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Dr. Cristina Sáez

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Editors

Prof. Antoni Torres

Editor-in-Chief
Pulmonary Intensive Care Unit, Respiratory Institute, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona - Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) - University of Barcelona (UB)-SGR 991-Ciber de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Barcelona, Spain
Website: http://www.idibapsrespiratoryresearch.org/research-team/5/antoni-torres
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Interests: Respiratory disease, lung infections, pulmonology, antibiotic-resistant pathogens, community-acquired respiratory infections, noninvasive ventilation, artificial ventilation, patient critical care
Dr. Eva Polverino

Associate Editor-in-Chief
Pulmonary Unit, Respiratory Institute, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona - Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) - University of Barcelona (UB)-SGR 991-Ciber de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES), Barcelona, Spain
Website: http://www.idibapsrespiratoryresearch.org/research-team/5/antoni-torres
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Interests: Respiratory medicine, epidemiology, risk factors, outcome, treatment, prevention and pathogenetic mechanisms of respiratory infections, community-acquired pneumonia, intensive care.
Dr. Ignacio Martín Loeches

Associate Editor
Multidisciplinary Intensive Care, St James's University Hospital - Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College, Wellcome Trust-HRB Clinical Research Facility, St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Website: http://www.medicine.tcd.ie/staff/imartinl/
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Interests: Infectious diseases, infection control, sepsis, host-pathogen interactions, microbial pathogenesis, host-microbe interactions

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Gianfranco Alpini

Digestive Disease Research Center (DDRC), Scott & White Healthcare and Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Temple, TX 76504, USA
Website: http://researchers.sw.org/digestive-disease-research-center/ddrc-basic-researchers
Interests: biliary diseases; cholangiocytes; liver damage; cholestasis; biliary cancers; liver pathophysiology; neurotransmitters; melatonin; angiogenesis; secretin
Prof. Dr. Anne Angelillo-Scherrer

Department of Hematology and Central Hematology Laboratory, Inselspital University Hospital and University of Berne, Berne CH-3010, Switzerland
Website: https://applicationspub.unil.ch/interpub/noauth/php/Un/UnPers.php?PerNum=1036196&LanCode=37
Interests: hematology; hemostasis; thrombosis; platelet number and function disorders; hemophilia; antithrombotic drugs; inflammation; erythropoiesis
Prof. Dr. Massimo Caputo

School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS2 8HW, UK
Website: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/clinical-sciences/people/person/massimo-caputo/overview.html
Interests: gene expression & myocardial protection of a juvenile heart; animal model for ischaemia/reperfusion; stem cells; congenital heart surgery; valve surgery; myocardial protection
Prof. Dr. Wei Duan

School of Medicine, Deakin University, 75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria 3216, Australia
Website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/contact/staff-profile/?pid=2604
Interests: aptamer technology; targeted drug delivery; nanomedicine; cancer stem cell; molecular imaging; molecular cell biology of cancer; molecular and nano pharmaceutical science
Dr. Heather Francis

Digestive Disease Research Center, Scott & White Healthcare and Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Temple, TX 76504, USA
Website: http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/research/centers/ddrc/faculty-staff/heather-francis.html
Interests: liver; histamine; regeneration; mast cells; biliary proliferation; damage; liver cancer; vitamin D
Prof. Dr. Thomas C. Gerber

Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Department of Radiology Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Website: http://www.mayoclinic.org/bio/11558075.html
Interests: cardiovascular diseases, cardiac imaging, cardiac radiology; quality and safety, continuous professional development
Prof. Dr. Ashley Grossman

Oxford Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Churchill Hospital, University of Oxford, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LE, UK
Website: http://www.ocdem.ox.ac.uk/grant-holders/researcher/ashley-grossman
Interests: pituitary; endocrine oncology; pheochromocytomas; Cushing's syndrome; neuroendocrine tumours
Dr. Kenth Gustafsson

UCL Institute of Child Health, Molecular Immunology Unit, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH, UK
Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/research/infection-immunity-inflammation/molecular-cellular-immunology/mci-iris/gustafsson
Interests: gamma/delta T-cells - innate and adaptive functions; tolerance induction in autoimmune diseases; natural antibodies in induction of adaptive immune responses
Dr. José P. S. Henriques

Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: PCI; angiography; acute myocardial infarction; cardiogenic shock; coronary embolization; left ventricular support devices (IABP, Impella, etc.); chronic total coronary occlusion; diabetes
Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

Gene Expression Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, USA
Website: http://www.salk.edu/labs/belmonte/index.php
Interests: stem cells; ipsc; pluripotent cells; development; regeneration; differentiation; dedifferentiation
Dr. MD Maria Liguori

National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Biomedical Technologies - Section of Bari, 70126 Bari, Italy
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria_Liguori
Interests: multiple sclerosis; neurodegenerative diseases; serum biomarkers; neuroimaging
Prof. Dr. Hung-Yun Lin

PhD program for Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
Interests: cancer biology; signal transduction and actions of steroid hormones
Prof. Dr. Yusen Liu

Center for Perinatal Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205-2696, USA
Website: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/yusen-liu
Interests: regulation of innate immune response; anti-microbial host defense; oxidative stress; signaling transduction pathways regulating the inflammatory response; mechanisms of anti-inflammatory drugs
Dr. Subramaniam Malarkannan

Laboratory of Molecular Immunology and Immunotherapy, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
Website: http://www.bcw.edu/bcw/Research/Investigators/SUBRAMANIAM_MALARKANNAN
Interests: NK cell development and functions; Biochemical and genetic analyses of signaling cascades in NK cells; NK cell-mediated epithelial cell regeneration during influenza infections; NK cell-based cellular immunotherapy for patients with hematological malignancies
Contribution: Special Issue: Recent Advances in Cellular Immunotherapy
Prof. Dr. João F. Mano

Department of Chemistry, CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Website: http://www.ciceco.ua.pt/ | https://www.ua.pt/dqua/
Interests: biomaterials; tissue engineering; controlled delivery of bioactive molecules; natural-based biodegradable polymers; biomimetic and nano/micro-technology approaches
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Biomimetic Polymers
Dr. Vito Martella

Dipartimento Di Sanità e Benessere degli Animali, Università di Bari, Bari, Italy
Interests: enteric infections; rotavirus; calicivirus; astroviruses; norovirus
Dr. Prasun J. Mishra

Biochemical and Cellular Pharmacology, Genentech, Inc. 1 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080-4990, USA
Interests: Cancer Pharmacology, Stem Cells and Personalized Medicine
Dr. Eleftherios Mylonakis

Infectious Diseases Division, Alpert Medical School and Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, POB, 3rd Floor, Suite 328/330, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Website: http://www.brownmedicine.org/2/id/index.htm
Interests: antifungal agents; cryptococcus spp.; candida spp.; fungal diagnostics; fungal-bacterial interactions
Prof. Dr. Yicheng Ni

Theragnostic Laboratory, Department of Imaging and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Herestraat 49, B-3000, Leuven, Belgium
Website: http://www.kuleuven.be/cv/u0014498e.htm
Interests: translational theragnostics; targeted therapies; imaging-histopathology correlation; animal models of disease; interventional therapies; oncology; ischemic cardiovascular disease
Prof. Dr. Paola Piccini

Centre of Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration, Division of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Website: http://www1.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/people/paola.piccini/
Interests: functional imaging; positron emission tomography (PET); neuroprotective and neurorestorative therapies; movement disorders
Dr. Nitin Saksena

1. American Medical Global Exchange (AMGE), Sydney. Australia. Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS
2. Shandong -Gallo Institute of Virology, Shandong, China
3. Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Australia
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/nitin.saksena.php
Interests: immune system diseases; nervous system diseases; infection and immunity; HIV/AIDS; genetic processes and genomics, gene regulation, Infectious diseases and epidemiology
Dr. Francesco Sanguedolce

Department of Urology, King's College Hospital, London, UK; Department of Urology, Northampton General Hospital, Northampton, UK.
Interests: Urology, endourology, prostate cancer, renal cancer, urinary stone disease, urotechnology, prostate MRI, robotic urological surgery
Dr. Gaetano Santulli

College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, 1150 St Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gaetano_Santulli
Interests: cardiology; hypertension; restenosis; heart failure; myocardial infarction; endothelial dysfunction; mitochondria; diabetes; interventional cardiology; miRNA; insulin resistance; atherosclerosis; thrombosis; cardiac hypertrophy; pancreatic beta cell function; insulin release
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Diet and Metabolic Dysfunction
Special Issue: Mitochondria and Endoplasmic Reticulum in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders
Dr. Sibaji Sarkar

Department of Medicine Cancer Center, Hematology-Oncology, Genome Science Institute, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
Website: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/profile/sibaji-sarkar/
Interests: epigenetics/genetics related to gene silencing; imprinting; cancer; progenitor cell formation; cancer progression and metastais; signaling regulating epigenetics events; combination therapy of cancers by HDAC inhibitors and other drugs; integrin signaling related to thrombosis; inhibition of apoptosis and motility in cancer cells; inhibition of syk tyrosine kinase and protease calpain related to platelet clot lysis
Contribution: Special Issue: Gene Therapy and Cancer: Current Developments
In other journals:
Special Issue: Histone Modification in Cancer
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schulz

Department of Physiology, University of Giessen, 35392 Giessen, Germany
Website: http://www.uni-giessen.de/cms/fbz/fb11/institute/physiologie/personal/hsl/schulz
Interests: ischemia; reperfusion; heart; cardioprotection; mitochondria; signalling
Dr. Björn Stork

Institute of Molecular Medicine, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Universitätsstr. 1, Building 23.12, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
Website: http://www.uniklinik-duesseldorf.de/unternehmen/institute/institut-fuer-molekulare-medizin/team/
Interests: autophagy (ULK1 complex, BECN1 complex); apoptosis; PI3K/Akt signaling; protein phosphorylation
Prof. Dr. Antonio Villaverde

Institute for Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Website: http://ibb.uab.es/ibb/ibb_membres/view_grup.php?CodiGrup=33
Interests: recombinant proteins; protein folding and aggregation; inclusion bodies; recombinant drugs; bionanotechnology
Dr. Gui-shuang Ying

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 700 Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309, USA
Website: http://vrc.med.upenn.edu/~gsying
Interests: biostatistics; clinical trials; predictions in clinical trials; risk prediction model; correlated data; diagnostic test; Ophthalmology
Prof. Dr. Ping Zhang

MSU Department of Surgery, B-203B Life Science Bldg, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Website: http://www.msusurgery.com/faculty/lansing-campus-faculty/item/ping-zhang-md?category_id=1
Interests: stem cell biology and response; regenerative medicine; molecular signaling regulation of normal immunity and immunoreconstitution; trauma; sepsis
Contribution: Special Issue: Feature Papers 2013
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