Kidney Disease

Ron de Bruin, M.D., Head of Laboratory for Experimental Surgery, Department of Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Josep Grinyó, MD, PhD, Chief of Nephrology at the University Hospital of Bellvitge; Full Professor of Medicine, University of Barcelona; and Imaculada Herrero-Fresneda, Experimental Nephrology Lab at the University of Barcelona, Department of Medicine, Barcelona, Spain

Bruce Molitoris, M.D., F.A.S.N., Professor of Medicine, Director of Nephrology and Director of the Indiana Center for Biological Microscopy, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Stephan Tullius, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Eye Diseases

Zubair Ahmed, MD, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Lloyd Paul Aiello, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, Director of Joslin Beetham Eye Institute, Boston, MA, USA

Balamurali K. Ambati, M.D., Ph.D., John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Jayakrishna Ambati, MD, Vice Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA

Adriana Di Polo, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and the School of Optometry, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

Ann Logan, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, Director of Graduate Studies of Medical Sciences, Division of Medical Sciences, Department of Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Miho Nozaki, M.D., Ph.D. , Professor, Department of Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan

Yuichiro Ogura, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan

Lung Diseases

Andrew Gelman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo., USA

Veronica Grau, M.D., Head of Laboratory of Experimental Surgery, Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, Justus-Liebig University, Geissen, Germany

Irina Petrache, M.D. Calvin H. English Professor of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Steven D. Shapiro, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice President, UPMC Chief Medical and Scientific Officer; President, Physician Services Division, Division of Pulmonology, Allergy and Critical Care, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Rubin Tuder, M.D., Hart Family Professor of Medicine, Director, Program in Translational Lung Research, Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Denver, CO, USA

David Wilkes, M.D., August M. Watanabe Professor of Medical Research; Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Liver Diseases

Carmen Peralta, Ph.D., Group Leader, Experimental Liver Surgery, Institut D’investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi I Sunyer (“IDIBAPS”), Barcelona, Spain

Hearing and balance disorders

Esperanza Bas-Infante, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, and Thomas R Van De Water, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Cochlear Implant Research Program; University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Richard Kopke, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chief Executive Officer, The Hough Ear Institute, and Medical Director, INTEGRIS Cochlear Implant Clinic at The Hough Ear Institute, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Cliff A. Megerian, MD, F.A.C.S, Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Professor of Neurological Surgery; Director of Otology and Neurotology, Medical Director of Adult and Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Yehoash Raphael, Ph.D, The R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Otolaryngology: Director, Otopathology Laboratory; Department of Otolaryngology, Kresge Hearing Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Leonard P. Rybak, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Division of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Springfield, Illinois, USA

Richard Salvi, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor: Director, Tinnitus Center, Center for Hearing and Deafness, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

Hinrich Staecker, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA

Jian Zuo, PhD, Professor, Developmental Neurobiology, St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA

Allodynia, Neuropathic Pain, Spinal cord injury

Martin Grumet, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology & Neuroscience, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; Associate Director, W M Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience; Director, Rutgers Stem Cell Research Center, New Jersey, USA

Cancer

Yechezkel Barenholtz, PhD. Professor, Faculty of Medicine Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel