International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology

ISSN: 1936-2625

IJCEP

Editorial Board Policies

Editor-in-Chief

Dennis W. Dickson, MD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL
E-mail: Dickson.Dennis@Mayo.edu

Associate Editor-in-Chief

Kenneth A. Iczkowski, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI, USA

Associate Editor-in-Chief

Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Associate Editor-in-Chief

Dengshun Wang, MD, PhD
e-Century Publishing Corporation
Madison, WI, USA

Section Editors

Lucian R. Chirieac, MD
(Pulmonary Pathology)  
Harvard Medical School

Jinsong Liu, MD, PhD   
(OB-GYN Pathology)  
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center  

Jonathan Melamed, MD
(GU Pathology)
New York University

Xianfeng Frank Zhao, MD, PhD
(Hematopathology)
University of California San Diego

Lanjing Zhang, MD
(Computational Pathology)
Rutgers University   

Founding Editorial Board

  • Charles Alpers, MD, Department of Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Mahul B. Amin, MD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sanford H Barsky, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV, USA
  • Robert E. Brown, MD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA
  • Dennis W. Dickson, MD, Department of Pathology and Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • Masashi Fukayama, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology & Diagnostic Pathology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • John Goldblum, MD, Department of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Prabodh K. Gupta, MD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • John Hardy, PhD, University College of London, Institute of Neurology, London, UK
  • Richard G. Hegele, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Peter E. Jensen, MD, Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Daniel M. Knowles, MD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
  • Virginia A. LiVolsi, MD, Department of Pathology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • James S. Malter, MD, Department of Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
  • Cynthia C. Morton, PhD, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  • Ho-keung NG, MD, Department of Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Medicine, Hong Kong, China
  • Tristram G. Parslow, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • George Perry, PhD, College of Life Science, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Carlos A. Rubio, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology, Karolinska Institute and University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Philippe J. Sansonetti, MD, Unité de pathogénie microbienne moléculaire, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
  • Steven L. Spitalnik, MD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, NY, USA
  • Saul Suster, MD, Department of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Sharon W Weiss, MD, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Dani S. Zander, MD, Department of Pathology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA

Senior Editorial Board

  • Abbas Agaimy, MD, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Germany
  • Khawla S. Al-Kuraya, MD, King Faisal Specialist Hospital
  • Gianfranco D Alpini, PhD, Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • James B. Atkinson, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University
  • Sophia Apple, MD, University of Los Angeles
  • Margit Balazs PhD, DSc, University of Debrecen, Hungary
  • Sujit Basu, MD, PhD, Ohio State University at Columbus
  • Boon-Huat Bay, MD, PhD,  National University of Singapore
  • Eirikur Benedikz, PhD, Karolinska Institute
  • Raymond E. Boissy, PhD, University of Cincinnati
  • Judith V.M.G. Bovee, MD, PhD, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Julia A. Bridge, MD, University of Nebraska
  • Robert E. Brown, MD, University of Texas, Houston
  • Dean J Burkin, PhD, University of Nevada
  • Lu Cai, MD, PhD, University of Louisville
  • Runjan Chetty, MD, PhD, University of Toronto  
  • Annie N. Cheung, MD, University of Hong Kong, China
  • Yong Sung Choi, MD, PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Kuan-Chih Chow, PhD, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
  • Charleen T. Chu, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Shih-Sung Chuang, MD, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Taiwan
  • Andrew M. Churg, MD, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Luis Colomo, MD, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Mark R. Cookson, PhD, National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • Bogdan A. Czerniak, MD, PhD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Brett Delahunt, MD, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Arun  .M. Dharmarajan, PhD, The University of Western Australia
  • Yoh Dobashi, MD, PhD, Jichi Medical University, Japan
  • Zheng Dong, PhD, Medical College of Georgia
  • Ming-Qing Du, MD, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Jeremy S. Duffield, MD, PhD, University of Washington-Seattle
  • Christopher B. Eckman, PhD, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
  • George L. Eliceiri, MD, PhD, Saint Louis University
  • Raymond E. Felgar, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Feng Xu, PhD, University of Alabama at Biemingham
  • Andreas Friedl, MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Michael Fritsch, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Kar-Ming Fung, MD, PhD, University of Oklahoma
  • Stefan Gattenlöhner, MD, University of Wurzburg, Germany
  • Yun Gong, MD, PhD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Paula Grammas, PhD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Lea T. Grinberg, MD, University of California at San Francisco
  • Qing Guo, MD, PhD, University of Oklahoma
  • Georges E Grau, MD, PhD, University of Sydney, Australia
  • G. Kenneth Haines, MD, Yale University
  • Ardeshir Hakam, MD, University of South Florida
  • Arndt Hartmann, MD, University Hospital Erlangen, Germany
  • Peter Hersey, MD, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Claus Hellerbrand, MD, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany
  • Mai P. Hoang, MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Hsuan-Ying Huang, MD, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
  • Jiaoti Huang, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Pei Hui, MD, PhD, Yale University
  • Kenneth A. Iczkowski, MD, University of Colorado-Denver
  • Yuichi Ishikawa, MD, PhD, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research
  • Nobuhisa Iwata, PhD, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
  • Mathias Jucker, PhD, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • Jacqueline M. Junkins-Hopkins, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Kenji Kabashima, MD, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Sanjay Kakar, MD, University of California at San Francisco
  • Bzoena Kaminska, PhD, Warsaw Medical University, Poland
  • Yae Kanai, MD, PhD, National Cancer Center, Japan
  • Hiromi Kataoka, MD, PhD, Nagoya City University, Japan
  • Masashi Kato, MD, PhD, Chubu University, Japan
  • Kiarash Khosrotehrani, MD, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Kyoung Mee Kim, MD, PhD, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
  • Hitoshi Kitamura, MD, PhD, Yokohama City University, Japan
  • Amanda C. LaRue, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Raymond Lai, MD, PhD, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Peng Lee, MD, PhD, New York University
  • Faqian Li, MD, PhD, University of Rochester
  • Lingjun Li, PhD , University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Chen Liu, MD, PhD, University of Florida
  • Jinsong Liu, MD, PhD, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Dolores López-Terrada, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • David Charles Mangham, MD, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Daniela Massi, MD, University of Florence, Itlay
  • Jonathan Melamed, MD, New York University
  • Michal Michal, MD, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Satdarshan P. Singh Monga, MD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Andre L. Moreira, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Carlos S. Moreno, PhD, Emory University
  • Brooke T. Mossman, PhD, University of Vermont
  • Xavier Matias-Guiu Guia, MD, University of Lleida, Spain
  • Takahiko Nakagawa, MD, PhD, University of Colorado Denver  
  • Mitsuyoshi Nakao  MD, PhD, Kumamoto University, Japan
  • Yasodha Natkunam, MD, PhD, Stanford University
  • George J. Netto, MD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Marja T. Nevalainen, MD, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
  • Toru Ouchi, PhD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Tim Oury, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Celeste N. Powers, MD, PhD,  Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Cedric S. Raine, MD, DSc, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Giuliano Ramadori, MD, Georg-August University of Medicine, Germany
  • Asif Rashid, MD, PhD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Victor E. Reuter, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Michael Robson, PhD, King’s College London, UK
  • Troy Rohn, PhD, Boise State University, Idaho
  • Amyn Rojiani, MD, Medical College of Georgia
  • Alexander R. Rosenkranz, MD, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
  • José Javier Gómez Román, MD, PhD, University of Cantabria, Spain
  • Gerry Shaw, PhD,  McKnight Brain Institute, UF
  • Julie Schneider, MD, Rush Medical University, Chicago
  • Jinru Shia, MD,  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Ie-Ming Shih, MD, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • John H. Sinard, MD, PhD, Yale University
  • Andrzej Slominski, MD, PhD,University of Tennessee
  • Ylermi Soini, MD, PhD, University of Eastern Finland
  • Ernst-Jan Speel, PhD, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Yasuhiro Suzuki, PhD, University of Kentucky
  • Dongfeng Tan, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Jun Tan, MD, PhD, University of South Florida
  • Weihong Tan, PhD, University of Florida
  • Mauro Martins Teixeira, MD, PhD, Universidade Federal de Minas, Brazil
  • Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Alexandar Tzankov, MD, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
  • Allard C van der Wal, MD, PhD, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Toshifumi Wakai, MD, PhD, Niigata University, Japan  
  • Beverly Y. Wang, MD, New York University
  • Chiayeng Wang, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Cong-Yi Wang, MD, Medical College of Georgia
  • Endi Wang, MD, PhD, Duke University Medical Center
  • Hanlin Wang, MD, PhD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center-UCLA
  • Huan-You Wang, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • Ping Wang, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Sa A. Wang, MD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Mariusz A. Wasik, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Jian-Jun Wei, MD, Northwestern University
  • Britta Weigelt, PhD, Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, UK
  • Alan Wells, MD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Sam Wiseman, MD, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Janusz Witowski, PhD, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
  • Peter Wolf, MD, Medical University of Graz, Austria
  • Kwong K. Wong, PhD, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Haodong Xu, MD, PhD, University of Rochester
  • Ruliang Xu, MD, PhD, New York University
  • Riqiang Yan, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
  • Chuen-Mao Yang, PhD, Chang Gung University, Twain
  • Guang-Yu Yang, MD, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Lijun Yang, MD, University of Florida
  • Ximing Yang, MD, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Manuel Yepes, MD, Emory University
  • Pampee P. Young, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Qihui (Jim) Zhai, MD, Many Clinic Jacksonville
  • Jianzhong Zhang, MD, PhD, Beijing, China
  • Jing Zhang, MD, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Wenzheng Zhang, PhD, University of Texas Medical School
  • Xianfeng Frank Zhao, MD, PhD, University of Maryland
  • Wenxin Zheng, MD,  University of Arizona
  • Gang Zheng, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
  • Xiong-Wei Zhu, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
  • Lawrence Zukerberg, MD, Harvard Medical School

Associate Editorial Board

  • Sadir Alrawi,MD, University of Florida at Jacksonville
  • Robert A. Anders, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Xue-Feng Bai, MD, PhD, Ohio State University Columbus
  • Patricia E. Berg, PhD, George Washington University
  • Govind Bhagat, MD, Columbia University in New York
  • Rohit Bhargava, MD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Joseph J. Boyle, PhD, Imperial College London, UK
  • David Budd, PhD, Novartis Horsham Research Centre, UK
  • Marilyn M. Bui, MD, PhD, University of South Florida
  • Jun Cai, MD, PhD, University of Louisville
  • Dengfeng Cao, MD, PhD, Washington University at St Louis
  • Justin M.M. Cates, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University
  • Michael Chan, PhD, The University of Hong Kong, China
  • Yong Mee Cho, MD, PhD, University of Ulsan, Korea
  • Soheil Dadras, MD, PhD, University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Carlos E de Andrea, MD, University of Navarra, Spain
  • Chad A. Dickey, PhD, University of South Florida
  • Oluwole Fadare, MD, University of Texas HSC at San Antonio
  • Wenke Feng, PhD, University of Louisville
  • Ken-ichiro Fukuchi, MD, PhD, University of Illinois at Peoria
  • Markus H. Frank, MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Philippe G. Frank, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Timo Gaiser, MD, National Cancer Institute/NIH
  • Jian-Xin Gao, MD, PhD, Ohio State University Columbus
  • Pedram Gerami, MD, Northwestern University
  • Martin Götte, PhD, PD, Muenster University Hospital, Germany
  • Omar Hameed, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Elizabeth Head, PhD, University of California, Irvine
  • Mai P. Hoang, MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Craig Horbinski, MD, PhD, University of Kentucky  
  • Wei Huang, MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Xudong Huang, PhD, Harvard Medical School
  • Matthew T. Hurford, MD, Temple University  
  • Tahseen I Al-Saleem, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Andrei I. Ivanov, PhD, University of Rochester
  • Sharon H. Jackson, MD, National Institutes of Health
  • Annette S. Kim, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Francisco G. La Rosa, MD, University of Colorado-Denver
  • Da-Jin Li, PhD, MD, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Jian Yi Li, MD, PhD, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
  • Sandra Jean Shin, MD, Cornell University
  • Paul Jedlicka, MD, PhD, University of Colorado-Aurora
  • Paraic A. Kenny, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Thaer Khoury, MD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute/SUNY Buffalo
  • Hyoung-gon Lee, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
  • Sug Hyung Lee, MD, PhD, The Catholic University of Korea
  • Chi Li, PhD, University of Louisville
  • Willis X. Li, PhD, University of Rochester
  • Yong Li MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • John J. Liang, MD, Penn State University
  • Sung-Chul Lim, MD, PhD,  Chosun University, Korea
  • Hinh Ly, PhD, Emory University
  • Daisuke Nonaka, MD, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • Koji Okudela, MD, PhD, Yokohama City University, Japan
  • Sonia M. Oliani, PhD, São Paulo State University, Brazil
  • Michal A. Olszewski, DVM, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Adeboye O. Osunkoya, MD, Emory University
  • Scott R. Owens, MD, University of Michigan
  • Bruce R. Pawel, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Roberto A. Perego, MD, Milano-Bicocca University, Italy
  • Giuseppe Perrone, MD, PhD, Campus Bio-Medico Universitry, Italy
  • Venuprasad K. Poojary, PhD, Wayne State University
  • Zhirong Qian MD, PhD, University of Tokushima, Japan
  • Scott J. Rodig, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber/Harvard Medical School
  • Fausto J. Rodriguez, MD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jaime Rodriguez-Canales, MD, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • You-Wen Qian MD, PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Jens Schittenhelm, MD, University of Tuebingen, Germany
  • Arnold M. Schwartz, MD, PhD, The George Washington University
  • Suash Sharma, MD, Georgia Health Sciences University
  • Steven Shen, MD, PhD, Cornell UniversityCornell University
  • Momin T Siddiqui, MD, Emory University
  • Tamotsu Takeuchi, MD, Kochi Medical School, Japan
  • Yao Tang, MD, University of Maryland
  • Khin Thway, MD, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • Carlos A. Torres-Cabala, MD, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Guanghua Wang, MD, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
  • Li Wang, PhD, University of Utah
  • Michael X. Wang, MD, PhD, University of Missouri
  • Xin Wang, PhD, Harvard Medical School
  • Nicole Ward, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
  • Jelle Wesseling, MD. PhD, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
  • Cara J. Westmark, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Micha M.M. Wilhelmus, PhD, VU University, The Netherlands
  • Chin-Lee Wu, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
  • Yun Wu, MD, PhD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Zhonglin Xie, MD, PhD, University of Oklahoma
  • Xiaowei Xu, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bin Yang, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic
  • Ikuru Yazawa, MD, PhD, National Institute for Longevity Sciences, Japan
  • Huihui Ye, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Yao-Tsung Yeh, PhD, Fooyin University, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan
  • Ken H. Young, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Yanlin Yu, PhD, National Cancer Institute
  • Constance M. Yuan, MD., PhD, National Cancer Institute, NIH
  • Lizhi Zhang, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • Shengle Zhang, MD, PhD, SUNY-Syracuse
  • Xin Zhang, MD, PhD, Ochsner Clinic Foundation
  • Weixiong Zhong, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison