Frontiers Journal of Neurology & Neuroscience

Editorial Board Member

Frontiers Journal of Neurology & Neuroscience (FJNS) is an open access academic and professional journal affiliated to the FM Publishers. The Editorial Board of the FJNS have complete control over the editorial content of the Journal and the Journal is currently published twice in a year.

FJNS encourages theoretical and empirical research in the field of Neurology and Neuroscience. All the manuscripts submitted for publication are subjected to a thorough double blind peer review process. Individuals that are keen in joining the Editorial Board should contact the Editorial office.

Prof.Michel Bourin, MD., Pharm D (Editor in Chief)

Professor of Pharmacology University of Nantes, France.


Biography: Michel Bourin has held the position of Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Nantes since 1985. After completing his pharmacist and medical training at Tours University he was awarded degrees in neuropsychopharmacology, clinical pharmacology, and general pharmacology in Paris and completed his psychiatric training in Nantes.

Since 1988, Professor Bourin has been Head of Research: Neurobiology of Anxiety and Depression. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Edmonton (Alberta) since 1995 and visiting Professor at the University of Craiova (Romania). He is Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Tartu (Estonia) and the University of Craiova (Romania). He is now a Psychiatrist in a center for mentally handicapped adults in Montredon (near Narbonne). He has published more than 300 original papers in the field of psychopharmacology and more than 250 educational/review papers both in French and English.


Prof. Thomas Müller (Editorial Board)

Chief Physician, Alexianer St Joseph Hospital, Berlin-Weissensee GmbH, Germany.


Qualifications

2009 Consultant Neurology/Psychiatry, St Joseph Berlin Tempelhof

2002 Member of the Faculty, Neuroscience of the Ruhr-University of Bochum

1996 Senior physician, University lecturer.

Treatment Focus

Multiple sclerosis

Parkinson's disease

Complex Pain Disorders in the Field of Neurology

Spinal complaints

Dementia

Restless legs syndrome (RLS)


Prof. Zhou Zhidong (Editorial Board)

Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS, a school of National University of Singapore


Research:

Translational Neuroscience researches on neuron degeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other human neurodegenerative disorders. His laboratory’s interests lie in translational studies on identification and verification of novel key molecular and therapeutic targets, signalling pathways or new effective neuro-protective agents relevant to pathogenesis and therapy of debilitating human neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other human neuron degenerative disorders. To achieve it, cutting-edged high throughput screening works are being performed in the lab. These screening works include in vitro high throughput proteomics screening plus immuno-precipitation protocols as well as cellular & molecular biological measurements plus biochemical techniques to search for and identify new key molecular targets or novel signalling pathways relevant to pathogenesis and therapy of human neurodegenerative diseases. Furthermore in vitro high throughput chemical library screening is performed to identify novel neuro-protective agents for potential future clinical drugs developments. Findings from in vitro identification of new targets or new neuron protective agents will be strengthened and deciphered in details of their underlying molecular mechanisms as well as further validated by our established in vivo environmental or genetic Drosophila and mice human disease models. Third, direct in vivo screening using our established rapid in vivo Drosophila PD models is used to search for new genes or potential anti-PD drugs for future therapies against neuron degeneration in PD and other human neurodegenerative diseases. His works will not only advance our understanding of the pathogenesis of PD and other human degenerative disorders, but also can benefit patients via contributions of new therapeutic agents or strategies against neuron degeneration in PD and other human neurodegenerative diseases.


Dr. Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, MD (Editorial Board)

Professor of Psychiatry and Neuromodulation, University of Minnesota, USA


Biography: Dr. Rajendra D. Badgaiyan, MD, is a psychiatrist and cognitive neuroscientist. He is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Richmond University Medical Center, and Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. He received formal training in psychiatry, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, molecular imaging, and neuroimaging. He was awarded the prestigious BK Anand National Research Prize in India and the Solomon Award of Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on the study of neural and neurochemical mechanisms that control human brain functions. He developed the single scan dynamic molecular imaging technique (SDMIT) to detect, map, and measure neurotransmitters released acutely in the human brain during task performance. This technique is now used in laboratories all over the world. Using this technique, he studies dopaminergic control of human cognition and behavior. He is also interested in learning the nature of dysregulated dopamine neurotransmission in psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions. His research is funded by NIMH, NINDS, VA, and various foundations. Previously he served in the faculty of Harvard Medical School, SUNY Buffalo, and the University of Minnesota. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.


Maria Emilia Cosenza Andraus , MD, PhD (Editorial Board)

Adjunct Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Biography: Maria Emilia Cosenza Andraus currently works at the Departamento de Clínica Médica, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Maria Emilia does research in Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Clinical Neurophysiology. She has a special interest in Epilepsy, EEG, and Video-EEG prolonged monitoring. Her most cited publication is 'Periodic EEG Patterns: Importance of their Recognition and Clinical Significance'.


Dr. Calixto Machado (Editorial Board)

Senior Professor and Researcher, Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana, Cuba.

Biography: Calixto Machado currently works at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana, Cuba. Dr. Machado is a Senior Professor and Researcher in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. Their current projects are "Disorders of consciousness", "Brain Death", Autism, 'Heart Rate Variability in Autonomic Function Assessment in different neurological diseases.


Anamitra Ghosh (Editorial Board)

Anamitra Ghosh, Ph.D. Research Associate, Baylor College of Medicine, Huffington Center on Aging, USA.


PhD, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

MS, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.

BS, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.


Prof. Suprakash chaudhury (Editorial Board)

Dept. of Psychiatry, Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, Pune.

Biography: Dr (Col) Suprakash Chaudhury Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College Hospital & Research Center, Pune, did his MBBS and MD in Psychiatry from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and Ph.D. from Gauhati University. He was Associate Prof of Psychiatry at Armed Forces Medical College from 2000-2004, Prof & HOD, Psychiatry at Ranchi Institute of Neuropsychiatry & Allied Sciences  from 2005-2012 and thereafter Prof & HOD, Psychiatry at Rural Medical College, PIMS (DU), Loni from 2012-Apr 2017. He is postgraduate teacher and examiner of MD (Psychiatry) & Ph.D. in Poona University, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Ranchi University, Calcutta University, N.T.R. Medical University, and Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed University). He has won 16 professional awards, published over 500 papers in National & International journals. He is a member of the editorial board of 18 journals, edited/authored 11 books, and contributed chapters to 10 books. He is president-elect of the Association of Industrial Psychiatry of India.


Dr. Mykola M. Salkov (Editorial Board)

Neurosurgeon, Dnipro Medical Institute of Traditional and Non-Traditional Medicine, Ukraine.


Biography: Salkov Mykola Mykolaiovych graduated from Dnipropetrovsk medical institute in 1994. After internship training graduation, in 1997, he started work at the post of doctor-neurosurgeon of the territorial center of emergency medicine. From 1999 up to 2007, he was working at the post cerebral neurosurgery doctor-neurosurgeon. Since 2007, he has been working as a neurosurgeon in the department of surgery vertebral column and spinal cord. M. Salkov is the editor of 14 scientific journals abroad. He has 57 published works out of which 3 are the declaration patents of Ukraine. He had reported at the 13th world congress of neurosurgeons in Morocco (2005), at the neurosurgery seminar in Austria (2006), the 13th congress of the European association of neurosurgeons in Scotland (2007), 14th world congress of neurosurgeons in the USA (Boston, 2009), a global summit on stroke 2015 (Birmingham, England), EANS 2015 (Spain, Madrid), Eurospine 2016 (Berlin, Germany). He has a grant from CSRS 2017 (European Section: Awards and Grants ( 33 Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society – Salzburg, May 24-26). He’s a corresponding member of Eurospine and a member of the North American Spine Society.


Mahmoud Taha (Editorial Board)

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Zagazig University, Egypt.

Neurosurgical Management of Different Lesions Around the Foramen Magnum, Evaluation of Endovascular Intervention Versus Surgery in Management of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.


Dr. Dominique Durand (Co-Editor in Chief)

Director, Neural Engineering Center, Case Western Reserve University, USA.


Dr. Durand's research is in the area of Neural Engineering. Neural Engineering is a new discipline at the interface between engineering and neuroscience. In the Durand's Laboratory, research topics combines computational neuroscience, engineering and electrophysiology to solve problems in the central and peripheral nervous systems.

In the central nervous system, the focus is on epilepsy and electrical stimulation of the brain. In particular,  the mechanisms of synchronization of neuronal activity during epilepsy are investigated using in-vitro brain slice preparations, in-vivo multiple electrode recording and computer models. The interaction between applied currents and neuronal tissue are studied to determine the feasibility of controlling seizures in patients with epilepsy.

In the peripheral nervous system, the focus is on neural interfacing with the peripheral nervous system and the development of neural prostheses. The goal is  to restore function in patients with stroke of spinal cord injury and to provide voluntary control of artificial limbs to patients with amputation. Novel nerve electrodes are being developed capable of stimulating and recording neuronal activity selectively.


Prof. Salisu Balarabe  (Editorial Board)

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Teaching Hospital Sokoto, Nigeria.

Dr. Salisu Balarabe is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department Of Medicine USMANU Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, Nigeria. He completed his master's in clinical neurology at University College, London (2014). He got the certificate on the computer (2007). He was working experience in deputy Provost College of health sciences usmanu danfodiyo university Sokoto (2017), honorary consultant physician/neurologist U.D.U.TH (2009) and medical officer fed. Medical Centre gusau (1999).


Dr. Panchanan Maiti  (Editorial Board)

Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Central Michigan University, USA

Dr. Panchanan Maiti received his BSc and MSc in human physiology from Vidyasagar University and postgraduate diploma in laboratory techniques from School of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta, India. He has completed his PhD in physiology from Defence Research and Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Govt of India, under Bharathiar University. Dr. Maiti completed his postdoctoral training at Dept. of Neurology, Dept. Medicine and Neurology at University of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA, as well as Dept. of Neurology, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, TN, USA. Currently, he is the Lead research scientist at Field Neurosciences Institute, St. Mary’s of Michigan, USA. He also holds adjunct faculty positions at Dept. of Psychology, Neuroscience Program, at Central Michigan University, MI, USA. He is also serving as an adjunct faculty at Dept. of Biology and Instructor, Brain Research Laboratory, Saginaw Valley State University, MI, USA. Recently, he has been appointed as visiting faculty, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad, India. He has published more than 50 research, review papers in reputed journals, few book chapters, and many abstracts. He is a member of several scientific organization and serving as an editorial board member of many reputed journals, and reviewer of many neuroscience journals. He has delivered several invited talks in different national and international conferences, Universities and research institutes. He has supervised many master and PhD students. His current research focused on molecular mechanism of protein misfolding neurodegenerative diseases and glioblastoma.


Dr. Giuseppe Lanza (Editorial Board)

Consultant Neurologist, University of Catania, Italy


Biography: He was born in Catania (Italy) in 1982. He currently works as a Senior Academic Researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of Catania (Italy). After graduation with honors in Medicine, He trained at the School of Neurology and got an international Ph.D. at the same University. As a visiting Clinical Research Fellow, He further trained at the Department of Neuroscience and Clinical Neurophysiology of Newcastle University (UK). In 2013 I was selected for a Scientific Fellowship promoted by the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS). From 2013 to October 2018, He worked as a Consultant Neurologist at the “Oasi Research Institute–IRCCS” in Troina (Italy), which is a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization (WHO). From 2015 to October 2018, He taught Neurology at the University of Enna (Italy). He authored more than 130 publications in internationally-indexed peer-reviewed Journals and Conferences or Meetings, and He currently serves as Editor and invited Reviewer of several international Journals. More recently, he obtained the Master of Science in Clinical Research and the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor (procedure for the Italian University Professor recruiting, based on rigorous criteria of scientific qualification).


Dr. Jude Savarraj (Editorial Board)

Research Scientist, Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA


Biography: Dr. Jude Savarraj is a research scientist at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) at Houston. He graduated in 2013 with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. His dissertation was on neural engineering and focused on the electrical signatures associated with glioma spread and network oscillations. He did his postdoctoral training at UTHSC from 2015 to 2018 where he focused on clinical informatics. His is interested in applying engineering and computational methods to address important problems in neuroscience and neurology.


Prof.Giuseppe Scalabrino (Editorial Board)

Dep. Biomedical Sciences for the Health University of Milan, Italy.


Biography: Giuseppe Scalabrino studied at the School of Medicine of the University of Milan and received his M.D. degree magna cum laude in 1968. He has held a number of academic positions in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Milan. He was an Associate Professor of General Pathology between 1971 and 1985; a full Professor of General Pathology from 1986 till 2014. He has been invited speaker in various conferences, mainly dealing with the role of polyamines in oncology and subsequently with the cobalamin (vitamin B12) neurotropism. Among his numerous honors, he received the International Award "Roentgen" from Italian Accademia dei Lincei in Rome for oncological research in 1983. He is the author of more than 100 scientific papers and reviewer of numerous International  Journals.  Dr. Scalabrino's studies of cobalamin neurotropism have been mentioned and reviewed in 12 American textbooks of neurology, biochemistry, hematology, and vitaminology.

Research interests: Vitamine B12, myelin diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, multiple sclerosis


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