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 .

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 movement disorders neuropsychiatrist. 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).

Sandra Morais Cardoso

Sandra Morais Cardoso is an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Medicine and is the leader of the group of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Since 2006, she started her independent research and found that mitochondrial impairment causes the loss of microtubule function, culminating in microtubule depolymerization that enhances protein aggregation, via autophagic-lysosomal pathway alteration.

Shih-Pin Chen

Dr. Shih-Pin Chen is an Attending Neurologist at Department of Neurology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan. He is also an Associate Professor at Department of Neurology, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, and Adjunct Associate Professor, at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan.

Research interest:
1. Clinical, neuroimaging, and molecular biological studies of thunderclap headache and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome
2. Animal models and genomics studies on the pathophysiology of migraine

Major awards and honors:
- 2009 Excellent Doctor Award, 2009, Veterans Affairs Commission, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, ROC. Nominated for outstanding clinical teaching
- 2011 Academic Prize for Excellent Research, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
- 2015 Excellent Teacher Award, Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University

Eleonora Cocco

Degree in Medicine and Surgery obtained in 1998 at the University of Cagliari - Thesis entitled "Genetic Predisposition to Multiple Sclerosis in the Sardinian Population"
Specialization in Neurology obtained in 2003 at the University of Cagliari - "Combined effect of APOE genotype and HLA DR-DQ in multiple sclerosis in Sardinia"
From 2002 to 2014, Indefinite University Researcher in the disciplinary field MED26 (Neurology)
Since 2002, she has been a Senior Medical Assistant at the Regional Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
Since 2014, she is a full-time Professor in the disciplinary field MED26 (Neurology).
In February 2017, she became Director of the "Center for diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis" located at the Binaghi Hospital (ATS Sardegna / University of Cagliari).
In March 2017, she obtained the national scientific qualification for Professor of the (ordinary) class in the disciplinary field MED26 (Neurology).
Since 2002, she has been teaching in several degree programs (medicine and surgery, physiotherapy, health care) and in specialized schools in neurology, neurophysiopathology, infantile neuropsychiatry, physiatry and emergency medicine.
She received the Marco Vergelli award in 2001 and the Rita Levi Montalcini award in 2008 - both for her research on multiple sclerosis research.

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.

Joanna L Elson

My work considers mtDNA disease through the prism of evolution, applying a number of techniques to develop methods to identify pathogenic mtDNA mutations. I also work on the role of mtDNA population variation in common disease, inclusive of projects centred round a single disease and method development. Others papers centre on fundamentals of mitochondrial genetics including inheritance and the selective forces that have shaped mtDNA variation in modern human populations.

Hedley Emsley

Expertise in neurology, cerebrovascular disease, and the neurovascular-neurodegenerative interface, including the role of inflammation/infection, novel imaging measures, emerging therapeutic targets and clinical trials

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.