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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. 

Dirk Geerts, PhD

Dr Dirk Geerts is a senior scientist in the Department of Pediatric Oncology at Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam. He graduated Cum Laude with an M.Sc. in Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, and Molecular Virology, and a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biology from Utrecht University in The Netherlands. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from Utrecht University in 1995.  He has since performed biomedical research at the Cell Biology Department of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, and the Human Genetics Department of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Dr Geerts’ main expertise is in molecular cancer research, with special interest in the integration of clinical and high-throughput biological data to accelerate the translation of cancer research to novel cancer therapy, but has published on many other subjects in human cell biology and genetics. He has obtained 11 Dutch and international grants as project leader. Dr Geerts currently has 79 peer-reviewed publications, has reviewed grant applications for several Dutch and international funding organizations, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for 33 SCI-ranked journals.

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.  

Ligand-Receptor Interactions and Drug Design:

Yanling Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Soochow University, Suzhou, China.

Jianrui Song
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Xiaojun Zhang, PhD
Research Associate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Yuanyuan Xiao, PhD
Research Scientist, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

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.

Sanjay Adhikari, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Centre, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA

Suleyman Aydin, PhD
Department of Medical Biochemistry, Firat Hormones Research Group, Medical School, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey

André S. Bachmann, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Heping Cao, PhD
Research Plant Physiologist, Southern Regional Research Center, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Katalin Csiszar, PhD
Professor, CAM Department, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Associate Member, Cancer Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Omar Deeb, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem

Dan Eshel, PhD
Professor, Biology Department, City University of New York, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Dirk Geerts, PhD
Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, Sophia Children’s Hospital, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Jahan B. Ghasemi, PhD
Professor, Chemistry Department, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Hugo Hoenigsberg, PhD
Professor and Director, Instituto de Genética Evolutiva and Biologia Molecular, Member of the Directing Council of the Instituto de Genética Ecológica y Biodiversidad del Trópico Americano, Bogotá DC, Colombia

Caterina A. M. La Porta, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomolecular Science and Biotechnology, Molecular Oncology Laboratory, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Donovan Anthony McGrowder, PhD
Senior Lecturer of Chemical Pathology, Department of  Pathology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

Amarendra Narayan Misra, PhD
Professor and Head, Center for Life Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, Dean (Academics), Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, Jharkhand State, India

Balraj Mittal, PhD
Professor, Department of Genetics, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, U.P., India

Mathew Folaranmi Olaniyan, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Medical Laboratory Science, Chemical Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Achievers University, Nigeria

Mauro Salvi, PhD
Research Associate, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy

Emad Shalaby, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University

Prem Kumar Sinha, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA 

Suren A. Tatulian, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA

Yong Xue, PhD
Laboratory of Siavash Kurdistani, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Liang-Jun Yan, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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