Dr. Knight is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. His research is focused on better understanding the neural mechanisms of human learning, memory, and emotion using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. Studies from his lab investigate questions that are important for understanding healthy, as well as dysfunctional, emotion processes. Dr. Knight’s recent work has investigated neural circuitry that supports emotion regulation processes. Disruption of these processes plays an important role in the emotional dysfunction associated with mood and anxiety disorders. These studies will help determine neural mechanisms that mediate susceptibility to stress and offer insights into the development of emotion-related disorders.
) Department of Psychology The University of Alabama-Birmingham Birmingham, AL USA
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 Milan Italy
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 Baltimore USA
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 USA
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 Espoo Finland
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 Birmingham UK
Igor Lima Maldonado is MD specialist in Neurosurgery, Mathematician and PhD. He is currently Professor and Researcher in the Department of Biomorphology at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He conducts investigations on cerebral connectivity, targeting the functional anatomy of white matter tracts and their importance for oncological neurosurgery. Other studies have target cerebrovascular diseases and their treatment with endovascular techniques. Dr Maldonado is a Smart Loire Valley Research Fellow and an active member of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Anatomy Committee, whose mission is to promote neurosurgical anatomy worldwide and enhance information exchange among those involved neuroanatomical research.
) Department of Biomorphology Federal University of Bahia Salvador Brazil
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 Florence Italy
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 Verona Italy
L. Hu Institute of Psychology Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing China
Dr. Mukesh Dhamala did B.S. and M.S. in Physics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1991 and 1994. He also did M.S. in Computational Physics (Honors) from University of Kansas, Lawrence in 1999. Later, he did Ph.D. in Physics from University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA in 2000. Since 2013, he is tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, GSU, Atlanta, USA.
) Department of Physics and Astronomy Georgia State University Atlanta, GU USA
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 Athens Greece
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 Espoo Finland
I am Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Researcher at the “Oasi” Institute for Research on Mental Retardation and Brain Aging (IRCCS) in Troina (Italy). After graduation with honours in Medicine, I trained at the School of Neurology of the University of Catania, where I got the international PhD. As research Fellow, I further trained at the Newcastle University (UK). From October 2015, I teach Neurology as Assistant Professor at the “Kore” University of Enna (Italy). I have coauthored approximately 80 publications in international Journals and Conferences and serve as Editorial Board member and Invited Reviewer of several international Journals.
) Department of Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties University of Catania Catania Italy
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 Groningen Netherlands
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 USA
A. S. Hanna Department of Neurological Surgery University of Wisconsin Madison, WI USA
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.