Current Opinion in Neurology was launched in 1988. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of neurology is divided into 14 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.
Professor Bogdan Draganski
Professor Bogdan Draganski is Consultant Neurologist at the Neurology Service–Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland and Director of the neuroimaging laboratory LREN. After qualifying in Clinical Neurology in Germany he spent time working on computational anatomy research at the Institute of Neurology, UCL London, UK, followed by research at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig Germany. Bogdan Draganski pioneered computational anatomy research in use-dependent brain plasticity, developed and established new methods to investigate the structure and function of the brain. He conceived the speculative idea that local structure in the mature human brain may change in response to training and learning. Data he published first confirmed this to be a very germane idea that led to a new area of research exploring use-dependant plasticity.
His ongoing projects are in the field of neurodegenerative disorders with particular emphasis on the identification of surrogate imaging biomarkers in the presymptomatic phase of brain diseases as an aid to the development of new therapeutic approaches especially in the field of deep brain stimulation (DBS). His wide-ranging research interests span autism, movement disorders and epilepsy. The neuroimaging laboratory he leads develops new magnetic-resonance imaging- based techniques to go deeper and understand the biological phenomenon underlying hippocampal neurogenesis and its impact on individual's memory performance.
Renato Puppi Munhoz
Renato Puppi Munhoz is an attending neurologist in the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital, as well as Movement Disorders specialist in the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Clinic and the Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson's Disease at the Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto where he is part of the surgical and ataxia clinics. Dr Munhoz is Associate Professor of Neurology in the University of Toronto. He received his Medical Doctor degree at the Federal University of Parana, Brazil, and completed Internal Medicine and Neurology residencies at the Pontifical Catholic Univeristy of Parana, serving as Chief Resident. He completed his Clinical Fellowship in Movement Disorders in the Movement Disorders Centre of the Toronto Western Hospital, serving as Chief Fellow, under the supervision of Dr Anthony Lang, in 2003. He obtained MSc and PhD degrees at the Federal University of Parana in 2008 and 2014, under the supervision of Dr Helio Teive.
His clinical and research interests are focused on the clinical aspects of movement disorders, specially related to more common disorders such as parkinsonian syndromes, as well as novel forms of intervention, including neuromodulation.