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Renae M Ryan

Dr Ryan's research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of amino acid transporters. In particular, she studies transporters for the neurotransmitters glutamate and glycine that play an important role in regulating normal neurotransmission in the brain. Dr Ryan uses a variety of biochemical and molecular techniques, including electrophysiology and structural biology, to try and understand the mechanism of transport and also how drugs interact with these proteins.

J. Thomas Sanderson

Professor of Toxicology at the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Université du Québec, Laval, Canada. Adjunct professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Canada. Member and former councillor (2008-2011) of the Society of Toxicology of Canada. Member of the Society of Toxicology since 2000. Recipient of a 2006 Leader's Opportunities Fund Infrastructure Award from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. Current research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada.

Susanne Schmid

Susanne Schmid is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario. Her research focuses on sensory information processing and sensory gating mechanisms. She uses mainly rodents to explore synaptic mechanisms and neuronal circuits underlying sensory gating in healthy subjects and in animal models for schizophrenia and autism.

Pedro J. Silva

I was originally raised as en experimental Biochemist. My PhD research centered on the biochemical characterization of the soluble hydrogenase of the hyperthermophile Pyrococcus furiosus. Eventually, the research focus broadened to include other metalloproteins from P. furiosus, which were characterized by biochemical, electrochemical and spectroscopic methods (electron paramagnetic resonance, UV-Vis spectroscopy, cofactor analysis, bioinformatics, enzymology, etc.).

After completing my PhD, I became an Assistant Professor at Universidade Fernando Pessoa (Porto, Portugal). My research focus then moved to the computational study of enzymatic and organic reaction mechanisms using quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics methods.

I have been an Academic Editor for PeerJ since September 2015, and Section Editor for its "Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology" section since its creation in February 2018.

Rajesh Kumar Singh

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Singh was born in 1980. He received his B. Pharmacy (2003) and M. Pharmacy (2005) from UIPS, Panjab University, Chandigarh under the guidance of Prof. T.R. Bhardwaj. He started to teach Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Shivalik College of Pharmacy, Nangal, where he completed his PhD in 2013 from IKG Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU), Jalandhar.
Dr. Singh’s major area of research interests are CADD, polymer-drug conjugates for targeted delivery, Antimalarial and CNS active therapeutic agents and green chemistry approaches for chemical synthesis.
Dr. Singh has over 13 years of teaching experience, guided 18 PG students and currently guiding 03 PhD students. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific research papers in various Chemistry and Pharmacy Journals as the main or corresponding author.
Dr. Singh is Editorial Board Member of SCOPUS indexed 06 Int. Journals. He has reviewed more than 80 research papers of different Int. Journals of ACS, Springer, Elsevier, Dove, Wiley, RSC and Bentham of Impact Factor varies from 1.3 to 8.5. He has also to his credit more than 50 National and International Conference Abstracts, 2 Books, 5 Best Paper Presentation Awards, 1 Travel grant to attend Int. Conf. and 5 Research Projects funded by various government funding agencies.

Anne Marie Strohecker

Assistant Professor Departments of Cancer Biology and Genetics and Surgery, The Ohio State University

We are interested in mechanisms of autophagy regulation, with a focus on discovering how to modulate the pathway for optimal therapeutic benefit. Projects are focused on (i) the identification of novel autophagy regulators and their functional relevance for lung tumorigenesis, and (ii) the role of autophagy in the biology of a subset of aggressive sarcomas, the malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs).

Dunxian Tan

Assistant professor/research at the University of Texas health Science Center at San Antonio USA. Associate Editor in Chief of the Journal of Pineal Research.

Shi-Cong Tao

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital.

His current research interests include extracellular vesicles, micro- and nano-biomaterials, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, osteosarcoma, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

Special Issues (Guest Editor):
BioMed Research International, Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue on "A Novel Role for Extracellular Vesicles in Cytopathology and New Therapeutic Strategies",

Editorial Board Memberships:
Frontiers in Medicine, Review Editor for Translational Medicine, 2018 - now
PeerJ, Academic Editor, 2018 - now

Peer-Reviewer (Partial):
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Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
International Journal of Cancer
Journal of Visualized Experiments
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Advanced Science

International Society For Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV), Senior Member
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), International Member
Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), Member
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), Member
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Member
International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT), Member
International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), Member

Durga N Tripathi

Durga Nand Tripathi works at the Baylor College of Medicine in Center for Precision Environmental Health (CPEH), Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Houston, TX, USA. He was Postdoctoral Fellow at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center at Science Park, Smithville, TX and Institute of Bioscience and Technology at Texas A&M University Health Science at Houston. He obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology & Toxicology from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, India. He is also serving as Editorial Board Member in the journal 'Medicine' and as a peer reviewer for various journals such as Cancer Letters, Scientific Reports, Autophagy, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Nutrition Research, Toxicology Reports and Journal of Pineal research etc.

Paul M. Tulkens

Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology (Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium) and Emeritus Professor of Human Biochemistry and Biochemical Pathology (University of Mons, Mons, Belgium).

Emeritus since 2010, he maintains active research activities and is currently Section Editor of the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, and Biomed Research International, and a frequent reviewer for many biomedical journals.

David Vauzour

Dr David VAUZOUR received his PhD from the University of Montpellier (France) in 2004. His research, based at the University of Reading (2005-2011), and at the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, UK (2011- present), has focused on investigating the molecular mechanisms that underlie the accumulating body of epidemiological, and medical evidence, on a positive correlation between the consumption of diets rich in fruits and vegetables and a decreased risk of (neuro)degenerative disorders. In this context, his initial work provided considerable insights into the potential for natural products to promote human vascular function, decrease (neuro)inflammation, enhance memory, learning and neuro-cognitive performances and to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. His recent interests concern how phytochemicals modulate ApoE genotype-induced cardiovascular risk and neurodegenerative disorders and their underlying mechanisms. Dr Vauzour sits on the board committee of “Groupe Polyphenols” and is the Co-Chair of the ILSI Europe “Nutrition and Mental Performance Task Force“.

Xiaohui Wang

Principal Investigator of Chemical Biology Laboratory, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Council Member of Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry
Recipient of CAS Pioneer Hundred Talents Program
Recipient of the Migraine Research Foundation Award
Member of the Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (CPA)
Recipient of the Sanofi Award for Young Scientists in Bio-medicine
Recipient of the ISN -CAEN Award
Recipient of the APSN Young Investigator Award
Recipeint of the ISN-ESN Young Investigator Award

Principal Investigator (Professor) Xiaohui Wang received his B.Eng. degree (Bioengineering) in 2004 from Beijing Technology and Business University. He got his PhD degree in Chemical Biology in 2010 from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) under the supervision of Prof. Xiaogang Qu. He was co-mentored by Associate Prof. Hang (Hubert) Yin (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the BioFrontiers Institute) and Distinguished Prof. Linda R. Watkins (Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the Center for Neuroscience) at the University of Colorado at Boulder during his Post-Doc training. Since 2015, he starts his independent academic career.