Editorial Board

Editorial Board

EDITOR DETAILS

Xu Tian  

Research Interest:

Nursing for orthopedic and cancer; Evidence-based healthcare; Research design; Clinical trials; Nutrition for orthopedic; Perioperative nutrition support for cancer; Systematic review; Meta-analysis; Scoping review

Nursing Practitioner
Department of Gastroenterology
Chongqing Cancer Institute & Hospital & Cancer Center
China

Atilla Ertan  

Research Interest:

Dr. Ertan has a special interest and experience in the diagnosis and management of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn's disease; Ulcerative colitis; Various microscopic colitides; Biliary/pancreatic benign and malignant disorders; Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia and early cancer plus these patient's need for various advanced GI endoscopic diagnostic/therapeutic modalities

Executive Editor

Professor
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
University Texas Health Medical School
USA

Li Wang  

Research Interest:

Understand the molecular mechanisms underlying liver metabolism; Liver function and disease including nuclear receptor, Transcription factor, Chromatin modifier and non-coding RNA

Professor
Department of Physiology & Neurobiology
The Institute for Systems Genomics, University of Connecticut
USA

Cheng Zhang  

Research Interest:

Signaling transduction pathway; Molecular biology; Molecular immunology; Translational clinical research

Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Medicine
The Ohio State University
USA

Xingyin Liu  

Research Interest:

  • The role of the intestinal microbiota in colorectal cancer and IBD
  • Innate immune mechanisms of host resistance to bacterial infection
  • Epigenetics and transcription regulation mechanism of gene expression response to environmental stress

Professor
Department of Pathogen biology
Nanjing Medical University
China

Khashayarsha Khazaie  

Research Interest:

Dr. Khashayarsha Khazaie early research focused on gene expression in the context of aging and cancer

Professor
Departments of Immunology and Surgery
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Graduate School
USA

Lucia Malaguarnera  

Research Interest:

Molecular Pathology; Dismetabolic and degenerative diseases; Immunity; Autoimmunity; Elderly and immunity; Immune cells; Immune physiology; Immune system; Immunochemistry; Immunomodulation; Inflammation; Gene expression; Genetics; Chitinases; Monocyte/macrophages; Signal transduction; Hepatic diseases; Type 1 diabetes; Type 2 diabetes; Osteolytic processes; Cancers and neoplasms; Leukemia; Cell death; Cell growth

Professor
Department of Bio-Medical Sciences
University of Catania
Italy

Ekaterini Chatzaki  

Research Interest:

  • Novel therapeutic targets in stress-related disorders based on stress and other neuropeptide mechanisms in human physiology and pathophysiology
  • Pharmacoepigenetics
  • Hormone-dependent and other malignancies: tumour markers, gene therapy, nano-technology in pharmacotherapy
  • Clinical studies for new anticancer schemes
  • Health and Safety in the use of hazardous drugs

Assοciate Professor
Laboratory of Pharmacology
Democritus University of Thrace
Greece

Anastasios Koulaouzidis  

Research Interest:

Dr. Anastasios Koulaouzidis research interests include the clinical applications; Concept development; Quality improvement; 3D imaging and Other software diagnostics in capsule endoscopy; Other specialty interests include anaemia; Microscopic colitis; Conventional/device-assisted enteroscopy

Associate Specialist
Centre of Liver & Digestive Disorders
University of Edinburgh
UK

Guofeng Xie  

Research Interest:

Esophageal motility disorders; High resolution impedance manometry and pH-impedance reflux monitoring

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
USA

Kusum K Kharbanda  

Research Interest:

Alcohol Liver Study Group

Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
USA

Bronislaw L Slomiany  

Research Interest:

Biology and function of alimentary tract secretions; Glycobiology of saliva and gastrointestinal tract mucus; Structure, macromolecular organization, and the role of mucus in mucosal defense; Alcohol abuse and oral mucosal and gastric injury; Molecular basis of mucosal tissue injury and repair; Pathogenic mechanisms of P. gingivalis and H. pylori action and mucosal defense; Mucosal inflammatory responses to P.gingivalis and H. pylori lipopolysaccharide; Co- and post-translational processing of secretory glycoproteins; Signal transduction pathways affecting salivary and gastric mucin elaboration; Signal transduction and secretory control mechanisms, role EGF and EGFR transactivation in secretory protein and glycoprotein processing; Role of leptin and ghrelin in gastric and oral mucosal defense; Extracellular matrix and their cell surface receptors (integrins); Tooth-gingiva interaction; Biochemistry of calcium channels; Modulators of oral and gastric epithelial secretory responses; Apoptosis, signal transduction; Endothelins, cPLA2, nitric oxide synthase; NSAID and gastric and oral mucosal wound healing; Biochemical pharmacology of mucosal inflammatory responses

Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
USA

Humberto Sifuentes  

Research Interest:

Dr. Sifuentes is an expert inflammatory bowel disease researcher and clinician

Assistant Professor
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Georgia Regents University
USA

Niels Halama  

Research Interest:

Dr. Niels Halama focus is on GI-cancer; liver metastases and cancer immunology as well as immunotherapy

Scientist
Department of Medical Oncology
University Hospital Heidelberg
Germany

Ivan Gentile  

Research Interest:

  • Viral liver disease (HBV, HCV-related chronic hepatitis, HIV)
  • Antiviral treatment
  • Portal hypertension
  • Randomized controlled trial
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (inter-relation of genes and vitamin D deficiency in etiopathogenesis of the disorders)
  • Microbiota and its relation to health and diseases

Assistant Professor
Department of Infectious Diseases
University of Naples Federico II
Italy

Geoffrey Burnstock  

Research Interest:

Translational research together with clinicians and industry to examine the pathophysiology and therapeutic potential of purinergic drugs for the treatment of disease; Including pain; Cystic fibrosis; Arthritis; Atherosclerosis; Chronic cough; Gut; Bladder; Kidney and bone disorders and cancer

Professor
Autonomic Neuroscience Centre
Royal Free & University College Medical School
UK

Derek Parry Jewell  

Research Interest:

Crohn's disease; Ulcerative colitis; Genes and autophagy

Professor
Department of Gastroenterology
University of Oxford
UK

Mikio Zeniya  

Research Interest:

Hepatology; Gastroenterology; Clinical Immunology; Molecular analysis of immune responses on cell-mediated cytotoxicity; Cytokine network in liver diseases; Tumor Immunology; Autoimmune Hepatitis

Professor
Sanno Hospital
International University of Health and Welfare
Japan

Peter Schemmer  

Research Interest:

Ischemia/reperfusion injury; Organ transplantation; Primary and metastatic liver cancer; Regeneration / stem cells; Surgical technique

Vice Chairman
Department of General, Visceral, and Transplant Surgery
University Hospital Heidelberg
Germany

Adriana Handra-Luca  

Research Interest:

Gastrointestinal pathology; Including pancreatic; Head and Neck pathology (Including salivary gland, thyroid and parathyroid pathology); Carcinogenesis; Cell proliferation; Signaling pathways

Associate professor
Department of Pathology
University of Sorbonne Paris Cite
France

Mauro Vigano  

Research Interest:

Hepatology; Antiviral treatment for chronic hepatitis; Gastroenterology; Hbv-related chronic hepatitis; Orthotopic liver transplantation; Molecular studies of the mutations induced by antiviral medications on hepatitis b; Clinical research

Department of Gastroenterology and Endocrinology
University of Milan
Italy

Jesse M Civan  

Research Interest:

Hepatocellular carcinoma; liver disease; liver transplantation

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
USA

Stephen C Strom  

Research Interest:

Improve Cell sources for Transplantation

Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology ,Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine
Karolinska Institutet
Sweden

Henning Reis  

Research Interest:

Pathology; Hepatobiliary pathology; Transplantation pathology; Urological pathology biomarkers; Biomarker profiling; Immunohistochemistry; NGS; NanoString; FISH; Proteomics

Research Fellow
Institute of Pathology
University of Duisburg-Essen
Germany

Maurizio Vecchi  

Research Interest:

Clinical inflammatory bowel disease; Ulcerative colitis; Crohn's disease

Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences for the Health
University of Milan
Italy

Richard W McCallum  

Research Interest:

Physiology, Pathophysiology and pharmacology of gastrointestinal smooth muscle; Disorders of motility; Functional bowel disease involving the esophagus, Stomach, Small bowel and colon.

Professor & Founding Chair
Department of Internal Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
USA

Javid Fazili  

Research Interest:

  • Hepatology
  • Liver Transplant
  • Hepatocellular cancer

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Section of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
USA

Ali Riza Koksal  

Research Interest:

ERCP; Post-ERCP complications; Choledocolitiasis; Interventional endoscopic procedures

M.D.
Department of Gastroenterology
Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Education and Research Hospital
TURKEY

Grace Lai-Hung Wong  

Research Interest:

Non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis; Hepatocelluar carcinoma; Chronic hepatitis B

Professor
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
China

Milton G Mutchnick  

Research Interest:

Treatment of Hepatitis B; Treatment of Hepatitis C; Hepatic encephalopathy; Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Professor
Division of Gastroenterology
Harper University Hospital
USA

Jun Yu  

Research Interest:

Molecular pathogenesis and biomarkers of gastrointestinal cancers ; Non-alcohol steatohepatitis (NASH) in relation to the molecular pathogenesis and treatment response; Gut microbiota in colorectal cancer and fatty liver disease

Professor
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Hong Kong

Nirag C Jhala  

Research Interest:

specializes in surgical pathology, including tumor and non-tumor pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary pathology and pancreatic pathology. Furthermore, his niche areas extend to non-gynecologic cytopathology, which includes interpreting samples from endoscopic and endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirates utilized for pancreatic cytology and lung cancer diagnosis

Professor
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia
United States

Takafumi Ichida  

Research Interest:

Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatitis Viruses and Hepatocellular carcinoma; Prevention of Hepatocarcinogenesis and Liver Transplantation

Professor
Director of Shonan-East General Hospital
Chigasaki City
Kanagawa Prefecture
Japan

Jessie Qiaoyi Liang  

Research Interest:

Gastrointestinal cancer; Biomarkers; Human endogenous retrovirus

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine & Therapeutics
Faculty of Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Dmitry V Garbuzenko  

Research Interest:

Clinical and general pathological problems associated with liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension

Professor
Department of Faculty Surgery
South Ural State Medical University
Russia

Veysel Tahan  

Research Interest:

General Gastroenterology; Liver Diseases

Associate Professor
Department of Gastroenterology
University of Missouri Division of Gastroenterology
USA

Chiung-Kuei Huang  

Research Interest:

Dr. Chiung-Kuei Huang research interests focus on the role of aspartate β-hydroxylase (ASPH) in cancer progression specific focus on the role of androgen receptor in stem cell therapy in liver diseases, He then completed his post-doctoral training in gender difference of cardiovascular diseases using cell specific knock out mouse model via Cre-LoxP strategy, He expanded his post-doctoral training to the molecular pathogenesis of liver diseases,including alcoholic liver diseases, nonalcoholic steatosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and cholangiocarcinoma

Assistant Professor
Liver Research Center
Division of Gastroenterology
Department of Medicine
Brown University
USA