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CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets

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Volume 23 , Issues 12, 2024

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cnsnddt Editor-in-Chief 4696 Edoardo Spina Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Messina Policlinico Universitario Via Consolare Valeria Messina Italy

Dr. Spina graduated in Medicine, specialized in Neurology and in Psychiatry at the University of Messina, Italy. He obtained a doctorate (Ph.D) in Clinical Pharmacology at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. Currently, Dr. Spina is Professor of Pharmacology at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina. His main scientific interest is clinical neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Spina authored more than 200 articles in international journals and 2 books. He is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Pharmacogenetics and member of the editorial board of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology and Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment.

espina@unime.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
Co-Editor-in-Chief 4698 Cristoforo Comi Department of Translational Medicine University of Piemonte Orientale Vercelli Italy

Dr. Cristoforo Comi received his M.D. degree from the University of Milan, Italy, board certification in Neurology, and Ph.D. degree in Molecular Medicine from the University of Piemonte Orientale (UPO). He is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neurology at UPO, Novara, Italy. His area of expertise includes the molecular bases of Neurodegenerative and Neuro inflammatory diseases. His main research achievements are regarding the role of T-cell apoptosis in neuro inflammatory diseases and the study of proinflammatory genes and cytokines in neurodegenerative diseases. Current studies are concerned with the role of immunity and inflammation in chronic neurodegeneration, with a special focus on identifying biomarkers of disease progression.

cristoforo.comi@med.uniupo.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
8231 Sergio Machado Department of Sports Methods and Techniques Federal University of Santa Maria Santa Maria Brazil

Prof. Machado obtained his Ph.D. at Institute of Psychiatry of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Currently Prof. Machado is also of Post-Graduate Program in Psychiatry and Mental Health at Institute of Psychiatry of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and of Professor of Post-Graduate Program of Physical Activity Sciences at Salgado de Oliveira University. He has published more than 190 scientific publications, one book and 15 book chapters. Prof. Machado is currently Editorial Board Member of CNS Neurological Disorders – Drug Targets, Clinical Practice and Epidemiology and Mental Health.

secm80@gmail.com Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4697 Fabricia Petronilho Health Sciences Unit University of South Santa Catarina Tubarão Brazil

Dr. Petronilho has a degree in Chemistry and PhD in Biochemistry by Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. Dr. Petronilho has a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Biochemistry Department (UFRGS), Brazil and at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA. Currently, she is a full professor in the Graduate Program in Health Sciences, University of South Santa Catarina (UNISUL), Brazil. Her research has identified the brain vulnerability after sepsis and its potentially mechanistic role in subsequent recovery using an animal model. In addition, Dr. Petronilho studies the new therapeutic targets for brain alterations after sepsis and she has authored more than 170 peer-reviewed publications.

fabriciapetronilho@yahoo.com.br Scopus RsearcherId
Regional Editors EUROPE 4704 Sandra Amor Pathology Department VU Medical Center Amsterdam Netherlands

Sandra Amor obtained her PhD in Pathology at London University, UK in 1988, specialising in virus infections of the central nervous system. After her PhD she established a research group at St Thomas’s Hospital examining how autoimmune responses to brain proteins are involved in multiple sclerosis. Her research expanded and after a few years in neurosciences at Imperial College she moved to the Netherlands where she became Head of Autoimmunity at a Research Institute in Rijswijk. In 2007, Sandra Amor moved her research back into human pathology at the Free University in Amsterdam. As Head of Multiple Sclerosis Research in the Pathology Department her group specialises in examining the very first steps in the formation of damage in MS brains. She also has a honorary position at Blizard Institute, Barts and The London Hospital, London UK.

s.amor@vumc.nl Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4702 Cinzia Volonté Saint Lucia Foundation Rome Italy

Dr. Volonté obtained a Doctorate in Biology from University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy. After postdoctoral studies at Cornell University Ithaca-USA, and Columbia University New York-USA, she became tenured scientist at the Institute of Neurobiology, National Research Council, Rome. Currently, Dr. Volonté is senior scientist at CNR-Institute of Cell Biology & Neurobiology, and PI of Cellular Neurobiology Unit at Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome. She has published more than 100 scientific publications and named inventor of two issued UE/China/Japan/USA patents. Dr. Volonté participates to the editorial board of CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets since 2010 and she is currently Associate Editor for this journal.

cinzia.volonte@cnr.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
Middle East 7576 Mohammad A. Kamal King Fahd Medical Research Center King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mohammad Amjad Kamal is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the King Fahd Medical Research Center (KFMRC), King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. He is leading a highly productive global collaborative research team based on Novel Global Community Educational Foundation (NGCEF), Australia. Dr. Kamal's biochemical research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, Type 2 diabetes and leukemia has culminated in more than 380 publications in internationally respected journals. Dr. Kamal was awarded a prestigious U2000 Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2000 by the University of Sydney. This three years highly competitive award funded his research on the "Inhibition of amido phosphoribosyltransferase by new antifolates". Amongst numerous projects, Dr. Kamal also collaborated on the molecular biological research project “Linkage of Alzheimer’s disease and Type 2 diabetes” at the University of Technology, Sydney. Moreover, he is serving as an EiC/regional/editorial member/guest editor of several reputed scientific journals on honorable basis.

prof.ma.kamal@gmail.com meu.fabg@hotmail.com Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
Central America 4701 Claire F. Evans Ichor Medical Systems San Diego, CA United States

Dr. Evans obtained a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta, and a PhD in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan. She is currently the Senior Director, Scientific Programs at Ichor Medical Systems in San Diego, CA. She has published more than 40 scientific publications in the areas of neuroimmunology, virology, DNA vaccines/therapeutics, and biochemistry.

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4700 Oscar Arias-Carrión Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González - UNAM Mexico City Mexico

Oscar Arias-Carrión is the Principal Investigator in Neurology at the Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González - Secretaria de Salud Movement Disorders and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Unit from 2013. He is the Head of the Movement and Sleep Disorders Unit, Hospital General Ajusco since 2013. He did MD in Medicine in 2003 from Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca (UABJO), obtained PhD in Neuroscience in 2006 from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He completed a Fellowship during 2007-2011 in Neurology from Philipps University Marburg, Germany. He received the following awards such as Oaxaca State Government, Golden Award for Basic Sciences in 1998, Mexican Academy of Sciences, Summer fellowship, UNAM in 1999, Medical School-UABJO, Graduate summa cum laude in 2001 etc. He is a member of Society for Neuroscience since 2006 and International Society for Developmental Neuroscience since 2006. He is Executive Editor of Archivos de Medicina, iMedPub Journals, Spain since 2006, present Editor of the Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York since 2012, and Present Editor, PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, UK since 2013. He has been invited to several national and international meetings. He is an author of several articles and book chapters.

arias@email.ifc.unam.mx arias@ciencias.unam.mx Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4699 Shafiqur Rahman Department of Pharmaceutical Science South Dakota State University Brookings SD United States

Shafiqur Rahman, Ph.D. is Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at South Dakota State University in Brookings, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Dr. Rahman completed his post-doctoral fellowship from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in USA. His research focus is drug discovery in neuropharmacology, i.e. the development of novel therapeutic candidates for the treatment of drug addiction and neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Rahman has authored over 120 scientific publications, edited multiple books in CNS disorders and drug addiction field, and served on editorial boards of several biomedical Journals.

shafiqur.rahman@sdstate.edu Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
Section Editors 8609 Alessandra Ammazzalorso Department of Pharmacy G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara Chieti Italy

Dr. Alessandra Ammazzalorso obtained her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, in 2001. Since 2004 she has been an Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of Pharmacy, University of Chieti-Pescara. Her research interests include the synthesis and characterization of small molecules endowed with biological activity, mainly compounds targeting Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors. She is also involved in the identification of novel inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase, aromatase, and carbonic anhydrase.

Medicinal Chemistry of Drugs Targeting CNS Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
8698 Psychostimulant neurotoxicity Giulia Costa Department of Biomedical Sciences University of Cagliari Cagliari Italy

Dr. Giulia Costa obtained her PhD in Toxicology from the University of Cagliari, Italy, in 2014. Since 2019 she has been an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari. Dr. Costa's research involves the study of the neurotoxic and neuroinflammatory effects of amphetamine-related drugs, the development of new preclinical models of early-stage Parkinson's disease, the study of the interactions between caffeine and other recreational psychostimulants, and the study of ultrasonic vocalizations in rodents.

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8232 Salvatore Cuzzocrea Faculty of Medicine and Surgery University of Messina Messina Italy

Dr. Salvatore Cuzzocrea is full Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Messina. He completed his graduation in Pharmacy and Medicine and became an Honorary Professor of Pharmacology in the University of Manchester (UK). Prof. Cuzzocrea has received a doctorate (PhD) in “Experimental Medicine” School of Medicine University of Messina. He has authored more than 600 publications including articles in peer reviewed international journals and scientific books. He has served as an Editor and referee for several international journals. He encompasses research activities with specific competences at international levels in the field of autoimmunity, inflammation and neurodegenerative disorders as well as drug development.

CNS: focus on neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration salvator@unime.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
8609 Arianna Di Stadio GF Ingrassia Department Otolaryngology, Via anta Sofia Catania Italy

Arianna Di Stadio is a neuroscientist and otolaryngologist. She is an expert in correlation between sense disorders and neuro-inflammatory/neurodegenerative diseases. Her main research interest is to identify early signs of neuroinflammation monitoring hearing loss and hearing disorders, evaluate the effect of the loss of hearing ability on the brain and finally, figure out an early treatment for neuroinflammation. She is an associate professor in Otolaryngology at the University of Catania, and an honorary research associate at UCL Queen Square Neurology in London. She has an active international collaboration with the US, UK and other EU countries.

Sense Disorders and Neuroinflammation Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
20220903-01 Cerebellum Related Functions and Disorders Paolo Flace Medical School, University of Bari Bari Italy

Paolo Flace, is a MD, MSc in Clinical Neuroscience and former contract Professor of Human Anatomy and Neuroanatomy at the Medical School of the University of Bari 'Aldo Moro' (Bari, Italy) and of Neuroscience at the University Consortium Humanitas (Rome, Italy). Paolo Flace is the author of more than 105 scientific publications (in the form of full‐length studies and congress abstracts). His current research is focused on the role of the cerebellar GABAergic, serotonergic, monoaminergic and peptidergic systems in neurologic and psychiatric disorders, besides, the morphofunctional features of neuronal control on the regulatory mechanisms of the Blood Brain Barrier.

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8585 Epilepsy Pathophysiology Filippo Sean Giorgi Department of Translational Research and of New Surgical and Medical Technologies School of Medicine University of Pisa Pisa Italy

Prof. F.S. Giorgi graduated in Medicine from the University of Pisa and SSSUP Sant'Anna; then he obtained a PhD in Neuroscience and Neurologist Residency diploma in Pisa, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York). Throughout his whole scientific career, he has been studying the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disorders and epilepsy both in experimental models, and in patients. His interest in Alzheimer's Disease is mainly focused on the role of subcortical nuclei in modulating neurodegeneration with an emphasis on novel disease biomarkers and precision medicine perspectives. He has authored more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed international Journals.

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brenda-hanna-pladdy Brain Disorders Brenda Hanna-Pladdy Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine University of Maryland School of Medicine Maryland, Baltimore United States

Dr. Hanna-Pladdy is a Clinical Neuropsychologist obtaining her PhD from Louisiana State University, and specialized internship and fellowship training in Neuropsychology from the University of Florida Health Sciences and School of Medicine. She is currently Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, and research faculty in the Center for Advanced Imaging Research (CAIR) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Her research focuses on cognitive aspects of skilled movement, and cognitive variability through investigations of healthy aging, stroke, and neurodegeneration including Parkinson's disease utilizing behavioral, neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques. She has maintained consistent funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 2009 and is currently funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS).

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8737 Chemical Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Theodosis Kalamatianos Department of Neurosurgery University of Athens Medical School Athens Greece

Dr. Theodosis Kalamatianos is a senior researcher and academic fellow at the Department of Neurosurgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece. His PhD is in neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms (King's College London, UK). He teaches functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology at the undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Athens Medical School. His current research interests include functional/chemical neuroanatomy, cerebrovascular anatomy/pathophysiology and biomarkers of acute and chronic neurodegeneration.

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4707 Yang Liu College of Mathematics and Computer Science Zhejiang Normal University Jinhua China

Yang Liu received the Ph.D. degree from Tongji University, Shanghai, China, in 2008. He is currently a Professor with the College of Mathematics and Computer Science, Zhejiang Normal University. His research interests include neural networks and logical systems. He is an Associate Editor of Neural Processing Letters (Springer). He was recognized by Clarivate Analytics as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2019.

Neural network liuyang@zjnu.edu.cn Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
8658 Traumatic Brain Injury Brandon Peter Lucke-Wold Department of Neurosurgery University of Florida Gainesville, FL United States

Brandon Lucke-Wold graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Neuroscience and distinction in honors from Baylor University. He completed his MD/PhD, Master's in Clinical and Translational Research, and the Global Health Track at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His research focuses were on traumatic brain injury, neurosurgical simulation, and stroke. At West Virginia University, he also served as a health coach for the Diabetes Prevention and Management program in Morgantown and Charleston, WV, which significantly improved health outcomes for participants. In addition to his research and public health projects, he is a co-founder of the biotechnology company Wright-Wold Scientific, the pharmaceutical company CTE cure, and was a science advocate on Capitol Hill through the Washington Fellows program. He has also served as a president of the WVU chapters for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Neurosurgery Interest group, and Erlenmeyer Initiative Entrepreneur group. He was an active member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is currently a member of the UF House Staff Council and Positive Culture Committee.

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4706 Naoki Tajiri Department of Neurophysiology & Brain Science Nagoya City University Nagoya-city Japan

Dr. Naoki Tajiri embodies translational "bench to clinic" research in advancing stem cell and rehabilitation therapy for neurological disorders, specifically Neonatal White Matter Injury (NWMI), Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), ischemic stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Clinically relevant animal models of human neurological disorders are used to test effectiveness and safety etc. His research focuses on animal models of neurological disorders to better understand the mechanisms of cell death and to develop treatment strategies in retarding the disease process. He has a broad background in regenerative medicine, with specific training and expertise in key research areas, specifically stem cell and rehabilitation therapy.

Cellular Neuroscience ntajiri@med.nagoya-cu.ac.jp Scopus RsearcherId
4716 Seyed K. Tayebati Human Anatomy Section School of Pharmacy University of Camerino Camerino Italy

Seyed Khosrow Tayebati Was born in 1961. He is the Associate Professor of Human Anatomy at School of Pharmacy of Camerino University in Italy. Professor Tayebati is Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Pisa. During his post-doc period, using suitable animal models, he studied different neurotransmitter systems, brain morphological features, effects of hypertension on different cerebral areas and their microvascular system both in normal ageing and in neurodegenerative diseases. Professor Tayebati has a particular interest in drug development and therapy of mild cognitive impairment and vascular dementia. He has authored or co-authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as chapters in books, etc.

Vascular Dementia khosrow.tayebati@unicam.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
8706 CNS transporter, ion channel function and neurological disorders Jianping Wu School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Life Sciences Wuhan University of Technology Wuhan China

Dr. Wu received his PhD in Neuroscience from Wuhan Tongji Medical University, China, in 1997 and completed his training in the fields of epilepsy and ion channel physiology during his postdoctoral work. Following a Research Assistant Professor position at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, he joined Wuhan University of Technology in 2018. He is presently a Professor of Neuropharmacology. His research focus is on targeting ion channels and transporters in the brain for the treatment of CNS and neurological disorders, such as ischemia, migraine and epilepsy.

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Frontier Section Editors 4708 Rajanikant G. Krishnamurthy National Institute of Technology Calicut Calicut India Biotechnology rajanikant@nitc.ac.in Orcid Scopus RsearcherId 4715 Kevin S. Murnane Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Mercer University College of Pharmacy Atlanta GA United States

Dr. Kevin Murnane is an Assistant Professor at the Mercer University College of Pharmacy. He received a B.S. in Biology and Psychology from the University of Georgia and a PhD in Neuroscience from Emory University. His research group is focused on the etiology and treatment of disorders of the central nervous system. Areas of special emphasis include autism, substance abuse, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson’s disease. The Murnane group directly or through collaboration uses techniques such as computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, drug formulation, cell biology, molecular biology, electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, behavioral pharmacology, operant conditioning, and neuroimaging.

Neurochemistry murnane_ks@mercer.edu Scopus RsearcherId
4714 Nady Braidy School of Psychiatry University of New South Wales Sydney Australia

Dr Nady Braidy is a neuroscientist with a Ph.D. degree that was awarded to him in 2011 from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Dr. Braidy has international recognition in the field of Alzheimer research and specializes in neural cell therapeutics. Dr. Braidy also holds a graduate certificate in research management (with distinction), Diploma in innovation management (with distinction), M.S. degree in pharmacy, University of Sydney, and B.S. degree in medical science (class I honors in pharmacology and physiology with distinction) University of New South Wales. Dr. Braidy has published over 80 peer-reviewed research papers, 5 book chapters, and 2 books and is an inventor in 1 accepted international patent.

Pharmacology n.braidy@unsw.edu.au Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4713 Yumin Luo Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University Beijing China

Dr. Luo obtained a Medical Doctor (M.D.) from Chinese Medical University, Shenyang and got a doctoral (Ph.D) in Neurology from Huashan Hospital of Fudan University. Currently Dr. Luo is a Professor in Department of Neurology of Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University and director of Cerebrovascular Diseases Research Institute of Capital Medical University. Dr. Luo also a Chairman of neurological committee of Beijing Association of traditional Chinese medicine and Western Medicine. She has published more than 180 scientific publications.

Neurology yumin111@ccmu.edu.cn Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4712 Maurizio Pompili Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Organs Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy

Maurizio Pompili, M.D, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Suicidology as part of the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where he received his M.D. degree, where he trained in Psychiatry (both summa cum laude) and where he has doctoral degree in Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences. He is the Director of the Suicide Prevention Center at Sant’Andrea Hospital in Rome. He was also part of the Community at McLean Hospital – Harvard Medical School, USA where he received a fellowship in psychiatry. He is the Director of Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Sapienza University of Rome He is the recipient of the American Association of Suicidology’s 2008 Shneidman Award for “Outstanding contributions in research in suicidology”. He is the Vice-President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and member of the International Academy for Suicide Research and the American Association of Suicidology.

Mental Health and Sensory Organs maurizio.pompili@uniroma1.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4710 Anatomy Jean-Pierre Louboutin Department of Basic Medical Sciences University of the West Indies Kingston Jamaica

Jean-Pierre Louboutin is a Senior Lecturer, section of Anatomy, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica since 2012, and a Visiting Scholar Associate in the Gene Therapy Program Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA since 2014. His expertise is Anatomy; Histology; Histochemistry; Neurology; Neurosciences; Gene therapy; Stem cells; Neurovirology; HIV-1; HTLV-1. He did MD from Medical School, University of Nantes, France in 1987, PhD from the University of Nantes, France in 1995. Then completed postgraduate training and fellowship during 1982-1986 from Hospitals of Nantes, France. He has 2 books, a number of chapters and publications to his credit. Dr. Pierre has more than 100 abstracts of communications published in international journals and more than 50 posters with abstracts have been published in journals. He has been a member of different committees, such as member of the Committee for curriculum reform of BBMedSci Programme, member of the Committee for curriculum reform of MBBS Programme and member of the Committee for Quality Assurance evaluation of UWI.

jeanpierre.louboutin@uwimona.edu.jm jplouboutin@juno.com Scopus RsearcherId
4709 Marcella Reale Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences University of Chieti-Pescara Chieti Italy

I am a professor of General Pathology and Immunology at “G.d’Annunzio” University Chieti- Pescara, Italy. I received my Biological Sciences degree from “Alma Mater Studiorum” University of Bologna, Italy and my PhD In Experimental Medicine from “La Sapenza”, University of Rome, Italy. I have authored of 140 peer-reviewed pubblication and 3 book chapter in neuroimmunology, inflammatory diseases and cytokines. My current research deals with the modulation of nonneuronal anti-inflammatory pathway of cholinergic system in peripheral blood cells, with particular focus on its role in neurodegenerative diseases.

General Pathology and Immunology mreale@unich.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
Editorial Board Members 4775 Carla Caruso Faculty of Medicine University of Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina

Dr. C. Caruso graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She obtained her doctorate degree (Ph.D) in Physiological Sciences at the School of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires. Recently, the National Research Council of Scientific and Technical Investigations of Argentina accepted her as a principal investigator. In addition, she is a chief of instructors of Histology in the School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires. Her main research interest is protective mechanisms in neurodegenerative processes induced by glial cells taking into account regional differences. She has several international publications in neuropharmacology and cellular neurosciences.

ccaruso@fmed.uba.ar Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4739 Alessandro Stefani Department of System Medicine, Parkinson's Disease Unit University of Rome “Tor Vergata” Rome Italy stefani@uniroma2.it alex.stefani@alice.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId 4779 Yong Cheng School of Pharmacy Minzu University of China Beijing China

Dr Yong Cheng obtained his PhD in Physiology from Peking University, China. Currently, he serves as a Professor and Director in the Center on Translational Neuroscience, Minzu University of China, China. Dr Cheng is author and co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in the area of neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, depression and schizophrenia.

yongcheng@muc.edu.cn Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4733 Huile Gao Department of Pharmaceutics School of Pharmacy Fudan University Chengdu China

Dr. Huile Gao received his PhD in Pharmaceutics from School of Pharmacy, Fudan University in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Xinguo Jiang. Then he joined the West China School of Pharmacy, Sichuan University as an Instructor in July 2013 and was promoted to an Associate Professor in July 2014. Dr. Gao’s research interests focus on the design, synthesis, characterization and evaluation of stimuli responsive nanomaterials for drug and imaging probe delivery to improve treatment and diagnosis of human diseases especially tumor and brain diseases. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles with an H-index of 28.

gaohuile@scu.edu.cn Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4745 Gislaine Z. Réus Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Criciúma, SC Brazil

Dr. Réus obtained degree in Biology and doctorate (Ph.D.) in Health Sciences from University of Southern Santa Catarina (UNESC), Brazil (2007 and 2011). Dr. Réus completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at UNESC, Brazil (2014) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA (2015). Currently, Dr. Réus is an assistant Professor at UNESC, Brazil. Dr. Réus works on behavior and neurochemical alterations of psychiatric disorders focusing on animal models of mood disorders, mainly major depressive disorders (MDD). In addition, Dr. Réus studies the relation between glutamatergic system and MDD, and new therapeutic targets for MDD treatment. Dr. Réus has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Réus was awarded with “For Women in Science from ABC/L ́Oreal/UNESCO” and “Samuel Gershon Awards for Junior Investigators from International Society for Bipolar Disorders”. Currently Dr. Réus is an editorial board member of CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets.

gislainezilli@hotmail.com Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4727 Huijie Li Institute of Psychology Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China

Hui-Jie Li is an Associate Professor at the Key Lab of Behavioral Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. His research area focuses on investigations in clinical trial and interventions for cognitive disorders, and he is also interested to seek the neuroimaging biomarkers of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s dementia. He has published more than 40 scientific papers and has served as associate editor for Frontiers in Neuroscience and reviewer for more than 20 peer-review journals.

lihj@psych.ac.cn Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4738 Marie-Claude Potier Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University Paris France

Dr. Marie-Claude Potier obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Neuropharmacology from the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris. She also holds a PharmD from the University of Pharmacy, Paris. Currently Dr. Potier is team leader at the Brain and Spine Institute (ICM) at the Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris on Alzheimer’s disease and prions diseases. Het main topics of interest are on Alzheimer’s disease and the role of lipids and ApoE, and Down syndrome. She has published more than 110 publications and is a named inventor of 5 issued U.S and European patents.

marie-claude.potier@upmc.fr Scopus RsearcherId
4732 Lucian Hritcu Department of Biology Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi Iași Romania

Dr. Lucian Hritcu received his Ph.D. in Animal Physiology from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania in 2006. Currently he is Professor of Animal Physiology, Faculty of Biology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania. Dr. Hritcu’s research interests focus on the impact and mechanisms by which some herbal-based extracts and isolated compounds influence the learning and memory processes using animal models of neurodegenerative diseases (toxicological and pharmacological models). He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles with an H-index of 28.

0000-0001-6981-4174 hritcu@uaic.ro Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4744 Sadayuki Hashioka Department of Psychiatry Shimane University Izumo Japan

Dr. Sadayuki Hashioka is an associate professor of Department of Psychiatry, Shimane University, Izumo, Japan. He received his MD in 1998 from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Japan. After four years of clinical work as a psychiatrist, he received his PhD in 2006 from the Department of Neuropsychiatry, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. His thesis was on the relationship between the aggregation state of beta amyloid protein and microglial activation. He subsequently obtained five-year training as a postdoctoral fellow under Drs. Edith and Patrick McGeer at the Kinsmen Laboratory of Neurological Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Under the supervision of those pioneers in the field of neuroinflammation. He is currently an editorial board member of this journal, also an associate editor for “Frontiers in Neuroscience” and a regional editor for “Central Nervous System Agents in Medicinal Chemistry”. His recent research is focused on neuroinflammation associated with chronic glial activation and their neurotoxicity not only in neurodegenerative diseases, but also in psychiatric disorders.

hashioka@f2.dion.ne.jp Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4722 Eleonora Aronica Department of Pathology University of Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands

Dr. Eleonora Aronica is full professor of Neuropathology at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA). She obtained her doctorate cum laude at the UvA in 1993 after studying medicine at the University of Catania (Italy), where she completed her studies as a neurologist. She leads a research group focused on translational research into Epilepsy and aiming to understand the pathogenesis, epileptogenesis and pharmacoresistance. Her scientific honours include the Michael Prize (2011) for epilepsy research. She has published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles. She is member of the ILAE Task Force on FCD and international European consortia.

e.aronica@amsterdamumc.nl Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4759 Flavio Moroni Department of Pharmacology University of Florence Florence Italy

Flavio Moroni obtained his M.D. degree and then the title of specialist in Toxicology and in Anesthesiology from the University of Florence, Italy. After a few years of post-doctoral training at NIMH, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington D.C. (USA), he became full Professor of Pharmacology, Medical Faculty, University of Florence and Director of the Clinical Unit in Toxicology, Careggi University Hospital.Dr. Moroni is now Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at University of Florence. Scientific contribution have been given in the field of excitatory neurotransmission, neurotoxicity and clinical toxicology with approximately 250 referred papers and several approved patents in this field. Original neuroprotectant agents able to reduce brain damage in animal stroke and toxicity models have been described and developed. Clinical protocols for the treatments of acute and chronic intoxication have been described and validated (Mushroom poisoning; Cyanide poisoning; Drugs of abuse).

flavio.moroni@unifi.it Scopus RsearcherId
marianna-mazza Marianna Mazza Department of Geriatrics, Neuroscience and Orthopedics Fondazione Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Roma Italy

Dr. Marianna Mazza is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Psychoanalyst. She received her psychiatry and psychotherapy training from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Rome, Italy. She received a Ph.D. degree in Advanced Techniques in Psychotherapy. She is a member of Italian Psychoanalytical Society (SPI) and International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). Her clinical and scientific practice is at Psychiatric Consultation Service of Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli IRCCS, Catholic University in Rome, Italy. Dr. Mazza's research interests are Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacotherapy, Neurosciences, and Psychoanalysis. She is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and 30 chapters of books. She is a member of AEP (Association of European Psychiatrists) and SIP (Italian Society of Psychiatry). She is a professor of psychiatry for undergraduates and residents at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Rome, Italy. Marianna Mazza, did MD, PhD and working at the Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Department of Geriatrics, Neuroscience and Orthopedics, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy.

Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4771 Yun Wang Department of Physiology Fudan University Shanghai China

Dr Yun Wang obtained his PhD in Physiology from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Dr Wang currently serves as a professor and principle investigator in the Institutes of Brain Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. He has published more than 50 scientific papers in neurophysiology and neuropharmacology area.

yunwang@fudan.edu.cn Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4753 Yanqing Gao Department of Chemistry Fudan University Shanghai China

Ms. Yanqin Gao hold a B.S. in Chemistry from the Nanjing University in China. Currently Currently Ms. Gao is of the State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology at Fudan University. She has published more than 90 scientific publications. Prof. Gao has been a regular reviewer for more than 20 prominent peer reviewed journals, including .

yqgao@shmu.edu.cn Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4765 Abel Santamaria National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery Mexico D.F Mexico

Dr. Abel Santamaría obtained a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) and a Master degree as well, both in Physiological Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Currently, Dr. Santamaría is Senior Researcher in the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Mexico. He has published more than 100 scientific publications.

absada@yahoo.com Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4725 Simone Carradori Department of Pharmacy “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara Chieti Italy

Dr. Simone Carradori obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). Currently, he is assistant professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy of “G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy). The scientific activity is mainly focused on design, synthesis and characterization of novel synthetic and natural derivatives with potential biological activity and is documented from about 98 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and one patent.

simone.carradori@unich.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4737 Feng Zhang Department of Neurology University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA United States

Dr. Zhang obtained a doctorate (M.D.) from the Henan Medical University, Zhengzhou, China, and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Neurosurgery from the Fudan University, Shanghai, China.Currently Dr. Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has published about 60 scientific publications. Dr. Zhang is currently a member of editorial board of this journal (CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets), published by Bentham Science Publishers.

zhanfx2@upmc.edu Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4731 Nian Xiong Tongji Medical College Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan China

Associate professor, Associate chief physician in Deparment of Neurology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China; President of Wuhan Red Cross Hospital, 392 Hongkong Road, Wuhan, Hubei, China. My research utilizes molecular and cell biology technologies to understand the etiology and pathogenesis of Parkinson's Disease and dystonia, and develop potential treatment alternatives for PD and dytonia in cellular, Caenorhabditis elegans, mice and rats models, and translate them in to clinical patients.

nianxiong@hust.edu.cn Scopus RsearcherId
4743 Giovanni Li Volti Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences University of Catania Catania Italy

Prof. Li Volti graduated from the school of Medicine and obtained a doctorate (PhD) in Pediatrics at the University of Catania, Italy. Currently Prof. Li Volti is Associate Professor at the school of Medicine of the University of Catania and he is also chairman of the Department of the EuroMediterranean Institute of Science and Technology of Palermo (Italy). He has published more than 150 scientific publications and serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is also Associate Editor of Frontiers in Pharmacology and member of the editorial board of PlosOne and Medicine.

livolti@unict.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4721 Chang-Guo Zhan College of Pharmacy University of Kentucky Lexington KY United States

Dr. Chang-Guo Zhan is an Endowed Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Director of Molecular Modeling and Biopharmaceutical Center, and Director of Chemoinformatics and Drug Design Core of the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation in the College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky. With main interest in drug discovery and development, Dr. Zhan has had >380 peer-reviewed publications and >50 patents/patent applications. He was elected AAPS Fellow in 2010 and has received a number of national awards, e.g. 2005 Emerging Computational Technology Prize (ACS Division of Computers in Chemistry) and 2016 Research Achievement Award in Drug Discovery and Development Interface (AAPS).

chang-guo.zhan@uky.edu Scopus RsearcherId
4764 Nuno B.F. Rocha Polytechnic Institute of Porto Vila Nova de Gaia Portugal

Dr. Rocha obtained a doctorate (PhD) in Psychology from the University of Porto ,Portugal. Currently Dr. Rocha is a professor at the Porto Polytechnic - Health School and an invited professor for the MSc Program in Psychology - Mental Health and Psychosocial Rehabilitation at the University of Porto . He is also senior associated researcher at the Rehabilitation Lab of P. Porto - Health School. Dr. Rocha has published more than 60 scientific publications in the fields of psychiatric rehabilitation, cognitive training and neuromodulation.

nrocha@estsp.ipp.pt Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4758 Italo Mocchetti Department of Neuroscience Georgetown University Medical Center Washington DC United States

Dr. Mocchetti has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Milan, Italy. Dr. Mocchetti is currently Professor and Vice-Chair of Neuroscience at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC. He has published more than 130 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 1 issued U.S. patent. Dr. Mocchetti was the past president of the Neurotoxicity Society and is currently on the editorial board of four journals.

moccheti@georgetown.edu Scopus RsearcherId
4720 Juan M. Jiménez-Andrade Department of Pharmacology Autonomous University of Tamaulipas Tamaulipas Mexico

Dr. Juan Miguel Jimenez Andrade, has a degree in pharmacology (1995- 1999) graduated from University of Puebla with Cum Laude recognition. Ended his master’s degree (2000-2002) and PhD (2003-2005) Pharmacological Sciences in the External Section of Pharmacology at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, did a pre-doctoral stay (2002) at Department of Anatomy and Neurosciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas and a post-doc as a professor of the Neurosystems Center and Cancer Center of the University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently working as a complete time teacher, in charge of the Pharmacology Laboratory at Autonomous University of Tamaulipas, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Dr. Juan Miguel Jimenez Andrade has an extensive experience along his career, with many publications (55) in diverse Science Journals achieving great audience with every published article.

jimenezandradejm@gmail.com Scopus RsearcherId
4770 László Vécsei Department of Neurology,Faculty of Medicine Albert Szent-Gyİrgyi Clinical Center University of Szeged Szeged Hungary vecsei.laszlo@med.u-szeged.hu Orcid Scopus RsearcherId 4752 Christian C. Felder Neuroscience Division Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis IN United States

Dr. Christian Felder received a BS in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary, and his PhD in Biochemistry from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Neuroscience Division at Eli Lilly & Co. in Indianapolis where he leads a drug development research lab focused on neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases. He is also the program Director for the external Lilly Innovation Fellowship Awards program (LIFA) and internal Lilly Research Labs post doc program. Dr. Felder has published over 130 scientific articles, reviews and book chapters and has had numerous invitations to speak at universities and international scientific conferences.

felder_christian@lilly.com Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4763 Bogdan O. Popescu Department of Neurology Colentina Clinical Hospital Bucharest Romania bopopescu@spitalulcolentina.ro Scopus RsearcherId 4757 Miriam Melis Department of Biomedical Sciences, Division of Neuroscience and Clinical Pharmacology University of Cagliari Monserrato Italy

Dr. Melis studied Pharmacy at the University of Palermo and received a Doctoral (PhD) training in Neuroscience at the University of Cagliari, Italy. Dr. Melis performed postdoctoral training with Prof. Antonello Bonci at the Gallo Clinic and Research Center/UCSF, USA (2000-2002). Currently, Dr. Melis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences (Division of Neuroscience and Clinical Pharmacology) in Cagliari. She has published more than 60 scientific publications and collaborates in the editorial board of ‘CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets’ since 2013.

myriam@unica.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4769 Luca Steardo Department of Physiology and Pharmacology Sapienza University of Rome Rome Italy

Graduated cum laude in Medicine, he got residency in both Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology. Currently, he is full professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the Medical School of SAPIENZA University of Rome. He is author of more than 165 publications in high impacted international journals and of a number of books in the field of neuropsychopharmacology and neurobiology. He is member of the editorial board of many prestigious international journals. Prof. Steardo has carried out part of his research activity in US at NIH, at the Harvard Medical School and in U.K. at the Department of Neurophysiology – Oxford University, as visiting scientist. He has been NIH consultant and member of the WHO - World Psychiatry Association Task Force. Moreover, Prof. Steardo he is permanent member of Academia Europea.

luca.steardo@uniroma1.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4751 Vincenzo Di Marzo CNR-Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry Naples Italy

Dr. Vincenzo Di Marzo is a Director of the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry of the National Research Council (ICB-CNR) in Naples, Italy, and coordinator of the Endocannabinoid Research Group in the Naples region. He was awarded a ChemD from the University of Naples in 1983, and a PhD in Biochemistry and molecular pharmacology from Imperial College in London in 1988. He is co-author of over 640 articles published in peer-reviewed journals (H index 109 according to Scopus). In 2014- 2016 he has been listed among the Highly Cited Researchers (top 1% in the world) in all scientific disciplines, according to Thomson Reuters (www.highlycited.com). He has been the recipient of numerous research grants and awards, including: a Human Frontier Science Program research grant to study the biosynthesis, metabolism, and structure-activity relationships of anandamide; a Merkator Fellowship for Foreign Scientists by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinshaft; the Mechoulam Award for “his outstanding contributions to cannabinoid research”; the Luigi Tartufari award for Chemistry from the Italian Academy of Sciences (Accademia dei Lincei); the “Ester Fride Award for Basic Science” from the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines. In October 2014 he was awarded the International Award “Guido Dorso” for Research, and in May 2016 the Medal of the Italian Accademia delle Scienze, or of the XL, for Physical and Natural Sciences.

vdimarzo@icb.cnr.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4736 Filippo Caraci Department of Drug Science University of Catania Catania Italy

Dr. Caraci graduated MD in 2001, in Catania University (Catania, Italy) and he got his PhD degree in Neuropharmacology, in 2009.In June 2011 he was appointed Assistant Professor in Pharmacology at University of Catania and Visiting Professor at University of Bordeaux in February-March 2016 as winner of the Visiting Scholar Grant 2016. He has published more than 80 papers in peer reviewed journals and he is also Associate Editor of Frontiers in Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Discovery. Dr. Caraci has worked in the field of drug discovery in depression and Alzheimer’s disease with the aim to identify new pharmacological targets. Dr. Caraci has been studying the physiology and pharmacology of TGF-ß1 and its role in the pathophysiology of cognitive dysfunction in AD.

carafil@hotmail.com fcaraci@unict.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
Michele-Dangelo Michele d'Angelo Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences University of L'Aquila L'Aquila Italy

Dr. Michele d'Angelo obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in cellular and molecular biotechnology at the University of Teramo, Italy. Currently, Dr. d'Angelo is an Assistant Professor of Neurobiology in the University of L'Aquila, Italy, and he is focused mainly on potential therapies for neurodegenerative diseases using in vitro and in vivo models. He has published about 60 scientific publications.

Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4730 Claudio Viegas Institute of Medicinal Chemistry Federal University of Alfenas Alfenas Brazil

Dr Claudio Viegas Jr. received his PhD Thesis on Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry (2003) and a Postdoctoral period (2003-2006) in Medicinal Chemistry from the Institute of Chemistry of the State University of São Paulo. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry at the Institute of Chemistry of the Federal University of Alfenas. Dr Viegas-Jr. is a fellow of the Brazilian Society of Chemistry and member of the Research Staff of National Institute of Science and Technology for Drugs and Medicines’ Program. His research interests include the design, synthesis and evaluation of innovative drug candidates for neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease), CNS disorders (schizophrenia, epilepsy), neglected diseases (leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis), neuropathic and central pain and inflammation. Dr Viegas-Jr. has published over 65 peer-reviewed manuscripts and reviewed several articles in these areas.

vjviegas@gmail.com Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4742 Isaac Túnez Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Cordoba Cordoba Spain

Dr. Túnez obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Medicine by Biochemistry area from the University of Cordoba, Spain. Dr. Túnez also holds a Master in Health Science Research Methodology from University of Cordoba, Spain; and an intensive course in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation from Harvard Medical School. Currently Dr. Túnez is also a full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Nursing from University of Cordoba. He has published more than 120 scientific publications.Dr. Túnez is currently Vicechancellor for personnel of the University of Cordoba, Spain.

itunez@uco.es Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4735 Manuel B. Graeber Faculty of Medicine and Health University of Sydney Sydney Australia

Professor Manuel Graeber MD PhD FRCPath is a neuropathologist and the Barnet-Cropper Chair and Director of Brain Tumour Research at the University of Sydney. Following a position as staff member at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, he spent three years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. From 1992 to1999 he returned to Munich where he headed a molecular neuropathology laboratory first at the University of Munich and then at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology. In 2000, Manuel Graeber founded the University Department of Neuropathology at Imperial College London. He decided to close down the Department for ethical reasons related to brain banking and won a whistle-blowing case in 2008 with funding and support from the British Medical Association.

manuel.graeber@sydney.edu.au Scopus RsearcherId
4729 Jun Peng Central South University Changsha China

Dr Jun Peng is a Full Professor and the Chair of the Dept. of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Science, Central South University, China. He focuses on the role of endogenous substances in cardio-cerebrovascular diseases. He is particularly interested in the correlation between oxidative stress and cardio-cerebrovascular injury and drug therapy. Dr Jun Peng has published more than 100 papers in well-reputed international journals.

junpeng@csu.edu.cn Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4741 Aldric Hama Hamamatsu Pharma Research, Inc. Hamamatsu Japan

Dr. Aldric Hama is Study Director at Hamamatsu Pharma Research, Inc., Hamamatsu, Japan. He obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Illinois at Chicago, majoring in Anatomy and Cell Biology with a minor in Neuroscience. Dr. Hama’s main interests include the mechanism of chronic pain, development of preclinical in vivo models of chronic pain and the drug discovery process for analgesics.

aldric-hama@hpharma.jp Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4719 Natasha Irrera Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Messina Messina Italy

Dr. Natasha Irrera obtained a PhD in Biomedical, Clinical and Experimental Sciences at University of Messina, Italy. Currently, Dr. Irrera is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina. Her main scientific interests are inflammatory pathways, tissue remodeling and cell death mechanisms, mechanism of action of drugs and nutraceuticals, neuropharmacology. Dr. Natasha Irrera has authored about 100 scientific papers in international journals.

natasha.irrera@unime.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4749 Prabhakara V. Choudary Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Center for Neuroscience, University of California Davis CA United States

Dr. Choudary obtained a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in microbiology and biochemistry from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He also holds a M.Sc. (Hons.) degree of Bombay University in Botany, with Mycology & Plant Pathology major. Dr. Choudary currently is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine in the University of California Davis School of Medicine. He is co-author of 80 papers and 50 patent applications, with 10 patents granted. Professor Choudary is currently an editor of this journal (CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets, CNSNDDT), published by Bentham Science Publishers.

pvchoudary@ucdavis.edu Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4762 Francesco Papaleo Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies Dipartimento di Scienze del Farmaco Italian Institute of Technology (Genova) & University of Padova (Padova) Italy

Dr Papaleo obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Neuropharmacology at the University of Padova, Italy. He also spent 4 research year at the University of Bordeaux, France and then moved as postdoctorate fellow in USA at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda for other 5 years.Currently Dr. Papaleo is group leader and senior researcher at the Neuroscience and Brain Technologies department of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy. He is also an Adjunct Faculty Investigator at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development. Baltimore, MD, USA. He has published more than 150 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 60 issued U.S patents. Dr. Papaleo is first or last author and corresponding author of more than 30 publications in renewed international journals.

francesco.papaleo@iit.it francesco.papaleo@unipd.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4756 Stephen M. Massa Department of Neurology University of California San Francisco California United States

Dr. Massa obtained an M.D. and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Rochester, and completed a Residency in Neurology and post-doctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco. He is currently a Principal Investigator and Staff Physician at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Professor of Neurology at UCSF. He has had a long-standing interest in structural aspects of molecular and cellular binding interactions, and founded the Laboratory for Computational Neurochemistry and Drug Discovery at the SFVAMC. Current research interests include small molecules that modulate neurotrophin receptor systems and their therapeutic applications.

stephen.massa@ucsf.edu stephen.massa@va.gov Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4768 Phil Skolnick National Institute on Drug Abuse Bethesda MD United States

Dr. Skolnick is the Director, Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH. He served as Chief Scientific Officer (2001-2009) and President (2007-2009) of DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc. Dr. Skolnick was a Lilly Research Fellow (Neuroscience) at Lilly Research Laboratories (1997-2000). Prior to this, he served as Chief, Laboratory of Neuroscience, at the NIH from 1986-1997. He has twice been awarded the Doctor of Science, . Dr. Skolnick has co authored more than 550 articles. The Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) has named him to the elite group of “Highly Cited” authors.

Phil.Skolnick@nih.gov Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4740 Gianluca Serafini Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health University of Genoa Genoa Italy

Gianluca Serafini’s major research interests include: neurobiology, neuroimaging of suicidal behavior, major affective disorders, psychopharmacology, and neuroplasticity. He is an active researcher, being the author of more than 166 publications and scientific contributions (author of more than 120 articles in peer reviewed international and national Journals, author of approximately 40 book chapters, author of more than 35 abstract/posters in peer reviewed international Journals). He actually serves as a reviewer for 126 peer-reviewed international Journals, and he is Editorial/Advisory Board Member of approximately 40 peer-reviewed international Journals collectively.

gianluca.serafini@unige.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4734 Zahoor Shah Department of Medicinal & Biological Chemistry The University of Toledo Toledo Ohio United States

Dr. Shah obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Toxicology from Hamdard University, New Delhi and postdoctoral trainings at The University of Louisville, Louisville KY and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Currently, Dr. Shah is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH. The focus of Dr. Shah’s research is to investigate target and drug development for ischemic and hemorrhagic brain injury. Dr. Shah has published more than 52 scientific publications and trained a number of graduate and undergraduate students.Dr. Shah is currently in the editorial board of this journal (CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets), published by Bentham Science Publishers.

zahoor.shah@utoledo.edu Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4746 Yukihiro Ohno Department of Pharmacology Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences Takatsuki, Osaka Japan

Dr. Yukihiro Ohno obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Pharmacology/Physiology from Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine, in 1987. Dr. Ohno currently works as a Professor of pharmacology at the Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka, Japan. His major research fields are neuropharmacology, especially the research on novel medications for schizophrenia, anxiety-depression, Parkinson's disease, and epilepsy. He also serves as an Editor in several scientific journals (e.g., CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets, Front. Pharmacol., J. Pharmacol. Sci., Ther. Targets Neurol Dis.).

yohno@gly.oups.ac.jp Scopus RsearcherId
4728 Rubens J. Gagliardi Department of Neurology Santa Casa of São Paulo Medical School São Paulo Brazil

Prof. Rubens J Gagliardi is currently Full Professor of Neurology at Santa Casa of São Paulo Medical School, where he graduated in Medicine in 1972. Master's in Neurology by University of São Paulo (1980) and PhD in Neurology by University of São Paulo (1988). Current president of Sao Paulo Neurological Association and former president of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology and the Brazilian Stroke Society. He has experience in Medicine, focusing on Neurology, acting mainly on the following subjects: stroke and cerebrovascular disease (physiopatology, prevention, diagnostic and acute treatment). He has participated in several clinical trials as a PI or National Coordinator. He has published neurological books and many original papers and reviews in high-quality journals and often is indicated as a reviewer by famous publishers.

rubensjg@apm.org.br Scopus RsearcherId
4718 Surya Pratap Singh Department of Biochemistry Banaras Hindu University Varanasi India

Prof. Surya Pratap Singh is the Head of Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He has keen interest in the application of traditional medicines for efficient management of neurological disorders in general and Parkinson's disease in particular.

suryasinghbhu16@gmail.com Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4748 Jun Chen Department of Neurology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh PA United States chenj2@upmc.edu Scopus RsearcherId 4761 Antonio Egidio Nardi Institute of Psychiatry Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Dr. Antonio Nardi is full professor of Psychiatry at Medical School, Institute of Psychiatry, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is also a member of the Brazilian National Academy of Medicine, International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is the founder and director of the Laboratory of Panic & Respiration of the Institute of Psychiatry - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro). Dr. Antonio Nardi is an Editor-in-Chief of the Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria (Thomson Reuters Web of Science - impact factor = 2.181), Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria (Scielo) and associate editor of numerous Brazilian and international scientific journals. He has published more than 500 scientific articles, over 75 book chapters, 9 published books and organizer of 12 books.

antonioenardi@gmail.com Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4723 Alessandra Bitto Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine University of Messina Messina Italy

Dr. Bitto got her MD from the University of Messina, Italy and the Ph.D. from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. Currently Dr Bitto has a tenure track in Pharmacology at the University of Messina. She has published over 150 papers and is a named inventor of 2 international patents.

56450454000 abitto@unime.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4755 Sabatino Maione Department of Experimental Medicine Second University Naples Naples Italy sabatino.maione@unina2.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId 4767 Laszlo Siklos Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Center Szeged Hungary

Dr. Siklós holds a Masters in Physics and obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biophysics from the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Siklós also holds a D. Sci. from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Currently Dr. Siklós is the head of the Molecular Neurobiology Research Unit of the Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary. He has published more than 70 scientific publications. Dr. Siklós is currently an editorial board member of this journal (CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets), published by Bentham Science Publishers.

siklos.laszlo@brc.mta.hu Scopus RsearcherId
4760 Dafin F. Muresanu Department of Experimental Medicine "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca Romania

Professor of Neurology, Senior Neurologist, Chairman of the Neurosciences Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca, President of the Romanian Society of Neurology, President of the Society for the Study of Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity (SSNN), member of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Romania, secretary of its Cluj Branch. He is also member of 13 scientific international societies (being member of the American Neurological Association (ANA) - Fellow of ANA (FANA) since 2012) and 7 national ones, being part of the executive board of most of these societies. Professor Dafin F. Muresanu is a specialist in Leadership and Management of Research and Health Care Systems (specialization in Management and Leadership, Arthur Anderson Institute, Illinois, USA, 1998 and several international courses and training stages in Neurology, research, management and leadership). Professor Dafin F.

dafinm@ssnn.ro Scopus RsearcherId
4760 Alessandro Martorana Department of Neuroscience University of Rome "Tor Vergata" Rome Italy Orcid Scopus RsearcherId 4772 Lize Xiong Department of Anesthesiology Xijing Hospital The Fourth Military Medical University Xi'an China mzkxlz@126.com lxiong@fmmu.edu.cn Scopus RsearcherId 4754 Maciej Gasior Global Clinical Development TEVA Pharmaceuticals Frazer PA United States nextpharma@gmail.com Scopus RsearcherId 4766 Piera A. Serra Department of Medical and Experimental Medicine University of Sassari Sassari Italy paserra@uniss.it Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
Associate Editorial Board Members 4777 Ya-yun Wang Medicine Education Air Force Military Medical University Xi'an China

Dr Ya-Yun Wang received a PhD degree in Studies on the mechanism of nociception and antinociception from the Department of Anatomy & K. K. Leung Brain Research Centre, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China. Currently, she is a Professor and Director of the National Demonstration Center for Experimental Preclinical Medicine Education the Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China. Also, she is a Principle investigator of Specific Lab for Mitochondrial Plasticity Underlying Nervous System Diseases. Besides, due to her outstanding contributions, she has won several awards in her research field. She has also published several articles, book chapters and abstracts in several distinguished journals.

wangyy@fmmu.edu.cn Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
Yu Tang National Clinical Research Center for Geriatric Disorders, Central South University, Changsha City, China Orcid Scopus RsearcherId 7689 Rituraj Niranjan Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology ICMR-Vector Control Research Center Puducherry India

Dr. Rituraj Niranjan is currently working as Scientist-C in the area of immune system associated disorders. He is engaged in the different immune system associated disorders like, allergy, fibrosis, acute kidney failure, neuroinflammation, nanoparticle-based drug delivery system. Dr. Rituraj Niranjan work focuses on the role of Interleukin-15 (IL-15) in the gastrointestinal disorders. He has done his Ph.D. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in the area of neuropharmacology working at the central drug Research institute (CDRI), Lucknow, India. He completed his first post doc from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, USA and then did his second post doc from Cincinnati Children Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

riturajniranjan@rediffmail.com Scopus RsearcherId
4778 Sawsan A. Zaitone Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy Suez Canal University Ismailia Egypt

Prof. Sawsan A Zaitone received her PhD degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2007 and got her Professor degree in 2019. She has specialized in the pharmacology of neurodegenerative disease and drug adverse effects. She has international publications in respective journals in the field of neuropharmacology and neurotoxicology and other related disciplines. Prof. Sawsan participated in many national and international conferences and she is a reviewer in many ISI journals.

sawsan_zaytoon@pharm.suez.edu.eg Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4774 Ashok K. Datusalia National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar India

Dr Ashok K Datusalia obtained his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from NIPER S.A.S. Nagar INDIA. Currently, he serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) Raebareli, INDIA. Dr Ashok has authored and co-authored many peer-reviewed articles in the area of diabetes, drug discovery, neuropharmacology and neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease PTSD and depression.

ashokdatusalia@gmail.com Orcid Scopus RsearcherId
4776 Nitesh Kumar Department of Pharmacology Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Manipal India

Dr. N Kumar is working as an Assistant Professor (SG) at Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, India. I have published two book chapters, 60 publications with total citations-547, H-index-15, cumulative impact factor-90.694 in various peer reviewed journals. I have delivered talks at several scientific platform and received awards for research contributions. With 10 years of teaching experience, I am guiding and co-guiding 12 PhD students. As a researcher, I have experience of research associate, Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator on various company and government-sponsored projects worth more than 10 million rupees (INR).

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4773 Thakur G. Singh Department of Pharmacology Chitkara University Chandigarh India

Dr. Singh has an experience of 14.5 years in industry, research and teaching. He is working as an Assistant Dean (Pharm D) & HOD (Pharmacology) at Chitkara College of Pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab. He is engaged with projects on interception of nicotine, morphine, alcohol dependence, ischemia, diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy toxicology, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and stem cell research studies and handles affiliation formalities with the director’s office. He has also attended UGC networking courses and various preclinical & clinical research training programs. He has more than 105 research publications (International) with 661 citations and 25-book chapters, 4 books and 21 patents filed under his name. He has attended more than 60 national and international conferences and has guided thesis for 50 M. Pharm students and supervising 8 Ph. D candidates. He is a reviewer for various highly reputed international journals. He is also a member secretary of CPCSEA (Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals) and In charge of Animal house facility at Chitkara College of pharmacy, Chitkara University, Punjab. He is also Member Secretary for institutional human ethical committee registered with Department of Health Research and CDSCO New Delhi.

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Executive Guest Editors 8293 Fabiola De Marchi Department of Neurology Department of Translational Medicine University of Piemonte Orientale Maggiore della Carità University Hospital Novara Italy

Dr. Fabiola De Marchi received her M.D. degree from the University of Piemonte Orientale (UNIUPO), Novara, Italy in 2013. He further pursued the board certification in neurology from the same University in 2019. She is a Ph.D. student in Medical Sciences and Biotechnology at UNIUPO. She completed her research fellowship (2018-2019) from the Healey Center for ALS at Mass General Hospital, Boston, US. She currently works at the Tertiary Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Centre at Maggiore della Carità Hospital, Novara, Italy. Her expertise includes the molecular bases of neurodegenerative diseases, with a particular focus on the ALS-FTD spectrum. Her main research achievements are regarding the biomarker discovery for diagnosis and prognosis of neurodegenerative diseases, focusing on the role of immunity and neuroinflammation. She is also actively engaged in therapeutic clinical research, mainly focused on the clinical trials for ALS therapy development with drugs and stem cells.

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4785 Gaiqing Wang Department of Neurology Shanxi Medical University Xinjian China wanggq08@163.com Orcid Scopus RsearcherId 8292 Giacomo Tondo Centre for Dementia and Cognitive Disorders Sant'Andrea Hospital Vercelli Italy

Giacomo Tondo received his M.D. degree in 2011 from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy, and specialized in Neurology in 2018 from the University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy. In 2018, he was granted the Research Training Fellowship of the European Academy of Neurology, carried out at the Neurodegeneration Imaging Group, King's College London, UK. He is completing his Ph.D. Program in Cognitive Neuroscience from the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy. He currently works as a referring Neurologist in the Centre for Cognitive Disorders and Dementia at the S. Andrea Hospital, Vercelli, Italy. His scientific activity is mainly focused on neurodegenerative dementia, neuroimaging and neuropsychology in cognitive disorders, and on the role of neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases.

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4784 Pooja Chawla Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry ISF College of Pharmacy Moga India

Dr Pooja Chawla is working as a Professor and the head at the Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, ISF College of Pharmacy Moga, India. She has nearly 13 years of experience in the research, discovery and development of biologically active pharmaceuticals. Dr Chawla holds a PhD degree in Medicinal Chemistry and has published 3 books and more than 40 papers in national/international journals. She is currently serving as a reviewer for international journals of repute. She also presented a poster at FIP in 2011 and CTDDR in 2013 and delivered an oral talk at the World Chemistry Congress, Dubai 2019. She has guided 47 post-graduate projects, and her research team involves 3 master and 2 doctoral research scholars.

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4783 Kun Xiong Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology School of Basic Medical Sciences Central South University Changsha China

Prof. Kun Xiong is the Chairman of the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology at the School of Basic Medical Science, Central South University. His research interests include the regulatory mechanisms of neuronal death, including apoptosis and necroptosis in brain disorders and glaucoma. Prof. Kun Xiong earned his Bachelor of Medicine (Clinical Medicine) and PhD degrees in human anatomy at Central South University. He has worked as a visiting scholar at the Department of Anatomy in the School of Medicine, Southern Illinois University, US. Notably, Prof. Kun Xiong’s research has been funded by more than 10 foundations, including 4 National Natural Science Foundations of China. He has authored 60 manuscripts. He has also served as a reviewer for multiple international journals and as an editorial member for several journals (Medicine and Neural Regeneration Research, etc.).

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8290 Aruna Sharma Department Of Surgical Sciences; Anesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine Uppsala University Uppsala Sweden

Aruna Sharma did MD, PhD from Varanasi, India, is a Swedish Citizen and Secretary of Research International Experimental Central Nervous System (CNS) injury & Repair (IECNSIR). She is currently working at Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala University, Sweden. She is a qualified experimental Neuropathologist who received training from Karl Marx University Leipzig, Institute of Neurobiology (1987-1988); Semmelweis University Medical School, Department of Human Morphology and Developmental Biology, Budapest, Hungary (1988-1989), Free University Berlin, Germany (1989-1991) and Neuropathology Institute Uppsala (1992-1995). Her main interest is focused on Indian and Chinese Medicinal drugs and their effects on the Central Nervous System Function, toxicology, neurorepair and neuroprotection and their neurotoxicological profiles. Dr. Sharma received prestigious awards. She has published over 140 original research papers in Reputed Neuroscience Journals with an H-index = 22 as of today.

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4782 Hong Zhang Institute of Interdisciplinary Integrative Medicine Research Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Shanghai China

Dr. Hong Zhang received his Ph.D. degree in formulaology from Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in May 2005. He joined the Second Military Medical University as a lecturer in June 2005 and became an associate professor in 2009. He moved to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine as an associate professor in August, 2018. Currently his research interests are focused on the anti-cancer activity, target and compatibility mechanism for Chinese medicines and natural products.

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4781 Rakesh Kumar Zoology Department Ravenshaw University Cuttack India

Dr. Rituraj Niranjan is currently working as a Scientist-C in the area of immune system associated disorders. He is engaged in the different immune system associated disorders like, allergy, fibrosis, acute kidney failure, neuroinflammation, nanoparticle-based drug delivery system. Dr. Rituraj Niranjan work focuses on the role of Interleukin-15 (IL-15) in the gastrointestinal disorders. He has done his Ph.D. degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in the area of neuropharmacology working at the central drug Research institute (CDRI), Lucknow, India. He completed his first post doc from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, USA and then did his second post doc from Cincinnati Children Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

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4780 Mohammad A. Kamal King Fahd Medical Research Center King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mohammad Amjad Kamal is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the King Fahd Medical Research Center (KFMRC), King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. He is leading a highly productive global collaborative research team based on Novel Global Community Educational Foundation (NGCEF), Australia. Dr. Kamal's biochemical research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, Type 2 diabetes and leukemia has culminated in more than 380 publications in internationally respected journals. Dr. Kamal was awarded a prestigious U2000 Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2000 by the University of Sydney. This three years highly competitive award funded his research on the "Inhibition of amido phosphoribosyltransferase by new antifolates". Amongst numerous projects, Dr. Kamal also collaborated on the molecular biological research project “Linkage of Alzheimer’s disease and Type 2 diabetes” at the University of Technology, Sydney. Moreover, he is serving as an EiC/regional/editorial member/guest editor of several reputed scientific journals on honorable basis.

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4786 Malvina Hoxha Department of Chemical-Toxicological and Pharmacological Evaluation of Drugs Catholic University Our Lady of Good Counsel Tirana Albania

Dr. Hoxha is a researcher and lecturer of pharmacology at the Catholic University ‘Our Lady of Good Counsel’, Tirana, Albania. She graduated in pharmacy (Summa cum Laude), and obtained her PhD in pharmacology at the Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Milan. Her area of research is focused mainly on arachidonic acid metabolites and their role in different in- flammatory diseases. Dr. Hoxha attended a post-doctorate at the University of Granada, Spain, and recently she obtained a research award from the Austrian Academy of Science. In 2019, she was elected as a national delegate of the ERS (European Respiratory Society).

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8420 Drozdstoy Stoyanov Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology Faculty of Medicine Medical University of Plovdiv Plovdiv Bulgaria

Dr. Drozdstoy Stoyanov holds currently the academic position of Full Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology and Scientific Secretary of the Research Institute at Medical University, Plovdiv. He is Vice Chair of Philosophy SIG, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, Visiting Fellow in the University of Pittsburgh, USA (2009), International Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (2018), Guest Lecturer in the Universities of Copenhagen (2015), Vienna (2017) and Bergen (2018).He published more than 180 scholarly papers, including five monographs and three textbooks. Dr. Stoyanov is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychiatry and the European Journal of Person Centered Health Care; Editorial Board member of Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry, Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neurosciences, International Journal for Person Centered Medicine, and others. Ad hoc reviewer in Molecular Neurobiology, Human Brain Mapping, Journal of Affective Disorders, The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, Biotechnology and Biotechnological Equipment.

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