Editorial Board
Editor-in-Chief
Baohong Zhang, PhD
Department of Biology, East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858, USA
Interests: Cellular and molecular biology; Biotechnology; Environmental toxicology; Genomics; Cotton
Associate Editors
Tsong-Long Hwang, PhD
College of Human Ecology, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, 259 Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kweishan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan; Graduate Institute of Natural Products, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, 259 Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kweishan, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
Interests: Inflammopharmacology; Innate immunity; Signal transduction; Phytomedicine; Drug discovery
Yehia Mechref, MD
Paul W. Horn Distinguished Professor; Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation; Director, TTU Center for Biotechnology & Genomics; d Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
Interests: Analytical; Bioanalytical; Chemical separation; Glycomics; Glycoproeomics/proteomics
Editorial Board Members
Carlos Alfaro, MD
Centre for Applied Medical Research, PamCentre for Applied Medical Research, Universidad de Navarra, Av. Pio XII 55, 31008 Pamplona, Spainplona, Spain
Interests: Cancer Immunology; Immunotherapy; Clinical Trials
Agostinho Antunes, MD
CIIMAR/CIMAR, Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto, Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões, Av. General Norton de Matos, s/n, 4450-208 Porto, Portugal; Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal
Interests: Evolutionary Genomics; Microbial Genomics; Toxicogenomics; Conservation Genomics; Bioinformatics; Biotechnology
Piotr T. Bednarek, MD
Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute, NRI, Radzików, 05-870, Błonie, Poland
Interests: Molecular genetics; Cytoplasmic male sterility in cereals; Pollen fertility restoration; Genetic mapping; Association mapping; Epigenetics; DNA methylation; Tissue cultures
Elisa Belluzzi, MD
Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, University of Padova, 35128 Padova, Italy
Interests: Musculoskeletal Diseases; Biomarkers; Bone Cancer; Chondrosarcoma; Osteoarthritis; Inflammation; Aging; Infrapatellar Fat Pad; Meniscus; Cartilage; Synovial Membrane; Synovial Fluid
George Calin, MD
Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Center for RNA Interference and Non-coding RNAs, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Interests: Non-coding RNA; microRNA; Cancer; Metastasis
Antoni Camins, PhD
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Science, University of Barcelona, Spain
Interests: Alzheimer; Aging; Apoptosis; Neuropharmacology; Epilepsy
Emanuele Luigi Carniel, PhD
Head of the Centre for Mechanics of Biological Materials, University of Padova, 35122 Padova PD, Italy
Interests: Mechanical functionality of biological Tissues and structures
Samuela Cataldi, MD
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, 06126 Perugia, Italy
Interests: Lipid metabolism; Cell signaling; Vitamin D; Cancer; Neurodegeneration
Arthur J. Chu, PhD
Adjunct Professor in Biology, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, USA
Interests: Blood coagulation/thrombosis; Intermediate metabolism; Lipid chemistry & biochemistry; Gastrointestinal fat absorption; Lipoprotein metabolism; Atherosclerosis; Membrane biology; Fibrinolysis; Signal transduction; Sepsis; Inflammation
Luigi Cipolloni, MD, PhD
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Forensic Medicine, University of Foggia, 71122 Foggia FG, Italy
Interests: Forensic Pathology; Forensic Histopathology
Rene Cortese, MD
Children Health Research Institute and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health. School of Medicine. University of Missouri. Columbia, MO, USA; Core Faculty, Institute for Data Science and Informatics. University of Missouri. Columbia, MO, USA
Interests: Epigenetics; Cell-free DNA; Cancer; Sleep; Developmental origin of disease
Undurti N. Das, MD
CEO/CSO of UND Life Sciences, 2221 NW 5th St, Battle Ground, WA 98604, USA; Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board, ASHA Nutrition, CA, USA
Interests: Cancer; Diabetes mellitus; Lupus; Coronary heart disease; Atherosclerosis; Sepsis; Radiation protection
Margaret M. DeAngelis, MD
Department of Ophthalmology and Ira G. Ross Eye Institute, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo/State University of New York (SUNY), VA Western NY Healthcare System (VAWNYHS), USA
Interests: Genetics of Age Related Macular Degeneration; Systems-biology Analysis; Glaucoma; Investigation of Protected Populations
Alessandro Delitala, MD
Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari 07100, Italy.
Interests: Thyroid disorders; Subclinical hypothyroidism; Subclinical hyperthyroidism; Cardiovascular disease; Pulse wave velocity
Pierre Devaux, MD
Florimond-Desprez—Recherche & Innovation, 3 rue Florimond Desprez, POB 41, 59242 Cappelle-en-Pévèle, France
Interests: Plant Breeding; Biotechnology; Applied Genetics; Omics; Molecular Markers; Doubled Haploidy; Genomic Selection; Marker-assisted Selection; Genome Editing; In vitro Culture
Graziana Digiacomo, MD
Laboratory of Experimental Oncology, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
Interests: Cell Culture; Oncology; Molecular and Cell Biology; Signaling Pathways; Hepatocarcinoma; Lung Cancer; CDK4/6-Inhibitors; Macrophages; Angiogenesis; Cell Migration and Invasion; Target Therapy; Western Blot Analysis; Gene Expression
Qingping Dou, PhD
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Department of Oncology, School of Medicine Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201-2013, USA
Interests: Molecular targeting; Cancer prevention; Drug discovery; Ubiquitin-proteasome pathways; Proteasome inhibitors; Natural products; Signaling; Therapeutics
Thomas Efferth, MD
Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
Interests: Natural Products; Transcriptomics; Network Pharmacology; Personalized Medicine; Virtual Drug Screening
Richard H.W. Funk, PhD
Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, Institute of Anatomy, University of Technology (TU) Dresden, 01307 Dresden, Germany
Interests: Anatomy; Physiology; Biophysics
Piergiorgio Gentile, PhD
School of Engineering, Newcastle University, Claremont Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
Interests: Biomaterials; Tissue engineering; Scaffolds
Pietro Gentile, MD, PhD
Researcher of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
Interests: Adipose stem cells; Stromal vascular fraction; Platelet rich plasma; Growth factors; Fat graft; Platelet rich lipotransfert; Fat tissue; Regenerative surgery; Regenerative medicine; Plastic surgery
Alexandros G. Georgakilas, PhD
DNA Damage Laboratory, Physics Department, School of Applied Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Interests: Radiation biology; DNA damage and repair; Biomarker discovery for efficient radiation therapy; Bioinformatics
Emiliano Giardina, MD
Molecular Genetics Laboratory UILDM, Santa Lucia Foundation, 00142 Rome, Italy; Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, Tor Vergata University, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: Genes and genetics
Edgar Grinstein, MD
Department of Haematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology, Heinrich Heine University, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany
Interests: Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells; Signal Transduction; Molecular Cancer
Gary Hardiman, MD
School of Biological Sciences, Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS), Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland, UK Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Interests: Computational Biology; Genomics and Genetics; Big Data; Endocrine Disruption; Contaminants of Emerging Concern; Bisphenol A; Impacts of MNPs on Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems; Bioplastics; Prostate Cancer; Non Coding RNAs
Gaetano Isola, MD
Department of General Surgery and Surgical-Medical Specialties, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: Periodontology; Oral diseases; Oral biomarkers
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Ruslan Kalendar, MD
Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE, University of Helsinki, Biocenter 3, Viikinkaari 1, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: Genomics and Evolution; Biology of Mobile Elements; Applications as Markers for Biodiversity and Breeding; Identification of Mobile Elements; Bioinformatics (String Searching and Complexity Analysis, Search of Repeats, DNA Alignment and Assembly, PCR Primer/Probe Design)
Khaleque Newaz Khan, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Clinical and Translational Research Center, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, 465 Kajii-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8566, Japan
Interests: Molecular Biology; Reproductive Biology
Hidetsugu Kohzaki, PhD
Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Teacher Education, Shumei University, , Yachiyo, Chiba 276-0003, Japan
Interests: Anatomy; Physiology; Immunology; Microbiology; Biochemistry
William Konigsberg, PhD
Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Interests: Biochemistry; Biophysics; Blood coagulation; DNA replication; Genetics; Molecular biology
Yiannis Kourkoutas, MD
Laboratory of Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Interests: Functional cultures; Food & gut microbiome; Probiotics/prebiotics; Human nutrition; Antimicrobials
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Antonio Simone Laganà, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “Filippo Del Ponte” Hospital, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
Interests: Minimally Invasive Gynecology; Laparoscopy; Hysteroscopy; Female Infertility; Endometriosis; Reproductive Immunology; Gynecological Endocrinology
Igor Lavrov, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology & Department of Biomedical Engineering, Mayo clinic, Rochester, USA
Interests: Neuromodulation; Spinal cord injury; Neuroprosthetics; Neurorehabilitation; Motor control
Elena Levantini, PhD
Department of Medicine - Hematology/Oncology Division, Beth Israel; Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue - CLS 428, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Interests: Oncology; Lung cancer; Hematopoiesis
Guangbi Li, PhD
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, MMRB, Room 3055, 1220 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
Interests: Chronic kidney disease; Nephrotic syndrome; Glomerular disease; Renal medullary regulation of blood pressure
Felice Lorusso, MD
Department of Innovative Technologies in Medicine & Dentistry, University of Chieti-Pescara, Via dei Vestini 31, 66100 Chieti, Italy
Interests: Dental Implants; Dentistry; Oral Surgery; Osseointegration; Bone Resorption; Dental Biomaterials
Fabiola Marino, MD
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Magna Graecia University, Viale Europa, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: Adult Cardiac Stem Cells; Cardiac Regeneration; MicroRNA; piRNA; Heart Development; Aging
Cristina Mollica, MD
Department of Statistical Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
Interests: Ordinal Data Models; Mixture Models; Latent Variable Models; Biostatistics; Bayesian Inference; MCMC Methods; Software
Alan L. Munn, PhD
School of Medical Science, and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Parklands, QLD, Australia
Interests: Molecular Biology; Cell Biology; Genetics
Shanmugam Muruganandan, PhD
Department of Biology, Northeastern University, College of Science, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: Molecular biology; Endocrinology; Cell biology
Gianluca Nazzaro, MD
Department of Physiopathology and Transplantation, University of Milan Dermatology Unit - IRCCS Ca' Granda Foundation Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Via Pace, 9-20122 Milano, Italy
Interests: Dermoscopy; Dermatopathology; Tropical Dermatology; Ultrasonography; History of Medicine
Michele Papa, MD
Human Anatomy School of Medicine, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Via Luciano Armanni, 5, 80138, Naples, Italy
Interests: Study of striatal neurons by double labeling techniques
Graham Pawelec, MD
Experimental Immunology, Department of Immunology, University of Tübingen, 72076 Tübingen, Germany; Cancer Solutions Program, Health Sciences North Research Institute, Sudbury, ON P3E 2H2, Canada
Interests: Cancer immunotherapy; Immune monitoring; Vaccination; Immune ageing in humans
Nives Pećina-Šlaus, MD
Department of Biology, Head of the Laboratory of Neuro-oncology Croatian Institute for Brain Research School of Medicine University of Zagreb, Šalata 3, HR-10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: Cancer Genetics; Wnt Signaling Pathway; Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition; Brain Tumorigenesis; Tumor Suppressor Genes and Oncogenes
Angela Roberta Lo Piero, MD
Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 98, 95123, Catania, Italy
Interests: Plant Genetics; Plant Epigenetics; Plant Transcriptomics; Abiotic and Biotic Stress
Alessandro Poggi, MD
Molecular Oncology and Angiogenesis Unit, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, 16132 Genova GE, Italy
Interests: Blood and Bone Marrow; Cancer; Immune System; Signaling
Venerando Rapisarda, MD
Occupational Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, "Policlinic-S. Marco" University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 87, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: Occupational medicine; Industrial toxicology; Environmental hygiene; Occupational oncogenesis; Vaccine preventable diseases; Biological risk
Luigi Santacroce, MD
Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Interests: Human Microbiota; Probiotics; Nutraceuticals; Essential Oils; Oncology; Regenerative Medicine; Stem Cells; History of Medicine
Robert H. Schneider, MD
Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA, USA
Interests: Preventive medicine; Internal medicine; Cardiology; Clinical hypertension; Complementary and alternative medicine; Physiology; Heart disease; High blood pressure; Stress and cardiovascular risk factors
Roberto Scicali, MD
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Internal Medicine, Garibaldi Hospital, Via Palermo 636, 95122, Catania, Italy
Interests: Dyslipidemias; Lipid lowering therapies; Diabetes
Sergey V. Sennikov, MD
Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution "Research Institute of Fundamental and Clinical Immunology" (RIFCI), Novosibirsk, Russia Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia
Interests: Antitumor immunity; Alternative splicing; Allele polymorphism; Cytokines; Dendritic cells vaccine
Yasuhito Shimada, MD
Mie University Zebrafish Drug Screening Center, Japan; Asst. Prof., Department of Integrative Pharmacology, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Interests: Chemical screening; Drug discovery; Bioinformatics; Zebrafish; Obesity; Cancer; Disease models; Transcriptome; Microbiome
Vitaly Sorokin, MD
Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Interests: Genomics in Cardiovascular Diseases; Type A Aortic Dissection; Minimally Invasive Technology in Cardio-Vascular Surgery
William L. Stone, PhD
James H Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 3761, USA
Interests: System medicine; Molecular biology; Cancers; Proteomics
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Xiaolei Tang, MD
Physiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Long Island University, 720 Northern Blvd., Room 210 Roth Hall, Brookville, NY 11548, USA
Interests: Regulatory T (Treg) cells and the role of immune system in tissue repair
Rajeshwar Tekmal, PhD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
Interests: Cancer; Endocrine System; Molecular biology
Luca Testarelli, PhD, DDS
Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: Endodontics; Restorative dentistry; Oral surgery; Dental implantology; Prosthetics
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Shizuka Uchida, MD
Center for RNA Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University, DK-2450 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: Bioinformatics; Cardiovascular; Database; Epitranscriptomics; Long non-coding RNA; MicroRNA; Non-coding RNA; RNA-seq; Transcriptomics
Alfonso Urbanucci, MD
Department of Tumor Biology, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
Interests: Prostate cancer; Bromodomain; Cancer research; Chromatin; DNA damage response; Gene regulation; Nuclear receptors; Breast cancer; Transcriptomics; Precision medicine
Tao Wang, MD, PhD
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Interests: Molecular mechanisms of genetic cardiovascular diseases; iPSC modelling of genetic vascular and neurovascular conditions; Neurovascular interactions and vascular dementia; Notch signalling in human cardiovascular system; Vascular engineering and Nano-medicine
Peter Wong, MD
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Fels Institute for Cancer Research & Molecular Biology, 3307 N Broad Street, AHB, Rm 552, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
Interests: Cell Biology; Immune System; Microbiology; Molecular Biology
Guoyao Wu, PhD
Animal Science and Nutrition, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Interests: Amino acids and protein; Nutrition; Health
Changxue Xu, PhD
Department of Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA
Interests: 3D bioprinting and biofabrication of vascular structures; Filament thinning and droplet formation of viscoelastic bioink; Guided cell migration on microtopographic surfaces; Fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces for drag reduction and oil/water separation
Hongwei Yao, MD
Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry (Research), Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, 185 Meeting Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA
Interests: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Pulmonary fibrosis; Oxidative stress; Inflammatory responses; Cellular senescence/premature aging; Mitochondrial dysfunction; Metabolism
Neven Zarkovic, PhD, MD
Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Division of Molecular Medicine, Bijenicka 54, HR-1000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: Oxidative stress; Lipid peroxidation; Cancer growth control; Immunochemistry; Pathophysiology
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