Neuroscience & Psychology Editorial Board
- Jerome PalazzoloInternational University Senghor
Jérôme Palazzolo is psychiatrist in Nice (France), part-time lecturer at the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis and professor of Health Psychology at the International Senghor University of Alexandria (Egypt). Specialized in Psychopharmacology and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, he is the author of many reference articles as well as several works treating various psychiatric practices (https://www.facebook.com/Dr.Palazzolo/)
- D.SivaramanSathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
Dr.D.Sivaraman is a Pharmacologist who received his Ph.D in the field of neurodegenerative disease from The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R. Medical University. He is currently serving as a distinguished Scientist at the research and development unit of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai. Dr.D.Sivaraman is a recognized expert on Toxicological and Pharmacological profiling of synthetic molecule, new drug entities, herbs and other AYUSH formulations in selective pre-clinical animal models. He is accomplished researcher in neurodegenerative disorders. Having excellent skills in Experimental Pharmacology, Animal research, In-vivo, In-vitro and In-Silico screening models for the evaluation of safety and efficacy of investigational molecules. Further, his expertise widely covers Alzheimer’s research, Molecular biology, Novel Drug Delivery Systems and Phytomedicine. As a passionate researcher so far he has published more than 50 research publications in various international peer reviewed journals including two book publications in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and ulcer research. He is a reviewer and editorial board member of several National and International Journals. Dr.D.Sivaraman is a life member of various professional bodies like Indian Pharmacological Society, Laboratory Animal Scientist Association of India, Indian Pharmacists Association, Asian Council of Science Editors and Tamil Nadu state Pharmacy Council. In 2018 he received International council for lab animal science award for young investigator (ICLAS) an highest accreditation for lab animal scientist followed by this Sir C.V.Raman National Award for excellence in research. In In 2017 he bagged Har Gobind Khorana Best Young Scientist Award. In 2015 he received the most prestigious Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Young Scientist Award. In 2013 he received Motivation of Excellence Award from Governor of Tamil Nadu and in the same year he has received the Dhronachariya Award from Rotary club of ERA, Chennai. In 2012 he received the highest blood donor award from the Indian Red Cross society.
- Takashi IkenoNational Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Takashi Ikeno is 14 years of experience in oncology and neuroscience research. Yokohama City university, Hokkaido university, Aoyama Gakuin university and Saitama medical university. Pharmacoepidemiology and epidemiology research at University of Yamanashi, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP) and National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities. Most recently, I belong to the Data Science Division at SRD Co., Ltd. The Data Science Department consists of two organizations, data management and statistical analysis. I am assigned to both data management and statistical analysis work, but I am mainly engaged in statistical analysis work. In recent years, I am supporting clinical research at the National Cancer Center (NCC).KOL connections: Through the activity in conjunction with the epidemiologic study including the pharmacoepidemiology for patients with mental illness, I built the networks such as a psychiatrist, a nurse or the pharmacist as well as a researcher.Other connections: I am able to collaborate with a broad range of companies including PMDA and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.Communication skills: A presenter for research findings at domestic and international conferences and symposia; has achieved scientific awards. Experience in managing research intra-laboratory, inter-laboratory, and inter-institution collaborations in Japan.
- Neda MousaviSAMT Organization
Neda Mousavi, Ph.D is a Linguistics graduate who has experience in phonetics, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics. With an early focus on acoustic correlates of linguistic components, Dr Mousavi has spent the last 12 years in the field of experimental phonetics. Since 2017, Dr Mousavi has been involved in an interdisciplinary research on Textbook studies, contributing to achieve readability indicators in Persian texts, based on psychological and cognitive approaches. She was Assistant Professor at Isfahan University for two years. She has recently joined to the Center for Research and Development in Humanities (SAMT) in Tehran.
- Charles M. LepkowskyNational Psychologist
Charles M. Lepkowsky, Ph.D. is in private practice in Solvang, California. He is a former chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and a past president of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association. He taught doctoral psychology courses for 14 years, has been on staff at local hospitals for over 30 years, publishes in neurological and psychological journals several times a year, and serves on the editorial boards of several neurological journals. He may be reached at clepkowsky@gmailcom.
Dr. Lepkowsky’s research interests include Geropsychology, Collaborative Care, Neurocognitive Disorders, Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology, Medical Psychotherapy, Information Technology in Health Care, Pain Management, Assessment, Oncology, Family Systems, Object Relations, Person-Centered Approaches, and Community Circles Models.
- Md. Monoarul HaqueBangladesh University of Professionals
Md Monoarul Haque was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He qualified in Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2004 with excellent marks. In 2012 he passed MPhil in Public Health from Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences, under Faculty of Preventive & Social Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University colloraboration with University of Oslo, Norway with remarkable marks. Presently he is doing his PhD under Faculty of Medical Studies in Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). He got NOMA Grant from University of Oslo, Norway for research. Besides he got one year teaching & research fellowship Funded by USAID Developing Next Generation of Public Health Experts Project (NGPHEP). He is a member of Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research. He has number of publications in International Open Access peer reviewed index journals. As a young scientist he is expert on editorial writing also and already lot of editorial has been published. Previously he worked as teaching & research fellow, Faculty of Public Health, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS). At present he is working as Assistant Professor, Fareast International University.
Physiotherapy, Disability, Rehabilitation
- Arnel Bañaga SalgadoRAK Medical & Health Sciences University
Dr. Arnel Bañaga Salgado is a Psychologist & Psychotherapist, a Registered Professional Teacher and a Registered Nurse. He earned his nursing qualifications (B.Sc. Nursing), his Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) and his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees from the Philippines. He practiced as a bedside nurse, as a clinical instructor, lecturer, associate professor V, professor I and eventually as a chief nurse, college administrator, principal and dean. He is licensed and qualified to practice in the Philippines (PRC No. 0228576), Malaysia (TPC No. T3394) and the United Arab Emirates (RN010205). At the start of his career as a young nurse, Dr. Arnel took this graduate studies in nursing education majoring in Medical-Surgical Nursing with sub-specialization in Neurologic Disorders and Geriatric Nursing which he finished and eventually was awarded with Certificate in Teaching as a government scholar of the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute through the Regional Science Development Center and Regional Science Teaching Center (DOST-SEI RSDC/RSTC) from the Saint Louis University, Baguio City. Few years after finishing his Certificate in Teaching (MA in Education), Dr. Arnel decided to try another field, this time in Psychiatric Nursing and Psychology that he practices until now.
Dr. Arnel has a multifaceted expertise in the field of nursing, mental health, teaching and learning, psychology and education. He was trained and certified as a psychiatric nurse instructor by the National Center of Mental Health (NCMH) when he started his teaching career in the Philippines. Since then, his line of practice both in the nursing service and nursing education is on Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing. Earlier, in his life, Dr. Arnel also took courses in Philosophy (AB Philosophy) and Theological Studies from Christ the King Mission Seminary and Adamson University, Manila while getting his formation and training to become a Roman Catholic priest. He taught for over twenty-five years various courses in Nursing, Leadership & Management, Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing and Care of Patients with CNS Disorders and Psychology & Behavioral Sciences (also for the College of Medicine and Dentistry). He also supervises thesis and dissertations on mental health in both degree and graduate degree programs (MA, MS & PhD) in several colleges and universities.
Because of his commitment to develop and improve his mental health practice, he got his education and courses on mental health (MN Psychiatric Nursing) from the University of the Philippines - Manila (UP-Manila) and the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas (MAN Psychiatric Nursing. Eventually he completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to Master of Arts in Teaching) from the premiere university for teachers in the Philippines, the Philippine Normal University (PNU). Since then he was involved with the development of psychosocial nursing interventions, indigenization of psychometric tests, and textbook writing. His thesis and dissertations (Master of Arts in Nursing and Doctor of Education) are all focused on psychometric tests development for adolescents, nursing students and other health professionals.
As an educator, Dr. Arnel is always involved in various committees such as:
Teaching and Learning, Student Affairs, Research, Examination and Vetting as well as
Faculty Development. Lately, he is nominated to become a member of the RAKMHSU Center for Educational Decvelopment and Research (CEDAR). Dr. Arnel always carries out all his tasks with high degree of enthusiasm and excellence.
As a published author, he wrote several books that include Psychology for Nurses published by McGraw-Hill Education and contributed on writing the Philippine contents for the Oxford Handbook of Nursing and Midwifery series. Dr. Arnel is a lifetime member of the Philippine Nurses association (PNA), the East Asia Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS), Association of Deans of the Philippine Colleges of Nursing
(ADPCN), Association of Nursing Service Administration of the Philippines (ANSAP),
Psychological Association of the Philippines and the Beta Nu Delta (BND) Nursing Society. He has presented research papers at national and international conferences held at Silliman University in the Philippines, Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan and other places. Dr. Arnel is also a school psychologist and a board certified teacher. Currently, he is serving as Editorial Board member in several peer reviewed international journals and reputable book publishers like McGraw-Hill and Oxford Education.
Because of his commitment to help in the improvement of himself professionally, he continued his post-doctoral studies eventually earning him a Certificate in Health Informatics from with Distinction from the Health Institute of Informatics at De La Salle University – Manila. He is also training to be a cognitive behavioral therapist, hypnotherapist and special education needs and disability (SEND) specialist. In 2016, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology by research, and in July 2017, Dr. Arnel was awarded his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) with Latin honor, Summa Cum Laude (with highest honor) by the St. James the Elder University, Florida, USA. The Doctor of Psychology degree awarded to Dr. Arnel qualifies him to become a psychotherapist.
My primary research goals are directed toward understanding human behavior by engaging in theoretical, experimental, meta-analysis, philosophical and phenomenological inquiries as well descriptive studies. My future research plans are aimed towards the formulation of new concepts on human behavior and developing models that will benefit the community, academe and students. My ultimate aim is to come out with better understanding of the behavior of students as well as how to help them develop a better understanding of their role as students and how they learn easily inside and outside the classroom. These are all covered in the interdisciplinary academic pursuits that I am particularly engaged in.
The theme of interdisciplinary academic pursuits is pervasive not only in my teaching, but in my research as well. I am equally comfortable discussing ideas with other academics, psychologists, researchers, philosophers and educators. In particular, I am interested on qualitative and quantitative methods, developmental psychology, personality and social psychology, psychology of aesthetics, creativity and arts, educational and school psychology, theoretical and philosophical psychology and lastly, humanistic psychology. In fact, I am a current member of the American Psychological Association (APA) with membership on various divisions that my interests represent. These are: Division 5: The Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology Division 7: Developmental Psychology; Division 8: Society for Personality and Social Psychology; Division 10: Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts; Division 15: Educational Psychology; Division 24: Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology; and Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology.
My work is immediately engaging and accessible to those new to research, and I have directly supervised students who are writing their thesis and
dissertations in both degree and graduate degree programs (MA, MS & Ph.D.) in several colleges and universities. From time to time, I am also engaged in book writing. McGraw-Hill Education published my first successful book, Psychology for Nurses in 2009. Currently, I am engaged in several research projects as an individual researcher and collaborator. Among the projects that I am working now are on the “The Psychology of SHARED Consciousness” and “The Development of SHARED Theory as a New Model of Nursing Care”. I am quite comfortable in coming out with original subjects and research projects since I am trained in my graduate studies to come out with indigenization of new psychometric tests and theory development. In fact, the focus of my master’s thesis and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) dissertation are on the development of new psychometric tests. Finally, I am dedicated to enriching the lives of students outside the classroom. Through student government and committee work, I have advocated for teacher student relationship in the campus, graduate education, and student advising. Through twenty-five years of service in education, I helped many young people gain leadership skills and self-confidence. Perhaps most importantly, I am committed to improving scientific education and research. As a future part of academic support system, I am sure that I can contribute in the development of students and the aspiration for excellence of the university.
- Marcos Roberto Tovani PaloneUniversity of São Paulo
Marcos Roberto Tovani Palone
DDS - 2007 (School of Dentistry of Araçatuba, São Paulo State University), Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry - 2010 (Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, University of São Paulo), Specialist in Syndromes and Craniofacial Anomalies - 2013 (Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, University of São Paulo), MSc in Orofacial Clefts and Related Anomalies - 2014 (Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, University of São Paulo), Specialist in Health Management - 2016 (Federal University of São Paulo), PhD in Experimental Pathology (in degree) – Department of Pathology and Legal Medicine, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.
Neurological disorders,Cleft lip and palate,Pediatric ,dentistry,Pediatrics,Pathology,Public health
- Yoshiaki KikuchiGraduate School of Tokyo Metropolitan University
Executive Secretary (Organizer/ Coordinator) (A member of Science Council of Japan (SCJ), Computational Science Simulation and Engineering Design Committee in which not only engineering groups but also science and literature groups join because this committee includes various areas such as Multi-scale and Multi-Physics and heart & brain. Committee of Simulation for Heart and Brain of SCJ (Science of Council of Japan), Japan National Committee for Computational Mechanics, SCIENCE COUNCIL OF JAPAN 7-22-34, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8555, Japan
・Expert member of review committee of Research Fellowships for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Expert Member of the review committee of the International Exchange Programs.
・Expert Member of the review committee of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
- Shadi SharifiSaudi German Hospital
Dr. Shadi Sharifi has graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Claude Bernard University .She then pursued her postdoctoral training in Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine, at INSERM U480 Lyon-France. She is certified by the French Board of Sleep Medicine
Emirates Neurology society,French Neuroscience society.
She is currently working at Saudi German hospital and Emirates Hospital Dubai. She is considered a regional expert in sleep and related disorders (obesity, breathing, stress, depression, seizure, neurological disease, parasomnia, dyssomnia) and she regularly counsels on these subjects.
- Igor ŠkodacekComenius University
Igor Skodacek graduated in the general medicine from Medical School of Comenius University , Bratislava. He has postgradual diploma I (1977) degree of psychiatry -1988 II. degree of psychiatry. Now he is Head of Dpt. of Child Psychiatry of Medical School, Bratislava. He has Published articles more than 220 and 8 books
- Maria Emilia AndrausUniversidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Adjunct Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brasil.
Clinical Neurophysiologist in Chief, Electroencephalogram Department, General Hospital of Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro, Neurology Service of Prof. Sérgio Novis, Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
Collaborator Professor of Post Graduation Program in Neurology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO).
Collaborator Researcher of Fuzzy Logic Laboratory (LabFuzzy), Coordination of Engineering Post Graduation Program (COPPE), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro;
Collaborator Researcher of The Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Oxford Epilepsy Research Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK.
Epilepsy, EEG, Video-EEG monitoring, Neurology, Neurophysiology
- Dimitrios KanakisUniversity of Nicosia Medical School
Dr Kanakis holds a MD from the University of Novi Sad (Republic of Yugoslavia) and a PhD (Magna Cum Laude) from the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg (Germany). He has received the Specialty of Neuropathology from the Medical Corp of Nordrhein in Düsseldorf/Germany (September 2011) and the Specialty of General Pathology from the General Directorate of Public Health and Social Welfare of the Region of Thessaly in Larissa/Greece (January 2013).
His research interests are predominantly in the fields of Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Degenerative and Demyelinating Diseases, as well as Neuro-Developmental and Neuro-Muscular Disorders.
- Tanusree Sen
- Tanusree Sen, D., joined the University Of Pittsbrghu Department Of Neurological Surgery in March of 2017 as a research assistant professorstudying the regulation of immune response and its influence on cognitive dysfunction following Traumatic brain injury (TBI). As part of her Ph.D. training, she developed expertise in the area of oxidative stress-mediated cellular dysfunctions and brain aging. In 2007 after her graduation, she joined the research group of David Sidransky, MD, at Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Head and Neck Cancer. In Dr. Sidransky lab, Dr. Sen worked on multiple projects unraveling the molecular pathways and mechanism involving in different cancer including cigarette smoking-induced bladder cancer. She studied the mechanism-involved p63 for cell death and chemoresistance in several different cancer. In age-related macular degeneration, she discovered the key role of lens structural protein CRYBA1 in anoikis and autophagy process in mouse retinal astrocytes and retinal pigmented epithelial cells.In 2012, Dr. Sen joined Augusta University and extended her expertise of cellular-molecular biology in the field of immunology, autoimmunity and traumatic brain injury and discovered molecular mechanism regulating neuronal death and memory function after traumatic brain injury.In 2015, Dr. Sen started working as a research assistant professor at the University of Georgia and in the context of the gut-microbiota-inflammation-brain axis and discovered how different diet may contribute to gut microbial dysbiosis, inflammation and subsequently damage to the vagal nerve. Dr. Sen has published 36 papers in cancer, neuroscience, and other fields have a great scientific impact, whichis shown by the citation numbers (1221) with an h-index of 17 and i10-index 23.
Dr. Sen has been continuing her effort to identify a novel function of transcription factor p63 in cognitive function and TBI pathology. Her preliminary data indicate that a transcription factor, p63 contributes to the pathological outcomes of TBI in several layers including regulation of oxidative/ER stress, alteration in mitochondrial structure and function and cognitive impairment. She is currently working on understating the role of p63 in the induction of cell death, edema, and neurogenesis.
In another effort, Dr. Sen recently identified that mitochondrial dysfunction due to decreased mitochondrial mass contributes to cognitive dysfunction following TBI. As a part of the mechanism, she showed that cyclin D1 regulates the transcriptional activity of a key factor, which critically regulates mitochondrial mass following TBI.
In addition, her recent studies have shown that an increase in acetylation of Tau induced by nitric oxide contributes to tauopathy. To elucidate the molecular mechanism, Dr. Sen found that an increase in nitrosylation of a rate-limiting glycolytic enzyme GAPDH facilitates Tau acetylation and tauopathy. She is in the process of understanding whether tau acetylation contributes to tauopathy following TBI.
Furthermore, she has also been working on immune cells modulation in the brain following TBI. Dr. Sen is continuing her effort to identify novel therapeutic strategies to attenuate the inflammatory pathways that contribute to TBI pathology. She is combining her experience of studying oncogenic transcription factors and function of immunological cells with the expertise of studying several aspects of TBI-pathology to accomplish the goals and objectives of current projects.
- Parna PrajapatiCommonwealth University in Richmond
Parna Prajapati is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He earned medical degree from Gujarat University in India, Psychiatry residency training from Cooper University Hospital, and fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.He has also earned Master of Public Health majoring in Epidemiology from University of North Texas. Dr. Prajapati has participated in basic science and clinical research at University of North Texas, University of Pennsylvania, Cooper University Hospital, and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has been writing professionally and contributing to the research field since 2009. Dr. Prajapati is a member is American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Medical Association, Richmond Academy of Medicine, Indo-American Psychiatric Association, and American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. He has won numerous awards, presented posters at international conferences, and published papers in peer reviewed journals.
His areas of interest include mood disorders, measurement based care, epidemiology, neuroscience, and resident education and teaching.
- Sobia HaqqiSir Syed College of Health Sciences
Dr Sobia Haqqi has a fellowship (FCPS-2010) and a membership ( MCPS-2009) in Psychiatry.Her area of expertise is Adult General Psychiatry and her passion is helping women affected with Mental Health Disorders. Her academic roles include heading a psychiatry section at a PMDC recognized Medical College, teaching Behavioral Sciences and Common Psychiatry topics to undergraduates of MBBS and BDS students, conducting lectures and workshops. Her training at the prestigious College of Physician and Surgeons( CPSP) Pakistan,as a Supervisor for Psychiatry Post-graduate exams is underway. Her research publications, both national and international (Pubmed indexed) on Depression, Substance abuse, Women related issues are various. She has been a reviewer for European Journal of Public Health, Eur J Public Health. 2009- present, JPPS-2014, Women and Health-2015, Springer, SpringerOpen and Biomed Central Journals- 2014/15. She is a Trainer for the WHO Mental Health Gap Intervention Guide ( mhGAP-IG ). She is an Executive Council Member of the Pakistan Association of Social Psychiatry (PASP). She regularly updates her clinical skills through National and International CMEs , workshops, courses and clinical attachments / locums.
Dr Sobia Haqqi Research interest includes: Women and mental health issue.
- Mohamed Qasim AbdullahUniversity Of Aleppo
Dr. Mohammad Qasim Abdullah was born in 1962. Currently he is a Professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Aleppo, Syria. He completed his Bachelor of Psychology (University of Damascus) The First graduate in 1985. After that he completed his PhD. From Hungarian Academy of Science and University of Budapest (1992). Dr. Mohammad Qasim Abdullah received many honor certificates and diploma and Prizes for contributing, researching and supervision of psychological practice and training programs at couples of organization and instituatins. His scientific Interests interest in Psychopathology and Abnormal psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Personality, Counseling theories and psychotherapy etc.., He had published his publication in international publishing groups.
His research interest includes Mental Disorders and treatment; Psychopathology and Abnormal psychology; Clinical Psychology; Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Personality, Counseling theories and psychotherapy.
- Satoru OkamotoShimane University
Dr. Satoru Okamoto is currently a Professor in the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Shimane University, Japan since 1995. He pursued his degree in M.Sc. in 1977 and Ph. D in mechanical engineering in 1980 from Osaka University. Then, he worked as a researcher in the Research & Development Department at Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (IHI). At IHI, he worked as a researcher of aircraft engines and gas turbines, and had also designed compressors and fans of jet engines. Prof. Okamoto has served as Editorial Board Member for leading energy journals and Chairperson of the 10th International Symposium on Advanced Science and Technology in Experimental Mechanics (10th ISEM '15-Matsue). In addition, he has published over 150 journal and conference publications, as well as 4 book chapter-authors for his researching performance.
His current research interest lies in advanced thermal and fluids science and technology such as flow-induced vibrations, small-scale energy systems with gas turbines and heat pumps, and experimental fluid dynamics and heat transfer.
- Yasuo IwasakiToho University
Dr. Yasuo Iwasaki is Professor and Chairman at Toho University Omori Medical School. Yasuo Iwasaki Graduated from Toho University Medical School at Tokyo in Japan on March 31th 1978, passed the Japanese National Board Medical Examination on May 1978. He worked as research fellow in Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston under Dr. Appel in USA between October 1984 and October 1986. He was an Assistant professor of Neurology, Toho University Ohashi Hospital from April 1991 and associate professor of Neurology, Toho University Ohashi Hospital on April 1997. Presently he is Professor and Chairman in Department of Neurology Toho University Omori Hospital from April 2005 and present time. He had published more than 200 English papers. Members and council of society is as follows: Fellow Member of American Academy of Neurology, active Member of American Society of Neuroimaging, world Federation of Neurology, Research Group of ALS/MND, member of Neurorehabilitation in World Federation of Neurology, editorial Board in J Cell Sci, council member of Japanese Society of Neurology, council member of Japanese Society of Neurotherapeutics, council member of International Association of Neurorestoratology, council member of Neuroprotection and neuroregeneration and council member of Global College of Neuroprotection and Neurodegeneration
His research interest includes Therapeutic strategy in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- SELVAKUMAR GOVINDHASAMY PUSHPAVATHIUniversity of Missouri
SELVAKUMAR GOVINDHASAMY PUSHPAVATHI is currently working as Senior-Post-Doctoral Fellow (Dr. Asgar Zaheer Lab) in the Department of Neurology From The University of Missouri – School of Medicine
To be a successful leader in my research professional and serve as a springboard to move ahead in my career by providing me interesting career opportunities and harness the best of my caliber.
- My research interest focuses on molecular neuroscience specifically in the field of drug resistant, modulating, inflammation, apoptosis and autophagy in neurodegenerative diseases.
- Neuropreventative effect of resistant cells have a changed their biology to escape cell death, and what potential molecules and pathways are involved in this resistance phenotype.
- Currently I am working on elucidating the mechanisms involved in neuroinflammation, apoptosis, autophagy mechanism and intra cellular components disruption in invivo and invitro models of Parkinson’s disease.
- Screening of various chemically synthesized and naturally derived compounds for neuroblstoma properties using biochemical and cell based assays.
- Preparation of solid lipid nanoparticles as a drug delivery system to reduce the side effects of conventional anticancer drugs.
- ALEXANDER BIRBRAIRFederal University of Minas Gerais
Dr. Alexander Birbrair started his scientific career from B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, UESC, Ilheus, Brazil. He completed his Ph.D. in Neurosciences Program, particularly in the field of Stem Cell Biology, from Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. Dr. Birbrair received his Post-Doctoral Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA in Stem Cell Biology and joined as a Professor at Department of Pathology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil in 2016. He is a recipient of several notable awards and honours, which includes, Gordon A. Melson Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for 2015 and Editor's choice Award in Journal of Gerontology Biological Sciences Volume 69 Issue 12 December 2014 for the manuscript “Human Slow Troponin T (TNNT1) Pre-mRNA Alternative Splicing is An Indicator of Skeletal Muscle Response to Resistance Exercise in Older Adults.” by Zhang T, Choi SJ, Wang ZM, Birbrair A, Messi ML, Jin J-P, Marsh AP, Nicklas B, and Delbono O. He is an active member of American Heart Association, Western NC Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and International Society for Stem Cell Research with more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for 14 Journals related to pathology and stem cell biology.