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Section Board for 'Medical Research' (63)

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Prof. Dr. Katalin Prokai-Tatrai
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Interests: drug design of central nervous system agents; neuropeptides and peptidomimetics; prodrugs for CNS delivery; CNS-selective estrogen therapy; neuroprotection; proteomics
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Prof. Dr. Fayez F. Safadi
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, OH 44272, USA
Interests: regenerative medicine; musculoskeletal and orthopaedic Researh; osteoporosis; osteoarthritis; anti-inflammatory targets; wound healing; neuroinflammation; aging; autphagy; epigenetics; pre-clinical animal models; medical innovations and entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr. Gary Tse
1. Department of Cardiology, The Second Hospital, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China
2. Tianjin Key Laboratory of Ionic-Molecular Function of Cardiovascular Disease, Tianjin Institute of Cardiology, Tianjin, China
Interests: cardiovascular risk; risk prediction; risk stratification; cardiac remodelling; ion channelopathies
Dr. Antonella Angiolillo

Department of Medicine and Health Sciences "Vincenzo Tiberio", University of Molise, 86100 Campobasso, Italy
Interests: laboratory medicine; biomarkers; metabolomics; stem cell; cystic fibrosis; neurologic diseases
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Dr. Fernando Aranda
Program of Immunology & Immunotherapy, Center for Applied Medical Research (Cima), University of Navarra / IdiSNA, Pamplona, Spain
Interests: cancer immunotherapy; immuno-oncology; tumour microenvironment; immunocheckpoints; antitumour immune response; adoptive cell transfer
Dr. Riccardo Autelli
Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche, Università degli Studi di Torino, 10124 Torino, Italy
Interests: autophagy; lysosomes; lysosomal cell death; apoptosis; anticancer drug resistance; breast cancer; hepatocellular carcinoma; protein turnover; molecular determinants of protein instability
Prof. Dr. Elsa Azevedo
1. Department of Neurology, Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Porto, Portugal
2. Cardiovascular Research and Development Unit, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto, Portugal
Interests: cerebral vascular disease; cerebral hemodynamics; neurosonology
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Prof. Dr. Stefania Basili
Department of Translational and Precision Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: thrombosis; atrial fibrillation; nash; cirrhosis; pulmonary embolism; gender medicine
Dr. Enzo Berardesca
Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
Interests: dermatology; skin care; contact dermatitis; cosmetic efficacy; cosmetic formulation; barrier function; skin irritation
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Prof. Dr. Candice M. Brown
Department of Neuroscience, West Virginia University School of Medicine and Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
Interests: tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase; cerebrovascular; brain endothelium; blood-brain barrier; neuroinflammation; sex differences sepsis; ischemic stroke
Dr. Angelo Baldassare Cefalu
Department of Health Promotion Sciences, Maternal and Infant Care, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties (PROMISE), School of Medicine, University of Palermo, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
Interests: clinical lipidology; familial hypercholesterolemias; familial chylomicronemia; atherosclerosis; primary dyslipidemias; hypolipidemic drugs; genetic epidemiology; clinical genetics
Prof. Dr. Ke-Vin Chang
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Interests: pain; rehabilitation; ultrasound; neuropathy; meta-analysis
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Prof. Dr. Marco Ciancaglini
Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: eye disease; retina; glaucoma
Dr. Arianna Di Stadio
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Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: otology; hearing loss; cochlear implant; hearing aids; bahi; facial nerve; facial plastic surgery; neuroscience; multiple sclerosis; memory; head and neck; microrna; speech disorders
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Dr. Piero Ferolla
Department of Internal Medicine and Endocrine Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: endocrine oncology; neuroendocrine oncology; endocrinology; oncology
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Foster
Synapse Institute of Neuropsychology, Curtin University, Bentley, WA 6102, Australia
Interests: cognitive; neuroscience; neuropsychology; cognition; psychopharmacology; lifespan; memory; brain development; dementia; ageing
Dr. Yosuke Fukunaga
Cancer Institute Hospital, Japanese Foundation of Cancer Research, Tokyo 135-8550, Japan
Interests: colorectal surgery; laparoscopy
Dr. Felice Giuliante

Hepatobiliary Surgery Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli-IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L.go A. Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
Interests: hepatobiliary surgery; liver; surgical oncology; pancreatic surgery; surgery; liver surgery; hepatocellular carcinoma; laparoscopic surgery; oncology; liver diseases
Prof. Dr. Rolland Gyulai
Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Oncodermatology, Medical Faculty, University of Pécs, H-7632 Pécs, Hungary
Interests: dermatology; dermato-oncology; inflammatory skin diseases; psoriasis; atopic dermatitis; melanoma
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Dr. Petr Hamal
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacký University Olomouc and University Hospital Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Interests: medical and clinical mycology; direct detection of yeasts and moulds in clinical materials; identification and typing of yeasts and moulds; antifungal susceptibility testing
Prof. Dr. Hieronim Jakubowski
Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
Interests: Alzheimer's; autophagy;cardiovascular disease epigenetic regulation; error-editing mechanisms; evolution of peptide bond synthesis; gene expression; homocysteine; mTOR signalling neurological disease;protein modification; protein synthesis tRNA synthetase
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Prof. Dr. Barbara Jarząb
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Endocrine Oncology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Gliwice Branch, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Interests: thyroid cancer; rare endocrine cancer; gene expression profile; radioiodine therapy; multikinase inhibitors
Prof. Dr. Szabolcs Keri
Department of Cognitive Sciences, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1111 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: psychiatric disorders; schizophrenia; cognition; perception; neurodevelopment; inflammation; dopamine
Prof. Dr. Gheun-Ho Kim
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul 04763, Korea
Interests: renal physiology; hypertension; dialysis; renal tubular acidosis
Dr. Jong-Hoon Kim
International Vaccine Institute (IVI), Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-722, Korea
Interests: modeling infection transmission; vaccine impact evaluation; disease control policy making
Prof. Dr. Won Kim
Department of Internal Medicine, Jeonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju 54907, Korea
Interests: angiogenesis; renal; macrophage; inflammation; chronic renal failure; aute kidney injury
Prof. Dr. Christian Lehmann
Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Interests: anesthesiology; physiology and biophysics; pharmacology; microbiology and immunology; computer science
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Prof. Dr. Maurizio A. Leone
Department of Medical Sciences, IRCCS "Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza", Scientific Institute for Research and Health Care, Viale Cappuccini 1, 71013 San Giovanni Rotondo (FG), Italy
Interests: risk factors; prognostic factors; guidelines; neuroepidemiology; multiple sclerosis; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; alcohol-related diseases
Prof. Dr. Herbert Loellgen
Arzneimittelkommission der deutschen Ärzteschaft (AkdÄ), Herbert-Lewin-Platz 1, 10623 Berlin, Germany
Interests: cardiology; exercise physiology; weightlessness; preventive medicine; physical activity and ageing; pre-participation examination
Dr. Teresa Macarulla
Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Tumor Unit , Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, C/ Natzaret, 115-117, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: Clinical investigation; Medical Oncology; Gastrointestinal Tumors; clinical investigation; clinical trials; clinical trials specifically dedicated to malignant tumors of colon, gastric, pancreatic, biliary, and of esophagus, at all stages of development (phase I, II or III clinical trials); clinical development of therapeutic alternatives for pancreatic; biliary tract tumors; Design of clinical trials that including Investigator initiated trials, trials developed; Pre-clinical investigation; translational research covering from hypothesis generating and real-world evidence research to early drug development in solid tumors; the development of therapies with molecular basis and the preclinical research aiming at unveiling and predicting mechanisms of resistance or sensitivity that could be used as biomarkers
Prof. Dr. Nicola Maffulli
Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Salerno School of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, Via S Allende 26, Baronissi, SA, Italy
Interests: orthopaedic
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Dr. David Mann
Institute of Chemical Biology, Imperial College London,Exhibition Rd,South Kensington, London SW7 2BU, UK
Interests: cancer biology; cell proliferation; therapeutic intervention
Dr. Paola Marangolo
1. Department of Humanities Studies, University Federico II, 80138 Napoli NA, Italy
2. Research Leader of Aphasia Lab, IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation, 00179 Roma RM, Italy
Interests: neurorehabilitation; aphasia, neuromodulation; cognitive treatment; transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS); motor and language interaction
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Prof. Dr. Eiji Matsuura
Neutron Therapy Research Center, Collaborative Research Center, Department of Cell Chemistry, Okayama University, Okayama 700-8558, Japan
Interests: theranostics; targeted medicine; drug delivery system (DDS); lipid biochemistry; antibody engineering; cancer; atherosclerosis; cardiovascular disease; rheumatic disease; antiphospholipid syndrome
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Dr. Alessandra Micera
IRCCS Fondazione G.B. Bietti per lo Studio e la Ricerca in Oftalmologia - Onlus, Rome, Italy
Interests: neuroinflammation;neuromediators; tissue remodeling; ocular diseases; biomarkers; epigenetics; genetic variants
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Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Montecucco
IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino Genoa—Italian Cardiovascular Network, 10 Largo Benzi, 16132 Genoa, Italy
Interests: inflammatory; atherosclerosis; cardiovascular diseases; diabetes; cancer; infections
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Dr. Manuel Pestana
Centro Hospitalar Universitário São João, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Institute for Innovation and Health Research, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal
Interests: nephrology; chronic kidney disease; cardiovascular risk; peritoneal dialysis; hypertension; endothelial dysfunction; biomarkers; IgA nephropathy; FGF23, microbiome
Prof. Dr. Marisa Carrasco
Department of Psychology, New York University, 6 Washington Place, Room 971, New York, NY 10003, USA
Interests: visual attention and contrast sensitivity; visual attention and spatial resolution; visual attention and perceptual organization; visual search: perception and attention; perception and attention
Prof. Dr. Mark H. Lewis
Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: repetitive behavior; basal ganglia; neurodevelopmental disorders; autism spectrum disorder; behavioral neuroscience
Dr. Nadia Rucci
Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Sciences, University of L'Aquila, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: bone; bone metastases; osteoporosis
Dr. Emilio Nardi
Department of Health Promotion, Mother and Child Care, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties (PROMISE), Università di Palermo, 129 - 90127 Palermo, Italy
Interests: cardiology; internal medicine; echocardiography; hypertension; cardiovascular risk; chronic kidney disease
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Dr. Yuji Nozaki

Division of Hematology and Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Kinki University, 2-377 Ohno-Higashi, Osaka-Sayama, Osaka, Japan
Interests: cytokine; renal disease; rheumatoid arthritis; autoimmune disease; biological agents
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Prof. Dr. Christina Piperi
Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 11527 Athens, Greece
Interests: neuroinflammation; neuro-oncology; neurodegeneration; epigenetics; histone modifications; signal transduction
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Prof. Dr. Zvezdan Pirtošek
Department of Neurology, Univerzitetni Klinični Center Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: movement disorders; dementia; cognitive neuroscience
Prof. William John Ribbans

The County Clinic, University of Northampton, Northampton NN1 5PH, UK
Interests: orthopaedic surgery; sports medicine and injuries; musculoskeletal genetics
Dr. Brice Rotureau
Trypanosome Transmission Group, Trypanosome Cell Biology Unit, INSERM U1201 & Department of Parasites and Insect Vectors, Institut Pasteur, 25, rue du Docteur Roux, 75015 Paris, France
Interests: parasitology; medical entomology; epidemiology; trypanosomatids; leishmaniases; trypanosomiases
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Dr. Jae Kyu Ryu
1. Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA
2. Department of Neurology and Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA
Interests: coagulation; neuro-immunology; innate immunity; autoimmunity; neurodegenerative disease
Dr. Alberto Rábano
Head of the Neuropathology Department and Scientific Director of the CIEN Tissue Bank. CIEN Foundation, Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Interests: Clinical and molecular neuropathology of neurodegenerative diseases; dementia; movement disorders; comparative neurology; evolutionary aspects of human neurological disorders; biospecimen science and biobanking; theoretical neurobiology
Dr. Marta Sacchetti
Department of Sense Organs, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: cornea; allergy; neuropeptides; ocular surface
Dr. Marina Saresella
IRCCS, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, 20162 Milan, Italy
Interests: neuroinflammation; cytokines; inflammasome; lymphocyte immunophenotype; multiple sclerosis; Alzheimer's disease; neurodevelopment disorders
Prof. Dr. Jae-Jeong Shim
College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
Interests: pulmonology; chronic obstructive lung disease; respiratory
Dr. Teruna Siahaan
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
Interests: drug delivery; drug delivery to the brain; treatment of brain diseases; peptide-conjugates; protein-conjugates; targeting immune cells; suppressing autoimmune diseases; antigenic peptides
Dr. Peter Silburn
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia
Interests: brain neurophysiology and neuromodulation in health; disease neurodegenerative; neuropsychiatric disorders
Prof. Dr. Payaningal R. Somanath
Department of Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia, HM102 – Augusta University, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
Interests: cardiovascular biology; acute lung injury; lung fibrosis; vascular permeability; cancer metastasis; tumor angiogenesis
Prof. Dr. Michael Tanzer
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Montréal, QC H3G 1A4, Canada
Interests: orthopaedic arthroplasty - hip and knees; osseointegration; new ingrowth technologies, orthopaedic infections; additive manufacturing
Prof. Dr. Paolo Tondi
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, 00168 Rome, Italy
Interests: sonic hedgehog; microparticles; peripheral artery disease
Prof. Dr. Ewa M. Urbańska
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Chair and Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University of Lublin, 20-090 Lublin, Poland
Interests: excitotoxicity; neurodegeneration; depression; schizophrenia; glutamate; kynurenines; kynurenic acid; endothelium; cardiovascular disease
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Dr. Chiara Villa
Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, 20900 Monza, Italy
Interests: genetics; Alzheimer’s disease; non-coding RNAs; neurodegeneration; epilepsy; brain; biomarkers
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Prof. Dr. Zeev Weiner
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa 3109601, Israel
Interests: fetal physiology; fetal imaging; fetal malformations; fetal development; early fetal anatomy scan
Prof. Dr. Tissa Wijeratne
Department of Neurology, The Sunshine Hospital, WHCRE level three, St Albans, VIC 3021, Australia
Interests: stroke; neuroimmunology; Covid19; migraine; Parkinson’s disease; education; advocacy
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Prof. Dr. Huang-Ping Yu
1. Department of Anesthesiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 5 Fuxing Street, Kweishan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
2. School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Kweishan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
Interests: anesthesiology; critical care medicine; emergency medicine; inflammation; surgery; transplantation; sepsis; hemorrhagic shock; molecular biology
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Dr. Kezhong Zhang
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Interests: endoplasmic reticulum (ER); cellular stress responses; autoimmune disease; metabolic disease
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