Organizing Committee Members Series of - Stroke Conferences
University of Texas at San Antonio
George Perry (born April 12, 1953 in Lompoc, California) is a neuroscientist recognized in the field of Alzheimer's disease research particularly for his work in oxidative stress. Dr. Perry has studied at many universities and holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of California Santa Barbara and a PhD in Marine Biology from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at San Diego. He is distinguished as one of the top Alzheimer disease researchers by Experts cape with over 1000 publications, more than 67,000 citations (H=130), one of the top 100 most-cited scientists in Neuroscience & Behavior and one of the top 25 scientists in free radical research. Dr. Perry is a Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology and is an active participant in many other scientific associations. He is an elected member of the Academies of Sciences of Mexico, Portugal, and Spain. In addition, Perry is an Editor of numerous scientific journals including Journal of Alzheimersâ‚¬â„¢s Disease which he founded in 1998. Today, Perry continues his love for research while working as Dean of the College of Sciences at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
George Perry(Research Area)
Alzheimer's disease research and oxidative stress.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Boston University College of Engineering
Lucia M. Vaina(Biography)
Lucia-Maria Vaina combines psychophysics, multimodal neuroimaging (fMRI and MEG), and computational modeling to study plasticity and the spatiotemporal orchestration of the visually eloquent system in humans. She trained first in mathematics&applied mathematics, and received her first PhD from the Sorbonne, in 1977, she underwent postdoctoral training at Berkeley (with Lotfi Zadeh) , Stanford (with Patrick Suppes) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (with Marvin Minsky), before getting her MDPhD at the University of Toulouse, and training in neurology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston under Norman Geshwind and at the Boston VA under Harold Goodglass. Dr. Vaina is currently Professor of Neurology, Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience at Boston University and on the faculty faculty at Harvard Medical School, Departments of Neurology&Radiology. She is Director of Brain and Vision Laboratory (BRAVI) (http://www.bu.edu/bravi/) at Boston University and co-director of the Neurology of Vision Laboratory (NOVI) at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard medical School.She worked at New England Rehabilitation Hospital, Young Stroke Unit and Brain Injury Unit , until 1997 when she moved to Massachusetts General Hospital-Neurology Department & Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. She has served as expert witness defending Brain Injury patients with acquired cognitive and perceptual deficits.
Lucia M. Vaina(Research Area)
(a) models of visual motion analysis in the human brain based on computational, psychophysical, structural and functional-neuroanatomical methods; (b) functional plasticity-learning and neurocovery: physchophysics, functional neuroimaging and neuronal network models; (c) Functional MRI of the human visual system.
The Chinese University
Tang Wai Kwong(Biography)
Professor WK Tang was appointed to professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. Professor Tang completed his medical training at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an academic staff since 1999. His main research area is Neuropsychiatry in Stroke. Professor Tang has published over 100 papers in renowned journals, and has also contributed to the peer review of 40 journals. He has secured over 20 major competitive research grants. He has served the editorial boards of five scientific journals. He was also a recipient of the Young Researcher Award in 2007, awarded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tang Wai Kwong(Research Area)
Neuropsychiatry in Stroke, Substance abuse, Postnatal depression, dementia, cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, apathy, fatigue, emotional incontinence, suicidality, insomnia, pain, and quality of life.
Department of Medicine Suny downstate medical center
Burton M. Altura(Biography)
Dr.Burton M. Altura is currently working as a Professor of Physiology, Pharmacology & Medicine State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He completed his PhD from Newyork University School of Medicine. He published many articles. Dr. Burton M. Altura studies address the two most important issues in vascular biology today: stroke mechanisms; and irreversible cellular destruction in the cardiovascular system caused by alcohol and substance abuse. These studies have already led to the prevention of atherosclerotic lesions, hypertension and stroke-like events in experimental animal models.
Burton M. Altura(Research Area)
The role of magnesium, sphingolipids and lipid messengers in vascular biology and disease processes, such as stroke, diabetes mellitus and atherogenesis. An additional major interest is the role of alcohol and substances of abuse in stroke etiology. To accomplish these ends, whole animals, human subjects, tissues and cell culture techniques are utilized.
Daegu Wooridul Spine Hospita
Dr Chan Hong Park(Biography)
Park have Korean Board of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicines, and he has completed his Ph.D. at the age of 38 years from Kyungbuk University, South Korea. Heis the chairmen of Daegu Wooridul Spine Hospital, South Korea. He has over 50 publications and has been serving as an editorial board member of reputed Journals.
Dr Chan Hong Park(Research Area)
Head of University Service of Neurology
University of Medicine, Tirana UHC Mother Teresa
Jera Kruja MD,Phd(Biography)
Dr.Jera KRUJA is a Member of Scientific Committee at European Academy of Neurology and Professor of Neurology at Mother Theresa University Hospital Center. Since 2014 she is (European representative) at Teaching Course Committee, World Federation of Neurology. During 2013-2014 she is a Rector of University of Medicine, Tirana and Member of editing board of OA Publishing London, WebMed Central Brain Editor, Albanian Medical Journal, Bulletin of Medical Sciences, University of Medicine, Tirana. She worked at Health National Contact Point, European Commission, CORDIS Fp7 programme(2010-2013). From 2003, she is a reviewer of European Journal of Neurology, Clinical Epidemiology, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Journal of Pediatric Epilepsy. She is a Trainer of European Academy of Epilepsy since February 2003. She is the President of Albanian Society of Neurology (ASN) during 1998-2007.
Jera Kruja MD,Phd(Research Area)
Neurology, Neuroradiology, Epidemiology
Socioeconomic Researcher for Social Advancement
Dr. Uqbah Iqba(Biography)
Dr. Uqbah Iqbal is a Socioeconomic Researcher at Research for Social Advancement. Winning Second Place in Malaysian Historical Essay Writing Competition 2013, he was the recipient of Research University Fellowship Scheme, Graduate on Time Award and Outstanding Student Award from Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities as well as the Youngest Ph.D. in History Holder and the only Malaysian achieved a Ph.D. in History in conjunction with the 43rd Convocation of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He's authoring notable books/ebooks such as The Historical Development of the Malay Nationalism Before Independence, The Historical Development of the Malay Society Economic Nature During Pre-Colonial Era, The Historical Development of British Investment in Malaya Before the Second World War, The Historical Development of Foreign Investment in the Formation of the Malaysian Economy and Sejarah Pemikiran Pandang Ke Timur: Kepentingan Jepun Dalam Pembangunan Sosio-Ekonomi Malaysia (1906-1980). His publications have appeared in a wide range of international and national journals such as TAWARIKH, SUSURGALUR, Management and Administrative Sciences Review, Social and Basic Sciences Research Review, Jurnal Kemanusiaan, Jurnal Sejarah, Jurnal Pengajian Melayu, Jebat, International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Arts and Sciences, Asian Social Science and Geografia. He's also actively in the editorial board such as Asian Social Science, International Journal of Art and Literature, International Journal of Archaeology and History, American Journal of Social Sciences, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, History Research and Pratidhwani the Echo. Through his involvement as a reviewer with the Nonfiction Authors Association, 15 of his reviewed books received Awards.
Dr. Uqbah Iqba(Research Area)
University of Prince Edward Island
Jackalina Van Kampen(Biography)
Dr. Jackalina M. Van Kampen is currently Director of Preclinical Research at Neurodyn Inc. as well as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Science. She came to Neurodyn from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine where she held the position of Assistant Professor of Molecular Neuroscience. ParkinsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disease has been the main thrust of her career, beginning with graduate training under the supervision of Dr. A. Jon Stoessl, Director of the Pacific ParkinsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Research Centre, and continuing through postdoctoral training with Dr. Harold Robertson, Research Director and co-founder of the Brain Repair Centre. She has established a research program focused primarily on neuroprotection and neuronal recovery in models of neurodegenerative disease and currently holds a CIHR grant, studying the neruorestorative potential of adult neurogenesis in a rodent model of AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disease. Dr. Van Kampen has also been working with Neurodyn to develop novel neuroprotective therapies for various neurological conditions, including ParkinsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disease, AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disease, and ALS.
Jackalina Van Kampen(Research Area)
Translational Research, Bioinformatics, Protein Chemistry, Neurodegeneration, and Molecular Biology.