Peking University, China
My research interests mainly focuses on the mechanisms underlying pathogenesis of chronic pain, pain modulation as well as pain memory and pain-related emotion. The roles of ion channels, receptors, neurotransmitters in the dorsal root ganglion and the spinal cord dorsal horn are investigated using multi-disciplinary methods, including molecular biology, cell biology, immunohistochemistry, electrophysiology (e.g. extracellular recording, intracellular recording and patch clamp recording) and behavioral test. In addition, encoding of nociceptive signing in the brain and roles of pain processing neural circuit in acupuncture analgesia are studied using multi-channel single unit recording and event-related potentials (ERP) techniques in awake, freely-moving animals. Recently, supported by the special foundation for public welfare profession scientific research program from Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China, we also explore the molecular mechanism underlying the pathogenesis of asthenozoospermia.
Department of Essential Medical Subjects, Technological Education
Institute of Athens, Greece
Antonios G. Angoules MD, PhD is currently a member of the adjunct academic staff at the Department of Essential Medical Subjects, Faculty of Healthcare Professions, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece. Dr Angoules underwent his medical training and later completed an orthopaedic and trauma residency in Greece. He has also obtained a Ph. D. thesis from the Medical School of the Greek National University. Dr Angoules completed a clinical fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom and has authored a number of peer reviewed publications at national and international level.
Trauma, knee surgery, knee proprioception, dance medicine, wound healing and physical rehabilitation
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry,
Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Zhang received his PhD in Psychiatric Genetics in 2004 from Queen’s University; He worked as Postdoctoral Associate at Department of Psychiatry in Yale University School of Medicine, Associate Research Scientist (2006-2009) and Assistant Professor (2009 – present). Dr. Zhang has served as a reviewer for more than 10 journals. Dr. Zhang has been a member of the American Journal of Human Genetics since 2000.
Genetic and Epigenetic studies of substance dependence and related disorders; DNA Methylation changes on the disorders