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Curriculum vitae

Thomas A. Pressley, Ph.D.

Last Revised March 24, 2011
  • CONTACT INFORMATION
Thomas A. Pressley, Ph.D.
Dept. of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79430
(806) 743-4056
FAX: (806) 743-1512
E-mail: Thomas.Pressley@ttuhsc.edu
  • HONORS AND AWARDS
    • National Honor Society, 1972
    • Maryland General State Scholarship, 1973-1977
    • Individual National Research Service Award, NIDDK, 1982-1984
    • Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, March of Dimes, 1989-1991
    • Research Career Development Award, NHLBI, 1989-1994
    • Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, Univ. of Texas Medical School, 1990, 1992
    • Dean's Excellence Award, Univ. of Texas GSBS, 1994
    • Certificate of Appreciation, Office of Research Training, Univ. of Texas Medical School, 1995
    • Wellcome Visiting Professor in the Basic Medical Sciences, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, 1998-1999
    • Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas Tech Univ. HSC, 1999
    • Teacher of the Year, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Texas Tech Univ. HSC, 2002
    • Professeur invité, Université de Poitiers, France, 2002
  • EDITORIAL POSITIONS
    • Editorial Board, American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 1999-2010
    • Editor-in-Chief, Cellular and Molecular Biology (Paris), 2002-2004
    • Editorial Board, Cellular and Molecular Biology (Paris), 2002
    • Co-editor, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 1997-2001
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, AfCS-Nature Signaling Gateway, 2004
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Advances in Physiology Education, 2010
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Physiology, 1988-2010
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biochemical Journal, 2006
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biochemical Pharmacology, 1993, 1999
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biochemistry, 1993, 1997-2002, 2006
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1997, 2000, 2006
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, BioTechniques, 1999
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Brain Research, 2001
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, British Journal of Pharmacology, 2011
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry, 2004
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Circulation, 1998, 2001, 2003
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Clinical Science, 1993
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2008
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Endocrinology, 1986, 2000
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Experimental Cell Research, 1993, 1995
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, FEBS Letters, 2006
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 2006
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Genomics, 1995
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Hypertension, 1994, 2001
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Investigative Ophthalomology & Visual Science, 2006
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2004, 2005
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Applied Physiology, 2000, 2002, 2003
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1989, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2009-2011
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 1996-1998
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Investigation, 1997-1998, 2004, 2005
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Immunological Methods, 1992, 2009
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Membrane Biology, 1989-1992, 1998, 2002
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Vascular Medicine and Biology, 1992
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Kidney International, 1997, 1999
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Life Sciences, 1996, 2001
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2001, 2004, 2005
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 2000, 2007
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Molecular Interventions, 2003
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, News in Physiological Sciences, 1995
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Neurochemistry International, 1996
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Neuropharmacology, 2005
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Physiological Genomics, 2003
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Physiology, 2008
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2010
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Protein Science, 1997
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, The FASEB Journal, 2008
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1993
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 2006, 2008
  • SERVICE ON GRANT REVIEW PANELS, STUDY SECTIONS, COMMITTEES
    • External Reviewer, Physiological Processes Program, NSF, 1991
    • External Reviewer, East Asia and Pacific Program, NSF, 1993
    • External Reviewer, Integrative Animal Biology, NSF, 1994
    • Member, Ad Hoc Physiology Study Section M1, NIH, March 1994
    • Special Reviewer, Physiology Study Section, NIH, June 1994
    • External Reviewer, Molecular Cytology Study Section, NIH, January 1995
    • Special Reviewer, Physiology Study Section, NIH, February 1996
    • External Reviewer, The Arthritis and Rheumatism Council, Great Britain, May 1996
    • Temporary Member, Physiology Study Section, NIH, June 1996
    • Member, Review Group A, American Heart Association, Texas Affiliate, April 1997
    • External Reviewer, Natural Environmental Research Council, Great Britain, August, 1997
    • Temporary Member, Physiology Study Section, NIH, October 1997
    • External Reviewer, The New York Academy of Sciences, Science and Technology Meetings, July 1998
    • External Reviewer, Respiratory and Applied Physiology Study Section, NIH, October 1998
    • External Reviewer, Molecular Biochemistry, NSF, 1999
    • External Reviewer, Respiratory and Applied Physiology Study Section, NIH, June 1999
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Murdock College Research Program for Life Sciences, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, 1999
    • Temporary Member, Alcohol and Toxicology Subcommittee I Study Section, NIH, February 2001
    • Temporary Member, Physiological Chemistry Study Section, NIH, November 2001
    • External Reviewer, Molecular Biochemistry, NSF, 2002-2003
    • Member, Peer Review Committee 5A, Western Review Consortium, American Heart Association, 2002-2003
    • Temporary Member, Xenobiotic and Nutrient Disposition and Action Study Section, NIH, February 2004
    • Vice-chair, Peer Review Committee 5A, Western Review Consortium, American Heart Association, 2004-2005
    • External Reviewer, Medical Research Council, Great Britain, March, 2006
    • Chair, Peer Review Committee 5A, Western Review Consortium, American Heart Association, 2006-2007
    • External Reviewer, Cellular Systems, NSF, 2004-2007
    • External Reviewer, Israeli Science Foundation, March 2007
    • Member, Research Allocations and Advisory Committee, Texas Affiliate, American Heart Association, 2005-2007
    • Member, Xenobiotic and Nutrient Disposition and Action Study Section, NIH, 2004-2008
    • Temporary Member, Special Interest Panel, NIH, 2008, 2009
    • External Reviewer, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, 2008-2010
    • External Reviewer, Diabetes Research and Training Center, Washington University, 2010
  • SERVICE ON UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC COMMITTEES
    • Member, Faculty-Student Relations Committee, Univ. of Texas Medical School, 1988-1991
    • Recruiter, College Relations Program, Human Resources and Employee Relations, Univ. of Texas--Houston Health Science Center, 1991
    • Member, Radiation Safety Committee, Univ. of Texas--Houston Health Science Center, 1992-1995
    • Reviewer, Biomedical Research Support Committee, Univ. of Texas Medical School, 1992-1995
    • Member, Federal Clean Air Act Schools Working Group, Univ. of Texas--Houston Health Science Center, 1993
    • Medical Student Candidate Interviewer, Univ. of Texas Medical School, 1988-1994
    • Member, Curriculum Committee, Univ. of Texas GSBS, 1992-1994
    • Graduate Student Candidate Interviewer, Univ. of Texas GSBS, 1995
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Faculty Research Committee, TTUHSC, 1996
    • Judge, Graduate Student Association Research Day, TTUHSC, 1998
    • Member, Core Course Committee (Ad Hoc), TTUHSC GSBS, 1998
    • Member, Admissions Committee, TTUHSC School of Medicine, 1996-1999, 2003-2008, 2010
    • Member, Graduate Council, TTUHSC GSBS, 2000-2003
    • Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, TTUHSC, 2002-2005
    • Co-director, Summer Accelerated Biomedical Research, TTUHSC, 2003-2006
    • Member, Student Affairs Committee, TTUHSC School of Medicine, 2001-2007
      • Chair, 2005-2006
    • Chair, First-year Curriculum Oversight Committee, TTUHSC GSBS, 2006-2007
    • Member, Dean's Taskforce on Communications in Education, TTUHSC School of Medicine, 2006-2007
    • Member, Tenure and Promotion Committee, TTUHSC School of Medicine, 2005-2008
    • Chair, Biotechnology Program Review Committee, TTUHSC GSBS, 2009-2010
    • Member, Radiation Safety Committee, TTUHSC, 2008-present
    • Member, Student Promotions and Professional Conduct Committee, TTUHSC School of Medicine, 2009-present
  • SERVICE ON GRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEES
    • Member, Examining Committee, Theodore Wong, Univ. of Texas GSBS, 1987
    • Member, Advisory Committee, Jose Ortega, Univ. of Texas GSBS, 1990-1992
    • Chair, Examining Committee, Jose Ortega, Univ. of Texas GSBS, 1992
    • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee, Gregory Smith, Univ. of Texas GSBS, 1990-1992
    • Member, Doctoral Supervisory Committee, Gregory Smith, Univ. of Texas GSBS, 1992-1993
    • Member, Advisory Committee, Zhen Yan, Univ. of Texas GSBS, 1991-1993
    • Member, Supervisory Committee, Zhen Yan, Univ. of Texas GSBS, 1993-1995
    • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee, J. Gary Meszaros, Univ. of Texas GSBS, 1992-1993
    • Member, Doctoral Examining Committee, J. Gary Meszaros, Univ. of Texas GSBS, 1993
    • External Reviewer, Robert Sargeant, Univ. of Toronto, 1995
    • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee, Somchit Eiam-Ong, TTUHSC, 1997-1998
    • Chair, Masters Thesis Advisory Committee, Anthony LeGrow, TTUHSC, 1997-1998
    • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee, Jose Rojas, TTUHSC, 1997-2000
    • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee, Malini Mansharamani, TTUHSC, 1998-2001
    • Graduate Dean's Representative, Dissertation Committee, Daniel B. Kainer, TTUHSC, 1999
    • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee, Ayman Hamouda, TTUHSC, 2005-2007
    • Chair, Masters Advisory Committee, Todd Ward, TTUHSC, 2005-2008
    • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee, Jimmy Fraigne, TTUHSC, 2008-2010
  • SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
    • Judge, Science Engineering Fair of Houston, 1988-1989
    • Treasurer, Knollwood Village Civic Club, 1989-1991
    • President, Knollwood Village Civic Club, 1992
    • Board of Directors, Knollwood Village Civic Club, 1993
    • Board of Directors, Soaring Club of Houston, 1992, 1995
    • Vice-president, Soaring Club of Houston, 1993
    • President, Soaring Club of Houston, 1994
    • Representative for Johns Hopkins Univ., Lamar High School College Night, 1994
    • Admissions Interviewer, Johns Hopkins Univ., 1995, 1999
    • Performer, Longfellow Elementary PTA Talent Show, 1995
    • Judge, Longfellow Elementary Science Fair, 1995
    • Den Leader, Cub Scout Pack 525, 1995-1999
    • Judge, Murfee Elementary Science Fair, 1996
    • Vice-president, Caprock Soaring Club, 1996
    • President, Caprock Soaring Club, 1997-2000
    • Contest Manager, Region 10 Soaring Championships, Soaring Society of America, Littlefield, TX, 1998-1999
    • Contest Manager, Standard Class National Soaring Championship, Soaring Society of America, Littlefield, TX, 2000
    • Contest Manager, Region 10 Soaring Championships, Soaring Society of America, Lubbock, TX, 2001
    • Judge, South Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair, 2003
    • Judge, Exxon Mobil Texas State Science & Engineering Fair, 2003
    • Board of Directors, National Soaring Foundation, 1999-2004
    • Scorekeeper, Region 7 Soaring Championships, Soaring Society of America, Albert Lea, MN, 2005
    • Scorekeeper, Region 9 Soaring Championships, Soaring Society of America, Parowan, UT, 2004, 2007
    • Scorekeeper, Sport Class National Soaring Championships, Soaring Society of America, Parowan, UT, 2005, 2010
    • Scorekeeper, Standard and Open Class National Soaring Championships, Soaring Society of America, Hobbs, NM, 2010
    • Scorekeeper, 1-26 Association Championships, 1-26 Association, 2002-2010
    • State Governor, Soaring Society of America, 2001-present
    • State Soaring Recordkeeper, Soaring Society of America, 2003-present
    • Treasurer, Caprock Soaring Club, 2005-present
    • Vice-president, Llano Estacado Soaring Society, 2006-2008
    • Certified Flight Instructor (Glider), Federal Aviation Administration, 2006-present
  • SPONSORSHIP OF POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS AND VISITING SCIENTISTS
    • Vana L. Smith, Ph.D., 1989
    • Nabila M. Shanbaky, Ph.D., 1991-1994
    • Charlotte H. Clarke, Ph.D., 1995
    • Susan A. Petrosian, Ph.D., 1995-1997
    • José-Luis Redondo, Ph.D., 1997
    • Karen Nazaryan, Ph.D., 2000, 2002
    • Sandrine Pierre, Ph.D., 2000-2003
    • Marie-Josée Duran, Ph.D., 2001-2006
    • Raymond E. Willis, Ph.D., 2007-2010
  • SPONSORSHIP OF SUMMER STUDENTS, UNDERGRADUATE, AND MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS
    • Hung Q. Ngo, 1988
    • Ajay Handa, 1989
    • John Wallace, 1990-1991
    • Grace Wong, 1990
    • Roshini M. Kandyil, 1991
    • Shabnam Sepehri-Azar, 1991
    • Lisa A. Joson, 1992-1993
    • Frances Carmina Chevez, 1994
    • Cassandra Fallaw, 1994
    • Renee Kragenbrink, 1994
    • Farah Juma, 1995
    • Ravi Radhakrishnan, 1995
    • Laura Sanchez, 1995
    • Dawn C. Fielding, 1998
    • Holland Patterson, 1999
    • Sue Diggs, APS Frontiers in Physiology Awardee, 2000
    • Emilie Mercier, 2001
    • Matthieu Chosseler, 2002
    • Francois Laharrague (combined project with Dr. James Carr), 2002
    • Alexandra Bouschet, 2003
    • Mathilde Odeyer (combined project with Dr. James Carr), 2003
    • Lauren Parish, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow, 2003-2005
    • Alexandre David, 2006
    • Zachary Pallister, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow, 2006-2008
    • Joelle Kamdoum, 2007
    • Josh Carlton, 2007-2008
    • Blessing Mesunda, 2008
    • Prince Yalley, 2008
    • Pauline Desjoyeaux, 2009
  • GRADUATE STUDENT ROTATIONS
    • David W. Mercer, M.D., 1994
    • Lida Anestidou, 1995
    • Tony LeGrow, 1996
      • Masters Thesis 1998, "Effects of Thyrotropin on Na,K-ATPase in Rat Thyroid"
    • Andrew Lovering, 1999
    • Defong Luo, 1999
    • Zie Pan, 2002
    • Anton Smirnov, 2003
    • Todd Ward, 2005
    • Yelena Dunina, 2005
    • Ryan Downey, 2007
  • PAST TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    • Teaching Assistant, College of Charleston, Introductory Chemistry Laboratory, 1977-1979
    • Teaching Assistant, Medical Univ. of South Carolina, Medical Biochemistry, 1979
    • Lecturer and Course Director, The Citadel, Charleston, Undergraduate Biochemistry, 1980
    • Lecturer, Univ. of Texas GSBS, Introductory Cell Biology, 1991-1994
    • Lecturer, Univ. of Texas Medical School, Mammalian Physiology Course, 1988-1995
    • Seminar Speaker, Univ. of Texas Medical School, Gastrointestinal Physiology Conferences, 1993-1994
    • Seminar Speaker, Univ. of Texas Medical School, Nephrology Conferences, 1995
    • Lecturer, 1st-year Medical Physiology course, 1997-2005
    • Lecturer, USMLE Review, 1996
    • Lecturer, 1st-year Pharmacy Physiology course, 1997-1998
    • Lecturer, Human Physiology, 1999-2002
    • Lecturer, Cell Function and Regulation, 1997-2002
      • Receptors for Lipophilic Hormones, 2-hours
      • Molecular Biology of Steroid/thyroid Hormone Receptors, 2-hours
      • Regulation of Gene Activity by Lipophilic Hormones, 2-hours
    • Lecturer, Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology, 2001
    • Course Director, General Physiology, 2005
      • Homeostasis and Biomembranes, 2-hours
      • Active Transport, 2-hours
      • Osmotic Pressure and Cell Volume, 2-hours
      • Hemodynamics and Capillary Fluid Balance, 2-hours
    • Lecturer, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, 2000-2003
    • Lecturer, Cell Signaling, 2000-2004
    • Departmental Graduate Advisor, 2000-2004, 2006-2007
    • Course Director, Laboratory Methods in Physiology (PHY 5350), 2002-2007
    • Block Team Leader/Course Director, "Structure and Function of Major Organ Systems," 2006-2007
      • General Principles of Endocrinology, 1-hour
      • Metabolism: The Pancreatic Islets, 3-hours
      • Metabolism: The Adrenal Medulla, 1-hour
      • The Adrenal Cortex, 2-hours
  • CURRENT TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Cardiovascular Section Head, "Structure and Function of Major Organ Systems," 1st-year medical course
      • Introduction to the Cardiovascular System, 1-hour
      • Autonomic Nervous System, Web-based Presentation
      • Blood Components, 1-hour
      • Hemodynamics, 2-hours
      • Capillaries and Lymphatics, 2-hours
      • Regional Blood Flow, 2-hours
      • Cardiac Cycle, 2-hours
      • Cardiac Output and Venous Return, 1-hour
      • Regulation of Blood Pressure, 2-hours
      • ECG Simulations, 1-hour
      • Low Cardiac Output, 2-hours
      • Cardiac Pathophysiology, 2-hours
    • Cardiovascular Section Head, "Human Physiology, " 1st-year graduate course
      • Overview/Hemodynamics, 1-hour
      • Vascular/Capillary Balance, 1-hour
      • Regional Blood Flow, 1-hour
      • Cardiac Cycle, 1-hour
      • Cardiac Output/Control, 1-hour
    • Lecturer, General Biochemistry
      • Lipids and Membranes, 2-hours
      • Channels and Pumps, 2-hours
  • INVITED EDUCATION SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
    • Univ. of Texas Medical School at Houston, Pre-Entry Program, "Thyroid Thermogenesis," August 8, 1991.
    • Prairie View A&M Univ., Undergraduate Research Course, "Molecular Biology of Membranes," March 27, 1995.
    • Texas Tech Univ. HSC at El Paso, Health Careers Preparation Program, September 5-6, 1997.
    • Univ. of Northern Iowa, Cell Biology, "Ion Channels," October 19, 1998.
    • Wartburg College, Biochemistry I, "Na,K-ATPase," October 21, 1998.
    • Univ. of Northern Iowa, Biochemistry I, "Na+-dependent Cotransport Systems," October 21, 1998.
    • Univ. of Northern Iowa, Human Physiology, "Na,K-ATPase Laboratory Exercise," October 22, 1998.
    • Univ. of Northern Iowa, Prokaryotic Molecular Biology, "Polymerase Chain Reaction," October 23, 1998.
    • West Texas A&M, "Graduate and Medical School: What's it like?" March 3, 1999.
    • Eastern New Mexico University, "Graduate and Medical School: What's it like?" April 16, 1999.
    • South Plains College, "Applying to Medical and Graduate School," October 5, 1999.
    • Soaring Society of America Convention 2000, "Handheld GPS Receivers and Their Use as Flight Recorders," March 18, 2000.
    • 1-26 Association, "Handheld GPS Receivers for Use in Flight Verification," July 22, 2000.
    • Soaring Society of America Convention 2001, "Getting the Most from Your Handheld GPS Receiver," February 8, 2001.
    • Université de Poitiers, "Career Choices for Students of Biology and Informatics," November 7, 2001.
    • Université de Poitiers, "Les Stages aux Etats-Unis et au Canada," October 16, 2002.
    • TTUHSC Student Research Day, "Applying to Medical and Graduate School," March 28, 2003.
    • Rotary Club of Lubbock, "Sailplane Racing on the South Plains of Texas," July 22, 2003.
    • Little Big Horn College, Explorations in Biomedicine Retreat, September 19-21, 2003.
    • Texas Tech University, McNair Scholars Graduate School Workshop, March 11, 2004.
    • Boy Scout Troop 406, "Sailplane Racing on the South Plains of Texas," May 3, 2004.
    • Columbia University, "Memorial for Isidore Edelman," March 7, 2005.
    • Women's Club of Lubbock, "The Art of Soaring," September 21, 2005.
    • World Congress of Cellular and Molecular Biology, "Memorial for Julius Allen," October 10, 2005.
    • Lubbock Chapter 19, Experimental Aircraft Association, "The Art of Soaring," July 11, 2006.
    • The Airlie Center, American Physiological Society 2006 Science Teaching Forum, July 23-30, 2006.
    • Rotary Club of Lubbock, "The Art of Soaring, " October 30, 2006.
    • Intl. Union of Physiol. Sci. Education Workshop, " Education Resources of the American Physiological Society,", August 3, 2009 (co-presenter with Dr. Marsha Matyas).
    • Physiology of Membrane Ion Transport, Montevideo, "Na,K-pump:  Structure, Mechanism, Diversity, and Regulation," September 24, 2009.
    • Physiology of Membrane Ion Transport, Montevideo, "Enzymatic Activity of Na/K- and Ca-ATPase Activity Laboratory," September 24-25, 2009.
    • TTUHSC School of Medicine Winter Teaching Institute, "Voice-over PowerPoints," February 9-10, 2010 (co-presenter with Dr. Lorenz Lutherer).
    • Council of Academic Societies, "Faculty Forum," March 5, 2010 (panel member).
    • Lubbock Chapter 19, Experimental Aircraft Association, "Performance Soaring," April 13, 2010 (co-presenter with Dr. Michael Graves).
    • Nebraska Physiological Society, "Teaching and Learning Physiology with the "iPhone" Generation," September 11, 2010.
  • INVITED RESEARCH SEMINARS
    • Case Western Reserve Univ. School of Medicine, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, "Potassium Regulation of Na,K-ATPase mRNAs," September 26, 1988.
    • Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, "Potassium Regulation of Na,K-ATPase mRNAs," October 4, 1988.
    • Univ. of Texas Medical Branch, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, "The Isoforms of the Na,K pump: A Molecular Approach to Function," September 18, 1989.
    • Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, "Regulation and Structure of the Isoforms of the Na,K-ATPase," November 30, 1990.
    • Univ. of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dept. of Surgery, "Regulatory and Structural Studies of the Sodium/Potassium Pump," January 15, 1992.
    • Univ. of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, "Regulatory and Structural Studies of the Na,K-pump," September 9, 1992.
    • Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, "Conserved Structure-function Relationships in the Na+/K+ pump," February 5, 1993.
    • Univ. of Houston, Dept. of Pharmacology, "Regulatory and Structural Studies of the Na,K-pump," February 23, 1993.
    • Univ. of Michigan/VA Medical Center, Dept. of Neurology, "Regulatory and Structural Studies of the Na,K-pump," December 7, 1993.
    • Medical College of Ohio, Dept. of Pharmacology, "Regulatory and Structural Studies of the Na,K-pump," December 8, 1993.
    • Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Dept. of Cell Biology and Anatomy, "Regulatory and Structural Studies of the Na,K-pump," March 11, 1994.
    • Univ. of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dept. of Internal Medicine, "Na,K-pump: Regulation and Structure," August 1, 1994.
    • Univ. of Nevada School of Medicine, Dept. of Physiology, "Regulatory and Structural Studies of Na,K-ATPase," November 17, 1994.
    • Southern Salt, Water, and Kidney Club, Annual Meeting, "Ion-translocating ATPase Regulation at the mRNA Level," December 2, 1994.
    • Univ. of S. California, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, "Regulation and Structural Studies of Na,K-ATPase, the Sodium Pump," December 15, 1994.
    • Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Dept. of Physiology, "Structure-function Studies of the Na,K-ATPase Catalytic Subunit," March 1, 1995.
    • Hospital for Sick Children, Div. of Cell Biology, "Regulatory and Structural Studies of the Na,K-ATPase," August 3, 1995.
    • Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Dept. of Physiology, "Structure-function Relations in Na,K-pump," November 8, 1995.
    • Baylor College of Medicine, Dept. of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, "Subunit Diversity in the Na,K-pump," August 5, 1997.
    • Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Dept. of Physiology, "Structure-function Studies of Na,K-ATPase," August 28, 1998.
    • University of Northern Iowa, Dept. of Biology, Wellcome Visiting Lecturer, "The Na,K-pump: Regulation and Diversity in the Maintenance of Cellular Homeostasis," October 20, 1998.
    • East Tennessee State University, Dept. of Physiology, "Regulation of the Na,K-pump," February 25, 1999.
    • University of Texas Medical Branch, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics, "Isoform Diversity in the Na,K-pump," September 27, 1999.
    • Université de Poitiers, "Subunit Diversity in the Na,K-pump," November 6, 2001.
    • Yerevan State University, Armenia, "Physiological Significance of Na,K-ATPase Heterogeneity," October 2, 2002.
    • Institut de Pharmacologie et de Toxicologie, Lausanne, Switzerland, "Heterogeneity in the Na,K-ATPase: Physiological Significance of Subunit Isoforms," November 22, 2002.
    • Texas Tech University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, "Enzyme Heterogeneity: Lessons from the Na,K-ATPase," October 8, 2003.
    • University of Kansas Medical Center, Dept. of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, "Structural and Regulatory Diversity in the Na,K-ATPase," April 24, 2006.
    • University of Louisville, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, "Protein Heterogeneity and Regulatory Diversity: Why Do We Need So Many Ion Pumps?," April 27, 2006.
    • University of Louisville, Na,K-ATPase Club, "Antibodies as Probes of Na,K-pump Structure," April 28, 2006.
    • Medical University of Ohio, Dept. of Physiology, Pharmacology, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Sciences, "Structural and Regulatory Diversity in the Na,K-ATPase," May 3, 2006.
    • George Washington University, Dept. of Pharmacology and Physiology, "Isoform Diversity in the Na,K-pump" November 12, 2007.
    • Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, “Isoform Diversity in the Na,K-pump,” September 28, 2009.
    • United States Air Force Academy, Department of Biological Sciences, “Na,K-pump: Diversity and Regulation of a Critical Membrane Protein Complex,” April 8, 2010.
    • Research Conference on the Interactions of Cardiac Sterioids and the Na+,K+-ATPase, Jerusalem, “Phylogeny and the Na+,K+-pump: Implications for Structure-Function Relationships,” February 28, 2011.
  • GRANT SUPPORT
    • Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research 129760, Role of Amino Acid Catabolism in Na+ Transport Across Perfused Blue Crab Gills, 6/1/81-10/31/81, $425 (Principal Investigator)
    • NIH F32 AM06985, T3 Stimulation of Sodium Potassium ATPase in Cultured Cells. 7/1/82-6/31/84, $29,000 (Principal Investigator)
    • NIH and State of Texas, Biomedical Research Support Grant, Stimulation of the Na,K-pump by Low External K+ in Cultured Cells. 10/1/87-3/31/88, $8,900 (Principal Investigator)
    • March of Dimes 5-749, Immunological Characterization of Na,K-pump Isoforms during Development, 9/1/89-6/30/92, $70,000 (Principal Investigator)
    • NIH R29 HL39846, Molecular Basis of Cardiac Glycoside Affinity, 4/1/88-3/31/94, $276,119 (Principal Investigator)
    • NIH K01 HL02305, Analysis of Cardiac Glycoside Affinity in Cultured Cells, 4/1/89-3/31/94, $253,200 (Principal Investigator)
    • March of Dimes 1-FY92-0461, Immunological Characterization of Na,K-pump Isoforms during Development, 7/1/92-9/30/94, $100,000 (Principal Investigator)
    • NIH R01 DK30603, Mechanism of Renal Acid-Base Homeostasis, 7/1/94-6/30/99, $934,449 (Co-investigator; Thomas D. DuBose, Jr., Principal Investigator)
    • NIH P50 GM38529, Surgery Trauma Research Center, Pathogenesis of Multiple Organ Failure, 7/1/93-6/30/98, $225,425 (Principal Investigator, Molecular Biology Core; Frank G. Moody, Program Director)
    • American Heart Association Texas Affiliate 98G-385, Isoform Diversity in the Na,K-pump, 7/1/98-6/30/00, $113,394 (Principal Investigator)
    • NIH R01 RR10799, Physiological Significance of Na,K-pump Isoforms, 9/01/2005-8/30/09, $1,000,000 (Principal Investigator)
  • CURRENT PROJECTS
    • Structure-function relations in Na,K-ATPase isoforms.
    • Ionic homeostasis in cultured prostate epithelial cells.



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