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Dr. Russel Reiter
Professor of Neuroendocrinology

Dr. Russel J. Reiter is Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San 
Antonio, Texas, USA. In addition to his Ph.D. degree, Dr. Reiter has received three honorary M.D. degrees 
and one honorary D.Sc. degree from international universities. His research relates to the multiple 
receptor-independent and receptor-dependent actions of melatonin. 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 Metal (USA), the US Senior Scientist Award (Germany), Lizoni Lincee Award (Italy), the 
Inaugural Aaron B. Lerner Pioneer Award (USA), etc. He has published numerous research papers, 
reviews and chapters and he has written or edited 25 books. His papers have been cited in the scientific 
literature more than 76,000 times, and his h-index is 134; Thomson’s Institute lists Dr. Reiter 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 (2012 impact factor = 7.34) and is or 
has been on the Editorial/Advisory Board of 26 other journals. 

Presentation Title: The Light at the End of the Tunnel is not Necessarily a Good Thing 
Dr Reiter will share key findings from his extensive research of the medical implications of artificial light 
exposure at night.