Contributors

Misha-Miroslav Backonja • Department of Neurology, School of Medicine and

Public Health, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, WI Geert Jan Biessels • Department of Neurology of the Rudolf Magnus Institute for

Neuroscience, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands Andrew J. M. Boulton • Department of Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

Edward J. Boyko • VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA Rebecca C. Burnand • Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Nigel A. Calcutt • Department of Pathology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Antonella Caselli • Microcirculation Lab, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Sookja K. Chung • Department of Anatomy, The University of Hong Kong,

Hong Kong, SAR China Stephen S. Chung • Department of Physiology, The University of Hong Kong,

Hong Kong, SAR China Rita M. Cowell • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology,

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL Andrew G. Demaine • Molecular Medicine Research Group, Peninsula Medical

School, Plymouth, UK Eva L. Feldman • Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Roy Freeman • Autonomic Lab, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA John W. Griffin • Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Corinne G. Jolivalt • Department of Pathology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Hideki Kamiya • Department of Pathology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Phillip A. Low • Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Thomas E. Lyons • Division of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Harvard Medical

School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA Juan-R. Malagelada • Digestive System Research Unit, Hospital General Vall d'Hebron, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Rayaz A. Malik • Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Justin McArthur • Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Andrew P. Mizisin • Department of Pathology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Irina G. Obrosova • Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Contributors

Henri Pharson • Department of Internal Medicine, Strelitz Diabetes Institutes, Eastern

Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA Gary L. Pittenger • Department of Internal Medicine, Strelitz Diabetes Institutes,

Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA Michael Polydefkis • Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Sally A. Price • Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK James W. Russell • Department of Neurology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD Gérard Said • Service de Neurologie and Laboratoire Louis Ranvier, Hopital de Bicetre, Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris and Universite Paris-sud, Paris, France

Anders A. F. Sima • Departments of Pathology and Neurology and The Morris Hood

Comprehensive Diabetes Centre, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Nalini Singh • VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA Vladimir Skljarevski • Lilly Research Laboratories, Indianapolis, IN Martin J. Stevens • Division of Medical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Christian Stief • LMU University of Munich Hospital, Clinic for Urology, Munich, Germany

Goran Sundkvist • Department of Endocrinology, University of Lund, Malmo

University Hospital, Sweden Solomon Tesfaye • Diabetes Research Unit, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK

David R. Tomlinson • Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Jagdeesh Ullal • Department of Internal Medicine, Strelitz Diabetes Institutes,

Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA Aristidis Veves • Microcirculation Lab, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Aaron I. Vinik • Department of Internal Medicine, Strelitz Diabetes Institutes,

Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA Stephanie Wheeler • VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA Bingmei Yang • Molecular Medicine Research Group, Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth, UK

Weixian Zhang • Department of Pathology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Dan Ziegler • German Diabetes Center, Leibniz Center at the Heinrich Heine

University, Institute for Clinical Diabetes, Düsseldorf, Germany Douglas W. Zochodne • Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Foothills Medical Center, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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