Journal of Cytology & Molecular Biology

Editorial Board

Dr. Carlos Azevedo
Dr. Carlos Azevedo

is a Professor of Cell Biology at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of University of Porto (Portugal) and Visiting Professor of the College of Science of King Saud University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). His research interests include ultrastructural diagnostic and molecular biology of microparasites (phyla Apicomplexa, Haplosporidia, Microsporidia and myxozoa) from aquatic fauna.

Dr. Ranjan Ganguly
Dr. Ranjan Ganguly

is a Professor of Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. His research interest focuses in the area of eukaryotic gene regulation, understanding transcriptional regulation and caffeine-induced expression of genes involved in drug metabolism and insecticide resistance using Drosophila as a model organism.



Dr. Max Costa
Dr. Max Costa

is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, New York University School of Medicine, USA. His research focuses on DNA methylation, inhibition of a histone demethylase JHDM2A by Ni ions.

Dr. Sheldon R. Gordon
Dr. Sheldon R. Gordon

is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Oakland University, USA. His research interest focuses on wound repair in the corneal endothelium particularly as it pertains to cell migration and the re-establishment of cell-cell junctions during the restoration of the tissue monolayer.

Dr. Omar Skalli
Dr. Omar Skalli

is the Director of the Integrated Microscopy Center and an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Memphis, USA. His research focuses on understanding the role of cytoskeleton (with an emphasis on intermediate filament proteins) in diseases, and in particular cancer, & in developing practical applications for cytoskeletal proteins as diagnostic/prognostic markers for tumors.

Dr. Guri Tzivion
Dr. Guri Tzivion

is an Associate Professor at the Cancer Institute and the Department of Biochemistry, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA. His research is focused on understanding signaling processes and networking downstream of insulin and growth factor receptors at the molecular and mechanistic level and applying this knowledge to address cancer, metabolic disorders.

Dr. Casonya M. Johnson
Dr. Casonya M. Johnson

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Georgia State University, USA. Using the soil nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans, as a genetic model, her research is focused on the post-embryonic regulation of behavior and development by the basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor factors, and on the ability of these proteins to control behavioral responses to environmental cues.

Dr. Meuillet
Dr. Meuillet

is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona appointed in the Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Molecular and Cellular Biology, and she is a member of the Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA. Her research focuses on the development of targeted therapies against the PI3K/AKT cell survival pathway and the COX-2/mPGES-1/PGE2 inflammatory pathway.

Dr. Xiu-bao Chang
Dr. Xiu-bao Chang

is an Associate Professor of Biochem/Molecular Biology at Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, USA. He is interested in overcoming multidrug resistance in human cancer cells. His current research focuses on Determining the molecular mechanism of ATP-dependent anti-cancer drug transport by ABCC1 or ABCG2 and multidrug resistance in breast cancer stem cells.

Dr. David Mu
Dr. David Mu

is an Associate Professor in Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA. His genomics research led to the discovery of a frequently amplified chromosomal region in non-small cell lung cancer. He is currently investigating the connections between the genes within the amplified region and cellular pathways.

Dr. Sankar N. Maity
Dr. Sankar N. Maity

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology – Research at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA. His current research focuses on defining lethal progression of castrate resistant prostate cancer specifically linking androgen receptor signaling to tumor suppressor pathways.

Dr. Annie Angers
Dr. Annie Angers

is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sciences of the University of Montreal, Canada. Her research interests include regulation of the activity of ubiquitinligases and their effects on receptor internalization and intracellular trafficking. In addition, she is interested in post translational modification of proteins as regulators of gene expression.

Dr. Galina I. Lepesheva,
Dr. Galina I. Lepesheva,

is a Research Associate Professor of Biochemistry in Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Core Faculty Member of Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology, Member of Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, USA. Her areas of interest include cytochrome P450 structure/function, focus on CYP51; human microbial infections, Trypanosomatidae & fungi, structure-based drug design.

Dr. Abul K. Azad
Dr. Abul K. Azad

is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity at the Ohio State University, USA. He has a long research career in the fields of microbiology and molecular biology. His primary research interest is in molecular and cellular factors involved in host-pathogen interactions in tuberculosis (TB) pathogenesis.

Dr. Huey-Jen Lin
Dr. Huey-Jen Lin

is an Associate Professor, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Delaware, USA. Her research mainly focuses in examining how epigenetically silenced tumor suppressor genes influence tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis in breast and pancreatic cancers and to develop specific therapeutic strategies by correcting signaling molecules.

Dr. Jiaxu Li
Dr. Jiaxu Li

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University, USA. His research focuses on histone lysine methylation in epigenetic regulation of plant development and abscisic acid-dependent phosphorylation in plant responses to environmental stress.

Dr. Paul Feinstein
Dr. Paul Feinstein

is an Associate Professor of Biology at Hunter College, City University of New York, USA. He is an expert in the growth and manipulation of embryonic stem cells & his research is focused on studying the development and pluripotent potential of ESCs as well as the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells by nuclear reprogramming.

Dr. Jae Hyeon Park
Dr. Jae Hyeon Park

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA. His major research goals are to understand anatomical, physiological and molecular mechanisms of development and functions of neuroendocrine system using Drosophila as a model system.

Dr. Meera Nanjundan
Dr. Meera Nanjundan

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology at the University of South Florida, USA. Her research is to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying endometriosis, its transition to ovarian cancer and also the use of mouse models and genetic/cell biology based assays to investigate these disease processes.

Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Washington State University College of Pharmacy, USA. His research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanism that controls cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and mammalian cell cycle regulation.

Dr. Athar Ansari
Dr. Athar Ansari

is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, USA. His major research interest is in regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes. Specifically, he is interested in regulation of RNA polymerase II transcribed genes by gene conformation.

Dr. Guofa Liu
Dr. Guofa Liu

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Toledo, USA. His research interest focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of axon guidance and neuronal migration in the developing nervous system and providing insight into the formation of precise neuronal circuitries during brain development.

Dr. Sukesh R. Bhaumik
Dr. Sukesh R. Bhaumik

is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA. His research is focused on the regulation of eukaryotic gene expression and maintenance of active genome integrity with implications in human diseases.

Dr. Maqsood A. Chotani,
Dr. Maqsood A. Chotani,

is an Associate Professor, Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Pakistan. His area of research activity is molecular signaling, focusing on understanding the physiological role of the Ras-related small GTPase Rap1A in the cardiovasculature.

Dr. Anjana Saxena,
Dr. Anjana Saxena,

Associate Professor, Biology Department, Brooklyn College (CUNY), New York, USA. Her research focuses on nucleolar stress factors & their role in regulating cell cycle under normal conditions and during cellular responses to DNA damage, defining the role of NSFs in regulating gene expression.

Dr. M. Nia Madison
Dr. M. Nia Madison

is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Miami Dade College, USA. Her research focuses on the role of biofluid exosomes in inhibition of HIV infection, parasitology, microbiology and immunology, Virology, AIDS Research, Human Retroviruses, Infection, Immunity and Frontiers in Biosciences.

Dr. Steve Lim
Dr. Steve Lim

is an Assistant Professor of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in University of South Alabama, USA. His major research interest is to explore integrin-associated focal adhesion kinase (FAK) signaling in disease models such as vascular inflammation and cancer metastasis.

Dr. Zongchao Han
Dr. Zongchao Han

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA. His research studies are focused on the gene therapy for retinal diseases using both non-viral nanoparticles (NPs) and AAV vectors, testing of non-viral, compacted DNA NPs for gene delivery in the treatment of inherited retinal diseases.

Dr. Laura Tafe
Dr. Laura Tafe

is currently an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Assistant Director of Molecular Pathology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, USA. Her research interests include diagnostic and translational molecular pathology and biomarker discovery particularly in head and neck, lung and gynecologic malignancies.

Dr. Nicole Li,
Dr. Nicole Li,

is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences & an affiliated faculty of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics department at University of Maryland, USA. Her long-term research goal is to develop a multi-scale human laryngeal model to simulate laryngeal regenerative processes & to generate computational tool that could prescribe patient-specific treatments for laryngeal injuries.

Dr. Yogita Kanan
Dr. Yogita Kanan

is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Cell Biology at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA. Her research interest includes investigating the role of protein tyrosine-sulfation, a post translational modification in vision.

Dr. Ziyin Li
Dr. Ziyin Li

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Health Science Center, USA. His current research focus is on the cell cycle regulatory pathways consisting of protein kinases such as Aurora B kinase, Polo-like kinase, Tousled-like kinase, spindle motor proteins, and ubiquitin ligases.

Dr. Guang Peng
Dr. Guang Peng

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA. Her research is to apply the basic knowledge of genome maintenance mechanisms to early detection and cancer prevention. Her work explores genetic and chemical screenings to identify novel DNA repair inhibitors.

Dr. Rocío Martínez de Pablos
Dr. Rocío Martínez de Pablos

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Seville, Spain. Her research is focused in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, especially in Parkinson’s disease, neuroinflammatory hypothesis and demonstrating the involvement of endogenous dopamine in the particular vulnerability of the nigrostriatal system.

Dr. Sean M. Rollins
Dr. Sean M. Rollins

is an Assistant Professor of Biology, Fitchburg State University & an Adjunct Professor of Biology, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, USA. His research focuses on studying host-pathogen interactions during anthrax, cholera & typhoid using proteomic techniques; particularly as it relates to vaccine development & virulence factor function.

Dr. Manuel Luis Orta Vázquez
Dr. Manuel Luis Orta Vázquez

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular Biology at University of Sevilla, Spain. His research is focused on the mechanism of action of chemotherapeutic drugs, especially those used for the treatment of hematologic malignances, such as decitabine and repair of the DNA lesions induced by the agents.

Dr. Qi Zhang
Dr. Qi Zhang

is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Tulane University, USA. Her research focuses on the identification of small molecules that target the p53-pathway using in vitro, cell-based and animal model systems, and the studies of p53 regulators by a combination of biochemical and structural analyses.

Dr. Yifeng Du
Dr. Yifeng Du

is an Assistant Research Professor of cellular and molecular biology at Department Biological Sciences in Auburn University, USA. Her research interest focuses on oxidative stress and DNA oxidative damage, mitochondrial dysfunction and trafficking, mitophagy, perinuclear P granules, and mRNA metabolism in neurodegenerative diseases and aging.

Dr. Shujun Ge
Dr. Shujun Ge

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Her research focuses on investigating the role of CCL2 in disruption of the blood–brain barrier (BBB) and stimulated migration of mononuclear leukocytes into the central nervous system (CNS) during neuroinflammatory diseases.

Dr. Andrea L. Kasinski
Dr. Andrea L. Kasinski

is the William and Patty Miller Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University, USA. Her research focuses on miRNAs as clinically relevant therapeutic entities specifically for non-small cell lung cancer at Purdue’s Center for Cancer Research.

Dr. Amity Roberts
Dr. Amity Roberts

is the Director of Clinical Microbiology and an Assistant Professor within the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, USA. Her research focuses on assay development and performance.

Dr. Xiang-Dong Zhang
Dr. Xiang-Dong Zhang

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Wayne State University, USA. His current research studies are focused on the SUMOylation pathway in regulation of CENP-E localization to kinetochore and chromosome alignment to metaphase plate, nucleocytoplasmic transport, and breast cancer progression and metastasis.

Dr. Yong-jie Xu
Dr. Yong-jie Xu

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Wright State University School of Medicine, USA. His current research is focused on genome instability and the checkpoint signaling mechanism at perturbed DNA replication forks in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe.

Dr. Zhe Yang
Dr. Zhe Yang

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University, USA. His current research focuses on Structural biology of chromatin proteins related to cancer and cardiovascular disease, and structure-based design of cardiac regenerative medicine and anti-cancer therapeutics.

Dr. Malathi Krishnamurthy
Dr. Malathi Krishnamurthy

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Toledo, USA. Her research focuses on cytokine signaling in antiviral responses and inflammation, role of autophagy and RNA signaling mechanisms in innate immunity and tumorigenesis.

Dr. Zafir Buraei
Dr. Zafir Buraei

is an Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Health Sciences at Pace University in New York, USA. His current interest is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurological and cardiovascular disease caused by mutations in ion channels, many of which have been uncovered with the advances in next generation sequencing.

Dr. Myles C. Hodgson
Dr. Myles C. Hodgson

is an Assistant Professor at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology and Pharmacology at Florida International University, USA. His research is particularly interested in how the androgen receptor and cell signaling pathways relate to tumor progression and metastasis in the hypoxic environment of tumors.

Dr. Jacob Kagey
Dr. Jacob Kagey

is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan, USA. His research utilizes Drosophila melanogaster to identify and characterize mutations that result in the deregulation of the cell cycle and cell growth.

Dr. Wen-Hai Chou
Dr. Wen-Hai Chou

is an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Kent State University, USA. His current research interest focuses on the roles of PKC isozymes and lipocalin-2 in stroke-reperfusion injury using mouse genetics, experimental stroke models, and chemical-genetics approaches.

Dr. Jianbo Wang
Dr. Jianbo Wang

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. His major research interest is to understand the mechanisms underlying cellular polarity and morphogenesis in animal development and human diseases..

Dr. Kian-Huat Lim
Dr. Kian-Huat Lim

is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, USA. His research interest focuses on understanding the relationship and signaling crosstalk between inflammation and cancer, tumorigenic role of intrinsic Toll-like receptor signaling in cancers that are known to be associated with inflammation such as pancreatic and colorectal cancer.

Dr. Yusuf Akhter
Dr. Yusuf Akhter

is a working at European Molecular Biology Laboratory-Hamburg, Germany. He has extensive experience in drug discovery projects against bacterial pathogens and also awarded with a DAAD fellowship for his doctoral studies, and EMBO fellowship for his post-doctoral research at EMBL-Hamburg. Currently, his research focused on studying novel drug targets from Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Dr. Olga Ermakova
Dr. Olga Ermakova

is a Principal Investigator at the Institute of Cellular Neurobiology of Italian National Research Council, Italy. Her studies are focused on the molecular pathogenesis of genetic human disorders through analysis of mouse models and application of mouse genetics methodologies. Her scientific goal is to discover functional role of the genes involved in common and rare human diseases.

Dr. Murielle Mimeault,
Dr. Murielle Mimeault,

University of Sciences and Technologies de Lille-University of Quebec at Montreal-INRS Quebec, Canada. She has 16 years of the experience in molecular pharmacology, cellular biology, cancer biology and targeted therapy. Her current research focus on hypoxia and altered metabolic pathways.

Dr. Fuzheng Guo
Dr. Fuzheng Guo

is an Assistant Professional Researcher, Department of Neurology, Schl of Med, UC Davis, USA. His research focused on the biology and pathology of glial cells and the interaction of oligodendroglial-vascular cells in the CNS using a combination of genetic, molecular, cellular and proteomic approaches applied to both in vitro and in vivo models.