Editorial Board

Editorial Board

EDITOR DETAILS

Suma Shankar  

Research Interest:

Dr. Suma Clinical translational research in inherited eye diseases. She initiated Ocular Predictive Health Initiative study to collect DNA samples for gene discovery projects and offer clinical genetic testing to eye disorders through EGL. She is PI for clinical trials in Lysosomal storage disorders and keen on developing therapies for rare diseases.

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genomic Medicine
UC Davis MIND Institute
USA

Efrat Eliyahu  

Research Interest:

Acid ceramidase (AC) is required to hydrolyze the signaling lipid, ceramide, into sphingosine and free fatty acids. The production of ceramide in cell membranes leads to reorganization of "raft" structures, activation of signaling proteins, and the initiation of apoptosis. Sphingosine is rapidly converted to sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), another important signaling lipid that counteracts the effects of ceramide and promotes cell survival. Importantly, AC also synthesizes ceramide from sphingosine and free fatty acids (i.e., the "reverse" reaction). Thus, AC is a "rheostat" that regulates the levels of ceramide and S1P in cells, and as such participates in the complex and delicate balance between death and survival. Importantly, inherited mutations in the AC gene cause the severe lipid storage disorder, Farber disease. Infants with Farber disease develop multiple abnormalities within the first few weeks of life, including deformed joints, progressive hoarseness, subcutaneous nodules, and severe motor and mental retardation. Most die by 2 years of age. Several cases of Farber disease presenting as "hydrops fetalis" also have been reported.

Assistant professor
Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
USA

Manav Kapoor  

Research Interest:

Dr. Manav Kapoor research is distinguished by its translational and interdisciplinary focus, integrating genetic and functional studies of the molecular basis of substance dependence.

Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
USA

Russell Hanson  

Research Interest:

Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
USA

Nikica Zaninovic  

Research Interest:

Experimental embryology and stem cell biology

Associate Professor
Department of Embryology in Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cornell University
USA

Geoffrey H Sperber  

Research Interest:

Craniofacial Embryology; Embryogenetics and Development

Professor Emeritus
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Alberta
Canada

Hassen Chaabani  

Research Interest:

Human Genetics; Anthropology; Beginnings of Human Development (cleavage of the zygote)

Professor
Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Monastir
Tunisia

Michael Carroll  

Research Interest:

Dr. Michael's research interests include, reproductive biology, the influence of environment and lifestyle on human gametes and embryos, and stem cell biology.

Academic Lead
Department of Reproductive Science
Manchester Metropolitan University
UK

Vassilis Gorgoulis  

Research Interest:

Dr. Vassilis main research efforts of MCG are devoted to deciphering the molecular mechanisms and their deregulations that are responsible for the development of neoplastic disease.

Professor
Department of Histology and Embryology
National and Kapodistrian University
Greece

R Tanner Hagelstrom  

Research Interest:

Dr. Hagelstrom's interests are focused in areas where cutting edge research can be utilized in a successful, self-sustaining business model. This interest has led him to the field of clinical diagnostics which is critical for the expansion of the personalized medicine revolution

Director
Human Genetics Laboratory
University of Nebraska Medical Center
USA

Jennifer N Sanmann  

Research Interest:

Dr. Sanmann's research uses a variety of cytogenetics and molecular genetic techniques, including conventional chromosome analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), chromosomal microarray, and gene sequencing, to improve our understanding of the relationship between genotype and phenotype in both constitutional and oncologic conditions. She currently serves as a board member for the Great Plains Chapter of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association and serves as the Annual Meeting Co-Director for the Association of Genetic Technologists.

Assistant professor
Human Genetics Laboratory
University of Nebraska Medical Center
USA

Lukash Lyubov Leonidovna  

Research Interest:

Molecular mechanisms of mutations induced by oncogenic viruses and Chemical carcinogens; Protection of human genome by macromolecules; Repair systems in somatic mammalian cells; Differentiation of stem cells; Tissue engineering; Cell and gene therapy

Professor
Department of Human Genetics
Institute of Molecular Biology
Ukraine

Jianli Dong  

Research Interest:

  • RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK and p16-CDK4-RB pathways in cancer biology
  • Research and development of molecular assays for clinical application.

Professor
Molecular Diagnostics Division, Department of Pathology
University of Texas Medical Branch
USA

Wenhui Wang  

Research Interest:

Research and development of molecular assays for clinical application.

Research Fellow
Department of Genetics and Genomics Science Department
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
USA

Xinghua Pan  

Research Interest:

Dr. Xinghua major interest is on the development and application of cutting edge technologies for genome-wide analysis of single cells for the functional genomic elements, in aspects of genomics, epigenomics and transcriptomics, and their application on complex biological system and medicine. Began with the development of the first whole genome amplification (WGA) technology(REPLIg and WPA) and mutation detection technology, he then adapted WGA technology for full length and whole transcriptome amplification and expression profiling of single cells (PMA and SMA).

Research Scientist
Department of Genetics
Yale University School of Medicine
USA

Kate Shane-Carson  

Research Interest:

Vaccines; Host-pathogen interactions; T cell priming Cytokines/Chemokines;Pathogenesis of Paramyxoviruses

Division of Human Genetics
Department of Internal Medicine
Ohio State University
USA

Ruman Rahman  

Research Interest:

Brain intratumour heterogeneity; 3D brain tumour models for drug screening; local biomaterial-based drug delivery systems for intracranial tumours;brain tumour stem cells; HDAC inhibitors; telomerase

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Neuro-Oncology
University of Nottingham
UK

Magdalena Gotz  

Research Interest:

Stem Cell Research

Director
German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH)
University of Munich
Germany

Rajender Singh  

Research Interest:

Dr. Rajender research domain to include experiments on proteomics and on animal models for complementing my functional genomics experiments andfacilitate drug development.

Scientist
Division of Endocrinology
Central Drug Research Institute
India

Seang Lin Tan  

Research Interest:

Dr. Seang expert in the field of oogenesis and early embryogenesis who has also developed an IVM culture medium and who is a pioneer in the cryopreservation of oocytes and ovarian tis-sue; a molecular embryologist; and an obstetrician/perinatal researcher

Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
McGill University
Canada

Gulfam Ahmad  

Research Interest:

Dr. Gulfam research interest is sperm/oocyte biology, Assisted Reproductive Techniques (IVF/ICSI).

Research Fellow
Department of Urology
American Center for Reproductive Medicine and Andrology, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, USA

Yue (Cindy) Si  

Research Interest:

Molecular mechanisms in the transformation; Clonal evolution of hematopoietic stem cells; Gene therapy; Tissue regeneration; Genotype-phenotype correlation; Molecular genetics of peripheral neuropathies; Next generation sequencing; Exon levelarray technology; Clinical molecular diagnosis

Assistance Medical
Director ARUP laboratories
University of Utah
USA

Duo Jiang  

Research Interest:

Genetic association studies for complex human traits; Analysis of sequencing data; Functional enrichment analysis using expression data

Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics
Oregon State University
USA

Ziarih Hawi  

Research Interest:

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Autism; Schizophrenia

Senior Research Fellow
Department of Neurogenetics
Monash University
Australia

Daniela Steinberger  

Research Interest:

Molecular causes of multifactorial and monogenic traits and diseases; Neurogenetic disorders ;Implementation of new methods for genetic high throughput diagnostics;Development and realisation of bioinformatic and informationstechnological concepts for exploitation of personal genomes

Human Geneticist
bio.logis Center for Human Genetics

Daniel Scherman  

Research Interest:

Drug delivery and targeting; Gene therapy; Non viral Gene delivery; In vivo imaging

Director
University Paris Descartes
France

Jacques P Tremblay  

Research Interest:

Duchenne muscular dystrophy; Friedreichs ataxia

Professor
Department Molecular Medicine
Laval University
Canada

Rajinder Kaul  

Research Interest:

HTGC sequencing; Genomics; Genomics; Genetic variations; Microbial genomics; DNA diagnostics; pediatric neuro-genetic disorders; Blood coagulation genetics; Enzymology

Director
Division of Medical Genetics
University of Washington
USA

Lili Zhu  

Research Interest:

Human Early Embryo Development; Human Pluripotent Stem Cells; Diseases Modelling

Research Associate
Newcastle University
Institute of Genetic Medicine International Centre for Life Central Parkway
UK

Lisa Martine Lister  

Research Interest:

Meiosis; Chromosome segregation; Aneuploidy; Cohesin

Research Associate
Institute of Genetic Medicine
Newcastle University
UK

Ludmila Livshit  

Research Interest:

Molecular genetics of monogenic and complex disorders; Genetics of human reproduction

Head of Department
Department of Human Genomics
Institute of Molecular Biology Ukraine
Ukraine

Syeda Marriam Bakhtiar  

Research Interest:

Molecular understanding of inherited diseases/disorders; Infectious diseases prevalent in Pakistan. Molecular Genetics; Genomics ; Understanding the complexities of the inherited genetic diseases; molecular level characterization, control and prevention of inherited genetic diseases; Genomic data (sequencing) in pathogen-host interaction

Assistant Professor
Department of Bioinformatics and Biosciences
Capital University of Science and Technology
Islamabad

Leticia R Vega  

Research Interest:

My research expertise is in molecular and cell biology. I am experienced in microbiological techniques and a longtime member of the American Society Microbiology (ASM) and the American Society for Cell Biology(ASCB). I have been working on Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a simple eukaryotic model system to examine specific aspects of cell division at the genetic, molecular and cell biological level for many years

Associate Professor
Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
Barry University
Miami Shores

Asangla Ao  

Research Interest:

Aneuploidy; In vitro fertilization; Preimplantation genetic diagnosis; Chromosome mosaicism; Infertility; Inherited genetic disease; Chromosome translocation; FISH; aCGH; NGS

Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal Victoria Hospital
Department of Human Genetics, McGill University
Montreal, Canada