Professor Teruna Siahaan earned a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of Indonesia and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Teruna Siahaan(Research Area)
Professor Siahaan's research interests are in the utilization and modulation of cell adhesion molecules on the cell surface for targeted drug delivery to a specific cell type and for enhancing drug permeation through the intestinal mucosa and blood-brain barrier (BBB). Dr. Siahaanâ€™s group is using E-cadherin peptides to enhance permeation of large hydrophilic molecules (i.e., peptides and proteins) through the intestinal mucosa and BBB. The hypothesis is that E-cadherin peptides modulate the E-cadherin interactions at the intercellular junctions to create larger openings that will allow paracellular permeation of large hydrophilic molecules (e.g., peptides and proteins). His group is also using peptides derived from cell adhesion molecules (i.e., ICAM-1 and LFA-1) to target drugs to leukocytes and vascular endothelial cells in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases (i.e., rheumatoid arthritis). Cell adhesion peptides are being used to target antigenic peptides (i.e., bi-functional peptide inhibitor (BPI)) to block the formation of the immunological synapse at the interface between T cells and antigen presenting cells (APC). BPI molecules have been shown to suppress autoimmune disease models such as multiple sclerosis, type-1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
Prof.Dr. Pichaet Wiriyachitra completed his PhD at the age of 27 years from University of Tasmania and postdoctoral studies from University of Connecticut and University of Pennsylvania. He served in the Prince of Sonkla University and Chiang Mai University for 26 years and published 80 scientific papers in reputed journals both in Thai and English. He is the CEO of Asian Phytoceuticals Public Company Limited and the principal investigator of Operation BIM Research Team consisting of Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ampai Panthong, Prof.Dr. Souwalak Phongpaichit, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Wilawan Mahabussarakam and Assoc.Prof.Dr. Siriwan Ong-chai.
Pichaet Wiriyachitra(Research Area)
Pichaet Wiriyachitra research interest is based on Immunology, Immunotherapy And Vaccine
Huang Wei Ling is graduated in medicine in Brazil, specializing in infectious and parasitic diseases, a General Practitioner and Parenteral and Enteral Medical
Nutrition Therapist. She has been In Charge of the Hospital Infection Control Service of the City of Franca's General Hospital, she was responsible for the control
of all prescribed antimicrobial medication, and received an award for the best paper presented at the Brazilian Hospital infection Control Congress in 1998. She
was coordinator of both the Infection Control and the Nutritional Support Committee in Sao Joaquim Hospital in Franca, and also worked at the infectious Sexually
Transmitted Disease Reference Center. She is the owner of the Medical Acupuncture and Pain Management Clinic, and since 1997 she has been presenting her
work worldwide concerning the treatment of various diseases using techniques based on several medical traditions around the world.
Huang Wei Ling(Research Area)
Huang Wei Ling research interest is based on infectious and parasitic diseases, infectious Sexually Transmitted Disease. she has been presenting her work worldwide concerning the treatment of various diseases using techniques based on several medical traditions around the world.
Giulio Tarro graduated from Medicine School, Naples University (1962). Research Associate, Division of Virology and Cancer Research, Childrenâ€™s Hospital (1965-1968),
Assistant Professor of Research Pediatrics, College Medicine (1968-1969), Cincinnati University, Ohio. Oncological Virology Professor, Naples University (1972-1985).
Chief Division Virology (1973-2003), Head Department Diagnostic Laboratories, (2003-2006). D. Cotugno Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Naples; Emeritus, 2006 -.
Since 2007 Chairman Committee of Biotechnologies and VirusSphere, World Academy Biomedical Technologies, UNESCO, Adjunct Professor Department Biology,
Temple University, College of Science and Technology, Philadelphia, recipient of the Sbarro Health Research Organization lifetime achievement award (2010). President
Foundation de Beaumont Bonelli for Cancer Research.
Giulio Tarro(Research Area)
Giulio Tarro research interest is based on Murine Virology, Antiviral Chemotherapy, Effects of inhibitors on viral replication, Studies on the role of herpesviruses in cancer, Tumor Immunology, Pathology of AIDS
1992-96. Ricercatore Universitario in Malattie Infettive (tenured Lectureship in Infectious Diseases), University of Messina, Italy.
1997. Research Associate at the University of Newcastle, Department of Microbiology, The Medical School, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
1997-1999. Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, UK.1999-2004. University Lecturer in Microbiology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.2004-2008. University Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.
Pietro Mastroeni(Research Area)
Recent research is focused on pathogen behaviour (e.g. location, growth, spread in the body, gene regulation) in vivo at the single cell level in relation to immunity, vaccines and antibiotics. This work is delving into the bases of post-therapy microbial persistence and vaccine efficacy/failures. We use interdisciplinary research approaches that integrate information acquired at different levels spanning from individual cells to global systems. This work opens the field to high-impact research on new prevention measures and medical treatments.