The New Century Health Publishers is proud to announce that the “International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics” will be the official journal of the “Japanese Society for Probiotics Science.”
Jiankang Liu, PhD, Professor and Dean, Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Life Science and Technology, Xi'an, China has joined the Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research as its Associate Editor-in-Chief starting January 2017.
Prof. Liu received his BS from Xi’an Jiaotong Unviersity and PhD (Medical Science) from Okayama University School of Medicine, Japan. After completing post-doctoral training in Dr. Bruce Ames laboratory at University of California, Berkeley, he worked as a faculty at University of California at Berkeley, Children Hospital Oakland Research Institute, University of California at Irvine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Shanghai Institute for Nutritional Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Currently, he is a Professor and the Dean of Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Life Science and Technology and an Adjunct Professor of the School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California.
Yasuhiro Koga, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Laboratory for Infectious Diseases, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan has joined the International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics as its Associate Editor starting January 2017. Prof. Koga is founder and current President of the Japanese Society for Probiotic Science. He is one of the leading scientists in the medical probiotic/prebiotic science and also an opinion leader in the field of probiotics/prebiotics industries in Japan.
He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Kyushu University, one of the major medical schools in Japan, in 1978 with an MD and then worked as a clinician for several years. After that he joined Kyushu University Graduate School to complete a PhD in the field of immunology in 1984 followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Prof. T. W. Mak at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto where he successfully cloned human T-cell receptor genes in 1984.
His major research accomplishments include, eradication therapy of Helicobacter pylori, demonstration of the role of intestinal microbiota in the pathophysiology of allergy, establishment of the concept of “brain-gut axis”, and demonstrating role of prebiotic oligosaccharide in activating intestinal butyrate-producing bacteria.