Editorial Board

Rivka Ofir

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Rivka Ofir, PhD has been part of the Central Arava Branch of the Dead Sea & Arava Science Center for two decades. Her projects there include looking at desert plants as source for bioactive compounds. This involves High Throughput Screening (HTS) of the library of desert plant extracts against human disease models (cancer, cancer stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases). Ofir also works on screening of active extracts/compounds against whole animals-zebrafish and c. elegans models for human diseases.
In 2008 she joined the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Her projects there include researching induced pluripotent stem cells from inherited diseases as “disease in a dish” models for studying disease mechanism and for drug discovery.

Charlotte Erlanson Albertsson

Lund University

Eva Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson is a Swedish physiological researcher and professor of medical and physiological chemistry at Lund University.

Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson began medical studies at Lund University in 1965. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in medicine, she defended her dissertation in 1972 in medical and physiological chemistry, supervised by Bengt Borgström. The dissertation was about the hydrolysis of fat in the intestine and here was a new discovery, namely the discovery of the protein colipase as a necessary cofactor for lipase during fat digestion.

After a postdoctoral stay at the Center National de la Recherche Scientific (CNRS) in Marseille 1972–1973, she became an associate professor of medical and physiological chemistry in 1976 and a senior lecturer in the same subject in 1991. From 1998 to 1999, she was a visiting researcher at the CNRS in Meudon, Paris, where she worked with dissociating proteins, which dissociate ATP synthesis and generate heat.

Nicola Montano

Catholic University Rome

Dr. Nicola Montano M.D., Ph.D., is currently a Neurosurgeon at Gemelli University Hospital in Rome, Italy.  He was a research investigator in various research’s projects focused on glioblastoma therapy and glioblastoma cancer stem cells. 

Rachel Louise O'Connell

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research

Rachel O’Connell is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at The Royal Marsden. She specialises in oncoplastic breast surgery, combining the removal of breast cancers with plastic surgery, with the aim of achieving the best cosmetic appearance following treatment. Rachel works in collaboration with plastic surgeons at The Royal Marsden to provide the full range of reconstructive options.

Guangying Zhu

Peking University Cancer Hospital

Dr. Guangying Zhu is the chair of the Radiation Oncology department at Peking University Cancer Hospital. His research projects include Radiochemotherapy for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.

Suzanne Tinsley

Louisiana State University

Dr. Tinsley has been on faculty at LSU Health-Shreveport for 31 years. She is an Assistant Dean in the School of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health – Shreveport. She holds joint appointments of Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science, the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience and the Department of Neurology, LSU Health – Shreveport. In February, 2017, she was named the first Richard C. Parks Endowed Professor in Neurological Rehabilitation by LSU Health.

Judith Rhue

Ohio University

Judith W. Rhue, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, OH. Dr. Rhue lectures on communication skills and runs clinical lab experiences on doctor-patient communication for medical students across the first two years of their medical school training. 

Stefano Bacci

University of Florence

Dr. Stefano Bacci researches Human Anatomy and Histology at the University of Florence. 

Fernando GonzalezNeonatologist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Nadia GomezUniversity of Florida

Mehdi RajabiAlbany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Warren, W. Boling Jr., Austin College

Dwight Culver, University of California

Ji Chen BihlWright State University

Cuilan LiWuhan University

Benedetto Sacchetti, Italian National Institute of Health

Nandan Kumar Mondal, University of Louisville

Michael J. Griffin, Midwestern University