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Natasha Hirst, Senior Editor

New Content ItemNatasha is the Editor of BMC Infectious Diseases. Before joining BMC in June 2023, Natasha began her editorial career as an Editor at The FEBS Journal. She holds both an MSc and PhD in Parasitology and Cell Signalling from The University of Kingston, where she used a combination of bioinformatic and wet lab approaches to explore kinase signalling pathways in the parasite Schistosoma mansoni. Natasha looks forward to promoting Open Science publishing and communication as part of the BMC Series.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Stefan Baral

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New Content ItemStefan Baral is a physician epidemiologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH).  Stefan completed his certification in Community Medicine as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Family medicine with the Canadian Council of Family Physicians. Stefan has also been involved in HIV epidemiology, prevention, and implementation research focused on the epidemiology, human rights contexts, and effective interventions for gay men and other men who have sex with men, transgender women, and female sex workers across Western and Central, and Southern Africa and parts of Asia with support from USAID, CDC, NIH, amfAR, and the Global Fund.  In addition, Stefan has led or supported the implementation and evaluation of HIV prevention studies globally characterizing effective combination HIV prevention packages for key populations across multiple low and income countries.  Stefan acts as the Director of the Key Populations Program for the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the JHSPH.

Ka Chun Chong

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Ka Chun Chong picMarc Ka-chun Chong is an Assistant Professor in the Centre of Health Systems and Policy Research in the School of Public Health and Primary Care, Assistant Professor (by courtesy) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Associate Researcher (by courtesy) in the Shenzhen Research Institute, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is interested in infectious disease dynamics and environmental epidemiology.  Marc also works as a biostatistician in the school, possessing rich experience in conducting various statistical analyses of academic and industrial clinical trials. For public services, he has been serving as a statistical consultant for the projects held by healthcare officials in Hong Kong.

Rodrigo Feliciano Do Carmo

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Rodrigo Feliciano Do Carmo picRodrigo Feliciano do Carmo holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the Northeast Biotechnology Network in Brazil (RENORBIO) and carried out part of his thesis at the Infectious Diseases Laboratory of INSERM U906 (Aix-Marseille Université, France). He is currently a professor at the Federal University of the São Francisco Valley (UNIVASF), where he teaches in the postgraduate programs of Health and Biological Sciences and Biosciences. He is the coordinator of the Research Group on Infectious and Neglected Diseases (GPDIN) and of the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases at UNIVASF. He has experience in immunology and molecular biology and has worked mainly on the following topics: epidemiology, single nucleotide polymorphisms, innate immunity, real-time PCR, next generation sequencing, ELISA, artificial intelligence, infectious diseases, leprosy, leishmaniasis, arbovirus, viral hepatitis and COVID-19.

Kevin Escandón

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Kevin EscandonDr. Kevin Escandón is a physician and an infectious diseases academic and researcher. His research interests are focused on HIV and antimicrobial resistance, and he is affiliated with the research group and program in HIV Medicine of the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Infectious Diseases in 2018 and is a Senior Editorial Board Member since 2020. He is also an Academic Editor for PLOS Global Public Health.

Ursula Panzner

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Ursula Panzner picUrsula Panzner has masters’ degrees in epidemiology and medical parasitology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, and is pursuing her PhD in parasitology with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Allschwil, Switzerland. Building on professional experiences gained in university, pharmaceutical and UN-linked sectors, her research interest is in enteric and neglected tropical communicable diseases among the less privileged in African and Asian countries for public health preparedness and response, and evidence-based decision-making on the introduction of control and preventive measures. Complemented by research on novel molecular, genomic, immunologic diagnostics her main field of interest is in the advancement and implementation of vaccines.

Zhongjie Shi

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Zhongjie Shi picDr. Zhongjie Shi (MD, PhD) is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University, USA. He has published over 40 peer reviewed papers in scientific journals. His research interests include basic, translational, and clinical research in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, virology, immunology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, and biostatistics. He has been on the Editorial Board of Archives of Virology since 2012. In 2019, he joined the Editorial Board family of BMC Infectious Diseases and was promoted to the Senior Editorial Board in 2023.

Carlo Torti

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Carlo Torti Pic cropped resizedProf. Carlo Torti graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Pavia (Italy) in 1994 and obtained his specialty in Infectious Diseases in 2000 from the University of Brescia, where he worked as Consultant Physician and Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases from 2001 to 2012. Since 2012, he has been the director of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit of the “Mater Domini” University Hospital of the “Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro. He is Full Professor of Infectious Diseases, Faculty Member of the PhD Program on Health Sciences at the University “Magna Graecia”, and Adjunct Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome. He served as Director of the School of Specialization in Infectious and Tropical Diseases of the “Magna Graecia” University and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Makerere (Uganda), School of Medicine. His main areas of interests are: general Infectious Diseases, viro-immunological and clinical outcomes of antiretroviral treatment, HIV antiretroviral drug resistance, co-infection of HIV with hepatitis viruses, epidemiology and management of HCV and HBV infections, antimicrobial drug resistance and antimicrobial stewardship.  During the current pandemic, his main focus of clinical activity and research has been COVID-19. One of his main interests is International Medicine, especially Medical Education of undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from/going to Resource Limited Settings. He has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, thereby meeting the required bibliometric criteria to be included in the list of the top Italian scientists and nominated member of the examining board member for the Italian qualification of Professor (Full and Associate) by the Italian Ministry of the University and Research. Prof. Torti has participated in many international clinical trials, and acted as a member of the Steering Committees of several important cohort studies.

Livia Melo Villar

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Livia Melo Villar picDr. Livia Melo Villar has a master’s degree and PhD in Virology (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation). Nowadays, she is the head of Brazilian Reference Center for Viral Hepatitis at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ). Her research focuses on epidemiology, molecular biology and immunology of viral hepatitis. She is also particularly interested in the development of new technologies for viral diagnosis and the study of human genetics impact on viral hepatitis evolution and treatment.

Honorine Ward

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Honorine Ward picDr. Honorine Ward is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center. She is on the faculty of the Immunology, and Molecular Microbiology Graduate Programs at the Tufts University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Her basic science research interests are focused on the molecular basis of Cryptosporidium-host cell interactions. Her global health research efforts are directed at the investigation of the natural history and immune responses in cryptosporidiosis in children in resource-constrained settings. Another focus of her research is to investigate the role of the intestinal microbiome in malnourished children, particularly those with cryptosporidiosis and other diarrheal diseases. A more recent research interest is on the pathogenesis of post-acute sequelae of SARS CoV2 infection.

Senior Editor
Natasha Hirst, PhD, Springer Nature, UK

Editorial Quality Editor
Arwa Tawfiq, BSc, Springer Nature, UK

Manuscript Editors
Harshal Dhondge, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Nikhil Ghate, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Akshay Ravindra Joshi, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Rajasree K P, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Raunaq Singh Nagi, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Noohi Nasim, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Vaishnavi Nimbalkar, MSc, Springer Nature, India
Pranitha Pandit, PhD, MPhil, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Priya Sharma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India
Varsha Shetty, PhD, Springer Nature, India
Neha Tiwari, PhD, M.Tech, B.Tech, Springer Nature, India
Pratibha Verma, PhD, MSc, BSc, Springer Nature, India

Senior Editorial Board Members
Stefan Baral, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA
Rodrigo Carmo, PhD, Federal University of the São Francisco Valley, Brazil
Ka Chun Chong, PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Kevin Escandón, University of Minnesota Medical School, USA
Ursula Panzner, University of Munich, Germany
Zhongjie Shi, PhD, Wayne State University, USA
Carlo Torti, University 'Magna Graecia', Italy
Livia Melo Villar, PhD, FIOCRUZ, Brazil
Honorine Ward, MBSS, Tufts Medical Center, USA

Editorial Board Members
Amin Talebi Bezmin Abadi, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Rashad Abdul-Ghani, PhD, Sana'a University & University of Science and Technology, Yemen
Matthew Adeleke, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Tauseef Ahmad, PhD, BS (Hons), M.Phil., Tsinghua University , China
Sitara Ajjampur, MBBS, MD & PhD, Christian Medical College, India
Kalichamy Alagarasu, PhD, National Institute of Virology, India
Kefyalew Addis Alene, PhD, Curtin University, Australia
Abdelazeem Algammal, PhD, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Rodrigo Nogueira Angerami, PhD, University of Campinas, Brazil
Francis Anto, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Ghana
Cecilia Arlehamn, PhD, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA
Kovy Arteaga-Livias, MD, MSc, Universidad Nacional Hermilio Valdizán, Huánuco, Peru
Hamid Badali, PhD, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, USA
Krishna Kumar Ballamoole, PhD, Nitte University Centre for Science Education & Research, Nitte (Deemed to be University), India
Zulqarnain Baloch, PhD, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China
Balaji Banoth, St.Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Sofia Bartlett, PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada
Payam Behzadi, PhD, Islamic Azad University, Shahr-e-Qods Branch, Iran
Pablo Belaunzarán-Zamudio, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas Y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran, Mexico
Matheus Bezerra, PhD, Aggeu Magalhães Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil
Renu Bharadwaj, MD, B.J.Govt Medical College, Pune, India
Victoria Birlutiu, MD, PhD, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Stuart Blacksell, PhD, Mahidol University, Thailand
G.J. Boland, PhD, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Martin Bootsma, PhD, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Anders Boyd, GGD Amsterdam and Stichting HIV Monitoring, Netherlands
Christian Brandt, Dr. med., University Hospital Zealand Roskilde, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Danilo Buonsenso, PhD,Gemelli University hospital, Italy
Melissa Caimano, UConn Health Department of Medicine, USA
Andrea Calcagno, MD, University of Torino, Italy
Carlos Henrique Camargo, PhD, Instituto Adolfo Lutz, Brazil
Wangnan Cao, PhD, Peking University, China
David Carmena, PhD, Spanish National Centre for Microbiology, Spain
Luiz Carneiro, MD, Oeste Paulista University, Brazil
Adriano Casulli, PhD, Italian National Institute of Health, Italy
Maria Rosaria Catania, PhD, University Federico II of Naples, Italy
Manuela Ceccarelli, Kore University of Enna, Italy
Eleonora Cella, PhD, University of Central Florida, USA
Jasper Chan, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Rajesh Chandramohanadas, Ph.D., Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, India
Delphi Chatterjee, Colorado State University, USA
Methee Chayakulkeeree, MD, PhD, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
Wangxue Chen, PhD, National Research Council, Canada
En-Qiang Chen, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, China
Ray Chen, MD, National Institute of Health, USA
Junjun Cheng, PhD, Roche Innovation Center Shanghai, China
Aristine Cheng, MBBChir, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Francisco Chiaravalloti-Neto, PhD, School of Public Health of University of São Paulo, Brazil
Manish Choudhary, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Jesse Clark, MD, UCLA, USA
Diego Cuadros, University of Cincinnati, USA
Liwang Cui, PhD, University of South Florida, USA
Chia-Yen Dai, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
Miruna David, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, USA
Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, PhD, MD, Infectious Diseases Clinic, Perugia Hospital, Italy
Chiara de Waure, MD, MSc, PhD, University of Perugia, Italy
Anjan Debnath, PhD, University of California, USA
Debora Decote-Ricardo, PhD, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Guillaume Desoubeaux, Hopital Bretonneau, France
Gregor Devine, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia
Ramesh Dhiman, PhD, ICMR-National Institute of Malaria Research, India
Antonio Di Biagio, MD, University of Genoa, Italy
Francesco Di Gennaro, MD, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy
Diawo Diallo, PhD, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Senegal
Matthew Gavino Donadu, PhD, PharmD, University of Sassari, Italy
Thomas Dorlo, PhD, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Netherlands
Venkata Duvvuri, Ph.D., MS, MPH, University of Toronto, Canada
Bhagirathi Dwibedi, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India
Vivek Dwivedi, PhD, Pathfinder Research and Training Foundation, Greater Noida, India
Soheil Ebrahimpour, PhD, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Uwem Ekpo, PhD, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria
Ziad El-Khatib, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Maysaa El Sayed Zaki, PhD, Mansoura University, Egypt
Rehab El-Sokkary, Zagazig University, Faculty Of Human Health, Egypt
Vicente Estrada, MD, PhD, Infectious Diseases, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Spain
Magnus Evander, PhD, Umeå University, Sweden
Anna-Bella Failloux, Institut Pasteur, France
Chia-Kwung Fan, PhD, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Dimitrios Farmakiotis, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, USA
Jia-Yih Feng, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Claudio Foschi, DIMES, University of Bologna, Italy
Joel Francis, MD, MS, PhD, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Bishara Freij, Beaumont Children's Hospital, USA
Celio Geraldo Freire-de-Lima, PhD, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Francesco Maria Fusco, MD, National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Italy
Márió Gajdács, PharmD, PhD, MPH, MHA, University of Szeged and Semmelweis University, Hungary
Lei Gao, PhD, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China
Habip Gedik, Ministry of Health, Turkey
Musie Ghebremichael, PhD, Harvard University, USA
Reza Ghotaslou, MD, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Andrea Giacomelli, MD, ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, Italy
Nicola Gianotti, MD, Ospedale San Raffaele, Italy
Katherine Gibney, MBSS, PhD, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia
Marta Giovanetti, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil
Kathryn Glass, PhD, Australian National University, Australia
Cyrille Goarant, DVM, PhD, Pacific Community, New Caledonia
Geoffrey Gobert, PhD, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Daniel Golparian, WHO Collaborating Centre for Gonorrhoea and Other STIs, Sweden
Jorge Gomez-Marin, MD, PhD, Universidad del Quindio Carrera, Colombia
Indiran Govender, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa
Andrew Greenhill, PhD, Federation University Australia, Australia
Shashank Gupta, Brown University, USA
Hongxiong Guo, PhD, Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Juan David Ramírez-González, Ph.D, Universidad del Rosario, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Colombia
Chun Hao, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Harapan Harapan, University of Syiah Kuala, Indonesia
Briony Hazelton, Perth Children's Hospital, Australia 
Qiushui He, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Daihai He, PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Werner Heinz, University of Wurzburg, Germany
Manuel W Hetzel, Dr. phil., Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
Roslyn Hickson, PhD, Melbourne Research Laboratory, Australia
Paul Horwood, James Cook University, Australia
Daniela Hozbor, PhD, National University of La Plata, CONICET, La Plata Argentina, Argentina
Ching-Sheng Hsu, PhD, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Taiwan
Hairong Huang, PhD, Capital Medical University, China
Paul Hynds, PhD, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
Giuseppe Indolfi, Meyer Children's University Hospital of Florence, Italy
Stephanie Irving, MHS, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, USA
Klaus Jansen, Robert Koch Institute, Germany
Antoine Jaquet, PhD, Université de Bordeaux, France
Helen Jenkins, PhD, Boston University, USA
Fengyi Jin, MD, University of New South Wales, Australia
Chester Kalinda, PhD, University of Namibia, Namibia
Basile Kamgang, PhD, Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases, Cameroon
Phyllis Kanki, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), DVM, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, USA
Ishmael Kasvosve, PhD, University of Botswana, Botswana
David P. Kateete, PhD, Makerere University, Uganda
Chris Kenyon, PhD, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium
Anusak Kerdsin, PhD, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Karim Khader, PhD, University of Utah, USA
Faham Khamesipour, PhD, DVM, MSc, MPH, Postdoc, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Ameneh Khatami, MD, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Australia
Hirokazu Kimura, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), ICD, Gunma Paz University Graduate School of Health Science, Japan
Jason Kindrachuk, PhD, University of Manitoba, Canada & University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone
Takaaki Kobayashi, MD, MPH, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, USA
Bernard Kulohoma, PhD, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Ferit Kuscu, MD, Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
Tsz Ho Kwan, PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Simon Lam, PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Fanny Lanternier, Universite de Paris, France
Gabriel Laporta, PhD, The ABC Medical School (FMABC), ABC Foundation, Brazil
Pierre-Francois Laterre, St Luc University Hospital, Belgium
Yee Ling Lau, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Eric Lau, PhD, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Mallika Lavania, The Leprosy Mission Trust India, India
Ching-Chi Lee, MD, MSc, MaDou Sin-Lau Hospital, Taiwan
Chen-Hsiang Lee, MD, MSc, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Meng-Rui Lee, PhD, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Ping-Ing Lee, PhD, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Hong Kai Lee, PhD, Singapore Immunology Network, Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, Singapore
Guinevere Lee, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
Hao Lei, Zhejiang University, China
Richard Lessells, MBChB, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Ruoyu Li, Peking University, China
Chun-Hsing Liao, MD, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Yi-Tsung Lin, MD, PhD, Taipei Veterans General Hospital/National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Alvaro Lopes-Sousa, PhD, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Portugal
Andre Loxton, PhD, SAMRC / Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Zhiyue Lv, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Youmna M’Ghirbi, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Institute Pasteur of Tunis, Tunisia
Diana Machado, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Emmanouil Magiorkinis, MD, PhD, BSc, Path, General Hospital for Lung Diseases "Sotiria", Greece
Ravi Mahalingam, PhD, University of Colorado, USA
Hossein Mahmoudvand, PhD, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran
Niwat Maneekarn, DVM, PhD, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Jean Michel Mansuy, MD, Toulouse University Hospital, France
Alberto Enrico Maraolo, MD, MSc, University of Naples, Italy
Giulia Marchetti, University of Milan, Italy
Andrea Marino, MD, University of Catania, Italy
Byron Martina, Artemis One Health Research Institute, Netherland
Mar Masiá, Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Spain
Matthaios Papadimitriou-Olivgeris, PhD, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland
Max Maurin, Universite Grenoble Alpes, France
Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, MBChB, MMed, MSc, PhD, Makerere University, Uganda
Maria Mazzitelli, University Hospital of Padua, Italy
Martial Ndeffo Mbah, PhD, Texas A&M University, USA
Gerald Mboowa, PhD, Makerere University, Uganda
Anna McNaughton, PhD, University of Oxford, UK
Takafira Mduluza, PhD, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Durga Shankar Meena, MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Sanjay R Mehta, MD, DTM&H, D(ABMM)UCSD, USA
Thangam Menon, PhD, DSc, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, India
Adane MIhret, Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia
Hamed Mirjalali, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Shyam Mishra, PhD, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Sharmistha Mishra, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada
Charin Modchang, PhD, Mahidol University, Thailand
Nouh Mohamed, Sirius Training and Research Centre, Sudan
Aroop Mohanty, MBBS, MD, AIIMS Gorakhpur, India
Israel Molina, PhD, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, PROSICS Barcelona, Spain
Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma, Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné (CERMEL), Gabon
Carlotta Montagnani, Meyer Children's Hospita, Italy
Catrin Moore, The Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, UK
Nicholas Moore, PhD, Rush University Medical Center, USA
Davide Moschese, MD, Luigi Sacco University Hospital, Italy
Sikhulile Moyo, PhD, MSc, MPH, Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, Botswana
Mathirut Mungthin, MD, PhD, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Thailand
Manoj Murhekar, MD, National Institute of Epidemiology, India
Thumbi Mwangi, Washington State University, Kenya
Lydia Nakiyingi, Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda
Edith Nakku-Joloba, School of Public Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda
Hugues Nana Djeunga, PhD, Centre for Research on Filariasis and other Tropical Diseases (CRFilMT), Cameroon
Norman Nausch, PhD, University Children's Hospital, Germany
Jabulani Ncayiyana, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Godwin Nchinda, PhD, CIRCB, Cameroon
Matthias Niedrig, Dr. rer. nat., Robert Koch Institut, Germany
Chuanyi Ning, Guangxi Medical University, China
Veeranoot Nissapatorn, MBSS, Walailak University, Thailand
Dennis Nurjadi, Heidelberg University Hospital - Department of Infectious Diseases, Germany
Peter Suwirakwenda Nyasulu, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Margaret O'Donoghue, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Sophie Octavia, PhD, National Environment Agency, Singapore
Chet Ojha, PhD, St. Jude children’s Research Hospital, USA
Bernard Okech, PhD, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, United States
Chinyere Okoro, University of Surrey, UK
Julián Olalla, PhD, Hospital Costa del Sol, Spain
Richard Omore, PhD, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Global Health Research (KEMRI-CGHR), Kenya
Eszter Ostorhazi,, PhD, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Elijah Paintsil, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Weihua Pan, PhD, Second Military Medical University, China
Prasan Panda, MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh, India
Costas Papagiannitsis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Joice Reis Pedreira, PhD, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
Sen Pei, PhD, Columbia University, USA
Nicola Petrosillo, IRCCS, Italy
Tung Phan, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
Tiffany Phillips, PhD, Monash University, Australia
Alessandra Pierangeli, PhD, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Antonio Piralla, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Italy
Raffaella Pisapia, MD, "D. Cotugno", AOS dei Colli, Italy
Stephan Pleschka, Dr. rer. nat., Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany
Aleksandar Potkonjak, PhD, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Gang Qin, PhD, Nantong University, China
Max Carlos Ramírez-Soto, BSc, MPH, FRSPH, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru
Jinjun Ran, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China, People's Republic
Binod Rayamajhee, PhD, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia
Richard Reithinger, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Bharat Bhushan Rewari, WHO SEARO, India
Elda Righi, University of Verona, Italy
Laura Rindi, PhD, University of Pisa, Italy
Giancarlo Ripabelli, University of Molise, Italy
Miriam Rodriguez Fernandes, PhD, National Cancer Institute/ National Institutes of Health, USA
Alfonso  Rodriguez-Morales, PE / Lebanese American University -  Colombia
Coleman Rotstein, Toronto General Hospital & University of Toronto, Canada
Stefano Rusconi, MD, Università Degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Sukhyun Ryu, Dr. med., Konyang University, Republic of Korea
Ranjit Sah, MD, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Nepal
Evanson Sambala, South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
Miguel Sanchez-Aleman, PhD, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico
Bahador Sarkari, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Gita Satpathy, MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Carlos Seas, MD, Universidad Peruana Cayetano, Peru
James Seddon, PhD, Imperial College London, UK
Maxim Seferovic, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, United States
Elena Seminari, Fondazione IRCCs Policlinico San Matteo, Italy
Chiara Sepulcri, University of Genova, Italy
Esaki M Shankar, Central University of Tamil Nadu, India
Divakar Sharma, PhD, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Isaac Thom Shawa, Ph.D., University of Derby, UK
Sheela Shenoi, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Samendra Sherchan, PhD, Morgan State University, USA
Benyun Shi, Nanjing Tech University, China
Yusuke Shimakawa, MD, Institut Pasteur Paris, France
Davida Smyth, PhD, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School, USA
Siddharth Sridhar, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Derek Stein, PhD, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada
Pedro Suarez, Management Sciences for Health, USA
Weiming Tang, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Gönül Tanır, Dr. Sami Ulus Children's Health and Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
Lara Tavoschi, University of Pisa, Italy
Leabaneng Tawe, PhD, Botswana-UPenn Patnership, Botswana
Aref Teimouri, Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Science, Iran
Chaitanya Tellapragada, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Elvis Temfack, National Public Health Laboratory, Yaounde and Douala General Hospital, Douala, Cameroon
Laura Temime, PhD, Conservatoire national des Arts et Metiers, France
Kevin Tetteh, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Abdelaziz Touati, University of Bejaia, Algeria
Giota Touloumi, PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Vicki Traina-Dorge, PhD, Tulane University, USA
Mattia Trunfio, MD, PhD, University of Torino, Italy
Hung-Chin Tsai, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Damien Tully, PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Claudio Ucciferri, Universita degli studi del Molise, Italy
Yuki Uehara, MD, St. Luke's International Hospital, Japan
Aysegul Ulu-Kilic, Erciyes University, Turkey
Tarun Kumar Upadhyay, PhD, Parul University, India
Antoinette C van der Kuyl, Dr. Sci. (Phys.-Math.), Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Shawn Vasoo, MBBS, MRCP, FRCPath, ABIM (Infectious Diseases), ABP (Medical Microbiology),Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Vijayakumar Velu, PhD, Emory University, USA
Emmanuele Venanzi Rullo, University of Messina, Italy
Elisabetta Venturini, PhD, Meyer Children's University Hospital, Italy
Florens Versteegh, MD, PhD, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
Fenicia Vescio, PhD, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
Ralf-Peter Vonberg, MD, Medical School Hannover, Germany
Kalpit Vora, Merck and Co. Inc;, USA
Jamie Wagner, PharmD, University of Mississippi, USA
Jiun-Ling Wang, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Taiwan
Wei Wang, MD, Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China
Lin Wang, University of Cambridge, UK
Praveen Weeratunga, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sally Wong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
Ian Woolley, MBBS, FRACP, DTMH, MD, Monash Health/Monash University, Australia
Han Xia, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ata Nevzat Yalcin, MD, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Hadi Yassine, PhD, Qatar University, Qatar
Lay-Myint M Yoshida, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan
Evy Yunihastuti, PhD, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Mauro Zaccarelli, MD, National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Lazzaro Spallanzani”, IRCCS, Italy
Hassan Zaraket, PhD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Roberto Zenteno Cuevas, PhD, Public Health Institute, Mexico
Zhongde Zhang, Capital Medical University, China
Shi Zhao, PhD, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Chen Zhengrong, MD, Children’s Hospital of Soochow University, China
Guanghu Zhu, Dr. Sci. (Math.), Guilin University of Electronic Technology, China
Sadri Znaidi, PhD, Institut Pasteur International Network, France
Alice Zwerling, PhD, University of Ottowa, Canada

Editorial Advisors
Dlawer Ala'Aldeen, University of Nottingham, UK
Antonio Bertoletti, Singapore Institute for Clinical Science, Singapore
Sally Blower, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Jean Boyer, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Michael S. Bronze, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre, USA
Arturo Casadevall, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Barbara Castelnuovo, Infectious Diseases Institute, Uganda
Julia Critchley, University of Newcastle, UK
Guy de Bruyn, Sanofi Pasteur, USA
Betsy Foxman, University of Michigan, USA
Ivan FN Hung, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
John Ioannidis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Omar Khan, University of Vermont, USA
Sanjeev Krishna, St. George's, University of London, UK
Mary Ann Lansang, The INCLEN Trust, Philippines
Simon Mallal, Royal Perth Hospital, Australia
David Modiano, University of Rome, Italy
Carl Erik Nord, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Eyal Oren, University of Arizona, USA
Albert Osterhaus, Erasmus Medical Centre, Netherlands
Jorma Paavonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Nicholas Paton, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, UK
Anton Polderman Leiden, University Medical Centre, Netherlands
John Richens, University College London, UK
Roy Robins-Browne, University of Melbourne, Australia
Robert Rubin, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Arnold Smith, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, USA
Kelvin To, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
Allan Tunkel, Monmouth Medical Center, USA
Alain-Jacques Valleron, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Saint-Antoine, France
Jan Verhoef, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Jean-Louis Vincent, Erasme University Hospital, Belgium
David Wilkinson, University of South Australia, Australia
Jonathan Zenilman, Johns Hopkins University, USA

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