EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS

Brian G. Van Ness
Brian G. Van Ness
Professor
Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development
University of Minnesota
United States
BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Brian G. Van Ness is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota. He served as the Head of the Department and also as a Director of the Institute of Human Genetics and Director of a newly established Division of Medical Genomics. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States. His current research focuses on exploring how genetic variations influence disease progression and therapeutic response, particularly with regard to myeloma. He has published over 150 papers on his research studies. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Myeloma Foundation as well as GeneSpark; and consults for genomic diagnostic companies as well as Law firms.

Dr. Brian G. Van Ness is Founder and CEO of a new company, Target Genomics, LLC (www.targetgenomics.com) that focuses on guiding healthcare providers on the use of genomics. He has been active in regulatory and legal issues in genomics, both as expert consultant in patent litigation, as well as a member of an NIH supported committee, making recommendations on ethics and return of genetic results. He also teaches classes in Molecular Biology & Society, Ethics & Public Policy, and created a joint course with the Law School, “Genetics & Law.”

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Dr. Brian G. Van Ness’s focus is on defining genetic signatures that predict therapeutic response and resistance in hematologic cancers, genomic and pharmacogenomic analyses. Developing national recommendations for ethical considerations in collecting and returning genetic results.



OTHER EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER

Nikolai N. Modyanov
Professor
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
The University of Toledo College of Medicine
United States
Sushing Chen
Emeritus Professor and Director
Systems Biology Lab, Computer Information
Science and Engineering Department
University of Florida-Gainesville
USA
Valquiria Bueno
Department of Microbiology Immunology, and Parasitology
UNIFESP Federal University of São Paulo
Brazil
Ruben Fernandes
Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences
Porto Polytechnic Institute
Portugal
Francesca Diomede
Researcher
Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences
University G. d’Annunzio, ITALY
Bernd Schierwater
Director ITZ
Professor of Zoology
TiHo University Hannover
Germany
Krishna Kripal
Professor
Department of periodontology
Rajarajeswari dental college and hospital
India
Venkataramana Kandi
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Prathima Inst. of Medical Sciences
India
Vittorio Gentile
Aggregate Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and General Pathology
Second University of Naples
Italy
Bulang Gao
Professor
Department of Medical Research
Shijiazhuang First Hospital
Hebei Medical University
Republic of China
Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu
Diagnostic Laboratory Unit
Department of University Health Services
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Tianbo Jin
Professor
School of Medicine
Xizang Minzu University
China
Hsien-Yuan Lane
Director
Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences
China Medical University
Taiwan
Jun-Jie Chen
Adjunct professor
I-Shou University
college of medicine
Taiwan