Reviewer board

Members of the reviewer board are reviewers who provide timely high quality reports on submitted manuscripts.


Prof. Stephanie Willerth     

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, B.C. V8P 5C2, Canada

Interests: Tissue engineering; Regenerative medicine; Biomaterials scaffolds for controlling stem cell differentiation


Prof. Dr. Hany E. Marei    

Head, Department of Cytology and Histology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35116, Egypt

Interests: Neurological diseases; Cancers; Immunotherapy using different molecular tools such as gene expression, pathway analysis, genetic and proteomic profiling


Dr. Paulina Borkowska    

Department of Medical Genetics, Medical University of Silesia, Jednosci 8 Street, 41-200, Sosnowiec, Poland

Interests: Flow cytometry; PCR; Gel electrophoresis; DNA extraction; Electrophoresis; Immunofluorescence; RNA isolation; Molecular genetics; DNA amplification; Agarose gel electrophoresis


Dr. Silvia Tommasin    

Human Neuroscience Department, Sapienza University, Rome, 00185, Italy

Interests: Neuroscience; Resting State fMRI; Simultaneous EEG-fMRI; Cognitive Neuroscience; Neuroimaging; Brain Connectivity


Prof. Dr. Pilar Flores   

Department of Psychology, and Heath Research Center, Universidad de Almería, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 Almería, Spain

Interests:  Neurorehabilitation; Neuromodulation; Learning; Behavioural science; Brain stimulation; Assistive technology; Psychopharmacology; Questionnaire; Neurostimulation; Neurodevelopmental disorders


Assistant Prof. Viann N. Nguyen-Feng    

Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Interests:  Interpersonal trauma; Emotional abuse; Disabling life experiences; Integration of mental and physical health; Mind-body approaches; Trauma-sensitive yoga; Access to care; Technological interventions


Dr. Daniel A. Rossignol    

Rossignol Medical Center, Irvine, CA, USA

Interests:  Autism spectrum disorders; PANS/PANDAS; Cerebral palsy; Mitochondrial dysfunction; Hyperbaric oxygen therapy; ADD/ADHD; Preconception care; Pediatric special needs


Associate Prof. Dr. Chinmay Suryavanshi     

Department of Physiology, Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India

Interests:  EEG; Event related potentials; Facial emotion recognition


Dr. Sophie V. Precious    

Brain Repair Group, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Interests:  Stem cell biology; Huntington's disease; Regenerative medicine; Neural transplantation; Directed differentiation of cell sources to neural phenotypes


Prof. Yong-An Chung    

1. Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea
2. Neuroscience Translational Research Center, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, South Korea

Interests:  Parkinson's disease; Neuroradiology


Dr. Shaik Mohammad Naushad    

Sandor Speciality Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India

Interests:  Biochemical genetics; Molecular genetics; Epigenetics; Pharmacogenomics


Rida Rehman, M.Sc.    

Department of Neurology, Ulm University, ZBF - Helmholtzstrasse 8/1, 89081 Ulm, Germany

Interests:  Neuroscience; Traumatic brain injury; Spinal cord injury; Receptor tyrosine kinases; R software; Array analyses; CyTOF; Cytokines expression


Dr. Kayvan Yaghoobi    

Department of Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Interests:  Neuroscience; Neuroregeneration; Stem cell; Traditional and complementary medicine


Dr. Matilda Naesström     

Department of Clinical Sciences, Psychiatry, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå, Athens

Interests:  Deep brain stimulation; Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Major depressive disorder; Anxiety; Psychopharmacology; Education


Dr. Angela Rao     

Clinical Trials Coordinator, Calvary Hospital Kogarah, NSW 2217, Australia

Interests:  Psychological health; Depression; Anxiety; Mind-body therapies; Meditation; Cardiac rehabilitation; Palliative care


Dr. Katarzyna Anna Rygiel    

Department of Family Practice, Medical University of Silesia (SUM), Zabrze, Poland

Interests:  Cardio-oncology; Immuno-oncology; Psycho-oncology; Cardio-metabolic diseases; Diseases of civilization; Psycho-somatic disease; Stress management; Lifestyle modification; Human aging; Quality of life; Patient education; Interdisciplinary team collaboration; Clinical research


Associated Prof. Selen Gur-Ozmen     

Department of Neuroscience, School of Health Sciences, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

Interests:  Aesthetic neuroscience; Cognitive neuroscience; Migraine; Stroke; Behavioral neuroscience


Prof. Hsien-Yuan Lane   

1. Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences, China Medical University, No. 91, Hsueh-Shih Rd., North Dist., Taichung City, 404, Taiwan
2. Department of Psychiatry and Brain Disease Research Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
3. Department of Psychology, College of Medical and Health Sciences, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan

Interests:  Clinical psychiatry; Psychopharmacology; Neuropsychopharmacology; Clinical neuroscience; Mental illness; Clinical assessment; Addiction psychiatry; Child and adolescent psychiatry; Adolescent psychiatry; Affective neuroscience


Dr. Chandrasekaran Kaliaperumal    

Consultant Paediatric and Adult Neurosurgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Interests:  Paediatric neurosurgery; Pituitary surgery; Neurotrauma; Craniofacial surgery; Hydrocephalus; Trigeminal neuralgia; Neuroendoscopy; Neuro-Oncology


Dr. Estela Bruxel     

Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Department of Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, UNICAMP, Brazil

Interests:  Neurodevelopmental disease; Neurogenetics; Psychiatry disorders; Pharmacogenomics


Assistant Prof. Dr. Durai Murugan Muniswami    

Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Pollachi Main Road, Eachanari Post, Coimbatore - 641 021, Tamil Nadu, India

Interests:  Spinal cord injury; Stem cells; Transplantation; Regeneration/degeneration; Cell and molecular neurobiology


Prof. Antonio Orlacchio     

1. Laboratorio di Neurogenetica, Centro Europeo di Ricerca sul Cervello (CERC) - Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy

2. Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Biomediche, Università di Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Interests:  Neurology; Human genetics; Neurogenetics; Neurodegenerative diseases


Associate Prof. Dr. Giovanni Casini    

Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Interests:  Retinal physiology and pathology


Assistant Prof. Dr. Wei Li     

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

Interests:  Neurophysiology; Neurobiology; Electrophysiology; Neuropharmacology


Dr. Alberto Caranti     

Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Department of San Pier Damiano Hospital, via Portisano 1, 48018 Faenza, Italy

Interests: Head and neck oncology; VIII cranial nerve diseases and surgery; Internal ear physiology; Internal ear diseases; Cranial nerves diseases


Dr. Xiaoyu Yang 

Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Interests: Brain tumor; Degenerative spinal disorders; Spinal cord injury


Dr. Ranjithmenon Muraleedharan 

Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale University, USA

Interests: Cancer biology; Epigenetics; Stem Cell Biology


Prof. Chi-Rei Wu 

Department of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chinese Medicine Resources, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

Interests: Behavioral pharmacology; Medicinal herbs; Neurodegeneration; Neurotransmitters; Neuroscience; Diabetes; Inflammation


Associate Prof. Dr. Ahmet Ozer Sehirli 

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Dentistry, Near East University, Near East University, Boulevard, 99138, Nicosia, Cyprus

Interests: Pharmacology and toxicology; Inflammatory disorders; Pulmonary toxicology; Oxidative stress; Drug toxicity


Assistant Prof. Dr. Donato Pacione 

Department of Neurosurgery, NYU Langone Health, New York, USA

Interests: Skull; Spine


Prof. Dr. Winfried Neuhuber 

Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Chair of Anatomy I, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Krankenhausstr. 9, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany

Interests: Anatomy of the autonomic nervous system


Assistant Prof. Dr. Burcu Biterge Sut 

Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biology, Niğde, Turkey

Interests: Epigenetics; Chromatin; Transcriptional regulation; Cancer; Data mining


Assistant Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Renzi 

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Interests: Molecular and cellular neuroscience; Neurophysiology; Neuropharmacology; Neuropathology; Neuropsychology


Prof. Dr. Guilherme Lucas 

Department of Physiology, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

Interests: Neuropathic pain; Inflammatory pain; Post-herpetic neuralgia; Trophic factors; Neurotrophins; Neuropeptides


Dr. Rodolfo Maduri 

Avaton Surgical Group, Clinique de Genolier, Swiss Medical Network, Switzerland

Interests: Minimally invasive spine surgery; Transtubular spinal tumor surgery


Dr. Damian Szczesny 

Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland

Interests: Neurodegenerative diseases; Neuropharmacology; Experimental pharmacology; Pain research


Dr. Anza B. Memon 

1. Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
2. School of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

Interests: Multiple sclerosis; Multiple sclerosis cognition and fatigue; Neurosarcoidosis; Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder


Dr. Rossana Rauti

Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Interests: Interactions between living neurons and carbon-based nanomaterials; Neurovascular crosstalk; Neurovascular communication


Dr. Che Aishah Nazariah Ismail

Department of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia

Interests: Natural products; Neurosciences


Dr. Ramón Iglesias-Rey

Clinical Neurosciences Research Laboratory (LINC), Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS), Clinical University Hospital (CHUS), SERGAS, Travesía da Choupana, s/n, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Interests: Cerebral ischemia; New therapeutic strategies based on magnetocaloric materials, mapping of brain temperature and magnetic resonance imaging


Assistant Prof. Dr. Samia Hussein

Medical Biochemistry& Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt

Interests: qRT-PCR; PCR; RNA Extraction; Gel Electrophoresis; DNA Extraction; Reverse Transcription; DNA Gel Electrophoresis; DNA Isolation


Assistant Prof. Dr. Alyssa Weatherholt

University of Southern Indiana Pott College of Science Engineering and Education, Kinesiology and Sport, USA

Interests: Exercise science; Muscle physiology; Exercise physiology; Exercise performance; Exercise testing; Computed tomography; Strength & conditioning; Resistance training; Skeletal muscle physiology; Physical fitness


Dr. Dalia Maher Samy

El Sahel Teaching Hospital, Egypt

Interests: Stroke; Multiple sclerosis; Rehabilatation; Epilepsy


Dr. Vanessa G. Fraga

Departamento de Análises Clínicas e Toxicológicas, Faculdade de Farmáia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Interests: Alzheimer's disease


Assistant Prof. Dr. Lucia Lisi

Institute of Pharmacology, Catholic University Medical School, 00168, Rome, Italy

Interests: Multiple sclerosis; Microglia; Inflammatory diseases


Dr. Gabriel Rusanescu

Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Interests: Chronic pain; Signal transduction; Neural stem cells; Neuronal differentiation; Neuropharmacology; pharmacogenomics


Dr. Ping-Hong Yeh

National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD USA

Interests: Neuroimaging; Neurodegenerative disorders; Traumatic brain injury; Sleep disorders; Affective disorders; Substance use disorders


Dr. Barbara Cappelletto

Spine and Spinal Cord Surgical Unit, ASUIUD, Presidio Ospedaliero-Universitario Santa Maria della Misericordia di Udine, Udine, Italy

Interests: Spine surgery; Intervertebral disc arthroplasty; Spine; Spinal cord injury; Orthopedic surgery; Back pain; Neurosurgery; Intervertebral disk degeneration


Dr. Thijs van der Zijden

Department of Radiology, Antwerp Unversity Hospital, Belgium

Interests: Diagnostic radiology; Interventional neuroradiology; Angiography; Angiographic CT; Neurovascular diseases


Associate Prof. Dr. Chiara Porro

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, 71122 Foggia, Italy

Interests: Flow cytometry; Inflammation; Apoptosis; Cytokines; Cell culture; Cell migration; Immunohistochemistry; Cell proliferation; Inflammatory diseases; Immunofluorescence


Dr. Mário Gomes-Pereira

Centre de Recherche en Myologie (CRM), Inserm UMRS974, Association Institut de Myologie, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

Interests: DNA; RNA; Molecular biology; Gene expression; Splicing; Neurogenetics; Neurobiology; Cell culture; Peroteomics; Trinucleotide repeats; Neurodegenerative diseases


Dr. Tomonori Tamaki

Department of Neurological Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan

Interests: Intracranial aneurysm


Dr. Fatemeh (Simeen) Tabassi Mofrad

1. Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK

2. Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Leiden, Netherlands

3. Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, Netherlands

Interests: (Task-based & Resting State fMRI) Network Analysis; Cognitive Neuroscience; Psycholinguistics; Neurolinguistics


Dr. Hiroe Hu

MedStar-Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, USA

Interests: Consultation liaison psychiatry; Contemplative Psychology


Dr. Ayataka Fujimoto

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital, Japan

Interests: Epilepsy; Neurosurgery; Neurpsychology; Brain tumor; Pediatric neurology; Pediatric neurosurgery


Prof. Dr. Ping Heng Tan

Department of Anesthesia, Chi Mei Medical Center, No.901, Zhonghua RD., Yongkang Dist., Tainan City 71004, Taiwan

Interests: Neuralgia; Spinal cord dorsal horn; Spinal ganglia


Associate Prof. Christopher J. Davis

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, WSU Health Sciences Spokane, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Room 213/Lab 230, 412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99202, USA

Interests: Investigates neurobehavioral and neuromolecular regulation of sleep, wake and plasticity; Employs rodent models to demonstrate the consequences of sleep loss on cognitive performance, brain chemistry and slice electrophysiology; Characterizethe role of microRNAs on the electroencephalograph and vigilance state


Assistant Prof. Yanhua (Jennifer) Xie

1. Department of Pharmacology, University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
2. Department of Basic Sciences, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR 72467, USA

Interests: A potential gene therapy for Parkinson’s Disease (PD); Novel therapeutics for chronic pain; The neural circuitry for the sensory and affective components of pain; Osteopathic manipulative treatments (OMT)


Dr. Mastura Monif

Department of Neuroscience, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Interests: Neurology; Neuroimmunology; Neuroinflammation; Multiple sclerosis (MS); Autoimmune encephalitis; Gliomas; Microglia; Purinergic receptors


Prof. Young Eun Kim

Department of Neurology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University, Anyang, South Korea

Interests: Parkinson's disease; Synucleinopathy; REM sleep behavior disorder; Biomarker; Neuroscience


Dr. Veria Vacchiano

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Interests: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Neuroimmunology; Degenerative diseases


Prof. Dr. Suin Cho

School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, Pusan, 626-870, South Korea

Interests: Herbology; Neuroprotective effect; Brain injury


Dr. Szczepan Paszkiel

Opole University of Technology, Proszkowska 76 Street, 45-271, Opole, Poland

Interests: Neurosciences; EEG, Artificial intelligence; Machine learning; Signal analysis; Brain-computer interfaces; Biomedical engineering


Assistant Prof. Dr. Nafisa M. Jadavji

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Midwestern University, 19555 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308, USA

Interests: Nutrition; Neurodevelopment; Stroke; Vascular dementia; Aging


Shubham Pandey

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

Interests: Emotions; Executive control; Statistical-learning and game theory


Shamini Warda

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

Interests: Interval timing; Temporal cognition; Perception and predictive coding


Dr. Madhumita A. Takalkar

School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo (NSW), Australia

Interests: Artificial intelligence and image processing; Computer vision; Knowledge representation and machine learning; Data analysis


Dr. Nidan Qiao

1. Department of NeurosurgeryHuashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

2. Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, Massachusetts, USA

Interests: Integrating innovative statistical approaches to neurosurgical and neuroendocrine diseases


Prof. Dr. Matthias Heckmann

Department of Neonatology and Paediatric Intensive Care, University Medicine Greifswald, D-17475 Greifswald, Germany

Interests: Neonatal neuroprotection with particular focus on steroids


Dr. Tien-Chun Yang

Department of Medical Research, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan

Interests: Neurodegeneration; Retinal ganglion cells


Dr. Akihiro Nakamura

Central Research Laboratory, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan

Interests: Damage associated molecular pattern; Natural antibody; Autoimmunity; Biogerontology; Post translational modifications


Shannon Kindilien

College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

Interests: Epilepsy; Traumatic brain injury; Depression; Pharmacy; Geriatrics and gerontology; Malnutrition and neurologic disability; Health economic outcomes


Dr. Juan B. Salom

1. Joint Unit for Cerebrovascular Research, La Fe Health Research Institute, Valencia, Spain
2. Department of Physiology, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Interests: Ischemic stroke; Animal models; Ischemic brain damage; Cell senescence; Neuroprotection; New therapies


Associate Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Filosto

Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia, 25100, Italy

Interests: Mitochondrial DNA; Mitochondrial diseases; Mitochondria; Neurodegenerative diseases; Neuromuscular diseases; Motor neuron disease; Muscular diseases; Neuropathy; Rare diseases; Glycogen storage disease


Associate Prof. Dr. Michael L. James

Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurology, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Interests: Biomarker and therapeutic development for patients with intracerebral hemorrhage


Dr. Artem P. Gureev

Department of Genetics, Cytology and Bioengineering, Voronezh State University, Voronezh, 394018, Russia

Interests: Mitochondrial dysfunction; Mitochondrial biogenesis; Mitophagy; Neurodegenerative disease; Behavioral neuroscience; Nrf2/ARE signal pathway


Associate Prof. Dr. Orhan Tansel Korkmaz

1. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Medical Faculty, Department of Physiology, 26480 Eskisehir, Turkey
2. Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 02118, USA

Interests: Immunohistochemistry; Parkinson's disease; ESI; Neurodegeneration; Neurodegenerative diseases; Neuroprotection; Neuroscience; Movement disorders; Alzheimer's disease; Neurological diseases


Assistant Prof. Dr. Akihiko Hiyama

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgical Science, Tokai University School of Medicine, 143 Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa, 259-1193, Japan

Interests: Mesenchymal Stem Cell; Signaling Pathways; Stem Cell Biology; Cell Signaling; WNT Signaling; Intervertebral Disk; Low Back Pain; Spine; Cell Culture; PCR


Prof. Ali Douik

Department of Applied Informatics, National Engineering School of Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia

Interests: Optimization; Digital image processing; Computer vision; Image; Processing; Pattern recognition; Feature extraction; Classification; Pattern classification; Feature selection; Unsupervised learning


Prof. Dr. P. Hemachandra Reddy

Internal Medicine, Neuroscience/Pharmacology, Neurology, Public Health Departments and School of Health Professions, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th Street/MS/9410/4B 207, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA

Interests: Drug discovery; Aging; Neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's, Multiple sclerosis; Depression, Biomarker development; Bioinformatics and gene expression analysis; Animal models


Dr. Kaiyuan Wu

Laboratory of Mitochondrial Biology and Metabolism, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

Interests: Using biochemical, molecular biological, cell imaging and animal experimentation experiences to uncover the roles of autophagy-related proteins in multiple steps of autophagy, and their downstream effects in vitro and in vivo, which may uncover therapeutic targets for autophagy related diseases.


Prof. Dr. Charles J. Prestigiacomo

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA

Interests: Neurosurgery; Stroke; Neurovascular; Endovascular


Dr. Santosh Jadhav

Institute of Neuroimmunology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 85410 Bratislava, Slovakia

Interests: Alzheimer's disease; Tauopathies; Synaptic impairment; Macrophages; Peripheral immune system; Dendritic cells; Aging


Dr. Valentina Mancuso

E-Campus University, Department of Psychology, Via Isimbardi, 10, 22060 Novedrate CO, Italy

Interests: Neuropsychology; Virtual reality; Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation using technologies (virtual reality, 360 degree videos, mobile app..); Noninvasive brain stimulation; Cognitive functions; Neurocognitive disorders


Prof. Dr. Lucio Tremolizzo

Neurology, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy

Interests: Neurobiology; Biomarkers; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Dementia


Dr. Oriela Rustemi

Department of Neurosurgery, San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy

Interests: Neurosurgery (particularly cerebrovascular, skull base, techiques) neuroscience


Dr. Kunal Gupta

Department of Neurosurgery, Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Interests: Deep brain stimulation, thalamotomy, pallidotomy, laser interstitial thermal therapy, responsive neurostimulation, vagal nerve stimulation, resection of epilepsy focus, stereoelectroencephalography, microvascular decompression, radiofrequency ablation, peripheral nerve decompression, peripheral nerve transfer


Prof. Dr. Chih-Li Lin

1. Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung 40201, Taiwan
2. Department of Medical Research, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung 40201, Taiwan

Interests: Alzheimer’s disease; Dementia with Lewy bodies; Neuronal insulin signaling; Neuronal iPS cells


Dr. Sofiane Boucenna

Laboratoire ETIS UMR 8051, Université Paris-Seine, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, ENSEA, CNRS, France

Interests: Machine learning; Pattern recognition; Neural networks and artificial intelligence; Learning; Robotics; Image processing; Computer vision; Feature extraction; Supervised learning; Cognitive neuroscience


Associate Prof. Dr. Francis G. Tirol

Department of Neurology, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA

Interests: Drug-resistant epilepsy; Epilepsy surgery; Brain stimulation for epilepsy; Continuous EEG monitoring


Dr. Ho-Sung Ryu

Department of Neurology, Kyungpook National University Hospital, 130 Dongdeok-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu 41944, South Korea

Interests: Parkinson's disease; Deep brain stimulation; Multiple system atrophy; Dementia


Dr. Mélanie Morin-Brureau

Inserm U1127, CNRS UMR7225, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 6 UMR S1127, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière, Paris, France

Interests: Epilepsy; Angiogenesis; Neurological diseases; Neurophysiology; Cell migration; Blood brain barrier


Associate Prof. Dr. Li-Jen Lee

Department and Graduate Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Interests: Development and function of cortical subplate neurons; Roles of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in the brain; Therapeutic and preventive strategies for mental disorders; Banking of human brains and related tissues


Dr. Giuseppe Emmanuele Umana

Department of Neurosurgery, Trauma Center, Gamma Knife Center, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy

Interests: Spine surgery; Vascular surgery; Skull base surgery; Microsurgery; Radiosurgery; Neuronavigation; Minimally invasive surgery


Dr. Ahmed Lotfy

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Department, Faculty of Postgraduate Studies for Advanced Sciences (PSAS), Beni-Suef University, 62511 Beni-Suef, Egypt

Interests: Stem cells; Mesenchymal stem cells; Neural stem cells; Neural stem cells migration; iPSCs; Multiple sclerosis


Dr. Subash Khushu

Professor Emeritus, The University of Transdisciplinary Health Sciences & Technology, Post Attur via Yelahanka,Jarakabande Kaval, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064, India

Interests: Cognitive neuroscience; Imaging; Magnetic resonance; Image analysis; Memory; Neuroimaging; Brain imaging; Medical imaging; Medical and biomedical image processing


Prof. Dr. Charis Liapi

Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Interests: Neuropsychiatry; Computational neuroscience; Neuroimaging; Psychiatry; Cognitive neuroscience


Research Prof. Dr. Woo-Suk Tae

Brain Convergence Research Center, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

Interests: Neuroimaging (computational neuroscience) of psychiatric and neurologic disorders


Dr. Shantipriya Parida

Idiap Research Institute, Centre du Parc, Rue Marconi 19, Martigny, CH-1920, Switzerland

Interests: Natural language processing; Computational neuroscience; Deep learning


Dr. Milena Świtońska

1. Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Jan Biziel University Hospital No. 2, Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University, 85-168 Bydgoszcz, Poland
2. Faculty of Health Science, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum, Nicolaus Copernicus University, 85-067 Bydgoszcz, Poland

Interests: Functional anatomy of the brain; Sensory integration disorders and therapeutic possibilities; Neurosonology in stroke; Prevention of stroke; Biomarkers in stroke; Treatment of post-stroke spasticity with botulinum toxin under ultrasound guidance; Dystonias and their treatment


Prof. Dr. Karen K. Szumlinski

1. Department of Psychological Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
2. Department of Molecular, Developmental and Cellular Biology and the Neuroscience Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Interests: Biochemical mechanisms underlying the changes in brain and behavior produced by chronic exposure to drugs of abuse, in particular psychomotor stimulants, alcohol and opioid drugs


Dr. Hosein Safari

Department of Neurosurgery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Interests: Global, regional, and national burden of neurosurgical disorders


Dr. Candela Zorzo

1. Department of Psychology, University of Oviedo, Plaza Feijoo, s/n, E-33003 Oviedo, Spain
2. Instituto de Neurociencias del Principado de Asturias (INEUROPA), Spain

Interests: Behavioral neuroscience; Learning and memory; Spatial cognition; Neurobiology and brain physiology; Behavioral testing; Cognitive neuroscience; Memory; Behavioral analysis; Behavioral experiment; Animal memory


Dr. Farid Dabaghian

Department of pharmacognosy, School of pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Interests: Natural compounds and herbal products that can play a crucial role in the treatment of various disease, especially Neurological disorders


Dr. Dorin Harpaz

1. Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
2. Institute of Postharvest and Food Science, Department of Postharvest Science, Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Rishon LeZion 7505101, Israel

Interests: Ischemic stroke mechanisms; Diagnostics; Etiology classification; Blood-based biomarkers; Statistical analysis; Point-of-care biosensors


Assistant Prof. Dr. Marek Schwendt

Department of Psychology, Center for Addiction Research and Education (CARE), University of Florida, USA

Interests: Neurocircuitry and neurobiology of drug addiction and PTSD; The role of glutamate receptors in cognition and motivation


Dr. William Medendorp

REA analytics, based in Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Interests: Dendritic spines; Long term potentiation; Social interaction; Social isolation; Prefrontal cortex (PFC); Opsin; Coelenterazine; Primary neuron; Luminopsin; CTZ solvent


Assistant Prof. Dr. Masoumeh Nozari

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Afzalipour Faculty of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Interests: NMDA receptor; Morris water maze; Learning and memory; Memory; Learning; Neurobiology; Behavioral neuroscience; Neuropharmacology


Dr. Fabio Torregrossa

Section of Neurosurgery, Department of Biomedicine, Neurosciences and Advanced Diagnostics (BiND), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Interests: Awake surgery for low and high-grade gliomas; Brain mapping; Treatment of brain neoplasms with advanced image-guided surgical techniques; nTMS, Connectivity and Neuromodulation in Brain Tumor Patients; Neuroregeneration; Epo-EpoR interaction in CNS tumours; Traumatic brain injury; Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and other neurovascular conflicts; Treatment of cerebral vascular malformations (Aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, dural fistulas, cavernous angiomas); Treatment of hydrocephalus; Pain block for the treatment of headaches and neuromuscular syndromes; Cervical, dorsal and lumbar disc herniation surgery with minimally invasive microsurgical techniques; Treatment of degenerative pathology of the spine; Treatment of cervical myelopathy; Treatment of discites and spondylodiscitis; Treatment of spinal instability; Treatment of osteoporosis and vertebral fractures; Treatment of Spondylolisthesis; Treatment of spinal tumours; Treatment of spinal vascular disease; Treatment of canalicular syndromes of peripheral nerves (entrapment neuropathies)


Dr. Tomaz Velnar

Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia

Interests: Neurotrauma


Prof. Dr. Eberval G. Figueiredo

Division of Neurosurgery, Sao Paulo University, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Interests: Neuro-Oncology; Anatomical models


Associate Prof. Dr. Alex C. Manhaes

Neurophysiology Laboratory, Biology Institute, State University of Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Interests: Immunohistochemistry; Proteomics; Physiology; Neuropharmacology; Neuroscience; Neurophysiology; Memory; Learning; Behavioral neuroscience; Learning and memory


Dr. Tatdow Pansombut

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani, Thailand

Interests: Machine learning; Deep learning; Computational biology; Bioinformatics


Assistant Prof. Dr. Shahram Zarrabian

1. Department of Anatomical Sciences & Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine,Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2. Research Deputy of Cognitive and Neuroscience Research Center, Amiralmomenin Hospital, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Interests: Cognitive neuroscience; Memory; Learning and memory; Sleep, Memory and learning; Learning; Reward and addiction


Associate Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Papanas

Diabetes Centre, Second Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece

Interests: Diabetic neuropathy; Vascular disease


Associate Prof. Dr. V. B. Voitenkov

Research Institute of Children's Infections, St Petersburg, Russia

Interests: Multiple sclerosis; Biomechanics; Kinematics; Motion analysis; Rehabilitation; Gait analysis; Neurological diseases; Movement analysis; Physical rehabilitation; Neurorehabilitation


Dr. Nematollah Rouhbakhsh

Department of Audiology, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Pich-e Shemiran , Tehran , Iran

Interests: Central auditory processing disorder; Auditory spatial processing disorder; Spatial hearing processing; Electrophysiology


Dr. Francisco Guerrero-López

Intensive Medicine Service, Neurotraumatological Intensive Care Unit, Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital, Granada, Spain

Interests: In general severe traumatic pathology and severe head injury in particular and critical neurovascular pathology: ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and especially subarachnoid hemorrhage


Dr. Amit Singh

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India

Interests: Gel electrophoresis; Protein purification; PCR; Electrophoresis; Cloning; DNA; Cell culture; Gene expression; SDS-PAGE; DNA extraction


Associate Prof. Dr. Yasemin Cayir

Ataturk University, Research and Practice Center for Acupuncture and Complementary Therapy Modalities Erzurum, Turkey

Interests: Acupuncture; Chronic pain; Headache; Migraine; Integrative medicine


Prof. Dr. Yasuhiko Hayashi

Department of Neurosurgery, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan

Interests: Brain tumors (Hypothalamic and pituitary tumors); Tumor biology; Pediatric neurosurgery; Neuroendoscopy


Assistant Prof. Dr. Sabino Luzzi

1. Neurosurgery Unit, Department of Clinical-Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
2. Neurosurgery Unit, Department of Surgical Sciences, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy

Interests: Microneurosurgical anatomy applied to skull base cancer surgery; Transcranial and endoscopic approaches to skull base tumors; Microneurosurgical anatomy applied to intra-axial tumor surgery in eloquent areas; Anatomo-radiological planning and correlation of approaches to tumors in the eloquent area; Microneurosurgical anatomy, functional neuroimaging, and cortical-subcortical mapping; Intracranial aneurysms; Brain revascularization techniques; Brain AVMs


Dr. Antonino Catalano

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

Interests: Cognitive impairment; Anxiety; Depression; Comorbidity


Dr. Meenal Garg

Department of Pediatric Neurosciences, Surya Hospitals, Jaipur, India

Interests: Pediatric neurology; Pediatric epilepsy; Pediaric neuro-developmental disorders


Dr. Silvia Cavedoni

Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy

Interests: Clinical psychology; Adult psychopathology; Psychosis; Schizophrenia; Virtual Reality; Technologies, quantitative and qualitative research methods


Dr. Alexandra Grandison

School of Psychology, University of Surrey Guildford, UK

Interests: Categorisation; Language; Linguistic relativity; Language acquisition; Development; Cross-Cultural comparison; Event-Related potentials; Eye-Tracking


Associate Prof. Dr. Balasubramaniem Ashokkumar

Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India

Interests: Neurodegenerative disorders; Vitamin transport physiology; Congenital disorders


Associate Prof. Dr. James P Clement

Neuroscience Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bangalore, India

Interests: Electrophysiology; Neurophysiology; Patch-Clamp electrophysiology; Synaptic transmission; Synaptic plasticity; Synapses; Behavioral neuroscience; Cellular neuroscience; Neural plasticity; Brain diseases


Associate Prof. Dr. Honey V. Reddi

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI, USA

Interests: Clinical diagnostics for epilepsy and other inherited disorders


Associate Prof. Dr. Michael Noll-Hussong

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Saarland University Medical Center and Saarland University Faculty of Medicine, Germany

Interests: Chronic pain; Empathy; fMRI; Hypnotherapy; Neuroimaging; Neurosciences; Psychiatry (Incl. Psychotherapy); Psycho-Oncology; Psychosomatic medicine; Psychosomatics; Psychotherapies; PTSD; Resting state fMRI; Social cognitive neuroscience


Dr. Maria Alemany-Navarro

1. Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL), L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
2. OCD Clinical and Research Unit, Psychiatry Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
3. Department of Clinical Sciences, Bellvitge Campus, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Interests: Obsessive compulsive disorder


Dr. Sibel Atli

Van Yuzuncuil University, Van, Turkey

Interests: Child development; Infancy and brain development; Adaptive behavior; Child and technology; Sense development; Cognitive development


Prof. Dr. Sang-Hwan Hyun

College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Chungbuk, South Korea

Interests: Neuropathic pain; Embryonic development; Stem cell; Differentiation


Dr. Jonathon Reay

Department of Psychology, Teesside University, Victoria, Victoria Rd, Middlesbrough TS3 6DR, UK

Interests: Cognitive neuroscience; Behavioural neuroscience; fNIRS brain imaging; Ageing; Neurodevelopment


Dr. Paolo Chiabotti Salvioni

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

Interests: Neurology; Stroke; Neurodegenerative disorders; Alzheimer's disease; Fronto-temporal dementia; Dementia; Dementia with Lewy bodies


Dr. Peng Wang

Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Interests: General neuroscience; Neurodegeneration; Neuroinflammation; Tau pathology; Glia-neuro cross talk; The role of glia in neurodegeneration


Dr. Nicolas Alejandro Gemelli

Adult Intensive Care, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Interests: Critical care medicine; Stroke; Shock; Infectious diseases; Medical education; Emergency medicine; Nneurocritical care


Assistant Prof. Dr. Hillary Wehe

Department of Psychology, Davis and Elkins College, 100 Campus Dr, Elkins, WV 26241, USA

Interests: Learning; Memory; Motivation; Reward


Dr. Masoud Mozafari

University of Torontodisabled, Toronto, Canada

Interests: Biomaterials and conductive polymers for nerve tissue engineering; advanced drug delivery through the blood-brain barrier


Associate. Prof. Dr. Miroljub Popović

Department of Human Anatomy and Psichobiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Murcia, Spain

Interests: Learning; Memory; Anxiety; Aging; Adolescent; Alzheimer`s disease; Circadian rhythm; Animal studies


Dr. Nicola Montemurro

University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Interests: Neurosurgery; Neuroanatomy; Lymphoma; Intracranial aneurysm; Surgery; Aneurysm; Spine; White matter tract; Imaging; Thoracic surgery; Radiology; Hydrocephalus; Spine surgery; Intervertebral disk degeneration; Spinal surgery; Microneurosurgery; Spinal cord injury; Neuroradiology; Neuroscience; Cerebral angiography; Craniotomy; Brain injury; Endoscopic neurosurgery; Glioma; Intervertebral disc arthroplasty


Dr. Siobhan Scarlett

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland

Interests: Ageing; Cognition; Sleep; Physical activity; Actigraphy; Frailty; Creativity; Insomnia


Dr. Gianluca Trevisi

Neurosurgical Unit, Ospedale Santo Spirito, Pescara, Italy

Interests: Neuro-oncology; Pituitary surgery; Skull base surgery; Brain connectivity; Normal pressure hydrocephalus; Neuro-traumatology


Dr. Andrea Di Paolantonio

Department of Neuroscience, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, 00168 Rome, Italy

Interests: Neurology


Dr. Thusharika Dissanayaka

1. Non-invasive Brain Stimulation & Neuroplasticity Laboratory, Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University Peninsula Campus, Australia
2. Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Interests: Non-invasive brain stimulation; Transcranial direct current stimulation; Transcranial alternating current stimulation; Behavioural neuroscience; Cognitive neuroscience; Stroke; Systematic reviews: Clinical trial


Dr. Gabriela Bortolanca Chiarotto

1. Department of Structural and Functional Biology, Institute of Biology, University of Campinas - UNICAMP. 13083-970, Campinas, SP, Brazil
2. University Center of Herminio Ometto Foundation, Post Graduate Program in Biomedical Science, Brazil

Interests: Neurodegeneration; Neuroprotection; Neuron; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Reactive Oxygen Species; Rats; Neurobiology; Immunohistochemistry; Neuron-Glia Interaction; Neuroimmunomodulation; Lesion; Synaptic Plasticity; Synaptic Transmission; Synapses; Neural Plasticity


Dr. Prabitha Urwyler

1. ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern, 3008 Bern, Switzerland
2. University Neurorehabilitation Unit, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Inselspital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland

Interests: Digital markers; Ambient assisted living; Visual exploration; Hallucinations; Cognitive training; Embodiment; Psychosis and neurodegenerative diseases


Dr. Katarzyna Nowakowska-Domagala

Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology, Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Interests: Neuropsychology; Clinical psychology; Chronopsychology; Addiction; Mood disorders


Associate Prof. Dr. Thorsten Rudroff

Department of Health and Human Physiology, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA

Interests: Non-invasive brain stimulation; Neuroimaging; Fatigue; Multiple sclerosis; Aging; Cannabis; Post-Covid-19 fatigue


Dr. Evgeny Shlevkov

Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Unit, Biogen, Cambridge, MA, USA

Interests: Molecular biology; Cell biology; Neuroscience


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