Journal of Comparative Neurology

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Edited By: PATRICK R. HOF

Impact Factor: 3.331

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 7/160 (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
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
jcnoffice@wiley.com
(Editor's Biography)

A s s o c i a t e   E d i t o r s

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

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


 E d i t o r   E m e r i t u s

CLIFFORD B. SAPER
Harvard Medical School
E-mail: csaper@bidmc.harvard.edu

  

E d i t o r i a l   B o a r d

RAMÓN ANADÓN
University of Santiago de Compostela

ALLAN I. BASBAUM
University of California, San Francisco

DEANNA L. BENSON
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

HANS-RUDOLF BERTHOUD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System

NELL B. CANT
Duke University

HOLLIS T. CLINE
The Scripps Research Institute

SUSAN M. COURTNEY
Johns Hopkins University

CLAUDIA DISTLER
Ruhr-University Bochum

JEAN-MARC FRITSCHY
University of Zurich

MICHAEL FROTSCHER
Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg (ZMNH)

SONIA GAREL
Ecole Normale Supérieure

CHARLES A. GREER
Yale University

STEN GRILLNER
Karolinska Institutet

ULRIKE GRÜNERT
University of Sydney

SUZANNE N. HABER
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 

KRISTEN M. HARRIS
University of Texas Medical School 

TOMAS G.M. HÖKFELT
Karolinska Institutet 

UWE HOMBERG
University of Marburg 


ANDREW D. HUBERMAN
Stanford University School of Medicine

ERICH JARVIS
Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Duke University Medical Center  

JON H. KAAS
Vanderbilt University  

HARVEY J. KARTEN
University of California, San Diego  

LEAH A. KRUBITZER
University of California, Davis


IDA LLEWELLYN-SMITH
Flinders University

GIUSEPPE LUPPINO
Universita di Parma  

ROBERT E. MARC
University of Utah 

LEE MARTIN
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

ALEXANDER J. MCDONALD
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

 LORETA MEDINA
University of Lleida 

ZOLTAN MOLNAR
University of Oxford

ROBERT MORECRAFT
University of South Dakota School of Medicine

ELLIOT J. MUFSON
Barrow Neurological Institute

DICK R. NÄSSEL
Stockholm University 

LUIZ PESSOA
University of Maryland, College Park 

PASKO RAKIC
Yale University School of Medicine

ANTON REINER
University of Tennessee, Memphis

MICHAEL T. SHIPLEY
University of Maryland 

REINHARD F. STOCKER
University of Fribourg

ENRICA STRETTOI
Istituto di Neuroscienze CNR, Pisa

PAUL H. TAGHERT
Washington University

SUSAN P. TRAVERS
The Ohio State University 

LESLIE G. UNGERLEIDER
National Institutes of Health

DAVID C. VAN ESSEN
Washington University School of Medicine

DAVID I. VANEY
University of Queensland

ROBERT VERTES
Florida Atlantic University

MARIO F. WULLIMANN

Ludwig-Maximilians-University

NAOYUKI YAMAMOTO
Nagoya University 


M a n a g i n g   E d i t o r

Erica Byrd
ebyrd@wiley.com

E d i t o r i a l   O f f i c e   A s s i s t a n t

Jonathan Serra
jcnoffice@wiley.com

J o u r n a l   P r o d u c t i o n

Thomas Manbeck
jrnlprodcne@cadmus.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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