Advisory Board and Editors Science & Medical Education

Dawn N Albertson

Ph.D. in Cellular & Clinical Neurobiology from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Associate Professor of Psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Simone Cardoso de Oliveira

Currently: Scientific Management & Business Developoment in a MedTech startup.
Past employments: Science Manager & Scientific Consultant. Head of the Coordination Site of a national research network, coordinator of training programs, research group leader, multiple postdocs (Germany and Israel).
Training: MSc, PhD in Biology, specialization in neuroscience, with focus on neurophysiology, motor control, neurotechnology and brain-machine interfaces.
Further expertise: Research funding, career development.
Other interests: Philosophy.

Robert O Deaner

My focus is using evolutionary theory to understand human behavior. My current research chiefly addresses sex differences in motivation, especially in sports.

Diann S Eley

Associate Professor Diann Eley is the Director of MD Research in the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland. She also chairs the School of Medicine's low risk ethics committee and is post graduate coordinator for the MD-PhD program. Her research career began as a bench scientist in reproductive physiology in the USA, Kenya and the UK but her move to Australia in late 2003 shifted her research focus to medical education, rural health and workforce. Her particular research interest is around personality and its influence on medical student and physician well being.

Anita C Hall

PhD in Neurobiology (UCL, UK), two post-docs in cellular neuroscience and stem cell biology (KCL, UK and Karolinska Institute, Sweden), appointed as a Neuroscience Lecturer at Imperial College London, UK and I have recently become one of its first Senior Teaching Fellows. For full information see my LinkedIn profile at .

Henrike Heise

Since 2007 based at the Institute for Physical Biology at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf and Research Center Jülich. Professor, and head of the Solid-State NMR group.

Lydia E Kavraki

Lydia Kavraki received her B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Crete in Greece and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. Her research contributions are in physical algorithms and their applications in robotics as well as in computational structural biology and translational bioinformatics. Kavraki is the recipient of the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award; a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAS, AAAI, and AIMBE; and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

David Levine

David Levine, PT, PhD, DPT, Diplomate ABPTS, CCRP, Cert. DN
Dr. Levine is a Professor and the Walter M. Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is an adjunct professor at the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he is board certified as a specialist in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is also certified in dry needling. Dr. Levine has been working and conducting research in many areas with an emphasis in veterinary physical rehabilitation and is co-director of the University of Tennessee certificate program in canine rehabilitation. He is a co-editor of multiple books including “Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy”, “Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats”, and Gait Analysis: An Introduction. He continues to practice in canine rehabilitation and human physical therapy in addition to his University position. He has presented at over 100 conferences, and has lectured in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Levine has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals with over 75 publications. His latest research focuses on bacterial contamination in medical equipment, animal assisted therapy, and laser to improve muscle endurance.

Ana Marusic

Ana Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia.Prof. Marušić is the founder of the Croatian branch of the Cochrane Collaboration. She is on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR Network, an international initiative for promoting transparent and accurate reporting of health research. She is the editor in chief of the Journal of Global Health.

Maria Julia Massimelli

Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of California, Irvine. Formerly Visiting assistant professor at the Keck Science Department, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges. Microbiology major, PhD in Biology, National University of Rio Cuarto, Argentina. Postdoctoral training in the area of onco-virology and posttranscriptional gene regulation at Dr. Zheng’s virology and RNA biology laboratory at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Received American Society for Microbiology international fellowship award (2006), ASM-NSF Leaders Inspiring Networks and Knowledge (LINK) travel grand and seed grant awards (2014, 2015) and has has participated in educational programs such as ASM teaching fellows (2013-2014 cohort) and Biology scholars Assessment residency (2015-2016 cohort).

J. Jaime Miranda

Dr. Miranda is Research Professor at the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Director of CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, both at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru. Miranda is an elected Fellow of Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Dr. Miranda trained in medicine at UPCH and earned a PhD in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

George Perry

Fellow of AAAS, Linnean Society London; Royal Society Chemistry; Microscopy Society America; Society Biology; Royal College Pathologists; Royal Microscopical Society. Foreign member Mexican, Portuguese and Spanish Academies of Science. Member of the Dana Foundation and the IberoAmerican Molecular Biology Organization. Past-President of American Association of Neuropathologists and SWARM of AAAS. Study the pathology of neurodegenerative disease including amyloidosis and oxidative stress..