• PhD, Pharmacology/Neurophysiology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC USA (1982)
  • BA, Psychology, LaSalle College, Philadelphia, PA USA (1974)

Professional Appointments

MST Editing Company
  • Owner and Editor (1997-present)
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD USA
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Gerontology Division (1993-1997)
  • Assistant Professor of Physiology (1992-1997)
  • Research Assistant Professor of Physiology (1987-1992)
  • Research Associate (1985-1987)
Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baltimore, MD USA
  • Research Scientist: Gerontology Research, Education and Clinical Center (1992-1997)
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT USA
  • Post-doctoral Fellow: (1982-1985)

Professional Profile

Writer Editor and Reviewer:

  • Over 3,000 articles, book chapters and grant and patent applications
  • 31 full length articles and book chapters
  • over 70 abstracts
  • Selected Accomplishments as a Biomedical Scientist:
    • Introduced the use of digital imaging and quantitative fluorescence microscopy to the study of arterial muscle cell physiology.
    • Led a successful research effort to develop a novel method with which to directly monitor calcium in separate intracellular compartments within individual living cells.
    • Served as a senior consultant to the chairman of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Uppsala University School of Medicine, Uppsala, Sweden.
    • Chosen by Department of Veterans Affairs to lead a study to analyze the effects of aging on vascular muscle physiology; collaborated with researchers/investigators from National Institute of Health’s Geriatric Research Center.
    • Collaborated with leading professionals in other fields, contributing expertise in the areas of intracellular signaling, digital imaging, and quantitative fluorescence microscopy. These include:
      • Virology: regulation of intracellular signaling associated with cytomegalovirus infection.
      • Neurophysiology: regulation of intracellular sodium and calcium in neurons and astrocytes.
      • Pulmonary Physiology: regulation of pulmonary vascular tone and the effects of hypoxia on calcium regulation and potassium channel activity.
      • Obstetrics & Gynecology: steroid-induced intracellular signaling and regulation of myometrial excitability.