Section Editors

Section Board for 'Physiology and Pathology' (65)

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Prof. Dr. Nicola Smania
Section Editor-in-Chief
1. Neuromotor and Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Center (CRRNC), Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, 37129 Verona, Italy
2. Neurorehabilitation Unit, AOUI Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
Interests: neurorehabilitation; rehabilitation; posture; physical rehabilitation; musculoskeletal disorders; movement analysis biomechanics; exercise science; sports injuries; muscle function
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Dr. Nicola Valè
Neuromotor and Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Centre (CRRNC), Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Verona University, Neurorehabilitation Unit, Borgo Roma University Hospital, 37134 Verona, Italy
Interests: motor control; movement analysis biomechanics; rehabilitation; neurorehabilitation; posture; surface electromyography
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Dr. Peter Kruzliak
2nd Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University and St. Anne's University Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: molecular biology; genetics; biomarkers; inflammation; cytokines; pathophysiology; inflammatory diseases; ischemia-reperfusion injury
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Dr. Julien Brugniaux
HP2 laboratory (Inserm 1300), Grenoble Alpes University, 38400 Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France
Interests: physiology; vascular physiology; exercise physiology; altitude; hypoxia; cerebrovascular physiology
Prof. Dr. Peter Claus
SMATHERIA gGmbH – Non-Profit Biomedical Research Institute, D-30625 Hannover, Germany
Interests: neurodegenerative diseases; motoneuron diseases; motoneuron; spinal muscular atrophy; cellular signaling; growth factors; nuclear bodies
Dr. Takashi Abe
Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management, School of Applied Science, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38577, USA
Interests: facial muscle training; facial rejuvenation; orofacial strength
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Dr. Ferenc A. Antoni
Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, Deanery of Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK
Interests: neuroendocrinology of the stress response; GABAa receptors; cognitive function in preclinical models; intracellular signalling
Prof. Dr. Maxim Bazhenov
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 92521, USA
Interests: memory; learning; sleep; information coding; epileptogenesis; olfaction; neuroscience inspired artificial intelligence; computational neuroscience
Prof. Dr. Antonio Bellastella
Department of Endocrinology, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", 80100, Naples, Italy
Interests: endocrine autoimmunity; pituitary; thyroid; adrenal disorders; male hypogonadism; endocrine rhythms
Prof. Dr. Zdenka Bendova

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Vinicná 7,128 43 Prague 2, Czech Republic
Interests: circadian clock; human and animal chronobiology; light effects on mammalian physiology; hypothalamus; retina; vision; sensory physiology
Prof. Dr. Antonio Benedetti
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Marche Polytechnic University, 60126 Ancona, Italy
Interests: inflammasome; NLRP3; cholangiocyte; gut–liver axis; clinical gastroenterology (division);liver transplantation; chronic liver disease; chronic inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)
Dr. Sabine Bensamoun
UMR CNRS 7338 - Lab. Biomechanics and Bioengineering, University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), CS 60319 - 60203 Compiègne, France
Interests: tissue engineering; biomechanics; motor learning and motor control; biomedical devices; biomedical engineering; elastography; magnetic resonance; ultrasound
Prof. Dr. Alexander L. Borowsky
Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California Davis Health, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Interests: molecular oncology; pathology of mouse models of cancer; modeling pre-cancer to investigate mechanisms of neoplastic progression
Prof. Dr. Kenneth S. Campbell
College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
Interests: muscle mechanics; mathematical modeling; boiochemistry and histology; biobanking and human samples; heart failure
Dr. Deliang Cao
Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, 913 N Rutledge St., Springfield, IL 62794, USA
Interests: molecular oncology; intestinal immunology; cancer markers; experimental therapeutics
Prof. Dr. Alejandro Cerviño
Department of Optics & Optometry & Vision Sciences, University of Valencia, 46010 València, Spain
Interests: physiological optics; ocular accommodation; ocular autofluorescence; ocular surface; refractive correction
Dr. Christine Chappard
B3OA, UMR CNRS 7052, INSERM U1271, Université de Paris, 75010 Paris, France
Interests: osteo-articular diseases; osteoporosis; osteoarthritis; bone imaging; synchrotron radiation; X-rays; physiopathology
Prof. Dr. Matthias Clauss
Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology and Microbiology & Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Interests: premature endothelial cell senescence; endothelial progenitor cells; stress related cell signaling; hypoxia in the pulmonary vasculature; endothelial apoptosis; viral infections; HIV; pulmonary diseases
Prof. Dr. Sanda M. Cretoiu
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 'Carol Davila' University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 8 Eroii Sanitari Blvd., 050474 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: telocytes; interstitial cells; extracellular vesicles; miRNAs; microbiome
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Dr. Maxim E. Darvin
Center of Experimental and Applied Cutaneous Physiology (CCP), Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Interests: skin physiology; skin barrier function; non-invasive analysis; photoprotection; antioxidants; spectroscopy; microscopy
Dr. Tammo Delhaas
Department of BioMedical Engineering, Maastricht University, 6211 LK Maastricht, The Netherlands
Interests: cardiac mechanics; cardiovascular systems biology; cardiovascular computational modeling; congenital heart diseases
Dr. Mukesh Dhamala
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Interests: cognitive neuroscience; computational neuroscience; neurophysics; neuroimaging techniques; brain data analysis methods
Prof. Dr. Christian Doerig
Biomedical Sciences Cluster, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: molecular parasitology; malaria; kinomics of parasitic infections; signalling
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Prof. Dr. Francesca Larese Filon
Department of Medicine, Surgery and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, 34127 Trieste, Italy
Interests: contact dermatitis; patch test; occupational dermatitis; skin absorption of chemicals; skin protection
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Prof. Dr. Robert Gabriel
Department of Experimental Zoology and Neurobiology, University of Pecs, 7602 Pecs, Hungary
Interests: retina and visual system; neurodegeneration and rescue; development and aging
Prof. Dr. Paola Gamba
Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin, 10124 Turin, Italy
Interests: cholesterol; Alzheimer’s disease; atherosclerosis
Dr. András Garami
Department of Thermophysiology, Institute for Translational Medicine, University of Pecs, H-7624 Pecs, Hungary
Interests: thermophysiology; thermoregulation; fever; hypothermia; hyperthemia; thermal biology; TRP channels; TRPV1; capsaicin
Dr. Panagiotis Georgianos
Faculty of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: renal physiology; phlebology; peritoneal dialysis renal disease; clinical nephrology; chronic kidney failure; acute; kidney injury; renal; biomedical science; renin-angiotensin system; diabetes; cardiovascular risk; kidney; hemodialysis; chronic renal failure; arterial stiffness; chronic kidney disease; dialysis; blood pressure; hypertension
Dr. Francesca Grassi
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Rome "La Sapienza", 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: functional properties of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors; biological effects of random signals; computational approaches to disease progression
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Dr. Angus Hunter
Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK
Interests: exercise science; muscle physiology; exercise physiology; skeletal muscle physiology; muscle; electric stimulation; electromyography; physiology; surface EMG; exercise performance
Dr. Barbara Illi
Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology - National Research Council (IBPM-CNR), Department of Biology and Biotecnology, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: epigenetics; stem cells (including cancer stem cells); gene expression; molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis; transcription factors; chromatin remodelling enzymes; post-translational modifications
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Prof. Dr. Ivone Jakasa
Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: analytical chemistry; chromatography; analytical toxicology; dermatotoxicology; skin Barrier; dermal absorption; skin lipids; non-invasive techniques
Prof. Dr. Young Ho Kim
School of Life Science and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
Interests: cell cycle regulation; oxidative stress and mitochondrial damage; apoptosis mechanisms; cancer cell death by anticancer agents; cell signaling pathway; T cell biology and amino acid metabolism; immune adjuvant
Dr. Yong-Lim Kim
Division of Nephrology, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41944, Korea
Interests: dialysis; kidney fibrosis; peritoneal pathology; chronic kidney disease; kidney transplantation
Prof. Dr. Ron Kohen
Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 9112102, Israel
Interests: antioxidants; skin oxidative stress; skin microbiome; skin defense mechanisms; Nrf2-keap1 pathway; skin aging; non-invasive techniques; biological redox
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Dr. Emanuela Locati
Department of Arrhythmology, IRCCS San Donato Hospital, San Donato Milanese, 20097 Milan, Italy
Interests: arrhythmias; atrial fibrillation; pacemakers; cardiac electrophysiology; cardiomyopathies; clinical electrophysiology; heart rate variability; HRV; cardiac arrhythmias; ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
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Dr. Nicola Maggio
Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Ramal Aviv, Israel
Interests: hippocampus; LTP; synaptic plasticity; memory; stress; behavior
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Dr. Andrew D. McCulloch
Department of Bioengineering and Medicine, Institute for Engineering in Medicine, Interfaces Graduate Training program, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
Interests: cardiac mechanics; cardiac systems biology; cardiac computational modeling; cardiac biophysics; heart failure
Prof. Dr. Alberto E. Minetti
Laboratory of Physiomechanics of Locomotion, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, University of Milan, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: biomechanics; physiology; locomotion; muscle; models; astrobiology; adaptation; gravity; human; animal; passive tools; theoretical biology
Prof. Dr. Mindie H. Nguyen
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Medicine - Med/Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Liver Transplant and by Courtesy - Epidemiology and Population Health, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Interests: hepatocellular carcinoma; hepatitis B; hepatitis C; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; ethnic disparity; epidemiology; real-world studies; clinical trials; global health; international consortium
Prof. Dr. Norbert Nighoghossian
Hopital Neurologique et Neurochirurgical Pierre Wertheimer, 69500 Lyon, France
Interests: stoke management acute setting; prevention; stroke imaging; physiopathology
Dr. Akio Oishi
Department of Ophthalmology, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki 852-8102, Japan
Interests: retina; visual fields; retinal degeneration; macular degeneration; photoreceptor cells; optical coherence tomography
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Prof. Dr. Beatriz Pardo Merino
Centro de Biología Molecular "Severo Ochoa" (CBMSO, UAM-CSIC), 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: mitochondrial carriers; mitochondria; excitotoxicity; myelination; neuroprotection; mitochondrial disorders; neurodegeneration; neuroenergetics; Aralar/AGC1; malate-aspartate NADH shuttle
Prof. Dr. Yongseek Park
Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Korea
Interests: vascular biology; diabetes; oxidative stress; inflammation; autophagy; atherosclerosis; artificial vessels; mitochondria
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Prof. Dr. R. Paul Robertson
Divisions of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Departments of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
Interests: pathophysiology and treatment of type 2 diabetes; pancreas and islet transplantation; glucose toxicity and oxidative stress
Dr. Wenceslao Peñate
Universidad de La Laguna, 38200 La Laguna, Spain
Interests: depressive disorders; neuroimaging
Prof. Dr. Barbara Picconi
Università San Raffaele, 00166 Roma, Italy
Interests: neuroscience; neurodegenerative disorders; electrophysiology; neurophysiologi; synaptic plasticity; brain
Prof. Dr. Danuta Radzioch
Department of Medicine and Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, QC H4A 3J1, Canada
Interests: inflammation; cystic fibrosis; asthma; genetics of asthma
Dr. Morayma Reyes Gil
Hematology and Coagulation Labs, Department of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY 10461, USA
Interests: coagulation; vascular biology; vascular regeneration; perivascular stem cells; hematology; thrombosis; COVID19 coagulopathy; sickle cell anemia; bleeding; von Willebrand factor; platelet disorders; neutrophil extracellular traps
Dr. Michela Rugolo

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, 40126 Bologna BO, Italy
Interests: mitochondrial physiology; respiratory complexes supramolecular organization; mitochondrial dysfunctions; MT-CYB mutations and complex III stability; mitochondrial network dynamics; OPA1 protein; mitochondria-lysosomes interactions
Prof. Dr. Larry D. Sanford
Department of Pathology and Anatomy, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
Interests: brain physiology; EEG; neurophysiology; polysomnography; neuroscience; neurobiology; sleep; neuropharmacology; electroencephalography; physiology
Dr. Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Milan, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
Interests: hyperbaric oxygen therapy; rheumatic diseases
Dr. Byung-Chang Suh
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Daegu 42988, Korea
Interests: ion channel modulation; phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate; G protein-coupled receptor; epilepsy
Prof. Dr. Andrea Tubaro
Department of Urology, Sapienza University, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: bladder outlet obstruction; BPH; urinary incontinence; prostate cancer
Prof. Dr. Monica Ulivelli
Department of Medical Science, Surgery and Neuroscience, Università degli Studi di Siena, Si 53019, Italy
Interests: multiple sclerosis; inflammatory demyelinating diseases; clinical neurology; neuroepidemiology
Prof. Dr. Henning Ulrich
Neuroscience Laboratory, Institute of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo 05508-070, Brazil
Interests: capillary electrophoresis; aptamers; biosensorics; affinity chromatography
Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Valeriani
IRCCS Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, 00146 Rome, Italy
Interests: headache; migraine; child neurology; pain; clinical neurophysiology; multiple sclerosis; ADEM; children; adolescents
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Prof. Dr. Roberto Verna
World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, c/o MZinternational, via Carlo Farini 81 Milano and Sapienza University of Rome, Dept. Of Experimental Medicine, Viale Regina Elena, 324, 00161 Roma RM, Italy
Interests: aging; dyslipidemias; endocrinology and metabolic diseases; clinical value of laboratory; molecular oncology
Prof. Dr. Guido Viel
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padova, 35122 Padua, Italy
Interests: forensic pathology; radiology; toxicology; systems biology; metabolomics; alcohol abuse
Prof. Dr. Maria Pilar Vinardell
Department of Biochemiistry and Physiology and Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IN2UB), University of Barcelona, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: study of antioxidants of natural origin; development of models of ocular and dermal irritation in vitro; development of skin sensitization models in vitro; nanotoxicology
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Prof. Dr. Jean-Louis Vincent
Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Bruxelles, Belgium
Interests: sepsis; acute circulatory failure (circulatory shock) and its treatment; oxygen transport; haemodynamic monitoring; ethical aspects of intensive care
Prof. Dr. Paul Wood
Metabolomics Unit, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN, USA
Interests: metabolomics and lipidomics of diseases and disease models
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Prof. Dr. Jung U. Yoo
School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
Interests: bone disorders; cervical spine; revision surgery; spinal surgery; spine
Dr. Hyeong Gon Yu
Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul National University, Hospital, and Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-744, Korea
Interests: age-related macular degeneration; retinitis pigmentosa; retinal stem cells; pathologic myopia
Dr. Charlotte von Gall
Institute of Anatomy II, Heinrich-Heine-University, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
Interests: cryptochromes; circadian rhythms; suprachiasmatic nucleus
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