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Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Geriatrics

SuniDr. Michael Fossel obtained his PhD (Neurobiology) and his MD at Stanford University, where he had an NSF Fellowship, taught neuroanatomy, and began focusing on human aging, especially progeric syndromes.  He practiced as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University for almost three decades and continues to teach the Biology of Aging at the university level.

He served as the executive director of the American Aging Association and is currently the medical advisor for the Dementia Society of America. He was founding Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research. He has published more than 80 articles, chapters, and books on aging and medicine, including Cells, Aging, and Human Disease (Oxford University Press). This magisterial text, with over 4,000 references, reviews the fields of telomere biology and cell aging, and remains the only textbook on the clinical potential of telomerase. His latest book, The Telomerase Revolution, discusses prospective FDA clinical trials of telomerase therapy as an effective intervention for Alzheimer’s disease. His book was named as one of the best five science books of 2015 by the Wall Street Journal. He is president of Telocyte, a biotech firm targeting Alzheimer’s disease.

Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Osamu Yokosuka is an Emeritus Professor of Chiba University, Japan. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1975 then worked as a trainee under Professor K. Okuda in Chiba University Hospital till 1978. Dr. Yokosuka was a research fellow worked under Professor S. Scherlock and Professor B. H. Billing in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK from 1978 to 1980; under Professor M. Omata in Chiba University from 1980 to 1985; and under Dr. J Summers in Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA, USA in 1984. In 1985, he received a Degree of Doctor of Medical Science, and served as an Assistant Professor in Chiba University till 1994, then as Lecturer in Medicine till 2006 when he was appointed as Director and Professor of Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Dean of Chiba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yokosuka was the Secretary General of APASL (2008-2014). In 2016, he was elected as the President of APASL Tokyo, the President of 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, and the President of Funabashi Central Hospital. Dr. Yokosuka’s research mainly focuses on Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. So far, he has published more than 700 original papers.

Biography

The Associate Editor of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Tatsuo Kanda received a medical degree in 1991 at Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan, and his PhD in 1999 at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He had post-doctor training for 3 years under Prof. Ratna Ray and Prof. Ranjit Ray at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. In Dec. 2008, Tatsuo Kanda became a Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In Feb. 2013, Tatsuo Kanda was nominated a permanent Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In 2017, Tatsuo Kanda became an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine. For ~25 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to liver diseases including acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases, and worked with Prof. Osamu Yokosuka. Tatsuo Kanda is also an expert for hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV and HCV, and translation and replication of these viruses, and hepatocarcinogenesis. With his expertise in antiviral therapies and hepatitis virus research, Tatsuo Kanda also sees a lot of patients in clinical daily practice. Tatsuo Kanda has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed Journal.

Editor-in-Chief

Michael Fossel, MD, PhD (Biography)
1. President of Telocyte (http://www.telocyte.com), Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
2. Retired Clinical Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University, Ada, MI 49301, USA
E-Mails: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: http://www.michaelfossel.com
Research Interests: human aging; telomeres; telomerase therapy; age-related diseases; Alzheimer's disease
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Fundamental Interventions: Revolutions in Geriatric Disease

Editorial Board

Heike Anderson-Schmidt, MA, MSc, PhD
1. Researcher, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Goettingen, 37075 Goettingen, Germany
2. Researcher, Clinical Research Group 241, Institute for Psychiatric Phenomics and Genomics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Nußbaumstr. 7, 80336 Munich, Germany
E-Mail: [email protected]
Websites: http://www.psychiatrie.med.uni-goettingen.de/de/content/service/91.html; http://www.kfo241.de
Research Interests: cognitive psychology; clinical psychology; behavioral therapy; mental health; cognitive neuroscience

Gilles Berrut, MD, PhD
Professor and President, Gérontopôle Autonomie Longévité des Pays de la Loire, Nantes University Hospital (CHU de Nantes), Nantes, France
E-Mail: [email protected]
Websites: http://www.chu-nantes.fr/pr-gilles-berrut--49374.kjsp
Research Interests: geriatrics; biology of aging; internal medicine; vascular medicine; Alzheimer’s disease

Chas Bountra, PhD
Professor, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7DQ, UK
E-Mail: [email protected]
Websites: http://www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/principal-investigators/researcher/chas-bountra
Research Interests: target validation; drug discovery; translational science; structural biology; chemical probes; epigenetics; genetics; human assays

Frieda R. Butler, PhD, RN, MPH, FAAN, FGSA
Professor Emerita and Director of Gerontology Programs, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frieda-r-butler-a79120a
Research Interests: long-term care; behavioral problems in nursing homes residents; wellness promotion; end-of-life care; grandparents parenting grandchildren; dementia

Evan Paul Cherniack, MD
Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, The Geriatrics Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://uhealthsystem.com/doctors/profile/1487
Research interests: Nutrition, frailty, vitamin D, and alternative medicine in the elderly

Nancy B. Emerson Lombardo, PhD
1. Founder and President, Brain Health and Wellness Center, Acton, MA 01720, USA
2. Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Alzheimer's Disease Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
E-Mails: [email protected]; [email protected]
Websites: http://brainwellness.com/about/dr-nancy-emerson-lombardo;
http://www.bu.edu/alzresearch/about-us/team/faculty/lombardo
Research Interests: brain healthy lifestyles and nutrition; Alzheimer's disease; healthy aging; aging policy; multi-cultural brain health and care work

Susan A. Farr, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://internalmed.slu.edu/geriatrics/index.php?page=susan-a-farr-ph-d
Research Interests: Alzheimer's disease; learning and memory

Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros, PhD
Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychobiology and Health Psychology, Autonomous University of Madrid, Campus Canto Blanco – 28049 Madrid, Spain
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.uam.es/personal_pdi/psicologia/rfb/
Research Interests: psychology of aging; successful aging; cognitive plasticity; aging stereotypes; assessment and evaluation

Jose Fontanilla, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.doximity.com/pub/jose-fontanilla-md
Research Interests: dementia; delirium; polypharmacy; pharmacogenetics; sleep apnea

Leonid A. Gavrilov, PhD, MSc
Principal Investigator, Center on Aging, NORC at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://longevity-science.org/CV-gavrilov.htm
Research Interests: biodemography of human longevity; mathematical modeling of aging and mortality; genetics of aging and longevity

Xin Geng, MD, PhD
Vice-Director of School of Basic Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300070, China
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: Telomeres and telomerase in cancer and age-related diseases; Alzheimer’s disease; Pre-mRNA alternative splicing; Bioinformatics; Proteomics

Johannes Grillari, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: https://forschung.boku.ac.at/fis/suchen.person_uebersicht?id_in=3189&menue_id_in=101&sprache_in=en
Research interests: Cellular aging, replicative senescence, RNA biology, pre-mRNA splicing, non-coding RNA miRNA, Vesicle secretion, DNA damage and repair, Ubiquitin-proteasome

Lisa A. Hollis-Sawyer, PhD
Associate Professor, Gerontology Program Coordinator, Department of Psychology, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.neiu.edu/academics/faculty/lisa-hollis-sawyer-phd
Research Interests: aging workforce and retirement issues; elder care; older learners

Jigar Rasiklal Jogia, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology, AUD, P.O Box 28282, Dubai, UAE
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.jogiagroup.org
Research Interests: neuropsychology; neuroimaging; cognitive neuroscience; neuropharmacology; mental health; bipolar disorder; major depressive disorder; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Schizophrenia; Alzheimer's disease

Donald A. Jurivich, DO
Eva Gilbertson, MD Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Geriatrics, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://und.edu/faculty/donald.jurivich
Research Interests: immunology; stress; physical activity and exercise

Patrick Kehoe, BSc, PhD
Gestetner Professor of Translational Dementia Research,School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/clinical-sciences/people/patrick-g-kehoe/overview.html
Research Interests: Alzheimer’s disease; dementia; cognitive decline; hypertension; blood pressure; angiotensin

Volodymyr Mavrych, MD, PhD, DSc
1. Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Anatomy, St. Matthew’s University, School of Medicine, Cayman Islands
2. Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Vancouver, Canada
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://newwestminstercollege.ca/professor-dr-volodymyr-mavrych-m-d-ph-d-d-sc/
Research Interests: neuroscience; anatomy; osteology; lumber vertebrae; age-related changes; osteoporosis

Kelly Niles-Yokum, MPA, PhD
Director of the Gerontology Program at ULV, Associate Professor of Gerontology, University of La Verne, 1950 3rd Avenue, La Verne, CA 91750, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://laverne.edu/catalog/program/ms-gerontology
Research Interests: the impact of ageism; the social construction of aging; aging public policy and programs, etc

James S. Powers, MD
Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
Clinical Associate Director, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center
Tel.: 615-936-3274
Fax: 615-936-3156
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://faculty.mc.vanderbilt.edu/Faculty/Details/25740
Research Interests: Accidental Falls; Delirium; Dementia; Geriatric Consultation; Geriatric Syndromes; Hospital Care of Elderly; Interdisciplinary Patient Care Teams; Long Term Care; Patient Centered Medical Home

George Perry, PhD
Dean and Professor, Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.utsa.edu/biology/faculty/GeorgePerry.html
Research Interests: neurobiology; oxidative stress; Alzheimer's disease; Parkinson's disease; amyloid; amyloid precursor protein (APP); amyloid-beta; tau; cytoskeleton; neurofilament; lipid peroxidation; nucleic acid; protein oxidation; cell cycle

William M. Petrie, MD
Professor, Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/psychiatry/faculty/primary/petriewm
Research Interests: administration of geriatric psychiatry; assessment of geriatric; clinical treatment of psychiatry; psychopharmacology, etc

Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, PhD
Professor, Institute of Human Movement Science and Health, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Thüringer Weg 11, 09126 Chemnitz, Germany
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.tu-chemnitz.de/hsw/ab/prof/sportpsychologie/
Research Interests: lifespan motor development and learning; motor-cognitive performance; brain plasticity; cognitive aging; Parkinson’s disease