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Introduction to the Editorial Board


Prof. Lester Packer, PhD

Founding Editor

Dr. Packer is one of the world's leading researchers on natural antioxidants. Research conducted in his laboratory led to the discovery of the Antioxidant Network. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Southern California...

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Prof. Chandan Prasad, PhD

Editor-in-Chief

Professor Chandan Prasad graduated from Louisiana State University in 1970 with a PhD in Microbiology/Biochemistry. After 8 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD as Fogerty Fellow and Senior Staff Fellow, he returned to New Orleans to join the faculty of LSU School of Medicine...

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Prof. Jiankang Liu, PhD

Associate Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Liu received his BS from Xi’an Jiaotong Unviersity and PhD of Medical Science from Okayama University School of Medicine, Japan. He has worked as a Faculty at University of California at Berkeley, Children Hospital Oakland Research Institute, University of California at Irvine,...

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Prof. Rotimi Aluko, PhD

Associate Editor

Dr. Rotimi Aluko is a Professor of Human Nutritional Sciences and the Assistant Director of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Aluko's research interests include bioactive peptides and functional properties of food proteins...

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Arrigo F.G. Cicero, MD, PhD

Associate Editor

Dr. Arrigo F.G. Cicero is a faculty member of the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences of the Malpighi University, Bologna, Italy. He received an MD degree from the University of Bologna, Italy in 1998 and PhD in 2007 from the University of Siena, Italy. Dr. Cicero's research interests include...

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Prof. Hsin-Ling Yang, PhD

Associate Editor

Prof. Hsin-Ling Yang graduated from Institute of Biochemistry and molecular biology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan in 1994. After a year of postdoctoral training at the Chang Gung University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan, she joined faculty of China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan...

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Prof. Francesco Marotta, MD, PhD

Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Marotta is one of the world's leading researchers on probiotics and human health. After his graduation from Catania University with MD (cum Laude) in 1981, he joined University of Chicago as a visiting fellow in gastroenterology. Two years later he was selected by South African Education Ministry to...

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Prof. Chandan Prasad, PhD

Associate Editor-in-Chief

Professor Chandan Prasad graduated from Louisiana State University in 1970 with a PhD in Microbiology/Biochemistry. After 8 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD as Fogerty Fellow and Senior Staff Fellow, he returned to New Orleans to join the faculty of LSU School of Medicine...

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Prof. Satya Prakash, PhD

Associate Editor

Dr. Satya Prakash is Regional Editor (North America) for International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics, a journal focusing on bringing recent research and technological advancement in the field to academia, industry, policy makers, and public. Concurrent with his editorial responsibilities, Dr. Prakash...

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Prof. Nagendra P. Shah, PhD

Associate Editor

Professor Nagendra Prasad Shah graduated from South Dakota State University in 1982 with a Masters in Dairy Science and the University of Alberta in 1990 with a PhD in Food Science and Technology. He served at Victoria University in Australia for 21 years on various capacities including full professor for...

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Prof. Yuichiro Yamashiro, MD, PhD

Associate Editor

Dr. Yuichiro Yamashiro is Professor of Probiotics Research Laboratory of Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (the former Professor & Chairman of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the same School of Medicine and moved to the current chair after retirement in 2007)...

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Prof. Yasuhiro Koga, MD

Associate Editor

Prof. Koga is one of the leading scientists in the medical probiotic/prebiotic science and also an opinion leader in the field of probiotics/prebiotics industries in Japan. He graduated Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, one of the major medical schools in Japan...

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Prof. Lester Packer, PhD

Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Southern California
1985 Ronal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121
Tel: +1 323 442 3355, Fax: +1 323 224 7473
Email: packer@usc.edu

Dr. Packer is one of the world's leading researchers on natural antioxidants. Research conducted in his laboratory led to the discovery of the Antioxidant Network. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Southern California Health Sciences Center. He is also a professor at the Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory.

A current focus of Dr. Packer's research is the nutritional genomics of antioxidants in regulation of gene expression in cells and tissues using high-density oligonucleotide microarray techniques. These investigations are leading to an entirely new and broader understanding of how biological antioxidants work and are important in health and disease.

Prof. Chandan Prasad, PhD

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204-5888
Tel: 940-898-2652, FAX: 940-898-2634
E-mail: cprasad@mail.twu.edu

Professor Chandan Prasad graduated from Louisiana State University in 1970 with a PhD in Microbiology/Biochemistry. After 8 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD as Fogerty Fellow and Senior Staff Fellow, he returned to New Orleans to join the faculty of LSU School of Medicine where he served as Professor (Medicine & Neuroscience) and Vice Chairman (Research) in the Department of Medicine until 2006. Since 2006, he has served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas Woman's University in Denton-Houston, Texas.

The current focus of Dr. Prasad's research is on the role of dietary supplements in obesity, diabetes and heart diseases. He has authored over 200 papers in the area of appetite regulation, obesity, and nutrition. He holds three US and International patents for treatment of obesity and alcoholism. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of "Nutritional Neuroscience" and Editor-in-Chief of "Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research". He also serves on the editorial board of many journals. He is married to Shail Gupta, MA and has three sons - Anand Prasad, BS, MD, Amit Prasad, BS, MD and Anoop Prasad, BS, JD.

Prof. Rotimi Aluko, PhD

Department of Human Nutritional Sciences
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2
Tel: 204-474-9555, Fax: 204-474-7593
Email: alukor@cc.umanitoba.ca

Dr. Rotimi Aluko is a Professor of Human Nutritional Sciences and the Assistant Director of the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Aluko's research interests include bioactive peptides and functional properties of food proteins. There is a particular interest in the use of bioactive peptides and proteins from plant proteins such as peas, flaxseed and hempseed in the formulation of nutraceutical products and as antihypertensive agents.

Arrigo F.G. Cicero, MD, PhD

Internal Medicine Unit
Medical and Surgical Sciences Dept.
S. Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital
Pad. 2 - Via Albertoni 15 - 40138 Bologna
Fax: +39-0516826125
E-mail: arrigo.cicero@unibo.it

Dr. Arrigo F.G. Cicero is a faculty member of the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences of the Malpighi University, Bologna, Italy. He received an MD degree from the University of Bologna, Italy in 1998 and PhD in 2007 from the University of Siena, Italy. Dr. Cicero's research interests include Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, Human nutrition and dietary supplementation, Cardiovascular disease prevention, and Clinical epidemiology. He is President of the Italian Nutraceutical Society and an active member of numerous scientific societies. To date he has published over 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed with single chapters to more than 10 books.

Prof. Francesco Marotta, MD, PhD

ReGenera Research group for and Gender Healthy Aging Unit,
Montenapoleone Medical Center,Aging Intervention
Corso Matteotti, 1/A, 20121 Milano, Italy
Telephone: +39-024077243
FAX: +39-024077243
Email: fmarchimede@libero.it

Prof. Marotta is one of the world's leading researchers on probiotics and human health. After his graduation from Catania University with MD (cum Laude) in 1981, he joined University of Chicago as a visiting fellow in gastroenterology. Two years later he was selected by South African Education Ministry to serve as registrar at the University of Cape-Town, Groote Schuur Hospital. He is the first Italian to obtain a PhD from the University of Hirosaki, Japan with entire curriculum in Japanese. He later received a Fellowship from the Japanese Science & Technology Ministry to continue his studies at the National Cancer Center in Tokyo. Upon returning to Italy, he was appointed as chief consultant in Gastroenterology at S. Anna Hospital, Como, Italy and then as Consultant at Hepato-GI Unit, S. Giuseppe Hosp., Milano, Italy.

He is also Consulting Professor at WHO-affiliated Center for Biotechnology and Traditional Medicine, Dept. of Anatomy, University of Milano, Consulting Professor of BioGerontology, Urology Dept., University of Pavia and Visiting Professor at many Japanese Institutions. He also acts as international consultant to several Asian and middle-eastern gastroenterological societies, and has chaired several international gastroenterology, bioscience and aging meetings. He has received over 20 national and international awards for research papers and lectures at distinguished universities. He is the leading author of several papers, over 350 scientific communications and lectures and many book sections dealing with experimental and clinical gastroenterology, oxidative stress and aging.

Prof. Chandan Prasad, PhD

Professor of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Founding Editor: Nutritional Neuroscience
Editor-in-Chief: Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research
PO Box 425888, Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204-5888
Tel: +1 940-898-2652, FAX: +1 940-898-2634
E-mail: CPrasad@mail.twu.edu

Professor Chandan Prasad graduated from Louisiana State University in 1970 with a PhD in Microbiology/Biochemistry. After 8 years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD as Fogerty Fellow and Senior Staff Fellow, he returned to New Orleans to join the faculty of LSU School of Medicine where he served as Professor (Medicine & Neuroscience) and Vice Chairman (Research) in the Department of Medicine until 2006. Since 2006, he has served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas Woman's University in Denton-Houston, Texas.

The current focus of Dr. Prasad's research is on the role of dietary supplements in obesity, diabetes and heart diseases. He has authored over 200 papers in the area of appetite regulation, obesity, and nutrition. He holds three US and International patents for treatment of obesity and alcoholism. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of "Nutritional Neuroscience" and Editor-in-Chief of "Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research". He also serves on the editorial board of many journals. He is married to Shail Gupta, MA and has three sons - Anand Prasad, BS, MD, Amit Prasad, BS, MD and Anoop Prasad, BS, JD.

Prof. Satya Prakash, PhD

Director, Graduate Program, Biomedical Engineering
BioMedical Engineering Department
Duff Medical Building, 3775 University Street, Room 311
Montreal, QC H3A 2B4
Tel: +1-514-398-3676, Fax: +1-514-398-7461
E-mail: satya.prakash@mcgill.ca

Dr. Satya Prakash is Regional Editor (North America) for International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics, a journal focusing on bringing recent research and technological advancement in the field to academia, industry, policy makers, and public. Concurrent with his editorial responsibilities, Dr. Prakash is the Director of the Biomedical Technology and Cell Therapy Research Laboratory. He is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Cells & Organs Research, and Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, Montreal,Quebec, Canada.

Dr. Prakash is leading author of several research papers, book chapters, research and other scholarly articles. His publication list includes 20 approved or pending patents and the recently edited book "Artificial Cells, Cell Engineering and Therapy" published by Wood-head publishing, UK, and CRC Press, USA. Dr. Prakash is a former Overseas Scholar, winner of a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Investigator Award, winner of Quebec Chercheurs-boursiers award for health research from Fonds de la recherché en santé du Québec, (FRSQ), Canada. He has received several medals including a medal for "Outstanding contribution to the advancement of science" for his academics and human health research excellence.

Dr. Prakash is the Director of the Graduate Program, Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University in Montreal, Canada and works as Director, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Micropharma, a private biotechnology company in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Prakash is listed in editorial boards of several distinguished journals and serves as Assistant Editor of journal "Artificial Cells, Blood Substitute and Biotechnology". He holds an M. Sc. (Biochemistry), M. Tech. (Biochemical Engineering) form Banaras Hindu University, India and a Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering) from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is married to Ghada Maria Saddi, MD, who serves at McGill University's Jewish General Hospital and other Montreal area hospitals and they are blessed with two sons

Prof. Nagendra P. Shah, PhD

Discipline Leader, Food and Nutritional Sciences,
School of Biological Sciences,
The University of Hong Kong,
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Email: npshah@hku.hk

Professor Nagendra Prasad Shah graduated from South Dakota State University in 1982 with a Masters in Dairy Science and the University of Alberta in 1990 with a PhD in Food Science and Technology. He served at Victoria University in Australia for 21 years on various capacities including full professor for 9 years. He then joined the University of Hong Kong to head the Food Science and Nutrition. Prof. Shah has a long and intensive research history in probiotics, prebiotics and functional foods that has led to a distinguished international reputation in this area. He has published 270 research papers, 35 book chapters, and 209 conference abstracts. Additionally, he has edited 2 books on Dairy Products and Quality Control, and Probiotic and Prebiotic. He has also edited 2 special issues of the International Dairy Journal. His work has been highly cited in peer-reviewed journals and he has five top papers listed in Thomson Reuters’ Essential Science Indicators under the field of Agricultural Sciences, and according to Google Scholar, Professor Shah has received 14,066 citations, an h-index of 61, with one of his papers receiving 871 cites.

Prof. Shah's work has been internationally recognized and has received several prestigious international awards for his contributions to research including the 1999 American Dairy Science Association Foundation Scholar Award, the 2003 Marschall Rhodia International Dairy Science Award, the 2008 Dairy Industry Association of Australia Loftus Hill award, the 2009 California Dairy Research Foundation William Haines International Dairy Science Award, the 2011 Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Keith Farrer Award of merit and the 2013 American Dairy Science Association Distinguished Service Award. He is Fellow of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology and American Dairy Science Association. Earlier this year, Professor Shah has been awarded two distinguished awards from the two influential American Food and Dairy Societies - the International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing from the American Dairy Science Association and the Institute of Food Technologists Fellow Award from the Institute of Food Technologists.

Prof. Shah has been serving as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Food Science and editor of International Journal of Food and Nutrition and Advances in Chemical Science and has served as the editor of the Journal of Food Science and Technology and ASEAN Food Journal. Additionally, he is serving on the editorial board of several journals including International Dairy Journal and has served on the editorial board of Journal of Dairy Science

Prof. Yuichiro Yamashiro, MD, PhD

Dept. of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine,
Juntendo University School of Medicine,
2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8421, JAPAN.
Telephone: 81-3-5802-1074
FAX: 81-3-5800-0216
Email: yamasiro@med.juntendo.ac.jp

Dr. Yuichiro Yamashiro is Professor of Probiotics Research Laboratory of Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan (the former Professor & Chairman of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the same School of Medicine and moved to the current chair after retirement in 2007).

Prof. Yamashiro graduated from Juntendo University School of Medicine with an MD in 1967 and PhD in 1972. After internship and residency in pediatrics,faculty of Juntendo University School of Medicine where he rose to the rank of Professor and Chairman by 1997. Over the past two decades,Hepatology and Nutrition including probiotics. Prof. Yamashiro has been very active in many national and international societies that foster excellence in pediatric research and patient care. Hehad served as president of Japanese Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology,vice-president of Japan Pediatric Society.

In addition he had served on the council of many distinguished scientific societies,Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology,Mucosal Immunology,and The Japanese Society for Breast Feeding Research.

Prof. Yasuhiro Koga, MD

Professor and Chairperson,
Laboratory for Infectious Diseases,
Tokai University School of Medicine
President, Japanese Society for Probiotic Science

Prof. Koga is one of the leading scientists in the medical probiotic/prebiotic science and also an opinion leader in the field of probiotics/prebiotics industries in Japan. He graduated Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, one of the major medical schools in Japan, in 1978, got MD and then worked as a clinician for several years. After that he went to Kyushu University Graduate School and got PhD in the field of immunology in 1984. He worked in the field of molecular biology as a postdoctoral fellow at the Dr. T. W. Mak’s laboratory (got succeeded in the cloning of human T-cell receptor genes in 1984), Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto from 1986 to 1988. Since 1993, he has been appointed to Professor and Chairperson, Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, Tokai University School of Medicine. He has founded Japanese Society for Probiotic Science and taken the president of it since 1998. JSPS has become a scientific partner of International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics since 2010. He is also a member of the scientific committee there.

He has been mainly doing research in the medical field of probiotics/prebiotics so far. Introduction of probiotics in the eradication therapy of Helicobacter pylori (the pathogenic bacterium causing gastric ulcer and cancer, Gut 41; 49: 1997), demonstration of the role of intestinal microbiota in the pathophysiology of allergy (J. Immunol. 159; 1739: 1997), establishment of the concept of “brain-gut axis” (J. Physiol. 558.1; 263: 2004) and finding of a prebiotic oligosaccharide capable of activating butyrate-producing bacteria in the intestine (Pediatr. Res. 2016. doi:10.1038/pr.2016.167) may be the major scholarly achievements of him in the science of probiotics/prebiotics.

Jiankang Liu, PhD

Professor and Dean of School of Life Science and Technology,
Xi’an Jiaotong
University, Xi’an, China

Dr. Liu received his BS from Xi’an Jiaotong Unviersity and PhD of Medical Science from Okayama University School of Medicine, Japan. He has worked as a Faculty at University of California at Berkeley, Children Hospital Oakland Research Institute, University of California at Irvine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Shanghai Institute for Nutritional Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He joined Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2008. His research interests include molecular and cellular mechanisms of aging, stress and age-/stress associated degenerative diseases with a focus on nutritional regulation of mitochondrial metabolism. He has published more 160 papers in international journals with more than 5000 citations (H-index 40) and was elected as one of the “Elsevier 2014 and 2015 Most Cited Chinese Researchers” in the area of Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology.

Prof. Hsin-Ling Yang, PhD

Department of Nutrition,
China Medical University,
Huseh-Shih Road 91,
Taichung 40402, Taiwan (Republic of China).
Phone: +886-4-2205-3366 ext. 7503
Fax: +886-4-2206-2891
E-mail: hlyang@mail.cmu.edu.tw

Prof. Hsin-Ling Yang graduated from Institute of Biochemistry and molecular biology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan in 1994. After a year of postdoctoral training at the Chang Gung University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan, she joined faculty of China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan where she steadily rose to the rank of Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition. Currently she serves as Professor and Director of Learning Center Associate at the university. In the past (2000-2006), she has also served as Director, Free Radical Society of Taiwan. She has a wide array of research expertise including role of nutrition in cancer, inflammation, heart diseases and oxidative stress. She is an active researcher with over 80 publications, over 60 conference presentations, and multiple book chapters.