Advisory Board and Editors Neurology

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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 Surgeons.as 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 .

Bernard J Baars

Bernard J. Baars (born 1946, Amsterdam) is a former Senior Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology at The Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, CA., directed by the late Gerald M. Edelman. Baars is currently an Affiliated Fellow.

He is best known as the originator of Global Workspace Theory (GWT), an empirical theory of human cognition and consciousness, developed with Stan Franklin as a computational architecture. A number of neuroscience groups in the US and Europe are pursuing this approach, including Stanislas Dehaene in Paris and Nikos Logothetis at the Max Planck Institute, Tuebingen. "Consciousness science" is now an established field, with a large brain and psychological literature.

In 2013, a major update called Dynamic Global Workspace Theory (D-GWT) appeared. (Baars, Franklin & Ramsoy, 2013, Frontiers). This work proceeds.

Baars served as a professor of psychology at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where he studied laboratory-evoked human errors. The same factors plausibly cause spontaneous errors as well, a significant practical as well as scientific problem. Involuntary errors are directly relevant to the basic question of voluntary control.

Baars co-founded the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, and the Elsevier journal Consciousness & Cognition, with William P. Banks.

Please see my 2015 article on Consciousness in Scholarpedia, summarizing the empirical evidence (which is often said not to exist... !).

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

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.

Career History:
Completed medical degree, including intercalated BSc in Pharmacology, University of Manchester (1996). House Officer and Senior House Officer posts in North West England and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Completed MRCP(UK) (1999), then undertook a three year clinical research post in Manchester leading to a PhD (2004). Completed neurology training, Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery then obtained CCT in Neurology (2008), as part of a Clinical Lecturer post, University of Liverpool. Appointed ConsuItant Neurologist with specialist interest in stroke neurology for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS (2008-present). Also contributes to Lancashire and Cumbria Stroke Network developments. Honorary Lecturer for University of Liverpool. Member both the Association of British Neurologists and British Association of Stroke Physicians (BASP). Elected to the BASP Training and Education Committee in 2009, and appointed Chair of the committee (2010-present).

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 of the Advocate Memory Center
Professor of Neurology at Rosalind Franklin University
Adjunct Associate Professor of neurology and radiology at Northwestern

Darren Gitelman, MD, completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry summa cum laude and his medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed an internal medicine residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and went on to complete a one-year research fellowship in neuroimaging at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University. Subsequently, he did a neurology residency and was also neurology chief resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a behavioral neurology fellowship at Beth Israel in Boston, and joined the neurology faculty at Northwestern University in 1994.
Dr. Gitelman was part of the initial team that helped to bring functional magnetic resonance imaging to Northwestern.
Dr. Gitelman’s research interests include the use of functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging to study changes in the brain in patients with various types of dementia. He has over 90 publications and has received grant awards from the McDonnell Pew Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the National Institutes of Health and The Michael J Fox Foundation. Dr. Gitelman also serves on two editorial boards and is a reviewer on over twenty journals.

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.