Dr. Blum serves as Chairman of Geneus Sciences LLC., His concept of Reward Deficiency Syndrome is being embraced by world leaders in science and is part of the DSM –V, ASAM, Sage Encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology 2017. Dr, Blum is credited with the DRD2 gene discovery and addictive diseases. He serves as Editor-in-Chief in Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (he coined) and Addiction Sciences and Co-EIC of Journal of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology (USG). He is currently serving on fourteen other prestigious journal’s Editorial Boards. He has published over 450 articles, 16 books, numerous patents and received many awards (Life-Time Achievements) for his seminal discoveries. He is the founding President of United Scientific Group (USG).
Dr. Mark S. Gold is a teacher of the year, translational researcher, author, mentor and inventor best known for his work on the brain systems underlying the effects of opiate drugs, cocaine and food. Gold was an Distinguished Alumni Professor, Chairman, Emeritus Eminent Scholar during his 25 years at the University of Florida. He is an author and inventor who has published over 1000 peer reviewed scientific articles, 20 text books, popular-general audience books, and physician practice guidelines. He pioneered the use of clonidine and lofexidine in the late ‘70s and early 80s which became the first non-opioid medication assisted therapies. Since his retirement as a full-time academic in 2014, Gold has continued as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University
Dr Veena Kumari obtained her doctorate in psychology from Banaras Hindu University in India before moving to the Institute of Psychiatry in London, UK, where she most recently served as the Professor of Experimental Psychology. Currently, she is the Chief Scientific Officer for the Sovereign Health Group, USA. Dr Kumari has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and served as the Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member for a number of journals including Personality and Individual Differences, Schizophrenia Research and Treatment, Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.
Dr. Amato is Research Assistant Professor in Department of Neuroscience Medical University of South Carolina, United States.He did his Ph.D. in Pharmacology in year 2008 from Department of Physiology and Pharmacology Sapienza, University of Rome, he has professional membership of Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS),European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP),The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS), European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (EBPS), International Society of Neurochemistry (ISN), Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS), His field of expertise are Molecular Psychiatry, Behavioral Neurobiology, Central and Peripheral Nervous System, Neuroscience Pharmacology.He is IBNS Newsletter Editor-in-Chief and IBNS European Councillor as well.
Dr. Debmalya Barh has obtained M. Sc in Applied Genetics and MPhil in Biotechnology. He further obtained PhD in Biotechnology, PhD in Bioinformatics and Post Doc in Bioinformatics. He has more than 14 years industry and academic research experience. His field of expertise include clinical genetics, genetics test, precision health, and infectious diseases. He has co-authored more than 160 articles in international journals and 38 book chapters. He also edited 22 books related to omics, bioinformatics, and artificial intelligence applications in various fields including precision medicine.
Dr. Joseph Ben-Sheetrit obtained his MD degree from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel. He is a psychiatry resident at the Geha Mental Health Center in Petah Tikva, Israel. He is a member of the Israel Society of Biological Psychiatry. He focuses on ADHD and psychopharmacology and has published studies about ADHD-related impairment and persistent side effects of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs).
Domenico De Berardis works as Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in the "real world" clinical practice at the NHS Department of Mental Health, Psychiatric Service of Diagnosis and Treatment, Hospital “G. Mazzini”, Teramo, Italy. He collaborates independently with the Institute of Psychiatry of G. d’Annunzio University Chieti-Pescara, Italy. He completed a post-graduate course in “Addiction Medicine” at the University G. d'Annunzio of Chieti, has attained a Ph.D. in “Functional Neuroimaging” at the Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies (ITAB) of the University G. d'Annunzio of Chieti and achieved a master in “Clinical Psychopharmacology” at the Scientific Institute and University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan.
Professor Filippo Bogetto was Director of the postgraduate School in Clinical Psychology of the University of Turin, Chief Director of Department of Neuroscience of University of Turin.He was Director of the Psychiatric Unit of the AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Chief Director of the Mental Health Department ASL TO1 - AOU Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino and Head of the PhD School in Neuroscience at the University of Turin.He is a member of various scientific societies, like the Italian Society of Psychopathology (of which he was President).Professor Bogetto's scientific activity has appeared in hundreds of publications on international and italian scientific journals, in several books, and in proceedings of italian and international congresses and meetings. He has been chairman and organizer of various Italian and international Congresses.
Michel Bourin is holding a position of Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Nantes since 1985. After completing his pharmacist degree and medical training at Tours University, he was awarded degrees in neuropsychopharmacology, clinical pharmacology and general pharmacology in Paris and completed his psychiatric training in Nantes. Since 1988, Professor Bourin has been the Head of Research : Neurobiology of Anxiety and Depression. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Edmonton (Alberta) since 1995 and a visiting professor at University of Craiova (Romania). He is .Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Tartu (Estonia) and University of Craiova (Romania) He is now a psychiatrist in the centre for mentally handicapped adults in Montredon (near Narbonne). He has published more than 3000 original papers in the field of psychopharmacology and more than 250 educational/review papers both in French and English.
Dr. Boyd graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1977 with a BS in Physiology. He received a Ph.D in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. After working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego and the Salk Institute for 4 years, he moved to Ohio State in 1990. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience. Dr. Boyd has also been involved in undergraduate and graduate education for most of his career. He served on the Neuroscience Graduate Studies Program Graduate Studies Committee.
Robert Carey received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Chicago. He has been a Professor in the Psychiatry department at Brown University and he is currently a Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Upstate Medical University of New York. Dr. Carey has published approximately 200 peer reviewed research articles. He has received peer reviewed funding for this research from the National Institutes of Health and the Veteran's Administration Merit Review Grant Program.Currently he serves on the editorial boards of several International scientific journals namely, Behavioral Brain Research, the Journal of Neuroscience Methods and Pharmacology , Biochemistry and Behavior.
Paul R. Carney, MD is Child Neurology Division Director at The University of Missouri School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at the University of Valparaiso, completed his internship in pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University and completed both his neurology residency and epilepsy fellowship at the University of Michigan. Dr. Carney began his academic career at the University of Florida, where he was the Wilder Professor and conducted innovative research in epilepsy and computational neuroscience. His laboratory is currently investigating how genetic modifiers influence the epilepsy phenotype. Dr. Carney serves as a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Epilepsy Foundation and has been named among the Best Doctors in America for the past twelve years.
Dr. Comai is Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the San Raffaele Vita-Salute University, Milan, Italy, and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Comai is interested in understanding the role of tryptophan metabolism via serotonin and melatonin but also kynurenine in brain functioning, and subsequently, to determine the extent to which these systems are involved in the etiology and treatment of mental disorders, particularly depression, anxiety, insomnia, and aggressive behaviour. Dr. Comai has received several awards, including the “2015 New Investigator Award” by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology and the NARSAD Young Investigator Award.
Bill Downs, a nutritional biochemist and nutritionist in a medical practice in the suburbs of Philadelphia, developed an approach to nutritionally managing the functions of biological systems called “Behavioral Biology.” This resulted from his investigations into the etiology of neurodegenerative diseases. This paradigm ultimately encompassed nutrigenomic principles and the ‘behaviors’ of biological systems and overall health. He has authored and co-authored numerous published papers and chapters in academic texts and has patents-pending on nutraceutical technologies.
Dr. Samer El Hayek acquired his medical degree from the American University of Beirut. He is currently undergoing his training in psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. Dr. El Hayek is the founder and current chair of the Early-Career-Psychiatrists and Residents Section of the Lebanese Psychiatric Society. He is also an active member of the Early-Career- Psychiatrists Section of the World Psychiatric Association. Dr. El Hayek is one of the recipients of the 2019 Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations Fellowship Award for Young Psychiatrists. He has more than fifteen published peer-reviewed publications, including book chapters.
Dr. Haleem obtained a doctorate (PhD) in Neurochemistry from the Institute of Neurology, London University. Currently she is working as Meritorious Professor Neuroscience, PCMDICCBS University of Karachi. Actively engaged in teaching and research, Prof Haleem is author of over 200 publications in high impact factor journals, has supervised over 40 PhD & M Phil students and has written text books on topics of neuroscience. Her research centers on the Molecular and Neural basis of stress, depression, anorexia, addiction and memory. Currently, she is Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Journal of ADHD and Care’ and member editorial board of many neuroscience journals.
Dr. Hollander is Director of the Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Medical Center. He is also Director of the Spectrum Neuroscience and Treatment Institute, and Chair of the Advisory Council, ICare4Autism. Formerly, he has served as the Esther and Joseph Klingenstein Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry, Director of the Seaver and Greater NY Autism Center of Excellence, and Director of the Compulsive, Impulsive and Anxiety Disorders Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Prior to then, he was Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Compulsive and Impulsive Disorders Program at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Lantie Jorandby, M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer of Lakeview Health. Dr. Jorandby graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. She attended medical school and completed her residency at the University of Florida. For seven years, Dr. Jorandby worked as a staff psychiatrist and mental health supervisor at the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Viera, Florida. After completing her Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University, Dr. Jorandby became Medical Director for the dual diagnosis unit at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, which is ranked the top psychiatric hospital in the United States. She also served as faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. She is one of less than 200 physicians in the United States who is dual board certified in addiction medicine, and psychiatry and neurology.
Robert Lalonde completed post-doctoral studies at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal in 1982- 85 on the psychopharmacology of phenytoin after PhD (1979-1982) and MSc (1977-1979) studies concerning the effects of biogenic amines on learning. Since then, he has published in various subfields of psychopharmacology, mostly comprising exploratory activity in mice and rats as well as motor coordination and spatial learning.
Dr. Hsien-Yuan Lane, M.D., Ph.D., is currently serving as Distinguished Professor and Director (Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine) and also as Director (Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine) at China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan. Dr. Lane obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 from National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan. To date, he has published more than 100 papers in international journals of good repute. His scientific contributions include 3 book chapters and more than 15 patents addressing treatment and diagnostic options for dementia, Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
Vladimir Lerner MD, PhD is Head of the Psychiatric Department in Be’er Sheva Mental Health Center (Israel) and Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He emigrated from the former Soviet Union in 1990. The sphere of his scientific interest involves creativity and psychopathology, the treatment of schizophrenia and of tardive dyskinesia and the use of vitamins in psychiatry. He is the author of more than 120 scientific publications, 10 chapters and two edited books with co editor C. Miodownik ‘New Hope for Mental Disturbances’ published by Nova Science Publishers Inc, New York, 2009 and ‘Vitamin D Deficiency’ published by Nova Science Publishers Inc, New York, 2011. He published together with Professor Witztum the books titled: ‘Genius and Madness – The complicated relationship between creativity and psychopathology’ (in Hebrew 2009) and ‘Genius and Insanity. Outlines concerning the analysis of the relationship between psychopathology and creativity as shown in the examples of separate individuals in Russia of the XIX century’ (in Russian 2011).
Professor Mario Manto is a Neurologist at the CHU-Charleroi (Belgium). He is an expert in clinical neurology, especially cerebellar disorders. He is a Professor of Neuroanatomy at the University of Mons (Belgium). He is author or co-author of more than 170 peer reviewed scientific articles and an editor of 7 books on cerebellar disorders.
Dr. Kenneth Maiese is an internationally recognized physician-scientist whose investigations are designed to translate basic science into successful therapeutic treatments. He maintains therapeutic and scientific expertise in multiple areas that include translational medicine, neurology, neuroscience, oncology, immunology, diabetes, psychiatry, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, biomarkers, and epigenetics. Dr. Maiese graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Summa cum Laude with Distinction and was a Teagle Scholar, Grupe Scholar, and Joseph Collins Scholar at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He trained as a physician-scientist at Cornell, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and senior executive at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Maiese has been fortunate to receive recognition with outstanding teaching awards and election to America's Top Physicians, and The Best of U.S. Physicians. He has extensive experience in academic medicine, healthcare delivery, the pharmaceutical industry, business management, and publishing.
Dr. Roger McIntyre is currently a Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto and Head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. Dr. McIntyre is also Executive Director of the Brain and Cognition Discovery Foundation in Toronto, Canada. Dr. McIntyre was named by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and 2015, as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”. This distinction is given by publishing the largest number of articles that rank among those most frequently cited by researchers globally in 21 broad fields of science and social science during the previous decade.
Dr. Modestino is a lecturer of psychology at Curry College in Milton, MA, USA. He is a cognitive neuroscientist that specializes in using multimodal neuroimaging (fMRI, SPECT, DTI) and psychophysiological (EEG, NI-photoplethysomography, SC) techniques to examine differences related to attention, wakefulness and cognition in relation to psychiatric and neurological disorders. He is currently expanding his work to include genetic screening using the GARS in concert with neuroimaging.
Dr. Müller obtained a PhD in Psychology from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany.
He worked as a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK, before he joined the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Currently, he is Professor of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Müller has published more than 120 scientific papers and book chapters.
P.A. Nakonezny is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). He also holds a secondary faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at UTSW. Dr. Nakonezny has considerable experience in statistical methods and application of such methods to clinical research, including clinical trials, observational, and epidemiologic studies. His field of expertise include Design and analysis of clinical studies and outcomes research, statistical methodology in clinical trials, observational, and epidemiologic studies, antipsychotic medication adherence, clinical research spanning theory, methodology, and application mainly to brain illness in such patients (child/adolescent/adult) with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Schizophrenia, ADHD, and Substance Use Disorder. Dr. Nakonezny has collaborated on an array of funded projects spanning theory, methodology, and application mainly to brain illness in such patients with major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, and substance use disorder. His work has been published in a variety of prominent peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Dr. Nonogaki (MD, PhD) has worked as a Postdoc Research Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco and the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla. He has studied the central serotonin network in the regulation of appetite and energy homeostasis. Lorcaserin (Belviq), a selective 5-HT2C receptor agonist, which is used for the treatment of obesity, is based on the original research works by Dr. Nonogaki et al. Current studies are to determine the physiological mechanisms and potential treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes and their complications. Dr. Nonogaki is also developing novel medical devices for hypertension and diabetes.
Dr. Orsolini Laura is M.D., MSc Criminol, PGCert, Psychiatrist, Senior Researcher Assistant at Psychopharmacology, Drug Misuse and Novel Psychoactive Substances Research Unit, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK. She is also Clinical Manager, Consultant Psychiatrist at Neomesia Mental Health, Villa Jolanda Hospital, Maiolati Spontini, Italy. She is also attending the MSc in Affective Neuroscience at Maastricht University. Dr. Orsolini research fields of expertise are Addiction Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Drug Misuse, Addiction, Novel Psychoactive Substances, Behavioral Addictions and Perinatal Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry.
Klaus Peter Ossenkopp is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Psychology at Western University, London, Canada. His general research interests are in behavioral neuroscience with an emphasis on brain behavior relationships. These interests have been guided by psychology as well as zoological perspectives, grounded in an evolutionary framework. His research program has focused on biological defense mechanisms related to dealing with environmental toxins or infectious agents at both the physiological as well as behavioral levels. He also has been interested in developing animal models of psychopathology, including rodent models of autism spectrum disorder.
Stefano Pallanti is Full Professor at the University of California Davis, Visiting Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London and Adjunct Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he served as the Founder and Director of the Center of Excellence for OCD, Impulsive and Behavioural Addiction. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Florence in Italy where he has been Chair of Education and Director of the Residency Program of Psychiatry since 2010.
He is an Executive Committee Member and a Scientific Board Member of the ECNP(European College of
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MP is Professor of Pharmacology at University of Milano (Italy). He was trained in Biochemistry/Cell Biology at University of Naples and received postdoctoral training at Int. Inst. Genet. Biophysics (Naples), and Dept. of Psychiatry at Washington University, (St. Louis, MO). His studies have contributed to characterization of cellular/molecular mechanisms involved in pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders and psychotropic drug action. He received a NARSAD Independent Investigator Award, and funding from national and international agencies, including the EU.
He is author of 120 publications, and currently field editor or editorial board member of neuropsychopharmacology/biological psychiatry journals.
Dr. Puri obtained his medical qualifications (M.A., M.B., B.Chir.) from St. John’s College, University of Cambridge and holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) from Imperial College London. He also holds an undergraduate (B.Sc. (Hons) MathSci, DipStat, DipMath) and postgraduate (PG Dip Maths, M.Math.) qualifications in mathematics and is an Adjunct Professor in Neuroimaging and Spectroscopy at UL. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. He has published more than 190 scientific publications. Dr. Puri is an Associate Editor of the journals BMC Psychiatry, BMC Research Notes (for Biochemistry, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience and Psychiatry), Medical Hypotheses, and Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing.
Mark M. Rasenick, Ph.D distinguished Professor of Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry University of Illinois Chicago, College of Medicine and Research Service, Jesse Brown VAMC.
Dr. Rasenick’s work has focused on G protein signaling in the nervous system. He has been particularly interested in how G proteins and the cytoskeleton work in concert to modify synaptic shape and to form a molecular basis for depression and the action of antidepressant drugs. He is also founder of Pax Neuroscience, a company designed to develop and utilize depression biomarkers for diagnostics, treatment and drug development. He is an elected fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Cuban Academy of Sciences.
In addition to research and teaching, Dr. Rasenick is active in public policy. He currently chairs the Advocacy Committee for the American Brain Coalition. While a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow (1999-2000), he was a staff member with the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, (D Mass.). He is also involved in international outreach for neuroscience.
Prof. Dr. Osman Sabuncuoglu has acquired his basic medical proficiency from the Medical School of Ankara University in 1992. He then completed his specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Medical School of Marmara University. He is the first consultant in his field from Turkey who has gained registration in the UK via the application of Article 14, Medical Act. He has identified the relationship between Traumatic Dental Injuries and suggested a descriptive model. He has made pioneering studies on mother-infant psychiatry. His scientific article where he summarized the contributions of Serafeddin Sabuncuoglu, was headlined on the cover of American Journal of Psychiatry. Osman Sabuncuoglu’s studies were backed by the international “Donald Cohen Fellowship '' for two times. Since psychiatric disorders in childhood are heavily interrelated, Dr. Sabuncuoglu carries out his scientific studies in all fields that may be relevant.
Dr. Shah obtained his medical degree (MD) from Gujarat University, India. Subsequently, he completed residency in psychiatry from Harlem Hospital Center, New York and fellowship in pain medicine from the University of Washington, Seattle. He also holds a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston. Currently Dr. Shah is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry & behavioral sciences at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School, Houston. He is currently a member of the editorial board of journal CPSP, published by Bentham Science Publishers.
Dr Li Su is a Principal Investigator at the University of Cambridge. He leads the Computational Psychiatry theme in the Department of Psychiatry and the NeuroTechnology theme in the Institute for Neuroscience. He is also a visiting professor and the founding director for the Sino-Britain Centre for Cognition and Ageing Research in Southwest University in China. He has a distinguished track record in the development of innovative and original methods of multimodal imaging analysis and their applications to psychiatric and late-life degenerative disorders, and has expertise in MR, PET, EEG, MEG and computational modelling.
Dr. Tampi is a Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Vice Chairman for Education and Faculty Development, Residency Program Director and the Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry at MetroHealth, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Tampi also maintains his appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Tampi was a recipient of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 2013-Clinician of the Year Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Tampi is the President of the International Medical Graduates (IMG) Caucus of the American Psychiatric Association.
Prof. Divya Vohora obtained her doctorate in Pharmacology in 2000 from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi and is currently Professor of Pharmacology and In-charge of Pharmaceutical Medicine Programme in Faculty of Pharmacy. She is also Assistant Dean Students Welfare at Jamia Hamdard. She has 19 years of teaching/research experience with >100 publications in reputed national and international journals with >1100 citations. She has received grants and worked as Principal investigator for various research projects funded by AICTE, ICMR, UGC, CSIR and DST, Government of India. Thirty nine (M.Pharm: 29 and Ph.D: 10) degrees are awarded under her supervision. Her major areas of research interests are Neurobehavioral Pharmacology particularly epilepsy, neuropsychiatric diseases, cognitive functions, histamine and osteoporosis.
Prof. Abraham Weizman obtained his MD degree from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel and subsequently spent 2 years as a visiting scientist at NIMH in Bethesda, MD. He is a Professor of Adult and Child Psychiatry, the Head of the Research Unit at Geha Mental Health Center and Director of the Felsenstein Medical Research Center, all affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Professor Weizman investigates brain mechanisms of mental disorders. In recent years he focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders, the development of new strategies for the treatment of psychotic disorders and psychopharmacology of mental disorders.
Dr. Robert Christian Wolf obtained his M.D. from Ulm University, Germany, and became board certified in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in 2009. Currently, Dr. Wolf is Assistant Medical Director at the Department of General Psychiatry, Heidelberg University, where he is also head of the “Cognitive Neuropsychiatry” working group. He has published more than 150 scientific publications, with an internationally well-documented track record in behavioral neuropsychology and neuroimaging. Dr. Wolf is a member of several national and international professional and scientific associations and serves as an ad-hoc referee for internationally renowned journals within the field of clinical psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience.
Dr. Hammond is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at The Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences with a joint appointment in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit (Substance Abuse Services). He is a clinician and researcher with expertise in the fields of developmental psychopathology, youth substance use, neuroimaging, and psychopharmacology. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Hammond heads overlapping clinical and research programs unified around a central theme of understanding the mechanisms underlying and improving prevention, early intervention, and treatment outcomes for substance use/addictions in youth and families.
Dr.D.Sivaraman is a Pharmacologist who received his Ph.D in the field of neurodegenerative disease from The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University. He is currently serving as a distinguished Scientist at the research and development unit of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai. Dr.D.Sivaraman is a recognized expert on Toxicological and Pharmacological profiling of synthetic molecules, new drug entities, herbs and other AYUSH formulations in selective preclinical animal models. He is an accomplished researcher in neurodegenerative disorders. Having excellent skills in Experimental Pharmacology, Animal research, In-vivo, In-vitro and In-Silico screening models for the evaluation of safety and efficacy of investigational molecules. Further, his expertise widely covers Alzheimer’s research, Molecular biology, Novel Drug Delivery Systems and Phytomedicine. As a passionate researcher so far he has published more than 50 research publications in various international peer reviewed journals including two book publications in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and ulcer research. He is a reviewer and editorial board member of several National and International Journals.
Dr.D.Sivaraman is a life member of various professional bodies like Indian Pharmacological Society, Laboratory Animal Scientist Association of India, Indian Pharmacists Association, Asian Council of Science Editors and Tamil Nadu state Pharmacy Council. In 2018, he received the International council for lab animal science award for young investigator (ICLAS) and highest accreditation for lab animal scientist followed by the Sir C.V.Raman National Award for excellence in research. In 2017 he bagged Har Gobind Khorana Best Young Scientist Award. In 2015 he received the most prestigious Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Young Scientist Award. In 2013 he received the Motivation of Excellence Award from Governor of Tamil Nadu and in the same year he has received the Dronacharya Award from Rotary club of ERA, Chennai. In 2012 he received the highest blood donor award from the Indian Red Cross society.
Dr Karthick Subramanian is a consultant psychiatrist working as Assistant Professor, in the Department of Psychiatry, in Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI), from Puducherry, India. He has been practicing both academic and clinical psychiatry since 2015. His main research interests would include study of bipolar disorder, substance abuse, suicide, and community psychiatry. He has more than 25 international publications across major scientific journals to his credit. In addition to research methods, he is also interested in clinical teaching focusing on psychopathology and history-taking in patients. His current projects are focussed on research in suicide, caregiver burden in suicide survivors, caregiver burden in substance use disorders, and academic psychiatry.
Dr. Shaolei Teng is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Biology at Howard University. He received his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Clemson University, and completed his postdoctoral training in Bioinformatics and Genomics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Dr. Teng’s research interests are to develop and apply bioinformatics approaches for analyzing the genetic variations associated with human diseases and discovering biological knowledge hidden in the massive data sets. Dr. Teng has published more than twenty papers in the peer-reviewed journals such as Molecular Psychiatry, BMC Genomics, Amino Acids and Biophysical Journal.