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Principal Discovery Investigator - PharmaFacts
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Principal Discovery Investigator

·         30+ years experience in in-vivo and in-vitro study models

·         Primary research focused on mechanisms underlying vascular disease, including diabetes

·         Lecturer in Pharmacology & Expert Instructor on in vitro and in vivo laboratory models

·         Professor of Pharmacology

·         Industry collaborations

 

Specific Areas of Expertise

- Primary Research

o   Cardiovascular and renal pharmacology state-of-the-art research

o   Interactions of eicosanoids with vasoactive hormonal systems in hypertension and diabetes

o   Endothelium-derived factors

o   Cytochrome P450-dependent arachidonic acid metabolites as mediators of vascular responses

o   Diabetes mellitus-arachidonic acid metabolism and renal and vascular dysfunction

o   Diabetes mellitus, oxidative stress and COX-2 expression

- General and medical pharmacology (cholinergics and anti-cholinergics, ergots and nitrates, gastrointestinal, respiratory pharmacology, anti-inflammatories, anti-diabetics, anti-thyroids, antibiotics, drug disposition)       

- Laboratory demonstrations, application of in-vitro and in-vivo techniques 

- Group conferences and workshops in cardiovascular physiology and pathology, autonomic pharmacology-cholinergics, hypertension, diabetes, drug interactions

- Graduate students thesis advisor, laboratory mentor

- Advanced Courses – (biochemical pharmacology, cell biology, cardiovascular pharmacology, endocrine pharmacology, autacoids                                          

 

Awards

·         Invited Speaker at multiple symposiums

 

Publications              

·         157 publications

·         14 Grants

 

Positions (current)               

·         Professor, New York Medical College

 

Professional and Collaborative Activities
- Investigative studies (Squibb, Miles, Wyeth, SmithKline Beecham
Guest Lecturer to Medical Students (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine)
- Editorial Boards (American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Hypertension,   ISRN Pharmacology)
- Reviewer (Am. J. Physiol., Circ. Res., Can. J. Pharmacol. Physiol., Cardiovascular Res., European J. Pharmacology, Hypertension, J. Vascular Res., J. Cardiovascular Res., J. Lipid Res., J. Hypertension, J. Clin. Invest., Kidney International, J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther., Pharmacology, Regulatory Peptides)                           
- Societies (Fellow of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research, British Pharmacological Society, American Diabetes Association, Eastern Hypertension Society, New York Academy of Sciences)