The Open Diabetes Journal

ISSN: 1876-5246 ― Volume 9, 2019


Manfredi Tesauro (Biography
Manfredi Tesauro

Manfredi Tesauro is a professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He completed his fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolic Disease in 2000 at University of Tor Vergata, Rome. From 1998 to 2002 he has been Visiting Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine Branch, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States, to investigate the mechanisms leading to vascular damage in conditions associated with increased atherosclerotic risk. Since 2002, he has served as Clinical Investigator at the Department of Internal Medicine of Tor Vergata University. He has been recipient of several awards and grants. He is member of many scientific societies and serves as ad hoc reviewer for more than fifty peer-reviewed journals. His principal research interests include the pathophysiological mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis in patients with insulin resistance, diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. He has authored of more than hundred peer-reviewed articles.


Department of Systems Medicine
University of Roma Tor Vergata

Regional Editor:

Giovanni Sparacino (Biography
Giovanni Sparacino

Giovanni Sparacino is Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova, where he is in charge of teaching “Medical Informatics” and “Biological Data Analysis”. His scientific expertise includes simulation & modeling of physiological systems, algorithms for continuous glucose monitoring sensors, linear and nonlinear analysis of biomedical signals. He authored 97 papers in WoS/Scopus –indexed international journals (Scopus H-index is 26, with 2198 citations) and 9 patent applications. Giovanni holds a MSc (summa cum laude) in Electronics from the University of Padova (1992) and a PhD in Bioengineering from the Polytechnic of Milan (1996). Website:


Department of Information Engineering
University of Padova

Section Editor:

(Current Frontiers)
S. Nammi (Biography
S. Nammi

Dr. Srinivas Nammi is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology at the School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, Australia. He has a doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences, specializing in Pharmacology, and has over 20 years of experience in pharmacological research. He has a distinguished track record in herbal medicines’ research and has made significant contributions to both basic and applied research related to drug discovery, biological evaluation and mechanistic studies with a special focus on metabolic disorders. Dr. Nammi, as an author/co-author, has published more than 75 articles in various journals, having over 2000 total citations. To his credit, he also has co-authorship of 3 book chapters and co-inventorship of one international Patent.


School of Science and Health
Western Sydney University

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E. Adeghate (Biography
E. Adeghate

Professor Adeghate obtained his MD from Semmelweis University Medical School in 1986, his PhD and DSc. from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1992 and 2010, respectively. He is interested in the morphology of pancreatic grafts and the effect of neurotransmitters, neuropeptides and cytokines on parameters of metabolic disease, insulin release and on complications of diabetes mellitus. He has published widely in the field of diabetes. He is currently, the Editor-in Chief of The Open Medicinal Chemistry Journal


Department of Anatomy
College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Al Ain

Y.-P. Liaw (Biography
Y.-P. Liaw

Dr. Yung-Po Liaw obtained his Ph.D. degree (2000) in Epidemiology from National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan. Since Feb 2013, Dr. Liaw is Professor in the Department of Public Health at Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Epidemiology, Biostatistic, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Big Data Analysis. Dr. Liaw, as an author/co-author, has published more than 70 articles in various journals, having over 585 total citations.


Department of Public Health
Chung Shan Medical University
Taichung city

R. Salceda (Biography
R. Salceda

Dr. Rocío Salceda obtained her Ph.D. degree (1979) in Biology from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico. She is currently a Researcher (Department of Neurodevelopment and Physiology) and a Lecturer of Cell Biology (Department of Biology) at UNAM. Her skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Proteomics, Oxidative Stress, Retinal Diseases, OCT, Endocrinology, Retinal Degeneration, Mitochondria, etc. Dr. Salceda, as an author/co-author, has published more than 35 articles in various journals, having over 475 total citations.


Department of Neurodevelopment and Physiology
National Autonomous
University of Mexico (UNAM)
Mexico City

P. Wandell (Biography
P. Wandell

Dr. Per Wändell studied medicine at Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden, graduated in 1974, and became a physician two years later. In 1979, he became a specialist in general medicine. Dr. Wändell is Director of Studies for the Graduate School in General Medicine, KI. He was one of the main responsible individuals in the National Board of Health and Welfare's factual group in the preparation of National Guidelines for Diabetes. Dr. Wändell was appointed Professor of General Medicine at Karolinska Institutet on November 1, 2010. He, as an author/co-author, has published over 155 articles in various journals, having total number of citations of more than 2,210.


Center for Family and Community Medicine
Karolinska Institute

J.A. Nogueira-Machado (Biography
J.A. Nogueira-Machado

Dr. José Augusto Nogueira-Machado, Biologist (UFMG), Master of Science (Biochemistry), and Ph.D. in Sciences (Immunology) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, is a Professor of Immunology. He is currently the coordinator in the Signaling and cellular Post-Graduation Program in Medicine and Biomedicine of the Santa Casa of Belo Horizonte (CAPES 4), Brazil. He develops research with an immunobiochemical approach, with emphasis on metabolic signaling in cells of the immune system. His projects focus on assessing the consequences of metabolic and / or immunologically related diseases on immune system cell reactivity. He develops kits for immunodiagnosis and is the current coordinator of the Nucleus of Technological Innovation (NIT) of IEP - Santa Casa de Belo Horizonte.


Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Belo Horizonte

J.S. Felicio (Biography
J.S. Felicio

Leader of endocrinology department of the João de Barros Barreto University Hospital. He has a medical residency in Clinical Medicine (1990-1992) and in Endocrinology and Metabology (1992-1994). He holds a PhD in Medicine, in the area of endocrinology, by Escola Paulista de Medicina (1997). Principal Investigator of international multicenter research projects, coordinator of the diabetes extension program at the João de Barros Barreto University Hospital, and leader of the endocrinology department of the State Reference Center for Endocrinology and Diabetes (CREED). Permanent member of the Program Collegiate of Master's and Doctorate in Oncology and Medical Sciences of UFPA (2011- current).


Endocrinology Division
Federal University of Para

Y. Saisho (Biography
Y. Saisho

Dr. Saisho received his medical degree in 1998 and his PhD degree in 2009, both from the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo. Before obtaining his current position as assistant professor, Dr. Saisho completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Larry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center at the University of California-Los Angeles’s David Geffen School of Medicine (Prof. Peter C. Butler). Dr. Saisho’s area of interest is Diabetology, especially beta cell dysfunction in diabetes. Dr. Saisho is the author or coauthor of more than 60 publications.


Department of Internal Medicine
Keio University School of Medicine

K. Takebayashi (Biography
K. Takebayashi

He is M.D., Ph.D., and is Associate Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine (Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Hematology) at Dokkyo Medical University Koshigaya Hospital. Publications are on clinical diabetes, adipokines, use of anti-diabetic drugs. Papers includes those published in J Clin Endocrinol Metab, Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Metabolism, Diabetes Res Clin Pract, J Diabetes Complications.


Department of Internal Medicine
Dokkyo Medical University

A. Kakehashi (Biography
A. Kakehashi

Dr. Akihiro Kakehashi received his Ph.D. degree (1994) from Asahikawa Medical College, Asahikawa, Japan. He is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, Saitama, Japan. He is interested in a posterior vitreous detachment and allied diseases. He established the method of biomicroscopic vitreous examination and the clinical classification of posterior vitreous detachment. Dr. Kakehashi focuses his current research on the pathogenesis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. He, as an author/co-author, has published over 95 articles in various journals, having total number of citations of more than 855.


Department of Ophthalmology
Jichi Medical University

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O.M. Ahmed (Biography
O.M. Ahmed

Dr. Osama M. Ahmed was granted Ph.D. (in 2000) in Physiology from Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed is a professor of physiology at Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University Beni-Suef, Egypt. He has authored/co-authored more than 90 publications, and has also written two book chapters. He is an editorial board member in more than 25 international journals. He was awarded the State Incentive Prize (2014), Beni-Suef University Excellence Prize (2014) and the state excellence honor of the first class (2017). He is principal investigator and co-principal investigator in many research projects.


Department of Zoology
Beni-Suef University

P.K. Prabhakar (Biography
P.K. Prabhakar

Dr. Pranav Kumar Prabhakar has received his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India during the period of 2011 and he has completed his master in biochemistry from Patna University Bihar, India in 2003. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor in Lovely Professional University Punjab, India. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities as research coordinator of the school. His research has included synergy, phytomedicine, metabolic disorders. He is serving as an editorial member and reviewer for several reputed journals. He has authored 30 research articles/books/ book chapters.


Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
Lovely Professional University
Phagwara, Punjab

P. De (Biography
P. De

Dr Parijat De is a Consultant Physician & Clinical Lead in Diabetes & Endocrinology in Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK. He has a wide interest and expertise in all aspects of Diabetes, especially in the field of Metabolic Medicine, Obesity and Diabetes Renal disease. He has published widely in his field and persues an active research interest. He has also set up Diabetes in Community Extension (DiCE) integrated community based diabetes clinics in Birmingham which has received national acclaim. He is an MRCP examiner and host. He has written guidelines in most aspects of metabolic medicine including emergencies in diabetes as well as endocrinology.


Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust

M. Zubair (Biography
M. Zubair

Dr Zubair rendering his services at Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as Assistant Professor. Extended Spectrum beta Lactamase gene (CTX,TEM & SHV), pro and anti inflammatory cytokines and healing proteins and its clinical correlations has been a core area of his research. Dr. Zubair received the most prestigious awards “Marvil Levin” best research award by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in 72nd Scientific Session held at Philadelphia, USA from 8-12 June, 2012. He was also conferred with Scientist of the year 2016 and Junior Scientist of the Year 2014 by NESA, New Delhi. He has published about 26 research articles in International journals that explore different aspects of diabetes-foot ulcer.


Department of Medical Microbiology
University of Tabuk
Saudi Arabia


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