Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief
Prof. Hiroshi Ohrui

Prof. Hiroshi Ohrui
Professor
Department of Pharmacy
Yokohama University of Pharmacy
Japan

  Biography :

Hiroshi Ohrui was born in 1942. He received his B.S. (1965) and Ph.D. degrees (1971) from The University of Tokyo under the direction of Professor Masanao Matsui. He joined RIKEN in 1966 as a researcher. In 1981, he moved to Tohoku University as Associate Professor in the Department of Food Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture. In 1977, he was promoted to Full Professor, Graduate School of Life Science. In 2006, he moved to Yokohama University of Pharmacy as Professor. He worked for Dr. J. J. Fox at Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research (1972-1973) as a Research Associate, and for Dr. J. G. Moffatt at Syntex Research (1973-1974) as a postdoctoral fellow. He worked for The Technical University of Darmstadt as an invited professor by DAAD (1990). He has received several awards including The Agricultural Society of Japan Award for Young Scientists (1974), Inoue Prize for Science (2001), Japan Prize of Agricultural Sciences (2004), The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry Award (2004), and The Japan Academy Prize (2010).

Biography
  Research Interest :

His research interests cover organic synthesis, chemical biology, and chiral discrimination.

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Editorial Board Member
Dr. Shittu Rasaki Olatunji

Dr. Shittu Rasaki Olatunji
Research Scientist
Oorelope Hospital Premises
Oyo State
Nigeria

  Biography :

Shittu Rasaki Olatunji was born to the prestigious family of Aganmu and Arowoselu, Saki Oyo state, Nigeria. He attended University of Ilorin, Nigeria for his first degree, where he bagged Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). He later proceeded to the Post-Graduate School in the same Institution for his Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH). He has Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from National Open University of Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physician (FWACP), Family Medicine. He is currently the Hospital Consultant to the Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria. He is also the Chief Medical Director of Oorelope Hospital (Consultant Specialist Clinics) and National Health Insurance scheme (NHIS) accredited healthcare center at Apata Yakuba, Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria. His area of interest is Family Medicine and Infectious Disease.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Family Medicine, AIDS Research

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Dr. Apoena de Aguiar Ribeiro

Dr. Apoena de Aguiar Ribeiro
Associate Professor
Department of Specific Formation
Fluminense Federal University
Brazil

  Biography :

Dr. Apoena Ribeiro is a full-time tenured Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Cariology at the Fluminense Federal University School of Dentistry, Brazil, and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, UNC, Chapel Hill. She received her DDS degree in 1995 from the Fluminense Federal University, Brazil, her Certificate and Master Degree in Pediatric Dentistry in 2000 from Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil, and her PhD degree in Microbiology and Immunology from Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil in 2006. She has been teaching Pediatric Dentistry and Cariology since 1999. She was awarded the Honorable Mention for excellence in DDS teaching 4 times. Dr. Ribeiro has received 5 grants from external funding agencies as principal investigator, and has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers, focusing on Pediatric Dentistry, Cariology and Oral Microbiology. She is one of the main authors of the book “Pediatric Denti stry: a contemporary vision”, published in 2014, in Brazil. Her current research interests is focused primarily on translational research in the fields of AIDS, Cariology, Pediatric Dentistry, Oral Microbiology and OMICs. Dr. Ribeiro is a member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the International Association for Caries Research (ORCA).

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pediatric Dentistry, Cariology and Oral Microbiology, Microbiology and Immunology, Dentistry

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Dr. Maristela Barbosa Portela, DDS, MS, PhD.

Dr. Maristela Barbosa Portela, DDS, MS, PhD.
Professor Adjunto III
Divisions of Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Microbiology
Fluminense Federal University (UFF)
Brazil

  Biography :

Dr. Maristela Portela is an Adjunct IV Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the Universidade Federal Fluminense/Niterói, School of Dentistry, Brazil. She researches in areas of oral microbiology, Candida spp. virulence of HIV-infected children and restorative biomaterials. Additionally, she received her DDS degree in 1999 from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (UFRJ, Brazil), her Master Degree in Pediatric Dentistry in 2002 from UFRJ, Brazil and her PhD degree in Biology Sciences (Microbiology and Immunology) from UFRJ, Brazil in 2006. In 2007, she awarded the National Honorable Mention for her doctoral thesis research entitle “Study of functional proteins of Candida spp. Isolated from oral cavities of Human Virus Immunodeficiency Infected children”. Dr. Portela has published about 40 peer-reviewed papers and she is a member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

Biography
  Research Interest :

Oral Microbiology, Pediatric Dentistry and Restorative Biomaterials

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Dr. Celeste Luján Pérez, Bioch; MSc; PhD

Dr. Celeste Luján Pérez, Bioch; MSc; PhD
Researcher
Virology Department
Av. Vélez Sarsfield 563 (1281) Buenos Aires
Argentina

  Biography :

After obtained her degree as Biochesmist at the Univesidad Nacional del Sur, she was biochemist resident since 1989 to 1992, whereas she skilled in infectious diseases (1991 Internship, Virology Departament, Instituto Nacional de Microbiología Malbrán, Argentina, 1992, Internship, Hospital Clinic I Provincial, Barcelona, Spain) In, 1992 she won a regular staff vacancy in the Virology Departament, ANLIS Dr Carlos G Malbrán by contest. Since 2001 at the Virology Department, she has conducted HHV-8 research in Argentina and collaborative studies in blood banks in South American countries, by performing epidemiological investigations, setting molecular methods for clinical cases which involve HHV-8 and evaluating serological tools. Also she has worked on molecular epidemiology of HHV-8. Among her current activities, she coordinates the seminars of the Virology Department, delivers lectures addressing viral infections, directs and evaluates thesis for the Molecular Microbiology Magister and trains residents of Microbiology that annually rotate in the Virology Department. She is member of the Committee on Research and Development of the ANLIS CG Malbrán. As a result of her work she has made more than thirty poster presentations, published journal articles, book chapters and case conferences and evaluates research projects.

Biography
  Research Interest :

HHV-8 from serology to molecular epidemiology, HIV, Virology

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Dr. Gloria Fernanda Castro

Dr. Gloria Fernanda Castro
Associate Professor
School of Dentistry
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

  Biography :

Dr. Gloria Fernanda Castro is associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry in the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She researches in areas of cardiology, oral manifestations of HIV infection, oral microbiology, Candida spp. virulence, HIV-infection in children and Children with systemic and neurologic alterations. She received her DDS degree in 1993 from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (UFRJ, Brazil), her Master Degree in Pediatric Dentistry in 1998 from UFRJ, Brazil and her PhD degree in Biology Sciences (Microbiology and Immunology) from UFRJ, Brazil in 2002. Dr. Castro has published about 40 peer-reviewed papers about Dentistry and HIV-infection in Children and she is a member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

Biography
  Research Interest :

Oral Microbiology, Pediatric Dentistry and Cardiology

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Prof. Simone Cecilio Hallak Regalo

Prof. Simone Cecilio Hallak Regalo
Professor
Department of Morphology
Physiology and Basic Pathology, School of Dentistry
São Paulo University (FORP)

  Biography :

Graduated in Dentistry from the University of Londrina (1988), Masters in Biology and Oral Pathology, in the area of Surface Electromyography from the State University of Campinas (FOP) (2000), PhD in Biology and Oral Pathology, in the area of Surface Electromyography from the State University of Campinas (FOP) (2001). Professor at FORP / USP since 2016, Department of Morphology, Physiology and Basic Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry of Ribeirao Preto, University of São Paulo. Responsible for the Museum of Anatomy "Prof. Edgard Ignacio's FORP/USP. Has experience in the field of Dentistry, Anatomy, Ethics, Laser and Pathology, acting on the following topics: Electromyography, skeletal muscle, muscle disorders, chew, bite force, macroscopic and microscopic anatomy, laser dentistry, acupuncture in dentistry, bone and liver toxicity of medicinal plants. It is leading the research group of Electromyography and Multidisciplinary Research Center in Bone Tissue of FORP/USP. Head of the Laboratory of Electromyography "Prof. Dr. Mathias Vitti” FORP/USP.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Morphology, Physiology and Basic Pathology

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Dr. Carolina A. Berini, PhD.

Dr. Carolina A. Berini, PhD.
Researcher
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas en Retrovirus y SIDA (INBIRS)
UBA-CONICET
Argentina

  Biography :

Carolina A. Berini was born in 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She finished her high school in Duino, Trieste, Italy. After moving back from Italy, she received her B.S (2005) and PhD. degrees (2010) from the University of Buenos Aires under the direction of Dr. Mirna Biglione. She joined the National Reference Center for AIDS in 2002 as an undergraduate student; and after her post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Biomedical Research on retroviruses and AIDS, she continued as a researcher. She has always been involved in diagnosis; follow up of HTLV-1/2 patients and molecular epidemiology in populations such us men who have sex with men, sex workers, drug users, pregnant women, blood donors and Amerindians. She has also conducted molecular biology and basic research on HLA and galectines in relation to HTLV-1/2 infection. In 2004 she joined the Department of Microbiology, Parasitology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires as a teacher assistant and is still part of the permanent staff.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Her research interests cover the development of diagnostic kits, epidemiology and molecular biology.

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