Name Donald Orlic
Degree(s) Ph.D.
Title(s) and affiliation
Professor and Chairman Department of Anatomy(Including Cell Biology and Neuroscience)
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School
Research Interest(s) 1. Tissue regeneration in animal models of disease
2. Renewal of vascular endothelium and smooth muscle
3. Use of induced-pluripotent stem cells
Selective publications 1. Song M, San H, Anderson SA, Cannon RO, Orlic D (2014) Shear stress-induced mechanotransduction protein deregulation and vasculopathy in a mouse model of progeria. Stem Cell Research and Therapy 5:41 doi:10. 1186/scrt429
2. Perry E, Song M, Despres DA, Kim SM, San h, Yu Z-X, Raghavachari N, Schnermann J, Cannon RO, Orlic D (2009) Bone marrow-derived progenitor cells are not sufficient to repair endothelial dysfunction in young mice. Cardiovascular Research 84:317-325
Contact Information Mailing address:: Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine Howard University Graduate School, 520 W Street, N.W, Washington D.C. 20059 Phone: (202) 865-0058 or (202) 806-6556; E-mail: donald.orlic@howard.edu
Name Thomas Heinbockel
Degree(s) Ph.D.
Title(s) and affiliation Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Anatomy(Including Cell Biology and Neuroscience)
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School
Research Interest(s) 1. Cellular and network mechanisms of brain function studied with electrophysiological, anatomical, and pharmacological methods
2. Neural signaling and synaptic transmission in the central nervous system
3. Functional organization of the olfactory and limbic system
4. Neurological, neuropsychiatric, and sensory system disorders
5. Drug discovery and development
Selective publications Wang Z-J, Levinson SR, Sun L, Heinbockel T (2014) Identification of both GABAA receptors and voltage-activated Na+ channels as molecular targets of anticonvulsant -asarone. Front Pharmacol 5:40. doi:10.3389/fphar.2014.00040
Zhan X, Yin P-B, Heinbockel T (2013) The basal forebrain modulates spontaneous activity of principal cells in the main olfactory bulb of anaesthetized mice. Front Neural Circuits 7: 00148. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2013.00148
Wang Z-J, Sun L, Heinbockel T (2012) Cannabinoid receptor-mediated regulation of neuronal activity and signaling in glomeruli of the main olfactory bulb. J Neurosci 32:8475-8479
Wang Z-J, Sun L, Peng W, Ma S, Zhu C, Fu F, Heinbockel T (2011) Ginseng derivative ocotillol enhances neuronal activity through increased glutamate release: a possible mechanism underlying increased spontaneous locomotor activity of mice. Neuroscience, 195:1-8
Wang Z-J, Sun L, Jackson PL, Scott KR, Heinbockel T (2011) A substituted anilino enaminone acts as a novel positive allosteric modulator of GABAA receptors in the mouse brain. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 336: 916-924
Contact Information Mailing address:: Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine Howard University Graduate School, 520 W Street, N.W, Washington D.C. 20059 Phone: (202) 322-9922; Email: theinbockel@howard.edu
Name Marjorie Gondré-Lewis
Degree(s) Ph.D.
Title(s) and affiliation Associate Professor,
Principal Investigator,
Laboratory for Neurodevelopment
Department of Anatomy
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School
Research Interest(s) 1. Cellular and molecular mechanisms at play during normal and abnormal development of the central nervous system (CNS).
2. Rodent models of early life stress and of early exposure to drugs of abuse, genetic models of schizophrenia and other metabolic disorders to study individual or combined influences of gene x environment interaction on cellular and molecular correlates of behavior.
3. Brain loci (amygdala, hippocampus, basal forebrain, etc.) and circuits (mesolimbic, fear conditioning, pleasure) that mediate emotional processing, addiction, and learning mechanisms. Understanding the underlying pathologies will allow targeted pharmacological intervention to reverse neurological dysfunction.
4. Neurotransmitter systems and the synaptic complex, dendritic pruning and branching, and cell ontogeny.
Selective publications 1. Wang H & Gondre-Lewis MC (2013) Prenatal nicotine and maternal deprivation stress de-regulate the development of CA1, CA3, and dentate gyrus neurons in hippocampus of infant rats. PLoS One 8(6):e65517.
2. Young JK, Heinbockel T, & Gondre-Lewis MC (2013) Astrocyte fatty acid binding protein-7 is a marker for neurogenic niches in the rat hippocampus. Hippocampus 23(12):1476-1483.
3. Gondre-Lewis MC, Park JJ, & Loh YP (2012) Cellular mechanisms for the biogenesis and transport of synaptic and dense-core vesicles. Int Rev Cell Mol Biol 299:27-115.
4. Wang H, Davila-Garcia MI, Yarl W, & Gondre-Lewis MC (2011) Gestational nicotine exposure regulates expression of AMPA and NMDA receptors and their signaling apparatus in developing and adult rat hippocampus. Neuroscience 188:168-181.
Contact Information Mailing address:: Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School, 520 W Street, N.W, Washington D.C. 20059
Phone: 202-660-8447; Email: Janine.Ziermann@howard.edu
Name Rui Diogo
Degree(s) Ph.D.
Title(s) and affiliation Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School
Research Interest(s) 1. Polidactyly and surgeries
2. Water-Land transitions fins to limbs
3. Muscle development in humans and animals
4. Birth defects in humans and animals
5. Primate evolution and comparative anatomy
6. Anatomical networks
7. Enigma project
Selective publications Diogo R, Walsh S, Smith C, Ziermann JM, Abdala V, Hutchinson JR. (2014, submitted) Resolution of a long-standing question: limb muscle identity and attachments are mainly related to topological position and not to anlage or homeotic identity of digits. PNAS
Diogo R, Ziermann JM, Linde-Medina M. (2014, Jan submitted) Specialize or risk to disappear - empirical evidence of anisomerism based on comparative and developmental studies of gnathostome head and limb musculature. Biological Reviews
DIOGO, R. & B. A. WOOD (2012). Violation of Dollo's law: evidence of muscle reversions in primate phylogeny and their implications for the understanding of the ontogeny, evolution and anatomical variations of modern humans. Evolution 66: 3267-3276
Contact Information Mailing address:: Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School, 520 W Street, N.W, Washington D.C. 20059
Phone: 202-865-0166
Email: Rui.Diogo@howard.edu
Name Antonei Csoka
Degree(s) Ph.D.
Title(s) and affiliation Assistant Professor
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School
520 W Street, N.W.
Research Interest(s) Progeria, aging, and regenerative medicine
Pharmacogenomics, pharmacoepigenomics, and toxicogenomics
Extracellular matrix, hyaluronidase and cancer
Selective publications 1. Constantinescu D, Csoka AB, Navara CS, Schatten GP. (2010) A DNA double-strand break repair defect in Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome fibroblasts is present only in cells with an abnormal nuclear morphology and is improved with FTI treatment. Exp Cell Res. 316:2747-59.
2. Csoka AB, Szyf M. (2009) Epigenetic side-effects of common pharmaceuticals: A potential new field in medicine and pharmacology. Med Hypotheses. 73:770-80.
3. Shuster S, Frost GI, Csoka AB, Formby B, Stern R. (2002) Hyaluronidase reduces human breast cancer xenografts in SCID mice. Int. J. Cancer. 102: 192-7.
Contact Information Mailing address:: Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine Howard University Graduate School, 520 W Street, N.W, Washington D.C. 20059 Phone: 202-986-7911 Email: antonei.csoka@howard.edu
Name Sulman Rahmat
Degree(s) Ph.D.
Title(s) and affiliation Instructor
Department of Anatomy(Including Cell Biology and Neuroscience)
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School
Research Interest(s) 1. The neuronal and vascular development of the hindbrain in vertebrates, working primarily on the model teleosts goldfish and zebrafish
2. correlating the osteology of fossil seals with ecological, biogeographical and morphological implications.
Selective publications 1. Sulman J. Rahmat and Edwin Gilland. 2014. Comparative Anatomy of the Carotid-Basilar Arterial Trunk and Hindbrain Penetrating Arteries in Vertebrates The Open Anatomy Journal. 6:1-26.
2. Irina Koretsky and Sulman J. Rahmat. 2013. First Record of Fossil Cystophorinae (Carnivora, Phocidae): Middle Miocene Seals from the Northern Paratethys. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia. 119:325-350.
Contact Information Mailing address:: Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School, 520 W Street, N.W, Washington D.C. 20059
Phone: 202-4159904
Email: sulman.rahmat@howard.edu
Name Heiying Jin
Degree(s) MD., PhD
Title(s) and affiliation Professor of Surgery
Associated Director of National Centre of Colorectal Disease,
The Third affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
Research Interest(s) 1. Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC).
2. Early detection, intervention, and prevention of colorectal cancer
Selective publications 1. Heiying Jin, et al. The study of effect of tea polyphenols on microsatellite instability colorectal cancer and its molecular mechanism. Int J Colorectal Dis (2010) 25:1407–1415.
2. Heiying Jin, et al. A superficial colon tumor model involving subcutaneous colon translocation and orthotopic transplantation of green fluorescent protein-expressing human colon tumor. Tumor Biol, Nov. 2010. Epub.
3. Heiying Jin, et al. Downregulation of AP-1 gene expression is an initial eventin the oridonin-mediated inhibition of colorectal cancer:Studies in vitro and in vivo. J Gastroentology Hepotology, 2010, Epub
Koretsky, I.A. and Sulman Rahmat. First Record of fossil Cystophorinae
Contact Information Mailing address: No. 1 Jinglin Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China. 210001.
Phone: 025-52276200
Email: jinheiying@hotmail.com
Name Irina A. Koretsky
Degree(s) Ph.D.
Title(s) and affiliation Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy(Including Cell Biology and Neuroscience)
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School
Research Interest(s) My research involves anatomy, physiology, and functional morphology, as well as systematic analysis of the true seals and I am pursuing two lines of research: (1) functional morphology, with emphasis on evolutionary and geographic origin of the seals; (2) the question of monophyletic versus diphyletic origin of pinnipeds.
Selective publications Koretsky and D.P. Domning. One of the Oldest Seals (Carnivora, Phocidae) from the Old World. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 34(1):224-229, 2014.
Koretsky, I.A. and Sulman Rahmat. First Record of fossil Cystophorinae (Carnivora, Phocidae): Middle Miocene seals from the Northern Paratethys. Rivista Italian di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia. Volume 119 (3): 325-350, 2013.
Contact Information Mailing address: Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School, 520 W Street, N.W, Washington D.C. 20059
Phone: 202-806-9859
Email: ikoretsky@howard.edu
Name Edwin Gilland
Degree(s) Ph.D.
Title(s) and affiliation Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy(Including Cell Biology and Neuroscience)
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School
Research Interest(s) My work centers on the comparative anatomy and development of the vertebrate brainstem, especially with regard to the highly conserved segmental organization of hindbrain sensorymotor systems. My current research aims to further examine the retention of embryonic segmental patterning in adult brains using neuronal tract tracing and vascular labeling techniques in live fish specimens imaged with micro CT. The primary techniques used in my lab are microdissection and sectional anatomy, using both histologicalsections and tomographic imaging techniques such as confocal, micro CT, etc.
Selective publications Gilland E, Straka H, Wong T, Baker R and S Zottoli. (2014) A hindbrain segmental scaffold specifying neuronal location in the adult goldfish, Carassius auratus. J. Comp. Neurol. (See Accepted Articles 2014).
Rahmat S, Gilland E. (2014) Comparative anatomy of the carotid-basilar arterial trunk andhindbrain penetrating arteries in vertebrates. The Open Anatomy Journal 6: 1-26.
Contact Information Mailing address:: Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School, 520 W Street, N.W, Washington D.C. 20059
Phone: 202-806-4314
Email: egilland@howard.edu
Name Daryl P. Domning
Degree(s) Ph.D.
Title(s) and affiliation Professor
Department of Anatomy(Including Cell Biology and Neuroscience)
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School
Editor-in-chief, Bibliography and Index of the Sirenia and Desmostylia www.sirenian.org/biblio
Research Associate in Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Research Associate in Vertebrate Paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, California
Research Associate of the John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Curation Center, California State University, Fullerton.
Research Interest(s) 1. The paleontology, evolution, classification, and functional anatomy of two groups of herbivorous marine mammals: sirenians (sea cows; manatees and dugongs) and their extinct relatives the desmostylians.
2. The evolution of sirenians in the West Atlantic-Caribbean and Mediterranean-Paratethyan regions, and on feeding-niche partitioning among diverse sirenian species in ancient seagrass ecosystems.
3. Past research accomplishments include: documentation of the evolution of Steller’s sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas); the first complete descriptions of the muscle anatomy of the dugong (Dugong dugon) and the Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis); the first measurements of horizontal tooth replacement in manatees; the first computer-assisted phylogenetic analysis of the Sirenia; discovery of the adaptive radiation of the Dugonginae; and description of numerous new genera and species of sirenians and desmostylians, including Pezosiren portelli, the first sirenian shown to have been a fully-amphibious evolutionary link between terrestrial and marine mammals.
Selective publications Domning, D.P., and P. Pervesler. 2013. “The sirenian Metaxytherium (Mammalia: Dugongidae) in the Badenian (Middle Miocene) of Central Europe.” Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences 105(3): 125-160. http://www.univie.ac.at/ajes/archive/volume_105_3/domning_pervesler_ajes_105_3.pdf
Vélez-Juarbe, J., and D.P. Domning. 2014. “Fossil Sirenia of the West Atlantic and Caribbean region. IX. Metaxytherium albifontanum, sp. nov.” Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34(2): 444-464. http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1080/02724634.2013.799072
Contact Information Mailing address:: Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School, 520 W Street, N.W, Washington D.C. 20059
Phone: 202-806-6026; Email: ddomning@howard.edu
Name Armour-Chelu
Degree(s) Ph.D.
Title(s) and affiliation
Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy(Including Cell Biology and Neuroscience)
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School
Research Interest(s) 1. Osteological studies of the comparative anatomy of extant and extinct Equus including studies of locomotion, tooth eruption, tooth wear and body mass reconstruction.
2. Taphonomic analyses, (both experimental and in natural settings), to document burial and preservation of recent vertebrate assemblages and by extension the interpretation of the depositional history of fossil faunas. These aspects of an animal’s life history are essential for paleobiological reconstructions of past communities and tracking evolutionary shifts as a response to climate change.
Selective publications Armour-Chelu, M. J and Bernor, R. L. 2011, Equidae. In, Harrison, T. (ed) Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context. Vol 2. Pp 295-326. Fossil Hominins and the Associated Fauna. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. Springer Science.
Armour-Chelu, M. J., Bernor, R. and Mittmann, H-W. 2006 Hooijer’s hypodigm for “Hipparion” cf. ethiopicum (Equidae, Hipparioninae) from Olduvai, Tanzania and comparative material from the East African Plio-Pleistocene. Beitrage zur Palaontologie, 30, 15-24.
Contact Information Mailing address:: Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School, 520 W Street, N.W, Washington D.C. 20059
Phone: 202-806-6561
Email: marmourchelu@howard.edu
Name Raymond L. Bernor
Degree(s) Ph.D.
Title(s) and affiliation Professor
a senior member of the Laboratory of Evolutionary Biology
Department of Anatomy(Including Cell Biology and Neuroscience)
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School
Research Interest(s) I have concentrated much of my research effort over the last 4 decades on the systematics, evolution, biogeography and paleoecology of Eurasian large mammals. African fossil horses, pigs and bovids have been particularly useful for this line of research. A majority of my research on fossil mammals has involved detailed study of fossil and extant horse systematics, biogeography and paleoecology, particularly of 3-toed, hipparionine horses. Current equid systematic projects are being actively pursued with multiple collaborators in China, Italy and Africa. My lab is equipped to undertake these studies as well as studies of extant and fossil ungulate paleodiet reconstruction using the mesowear and light microscope microwear methodologies.
Selective publications 1. Wolf, D. and R.L. Bernor*. 2013. Deciduous cheek teeth of the late Miocene (MN11) Dorn Duerkheim 1 hipparionine Horses. Palaeobiology and Palaeodiversity: 93:191-206. *Head of lab
2. 2013. Wolf, D., Bernor, R.L. and S.T. Hussain. 2013. Evolution, Biostratigraphy and Geochronology of Siwalik Hipparionine Horses. Palaeontographica. 300: 1-118.
3. 2013 Rook, L. and R.L. Bernor* 2013 Hippotherium malpassii (Equidae, Mammalia) from the latest Miocene (late Messinian; MN13) of Monticino gypsum quarry (Brisighella, Emilia-Romagna, Italy). Bolletino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana. 52(2): 95-102 *Head of lab 4. Bernor, R.L., H. Gilbert, G. Semprebon, S. Simpson and S. Semaw. 2013 Eurygnathohippus woldegabrieli sp. nov. (Perissodactyla: Mammalia) from the Middle Pliocene of Aramis, Ethiopia (4.4 Ma.). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(6):1472-1485. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2013.829741; http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2013.829741
Contact Information Mailing address:: Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Graduate School, 520 W Street, N.W, Washington D.C. 20059
Phone: 202-806-4316
Email: rbernor@howard.edu
Name Yan-nian Chen
Degree(s) MD. Ph.D.
Title(s) and affiliation Dean of Nanjing Municipal Hospital of TCM
vice president of the Fourth Council of the Nanjing Hospital
vice president of the Tenth Council of Jiangsu Chinese Medical Association
Vice Chairman of "Hospital Personnel and Performance Management Committee" of the Fourth Council of Nanjing Hospital Association
Research Interest(s) He has accumulated nearly 30 years of clinical experience in diagnosis, identify and chemotherapy of lung cancer, immunotherapy of cancer, and rescue of acute and chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, severe lung infection, acute and chronic respiratory failure.
Selective publications YN Chen. Analysis on the treatment for lung metastasis of renal cell carcinoma after operation. Journal of Clinical Pulmonary Medicine, 2009, 14(1): 42-3.
.YN Chen. Clinical observation of combination of docetaxel and cisplatin on the treatment of 32 cases of breast cancer lung metastasis. 2009, 14(5): 636-7.
YN Chen. Clinical analysis of 38 gravidas complicated with pulmonary tuberculosis. Chinese Journal of Coal Industry Medicine, 2009, 12(3): 366-7.
Contact Information Mailing address: No. 1 Jinglin Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China. 210001.
Phone:086-25-85276220(office); 86-18951755051(mobile)
Email:chengyannian@163.com
Name Yu Heming
Degree(s) MD., MPH.
Title(s) and affiliation Professor of Medicine, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
vice president, Chinese National Center of Colorectal Diseases
director traditional Chinese physician
General Secretary of The Preparatory Committee of Paste Professional Committee in Chinese
Association of Chinese Medicine
Vice Chairman of World Federation for Health Promotion
Vice chairman of the professional committee of encephalopathy in Jiangsu
Vice chairman of Encephalopathy Department in Nanjing Institute of T.C.M.
Deputy Director of Hospital Library Information Management Professional Committee in Jiangsu Hospital Association
Research Interest(s) 1. New research of chemical constituents and pharmacological activities of Morinda officinalis . 2013, 37(12):294-299.
2. Dingxuan granules in the treatment of vertebral—Clinical and drug research of wind phlegm type vertigo basilar artery insufficiency 2012, 23(8):44-47.
3.Study of essential elements of syndrome and the intervention of traditional Chinese medicine syndromes of insomnia in the elderly . 2011, 55(9):29-32.
Selective publications 1. Yu Heming, Xie Yingbiao. 100 kinds of natural therapy, chief editors: Phoenix Publishing & Media, Jiangsu Science and Technology Publishg, July, 2010
2. Yu Heming. Clinical application of Traditional Chinese Soft extract, member of the editors People’s Military Surgeon Publishing, November, 2010
3. Zhao Yang, Yu Heming.. Stroke—Special Therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. People’s Military Surgeon Publishing, June, 2012
Contact Information Mailing address: No. 1 Jinglin Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China. 210001.
Phone: 086-25-85276664(office); 86-18951755111(mobile)
Email: yuheming@163.com
Name YiJiang Ding
Degree(s) MD, FASCRS
Title(s) and affiliation Professor, mentor of Doctor Degree; Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
Chief of Staff , The 3rd Affiliated Hospital to Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
China National Center of Colorectal disease of Chinese Medicine
Editor in Chief, Chinese and Western Integrative Medicine For Colorectal Diseases
Emeritus Chairman, Chinese Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of Chinese Medicine
Adviser, Chinese Medical Association Surgery branch colorectal surgery section
Research Interest(s) Chinese medicine treatment based on syndrome differentiation in gastrointestinal dysfunction after radiotherapy and chemotherapy
Acupuncture modulation in pelvic floor dysfunction clinical and mechanism research
Gastrointestinal receptor and markers in motility disorder
Selective publications
1. The standardized anorectal operation procedures of traditional Chinese Medicine(Video,DVD),Secretary, China Science and Culture Video Publishing Co., 2013
2. Diagnosis and treatment of faecal incontinence(translation) , chief interpretation , Jiangsu science and Technology Press, 2011 Ding’s proctology , editor in chief, People's Health Publishing House, 2006
3.YJ Ding,NL Ha,SQ Ding,et al. Synapse substance P and vasoactive intestinal peptide findings in slow transit constipation [J]. Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery,2004,06:485-487.
Contact Information Mailing address: No. 1 Jinglin Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China. 210001.
Phone: 086-25-52276220(office); 86-18951755002(mobile)
Email: njgczx@gmail.com
Name Bin Jiang
Degree(s) MD, PhD
Title(s) and affiliation 1. Director Surgeon
2. Professor of Surgery and Medicine,
3. Associated Director of National Centre of Colorectal Disease,
The Third affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
Research Interest(s) 1. Minimally invasive surgical therapy for colorectal cancer, bowel disorders (constipation, fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse) , tissue engineering applications in the surgical therapy for colorectal disease, and Anal disease (hemorrhoids, anal fistula, anal fissure).
2. Chinese medicine extracts to effect growth of tumor cell.
3. Early screening and prognostic molecular markers in early detection and prognosis of cancers
Selective publications 1. Bin Jiang, et al. Laparoscopic fix procedure for rectum prolapse. Journal of china Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2013, 16(10): 1011-1012.
2. Bin Jiang, et al. Tumor-Infiltrating Immune Cells: Triggers for Tumor Capsule Disruption and Tumor Progression? International Journal of Medical Sciences. 2013; 10(5):475-497. doi: 10.7150/ijms.5798.
3. Bin Jiang, et al. Cell Budding f rom Normal Appearing Epithelia: A Predictor of Colorectal Cancer Metastasis ? International Journal of Biological Sciences. 2013 ; 9 (1 ): 119-1 33. doi: 10.7150/ ijbs . 5441.
Contact Information Mailing address: No. 1 Jinglin Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China. 210001.
Phone:086-25-85276220(office); 86-18951755051(mobile)
Email: jbfirsth@aliyun.com, jbfirsth1@gmail.com
Name Shuqing Ding
Degree(s) MD, PhD
Title(s) and affiliation Associate Professor of Surgery, Nanjing University of TCM, China
Mentor of Master Degree, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
Head of Pelvic Floor Centre, Nanjing Municipal TCM Hospital, China
Research Interest(s) Minimally invasive surgical therapy for colorectal cancer, bowel disorders (constipation, fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse),
Pelvic Floor Disorder including lower resection syndrome treatment
Herb extracts to effect growth of tumor cell
Chinese medicine and Acupuncture in motility disorder
Selective publications 1. Progress in anorectal disease of T.C.M. therapy, Compile secretary, China press of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2006
2. Fecal incontinence: diagnosis and treatment (Translations), Jiangsu scientific and technical publishers, China, 2011
3. Pelvic Floor Disorders : Imaging and Multidisciplinary Approach to Management(Translations), People’s Medical Publishing House Co,Ltd, China, 2013
Contact Information Mailing address: No. 1 Jinglin Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China. 210001.
Phone: 086-25-52776441(office); 86-18951755117(mobile)
Email: njgczx@gmail.com
Name Jun Qian
Degree(s) MD, PhD
Title(s) and affiliation Professor of Medicine oncology
Associated Director of JiangSu Province Centre of Colorectal cancer,
The Third affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
Research Interest(s) 1. Diagnosis and treatment of common disease of internal medicine and malignant disease
2. Chemotherapy of solid tumor and lymphoma
3. Complications of malignant disease
Selective publications 1. QIAN Jun,et al. Prognostic significance of microRNA-16 expression in human colorectal cancer. World J of Surg, 2013, 37(12):2944-2949.
2. QIAN Jun. Progress of clinical diagnosis and therapy in adenoid cystic carcinoma. Chinese journal of postgraduates of medicine, 2012,35:137-140.
3. QIAN Jun. A review of developments in biliary tract cancer. Oncology progress, 2011,9(3):262-266.
Contact Information Mailing address: No. 1 Jinglin Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China. 210001.
Phone: 086-25-85276220(office); 86-13951702380(mobile)
Email: byqj@medmail.com.cn,
Name Xiaoning Peng
Degree(s) MD, PhD
Title(s) and affiliation Professor of Pathophysiology and Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Hunan Normal University
Associate Dean, School of Medicine, Hunan Normal University, Hunan, China
Director Assistant, the Bureau of Public Health of Hunan Province, Hunan, China
Research Interest(s) 1. Dnd1 interacts with Jun and its function analysis
2. The study on the relationship of Dnd1 with Human Testicular cancer.
3. The therapeutic action of 7-difluoromethyl-5,4-dimethoxgenistein(dFMGEN) on atherosclerosis .
Selective publications 1.Yanlin Su, et al. Identification of novel human glioblastoma-specific transcripts by serial analysis of gene expression data mining, Cancer Biomarkers, 2013,13(5):367-375.
2. Xiaoning Peng, et al. The Association Risk of Male Subfertility and Testicular Cancer: A Systematic Review. PLOS ONE 2009 ,4(5): e5591.
3. Sihua Peng, et al. Multi-class cancer classification through gene expression profiles: microRNA versus mRNA. J. Genet. Genomics 2009; 36:409-416.
Contact Information Mailing address: No. 1 Jinglin Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P. R. China. 210001.
Phone: 13786169507
Email: pxiaoning@hunnu.edu.cn.
Name Xiaoping Yang
Degree(s) PhD
Title(s) and affiliation Endowed Xiaoxiang Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Medicine, Hunan Normal University
Research Interest(s) 1. Multifunctional Nanomaterials for the Treatment of Cancer.
2. Application of Chromium-Amino Acid Complexes in the Treatment of Diabetes and Other Diseases
Selective publications 1. Yang X, et al. Simultaneous activation of Kras and inactivation of p53 in double transgenic Kras LSLG12D/+ . p53 fl/fl mice by Cre recombination induces urothelial hyperplasia but not carcinogenesis in bladder. PLoS One. 2013, 8(9): e 74809
2. Yang X, et al. Diphtheria Toxin-Epidermal Growth Factor Fusion Protein DAB389EGF for the Treatment of Bladder Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2013, 19(1):148-57
3. Yang X., et al. Mir-125b regulation of androgen receptor signaling via modulation of the receptor complex co-repressor. Bio-Research, 2012, 1(2): 55-62 (highlighted by Science Daily on July 17,2012)
Contact Information Mailing address: Zhizheng Building, 5th Floor, 371, Tongzipo Road, Changsha, Hunan 410006, P. R. China
Tel 86-0731-88912473 (Office)
Email simonxyoung@yahoo.com
Homepage link: http://med.hunnu.edu.cn
Name Xiyun Deng
Degree(s) PhD
Title(s) and affiliation Associate Professor of Pathophysiology, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Hunan Normal University
Research Interest(s) 1. Studies on the interactions between Epstein-Barr virus and critical genes involved in nasopharyngeal carcinogenesis.
2. Identification of nasopharyngeal carcinoma metastasis-related chemokines and their receptors
3. Role of the chemokine receptor EBI1/CCR7 in the metastasis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Selective publications 1. Ren KQ, et al. 8-bromo-5-hydroxy-7-methoxychrysin targeting for inhibition of the properties of liver cancer stem cells by modulation of Twist signaling. Int J Oncol 2013 Nov;43(5):1719-29.
2. Quan MF, et al. 8-bromo-7-methoxychrysin inhibits properties of liver cancer stem cells via downregulation of β-catenin. World J Gastroenterol 2013 Nov 21;19(43): 7680-95.
3. Song X, et al. pylori-encoded CagA disrupts tight junctions and induces invasiveness of AGS gastric carcinoma cells via Cdx2-dependent targeting of Claudin-2. Cell Immunol 2013 Nov-Dec;286(1-2):22-30.
Contact Information Mailing Address: Renyi Building – Section A, 4th Floor, 371 Tongzi Road, Changsha, Hunan 410013, P. R. China
Tel: 86-0731-88912426 (Office)
Email: dengxiyunmed@hunnu.edu.cn
Homepage link: http://med.hunnu.edu.cn
Name Jiansong Zhang
Degree(s) PhD
Title(s) and affiliation Professor of Physiology, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Hunan Normal University
Research Interest(s) Tissue repair and regeneration after international and external damages.
Selective publications 1. Li X, et al. The effect of Fn and RGD on repair of human bronchial epithelial cell damage. Hunan Normal University (Natural Science Ed.), 2006, 29(3): 77-79, 97.
2. Li X, et al. The effect of CTNNAL1 antisense oligonucleotide on proliferation and damage repair of human bronchial epithelial cells damage. China Journal of Modern Medicine, 2012, 22(25): 1-5.
3. Xie ZH, et al. 5-allyl-7-gen-difluoromethoxychrysin enhances TRAIL-induced apoptosis in human lung carcinoma A549 cells. BMC Cancer, 2011,11:322.
Contact Information Mailing Address: School of Medicine, Hunan Normal University, 371, Tongzipo Road
Changsha, Hunan 410006, P. R. China
Tel 86-0731-88912488 (Office);
Email jwc_zjs@1276.com;
Homepage link: http://med.hunnu.edu.cn
Name Xiaohua Fu
Degree(s) PhD
Title(s) and affiliation Professor of Internal Medicine in Hunan Normal University
Dean of School of Medicine of Hunan Normal University
Vice President of Hunan Provincial Woman Doctor Association
Executive Director of Hunan Medical Association
Chief Editor of Journal of Hunan Normal University( Medical Sciences)
The Director of Cardiovascular Diseases Research Laboratory in School of Medicine, Hunan Normal University.
Research Interest(s) 1 Comparative study of effects on metabolism of glucose and lipid and cardiac hypertrophy of three types of antihypertensive drugs
2. The effect of blood pressure controlling on cerebral perfusion in patient with stroke
3. The correlational research between the incidence of hypertension and the expression level of resistin in essential hypertension pedigrees
Selective publications 1. Yong Zhang,et al. Effect of 7-Difluoromethyl-5, 4′-dimethoxygenistein on aorta atherosclerosis in hyperlipidemia ApoE mice induced by a cholesterol-rich diet. J Drug Design, Development and Therapy,2013:7;233-241
2. Liu F, et al. Protective effects of 7-difluoromethyl-5,4'-dimethoxygenistein against human aorta endothelial injury caused by lysophosphatidyl choline.[J]. Mol Cell Biochem. 2012, 363(1-2):147-155
3. Hong Zhao, et al. 7-Difluoromethyl-5,4′-dimethoxygenistein, a Novel Genistein Derivative,HasTherapeutic Effects on Atherosclerosis in a Rabbit Model. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 2009,54(5):412-420
Contact Information Mailing address: 371# Tongzipo Road, Yuelu District, Changsha, Hunan Province, People's Republic of China 410013.
Tel 86-0731-88912446 (Office);
Email fuxh1@126.com
Name Itzhak Avital
Degree(s) MD, FACS; MBA
Title(s) and affiliation Professor of Surgery, Medical School, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Executive Director, Bon Secours Cancer Institute, Bon Secours Health System
Former Head, GI and HPB malignancies, Surgery, National Cancer Center, USA
Research Interest(s) A: Various metastatic cancers, particular in: gastric cancer, familial gastric cancer, familial colon cancer, advanced colorectal cancer, difficult advanced pelvic cancers (both Rectal and GYN) requiring complex reconstructions, and peritoneal surface malignancies (HIPEC and CRS), and complex liver and pancreatic resections.
B: Roles of cancer stem cells in carcinogenesis, cancer progression, and metastasis.
C: New methods for cancer early detection, intervention, and prevention
Selective publications 1. Avital I. Regional chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2011 Oct;104(5):453
2. Xin HW, et al. Initiating Label-Retaining-Cancer-Cells in Human Gastrointestinal Cancers Undergo Asymmetric Cell Division. Stem Cells, Feb 2012.
3. Avital I, et al. Isolation of stem cells using spheroids from fresh surgical specimen: an analytic mini-review. Cancer Genomics Proteomics. 2014 Mar-Apr;11(2):57-65.
Contact Information Mailing address: Bon Secours Cancer Institute, Bon Secours Health System, 5855 Bremo Road, Suite 606, Richmond, VA 23226, USA.
Tel: 804-893-8676; Fax: 804-285-0360
E-mail: itzhak.avital@gmail.com
Name Alexander Stojadinovic
Degree(s) M.D. FACS
Title(s) and affiliation Professor of Surgery, Medical School, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Professor of Surgery and Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Medical Director, Bon Secours Cancer Institute, Bon Secours Health System
Former Chief, Surgical Oncology
Former Vice Chairman, Surgical Department
Former Director, Combat Wound Initiative, US Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Research Interest(s) A: Various metastatic cancers, particular in: colorectal cancer, thyroid cancer, gastric cancer, familial colon cancer, advanced colorectal cancer, difficult advanced pelvic cancers (both Rectal and GYN) requiring complex reconstructions, and peritoneal surface malignancies (HIPEC and CRS), and complex liver and pancreatic resections.
B: Roles of cancer stem cells in carcinogenesis, cancer progression, and metastasis.
C: New methods for cancer early detection, intervention, and prevention
Selective publications 1. Stojadinovic A, et al. Development of a Bayesian Belief Network Model for personalized prognostic risk assessment in colon carcinomatosis. Am Surg. 2011 77(2): 221-30.
2. Stojadinovic A, et al. Clinical decision support and individualized prediction of survival in colon cancer: bayesian belief network model.Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 20(1):161-74
3. Stojadinovic A et al. Unilateral vs bilateral parathyroidectomy: a healthy debate. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Aug;215(2):300-2.
Contact Information Mailing address: Bon Secours Cancer Institute, Bon Secours Health System, 5855 Bremo Road, Suite 606, Richmond, VA 23226, USA.
Tel: 804-893-8676; Fax: 804-285-0360
E-mail: stojadinovicmd2011@gmail.com
Name Yan-gao Man
Degree(s) MD., MS., PhD.
Title(s) and affiliation Director of Research Laboratory and International Collaboration, Bon Secours Cancer Institute, Bon Secours Health System
Adjunct Senior Scientist, Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ, USA
Vice President for Research and Collaboration, South Hospital of Nanjing, China
Consultant, The Health System of the Hunan Province, Changsha, China
Professor, Jilin University, China
Former Director, Gynecologic & Breast Research Lab, Armed Forces Institute and American Registry of Pathology), USA
Editor-in-chief, Journal of Cancer http://www.jcancer.org
Associate editor-in-chief, Cancer Epidemiology www.cancerepidemiology.net
Research Interest(s) 1. The mechanism(s) of tumor invasion and metastasis. He is the author of the world most updated theories for both tumor invasion and metastasis
2. New approaches for early detection, intervention, and prevention of cancer
3. Roles of stem cells in carcinogenesis and normal cellular replenishment
Selective publications 1.. Man YG, Sang QXA. The significance of focal myoepitehlial cell layer disruptions in breast tumor invasion: a paradigm shift from the “protease-centered” hypothesis. Exp Cell Res 301:103-18,2004
2. Man YG and Gardner WA. Focal degeneration of basal cells and the resultant auto- immunoreactions: a novel mechanism for prostate tumor progression and invasion. Medical Hypotheses 70: 387-408, 2008.
3. Man YG, Mason J, Harley R, Kim YH, Zhu KM, Gardner WA. Leukocyte–facilitated tumor dissemination: findings from multiple types of human tumors. J Cell Biochem.112(4):1154-1167, 2011
Contact Information Mailing address: Bon Secours Cancer Institute, Bon Secours Health System, 5855 Bremo Road, Suite 606, Richmond, VA 23226, USA.
Phone & Fax: 301-879-0816(H); 202-308-6317(C);
E-mail: yanmann@aol.com or yman@jcancer.org; yangao_man@bshsi.org