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Advisory Board and Editors Translational Medicine

Jafri M. Abdullah

Professor of Neurosciences; Head of Department of Neurosciences, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia. Fellow American College of Surgeons. Fellow Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK as well as Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK) .Recipient of the prestigious National Malaysian Young Scientist Award Malaysia in the field of neurosciences by the Ministry of Sciences, Technology & Innovation.I am an Academic Neurosurgeon.

C. Marcelo Aldaz

Professor Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Co-Director Center for Environmental and Molecular Carcinogenesis at the University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Science Park. Professor at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. Faculty at the Center for Molecular and Cellular Toxicology University of Texas at Austin.

Sabine Bahn

Director of the Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research at Cambridge University. Practising clinician (with an Honorary Consultant position in General Adult Psychiatry at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge). Co-founder of Psynova Neurotech Ltd. Professor for Tranlational Neuroscience at Erasmus University Medical Centre, Department of Neuroscience, Rotterdam.

Jason David Barbour

Dr. Barbour directs the Immunology and Genetics Laboratory, University of Hawaii Medical School. His focus is immunologic and genetic basis for elevated immune inflammation during HIV infection, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Barbour holds a PhD in Bioinformatics from UCSF, and served as Associate Professor at UCSF until his recruitment to Hawaii in 2011. Dr. Barbour's laboratory uses functional, high dimensional flow cytometry, and next generation sequencing and bioinformatic tools.

Robert C. Bast

Vice President for Translational Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Harry Carothers Wiess Distinguished University Chair for Cancer Research, Rosalind Franklin Award for Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance; Award for Excellence in Gynecologic Oncology, International Gynecologic Cancer Society.

Søren M Bentzen

Professor, Director of the Division of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland - Baltimore. Adjunct professor University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 20+ awards and honors incl. ESTRO Gold Medal, MD Anderson Distinguished Alumnus Award, Honorary Life member Assoc. of Radiation Oncologists of India & Belgian Soc. for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. 370+ publications, H-index 62 Web of Science.

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).

Jeffrey A. Bluestone

A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor; Director, Hormone Research Institute; and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Serves on the Science Translational Medicine advisory board and founding Director, Immune Tolerance Network. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and elected member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Bluestone has spent over 30 years working as an immunologist interested in immune tolerance as it relates to autoimmunity and organ transplantation.

George P. Chrousos

Prof. George P Chrousos is internationally recognized for his research on the glucocorticoid signaling system of the cell, on the diseases of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and on the physiological and molecular mechanisms of stress. He is one of the 250 most cited scientists internationally (ISI highly cited) included not only in the list of Clinical Medicine, but also in that of Biology and Biochemistry, and the highest cited clinical endocrinologist and pediatrician in the world.

Frank Emmert-Streib

Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Center for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, Queen’s University Belfast. Head of the Computational Biology and Machine Learning Laboratory.

Hendrik B. Feys

Principal Investigator of the Transfusion Research Center, Belgian Red Cross Flanders, Belgium. Winner of two PM Mannucci awards of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and one Scott Memorial prize of the Biomedical Excellence for Safter Transfusion Collaborative.

Myron D. Ginsberg

Peritz Scheinberg Professor of Neurology, University of Miami School of Medicine; attending neurologist, Jackson Memorial Hospital. Principal Investigator, ALIAS (Albumin in Acute Stroke) Multicenter Clinical Trial. Former Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. Thomas Willis Award and founding Distinguished Scientist Award, American Heart Association.