Dhan V. Kalvakolanu, M.S., Ph.D, has been appointed as the editor-in-chief for the journal Cytokine, beginning July 1, 2014. Cytokine is an official journal of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS), published by the Elsevier Journals, Amsterdam.
Cytokine publishes both basic and applied research in the fields of molecular biology,biochemistry and immunology as it relates the biology of cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors in immune response, pathology and cancers. The journal provides comprehensive coverage of cytokines and their receptors 12 times a year by publishing original, high-quality refereed scientific papers from prominent investigators in both the academic and industrial sectors.
Dr. Kalvakolanu is a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a member of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. The research in Dr. Kalvakolanu's lab focuses the regulation of gene transcription and signal transduction by cytokines; tumor cell growth control; and the regulation of novel cell death-activating genes.