011. He is currently the Director of Neurology at Fujita Neurological Hospital and is also a Researcher at Department of Molecular Genetics School of Medicine University of Fukui.

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 Research Interest :

Neuromuscular disorders, stroke, vascular dementia.

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Valli De Re

Valli De Re
Department of Molecular Oncology &
Translational Medicine
National Cancer Institute, Italy
Tel: 039-043-465-9672
Fax: 039-043-465-9799

 Biography :

Dr. Valli De Re is a Faculty from Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Molecular Oncology and Translational Medicine (DOMERT),Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, IRCCS, National Cancer Institute, Italy

Biography
 Research Interest :

Lymphoproliferations and cancer associated to inflammation due to chronic autoimmune diseases or virus infection. B and T-cell repertoire, BCR and TCR recognition, MHC molecules. In the last years combine molecular and proteomic approaches for the study of lymphoproliferative disorders associated with Hepatitis C virus infection and with chronic inflammation, identification and production of recombinant protein useful for bio-therapeutic approaches, identification of markers useful for early diagnosis of gastric carcinoma and for celiac disease complications.

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Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai

Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai
Cardiology
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Italy
Tel: 039-340-862-6829
Fax: 039-018-450-2244
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University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
 Biography :

Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai was born in San Remo, Italy, on 25 July 1974. He obtained his MD diploma magna cum laude at the University of Milan, Italy, in 1999 with a thesis on the comparison of diagnostic accuracy of different imaging tests for Takayasu arteritis. He completed compulsory military service in 2000 as Medical Officer in the 183rd Parachute Regiment of the Italian Army in Pistoia, Italy, as well as serving as Chief Medical Officer in the Task Force Falco of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO, in Dakovica, Kosovo. He then pursued specialist training in cardiovascular medicine, obtaining his Cardiologist diploma magna cum laude at the Catholic University, Rome, Italy, in 2004 with a thesis on a systematic review and meta-regression focusing on the early invasive management of acute coronary syndromes. In 2004-2005 he completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Invasive Cardiology Unit of St. Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy. He later worked as consultant cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Interventions Service of St. Donato Hospital, St. Donato, Italy, and of Abano Terme Hospital, Abano Terme, Italy. Since 2006 he has served as Assistant Professor, until 2010 in the Division of Cardiology of the University of Turin, Italy, and then in the Division of Cardiology of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, where he is currently involved in both noninvasive and invasive cardiology, as well as clinical research. During his early years, he pursued further training as visiting researcher/physician at: Hopital Hautepierre, Strasbourg, France; Aintree Hospital, Liverpool.  UK, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, and Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA. He has also attended doctoral courses in biomedical statistics at the Biometrics and Medical Statistics Institute of the University of Milan, Italy. Among Dr. Biondi Zoccais research interests are advanced biostatistical methods and evidence based medicine in cardiology, intracoronary stents, and the impact of inflammation in heart disease. Since 2003 he is member of the Heart Group of The Cochrane Collaboration, and in the same year he founded an international collaboration dedicated to meta-analysis and evidence based cardiology training METCARDIO, available online at metcardio.org. Within METCARDIO, he has been involved, as first author or coauthor, in more than 60 systematic reviews and meta-analyses, achieving with time a high degree of methodological expertise in this research field. As a whole, he has coauthored more than 325 articles published on international medical journals and indexed in MEDLINE or PubMed, as well as several book chapters and hundreds of abstracts at international congresses.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Clinical cardiovascular research, platelet patho-physiology, anti-platelet medication, phages display, role of miR in cardiovascular diseases, integrines and clinical intensive care research.

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Zepf, Florian Daniel

Zepf, Florian Daniel
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
RWTH Aachen University
Germany

RWTH Aachen University
 Biography :

Dr. Zepf,Florian Daniel is JARA-BRAIN junior professor at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, RWTH Aachen and Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany and Assistant physician at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Hospital Aachen, Germany

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 Research Interest :

Medicine, Neuroscience, Psychology.

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Wail Nammas

Wail Nammas
Department of Cardiology
Ain Shams University
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 021-240-637-18
Fax: 022-248-204-16

 Biography :

Dr. Wail Nammas was born in 1972, at Damietta, Egypt. After his graduation in Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine in 1995, he obtained the Master degree in Cardiology in 1999. Then he obtained the M.D. in Cardiology in 2003; thesis was focused on percutaneous catheter intervention for renal artery disease. Qualified for the position, he became a lecturer in Cardiology Department, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine, in 2004. Then he traveled to Italy in 2005 where he received professional training in percutaneous coronary and peripheral catheter intervention for one and half years in the cath lab of Clinica Montevergine, Avellino, Italy. He was then directed to scientific research and has achieved many publications in high-rank international medical journals. His chief research interests include invasive cardiology, coronary circulation, and myocardial function. In 2011, he served as a senior researcher at Satakunta Central Hospital, Pori, Finland for 3 months, where he acquired an experience in coronary optical coherence tomography. In addition, he was selected as an international reviewer for "Echocardiography", "Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy", "Polish Heart Journal", "Medical Science Monitor", "Future Cardiology", "Interventional Cardiology" and "Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders-Drug Targets", and as a member of the advisory board and Elite Reviewer for the "Anatolian Journal of Cardiology".

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 Research Interest :

His chief research interests include invasive cardiology, coronary circulation, and myocardial function.

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Antonio Egidio Nardi

Antonio Egidio Nardi
Director of the Panic & Respiration
Professor of Psychiatry
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

 Biography :

Full Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine,stitute of Psychiatry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Director of the Panic & Respiration Laboratory of the Institute of Psychiatry  Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Graduated in Medicine in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro , Master in Psychiatry and Mental Health by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and PhD by Federal University of Rio de Janeiro . Post-doctorade in the Laboratory of Respiratory Physiology of the Carlos Chagas Filho Biophysic Institute during 1997 and 1998. Habilitation in Psychiatry Livre-Docência in 2004 by the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. He has published various scientific articles in international journals with high impact factor. He is coordinator of the Rio de Janeiro Center of the National Institute for Translational Medicine.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Anxiety disorders, mood disorders, neuropsychopharmacology, and translational psychiatry.

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Matiullah Khan

Matiullah Khan
Cancer Science Institute of Singapore
National University of Singapore
Singapore
Tel: 656-516-7283
Fax: 656-873-9664

National University of Singapore
 Biography :

Dr Khan is a Senior Research Scientist and an Assistant Professor of department of Medicine at National University of Singapore. He obtained his Ph.D. in Oncology from Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1999. Later he worked at RIKEN, the premier research institute of Japan, as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and as a Research Scientist. In 2003, he joined the Oncology Research Institute (ORI) of National University of Singapore as an independent investigator. While working at National University of Singapore, he identified and characterized the protein misfolding pathway as an important oncogenic mechanism in some subtypes of AML, Lung and Liver Cancer. His current research is focused on therapeutic targeting of protein misfolding pathway in AML, Lung and Liver Cancer.

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 Research Interest :

Role of N-CoR mediated transcriptional control in the regulation of growth and commitment of hematopoietic stem cells. Therapeutic targeting of N-CoR mediated epigenetic silencing in gastric cancer cells Role of misfolded conformation dependent loss (MCDL) of N-CoR in the malignant growth and transformation of tumor cells in AML, Lung and Liver cancer. Identification and characterization of molecular determinants of N-CoR misfolding pathway in AML, Lung and Liver cancer. Role of misfolded N-CoR in the activation of cytoprotective UPR (unfolded protein response) and autophagy Role of HVB-mediated N-CoR instability in hepatocellular carcinoma Identification and characterization of novel N-CoR conformation modifiers through high-throughput screening of small molecule library Previouse Appointments Research Awards Teaching Interest Research Interests.

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Sorin Riga

Sorin Riga
Professor
"Prof. Dr. Al. Obregia" Clinical Hospital of Psychiatry
Department of Stress Research & Prophylaxis
Romania

 Biography :

1965-Chief promotion graduated, “Ion Luca Caragi-ale” National College, Bucharest, RO. 1971-BSc Magna cum Laudae, “Carol Davila” Univer-sity of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, RO. 1974-PhD in Neurobiochemistry-Brain Research; 1982-MD in Psychiatry. 1990-Senior Psychiatrist; 1996-1st degree Senior Research Scientist; 2007-Doctor Honoris Causa, “Vasile Goldis” Western University, Arad, RO; 2010-Professor, “Titu Maiorescu” University, Bucharest, RO; 2011-Full Member-Academy of Romanian Scientists, Bucharest, RO.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Stress medicine & management, anti-stress therapies, neuro-sciences, psychiatry, regenerative medicine and longevity sciences, physical activity, recovery, physiotherapies.

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Ihssan Adeeb Abdul-Kareem

Ihssan Adeeb Abdul-Kareem
Directorate of Medical Imaging
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom
Tel: 079-571-015-12

 Biography :

Dr. Ihssan Adeeb Abdul-Kareem is Directorate of Medical Imaging, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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 Research Interest :

Medical imaging

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William CS Cho

William CS Cho
Scientific Officer (Oncology)
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
University
China
Tel: 852-295-854-41
Fax: 852- 295-854-55

 Biography :

Dr. William Chi-shing Cho is a scientific officer at the Department of Clinical Oncology in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, China. He holds an international patent for serum biomarkers in lung cancer under the USA Patent Cooperation Treaty. He is a Chartered Scientist granted by the Science Council (UK) and a fellow member of several institutes, including the Institute of Biomedical Science (UK), Hong Kong Institute of Biomedical Science and Hong Kong Society for Molecular Diagnostic Sciences.

Biography
 Research Interest :

His main research interests have been focusing on cancer studies utilizing high-throughput technologies to discover biomarkers for cancer diagnosis, treatment prediction and prognostication.

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Yu GP

Yu GP
Department of Hematology
Southern Medical University
Guangdong Province, China

 Biography :

Yu GP Graduated from Sun Ye Sun University in the year of 2005. After graduation, had been a training doctor for three years from the year 2005 to 2008 in Peking Union Medical College Hospital. Then transferred to Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, and still working there. He is a physician and specialized in blood disorder and stem cell transplantation.

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 Research Interest :

Blood disorder and Stem cell transplantation

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Kuladip Jana

Kuladip Jana
Scientist-C
National Centre for Translational Animal Research
India
Tel: 091-332-569-3322
Fax: 091-332-355-3886

 Biography :

Dr. Kuladip Jana, M.Sc, MS, PhD. is presently serving as a Scientist in the Division of Molecular Medicine and In-charge of National Centre for Translational Animal Research, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India. Dr. Jana was trained as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Molecular Endocrinology and Reproduction in relation with Aging in Garrison Institute on Aging, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centre, Texas, U.S.A. and in Vaccine development against Cholera and Typhoid in National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, India and also served as a Visiting Scientist in the field of Molecular signalling regulating cell growth/survival and death/apoptosis in cancer cells after obtaining his MS. and PhD. in Reproductive Medicine from an Indian University. Presently, Dr. Janas laboratory focusing on Translational Research in the diverse direction i.e. Resveratrol Induced Apoptosis in Cervical and Breast Cancer Cells: Role of β- catenin and Wnt signalling, Molecular signalling of Protein kinase-D and β-Catenin interaction in cancer progression, Ageing associated oxidative stress & testicular gametogenic and steroidogenic disorders: the ameliorating potential of natural antioxidants, Alzheimers disease in relation with StAR gene expression and the possible prevention by natural polyphenols, Prostate and Testicular carcinogenesis in relation with steroidogenesis and StAR protein expression: role of MAPKs, Toxicogenomics of ethanol, arsenic and nicotine and its possible protection, Molecular signalling of germ cell apoptosis by Benzo pyrene and its protection by natural aryl hydrocarbon receptor  antagonist as well as Diabetes and Endurance exercise induced systemic disorders and its protection by natural flavonoids.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Resveratrol Induced Apoptosis in Cervical and Breast Cancer Cells: Role of β- catenin and Wnt signalling, Molecular signalling of Protein kinase-D and β-Catenin interaction in cancer progression, Ageing associated oxidative stress & testicular gametogenic and steroidogenic disorders: the ameliorating potential of natural antioxidants, Alzheimer's disease in relation with StAR gene expression and the possible prevention by natural polyphenols, Prostate and Testicular carcinogenesis in relation with steroidogenesis and StAR protein expression: role of MAPKs, Toxicogenomics of ethanol, arsenic and nicotine and its possible protection, Molecular signalling of germ cell apoptosis by Benzo(a)pyrene and its protection by natural aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) antagonist as well as Diabetes and Endurance exercise induced systemic disorders and its protection by natural flavonoids.

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Lisa Douet

Lisa Douet
NETSCC - Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation
University of Southampton Science Park
United Kingdom

 Biography :

Dr. Lisa Douet is a senior research fellow at the University of Southampton, UK.  She received her PhD in cardiovascular biochemistry from the of University of Southampton. 

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Her research interests are in the translation of research from the laboratory to clinical practice.

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Takashi Daimon

Takashi Daimon
Division of Biostatistics
Hyogo College of Medicine
Japan

 Biography :

Takashi Daimon researches in Biostatistics and Applied Statistics. He is specialized in Development of Statistical Models, Methods and Methodologies for early-phase Clinical trials, especially translational researches for cancer, transplantation, regenerative medicine, and for other experimental or observational studies. Examples include but are far from limited to innovations in modelling; development of Bayesian methods for safety and efficacy evaluation in cancer and regenerative clinical trials; adaptive design; sample size determination methods; application of computer-intensive methods and machine learning methods to medicine; and approaches to data mining. Other areas of  his research are Bayesian statistics; statistical aspects of basic and clinical researches; quantitative problems in health-care evaluation, technology assessment, and clinical decision making; statistical methodology in genetic studies and in circulation and psychiatric researches; statistical computing; statistical genetics and computational biology, particularly including the application of statistics to problems arising from biology; and collaborative research activities with biomedical scientists and medical colleagues in various universities and institutions.

Biography
 Research Interest :

Biostatistics,  Medical Statistics,  Pharmaceutical Statistics, B. Research Themes,  Bayesian approaches and applications,  Clinical trial methodology, especially early phase clinical trials and translational research.

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Felix Mottaghy

Felix Mottaghy
Department of Nuclear Medicine
University Hospital Aachen
Germany
Tel: 049-241-808-8741

 Biography :

Dr. Felix Mottaghy , MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Aachen, Germany.

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 Research Interest :

Influence of TMS on speech processing.

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Xue Gong

Xue Gong
Standford University
USA
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 Biography :

Dr. Xue Gong did Ph.D in Biophysics and Bioinformatics direction from Harbin Medical University, China. Now He is persuing his Postdoctoral research fellowship from Stanford University, USA

Biography
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Cancer related mutation, Structure variation, Gene fusion, Differentially expressed mRNA

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Wei Li

Wei Li
Investigator II
Department of Biology
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Shanghai, China
Tel: +86-18621082807
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Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
 Biography :

Dr. Wei Li received his PhD degree in State Key Laboratory of Virology, Wuhan University, China. He has been working as a postdoctoral research scientist at Stanford University School of Medicine from Sep 2009 to May 2013. He was awarded the Stanford CHRI fellowship ($50,000/yr) and Oak Foundation Fellowship ($125,000/yr) during his postdoctoral research. Currently he is an Investigator in Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Shanghai, China. His research is now focused on the next-generation sequencing and epigenetic studies of heart diseases, cancers, muscle regenerations, and infectious diseases. His works were published on several peer-reviewed journals, including J Virol, PLoS ONE, Eur J Immuno, J Immunology, Cardiovasc Res, PNAS, Dev Cell, etc.

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Research interests are very broad, including the medical virology, developmental biology, heart diseases, cardiovascular medicine, cancers, muscle regenerations, and epigenetic related studies, etc.

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MICHAEL DANQUAH

MICHAEL DANQUAH
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy, Chicago State University
Chicago, Illinois

 Biography :

MICHAEL DANQUAH is an Assistant professor of Pharmaceutics for department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chicago State University, Illinois. He persueded his M.S in chemical Engineering from University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Later he attained Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. He served as Research Assistant in department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee.

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 Research Interest :

Design and synthesis of novel biodegradable polymers for controlled drug and nucleic acid delivery.
Nano based combination therapy for treating cancer.
Design and construction of novel bipartite shRNA expressing plasmids for cancer therapy.
Formulation, delivery, in vitro and in vivo. characterization of siRNA and shRNA for treating cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Application of stem cells and biomaterials for tissue regeneration and repair.

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Lijuan Zhang

Lijuan Zhang
Professor of Translational Medicine
School of Medicine and Pharmacy
Ocean University of China
China

Ocean University of China
 Biography :

Lijuan Zhang is a Professor of Translational Medicine at Ocean University of China. She completed her doctorates of biochemistry and molecular genetics at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1995. Before then, she was a Fogarty International Fellow at NIH for three years studying glycan-based cancer biomarkers. She worked as post-doctorate fellow and research associate at both MIT and Harvard Medical School from 1995-2002. She joined the faculty of the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 as a tenure-tracked Assistant Professor. Her research had been focused on the biosynthesis, structures, and biological functions of glycans since 1985. Now her work is on translational aspects of glycans as biomarkers and therapeutics. She has over 60 peer reviewed publications. She edited and published a book entitled “Glycosaminoglycans in Development, Health, and Diseases” with the contributions of top scientists worldwide in 2010 by Elsevier.

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 Research Interest :

Basic research is focused on glycan’s structure, function, and biosynthesis. Translational research is focused on glycans as biomarkers and therapeutics.

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YongMei Huang

YongMei Huang
Biostatistician
Columbia University Medical Center
USA

Columbia University Medical Center
 Biography :

YongMei Huang, MD/PhD, is currently working at the Columbia University Medical Center after receiving MPH from Harvard School of Public Health in May 2014. From 2010to 2013, she worked as a postdoc researcher within at Center of Biological Research of Population Council, located at Rockefeller University. Prior to the research in the U.S., Dr. Huang serviced as a physician at the International Peace Maternal & Child Hospital in Shanghai where she provided clinical care and was involved in the epidemiologic/clinical researches. Her researches focus on reproductive health, family planning services, maternal and child health as well as clinical research in Ob&Gyn. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers, thirteen for which she was the first author. Dr. Huang obtained the doctorate degree in Obstetrics& Gynecology from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2008.

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 Research Interest :

Reproductive Health

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Wen-Wei Chang

Wen-Wei Chang
Associate Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences
Chung Shan Medical University
Taichung, Taiwan

Chung Shan Medical University
 Biography :

Dr. Wen-Wei Chang got his Ph. D. degree in Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, National ChengKung University (Taiwan) in 2006. Dr. Changcompletedhis post-doctoral researchon the expression of cancer-associated glycans on breast cancer stem cells in Genomics Research Center, AcademiaSinica (Taiwan) from 2006 to 2009.Then he moved to School of Biomedical Sciences, Chung ShanMedical University (Taiwan) as Assistant Professor in 2009 and has been promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. Dr. Chang has demonstrated that heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27) regulates the tumorigenicity and self-renewal capability of breast cancer stem cells through epithelial-mesenchymal transition and NF-B activation. He also has demonstrated that Hsp27 plays roles in chemoresistant feature and vasculogenic mimicry activity of breast cancer stem cells. Dr. Chang also has discovered several natural compounds with anti-cancer stem cell activity.

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His major interests are to understand the signal transductionin the maintenance of cancer stem cells as well as to discover and study the mechanisms of anti-cancer stem cell agents from natural compounds.

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Dev Bukhsh Singh
Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University
 India

 Biography :

Dev Bukhsh Singh is an Assistant Professor at Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur (India). He Graduated in Biology (B.Sc.) from University of Allahabad, M.Sc. (Bioinformatics) from University of Allahabad and M.Tech. (Bioinformatics) from Indian Institute of Information Technology, India. He is actively involved in teaching and research since 2009 and his area of research is molecular modeling, chemoinformatics, Inhibitors/drug designing, in silico evaluation and in vitro testing. He is associated with many educational societies such as Bioinformatics organization, Nexxus Foundation (Scotland), Bioinformatics Society (International Association of Engineers) and Indian Science Congress Association (India) of national and international reputes. Currently, He is looking for some potential lead/inhibitor (lead optimization and analogue designing) to cure Malaria disease by targeting methylation process in plasmodium falciparum.

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