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Piyali Dasgupta, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology,
Physiology & Toxicology
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University
R.C. Byrd Biotech Science Center

Curriculum Vitae
Research
Project Description

 

Education:

  • 1989-1992 B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry, University of Delhi, India
  • 1992-1994 M.Sc. in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India.
  • 1994-2000 Doctor of Philosophy National Institute of Immunology/Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India Thesis Title: Synthesis and Biological Activity of Somatostatin and its Derivatives Broad Specialization: Cancer Biology.
  • 2000-2007 Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. S. Chellappan, Drug Discovery Program, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, Research Associate

Academic Appointments:

  • 1992-1994 M.Sc. thesis research project in Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.
  • 1994-2000 Graduate Student in the National Institute of Immunology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • 2000-2001 Post-Doctoral Fellow at the department of Pathology, College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University, New York, in the laboratory of Dr. S. Chellappan
  • 2001-2007 Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. S. Chellappan, Drug Discovery Program, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, Research Associate
  • 2007- Present   Assistant Professor, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Toxicology

Publications:

  • Dom, A.M., Buckley, A.W., Brown, K.C., Egleton, R.D., Marcelo, A.J., Proper, N.M., Weller, D.E., Shah, Y.H., Lau, J.K., and Dasgupta, P. (2010) Nicotine promotes retinal angiogenesis via α7-nicotinic receptor and a MMP-2/9 dependent pathway. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, June 16, Epub, ahead of print.
  • Brown, K.C., Witte, T.R., Hardman, W.E., Luo, H., Chen, Y.C., Carpenter, A.B., Lau, J.K. and Dasgupta, P. (2010) Capsaicin displays anti-proliferative activity against human small cell lung cancer in cell culture and nude mice models via the E2F pathway. PLoS ONE, 5, 4, e102343.

Awards and National Offices:

  • Awarded the ASPET-Astellas award for Translational Pharmacology the year 2009, from the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
  • Selected for The Marshall University Distinguished Artists and Scientists Award (MU-DASA) for the year 2009
  • My undergraduate student Kathleen C. Brown was awarded the Sigma-Xi Grants-in-Aid research grant from NASA, for the year 2009, for her research proposal “Nicotinic Receptor Signaling in Retinal Angiogenesis.”
  • Research Abstract “Nicotine inhibits apoptosis induced by chemotherapeutic drugs by upregulating XIAP and survivin” was awarded the “First Place Abstract” and selected for oral presentation at the Moffitt Scientific Retreat, Tampa, Florida., 2006.
  • Junior & Senior Research Fellowship of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India., 1994-1999
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Fellowship., 1994
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), with a percentile score of 98.35.
  • Silver Jubilee Award for being the best all round student in Miranda House, Delhi University, Delhi,
    India.
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Invited Speaker for the Risks and Benefits of Long-Term Use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy Meeting organized by the food and Drug Administration (FDA)/ Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) held in Arlington VA from October 26-27, 2010.

 


Philippe Georgel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Byrd Biotechnology Building
Marshall University

Curriculum Vitae
Research

 

Education:

  • "Maitrise de Biologie Cellulaire et Physiologie" from the University of Poitiers, France, awarded in 1988.
  • Ph.D. (April 1993) from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon, under the supervision of Professor Kensal E. van Holde, working on chromatin structure and in vitro transcription of chromatin templates.

Academic Appointments:

  • Associate Professor at Marshall University Department of Biological Sciences (Huntington, WV): promoted in May 2004 and tenured in May 2009.
  • Assistant Professor (tenure track) at Marshall University, Department of Biological Sciences (Huntington, WV) from August 2002- May 2004, working on chromatin structure and function of the Drosophila hsp70 promoter region.
  • Assistant Professor (research track) at the University of Texas, Health Science Center (San Antonio, TX) from January 2000- July 2002, working on the structure-function relationship between chromatin folding and gene activation in vivo, chromatin folding and stability of nucleosomal and chromatin arrays in vitro.
  • Research Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) from January 1998 until December 1999, working on the determination of the specific requirements for establishment of mucous cell phenotype in salivary glands from mouse and rat. I started the characterization of the salivary glands development of NSF/sld mutant mice.
  • Visiting Associate at the NIH (Bethesda, MD) from June 1993 until December 1997 with Dr. Carl Wu, working on gene expression and chromatin remodeling. I studied the drosophila NUcleosome Remodeling Factor (NURF) and on the effects of mutations of the GAGA factor binding site(s) on transcription in vitro. I contributed to Gadd 45/ chromatin studies in collaboration with Dr. Albert Fornace Jr..
  • Post doctoral training at Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon) from January 23, 1993 until May 10, 1993 with Dr. Gary Merrill, working on cell cycle regulated transcription. The in vitro model system used myoblast nuclear extracts to study binding of the transcription factor E2F to the promoter region of the DHFR gene.
  • Research Assistant during my Ph.D. training at Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon) from January 1991 until January 1993 with Professor Kensal E. van Holde, working on chromatin structure and in vitro transcription using an RNA polymerase I model system and arrays of nucleosome positioning sequences (5S rDNA from the sea ursine Lytechinus variegatus).
  • Research training at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in Nutley (New Jersey) from June 1988 until September 1988 with Dr. Tom Leustek and Dr. Herbert Weissbach, working on regulation of expression of the gene coding for the small subunit of Ribulose Bis Phosphate Decarboxylase in Maize.
  • Research training at the "Institut Pasteur", Paris, in February and March 1987 with Dr. Jean Paul Latché, working on glycosylation of proteins from Aspergillus fumigatus.

Peer Review:

  • Associate Editor for Biochemistry and Cell Biology (2009-present).
  • Ad hoc reviewer for: Science, Journal of Biological Sciences, Bioch. BioPhys. Res. Communications, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Journal of Biological Chemistry, European Journal of Cell Biology, Biochimica and Biophysica Acta, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, FEBS Letters, Biophysical Journal, Development, Journal of Proteome Research, Experimental Cell Research.
  • Grant reviewer for the NSF, Australian Research Council (nominated Expert of International standing in 2006), U.S. Department of Defense (U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command), North Carolina Biotechnology Center and the Alberta Cancer panel.
  • Jury member for the West Virginia Science Fair held in Huntington, WV on 3/29/03, 3/27/04, 4/02/05 and 3/25/06.

Awards and National Offices:

  • President of the "Maitrise" of Cell Biology and Physiology student association in Poitiers, France, 1987-1988
  • Fellowship from the "Société de Secours des Amis des Sciences", France (February 1993 to October 1993).
  • Fellowship from the Foundation for Advances and Education in Science (FAES, July 1993 to October 1993).
  • Elected Member of the “Sigma Xi” Research Society in April 2005.
  • Nominated Expert of International Standing by the Australian Research Council in 2006.
  • Member of the Biophysical Society (July 2008)

 


Richard M. Niles, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University

Curriculum Vitae

Research

 
 

Education:

  • B.A. in Biology, Rhode Island College
  • MS in Botany, University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D. in Pathology University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical Center
  • Research Associate, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia

Academic Appointments:

  • Assistant , Associate, and Full Professor of Biochemistry Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Marshall University School of Medicine
  • Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Marshall University School of Medicine
  • Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Marshall University School of Medicine

Peer Review:

  • Charter member of Chemo and Dietary Prevention of Cancer Study Section, NIH
  • Chair of Pathobiology, and Cell Biology review panels for the DOD Breast and Prostate Cancer Research programs
  • Ad hoc member of the DOD Breast Cancer Research Program Integration Panel
  • Chair of grant review panel II for the American Institute for Cancer Research

Awards and National Offices:

  • Marshall University Distinguished Senior Scientist Award
  • International Serbetia Ter Award for research in Nutrition and Cancer
  • Chair, Program Committee for Annual Research Conference, American Institute for Cancer Research
 

Vincent E. Sollars, Ph.D.
Director of the Flow Cytometry Core Associate Professor
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University

Curriculum Vitae
Research - Leukemia
Research - Omega 3

 

Education:

  • 1988-1993 B.S. Biochemistry & Biology (dual major), University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • 1994-2000 Ph.D. Molecular Genetics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Title: "Isolation and Characterization of knirps Suppressors as Possible Cell Division Cycle Genes.” Advisor: Dr. Douglas M. Ruden, Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Wayne State University.
  • 2000 – 2004 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kimmel Cancer Institute at Thomas Jefferson University
  • 2000 Post Graduate Course at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine entitled “Experimental
    Genetics of the Laboratory Mouse in Cancer Research”
  • 2003 Gene Transcript Profiling Course including a wet lab on microarray analysis held by the Greater
    Philadelphia Bioinformatics Alliance (GPBA) conducted in association with AFFYMETRIX, Drexel
    University, and the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2003 Microarray Data Analysis Workshop with John F. Quackenbush held by the GPBA in association with Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Wistar Institute
  • 2005 Bioinformatics workshop on the Wisconsin Package/GCG program set using the SeqLab and SeqWeb interface with Dr. Pei-Li Li from Accelrys
  • 2005 “14th Annual Short Course on Experimental Genetics of the Laboratory Mouse in Cancer Research” at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine
  • 2005 Technical course with wet labs entitled “Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cell Assays” at StemCell Technologies
  • 2006 BD FACSAria Operator Course at BD Biosciences in Billerica, Mass

Academic Appointments:

  • 2000 – 2004 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kimmel Cancer Institute at Thomas Jefferson University
  • 2004 – Present Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Marshall University School of Medicine
  • 2006 – Present Director of Flow Cytometry Core, Marshall University School of Medicine
  • 2010 – Present Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Marshall University School of Medicine
  • 2010 – Present  Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Marshall University School of Medicine
  • 2004 – 2010 Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Marshall University School of Medicine

Peer Review:

  • James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program managed by the Florida Department of Health, Spring 2010
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, March 2010 (genetics and evolutionary biology section) NIH review panel for 2nd round of challenge grants, August 2009

Manuscript Reviewer

  • Frontiers in Bioscience, 1 article on 11/2004
  • Current Genomics, 2 articles on 3/2005 and 4/2005
  • Book proposal by The Company of Biologists Ltd on 5/2006
  • Current Signal Transduction Therapy, on 6/2009

Grant Application Reviewer

  • American Institute of Biological Sciences for grant review on behalf of the Kansas University Medical Center Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence on 2/2006
  • Peer-reviewed Medical Research Program July 12-13, 2006, for the American Institute of Biological Sciences on behalf of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command
  • Genesis Oncology Trust on 10/2007
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health for performance review on 12/2007 for 07/08 Cycle A
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health for performance review on 4/2008 for 07/08 Cycle B
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, February 2009 (genetics and evolutionary biology section)
  • NIH review panel for challenge grants, May 2009
  • Peer-reviewed Medical Research Program July 2009, for the American Institute of Biological Sciences on behalf of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command
  • James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program managed by the Florida Department of Health, Spring 2010  National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, March 2010 (genetics and evolutionary biology section)  NIH review panel for 2nd round of challenge grants, August 2009

Awards and National Offices:

  • 1999 Burton Electron Microscopy Award– this competitive funding award of $200 was established by a noted microscopist and University of Kansas professor to provide funds for projects using electron microscopy
  • 1999 William King Candlin Memorial Physiology Scholarship – this award of $3,000 was established in 1967 in memory of this University of Kansas student who died in a tragic accident. Awarded by the Department of Molecular Biosciences of the University of Kansas for excellence in graduate research
  • 2000-2003 Postdoctoral fellowship through a NIH Training Grant (T32-CA09678)
  • 2003 Faculty of 1000 evaluated my 2003 article in Nature Genetics where I was first author giving it a rating of 8.0 and placing it in the “exceptional” category. According to this popular peer review system a rating of exceptional means a landmark paper representing the top 1% of publications
  • 2004 Work from my Ph.D. dissertation was presented at the Nobel Symposium entitled “Epigenetic Reprogramming in Development and Disease” on June 19-21 in Stockholm by my Ph.D. mentor Dr. Douglas Ruden
  • 2008 Designated a Master Educator by Marshall University School of Medicine
  • 2008 - Present International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) (member since 2008)
  • 2007 - Present Reuters Insight, a research consultancy (member since 2007)
  • 2005 - Present American Association for Cancer Research (member since 2005)
  • 2005 - Present The American Society of Hematology (member since 2005)
  • 2004 - Present Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Alumni Association (member since 2004)
  • 1996 - Present American Association for the Advancement of Science (member since 1996)
  • 1996 - Present Genetics Society of America (member since 1996)
  • 1995 - Present University of Kansas Alumni Association (member since 1995)

John Wilkinson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Pathology Department
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University

Curriculum Vitae

Research

 

Education:

  • 1996 Ph.D., M.A. Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
  • 1984 B.A., (Honors Thesis) Natural Sciences, Simon's Rock Early College, Great Barrington, MA.

Academic Appointments:

  • 2007 to Present Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Pathology
  • 2001- 2006 Wake Forest University School of Medicine Research Assistant Professorof Cancer Biology.
  • 1999 - 2001 Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Cancer Biology Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1996 - 1999 Fox Chase Cancer Center, Division of Population Science Postdoctoral Associate and Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1989 -1996 Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology Graduate Student
  • 1987-1989 Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology Research Technician

Peer Review:

  • 2009, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Division of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, NSF

Awards and National Offices:

  • 2008- Member, Educators Academy, Marshall University School of Medicine
  • 2005- Active Member of the American Association for Cancer Research, 2005-present.
  • 2004- Recipient, K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award, “Transgenic Ferritin H Impacts Iron and Oxidative Stress”. Administrator: NIH/NIDDK. Term: 3/01/04 – 2/29/07
  • 2002-2006 Member, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • 2004- Member, International BioIron Society
  • 1999 Recipient, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, “Role of c-Fos in the Chemoprotective Antioxidant Response.” Administrator: Cancer Research Foundation of America. Term: 1999-2001
  • 1996 Recipient (1st Prize, Microbiology) of Henry I. Russek Award for Student Achievement
  • 1995 Associate Member of the American Association for Cancer Research, 1995-2004
  • 1994 NCI Oncobiology Training Grant recipient for independent research on the relationship between cholesterol metabolism and colon cancer
  • 1993 Recipient of Graduate Student Award for research into the relationship between proliferation and low density lipoproteins in colonic adenocarcinomas
  • 1984 Honors for Senior Thesis Project in Microbial Ecology at Simon's Rock Early College.

 

Mentors    

Pier Paolo Claudio, M.D., Ph.D.

Pier Paolo Claudio, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology & Department of Surgery, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Marshall University R.C. Byrd Biotech Science Center

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education:

  • 1983-1989 M.D. Degree, summa cum laude. Medical School, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy.
  • 1989-1994 Residency program and Ph.D. in Maxillo-Facial Sciences. Medical School, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy.
  • 1993-1994 Research fellow of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology. Temple University, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140.
  • 1994 - 1996 Post-doctoral fellow of the Jefferson Cancer Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Academic Appointments:

  • 1985-1989 Internship at Dept. of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Medical School, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy.
  • 1989-1994 Residency program and Ph.D. in Maxillo-Facial Sciences, Medical School, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy.
  • 1992-1993 Research fellow of the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Head and Neck Department, New York, USA.
  • 1993-1994 Research fellow of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology. Temple University, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140.
  • 1994 - 1996 Post-doctoral fellow of the Jefferson Cancer Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
  • 1996-1998 Instructor, Dept. of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • 1998-2002 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • 1997-1998 Scientific collaboration contract with the University of Naples “Federico II,” Italy.
  • 1998- 2004 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Odontostomatologic and Maxillofacial Sciences, Medical School, University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy.
  • 2004- 2006 Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, Center for Biotechnology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
  • 2004- 2006 Director of Molecular Therapeutics Program, Center for Biotechnology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
  • 2006- Associate Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25705.
  • 2006 Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25705.

Peer Review:

  • 1999 – Expert-Evaluator of the European Commission for the V Framework Program (Science, Research and Development)
  • 2000- Grant evaluator for the Department of Veteran Affairs. Livermore, CA.
  • 2004- Ad Hoc Grant evaluator NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • 2008- Grant evaluator EVAL-INCO (Evaluators Database for International Cooperation)

Awards and National Offices:

  • 1987 II Edition of the national award for young researchers “A. Schweitzer”, Italy.
  • 1989 M.D. Degree, Summa cum laude.
  • 1989 Fellowship for training in Maxillo-Facial Surgery at the Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Naples “Federico II,” Italy.
  • 1994 Residency program in Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Summa cum laude.
  • 1994 Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute “Fondazione Senatore Pascale,” Naples, Italy
  • 1995 Fellowship from the American-Italian Cancer Foundation, New York, USA.
  • 1999 Lions Club Napoli-Mergellina for outstanding achievements in cancer research.
  • 1999 Fellowship from the “Associazione Leonardo di Capua”, Napoli, Italy, for a research project on Nasopharyngeal Cancer.
  • 2002 Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2002 edition.
  • 2003 Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2003 edition
  • 2003 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century.
  • 2004 Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2004 edition
  • 2004 Research Board of Advisors, Who’s is Who.
  • 2004 Rotary Club – Napoli for outstanding achievements in gene therapy
  • 2007 International Award “Sebetia-Ter” for Biomedical Sciences
  • 2008 Lion’s Club Fondi for Stem Cell Research

Nalini Santanam, PhD, MPH
Professor
Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Toxicology
Joan C Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education:

  • 1992 PhD (Biochemistry), Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • 2004 MPH, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Academic Appointments:

  • Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Toxicology, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25755
  • Coordinator, Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity and Diabetes Research Cluster, Biomedical Science Program, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25755
  • Doctoral Member, Biomedical Science Program, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25755
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Services, Joan C Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 2010 (Aug) – present

Research Interests:

  • Cardiovascular Disease – Dietary fatty acids and atherosclerosis
  • Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome – Diet, aging and obesity in Appalachian population
  • Endometriosis- Antioxidants and endometriosis

Research Support:

  • Principal Investigator, RO1, NIH “Oxidized Lipids in Cardiovascular Disease” 2004-2010.
  • Co-Investigator, P20 RR016477, Dr. Gary Rankin PhD (PI), 07/01/09-06/30/14, NIH/NCRR, WV-IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV INBRE).

Grant Review:

  • NIH
  • American Heart Association
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
 

Gary O. Rankin, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
Depart.of Pharmacology, Physiology & Toxicology - BBSC
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University

Curriculum Vitae
Mentor


Education:

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1972 B.S., Chemistry
  • University of Mississippi, 1976 Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry

Academic Appointments:

  • Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Toxicology Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2005-Present
  • Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV, 1986-2005
  • Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV 1986-Present
  • Associate Dean for Biomedical Graduate Education and Research Development, 1989-199
  • Interim Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV, November 1984-December 1985
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV 1982-1985
  • Controlled Substances Officer, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV 1981-1987
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV 1978-1982
  • Teaching Associate, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Medical College of Ohio, 1976-1978
  • Organic Chemistry Tutor, Public Health Service Grant, mid-1974-1976
  • Graduate Trainee, Public Health Service Grant, University of Mississippi, mid-1975 to mid-1976
  • Research Assistant, University of Mississippi, 1972 to mid-1723, mid-1974 to mid-1975
  • NDEA Fellowship, University of Mississippi, mid-1973 to mid-1974
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Mississippi, 1971-1972

Peer Review:

  • National Institutes of Health
  • Toxicology Study Section (TOX 1), Ad hoc Reviewer, 1987; 1993 Member, 1994-1999 (TOX 1; ALTOX4)
  • Site Visit Team Member, 1988; 1989; 1994; 1995
  • Technology Assessment Conference on Effects and
  • Side Effects of Dental Restorative Materials, Panel Member, 1991
  • Predoctoral Fellowship Review, 1998
  • ALTOX 4 Special Review Committee, Chair, 1998
  • ALTOX 4 SBIR Review Committee, Chair, 1999, 2000
  • ALTOX1, ad hoc Reviewer, 2000
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Review, 2001
  • Special Study Section, SBIR Review Committee, Chair, 2001; 2002, 2003, Member 2002- 2003
  • Special Study Section, NIDDK, Chair, 2003
  • Special Study Section, NICDH, Contract Reviews, 2003
  • PBKD Study Section, adhoc Reviewer, 2004, 2005; 2009 (Challenge Grants)
  • NIEHS, ad hoc Reviewer, Program Project Grant, 2005; 2007
  • Special Emphasis Panel, NIDDK, P50 Review, 2007
  • RCMI-IDeA Study Section, 2007; 2008
  • CMBK Study Section, adhoc Reviewer, 2007
  • Special Emphasis Panel, NIDDK, 2008; 2009
  • NISBRE Steering Committee, Member 2009

Awards and National Offices:

  • Katalia (Men's Leadership Colony, University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chapter
  • 1981-1982 Professor of the Year Award
  • 1982-1983 Professor of the Year Award
  • 1984-1985 Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1985 Outstanding Researcher of the Year, Marshall University Club of Sigma Xi
  • 1985 Marshall University Meet-the-Scholar Award
  • 1986 Marshall University Faculty Salute Award
  • 1986 Outstanding Instructor Award
  • 1986, 1988-1990 Outstanding Department In Preclinical Years Award
  • 1987-1991 Yeager Professor
  • 1980/1981; 1988/1989 Who's Who in the South and Southwest
  • American Men and Women of Science, 17th, 18th Edition
  • 1990 West Virginia Professor of the Year, semi-finalist
  • 1991-1992; 1992-1993 Department of the Year
  • Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 3rd Edition
  • Who's Who in American Education, 3rd, 4th Edition
  • 1993-1994 Research Award, American Heart Association, West Virginia Affiliate
  • 1993-1994, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Outstanding Academic Department
  • 1996 Alpha Omega Alpha, Beta Chapter, Marshall University, elected
  • 1995-1996 Professor of the Year
  • Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care, 1st Edition
  • Who's Who in the World, 15th Edition
  • 1998-2001 Strathmore's Who's Who
  • 2003 Graduate Science Student Organization Appreciation Award
  • 2004 Best Instructor, Spring Semester
  • 2005 Who’s Who in Medical Science Education
 
Core Directors    

W. Elaine Hardman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Byrd Biotechnology Science Center
Marshall University School of Medicine

Curriculum Vitae
Research

Education:

  • 1967 Lake City Jr. College A. A.
  • 1968 Univ. of Florida
  • 1978 Auburn Univ. at Montgomery B. S. with honor (Biology)
  • 1979 Auburn Univ. at Montgomery Internship Medical Technology
  • Univ. Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Tex. Ph.D (Cell Biology) Dissertation defended and approved Dec. 1992, degree conferred May 1993

Academic Appointments:

  • 2005 - Present Associate Professor Dept. of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Marshall University School of Medicine Huntington, WV
  • 2001 - 2005 Assistant Professor Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University
  • 1997 - 2001 Assistant Professor Dept. of Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas
  • 1993 - 1997 Instructor Dept. of Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas
  • 1990 - 1993 Teaching Assistant Dept. of Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas
  • 1988 - 1990 Sr. Research Assistant Dept. of Cellular and Structural Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas
  • 1982 - 1988 Medical Technologist Hematology Cancer Therapy and Research Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • 1980 - 1981 Medical Technologist Blood Bank American Red Cross Montgomery, Ala.
  • 1980 - 1981 Medical Technologist Bacteriology Jackson Hospital Montgomery, Ala.
  • 1980 Instructor for Serology Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, Ala.

Peer Review:

  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, grant reviewer, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • American Institute for Cancer Research, Study section 1, grant reviewer, 2003 - present
  • National Cancer Institute, Sub committee J– Education, study section ad hoc member, 2003 - 2004
  • National Cancer Institute, Sub committee J – Education, study section regular member, June 2004 to present
  • National Cancer Institute, Chemo-Dietary Prevention, ad hoc reviewer, 2009
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research, invited external reviewer, Fall, 2004, 2005, 2008
  • Florida Department of Health Reviewer, James & Esther King Biomedical Research Program and the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program, 2010.

Awards and National Offices:

  • Selected Junior Faculty, 'Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, A Workshop', American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, July, 1997
  • National Institutes of Health Training Fellowship
    October 1, 1991 to September 30, 1992
  • Barbara H. Bowman Postgraduate Scholarship
    First annual award, 1995 ($1,000)
  • Selected participant - American Association for Cancer Research
    Histopathobiology of Neoplasia Workshop, June 1993
  • American Association for Cancer Research
    Women in Cancer Research
    International Federation for Cell Biology, Treasurer, 2002 to 2004
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Women in Cancer Research
  • 2002 - 2004 International Federation for Cell Biology, Treasure
  • 2001 - Present Editorial Advisor; Cancer Cell International

Donald A. Primerano, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education:

  • 1976 B.S. St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA. Biology
  • 1982 Ph.D. Duke University, Durham, NC. Microbiology

Academic Appointments:

  • Director and lecturer for Medical Microbiology course (22 contact hours) 1990 to present
    (director 97 to present)
  • Director and Lecturer in Human Genetics (IDM624/724) (8 contact hrs) 1989-present; director
    89-96, 04-present)
  • 1990-Present Lecturer in Nucleic Acids/Protein synthesis (22 contact hrs)
  • 1991-Present Lecturer in Molecular and Cell Biology (BMS600) (3 contact hrs)

Peer Review:

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Awards and National Offices:

  • 2004 Graduate Faculty Achievement Award
  • 1998-99 SOM Professor of the Year (by the SOM class of 2001)
  • 1998 Gender Equity Award (by the SOM class of 2000)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Society of Human Genetics
 
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