Gastro : Open Access

Editor In Chief: Priyadarshini Manjunath ManayPhD

Assistant Professor
General Surgery
Seth G.S.M.College & King Edward VII Memorial Hosp
Address:India
Biography

Dr. Priyadarshini Manay has graduated in Medicine, Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India (2005) and Residency in General Surgery at Lokmanya Tilak Medical College and Hospital, Mumbai, India (2007-2010), Masters in Surgery, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (2010). She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Surgery, Seth G.S.Medical College and King Edward III Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India. She is in the Emergency Surgical Services and Trauma team of King Edward III Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. She has received her training in gastroenterological surgery in Seth G.S.Medical College and King Edward III Memorial Hospital and trauma surgery from Trauma centre, LTMMC&GH also popularly known as Sion Trauma centre.

Research Interests

Trauma
Acute Pancreatitis
Surgical oncology

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LEILA GHAHRAMANIPhD

General Surgeon
Department of Surgery
Shiraz Medical University
Address:Iran
Biography
Research Interests

Clinical research 
Sport
Tourism

 

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VENKATA SRIKANTH MEKAPhD

Faculty & Researcher
Pharmaceutical Technology, School of Pharmacy
International Medical University
Address:Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA
Biography

Dr Venkata Srikanth Meka is working as a researcher and faculty in School of Pharmacy, International Medical University, Malaysia. He holds his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Andhra University, India. He was worked in different pharmaceutical industries and has involved in the development of various novel drug delivery systems of generic formulations for various markets. He has 7 years of experience in the research field. He has a special interest in the field of gastroretentive drug delivery systems, biopolymers, polymer conjugation, mucoadhesive drug delivery systems, novel drug delivery systems, micro and macro particulate delivery system, targeted drug delivery systems, bioavailability enhancement and nano particulate drug delivery systems. He has published his research findings in more than 45 peer reviewed journals, 2 book chapters and 2 patent applications. He presented his research work at local and international conferences and acting as a reviewer for a number of peer reviewed pharmaceutical journals.

Research Interests


Gastroretentive drug delivery systems
Biopolymers
Polymer conjugation
Mucoadhesive drug delivery systems
Novel drug delivery systems
Micro and macro particulate delivery system
Targeted drug delivery systems
Bioavailability enhancement 
Nano particulate drug delivery systems

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Marcos Vinicius PeriniPhD

Senior Lecturer in Surgery
Surgery
University of Melbourne
Address:Australia
Biography

Dr. Marcos Vinicius Perini received Medical degree in 1998, University of sao paulo medical school, Brazil. He completed Master in sciences in 2005 from university of sao paulo medical school, Brazil. He received phd in 2009 from university of sao paulo medical school, Brazil. He is working as senior lecturer in surgery in the university of melbourne, Australia since 2014.

Research Interests

Liver resection/surgery

Metastatic colorectal cance

Liver transplantation

Primary liver tumors

Bile duct cancer

Bile duct surgery

Pancreas surgery

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Francesco CelliniPhD

Chief Editor
Department of Radiation Oncology
University Campus Bio-Medico
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Cellini Graduated in 2001 at Medicine Faculty of Universita' Cattolica del S.Cuore in Roma; In 2001 attended for a period of study the Radiotherapy Department of M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre in Huston (Texas - U.S.A.); Residency in Radiotherapy between 2001- 2005 at Radiotherapy Department of Universita' Cattolica del S.Cuore in Roma. During the residency in Radiotherapy was involved as secretary of the Quality Assurance Program at Radiotherapy Department of Universita' Cattolica del S.Cuore in Roma; In 2004 Attended for a period of study the Radiotherapy Department of the Loyola University in Chicago (Illinois � U.S.A.). Since 2005 is Assistant at Department of Radiation Oncology of Universit� Campus Bio-Medico. Since 2005 was involved as teacher at the Medicine Faculty, Residency School of Radiotherapy, and Faculty for Radiation Technologist of University Campus-Bio-Medico in Rome. Since 2005 was involved in tutoring and supervision of medical students, fellows and technologist students. Since 2004 was involved as teacher in national and residential courses on Radiotherapy. In 2010 was member of the teaching faculty in a Course organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training (AFRA): �Regional Training Course on Evidence Based Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer� (Accra, Ghana). Since 2010 is Assistant Professor at University Campus Bio-Medico in Rome. He is an active member of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), in 2012 gained the ESTRO Fellowship. As well in 2012 was selected for the ESTRO �Agor� - Future Leader Retreat�, provided by ESTRO to promote the involvement of young European scientists in the European Society of Radiotherapy. Active in the Scientific Research, was involved as investigator in some national and international trials. Author of more than 80 published manuscripts, half of whom on peer-reviewed journals with IF. Editor of 2 published books; author of 6 book chapters; He spent the year 2011-2012 working at Radiotherapy Department of the Maastro Clinic (Maastricht � The Netherlands) developing some research projects on the implementation of imaging modalities for developing predictive assays in Radiotherapy.

Research Interests

Gastrointestinal tumours, Gynaecological tumours; Palliative treatments; Trends in Radiotherapy management; new technologies in Radiotherapy; Biological Targeted therapies associated to Radiotherapy; Radiological imaging associated to Radiotherapy.

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Natale FiguraPhD

Associate Professor

Gastroenterology, University of Siena
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Figura graduated in Medicine cum laude in 1972, in the University of Siena. Post-graduate degrees: Specialisation in Infectious Diseases, University of Siena; specialisation in Clinical Microbiology, University of Genoa; specialisation in Gastroenterology, University of Siena.

Training: Institute of Microbiology, Free University of Brussels, Belgium. The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada; Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, Ottawa, Canada.

Present position: Associate Professor of Gastroenterology, University of Siena.

Research Interests

Neuroloy and Movement Disorders

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Gustavo Seva PereiraPhD

Coordinator
Department of Endoscopy

Address:Portugal
Biography

Dr. Gustavo Seva Pereira has graduated in Medicine, Catholic University of Campinas (1994), and Medical Residency in General Surgery at PUC Campinas, Residency in Digestive Surgery and Masters in Surgery in the State University of Campinas (2001). He is currently chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology SOCIETY OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY OF CAMPINAS, Coordinator of the Department of Endoscopy- Portuguese Charity Hospital and doctor in the Team of Colorectal Surgery CAMPINAS CITY HOSPITAL. Has Bariatric Surgery internship at Garrido Institute in S�o Paulo and laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery with the Texas Colon and Rectum Surgeons in Dallas, USA and Florida Hospital in Orlando, USA.

Research Interests

COLORECTAL SURGERY, DIGESTIVE ENDOSCOPY, OBESITY SURGERY, DIGESTIVE CANCER.

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Luigi MaranoPhD

Resident fellow
General Surgery

Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Marano started his research activity with Prof. Passiatore's research group at the Department of Human Anatomy � School of Medicine and Surgery � Second University of Naples, focusing his research on the vascular architecture of arteries, using a new corrosion casting technique, functional anatomy of muscles of abdominal wall and perineal region, accessory spleens and history of Italian human anatomists. He did a fellowship at the department of Surgical Oncology of the University of Turin, where he improved his knowledge on the sentinel node biopsy technique in the Upper Digestive Tract Neoplasms.

Research Interests

He continued his research activity with Prof. Di Martino�s research group at the Department of General Surgery - School of Medicine and Surgery � Second University of Naples, focusing his research on the surgical therapy for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Heller miotomy for oesophageal achalasia, surgical therapy for giant paraoesophageal hiatal hernia. In the last two years he is focusing on his studies on the gastric cancer, in particular the feasibility of sentinel node biopsy and lymphatic drainage of the stomach.

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Remo AndreaPhD


Department of Pathology
ULSS21 (VR)
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Andrea graduated from the University of Verona in 2001. He did his Post-Graduation in 2006. He is the visitor scholar press to the Department of pathology, Emory University. He is the co-author of many medical books & he published many articles in scientific organizations.

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Zeynel Mungan PhD

Professor
Valikonagi cad.Kodamansok
Nisantasi-Istanbul
Address:Turkey
Biography

Dr. Zeynel Mungan, born in Diyarbakir, Turkey in 1952, received his medical degree at the Medical Faculty of Istanbul University in 1977. He was appointed to Associate Professor in 1988 and Professorship in 1995 in the same university. Between the years 1990-1992, Dr. Mungan worked as a Research Associate Professor at New Orleans, Tulane University and has been awarded the Kemal Akdamar GI Research Fellowship.

He was Head of Gastroenterohepatology Department in Istanbul University between 2005 to 2010 and President of the Istanbul Branch of Turkish Gastroenterology Association between 1999 and 2007.

Research Interests

Dr. Mungan is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology and a member of the Turkish Gastroenterology Association. He is the author of more than 100 papers published in international and Turkish journals and gastroenterelogy textbooks, mostly in the fields of endoscopy, GI peptides, pituitary adenylatecyclase-activating peptide (PACAP), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid-peptic diseases, inflammatory bowel disorders and gastrointestinal motility.

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Jasneet Singh BhullarPhD


Medical Centers, Southfield, MI

Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Bhullar is a reviewer of over 20 top journals and has published > 25 peer reviewed articles, book chapters and books. Also he has been awarded top awards for research. His special interests are basic, clinical and translational research of the GI tract and oncology and his research publications are in line with his interest.

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Ciro EspositoPhD

Professor

University of Naples
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Esposito has got his Medicine certification in 1990. He completed his PhD in Pathophysiology of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Verona in 1995. He has performed more than 4000 procedures performed in children. He is associated with many Scientific Associations. He has presented numerous presentations for panels and lectures as expert on MAS. He published in More than 300 publications on international journals. He is an active reviewer for 20 international journals. He is an Editor of 6 books & Author of 108 Book Chapters.

Research Interests

His main research interest includes pediatric surgery, urology, and emergency.

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Sergio BertoglioPhD

Surgical Oncology Unit
Dept. Of Surical Sciences
University of Genova
Address:Italy
Biography

Prof. Sergio Bertoglio is full Professor of Surgery at the Department of Surgical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Genova, Italy. He is deputy chief at the Division of Surgical Oncology of the AOU SanMartino �IST Hospital in Genova, Italy.

His surgical activity is primarily focused on the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal tumors tract cancer diseases and innovative technologies for the multimodality surgical treatment of cancer. In particular is fully involved in gastric and colorectal cancer surgery. He is also involved in the area of vascular accesses devices for drugs delivery in cancer patients. Responsible for training and quality programs of his hospital on the prevention of complications related to the implant and use of vascular accesses for drug delivery in cancer patients.

Author or co-author of scientific publications in these fields many of them available at the NIH National Library of Medicine database PubMed.

Research Interests

Mainly focused in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal tract tumors with a predominance on the treatment of colorectal primary and recurrent cancers and the treatment of liver metastases.

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Miroslava KacaniovaPhD

Associate Professor
Slovakia
Slovak University
Address:Slovakia
Biography

Dr Miroslava completed her PhD. Study from the Department of microbiology, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra in 2001. She was awarded with the title of Agricultural engineer. While attending high school and during PhD study she has participated in various youth, domestic and foreign activities.

Research Interests

Microbiological analysis in laboratory, RTQ PCR, PCR, fluorescence microscope, biotechnology, food microbiology, molecular biology

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Filippo PietrantonioPhD

Gastrointestinal Oncologist

Care and Research Institute
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Pietrantonio has completed his degree in Medical Oncology in 2011. At present he is working in Care and Research Institute as a Gastrointestinal Oncologist. He has published his articles in many scientific data bases.

Research Interests

Gastrointestinal Oncology

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De Bari BerardinoPhD


University of Brescia

Address:Italy
Biography

DE BARI Berardino, MD: radiation oncologist and clinical investigator. He has published more than 30 articles (indexed/peer-reviewed journals) and one book chapter. Main topics of his activity are: prostate cancer, GI cancer, neuro-onchttp://localhost/aperito2/admin/eb_membersology and IGRT. He is an ESTRO (European Society of Radiation Oncology) fellow and coordinator of the ESTRO contouring workshops in the context of the FALCON project, including also prostate and GI cancer. He speaks regularly at international conferences and teaching events.

Research Interests

skills in treatment of palliative patients, particularly concerning the indications and the role of radiation therapy in palliative care.
Skills in prostate, GU, lung, liver and GI cancer treatments
Skills in brachytherapy treatments of prostate, gynecological, anal and ORL cancers
He has been member of the Quality Assurance office of the Radiation Oncology Department of Lyon Sud since 2008 to 2011

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Maria Elisabetta BaldassarrePhD

Lecturer

University of Bari- Policlinico Hospital
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Mariella Baldassarre is a pediatrician and neonatologist at the Policlinico Hospital of the University of Bari, a senior consultant in pediatric and neonatal gastroenterology and researching lecturer at medical faculty of University of Bari. Dr. Baldassarre earned her medical degree cum laude in 1986 from the University of Bari. She completed her internship in Pediatrics at the University of Bari and earned her specialisation in Paediatrics cum laude in 1990. Her training continued with research fellowships in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in several university hospitals: a) in the Department of Digestive Endoscopy at the General Hospital "Valle d'Hebron� in Barcelona, Spain, with Doctor J.Armengol- Miro'; b) at the �Free University� of Amsterdam, Holland, with Dr. F.Kneepkens; c) at the �Kinderspital� of Munich, Germany, with Prof H.B. Hadorn; d) at Paediatric Hospital "Necker-Enfants Malades" � Department of Digestive Reanimation and Nutritional Assistance- in Paris with Prof. Olivier Goulet and Prof. Claude Ricour. In 1990 Dr. Baldassarre joined the faculty of the Medical School in Bari as an instructor of medicine. She was appointed researching lecturer in 2001. She attended a Postgraduate course in Paediatric Gastroenterology at University �Federico II� in Naples (Italy) in 1998 and gained a masters degree in Paediatric Gastroenterology at the University of Rome �La Sapienza� (Italy) with Prof. S. Cucchiara in 2006. She has been in charge of the consultation room and the day-hospital services of Paediatric Gastroenterology at Policlinico Hospital of the University of Bari from 1990 to 2001, carrying out specialist gastroenterological paediatric visits and diagnostic evaluations (intestinal biopsies, ph-metry). From 2001 until now she has been working in the Section of Neonatology and NICU at the University of Bari (Policlinico Hospital). She is a member of the Italian Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Societ� Italiana di Gastroenterologia, Epatologia e Nutrizione Pediatrica- SIGENP), has been a member of the executive council and treasurer, and currently is in the editorial board of the official journal of the society and is also an ESPGHAN Member. She reviews many pediatric journals and has had several papers published in international journals.

Research Interests

Her research interests include evaluation of the effectiveness of calprotectin as an anti-inflammatory marker and evaluation of new non-invasive markers in digestive disease in newborns, the clinical use of impedanciometry and electrogastrography in preterm newborns as well as the relationship between probiotics and neonatal immunity.

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Stefano Francesco CrinïPhD

Medical Doctor
Gastroenterology
University Hospital of Messina
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Crino Born on 1982.05.19, he graduated in medicine and surgeryin 2006 andobtained aspecializationin Gastroenterologyin 2011. The most interesting areas of scientific and clinical activitywere focused on operative endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and pancreatic diseases. To date, he works as endoscopist at University Hospital of Messina, Italy.

Research Interests

Operative Endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasonography, ERCP, Gastrointestinal Ultrasound

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Fausto CatenaPhD

Professor
Emergency Surgery
Bologna University
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Catena was contract Professor of the School of Specialization in General Surgery of Bologna University and Surgical Instructor for Residents in General Surgery.

He is contract Professor in Emergency Surgery of the School of Specilization in Orthopedics of Bologna University.

He performed 7 Surgical Stages in Foreign Countries.
He is member of 21 National and International Scientific Societies, Past President of the Italian Society of Young Surgeons, General Secretary of the World Society of Emergency Surger, Member of the Excutive Committee of the Italian Society of Digestive Pathology and President of European College of Surgeons- Italian Chapter

From 2012 he is Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons UK Research activity is focused on emergency surgery (acute cholecystitis, adhesions, intrabdominal infections),renal transplantation (graft preservation), oncologic surgery (GIST and carcinomatosis- HIPEC), colorectal surgery (elective and emergency colorectal cancer) and abdominal wall surgery (biological prostheses).

Research Interests

General, Emergency and Transplant Surgery.

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Valentina RossiPhD

Specialist Physician
Celio military hospital in Rome
Sapienza University of Rome
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Rossi completed her degree in Medicine at University �La Sapienza� of Rome. She has the Clinical & Research experience in Medical Oncology. She has published many research articles in Scientific Journals.

Research Interests

Medical Oncology

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Vittoria BuccigrossiPhD

Pediatric Unit
Translational Medical Science
Dept. of Translational Medical Science University
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Vittoria Buccigrossi graduated in Biology Science from University of Naples in 1996, obtained postgraduate diploma in Clinical Pathology in 2000, Ph.D. degree in 2008 and two university research grants. Actually she is a research group member at the Department of Translational Medical Science of University of Naples Federico II. She is author of book chapters and scientific papers published in international scientific journals provided with impact factor, speaker of international and national congresses. She won the John Harris Prize at the 2nd World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Paris in 2004.

Research Interests

Her research interests fall under the general theme of the interaction between microorganisms and intestinal epithelial cells. In particular, her interested in the effects and mechanisms induced by several bacterial (Cholera toxin, E.coli heat-stable enterotoxin STa) and viral enterotoxins (HIV-Tat, Rotavirus-NSP4) including the oxidative stress. Finally, her interest in intestinal microorganisms is extended in the relationship between the gut microbiota and intestinal and extra-intestinal diseases.

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Tafadzwa Patrick MakarawoPhD

General Surgery Categorical
General Surgery
University of Michigan
Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Tafadzwa Makarawo studied medicine at the University of Birmingham, UK between 1998 2003 obtaining a Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB).
He subsequently entered surgical training and within a short space of time obtained his membership to the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) in August 2006.
While preparing to immigrate to the United States to further his surgical training, he worked as a Research Fellow at the Birmingham Heartlands Thoracic Surgery Department.
In July 2010, he joined Providence Hospital in Michigan where he is currently completing his residency in General Surgery.

Research Interests

Throughout his years in clinical practice, I have immersed myself in all aspects of research as demonstrated in my CV ranging from Quality Improvement Projects (Hospital Audits) to Clinical-based research and more recently, basic science (laboratory-based) research.

I am particularly interested in subjects in colorectal surgery with more of an emphasis on cancer of the gastrointestinal tract. However, my wide experiences in training in the UK and at present, the USA, have enabled me to have a wide understanding of numerous surgical specialities including orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, thoracic surgery and urology, as reflected by my publications in these subjects.

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Antonietta Gerarda GravinaPhD


Gastroenterology Unit

Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Gravina has completed her PhD in Gastroenterology in 2012. She served as the Volunteer Gastroenterologist Doctor in 2008. She has the memberships with many Italian societies. She is the invited lecturer for many Educational institutes. She has published many of her papers in various publishing Groups.

Research Interests

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Helicobacter pylori
Gastroenterology

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Kiran S. PanickarPhD

Senior Scientist
Hill's Pet Nutrition Center
Science & Technology Center
Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Panickar completed his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, following which he pursued a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, from 1992-1998. During his post-doc fellowship he investigated the neuroprotective role of nicotinic drugs as well as estrogen in animal models of stroke and Alzheimer�s disease. He subsequently joined the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, as a Senior Research Fellow from 1998-2000 following which he accepted a Faculty position in the Division of Neuropathology at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine, Miami, FL. While at the University of Miami he investigated the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying astrocyte swelling/cytotoxicbrain edema in hepatic encephalopathy and traumatic brain injury as well as examining the apoptotic signaling pathways involved in neuronal death in ischemic injury in cultures. In 2007 he joined the Diet, Genomics, & Immunology Laboratory at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA, Beltsville, MD and was also a Faculty in Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore. Currently he is a Senior Scientist at the Science & Technology Center, Hill�s Pet Nutrition Center, Kansas, conducting research on nutrition and its beneficial effects on skin, GI, stress, and brain.

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Luca MielePh.D


Gastroenterology and Liver Unit Columbus Integrate
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Luca Miele was born in Naples (Italy) on July, 17 1974. He was graduated M.D. cum laude in 2000 and completed the specialist residency in Internal Medicine in 2005 at the Catholic University, Rome (Italy). Since his residency he joined the liver group and served as Clinical Research Fellow at Internal MedicineWard and Outpatient Liver Unit of Gemelli Hospital in Rome.

In 2005 he received the EASL (European Association for the Study of the Liver) Sheila Sherlock Fellowship and moved to the University of Newcastle (UK) working as Clinical Research Associate at Northern Istitute for Cancer Research from 2005 to 2007. He was granted a Ph.D. in pathophysiology of metabolism granted by Italian Ministry for University and Research Studentship from the Catholic University in 2009.

He also received 10 travel grants as �Best Abstract Award� or �Young Investigator� from several Scientific Societies (SIMI, AISF, EASL, EAGE, EFIM, UEGF).

Since 2008 he is Consultant in Internal Medicine at Gemelli Hospital in Rome and Contract Professor of Gastroenterology at the Postgraduate School of Gastroenterology of the Catholic University of Rome (Italy).

His clinical activity is mainly based in the Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Ward and in the Outpatient Liver Unit at the ComplessoIntegrato Columbus of Catholic University. Dr.Miele has collaboration in scientific research with several Italian, European and American Institution in the field of internal and liver medicine. He is member of the Italian Society of Internal Medicine (SIMI), the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF), the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), the Italian Association of Young Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist, (AGGEI). He serves as reviewer for several scientific Journals. He has been invited for scientific lectures in several international conferences.

Research Interests

He is author or co-author of about 200 titles, 85 full papers in international peer-reviewed journals in PubMed.
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
Gut-liver axis
Clinical trial on chronic liver disease
Clinical and genetic epidemiology
Observational studies on chronic liver disease (natural history and epidemiology)
Drug-induced liver disease and post-marketing surveillance of hepatic ADR
Liver cirrhosis (metabolic and viral) and its complications
HCC (hepatocellular carcinoma)
Quantitative Liver Function Tests for microsomial and mitochondrial function.
13C-Breath testing for liver disease
Non-invasive biomarkers of fibrosis
Genetics of liver disease and pharmacogenomics
Molecular biology

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Salvatore TolonePhD

Research grant fellow
Department of Surgery
University of Naples
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. Tolone has completed his PhD Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Clinical Immunology XXV cycle (winner of a scholarship) at the Second University of Naples on 16/01/2013. He is a Research grant fellow at Second University of Naples, Italy, Department of Surgery from 1 April 2013 to the present. He has the surgical & diagnostic experience.

Research Interests

Digestive Surgery

Esophagus

Esophageal motility

Esophageal motility disorders

GERD

Esophageal manometry

Esophageal impedance

Esophageal ph metry

Achalasia

Laparoscopic surgery diverticula

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Ashwini Kumar EsnakulaPhD


Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Washington University
Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Esnakula received his MD degree from Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India, after which he moved to the United States and received at Masters in Tumor Biology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He completed his pathology residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC and he is currently a surgical pathology fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In July 2014, He shall begin his fellowship in Gastrointestinal, Hepatic, and Pancreatobiliary at The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Research Interests

Pathogenesis of HPV-associated high grade intraepithelial dysplasia
Inflammatory bowel disease
Serrated colonic polyposis
Barrett esophagus
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

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Wasif M. SaifMD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Saif has completed his post Doctoral Training in Pakistan in 1993. From July 1998 � June 1999, he served as the Medical Staff Fellow (Medical Oncology) in NCI & NIH. From Jan 1999 � Jan 2000, he was the Chief Fellow at NCI, NIH, Bethesda. He received many awards in the Scientific Community. He is associated with many Scientific Associations. He also has the teaching Experience.

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Matthew R. AlbertMD

Assistant Program Director
Florida Hospital Medical Group
ACGME
Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Albert received his medical education from Tufts University School of Medicine in May 1998 in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his internship and residency training in general surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center in June of 2003. The following year, Dr. Albert successfully completed his Fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at the world-renowned University of Texas, Houston. Dr. Albert is board certified in general surgery and colon and rectal surgery.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. (ASCRS) and Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS)

Dr Albert serves as the Assistant Program Director of the ACGME accredited Florida Hospital Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship.

Research Interests

Areas of Surgical Specialization Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery of the Colon and Rectum
Cancer of the Colon and Rectum
Screening and Therapeutic Colonoscopy
Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (J-Pouch)
Treatment of Anorectal Diseases

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Yixing JiangPh.D

Associate Professor of Medicine
GI Medical Oncology Marlene and Stewart
University of Maryland
Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Jiang is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of GI Medical Oncology at Marlene and Stewart Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore Maryland. She received her medical education at Fudan University College of Medicine, Shanghai, China and obtained her Ph.D. degree of Microbiology and Immunology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Bronx, New York. She received her fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Research Interests

Drug development and biomarker research in gastrointestinal malignancie

Drug delivery using cutting edge nanoparticles and establishment of a comprehensive lipid profiling in patients with pancreatic cancer

 

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Jason SicklickPhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of California
Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Jason Sicklick graduated for the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine in 2000. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2008. He then completed a fellowship in surgical oncology with a focus upon hepatopancreatobiliary surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2010. He then joined the Division of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery at the University of California, San Diego. His clinical interests include the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver, primary liver and bile duct cancers and tumors of the pancreas. Dr. Sicklick is an active member of the National Cancer Institute's GIST Working Group and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Hepatobiliary Committee. He is active in translational research and clinical trials.

Research Interests

Gastrointestinal cancers

Hepatobiliary cancers

Pancreatic cancer

Personalized medicine

Cancer genetics

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Giovanni BrandiPhD

Associated Professor
Medical Oncology Department
University Hospital S. Orsola- Malpighi Bologna
Address:Italy
Biography

Academic and professional qualifications

� Graduated in the Bologna University Medica School with honors (110/110 cum laude) in 1988.

� PhD in "Biological Markers of tumors of the gastrointestinal tract" in 1992.

� Specialization in Internal Medicine (70/70 cum laude) in 1996.

� Medical Doctor in Internal Medicine in the hospital in Cesena from 13/03/2000.

� Researcher of Medical Oncology in the department of Hematology and Oncological Sciences of the Bologna University Medical School from 01/01/2001 to 01/11/2010.

� Associate Professor of Medical Oncology in the department of Hematology and Oncological Sciences of the Bologna University Medical School from 01/11/2010.

� Director of the Specialization School in Medical Oncology in Bologna.

� Director of second level Master in Training and Qualification in Palliative Care

Stages abroad

� Six month stage at the INRA, Jouy en Josas, Paris, to study the problems of the intestinal microbiota in relation to preneoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, in 1991. � One month stage about cronomodulation for the study of tumors at the Service of Medical Oncology �Paul Brousse�, Villejuif (Paris), directed by Dr. Francis Levi, in 1996.

Institutional roles

� Member of the Collegio Superiore of the University of Bologna � Member of the Board of the Institute for Advanced Studies (ISA) of the University of Bologna

Scientific productions

o Author of more than 80 papers in international journals indexed (with IF> 380), 6 scientific books, 9 book chapters.

o Speaker and chairman at national and international conferences

o Reviewer for: NEJM (8 times: articles on hepatocarcinogenesis or treatment of HCC), Eur J Cancer; PlosOne; Cancer Letter; Chemotherapy; J of Chem; Thromb Hemost; Int J of Cancer, Oncology, Nat Clin Pract Gastroent, Cancer.

o Prof. Brandi with his group have done the applications for founds from AIFA and from the National Health Service because of different ongoing projects. They carried out other studies supported by the Emilia- Romagna Region or by private bank foundations

Research Interests

Gastrointestinal tract carcinogenesis 

Intestinal microbiota and its potential role in the carcinogenesis of gastrointestinal tract

Toxicity of cancer therapies

Epatobiliopancreatic tumors

Molecular biology of cancers

Publications
Scientific Activities

Gouri Rani BanikPh.D

Lecturer
School of Medical and Molecular Biosciences
University of Technology Sydney
Address:Australia
Biography

Dr Gouri Rani Banik is a Lecturer and Associate academic in Faculty of Science at University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. She is awarded a PhD in 2014 from the School of Medical and Molecular Biosciences, UTS, Sydney followed by UTS Doctoral Scholarship. Her main research topic is infectious diseases, molecular biology and bioinformatics. She was also awarded by MEXT (Japanese Government Scholarship) for her Masters of Science program in the school of Biological Science, University of Hyogo, Japan in 2008. Dr Banik has authored book chapter, many refereed publications and few patents. She is awarded for her research in Science Research Competition at UTS in 2010. Currently she is doing a post-doctoral research and supervises Honors and Masters of Science students at her workplace.She is a member of Australian Society for Medical Research and Australian Society of Parasitology.

Research Interests

Post-doctoral research

Medical Research 

Society of Parasitology

Publications
Scientific Activities

Erhan SahinPhD

Researcher

Eskisehir Osmangazi University
Address:Turkey
Biography

He is a researcher in Eskisehir Osmangazi University in Turkey.HegraduatedfromtheSciencefaculty in 2007. He has a master'sdegree in HistologyandEmbryologyfield. He is making his PhD on mesenchymalstemcellsandtheireffects on lungcancercells. He has publishedmanyresearcharticles in ScientificJournals.He is an activereviewerfor 2internationaljournals.

Research Interests
  1. MolecularBiology
  2. Cell Culture
  3. Stemcells
  4. Histology&Embryology
  5. LightandElectronmicroscopy
  6. AndToxicology
Publications
Scientific Activities

Carlo La Vecchia PhD

Professor
Department of Clinical Sciences and Comunity Health
University of Milan
Address:Italy
Biography

Dr. La Vecchia received his medical degree from the University of Milan and a master of science degree in clinical epidemiology from Oxford University. He is recognized worldwide as a leading authority in cancer aetiology and epidemiology. Presently, he is Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Medicine at the University of Milan. Dr. La Vecchia serves as an editor for numerous clinical and epidemiologic journals. He is among the most renowned and productive epidemiologists in the field with over 1,790 peer-reviewed papers in the literature and is among the most highly cited medical researchers in the world, according to ISIHighlyCited.comsm, the developer and publisher of the Science Citation Index (h index, 119). Dr. La Vecchia is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Center and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and of Epidemiology at the University of Lausanne, CH.

Dr. La Vecchia is a temporary advisor at the World Health Organization in Geneva, and a registered journalist in Milan. He was Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health between 1996 and 2001, and was Senior Research Fellow at the International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC/WHO between 2006 and 2008

Dr. La Vecchia’s main fields of interest include cancer epidemiology and the risk related to diet, tobacco, oral contraceptive use and occupational or environmental exposure to toxic substances; and analysis of temporal trends and geographical distribution of mortality from cancer, cardiovascular diseases, perinatal and other selected conditions.

Research Interests
  1. Cancer epidemiology
  2. The risk related to diet
  3. Tobacco
  4. Oral contraceptive use
  5. Occupational or environmental exposure to toxic substances
  6. Analysis of temporal trends
  7. Geographical distribution of mortality from cancer
  8. Cardiovascular diseases
  9. Perinatal and other selected conditions
Publications
Scientific Activities

Ayman I. SayeghPhD

Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine Tuskegee University
Address:USA
Biography


Ayman I. Sayegh got his PhD in 2000. For this reason he is Dr. Ayman I. Sayegh. He also is as of today Associate Professor. Also this is mentioned below his affiliation, but this does not make him Prof. John Smith according to common rules at SCIRP. Now, John will be promoted to full professor next year. He will then be Prof. Ayman I. Sayegh according to rules at SCIRP. Certainly he will not loose his doctoral degree, but that does not make him Prof. Dr. Ayman I. Sayegh at SCIRP. He will continue to serve at his university and will be mentioned as ”Professor for Integrated Science” after his promotion on his SCIRP Biography page.

We at SCIRP know that all this could be a little different compared to your home university and compared to your home country. However, we belief it is important to have one rule we all stick to, instead of having a chaotic web page. We hope you agree and can live with your Biography page. Maybe you even like it. That would be nice. 

Research Interests

Neuroendocrinology
Autonomic Nervous System

Publications
Scientific Activities

Jeffrey Saul BrooksMD

Chief Executive Officer

Spatz FGIA
Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Brooks graduated from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in 1980; Cum Laude. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center/ Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York in 1983. He then continued fellowship training in Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colorado followed by a fellowship at the Beth Israel Hospital Medical Center in New York which was completed in 1985 and thereafter achieving Board certification in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1985. He then joined the Division of Gastroenterology at the NY Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University in New York as an assistant attending; teaching endoscopy to GI fellows from Columbia University. Dr Brooks has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals and has presented at multiple conferences worldwide. He is the founder and inventor of the Spatz Adjustable intragastric balloon and has multiple patents issued in the US and worldwide. He has lectured worldwide on the topic of intragastric balloons for weight loss.

Research Interests

Bariatric endoscopy
Intragastric balloons for weight loss

Publications
Scientific Activities

Chen XJPhD



Sichuan University
Address:China
Biography

My name is Xiangjun Chen, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, PR China. I was born in China in 1983, in Anqing of Anhui province, an ordinary family. I believe that "no goal is lost". Especially in the university autonomy very strong life, this plan is particularly important. I am a relatively strong planning in each stage I give yourself a target, and will strive toward this goal, and finally achieve, then also taste the joy of success. In peacetime, I deeply realized only by constantly learning theory, armed in theory, hard work, in the system of science in theory to guide actually, change the objective world and their own subjective world attention. Everyone experiences are a book, write well written as bad, writes thick write thin, write well written mediocrity, see yourself how to write, others not. So in the years to come, I'll work harder, constantly enrich himself. One must know their place, like a man knows his face, this is the most awake. So do can do, do it best.

Research Interests

The relation of digestive tract tumor and immunity
Infected diseases and immunotherapy

Publications
Scientific Activities

Noomene RabiiPhD

Senior surgeon department of general surgery
Habib Thameur Hospital

Address:Tunisia
Biography

Dr Rabii Noomene obtained his Medical degree from the faculty of medicine, Tunis Tunisia, in 2002. He fulfilled his national medical services as a hospital medical practitioner. He completed his training in general and gastro-intestinal surgery at the Rabta hospital. He is currently a senior surgeon working in the Habib Thameur hospital Tunis Tunisia. He is an associate professor of surgery and anatomy teaching in the faculty of medicine and the health science high school Tunis Tunisia. He has authored over then 20 journal peer-reviewed publications. He is a regular reviewer and Editorial Board member in several journals.

Research Interests

Gastric and colorectal malignancies

Publications
Scientific Activities

Edoardo saladinoPhD


Department of Human Pathology
University of Messina
Address:Italy
Biography
Research Interests

Hepatobiliary Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

Publications
Scientific Activities

Sally A. El-ZahabyPhD

Lecturer
Department of Pharmaceutics & Drug industries
Pharos University
Address:Egypt
Biography

Registered for the Doctorate of Philosophy in Pharmaceutics, Department of Pharmaceutics, Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, in October 2013 . Master in pharmaceutical sciences (Pharmaceutics), Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, in June 2013. Title of Master Thesis: Formulation and Evaluation of Controlled Release Drug Delivery System for Eradication of Helicobacter pylori. Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, 2004. Graduated from the secondary school Notre Dame de Sion, 1999. Diploma (Alliance) in French language, 1998. Diploma from France in tourism & hottelerie, 1997. Assistant lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutics & Drug industries, Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing, Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt since 13-6-2013 till now. Demonstrator Department of Pharmaceutics & Drug industries, Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing, Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt since March 2007 till 12-6-2013. Worked in Janssen-Cilag, Johnson & Johnson, Egypt, 2006-2007 in PCU (Primary Care Unit) line on gastrointestinal, gynecology and pediatric products and awarded as best achiever for the year 2006. Working in El-Andalous medical company, 2005-2006 as a product specialist in line concerning psychiatry and dermatology products. Begin my governmental work belonging to the Directorate of Health Affairs, 2005. Worked as a demonstrator in the Pharmaceutics Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, 2004/2005

Research Interests

Controlled Drug Delivery systems
Drug Targeting
Mini-tablets
Helicobacter pylori
Polymers
Gastroretentive dosage forms
Osmotic drug delivery systems

Publications
Scientific Activities

Sharad Kumar Suthar PhD

Senior Research Fellow in Indian Council of Medica
Govt. of India sponsored project at Department of
Jaypee University of Information Technology
Address:India
Biography

Sharad Kumar Suthar has around 5 years of research experience, including 3 years of research experience as a research fellow in Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India sponsored project. Currently he is working as a senior research fellow in Indian council of Medicinal Research sponsored project. His research thrust revolves around development of safer and potent anti-inflammatory anticancer agents. Inflammation and cancer are closely related with each other and many inflammatory mediators are over expressed in cancerous cells. Thus, development of medicinal agents carrying both anti-inflammatory and anticancer pharmacophores could provide novel lead compounds. Apart from this, I have recently started exploring new strategies to develop gastrointestinal sparing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Research Interests

Development of safer and potential anti-inflammatory and anticancer agents
Exploring new strategies in the development of gastrointestinal sparing NSAIDs

Publications
Scientific Activities

Jianfeng Cheng PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine,
UNC School of Medicine

Address:USA
Biography

Dr. Jianfeng Cheng is Assistant Professor of Medicine, UNC School of Medicine, Charlotte Campus, NC. At the same time she is working as Faculty Gastroenterologist, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC. She completed her PhD in 2004. She gained many awards such as Academic Scholarship Award at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. Academic Scholarship Award at Zhejiang Medical University, Zhejiang, China.
Travel grant award in 2011 Fellowship to Leadership, USA etc. She published so many articles. Working as Reviewer, Speaker also.

Research Interests

Clinical research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other digestive disease.

Application of Nutraceutical Medicine into GI disease, especially functional disorder. 

Publications
Scientific Activities

Jose Antonio Rodriguez-Montes PhD

Professor of Surgery

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Address:Spain
Biography

Professor Rodríguez-Montes focusing his research on the emergency surgery, short bowel syndrome, conservative splenic surgery, biliary prothesis, colorectal cancer surgery, and others. He was awarded spanish awards for research and academy activities. He is Member of top several academic institutions of Spain and Honorary Member of cientific societies (Spanish Society for Surgical Research, Ibero-Latino-American Society of Surgeons, Cuban Society of Surgery, Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgia Digestiva, and others). Expert/Evaluator and Advisor of several national research & medical institutions.

Research Interests

Emergency surgery
Short bowel syndrome
conservative splenic surgery
Biliary prothesis
colorectal cancer surgery

Publications
Scientific Activities

Mariano Palermo PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

University of Buenos Aires
Address:Argentina
Biography
Research Interests

Bariatriac
Metabolic surgery
HPB surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Publications
Scientific Activities

Omar Bellorin- MarinPhD

New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens/ Cornel
New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens/ Cor
Residency Flushing, New York USA
Address: USA
Biography

Born in Margarita Island, Venezuela. Medical Education in Central University of Venezuela, Caracas. After I finished my medical degree I completed full general surgery residency in Hospital Universitario de Caracas/ Central University of Venezuela in Caracas Venezuela. Always interested in advanced laparoscopy, gastrointestinal surgery, foregut surgery, bariatric surgery. I moved to USA to pursue further and advanced surgical training and research. I completed a Research fellowship in the department of Minimally Invasive surgery in Cleveland Clinic Florida for almost 2 years. Now I am currently a 4th year categorical surgical resident in New York Hospital Queens/ Weill Cornell Medical College General Surgery Program

Research Interests

Bariatric surgery
Foregut surgery
Advanced laparoscopic surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Colorectal surgery

Publications
Scientific Activities

Mohammed T. B. Al MohaidlyPhD

Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon Director,
Paediatric General Surgery Prince Sultan Military
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Address: USA
Biography
Research Interests
Publications
Scientific Activities

Othman Al-ShboulPhD

Faculty of Medicine
Physiology
Jordan University of Science and Technology Irbid
Address:Jordan
Biography

Dr. Othman is an assistant professor at the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry of the Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology. He got his B.Sc of Dental Surgery from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2004. He completed his PhD. Study from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA in 2011. He received many scientific awards. He is enrolled with many scientific associations. Besides his teaching experience, he is active in research and regularly publishing scientific papers.

Research Interests
Publications
  1. Al-Shboul O, Mustafa A. Effect of oxidative stress on Rho kinase II and smooth muscle contraction in rat stomach. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. 2015; Epub ahead of print.
  2. Al-Shboul O, Mustafa A, Al-hashimi F. Non-genomic effects of progesterone on Rho kinase II in rat gastric smooth muscle cells. Journal of smooth muscle research = Nihon Heikatsukin Gakkai kikanshi. 2013;49:55-62. Epub 2013/10/19.
  3. Al-Shboul OA. The importance of interstitial cells of cajal in the gastrointestinal tract. Saudi journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association. 2013;19(1):3-15. Epub 2013/01/16.
  4. Al-Shboul O, Mahavadi S, Sriwai W, Grider JR, Murthy KS. Differential expression of multidrug resistance protein 5 and phosphodiesterase 5 and regulation of cGMP levels in phasic and tonic smooth muscle. American journal of physiology Gastrointestinal and liver physiology. 2013;305(4):G314-24. Epub 2013/06/15.
  5. Ahmed R, Mahavadi S, Al-Shboul O, Bhattacharya S, Grider JR, Murthy KS. Characterization of signaling pathways coupled to melatonin receptors in gastrointestinal smooth muscle. Regulatory peptides. 2013;184:96-103. Epub 2013/04/02.
  6. Alkahtani R, Mahavadi S, Al-Shboul O, Alsharari S, Grider JR, Murthy KS. Changes in the expression of smooth muscle contractile proteins in TNBS- and DSS-induced colitis in mice. Inflammation. 2013;36(6):1304-15. Epub 2013/06/25.
  7. Bhattacharya S, Mahavadi S, Al-Shboul O, Rajagopal S, Grider JR, Murthy KS. Differential regulation of muscarinic M2 and M3 receptor signaling in gastrointestinal smooth muscle by caveolin-1. American journal of physiology Cell physiology. 2013;305(3):C334-47. Epub 2013/06/21.
  8. Mahavadi S, Bhattacharya S, Kim J, Fayed S, Al-Shboul O, Grider JR, et al. Caveolae-dependent internalization and homologous desensitization of VIP/PACAP receptor, VPAC(2), in gastrointestinal smooth muscle. Peptides. 2013;43:137-45. Epub 2013/03/19.
  9. Mahavadi S, Nalli A, Al-Shboul O, Murthy KS. Inhibition of MLC Phosphorylation Downstream of Ca and RhoA: A Novel Mechanism Involving Phosphorylation of Myosin Phosphatase Interacting Protein (M-RIP) by PKG and Stimulation of MLC Phosphatase Activity. Cell biochemistry and biophysics. 2013. Epub 2013/06/01.
  10. Sriwai W, Mahavadi S, Al-Shboul O, Grider JR, Murthy KS. Distinctive G Protein-Dependent Signaling by Protease-Activated Receptor 2 (PAR2) in Smooth Muscle: Feedback Inhibition of RhoA by cAMP-Independent PKA. PloS one. 2013;8(6):e66743. Epub 2013/07/05.
  11. Mustafa AG, Alshboul OA. Pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury. Neurosciences (Riyadh). 2013;18(3):222-34. Epub 2013/07/28.
  12. Nalli AD, Kumar DP, Al-Shboul O, Mahavadi S, Kuemmerle JF, Grider JR, et al. Regulation of Gbetagamma-Dependent PLC-beta3 Activity in Smooth Muscle: Inhibitory Phosphorylation of PLC-beta3 by PKA and PKG and Stimulatory Phosphorylation of Galpha-GTPase-Activating Protein RGS2 by PKG. Cell biochemistry and biophysics. 2014. Epub 2014/04/30.
  13. Nalli AD, Kumar DP, Mahavadi S, Al-Shboul O, Alkhatani R, Kuemmerle JF, et al. Hypercontractility of Intestinal Longitudinal Smooth Muscle Induced by Cytokines is Mediated by NFkappaB/AMP-Activated Kinase/MLC Kinase Pathway. The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. 2014. Epub 2014/04/29.
  14. Al-Shboul O, Nalli AD, Kumar DP, Zhou R, Mahavadi S, Kuemmerle JF, et al. Jun kinase-induced overexpression of leukemia-associated Rho GEF (LARG) mediates sustained hypercontraction of longitudinal smooth muscle in inflammation. American journal of physiology Cell physiology. 2014. Epub 2014/04/18.
  15. Al-Shboul OA, Mustafa A, Mohammad M, Al-Shehabat M, Yousef A, Al-Hashimi F. Effect of Oxidative Stress on the Expression of Thin Filament-Associated Proteins in Gastric Smooth Muscle Cells. Cell biochemistry and biophysics. 2014. Epub 2014/03/19.
  16. Mukhallad A. M. Mohammad, Muhanad S. Abdelwahab, Mohamad M. J. Mohamad, Othman El shboul, Waleed R. Ezzat Cardiac myosin heavy chains in mice treated with NG-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester and thyroxine. Comparative Clinical Pathology. November 2013.
Scientific Activities

PAVLOS PAPOULIDISlPhD


NHS Trust
CARDIOTHORACIC at NHS - University Hospitals Coven
Address: UK
Biography
Research Interests
Publications
Scientific Activities

Tamas MolnarPhD

Professor
First Department of Medicine,
University of Szeged
Address: Hungary
Biography

Tamas Molnar was born on the 2nd of December in 1962. in Szeged, Hungary. He is married and have two children. In 1990, he took his Doctorem Medicinae Universae diploma at Szent-Györgyi Albert Medical University, University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine with Cum laude. Then in 1995 he did the Medical qualification exam and in 1998 the Gastroenterology qualification exam. Both in the same institute. In 2003 he took his summa cum laude Ph.D. with the thesis: Effect of genetical, environmental and clinical factors on the aetiology and natural course of inflammatory bowel disease. In 2009 he took the certificate of habilitation. He is working at First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Szeged, Faculty of General Medicine, Albert Szent-Györgyi Helath Science Center since 1994, now as a professor. His social memberships are inter alia: Hungarian Gastroenterology Society, Member of Direction since 2006. Hungarian Gastroenterology Society Colonic Section, Chairman since 2013. ECCO (European Crohn’ and Colitis Organization) Hungarian National Representative since 2007.

Research Interests

Etiology
Pathogenesis
Diagnostics
Treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
Colorectal cancer

Publications
Scientific Activities

Xiao Min WangPhD

Deputy Director of Physician

Beijing University First Hospital
Address:China
Biography

Dr. Wang Xiao Min work for Attending Physician, First Affiliated 

Hospital of Harbin Medical University on 1993-1999 as attending 

physician and Beijing Medical University School as Deputy Director of 

Physician from 2000- current. Wang Xiao Min received MD from Harbin 

Medical University, China on 1987, Master Degree on 1990 from same 

university and Ph. Degree from Beijing Medical University School of 

Stomatology  on 1990.

Research Interests

Bone loose

H. pylori infection in oral cavity

Publications
Scientific Activities