Editors for Medicine

We aim to publish significant translational research and clinical studies focused on improving human health. Our interests include, but are not limited to, the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, genetics, prevention, and treatment of human disorders, as well as the biological, environmental and socioeconomic determinants of health which lead to changes in medical practice, population health and health policy. Read the latest research in this subject area.

Senior editors

  1. Matthias Barton

    University of Zurich, Switzerland

    Matthias Barton, MD, is a Professor of Cardiology at the University of Zurich. His clinical and investigative focus are general cardiology and preventive medicine, with a particular interest in coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction. His work explores mechanisms of atherosclerosis, heart disease in women, and vascular factors contributing to cardiovascular health and disease.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cardiovascular medicine
    coronary artery disease
    vascular biology
    heart disease in women
    molecular medicine
    Competing interests statement
    Matthias Barton has received funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation and is on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease, the American Journal of Physiology Regulatory Integrative & Comparative Physiology, Endocrine and Metabolic Science, Experimental Biology and Medicine, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology and Hypertension, official journals of the American Heart Association. He has been an elected ordinary member of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea) since 2017.
  2. Balram Bhargava

    Indian Council of Medical Research, India

    Dr Bhargava is the Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Secretary, Department of Health Research, (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare), Government of India.

    Professor (Dr) Balram Bhargava was born in Lucknow 21st July 1961. He received all his medical training at the King George Medical College, Lucknow. Further, he received advanced training at the Gardiner Institute, University of Glasgow and the Washington Heart Centre, Washington DC.

    Balram Bhargava is Professor of Cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and also serves as the Executive Director for Stanford India Biodesign Centre, School of International Biodesign (SiB).

    He is a cardiologist at the forefront of biomedical innovation, public health, medical education, and medical research. He directs the School of International Biodesign at AIIMS, an interdisciplinary programme to foster innovation and design of low-cost implants and devices which has led to more than thirty patents on low-cost medical devices and a dozen start-ups. He developed the indigenous Platinum Iridium coil coronary stent and has been instrumental in clinically evaluating and establishing medicated Indian stents. He has led innovations initiatives, such as Society for Less Investigative Medicine (SLIM). He is currently providing leadership for creative disease prevention, early detection, and transport system for sick cardiac patients (mission DELHI (Delhi Emergency Life Heart-Attack Initiative) by trained motorcycle first responder Paramedics).

    Professor Bhargava was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government for his contributions to medicine. He is also been awarded the SN Bose Centenary Award by the Indian National Science Congress, the National Academy of Sciences Platinum Jubilee Award, the Tata Innovation Fellowship, Vasvik Award for Biomedical Technology Innovation, the Ranbaxy Award, OP Bhasin Award in the field of Health and Medical Sciences and more recently the UNESCO Equatorial Guinea Prize for Life Sciences. Dr Lee Jong-Wook Memorial Prize for Public Health, 2019 by WHO Hqrs, Geneva and received President’s Medal Award from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK for his research in ‘Frugal Innovations’ in February 2020.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    interventional cardiology
    stents
    restenosis
    coronary artery disease
    risk factors of valvular heart disease
    interventions of rheumatic heart disease
    epidemiology
    non-communicable disease
    infectious disease
    health policy
    public health
    Experimental organism
    human
    Competing interests statement
    Dr Bhargava is the founding editor of the British Medical Journal Innovations (BMJi) until 2018, and he is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of Medical Research.
  3. Christian Büchel

    University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany

    Christian Büchel is a member of the Hamburg Center for Neuroscience in Hamburg, where he is also the Director of the Department for Systems Neuroscience at Hamburg University Medical Center. He holds an Affiliate Professor appointment in the Psychology department at the University of Hamburg. After Medical School at the University of Heidelberg, he performed postdoctoral research with Karl Friston as a Wellcome Research Fellow at the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience at UCL in London with a focus on effective connectivity.

    Establishing his lab in Hamburg, he focused on the cognitive neuroscience of pain and motivation and initially studied decision making with an emphasis on delay discounting. In a parallel stream of projects he observed that the pain modulation underlying placebo analgesia can already be observed at the spinal cord level, a finding which he later also established for nocebo hyperalgesia. He is part of the IMAGEN study and during his time at Stanford he identified hypoactivation of reward circuits as a potential risk factor for addiction.

    He is a member of the Academy of Science in Hamburg and was awarded the Jung Award for Medicine, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis by the German Research Foundation, and the Wiley Young Investigator Award of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping for recognition of his work in cognitive neuroscience.

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cognitive neuroscience
    pain modulation
    decision-making
    fear
    anxiety
    addiction
    Experimental organism
    human
    Competing interests statement
    Christian Büchel has received research grants from the European Research Council, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung. He serves on the board of reviewing editors of Science magazine. He serves on the Swiss National Research Council, the Scientific Advisory Board of the ICM in Paris and the Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences, Magdeburg, Germany.
  4. Nancy Carrasco

    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, United States

    Nancy Carrasco is the Joe C. Davis Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She obtained her MD and Master’s in Biochemistry from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in her native Mexico City. Dr Carrasco did her postdoctoral work at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in New Jersey, for which she received a Fogarty International Fellowship. She then joined the Department of Molecular Pharmacology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and later the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr Carrasco has a longstanding interest in transport across biological membranes and in the role of membrane proteins in physiology and pathophysiology. Her cloning of the sodium/iodide symporter (NIS) has had numerous ramifications for many other fields, including structure/function of transport proteins, molecular endocrinology, gene transfer studies, cancer, and public health (she has served on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board). She has received numerous awards, including the Pew Award; the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Award; the Maria Sibylla Merian Award (Germany); the Merck Prize from the European Thyroid Association (Poland); the Rose Pitt-Rivers Lectureship at the British Endocrine Society Meeting (Scotland); the Noun Shavit Award (Israel); the Marshall S. Horwitz Faculty Prize for Research Excellence; and the Light of Life Award. She has served as president of the Society of Latin American Biophysicists. Dr Carrasco was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2015 and to the National Academy of Medicine in 2020.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Research focus
    molecular endocrinology
    biochemistry of membrane proteins
    biophysics of membrane proteins
    mechanistic information of NIS
    regulation of NIS
    sodium/iodide symporter
    cross-talk between hormones
    metabolism
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    human
    Competing interests statement
    Dr Carrasco’s research has been funded by NIH. She is on the NICHD Board of Scientific Counselors.
  5. Miles P Davenport

    University of New South Wales, Australia

    Miles Davenport is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Infection Analytics Program at the Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity at UNSW Sydney. He graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney and completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford in immunology before retraining in mathematical biology. He leads a team of applied mathematicians who use statistical analysis and modelling to understand host-pathogen interactions in infection and immunity. This involves collaboration with a wide variety of experimental and clinical scientists both in Australian and internationally. Major areas of investigation include understanding HIV latency, malaria immunity and treatment, and neonatal immune development. He is a past-President of the Australasian Society for Immunology and is supported by an NHMRC (Australia) Investigator grant.

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    virology
    immunity
    vaccines
    HIV/AIDS
    mathematical modelling
    host-pathogen interactions
    biostatistics
    Competing interests statement
    Miles Davenport receives funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia), the Australian Research Council, and the National Institutes of Health (USA). He is an Associate Editor at PLoS Computational Biology and on the Editorial Board of Immunology and Cell Biology.
  6. Betty Diamond

    The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, United States

    Betty Diamond received an MD from Harvard Medical School. She performed a residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and then a post-doctoral fellowship in Immunology with Dr Matthew Scharff at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is currently Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

    Dr Diamond’s research has focused on the induction and pathogenicity of anti-DNA antibodies in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. She showed that somatic mutation of immunoglobulin genes can generate autoantibodies in mice and humans, making the germinal center a focus in disease pathogenesis. Her laboratory has also demonstrated that a subset of anti-DNA antibodies cross-reacts with the NMDA receptor and showed that autoantibodies can cause aspects of neuropsychiatric lupus, creating a paradigm for antibody-mediated changes in brain function in many conditions. Most recently, she has developed a research program on the immunomodulatory functions of C1q.

    She received the Outstanding Investigator Award of the ACR in 2001, the Lee Howley Award from the Arthritis Foundation in 2002, and the Recognition Award from the National Association of MD-PhD Programs in 2004 and the AAI Distinguished Fellow Award in 2019. In 2006, she was elected to the Institute of Medicine and became a fellow of the AAAS. She has served on the Scientific Council of NIAMS and the Board of Directors of the American College of Rheumatology. She is a past President of the American Association of Immunologists.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    B cells
    systemic lupus
    neuropsychiatric lupus
    autoantibodies
    autoimmunity
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    Betty Diamond receives funding from the NIH, LuCIN (Lupus Clinical Investigators Network), Lupus Research Alliance, DOD Lupus and Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.. She is the Chief Editor at Molecular Medicine and a Deputy Editor for Frontiers in Immunology.
  7. Wafik S El-Deiry

    Brown University, United States

    Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP is Associate Dean for Oncologic Sciences at the Warren Alpert Medical School, Director, Cancer Center at Brown University, and Director of the Joint Program in Cancer Biology at Brown and Lifespan. He is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Medical Science, and Mencoff Family University Professor at Brown. He sees patients in his weekly clinic at Rhode Island Hospital focused on care of patients with colorectal cancer and participates in clinical trials based on his laboratory’s research on novel therapeutics. He previously served as Deputy Director for Translational Research, co-Leader of the Molecular Therapeutics Program, Professor of Oncology, and the William Wikoff Smith Endowed Chair in Cancer Research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. From 2010 through 2014 Dr El-Deiry was the Rose Dunlap Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology-Oncology at Penn State. In 2009, El-Deiry became an American Cancer Society Research Professor. He was previously a tenured Professor of Medicine (Hematology-Oncology), Genetics, and Pharmacology at University of Pennsylvania, co-Leader of the Radiobiology and Imaging Program at the Abramson Cancer Center and Associate Director for Physician-Scientist Training in Hematology-Oncology when he left Penn in 2010. He earned MD/PhD degrees from University of Miami School of Medicine and completed internal medicine residency and medical oncology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center. As a practicing academic Oncologist, his scientific interest and expertise is in cell death, drug resistance in cancer and drug discovery and development. El-Deiry founded two companies, Oncoceutics, Inc. and p53-Therapeutics, Inc.

    El-Deiry discovered p21(WAF1) as a p53 target gene, universal cell cycle inhibitor, and tumor suppressor gene that for the first time explained the mammalian cell stress response. He discovered TRAIL receptor DR5 and its regulation by p53. TRAIL is part of the host immune system that suppresses cancer and its metastases. His lab created a knock-out mouse for TRAIL receptor DR5 and this mouse is tumor prone and develops an inflammatory syndrome in the lungs and gut after sub-lethal irradiation. He identified c-Myc as a major determinant of TRAIL sensitivity and demonstrated synergy between TRAIL therapy and multi-kinase inhibitor sorafenib. Building on his prior accomplishments, El-Deiry discovered ONC201/TIC10 as a first-in-class TRAIL pathway inducer that is orally bioavailable and crosses the blood-brain barrier to treat brain tumors. TRAIL and Foxo3a are required for the anti-tumor effect of ONC201 through dual blockade of ERK and Akt kinases that promotes the nuclear translocation of the Foxo3a transcription factor which directly regulates the TRAIL gene. Data from El-Deiry’s lab identified that ONC201 induces TRAIL receptor DR5 through an integrated stress response involving ATF4 and CHOP transcription factors. Patients with among the most aggressive gliomas (H3K27M mutant DIPG) have had exceptional responses to ONC201.

    As a physician-scientist, Dr El-Deiry has worked to bring new discoveries to the clinic. He is committed in the next phase of his career to unraveling the mechanisms involved in p53 pathway restoration by candidate therapeutics his lab has discovered. This is exciting as he is defining a novel class of anti-cancer drugs with p53 pathway restoration and S-phase checkpoint targeting and recognizing ATF4 as a major transcription factor mechanism for p53 pathway restoration in p53-null or p53 mutant tumor cells. He is establishing transcriptomic and proteomic data sets with chemotherapy that acts through p53, and with novel small molecules that restore the p53 pathway in p53-deficient or mutant p53 expressing cells. He is exploiting medicinal chemistry and organoid technologies to perform his translational science that is leading to clinical trials some of which he leads. Dr El-Deiry conducts basic and translational clinical oncology therapeutics research through funded NIH grants, Foundations and industry. He is a member of the ASCI, AAP, Past President of the Interurban Clinical Club, previous Chair of ASCO’s Tumor Biology Track, and past Chair of an NIH Study Section on Cancer Therapeutics. Dr El-Deiry has trained many students and post-doctoral fellows, physician-scientists, and continues to mentor junior scientists and faculty in basic and translational cancer research.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Cancer Biology
    Research focus
    cancer
    tumor suppressor genes
    colorectal cancer
    p53 pathway
    cell death
    medical oncology
    drug development
    drug discovery
    p21(WAF1)
    ONC201/TIC10
    physician-scientist issues
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    Dr El-Deiry receives funding from the NIH/NCI, the Warren Alpert Foundation, and D&D Pharmatech. He is a Specialty Chief Editor for the Cancer Molecular Targets and Therapeutics Section of Frontiers in Oncology. He is also a Section Editor for Molecular Oncology and HemOnc Today. Dr El-Deiry is the scientific founder and shareholder of Oncoceutics, Inc. and p53-Therapeutics, Inc.
  8. Eduardo Franco

    McGill University, Canada

    Eduardo Franco is Professor and Chairman, Department of Oncology, and Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, McGill University, Montreal. He holds BSc (1975) and Licentiate (1976) degrees in biology from Universidade de Campinas, Brazil, and master's (MPH) and doctoral (DrPH) degrees in public health microbiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1981-84). He was a Guest Researcher at the US Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta (1980-81 and 1983-84), and a post-doctoral fellow in cancer epidemiology during 1984 at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, at the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, and at Louisiana State University, in New Orleans. Since 1985, he has conducted epidemiologic research on the causes of cancer and on the means to prevent it or to improve patient survival. He is mostly known for his contributions to our understanding of human papillomavirus infection as the cause of cervical cancer and using this knowledge to prevent this cancer via vaccination and improved screening strategies. He received the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance’s Distinguished Service to Cancer Research Award, Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and from the International Papillomavirus Society, the Women in US Government’s Leadership Award, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Warwick Prize, the Geoffrey Howe Outstanding Contribution Award from the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the University of British Columbia’s Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research, and the McLaughlin-Gallie Award from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. He has mentored 115 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and 30 undergraduate trainees. He is Officer of the Order of Canada and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Heholds an honorary doctorate from Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal.

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cancer epidemiology
    cancer prevention
    human papillomavirus
    cancer screening
    Experimental organism
    human
    Competing interests statement
    Entire research program funded by the Medical Research Council of Canada (until 1999), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) (1999-present), National Institutes of Health, Canadian Cancer Society, and Cancer Research Society. He has received salary awards from the Fonds de Recherche Quebec Santé and CIHR. He holds a James McGill Professorship and the Minda de Gunzburg Endowed Chair at McGill University. He serves as Editor-in-Chief for Preventive Medicine and Preventive Medicine Reports and serves on the editorial boards of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, International Journal of Cancer, Papillomavirus Research, and Salud Publica de Mexico. He has served as occasional consultant to companies involved with HPV vaccination (Merck and GSK) and HPV diagnostics (Roche, Abbott, Qiagen, and BD).
  9. Wendy S Garrett

    Wendy S Garrett

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States

    Wendy Garrett is a Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, co-Director of the Harvard Chan Center for the Microbiome in Public Health, and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute. Her work explores host-microbiota interactions underlying mucosal immune homeostasis, gastrointestinal inflammatory disorders, and cancer. She graduated from the Yale College; received her MD PhD from Yale University and completed post-graduate training at Harvard.

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    host-microbiota interactions
    microbiome
    mucosal immunology
    Competing interests statement
    Wendy Garrett serves on advisory boards of Evelo Biosciences, Kintai Therapeutics, and Leap Therapeutics. She is a member of the Cell Reports and Journal of Clinical Microbiology editorial boards.
  10. Diane M Harper

    University of Michigan, United States

    Diane M Harper, MD, MPH, MS, completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the fields of Chemical Engineering and Polymerics. She received her medical and public health degrees from the University of Kansas in Kansas City, where she also did residencies in Gynecology/Obstetrics and Family Medicine. Dr Harper has spent the majority of her professional career at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, as clinician, teacher and researcher in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Community and Family Medicine and Women’s and Gender Studies, including improving life for LGBTQ.

    She has received the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Excellence in Education Award and the Curtis Hames Research Award honoring her for changing medical care for women through evidence based research. She served as the Chair of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville during which time she also served on the United States Preventive Services Task Force.

    She currently is a tenured Professor at the University of Michigan, serving as the Director for Research Management within the Michigan Institute of Clinical and Health Research, one of 50 Clinical and Translational Science Award Research Hubs across the United States. To date she has over 250 peer reviewed publications with over 27,000 citations, and over 40,000 downloads of her seminal review of HPV vaccines.

    While at Dartmouth she developed and directed the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group based at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in which research on all aspects of HPV associated diseases, specifically cervical cancer prevention was conducted. She is an internationally recognized expert on Human Papillomavirus, the cause of cervical cancer, and its prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines. She has published the sentinel clinical research on HPV vaccines and lectured internationally in over 100 countries. She has served on NCI research committees, European research study sections, addressed the Council on Foreign Affairs, and served as a technical advisor to the World Health Organization. Dr Harper has been honored as one of the top clinicians in her field in the US, and Family Physician of the Year in New Hampshire in 2006.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    HPV associated diseases
    primary care
    women's health
    cancer precursor detection
    health behaviours
    epidemiology
    cancer screening
    Experimental organism
    human
    Competing interests statement
    Diane Harper has received funding from NCI, NCATS, NHLBI, CDC, multiple national philanthropic organizations, including the American Cancer Society, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Susan G Komen Foundation, in addition to state and local funding agencies and collaborations with industry. She serves in editorship capacities on boards including the Annals of Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine Reports, PLoS ONE, and Gynecologic Oncology. She is a peer reviewer for The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, among other journals.
  11. Carlos Isales

    Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, United States

    Carlos Isales is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and did his residency in Internal Medicine at the San Juan Veterans Administration Hospital. He completed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Yale University School of Medicine working in a laboratory under Dr Howard Rasmussen. In 1993, he moved to the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA to help establish the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics. His work has focused on defining the impact of nutrients on bone metabolism and loss of nutrient sensing with aging leading to both bone and muscle loss. His group was among the first to characterize an entero-osseous axis linking incretin hormones and bone turnover. Current work is focused on defining the impact of oxidation of aromatic amino acids and downstream metabolites such as tryptophan-kynurenine on stem cell proliferation and differentiation and resultant age-related osteoporosis. He is currently Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Augusta University, Regents’ Professor and J. Harold Harrison Distinguished University Chair in Healthy Aging. He is also the Clinical Director of the newly established Center for Healthy Aging. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Aging. He is also passionate about mentoring the next generation of scientists and is MPI on a training award from the National Institutes on Aging.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    aging
    stem cells
    epigenetics
    metabolic bone disease
    nutrition
    amino acid metabolism
    tryptophan metabolism
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    Carlos Isales is currently funded by the National Institute on Aging. He is co-founder of Gerologix, a company focused on developing countermeasures to musculoskeletal aging. He is currently Academic Editor for PLOS ONE and JBMR Plus.
  12. Y M Dennis Lo

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China

    Dennis Lo is the Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine and Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his BA (Hons) from the University of Cambridge and his Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Oxford. He discovered the presence of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal plasma in 1997. He has since translated this finding into a platform for noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT). He has also made concurrent discoveries and inventions in the liquid biopsies of cancer. In recognition of his work, he has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences and a founding member of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences. He is a recipient of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (2021).

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    molecular diagnostics
    prenatal diagnosis
    biomarkers in oncology
    clinical genomics
    noninvasive prenatal testing
    cancer screening with liquid biopsy
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    Research funding from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Innovation and Technology Commission and Li Ka Shing Foundation. Trustee of the Croucher Foundation. Commercial relationships including licensing, equity or consultancy: Grail, Illumina, Sequenom, Xcelom, DRA, Take2 and Decheng Capital. Associate editorship of journals: Clinical Chemistry, npj Genomic Medicine. Memberships of journal editorial boards: Journal of Pathology, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Journal of Genomes and Exomes, Disease Markers and Marrow.
  13. Paul W Noble

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, United States

    Paul W Noble, MD is a physician-scientist at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he is a Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine. He attended Haverford College and received his MD from New York University. After internal medicine residency and chief residency, he trained in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Colorado and the National Jewish Center in Denver where he did his research fellowship with David Riches and Peter Henson and gained expertise in interstitial lung diseases. He has held faculty positions at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine where he was a tenured Professor and started the interstitial lung disease clinics at both institutions. He then moved to Duke University where he was a tenured Professor and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Medicine before moving to Cedars-Sinai in 2013.

    His laboratory has focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of unremitting lung inflammation and fibrosis. He defined the roles of endogenous matrix degradation products and host defense in regulating persistent lung inflammation. Over the last decade he has focused on mechanisms the lead to fibroblast activation and invasion in severe pulmonary fibrosis and the failure of alveolar progenitor cell renewal in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He has also played a significant role in the clinical trial development of the only FDA-approved treatments for IPF. He still maintains an active clinical practice. His laboratory has been funded by the NIH since 1992. He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, Interurban Clinical Club and the Association of American Physicians where he currently serves on Council.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    pulmonary medicine
    critical care
    lung inflammation
    fibrosis
    host defense
    clinical trials
    epithelial cell biology
    fibroblast biology
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    The Noble Laboratory is supported by the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
  14. Groesbeck Parham

    University of Zambia, Zambia
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, United States

    Dr Groesbeck Parham earned his BS in Sociology/Anthropology from Oberlin College and MD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He pursued studies in female urology at the University of London, England (St. George’s Hospital) and the University of Khartoum, Sudan, where he studied surgical techniques to repair pelvic defects in women who had undergone genital mutilation (circumcision).

    Afterwards completing a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of California, Irvine, Dr Parham served as director of the divisions of Gynecologic Oncology at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles and at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine in Little Rock. He established the first gynecology clinic for HIV-infected women in southern California, located at T.H.E. Clinic in Los, Angeles. Presently, he is professor of gynecologic oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In Lusaka, Zambia, where he has lived since 2005, he serves as Honorary Consultant and Lecturer at the University Teaching Hospital of Zambia where he leads a surgical training program in gynecologic oncology. His expertise in scaling up cervical and breast cancer services in resource-poor global environments has been sought by the United Nations Population Fund and World Health Organization, where he presently serves as the Senior Clinical Expert for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer in the Office of the Director General.

    As a leader in combating women’s cancers in resource-constrained global environments, he developed an innovative program (Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in Zambia) for cervical cancer screening in which trained nurses use simple household vinegar and a digital camera. More than 1 million Zambian women have been screened by the program, it has been adopted by the Zambian Ministry of Health, and has been leveraged to facilitate solutions for downstaging breast cancer in Africa. His many honors include awards from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, the Congressional Black Caucus, the United Nations and honorary doctorate degrees from Oberlin College and Southern Methodist University.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    gynecologic oncology
    women's health
    breast cancer
    HIV
    cervical cancer
    cervical cancer screening in Africa
    cancer control in resource-constrained environments
    virtual reality surgical simulation
    Competing interests statement
    Groesbeck Parham has received funding from NCI, CDC, IARC, and international philanthropic organizations, including the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, CHAI, ICAP, IARC, MRC-UK. He is a peer reviewer for Cancer, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, among other journals.
  15. Jos WM van der Meer

    Radboud University Medical Centre, Netherlands

    Jos WM van der Meer is emeritus Professor of Medicine at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Between 1992 and 2012 he was head of the Department of internal medicine at the Radboud University Medical Centre. His major areas of expertise are host defence against infection, trained immunity, autoinflammation, immunodeficiency and antimicrobial policy.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    infectious disease and host defense
    innate immunity
    trained immunity
    immunodeficiency
    autoinflammatory diseases
    chronic fatigue syndrome
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    Jos WM van der Meer is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), for which he served as a vice-president from 2005 to 2011. He is a member of Academia Europaea and he is past-president of EASAC, the European Academies Science Advisory Council. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London and in Edinburgh and a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious diseases. He is a member of the Dutch National Board for Research Integrity LOWI. He received a number of prices and awards, such as the Gold Hijmans van den Bergh medal. He was awarded knighthood in the order of the Netherlands Lion in 2003.
  16. Gary Westbrook

    Vollum Institute, United States

    Gary Westbrook is a Senior Scientist at the Vollum Institute and Rocky and Julie Dixon Professor of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Westbrook is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neuroscience. He has received Javits and Merit awards from NIH for his research as well as an International Cooperation Award from the Max Planck Society. Dr. Westbrook received his medical training and did graduate study in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, followed by residencies in Internal Medicine and Neurology, and basic neuroscience research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Earlier work in his lab was mostly directed at the level of receptors, particularly N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, and the function of single synapses. The emphasis has now largely shifted to studies of small networks (microcircuits) in the hippocampus. Dr. Westbrook maintains interests in clinical neurology, particularly epilepsy, as well as graduate research training. He was co-Director of the Vollum Institute (2005-2015) and director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at Vollum/OHSU (2008-2018).

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Medicine
    Research focus
    synaptic transmission
    synaptic plasticity
    ligand-gated ion channels
    hippocampus
    olfactory bulb
    epilepsy
    in vitro physiology
    activity-dependent gene expression
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    Gary Westbrook is employed by Oregon Health and Science University. He receives research and training funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Ellison Medical Foundation. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He serves on Scientific Advisory Boards for Max Planck Institutes in Göttingen (MPIEM) and Florida (MPFI), the Myelin Repair Foundation, and on study sections for the National Institutes of Health. He is currently a member of editorial boards for Physiological Reviews and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
  17. Richard M White

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States

    Richard White, M.D., Ph.D, is a physician-scientist at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College. He is interested in basic mechanisms underlying metastasis, using the zebrafish as a model system. His work has established numerous techniques for cancer modeling and high-resolution imaging in the fish. Using these tools, the lab is focused on the cross-talk between tumor cells and the microenvironment, and how this interplay influences metastatic success. His work has revealed novel interactions between melanoma cells and adipocytes in the microenvironment, and how neural crest programs play roles in melanoma progression. He has been awarded the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, the Pershing Square Foundation Award, and the Mark Foundation ASPIRE award.

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    development
    neural crest
    zebrafish
    cancer
    melanoma
    metastasis
    microenvironment
    Experimental organism
    zebrafish
    Competing interests statement
    Richard White receives funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Pershing Square Sohn Foundation, the Mark Foundation, the Melanoma Research Alliance, the American Cancer Society and the Harry J. Lloyd Foundation. He receives consulting fees from N-of-One, Inc.
  18. Ma-Li Wong

    State University of New York Upstate Medical University, United States

    Ma-Li Wong, MD, PhD, FRANZCP, is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Neurosciences and Physiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Brazil, where she graduated from the University of São Paulo School of Medicine (FMUSP). She had clinical and research training in psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NIH, and Yale University. Ma-Li Wong is a bench, clinical and translational researcher in the biology of depression and co-morbid conditions, chronic stress, and antidepressant drugs. She has conducted research for over 30 years at Yale (Chief Resident and Instructor), National Institutes of Health (Unit Chief), University of California, Los Angeles (Professor), University of Miami (Professor and Vice-Chair), and in Australia (Australian National University, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and Flinders University). She was the recipient of the following awards: Milton Rosenbaum Award for Psychiatric Research (1989); Lilly Psychiatric Research Fellowship by the American Psychiatric Association (1990); SmithKline Beecham Award by the Society of Biological Psychiatry (1990); APA/Dista Research Award (1993); NIH Fare Award (1996 and 1997); Henry L. Moses Award by the Montefiore Medical Center (1998). She co-edited two books: Pharmacogenomics: The Search for Individualized Therapeutics (2002) and Biology of Depression: From Novel Insights to Therapeutic Strategies (2005).

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    major depression
    chronic stress
    neuroinflammation
    neuroendocrinology
    pharmacogenomics
    genetics
    obesity
    leptin
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    primary cells
    immortalized cells
    Competing interests statement
    Ma-Li Wong is an Associate Editor for Molecular Psychiatry. She has been funded by organizations such as the NIH in the US and the National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia.
  19. Mone Zaidi

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States

    Mone Zaidi graduated in medicine from King George’s Medical College, India, and trained clinically at the Hammersmith Hospital, London, under the tutelage of Iain MacIntyre, FRS. After obtaining a PhD and MD from the University of London, Dr Zaidi held appointments as Lecturer at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant at St. George’s Hospital Medical School for over 8 years. In 1999, he moved to Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York as Professor of Medicine and Founding Director of The Mount Sinai Bone Program. Zaidi has discovered mechanisms of skeletal homeostasis in health and its dysregulation in common and rare diseases. These studies, spanning over 30 years, included the first description of calcium sensing in the osteoclast and the discovery that locally released nitric oxide acts to suppress bone removal. In 2003, his group published evidence for a pituitary–bone axis of medical significance, in which pituitary hormones affect the skeleton directly. More recently, he found that inhibiting FSH not only increased bone mass, but also reduced body fat and increased thermogenesis – in essence, laying the firm foundation for his new humanized monoclonal FSH antibody to treat both osteoporosis and obesity. This corpus of work was selected by Nature Medicine as one of eight “Notable Advances” in biomedicine for 2017. Zaidi’s research was funded by the Medical Research Council of the UK, and since 1997, by the US National Institutes of Health. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, the Interurban Clinical Club (established by Sir William Osler in 1905) of which he was President, the Practitioners’ Society of New York (the oldest medical society in the US), and the Association of Professors of Medicine. Zaidi was made Master of the American College of Physicians, received the Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award, was elected as Fellow of the American Association of Advancement of Science, and is recipient of three honorary doctorates.

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    osteoporosis
    obesity
    bone mass
    metabolism
    adipose tissue
    endocrine physiology
    pituitary hormones
    FSH
    Competing interests statement
    Mone Zaidi is currently funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH. He is inventor on several patents in relation to his work on FSH, bone and body composition. He is currently Consulting Editor for the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Editor of a series – Marrow – of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, and Editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Bone Biology, published by Elsevier as their Major Reference Works.
  20. Huda Zoghbi

    Huda Zoghbi

    Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, United States, United States

    Huda Zoghbi is Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, Molecular and Human Genetics, and Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. She is also an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital. Her research focuses on understanding normal brain development and on elucidating the pathogenesis of several neurological disorders including the autism spectrum disorder, Rett syndrome, and late-onset neurodegenerative diseases.

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    neurobiology of disease
    neurodegeneration
    autism
    ataxia
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    Competing interests statement
    Huda Zoghbi is actively receiving funds from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes of Health, Rett Syndrome Research Trust, International Rett syndrome Foundation (and she is a member of advisory panels for all four organizations), Baylor College of Medicine, and Texas Children’s Hospital. She is Editor-in-chief of Annual Reviews of Neuroscience and a member of the editorial team of Cell and Neuron. She is immediate past President of the McKnight Neuroscience Fund and a member of the following Scientific Advisory Panels: Shaw Prize Jury, Breakthrough Prize Jury, and Vilcek Prize Jury; and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Denali Therapeutics and The Column Group. She is also a member of Regeneron’s Board.

Reviewing editors

  1. Jonathan Abraham

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    emerging viruses
    antibody neutralisation
    viral entry
    viral replication
    x-ray crystallography
    cryo-EM
  2. Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell

    University of Colorado, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    bone
    bone biology
    genetics
    musculoskeletal
    aging
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    rat
  3. Anurag Agrawal

    CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, India

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    asthma
    respiratory diseases
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  4. David B Allison

    Indiana University, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Research focus
    experimental design
    statistics
    longevity
    biostatistics
    obesity
    nutrition
    senescence
    research rigour
    science integrity
  5. Hossein Ardehali

    Northwestern University, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Research focus
    mitochondria
    iron
    glucose metabolism
    mRNA-binding proteins
    hexokinases
    metabolism
    cardiac biology
  6. Audrey M Bernstein

    State University of New York Upstate Medical University, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cornea
    scarring
    fibrosis
    glaucoma
    integrins
    myofibroblast
  7. Annelien Bredenoord

    University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    bioethics
    medical ethics
    ethics
  8. Xuetao Cao

    Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Medicine
    Research focus
    immunology of APCs
    TLR signalling and immune regulation
    cancer immunotherapy and gene therapy
  9. Howard Y Chang

    Stanford University, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    cancer
    immunotherapy
    RNA
    genomics
    epigenomics
    dermatology
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  10. Murim Choi

    Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    rare diseases
    neurodevelopmental disorders
    functional characterization of genetic variants
    bioinformatics
    Mendelian genetics
  11. Sarah E Cobey

    University of Chicago, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    B cells
    coevolution
    infectious disease dynamics
    influenza
    mathematical modelling
    vaccination
  12. Yali Cong

    Peking University Health Science Center, China

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    medical ethics
    bioethics
  13. Alex R Cook

    National University of Singapore, Singapore

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    infectious disease epidemiology
    mathematical modelling
    biostatistics
    health policy
  14. Seth J Corey

    Cleveland Clinic, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    myeloid malignancies
    inherited or acquired bone marrow failure
    neutrophils
    platelets zebrafish
    cancer evolution
    proteostasis
  15. Ralph J DeBerardinis

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Cell Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    metabolism
    cancer
    genetics
    medicine
    pediatrics
    genomics
    mitochondria
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  16. Anna Mae Diehl

    Duke University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    gastroenterology
    hepatology
  17. Ana Domingos

    University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    metabolism
    obesity
    neuroimmunity
    autonomic nervous system
    eating behaviour
    inflammation
  18. Joel K Elmquist

    UT Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    metabolism
    obesity
    diabetes
    hypothalamus
    feeding
    autonomic
    exercise
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    D. melanogaster
  19. Noriaki Emoto

    Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cardiology
    pulmonary hypertension
    endothelin
    pharmacology
    vascular biology
  20. Edward A Fisher

    New York University Grossman School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    preventive cardiology
    cardiology
    lipoprotein metabolism
    atherosclerosis
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  21. Jonathan Flint

    University of California, Los Angeles, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    genetics
    genomics
    psychiatric disorders
  22. Gregory G Germino

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    nephrology
    genetic renal disease
    polycystic kidney disease
    ciliopathies
  23. Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis

    Attikon University Hospital, Greece

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    sepsis
    hidradenitis suppurativa
    pathogenesis of infection
    biomarkers
  24. David Ginsburg

    University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    hemostasis
    thrombosis
    protein secretion
    human genetics
    fibrinolysis
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    zebrafish
  25. Joseph G Gleeson

    The Rockefeller University, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Neuroscience
    Developmental Biology
    Research focus
    neurodevelopmental disease
    brain development
    neurogenetics
    autism
    epilepsy
    intellectual disability
    organoid
    stem cells
    genomics
    bioinformatics
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  26. Michael R Green

    University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Medicine
    Research focus
    transcription
    pre-mRNA splicing
    cancer molecular biology
    oncology
    genetics
    functional genomics
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
    S. cerevisiae
  27. Timothy D Griffiths

    Newcastle University, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Medicine
    Research focus
    auditory
    cognition
    neurology
    imaging
    Experimental organism
    human
    macaque
  28. William C Hahn

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cancer
    transformation
    functional genomics
    RAS
    YAP1
    Experimental organism
    human
  29. Shozeb Haider

    University College London, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Research focus
    X-ray crystallography
    molecular dynamics simulations
    allostery
    structure-based drug design
    structural bioinformatics
    computational chemistry
    nucleic acids
    rare diseases
  30. Sang Jun Han

    Baylor College of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    nuclear receptors
    steroid receptor coactivator
    endometriosis
    female infertility
  31. Matthew G. Vander Heiden

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cancer biology
    biochemistry
    metabolism
    tumor microenvironment
    redox biology
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    human
  32. Christopher L-H Huang

    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cardiac arrhythmias
    atrial fibrillation
    skeletal muscle
    electrophysiology
    ion channels
    action potential propagation
    genetically modified mice
    patch clamping
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  33. Jameel Iqbal

    James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    general pathology
    blood banking
    transfusion medicine
    transplantation immunology
    clinical pathology
  34. Edward D Janus

    University of Melbourne, Australia

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cardiovascular disease
    diabetes
    prevention
    chronic diseases
    clinical guidelines
  35. Prabhat Jha

    Saint Michael's Hospital, Canada

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    epidemiology
    global health
    infectious disease and population dynamics
    randomized controlled trials
  36. Simon C Johnson

    Seattle Children's Research Institute, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Medicine
    Developmental Biology
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    mitochondria
    neurodegenerative disease
    aging
    pediatric disease
    genetic disease
    mTOR
    cell culture
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    C. elegans
  37. Gerard Karsenty

    Columbia University, United States

    Expertise
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    endocrinology
    bone biology
    physiology
    bone endocrinology
  38. Eunjoon Kim

    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    synapse adhesion and synapse development
    synaptic transmission and plasticity
    neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders
    autism spectrum disorders
    intellectual disability
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    rat
  39. Melanie Königshoff

    University of Colorado, United States

    Expertise
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Medicine
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    lung regeneration
    wnt signaling
    pulmonary fibrosis
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    epithelial cell biology
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  40. Dan Larhammar

    Uppsala University, Sweden

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Evolutionary Biology
    Neuroscience
    Cell Biology
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    evolution
    gene/genome duplications
    cellular and molecular neuroscience
    G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR)
    neuropeptides
    endocrine peptides
    phototransduction
    ligand-gated ion channels
    Experimental organism
    human
    zebrafish
  41. Gabriel M Leung

    The University of Hong Kong, China

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    infectious disease epidemiology
    emerging infections
    population health in China and East Asia
  42. Marc Lipsitch

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    pathogen transmission modeling
    evolution of pathogens
    vaccine epidemiology
    antimicrobial resistance
    research ethics
    Experimental organism
    S. pneumoniae
  43. Paloma B Liton

    Duke University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Cell Biology
    Research focus
    ophthalmology
    glaucoma
    trabecular meshwork
    autophagy
    mechanical stretch
    lysosomes
    senescence
    lysosomal enzymes
    fibrosis
  44. Caigang Liu

    Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University, China

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Cancer Biology
    Research focus
    breast cancer
    translational medicine
    cancer stem cells
    chemotherapy drug resistance
    small molecular drug screening
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  45. Ruth Loos

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    genetic epidemiology
    obesity
    prediction
    gene discovery
    precision medicine
    Experimental organism
    human
  46. Andrew MacPherson

    University of Bern, Switzerland

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Medicine
    Research focus
    mucosal immunity
    function of IgA
    mechanisms of host-microbial mutualism
  47. Fabio Malavasi

    University of Torino Medical School, Italy

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Research focus
    clinical immunology
  48. Arduino A Mangoni

    Flinders Medical Centre, Australia

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    pharmacology
    drug safety
    metabolomics
    biomarkers
    drug discovery
    hypertension
  49. Grant McArthur

    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    melanoma
  50. Gillian J McLellan

    University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Cell Biology
    Neuroscience
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Research focus
    ophthalmology
    pathology
    imaging
    glaucoma
    retina
    optic nerve
    animal models
  51. Jean-Pierre Michel

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    aging
    geriatric medicine
    public health
    nutrition
    vaccines
  52. Subburaman Mohan

    Loma Linda University, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    bone biology
    endochondral bone formation
    insulin-like growth factors
    osteoporosis
    osteoarthritis
    skeletal development
    Experimental organism
    human
  53. Zsolt Molnár

    CytoSorbents Europe GmbH, Germany
    University of Pécs, Hungary

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    sepsis
    septic shock
    hemodynamic monitoring
    fluid therapy
    extracorporeal cytokine removal
  54. Nicola Napoli

    Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    endocrinology
    metabolism
    osteoporosis
    bone fragility in diabetic reactions
    diabetes
    obesity
    clinical trials
    Experimental organism
    human
  55. Goutham Narla

    University of Michigan, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Cancer Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    cancer therapeutics
    cancer genetics
    small molecule drug development
    protein phosphatase
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  56. Belinda Nicolau

    McGill University, Canada

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cancer epidemiology
    social determinants of health
  57. Ole Haagen Nielsen

    Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    gastroenterology (especially inflammatory bowel disease)
    internal medicine
  58. Renata Pasqualini

    Rutgers University, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Cancer Biology
    Research focus
    radiation oncology
    translational cancer research
    prostate cancer
    vascular biology
  59. Markus Ploner

    Technische Universität München, Germany

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Medicine
    Research focus
    pain
    brain
    oscillations
    synchrony
    electroencephalography (EEG)
    Experimental organism
    human
  60. Serge Przedborski

    Columbia University Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Medicine
    Research focus
    Parkinson's disease
    neurodegeneration
    mitochondrial damage
    motor neuron disease
    amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    astrocytes
    autophagy
    mitophagy
    necroptosis
    apoptosis
    Experimental organism
    human
  61. Louis Ptacek

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Medicine
    Research focus
    neurogenetics
    circadian rhythms
    sleep
    episodic disorders
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  62. Peter Ratcliffe

    University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    hypoxia
    signaling
    hypoxia inducible factor
    prolyl hydroxylase
    oxygenase
    cysteine dioxygenase
    von Hippel-Landau
    N-degron
  63. Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    dengue
    malaria
    Zika
    vector-bone diseases
    serology
    modeling
    Experimental organism
    human
  64. Antony Rosen

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    autoimmunity
    autoimmune disease
    rheumatic
    autoantibodies
    granzyme
  65. Gian Paolo Rossi

    University of Padua, Italy

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    arterial hypertension
    vascular biology
    cardiology
    cardiovascular medicine
    endocrinology
    Experimental organism
    human
  66. Charles Sawyers

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    translational medicine
    oncology
    Experimental organism
    human
  67. Joshua T Schiffer

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Medicine
    Research focus
    mathematical modelling
    herpesviruses
    HIV
    COVID-19
    T cell immunology
    Experimental organism
    human
    viruses
    HSV
    SARS-CoV-2
  68. Ernestina Schipani

    University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Cell Biology
    Developmental Biology
    Cancer Biology
    Research focus
    hypoxia
    hypoxia-inducible factors
    mitochondria
    skeleton
    chondrocytes
    bone
    G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR)
  69. Nicolas Schlecht

    Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    cancer prevention
    cancer control
  70. Nima Sharifi

    Cleveland Clinic, United States

    Expertise
    Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Cancer Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    steroid biochemistry
    steroid metabolism
    prostate cancer
    nuclear receptors
    hormone therapy resistance
    androgens
    oncology
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  71. Dolores Shoback

    University of California, San Francisco, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    endocrinology
    hormones
    bone metabolism
    calcium
    mineral
    parathyroid
    vitamin D
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  72. Viviana Simon

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States

    Expertise
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    viral-host interactions
    retroviral restriction factors
    HIV drug resistance
  73. Lois Smith

    Harvard Medical School, United States

    Expertise
    Developmental Biology
    Medicine
    Neuroscience
    Research focus
    age-related macular degeneration
    diabetic eye disease
    retinopathy
    ocular disease
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  74. Margaret Stanley

    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Research focus
    vaccines
    cervix cancer
    cervix precancer
    keratinocyte biology
    human papillomavirus
    DNA viruses
    vaccine immunology
    Experimental organism
    human
  75. Hiroshi Takayanagi

    The University of Tokyo, Japan

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Medicine
    Research focus
    arthritis
    osteoporosis
    immune tolerance
    osteoimmunology
    autoimmunity
    fibroblast
    osteoclast
    T cells
  76. Kiyoshi Takeda

    Osaka University, Japan

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Medicine
    Research focus
    mucosal immunology
    inflammatory bowel disease
    intestinal immunity
    intestinal environmental factors
    intestinal epithelial cells
  77. Sakae Tanaka

    The University of Tokyo, Japan

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    bone
    osteoporosis
    osteoclast
    osteoarthritis
    rheumatoid arthritis
    orthopaedics
  78. Rudolph E Tanzi

    Harvard University, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Research focus
    Alzheimer's disease
    genetics
    neurodegenerative disease
    amyloid
    neuroinflammation
    Experimental organism
    mouse
    human
    brain organoids
  79. J Paul Taylor

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, United States

    Expertise
    Neuroscience
    Cell Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    liquid-liquid phase separation
    RNA granules
    biomolecular condensates
    neurodegeneration
    Experimental organism
    D. melanogaster
    human
  80. M Dawn Teare

    Newcastle University, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    statistics
    population genetics
    epidemiology
  81. Peter Tontonoz

    University of California, Los Angeles, United States

    Expertise
    Cell Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    lipid metabolism
    cholesterol
    nuclear receptors
    adipocytes
    obesity
    atherosclerosis
    diabetes
    Experimental organism
    mouse
  82. Samra Turajlic

    The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Cancer Biology
    Research focus
    medical oncology
    cancer genetics
    tumour heterogeneity
    melanoma
    kidney cancer
    Experimental organism
    human
  83. Farah Usmani

    United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    health policy
    reproductive health
    reproductive rights
  84. Frank van de Veerdonk

    Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Immunology and Inflammation
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Medicine
    Research focus
    medical mycology
    clinical immunology
  85. Gaël Varoquaux

    INRIA, France

    Expertise
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Neuroscience
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    machine learning
    statistics
    brain imaging
    electronic health records
    predictive models
    Experimental organism
    human
  86. Jacco Wallinga

    National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands
    Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Epidemiology and Global Health
    Medicine
    Research focus
    modeling of infectious diseases
    vaccination
    infectious disease control
    public health
    bioinformatics
  87. Christopher S Williams

    Vanderbilt University, United States

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Research focus
    gastroenterology
    GI track cancer
    murine
    inflammatory bowel disease
  88. Gene W Yeo

    University of California, San Diego, United States

    Expertise
    Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    Cell Biology
    Computational and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Genomics
    Medicine
    Neuroscience
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Research focus
    RNA biology
    computational biology
    CRISPR
    neurodegeneration
    single cell biology
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  89. Hao Zhu

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    Medicine
    Research focus
    mechanisms of tissue repair and organ regeneration
    liver cancer
    hepatocellular carcinoma
    epigenetics
    polyploidy
    Experimental organism
    human
    mouse
  90. Bian Zhuan

    Wuhan University, China

    Expertise
    Medicine
    Genetics and Genomics
    Research focus
    craniofacial genetics
    oral and craniofacial developmental defects
    orofacial clefts
    tooth agenesis
  91. Wilbert Zwart

    Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands

    Expertise
    Cancer Biology
    Medicine
    Research focus
    breast cancer
    prostate cancer
    hormonal regulation
    epigenetics
    transcription factors
    genomic profiling
    Experimental organism
    human