Advisory Board and Editors Neuroscience

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Charles GIllespie

I am an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (M.D., Ph.D.) and the Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Emory University. My clinical work focuses on the treatment of mood, anxiety, and stress/trauma-related disorders in adolescents and young adults. My primary research interest is the study of the psychobiology of trauma and stress across the lifespan. In addition to the complications of trauma-related psychopathology (post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, personality disorders, and substance abuse), individuals exposed to trauma also often bear a heavy burden of stress-related medical illness including obesity, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. Impoverished minority populations in particular are at high risk for trauma exposure and have limited access to behavioral and medical healthcare. My current research focuses on the genetic mechanisms, environmental exposures, and stress pathobiology that contribute to risk for these disorders with particular emphasis on diabetes mellitus.

Michele Giugliano

Professor with tenure and Principal Investigator at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Visiting Academic at the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield (UK), and external collaborator at the Brain Mind Institute of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (Switzerland). Associate Editor of Frontiers in Neuroengineering and PLOS ONE. Recipient in 2001 of a long-term fellowship from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization. Since 2008, Director of the Lab of Theoretical Neurobiology and Neuroengineering.

Alison M Goate

She is a Professor of Neuroscience, and Director of the Center on Alzheimer's Disease at Mount Sanai. Her laboratory studies the molecular genetics of dementias and addiction in human populations

She is Director of the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders and Associate Director of the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

She is the recipient of the Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s disease research, the Alzheimer’s Association Zenith Award, the Senior Investigator Award from the Metropolitan Life Foundation. She was elected Fellow AAAS.

Bruno Duarte Gomes

My research includes studying human and non-human primates visual system using psychophysics, visual evoked potentials and cortical extracellular recordings. Currently my focus are cortical areas related to visual attention in non-human primates.

Ph.D., Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Federal University of Para
M.Sc., Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Federal University of Para
B.Sc., Biological Sciences, Federal University of Para

Elena González-Burgos

Assistant professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy at University Complutense of Madrid. Member of the Research Group “Pharmacology of Natural Products”. I obtained my European PhD in Pharmacy in 2012 (Extraordinary Doctoral Prize). I had worked for 3 years in the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS). Expertise in the study of natural products from medicinal plants and lichens as neuroprotective agents, based on their antioxidant properties, against different models of oxidative stress in cell lines of the nervous system (neurons and astrocytes). Author of many scientific publications (25 in indexed journals, 4 in non-indexed journals and 9 chapters of books) as well as communications in national and international congresses. I have participated as researcher in four National funded projects and research stays at prestigious international centers (King’s College of London and Neuroscience Center in Coimbra). Teaching experience at all levels of higher education in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacognosy subjects as well as experience in Educational Innovative Projects.

Anthony A. Grace

Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience; Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Involved in translational research related to the dopamine system and psychiatric disorders. Past council member of ACNP, NARSAD Distinguished Investigator, Paul Janseen Schizophrenia Research Award, Efron Award, NIMH MERIT Award, Lilly Basic Scientist Award, Elected Fellow of AAAS.

Peter Graf

Professor of Psychology and Director of the Memory & Cognition Laboratory at the University of British Columbia. Has served in various editorial capacities, and is involved in organized psychology, currently serving as the secretary/treasurer of the Canadian Society for Brain Behaviour and Cognitive Science, and in 2010-2011 as President of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Anita C Hall

PhD in Neurobiology (UCL, UK), two post-docs in cellular neuroscience and stem cell biology (KCL, UK and Karolinska Institute, Sweden), appointed as a Neuroscience Lecturer at Imperial College London, UK and I have recently become one of its first Senior Teaching Fellows. For full information see my LinkedIn profile at .

Mark Hallett

Dr. Hallett obtained his A.B. and M.D. at Harvard University, had his internship in Medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and his Neurology training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He had fellowships in neurophysiology at the NIH and in the Department of Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry in London, where he worked with C. David Marsden. Before coming to NIH in 1984, Dr. Hallett was the Chief of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and worked his way up to Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is currently Chief of the Medical Neurology Branch and Chief of its Human Motor Control Section. He is now President of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. He has been President of the Movement Disorder Society and Vice-President of the American Academy of Neurology. Among many awards, in 2012 he became an Honorary Member of the American Neurological Association , and in 2014 won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. His research activities focus on the physiology of human voluntary movement and its pathophysiology in disordered voluntary movement and involuntary movement.

Diane P Hanger

Reader in Neuroscience at King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience.

Ziarih Hawi

Monash University (Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience)
Ziarih Hawi is a Senior Research Fellow in Psychiatric Genetics at the Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience. He has been investigation genetic predisposition to psychiatric disorders with particular emphasis of the genetic of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He has successfully identified risk gens for ADHD, narrowed down regions of associations and has functionally characterised some of the ADHD-associated genes.

Elly Hol

Principal Investigator at the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Center Utrecht; Professor of "Biology of Glia and Neural Stem Cells" at the SILS-CNS, University of Amsterdam; Visiting Professor Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience Amsterdam.

The Elly Hol lab is studying the role of glial cells in brain diseases. The overall aim is to elucidate the molecular and functional changes in glia that contribute to the pathogenesis of neurological and psychiatric diseases.