University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

Bio for Frances Carr, Ph.D.
Frances Carr, Ph.D.

Frances Carr, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology

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1974  B.S., Biology and Psychology cum laude; Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA.

1980 Ph.D., Physiology & Biophysics/Molecular Endocrinology University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago IL

1980-1983 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, U Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

1983-1984 Research Fellow in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston MA

Academic Appointments

2005-present Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Member-Vermont Cancer Center, University of Vermont, Burlington VT

1999-2005 Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton NY

1992-1999 Associate Professor (adjunct), Department of Pharmacology; Research Associate   Professor, Department of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health   Sciences, Bethesda, MD

1987-1993 Director, Endocrine Research Division-Kyle Metabolic Unit, Department of Clinical Investigation, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC

1987-1992 Assistant Professor (adjunct), Department of Physiology;  Research Assistant Professor,  Department of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda MD

1985-1987 Associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA

1986-1987 Instructor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

1983-1987 Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

1981-1983 Instructor, Department of Physiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

1978-1980 Instructor, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, Illinois College of  Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL

Awards and Honors

1996 Meritorious Honor Award-U.S. Agency for International Development

1987-1994 Recipient of seven U.S. government Outstanding Performance Awards

1980-1983 National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health

1979 & 1980 Sigma Xi Graduate Research Forum, First Awards


2010 Zakrzewska EI, McKenzie A, White JH, Carr FE. Environmental toxins, bisphenol A (BPA) and dichlorodiphenyoldichloroethylene (DDE), disrupt thyroid hormone mediated events in rat pituitary GH3 cells. 14TH International Thyroid Congress, Paris, 2010.

2008 Zakrzewska EI, Bond JP, Carr FE. Microarray-based identification of putative biomarkers in follicular, papillary and anaplastic thyroid cancer. American Thyroid Association, Chicago IL, 2008.

1997 Carome MA, Kang Y-H, Bohen EM, Nicholson DE, Carr FE, Kiandoli LC, Brummel SE, Yuan CM.  Distribution of the cellular uptake of phosphorothioate oligodeoxynucleotides in the rat kidney in vivo. Kidney. 75:82-87, 1997.

1996 Dong Q, Brucker-Davis F, Weintraub BD, Smallridge RC, Carr FE, Battey J, Spiegel AM, Shenker A. Screening of candidate oncogenes in human thyrotroph tumors: absence of activating mutations of the G alpha q, G alpha 11, G alpha s or thyrotropin-relasing hormone receptor genes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 81:1134-1140, 1996.

1994 Kiang JG, Carr FE, Burns MR, McClain D. HSP-72 synthesis is promoted by increase in [Ca2+]i or activation of G proteins but not pHi or cAMP. Am J Physiol 267:c104-14, 1994.

For a complete list of Frances Carr's publications, please visit PubMed