Journal of Comparative Neurology

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Edited By: PATRICK R. HOF

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 7/161 (Zoology); 91/256 (Neurosciences)

Online ISSN: 1096-9861

Editorial Board


E d i t o r - i n - C h i e f

PATRICK R. HOF
Fishberg Department of Neuroscience, Box 1639
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1470 Madison Avenue, Room 10-118
New York, NY 10029 USA
(Editor's Biography)

A s s o c i a t e   E d i t o r s

DEANNA L. BENSON
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
E-mail: deanna.benson@mssm.edu

EDWARD M. CALLAWAY
Salk Institute
E-mail: callaway@salk.edu

THOMAS E. FINGER
University of Colorado School of Medicine
E-mail: tom.finger@ucdenver.edu

GERT HOLSTEGE
University of Queensland
E-mail: holstege23@gmail.com

JEFFREY H. KORDOWER
Rush University Medical Center
E-mail: jkordowe@rush.edu

IAN A. MEINERTZHAGEN
Dalhousie University
E-mail: I.A.Meinertzhagen@Dal.Ca

KATHLEEN S. ROCKLAND
Boston University School of Medicine
Email: krock@bu.edu

JOHN L.R. RUBENSTEIN
University of California, San Francisco
E-mail: john.rubenstein@ucsf.edu

PAUL E. SAWCHENKO
Salk Institute
E-mail: sawchenko@salk.edu

PAUL H. TAGHERT
Washington University in St. Louis
E-mail: taghertp@pcg.wustl.edu

OSWALD STEWARD
University of California, Irvine
E-mail: osteward@uci.edu

E d i t o r i a l   B o a r d

SUE A. AICHER
Oregon Health & Science University (USA)

RAMÓN ANADÓN
University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

ALLAN I. BASBAUM
University of California, San Francisco (USA)

NELL B. CANT
Duke University (USA)

HOLLIS T. CLINE
The Scripps Research Institute (USA)

SUSAN M. COURTNEY
Johns Hopkins University (USA)

CLAUDIA DISTLER
Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany)

JEAN-MARC FRITSCHY
University of Zurich (Switzerland)

MICHAEL FROTSCHER
Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg (ZMNH) (Germany)

CHARLES A. GREER
Yale University (USA)

STEN GRILLNER
Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

ULRIKE GRÜNERT
University of Sydney (Australia)

SUZANNE N. HABER
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (USA)

KRISTEN M. HARRIS
University of Texas Medical School (USA)

TOMAS G.M. HÖKFELT
Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

UWE HOMBERG
University of Marburg (Germany)

ANDREW D. HUBERMAN
Stanford University School of Medicine (USA)

ERICH JARVIS
Howard Hughes Medical Institute &
Duke University Medical Center (USA)

JON H. KAAS
Vanderbilt University (USA)

HARVEY J. KARTEN
University of California, San Diego (USA)

LEAH A. KRUBITZER
University of California, Davis (USA)

IDA LLEWELLYN-SMITH
Flinders University (Australia)

GIUSEPPE LUPPINO
Universita di Parma (Italy)

ROBERT E. MARC
University of Utah (USA)

LEE MARTIN
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (USA)

ALEXANDER J. MCDONALD
University of South Carolina School of Medicine (USA)

LORETA MEDINA
University of Lleida (Spain)

ZOLTAN MOLNAR
University of Oxford (UK)

ROBERT MORECRAFT
University of South Dakota School of Medicine (USA)

ELLIOT J. MUFSON
Barrow Neurological Institute (USA)

JORGE MPODOZIS
Universidad de Chile, Santiago (Chile)

DICK R. NÄSSEL
Stockholm University (Sweden)

LUIZ PESSOA
University of Maryland, College Park (USA)

PASKO RAKIC
Yale University School of Medicine (USA)

ANTON REINER
University of Tennessee, Memphis (USA)

LINDA J. RICHARDS
Queensland Brain Institute (Australia)

MICHAEL T. SHIPLEY
University of Maryland (USA)

REINHARD F. STOCKER
University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

ENRICA STRETTOI
Istituto di Neuroscienze CNR, Pisa (Italy)

RUTH L. STORNETTA
University of Virginia School of Medicine (USA)

SUSAN P. TRAVERS
Ohio State University (USA)

LESLIE G. UNGERLEIDER
National Institutes of Health (USA)

DAVID C. VAN ESSEN
Washington University School of Medicine (USA)

DAVID I. VANEY
University of Queensland (Australia)

ROBERT VERTES
Florida Atlantic University (USA)

MARIO F. WULLIMANN
Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Germany)

NAOYUKI YAMAMOTO
Nagoya University (Japan)

E d i t o r   E m e r i t u s

CLIFFORD B. SAPER
Harvard Medical School

E d i t o r i a l   O f f i c e

Erica Byrd
Managing Editor
E-mail: ebyrd@wiley.com

Jonathan Serra
Editorial Assistant
E-mail: jcnoffice@wiley.com

Seth Eckman
Production Editor
jcompneurol@wiley.com




BIOGRAPHY: PATRICK R. HOF

Dr. Hof is the Irving and Dorothy Regenstreif Research Professor of Neuroscience and the Vice-Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. He also leads the Center of Excellence on Brain Aging of the Friedman Brain Institute. His laboratory has extensive expertise in the pathology of neuropsychiatric disorders and has established an international reputation in quantitative approaches to neuroanatomy and studies of brain evolution.

Dr. Hof earned his MD from the University of Geneva, School of Medicine in Switzerland. He came to the USA as a postgraduate fellow at the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA. In 1989 he came to Mount Sinai School of Medicine as a Senior Research Associate and joined the Faculty there in 1990. He is also a Professor of Geriatrics and Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Hof's research is directed towards the study of selective neuronal vulnerability in dementing illnesses and aging using classical neuropathologic as well as modern quantitative morphologic methods to determine the cellular features that render the human brain uniquely vulnerable to degenerative disorders. Dr. Hof also conducts analyses of the distribution and connectivity patterns of pyramidal neuron subpopulations in the macaque monkey cerebral cortex in young and very old animals to study possible age-related changes in the neurochemical characteristics of the neurons of origin of corticocortical projections. He develops stereologic, high-resolution morphometric, and imaging tools for the quantitative study of neuroanatomical specimens and brain atlas development. Among his major contributions, Dr. Hof demonstrated that specific neurons are selectively vulnerable in dementing disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. He has made contributions to quantifying the differences between normal aging brains and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and autism. Dr. Hof is also the curator of a mammalian brain collection that includes a large series of great ape specimens, as well as an extensive sample of marine mammals. He has contributed considerably to our understanding of the structure of the cetacean brain and has identified, in select mammalian brains, specific neuronal types in parts of the cerebral cortex known to be involved in social awareness, judgment, and attention, that can be considered as markers of adaptive mechanisms and functions in response to particular ecological pressures.

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