Advisory Board and Editors Neurology

Jafri M. Abdullah

Professor of Neurosciences;MD(USM),DSCN(Belgium),PhD(Univ Ghent), Director Center for Neuroscience Services & Research, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia, American College of well as the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Recipient of the prestigious National Malaysian Young Scientist Award & Top Research Scientist award (Academy Science Malaysia). I am an Academic Neurosurgeon and a Neuroscientist .

Jean-Claude Baron

MD, DSc, FMedSci; Neurology and Medical Physics training; research fellow, Harvard University 1976, training in novel brain imaging methods incl. PET; then head of neuroscience at CEA imaging centre, Orsay; Director of INSERM at Caen University, France; Professor of Stroke Medicine, Cambridge University, UK; since 2010 also Deputy Director, INSERM Centre for Neurosciences and Psychiatry, Sainte-Anne Hospital, Paris. Main interests: brain imaging in cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.

Marina Bentivoglio

Marina Bentivoglio is Professor of Histology at the University of Verona, Italy. She graduated in Medicine at the Catholic University of Rome, Italy, where she also did her residency in Neurology. After her training in clinical neurology and in neuropathology, she has focused on experimental approaches to the neurobiology of disease. Her research focuses on neural-immune interactions in neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative conditions, aging, sleep disorders. She has published over 185 scientific articles and 50 chapters in books.
She served as Secretary General of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and as President of the Italian Society of Neuroscience (SINS) and in Committees of the Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). She serves in the Council of the Rita Levi-Montalcini Foundation for the education of African women, and in the “Neurobiology Educational Task Force” of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE). She is a member of the Academia Europaea, foreign member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Argentina, and other scientific academies. She is actively engaged in the training of young investigators and in activities to foster international cooperation in the neurological sciences, with special reference to countries with limited resources. She has participated as lecturer/instructor in numerous courses and schools in neuroscience in Europe, Africa, Latin America.

Kevin J. Black

I am a neuropsychiatrist who also completed a movement disorders fellowship at Washington University. My research is primarily focused on neuroimaging and dopamine, especially in people with Tourette syndrome and Parkinson disease. I have also developed methods for structural imaging volumetry, analysis of brain images in nonhuman species, pharmacological fMRI (phMRI), and statistical analysis of anatomy-function relationships in deep brain stimulation (DBS).

Duane Button

Duane C. Button, PhD, CSEP-CEP, is a basic and applied exercise neuroscientist at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He holds a cross-appointment with the Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. He is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

Duane completed both his Bachelor of Kinesiology and Masters of Physical Education at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University. Following his masters he completed a PhD at the Spinal Cord Research Centre, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Winnipeg, Manitoba. His PhD studies focused on the effects of chronic activity and inactivity on the biophysical properties rat spinal motoneurones. Following his PhD he completed a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of BioMedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. His post-doctoral studies focused on the effects of exercise on rat brain plasticity prior to and following stroke.

Martin Daumer

Dr Martin Daumer: Director of the SLCMSR e.v. - The Human Motion Institute in Munich and managing director of the IT company, Trium Analysis Online GmbH. He is also visiting lecturer for Telemedicine and Clinical Applications of Computational Medicine at the Technical University Munich.

Dr Daumer received a diploma in Physics in 1990 and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 1995, after having worked at CERN, Switzerland, and Rutgers University, USA.

Stefano Ferraina

Professor of Human Physiology, I'm a systems neuroscientist and neurologist by training. My current researches include the study of the cognitive aspects of motor control and the neural correlates of hierarchical learning in human and non-human primates. I'm also interested to multidimensional signal analysis and to the progress of neurotechnologies for developing innovative brain-computer interfaces.

Darren R Gitelman

Senior Medical Director, Advocate Memory Center
Professor of Neurology, Chicago Medical School at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

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.

Mark Hallett

Chief of the Human Motor Control Section, NINDS, NIH. Former president of the Movement Disorder Society and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Past Editor in Chief of Clinical Neurophysiology and currently on many editorial boards. Widely published, with many honors.

Noriko F Hiroi

Noriko Hiroi is Assistant Professor of the Department of Biosciences and Informatics, Keio University. She started to develop her career in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and currently works in Systems Biology and Quantitative Biology area. Her research interest includes in vivo oriented modelling, molecular mechanisms of higher-functions of central nerve systems, microfluidics technology and optical technologies and informatics for bioimaging.

Marco Iacoboni

I am a neurologist and systems neuroscientist originally from Rome. I am interested in perception-action coupling. My interest in perception-action coupling led me to the study, among other things, of mirror neurons. Mirror neurons led me to study human imitation, empathy, and more generally what is called social cognition. As a neurologist, however, I also have a strong interest in the neurobiological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric conditions and how to intervene on those mechanisms.