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Yasmina M Abd-Elhakim

Dr. Yasmina Mohammed Abd-Elhakim is an Associate Professor in the Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Department in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt. Her major area of expertise is the use of eco-friendly mitigation strategies to combat the hazards of environmental pollutants. Additionally, she has a special interest in the therapeutic uses of arthropods venoms, particularly in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. She has 60 papers in prestigious international journals and 2 book chapters, h-index 18, and more than 850 citations based on the Scopus database. She reviewed about 800 manuscripts for highly impacted journals in the field of toxicology and environmental pollution based on the Publon database. She has been included in the editorial board of several highly impacted international journals. She received various awards including The Egyptian State Encouragement Award in "Agricultural sciences" in 2019, the Publons peer reviewer award as a Top Reviewers for Pharmacology & Toxicology in 2018 and 2019, and the international publication's award from Zagazig University (2015-2019).

Thomas Backhaus

Professor for Ecotoxicology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, with a main interest in regulatory (eco)toxicology and risk assessment of complex exposure situations.

Susanne M. Brander

Dr. Susanne Brander studies the responses of aquatic organisms to environmental stressors across biological scales, with a focus on discerning mechanisms of toxicity and linking results of laboratory experiments and field data to population-level responses. Recent work examines the impacts of endocrine disrupting compounds on gene and protein expression, fecundity, and sex ratio. Current projects include an evaluation of multi-generational responses to toxicants in the context of global climate change and a study on the trophic transfer of microplastics. Brander has recently published in Scientific Reports, Environmental Science & Technology, Aquatic Toxicology, and Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry.

Emanuel Carrilho

Dr. Carrilho obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry and M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of São Paulo (USP) at São Carlos, Brazil, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. In 1997 he obtained his Ph.D. at the Northeastern University under the mentoring of Professor Barry L. Karger, from the Barnett Institute, in Boston, MA. He joined the faculty of the analytical chemistry program of the Institute of Chemistry at São Carlos, USP in 1998 where is full professor. During 2007-2009 he was a visiting professor at Harvard University in Professor George M. Whitesides group.

Dr. Carrilho’s group has been working on the development of new bioanalytical methods covering the broad aspects of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics for human health and applied microbiology in the search for cancer biomarkers and neglected tropical diseases. In the process translate the targeted biomarkers research to microfluidic platforms with biosensors and microchip electrophoresis for point-of-care applications. Recently, is developing microfluidic applications for low-cost diagnostics for developing countries using paper-based analytical devices (µPADs).

Minjun Chen

Minjun Chen is a principal investigator working at the Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatics of the US FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research and serve as the adjunct faculty and mentor for the bioinformatics program joint by Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Currently, he co-chairs the FDA Liver Toxicity Working Group since 2014 and is the editor of the Springer book titled “Drug-induced Liver Toxicity”. His primary research interests encompass drug-induced liver injury, drug safety, bioinformatics, and personalized medicine. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 scientific publications and book chapters.

Kevin M. Crofton

Research Toxicologist and Acting Deputy Director of the National Center for Computational Toxicology at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Toxicology at North Carolina State University and the Curriculum in Toxicology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Wei Cui

More than 15 years experience in mammalian oocytes and pre-implantation embryo development. Created live transgenic cloned goats by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Generated several knockout rat and mouse lines by ZFN, TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9.

Currently, I'm a faculty and PI in the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. I am also the Director of Animal Models Core in the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), Massachusetts, USA.

Academic Editor for PeerJ;
Associate Editor for Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine;
Associate Editor for Reproduction and Fertility;
Associate Editor for Animal Reproduction-Theriogenology, Frontiers in Veterinary Science;
Academic Editor for PLOS ONE.

Serve as Peer Reviewer for more than 40 journals and 160 times in the past 7 years.
https://publons.com/author/1174231/wei-cui#profile

Keywords: Preimplantation Embryo, Oocyte maturation, CRISPR/Cas9, Knockout, Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT), Oocyte spontaneous activation, Cell cycle, Oocyte aging, Animal models, Epigenetics, Toxicology, Cell culture, Fertilization, Micromanipulation, RNAi, Knockdown, Animal reproduction, Genome editing, Blastocyst, Cell lineage

G. Christopher Cutler

Professor and Associate Dean Research, Dalhousie University

Interests in Agricultural Entomology and Ecotoxicology

Mark E Hahn

Mark Hahn is a Senior Scientist and past Chair (2011-2016) of the Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, MA, USA. He also is a Project Leader in the Boston University Superfund Research Program and the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health. Hahn received his PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He conducted postdoctoral research at WHOI before being appointed to the scientific staff in 1992. Dr. Hahn’s research foci include: molecular mechanisms of developmental toxicity following exposure to chemicals found in the marine environment; evolution of transcription factors (e.g. AHR, NRF2, nuclear receptors) involved in the response to chemicals; mechanisms of adaptation and evolved resistance to chemicals in fish following long-term chemical exposure, and microplastics in the marine environment. Dr. Hahn is author or co-author of ~175 papers in peer-reviewed journals and books. Dr. Hahn has trained graduate and undergraduate students and postdocs has taught several courses in the WHOI/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Joint Graduate Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering and he has served as Chair of the Joint Committee on Biological Oceanography of the WHOI/MIT Joint Program and as Education Coordinator for the WHOI Biology Department.

Thomas Hartung

Professor of Toxicology (Chair for Evidence-based Toxicology), Pharmacology, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, and University of Konstanz, Germany; Director of their Centers for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT). Former Head of the European Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM), Ispra, Italy.

Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) Public Health and Environment researcher. Biologist and Master and PhD in Sciences - Analytical Chemistry. Her lines of research include Science Education, Environmental Chemistry, Ecotoxicology, Oxidative Stress and Proteomics and Metalloproteomics applying Bioanalytical techniques.

Sanket J. Joshi

Sanket Joshi is a Deputy Director, Oil & Gas Research Center, and Laboratory Application Specialist, Central Analytical and Applied Research Unit, at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. He holds BSc and MSc degrees from Sardar Patel University, India, and a PhD degree from M. S. University of Baroda, India – all in Microbiology. Dr. Joshi has 16 years of academic teaching and research experience, and 4 years of industrial R&D experience, in India and Oman. While working in Indian pharma companies, he undertook several turnkey projects (both upstream and downstream) on antibiotics (β-lactams, macrolides, glycopeptides), antidiabetic drug (for type II diabetes), and Co-enzyme Q10. His current research interests encompass: Energy (In-situ/ex-situ microbial enhanced light/heavy oil recovery; chemical enhanced oil Recovery; biofuels); Microbial products (biosurfactants, biopolymers, R&D and scale-up); and Environmental bioremediation (crude oil pollution; analysis, mitigation and control of souring by Sulfate reducing bacteria; HPAM contaminated sites). Those research projects are multidisciplinary, involving both biotechnology and engineering disciplines. Since he joined SQU, his research team has received over 5.4 million USD in research grants and service contracts, and established bioproducts for petroleum and environmental applications. He has 166 scientific publications as papers in international journals (76), book chapters (17), conference proceedings (66), international books (6), and one Australian Innovation Patent to his credit. He serves as an Academic/Associate Editor for some of the highly reputed journals: Frontiers in Microbiology, PeerJ, Ecotoxicology (Springer), Petroleum Science and Technology (Taylor & Francis, UK), Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Springer), BMC Biotechnology, and Open Biotechnology Journal. He is book series editor of ‘Advances in Biotechnology and Bioengineering', Elsevier INC.; Guest editor for Energies, Frontiers in Microbiology, Sustainability, Scientifica, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, and Open Biotechnology Journal; and a recognized reviewer for more than 50 international journals (Elsevier, Springer Nature, T&F, Wiley/AOCS, RSC, ACS, Hindawi, DE Gruyter, MDPI and others).