Editorial Board

Editorial Board

EDITOR DETAILS

Barry John Potter  

Research Interest:

GI Physiology; Immunology; Hematology General Pathophysiology; Basic mechanisms involved in regulation of hepatic iron homeostasis. Perturbations to hepatic iron homeostasis associated with infectious diseases and alcohol abuse. Free radical generation in biological systems and Oxidative stress in cardiovascular disease.

Professor
Department of Physiology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
USA

Xiangning Chen  

Research Interest:

High throughput SNP typing; molecular haplotyping; schizophrenia and nicotine dependence

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
USA

Reza Momenan  

Research Interest:

Alcohol addiction on brain regions related to cognition; emotion; reward; motivation and decision-making

Acting Chief
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health
USA

Thomas Parkman  

Research Interest:

Alcohol Research; Substance dependency

Research Fellow
Department of Addictions
King's College London
UK

Elisa Gottheil  

Research Interest:

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment; Prevention of Substance Abuse; Treatment and Case Management/Law and Ethics; Co-occurring Disorders

Lead of Clinical Training
County of Santa Barbara Alcohol, Drugs, Mental Health Services
USA

Kristin L Gosselink  

Research Interest:

The main focus of my research is on neuroendocrine responses to stress and exercise, with particular interests in:
  • Overlapping pathways and mechanisms in the central nervous system that mediate these responses; contribute to the manifestation of negative health outcomes; and mediate the protective effects of physical activity on the brain
  • Downstream changes in metabolic regulation that result from stress- and exercise-induced alterations in hormone secretory profiles.
  • The goal of this work is to understand the relationships between chronic stress and disorders of mental health (depression, substance abuse) and metabolism (obesity, type II diabetes) that are especially prevalent in the U.S./Mexico border region.
  • Additional research in my laboratory investigates the role of stress in cardiovascular disease and prostate cancer.

Associate professor
Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Texas at El Paso
USA

David C Fitzpatrick  

Research Interest:

Substance abuse and mental illness

Assistant Professor
Department of Social Work
North Carolina State University
USA

Sandra Momper  

Research Interest:

Prevention and Intervention Treatment for Gambling, Substance Abuse and Mental Health.Co-Morbidity; Gambling; Smoking; Alcoholism; other Substance Use and Mental Health

Associate professor
School of Social Work
University of Michigan
USA

Onaje J Muid  

Research Interest:

Substance abuse

Adjunct Lecturer and Advisor
School of Social Work
Columbia University, New York
USA

Burton M Altura  

Research Interest

Role of alcohol and substances of abuse in stroke etiology.

Professor
Department of Physiology, Pharmacology & Medicine
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
USA

Douglas J Muller  

Research Interest:

Psychotherapy; Counseling; Psychology; Substance Abuse; Adult Attention Deficit Disorder; diagnosising and treatment of mental health disorders.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Hampton University
USA

Manouchehr Mokhtari  

Research Interest:

Dr. Mokhtari's current research focuses on health systems and health finance; patient satisfaction; corruption; and economic development and fiscal reform

Associate professor
School of Public Health
University of Maryland - College Park
USA

Amy l Copeland  

Research Interest:

My research interests focus on cognitive and affective variables in substance use initiation; maintenance; cessation; relapse. I am primarily interested in licit (tobacco/nicotine) and illicit (cocaine; methamphetamine) psychomotor stimulants.

Associate professor
Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
USA

Melvin Delgado  

Research Interest:

Latino and other marginalized urban population groups; youth development-youth-led research and macro-practice; community-capacity enhancement; non-traditional urban settings

Professor
School of Social Work
Boston University
USA

Dennis R Grayson  

Research Interest:

Pathophysiology of schizophrenia; Cognition in schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease

Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA

James Weber  

Research Interest:

Cardiac effects of cocaine abuse.

Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
USA

Yi Zhu  

Research Interest:

Molecular mechanism of cellular senescence; aging and age-related degenerative diseases

Research Associate
Mayo Clinic
USA

Davis M Gatua  

Research Interest:

Drugs; alcohol and substance abuse

Associate Chair
Department of Psychology
Kenyatta University
Kenya

Francine M Benes  

Research Interest:

Structural Correlates to Psychiatric Illness:
  • Correlative quantitative and immunocytochemical EM studies of the synaptic organization of CNS structures innervated by the dopamine system.
  • EM morphometric analysis of the effects of psychotropic agents on synaptic structure.
  • Morphometric and immunocytochemical studies of the basic cytoarchitectural organization of human dopamine-innervated associative neocortex.
  • Light microscopic morphometric studies of control and schizophrenic post-mortem corticolimbic circuitry.
  • Molecular neuroanatomy studies of prefrontal cortex of Alzheimer patients.
  • Antergrade tracing studies of amygdalar projections to the medial prefrontal cortex and hippocampus of rat brain.
  • Studies of the postnatal development of extrinsic and intrinsic fiber systems in the medial prefrontal cortex of rat brain.
  • Studies of gene expression in relation to normal postnatal development and in response to pharmacologic manipulation of the afferent inputs to corticolimbic regions.
  • Studies of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of the GABA cell phenotype

Director
Department of Psychiatric
Neuroscience harvard medical school
USA

Timea Partos  

Research Interest:

Tobacco; socio-economic disparities; electronic cigarettes.

Research Fellow
Department of Addictions
King's College London
UK

Alaptagin Khan  

Research Interest:

Developmental trauma and complex PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder).

Research Fellow
Department of Psychiatry
McLean Hospital
USA

Zhicheng Lin  

Research Interest:

Dr. Lin's research focuses on delineation of environmentally related genomic risks for substance abuse, through mapping out molecular pathways that translate external risks into regulated gene activity in the dopaminergic system and related to addiction. He is also interested in exploiting these risk pathways for medication development.

Adjunct Professor
Department of Biology
William Paterson University NJ
USA

Chiung-Kuei Huang  

Research Interest:

Deciphering the molecular mechanism by which aspartate beta-hydroxylase (ASPH) modulates cancer stem cells and liver cancer progression and clarifying the role of transforming growth factor β1 in liver cancer malignant progression. He also studies microRNA (miR) in alcoholic liver diseases with a special focus on miR-34a

Assistant professor
Department of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
USA

Bingkun K Chen  

Research Interest:

Dr. Chen's research team is focused on systematical manipulation of the microenvironment in the injured spinal cord using engineering techniques to modify the local environment for axonal regeneration

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
USA

Oscar G Morales  

Research Interest:

Brain Stimulation; TMS; Mood Disorder; Psychiatric illness; Neurotherapeutics: ECT, MST

Associate Director
Psychiatric Neurotherapeutics Program (PNP)
McLean Hospital TMS
USA

Zizhong Li  

Research Interest:

PET tracer development and imaging biomarker discovery, disease mechainsm study, and drug development in the area of neurodegenative disease, substance abuse, and Oncology

Senior Scientist
Discovery and Translation
Imaging Center, Biomarker and Personalized Medicine CFU, Eisai Inc, Andover, MA
USA

Xiang Y Zhang  

Research Interest:

Schizophrenia; bipolar disorder; major depression; tobacco addiction co-morbidity; Nicotinic antagonists; Smoking cessation medication trials; genetics of psychiatric illness; nicotine dependence; diabetes; TD; weight gain/obesity; suicide

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
USA

Guibin Wang  

Research Interest:

Drug Dependence

Assistant Professor
Institute of Materia Medica
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College
China

Mark Stephen Kindy  

Research Interest:

Neurodegenerative Disorders; Animal Modeling; Mechanisms Associated with Diseases and Regeneration of the Brain

Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of South Florida
USA

Rahul Dev Jayant  

Research Interest:

Nanomedicine, Anti-HIV and Anti-Addiction Nano-Therapeutics; Nanoparticle and Liposome Based Novel Drug Delivery Systems (NDDS); Novel Biomaterials Development for Targeted Drug Delivery; Biosensor and Medical Devices Development

Assistant Professor
Department of Immunology Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
University of Florida International
USA

Ajeet K Kaushik  

Research Interest:

Nanotechnology for Therapeutics Applications; Nano Carriers for Drug Delivery; Nanomedicine, Personalized Nano-Medicine; Nanoformulation for Therapeutics; Electrochemistry, Electrochemical Biosensor; Fabrication and Optimization of Electrochemical Biosensor

Assistant Processor
Department of Immunology, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
University of Florida International
USA

Kevin G Alderson  

Research Interest:

Human Sexuality and LGBTI Studies

Professor
Department of Educational Studies in Counselling Psychology, Werklund School of Education
University of Calgary
CANADA

Armen Petrosyan  

Research Interest:

The Mechanism of Golgi Disorganization and Altered Glycosylation in Ethanol-Treated Hepatocytes; Alcohol-Induced Abnormal Trafficking of Proteins; Alcohol and Prostate Cancer

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
USA

Sandeep Kumar Kar  

Research Interest:

Cardiac Surgery; Heart Failure; Cardiac Anesthesiology; Crirical Care; Neuro Anesthesiology; Cardiopulmonary Bypass; Cardiac Surgery; Critical Appraisal Of Research

Associate Professor
Department of Cardiac Anesthesiology
University of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
INDIA

Graziano Pinna  

Research Interest:

Mechanism of Action of Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, and Antiaggressive Drugs in Several Mouse Models of Affective/Cognitive Disorders, Including Aggressive Behavior, Schizophrenia, and PTSD; Developing new Therapies for PTSD and Anxiety Disorders; Epigenetic Mechanisms and Psychiatric Disorders,Including Schizophrenia; Understanding Emotional Brain Circuits that Mediate Cognitive and Affective Processes in PTSD Mouse Models; Physiological Role of Neurosteroid Allopregnanolone on GABAA Receptor Function; Pharmacology of GABAA Receptor Modulators; Mechanisms that Lead to Anabolic Androgenic Steroid (AAS)-Induced Behavioral Deficits and the Study of Molecules that Reverse the Behavioral and Neurochemical Dysfunction Induced by AAS Treatment; Function of GABAA Receptors in Mouse Models of Anxiolytic Drug Tolerance and Dependence.

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois
USA

Tang Wai Kwong  

Research Interest:

Stroke; Substance Abuse; Postnatal Depression

Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
HONG KONG