- PhD, Pharmacology/Neurophysiology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC USA (1982)
- BA, Psychology, LaSalle College, Philadelphia, PA USA (1974)
MST Editing Company
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD USA
- Owner and Editor (1997-present)
Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 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)
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT USA
- Research Scientist: Gerontology Research, Education and Clinical Center (1992-1997)
- Post-doctoral Fellow: (1982-1985)
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.