Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Louisiana, Monroe, USA
The causes of human pathophysiology and the development of novel compounds towards devastating and fatal diseases excited me the most at the onset of my career. Therefore, I decided to devote all my effort on the exploration of the intracellular mechanisms which are involved in the initiation, progression and maintenance of such abnormalities. My pre- and post- graduate research on inflammation-related pathologies have resulted in several first authored publications in peer reviewed journals of high caliber such as PNAS, British Journal of Cancer, AJP Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology as well as a USA patent (US 20100152114 A1). Among other findings, I have introduced the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory role of Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone antagonists in human tissues and I have reported that the wild type p53 is crucial for the vascular barrier integrity in human lung tissues. Currently, I am honored to serve as a reviewer in more than 20 international journals.
Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone and Carcinogenesis, P53 and Inflammation,Vascular Biology