DR. MARK T. NELSON (1998) pdf

Dr. Nelson
Address:
Department of Pharmacology, University of Vermont
Given Building, Room B-333
89 Beaumont Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405-0068
Email: Mark.Nelson@uvm.edu

Telephone:
802-656-2500

Education:
1980 Ph.D., Neural Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1976 B.A., Mathematics & Biology with Honors, Tufts University, Medford, MA
1973 Undergraduate studies, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Professional Experience:
6/96-present Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
7/95-5/96 Interim Chair, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Vermont
5/93-present Professor, Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, University of Vermont (Secondary)
7/92-present Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Vermont
7/90-6/92 Associate Professor with Tenure, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Vermont
6/86-6/90 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Vermont
9/84-5/86 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL.
11/82-8/84 Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Sponsor: Professor B.K. Krueger
6/81-10/82 Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Fakultät fur Biologie, Universität Konstanz, West Germany. Sponsor: Professor P. Läuger
4/80-5/81 Research Fellow of the American Heart Association, Dept. of Physiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Sponsor: Professor M.P. Blaustein

Honors and Awards:
2001 Fellow, American Heart Association and the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences
1998 Member. Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering
1996 University Scholar, University of Vermont
1985-1990 Established Investigator of the American Heart Association
1982 Louis N. Katz Research Prize for Young Investigators, Honorable Mention (AHA)
1981-1982, 1984 Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Fellowship, Universität Konstanz, West Germany
1980-1981 American Heart Association Fellowship, University of Maryland
1978-1980 National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellowship, Washington University
1974 National Science Foundation Summer Fellowship, Swarthmore College

Society Memberships:
American Physiological Society
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)
Biophysical Society
Council on Basic Sciences, American Heart Association
Society of General Physiologists

Professional Services
2001-present Fellow of the American Heart Association
2001-present Fellow of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, AHA
1998-2002 Council Member, Biophysical Society
1995-1998 Member, Research Committee, American Heart Assn., VT/NH Affiliate
1994-1995 Chair, Research Committee, American Heart Assn., VT Affiliate.
1991-1995 Board of Directors of the American Heart Assn., VT Affiliate
1990-present Advisory Board Member for Program Project Grant of Dr. K. Sanders, Department of Physiology, University of Nevada, Reno.
1988-1995 Member, Research Council, VT Affiliate, American Heart Assn.
1991 Advisory Board Member for Program Project Grant of Dr. A. Cowley, University of Wisconsin, WI
1989, 1990 Three presentations to the local units of the VT Affiliate of the American Heart Assn.
1/1990 Advisory Board Member for Program Project Grant of Dr. A. Fisher, Environmental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
1989-1993 Abstract Reviewer for the annual mtg. of the American Heart Assn.
1988 Co-chair of Calcium Channel session of the Biophysical Society Meeting.

Editorial Boards and Journal Review:
2000-present Editorial Board of Molecular Pharmacology
1999-present Editorial Board of Journal of Smooth Muscle Research
1998-present Editor, British Journal of Pharmacology
1993-present Editorial Board of Circulation Research
1993-present Editorial Board of the American Journal of Physiology (Cell Physiology)
1991-1997 Editorial Board of the Journal of Vascular Research (formerly Blood Vessels)
1990-1997 Editorial Board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
1987-1998 Editorial Board of the American Journal of Physiology (Heart and Circulatory Physiology)
Reviewer for:
American Journal of Physiology (Lung), Biochemica Biophysica Acta, Biophysical Journal, Experimental Eye Research, FASEB, FEBS Letters, Gastroenterology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of General Physiology, Journal of Hypertension, Journal of Membrane Biology, Journal of Neurochemistry, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Journal of Physiology, Journal of Smooth Muscle Research, Journal of Vascular Research, Kidney International, Nature, Pediatric Research, Pflügers Archiv, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., Science

Publications:
Author or co-author of numerous articles and invited keynote addresses, conference papers and reviewed papers.

Research Interest:
Properties and roles of ion channels in smooth-muscle function.