About Editors

ISSN: 0327-9545 (Print)

ISSN: 1667-5746 (Online)


 Founding Editors: 

Mario H. Burgos
Ramón S. Piezzi


 Editor-in-Chief:

Alfredo. Castro-Vazquez

Professor, Department of Biology, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Professor Emeritus, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Team leader and Emeritus Researcher at Instituto de Histología y Embriología (IHEM, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo-CONICET). Major interest: Integrative Biology of Apple-snails (Ampullariidae).


Manuel A. Barbieri

Professor, Biological Sciences, Department of Biology, Florida International University, USA


 Associate Editors:

Hikmet Hakan Aydin

Professor of Medical Biochemistry at Ege University Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Biochemistry. Major Interest: molecular genetics and clinical biochemistry on human conditions such as cancers, longevity, and genetic inherited diseases.


Gregorio Bigatti

Vice-Director of Instituto de Biología de Organismos Marinos (IBIOMAR) at CCT CONICET-CENPAT, Puerto Madryn, Argentina. Group lider of Marine Invertebrate Reproduction and Integrative Biology Lab, LARBIM, (IBIOMAR) at CCT CONICET-CENPAT. Professor of Malacology at the Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB). Investigador Principal of CONICET. Major interest: Reproduction, ecology, physiology, biodiversity and integrative biology of marine invertebrates, with emphasis in gastropod reproduction.


Juan Carlos Cavicchia

Emeritus Professor at IHEM, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina. Major field of interest: Ultrastructural and functional aspect of intercellular junctions and seminiferous epithelium. 


María Isabel Colombo

PhD. Director of the IHEM (Instituto de Histología y Embriología). Group leader of the laboratory “Molecular mechanisms implicated in vesicular trafficking and the autophagic pathway” at the IHEM (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, CONICET). Profesor of Cell Biology, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Investigador Superior of CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina. Major interest: vesicular transport in the autophagic pathway and the relationship with intracellular pathogens. 


Miguel Walter Fornés

MD PhD. Group leader of LIAM a laboratory at IHEM focussed on sperm physiology (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, CONICET). Full Professor of Histology and Embryology, School of Medicine, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Member of Research career, "principal research" position in CONICET, CCT Mendoza, Argentina. Major interest in the field of sperm maturation, capacitation and spermatogenis.


Andréia Machado Leopoldino

Associate Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirao Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil. Coordinator of Graduate Program in Biosciences and Biotechnology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Ribeirão Preto, USP, Brazil. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Institute of Biological Sciences (UFMG), Brazil. Major interests: biochemistry and genetics, molecular biology, molecular oncology, human and medical genetics.


Francesco Marotta

MD (1981) and Specialized in Gastroenterology (1986). Fellow in gastroenterology at Chicago University (1982). Registrar in gastroenterology, University of Cape-Town, South Africa. Holds the only European Japanese-spoken PhD (granted by Hirosaki University, Japan 1990). Hon Research Professor at Dept of Nutrition, Texas W University, USA and Adjunt prof. at Nutrition dept, Sichuan University, China. Has directed a research center in Japan and cooperated with (Nobel) Prof. Montagnier. Advisory member of the CLS, Nazarbayev University and for the Ministry of Science of Kazakhstan. Has received several international prizes (Genomic Pioneer-2009 and Thomas Edison Award-2014-shared). Founder of ReGenera R&D International for Aging Intervention working on models of preventive/regenerative medicine cooperating with VCC Medical Preventive Medicine Promotion, Beijing, China. This is also applied in health strategy as CMO at San Babila Clinic – Vitality-CMB® Unit in Milano, Italy where he pioneered unique integrated IV therapy. International speaker at major universities and hospitals (Harvard, McGill, Osaka, Hasselt, Shanghai, Kobe, Kyoto, Tokyo, Hiroshima, S. Barbara, Astana, Cairo etc.).


Luis S. Mayorga

PhD. Group leader of a Cell Biology laboratory at IHEM (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, CONICET). Professor of Bioenergetics, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo. Investigador Superior of CONICET, Mendoza, Argentina. Major interest in the field of intracellular transport and molecular mechanisms of membrane fusion.


Mahmoud Moustafa

Mahmoud Moustafa is a Professor in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia. He received his Ph.D, in higher plants molecular cell biology, September 2004, Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology, Dept. Bio-Resources, Ehime University, Japan. His research interests in plant taxonomy, plant biotechnology, weeds Flora, weeds biological activities, biodiversity, and in medicinal plants.


Alicia Mabel Seltzer

Senior Member of the Group of Neurobiologist of IHEM. Independent researcher of CONICET (National Research Council of Argentina). Professor of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology at the UniversidadNacional de Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. Major interests at present: Perinatal Nervous System lesions and mechanisms of repair. The participation of the Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS) in mechanisms of injury and pain.


Wan-Xi Yang

Ph. D., Vice Director of the Institute of Cell & Developmental Biology at Zhejiang University. The Group leader and the Principal Investigator of the Sperm Laboratory at Zhejiang University. Director of Zhejiang Zoological Society, China. Profesor of Zoology. Faculty of College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University. Major interests: Cytoskeleton and motor proteins during spermatogenesis; signal pathways during spermatogenesis; cell cycle motility.


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