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Biography
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.

Special Issue

Perspectives on Neurobiology of Brain Disorders

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Hermes Hsiao-Mei Yeh, PhD
William W. Brown Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology, Department of Molecular and Systems Biology, Director of Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://geiselmed.dartmouth.edu/faculty/facultydb/view.php?uid=3234
Research Interests: neurodevelopmental brain disorders; cortical development and plasticity; fetal alcohol spectrum disorders; neurotransmitter receptor mechanisms; neural circuits; neurophysiology; neuropharmacology; neuroanatomy

Publication

Perspective

Perspectives on the Role of Endocannabinoids in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Mason L. Yeh , Eric S. Levine
Received: April 11, 2017; Published: April 27, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.neurobiol.1702005

Perspective

A Neurodevelopmental Perspective for Autism-Associated Gene Function

Jessie Poquérusse, Bryan W. Luikart
Received: April 10, 2017; Published: April 25, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.neurobiol.1702004

Perspective

Neurobiology of Sleep and Microbiomics in Aging

Linda J. Larson-Prior, Gohar Azhar,David G. Davila,  Se-Ran Jun, Aaron S. Kemp, Intawat Nookaew, Jeanne Y. Wei, Trudy M. Wassenaar
Received: April 5, 2017; Published: April 12, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.neurobiol.1702003

Perspective

FASD and Brain Development: Perspectives on Where We are and Where We Need to Go

Laurie C. Delatour, Hermes H. Yeh
Received: March 14, 2017; Published: March 23, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.neurobiol.1701002

Perspective

Perspectives on the Neurobiology of Antipsychotic Drugs in Psychiatric Disorders

Jenny Berrío , Weiwen Wang, Bart A. Ellenbroek
Received: February 27, 2017; Published: March 15, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.neurobiol.1701001