Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief
Prof. Min Li

Prof. Min Li
Professor
Director of GI Cancer Research, Vice Chair for Research
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
USA

  Biography :

Prof. Min Li got his PhD from Emory University at Atlanta, Georgia in 2002. Under the supervision of Dr. Richard W. Compans, a world renowned virologist and immunologist, Dr. Li studied the regulation of a retrovirus envelope protein induced membrane fusion and the association with lipid rafts. He then moved on to Baylor College of Medicine at Houston, Texas, and started his career in cancer research as an Assistant Professor in 2004. Dr. Li joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Medical School in 2010 as the Director of Cancer Research Program. In 2014, Dr. Li joined the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as full Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Cell Biology, and holds Virginia Kerley Cade Endowed Chair in Cancer Treatment. He is the Director of GI Cancer Research in Department of Medicine, and Vice Chair for Research in Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His research interests include pancreatic cancer and brain tumor pathogenesis, translational research, and new therapies. Dr. Li's group is the first one to identify a zinc transporter (ZIP4) as a new molecular target in pancreatic cancer and brain tumor, and has developed a novel therapy to treat this malignancy.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Molecular Cancer Research, Oncogene, Pancreas, Molecular Toxicology, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy.

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Co- Editor in Chief
Prof. Shyng-Shiou F. Yuan, MD, PhD

Prof. Shyng-Shiou F. Yuan, MD, PhD
President & Director
PhD Program in Transiational Medicine
Kaohsiung Medical University and Academia Sinica
Taiwan

  Biography :

Yuan SS, Hsu HK, Chia YC. (2005) Extract from the leaves of Toona sinensis Roem., and the preparation process and uses thereof. Patent publication number: US 2005/0186297 A1.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Translational cancer research 2. Biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis in cancer patients 3. Novel anti-cancer compounds

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Special Issue Handling Editor
Dr. Komal Arora, MD

Dr. Komal Arora, MD
Surgical Pathology Department
Houston Methodist Hospital
Bellaire, Tx
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Arora is the current Surgical Pathology fellow at Houston Methodist Hospital. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and subspeciality certified in Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking. She received her medical degree from Government Medical College Nagpur, India and completed her Pathology residency training at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio followed by a Transfusion Medicine fellowship at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Genitourinary pathology, Breast pathology, Soft tissue, GI and Gyn Pathology.

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Executive Editor
Dr. Yoichiro Yoshida, M.D, Ph.D.

Dr. Yoichiro Yoshida, M.D, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery
Fukuoka University School of Medicine
Japan

  Biography :

Dr. Yoichiro Yoshida is an Assistant professor, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery,Fukuoka University School of Medicine

Biography
  Research Interest :

Cancer Chemotherapy, Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Surgery, Clinical Trial

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Editorial Board Member
Dr. Rukmini Bhardwaj, Ph.D

Dr. Rukmini Bhardwaj, Ph.D
ORISE Fellow
Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
USA

  Biography :

A qualified and experienced post-doctoral candidate involved presently in cancer research and previously on malaria vaccine development with expertise in bioprocess engineering, protein purification, characterization, validation and execution of immunoassays for pre-clinical &clinical studies and writing grants. Demonstrated a sustained degree of expertise in handing difficult protein purification and characterizations at laboratories in India and USA. My personal strengths include self-motivation, strong interpersonal skills and multitasking.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Recombinant protein production, Protein Characterization, Bioprocess Engineering, Molecular Biology, Immunoassays, Microbiology, Animal studies, Bio-statistic tools, Documentation

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Dr. Kai Kang, PhD.

Dr. Kai Kang, PhD.
Researcher
Department of Translational Hematology and Oncology Research
Cleveland Clinic
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Kang got comprehensive pharmaceutical training in the pharmaceutical universities in China. He received his Ph.D. degree in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Now he is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Translational Hematology and Oncology Research, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic. He has long experience in translational study in tumor field. His current main interest is to study the immune priming effects of low dose hypomethylation agents against cancer in vitro and in vivo.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Drug research and development; Translational study against human disease; Tumor immunotherapy

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Dr. Parvin Dehghan

Dr. Parvin Dehghan
Director & Head of Department
Mycology & Parasitology Department
Isfahan University of medical Sciences
Iran

  Biography :

I am Parvin Dehghan a PhD holder in Medical Mycoloy from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and associate professor of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS) in Iran. I have been academic teacher for the Medical, Dentistry, Pharmacy students and also laboratory sciences and post graduates students for more than 28 years in IUMS. I specifically worked on Candidiasis and aspergillosis on immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients.The thesis of about 28 students have been under my supervision. More than 37 English and Persian papers in validated journals have been published by me.

Biography
  Research Interest :

I specifically worked on Candidiasis and aspergillosis on immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients.

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Dr. Mihir D. Mehta, M.B.B.S, MD (BIOCHEMISTRY)

Dr. Mihir D. Mehta, M.B.B.S, MD (BIOCHEMISTRY)
Assistant Professor
Dhiraj General Hospital
SBKS Medical College
India

  Biography :

• Have worked in the Biochemistry laboratory for 3 years which is NABL accredited and used to release clinical reports during emergency hours. • Have worked as a tutor in the department of Biochemistry for 3 years. • Have worked as a Consultant Biochemist with SRL Diagnostics for 3 Months. • Working as an Assistant Professor in Dhiraj General Hospital and SBKS Medical College, Piparia, Vadodara since 01/01/2016 (Till date).

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  Research Interest :

• Routine clinical chemistry, tumor markers, hormones, routine serology (Analysis, Interpretation and Correlation of laboratory tests) • Quality Control and Continuous quality improvement in Clinical Biochemistry. • Operation and maintainence of Biochemistry analyzer, immunoassay and ABG, electrolyte analyzer. • Clinical Research in Biochemistry. • Well versed with operating MS office and Linux. • Learning through teaching (Undergraduate & Post-graduate medical students)

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Dr. Hani M. Al-Afghani, PhD.

Dr. Hani M. Al-Afghani, PhD.
Laboratory Supervisor
Security Forces Hospital
General Directorate of Medical Services, Ministry of Interior, Makkah
Saudi Arabia

  Biography :

As a PhD student having my research project in Dr Michael group, I was given the opportunity to supervise an undergraduate student completing his project within this group. these mentoring duties have included giving informational instructions in topic of interest related to experimental methods, primer design software, Bioinformatic DNA alignment software. This have giving me a good opportunity to share the student the discussion and interpretation of the obtained molecular results, and contributing effectively in critical trouble shooting. Currently, I have been supervising trainees from medical sciences colleges in the laboratory of the Security Forces Hospital and the Comprehensive specialized Clinics of the Security Forces. Quality control and Quality Assurance protocols are applicable and included.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Diagnostic molecular Genetics Genetics counseling Identify Neurological network involved in Medulloblastoma Be able to run most of chromosomal abnormality analysis techniques Teaching and mentoring Problem solving techniques Microarray analysis Bioinformatics Good experience in Stem cell Biology Diagnostic Cytogenetics Identify for the first time 7 genes involved in MB Be able to run the most recent PCR techniques DNA sequencing analysis Good experience in Immunohistochemistry Good experience in Statistics Extensive research skills Good experience in leadership Cell culture skills Quality Control and Quality Assurance experience

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Dr. Tala Shekarian, PhD.

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

  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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Prof. Alexander Birbrair

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

  Biography :

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.”

Biography
  Research Interest :

Biochemistry, Cellular Biology, Intestinal Parasites, Medical Bacteriology

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Prof. Mrinal K Ghosh PhD, FNASc, FAScT

Prof. Mrinal K Ghosh PhD, FNASc, FAScT
Principal Scientist
Division of Cancer Biology & Inflammatory Disorder Signal Transduction in Cancer & Stem Cells
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
India

  Biography :

Dr. Mrinal K Ghosh is a leading scientist engaged in signal transduction in cancer and stem cells research as well as clinical cancer research in a collaborative effort with the clinicians and chemists. He has made extraordinary contribution in the field of basic and translational cancer research in India, focusing on signaling crosstalk(s), right target identification, drug development and targeted delivery. He is always enthusiastic and dynamic about new ideas and hypotheses. He has discovered a unique viral mechanism of chromatin remodeling in cancer initiation (Molecular Cell: 2003) and some intriguing mechanistic insights in cancer initiation and progression (Oncogene: 2005, 2013, 2015 and 2016(in press); EMBO J: 2001; JCB: 2000; FEBS J: 2014; Cell Signal: 2014 and 2016; Breast Can Res.: 2014; Molecular Therapy: 2015; Oncotarget: 2017 (in press) etc.). He has successfully supervised 10 PhD theses, 5 MS dissertations and currently guiding 10 PhD students and one DST-WOS. He is a very good-natured person, and one of the bright scientists to emerge from Kolkata and a recipient of National Academy Awards viz. FNASc (2015), FAScT (2015) and invitation from GRC.

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  Research Interest :

Clinical Interests: Breast, Prostate & Colon cancers, especially TNBC Brain cancer, especially GBM. Research Interests: Molecular mechanism of oncogenesis, Signaling crosstalks, RNA helicase p68 in cancer, Drug target identification & validation, Tumor modeling Cancer stem cells, Nanotherapeitics Targeted cancer therapy.

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Dr. Gutor Taras

Dr. Gutor Taras
Head
Biostatistics Centre
Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University
Ukraine

  Biography :

• Read lectures and teaching lessons in “Biostatistics” and “Social medicine, economics and organization of health care”. • 146 articles, 4 textbooks, 4 author's certificates, 45 artic¬les in professional scientific journals and digests recom¬mended by Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine. • Numerous participation in Ukrainian and International scientific forums with reports. • Main activities: developing the system of monitoring population’s health at the primary medical care level, developing and implementation electronic “Health passport” for monitoring population’s health; realizing sociological studies for definition population’s attitude to personal health and current health care system, exp¬loring factors, that have influence on population health. Methodical basis of organization of statistical researches in the health care system; Epidemiologist’s researches in a health care, their description and analysis; Modern principles and rules of conducting of clinical researches.

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  Research Interest :

• Regression analysis (linear regression, multiple linear regression, logistic regression). • Factor analysis. • Survival analysis. • Prognosis. • Odds ratio. • Realizing and analysis sociologic studies Determination of an optimal sample size.

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Prof. William Cheng-Chung Chu

Prof. William Cheng-Chung Chu
Distinguished Professor
Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering
Tunghai University
Taiwan

  Biography :

William Cheng-Chung Chu is a distinguished professor of the Department of Computer Science. He had served as the Dean of Software Engineering and Technologies Center at Tunghai University from 2004 to 2017, Taiwan. And he also had served as the Dean of Research and Development office from 2004 to 2007. From 1994 to 1998, he was the dean of Engineering College and an associate professor at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science at Feng Chia University. He was a research scientist at the Software Technology Center of the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Inc., where he received special contribution awards in both 1992 and 1993 and a PIP award in 1993. In 1992, he was also a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He is serving as the associate editor for Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution (JSME), International Journal of Advancements in Computing Technology (IJACT) and Journal of Systems and Software (JSS). His current research interests include software engineering, embedded systems, and E-learning. Dr. Chu received his MS and PhD degrees from Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois, in 1987 and 1989, respectively, both in computer science. He has edited several books and published over 100 referred papers and book chapters, as well as participating in many international activities, including organizing international conferences, serving as the steering committee for COMPSAC, APSEC and the program committee of more than 70 international conferences.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Software Engineering 2. Software definition 3. Software agent 4. E-commerce 5. Programming language 6. Program verification 7. System development tools 8. Big data healthcare 9. Cloud service.

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Dr. Nanda Gopal Sahoo

Dr. Nanda Gopal Sahoo
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
In-Charge Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Centre D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University
India

  Biography :

Dr. Nanda Gopal Sahoo earned his Ph. D. degree in material science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in 2004. After pursuing his Ph.D. degree, he worked in several countries with eminent scientists for nine years in various fields of materials science especially in the field of carbon nano materials and gained expertise and scientific orientation in several streams. He held the Scientist position (2012-13) in the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*Star, Singapore. Prior to this, he was attached as a scientist with the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (ERI@N) (2011-2012). In 2008, he was awarded the most prestigious Lee Kuan Yew fellowship (2008-2011) in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), NTU. Prior to the Lee Kuan Yew fellowship, he had the opportunity to work as a Research Fellow at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, NTU, (2006-2008) and at the Artificial Muscle Research Center, Konkuk University, South Korea (2005-2006). After working for several years with different eminent groups, Dr. Sahoohas joined the Department of Chemistry, Kumaun University, Nainital as Associate Professor in 2013. He worked for the establishment of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Centre at the University. He is among the few BASE fellows sponsored by Indo-US Science and Technological Forum for advancing their research in the field of solar cell development in Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, 2014. His international and extensive research experience has allowed him to significantly contribute many areas of research and development such as fuel cell, nanopharmaceutical, drug delivery, polymer nanocomposites, polymer chemistry, and particle technology. He worked also as visiting scientist at Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany and Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. As per his carrier and research achievements, to date, he has published seventy eight (78) journal papers in high-quality international journals, and presented sixty two (62) papers in international and national conferences & symposiums. His total citations according to Google Scholar are 4700 and h index is 30.

Biography
  Research Interest :

 Graphene-based materials for fuel cell applications  High-performance CNT/polymer or graphene/polymer nanocomposites o Conductive polymer composites for micro fuel cells o Transparent polymer solar cell o Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes and graphene o Electroactive shape memory polymer composites for smart actuators o Conducting polymers  Fabrication and Characterization of Micro/nano particles for pharmaceutical applications o Drug delivery o Improve the solubility and dissolution rate of poorly water soluble drug

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Dr. Chun-Yi Wu, Ph.D.

Dr. Chun-Yi Wu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Science
National Yang-Ming University
Taiwan

  Biography :

Molecular imaging is a field that needs integration of various scientific bases; it not only speeds up the progress of basic biological research, but also leads people to “see” what a molecular can do in a living system and how it interacts with others. The research themes in my lab aim to establish versatile molecular imaging platforms for translational research. We have develop various radiotracers to detect cancer, inflammation, and neurodegenerative diseases. We also labeled nanoparticles with radioisotope to noninvasively determine their pharmacokinetics via imaging.

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  Research Interest :

Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Science

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