The Open Neuroimaging Journal

ISSN: 1874-4400 ― Volume 13, 2020

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Mukesh Dhamala (Biography
Mukesh Dhamala

Dr. Mukesh Dhamala is currently a faculty member in the department of physics and neuroscience institute at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta, USA. He teaches physics and neuroimaging courses, and directs research in neuroscience and neurophysics. His current research explores the neural mechanisms for human decision-making, human epilepsy, brain restoration after stroke and rehabilitative treatments, and neuronal network oscillations and synchronization. His research aims to bring physics and brain science discoveries into clinical applications to improve human health. He is a leading expert in brain network activity analysis methods, such as spectral Granger causality for brain imaging and electrophysiological data. He received a US NSF CAREER award for his research program in 2010. He joined Georgia State University (GSU) in the fall of 2007. Prior to joining GSU, he held a research assistant scientist position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida from 2004 to 2007. Before that, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at several institutions including Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University and Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Dhamala received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Kansas, USA in 2000.


Department of Physics and Astronomy
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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P. Brambilla (Biography
P. Brambilla

Dr. Paolo Brambilla is MD specialist in Psychiatry and PhD. He is senior Lecturer of Psychiatry at the University of Udine and Head of the Research Units on Brain Imaging and Neuropsychology at the Inter-University Center for Behavioural Neurosciences, a unique research consortium between the University of Udine and the University of Verona in Italy.

His main expertise is in the field of neuroimaging and neuropsychology in psychotic and mood disorders and in the field of developmental psychopathology. He is also clinical and scientific consultant of the IRCCS “E. Medea” Scientific and Clinical Institute, Polo FVG, which is dedicated to child neuropsychiatry


Psychiatric Clinic Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health
Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico

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R. Chen (Biography
R. Chen

Rong Chen is an Assistant Professor in the department of Radiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Washington State University in 2003, and his MTR in Translational Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. He has published about 50 peer-reviewed research articles in the areas of computational neuroscience, neuroimaging, machine learning, biomedical image analysis, and translational medicine.


Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

M.N. Dretsch (Biography
M.N. Dretsch

Dr. Dretsch is an active-duty officer and research psychologist in the US Army. His research includes assessing the impact of combat-related neurologic and psychiatric conditions, such as traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder, on brain functioning and structure in order to improve screening, diagnostics, and outcome assessments. In addition, his work is also aimed at exploring predictive factors associated with vulnerability to these injuries and psychopathologies. Dr. Dretsch incorporates a multimodal assessment approach using comprehensive batteries of neuropsychological, self-report, proteomic and lipidomic, genetic, and neuroimaging measures to better understand the pathophysiologic underpinnings of clinical presentation and identify potential biomarkers.


Human Dimension Division
US Army Training and Doctrine Headquarters
Fort Eustis, VA

Alexander A. Fingelkurts (Biography
Alexander A. Fingelkurts

Dr. Alexander A. Fingelkurts is a co-founder and co-head of a research organization BM-Science – Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre. Dr. Fingelkurts holds PhD in human psychophysiology from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). Throughout his academic scientific career, he has obtained knowledge, experience and expertise in advanced quantitative electroencephalogram EEG analysis, cognitive neuroscience and systemic psychophysiology. Currently his main research interest is in the area of consciousness studies. From 1998 onwards, Dr. Fingelkurts has delivered to the community more than 100 publications, book chapters and conference presentations. Dr. Fingelkurts is an active member of 7 professional scientific organizations.


BM-Science – Brain and Mind Technologies Research Centre

A. S. Hanna (Biography
A. S. Hanna

Dr. Amgad S. Hanna obtained his M.B.B. Ch (Medical Bachelor & Bachelor of Chirurgie) in 1990 from Cairo University, Egypt, and then his D.I.S. (Inter-university Diploma of Specialization) in Neurosurgery in 1999 from University of Rennes I, France. He is currently Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, in the Department of Neurological Surgery, at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Dr. Hanna specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the spine and peripheral nerves. Additionally, he has experience in complex spine surgery, treatment of intradural tumors, and minimally invasive spine surgery and kyphoplasty. Dr. Hanna has published over 35 articles in various journals of international repute.


Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

R.K. Kana (Biography
R.K. Kana

Dr. Rajesh Kana is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB). He has more than 15 years of research experience in neuroimaging and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Kana earned his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India. His training in neuroimaging was from UCLA and Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Kana is a William Fulbright research fellow and the Civitan-McNulty Scientist. His research focuses on investigating the diagnostic utility of neuroimaging-based inferences in developmental disorders, and in testing the effectiveness of behavioral intervention on the brain in autism.


Department of Psychology
University of Alabama

G. Malviya (Biography
G. Malviya

Dr Gaurav Malviya did his PhD and Postdoc in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging field. At present, he is Head of Nuclear Imaging Lab at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow (UK), where he also established a new pre-clinical PET/MRI imaging facility. Dr Malviya is the author of several peer reviewed research articles (IF >150), book chapters, and other international publication. Also, he twice received prestigious International Research group in Immuno Scintigraphy and Therapy Award – “IRIST Award”. Dr Malviya’s research interest mainly emphasis on development and pre-clinical evaluation of novel PET, SPECT, CT and MRI imaging probes for translational cancer imaging in GM mouse models.


Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
University of Groningen

M. Orsini (Biography
M. Orsini

Dr. Marco Orsini did Graduation in Medicine from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Later, he obtained his Masters in Public Health degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Doctor of Medicine (Neurology) degree from Fluminense Federal University, UFF, Niterói, Brazil. Dr. Orsini has numerous scientific research and journal article publications to his credit.


Department of Applied Health Sciences
Vassouras University

M. Razavi (Biography
M. Razavi

Dr. Mehrdad Razavi obtained his M.D. degree (1994) from University of Vienna School of Medicine, Vienna, Austria. Dr. Razavi currently holds the following positions: (1) Medical Director, Advanced Sleep Diagnostics, Redding / Red Bluff, CA (2010-present); (2) Medical Director, Neurosleep Diagnostics, Aberdeen, WA (2011-present); and (3) President, International Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation (SCR) (2009-present). His areas of research interest involve Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, FMRI and Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Rehabilitation, and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Razavi has published articles in various journals concerning these research topics, and is also an ad-hoc reviewer for various journals, such as Human Brain Mapping, IEEE Transaction on Medical Imaging, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, etc.


Innovative Sleep Center
San Francisco, CA

D. Xu (Biography
D. Xu

Dr. Dongrong Xu, working as an Associate Professor and Research Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, NY and MRI Unit, New York State Psychiatric Institute respectively. He has completed his PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Zhejiang University, China. He has done Siemens Certificates for IDEA Pulse Sequence Programming & Image Calculation Programming in 2011. He has 3 patents and more than 100 publications in SCI journals. His main research interests are Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), Biomedical Image Analysis, functional MRI(fMRI), Computer-Aided Design, Virtual Reality in fMRI.


Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University
New York City, NY

A. Dogra (Biography
A. Dogra

Dr. Ayush Dogra is currently working as CSIR-NPDF at CSIR- CSIO(Research lab- Government of India) at Chandigarh, India. He has also worked as a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, UIET, PANJAB UNIVERSITY. His doctoral research focuses on devising a novel and innovative, market oriented mechanisms for medical image fusion. He has published numerous papers in highly cited journals and conferences. He is currently doing editorial/reviewing work for various highly reputed SCI/SCIE and Scopus indexed journals. His research areas primarily are image fusion, image enhancement, image registration and image denoising.


CSIR-CSIO Research Lab

M.-E. Evangelopoulos (Biography
M.-E. Evangelopoulos

Dr. Μαrια-Εleptherια Evangelopoulos is a neurologist and an Assistant Professor of neurology at the medical school, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She did her PhD in Neurosciences from University of Bern, Switzerland in the year 2005. She has around 44 Publications in International Journals to her credit.


Department of Neurology
Eginition University Hospital

Andrew A. Fingelkurts (Biography
Andrew A. Fingelkurts

Dr. Andrew A. Fingelkurts is a co-founder and co-head of a research organization BM-Science – Brain & Mind Technologies Research Centre. Dr. Fingelkurts holds PhD in human psychophysiology from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). Throughout his academic scientific career, he has obtained knowledge, experience and expertise in advanced quantitative electroencephalogram EEG analysis, cognitive neuroscience and systemic psychophysiology. Currently his main research interest is in the area of consciousness studies. From 1998 onwards, Dr. Fingelkurts has delivered to the community more than 100 publications, book chapters and conference presentations. Dr. Fingelkurts is an active member of 7 professional scientific organizations.


BM-Science – Brain and Mind Technologies Research Centre

L. Hu (Biography
L. Hu

Dr. Li Hu obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 2010) in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P.R. China. Dr. Hu is currently Professor in the Institute of Psychology at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Electroencephalography, Event-Related Potentials, Pain Perception, Tomography, Inverse Problems, Evoked Potentials, Priming, Time-Frequency, etc. Dr. Hu, as an author/co-author, has published more than 80 articles in various journals, having over 1,000 total citations.


Institute of Psychology
Chinese Academy of Sciences

G. Lanza (Biography
G. Lanza

Dr. Lanza works as a Senior Academic Researcher at the University of Catania (Italy). After graduation with honours in Medicine, He got trained at the School of Neurology and got the international PhD at the University of Catania (Italy). As visiting Clinical Research Fellow, he was further trained at the Department of Neuroscience, Newcastle University (UK). In 2013 he was selected for a Scientific Fellowship promoted by the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS). From 2013 to October 2018 he worked as Consultant Neurologist at the Oasi Research Institute – IRCCS in Troina (Italy), which is a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization (WHO).


Department of Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties
University of Catania

M. Nishi (Biography
M. Nishi

Dr. Mayumi Nishi, currently working as a Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Nara Medical University, Japan since 2009. She has completed his PhD from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and MD from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine. She is also serving as Director of the Japan Neuroendocrine Society. She has more than 100 publications in different SCI Journals. Her main research interests include Cell Biology, Anatomy, Neurobiology, Neural Science and Anesthesiology.


Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Nara Medical University

A. Pacini (Biography
A. Pacini

Prof. Alessandra Pacini is currently in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine – Anatomy Section at the University of Florence, Italy. Graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Florence in 1993, she gained her Specialization in Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry in 1997 and her PhD in Pediatric Sciences at the University of Firenze in 2001. Current research targets on the study of the blood brain barrier and its alterations in the presence of toxic substances in in vitro systems. Research also focuses on the use of focused ultrasound for the blood brain barrier permeability regulation in order to deliver drugs inside the central nervous system.


Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
University of Florence

S. Tamburin (Biography
S. Tamburin

Dr. Stefano Tamburin did his Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Clinical Neurophysiology from University of Verona (2005). His current specific areas of research include neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cerebellar ataxia) examined with an integrative and translational approach that encompasses clinical evaluation, cognitive assessment, instrumental tools(neurophysiological techniques, imaging, psychophysics). Dr. Tamburin clinical interests include neurodegenerative disorders, with a specific focus on Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cognitive disorders, pain, and clinical neurophysiology.


Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences
University of Verona

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P.M. House (Biography
P.M. House

Dr. med. Patrick Michael House studied medicine at University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) during the period of 1994-2001. Since 2007, he is a Senior consultant at the Hamburg Epilepsy Center. His current research areas are MRI post-processing of 7 Tesla images and 3D brain visualization. He is editorial board member of various recognized journals and has notable publications to his credit.


Hamburg Epilepsy Center

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V. Rajinikanth (Biography
V. Rajinikanth

Dr. Venkatesan Rajinikanth is a Professor in the Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering at St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai 600119, Tamilnadu, India. Recently he edited a book titled ‘Advances in Artificial Intelligence Systems’, Nova Science publisher, USA. He has published more than 90 publications in journals and conference proceedings. His h-index is 25 with more than 1540 citations. He is the Associate Editor of Int. J. of Rough Sets and Data Analysis (IGI Global, US, DBLP, ACM dl) and Edited Special Issues in journals such as Current Signal Transduction Therapy and Current Medical Imaging Reviews. His main research interests include Medical data assessment, Machine learning, Deep learning and Computer aided diagnosis.


Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
St. Joseph’s College of Engineering

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