Editorial Board

Editorial Board

EDITOR DETAILS

Giorgio Stassi  

Research Interest:

Adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells and their therapeutic implication; Cancer stem cells; Metastatic potential of cancer stem cells

Professor
Department of Surgical and Oncological Sciences
University of Palermo
Italy

Kejin Hu  

Research Interest:

Clinical application of human induced pluripotent stem cells

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Alabama
USA

Joao Requicha  

Research Interest:

Veterinary sciences; Tissue engineering; Dentistry; Stem cells; Animal models of disease

Assistant Professor
Department of Veterinary Medicine
University Lusophone
Portugal

Akon Higuchi  

Research Interest:

Stem cell culture and differentiation; Biomaterials; Stem cell purification

Professor
Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering
National Central University
Taiwan

Xuejun H Parsons  

Research Interest:

Stem cell; Regenerative medicine; Human embryonic stem cell; Neural stem cell; Neuronal progenitor cell; Cardiac stem cell; Cardiomyocyte; Cell therapy; CNS regeneration; Heart regeneration; Neurological disorder; Heart disease

Director
Department of Cardiovascular and Neural Regeneration
San Diego Regenerative Medicine Institute
USA

Terai Masanori  

Research Interest:

Stem cell; Induced pluripotent stem cell; Molecular biology; Telomere; Virology; Pathology; Immunology; Regenerative medicine; Stem cell biology; Human papilloma virus

Professor
Department of Judotherapy
Tokyo Ariake University of Medical and Health Sciences
Japan

Tohru Hosoyama  

Research Interest:

Cell based therapy; Muscle stem/progenitor cells; Pluripotent stem cells; Satellite cells; Cell differentiation; Muscle regeneration

Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery and Clinical Science
Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine
Japan

Akita Masumi  

Research Interest:

Stem cells in the vascular biology; Cellular and molecular mechanisms during angiogenesis in vivo and in vitro

Professor
Division of Morphological Science
Saitama Medical University
Japan

Jiuhong Kang  

Research Interest:

Stem cells; Pluripotency; Somatic cell reprogramming; Epigenetic regulation; Signaling pathway

Professor
Shanghai Key Laboratory of Signaling and Disease Research
Tongji University
China

Martin Sailer  

Research Interest:

Neural stem cells; Brain tumor stem cells; Invasion; Epithelial mesenchymal transition; Glioma; Glioblastoma

Department of Biomedicine
University of Basel
Switzerland

Gianpaolo Papaccio  

Research Interest:

Human stem cells; Mesenchymal stem cells; Craniofacial stem cells; Neural crests; Cancer stem cells; Bone; Cell therapy; Tissue engineering; Regenerative medicine

Professor
Department of Medical Histology and Embryology
Second University of Naples
Italy

Benedikt Weber  

Research Interest:

Angiogenesis, (Bio)materials, Bioengineering, Venous valves, Heart valves, Vascular grafts, Vascular biology, (Mesenchymal) Stem cell biology, Secretomics/Conditioned media, Atherosclerosis disease modeling

Division of Surgical Research
University of Zurich
Switzerland

Filomain Nguemo  

Research Interest:

Therapeutic application of ES and iPS cells; Networks controlling cells specification (e.g., cardiomyocytes) and improving the physiological understanding of developing and diseased heart

Research Scientist
Institute of Neurophysiology
Medical School University of Cologne
Germany

Giraud Marie Noelle  

Research Interest:

Cardiology; Myocardial infarction; Atherosclerosis; Cardiac tissue engineering; Stent; Myocardial cell therapy

Principal Investigator
Department of Medicine
University of Fribourg
Switzerland

Morikuni Tobita  

Research Interest:

Stem cell biology; Tissue engineering; Bone; Periodontal tissue regeneration; Adipose derived stem cells

Assistant Professor
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Juntendo University School of Medicine
Japan

Shohei Yamamoto  

Research Interest:

Stem cell biology; Cord blood cell; Mesenchymal stem cell; Disease specific iPS cell

Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
USA

Michiyo Tsuru  

Research Interest:

miRNA; micro RNA; Boundary medicine; Medical sociology; Omics; Clinical surgery; Orthopaedic surgery

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kurume University School of Medicine
Japan

Nikos Tsagias  

Research Interest:

Stem cells technology and stem cell banking in the field of translational research; Molecular and cell biology

Scientific Associate
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dimokriteion University of Thrace Alexandroupoli
Greece

Tomoki Aoyama  

Research Interest:

Mesenchymal stem cell; Regeneration medicine

Associate Professor
Department of Human Health Sciences
Kyoto University
Japan

Athanasios P Kyritsis  

Research Interest:

Brain tumor; Glioma; Glioblastoma; Gene therapy; Stem cells; Tumor suppressor gene; Oncogene; Oncolytic virus; Cell cycle; Apoptosis

Professor
Departmen of Neurology
University of Ioannina
Greece

Katsunori Sasaki  

Research Interest:

Regenerative medicine; ES cell biology; Cancer stem cells; Cell and tissue transplantation; Surgical operation; Morphology; Liver; Pancreas; Spleen

Professor
Department of Histology and Embryology
Shinshu University School of Medicine
Japan

Tetsuro Tamaki  

Research Interest:

Skeletal muscle interstitium; Adult stem cells; Regenerative medicine; Stem cell therapy; Cardiomyocyte; Peripheral nervous system; Nerve regeneration

Associate Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine
Tokai University School of Medicine
Japan

Zafar Iqbal  

Research Interest:

Cancer stem cells; Leukemia; Functional medical genomics; Targeted therapies; Molecular pathology

Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Genetics and Hematology/Oncology
College of Applied Medical Sciences
Saudi Arabia

Alexandros Spyridonidis  

Research Interest:

Hematopoietic stem cells and engineering (Biology; Ex vivo expansion; purging; plasticity); Graft versus host disease; Transplant immunology and translational research (adaptive cell therapy); Leukemic cell biology and targeting; Bone Mmarrow transplantation

Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Patras
Greece

Qingran Kong  

Research Interest:

Nuclear reprogramming; Early embryo development; Transgenic research

Assistant professor
Lab of Embryo Biotechnology
North East Agricultural University
China

Sadanand Fulzele  

Research Interest:

Stem cell research; Tissue engineering; Bone biology; Osteoporosis; Growth factor

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Institute of Regenerative and Reparative medicine
USA

Tetsuya Tanaka  

Research Interest:

Skeletal muscle interstitium; Adult stem cells; Regenerative medicine; Stem cell therapy; Cardiomyocyte; Peripheral nervous system; Nerve regeneration

Associate Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine
Tokai University School of Medicne
Japan

Wataru Ariyoshi  

Research Interest:

Extra cellular matrix; Inflammation; Bone metabolisms; Pattern recognition receptors

Associate Professor
Department of Health Promotion
Kyushu Dental University
Japan

Shunji Tomatsu  

Research Interest:

Compare the pathology and features among skeletal dysplasia especially growth plate and articular cartilage region; Common pathogenesis of skeletal dysplasia at the pathological and molecular levels

Professor
Departments of Biomedical Research and Orthopedics
Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
USA

Yan Liu  

Research Interest:

Signaling pathways; Including SCF/KIT; FLT3 and PI3K/AKT signaling; Contribute to the initiation and progression of acute leukemia

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
USA

Feng Tao  

Research Interest:

Regulation of central sensitization mediated by glutamate receptors and their interacting proteins; Analgesia and Anesthesia

Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
USA

Lei Sun  

Research Interest:

Improved understanding of the mechanisms that regulate normal HSC development; Deregulation of the processes contributes to hematopoietic malignancies; The development of biopharmaceuticals to treat leukemia; Improved methods of bone marrow transplantation; Regenerative medicine and gene therapy

Postdoctoral Fellow
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
USA

Yusuke Shiozawa  

Research Interest:

Bone marrow micro environment; Stem cell niche; Tumor dormancy

Research Investigator
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine
University of Michigan
USA

Wangde Dai  

Research Interest:

Cardio vascular disease; Stem cell therapy; Myocardial infarction

Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
The Heart Institute of Good Samaritan Hospital
USA

Jean Michel Davaine  

Research Interest:

Vascular calcification; Endovascular treatment; Angioplasty and stenting; Atherosclerosis; Monckeberg's sclerosis; Plaque stability; Pericytes; Osteoprotegerin

Research Fellow
Department of Vascular Surgery
Hospital North William and Rene-Laennec
France

Giovanni Camussi  

Research Interest:

Mesenchymal stem cells; Endothelial progenitor cells; Microvesicles; Extracellular vesicles; Exosomes; miRNA; Kidney injury

Professor
Department of Medical Sciences
University of Torino
Italy

Yi Zhang  

Research Interest:

Leukemia stem cells; Leukemia initiating cells; Acute myeloid leukemia

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
USA

Hiroshi Kanno  

Research Interest:

Somatic stem cells; Transplantation; Regenerative therapy; Neuronal disease; Neuronal differentiation

Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Yokohama City University School of Medicine
Japan

Ichiro Nakano  

Research Interest:

Brain tumors; Functional mapping; Intraoperative MRI; Fluorescence guided brain surgery; Minimally invasive surgery; Microvascular decompression

Associate Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
The Ohio State University
USA

Elena Levantini  

Research Interest:

Stem cells; Lung cancer; Leukemia; Murine models; Drug discovery; Bmi-1; Transcription factors; Gene regulation

Research Associate
Department of Hematology/Oncology
Harvard Medical School
USA

Ming Pei  

Research Interest:

Cartilage; Bone; Intervertebral disc; Meniscus tissue engineering and regeneration; Adult stem cell proliferation and differentiation; Decellularized stem cell matrix and reconstruction of in vitro 3D micro environment; Chondrogenic; Osteogenic; Adipogenic signaling pathways and Epigenetic regulation

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
West Virginia University
USA

Guy Allen Howard  

Research Interest:

Mesenchymal stem cells; Vitamin D; Osteoblasts; Bone cell

Professor
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
USA

Thimios Mitsiadis  

Research Interest:

Tooth development; Dental stem cells; Innervation; Tissue interactions; Genetics; Dental pathology; Craniofacial biology; Notch signaling; Odonto blasts; Amelogenesis; Transgenic mice

Professor
Institute for Oral Biology
University of Zurich
Switzerland

Akira Inoue  

Research Interest:

Functions of nuclear proteins; Epigenetics; Post-transcriptional regulation

Research Fellow
Departments of Immunology and Otorhinolaryngology
Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine
Japan

Toru Hosoda  

Research Interest:

Cardiac stem cells; Myocardial regeneration; Heart failure; c-kit antigen; Somatic stem cells

Associate Professor
IIST Medical Science Division
Tokai University Institute of Innovative Science and Technology
Japan

Mehdi Pirouz  

Research Interest:

Non coding RNAs in stem cells and development; miRNA biogenesis; Post transcriptional regulation of gene expression; Genetic and epigenetic regulation of cell fate acquisition

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Harvard Medical School
USA

Wei Du  

Research Interest:

Stem cell biology and pathophysiology of bone marrow failure and leukemia; Identifying and targeting the alternative oxidative DNA damage response pathways required for cancer progression; The role of a major proliferating protein; Nucleophosmin (NPM) in cancer development

Research Associate
Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
USA

He Jia Qiang  

Research Interest:

Stem Cell Biology; Cardiac Lineage Differentiation; Cardiomyocytes Electrophysiology and Functional Maturity; Stem Cell Tissue Engineering; Stem Cell Transplantation in Animal Model

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
USA

Ryang Hwa Lee  

Research Interest:

Mesenchymal stem cells are employed in a large series of clinical trials in heart disease; Crohns disease; Cartilage repair; Stroke; Spinal cord injury; Heart disease; Diabetes; Peritonitis and several other diseases

Assistant Professor
Department of Regenerative Medicine
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
USA

Aref Arzan Zarin  

Research Interest:

The function of neuronal circuits generates behaviors from simple movement to complex cognition, Defects in neural circuit formation and function underlie neurological diseases, How different interneurons with different stem cell origins connect to each other and form the functional circuits required for locomotion, How these circuit process the information and execute the behavior (i.e. Crawling)

Post doctoral Researcher
Department of Molecular Biology
University of Oregon
USA

Sanjeev Puri  

Research Interest:

Patho-physiology associated with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and renal tissue regeneration along with understanding the molecular markers involved in stem cell niche; Mesenchymal stem cells, 3-D organ cultures viz; Metnephric organ cultures and different expression constructs both under the control of prokaryotic and eukaryotic viral vectors; Some of the commonly used vectors include PGEM series, pGL2-Basic, pCMV-p53wt, pCMV-p53E258K; pGEX, pbluse script etc; Helper viral cell lines

Professor
Department of Biotechnology
University Institute of Engineering & Technology
India

Julia Yu Fong Chang  

Research Interest:

Stem cells; Tissue engineering; Dental epithelial stem cells; odontogenic tumor stem cells; Dentistry; Oral Pathology

Assistant Professor
Department of Dentistry
National Taiwan University
Taiwan

Agila Somasundaram  

Research Interest:

Mammlian cell lines; Primary cells - Mouse/rat neural stem cells; Hippocampal and cortical neurons; Luciferase assays; Flow cytometer; Immunocytochemistry

Research Fellow
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics
National Institutes of Health
USA