Dr. John Klir is an American trained MD/PhD medical scholar with combined experience of more than 25 years in academic medicine, medical research, clinical medicine, and administration. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in life sciences from Cornell University, Dr. Klir pursued his further studies and obtained his PhD degree in physiology from University of Illinois, and his MD degree from Saba University School of Medicine. After completing his studies, Dr. Klir continued with postgraduate training in both, medical research and clinical medicine. He trained at University of Michigan School of Medicine under mentorship of world renowned medical scholars in areas of immunopathophysiology, namely roles of pro-inflammatory cytokines as immune mediators during fever generation as a part of acute-phase response to infection. Dr. Klir’s continued work resulted in significant contribution to area of cytokine research, as evidenced by multiple publications and presentations at different international conferences. The main interest of Dr. Klir continues in areas of pro-inflammatory mediators, their role during development of different diseases, and development of treatments. During his work, Dr. Klir has been associated with various institutions, including University of Michigan Medical Center, Lovelace Biomedical Institute, University of Missouri, USDA-ARS, Pennington Biomedical Institute, University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Underwood Memorial Hospital.
Pro-inflammatory mediators, their role during development of different diseases and development of treatments.
Dr. Yong-Xiao Wang has been a Full Professor in Albany Medical College (USA) since 2006. He has had extensive research experience in basic, translational and drug research concerning pulmonary hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and cardiac arrhythmia for over 30 years. Dr. Wang has been the principal investigator on multiple research grants and awards from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, and other agencies. He has been the corresponding author, first author, and key contributor in numerous publications in highly peer-reviewed journals including Antioxid Redox Signal, PNAS, FASEB J, Cell Calcium, J Gen Physiol, J Biol Chem, Nature, Circ Res, and more. Dr. Wang has been the editor of several academic books in the field including one entitled by “Pulmonary Vasculature Redox Signaling in Health and Disease” that has been submitted for publication as part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series by Springer (New York). He has collaborated with numerous well-known scientists, served on various grant review panels, been the Editor-In-Chief and Editorial Board Member for several scientific journals, and trained a number of scholars (some of whom have become well-known independent investigators in the field).
Translational and drug research concerning pulmonary hypertension, Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Diabetes and Cardiac arrhythmia
Dr. Vettiyadan is a medical graduate from Saba University School of Medicine, Caribbean Municipality of the Netherlands. Prior to medical school she earned a PhD in neurobiology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA. Her undergraduate degree was in Microbiology, followed by a Master’s degree in Biophysics. The research focus for her doctoral dissertation was microglial activation and its role in cerebellar neuroarchitecture in fetal alcohol syndrome. Dr. Vettiyadan’s teaching experience commenced with graduate teaching assistantships in Gross Anatomy, Histology, and Neuroscience courses for medical students in the USA. Following her MD degree, she has enjoyed teaching medical students Gross Anatomy and Embryology, Microbiology, and Pharmacology over the last several years. Her integrative thinking and understanding of current clinical practices coupled with knowledge of basic sciences makes for a sound academician who enjoys problem solving and academic research. Dr. Vettiyadan has served on academic, disciplinary, research and promotion committees at the medical schools she was associated with.
Anatomy and Developmental Biology
Dr. Wanis H Ibrahim is a Senior Consultant Internist and Pulmonologist at Hamad General Hospital in Qatar and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College. He is a Research officer for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Hamad General Hospital. He is an instructor at European Resuscitation Council. He has published over 50 research papers in international medical journals and 2 medical books. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and member of editorial board of number of international journals such as the Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine and Journal of Allergy and Asthma and International Journal of Medicine & Medical Sciences.
Research interests include tuberculosis, lung cancer, COPD and asthma.
Dr. Cenk KIRAKLI was born in 1972 in Ankara. He graduated from Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 1995. He started to specialize in Izmir Dr Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery Training Hospital in 1997 and became an expert in Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis in 2001. He started to work as an assistant in the intensive care unit at the same hospital. He became an Intensive Care Specialist in 2012 and an Associate Professor in 2013. He is still working as Izmir Dr Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery Training Hospital, Intensive Care Education and Administrative Responsible. Interests of Kirakli include noninvasive and invasive mechanical ventilation, extra-corporeal treatment methods, sepsis and hemodynamic monitoring.
Noninvasive and invasive mechanical ventilation, Extra-corporeal treatment methods, Sepsis and Hemodynamic monitoring.