The Open Stem Cell Journal




ISSN: 1876-8938 ― Volume 6, 2019

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Editor-in-Chief:

B. Marchetti (Biography
B. Marchetti

Prof. Bianca Marchetti obtained her Ph.D. degree (1987) in Molecular Endocrinology from Laval University, Quebec, Canada. Since 2007, she is Associate Professor of Pharmacology at University of Catania, Italy. Prof. Marchetti’s fields of interests include hormones, neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration and neuroprotection, and glia-neuron interactions in neurodegenerative diseases, including Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s (PD) and Huntington’s diseases (HD). She, as an author/co-author, has published more than 110 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. over 3,310. Furthermore, she is a member of over 30 national and international neuroscientific societies, she has published over 100 full-length chapters in books, and she has presented over 200 abstracts at both national and international meetings.

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Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences (BIOMETEC)
University of Catania
Catania
Italy



Co-Editor:

M. Tatullo (Biography
M. Tatullo

Dr. Marco Tatullo is the Scientific Director of “Tecnologica Research Institute”. Dr. Marco Tatullo is Medicine Doctor (MD) and Doctor in Dental Sciences (DDS) , PhD in “Medical Biochemistry, Medical Biology and Physics” . International collaborator of “Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine” (IBPS) France. Visiting Professor at the University “City Unity College” of Athens and at the “Bithai dental and medical college” in Pakistan. Author of over 70 publications in international journals. Editor in Chief of the book “Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Innovative Biomaterials in Dentistry" published with Springer-Nature. Committee Member for BIODEVICES international conference and past-Chair in T.E.R.M.I.S. symposium.

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Marrelli International Group
Tecnologica Research Institute
Paris
France


Frontiers Section Editor:

(Regenerative Dentistry and Biomaterials)
Gianrico Spagnuolo (Biography
Gianrico Spagnuolo

Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo received a D.D.S. degree at University of Naples “Federico II” in 1997. He completed his Ph.D. in Dental Materials Biotechnology in 2002 and earned a post-doctoral fellowship in 2002-2004. In 2003 he had been Visiting Assistant Professor at Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology at University of Regensburg (Germany) and from 2006 is Adjunct Scientist at same Dental School. From 2007 to 2008 he was associate researcher at Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Biomaterials (CRIB) - University of Naples “Federico II”. In 2011 he completed the three-year postgraduate program in Oral Surgery at the University of Naples “Federico II”. He recently obtained the National Italian Qualification for Associate (2013-2019) and Ordinary (2014-2020 / 2018-2024) Professor. To date he is Assistant Professor at School of Dentistry - University of Naples “Federico II” spending his time teaching, giving lectures and participating in the faculty practice in Endodontic and Operative Dentistry sections.

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Department of Neurosciences
Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences
University of Naples "Federico II"
Naples
Italy


Editorial Board Members:

A. Ballini (Biography
A. Ballini

Clinical and Research Investigator at University of Bari ALDO MORO, Italy. Author of scientific papers and book chapters on National and International Journals (and Books) with Impact factor. Invited reviewer, Lead Guest Editor, Past-Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member in International Journals. Participant in Research Projects of National interest on Stem Cells isolation, differentiation and clinical application. Principal Investigator (PI) in International research projects. Winner of “Sant’Apollonia Award” from ANDI (Italian Dental National Association) in year 2005 for the best clinical and scientific report in Dental Sciences. Winner of "Research Award" from Medical and Dental Council of Bari (Italy) in year 2016. Speaker in National and International courses and conferences.

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Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Neurosciences and Sense Organs
University of Bari
Bari
Italy

M.G. Castro (Biography
M.G. Castro

Maria G. Castro, PhD, is the R.C. Schneider Professor of Neurosurgery, and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her research program focuses on epigenetic regulation of cancer progression, uncovering the role of oncometabolites in the brain tumor microenvironment (TME), and the development of new therapies for adult and pediatric gliomas, including DIPG. She has a demonstrated record of successful and productive research output and project management in an area of high relevance for brain cancer biology and the development of novel therapeutic strategies for primary and metastatic brain tumors.

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School of Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
USA

A. Karimi (Biography
A. Karimi

Alireza Karimi received the MSc and Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering/Bioengineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology and Kyushu University. His primary area of interest is continuum mechanics, soft tissue mechanics, finite element modeling, injury biomechanics, and biomathematics. He also won the Nightingale prize from the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) in 2015. He is the author of more than 110 peer reviewed articles in the international scientific journals.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kyushu University
Fukuoka
Japan

S.C. Li (Biography
S.C. Li

Dr. Li obtained his PhD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, postdoctoral fellowship at Whitehead Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and research fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He is principal investigator at CHOC Children’s Hospital/University of California-Irvine School of Medicine, and adjunct professor of California State University Fullerton and Sun Yat-sen University. He has 149+ publications and 20 U.S.-issued patents. His work is remarked in Nature, Science, Cell, Annual Reviews of Cell and Developmental Biology, with citations of 7,238+. He serves on editorial board of Journals and with membership of ACTS, ISSCR, SfN, ASCB, ASN, ASIP.

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Hyundai Cancer Genomics Center
Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)
Orange, CA
USA

A. Pacifici (Biography
A. Pacifici

Dr. Andrea Pacifici graduated with honors in Dentistry at the University of Rome "La Sapienza": his research field is mainly related to Maxillofacial surgery. PhD in Oral Pathology at the same University. PI of research in dental regeneration: in the last 10 years he gained a huge expertise in regenerative dentistry and biomaterials. Member of the S.I.L.O. (Italian Laser Society in Odontostomatology). He collaborated as grant holder at the Department of Dental and Maxillofacial sciences, "Sapienza" University of Rome. Tutor in "Anatomy of Temporary Mandibular Articulation", Université Paris Descartes - Paris, France. Author of international scientific papers.

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Department of Odontostomatological Sciences
General Hospital of Rome
Rome
Italy

E. Papanikolaou (Biography
E. Papanikolaou

Dr. Eleni Papanikolaou did her B.Sc. (Biology Degree) and PhD. from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Biology, Thessaloniki, Greece during 1995-2003. Her research interests are Development of gene therapy/gene editing approaches, Molecular genetics of inherited diseases and Molecular biology of viruses and/or bacteria. She has numerous publications to her credit.

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School of Medicine
University of Athens
Athens
Greece

J. Roncalli (Biography
J. Roncalli

Jerome Roncalli, MD, PhD completed his medical research training in Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute at Northwestern University in Chicago, under Professor Douglas Losordo. Prof. Roncalli serves as Director of the Heart Failure Unit in the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital of Toulouse, France. He also serves as the Assistant Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory since 2008. Prof. Roncalli is a member of the French and the European Society of Cardiology. His major research is focused in interventional cardiology, heart failure, tissue repair/ regeneration, angiogenesis/vasculogenesis and progenitor/ adult stem cells. He is currently a Professor of Cardiology at the Purpan School of Medicine and coordinator of the CARDIOMET Institute in Toulouse.

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Heart Failure Unit
University Hospital Toulouse -CHU Rangueil
Toulouse
France

K. Sugaya (Biography
K. Sugaya

Dr. Kiminobu Sugaya (Ph.D.) is a professor of medicine in Burnett School of Biomedical Science, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida (UCF). He is a Chair of Multidisciplinary Neuroscience Alliance in UCF and a Chair of Central Florida Chapter of Society for Neuroscience. He published more than 200 papers and some of them were reported by Washington Post, BBC, NBC, ABC and other media in all over the world. Dr. Sugaya is also a founder and a chair of Progenicyte, which is a biotech company holding his 67 patent licensed from UCF.

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Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
USA

L. De Bartolo (Biography
L. De Bartolo

Dr. L. De Bartolo is senior research scientist at the Institute on Membrane Technology of the National Research Council of Italy and leads the research area “membrane systems in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine”. Her research is focused on bioartificial membrane systems including membrane bioreactors applied to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. She is founding member of European and World Federation of Preventive and Regenerative Medicine (WFPRM). She is author of over 150 papers published in international journals/books and encyclopaedia and of 100 presentations to scientific meetings. She received international scientific recognitions as International Fellow by WFPRM and other awards.

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Institute on Membrane Technology CNR-ITM
University of Calabria
Cosenza
Italy

S. Fulle (Biography
S. Fulle

Prof. Stefania Fulle received her degree in Biological Sciences (1984) from University of Perugia, Italy, and attained the qualification to biologist profession in 1985. Since 2011, Prof. Fulle is Full Professor of Physiology at University “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara, Italy. Her major research interests include Stem cells (muscle and bone), Human skeletal muscle (Correlation between Oxidative stress and functional capacity in different physiological and pathological conditions), and Aging and regenerative capacity in muscle and bone. She, as an author/co-author, has published more than 70 articles in various journals, having total number of citations of over 1,975.

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Department of Neuroscience
Imaging and Clinical Sciences
University “G. d’Annunzio”
Chieti
Italy

J.B. Kim (Biography
J.B. Kim

Prof. Jeong Beom Kim completed his Ph.D. thesis in Apr 2009 under the supervision of Hans R. Schöler. He has mainly worked on generating iPS cells from neural stem cells by OCT4 alone. Now, Prof. Kim is focusing on generation of patient specific-stem cell from patient somatic cells at Hans Schöler Stem Cell Research Center (HSSCRC), Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea, as a representative of stem cell research center. His research interests involve patient specific stem cell, direct conversion, induced pluripotent stem cells, stem cells and 3D bioprinting.

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Hans Schöler Stem Cell Research Center (HSSCRC)
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
Ulsan
South Korea

S. Masuda (Biography
S. Masuda

Dr. Shigeo Masuda received his MD from the University of Tokyo in 1996, and PhD in Hematology/Oncology from the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan. He was an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor at Jichi Medical University, Japan, from 2007 to 2012, and joined RIKEN CDB in 2011. He studied at the Belmonte Lab in the Salk Institute from 2012 to 2014. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery in Osaka University, Japan. His interest is regenerative medicine using iPS-derived cells, including molecular targeted therapy for iPS-derived undifferentiated cells to improve safety.

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (Sawa Lab)
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Osaka
Japan

L. Pacifici (Biography
L. Pacifici

Prof. Luciano Pacifici graduated with honors in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He obtained the specialization with honors in dentistry at the same University. Associate Professor at the I Faculty of Medicine and Surgery - University of Rome "La Sapienza". 1st level manager at the Department of Odontostomatological Sciences of the Umberto I – General Hospital of Rome. Expertise in regenerative dentistry and biomaterials. Professor at the School of Specialization in Dental Surgery. Founding member and advisor of the S.I.L.O. (Italian Laser Society in Odontostomatology). Author of over 80 scientific papers in national and international journals.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Science
Sapienza University
Rome
Italy

A.A. Rizvanov (Biography
A.A. Rizvanov

Dr. Albert A. Rizvanov obtained his Ph.D. degree (2003) in Cell and Molecular Biology from University of Nevada, Reno, USA. Then, he received his title of D.Sc. (2010) in Biochemistry from Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Kazan, Russia. He currently holds various positions (i.e. Head of Center of Excellence “Regenerative Medicine”, Chief Researcher, Professor, and Director of Department of Gene and Cell Technologies) at Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Russia. His areas of research interest mainly include Gene and stem cell technologies for regenerative medicine, Molecular neurobiology, Molecular virology, and Cancer diagnostics and therapy. Dr. Rizvanov, as an author/co-author, has published more than 240 articles in various journals, having total number of citations of over 1,010.

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Department of Genetics
Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University
Tatarstan
Russia

A. Salim (Biography
A. Salim

Dr. Asmat Salim is currently involved in the study of differentiation mechanisms of bone marrow derived stem cells into cardiac micro-environment both in vitro and in vivo. This includes stem cell isolation, propagation, identification and transplantation into the infarcted heart and determination of their fate by functional analysis. The in vitro analysis includes studies related to fusion of different cell types in culture and analysis of the fused cells. Her research group also works on stem cell differentiation into renal and pancreatic beta cells following kidney injury and type 1 diabetes, respectively.

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Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research
University of Karachi
Karachi
Pakistan


Associate Editorial Board Members:

A. Birbrair (Biography
A. Birbrair

Affiliated Member of Brazilian Academy of Sciences. Alexander is a professor at the Pathology Department of the Biological Sciences Institute of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He holds a bachelor's degree in Biomedicine from the Santa Cruz State University (UESC) (2005-2009), a PhD in Neuroscience from Wake Forest University, North Carolina, United States (2010-2014) and a postdoc in Cell Biology from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York, United States (2014-2016). Has experience in the area of Biology and Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Pathology, Biotechnology and Cell Biology. Currently the key word in the laboratory is tissue microenvironment. We try to unravel the function of each cellular component in the tissues under various physiological and pathological conditions.

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Department of Pathology
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte
Brazil

I.M. Saadeldin (Biography
I.M. Saadeldin

Dr. Islam Mohamed Saadeldin obtained his Ph.D. degree (2012) in Veterinary Medicine (Molecular Reproduction) from Seoul National University, South Korea. Since Apr 2016, Dr. Saadeldin is Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Production, College of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Transfection, Biotechnology, Gene Regulation, Reproductive Medicine, Microscopy, Cells, Reproductive Biology, mRNA Expression, and Reproductive Endocrinology. He has memberships in the following scientific societies: Society of Physiological Sciences and their Applications (SPSA) Egypt, Egyptian Veterinary Surgeons Syndicate, Veterinary Sciences Society (VSS) of Zagazig University.

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Department of Animal Production
King Saud University
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia












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