New Authors and Editors

Dear Readers,

We are delighted to welcome on board several new authors and editors! Some of their biographies are included below. To see more information about their books, please click on the links. For any additional information or questions, please contact Stella at Thank you!

1. Angel Catalá (Forthcoming Book: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids(PUFAs): Food Sources, Health Effects and Significance in Biochemistry)
Angel Catalá was born in Rodeo, San Juan, Argentina. He studied chemistry at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 1965. From 1964 to 1974, he worked as an Assistant in biochemistry at the School of Medicine of the same University. From 1974 to 1976, he was a Fellow of the National Institute of Health (NIH) at the University of Connecticut Health Center. From 1985 to 2004, he served as a Full Professor of Biochemistry at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Catalá is a Member of the National Research Council, Argentina, and Argentine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His laboratory has been interested for many years in the lipid peroxidation of biological membranes from various tissues and different species. Professor Catalá has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and several chapters in books and edited four books. Catalá received awards at the 40th International Conference Biochemistry of Lipids in 1999 (Dijon, France). He is the winner of the following awards: Pan-American Nutrition, Food Science, and Technology Award, in 2006 and 2012, South America; Human Nutrition, Professional Category, 2006 Award in pharmacology. Catalá belongs to the editorial board of Journal of Lipids, Biochemistry Research International, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, International Review of Biophysical Chemistry, Frontiers in Membrane Physiology and Biophysics, World Journal of Experimental Medicine, and World Journal of Biological Chemistry. He is also Co-Editor of the Open Biology Journal.

2. Wing-Fu Lai (Forthcoming Book: Microgels: Synthesis, Properties and Applications)
Wing-Fu Lai received his MSc degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology from the City University of Hong Kong, and earned his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Hong Kong. He joined the faculty of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Shenzhen University in 2016, and also holds an adjunct assistant professorship in the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests cover the design of molecular probes for bioimaging, the synthesis of polymeric materials for gene delivery and controlled drug release, and the development of nanoparticulate systems for theranostic applications.

3. Amin Yehya (Book: Heart Failure: What a Non-Heart Failure Specialist Needs to Know)
Dr. Yehya is an advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplant Cardiologist at Piedmont Heart Institute. Prior to joining Piedmont Heart, he completed his Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation fellowship at Stanford University. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Emory University and his Cardiovascular Diseases fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Yehya earned his Master’s Degree in Biochemistry and his Medical Degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Dr. Yehya is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Cardiology, Echocardiography,and Nuclear Cardiology.Dr. Yehyais a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a council member in Clinical Cardiology at the American Heart Association. He is an active member of numerous professional societies including: the Heart Failure Society of America, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, and Alpha-Omega-Alpha honor medical society. Dr. Yehya has published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his work in regional and national conferences.His specialties include advancedheart failure, heart transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathy and mechanical circulatory support.

4. José Manuel Caetano and Miguel Rocha de Sousa (Forthcoming Book – Challenges and Opportunities for Eurozone Governance)
José Caetano holds a PhD in Economics in the University of Évora (Portugal) and currently is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics (University of Évora) and is a collaborator of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE-UE). His research interests are international economics and European economic integration. In the last years he was focused on the determinants of intra-industry trade and Foreign Direct Investment and on the process of European Monetary Integration, on which he published several articles in international journals and books. He was vice-rector of University of Évora and Head of the Scientific Council of Departmental Area of Economic and Business Sciences in that University. He coordinated some Portuguese research teams in international projects, as “The Eastward Enlargement of the Eurozone – Ezoneplus”.

Miguel Rocha de Sousa holds a Phd in Economics from the University of Évora (Portugal) and a Bsc and Msc in Economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. Currently he is Assistant Professor and Economics.Department Head (Évora), after having taught at Nova, and having been visiting professor at University of Dili, East Timor, and Methodist University, Luanda, Angola. He is a researcher of the Centre for Political Studies (Univ. Minho and Univ. Évora) and a collaborator at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE-UE). His areas of research are Economic Development, International Macroeconomics, and Quantitative Methods in Economics and International Relations, with a focus on Latin America and Europe. Some of his research has been presented at MIT, OECD, University of Chicago and Northwestern University. He is Vice-executive president of Research Committee 35 (Technology and Development) of International Political Science Association (IPSA), and Associate of Society for Advancement of Socio Economics (SASE), American Economic Association (AEA) and Associação para o Desenvolvimento Económico e Social (SEDES). He has recently co-edited: (2017) Globalization and Agriculture: Redefining Unequal Development.

6. Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson, ScD (Forthcoming Book – Cursed? Biologic and Cultural Aspects of the Menstrual Cycle and Menstruation):
Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson, ScD, is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Bertone-Johnson received her education at Harvard University, completing her doctorate in epidemiology and nutrition. The author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, her research focuses on the epidemiology and etiology of premenstrual syndrome and reproductive aging, and the intersection of reproductive and cardiovascular health in women.

7. Scott E. Henke and Cord B. Eversole (Book: American Alligators: Habitats, Behaviors, and Threats)
Cord B. Eversole received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and has 15 years of experience working with alligators and other herpetofauna. He has worked as a wildlife researcher for the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University- Kingsville since 2010.

Scott E. Henke is a research scientist with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and a Regents Professor and Chair within the Department of Animal, Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences with Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He also is co-Editor of the book Becoming a Wildlife Professional. The two researchers have teamed up and published extensively within herpetological journals, with the main emphasis of their collaborative research concerning the American alligator.

8. Katrin Sak, PhD (Forthcoming Book: Flavonoids in the Fight Against Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers)

Katrin Sak, M.Sc., Ph.D., Dip.Nut.Med is an Estonian scientist working in the field of anticancer actions of plant polyphenols, flavonoids. She is the author of almost 200 publications, including 70 articles in internationally accepted journals. Dr. Sak is the head of the NGO Praeventio.

The book gives a comprehensive and contemporary overview about the different anticancer actions of various natural and semisynthetic flavonoids in the experimental models of oral, pharyngeal, esophageal and gastric cancers. Effects of these plant secondary metabolites on the therapeutic responses of conventional cancer treatment modalities are also analyzed. Last but not least, the epidemiological evidence about the role of dietary intake of flavonoid-rich food items on the risk of carcinogenesis in the upper digestive tract is concerned.

9. Andrea De Vito (Forthcoming Book: Larygneal Cancer: Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment)
Dr. De Vito Andrea is an ENT Consultant at the Head and Neck Department, ENT & Oral Surgery Unit, Morgagni-Pierantoni Hospital, AULS of Romagna, Forlì Italy. Dr. De Vito Andrea got her medical degree at the Medicine Faculty, University of Pisa in 1997. He spent his training in Otorhinolaryngology at the ENT Clinic, University of Pisa, up to 2001. In 2000, he spent the third year of his specialization at the Laennec Hopistal, Paris, France, focusing on head and neck oncology and ear surgery. He started his doctorate (PhD) in Sleep Medicine at the Neurology Clinic of the University of Bologna, under the supervision of Prof Montagna and Prof Lugaresi. He has published articles on sleep-disordered breathing and oncology in international peer-reviewed and high-impact factor journals. Website:

10. Maurice HT Ling (Book: Current STEM, Volume 1)
Maurice Ling graduated with a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from The University of Melbourne, Australia. Since then, he is actively involved in teaching, curriculum development, and research project mentoring at various levels, from high-school to graduate school. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and co-founded AdvanceSyn Pte. Lrd., a synthetic biology startup. Website: