Advisory Board and Editors Cardiology

Ebba Brakenhielm

Inserm Researcher in the field of Cardiovascular Research, currently focusing on therapeutic angiogenesis with polymer-based targeted growth factor delivery.

PhD in Tumor Biology (Pr Yihai Cao, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden), and expertise in Adipose tissue angiogenesis. Postdoc at UCLA (Pr Lily Wu) in molecular imaging and tumor lymphangiogenesis field.

Member of European Vascular Biology Organisation, French society for Cardiovascular Research, French society for Angiogenesis Research.

Paul S. Brookes

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at University of Rochester Medical Center. PhD in Biochemistry from Cambridge University (UK) and post-doctoral training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Research program in mitochondria, cardiac ischemia, and cardioprotective therapies.

Filippo Cademartiri

2002 Radiology Staff at the Erasmus University Medical Center (EMC) of Rotterdam, NL
2005 PhD in Cardiac Imaging at the EMC, Rotterdam, NL
2006-2011 Head of Cardiac Imaging at the Academic Hospital, Parma, IT
2011-2015 Head of Cardiac Imaging at the Giovanni XXIII Clinic, Monastier, IT
2012 UHD-Associate Professor of Radiology at EMC, Rotterdam, NL
2015 Director CT Core Lab at Montréal Heart Institute/Université de Montréal, Canada
2015 Associate Professor of Radiology at Montréal Heart Institute/Université de Montréal, Canada
Author of ~900 publications: 12 books, 86 book chapters, 347 scientific papers, >260 oral presentations, and >260 posters (h-index = 59; IF >1500).

Richard S. Cooper

Professor and Chair of Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at Loyola University Medical School, Chicago, IL. Preview editor of journal Ethnicity and Disease. Recipient of a 'MERIT' Award from the NIH in 2002; member of National Advisory Council and NHGRI, NIH.

Lasse Folkersen

The overarching theme of my research is the use of high-throughput omics to bridge the gap between research and medicine. My initial interest was in expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL), and their possibilities for translating genetics to medical use. This followed a further step into actual industrial drug and pharmacogenetics development from the technique, produced two articles on drug development and precision medicine in autoimmune diseases. Further striving towards this goal motivated my move to the bioinformatics department of DTU. I’m currently involved in a number of genetics- and bioinformatics related start up initiatives (e.g. www.geneplaza.com, www.impute.me, www.talentsoftomorrow.com) as well as expanding my portfolio of academic research.

Scott M. Grundy

Director of the Center for Human Nutrition. Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, and the National Academies of Sciences (Institute of Medicine).

David Kennedy

The overall aim of my research is to develop a mechanistic understanding of the pathogenesis of accelerated cardiac and renal dysfunction during cardio-renal syndrome. Thus, we seek to identify novel mechanisms of cardiac and renal injury in order to aid and improve diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive strategies in this high-risk population of patients. One of the primary scientific objectives of my laboratory is to understand the pathophysiology whereby endogenous counter-regulatory mechanisms become maladaptive and contribute to disease progression in patients with cardio-renal syndrome.

Prasanna Krishnamurthy

Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences at Houston Methodist Research Institute and Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Prasanna earned his BVSc (DVM) degree with honors from Bangalore Veterinary College, India and his Masters and PhD in Veterinary Pathology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute (India's premier institute for Veterinary Research). He completed his postdoctoral training at Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute. Before joining Houston Methodist Research Institute, he served as Assistant Professor at Northwestern University.

The overall research theme of the Prasanna Laboratory is to understand the mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases that will aid in developing innovative new therapies and translate that information to the clinics to treat heart disease and improve lives of patients. The Prasanna Laboratory in Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration at the Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI) is located on Texas Medical Center Campus.

Julia Kzhyshkowska

1997: PhD Cancer Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow.
1997-2001: Postdoc at the University of Regensburg
2001-2007: Junior group leader/PI and lecturer, University of Heidelberg.
2007- 2010:Senior group leader/PI and senior lecturer, University of Heidelberg
2010-2013: Professor, head of the Lab for Cellular and Molecular Biology of Innate Immunity;
2013-permanent: Professor, head of Department for Innate Immunity and Tolerance, University of Heidelberg.

Dennis H Lau

Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide.
Cadiac Electrophysiologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Dr Lau's PhD was focussed on the effect of hypertension on the development of atrial arrhythmias. He is recognized both nationally and internationally for his research in the area of arrhythmia substrates. To date, Dennis has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. His interests in atrial fibrillation include risk factor management, substrate mapping, signal analysis and mechanistic studies. He is a clinician scientist dedicated to combine preclinical studies and clinical research in the field of heart rhythm disorders.

Xing Li

Dr. Xing Li is an Assistant Professor and Associate Consultant in Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Department of Health Science Research at Mayo Clinic, the best hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Li completed his PhD in Bioinformatics from The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Dr. Li also hold a Master Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Bachelor Degree in Microbiology. Dr. Li’s research interests focus on machine learning, bioinformatics, and statistical data mining in large scale data in biomedical research, such as next generation sequencing data (whole genome sequencing, RNA-seq, microarray data), in the file. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers in reputed journals and book chapters in the fields of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, cancer research, cardiovascular disease, embryonic stem cell (ESC) and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) research, and human genomics, genetics and development, and Microbiology. Dr. Li’s publications have been highlighted as Journal Cover Stories, Journal Featured Articles, Highlights Section Papers, Must Read by Faculty 1000, and ESC & iPSC News, etc. Dr. Li has been developing data analysis tools, such as RCircle and PCA3d, etc. Dr. Li is also a member of American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), American Statistics Association (ASA) and American Heart Association (AHA).

Aldons J. Lusis

Professor of Human Genetics, Medicine, and Microbiology,Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles. Associate Editor, Journal of Lipid Research. Recipient of 2008 American Heart Association Duff Award and2009 NAVBO Benditt Award.