Editorial Board

Editors

He Liu

Gannon University
USA

Research Interest:
His research focuses on the molecular basis of animal physiology and behavior.

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He Liu, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of biology at Gannon University. His research focuses on the molecular basis of animal physiology and behavior.
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Alireza Heidari

California South University
USA

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Biophysical Chemistry; Biomolecular Spectroscopy; Quantum Chemistry; Nanochemistry; Theoretical Chemistry; Mathematical Chemistry; Computational Chemistry; Vibrational Spectroscopy; Molecular Modelling; Ab initio & Density Functional Methods; Molecular Structure

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Dr. Alireza Heidari, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Chemistry. He has got his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees form California South University (CSU), Irvine, California, USA. Furthermore, he has double postdocs in Project Management and also in Nanochemistry and Molecular Structure Theory. His research interests are Biophysical Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Biomolecular and Vibrational Spectroscopy, Molecular Modeling and Structure, Theoretical, Computational and Mathematical Chemistry, Ab initio and Density Functional Methods. He has participated at more than fifty reputed international conferences, seminars, congresses, symposiums and forums around the world as yet. Also, he possesses many published articles in Science Citation Index (SCI)/International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Journals.
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Haineng Xu

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
USA

Research Interest:
Targeting cancers with specific and combined gene therapy and viro-therapy Gene-virotherapy is a combination of gene therapy and virotherapy, utilizing therapeutic gene armed oncolytic adenoviruses to target cancer cells. The oncolytic adenoviruses could specially replicate in cancer cells and directly lyze the cancer cells. The armed therapeutic genes could replicate together with the viruses and high expressed in the cancer cells. This combination makes the gene-viruses exhibit specially and potently anticancer effect in vitro and in vivo. We constructed the oncolytic adenovirus with antitumor genes acetylcholinesterase (AChE), hepatocellular carcinoma suppressor 1 (HCCS1) or TRAIL and tested their efficiency and specificity in cancer therapy. Human patients samples, cancer cell lines, primary fibroblast cells, primary epithelial cells and xenografts on nude mice were used in these studies. Oncolytic adenoviruses with therapeutic genes showed great efficiency in inhibiting gastric cancer, specific targeting liver cancer or eliminating lung cancer stem cells. These provided new approaches for cancer therapy.

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Sirmonta Gayen

University of Michigan Medical School
USA

Research Interest:
Epigenetic regulation mediated by long non-coding RNAs and Histone modifiers in development and disease

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Pauline Po Yee Lui

Hospital Authority
Hong Kong

Research Interest:
Biological research on tendinopathy; ACL reconstruction; tendon healing; tissue engineering; tendon-derived stem cells (TDSCs)

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Dr. Pauline Po-Yee LUI graduated from the Department of Biochemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, with first-class honor. She then furthered her PhD study in the same department. She also has a PgCert in Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Management and a PgDip in Clinical Trial Research Methodology, The University of Hong Kong. Dr. LUI is currently the Scientific Grant Reviewer of the Research Office in the Hospital Authority, Hong Kong SAR. She was previously the associate professor of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interest includes tendon stem cells and their niches, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, sports medicine particularly on the pathogenesis and treatment of tendinopathy, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and tendon healing. She has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and is the holder of two patents. She has been the reviewer for 48 journals
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Ibrahim Torktaz

National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Iran

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Protein modeling; Molecular Dynamics simulation; protein-protein interaction; protein ligand interaction; engineering thermal stability and catalytic activity of proteins following laboratory study; Gene cloning and expression following protein purification

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Oriana Trubiani

University of Chieti-Pescara
Italy

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Associate Editors

Research Interest: Haruki is a molecular cell biologist who specializes in intracellular protein trafficking, in vivo protein folding, organelle biology, and cell imaging. His research interests are (1) to elucidate cargo-specific biosynthetic mechanisms for broad classes of therapeutically important proteins; (2) to investigate the fate of proteins in intracellular and extracellular space after the synthesis; (3) to translate the findings into effective target validation, antibody generation, and protein expression strategies; (4) to promote mechanistic understanding of disease biology at molecular and biochemical levels.

Research Interest: Her research projects are aiming to unravel the hidden genetic markers and interactions that contribute to pathological phenotypes that can help to better identify novel pathways underlying the disease. This can lead stratify individuals based on their risk susceptibility as well as design therapeutic approaches by using cutting edge technologies.

Research Interest: Research focuses on understanding the control of cell proliferation and tissue homeostasis in development and cancer.

Research Interest: Protein aggregation; Especially in neurodegenerative diseases; Kinases control several important physiological processes in the cell on the protein folding environment upon the misfolding; Subsequent aggregation of a single protein in the cell; Understand what are some of the first proteins that are recruited to protein aggregates like htt or a-synuclein

Research Interest: Enhancement of genome editing approach; Development of transgenic large animal models; Elucidation of genetic and reproductive regulation during embryonic development; Examination on epigenetic reprogramming and regulation; Cellular and molecular controls for embryonic stem cells; Understanding of adult stem cell behavior in its niche; Unraveling metabolic networks. His current research is to understand metabolic basis for preimplantation embryo development, using cellular and molecular techniques with omics analysis.

Research Interest: His research is focused on behavior genetics, neurogenetics and pharmacogenomics

Research Interest: Anaesthetics, Cardiac Surgery, Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Pain Perception, Guitarist, Violinist, Percussionist, Keyboard player, Music therapist

Research Interest: Cancer and Cell Biology; Stem Cell; Neuroscience

Research Interest: His research interest is on the role of cell signalling pathways in Neurobiology and neuro-oncogenesis; Recent development of research indicating that stem cell is the main driver for tumor growth and this atypical cell know as ‘tumor stem cells’ (TSCs); His research also focus on stem cell-mediated tumorigenesis and revealing the therapies for the neurodegenerative diseases

Research Interest: Cancer Genomics; MicroRNAs; Epigenetics; Pharmacogenomics; Biomarker; drug discovery and therapeutic products

Research Interest: Parkinsons Disease; Adult neurogenesis; Stem cells

Research Interest: Biochemistry; Molecular biology; Genetics; Epigenetics; Chromatin biology; Actin biology; Cancer biology

Research Interest: Retinal degeneration; Oxidative stress, Retinal degeneration, Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Retinal degeneration, Primary human and mouse retinal cells; Exogenous antioxidant compounds

Research Interest: Natural and accelerated microbial evolution; Implementation of system and synthetic biology approaches to design the next generation therapeutic tools, such as smart probiotic bacteria

Research Interest: Molecular and Cellular biology; Protein protein interaction; Signal transduction; Post-translational modifications and its functional evaluations; Molecular imaging; immunophenotyping; Molecular immunology

Research Interest: Stress-induced anxiety and depression; Psychological stress; Oxidative stress; Maternal deprivation; Binge drinking; Epigenetic regulation; Neuropsychiatric conditions