About our Editors

Lester R Drewes, Editor-in-Chief
University of Minnesota, United States of America
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Lester Drewes is currently Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School, directs the Academic Health Center Duluth graduate programs, and chairs the Brain Barriers Research Center advisory committee.  Following Ph.D. studies at the University of Minnesota (1970), Dr. Drewes conducted postdoctoral research with Professor David D. Gilboe at the University of Wisconsin in the area of neuroscience and in 1976 began his academic career at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in Duluth.  In 1992, Dr. Drewes co-hosted with A. Lorris Betz, MD the first CVB conference in Duluth and served as President of the International Brain Barriers Society from 2006 to 2017.  Dr. Drewes is the recipient of a number of awards including the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke.  He currently serves on the editorial boards of biochemical and neurochemical journals and on several review panels.  Dr. Drewes lists fourteen review chapters, one book and more than 100 peer reviewed publications and a similar number of meeting presentations and seminars.

Email: ldrewes@d.umn.edu

Hazel C Jones, Editor-in-Chief
King's College London, United Kingdom
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Hazel Jones is Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, King's College London and lately Courtesy Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Florida. She received a BSc degree in Physiology (University College London), MSc in pharmacology (Oxford) and PhD in Zoology (University of Hull). From 1991 she was Research Professor at the University of Florida. During her career she researched on comparative and developmental aspects of cerebrospinal fluid circulation, brain electrolyte homeostasis, and rodent models of inherited congenital hydrocephalus. In 2004 she returned to the UK and started as Editor in Chief of the journal Fluids and Barriers of the CNS (previously Cerebrospinal Fluid Research).

Email: hazelcjones@btinternet.com 

Richard F Keep, Editor-in-Chief
University of Michigan, United States of America
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Richard F. Keep, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan. He is also Director of the Crosby Neurosurgical Laboratories and Associate Chair for Research in Neurosurgery. His main research areas are transport at the blood-brain and blood-CSF barriers, effects of neurological disorders on the barriers, and hemorrhagic and ischemic brain injury (stroke).

Email: rkeep@med.umich.edu