The Open COVID Journal

ISSN: 2666-9587 ― Volume 1, 2021

Note: Average publication time is 18 days between the final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication


Shunbin Ning (Biography
Shunbin Ning

Dr. Shunbin Ning is an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, USA. He is interested in the interaction between chronic viral infections and the host innate immune system, with focus on type I IFN-mediated innate immune system, DNA damage response, autophagy, and oxidative stress. The long-term goal of these studies is to identify molecular targets for immunotherapeutic and antiviral therapeutic applications.


Department of Internal Medicine
Quillen College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN
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A. Ali
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Montreal
Montreal, QC

Rusliza B. Basir (Biography
Rusliza B. Basir

Dr. Rusliza Basir is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She received her Bachelor of Science (BSc. Hons) degree in Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool, UK in 1994 and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Immunopharmacology from the University of Manchester, UK in 1998. Her research is focus mainly on the immunopharmacological aspects of malaria and targeting the immune system for immunotherapeutic development for the infection. She has more than 80 refereed publications in reputable journals and has presented her research works at many conferences nationally and internationally.


Department of Human Anatomy
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Rommel Mario R. Burbano (Biography
Rommel Mario R. Burbano

Dr. Burbano holds a degree in Biomedicine from the Federal University of Pará (1989), a master's degree (1993) and a PhD in Biological Sciences (Genetics) from the Ribeirão Preto Medical School of the University of São Paulo (1998). He completed his post-doctorate in Morphology at the Discipline of Genetics at the Escola Paulista de Medicina of the Federal University of São Paulo in 2005. He is a Full Professor at the Federal University of Pará. He works in the area of Human Genetics, Cell Biology and Oncology. He is currently the Coordinator of the Molecular Biology Laboratory at Hospital Ophir Loyola, Belém, Pará.


Federal University of Pará
Hospital Ophir Loyola
Belém, Pará

T. Craig
Department of Medicine and Pediatrics
Penn State University
Philadelphia, PA
United States

Shirzad Fallahi (Biography
Shirzad Fallahi

Dr. Shirzad Fallahi is Associate Professor of Medical Parasitology at Lorestan University of Medical Sciences West of Iran. He graduated from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran in 2014 with a PhD in Medical Parasitology. He has 50 research papers on different parasitic and microbial diseases. His research interests include molecular diagnosis of infections, new molecular techniques, epidemiology of infectious and parasitic diseases, and molecular diagnosis of protozoa important in medicine. He is currently exploring new diagnostic techniques for rapid, accurate and cost- effective Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) diagnosis.


Department of Parasitology and Mycology
Lorestan University of Medical Sciences

U. Haque
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX

Subhash C. Kothiyal (Biography
Subhash C. Kothiyal

Dr. Subhash Chandra is an Academic Researcher at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal (A Central) University Srinagar Garhwal-246174, Uttarakhand, India, since March 2010. He has 11 years experience in the fields of Teaching, Research and Industry. He had published many peer reviewed scientific articles (49), books (5) and had presented papers at many National and International conferences (42). As a seasoned researcher he had published an Indian “Patent” on Antidibetic herbal tablet from high-altitude medicinal plant of Indian Himalayan region. Moreover, as an analyst, he is keenly interested in the area of Nutraceutical, Phytochemistry, Herbal Formulation, Natural Product Research, Drug Delivery System and Analytical Methods. He has achieved Eminent, Emerging and Young Scientist award in Pharmaceutical Research-2020 and Young Scientist Award-2016 & 15 and 2012.


Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
H. N. B. (A Central University)

Shyamapada Mandal (Biography
Shyamapada Mandal

Professor (Dr.) Shyamapada Mandal, attached to the Department of Zoology, University of Gour Banga, Malda (India) since 2011. His research interest includes infectious diseases including COVID-19 and coronaviruses, molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases, drug resistances, public health, and biomedicine including probiotics. Seven national academic and research awards have been conferred to him. Published more than 100 articles/chapters/reviews. Reviewer of many scientific papers in the field of Biomedicine, and editorial board members of seven biomedical journals. Awarded PhD (Science) in 2006, from the School of Tropical Medicine (Jadavpur University), India.


Department of Zoology
University of Gour Banga

G.M. Oliveira (Biography
G.M. Oliveira

Veterinarian graduated from the Fluminense Federal University, Technologist in Public Health of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz/FIOCRUZ. Started academic career as a Scientific Initiation/CNPq student in 1997, Master and Doctor in the Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, with an emphasis on Immunology at the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. At the Federal University of São Paulo, completed pos-doc in the Clinical Nephrology Discipline at Escola Paulista de Medicina / UNIFESP.


Laboratório de Biologia Celular
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Rio de Janeiro

N. Trehanpati
Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences
New Delhi

Muhammad Amin (Biography
Muhammad Amin

Dr. Muhammad Amin Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Department of Chemistry, University of Sargodha, Pakistan. His research area includes Nanochemistry, Computational Chemistry, Drug design and discovery, Biophysical chemistry. The goal is to design and discover pharmaceutical agents/Vaccines for contagious viruses by studying the theoretical aspects of virus entry to host cells and drug interaction at viral-host protein interfaces. In the context of ongoing pandemic COVID-19, I have an honor to publish my research related to drug-design, development and repurposing of FDA approved existing medicines for SARS-COV-2 related infections, the mechanisms of viral entry into host cells and genomic studies of novel corona virus.


Institute of Chemistry
University of Sargodha

Simone Brogi (Biography
Simone Brogi

Simone Brogi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacy at University of Pisa (Italy). He leads the Computational Pharmacology and Toxicology Unit in the research group of Prof. Vincenzo Calderone. He graduated in 2005 in Biological Sciences from the University of Siena (Italy), where he also received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2010. From 2011 to 2019 he directed the Molecular Modeling Unit at the Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy (University of Siena) in the research group of Prof. Giuseppe Campiani. His research activity is focused on computational approaches in drug discovery.


Department of Pharmacy
University of Pisa

C. Cheng (Biography
C. Cheng

Dr. Cheng Cheng is currently the group leader for HIV vaccine at Virology Lab, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID/NIH. Dr. Cheng received a PhD from Nagoya University and postdoctoral training at University of Washington. He joined the Vaccine Research Center in 2003 and has developed vaccines for HIV and Ebola. He received NIH director award for the development of cAd3-ZEBOV vaccine (2015) and NIAID merit award for fusion peptide based HIV vaccine (2019). He had worked as Lab head at Novartis Pharmaceuticals. He has 7 issued patents and published papers in Cell, Nature Medicine, Nature Communications and Immunity.


Virology Lab
Vaccine Research Center
Bethesda, MD

Davide Firinu (Biography
Davide Firinu

Dr. FIRINU serves in the Department of Internal medicine, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, managing the diagnostic and therapeutic processes of adults with complex diseases in inpatient and outpatient care settings. He focused his research interests on three main fields: autoimmunity/rheumatology, primary immunodeficiencies and rare diseases associated with dysregulation of immunity. Additional fields of interest are the innate and acquired responses to fungal infectious diseases and the genetic regulation of the immune system. Since 2013, he has been a representative of Biologicals Interest Group, at European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).


Department of Internal medicine, Allergy and Clinical Immunology
University of Cagliari

Eduard Karamov (Biography
Eduard Karamov

Professor Eduard Karamov is serving as the Head of Laboratory of Immunochemistry at the Gamaleya Center, Russia. Dr. Karamov graduated from the Lomonosov University of Moscow, Russia. He earned his PhD degree from the Ivanovsky Research Institute of Virology, Russia in 1974. His research is focused on HIV antivirals, microbicides, HIV vaccine, molecular epidemiology of HIV, HIV/TB coinfection, SARS-CoV-2 antivirals, virucidal agents and nanomaterials. Over the last three decades, Dr. Karamov has served as an expert of a number of international organizations.


Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology
Russian Federation

Chien-An Hu (Biography
Chien-An Hu

Professor Hu’s research interests are in molecular basis of regulated cell death, apoptosis, autophagy, necroptosis, ferroptosis, and pyroptosis, in human diseases, for example, SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19. ResearchGate:


Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center
Albuquerque, NM
United States

D. Kouretas
Department of Biochemistry-Biotechnology
University of Thessaly

N. Nakajima
Department of Medicine
Nihon University School of Medicine

L.K. Scott (Biography
L.K. Scott

Dr. L Keith Scott is an adult and pediatric intensivist and director of the SICU at LSU Health in Shreveport. Dr. Scott has parCcular experCse in ECMO having performed that procedure for more than 20 years. Also, he is former Chief of the CVICU at Wake Forest University. Currently he is Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery and Medicine at LSU Health. Dr. Scott also holds a master degree in Global Health and infecCous Diseases from the University of Edinburgh and is acCve in developing ICU care models in HaiC and parts of rural Africa.


Adult and Pediatric CF Center
Louisiana State University
Shreveport, LA

H. Xu
School of Pharmacy
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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H. Bellali (Biography
H. Bellali

She works at the Medical Faculty of Tunis, Tunisia as associate professor in Public Health and head of the epidemiology and statistics department in A. Mami hospital from November 2016 to March 2019. She is a graduate from the France Field Epidemiology Training Programme in 2011. She has 8 years of experience in university teaching and research leading. She was the head of the international surveillance unit at the Tunisian National Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases for one year, a head of department, has conducted research at household, community, health facility, district and ecological studies and published more than 30 papers. She is a member of several technical working groups at Ministry of Health such as lymph nodes tuberculosis prevention group and “Early Warning and Response” Curriculum development pedagogy committee. She has supervised more than 20 students at Masters level and thesis.


Epidemiology and Statistics Department
Tunis El Manar University

P.O. Nnamani (Biography
P.O. Nnamani

Dr. Petra Obioma Nnamani is currently Humboltian at Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Saarland University Germany, and also Senior lecturer at the Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). She obtained her B.Pharm (2001) and M.Pharm (2004) both from UNN. Petra joined the nanotechnology group at ICS-UNIDO (Trieste Italy, 2009) for Early Research Training in Nanotechnology and later obtained her PhD in Drug Delivery (2010) from UNN. She was CV Raman International Fellow at the Department of Physics, Shivaji University Kolhapur, India (2012) and TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme at HIPS (2013). Petra is a Member of NYAS, OWSD and PSN.


Department of Pharmaceutics
University of Nigeria
Enugu State

Alexsandro S. Galdino (Biography
Alexsandro S. Galdino

Dr. Alexsandro Galdino received Biological Sciences degree from Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazil) and obtained a doctoral degree from the Universidade de Brasília (UnB) (Brazil). He has conducted post-doctoral research in UnB (2008-2010) and has been professor in Universidade Federal de São João Del-Rei (Brazil) since 2010. During his studies, Dr. Galdino dedicates efforts in the field of cloning and heterologous gene expression in microorganisms (bacteria and yeasts) to obtain innovative products for industries. Dr. Galdino produces recombinant industrial enzymes for several biotechnological applications as well as antigenic targets as input for immunological diagnosis kits.


Federal University of São João Del-Rei (UFSJ)
Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory

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