Editorial Board

Founder & Editor in Chief
Prof. Hiroshi Kijima, M.D., Ph.D.

Prof. Hiroshi Kijima, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pathology and Bioscience
Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine
Japan

  Biography :

The Karoji Memorial Foundation Award for Medical Research.

Biography
  Research Interest :

1. Molecular mechanisms of tumor progression/metastasis and angiogenesis 2. Molecular mechanisms and pathophysiology of clock genes 3. Molecular and diagnostic pathology of human cancer

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Co- Editor in Chief
Dr. Kenneth A. Pettine, M.D.

Dr. Kenneth A. Pettine, M.D.
Founder of Rocky Mountain Associates in Orthopedic Medicine, P.C. 1990
Staff Orthopedic Surgeon
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
USA

  Biography :

Dr. Kenneth Pettine, trademarked the phrase, “Friends don’t let friends get fused,” founded The Rocky Mountain Associates in Orthopedic Medicine in 1991 to ensure his patients have non-fusion surgical options. The principal investigator for 18 FDA studies involving non-fusion implants, biologics, and stem cells, he is a pioneer in spinal stem cell therapy. He has been featured as one of the top 50 Spine and Specialist Surgeons to Know in America, and is the recipient of numerous honors, a distinguished speaker at national and international symposiums, and the author of more than 20 research publications. He co-invented the FDA-approved Prestige™ cervical artificial disc, and the Maverick Artificial Disc™. Dr. Pettine has an extensive background in spinal surgery, research, and rehabilitation. His is board certified by the Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the International Spinal Injection Society, and The Society for Ambulatory Spine Surgery, which he co-founded in 2011. He received his spine fellowship training at the Institute for Low Back Care in Minneapolis. Dr. Pettine completed his residency and his master’s degree in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His past appointments include: Staff Orthopedic Surgeon and Chief of the Sports Medicine Clinic at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Georgia; Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Georgia; and Visiting Consultant at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Augusta, GA. Patents Maverick™ Artificial Lumbar Disc and Prestige™ Artificial Cervical Disc: Patent No. 5,258,031 (Nov. 2, 1993) Patent No. 5,425,773 (June 20, 1995) Patent No. 5,562,738 (Oct. 8, 1996) Bone Marrow Stem Cell Patent: Patent No. 9,408,874 B2 (August 9, 2016)

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  Research Interest :

Dr. Kenneth Pettine, trademarked the phrase, “Friends don’t let friends get fused,” founded The Rocky Mountain Associates in Orthopedic Medicine in 1991 to ensure his patients have non-fusion surgical options. The principal investigator for 18 FDA studies involving non-fusion implants, biologics, and stem cells, he is a pioneer in spinal stem cell therapy. He has been featured as one of the top 50 Spine and Specialist Surgeons to Know in America, and is the recipient of numerous honors, a distinguished speaker at national and international symposiums, and the author of more than 20 research publications. He co-invented the FDA-approved Prestige™ cervical artificial disc, and the Maverick Artificial Disc™. Dr. Pettine has an extensive background in spinal surgery, research, and rehabilitation. His is board certified by the Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the International Spinal Injection Society, and The Society for Ambulatory Spine Surgery, which he co-founded in 2011. He received his spine fellowship training at the Institute for Low Back Care in Minneapolis. Dr. Pettine completed his residency and his master’s degree in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His past appointments include: Staff Orthopedic Surgeon and Chief of the Sports Medicine Clinic at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Georgia; Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Georgia; and Visiting Consultant at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Augusta, GA. Patents Maverick™ Artificial Lumbar Disc and Prestige™ Artificial Cervical Disc: Patent No. 5,258,031 (Nov. 2, 1993) Patent No. 5,425,773 (June 20, 1995) Patent No. 5,562,738 (Oct. 8, 1996) Bone Marrow Stem Cell Patent: Patent No. 9,408,874 B2 (August 9, 2016)

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Executive Editor
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 170 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.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Pharmacognosy, Natural Products, Chinese Medicine, Natural Product Research

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Editorial Board Member
Prof. Masahiro Hitomi, M.D., Ph.D.

Prof. Masahiro Hitomi, M.D., Ph.D.
Project Scientist
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
The Lerner Research Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
USA

  Biography :

After graduating Niigata University School of Medicine (Niigata, Japan) with MD degree, Masahiro Hitomi studied protein-lipid interaction and protein chemistry at Niigata Universtiy Graduate School of Medicine and received his PhD degree. He then received postdoctoral training in molecular biology at the Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio) where he currently serves as Project Scientist in the Lerner Research Institute and as Ass. Professor for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of the Case Western Reserve University.

Biography
  Research Interest :

My research interest is to understand how extrinsic factors alters intrinsic molecular signaling mechanisms that control critical cellular processes such as cell cycle progression, cell death, and cell fate choice. In addition to conventional molecular, pharmacological, and biochemical approaches, I employ single cell techniques that enable manipulation of specific molecular events and quantitative analyses of the consequence resulting from such manipulation in individual cells. Utilizing this approach I am currently investigating the biological role of asymmetric cell division in cancer stem cells.

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Prof. Hiroshi Shimoda, M.D., Ph.D.

Prof. Hiroshi Shimoda, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anatomical Science
Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine
Japan

  Biography :

Hiroshi Shimoda was graduated from Oita Medical University, Japan in 1988 and obtained a medical doctor’s license. He also passed through postgraduate doctor course of Pathology, Oita Medical University and received the Ph.D. degree in 1992. He was engaged in clinical medicine as a gastrointestinal surgeon from 1992 to 1995 and served as an assistant professor and/or lecturer in Department of Anatomy, Oita Medical University (the present Oita University, Faculty of medicine) until 2010. He was an exchange visitor by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan in Lymphology Laboratory, Department of Surgery, The University of Arizona from 2002 to 2003. He was thereafter a professor in Department of Health Sciences, Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Japan from 2010 to 2012. He is then appointed a professor in Department of Anatomical Science, Hriosaki University Graduate School of Medicine from 2012 to the present.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Anatomy Histology Embryology Microscopy Molecular Morphology Lymphology Gastroenterology Vascular Biology Development of lymphatic and vascular system Regenerative Medicine Tissue Engineering

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Prof. Takashi Nakahari, M.D.

Prof. Takashi Nakahari, M.D.
Professor
Department of Molecular Cell Physiology
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Japan

  Biography :

2014: Specially-appointed professor, Department of Molecular Cell Physiology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine 2011-2014 Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Osaka Medical College. 1991-2011: Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Osaka Medical College. 1993-1995: Visiting professor, Respiratory Research, Hospital for Sick Children, TorontoUniversity. 1990-1991: Visiting Fellow, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Sydney University 1980-1982: Junior Resident of Pediatrics, Osaka Medical College Hospital

Biography
  Research Interest :

Physiology

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Prof. Giacomo Zaccone

Prof. Giacomo Zaccone
Professor and Chair
Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging.
Polo Universitario dell’Annunziata, University of Messina
Italy

  Biography :

Author of 350 publications all in international magazines deposited.These also include many chapters on invitation appeared in both books and magazines, listed below. The main findings of the research covered many aspects of the biology of teleostei tegument, neurocytology of the tasty epiphany of amphibians. They are now largely directed to the study the autonomic nervous system of the gills and the heart of primitive fish, and teleostea, of Merkel's cells in the Anurian and Apodi amphibians, and pre-post ganglion neurons and the apoptosis of the Anfibi Apodi skin glands, with microscopic imaging techniques confocal with observations conducted both to SEM and TEM.

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  Research Interest :

A sympathetic and parasympathetic airway study of the airways and the cardiovascular system of the teleosteas with particular regard to the neuroepithelial glands of the gills and their expression of nitric oxide - a neurotransmitter that modulates the respiration process - and intracardiac neurons (ICNs) and related effectors (pacemakers). The pacemaker study in fish is still unclear. The attempt is to characterize and define the neuronal circuits associated with it, and employ specific antibodies aimed at defining the epitope of the channel proteins (HCNs) of the cardiac conduction tissue alongside the gene expression of the various proteins. SEM-TEM and confocal immunofluorescence of Lepisosteus oculatus lung collagen in Coll. With Prof. Jose Icardo (University of Santander, Spain) Confocal immunohistochemistry of the subcutaneous neurons and the recognition of glutinous Myxine Skin Slime Glands 2. With Douglas Fudge, Timothy Winegard, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Canada Characterization of G-alpha proteins and ultrastructure of olfactory mucosal neurons of Periophthalmus barbarus and Polypterus senegalus. In Coll with Krystyna Zuwala, Michal Kuciel, Dept. of Comparative Anatomy, Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland Confocal microscopic imaging of sympathetic preganglias and postganglion neurons and of the innervation of the skin glands in the skin of the amphibian apode Typhlonectes compressicauda.In coll with Krystyna Zuwala, M Kuciel, Karolina Agata Budzik, Dept of Comparative Anatomy, Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland Imaging to the confocal system of the enteric nervous system and its evolution in primitive fish and teleosteas. Gene Expression and immunolocalization of pacemaker proteins in the heart of the cod, Gadus morhua Immunolocalization of neuroepithelial oxygen-sensitive cells (NECs) in the gill of teleosts and the air-breathing organs in fishes

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Prof. Hans Uwe Dahms (H-UD), TAN Han-Shih, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Prof. Hans Uwe Dahms (H-UD), TAN Han-Shih, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Professor
Dept. of Biomedical Science and Environmental Biology
Kaohsiung Medical University
Taiwan

  Biography :

Mar2014 to pres. Professor, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 2009-Feb2014 Professor, Sangmyung University, Seoul 2008-2009 Research Professor, HY University, Seoul (Brainpool Fellow) 2006-2008 Visiting Scholar, NTOU, Keelung 2002-2006 Visiting Scholar, HKUST, Hong Kong 1997-2001 Hochschuloberassistent, FB Biologie, Universität Oldenburg 1993-1997 Hochschulassistent, FB Biologie, Universität Oldenburg 1991-1993 Postdoctoral Fellow Award (NSERC), University of Waterloo - Ontario, Canada 1988-1991 Research Scientist funded by the DFG (=German National Science Foundation)

Biography
  Research Interest :

Integrative approach, Environmental & public health, Antibiotics, A-Resistance, Toxicology, Aquatic systems, Food&Water safety.

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Prof. Eric Huang, PhD

Prof. Eric Huang, PhD
Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of California
USA

  Biography :

2000 Allowance of the U.S. patent “Use of Somatostatin Analogs For the Delivery of Anti-Tumor Drugs to Tumor Cells” (Serial No: 09/734,298, Filed: December 11,2000 ) 2000 Allowance of the U.S. patent “New Anti-liver Disease Drug R-YEEE and Method of Synthesizing Branched Galactose-Terminal Glycoproteins.” (Serial No:09/490,734. Filing Date: January 25, 2000) 2007 Editorial board: The Open Proteomics Journal; Current Proteomics; Genomics Insights. 2008 Guest Editors: Infectious Diseases- Drug Targets; Current Drug Metabolism 2009 Allowance of the U.S. patent (858610-2006.1) “Novel Targets And Compositions For Use In Decontamination, Immunoprophylaxis, And Post-Exposure Therapy Against Anthrax.” (Serial No:10/889,197497. Filing Date: July 12, 2004) 2010 International Publication Number (WO 2010/065735) “METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING P.ACNES”. International Publication Date: 06, June, 2010. 2011 International Publication Number (WO 2010/065735) licensed to Sanofi-Pasteur.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Dermatology

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Dr. Kalpana Settu, PhD.

Dr. Kalpana Settu, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
National Taipei University
Taiwan

  Biography :

Kalpana Settu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taipei University, Taiwan. She received a B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University, India in 2005, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Central University, Taiwan in 2012. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from National Central University, Taiwan in 2016. After her PhD study, she continued as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the same laboratory before becoming an Assistant Professor. Her research work focuses on the development of biosensors for industrial and medical applications. Her research work has been published in reputed international journals. Adding to her keen observation and perseverance towards her research, she has presented several papers in international conferences. Due to her academic achievement, she was awarded the NCU Scholarship for Excellent Students from National Central University, Taiwan in 2015. Also, she won the first prize in the 2016 PhD Dissertation Contest of the Taiwanese Association for Consumer Electronics Society.

Biography
  Research Interest :

Biosensor; Biomedical Engineering; Microfabrication; Impedance Analysis; Electrochemical Techniques

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