Russel J. Reiter

The Univesity of Texas, USA

Russel J. Reiter works as a Professor of neuroendocrinology at the Department of Cellular and Structure Biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Tex, USA. In addition to his Ph.D. degree, Dr. Reiter has received three honorary M.D. degrees and one honorary D.S. degree from international universities. His research relates to the multiple receptor-independent and receptor-dependent actions of melatonin and its isomers in humans, animals, and plants. He has trained 25 Ph.D. students and 144 postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Reiter has received numerous awards for his research including the A. Ross McIntyre Gold Medal (USA), the US Senior Scientist Award (Germany), Lezoni Lincee Award (Italy), and the Inaugural Aaron B. Lerner Pioneer Award (USA). He has published numerous research papers, reviews, and chapters and has written or edited 25 books. His h-index is 112 and Thomson’s Institute lists him as one of the top 100 scientists in the world in terms of frequency of citation in the fields of cell biology and biochemistry. Dr. Reiter has been an invited speaker at more than 300 international meetings and symposia. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pineal Research (2010 impact factor = 5.855) and is or has been on the editorial/advisory boards of 26 other journals.

Biography Updated on 30 October 2012

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