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Frontiers in Biology

Frontiers in Biology

Editor-in-Chief: Hongjun Song

ISSN: 1674-7984 (print version)
ISSN: 1674-7992 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11515


Hongjun SONG, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Director, the Stem Cell Biology Program in the Institute for Cell Engineering
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Miller Research Building, Room 759
733 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Tel: 443-287-7499
Fax: 410-614-9568
E-mail: shongju1@jhmi.edu
Dr. Song grew up in China and received his B.S. degree in Biology from Peking University. He received his Master Degree of Art from Columbia University and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California at San Diego. Following postdoctoral training at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, he joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2002 and is currently Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Director of the Stem Cell Biology Program at Institute for Cell Engineering. His research focuses on plasticity in the adult mammalian brain related to neurogenesis and epigenetics.

Associate Editor-in-Chief 

Chen Guang YU, Ph.D., M.D.

Chen Guang Yu
Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
B465 BBSRB, 741 S. Limestone St.
Lexington, KY40536-0509, USA
Tel: 859-323-8770
Fax: 859-257-5737
E-mail: cyu4@uky.edu
Chen Guang Yu received his M.D. degree from Anhui Medical College and Ph.D. in Pharmacology/Medical Science from Shanghai Second Medical University in China. He performed a post-doctoral Associate at University of Miami, Miami, USA, from 1998–2000 and was a faculty member (Research Assistant Professor) at University of Florida from 2001–2005. Dr. Yu is currently an Assistant Professor at SCoBIRC in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is also serving as a Special Issue Editor for the Journal of Spine and a Scientist Reviewer for Neuroscience peer review panel of the Spinal Cord Injury Research Program (SCIRP) for the Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), USA. Yu’s research interests focus on elucidating pathogenic mechanisms of spinal cord injury and developing novel therapies for spinal cord injury using therapeutic strategies including gene therapy, RNAi approaches and pharmacological interventions.

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Academic Journal Publishing Division
Higher Education Press
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Beijing 100029, China
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Xueli Zhang received his B.S. degree in Biology from Inner Mongolia University and Master Degree of Science from Lanzhou University in China. She served as a managing editor for the journal Molecular Plant Breeding (in Chinese) during 2005–2007. Xueli Zhang is currently a managing editor of Higher Education Press.

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