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Patrizia Longone

Team Leader of the Molecular Neurobiology Unit, Experimental Neurology, Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy.
Adjunct Professor of Physiology for the Graduate Course of Nursing and the Graduate Course of Speech Therapy, University of “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy.

Jesús Marugán-Lobón

Dr. Marugán-Lobón is a Paleobiologist from the Universidad autónoma of Madrid, Spain. He is an specialist in Geometric Morphometrics, and his research is focused in understanding macroevolutionary trends in vertebrates, and in particular, the dinosaur-bird transition. He belongs to the research staff of the Las Hoyas fossil site, is Research Associate of the Dinosaur Institute (NHM), and colaborates with the Theoretical Biology Lab, Cavanilles Institute of Biological Diversity and Evolution.

Ana Marusic

Ana Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia. Professor Marušić is the founder of the Croatian branch of the Cochrane Collaboration. She is on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR Network, an international initiative for promoting transparent and accurate reporting of health research. She is the editor in chief of the Journal of Global Health.

Professor Marušić teaches gross anatomy but also the principles of research methodology and scientific communication. Her biomedical research is focused on the interactions between the immune and bone systems. Her research interests also include peer review and research integrity. She is the principal investigator of several national and international research grants.

Thimios A Mitsiadis

Professor of Oral Biology in the Medical Faculty at the University of Zurich, Switzerland since 2006. Research in the fields of stem cells, genetics, molecular and experimental biology related to orofacial developmental and regeneration processes.

DDS degree from the Dental Faculty of the Kapodistrion University of Athens (Greece), Master degree for Immunology, Genetics and Differentiation, and PhD in Developmental Biology from the University of Lyon (France). Postdoctoral studies at the University of Helsinki (Finland), Karolinksa Nobel Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) and Yale University (USA). Previously Professor at the Mediterranean University (Marseilles, France), Visiting Professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon (France), Clinical Senior Lecturer at King's College London (UK), Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic University of Marche (Ancona, Italy), Visiting Professor at the Second University of Napoli (Napoli, Italy). Chief-Editor of the “Frontiers of Craniofacial Biology and Dental Research”, Associate Editor of “Stem Cell Research”, Scientific Editor of “European Cells & Materials”, and part of the editorial board in additional 8 scientific journals. More than 110 original articles in journals such as “Journal of Cell Biology”, “Development”, “Developmental Biology”, “Nature Genetics”, “Science Signaling”, “Scientific Reports”, “Frontiers in Physiology” and more than 200 keynote and invited lectures.

Ilse S Pienaar

Senior Lecturer in Cellular Pathology at Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Honorary Lecturer in Neuroscience at Imperial College London in London, with both positions held in the United Kingdom. Dr. Pienaar's has held Research Fellowships from the International Brain Research Organisation and Imperial College London.

Stephanie E Pierce

Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.

Stephanie E. Pierce is a trained paleontologist, anatomist, functional morphologist and evolutionary biomechanist. She completed a BSc degree in paleontology at the University of Alberta, Canada, which included an honors thesis on the anatomy and evolution of hadrosaurian dinosaurs. Directly following this, Stephanie pursued a MSc degree by research in Systematics and Evolution at the University of Alberta studying the anatomy and evolutionary relationships of extinct marine lizards. Her love of vertebrate evolution brought her to the University of Bristol, UK where she embarked on a PhD degree which focused on assessing the interplay between skull shape variation and biomechanical performance in extant and extinct crocodiles. Since finishing her studies, Stephanie has focused her main efforts on examining and reconstructing the 3D anatomy and locomotion potential of early tetrapods (Devonian and Carboniferous) to test hypotheses of limbed movement across the water-land transition.

Marilyn B Renfree

Laureate Professor and Ian Potter Chair of Zoology, School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne. Elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS); Secretary, Biological Sciences and Vice President of AAS; Officer of the Order of Australia; Past President of the Society for Reproductive Biology; Former NHMRC, Fulbright, Ford Foundation and Royal Society and ARC Federation Fellowships, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Kangaroo Genomics. Gold Conservation Medal San Diego.

Professor Marilyn Renfree’s research has focussed almost entirely on marsupials because of their intrinsic interest and for the opportunities they provide as biomedical models for understanding mammalian reproduction and development. Her laboratory is known internationally for its study of the reproduction and development of marsupials that have resulted in a number of discoveries that challenged the accepted dogma including early mammalian development, control of embryonic diapause, sexual differentiation, virilisation and genomic imprinting. She has also been involved in genome studies of the platypus and the tammar wallaby.

Philip Reno

I earned by Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology and Biomedical Sciences from Kent State University and then completed a postdoc in developmental biology at Stanford University. I am currently an Associate Professor of Anatomy in the department of Bio-Medical Sciences at PCOM. My research focus is uncovering developmental mechanisms underlying human specific traits.

David H. Reser

Lecturer, Behavioural and Systems Neuroscience Group, Department of Physiology. Founding Director and Inaugural President (2014-2015) of the Society for Claustrum Research.

Erik R Seiffert

Erik Seiffert's research is focused on the phylogenetic relationships, adaptations, and historical biogeography of mammals, with an emphasis on the endemic placental mammals of Africa and Arabia. He has a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley (1995), an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin (1998), and a Ph.D. from Duke University (2003). He was previously Lecturer in Palaeobiology and Palaeoenvironments at University of Oxford and Curator of Geological Collections at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (2004-2007), Assistant and Associate Professor of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University (2007-2016), and is now a Professor of Integrative Anatomical Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (2016-Present). He is also a Research Associate at the Duke Lemur Center's Division of Fossil Primates and in the Department of Mammalogy, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Jeremy A. Simpson

Assistant Professor, University of Guelph. Editorial board, Frontiers in Respiratory Physiology