Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation was launched in 1996. It is part 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 organ transplantation is divided into 18 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 Section Editors for this issue.
Josep M. Grinyó
Dr Josep M. Grinyó, MD, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona. Dr Grinyó's research work on renal transplantation has been focused on immunosuppression, ischemia-reperfusion injury and chronic allograft damage in the clinical setting and in experimental animal models.
He has hold more than 60 competitive research projects and he has authored more than 340 articles and given more than 250 invited lectures.
He has acted as associate editor and reviewer in the top ranked journals in his field of expertise (AJT, CJASN, JASN, NEJM, NDT, TI, Lancet). He has been member of the councils of the scientific societies and chair of several scientific programs committees of congresses of these societies (TTS, ERA-EDTA, ESOT, ISN). He is member of several steering committees and DSMBs of international research consortiums on cell therapy, biomarker-driven immunosuppression, treatment of autoimmune nephritis and organ preservation. He is reviewer of competitive research applications for research organisations in Spain, Belgium, Germany, France (Inserm), Argentine, Austria, USA and UK (MRC, EME Experts).
Meenakshi M. Rana
Dr Meenakshi M. Rana received her medical degree from Brown University, followed by internal medicine training at University of Michigan and infectious disease fellowship at Mount Sinai in New York City. She is now Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Transplant Infectious Disease at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.