Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief
Prof. Paul J. Higgins

Prof. Paul J. Higgins
Professor
Professor & Center Co-Director, Department of Surgery
Center for Cell Biology & Cancer Research, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
USA

  Biography :

Paul J. Higgins received his Ph.D. degree in molecular biology from New York University in 1976. He joined the faculty of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Cornell University School of Medicine in 1977, where he was a member of the program on cell biology/genetics and the program on molecular biology/virology. Dr. Higgins is currently a Professor and Director of the Center for Cell Biology and Cancer Research at the Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. He was the founding Vice President of the Albany Research Institute and currently serves on the Board of Directors. He has been the Chairman of National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense Review Panels, and received several prestigious awards including the Moyer Award and, most recently, the 2008 Excellence Award in Molecular Medicine. Dr. Higgins has been a member of several journal editorial boards, edited books on cancer biology, and published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Matrix Mediators of Wound Healing, Transcriptional Control of Stem Cell Metastasis of Breast Cancer, Regulation of Carotid Injury Genes, Neutrophil Extracellular Traps Interplay in Sepsis Coagulopathy, Transcriptional Control of Tissue Fibrosis

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Co- Editor in Chief (Americas)
Dr. Miao Liu, PhD.

Dr. Miao Liu, PhD.

Research Scientist
Medical Center, Virginia Common Wealth University, Richmond VA
USA

  Biography :

He is the Research Scientist investigating the mechanisms by which the sensory information from urinary bladder is processed at the levels of the enteric nervous system, the dorsal root ganglion (DRG), and the spinal cord, and analyze the neuroplasticity in the afferents following interstitial cystitis and overactive bladder.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Urology, Pathophysiology, Clinical Medicine,etc.

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Prof. Yong Li MD, PhD

Prof. Yong Li MD, PhD
Professor
Center Stem Cell for Regenerative Medicine, Center for Tissue Engineering and Aging Research, The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM),
University of Texas, Medical School at Houston.
USA

  Biography :

Prof. Yong Li completed his medical education and Ph.D. training in China. He went to the Imperial College in London for his 1st postdoc fellowship, then he started his 2nd postdoc associated job in the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He was promoted to a tenure track Assistant Professor within Orthopedics, Pathology, and Bioengineering of the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. He appointed as Associate Professor of Center Stem Cell for Regenerative Medicine and Pediatric, Orthopedic and Internal Medine of University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 2011. Dr. Li has more than one hundred peer-reviewed publication and his team is well-founded through DOD and NIH grants. He owns twenty national and international awards, including the Michael Miller Young Investigator Award from UPMC. He also was a student mentor of National Goldwater scholarship.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Adult stem cells and niche factors, stem cell motivation, stem cells and angiogenesis in natural aging, genetic and epigenetic regulations in stem cells, cancer stem cell, translational studies.

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Co- Editor in Chief (Asia Pacific)
Dr. Tetsuro Tamaki, Ph.D

Dr. Tetsuro Tamaki, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Head of Muscle Physiology & Cell Biology Unit Department of Human Structure and Function
Tokai University School of Medicne
Japan

  Biography :

Tetsuro Tamaki completed undergraduate training in physical education at the Waseda University of Tokyo in Japan prior to obtaining an MS degree in physical education (Exercise Physiology) and a PhD degree in Medicine(Physiology) from the Tokai University of Kanagawa in Japan. He has held faculty positions in the Department of Physiology at the Tokai University School of Medicine of Isehara in Kanagawa. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Regenerative Medicine, Division of Basic Clinical Science, Tokai University School of Medicine, and the head of the laboratory of the muscle physiology and cell biology unit. He is involved in experiments focused on skeletal muscle hypertrophy, hyperplasia, regeneration and aging on the basis of neuromuscular physiology. Recently, he has mainly been involved stem cell biology and therapy using skeletal muscle interstitium-derived multipotent stem cells. Currently, his study is extending the cross-talking among hypertrophy, hyperplasia, regeneration and aging and stem cells in the skeletal muscle.

Biography
  Research Interest :

skeletal muscle interstitium, adult stem cells, regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy, cardiomyocyte, peripheral nervous system, nerve regeneration.

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Executive Editor
Dr. Ramon Llull, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Ramon Llull, M.D., Ph.D.
Director
Stem Europe Center
Mallorca
Spain

  Biography :

Born and raised in Mallorca, Spain, Dr. Llull obtained his medical degree with honors at University of Navarra, Spain in 1988. Awarded a Fulbright-Hyes Commission Scholarship, he moved to California to undertake his doctoral studies at University of California, Irvine. He received his PhD degree in cell biology and Immunology in 1992. His research on the immunological aspects of musculoskeletal tissue transplantation received the Henry Christian Memorial Award (1991) for Excellence in Research from the Association of American Physicians and was sponsored by the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation and the American Association for Hand Surgery. Following a research post-doctoral year at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and a microsurgical fellowship at the Division of Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh, Dr. Llull obtained a Diplomate from the European College of Transplantation. He subsequently entered a plastic surgery clinical training at the University of Pittsburgh residency program. During his training was awarded the 1994 young investigator award from the International Transplantation Society and awards by the ASPS and the PSEF. Dr. Llull actively participated in the Pittsburgh’s Tissue Engineering Initiative on several tissue engineering projects related to cell and developmental biology of soft tissues, specifically adipose tissue. He has co-authored more than 30 scientific publications, holds several US and international patents related to cell related biotechnology and conceived, designed and validated devices, reagents and processes, all related to surgical cell therapy. Clinically, he served as staff surgeon both at Clinica Planas and Hospital del Mar in Barcelona until 2002, when he was appointed Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Madrid, Spain until 2009. Since then, Dr. Llull directs the Stem Europe Center in Mallorca, Spain, where he combines his practice with a Cell Therapy Translational and Clinical Research Center. At Stem Europe Mallorca Center his team designs and executes clinical trials related to tissue engraftment and neogenesis for reconstructive and cosmetic indications and provides training and educational support for technology early adoption (www.stem-europe.com) Dr. Llull is a founding member of Cell Source (currently Cytori), The GID Group, Ltd, and is a Scientific Board Member of Antria, ClusterXStem and others. He is proud to be a founding member and First President of the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS), consults for various biotech companies like Biotime, and despite all that, he remains a passionate physician, a wannabe painter, a lazy sailor, and a shy poet.

Biography
  Research Interest :

The role of stroma-derived Stem cells Cellular and subcellular mechanisms of progenitor-to-terminally differentiated cells and its therapeutic benefits, The concept of healing parenchyme with mesenchyme

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Editorial Board Member
Dr. Xuejun H Parsons, PhD  Co-Founder & President

Dr. Xuejun H Parsons, PhD Co-Founder & President
Associate Professor
Founder & CEO, Xcelthera INC. Founder, California Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Startup
San Diego Regenerative Medicine Institute
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Xuejun Huang Parsons received her BS in Biology from Fudan University, PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology from Cornell University, and completed her PostDoc studies as a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Research Fellow at University of California at San Diego, USA. Since, she has been supported by grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH) to become an independent stem cell scientist and leader in pluripotent human stem cell research as principal investigator and faculty at University of California and Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, USA. She has served as the key personnel and project leader in one of the US exploratory centers for pluripotent human stem cell research funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), and has led the collaborative effort with prestigious US stem cell biologists to develop the utility of pluripotent human stem cells as a model system for a diverse range of biological and medical problems. Dr. Parsons is the co-founder and President of San Diego Regenerative Medicine Institute, founder and CEO of Xcelthera INC, and co-founder and CEO of PluriStem Biopharmaceutical Ltd. Dr. Parsons is an internationally recognized expert and leader in the emerging field of pluripotent human stem cells and regenerative medicine, and has been invited to speak at many international conferences on stem cells, regenerative medicine, and cell therapy. Dr. Parsons' invention on pluripotent human stem cell technology has won prestigious North American Technology Innovation Award in Stem Cell Technologies in 2013 based on an extensive and independent competitive analysis of the North American Stem Cell Technologies Market and the findings of Best Practices research by Frost & Sullivan. Dr. Parsons is the inventor of several patents on human stem cell technology, author of more than 20 high impact articles published in internationally-recognized top scientific journals of stem cells and regenerative medicine, and serving on the editorial boards of several open-access scientific journals. Dr. Parsons has many years of experience in biomedical research and life sciences industry, with expertise and leadership in human stem cell research and cell-based regenerative medicine, in-depth understanding of pluripotent human stem cell research to the advance of medicine and improvement of human health, and entrepreneurship in business startup. Her original human stem cell research breakthroughs render high efficient neuronal or cardiac lineage-specific differentiation directly from the pluripotent state of human embryonic stem cells by small molecule induction, which opens the door for human neural and cardiac tissue engineering and regeneration as well as to investigate molecular neurogenesis and cardiogenesis in human embryonic development using powerful in vitro model systems. She is the first to develop the proprietary breakthrough human stem cell technology for large-scale production of high quality clinical-grade pluripotent human stem cell lines and their functional human neuronal and heart cell therapy derivatives for commercial and therapeutic uses, which have overcome some major obstacles in bringing pluripotent human embryonic stem cell therapy derivatives towards clinical applications for unmet medical challenges in incurable or hitherto untreatable neurodegenerative and heart diseases, and which has generated intellectual property to enable therapeutic development, commercialization, and clinical practice of proprietary pluripotent human stem cell therapy tools and products for startup company. Her medical innovations provide life scientists and clinicians with novel, efficient, and powerful resources and tools to address world-wide major health concerns, which will shape the future of medicine by providing pluripotent human stem cell-based technology for human tissue and function restoration, and bringing new therapeutics into the market.

Biography
  Research Interest :

stem cell research, regenerative medicine, cell therapy, neural regeneration/engineering, cardiac regeneration/engineering, cellular and molecular medicine

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Dr. Kuldip S. Sidhu PhD A/ Professor

Dr. Kuldip S. Sidhu PhD A/ Professor
Professor
Ex President, SBMT, USA, Stem Cells Expert UNSW Medicine,
University of New South Wales, Randwick NSW
Australia

  Biography :

A/Professor Sidhu has more than 28 years of experience in the major field of reproductive technology with specialisation in cell and developmental biology including stem cells discovery and transitional research, administration, management and liaising with industry partners. To date, he has produced two international patents on human embryonic stem cells, and in 2010, filed another application for a patent for producing the first disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cell clones that are the resource material for NHMRC Development Grant Application under consideration. Earlier in 2008 he produced a high throughput neural chip for protein expression analyses in collaboration with a biotech company.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pluripotent Stem Cells

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Dr. Christoph Schaniel

Dr. Christoph Schaniel
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor, Black Family Stem Cell Institute, Department of Pharmacology & Systems Therapeutics, Department of Developmental and Regenerative Biology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Christoph Schaniel in 2007-06/2008 appointed as Instructor in Department of Gene and Cell Medicine, and The Black Family Stem Cell Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY In 2008-05/2011 Assistant Professor (Research track) Department of Gene and Cell Medicine, and The Black Family Stem Cell Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY In 2011-11/2012 Assistant Professor (Research track) Department of Developmental and Regenerative Biology, and The Black Family Stem Cell Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY In 2012-present Assistant Professor (Investigator track, primary appointment) Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, and The Black Family Stem Cell Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 1/2014-present Assistant Professor (Investigator track, secondary appointment) Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Biography
  Research Interest :

The discovery that specialized, adult somatic cells when exposed to pluripotency-associated factors or microRNAs (miRs), can become plastic and regain embryonic stem cell (ESC) characteristics was a groundbreaking advance in stem cell research. This induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology, especially when applied to patient-samples, has brought great excitement because it generates an unlimited source of cells capable of differentiation to any cell type, to model human diseases in a dish, to understand underpinning mechanism(s) in a disease-relevant cell-context, to develop diagnostics and novel (personalized) therapeutic strategies and to test a drug’s efficacy and adverse effects by a “clinical trial in a dish”.

Research Interest
Prof. Bradley B. Keller

Prof. Bradley B. Keller
Professor
Kosair Charities Chair and Chief, Division of Pediatric Heart Research
Cardiovascular Innovation Institute Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Louisville
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Keller was recruited to the University of Louisville School of Medicine as the Kosair Charities Chair and Director of Pediatric Heart Research in the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute and senior member of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, which provides congenital heart care to children and adults with acquired pediatric and congenital heart disease. Dr. Keller provides both outpatient and inpatient pediatric cardiology subspecialty care. Dr. Keller also serves a leadership role within the Department of Pediatrics as the Vice Chair for Research.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Cardiovascular Developmental Biology, Biomechanics, Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells applied to the cardiovascular system.

Research Interest
Dr. Hassan Azari

Dr. Hassan Azari
Associate Professor
Executive Director of Shiraz Stem Cell Institute (SSCI), Department of Anatomical Sciences School of Medicine
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Iran

  Biography :

Dr. Hassan Azari has received his PhD from Medical University of Isfahan (MUI) in the field of anatomical sciences- stem cell biology. Currently, he is working as an assistant professor in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS). He has successfully established Shiraz Stem Cell Institute (SSCI) in year 2012 and currently serves as the executive director of SSCI. His primary research interests include neural stem cell biology and it's applications in regenerative neuroscience. He is also interested in brain tumor biology and therapy. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Frontiers in Neurotrauma & Journal of Stem Cell Research and Therapy, and expert reviewer for journals like Science Reports, Journal of Neuroscience Research and Journal of Visualized Experiments. He has published more than 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is an author of 3-book chapter.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Neural Stem Cells Biology 2. Neural Cancer Stem cell Biology 3. Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Biology (Neural differentiation) 4. Cell Replacement Therapy of Neurological Diseases 5. Development of new technologies for neural cell selection and Isolation 6. Immunotherapy of brain cancers

Research Interest
Prof. Masato Sato, M.D., Ph.D.

Prof. Masato Sato, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgical Science
Tokai University School of Medicine
Japan

  Biography :

Prof. Masato Sato is the member of Japanese Orthopedic Association. From 2012 till date he is the Director, Research Source Bank, Tokai University, School of Medicine. From 2010 till date he is the active Director, Cell Processing Center, Tokai University Hospital.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Orthopaedic Surgery,Rheumatology, Spinal Surgery, Laser Surgery.

Research Interest
Prof. Yasuo Iwasaki, MD

Prof. Yasuo Iwasaki, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology
Toho University Omori Hospital
Japan

  Biography :

Graduated Toho University Medical School at Tokyo in Japan on March 31th 1978 Passed the Japanese National Board Medical Examination on May 1978 Worked research fellow in Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston under Dr. Appel in USA between October 1984 and October 1986 Assistant professor of Neurology, Toho University Ohashi Hospital from April 1991 and associate professor of Neurology, Toho University Ohashi Hospital on April 1997 and became Professor and Chairman in Department of Neurology Toho University Omori Hospital from April 2005 and present time.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Neurodegenerative disorders, especially amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Research Interest
Dr. Yuanyuan Xu, Ph.D.

Dr. Yuanyuan Xu, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Public Health
China Medical University
China

  Biography :

Dr. Xu received her Ph.D. in China Medical University in 2009 and completed her postdoc training in the role of stem cells in metal carcinogenesis in the laboratory of National Toxicology Program (NTP) at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2013. She is currently a professor in School of Public Health, China Medical University. She is author /coauthor of over 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Cancer stem cells, redox homeostasis and stem cell differentiation

Research Interest
Prof. Katsuyuki KADOI

Prof. Katsuyuki KADOI
Professor
Naritahigashi, Suginami-ku
Tokyo
Japan

  Biography :

Scientific advisor for Veterinaria Italiana

Biography
  Research Interest :

Stem Cell Research

Research Interest
Prof. Javad Behravan, Ph.D.

Prof. Javad Behravan, Ph.D.
Professor
Biotechnology Research Center, School of Pharmacy
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Iran

  Biography :

Editorial Board of the Journal of Basic Medical Sciences of Iran (JBMSI) Pharmaceutical Biotechnology board of examination, Ministry of Health, IRAN Editorial Board of the Medical Biotechnology Research (MBR)

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Research Interest
Prof. Sadat A Ali

Prof. Sadat A Ali
Professor and Head
Stem Cell and Regenerative Unit
Imam Abdul Rahman Bin Faisal University
Saudi Arabia

  Biography :

A. Administrative Job: Acting Chairman, department of Orthopaedic surgery, on number of occasions. Coordinator, Department Research Committee. B. Committee Membership: Coordinator of Postgraduate academic activities, since 1988-2002. Member, Infection control committee, 1992. Coordinator Undergraduate rotations and teaching, 1992. Coordinator, Saudi/Arab Board Residents in Orthopaedic Training Program. Member Research Committee, College of Medicine, University of Dammam.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Metabolic Bone Disease: Osteoporosis, Osteomalacia and Vitamin D Deficiency 2. Arthritis: Hips and Knee Arthroplasty. 3. Major Trauma 4. Orthopaedic Oncology. 5.Stem Cell Therapy for Avascular Necrosis of femur and Humerus and Osteoarthritis of Knee.

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Prof. Yuchun Gu (MBChB, MD, PhD)

Prof. Yuchun Gu (MBChB, MD, PhD)
Professor & Chair in Molecular Physiology
Director, Translational and Regenerative Medicine Center
Aston University
UK

  Biography :

Member of Human Tissue Committee in China, Member of 13th 5-year Biomedical development planning Committee, China, Member of Drug Review Committee of CFDA, China, Member of Physiology Society, China, Member of Physiology Society, UK, Member of High Education Strategic Research Committee, China, Key Panel Member of Biomedical Industry Investment committee of Xiangshui County, Member of Economic and Industry Development Committee of Jiangyin County, Member of assessor committee for NSF.

Biography
  Research Interest :

My current research falls into 5 related programs. 1) Physiology role of carbon monoxide (CO) and its mechanism; 2) studying ion channels and receptors in the mitochondria; 3) other functions of ion channels; 4) pulmonary hypertension and stenosis; 5) Immune cell engineering toward cell therapies. Some directions are the extension of my previous work but most of works are closely around ion channel study and cardiovascular diseases.

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Prof. Khaled Radad

Prof. Khaled Radad
Professor
Department of Pathology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Assiut University
Egypt

  Biography :

Prof. Khaled Radad finished his undergraduate study at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt in 1993. In 1998, he finished his master degree in the branch of toxicological pathology. He started his Ph.D. study in the Institute of Medical Chemistry, Department for Biomedical Sciences, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria in the field of neurobiology in 2001. After graduation in 2005, he returned back to his home country and worked as assistant professor of pathology at the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt. Since 2008, he is working as professor of pathology at the Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia. He is teaching general pathology for dentistry undergraduate students. Beside teaching duties, he is involved in research activities in the fields of toxicological pathology and neurobiology.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Regenerative medicine, neuronal cell research, neuronal degenerative/regenerative research, cellular and molecular medicine, toxicopathological research

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Prof. Ying-Fu Chen, M.D., PhD.

Prof. Ying-Fu Chen, M.D., PhD.
Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery
Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital
Taiwan

  Biography :

Dr. Ying-Fu Chen is a Professor of Surgery, and Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He has a MD degree from Kaohsiung Medical College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1973, and his PhD degree from Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, in 1992. In 1983, Dr Chen was as a clinical fellow at the Heart Institute of Japan, Tokyo Women Medical University. In 1985, he went to Durham, North Carolina, as a research fellow at Duke University Medical Center. In 1992, Dr Chen was appointed as Professor of Surgery at Kaohsiung Medical University. He is also appointed as a Professor of Graduate Institute of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University. His main research interests include inflammation, vascular degeneration, and stem cells in basic studies and thoracic aorta aneurysms/dissections and aortic valve diseases in clinical fields. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed medical publications and has served as editorships of 2 books, authorships of many book chapters. Currently, He is also as an editorial member of many national and international journals.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Ischemic Heart Disease Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 2. Valvular Heart Disease Mechanical Valve vs. Bioprosthetic Valve Transcatheter Valve Replacement Aortic Valve Disease Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease 3. Atherosclerosis and Statin Therapy 4. Cellular and Molecular Mechenisms of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms/Dissections 5. Acute Aortic Syndrome Aortic Dissection and Endovascular Repair 6. Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Therapy VKA-OACs (Vitamin K antagonist Oral Anticoagulants) NOACs (Novel Oral Anticoagulants) Antiplatelet Therapy 7. Congenital Heart Disease Congenital Coronary Anomaly 8. Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms/Dissections Aortic Root Replacement and Total Arch Replacement TEVAR (Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair) 9. Congestive Heart Failure Cardiac Remodeling 10. Stem Cells and Cardiac Regeneration

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Prof. Yoo-Hun Suh

Prof. Yoo-Hun Suh
Chaired professor and President
Neuroscience Research Institute
Gachon University
Korea

  Biography :

Prof. Yoo-Hun Suh is now Chaired Professor and President of the Neuroscience Research Institute of Gachon Univ. He was the founding president of Korea Brain Research Institute. Furthermore, he is a professor emeritus of College of Medicine at Seoul National University. He won Korea’s Most Distinguished Scientist Award, the National Government Medals and other many prizes. He was selected one of 20 outstanding Korean Medical Scientists and one of 21 outstanding Korean Scholars of the 21st Century. He is an editor and editorial board member for 6 SCIs (Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, Journal of Neurochemistry, Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience Research, Neurochemical Research and Neuroscience Research). He first cloned the gene for epinephrine synthesizing enzyme, PNMT and has greatly contributed to the discovery of a new potential gene and factors for AD, the development of potential stem cell and drugs for AD and PD. He has published more than 200 papers and over 50 books. Presently, professor Yoo-Hun, Suh is a Member of Board of Trustee, HFSP(Human Frontier Science Program), a member of Korean National Academy of Science and Technology, a member of Korean National Academy of Medicine and a Member of Korean National Science and Technology council. In addition, he is a Member of International Scientific Advisory Board of AD & PD and a Member of International Scientific Advisory Board of International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders(AAIC). He was the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 22nd Biennial Meeting of international society of neurochemistry(ISN), the president of FAONS(Federation of Asia, Oceanic Neuroscience Societies), the president of APSN(Asia Pacific Society for Neurochemistry), the president of Korean Society for pharmacology, the president of Korean Society for Brain & Neuroscience, the president of Korean Society for cognitive Science, the president of Korean Society for neurodegenerative Diseases, the president of Korean Mind, Brain and Education Society, the Director of National Creative Research Initiatives Center for AD, the Director of Neuroscience Res. Institute, Seoul National Univ. and the Director of Cognitive Science Inst., Seoul National Univ..

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pathogenesis, Early diagnosis and Stemcell therapy for AD, PD and other brain diseases.

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Prof. Victor M. Arce

Prof. Victor M. Arce
Professor & HOD
Department of Physiology
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Spain

  Biography :

1989-1991 Dipartamento di Farmacologia. Universita degli Studi di Milano (Italy) 1992 Cell Biology and Genetics Program. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. New York (USA) 2001 Unité 344 Endocrinologie Moleculare Inserm. París (Francia) CURRENT POSITION Profesor Titular and Head of Department Department of Physiology. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Biography
  Research Interest :

Neurophysiology, Neuroendocrinology, Neurodevelopment,Cancer

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Dr. Amancio Carnero

Dr. Amancio Carnero
Head of Laboratory
Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla - IBiS/HUVR
Campus Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocio
Spain

  Biography :

Graduating in Biology from the Universidad de Granada (Spain), Amancio Carnero began his scientific career in the Genetics Department at the same University where he spent two years as an undergraduate student. He then moved to the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Alberto Sols”, CSIC, Madrid and carried out his PhD studies at the Department of Molecular Biology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Amancio Carnero worked on the signal transduction mechanisms induced by Ras oncogenes. He found that Ras activates a Phopholipase D and that the results of such activation have a role in mitogenesis. Upon completing his PhD in 1994 he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, from where he moved in January 1996 to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA, as a Postdoc in the laboratory of D. H. Beach. When D. Beach’s lab moved to London, Amancio returned to Europe as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital, University College London (UCL), UK where he worked to improve methods for identifying new molecular targets based on functional screenings (either by gain or loss-of-function). His research interests focused on the cell cycle, cellular senescense and cellular immortalisation. He then spent another two years in London at the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research (UCL) as a Senior Lecturer before returning to Spain in 2001 to assume his current position as Head of the CNIO’s Assay Development Section in the Experimental Therapeutics Programme. During 9 years He worked at the CNIO developing the preclinical platform to identify new antitumor therapies. At the end of 2009, Amancio move to the Institut of biomedicine of Seville were He followed his work in The identification and characterization of genes with therapeutic relevance in cancer, Establishing the causality during tumor initiation and progression, Validation of new therapeutic targets.

Biography
  Research Interest :

The research lines in this laboratory are: • Identification and characterization of genes with therapeutic relevance in cancer. • Establishing causality in the initiation and progression of the tumoral process. • Validation of new therapeutic targets that could form the basis for the identification of new anti-tumor compounds.

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Prof. Jesus Devesa, MD, PhD

Prof. Jesus Devesa, MD, PhD
Professor of Physiology
Specialist in Endocrinology
Scientific Director of Medical Center Foltra
Spain

  Biography :

DATES POSITION ORGANISM 1964-1970 Intern alumn, Dpt. of Physiology. University of Santiago 1970-74 Associated Professor, Dpt. of Physiology University of Santiago 1973-74 Special Prof. of Physiology and Biochemistry University of Granada 1974-1993 Special Prof. of Physiology and Biochemistry University of Santiago 1993-2012 Professor of Physiology University of Santiago 1975-2012 Head of the Lab of Special Biochemistry University Hospital 1975- Supervisor of Radioactive Instalations 2012-2015 Profesor "Ad Honorem" Universidad de Santiago 2012- .... Scientific Director Foudation and Medical

Biography
  Research Interest :

Growth Hormone and stem cells, IGF-I, medical therapies for neurorehabilitation.

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Prof. Sergey V. Suchkov, MD, PhD

Prof. Sergey V. Suchkov, MD, PhD
Director & Professor
Center for Personalized Medicine
Sechenov University
Russia

  Biography :

Sergey Suchkov was born in the City of Astrakhan, Russia, in a family of dynasty medical doctors. In 1980, Suchkov graduated from Astrakhan State Medical University and was awarded with MD. During the studentship Suchkov was extensively involved into research in the area of ocular immunology and won in 1980 the First Prize at the First International Contest among the Medical Students in Praque. In 1985, Suchkov maintained his PhD as a PhD student of the I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy and Institute of Medical Enzymology, USSR Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Rus-sia. In 2001, Suchkov finished the PostDoc Research Fellowship Program and maintained his Doctor Degree at the National Institute of Immunology, Russia. From 1985 through 1987, Dr Suchkov worked as a Post Doc Research Associate, Department of Medi-cal Biotechnology, Institute of Medical Enzymology, USSR Academy of Medical Sciences to be in-volved into research in clinical enzymology and applications of DNA-dependent enzymes in clinical medicine. From 1987 through 1989, Dr Suchkov was a senior Researcher, Lab of Developmental Immunology, Koltzov Institute of Developmental Biology, USSR Academy of Sciences to deal to developmental immunology. From 1989 through 1995, Dr Suchkov was being a Head of the Lab of Clinical Immunology and Im-munobiotechnology, Helmholtz Eye Research Institute in Moscow. From 1995 through 2004, Dr Suchkov was being a Chairman of the Dept for Clinical Immunology, Moscow Clinical Research Institute (MONIKI) and the Immunologist-in-Chief of the Moscow Regional Ministry of Health.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Immunlogy and Immunogenetics, Translational Medicine, Personalized medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biomarkers Targeting

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Prof. Seung-Yub Ku, MD, PhD

Prof. Seung-Yub Ku, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seoul National University College of Medicine
Korea

  Biography :

Seung-Yup Ku, M.D., Ph.D. is currently Professor at Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University. He received M.D. and Ph.D. at Seoul National University (2013 QS World Univ Ranking 35th), and worked as Post-doctoral fellow at Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Cornell University Weill Medical College in New York, USA. He has been an active member at SGI, ASRM, NAMS, ACAM, ISFP, termis, NYAS, and AOCOG, and served as Secretary General at KOSGE, KSRM, KSAR, etc. He has also served as reviewer of scientific abstract at SGI, ASRM and NAMS. He has patents in human embryonic stem cell field and received awards from KOFST, KSRM, KSO, and many others. He has been interviewed by Korean major newspapers and broadcasters dozens of times. He has received numerous research grants in the field of infertility, reproductive medicine and stem cell research. He has published over 120 book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals domestically and internationally.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Infertility, reproductive medicine and stem cell research

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Dr. Ander Matheu, Ph.D.

Dr. Ander Matheu, Ph.D.
Cellular Oncology Group leader
Biodonostia HRI. Ikerbasque Research Fellow.
Biodonostia HRI
Spain

  Biography :

Strategic Objectives Molecular characterisation of CNS neoplasms. Characterisation of the tumour stem cell population in Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). Analysis of the diagnostic and prognostic value of different immunohistochemical and molecular markers on CNS neoplasms.

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Cancer, Neuro-oncology, stem cells, tumor suppression, Sox genes, aging,

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Dr. Xinyu SHAO, MD.

Dr. Xinyu SHAO, MD.
Vice Dean & Associate Professor
Dept. of Clinical Diagnostics
Medical School of Soochow University
China

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Academic Title: Young Committee Member, Endocrine Society of Jiangsu Province, China Member of Study Group, Endocrine Society of Jiangsu Province, China Committee Member, Suzhou Endocrine Society, China Member of the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) Work Experience: As Physician since 1998, Dept. of Endocrinology, The 1st Affiliated Hosp. of Soochow University Education and Training: 1992-1998 China Medical University, Bachelor’s degree of Medicine 2001-2004 Tongji University, Master’s degree of Medicine 2007-2010 Shanghai Jiaotong University, Doctor’s degree of Medicine 2008-2009 ANZAC Research Institute, Sydney University, Combined-education supported by China Scholarship Council(CSC)

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Clinical Genetics; Inherited Metabolic Diseases; Disorders of Sex Development; Stem Cell Differentiation and Development; Osteoblast; non-coding RNA

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Prof. Ssang-Goo Cho, Ph.D.

Prof. Ssang-Goo Cho, Ph.D.
President & Director of IDASI
Department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biotechnology
Konkuk University
Korea

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Ssang-Goo Cho received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Genetic Engineering from Korea University, Republic of Korea. He was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at Ruttenberg Cancer Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA and worked at Korea University as a research professor and at Institut Pasteur as a visiting scientist. Now, he has been serving as a professor at the department of Stem Cell & Regenerative Biotechnology, Konkuk University and also as a director of Incurable disease animal model and stem cell institute (IDASI). His areas of expertise include signaling pathways in stem, cancer, and cancer stem cells, molecular mechanism of cellular reprogramming, and apoptosis or autophagy, pancreatic beta-cell differentiation. He has published more than 130 papers in scientific journals.

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Signaling pathways in stem, cancer, and cancer stem cells, Molecular mechanism of cellular reprogramming, Apoptosis and autophagy, Cancer stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, Pancreatic beta-cell differentiation, Pancreatic cancer cells.

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Dr. Zahra Hajebrahimi, Ph.D

Dr. Zahra Hajebrahimi, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Space Biology Department
Aerospace Research Institute
Iran

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2003-2007, Ph.D. Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Basic Science, Tarbiat Modares Univercity Thesis Title: Comparative Study and Interfering in Expression Profile of Neurotrophins, their Receptors and Prohormone Convertases Genes in Rat Bone Marrow Stromal Cells and Spinal Cord- Nerve Injury Tissues 2003-2008, M.Sc. Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Basic Science, Tarbiat Modares Univercity Thesis title: The Molecular Identification of the most Prevalent Mutations of Glucose-6-Phosphat Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Gene in Deficient Patients in State of Gilan 1996-1999: B.Sc. Biology, Faculty of Basic Science Shahid Beheshti University

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1- Khwarizmi international award for technical knowledge of biological capsule carrying a monkey into space and return 2- National Elite foundation awards for Generating genetically engineered bone marrow stromal stem cells with reduced rate of cell death after induction 3- Presidential award in national festival of innovation 4- Letter of appreciation from presidential of IR.IRAN for space capsule and associated rocket, Pishgam (Pishgam: space monkey) 5- Letter of appreciation from Vice president for space capsule and associated rocket, Pazhuhesh (Fargam: space monkey) 6- Letter of appreciation from Deputy Minister of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of IR.IRAN for Biological capsule in national space lab #3 (Kavoshgar-3) 7- Letter of appreciation from head of Iran Space Agency for Biological capsule in national space lab #4 (Kavoshgar-4) 8- Letter of appreciation from head of Iran Space Agency for space capsule and associated rocket, Pishgam

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Prof. Song Yong Sang

Prof. Song Yong Sang
President & Director: Gynecologic Oncology
Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine
Seoul National University
Korea

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Prof. Yong Sang Song received his doctor’s degree from Seoul National University, Korea in 1983. He worked in Unviersity of Wyoming, Laramie, as research fellow in Department of Molecular Biology in 1997, and then as associate Professor from 2001 to 2005. He set down and became professor and associate dean of College of Medicine Seoul National University Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and he was elected as chairman of Korean Society of Urogynecology in 2006. And in 2009 he was selected as director of Cancer Research Institute in 2009 in Seoul National University. In 2009, he also organized International Conference of NAPA and was selected as chairman of Asian Society of Gynecologic Oncology (ASGO) Scientific Committee. In 2012 he was selected as president of Korean Society of Cancer Prevention. His major interests are molecular mechanisms of tumors, especially the role of tumor microenvironment in cancer cell metabolism and chemoresistance and precision medicine in ovarian cancer. He is particularly interested in the impacts of components of tumor microenvironment in ovarian cancer progression. He has published more than 300 papers in the science citation index (SCI) journals such as BMC cancer, Molecular Carcinogenesis, Cancer Letters, Oncotarget etc. He has received the prize of Scientific Paper, Korean Scientific Association, Grand prize, Korean Society of Colposcopy and Gynecologic Oncology, Academic award, International Conference on Ovarian Cancer, President Award on Prevention in Korean Government and Boryung Cancer Academic Award on Prevention in Korea. He is also the editor in chief and senior editor or member of editorial board of scientific journals, such as International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Journal of Cancer Prevention, Cancer Letters and Molecular Carcinogenesis.

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Precision medicine in ovarian cancer, tumor microenvironment, cancer cell metabolism, chemoresistance

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Prof. Renata Ciccarelli

Prof. Renata Ciccarelli
Professor
Department of Pharmacology of the Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnical Sciences
University of Chieti-Pescara
Italy

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Co-author of more than 90 publications in international journals, on the role of purines at the central nervous system, in particular on glial activities such as proliferation, neuroprotection and neuro/pleiotrophin production. The study is now addressing also the characterization of mesenchymal stem cells from normal human tissues (dental pulp and dental papilla, amniotic fluid, adipose tissue) and tumors (glioblastoma multiforme) and the role of purine on osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation of some of the above mentioned normal cells and on the survival of those of tumor derivation.

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Reviewer for international journals both in the field of Regenerative Medicine (Tissue Engin., Differentiation, Stem Cell Int., Stem Cells Rev. Rep., PlosOne) and Neuropharmacology (Purinergic Signaling, Mol. Neurobiol., Int. J. Develop Neurosci, J. Neurochem, Neuroscience, etc.). She has been funded as Head of Operations Unit at previous PRIN (1999, National Coordinator: Prof. F. Nicoletti, 2003, National Coordinator: Prof. G. De Sarro, 2008, started in 2010, National Coordinator: Prof. PL. Canonico); each research has been published in relevant articles.

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Dr. Elisabeth Thecla Maria van der GULIK, MD HonDL

Dr. Elisabeth Thecla Maria van der GULIK, MD HonDL
Researcher
Dutch Royal Academy of Medicine
Utrecht
Netherlands

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GULIK Drs Elisabeth Thecla Maria van der, Retired Physician. Personal: Born 19 December 1947, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Education: Analytical Chemist, Westeinde Hospital, The Hague, 1967-69; MD, Catholic University, Nijmegen, 1969-80; Course in General and Experimental Oncology, Institute ARC, Villejuif, France, 1985-86; Assessment Medicine, SMI course, School of Public Health, Utrecht, 1999; Course of Counselling and Coaching, Benelux University Centre, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2002-05. Positions held: Assistant pathologist, clinical and research departments, Amsterdam, Paris, Brussels, 1980-1988; Physician, Bureau of Driving Licenses, Rijswijk, The Netherlands, 1990-1992; Physician of Assurance Medicine, GUO, GAK, ZVN, 1992-99; Physician of Occupational Health, several Arbo Services, 1999-2012. Retired from practice as a physician, 2012 -. Honours: Decree of Merit, World Who’s Who of Women, IBC, 1997; Award of Excellence, ABI-IBC, International Congress, 1998; Hall of Fame, International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, 6th edition, ABI, 1999; ABI-IBC Congress Medal, 2000; Outstanding Artistic Performance, ABI-IBC, International Congress, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012; Achievement of Merit in Music, International Congress IBC, 2014, 2015; Hall of Fame, IBC, 2007; other awards, positions and listings ABI/IBC. Memberships: Dutch Royal Academy of Medicine, Utrecht, 1978-; Association of “Friends of the Song”, Amsterdam, 2000-.

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Actual health care, and related problems in different fields: molecular biology, databases, medical legislation, ethical problems and health care, sustainability, preventive, predictive and personalized Medicine (PPPM).

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Prof. Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, M.D.

Prof. Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Cancer Biology, and Experimental Therapeutics
Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
USA

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Dr. Gabriel Lopez-Berestein is a Professor in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) and served as the Executive Director of the MDACC Pharmaceutical Development Center. He is internationally known for his research pertaining to development of nanomedical applications that has resulted in more than 200 patents and clinical trials and the FDA-approved drug, Abelcet™ (liposomal amphotericin-B), which is available worldwide and considered standard treatment for life-threatening fungal infections. For the last 30 years Dr. Lopez-Berestein has been studying different aspects of cell death and differentiation and cell signaling.

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Immunology, Internal Medicine, Oncology-Developmental Therapeutics

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Dr. Andrea Ballini , D.M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Andrea Ballini , D.M.D., M.Sc.
Clinical Investigator
Dept. of Basic Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs
Lab. of Clinical Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Bari ALDO MORO
Italy

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Clinical and Research Investigator at Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neurosciences and Sense Organs, School of Medicine - University of Bari ALDO MORO. Dental Medicine Doctor (University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy), Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Orthognathodontics (University of Foggia, Italy) and in Sexuality Medicine (University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy). Post-Graduate in Epidemiological Methodology, Bioethics, Culture and Quality Management and Temporomandibular disorders and atypical facial pain: from diagnosis to multidisciplinary management (University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy). Laboratory Head at Department of Dental Sciences and Surgery (2009-2012). Visiting Professor at "City Unity College - Greece" (and affiliated Institutions). Visiting Scientist at "Tecnologica Research Institute" in Crotone, Italy. Member of the " World Academy of Growth Factors & Stem Cells in Dentistry- WAGroFSCD". Author of scientific papers and book chapters on National and International Journals (and Books) with Impact factor. Winner of "Research Award" from Medical and Dental Council of Bari (Italy) in year 2016. Winner of “Sant’Apollonia Award” from ANDI (Italian Dental National Association) in year 2005 for the best clinical and scientific report in Dental Sciences. Invited reviewer, Lead Guest Editor, Past-Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member in International Journals. Lead Guest Editor for "Stem Cells International" http://www.hindawi.com/journals/sci/si/523172/cfp/ (Published/Hosted by: Hindawi Publishing Corporation). In 2015 and 2017 Principal Investigator (PI) in the INNBIORESTM RESEARCH INCENTIVE AWARD, founded from “Innovative-Biological-Research Center”. Participant in European Research Projects Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)- FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP “LUSTRE”- Ultra-fast Laser Surfacing of Teeth for Resistance to Erosion. (grant from 2014-01-01 to 2017-12-31- submission phase- Project reference: 324538). Participant in Research Projects of National interest on Stem Cells isolation, differentiation and clinical application, funded by the Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research (MIUR) (grant 2002 for the biennium 2002-2004, grant 2005 for the biennium 2005-2007, grant 2007 for the biennium 2008-2010, grant 2009 for the biennium 2011-2013). Participant in various Research Projects founded from University of Bari ALDO MORO and Local Foundation (Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Puglia). Invited speaker in National and International courses and conferences.

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Scientific research activity in Dentistry, Stem Cells, Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Medical Genetics, Clinical Biochemistry, Dermatology, Immunology, Microbiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Maxillofacial Surgery, Biotechnology, Occupational Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Biochemistry and Dental Hygiene. Actually the research lines are focused on: stem cells from oral and extra-oral tissues, regenerative therapies in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery, biomimetic scaffolds, genetic disorders with and without oral and maxillofacial features, genetics of periodontal disease and its correlation with systemic diseases, genotoxicity, cytogenetic, biochemistry implant dentistry, orthodontics, and Laser Technology and Therapy.

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Prof. Juan Francisco Santibáñez Domínguez, PhD.

Prof. Juan Francisco Santibáñez Domínguez, PhD.
Professor of Research
Group for Molecular Oncology, Institute for Medical Research,
University of Belgrade
Serbia

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Dr. Juan F. Santibanez received his PhD from the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas “Alberto Sols” (IIBM), Spain in 1999, worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the “Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas, CIB”, Spain from 2003 to 2005. Dr. Santibanez was Associated Research (1991 to 1995), Instructor (-1999) and Assistant Professor (-2008) at the Laboratory for Cellular Research, INTA, Universidad de Chile. He is currently a Professor of Research at the Institute for Medical Research (IMI), Belgrade, Serbia.

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His major research area is the role of TGF-in tumor invasion and progression, and inflammatory factors in mesenchymal stem cells biology. Recently has been become interested in role of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) in myeloproliferative neoplasm.

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