David I Smith received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1978. He did post-doctoral research first at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and then at the University of California, Irvine. His first faculty position was in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Wayne State University in Detroit. In 1996 he joined the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic as a Professor. He is also the Chairman of the Technology Assessment Group for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. The goal of this Group is to analyze new technologies for their potential impact on basic research and the clinical translation of these results. His laboratory studies the common fragile sites which are regions of profound genomic instability found in all individuals. His group is also studying the various ways that human papillomavirus is involved in the development of different cancers. His group uses different next-generation sequencing technologies to analyze where HPV has integrated into the human genome in these different cancers and the resulting genomic disruptions caused by these integrations.
Oropharyngeal cancer, Long noncoding RNA.
Yoshiaki Omura received both Oncology Residency Training and a Doctor of Science Degree through research on Pharmaco-Electro Physiology of Single Cardiac Cells in vivo and in vitro from Columbia University. He has published over 250 articles and 7 books. He is Executive Editor of Integrative Oncology & Editorial Board Member of Journal of Clinical Trials in Cardiology, etc. Using his new diagnostic method, which received U.S. patent, he can non-invasively and rapidly measure many neurotransmitters, other chemicals, asbestos, viruses, and bacteria. He developed non-invasive quick diagnostic methods of malignancies, as well as a method of evaluating the effects of any treatment.
Heart Disease Research ,Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research, Integrated Medicine .
University of TexasKen H. Young, MD PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hematopathology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was Medical Director of Hematology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and University East & West Clinic Laboratories, overseeing the laboratories at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Core Laboratory. He received his PhD from University of Lund School of Medicine and completed his MD training from Oregon Health Science University. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology.
Hematology Oncology, Cancer research
Adhip P N Majumdar received his MS and PhD degrees from the University of London, England, and DSc (Doctor of Science) degree in Gastroenterology from the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has been a Professor at Wayne State University since 1992. He also holds the post of Senior Research Career Scientist at the Detroit VA Medical Center. Over the past several years his work has been streamlined to uncover the biochemical and physiological pathways governing the growth of gastrointestinal (GI) tract. He has published 200 original scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and a multitude of book chapters and review articles. He is particularly interested in elucidating the patho-physiology of age-related changes in the GI mucosa, specifically those that lead to malignancy. To this end, he has begun to investigate the role of pluripotent, self-renewing CSCs in the development and progression of GI malignancies. He has been continually funded by the VA and NIH and is considered one of the nation’s leading investigators in gastrointestinal aging and cancer.
Age related changes in the gastrointestinal mucosa that lead to malignancy Racial Disparity in colorectal cancer Development of therapeutic strategy for recurrent colorectal cancer using naturally available dietary ingredients
Iris Lavon is currently the Associate Professor of Neurobiology; She is also the Head of Molecular Neuro-Oncology Laboratory, Neurology Department in Hadassah at Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
Dr. Alvaro Macieira-Coelho is a Research Director at the French National Institute of Health. He received an MD from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and a PhD from the University of Uppsala Sweden. He made an internship at the University Hospital in Lisbon and was a research associate at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia (USA) and at the Department of Cell Biology of the University of Uppsala (Sweden). He became Head of the Department of Cell Pathology at the Cancer Institute in Villejuif (France) and was a visiting Professor at the University of Linkoping (Sweden). He published 150 papers in professional Journals and 9 books on cancer and aging. He received the following awards: Fritz Verzar Prize (University of Vienna, Austria), “Seeds of Science”, Career Prize (Lisbon, Portugal), Dr. Honoris Causa (University of Linkoping, Sweden), Johananof International Visiting Professor (Institute Mario Negri, Milano, Italy).
cancer and aging
Prof. Aleksandar Stefanovic is the President of Association of gynecologist and obstetricians of Serbia, Montenegro and Republic Srpska also he is theChairman of Clinic of Gyn/Obs, Clinical center of Serbia, Medical Faculty, University of Belgrade, Serbia