Current issue: 2018
Biography

Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Animal Genetics, Transgenesis and Zoonoses

SuniJuergen A. Richt received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and PhD in Virology and Immunology from the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (1988), both in Germany. Afterwards, he completed three years of postdoctoral/residency studies at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, USA. Next, Dr. Richt returned for eight years to the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen as a junior faculty to establish his own research program. He later served for eight years as a Veterinary Medical Officer at the National Animal Disease Center (USDA-ARS) in Ames, Iowa.

Dr. Richt came to Kansas State University in 2008 as The Regents Distinguished Professor and Kansas Bioscience Eminent Scholar. In 2010, he became Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD), which is working with Principal Investigators in 16 different universities, as well as various industrial partners. His work in veterinary microbiology has focused mainly on the animal-human interface, called “One Health” that links human medicine, veterinary medicine and the environment. Dr. Richt has edited several books, published more than 190 peer-reviewed articles and raised more than $33 million in grants for veterinary research.

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

Juergen A. Richt, DVM, PhD (Biography)
The Regents Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University (KSU) and Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.vet.k-state.edu/education/dmp/faculty-staff/faculty/richt/
Research Interests: Emerging, Transboundary and Zoonotic Diseases; One Health; Veterinary Microbiology: prion diseases; animal influenza viruses; Rift Valley Fever virus; African Swine Fever virus

Editorial Board

Fakhri Al-Bagdadi, PhD
Associate Professor of Veterinary Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Louisiana State University, USA.
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://biography.omicsonline.org/united-states-of-america/louisiana-state-university/fakhri-albagdadi-184
Research Interests: Ultrastructure Morphology of pathology changes in stem cells in different passages, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, mast cell tumor, Hemal lymph nodes; Ultrastructure morphology in research using animals or cell culture in control and experimented.

Raúl A. Almeida, PhD, DVM
Research Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://ag.tennessee.edu/AnimalScience/Pages/RaulAlmeidia.aspx
Research Interests: bacterial pathogenesis; host cell-pathogen interaction; bovine mastitis; control mechanism

Giovanni Benelli, PhD
1. University of Pisa, Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy
2. The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera, Pisa, Italy
E-mails: [email protected] giovanni.bene[email protected]
Website: http://www.santannapisa.it/it/giovanni-benelli
Research Interests: insect behavior; arthropod vectors; mosquito-borne disease; tick control

Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD
1. Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
2. Executive Director, Center for Advanced Microbial Processing (CAMP); and Executive Director, Center for Genomic Sciences CGS; Institute of Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
3. Executive Director, Genomics Core Facility, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
4. Director, Meta-omics Core; Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; Thomas Jefferson University/Drexel University Consortium, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://drexel.edu/medicine/Faculty/Profiles/Garth-Ehrlich
Research Interests: Molecular pathogenesis of chronic infectious diseases

Cyril G. Gay, DVM, PhD
Senior National Program Leader, Office of National Programs, Animal Production and Protection, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Research, Education, and Economics, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/person?person-id=32566
Research Interests: Molecular pathogenesis of emerging animal diseases and zoonoses; molecular vaccines

Luisa Giari, PhD.
Department of Life Sciences & Biotechnology, University of Ferrara, L. Borsari St., 44121 Ferrara, Italy
E-mails: [email protected] [email protected]
Website: http://docente.unife.it/luisa.giari/curr
Research Interests: fish histology and parasitology; fish cell-parasite interaction; innate immune mechanisms; fish ecotoxicology.

Jae Yon Han
Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, South Korea
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://age.snu.ac.kr/
Research Interests: avian genome editing and transgenesis; germ cell biology, development of disease resistance line and ovarian cancer model; etc

Jiuzhou Song
Professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park, Bldg 142, College Park, MD 20742, United States
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://ansc.umd.edu/people/jiuzhou-john-song
Research Interests: epigenetics; statistical genomics and genetics; host-pathogens interaction; animal disease resistance and livestock performance improvement

Diana G. Scorpio, DVM, MPH, DACLAM
1. Chief of Translational Research Program, Vaccine Research Center, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
2. Adjunct Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Island Main Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: innate immune responses due to rickettsial infections; mouse models of host-pathogen interactions; non-human primate models of infectious disease

Annamaria Pratelli
Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Piazza Umberto I, 1, 70121 Bari BA, Italy
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.uniba.it/docenti/pratelli-annamaria/annamaria-pratelli
Research Interests: veterinary infectious diseases; veterinary microbiology

David G. White, MS, PhD
Associate Dean for Research, Associate Director of the Tennessee Agriculture Experiment Station, Professor of Food Science, The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture,103 Morgan Hall, 2621 Morgan Circle, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://taes.utk.edu/dynamic/show_person.asp?which=6796
Research Interests: veterinary microbiology; food safety; antimicrobial resistance; one health