Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief
Prof. Rong Jia

Prof. Rong Jia
Professor & Vice Director,
Key Lab for Oral Biomedical Engineering of Ministry of Education
School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University
China

  Biography :

Dr. Jia obtained his Ph. D. in 2004 at School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, China. After Ph. D. study, he went to HIV and AIDS malignancy Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, NIH, USA, as a visiting scientist from 2005 to 2010. He was Associated Professor from 2005 to 2012 and promoted to Full Professor in 2012 at Wuhan University. Dr. Jia’s research interests mainly focus on the development of effective anti-caries DNA vaccine and alternative splicing of pre-mRNA. Several methods have been developed to enhance the efficiency of anti-caries DNA vaccine, including a DNA vaccine targeting antigen-presenting cells by fusing CTLA-4 with antigens, co-immunization with chemokine CCL20 or CXCL13 expression plasmid, co-immunization with the shRNA expression plasmid against STAT3 to reduce the immunosuppression environment in mucosal immune system. He is also interested in the regulation of alternative splicing of pre-mRNA splicing, the role of alternative splicing in immune responses and immunosuppression, and the role of alternative splicing in tumorigenesis.

Biography
  Research Interest :

•Prevention of dental caries using vaccines •Anti-cancer DNA vaccine •RNA splicing and oral immune

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Co-Editor in Chief: India
Prof. G.P. Talwar, Docteur es Sciences, DSc (hc), FAMS, FASc, FNASc, FNA, FRCOG, FWAAS

Prof. G.P. Talwar, Docteur es Sciences, DSc (hc), FAMS, FASc, FNASc, FNA, FRCOG, FWAAS
Director Research
Talwar Research Foundation
Delhi
India

  Biography :

Prof. GP Talwar is Director Research at the Talwar Research Foundation, a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) recognized by DSIR, Govt of India. He was Professor & Head Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi 1965-83, Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow 1979-81, Scholar-in Residence National Institutes of Health Bethesda 1982-86, and Founder Director, National Institute of Immunology 1983-94, besides Wellcome Professor Johns Hopkins Baltimore 1995 and Professor of Eminence International Centre of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology 1994-99. Amongst many he received the National Award in Bio-Medicine, Basanti Devi Amirchand Prize of ICMR, National Lecturer UGC, JC Bose Award Life Sciences, FICCI Award, Sunderlal Hora and Golden Jubilee Commemoration Medals of Indian National Science Academy, Jalma Trust Prize in Leprosy, Rameshwardas Birla National Award, Glaxo oration, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Ranbaxy Research Award, Mastrionni-Segal Award, Friedrich von Siemens Lecture. Life Time Achievement Award of AIIMS for Outstanding Contributions in Medical Sciences and Humanity. He has been the President of the Indian Immunology Society, Endocrine Society of India, Indian College of Allergy & Applied Immunology, Association of Clinical Biochemists of India & Indian Academy of Vaccinology. He was elected as the President of the International Society of Immunology of Reproduction and was the first President of the Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceana. Prof. Talwar was conferred Padma Bhushan by President of India & Officier de la Legion d’Honneur by President of France.

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He has published over 600 publications in reputed Journals. He is editor & author of 10 books & Monographs. Besides basic research, his notable research contributions are: • Mycobacterium indicus pranii: A unique vaccine based on a non-pathogenic organism usable for treatment of Leprosy. It is a potent invigorator of immune responses and has multiple additional applications for treatment of Category II Difficult to treat tuberculosis, ano-genital warts, etc. The vaccine is approved by the DCGI India and USFDA. M/s Cadila Pharma markets the vaccine. • Development of Polyherbal Microbicide BASANT and Probiotics Pro-vag-health for Reproductive Health of Women • A recombinant vaccine against hCG is going on trial for Birth Control.

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Editorial Board Member
Dr. Shailly Tomar

Dr. Shailly Tomar
Assistant Professor
Department of Biotechnology
Indian Institute of Technology
India

  Biography :

. S. Tomar initiated her scientific career while she was doing her Masters in the Dept of Biophysics, AIIMS by studying the structural aspects of a disintegrin protein from saw scaled viper (Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr., 2000; J. Mol. Biol., 2004). During her doctoral studies at Purdue University, she studied structural and functional aspects of replication proteins from alphaviruses and illustrated a novel TATase activity of alphavirus RNA dependent RNA polymerase (J. Virol., 2006). After her Ph.D. in 2006, she joined the Department of Biotechnology, IIT Rorokee in 2006 as a Lecturer and in very short period because of her outstanding academic and research record she has been promoted to associate professor. At IIT Roorkee she has established her own research group with focus on investigating the structural and functional aspects of the key replication enzymes of human pathogens such as viral proteases, capsid and viral polymerases of infectious plus-strand RNA viruses including Chikungunya virus. Recently her group has developed and reported a FRET based chikungunya virus protease inhibitor screening assay (Nature Sci. Rep. 2015). Their group was the first one to determine and report the structure of trans-active capsid protease from alphaviruses i.e. Aura virus (J. Virol. 2014). Her group is also focusing on targeting the virus budding cycle by investigating the protein-protein interaction between the viral capsid and the viral glycoproteins. Structural investigations of the capsid protein from Aura virus and its complex with an inhibitor molecule were done by her group that have shed light on the critical protein-protein molecular contacts that are important for virus budding (PLoS ONE, 2012). Her group has also successfully characterized the enzymatic activity of Sindbis virus capping enzyme having methylase and guanylyltransferase activity essential for capping of the viral genome (Protein expr. purif. 2011). Additionally, her group is involved SAR studies of polyamine biosynthesis pathway enzymes. With the combination of molecular biology, site-directed mutagenesis, enzyme kinetics and in silco studies, her group has shown that ODC, in E. histolytica is active in the dimeric form (PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012). Later, by making the C-terminal truncations in the EhODC enzyme the group was successful in crystallizing and determining the atomic structure for EhODC enzyme. Structural analysis of EhODC in her lab revealed adaptive mutations in and around the active site of EhODC that lead to DFMO drug resistance (PLoS One. 2013). The above mentioned original contributions from S. Tomar's laboratory may assist in the discovery and development of specific drug molecules to combat these infectious parasites.

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Antiviral drug discovery: Chikungunya virus is arthropod-borne, enveloped, positive-sense, single-stranded RNA virus. It belongs to the genus alphavirus that includes nearly 31 members that are causative agents of a range of serious human and livestock diseases. Infection in humans leads cause fever, rash, encephalitis, eye blindness and polyarthritis. In some cases infection by alphavirus such as Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) and Estern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) leads to ~33% mortality rates. The other virus members of the genus alphavirus include Sindbis virus (SINV), Aura virus and Semliki Forest virus (SFV). Due to frequent epidemic outbreaks of CHIKV in the last decade in the Indian subcontinent, it is considered to be a reemerging pathogen and a potential public health threat. Currently, no antiviral drug or vaccine is available against alphaviruses. Our research group strives to understand the structural and functional mechanism of virus specific enzymes and viral components, develop inhibitor screening assays that are used for identification alphavirus specific inhibitors that can be further rationally developed for antiviral therapies. The 5′ two-third of the alphavirus genome encodes four virus specific replication enzymes (nsP1, nsP2, nsP3 and nsP4), which carry out essential functions during replication of virus in the host cell. The other one-third of the viral genome codes for structural proteins viz. capsid protein (CP), E3, E2, 6K, and E1. In the past, our laboratory has established biochemical assays and characterized the methyltransferase activity of the capping enzymes nsP1 and the viral polymerase activity of nsP4 from Chikungunya virus and Sindbis virus. We have developed an inhibitor screening assay for viral cysteine protease and have reported its structure. nsP2 carries out the indispensable function of cleaving the nsP1234 polyprotein into functional replication components and is an excellent drug target for chikungunya. Based on the structure of nsP2 protease our lab identified and characterized geometric and pharmacophore peptidomimetics inhibitors of the enzyme. We have structurally and functionally analyzed the multifunctional capsid protein (CP) of alphavirus. CP along with making structural component of virus capsid, acts as a serine protease. CP undergoes autocatalytic cleavage to release itself from the rest of the polyprotein. We developed a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET)-based proteolytic assay for high throughput screening (HTS) of inhibitors against this protein. Our group was first to demonstrate it trans-protease activity. We have successfully produced and purified recombinant capsid proteins of Aura virus (AVCP) and Chikungunya virus (CVCP) and also crystallised these proteins. Structures have revelaed that CP contains a hydrophobic pocket through which it is proposed to interact with the viral glycoproteins during virus budding. This pocket has been targeted for therapeutic intervention by blocking it with heterocyclic molecules such as dioxane, piperazine, picolinic acid etc. Piperazine, a drug which was earlier used as anti-histamines and anti-depressants was also validated as potential antiviral in cell-culture based studies. This report of viral inhibition by piperazine has been highlighted in media and all leading national news papers like The Hindu, HT, TOI etc. The project is being continued and efficacy of the drug to inhibit the virus in animal model (mice) is being tested Nutraceutical Drug Discovery and Therapy: Drug resistance on the rise motivates prospective research toward discovery of new bioactive substances from nature and discovery of new application of known drug molecules. The main aim is to identify novel molecules or discover novel bioactivity of existing molecules and characterize these phytomolecules for understanding their properties for antimicrobial and antiviral potency. The antiviral and antibacterial properties of botanicals/phytomolecules such as protease inhibitors, chitinase, lectins, and chitinase-like proteins have immense potential for use in therapeutic interventions and as biopesticides to control infectious disease vectors like mosquitoes. Our group has successfully isolated and characterized phytomolecules like Tamarind Kunitz-type-dual-inhibitor (TKI), chitinase, chi-like lectins, chitinase-like proteins, 11S globulin and 2S albumin. Techniques like various column chromatography, protein estimation, carbohydrate binding, sugar specificities etc are employed to study the potential antimicrobial proteins and molecules. Chitinase-like proteins (CLPs) show fungicidal, insecticidal, antiviral, antiproliferative and mitogenic characteristics. Chitinase and chitinase like protein have been tested as potential antiviral agents against cikungunya and dengue viruses in my laboratory and will be soon patented. The work on tamarind Kunitz proteinase inhibitor, 2S albumin and medicinal plant extract and known food supplements is being carried out in our lab for testing the potency of antiviral and antibacterial

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Dr. Ali Pormohammad

Dr. Ali Pormohammad
Researcher
Department of Microbiology
Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences,
Iran

  Biography :

Biography
  Research Interest :

1 Whole genome sequencing of Escherichia coli isolates (collaboration with FDA). 2 In silico study for determination of suitable protein for rapid detection of S. pneumonia. 3 Designing of multiplex Real-time PCR for rapid detection of bacterial meningitis and encephalitis patients. 4 Accuracy of LAMP PCR for rapid detection of viral and bacterial meningitis.

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Prof. Chung-Yi Chen

Prof. Chung-Yi Chen
Dean and Professor
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Fooyin University
Taiwan

  Biography :

President Chen obtained PhD in 1999 at Kaohsiung Medical University. Currently teaches in Fooyin University, as most young is also the most senior professors and deans. The past 20 years, he has his scientific interests focused on life-threatening diseases, including traditional Chinese medicine used for cancer research. Analysis in recent year’s major active ingredients such as ginger, pepper and cinnamon used in gastrointestinal cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, and other topics. President Chen specializes in isolation, purification and structural analysis of active components of plants. President Chen directed against active constituents of oral cancer, liver cancer, and rectal cancer. President Chen was just over 45 years old, but his work has more than 220 papers, Taiwan one of the young talents. Professor Chen was invited more than 250 kinds of Journal editorial boards. Professor Chen won numerous awards at home and abroad, from 2015, was awarded the lifetime achievement award; from 2016 was awarded the health care & biotechnology merit award; from 2017 was awarded the nation academic award.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pharmacognosy, Natural Products, Chinese Medicine, Natural Product Research

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Mehdi Soltani , DVM, PhD

Mehdi Soltani , DVM, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Department of Aquatic Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Tehran
Iran

  Biography :

Dr Mehdi Soltani obtained his DVM from university of Tehran in 1990 and his PhD from university of Tasmania, Australia in 1995. He is currently a full professor of aquatic animal health in university of Tehran involving in both teaching and research in aquaculture/aquatic animal health. Professor Soltani has been involved in aquaculture sector in the Middle East giving plenty of consultancies to the aquaculture industry. The production of some vaccines (bivalent vaccine to strepotococcosis/lactococcosis, yersiniosis vaccine and oral DNA plasmid vaccine to IPN) and probiotics are some results of Dr Soltani‘s research and development activities plus contribution in publication of 250 research papers in field of aquatic animal health and 5 books. Professor Soltani is currently director of Iran aquatic animal health association, branch officer of European Association of Fish Pathologists and director of center of excellence of aquatic animal health at university of Tehran

Biography
  Research Interest :

Immunopathogenesis of infectious diseases in fish and shellfish, Effects of herbal medicine, probiotics and immunostimuators on growth, immunophysiology of fish and shellfish

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Prof. Fang Li, MD

Prof. Fang Li, MD
Professor and Consultant Doctor
Department of Gynaecology and Cervical Disease, the First Maternity and Infant Hospital,
Tongji University School of Medicine
China

  Biography :

RESEARCH FUNDING 1. Project Leader.The role and molecular mechanism of host cis element variation in HPV16 integration in the progression of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Project from the National Science Foundation of China. (81771529)2017-2020. 2. Project Leader.The application of micro colposcopy in the diagnosis of cervical cancer. (16CR3089B). Shanghai Shenkang Hospital Development Center. 2016-2019. 3. Early diagnosis and optimal treatment of cervical cancer in Shanghai women. Projects grants fromTechnology Committee of Shanghai. Project Leader for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia(CIN).2016-2010. 4. Detection of chromosomal aberrations in the diagnosis of cervical precancerous lesions. Projects grants fromTechnology Committee of Shanghai. Project Leader (15411967700) 2015-2018. 5. Detection of high risk HPV-DNA integrated state prediction of cervical cancer. Project Leader.( 124119a3800,124119a3801) 2013-2015. 6. Detection of HPVE5 protein and E2 in patients with Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia and its role in the transformation of precancerous lesion. Project Leader. (20114150) 2012-2014. 7. Inhibition of angiogenesis in ovarian cancer by magnetic nanoparticle mediated PlGF receptor targeting.(No.1052nm01200)”Project Leader.2010-2012. 8. The exploratory study of Immune magnetic nanoparticles targeting diagnosis and in vivo imaging for ovarian cancer. Project from the National Science Foundation of China. Project Leader. 9. (No.30672232).2006-2009. 10. Quantum dots mark the specific peptide used for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Projects grants fromTechnology Committee of Shanghai. Project Leader.(074119647)”2007-2010 11. Magnetic nano-drugs for intraperitoneal chemotherapy of ovarian cancer”. Projects grants from Health Bureau of Shanghai. Project Leader. (2007147). 2007-2010.

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Patents: 1. Human single chain antibody of human placenta growth factor. Invention patent. 200910052435.X. 2. A Instrument for Measuring Cervix Size. Utility models of a patent. 201520925796.1.

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Prof. Ravi Prakash Sasankoti Mohan

Prof. Ravi Prakash Sasankoti Mohan
Professor and Head
Dept of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Subharti Dental College
Subharti University,Subhartipuram
India

  Biography :

Dr. Ravi Prakash S M is working currently as professor and head in Subharti dental college and hospital, Meerut, India. He has done his graduation from SDM Dental College, Dharwad and post-graduation in oral medicine and radiology from KLE dental college, Belgaum. He has an academic experience of 15 years, teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates. He has a keen interest in developmental disturbances affecting face and jaws, syndromes of head and neck and advanced diagnostic dental imaging. He has more than 90 national and international publications to his credit. His department has been awarded as best department in India conferred by the Guidant academic excellence awards for the year 2014-2015. He has been the guest speaker in various national level academic programs.

Biography
  Research Interest :

He has a keen interest in developmental disturbances affecting face and jaws, syndromes of head and neck and advanced diagnostic dental imaging.

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Dr. Narayanan Kalyanaraman

Dr. Narayanan Kalyanaraman
Research Molecular Biologist
Lab Molecular Biology
Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre (MMHRC)
India

  Biography :

• Research Molecular Biologist (June 2017 - present) Lab Molecular Biology, MMHRC, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India - 625107 • Achievements: Optimized molecular diagnostics method for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC). Under processing: Molecular diagnostics for cancer mutations, transplantation matching services. • Research Scientist ( April 2015 to May 2017) Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory, Dept of Microbiology, Govt Theni Medical College, Theni, Tamil Nadu, India - 625531. • Achievements: Optimized molecular diagnostics (real time PCR) methods for detection of dengue, influenza, human bocaviruses, hepatitis B viruses etc.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Host Immunogenetics, Viral hepatitis, Epidemiological aspects of infectious diseases, Reverse vaccinology approaches for emerging diseases, Development of molecular diagnostics kits.

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Dr. Han-Ping Wu, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Han-Ping Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Chairman
Dept of Pediatrics
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Taiwan

  Biography :

 Professional Affiliations: (1) Associate Professor Attending, Dept of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (2) Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, School of Medicine, Chang Gung University  Chinese License (1) Pediatrics Certificate (2) Emergency Medicine Certificate (3) Pediatric Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine ertificate (4) Pediatric Emergency Medicine Certificate (5) Associate Professor Certificate  Foreign State License (1) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor, American eart Association

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• 2008 Poster Award of Winter Meeting, Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine • 2009 Abstract Award of the 5th Congress of Asian Society for Pediatric Research • 2011 Abstract Award of the Pediatric Academic Societies & 7th Congress of Asian Society for Pediatric Research • 2012 Young Investigator Award, the 210th Congress of Taiwan Pediatric Association • 2013 Young Investigator Award, the 214th Congress of Taiwan Pediatric Association. • 2013 Best Poster Award of 9th congress of Asian Society for pediatric research (ASPR) & 20th PSM annual congress • 2013 Best Poster Award of the 10th Congress of Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine • 2014 Abstract Award of the Pediatric Academic Societies & 10th Congress of Asian Society for Pediatric Research, • 2015 Asia Conference for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Outstanding Paper Award • 2017 Outstanding Poster Award of the 2nd Congress of Taiwan Society of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting • 2017 Best Poster Award of the 2nd Congress of Taiwan Society of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting

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Dr. Soumya Basu, M.Sc., PhD

Dr. Soumya Basu, M.Sc., PhD
Assistant Professor
Dr. D Y Patil Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute,
Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth,
India

  Biography :

Dr. Soumya Basu started her scientific career with B.Sc. degree in Physics (Hons.), Chemistry and Mathematics (2001) and M.Sc. degree in Microbiology (2003). She joined Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute as an Assistant Professor in 2014. She is a Principal Investigator in Cancer and Translational Research Laboratory and currently managing 1 extramural (DST) and 3 intramural projects. Her research work focuses on targeted anti-cancer therapy and she closely works with her bioinformatics and medicinal chemist partners. Apart from her research responsibilities, she is also involved in teaching, both theory and practical courses in cell biology, physiology and immunology to graduate students. Before joining Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, she was a Research Associate at ACTREC, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai and worked on designing a BRET based genetic sensor for monitoring in vivo dynamics of caspase-3 activation. In 2008, Soumya joined Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata, as a senior research fellow in an ICMR funded project and obtained the PhD degree in Life Sciences in 2012 from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Her work during this period has been published in 7 different international journals. During her PhD work, she had designed different possible anti-cancer agents as mitochondria targeted therapy in drug resistant cancer and extensively studied their mechanism of action, both in vitro and in vivo. She worked as a UGC project fellow from Jan 2006-Jan 2008, where her work was on “Synthesis, biological evaluation and quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR) study of glutamine analogs as possible antitumor agents” at Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University. This work resulted in publication of 5 papers in different international peer reviewed journals. In 2005, she joined as a project Fellow in Dept. of Biophysiscs, Molecular Biology & Genetics, University of Calcutta to work on a small project entitled “Study of amino acid networking within proteins”.

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  Research Interest :

Research in the laboratory is focused on various aspects of cancer biology at the molecular level. Specific research areas include (a) Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel structural analogs of natural products as a selective anti-cancer agent, (b) Cancer Stem Cells and (c) Mechanism(s) of chemoprevention by Lactobacillus sp. in colon carcinoma

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Dr. Tala Shekarian, PhD.

Dr. Tala Shekarian, PhD.
Reearcher
Leon Berard Cancer Research Center
University of Lyon
France

  Biography :

Tala Shekarian is a postdoc fellow in Leon Berard cancer research center in France. She obtained Bachelor's degree in biology from Azad university of Tehran. She did two masters in genetic and cellular pathology and fundamental infectiology at the University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL1). She did her PhD in the field of immune-oncology in cancer research center of Lyon, under supervision of Dr Christophe Caux. During her PhD training she obtained prestigious young investigator award from American Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) in Washington. Her research interest is cancer immunotherapy mainly in pediatric cancers, oncolytic viruses and immunecheckpoint blockade therapies.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Cancer immunology and immunotherapy, immunomodulatory antibodies, PRR agonists, oncolytic viruses, pediatric cancers mainly Neuroblastoma and Lymphoma.

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Dr. Seyed Ali Ghorashi, DVM, PhD

Dr. Seyed Ali Ghorashi, DVM, PhD
Researcher
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Charles Sturt University
Australia

  Biography :

Dr Ali Ghorashi is a senior lecturer in Animal production and Health at the Charles Sturt University, Australia. He received his DVM degree from Tehran University and a PhD (Microbiology) from James Cook University in Australia. He worked at National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Iran) and moved to Melbourne University as a research fellow before joining Charles Sturt University. Dr Ghorashi is a member of editorial board of five international scientific journals as well as professional organisations.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His research interests are molecular diagnosis and genotyping of veterinary pathogens and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases.

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Dr. Mridula Gupta

Dr. Mridula Gupta
Researcher
Regional Research Station
Punjab Agriculture University
India

  Biography :

• December 2016-present Senior Research Fellow at Regional Research station, Punjab Agriculture University, Faridkot, Punjab with Dr. Satnam Singh (Assistant Entomologist). • I am working on entomological aspects such as RNAi, insect endosymbionts and alteration of physiological and molecular pathways of whitefly (Bemisia tabaci), cotton leaf hopper (Amrasca biguttulla) and bollworms (Earias spp.). • July –November 2016 “Assistant Professor” at Khalsa College, Amritsar, Punjab. Jan-June 2016 “Research Volunteer” at Baba Farid University of Health sciences, Faridkot, Punjab. • 2015 2 Months “Assistant Professor” guided M. Pharrm students for Animal cell culture

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  Research Interest :

• Molecular Biology : PCR, Real Time PCR, Cloning & Expression of recombinant gene, DNA and • RNA extraction • RT-PCR softwares : geNorm, NormFinder, RefFinder, Bestkeeper, Absolute and Relative Quantification • Cell culture : DEF cells, MDBK and Vero cells handling • Diagnostic test : ELISA, Virus Neutralization Test, HA, HI • Cell biology : Flow Cytometry (FACS) • Virology : MDV • Bioinformatics tool : CytoScape, Navigator, MEGA5, BLAST, Primer designing, • DNASTAR lasergene, ClustalW, Muscle, T-Coffee, TSA • Microbiology : Staining Techniques, Biochemical Tests • Computer skills : MS office, Adobe Photoshop, etc. • Teaching : 8 months

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Dr. Rinkesh Kumar Gupta

Dr. Rinkesh Kumar Gupta
Researcher
Food Toxicology Division
Indian Institute of Toxicology Research
India

  Biography :

Dr. Rinkesh Kumar Gupta is a Senior Research Fellow at CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR), Lucknow, in India. He is doing Ph. D. from the same institute (CSIR-IITR) and Integral University, Lucknow, India. He holds Masters Degree in Biochemistry from Barkatullah University, India. He is a member of various prestigious societies such as International Society of Toxicology, USA and European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), Switzerland.

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  Research Interest :

His research area included a diverse range like different type of allergies such as food allergy, allergic rhinitis, asthma and atopic dermatitis, basic bioinformatics, therapeutic and immunological aspect of nano-flavonoids.

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Dr. Hussein Sultan

Dr. Hussein Sultan
Researcher
Georgia Cancer Center
Augusta University
USA

  Biography :

• 2009-2013 Teaching Assistant, Microbiology and Immunology Department, School of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt • 2013-2017 Graduate Research Assistant, Biochemistry and Cancer Biology Department, Georgia Cancer Center, Augusta University, USA • 2017-present Postdoctoral fellow, Georgia Cancer Center, Augusta University, USA

Biography
  Research Interest :

My interest includes optimization of peptide-based vaccination strategies to generate large T cell responses against tumors. Moreover, I am interested in developing strategies that can enhance the antitumor efficacy of cancer vaccines with minimal impact on the autoimmunity.

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Prof. Nafees Ahmad, Ph.D.

Prof. Nafees Ahmad, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Microbiology and Immunity Graduate Certificate Program
Department of Immunobiology, College of Medicine
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Nafees Ahmad is Professor of Immunobiology and Director of Immunity and Infection at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He obtained his undergraduate and postgraduate education from the Aligarh Muslim University, India and doctorate from the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in HIV/AIDS from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. His research has focused on mechanisms of HIV immunopathogenesis in younger and older HIV-infected patients, including the HIV-mediated aging of the immune system. He is investigating the mechanisms of differential HIV-1 infection in younger and older populations, including the role of viral and host factors and dysregulation of T cell functions. He has authored more than 100 publications and prestigious medical school text book “Sherris Medical Microbiology”.

Biography
  Research Interest :

His research has focused on mechanisms of HIV immunopathogenesis in younger and older HIV-infected patients, including the HIV-mediated aging of the immune system. He is investigating the mechanisms of differential HIV-1 infection in younger and older populations, including the role of viral and host factors and dysregulation of T cell functions.

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Dr. Xuan Guo

Dr. Xuan Guo
Researcher
Research Institute of Chemical Defense
Beijing
China

  Biography :

Study on the mechanism of inactivation of intestinal virus in water. Funding: National Nature Science Foundation of China (Grant NO.: 30930078, PI: Dr. Junwen Li) • Organization: Institute of Health and Environmental Medicine Tianjin China • Period: Jan. 2013-2016 • Accomplishments: Studied the time-dependent effect, dose-response relationship, and acquired statistical skills to analyze experimental data using SPSS 20.0. Study on the enrichment equipment of pathogenic microorganisms in water environment and the monitoring of new technology. Funding: State "11th Five-Year" Plan 863 (Grant NO.: 2009AA06Z404, PI: Dr. Min Jin) • Organization: Institute of Health and Environmental Medicine Tianjin China • Period: Sep. 2012-present • Accomplishments: Effectively remove virus contamination in water, ensure the safety drinking water and improve logistics support capability.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Hepatitis C Virus, Hepatitis B Virus, Cell Host, Innate immune responses; Electron microscopy

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Prof. Giuseppe Michele Masanotti

Prof. Giuseppe Michele Masanotti
Professor
School of Medicine,
University of Perugia
Italy

  Biography :

• Course for the training of the professionals who have to implement interventions of information and health education, psychological support, social care and preventive medicine for the prevention of 'AIDS among drug users in treatment organized, on behalf of the Ministry of Health, by the University of Perugia - and the Umbria region. • Annual Course of specialization in health education at the University of Perugia - Experimental Interuniversity Centre for Health Education, University of Perugia and the University of Naples Federico II. • "Polio between past and future" organized by a University of Roma "La Sapienza" Department of Public Health Sciences "G. Santarelli "- sez. Hygiene.

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  Research Interest :

• "The monitoring of respiratory infections as a possible parameter for measuring the efficacy of influenza vaccination," the Ministry of Health with the Department of Hygiene of Perugia. • "Women 's AIDS Know - How" of the European Community with the Experimental Centre for Health Education Interuniversity Perugia. • "Whoiswho" of the European Community with l 'Ecole Nationale de la Sanit is Publique Rennes, Rennes (France). • "HP Source" of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and funded by the European Commission. • "Tacking Inequalities in Health '' of the network of Agencies for Health Promoters (ENHPA) funded by the European Commission. • "Evaluation of Strategy for Health for All. Contribution to the report on the health of the country, "the Ministry of Health with the Experimental Centre for Health Education Interuniversity Perugia. • "European toolbox for WHP" of NIGZ (Netherlands), funded by the European Commission. • "Making the Case for WHP" Prevent (Belgium), financed by the European Commission. • "Study of risk communication to health in the living environment and working" ISPESL with the Experimental Centre for Health Education Interuniversity Perugia. • Collaboration with the Experimental Interuniversity Center for Health Education Perugia for Preparation of a brochure for family "Medicines and Health" of the Italian Ministry of Health. • "Raising awareness of SMEs to the safety culture" of the Department of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Perugia, funded by ISPESL. • "The analysis of the determinants of health and the quality of work in relation to the changes of the social scale, the phenomena of social integration, labor and non-labor" of the Department of Specialty Medical / Surgical and Public Health, University of Perugia , financed by the Region of Umbria.

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Dr. Sobia Manzoor, PhD

Dr. Sobia Manzoor, PhD
Assistant Professor & In-Charge Molecular Virology Research Group
Department of Healthcare Bio-technology
Atta-ur-Rahman School of Applied Biosciences (ASAB), National University of Sciences and Technology
Pakistan

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I (Dr Sobia Manzoor) earned my PhD with specialization in Molecular Virology in February 2011 from CEMB, University of The Punjab Lahore, Pakistan. I joined NCVI, Pakistan (NUST centre of Virology and Immunology) for Postdoctoral studies from June 2010 to 20th September, 2011. Since 21st September, 2011 to date now, I am the Group leader of Molecular Virology Research Laboratories at ASAB, NUST Islamabad, Pakistan. My research group is one of the major research groups to conduct studies on viral hepatitis in the country. I am supervising a team of researchers to study the various aspects of hepatitis viruses. I have successfully supervised 04 PhD, 23 M.Phil and 07 UG research scholars from June 2010 to date now. Presently I am supervising 02 UG, 05 MS and 03 PhD research scholars. My contribution in Molecular Biology especially Molecular Virology has been recognized at home and abroad and my research work has been published in 50 peer reviewed research papers in International scientific journals with an overall impact factor 105 and of citations 350+. I have edited a special issue of peer reviewed International journal “Mycology and Virology” in the capacity of guest editor. I have been awarded “PAMS-Young Scientist Gold Medal Award, 2015” a national prestigious award by Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences for remarkable performance and contribution in the field of Medical and health sciences. I have been successfully completed research grant entitled “PAK-US HCV Management in Pakistan” in the capacity of P.I. The subject research grant was of worth 3.6 M PKR and transferred to me by HEC, Pakistan on 19-08-2013.

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My research group is one of the major research groups to conduct studies on viral hepatitis in the country. I am supervising a team of researchers to study the various aspects of hepatitis viruses. I have successfully supervised 04 PhD, 23 M.Phil and 07 UG research scholars from June 2010 to date now. Presently I am supervising 02 UG, 05 MS and 03 PhD research scholars.

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Dr. Priyadarshi Soumyaranjan Sahu, PhD

Dr. Priyadarshi Soumyaranjan Sahu, PhD
Researcher
Division of Pathology
School of Medicine, International Medical University
Malaysia

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I am currently affiliated to International Medical University as a Faculty under Division of Pathology, School of Medicine. My specialty is in the field of Infectious Diseases and Host Response (Microbiology and Immunology). I am a professional having over 15 years of experiences from academics, industry and research fields. Following my PhD in Microbiology (Faculty of Medicine) from India, I relocated to USA on a postdoctoral fellowship where my understanding in the field of infectious diseases and host responses was further strengthened. My major field of interest is to work on neuroinfections presenting with acute onset seizures. Subsequently I have been working in University teaching and laboratory medicine services. It’s my pleasure to highlight further on my expertise in the fields of diagnostic laboratory services and hospital operation, project development, content development for teaching-learning/training, and people management. Also the science and technology research projects from academics skilled me with leadership, mentorship as well as project management qualities. I have acquired ample expertise in laboratory techniques as well as GLP concepts relevant to clinical diagnostic laboratories.

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Infectious Diseases and Host Response.

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Dr. Shamila Hamid

Dr. Shamila Hamid
Researcher
Dept. of Community Medicine
GMC, Srinagar
India

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• Knowledge of professional medical principles and procedures. • Familiar with Pharmacological agents used in medical treatments. • Good written and oral communication skills. • Ability to maintain healthy public relations. • Educated of lab techniques and equipments

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-Childhood immunization -Lactational counseling -Training of health workers -Under-graduate teaching -Conducting health camps, school health services and various awareness programmes

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Dr. Binod Kumar, M.Sc., Ph.D., FIJPER

Dr. Binod Kumar, M.Sc., Ph.D., FIJPER
Researcher
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
USA

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Dr Binod Kumar is a Virologist with more than 10 years of experience in Molecular Biology of RNA and DNA viruses. He obtained his Ph.D in Medical Microbiology in 2014 from V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, India. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow from 2014 to 2016 and has been promoted to Senior Research Associate in Microbiology & Immunology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, USA. He has worked extensively on human influenza (pH1N1, H1N1, H3N2, Inf B) & other respiratory viruses and their diagnostics and parthenogenesis. His Post-doctoral work focused on the entry and trafficking of KSHV (HHV-8) and host innate immune response generated against other Herpes viruses (KSHV, HSV, EBV). Dr Kumar has published more than 35 research/review articles (PLOS Pathogens, J Virol., Viruses, Front. Immunol., Front. Microbiol., Antiviral Res., Nuc Acid Ther.), co-authored book chapters and has presented his research work in several national and international conferences. His research work on post transcriptional gene silencing strategies on human influenza viruses was awarded with the “Young Scientist” award by the European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) in 2014. His research work has also been recognized and awarded on international platform by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2013), The Wellcome Trust (2012), Keystone Symposia (2011), AVG silver award (2010) and many other scientific societies. He is currently serving as the life member of more than 10 scientific societies working on Virology and life science. Dr Kumar is the editorial board member and reviewer of several reputed journals. He has taken up responsibilities of an Advisor of Wiley Science and The Science advisory board.

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• Mechanism of virus entry, replication, assembly and egress • Virus-host protein-protein interaction and cell signalling pathways • Virus infection and innate immune response • Post-transcriptional gene silencing strategies (siRNA, ribozymes and DNAzymes) • Molecular diagnosis and pathogenesis of viruses • Epidemiology of viruses

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Prof. Carlos Gil Ferreira

Prof. Carlos Gil Ferreira
President & Director
Oncoclinicas Institute
Oncoclinica Group
Brazil

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Carlos Gil Ferreira completed his training in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute (INCA), in Rio de Janeiro in 1997. In the same year, he began a doctoral program in Experimental Oncology of the Department of Medical Oncology at the Vrije Universiteit Medical Center ( VUMC) in Amsterdam. In VUMC, Dr. Ferreira also worked for 4 years as a fellow in clinical and translational research. Since 2001, Dr. Ferreira back in Brazil working at the National Cancer Institute, where he was appointed Head of the Clinical and Translational Service in 2002. In 2004, created the National Tumor Bank and DNA INCA. In 2010 Dr. Ferreira launched the New Development program INCA Medicines and the National Network of Clinical Research in Oncology linked to the Ministry of Health. His main interests are lung cancer, molecular diagnosis and development of new anticancer drugs and biomarkers. In addition, Dr. Ferreira's lead author and co-author of more than 120 reviewed articles and book chapters. Between 2015 and 2018 he was Corporate Director of Oncology D'or, Neotropical Group Coordinator Oncology and Research Coordinator in Oncology Institute of Research and Higher Education (IDOR) Dr. Ferreira serves also as the co-chair of the IASLC Fellowship Committee, member of the AACR International Affairs Committee and board member of the Americas Health Foundation (AHF). From March 2018, began acting as President of the Oncoclinicas Institute and Director of the Oncoclinica Group.

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Prof. Hironobu Ihn

Prof. Hironobu Ihn
Professor and Vice President
Department of Dermatology & Plastic Surgery
Kumamoto University Hospital
Japan

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Prof. Hironobu Ihn was born in 1964 at Kobe, Japan and graduated from University of Tokyo in 1990. He became assistant professor, Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo in 1990, and worked as the research fellow in Division of Rheumatology & Immunology, Medical University of South Carolina, SC, USA between 1994 and 1997. He worked as the lecturer, Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine between 2001 and 2005 and became the associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo. He was elected as the professor & Chairman, Department of Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, Faculty Life Sciences, Kumamoto University in 2005 and became the Vice President, Kumamoto University Hospital in 2013. He obtained Japanese Society of Connective Tissue Research Award in 2001, Japanese Society of Investigative Dermatology Award in 2005, and Japan Rheumatism Foundation Award in 2006.

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Collagen diseases and Autoimmunity.

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Prof. Alexander Birbrair

Prof. Alexander Birbrair
Professor
Department of Pathology
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Brazil

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2015. Recipient of Gordon A. Melson Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for 2015 2014. Winner of 3-minute thesis (3MT) oral competition (2014 Fourteenth Annual Wake Forest University Graduate Student & Postdoc Research Day) 2014. Editor's choice 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. 2013. Awarded with the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship for Research in the Biology of Aging 2012. Wake Forest University Graduate and Postdoctoral Students Research Day (Troponin T nuclear localization and its role in skeletal muscle aging) (12th annual competition) (First place) (Co-author) 2008. “Metagenome of soil contaminated with petroleum.” Scholarship from : Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado da Bahia (FAPESB), Brazil. 2006. “Best poster (Genetic diversity between isolates of Chromobacterium violaceum) presented in the area of biological sciences during the XII Seminário de Iniciação Científica da Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz – UESC, Ilhéus – Bahia.”

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Biochemistry, Cellular Biology, Intestinal Parasites, Medical Bacteriology

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Dr. Jia-Bao Liu, Ph.D

Dr. Jia-Bao Liu, Ph.D
Associate Professor
School of Mathematics and Physics
Anhui Jianzhu University
China

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Jia-Bao Liu is currently an Associate Professor at School of Mathematics and Physics, Anhui Jianzhu University, Hefei 230601, China. He received Ph.D. degree in mathematics and combinatorial chemistry from Anhui university, Anhui, China. He is the author or coauth of more than 100 journal papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences, patents and software copyrights, and four edited books. His current research interests include Combinatorial Chemistry, drug discovery and drug design, molecular modeling and simulation, medicinal chemistry, and organic chemistry. He served as Editorial Board member for international journals, such as Interdisciplinary journal of chemistry, Journal of Engineering and Applied Mathematics, International Journal of Applied & Experimental Mathematics, International Journal of Business Information Systems Strategies. In addition, Dr. Liu is a Reviewer of Mathematical Reviews (No.108975) and Zentralblatt-Math.

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Applied Mathematics,Analysis, Network, Combinatorics, Algebra, Group Theory, Graphs, Supply Chain, Calculations, Number Theory, Network Theory

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Dr. Noushin Arfatahery

Dr. Noushin Arfatahery
Researcher
Department of Microbiology
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Iran

  Biography :

Professional society: -European society of clinical Microbiology and infectious Diseases :ESCMID - Aqua culture Europe -Iranian Elite society

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-Microbiology. -Molecular Biology. -Environmental Science -Marine Microbiology. -Industry Microbiology. -Ecology.

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Prof. Dr. Peter L. Nara, M.Sc., D.V.M., Ph.D., F.A.A.A.S.

Prof. Dr. Peter L. Nara, M.Sc., D.V.M., Ph.D., F.A.A.A.S.
Past President and CEO
Biological Mimetics, Inc.
124 Byte Drive, Frederick,
USA

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Dr. Nara holds a M.Sc. in Immuno-pharmacology, a combined Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Ph.D. (retro-virology/oncogenesis) from The Ohio State University, 4 year combined residency in Comparative Pathology and NIH post-doctoral Fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and a NIH respectively. Dr. Nara currently holds the Endowed Eugene Lloyd Chair, Professor in Vaccinology, founding Center Director for the Center for Advanced Host Defense, Immunobiotics, and Translational Comparative Medicine in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University and also the Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman & co-founder of Biological Mimetics, Inc.,. He is also an distinguished Alumni of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011. His comparative medical research interests are to more fully understand how early and pre-determined events in the host innate and acquired immune systems are sculpted and bias the development of protective long lasting responses against infectious pathogens and cancer and more importantly developing new technologies and strategies to circumvent the non-protective immune responses for the development of novel classes of immunobiotics and vaccines focused on the prevention of disease and are translating these into viably products via a new academic- private-commercial model.

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He has been and continues as National and International member of numerous programs at the National Academy of Science, Institutes of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and Centers for Disease Control AIDS, World Health Organization, United Nations Global AIDS Characterization program–related and infectious diseases national planning, human and animal agricultural biodefense, vaccine development & policy reporting meetings involving pathogenesis, vaccine discovery, standardization, correlates of protection committees and consults and serves on numerous scientific advisory boards of corporate, private foundations and academic initiatives in the area of national biodefense, comparative medicine and immunology, vaccine discovery and immuno-therapeutics and a recent member of the U.S. State Department Bio-Industry Initiative Program, The Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CDRF) and The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for non-proliferation of biological agents.

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