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Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Neurobiology

Bart EllenbroekBart Ellenbroek received his PhD from the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where he stayed as assistant and associate Professor until 2006. That year he moved to a biotech company in Hamburg, Germany where he was vice president of neuropharmacology until 2011, when he moved to the other side of the world, to New Zealand. He is currently Professor and deputy head of School at Victoria University of Wellington.

In Wellington, Bart leads the Behavioural Neurogenetics group at the school of psychology, which focusses on gene-environment interactions in psychiatry, using several genetic rat models. Although the main emphasis of their work is on behaviour, the research also involves recording ultrasonic vocalizations and physiological parameters such as heart rate and body temperature. The central research theme allows for a broad range of topics to be investigated, and within the group, students are working on schizophrenia, depression, autism spectrum disorders and drug addiction. For more information see http://www.behaviouralneurogenetics.com.

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

Bart Ellenbroek, PhD (Biography)
Professor and Deputy Head of School, School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.behaviouralneurogenetics.com
Research Interests: animal models; schizophrenia; gene-environment interactions; drug addiction; autism; dopamine; serotonin; behaviour
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: On the role of early-life neuroinflammation in neuropsychiatric disorders

Editorial Board

Ricardo C. Araneda, PhD
Associate Professor, Neuroscience & Cognitive Science (NACS) and BISI-Physiological Systems (PSYS) Graduate Programs, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.clfs.umd.edu/biology/aranedalab/
Research Interests: systems neuroscience; olfaction; synaptic transmission; neuromodulation and pharmacology

Eva MARÍA Arroyo-Anlló, PhD
Professor, Clinical neuropsychologist, Neuroscience Institute of Castilla-León, Spain. University of Salamanca, Spain.
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: http://www0.usal.es/webusal/node/45886
Research Interests: neuropsychology in Alzheimer's disease; memory; cognitive stimulation; consciousness

Roy G. Beran, Prof
Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.racgp.org.au/afp/authorslist/b/roy-g-beran/
Research Interests: Sleep; Health law & ethics; Epilepsy; Sleep disorders; Drug trials; Legal medicine; Neurological conditions & new therapies; Neurological advances

Francisco J. Barrantes, MD, PhD
Head and Professor of Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Institute for Biomedical Research, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 1300, C1107AAZ, Buenos Aires, Argentina
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.uca.edu.ar/index.php/site/index/en/uca/instituto-de-investigaciones-biomedicas/
laboratorios-de-investigacion/laboratorio-de-neurobiologia-molecular/

Research Interests: nervous system; neuron; synapsis; neurological and psychiatric diseases; Alzheimer; superresolution microscopy

Helge Brovold, PhD, Neuropsychology/STEM-cognition
Senior Adviser, The National Centre for Science Recruitment, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
E-Mails: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/helge.brovold
Research Interests: neuropsychology; cognitive neuroscience; neural networks and brain function; neurobiology of attention, memory and learning; learning difficulties and the brain; personality and occupational interests in view of neural networks

Ronald T. Brown, PhD
School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
E-Mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: https://www.unlv.edu/people/ronald-brown
Research Interests: Psychology; Clinical and pediatric psychology; Neuroscience; Attention disorders; Health professions

Patrizia Campolongo, PhD
Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://dff.uniroma1.it/it/Patrizia_CAMPOLONGO
Research Interests: Neurobiology; Neuropsychopharmacology; Behavioral Neuroscience; Neuropharmacology; Behavioral Testing; Behavioral Pharmacology; Cannabinoid Research

Guodong Cao, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, BST S520, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.neurology.upmc.edu/faculty/cao.html
Research Interests: Brain ischemia, neuronal cell death, neuroprotection, angiogenesis/neurogenesis, white matter injury, stem cell.

Tomohiro Chiba, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo 181-8611, Japan
E-Mails: [email protected]; [email protected]
Websites: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomohiro-chiba-55553a13; http://www.kyorin-u.ac.jp/univ/faculty/
medicine/education/staff/detail/?id=med51017

Research Interests: neurodegenerative diseases; Alzheimer's disease; ALS; Parkinson's disease; neuropathology; neuropharmacology; intracellular signaling pathways; neuro-oncology; CNS malignancy

Severn B. Churn, PhD
1. Director, VCU Brain Bank, VCU Parkinson’s Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
2. Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
E-Mails: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: http://www.medschool.vcu.edu/expertise/detail.html?ID=855
Research Interests: signal transduction; status epilepticus; ECoEG monitoring; neurochemistry; neuronal excitability; seizure; neurotransmission; epileptogenesis

Mark G. Darlison, BSc, MSc, PhD, FRSB
Professor, School of Life, Sport and Social Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus, Sighthill Court, Edinburgh EH11 4BN, UK
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: GABA-A receptors; G-protein coupled receptors; invertebrate neuroscience; ion channels; ischaemia; molecular evolution; molecular neurobiology; stroke

Steven I. Dworkin, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.wiu.edu/cas/psychology/faculty/dworkinsteven
Research Interests: neurobehavioral pharmacology; drug abuse; pharmacologic treatment of behavioral disorders; cigarette smoking cessation; experimental analysis of behavior
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Behavioral Neuropharmacology

Luigi De Gennaro, PhD
Head of Psychophysiology Sleep Laboratory, Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychology, University of Rome Sapienza, via dei Marsi, 78 I-00185 Rome, Italy
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://web.uniroma1.it/labsonno/laboratory-sleep-psychophysiology
Research Interests: sleep; sleep in neurodegenerative diseases; sleep regulation; neurophysiology of sleep; sleep disorders; dream recall; ontogenetic aspects of sleep; sleepiness; sleep deprivation

Sabine M. Hölter, PhD
Head Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory, Institute of Developmental Genetics, Helmholtz Zentrum München and Technical University Munich, Germany
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/idg/research/neuropsychiatric-diseases/disease-modelling/behavioural-neuroscience/research/index.html
Research Interests: Behavioral Neuroscience; Neuropsychiatric Diseases; Neurodegeneration; Molecular Neurogenetics; Mouse Phenotyping; Neuropharmacology; Neurobiology and Brain Physiology

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

Michael Koch, PhD
Department of Neuropharmacology, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.ifh.uni-bremen.de/koch/
Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience; Learning and memory; Brain; Behavioral neuroscience; Neuropharmacology; Neurobiology and brain physiology; Behavioral testing

Tamas Kozicz, M.D., PhD
Departments of Clinical Genomics, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://medicine.tulane.edu/departments/hayward-genetics-center-pediatrics/faculty/tamas-kozicz-md-phd
Research Interests: animal models of stress-related mood disorders; neurobiology of stress; urocortin; corticotropin releasing factor; energy metabolism; mitochondria; depression; post-traumatic stress disorder; anxiety

Mohammad Moshahid Khan, PhD
Departments of Neurology and Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, United States
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://academic.uthsc.edu/faculty/facepage.php?netID=mkhan26&personnel_id=343796
Research Interests: Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Neurodegeneration; Neuroinflammation; Parkinson’s Disease; Stroke; Alzheimer’s Disease; Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Responses in Neurodegenerative Diseases

José L. Lanciego, MD, PhD
Staff Scientist and Associate Professor Neurosciences, Department of Neurosciences, Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), University of Navarra Medical School, Pamplona, Spain
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://cima.unav.edu/en/investigacion/programas-verticales/neurociencias/neurobiologia-enfermedad-parkinson/anatomia-funcional-ganglios-basales
Research Interests: Basal Ganglia anatomy; Parkinson's disease and related synucleinopathies; Glucocerebrosidase; GPCR receptors; Alpha-synuclein; Gene therapy; Neurodegeneration; Nonhuman primates

Linda Larson-Prior, PhD
Professor, PSY Brain Imaging Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://uams-triprofiles.uams.edu/profiles/display/1802763
Research Interests: neuroimaging; EEG and fMRI; brain dynamics; connectomics; sleep; aging

Bryan W. Luikart, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, The Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.synapticplasticity.com/
Research Interests: synapse formation; dendritic arborization; hippocampus; autism; neurophysiology; developmental plasticity; synaptic plasticity; neurotrophins; molecular signaling; Pten; mTOR; TSC

Gerard Martens, PhD
Head and Professor, Department of Molecular Animal Physiology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Centre for Neuroscience, and Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS 282), Radboud University, Nijmegen, 6525 GA Nijmegen, The Netherlands
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.ru.nl/molanphys/employees/gerard-martens
Research Interests: neurodegenerative diseases; multiple sclerosis (MS); neurodevelopment; neurodevelopmental disorders; gene-environment interactions; schizophrenia; molecular pathways; molecular landscapes; neuronal circuitries; behavior; rodent and cellular models; genome-wide DNA/RNA/
protein/metabolite approaches

Ralph Martins, PhD
Foundation Chair and Professor of the Centre of Aging and Alzheimer's Disease, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease Research and Care, School of Medical Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA 6027, Australia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/medical-sciences/staff/profiles/professors/professor-ralph-martins-ao
Research Interests: Alzheimer's disease; dementia; neuroscience; beta amyloid; Apo E; lipids; biomarkers; neurodegeneration; proteins; lipoproteins; peptides

Aleksander A. Mathé, MD, PhD
Senior Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Center for Affective Disorders, St Göran's Hospital, SE-112 81 Stockholm, Sweden
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://ki.se/en/people/alemat
Research Interests: major depression; bipolar disorder; neuropeptides; antidepressants; animal models

Jesper Mogensen, PhD
Founder, Head and Professor of The Unit for Cognitive Neuroscience (UCN), Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 2A, DK-1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://psychology.ku.dk/Academic_staff/?pure=en/persons/64816
Research Interests: neurocognitive organization of the brain; neuroplasticity; brain injury; functional recovery; neurocognitive reorganization

Stephen C. Noctor, PhD
Associate Professor, MIND Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://ventricular.org/StephenNoctor/
Research Interests: cortical development; fragile X premutation; autism; schizophrenia; neural precursor cells; neurogenesis

Mirela Olympia Fagarasan Palmer, PhD
Professor of Neuropharmacology, University of Southern California Los Angeles, California, USA
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.omicsonline.org/editor-profile/mirela-olympia-fagarasan-palmer/
Research Interests: neuropharmacology; neuroimmunology; neuropsychopharmacology and signal transduction
Special Issues and Collections in LIDSEN journals:
Special Issue: Psychoneuroimmunology

Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, United States
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://lucjasmin.com
Research Interests: Pain; Stress; Theentericnervous System; Primary Sensory Neurons; Dorsal Root Ganglion; Pharmacology; GABA; Glutamate; TRPM8, Health Care Economics and Policies

Miguel A. Pappolla, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Professor of Neurology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
E-mails: [email protected]
Website: https://www.utmb.edu/neuro/faculty/miguel-pappolla http://www.SMPSclinic.com
Research Interests: neurology, neuropathology, neuroprotective drugs, pain medicine, Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, fibromyalgia

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

Barbara Picconi, PhD
Professor, Laboratory of Neurophysiology, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.hsantalucia.it/cv/barbara-picconi
Research Interests: Electrophysiology; Neurodegenerative Disorders;Neuroscience; Experimental models of Parkinson's disease; Levodopa-induced dyskinesia

Marcella Reale, PhD
Department of Medicine, “G.d’Annunzio” University Chieti-Pescara, Italy
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.unich.it/ugov/person/437
Research Interests: Inflammation; Cytokines; Neurodegenerative Disease; Neuroinflammation; Autoimmune Diseases; Probiotics and Inflammation

Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD
Texas A & M University, College Station, United States
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://directory.cehd.tamu.edu/view.epl?nid=c-reynolds
Research Interests: Psychology; Social Sciences; Neuroscience; Psychological testing and assessment; Health Professions

Diego E. Rincon-Limas, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://neurology.ufl.edu/divisions-2/memory-and-cognitive-disorders/memory-and-cognitive-faculty/diego-rincon-limas-ph-d/
Research Interests: Drosophila models of neurodegenerative diseases; mechanisms of neurodegeneration; protein misfolding disorders; prion protein; amyloid beta; TDP-43; FUS; ER stress; molecular chaperones

James L. Roberts, PhD
1. Co-Director of Neuroscience Program, Cowles Distinguished Professor of Life Science, Department of Biology, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA
2. Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology/Neuroscience, Center for Biomedical Neuroscience, Barshop Institute for Aging and Longevity Studies, University of Texas HSC, San Antonio, TX 78245, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://new.trinity.edu/faculty/james-roberts
Research Interests: brain damage; oxidative stress; nigro-striatal pathway; Parkinson’s disease

Sangeeta Singg, PhD, ACN
Professor of Psychology, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, USA
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.angelo.edu/content/profiles/805-sangeeta-singg
Research Interests: health & wellness; counseling psychology

Carlos Fernando Valenzuela, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://vivo.health.unm.edu/display/n40063
Research Interests: neurodevelopmental brain disorders; cerebellar and hippocampal development and plasticity; fetal alcohol spectrum disorders; neurotransmitter receptor mechanisms; neural circuits; neurophysiology; neuropharmacology

Tamsyn Elizabeth Van Rheenen, PhD
1. NHMRC Research Fellow, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Carlton VIC 3056, Australia
2. Adjunct Research Fellow, Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre (BPsyC), Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, School of Health Sciences, Swinburne University, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
3. Adjunct Research Fellow, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Laboratory, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc), The Alfred Hospital and Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person706069
Research Interests: bipolar disorder; psychosis; emotion processing; cognition; neuropsychology; neuroimaging; schizophrenia

Maria Teresa Viscomi, PhD
Department of Experimental Neurosciences, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.hsantalucia.it/en/c-–-preclinical-neuroscience
Research Interests: Neurodegenerative Disease; Brain injury; Neuroscience Biochemistry

Weiwen Wang, PhD
CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Beijing, China
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website:http://sourcedb.psych.cas.cn/cn/psychexpert/200907/t20090731_2289393.html
Research Interests: early stress; depression; schizophrenia; cognitive dysfunction; Psychoneuroimmunology; molecular neuroscience

Ya Wen, PhD
TRANSCEND Research, Neurology Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown; Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston; Higher Synthesis Foundation, Cambridge; MA 02114, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: systems biology; biomedicine; neurology; neurocardiology; autism; network analysis; environmental impact

Michael C. Wu, PhD
President and Founder, Neurodigitech, LLC, University of California, San Diego, USA.
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.neurodigitech.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/neurodigitech/
Research Interests: Neuroanatomy, Systems Neuroscience, 3D morphometrics of neurodegenerative diseases, Stem cell therapy, Brain-computer-interface

Robert Zorec, PhD
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology-Molecular Cell Physiology, Institute of Pathophysiology, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.sazu.si/clani/robert-zorec
Research Interests: cell physiology and pathophysiology; biophysics; neuroscience; neuroglia; neurodegeneration; neurodevelopmental disorders, neuroinflammation and neurotrauma