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Deputy Editor in Chief

The deputy editor in chief provides support to the editor in chief on editorial decision-making, and is responsible for editorial-decisions when the editor in chief is unavailable or has declared a conflict of interest. 

Laurence Fitzhenry, PhD

Dr Laurence Fitzhenry is a Lecturer in Chemistry at the Department of Science, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland and Principal Investigator at the Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre where he is leading the group’s ocular drug delivery research.

He received a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Chemistry with Quality Management and a PhD in polymer and analytical chemistry from WIT in 2007 and 2011, respectively. Dr Fitzhenry conducted his postdoctoral research at the PMBRC from October 2011 to January 2013 on the development of contact lenses for the controlled release of pharmaceutical actives.

He has presented at a number national and international conferences and his research interests include chemistry, polymer chemistry, drug delivery, material science, analytical chemistry as well as the design of intelligent polymers and novel medical devices.

Supplement Guest Editors & Editorial Board Members

Supplement guest editors are responsible for the editorial content of published supplements, and as editorial board members are a source of peer reviewers and may occasionally provide assistance to the editor in chief.  Further information on the editorial board is available here, and information on the roles of guest editors in supplements is available here.  

Current developments in drug eluting devices:

Vito D. Bruno, PhD
Senior Registrar in Cardiac Surgery, University Hospitals of Bristol. Research Associate Fellow, Department of Clinical Science at University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

Francesco Nappi, PhD
Cardiovascular Surgeon, Centre Cardiologique du Nord, Paris, France.

Alberto Rainer, PhD
Assistant Professor in Chemical Fundamentals of Technologies, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy.

Nicola Testa, PhD
Cardiovascular Surgeon, John Paul II Foundation—Catholic University, Campobasso, Italy.

Cristiano Spadaccio, PhD
Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Science, University of Glasgow. Cardiothoracic Surgical Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Clydebank, Scotland.

Editorial Board

The editorial board is the journal's primary source of peer reviewers and members occasionally provide assistance to the editor in chief.  The editor in chief welcomes applications from suitable candidates to join the editorial board.  Further information on the editorial board is available here.

Julie Andrews, PhD
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

John N. van den Anker, PhD

Children's National Medical Center, Children's Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA

Marianna K. Baum, PhD
Professor, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work,
Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA

Xiuping Chen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, University of Macau, Macau, China

Karine Cohen-Solal, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Andrew Coop, PhD
University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Gautam Damera, PhD
Scientist, Translational Medicine Medimmune LLC, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

Giovanna Lucia Maria Damia, PhD
Chief, DNA Repair Unit, Mario Negri Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche, Milan, Italy

Anna Koumarianou, MD, PhD
Hematology Oncology Unit, Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, Attikon University General Hospital, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Athens, Greece

Salvatore D. Lepore, PhD
Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Dale G. Nagle, PhD
Professor of Pharmacognosy, Research Professor, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (RIPS), School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi University, Mississippi, USA

Marko Radic, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, University of Tennesse Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Raja Solomon Viswas, PhD
Visiting Scientist, Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Japan

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