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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.

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.

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

Osamu Yokosuka, MD (Biography)
Emeritus Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba 260-8677, Japan
President, Japan Community Healthcare Organization (JCHO), Funabashi Central Hospital, 6-13-10 Kaijin Funabashi City, Chiba, 273-8556, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: hepatology; hepatitis; liver cancer

Associate Editor

Tatsuo Kanda, MD, PhD (Biography)
Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine,
Nihon University School of Medicine, 30-1 Oyaguchi-Kamicho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-8610, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tatsuo_Kanda2
Research Interests: hepatology; gastroenterology; infectious diseases; viral hepatitis

Editorial Board

Mario Angelico, MD
1. Full Professor of Gastroenterology, Dept. of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, Tor Vergata University, Medical School, Rome, Italy
2. Director of Hepatology, Fondazione Policlinico Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mario_Angelico
Research Interests: Chronic hepatitis C and B; cirrhosis and portal hypertension; expanded criteria donors in liver transplantation; immunosuppression withdrawal in liver transplantation; treatment of viral hepatitis in the pre and post-transplant setting; donor recipient matching in liver transplantation; cholanology, biliary diseases and gallstones; liver cancer

Antonio Benedetti, MD
Professor, Director of the Clinic of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Gastroenterology and Transplants, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedali Riuniti - University Hospital, Via Tronto 10, 60126 Ancona, Italy
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://www.univpm.it/antonio.benedetti
Research Interests: Clinical gastroenterology; liver transplantation; chronic hepatitis; chronic hepatopathies; chronic intestinal inflammatory diseases

Evangelos Cholongitas, MD, PhD
Associate Professor in Medicine, First Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School of National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 17 Agiou Thoma Street, 11527 Athens, Greece
E-mails: [email protected]
Research Interests: decompensated cirrhosis; liver transplantation

Gloria Gonzalez-Aseguinolaza, PhD
1. Gene Therapy and Regulation of Gene Expression Program, CIMA, Foundation for Applied Medical Research, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
2. Instituto de Investigacion Sanitaria de Navarra (IDISNA), Pamplona, Spain
3. Vivet-Therapeutics, Pamplona, Spain
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.vivet-therapeutics.com/en/about-us/our-leadership/dr-gloria-gonzalez-aseguinolaza
Research Interests: Hepatic rare diseases; development of new gene therapy based therapeutic strategies; development of genetic vaccines; development of treatments for orphan diseases

Yuki Haga, MD, PhD
1. National Hospital Organization Chiba Medical Center, Chiba, Japan
2. Department of Gastroenterology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba, Japan
E-mails: [email protected]
Research Interests: Hepatology; hepatitis; liver cancer

Steven-Huy B. Han, MD
1. Director, Hepatology Clinical Research Center
2. Professor of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases
3. Professor of Surgery, Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation
4. Assistant Director, UCLA Asian Liver Center, University of California at Los Angeles, California, USA
5. Principal Investigator, National Institute of Health (NIH) Hepatitis B Clinical Research Network, Los Angeles, California, USA
6. Program Director, Advanced Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://people.healthsciences.ucla.edu/institution/personnel?personnel_id=9325
Research Interests: Clinical trials; hepatology; liver biopsy; chronic viral hepatitis B and C; recurrent viral hepatitis after liver transplantation; hepatocellular carcinoma

Keisuke Hino, MD
Professor, Department of Hepatology and Pancreatology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: oxidative stress; autophagy; iron metabolism; hepatocarcinogenesis

Xia Jiang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, the First Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Donggang Road 89, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Xia_Jiang7
Research Interests: gastroenterology; colorectal cancer; liver cancer

Motoyori Kanazawa, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo, Aoba, Sendai 980-8575, Japan
Tel./Fax: +81-22-717-7655
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://db.tohoku.ac.jp/whois/e_detail/bf0797e23714b79c6ef898dcc656de85.html
Research Interests: functional gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome

Shingo Nakamoto, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Virology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shingo_Nakamoto
Research Interests: viral hepatitis

Masato Nakamura, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ho.chiba-u.ac.jp/en/dpt/gastroenterology.html
Research Interests: hepatology; hepatitis; liver cancer; biliary diseases

Ikuo Nakamura, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Medical University, 6-7-1, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: Hepatitis B Virus (HBV); Hepatitis C Virus (HCV); immune responses in the liver (innate and adaptive)

Kazuhiko Nakao, MD
Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki 852-8501, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.med.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/gastro/staff/nakao.html
Research Interests: gastroenterology; hepatology

Saleh A. Naser, PhD
Associate Director of Graduate Studies, Professor of Medicine, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://med.ucf.edu/biomed/directory/dr-saleh-a-naser/
Research Interests: Infectious disease: gut pathogens; Crohn’s disease etiology and mycobacteria; type I diabetes and mycobacteria; drug discovery against microbial pathogens

Natalia A. Osna, MD, PhD
1. Associate Professor, GI, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68105, United States
2. Research Biologist, Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, Omaha, NE 68105, United States
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.unmc.edu/intmed/divisions/gi/bio.cfm?MyID=1270
Research Interests: chronic hepatitis C: antigen presentation, interferon signaling, proteasome function in liver cells; chronic hepatitis C: effects of interferon alpha treatment; effects of ethanol on liver cells: antigen presentation, interferon signaling, proteasome function;HBV-infection; HIV and liver

Prashanth Rawla, MD
Department of Internal Medicine, SOVAH Health, Martinsville, VA, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/583880/bio
Research Interests: Gastroenterology; mainly pancreatitis; inflammatory bowel disease; hepatitis; diabetes and oncology

Peter Schemmer, MBA, FACS
Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Chairman, Professor of Surgery
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://chirurgie.uniklinikumgraz.at/transplantationschirurgie/abteilung/Seiten/default.aspx
Research Interests: Surgical oncology; liver surgery; transplant surgery; ischemia reperfusion injury; pancreatic surgery; kupffer cells; hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); cholangiocellular carcinoma (CCC); liver regeneration and living related Transplantation

Tony C. K. Tham, MD, MB BCh BAO, MSc, FRCP, FRCPI
Division of Gastroenterology, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, United Kingdom
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://finder.bupa.co.uk/Consultant/view/25483/dr_tony_tham
Research Interests: Gastrointestinal haemorrhage; inflammatory bowel disease; endoscopic mucosal resection; pancreatobiliary disease; ERCP; dysplastic Barretts; gastrointestinal consequences of pelvic radiotherapy

Katsutoshi Tokushige, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8666, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Katsutoshi_Tokushige
Research Interests: liver diseases; NASH; hepatocellular carcinoma; fatty liver; liver transplantation; liver failure; liver diseases and immunology

Takuji Torimura, MD
1. Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahimachi, Kurume, Japan
2. Research Center for Innovative Cancer Therapy, Kurume University, Kurume, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.kurume-shoukaki.jp
Research Interests: hepatocellular carcinoma; angiogenesis; molecular targeted therapy; regeneration of liver

Emilie Viennois, PhD
Assistant Professor, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilie-viennois-3353b672/
Research Interests: colitis; colon carcinogenesis; genetics and molecular biology; gastroenterology

Nir Wasserberg, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Director Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Beilinson Campus, Rabin Medica Center, Israel
E-mails: [email protected]
Research Interests: Colon & rectal surgery

Ralf Weiskirchen, PhD
Head, Professor, Institute of Molecular Pathobiochemistry, Experimental Gene Therapy and Clinical Chemistry, RWTH University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/24872/overview
Research Interests: TGF-β; PDGF; BMPs; gene therapy; biomarkers

Shuang Wu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba (260-8677), Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shuang_Wu7
Research Interests: infectious diseases; gastroenterology; hepatology; hepatocellular carcinoma;
hepatitis B

Satoshi Yamagiwa, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, 1-757 Asahimachi-dori, Chuo-ku, Niigata, 951-8510, Japan
Tel.: +81-25-227-2207; Fax: +81-25-227-0776
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://researchmap.jp/read0149038/
Research Interests: liver cancer; liver diseases

Hitoshi Yoshiji, MD, DMSc
Professor and Chairman, Third Department of Internal Medicine (Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Metabolism), Nara Medical University, 840 Shijo-cho, Kashihara, Nara 634-8522, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.naramed-u.ac.jp/~3int/
Research Interests: liver cirrhosis; liver failure; alcoholic liver disease; hepatocellular carcinoma; NASH