V. Calabrese University of Catania Catania Italy Biography
Biography of V. Calabrese
Prof. Vittorio Calabrese is Director of School of Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry, University of Catania, University of Messina and University of Palermo. He is Professor of Clinical Biochemistry at the School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Catania. Member of the Editorial Board of several high peer reviewed journals his research focuses on the role of free radicals and antioxidants in human disease, particularly Alzheimer's disease and other brain disorders. The results of his researches have been reported in over 160 scientific papers published in outstanding international journals and widely cited (around 8500 total citations, around 5000 citations of the 10 most cited articles), for an HI value of 57 (ISI). He has deposited one patent (Nr. WO 2004/07883 A1 of 10.9.2004) for the use of curcumin and its derivatives in the treatment neurodegenerative disorders.
M.M. Ciccone University of Bari Bari Italy Biography
Biography of M.M. Ciccone
Prof. Marco Matteo Ciccone is working as Associate Professor in Cardiology
at Bari University.
He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as Chief
of the Cardiology and Angiology Non invasive Ambulatory and Chief of the
Specialization Course in Cardiovascular Diseases.
His research has included a broad variety of medical subjects all related to
cardiovascular diseases: cardiovascular diseases, endothelial function,
non-invasive ultrasound assessment, Doppler, peripheral artery diseases,
vein diseases. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed
journals. H index 27
J.R. Connor Penn State College of Medicine Hershey, PA USA
K. Del Rio-Tsonis Miami University Oxford, OH USA Biography
Biography of K. Del Rio-Tsonis
Katia Del Rio-Tsonis obtained her BS from the University of California San Diego and her PhD
from the National University of Mexico. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Biology
at Miami University where she has been since 1999. She has concentrated her research efforts to
understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the process of lens and retina
regeneration. Several animal models are used in her lab, including the embryonic chick and
amphibians such as newts and frogs. Using these animal models, the focus is to determine the
mechanism of cellular reprograming and stem cell activation.
P. Ferretti UCL, Institute of Child Health London UK Biography
Biography of P. Ferretti
Prof. Patrizia Ferretti studied at Pisa University and the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan, Italy, prior to moving to the Max-Planck-Institute, Goettingen, Germany, and then to London, UK, initially as a postdoc and then as a group leader. She has a long-standing interest in mechanisms governing tissue regeneration within the context of normal and abnormal development of the nervous system and craniofacial structures. She has made a sustained and internationally recognized contribution to the regeneration field. Current focus is on plasticity and differentiation potential of human stem cells, mechanisms modulating it, and development of new approaches to repair damaged or diseased human tissues.
J. Golledge James Cook University Queensland Australia
G.E. Grau The University of Sydney Sydney Australia
A. Gulati Midwestern University Downers Grove, IL USA
Y.K. Gupta All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi India
C.Y. Hsu Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO USA
C. Humpel Innsbruck Medical University Innsbruck Austria Biography
Biography of C. Humpel
Dr. Christian Humpel is Prof. of Neurobiology at the Medical University Innsbruck, Austria. He is an expert on Alzheimer´s disease and focuses on the role of the vascular system and of blood cells (esp. platelets) on plaque development. He has also more than 15 years of experience using organotypic brain slices, where the elimination of plaques can be studied.
He further is keen to find new biomarkers in CSF and blood to diagnose dementia. He has published more than 190 peer-reviewed papers. He supports CAR as an Editorial board member and is Section-Editor for Experimental Gerontology (homepage: http://www2.i-med.ac.at/psychlab/).
I. Izquierdo Pontifical Catholic University Porto Alegre Brazil Biography
Biography of I. Izquierdo
Ivan Izquierdo - Born in Buenos Aires, 1937. Works since 1962 in Neuroscience: Memory mechanisms. Member of Brazilian Academy of Sciences - Retired Professor of Biochemistry, Federal Univrsity of Rio Grandedo Sul. Currently Professor of Neurology and Head of Memory Center,, Pontificak Catholic Univerrsity of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Trained 106 MS and PhD students. Published 711 papers in major jounals. Was cited over 23000 times (ISI).
V.E. Kagan University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA
R.R. Leker Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center Jerusalem Israel Biography
Biography of R.R. Leker
Prof. Leker is the director of the stroke unit at Hadassah. Graduated from the Hebrew University Medical School in 1987 and completed his residency in Neurology at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem Israel. He established the Cerebrovascular Research laboratory at Hadassah in 1996. Prof. Leker moved to the US in 2002 to the NIH as a staff scientist and studied stem cell biology and use of neural stem cells as novel therapy for stroke at the McKay lab. Upon his return to Israel in 2005 he continued his research on stem cells in stroke. He also established and directs the stroke center at Hadassah. Prof. Leker has published over 130 research papers and serves on the editorial board of several international journals. He is a member of a number of academic societies and a fellow of the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association.
M. Maccarrone University of Teramo Teramo Italy Biography
Biography of M. Maccarrone
Dr. Mauro Maccarrone obtained a doctorate (PhD) in Biochemistry from University of L’Aquila and Tor Vergata University of Rome (Italy), and a doctorate (PhD) in Bio-Organic Chemistry from Utrecht University (The Netherlands). Currently he is Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Department of Medicine of Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, and Director of the Lipid Neurochemistry Laboratory at the European Center for Brain Research – Santa Lucia Foundation in Rome. He has organized as Chair the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on “Cannabinoid Function in the CNS”, has published more than 430 full papers, and is a named inventor of 5 international patents.
Dr. Maccarrone is a member of the the Editorial Advisory Board of the journals “Current Neurovascular Research” (since 2006) and “Current Medicinal Chemistry” (since 2008), both published by Bentham Science Publishers.
J.F. Madrid University of Murcia Murcia Spain
A. Popa-Wagner Rostock University Medical School Rostock Germany
W.A. Pulsinelli University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, TN USA
A. Rami Goethe-University Frankfurt Germany Biography
Biography of A. Rami
A. Rami studied Biology and Geology (Rabat-Morocco). He obtained a PhD in Neuroscience (Montpellier-France). Then he got an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for postdoctoral studies (Marburg-Germany). He has also served as a Senior Lecturer at Casablanca-University. He has been active at the Goethe-University (Frankfurt- Germany) since 1996, first as a researcher and later as University Lecturer at the department of Anatomy. His research is focused on the investigation of systemic, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of cell death after cerebral ischemia. A particular focus is on endogenous mechanisms of neuroprotection and autophagy.
M.F. Ritz Brain Tumor Biology Laboratory Basel Switzerland Biography
Biography of M.F. Ritz
Dr. Ritz obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Strasbourg, France. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the research in CNS and PNS disorders such as peripheral neuropathies, ischemic stroke, spinal cord injury, and more recently brain tumors. Dr.
Ritz is member of the editorial board of “Current Neurovascular Research”
S.S. Sharma National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Mohali India Biography
Biography of S.S. Sharma
Dr Sharma is a professor of pharmacology at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), S.A.S. Nagar, Punjab, INDIA. He has more than 20 years of research experience in the area of neuropharmacology. Before joining NIPER, he worked as postdoctoral fellow at the UIC Chicago, USA and did his PhD (Pharmacology) from AIIMS, New Delhi. He has more than 100 research publications, patents & book chapters to his credit. He is recipient of OPPI Scientist Award 2012, ICMR Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize & IPS CDRI Oration award & PP Suryakumari Prize. He is a fellow of Indian Pharmacological Society and member of several scientific bodies.
D.A. Spandidos University of Crete Heraklion Greece
V. Thijs Catholic University Leuven Belgium
Y. Yoneda Kanazawa University Graduate School Ishikawa Japan
F.C. Zhou Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN USA