Neurological Research and Therapy : Open Access

Lin ZhangPhD


Department of Neurol
UCDavis Medical Center
Address:USA
Biography

As a Movement Disorder specialist and parkinsonologist, Dr.Zhang's research and clinical work focuses on epidemiology and translational theraputics in Parkinson's disease. He heads the Parkinson clinical research unit of UCDavis, and chairs the Environmental and Genetic Study Working Group of Parkinson Study Group. Dr. Zhang also co-directs the newly established Center For neuromodulation and Neurorestoration integrating neurosurgery and neurology for clinical care of the patients with movement disorders suitable for Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. During the past decade, Dr. Zhang has led the participation of the department in multi-center clinical trials in testing new therapeutic agents for treating Parkinson's disease. Recently his experimental therapeutic effort has expanded into the world of neurotoxins and took part in registration studies in Botox and other neurotoxins. Dr Zhang also actively involves in the field of parkinson related disorders with his most prominent contribution in clinical definition of parkinsonism in Fragile X Associated Tremor Ataxia Syndrome. Dr. Zhang is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and of over 100 abstracts. He holds editorship on several highly regarded international journals.

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Neurology and Movement Disorders

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Dr. Syeda Laila AlqadriMD


Neurology
University of Missouri
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Sankalp GokhalePhD


Department of Neurology
Duke University
Address:USA
Biography

I am a dual trained (Internal Medicine and Neurology) neurointensivist. I am interested in academic medicine and want to develop my career as an academic neurointensivist.

I have acquired the experience and skills necessary to excel as a neurologist- intensivist through a decade long residency and fellowship training, coupled with strong research exposure in clinical and basic neuroscience. I believe that a strong foundation and formal residency training in internal medicine, in addition to neurology- neurocritical care training adds to better understanding of general critical care. I have demonstrated several academic achievements throughout my career, winning several resident and fellow awards, and have presented at numerous national and international meetings.

I enjoy clinical work as much as research. I am working on translational basic science research under excellent and established mentorship at Duke. I am well acquainted with basic neuroscience translational mouse models, such as traumatic brain injury model and subarachnoid model. I have successfully finished the first project of role on novel RNA therapy in traumatic brain injury mice model. The research is a collaborative effort with Neurology, Neurosurgery at Duke and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. In addition, I have been involved in few clinical research projects, both at Harvard and Duke. My research work has resulted in over 15 publications so far and many more are in queue. I wish to continue my research work in future.

I believe that teaching is the best way to learn. A great and academic interaction with medical students, residents, fellows and allied staff is critical to keep up one�s knowledge and skills. I have been extensively involved in teaching several medical students and residents during my residency and fellowship training. I have taken part in Harvard medical school�s brain cutting program during my chief resident year in Boston.

I have enjoyed an upbringing that was rooted in deep spiritual values. My primary aim has always been to take care of patients. My academic pursuits only stem from this desire to learn, excel and serve.

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Neurology

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Alfred FontehPhD


Molecular Neurology Program
Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Fonteh is a biochemist who has spent over 20 years exploring the roles of lipids and proteins in diseases. Dr. Fonteh earned his B.Sc. in Biochemistry with Chemistry from Queen Mary College, University of London, M.Sc. in Medicinal Chemistry from Loughborough University of Technology, and his PhD in Biochemistry from the School of Pharmacy (Faculty of Medicine) of the University of London. Dr. Fonteh completed postdoctoral studies at the Johns Hopkins University Asthma and Allergy Center from 1990-91. He moved to Wake Forest University School of Medicine as a Research Associate and was promoted to a Research Instructor of Medicine and subsequently as a Research Assistant Professor in Pulmonary and Critical Care (1997-2001). Dr. Fonteh is presently a Senior Biochemist/Research Director of the Molecular Neurology Program at the Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), Pasadena, CA. Dr. Fonteh�s research has been funded by the NIH, EPA and several private foundations. He is the author of 60 peer-reviewed articles, 67 abstracts, 11 book chapters, and edited a book and a Disease Marker publication.

Research Interests

Dr. Fonteh�s research interest is on brain lipids and proteins that are altered in neurological disorders. Using modern lipidomic and proteomic methods developed at HMRI, Dr Fonteh is identifying the major lipids and proteins in cerebrospinal fluids and brain fractions that are potential biomarkers of Alzheimer�s disease, migraine or traumatic brain injury. His laboratory is exploring how neuronal inflammation, oxidative stress, and lipid remodeling influence brain function. The ultimate goal of this research effort will be to provide a biochemical basis for clinical observations and thus a means for the diagnosis and/or rationale for the treatment of brain diseases. Treatment options may include enzyme inhibitors or lifestyle modification using omega fatty acid supplements or dipeptides with anti-oxidant proprieties.

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Amir-Hadi MaghziPhD


University of California San Francisco
Department of Neurology
Address:USA
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Syeda L AlqadriPhD


Department of Neurology
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Address:USA
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Sonal MehtaPhD


Department of Interventional Neurology
St Louis University Hospital
Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Mehta�s clinical focus is on cerebrovascular disease. He has trained in Neurology followed by fellowships in Vascular Neurology and Interventional Neurology. His research interests include thrombolysis in acute stroke, endovascular treatment in acute ischemic stroke and endovascular coil embolization of intracranial aneurysms. He is the author of several peer-reviewed publications and his work has been presented at numerous international conferences. He is also a peer reviewer for several international journals.

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Osman FarooqPhD


Department of Neurology
State University of New York at Buffalo
Address:USA
Biography

As a pediatric neurologist, my clinical practice focuses on the comprehensive neurologic care of infants, children and adolescents. Having completed fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology, my expertise focuses on the evaluation and management of epileptic and non-epileptic (stress-induced) seizures, as well as neuromuscular disorders, with particular skill in performing electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG). I am one of the panel neurologists in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the Women and Children�s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB). As a physician for the inpatient and outpatient neurology service, I attend to the needs of patients who present to WCHOB with a variety of neurologic symptoms.

In addition to epilepsy and neuromuscular disorders, my clinical interest includes in the young. I am fascinated by the various factors that may predispose infants and children to cerebrovascular ischemia. I am further interested in autoimmune and demyelinating processes within the nervous system.

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Epilepsy, Stroke, Demyelinating Disorders, CNS Autoimmune Disorders

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Dababneh HPhD


Department of Neurology
University of Florida
Address:USA
Biography

He graduated from the University of Jordan in 2006. He trained for his internship at Brown University affiliated hospitals in Rhode Island. Dr. Dababneh finished a year of pre-residency fellowships in each Ophthalmology and Neurosurgery under the supervision Drs. Jackson Coleman and Ronald Silverman in Ophthalmology and Dr. Mark Souweidane in Neurosurgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell. He finished his Neurology and Vascular Neurology Fellowships at University of Florida and Seton Hall University, respectively. He is currently an ad hoc reviewer to multiple Journals including the Stroke Journal. He has special interest in Neuroimaging and advances related to stroke management and therapy. He has over 20 papers and many more in the works.

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Neurology

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Lin, Hung WenPhD

Miller School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
University of Miami
Address:USA
Biography

My research focus is on cerebral vascular innervations and involves the characterization of novel signaling agents. The importance of identifying novel factors that influence cerebral blood flow autoregulation and innovative neuroprotective agents in the context of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and stroke are my long-term research goals. I previously discovered, a new vasotone regulatory agent (Lin HW et al., PNAS, 2008), namely the release of palmitic acid methyl ester (a vasodilator and neuroprotective agent that is more potent than some nitric oxide donors) and stearic acid methyl ester (a neuroprotective agent). My overall research interests include: general neurology, stroke, cerebral ischemia, neuroprotection, angiogenesis, and cerebral blood flow.

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Neurology

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Mohammad Moshahid KhanPhD


Department of Neurology
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Address:USA
Biography

Currently Dr. Khan is serving as Staff Scientist in the Department of Neurology at University of Iowa, Iowa, USA. He did his B.Sc. (Chemistry) in 2003, M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) in 2005 from Aligarh Muslim University and Ph.D. (Toxicology) in 2009 from the department of Toxicology, Hamdard University, Delhi, India. After completion of his Ph.D. program,he has joined the Department of Internal medicine, University of Iowa as postdoctoral Research Associate. Here he focused his research on understanding the role of plasma glycoprotein von Willebrand factor (VWF), ADAMTS13 and EDA-fibronectin in animal model of stroke. After that he joined the department of Neurology as an Associate Scientist. Here his research investigates the molecular mechanisms that regulate inflammation in the central nervous system that are critical to our understanding of a broad spectrum of neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson�s disease, stroke, Alzheimer�s disease, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury.He is the member of several international societies and enlisted in the Editorial board and reviewer list of the several journals of international repute.He has published almost 40 peer reviewed original research articles and almost 50 abstracts in National and International Neuroscience-related meeting and conferences. Dr. Khan research is committed to unraveling the mysteries of neurodegenerative diseases and to discovering new treatments for those incurable diseases.

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Neurology

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Zaccara GPhD

Unit of Neurology
Department of Medicine
Florence Health Authority
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Gaetano Zaccara was born in Ancona, Italy on July 13th 1948. Graduated in Medicine at the University of Florence on march 6th 1973, he specialized in Psychiatry in 1977 and Neurology in 1982. In 1975 and 1976 he attended the clinical pharmacology unit at the Research Institute �M. Negri�, in Milan. In 1988 he attended the laboratories of neurophysiology at the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. From September 1980 he was an assistant of Neurology at the Department of Neurological Sciences of the University of Florence Since September 1992 he has been head of the Neurology Unit at S.M. Nuova hospital, Florence. Teacher at the University of Florence for specialization programs of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as author of about 200 publications. Main areas of interest are epilepsy and clinical pharmacology of antiepileptic drugs Dr Zaccara has performed several studies on new antiepileptic drugs. In the last five years he has been involved as principal investigator in five double-blind studies with the new drugs. Since August 2007 he is the head of the Neurology Unit at S Giovanni di Dio Hospital, Florence.

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Neurology

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Antonios KerasnoudisPhD


Department of Neurology
Ruhr University
Address:Germany
Biography

Dr. Kerasnoudis was born in Serres, Greece in 1983. In 2007, he graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2009, he began his neurological residency in the Department of Neurology of the St. Josef Hospital, Ruhr University, Bochum in Germany. He is board certified for neuromuscular ultrasound and extracranial-intracranial Doppler ultrasound from the German and European Neurosonology Society. His clinical and research work focuses on the applications of ultrasound in clinical practice.

Dr. Kerasnoudis is the principal investigator of various nerve ultrasound studies on immune-mediated neuropathies. His main scientific contributions are the detection of possible distribution patterns of pathological nerve ultrasound changes in immune-mediated neuropathies, such as the Guillain�Barr� syndrome (GBS), the multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) and the chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). His nerve ultrasound group based in Bochum, Germany, introduced for the first time in the literature a novel ultrasound score (Bochum Ultrasound Score), allowing the differentiation of the CIDP from GBS in the acute/subacute phase.

Dr. Kerasnoudis is coauthor of two books on neuromuscular ultrasound and author of many peer-reviewed original articles. He is member of the German and Greek Neurological Society and enlisted in the reviewer list of several journals of international repute.

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Applications of ultrasound in clinical practice
Neuromuscular ultrasound in neuropathies

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George T. GrossbergPhD


Departments of Neurology & Psychiatry
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Address:USA
Biography

George T. Grossberg completed his medical degreeat the St. Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. His postdoctoral training included an internship at St. John's Mercy Medical Center and a residency in the St. Louis University Department of Psychiatry. A Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Grossberg holds memberships in several professional societies. Additionally, he started the first Geriatric Psychiatry program in Missouri, as well as the first Alzheimer�s Disease Community Brain Bank. He is a former President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) and Past President of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA).He has been a leader in developing mental health programs and in treatment and research in geriatrics. Among his many awards, Dr. Grossberg received the Missouri Adult Day Care Association Outstanding Physician Award for supporting programs that allow seniors to live independently or at home with their families and the Fleishman-Hillard Award for career contributions to geriatrics. He appears regularly on listings of top doctors, including America�s Top Psychiatrists (2008�2012), America�s Top Doctors (2006�2012), Best Doctors in America, and Best Doctors in St. Louis.

Dr. Grossberg has edited 10 textbooks and published over 500 articles, chapters, and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. In 2007 he published The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guide: The Safe Way to Use Medications and Supplements Together, in 2009, Alzheimer�s: The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies,and in 2010:Psychiatric Consultation In Long-Term Care-A Guide for Health-Care Professionals.

He currently serves as section editor, Geriatric Psychiatry for Current Psychiatry, Content Editor, Alzheimer�s Disease, for ePocrates, Ad-hoc Medical Advisor, ABC Nightly News, and serves on numerous editorial boards, including the International Journal of Alzheimer�s Disease,Demencia Hoy and the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.He is a consultant in the development oftreatment protocols for central nervous system disorders in older patients, and is involved in a variety of basic as well as clinical research projects in the area of dementing disorders, with a focus on behavioral disturbances in dementia.

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Matthew E. FinkPhD


Department of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Address:USA
Biography

Matthew E. Fink, MD is the Chairman of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Neurologist-in-Chief at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell. Dr. Fink attended college at the University of Pennsylvania, medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, and served as resident and chief resident in internal medicine at the Boston City Hospital. He trained in neurology at the Neurological Institute of New York/Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and served as chief resident under Dr. Lewis P. Rowland. Subsequently, he joined the faculty of Columbia University and became the founding director of the Neurology-Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital and was appointed Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery while at Columbia. Prior to joining the faculty of Cornell, Dr. Fink served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, as well as Chairman of the Barbara and Alan Mirken Department of Neurology, Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Co-Director of the Hyman-Newman Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He was Professor of Clinical Neurology and Clinical Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Fink was a founding member and chairman of the Critical Care Section of the American Academy of Neurology, and the Research Section for Neurocritical Care of the World Federation of Neurology. He is board-certified in internal medicine, neurology, critical care medicine, vascular neurology, and neurocritical care. He has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association, and American Neurological Association. Throughout his career, Dr. Fink has been involved in the education and training of students, residents and fellows in the field of stroke and critical care neurology, as well as an active participant in clinical research within this field. He is a leader in this new specialty, has lectured widely, and has published many research and clinical articles in the field of stroke and critical care. In addition, he currently serves as editor of the monthly publication, NEUROLOGY ALERT, and was past-president of the New York State Neurological Society.

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Catherine FressinaudPhD


Department of Neurology

Address:France
Biography
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pathophysiology, oligodendrocytes and neuron-glia interactions, and peripheral neuropathies.

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Gene L BidwellPhD


Department of Neurology
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Address:USA
Biography

My background and training included the development of stimulus-responsive drug carriers for targeting drugs to solid tumors. We utilized a thermally responsive carrier to target therapeutic peptides and small molecule chemotherapeutics to tumor sites using focused heating. My current research interests include engineering protein carriers for delivery of peptide and protein � based therapeutics in several disease models.

One of our current areas of focus is delivery of neurotrophic growth factors to the brain (via intranasal administration or direct focal injection) for therapy of neurological disorders. We are currently evaluating the delivery of a protein carrier � fused VEGF for therapy of spinocerebellar ataxia. We are also evaluating fusions of our protein carrier to other neurotrophic growth factors for regenerative medicine applications in traumatic brain injury models. Fusion of growth factors as a chimera with this protein carrier allows us to easily purify the agents after recombinant expression and stabilizes them for use in vivo.

A second area of interest in my lab is drug delivery during pregnancy. We are developing carriers that can be fused to therapeutic agents, including chemotherapeutics, peptides, and proteins, that prevent them from crossing the placenta and reaching the baby. Our goal is to develop a means to treat disorders of pregnancy (such as preeclampsia), or to deliver cancer chemotherapy, to pregnant patients without risking harm to the developing fetus from drug exposure.

A third area of focus in our lab is developing a drug delivery system for administering therapeutics to the eye. We are working to create anti-angiogenic and anti-microbial agents that have corneal penetrating capability to treat ocular disorders such as corneal neovascularization and bacterial keratitis.

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My research interests include targeted drug delivery, therapeutic peptides, and protein-based therapeutics.

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Vijay K SharmaPhD


Department of Medicine
National University Hospital
Address:Singapore
Biography

Dr. Vijay Sharma is working as an Associate Professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore. He hold appointment as Senior Consultant at Division of Neurology, National University Hospital, Singapore.

A/Prof Sharma received advanced specialty training in Neurology at National University Hospital, Singapore from 2001-2004. He completed one year fellowship in Stroke and Neurosonology in 2005-2006 at Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, US.

Dr. Sharma has special interest in thrombolysis in acute stroke and assessment of cerebral hemodynamics by employing various advanced applications of cerebrovascular ultrasonography. He has published about 190 research papers in reputed peer-reviewed scientific journals and is a regular reviewer for major scientific journals related to Neurology in general and Stroke in particular. He is on the editorial boards of Stroke, Neural Regeneration Research, Recent Patents on Medical Imaging, Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, World Journal of Hypertension, ISRN Neurology and American Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases.

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H�lio A. G. TeivePhD


Department of Internal Medicine
Federal University of Paran� Medical School
Address:Brazil
Biography
Research Interests

Movement Disorders, Ataxias, Spinocerebellar ataxias, Parkinson�s disease, dystonia.

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Zhuo LuanPhD


Department of Neurology
Univ Mass Medical School
Address:USA
Biography
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Dr. Luan�s researches focus is on neuroscience. His research interests include neurodegenerative diseases, lipid storage disorders and drosophila neuroscience. He is also a peer reviewer for several international journals.

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Sergi Martinez RamirezPhD


Department of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Martinez-Ramirez attended medical school at the University of Barcelona in Spain. After completing a residency in Neurology and a Clinical Fellowship in Stroke at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona he joined the world renowned Hemorrhagic Stroke Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Pursuing research on his main area of interest, cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), Dr. Martinez-Ramirez contributed to the identification of a new radiological marker of the disease, dilated perivascular spaces in the white matter, and is currently working on further improving the early diagnosis of CAA from a neuroimaging standpoint. Dr. Martinez-Ramirez is the author/co-author of over twenty scientific papers as well as several book chapters on small-vessel disease and dementia.

Research Interests

- Small-vessel disease, particularly cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA)

- Cognitive impairment and dementia

 

- Neuroimaging

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Veauthier CPhD


Department of Neurology
Centre Hospitalier de Belfort-Montb�liard
Address:France
Biography

Dr. Christian Veauthier completed his medical degree at the Humboldt-University Berlin (Germany) and specialized in Psychiatry and Neurology. His postdoctoral training included an internship at the intensive care unit at the Landesklinik Teupitz (Germany). He is board-certified in epileptology and sleep medicine. He joined the Epilepsy-Center Berlin-Brandenburg (Germany) in 2005 (EEG-monitoring / presurgical evaluation of medically intractable epilepsy). In 2007 he became assistant medical director of the department of neurology at the Hanse-Klinikum Stralsund (Germany), where he leaded the neurological section of the interdisciplinary sleep laboratory including ventilation therapy in neuromuscular diseases. He published in the field of Multiple Sclerosis related fatigue and sleep disorders. In 2012 he moved to France and currently he works as a senior physician in the department of neurology of the Centre Hospitalier de Belfort-Montb�liard. He is a research cooperator of the NeuroCure Clinical Research Center (Charit� University Medicine Berlin, Germany).

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Main areas of interest are the relationship between neurological diseases and sleep.

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Nishant K MishraPhD


Department of Neurology
Stanford Stroke Center
Address:USA
Biography

Nishant K Mishra, MBBS, PhD, FESO, is a Vascular Neurology Research Fellow at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr Mishra graduated from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, in 2005. He pursued his clinical and research interests in the neurology of stroke and behavioral disorders in Lausanne, Switzerland. He obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow and became a Fellow of European Stroke Organization in 2012. Dr Mishra is an ad-hoc reviewer for several major international journals on internal medicine, neurology, and stroke disorders

Research Interests

Clinical Investigation; Cerebrovascular Disorders; Study Design; Stroke Imaging; Behavioral Neurology.

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Tissa WijeratnePhD


Department of Neurology
Western Hospital
Address:Australia
Biography

Associate Professor Tissa Wijeratne is a Neurologist and the Director of the stroke Unit, Neuroscience Research Unit, Movement disorders program at Western Hospital, Melbourne. He is a clinical associate Professor , Western Clinical School University of Melbourne, Australia. In 2010, Tissa joined the Education Committee, World Federation of Neurology to continue his work in the field of neurology education with his international colleagues from the rest of the world. He is also a member, Asia Initiative, World Federation of Neurology, member, advocacy and public awareness committee, World Federation of Neurology as well. He sits in the national advocacy and policy committee, RACP, education and learning committee. He is also an examiner for the Physician�s exam, RACP, Australia. Tissa is a clinical supervisor facilitator for RACP, Australia. He is passionate about promoting better brain health globally. He is a strong advocate on promoting neurology learning and training opportunities throughout the world. He is a principal investigator for many international multi centrerandomised clinical trials in Stroke and other neurological disorders at Western Health. Tissa is the Chairman. Human Research Ethics Committee, Western Health, Melbourne, Australia. His current research involved central post stroke pain, stroke epidemiology, models of stroke thrombolysis and models of TIA management, development of stroke services in the resource limited setting, headaches and young stroke. Tissa has strong links and collaboration with his colleagues in Asia Pacific region. Tissa is a founder member of the Asia Pacific Stroke Advocacy Group. Tissa is a Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, UK and an International Fellow, American Stroke Association. He was also the membership officer for Stroke Society Australasia for 2010-2013 period. He was appointed as an International advisor to the Indian Stroke Association 2011. Tissa was also conferred with the honorary life membership of Indian Stroke Association 2011. Tissa was the course director and convener for the inaugural Geoff Donnan-Stephen Davis Stroke Advocacy Leadership Forum, Stroke Society of Australasia 2011. Tissa is the ambassador for the Asia Pacific region, World Federation of Neurorehabilitation. He was a Donald M Palatucci advocacy graduate, advisor and a faculty member for American Academy of Neurology in the past. Tissa is the founder president, Asia Pacific Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees and a delegate to the World Federation of Neurologyrepresenting International Working Group of Young Neurologists and Trainees.

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James TaoPhD


Department of Neurology
The University of Chicago
Address:USA
Biography

My clinical research focuses on the use of electrophysiology and different types of neuroimaging, including 3-dimensional computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET) for the localization of epileptic focus and subsequently to guide epilepsy surgery. In addition, I am interested in the mechanism and prevention of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), which is the leading cause of mortality in patients with chronic uncontrolled epilepsy

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Marc TeichmanPhD


Department of Neurology
Reference Centre Rare Dementia
Address:Paris
Biography

Neurolinguistic and Psycholinguistic Research

Aphasia Research

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Jeannette Lechner-ScottPhD


Department of Neurology
University Newcastle
Address:Australia
Biography

JLS graduated from University of Heidelberg in Germany in 1990 and finished her PhD on pain pathways in the rat in 1991. She trained at the University Hospitals of Freiburg and Basel. In Basel she was part of one of the largest Multiple Sclerosis centres in Europe under the guidance of Prof. Ludwig Kappos. During this time she not only published extensively in the field of MS, but also several genetic studies involving myotonic dystrophy, CADASIL and CMT. She participated as a co-investigator in several international studies, some of which she functioned as an international trainer for disability assessment (EDSS). She also developed a distance assessment scheme for MS known as EDSS by phone, which has been validated in a multi-centre trial. The EDSS training, which was developed in Basel has become the standard scoring system of MS disability for every clinical trial and is easily accessible on the net. Since arriving in Australia she has initiated a multidisciplinary MS clinic for Northern New South Wales. She is currently chair of the ANZGene consortium, that not only published the first large GWA study in Nature Genetic but also continues to produce publication in high rating journals. Her own group is focusing on gene expression and epigenetic changes in different disease courses of MS. With the introduction of regular cognitive screening of MS patients, she was able to demonstrate deficits even early in the MS course. She has been invited to speak on many national and international conferences.

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Bora GURERPhD

Staff neurosurgeon
Department of Neurosurgery
Istanbul Fatih Sultan Mehmet Education and Research hospital
Address:Turkey
Biography

I was graduated from DokuzEylul University, Faculty of Medicine in 2007. I had completed my neurosurgery residency in 2013. I have been working as a staff neurosurgeon in Istanbul Fatih Sultan Mehmet Education and Research hospital.

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Neuroprotection
Neuroanatomy
Neurosurgical Techniques

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Kuo-Liang ChiangPhD

Pediatric neurologist
Department of Pediatric Neurology
Hong-Kuang University
Address: Taiwan
Biography

Dr. Kuo-Liang Chiang is a pediatric neurologist. He completed his medical degree at the China Medical University (1994~2001, Taiwan). He has trained of Pediatrics at the China Medical University hospital (2003~2006). He received fellowship at Neurological Institute, and Department of Pediatric neurology of Taipei Veterans General Hospital (2007~2009).Since 2009, he works as a visiting staff doctor at Kuang-Tien General Hospital and was promoted to be a Research Instructor of Department of biotechnologyat Hung-Kuang University (Taiwan). During 2011-2013, he studied and obtained MS degree at program of Health Administration of Tunghai University.Now He is a research cooperator of the TaiwanNational Health research institute, an executive secretary of Taiwan Child Neurology Society, and a council member of Children’s Epilepsy Association of Taiwan. He is also theeditor of News Letters of Taiwan Child Neurology Association. He is the author of several peer-reviewed publications and his work has been presented at numerous international conferences. In 2013 his research won the second best poster award in AOCCN 2013(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia).

Research Interests

Relationship between neurological diseases and comorbidity
Epidemiology
Brain tumor
Clinical pediatric neurology
Data mining

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Jaivir S. RathorePhD

Doctor
Department of Neurology
University of Illinois Medical Center @ Chicago
Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Rathore was born and raised in India, a graduate of NHL Medical College of Gujarat University India, trained in cranial and intracranial EEG and various aspects of Epilepsy, specially localization and surgical epilepsy and its neuro-psychiatric co-morbidities. A nominee for the prestigious "American Epilepsy Society Young Investigator Award 2013", a distinguished alumnus fellow of the Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center, Cleveland Ohio, USA, and J Kiffin Penry Epilepsy Minifellowship, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA, is an avid researcher and author with dedication to the science of epileptology

Research Interests

Epilepsy- localization
Pharmacology
Neuro-psychiatry
Memory and epilepsy surgery

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MURALIDHAR L. HEGDEPhD

Assistant Member and Scientist

University of Mysore
Address: Texas
Biography

Dr. Hegde earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Neurosciences from the University of Mysore, India in 2006. He performed his graduate research at the Max-Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen, Germany as a DST-DAAD visiting fellow, and at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. He held a faculty (Assistant Professor) appointment at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, USA before becoming a faculty member of the Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2013 to be part of the Research Institute cancer and neuroscience research programs. Dr. Hegde directs a research program focusing on understanding the role of genome damage repair in cell death (neurodegenerative diseases) and cell proliferation (cancer) and its potential exploitation in therapeutics. Dr. Hegde has also been a member of grant review boards for the Alzheimer’s Association, USA, the Motor Neuron Disease Association, UK and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Journal of Radiation Oncology and the Chinese Journal of Biology. He has received several awards including gold medals in Masters, New Investigator award from the Alzheimer’s Association, Emerging Scientist Award from the Environmental Mutagenesis Society, researcher of the month at UTMB and prestigious Gopal Krishna Memorial Young Scientist award from ASIOA. Dr. Hegde has published 44 peer-reviewed publications with >1000 citations, which include half-a-dozen as corresponding/senior author. Dr. Hegde’s research is supported by grants from Alzheimer’s Association, American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Muscular Dystrophy Association, ALS Association and Melo Brain Foundation.

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Dirk M. HermannPhD

Chair for Vascular Neurology and Dementia
Department of Neurology
University hospital Essen (AOR)
Address:Germany
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Hashem Haghdoost-YazdiPhD

Professor of Physiology
Department of Neurology
Qazvin University of Medical Sciences
Address:Iran
Biography

I was born in mashhad, Iran in 1972 and lived there until 1994. I got Bsc in zoology from Ferdousi University in 1994. After that, to get Msc in medical physiology I moved Tehran, the capital city of Iran and got Msc in 1998. My Msc thesis was study of the afferent projections to septal area of the rat brain using HRP retrograde tract tracing. Then I continued my education for getting PhD in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. My PhD thesis was study the role of K channels in electrophysiological activity of cerebellar Purkinje cells using intracellular recording technique on the brain slices. For complementation of my PhD thesis, I spent a short course (6 months) in the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia. In there I studied the role of noradrenergic system in modulation of miniature excitatory synaptic currents in the barrel cortex using whole cell patch clam recording technique on the brain slices and by supervision of professor Christian Stricker (Neuroscience Division, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University,Canberra, Australia). After that I came back Iran and defended from my thesis in November of 2006. From November of 2006 until now I am working in Qazvin University of Medical Sciences as assistant professor in Medical Physiology and has done hundreds lectures for medical, dentistry, midwife and nursing students. I have also conducted several projects on the animal model of Parkinson's disease.

Research Interests

Study of the role of ion channels in the neuronal activity using patch clamp and sharp intracellular recordings
Study of the mechanisms of the neurodegeneration and finding ways for prevention or treatment of neurodegenerative disease
Use of stem cell and cell replacement therapy for treatment of chronic neurodegenerative disorders

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Yi-Bin FangPhD

Assistant Director
Department of Neurosurgery, Changhai Hospital

Address:China
Biography

Dr. Fang received his degree in Clinical Medicine at the Second Military Medical University??/span>SMMU??/span>. he finished his doctoral studies in SMMU in June 2013. Fang joined Changhai hospital since 2005, and has been working as an attending doctor since 2007. He was promoted to be the assistant director of the Department of Neurosurgery since 2011. He has about 800 cases??experience in endovascular treatment for intracranial aneurysms, cerebrovascular stenosis, and arteriovenous malformations. His current research interests include all aspects of cerebrovascular diseases. Currently he leads a research team within Changhai hospital focused on hymodynamic study on intracranial fusiform aneurysms which is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81301004)??/span> the Foundation of shanghai public health bureau(No.20114232), and the Shanghai Science and Technology Development Funds (No 13140903201). 

Research Interests

Intracranial aneurysm
Hemodynamic study of cerebrovascular disease
clinical treatment of brain AVM or Davf.

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AMIT KUMARPhD

Scientist
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY
ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Address:INDIA
Biography

I have experience in the field of Neurogenetics, Neuro-biochemisty, Molecular Biology, Stem cell transplantation in stroke, Epidemiology and Research Methodology. I am keen to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in various neurological disease states and target them specifically. My goal is to expand the knowledge in the field of Neurology, Stem cell therapy in Neurological disorders, and Neuro-Genetics and Molecular Biology. I am a highly motivated person who seeks a challenging assignment and environment that encourages continuous learning and provides exposure to new ideas for both personal and professional growth.

Research Interests

Neurogenetics
Neuro-biochemisty
Molecular Biology
Stem cell transplantation in stroke
Epidemiology and Research Methodology

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Scientific Activities

Osman SinanovicPhD

Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Tuzla
Address:Bosnia and Herzegovina
Biography

Prof. Sinanovi? is a graduate of the Belgrade University School of Medicine (1978). At the University of Tuzla he obtained MrSc (1983), and PhD at the University of Zagreb (1989). He was elected at the University of Tuzla as Docent for Neuropsychiatry and Medical Psychology (1989-1995), Associate Professor for Neuropsychiatry and Medical Psychology (1995-2002), and Full Professor for Neuropsychiatry and Medical Psychology (2002- ). Prof. Sinanovi? has been Head of Department of Psychiatry, University Clinical Center Tuzla from 1993 to 2001, Head of Department of Neurology, University Clinical Center Tuzla from 2001 to 2003, and Deputy Director for Science, Research and Education, University Clinical Center Tuzla from 2003 to 2007, Head of Division for Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Disorders at Department of Neurology in Tuzla from 2007 to 2013. Currently, he is the Head of Department of Neurology University Clinical Center Tuzla. Prof. Sinanovi? is full member and vice president of Medical Academy of Science of Bosnia and Herzegovina, member of Research Group for Neurology and Psychiatry of Academy of Science and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Editor-in Chief of Acta Medica Saliniana, official journal of University Clinical Center Tuzla; member of Editorail Board of Acta Myologica (Official journal of Mediterranean Society of Myology and Associazione Italiana di Miologia); member of Editorial Board of Medical Archives; member of Editorial Board of Current Topics in Neurology, Psychiatry and Related Disorders (Official journal of Society of Neurologists of Republic of Serbia), member of Editoraial Board of Neurologia Croatica (Official journal of Society of Neurologists of Republic of Croatia); member of Editorial Board of Journal of Pediatric Neurology.

Research Interests

Neuropsychology
Multiple sclerosis
Clinical neurophysiolgy
Neuromuscular disorders

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KAUSHIK SHAHPhD

Research Associate
Department of Pharmaceutical
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Address:United States
Biography

Dr. Kaushik Shah received his Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and M.S. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research. He is currently a Research Associate in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, Texas. Dr. Shah’s research focuses on the brain diseases/disorders with particular emphases on the impairment of nutrient/ion, drug transporters and metabolism. My objective is to evolve novel therapeutic targets and better therapeutic strategies with interdisciplinary approach to current health problems associated with brain especially in Stroke and Diabetes.

Research Interests

Blood Brain Barrier/ Neurovascular Pharmacokinetics
Stroke/Ischemia 
Neurodegneration
Neuroprotection
Neuropharmacology 
Nutrient and Ion Transporters
Diabetes

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Arthur de Sá Ferreira

Professor

Augusto Motta University Center
Address:Avenida Paris Bonsucesso 21041020 - Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Biography

Professor Arthur de Sá Ferreira obtained his B.Sc. in Physical Therapy (UFRJ) in 2000 and a specialty title in Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture (SOHAKU-IN) in the subsequent year, investigating computational models for Chinese medicine diagnosis. Prof. Ferreira received both his M.Sc. (2002) and Ph.D (2006) degrees in Biomedical Engineering (UFRJ), with research focusing in computational models for noninvasive pulse waveform analysis of patients with arterial hypertension at the National Institute of Cardiology. Currently, Prof. Ferreira is the coordinator of the Laboratory of Computational Simulation and Modeling in Rehabilitation at the Postgraduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, Centro Universitário Augusto Motta/UNISUAM (RJ, Brazil). Research areas of interest include computerization of Chinese medicine theory and practice, biomedical signal processing as related to physical rehabilitation, and statistical methods for simulation of biomedical processes.

Research Interests

Physical rehabilitation
Physioterapy
Traditional Chinese medicine
Biomedical signal processing
Biomedical Engineering 
Statistics

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DAVID WILLIAM BRANDESPhD

Specialist

University of California
Address:United States
Biography

David W. Brandes, MS, MD, FAAN, received both his master’s degree in biochemistry and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  He also completed his internship and neurology residency training at UCLA. He was the first Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Fellow in the United States, a position sponsored by the National MS Society, and currently holds a position as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA.
Dr. Brandes is a board-certified neurologist and has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.  He currently practices at the Hope Neurology/MS Center in Knoxville, Tennessee with about 2000 active MS patients  In 2008 he moved to Knoxville, after 31 years of private practice in Northridge, California, a northern suburb of Los Angeles, where he was the founder of the Northridge Neurological Center, as well as the founder and Director of the Northridge Multiple Sclerosis Center where he cared for over 1000 active patients with MS.
In California he was also the Director of the Northridge Hospital Sleep Evaluation Center and Rest Analysis, a sleep disorders center in Garden Grove, California.  Dr. Brandes has been involved in a variety of MS research projects including immunosuppressive treatment, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, glatiramer acetate studies, beta-interferon studies and medication adherence. He lectures throughout the United States, as well as internationally, about the treatment of multiple sclerosis.  He has authored over 20 articles about multiple sclerosis research and treatment in medical journals.Dr. Brandes previously served on the Board of Directors and the Chapter Programs Committee of two Chapters of the National MS Society (the Channel Islands Chapter and the Southern California Chapter). He also chaired the Clinical Advisory Committee in both Chapters.  He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society in Nashville, TN.He also continues to maintain an interest in Sleep Disorders and remains the Medical Director of Rest Analysis.  He also lectures extensively about Sleep Disorders in Multiple Sclerosis.Dr. Brandes has been elected annually as a Top Doctor in the United States by Castle-Connolly since 2000.

Research Interests

Disease modifying therapies for MS
Adherence to therapies
Symptom management
Interest in Sleep  Disorders
Chronic pain
Epilepsy
Other neurological disorders

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Scientific Activities

Dulika SumathipalaPhD

Lecturer and Clinical Geneticist

University of Colombo
Address:Sri Lanka
Biography

I graduated from Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo with Second Class (Hons) at the MBBS and obtained a research based Masters in Clinical Genetics from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. Areas of special interest include clinical genetics and neurogenetics. My involvement in research has earned publications in peer reviewed journals, abstracts at national and international conferences. My teaching commitments involve undergraduate, postgraduate students. Innovative thinking, capacity to handle simultaneous tasks, strong research background, dedicated patient care, committed teaching and high work efficiency are the core skills I offer.

Research Interests

Neurogenetics
Inborn errors of metabolism with neurodegeneration
Intellectual disability

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Emanuele D’AmicoPhD

Joining the RKU Department of Neurology

University of Ulm
Address:Italy
Biography
Research Interests

Multiple Sclerosi
ALS
MND

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Scientific Activities

Exuperio Díez TejedorPhD

Professor

Autónoma University of Madrid
Address:Spain
Biography

Prof. Exuperio Díez Tejedor has received his PhD in Autonomous University of Madrid at 1987.  Currently, he is working as Professor and Head of Department of Neurology and Stroke Centre in La Paz University Hospital / Autonomous University of Madrid. He is serving as an editorial member of several reputed journals like Cerebrovascular diseases, Stroke (Associate editor) and International Journal of Stroke. He has authored 327 publications in national and international journals (IF: 1600.240, number of citations: 6553, H index: 27) and 17 books and monographs. He is a member of Sociedad Española de Neurología, International Stroke Association, European Academy of Neurology, European Federation of Headache Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association and Sociedad Iberoamericana de Enfermedad Cerebrovascular. He has honoured with “Rafael Hervada” Award of Biomedical Research (1996), Award of Clinical Research. Pfizer Fundation (2004), Nacional Award of Research “Ciudad de Zamora-Excmo. Ayuntamiento”: Stroke. Clinical and Basic Research (2006).

Research Interests

Clinical neurosciences
Stroke
Cognitive decline
Migraine
Neuroimmunology

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Fogang Fogoum YannickPhD

Neurology Resident

University of Lille
Address:Central Africa
Biography

Yannick Fogang received a M.D. degree at the University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon, and a M.Sc. degree in neurobiology at the University of Bordeaux 2, France. He is currently pursuing a neurology residency at the Erasme Hospital in Brussels, Belgium. He has a special interest in headache disorders research and clinical practice. He is member of the International Headache Society (IHS), and has received  IHS headache pioneer program award in 2013 to achieve a clinical and research fellowship at the Headache Research Unit of the Citadelle hospital in Liège, Belgium with Pr Jean Schoenen. His recent research  focus on the influence of infectious and parasitic agents on migraine susceptibility.

Research Interests

Headache disorders research and clinical practice
Focus on the influence of infectious and parasitic agents on migraine susceptibility

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Scientific Activities

Ajay SinghB.Tech

Software Developer
Computer Science
Amity
Address:Pune
Biography

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Ankit SinghB.Tech

Software Developer
Computer Science
Amity
Address:Pune
Biography

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Frederick G. FreitagPhD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Address:USA
Biography

Dr Freitag received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin. He obtain his medical training at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, now a part of Midwestern University. Residency training in Family Medicine was at Brentwood Hospital with special training in Headache Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In 1983 he joined the Diamond Headache Clinic and became Associate Director in 1985. During his time there he headed clinical research for nearly two decades. In 2010 he was recruited to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas to develop the program in Headache Medicine and oversaw the expansion of the program with a multi-disciplinary inpatient headache program as well as lead the development of a comprehensive outpatient program and initiated clinical research in headache medicine and established the first headache medicine fellowship in North Texas through the UCNS. 2013 saw Dr Freitag, go to the Medical College of Wisconsin as an Associate Professor of Neurology and begin the process of developing their program in Headache Medicine with Froedtert Hospital, a program still in evolution. During his career he has been Primary investigator on over 250 research trials and published over 180 articles in the peer reviewed literature. He has been spoken widely throughout the US and Europe and has been recognized for his contributions to the profession and his community. He is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Medicine, in Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties and is a Fellow of the American Headache Society.

Research Interests

Clinical therapeutics of migraine
Cluster headache
Biological substrates of migraine
Natural history of migraine
Chronic migraine

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Gaetano Zaccara

Head of Neurology
Unit of Neurology
S.Giovanni di Dio Hospital
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Gaetano Zaccara   was born in Ancona, Italy on July 13th 1948.
Graduated in Medicine at the University of Florence on march 6th 1973, he specialized in Psychiatry in 1977 and Neurology  in 1982.
In 1975 and 1976 he attended the clinical pharmacology unit at the Research Institute “M. Negri”, in Milan. In 1988 he attended the laboratories of neurophysiology at the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
From September 1980 he was an assistant of Neurology at the Department of Neurological Sciences of the University of Florence 
Since September 1992 he has been head of the Neurology Unit at S.M. Nuova hospital, Florence and since june 2010 head of Neurology Unit at S Giovanni di Dio Hospital.  Teacher at the University of Florence for specialization programs of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as author of about 150 publications. Main areas of interest are epilepsy and clinical pharmacology of antiepileptic drugs 
Dr Zaccara has performed several studies on new antiepileptic drugs. In the last five years he  has been involved as principal investigator in four double-blind studies with the new drugs. One study with  retigabine, one with levetiracetam and two studies with pregabalin

Research Interests

Epilepsy
Particular on clinical effects of AEDs

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Georgios I PanoutsopoulosPhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing
University of Peloponnese
Address:Greece
Biography

Dr Georgios Panoutsopoulos finished his BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Sciences (final year specialization in cellular pathology) at the University of Bradford, UK (1989). He immediately started postgraduate studies leading to a doctorate (Ph.D) at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Bradford, UK. In 1994, he was awarded his PhD degree with title ‘Hepatic oxidation of aromatic aldehydes’ and subtitle: ‘Interaction of hydroxyl- and methoxy- benzaldehydes and phenylacetaldehydes with guinea pig aldehyde oxidase and bovine milk xanthine oxidase: comparison with guinea pig aldehyde dehydrogenase and liver slices, an integrated system’.
Then he returned to Greece where he fulfilled his military national service in Health Corps as pharmacist.
From 1998 to 2010 he worked as a visiting Lecturer teaching various subjects in many Greek Universities such as TEI of Lamia (Department of Physiotherapy), TEI of Athens (Department of Basic Medical Subjects), Democritus University of Thrace (Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics), University of Thessaly (Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology), and University of Peloponnese (Department of Nursing). In addition, from 1998-2012, he worked as Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Experimental Pharmacology, Medical School, University of Athens.
    From June 2010 until July 2013, he worked in a permanent position as a Lecturer and from August 2013 to date as an Assistant Professor in the discipline of 'Human Physiology' at the Department of Nursing (University of Peloponnese). He teaches courses in Physiology I, Physiology II, Pathophysiology, Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition, Pharmacology, Exercise Physiology and Biophysics.
He has authored 32 publications in international scientific journals (total impact factor of 77,821) and 3 publications in Greek scientific journals and he has presented his research in both international and Greek conferences. Since 2006, he is a member of the Editorial board of the International Journal of Toxicology and he has acted as a reviewer in many international scientific journals and completed over 40 reviews.

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Giuseppe LanzaPhD

Associate Consultant Neurologist and Researcher
School of Neurology
University of Catania
Address:Italy
Biography

Giuseppe Lanza, MD was born in Catania (Italy) in 1982. He is currently Consultant Neurologist
and Clinical Researcher at the Department of Neurology I.C. of the “Oasi” Institute for Research on
Mental Retardation and Brain Aging (I.R.C.C.S.) of Troina, Italy. After graduation with honours in
Medicine in 2007, he trained at the School of Neurology of the University of Catania, and he is a
now a PhD Student at the same Institution. He trained in cerebrovascular diseases and
Neurosonology at the “Stroke Unit” based on the “Sant’Andrea Civic Hospital” in La Spezia (Italy).
As visiting clinical research Fellow, he further trained at the Department of Clinical
Neurophysiology of the “Royal Victoria Infirmary” and at the Department of Neuroscience,
Newcastle University (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK). In 2013 he was selected for one the six
Scientific Fellowship promoted by the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS), with
a project titled “Visual hallucinations in dementia with Lewy bodies: a combined TMS/EEG study.”
He has co-authored approximately 40 publications in international refereed scientific journals and
conferences and he is also Editorial Board member and reviewer of international journals.
His main clinical interests are: cerebrovascular diseases, vascular-related cognitive disorders,
clinical neurophysiology, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and, more recently, sleep
disorders and gluten-related pathology. His scientific activity focuses on the neurophysiological
evaluation of cognitive and mood-behavioural characteristics of different neurological and
psychiatric diseases. In the last years, the research group has applied electrophysiological
investigations and techniques of non-invasive brain stimulation in different clinical contexts, such
as cerebrovascular diseases, cognitive impairment, sleep disorders and major depression. In
particular, the study of cortical excitability to TMS revealed further insights into the
pathophysiological mechanisms and neurochemical basis underlying these conditions. This activity
is reflected in scientific publications in international journals and by communications and poster
presentations in national and international meetings. More recently, he is carrying forward
investigations based on integration of different neurophysiological methods (TMS-EEG) for the
experimental study of the processes underlying neurotransmission and cortical plasticity specifically
involved in the regulation of sleep and cognitive functions in both normal and pathological
conditions. In this context, after being selected, he participated to the “2nd TMS-EEG Summer
School: Probing Brain Dynamics” (8-13 September 2014), promoted by the Department of
Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science (BECS) at Aalto University School of Science,
Helsinki (Finland).

Research Interests

Cerebrovascular diseases
Vascular-related cognitive disorders
Clinical neurophysiology
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
Sleep disorders
Gluten-related pathology

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IOANNIS PETRAKISPhD

Managing Director and Board President

Syros & Naxos General Hospitals
Address:Greece
Biography

Ioannis Petrakis MPHARM Msc MPH is the Managing Director and Board President at Syros and Naxos General Hospitals. He received his Pharmacy degree by the University of Bradford in 2005 and after eight years of clinical pharmacy career he decided to focus on economic evaluation and health policy. He joined Pfizer Greece as a Market Access and Health Economics Manager, specializing in Neurology and Oncology products. Mr Petrakis recently decided it was time for a change of scenery when he earned his spot as Hospital Managing Director. In addition to teaching, he is an ISPOR abstract reviewer and has a special interest in National drug and healthcare policy. He is married to Sofia.

Research Interests

Economic evaluation studies, focusing on new healthcare resources and interventions. Has a special interest on drug policy and is currently studying the effects of novel drug introduction in health systems under financial recession.

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Jagat R. KanwarPhD

Professor
Laboratory of Immunology and Molecular Biomedical Research
Deakin University
Address:Australia
Biography

Dr. Kanwar earned his PhD from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. In 1997 he joined as Research Fellow in The University of Auckland, Newzealand. In 2002 he joined as Senior Scientist/Senior Research Fellow in The University of Auckland. Currently he is Associate Professor of Immunology & Cell Biology in Institute of Technology Research and Innovation, Deakin University, Australia.Kanwar's research work generated in total of 8 patent/PCTs with two provisionals in preparation. Five of these patents have been licensed for commercialization to biotech companies Antisoma, NeuronZ, Neuren Pharmaceuticals and Fonterra.
Professor Jagat R Kanwar is the Head and team leader of Nanomedicine-Laboratory of Immunology and Molecular Biomedical Research (NLIMBR), School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Australia. Professor Kanwar has an international reputation and expertise in investigating fundamental and applied molecular signalling aspects of pathogenesis of cancer, chronic inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases, thereby, leading to the development of treatment strategies from bench to bedside. He has more than 110 publications in high impact factor and peer reviewed international journals, 27 book chapters and 3 edited books. Prof Kanwar’s research has generated several patents/PCTs with more than five licensed patents for commercialization to BioPharma industry. His group is currently working on drug discovery and nanomedicine for oral and systemic drug delivery   of a range of biomacromolecules (proteins/peptides, siRNAs and aptamers) for targeting survivin, HIF-1a and other apoptotic and inflammatory cell signalling molecules in cancer, chronic inflammation and neurodegenerative disorders. His research combines Immunology with state of the art and cutting edge techniques in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Nanobiotechnology and visualization to investigate the pathways in which key molecules are regulated in both normal and disease states. A number of in vitro human cell/tissue based co-culture models for cancers, microbial infections; autoimmune diseases; chronic inflammatory diseases (osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel disease), gut health, neurodegeneration and immunomodulation have been developed by his group. Kanwar’s main research objective is to understand and target the mechanisms involved at the molecular and sub cellular level which gives us an edge over the prevalent targeting techniques. He carries out both academic and commercial research projects and develops new approaches for the diagnosis, treatment, and nanomedicine based new generation delivery systems. His recent research focus on locked nucleic acid (LNA) LNA-modified aptamers conjugated "double targeted nano-bullet nanocapsules" with natural anti-tumour proteins which specifically target cancer cells.

Research Interests

Kanwar research aims are to discover treatments for cancer as well as infectious diseases and chronic inflammatory diseases, in particular asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. He is working on nanotechnology based peptide, siRNA and miRNA delivery for targeting survivin (currently most attractive cancer target), HIF-1a and apoptotic cell signalling molecules expression in the cancers and inflammations. For commercial funded grants his research group carries out research in the areas of bioactives as immunomodulators, their role in bone, muscle development and osteoarthritis.
Kanwar's research workin nanomedicine laboratory of immunology and molecular biomedical research (NLIMBR) is discovering the novel and safe targeted nanomedicine based nano-nutraceuticals for cancers, autoimmune disorders and inflammatory diseases. We also vested the molecular diagnosis including role of a non-invasive exosomes in blood, inflammatory sites and cancer tissues. Our research focused on cancer and inflammatory autoimmune diseases aims to investigate the underlying mechanisms involved in apoptosis, autophagy and inflammation by targeting the production of cytokines, chemokines, oxygen radicals and matrix metalloproteinase. Our research also aims to investigate the nanotherapeutics encapsulating peptides, LNA modified aptamers/miRNAs/siRNA in vivo models. We have made significant progress in field of ocular drug delivery and microfluidic and Lab-on-a-Chip devices techniques for cancer cells as well as stem cell capture, disease specific biomarkers and exosomes.

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Koichi HirataPhD

Professor
Department of Neurology
Dokkyo Medical University
Address:Japan
Biography

DrKoichi Hirata gained his medical degree and PhD from Dokkyo Medical University, School of Medicine in Tochigi, Japan, where he is now Chairman and Professor of the Department of Neurology and Vice President of Dokkyo Medical University Hospital. 
He is a former president of meetings of the International Society of Brain Electromagnetic Topography and the Japanese Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, and president of the Japanese Headache Society.

He is an associate Editorfor CadiovascularPsychiatryand Neuroscience,and a reviewer for numerous journals including Neuropsychobiology,Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, the Japanese Journal of Headache, and the Japanese Journal of Epilepsy.

Research Interests

Headache (Migraine)
Sleep(RBD and RLS)
Clinical neurophysiology

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Maggie LawrencePhD

Stroke Association Senior Research Training Fellow
Institute for Applied Health Research
Glasgow Caledonian University
Address:UK
Biography

Dr Maggie Lawrence has a background in neurological rehabilitation nursing and in information science. She has fourteen years’ experience of conducting stroke research in a range of settings with healthcare managers and practitioners, and with patients and their families. Maggie also engages in a variety of knowledge transfer activities, and currently is leading a Cochrane reviewteam. Maggie is based in the Institute for Applied Health Research/School of Health & Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University and holds a Senior Research Training Fellowship (2012-2015) awarded by the Stroke Association, UK. The fellowship is concerned with the role of lifestyle factor modification and stress management in the prevention of recurrent stroke; its focus is on developing and testing a family-centred behavioural intervention for non-pharmacological secondary prevention of stroke. Research interests include stroke secondary prevention, self-management, lifestyle behaviour change, family-centred rehabilitation, neurological disabilities in young adults, complementary therapies (Mindfulness and yoga for stroke rehabilitation), and reducing patterns of sedentarism in adults.

Research Interests

stroke secondary prevention
Self-management
Lifestyle behaviour change
Family-centred rehabilitation
Neurological disabilities in young adults
Complementary therapies (Mindfulness and yoga for stroke rehabilitation)
Reducing patterns of sedentarism in adults.

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Maja ReljaPhD

Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Zagreb
Address:EUROPE
Biography

Maja Relja MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology at the Medical School – University of Zagreb (Croatia) and head of the Referral Center for Movement Disorders and Neurodegeneration at the University Hospital.
Born in Split, Croatia, she graduated in medicine from Medical Faculty of Zagreb and achieved a Master of Biomedical Sciences and Doctorship of Sciences from the University of Zagreb in 1980. She was a Research Fellow at NIMH (St Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington D.C., USA) between1980-81. She obtained the Board Specialization in Neurology in 1981. She has been Professor of Neurology at the Medical School, University of Zagreb since 1996. Other posts include: 1995 Visiting Professor, Department of Neurology, Medical School, Turku University, Finland.
Her first research interest was peripheral dopaminergic (DA) receptors. She was the first to characterize peripheral DA receptors in genitourinary system. Professor Relja's primary research interests today are in movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, dystonia) and in the development of novel clinical applications of botulinum toxin. She has been a pioneer in the introduction of botulinum toxin for the treatment of painful conditions, primarily headache. Prof Relja has considerable teaching experience and lectures postgraduate courses in Neurology and Clinical Neuropharmacology. She has organized several international meetings for Movement Disorders. Professor Relja is very active in patient’s organization in Croatia and Europe. She organized Croatian association for patients with movement disorders and Dystonia research group in Croatia, which she is still chairing. She is a member of American Academy of Neurology, the Movement Disorder Society and other medical organizations, vice-president of Dystonia Europe.

Research Interests

Peripheral dopaminergic (DA) receptors
Movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, dystonia)
Development of novel clinical applications of botulinum toxin

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MAROF KawaPhD

Head of Department
Communicable Disease Control

Address:Iraq
Biography
Research Interests

Neurological problems with public health concern resulting from communicable diseases
Health related events

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Marta Grau OlivaresPhD

Post-doctoral researcher
School of Biology
Manchester Metropolitan University
Address:United Kingdom
Biography
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Massimiliano FilostoPhD

Neurologist
Department of Neurology
University of Brescia
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Massimiliano Filosto is neurologist, PhD in Neuroscience and Adjunct Professor of Neurology at the University of Brescia. He works at the Unit of Clinical Neurology of the Hospital "Spedali Civili" in Brescia (Italy) directed by Prof. Alessandro Padovani, in which he is head of the Center for the Study of Neuromuscular Diseases and Neuropathies.
He completed his studies in the field of neuromuscular diseases at the Service of Neuropathology of the Department of Neurology of University of Verona, the Department of Neurology at Columbia University in New York and the Institute of Myology, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris; He’s a member of the Italian Society of Neurology, the Italian Association of Myology, the Italian Association of Neuropathology and the World Muscle Society.
He has authored over 100 full papers in international journals and over 170 abstracts of reports submitted at medical conferences. He is a reviewer for several international indexed journals and coordinator of clinical trials in the field of neuromuscular diseases.

Research Interests

Neurology
Neuromuscular diseases
Neuropathies

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Scientific Activities

The main interest in the field of neurosciences are muscle diseases. His work focuses on metabolic myopathies, genotype/phenotype relations, epigenetic and pathological findings in mitochondrial diseases and muscle glycogenoses.
He is or has been “reviewer” for Neurological Sciences (Italy), BMC Neurology (UK), Southern Medical Journal (USA, CNS Spectrum (USA), Current Alzheimer Research (USA, European Journal of Neurology (UK), Pathology Research International (USA),
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BMC Medical Genetics (UK), Neurotoxicity Research (USA), Mitochondrion (USA), Journal of Neurology (Germany), Neuroepidemiology (New Zealand), Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery (Belgium), Muscle and Nerve (USA), PLoS ONE (U.K.), Movement Disorders (USA/Spain), Seizure - European Journal of Epilepsy (UK), BMJ Case Reports (UK), Digestive and Liver Disease (Italy), Brain Research (USA), BioMed Research International (Egypt, USA), Journal of Nephrology (Italy), Clinical Genetics (Canada), Journal of The Neurological Sciences (USA), Biochemical Genetics (USA).


Pei-Ning WangPhD

Professor
Department of Neurology
National Yang-Ming University
Address:China
Biography

I am a neurologist in Taiwan and received the training of behavior neurology at UCSF, USA. My research is focus on investigating the biomarkers of dementia, especially Alzheimer disease (AD) in Taiwan. In the earlier years, we made efforts on establish the validity of the Chinese-version neuropsychological tests to make a accurate early diagnosis of mild AD and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). We published the presentations of verbal memory, executive function, language functions and daily functions in MCI and mild AD.  Recently, we cooperated with experts in genetics, pharmacology, biochemistry, and neuroimaging for extending our research to the bio-molecular and neuroimaging aspects of dementia. As PI or co-Investigator on several national and hospital funded grants, I laid the groundwork for the proposed research by investigating biomarkers for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and prediction the progress from aging to mild cognitive impairment and dementia. We found the rate of hippocampal atrophy was note only higher in progressive MCI, but also in stable MCI. Longitudinally evaluating hippocampal volume may be more sensitive than neuropsychological tests to detect the progression of MCI. In these years, we published several articles about the special patterns of axonal degeneration and myelin degradation in different brain regions in MCI and mild AD. In the next few years, our research focus will be placed on inspecting the trajectory of different biomarkers from preclinical AD, MCI due to AD, to dementia due to AD.

Research Interests

Dementia
Neuroimaging
Cognition
Behavior neurology
Geriatric neurology

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Pradeep GuptaPhD

Research Scholar
Clinical Epidemiology Unit
India Institute of Medical Sciences
Address:India
Biography

Pradeep Kumar, as a young researcher puts his contributions in the field of stroke genetics, stem cell research, neuroimaging and  clinical epidemiology. He is currently pursuing PhD from the Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. His key focused areas of research include genetic association studies for stroke, prediction of upper limb motor recovery in patients with acute ischemic stroke, Biomarkers in stroke. He has participated in the multicentric randomized controlled trial  of autologous bone marrow stem cell therapy for acute stroke. Currently he has published 5 peer review articles, 1 book, 4 conference proceedings and 7 articles in press.

Research Interests

Stroke Genetics
Stem Cell Research
Clinical Epidemiology
Neuroimaging

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Reza BavarsadShahripourMD

Vascular Neurologist
Department of Neurology
University of Alabama Hospital
Address:United Kingdom
Biography

I was born and raised in Ahwaz in south of Iran. Pure interest and a thirst for knowledge motivated me to put forth all of my efforts towards achieving a professional career in neurology. I completed four years of residency in Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (AJUMS), passing the Iranian neurology board exam in 2009.I maintained an active role in the neurology community by continuing to contribute to the annual International Neurology Congress, producing several published papers, and working as a faculty member at the Jundishapour University Hospital (Golestan) in Ahwaz-Iran. After finishing my residency program, I worked for almost three years as clinician and assistant professor in the Golestan Hospital. After that period, I came across one of the most active centers in neurology research, the Melbourne Brain Center in Melbourne, Australia, and worked as a stroke research fellow for three months. This experience in Australia culminated the opportunity to publish a book chapter with, Professor Geoff Dannon. This book chapter, which is about the long-term management of stroke, has published by Oxford University in March 2014. During my fellowship in Australia, I focused more on the stroke and Neurosonology subspecialty. In July 2011, I was accepted to the neurosonology and clinical stroke research fellowship at UAB (University of Alabama) under the mentorship of Dr. Andrei Alexandrov in USA. After finishing this fellowship in July 20112, and passing the Neuroimaging American Board Exam, I was hired by the UAB Department of Neurology as a Research Associate. My main areas of interest are stroke and neurovascular son ology. Over the past four years, I have published more than 25peer-reviewed manuscripts in high impact factor journals and I have been involved as co-investigator in several double-blind studies in the  field of stroke (such as, CLOTBUST-PRO, CLOTBUST-ER, ABI ,CUFF and CARDIOX studies).

Research Interests

Stroke
Neurosonology

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Ricardo Jorge Ferreira TaipaPhD

Neurologist
Department of Neurology
Hospital Santo António
Address:EUROPE
Biography

Ricardo Taipa, born in 3 of January of 1979, is Neuropathologist at the Neuropathology Unit, Hospital Santo António – Centro Hospitalar do Porto and Consultant Neurologist dedicated to the Dementia Clinic, Department of Neurology, at the same hospital. He is also one of the Directors of the recently created Brain Bank for Neurological Disorders. Since 2011, he has served as a lecturer of Neuroanatomy at ICBAS, University of Porto. Since April 2003 is a PhD student at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, University of Minho.
Ricardo Taipa studied medicine at the Abel Salazar Biomedical Sciences Institute (ICBAS), University of Porto, Portugal, between 1997 and 2003. From 2004 to 2006, Dr Taipa worked as a research fellow at the Life and Health Sciences Institute, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. He completed his neurology residency in 2011 at Hospital Santo António, Porto, and became a Fellow of the European Board of Neurology in the same year. During his training, Dr Taipa worked at the Manchester Neuroscience Centre, Manchester, UK, under a fellowship from the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS), and more recently during his training in neuropathology at the Division of Neuropathology and Queen Square Brain Bank for neurological disorders, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK

Research Interests

Neuropathology
Dementia
Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy

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TANG Wai KwongPhD

Professor
Department of Psychiatry
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Address:Hong Kong
Biography

Professor WK Tang was appointed to professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. Professor Tang completed his medical training at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an academic staff since 1999. His main research area is Neuropsychiatry in Stroke. Professor Tang has published over 100 papers in renowned journals, and has also contributed to the peer review of 40 journals. He has secured over 20 major competitive research grants. He has served the editorial boards of five scientific journals. He was also a recipient of the Young Researcher Award in 2007, awarded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Interests

My main research area is the psychiatric morbidity in stroke, namely dementia, cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, 

apathy, fatigue, emotional incontinence, suicidality, insomnia, pain, and quality of life. 

Other research areas include psychiatric morbidity in Pneumoconiosis and Parkinson’s disease, Electroconvulsive Therapy, 

Schizophrenia, Psychogeriatrics and Substance Abuse.

Neuropsychiatric disorders in Stroke

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Roopali GandhiPhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Address:India
Biography

Dr. Gandhi was born in Punjab, India and grew up in New Delhi, India. She did her Ph.D. thesis work at National Institute of Immunology and Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. Dr. Gandhi's research is centered on understanding the mechanism of cellular immunity particularly, induction and characterization of regulatory immune cells. She has found that signaling through certain pathways can induce regulatory T cells and the relevance of TGF beta expression on regulatory immune cells. Dr. Gandhi helped in developing several novel projects for identifying a biomarker for MS. During her research with circulating miRNAs, she identified several potential miRNAs, which are playing an important role in identifying MS disease staging and were linked to clinical parametrs (Ref). She was appointed as Assistant Professor in Neurology at Harvard in 2012 and was able to obtain research findings from Pharmaceutical companies. She is now focused on major research objectives include: (1) Identification of immune biomarkers in (MS) that could measure disease activity as defined by clinical and MRI activity; determine or predict therapeutic efficacy of drugs; correlate to the disease progression. (2) Study of molecular mechanism that governs regulatory immune cell biology in healthy individuals and MS patients. (4) Understand the immune related pathways linked to treatment effects of therapies used for Multiple Sclerosis

Research Interests

Biomarkers for autoimmune and neurologic diseases, 
Role of miRNAs in autoimmune and neurologic diseases
Linkage of Gut Microbiome to autoimmune and neurologic diseases.
Human T cell Biology
Human Regulatory T cell biology
Human Dendritic Cell Biology

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miRNA profiling 
Nanostring Arrays
SyBr Green miRNA PCR
Lentiviral transduction assays for human immune cells
Human Immunology
Regulatory T cell assays


Rui LiPhD

Professor
Department of Neurology
Shaanxi Provincial People’s Hospital
Address:China
Biography

After Rui Li received his doctor’s degree in Neurology at the Fourth Military Medical University in China in 2004, he became a doctor working in the Department of Geriatric Neurology in Shaanxi Provincial People’s Hospital for more than 10 years, where he shuttled from bedside to benchside, working on microglia-induced inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases. From 2005 to 2006 he was awarded as a visiting scholar researching in Foundation Santa Lucia (Roma, Italy), working on the systemic evaluation of Neurology. In 2009 he was appointed Professor at the Third Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Medicine. He found that microglia can cause neuronal damage in a non-touch way, and green tea polyphenol EGCG is a potential agent to reverse it. His current scientific interests are the role of inflammation, novel drug target in neurodegenerative diseases, and gene polymorphism of Parkinson’s disease

Research Interests

Inflammation and neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease
Early diagnosis and novel therapeutic target for Parkinson’s disease

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SEYED AIDIN SAJEDIPhD

Neurologist
Department of Neurology
Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences
Address:Iran
Biography

I am a neurologist interested in biological effects of space-weather, geomagnetic field disturbances and very low magnetic field fluctuations on the function and diseases of central nervous system. Multiple sclerosis (MS) has been always my first research interest. At the same time, investigating in neuro-protection and fighting against disabilities from stroke and headache are very important for me.

Research Interests

Multiple sclerosis: epidemiology, pathophysiology, environmental risk factors, clinical trials.
Neuro-protection.
Headache.

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Tomasz TykockiPhD

Neurosurgery Resident
Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology Warsaw

Address:Europe
Biography

Tomasz Tykocki, born in 1982, graduatedfromMedical University ofWarsaw in 2007. Actuallyis a neurosurgery resident at Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw. Received PhD degree in 2012.

Research Interests

Vascularneurosurgery
Neurooncology
Functionalneurosurgery

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Young Eun KimPhD

Clinical assistant professor
Department of Neurology
Hallym University College of Medicine
Address:South Korea
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ZVEZDAN PIRTOŠEKPhD

Head of Department of Neurology
Department of Neurology
University Medical Centre Ljubljana
Address:Europa
Biography
Research Interests

Neurodegenerative disorders (dementia, parkinsonism)
Cognitive neuroscience

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Aditi ShankardassPhD

Research Fellow
Developmental Neuro physiology
Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Address:UK
Biography

Dr Shankardass is an award-winning clinical neuroscientist.  She is currently a Research Fellow in the Developmental Neurophysiology Laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  Previously, she has served as Director of Neurophysiology at the Minds Institute in Los Angeles and as Lecturer and EEG Laboratory Director at the Department of Communicative Disorders at California State University Long Beach.  She has a BSc in Medical Physiology from Kings College London, a MSc in Neuroscience from University College London and a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from University of Sheffield in the UK.
Her pioneering clinical work using EEG recordings of the brain to help diagnose various developmental disorders in children has been published in various scientific journals, covered by the press worldwide and was the subject of her widely acclaimed talk at the TED conference in 2009.  Her most recent work using EEG coherence patterns in the brain to develop physiological biomarkers for the diagnosis of autism was featured in Time Magazine's acclaimed special edition "100 New Scientific Discoveries".  Her previous work using event-related EEG potentials to help identify the underlying neurological cause of dyslexia was the subject of her award-winning presentation at the United Kingdom Parliament in 2001 at the Annual Reception for Britain's Top Young Scientists, Engineers and Technologists.
Dr Shankardass serves as a board member of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation, an organisation devoted to raising global awareness of neurological and psychiatric disorders.  She has been a neuroscience consultant for the BBC Science Line in the UK, providing expertise for radio and TV documentaries.

Research Interests

Neurophysiology
Electrophysiology
EEG
ERP
Developmental disorders
Dyslexia
Autism
Asperger's Syndrome
ADHD
Neurofeedback

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Jens SchmidtPhD

Consultant and Professor for Neurology
Clinic for Neurology
University Medical Center Göttingen
Address:Germany
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Ying XuPhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University at Buffalo
Address:U.S.A
Biography

I completed a five-year postdoctoral fellowship in neurobiology and neuropsychopharmacology at the University of Florida and West Virginia University after I got my M.D. and PH.D degrees in Peking University in China.The research I had conducted during these periods and thereafter mainly consists of three parts. First, cylic polyphenols, such as the compounds fisetin, ferulic acid, resveratrol, curcumin and proanthocyanidin, may impact directly on the glucocorticoid stress response pathway and that this accounts for many of the wide range of activities attributed to these compounds. I have investigated the effects of polyphenolicneutraceuticals on emotion and the related neuropathic pain, as well as neurodegenerative diseases, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fear conditioned memory and age-related memory disorders. Following this, I have studied the effects of anti-glucocorticoid gene delivery on emotion-related cognitive disorders. I found that abnormal glucocorticoid level after chronic stress is an indication of the dysfunction of neuronal plasticity and neurogenesis during aging; anti-glucocorticoid gene therapy prevents age related cellular decline and restores function. Furthermore, My research is also focused on target synthetic drugs, such as phosphodiesterase 2, 4 and 10 inhibitors, to discover the innovative target for the treatment of stress-induced mood and cognitive disorders. This project partially includes the study of the role of PDE2 and PDE4 subtypes in neuronal vulnerability and structural remodeling in the hippocampus and amygdala during chronic stress. The methods related my work range from behavioral pharmacology to biochemistry and molecular biology. I have considerable experience with gene therapy of neuropsychiatric diseases, such as conditioned fear memory and depression-related neuropathic pain.

Research Interests

The goal of my research is to identify the molecular targets for treatment of depression, anxiety and age-related learning and memory deficits. I lead two laboratories devoted to this goal. One laboratory is located at Wenzhou Medical College in China where I am an established independent investigator and one is located at SUNY Buffalo, where I am working to establish an independent laboratory. My current projects focus on inhibition of specific phosphodiesterases (PDE2, PDE4 and PDE5) in the central nervous system to assess the therapeutic effects upon age-related cognitive disorders. My group has demonstrated that inhibition of PDE4 and PDE5 increases intracellular cAMP and/or cGMP, which activate the downstream transcription factor expression, leading to reversal of memory deficits in mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. We now propose to explore PDE2 inhibition as therapy for memory loss in triple transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Over the long term, we seek to identify novel molecular targets mediating the memory-enhancing effects of phosphodiesterase inhibition, using gene delivery, gene silencing and conditional knockout strategies. This work will help to elucidate the mechanisms that underlie the role of phosphodiesterase inhibition in psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders.

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Violiza Inoa AcostaMD

Interventional Neurology Fellowship

Hartford Hospital
Address:USA
Biography
Research Interests

Posterior circulation stroke

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