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CURRICULUM VITAE (May, 2017)

BIOGRAPHICAL

NAME: Elias Aizenman
BIRTHPLACE: Mexico City, Mexico
BUSINESS ADDRESS: Department of Neurobiology and Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 7020 BST3, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
BUSINESS PHONE: (412)648-9434 FAX: (412)648-1441
ELECTRONIC MAIL: redox@pitt.edu

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

UNDERGRADUATE:
1977-1981 Boston University B.A. Biology
Boston, MA

GRADUATE:
1981-1985 The Johns Hopkins University Ph.D. Toxicology
Baltimore, MD

POST GRADUATE:
1985-1987 Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital
Boston, MA.

APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS

1987-1989 Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital
Instructor
Department of Neurology
Boston, MA

1989 Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Program in Neuroscience
Boston, MA

1989-1994 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
Pittsburgh, PA

1994-2001 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Pittsburgh, PA

2001-present University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Pittsburgh, PA

2006 Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Dozor Visiting Scholar
Faculty of the Health Sciences

Be'er Sheva, Israel

2010-present Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Adjunct Professo
r
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Faculty of Health Sciences

Be'er Sheva, Israel


TEACHING

2008-Present Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

2002-2012 Cellular Basis of Signal Transduction
2001-2005 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
2001-2002 Cellular Communication and Cell Signaling
1997-2000 Foundations of Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Neuroscience)
1998-2000 Channels, Synapses and Circuits
1992-1997 Neuroscience II (Neurochemistry)
1993 Biophysics of Excitable Membranes
1994-1998 Cellular Communication and Cell Signaling
1989-2010 Medical Neuroscience

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SERVICE

2000-Present Member, Medical Scientist (MD/PhD) Training Program Steering Committee
2002-Present
Member, Medical Scientist (MD/PhD) Training Program Admissions Committee
2008-present Course Block Director, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
2013-present Member, Graduate Student Career Development Committee


1992 Reviewer, WPIC Internal Grant Review Program
1992 Reviewer, University Internal Grant Review Program
1992-1994 Member, Center for Neuroscience Evaluations Committee
1992-1996 Member, Center for Neuroscience Curriculum Committee
1992-1994 Member, Physiology Graduate Program Committee
1992-1993 Member, Neurobiology PRMS Document Preparation Committee
1992-2005 Member, Medical Neuroscience Course Design Group
1993-1998 Organizer, Neurobiology Seminars Program
1994-1996 Co-Chair, Neurobiology Graduate Program Committee
1995 Member, Graduate Curriculum Programs Task Force
1995 Member, School of Medicine Tenure Ad-hoc Committee (2)
1995 Member, Neurology Internal Advisory Board
1995-1996 Member, Pharmacology Training Grant Selection Committee
1996-1998 Member, Combined Programs Graduate Admissions Committee
1996-2003 Member, Neuroscience Training Grants Steering Committee
1996-2003 Member, Molecular Pharmacology Training Program Faculty
1997-1998 Member, Parkinson’s Center of Excellence
1997-1998 Member, Neurobiology Graduate Admissions Committee
1997-1999 Member, Neurobiology Faculty Search Committee
1998-2002 Member, Children’s Hospital Scientific Review Subcommittee
1999-2001 Member, Center for Neuroscience Curriculum Committee
2000-2002 Member, Center for Neuroscience Graduate Admissions Committee
2002-2004 Co-Chair, Center for Neuroscience Graduate Admissions Committee
2003-2004 Member, Molecular Pharmacology Training Program Executive Committee
2002-2007 Chair, Center for Neuroscience Medical Scientist (MD/PhD) Training Program Recruitment Committee
2004-2007 Director, Environmental Basis of Neurodegeneration Research Core, University of Pittsburgh.


PATENTS

1. International Patent WO 1991/002523, August 17, 1990. Glutamatergic amino acids agonists and antagonists. Inventors: P.A. Rosenberg and E. Aizenman.  Assignee: The Children’s Medical Center Corporation, Boston.

2.  United States Patent 5,091,391, February 25, 1992.  Method of resisting neurodegenerative disorders.  Inventors: E. Aizenman, P.A. Rosenberg and P.M. Gallop.  Assignee: University of Pittsburgh.

3.  United States Patent 5,145,862, September 8, 1992. Method of resisting neurodegenerative disorders.  Inventors: E. Aizenman, P.A. Rosenberg and P.M. Gallop.  Assignee: University of Pittsburgh.                                        

4.  International Patent app.WO 2015/142826, September 24, 2015. Kv2.1 channel-derived peptides and methods of use.  Inventors: E. Aizenman, M.C. McCord. Assignee: University of Pittsburgh.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

1981-2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science
1982-Present Society for Neuroscience
2002-2012 American Society for Cell Biology
2007-Present International Society for Zinc Biology
2007-Present International Neurotoxicology Association


AWARDS AND HONORS

1981 Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in Biology
1981 Phi Beta Kappa
1981 Boston University Alumni Award in Biology
1985-1987 National Research Service Award in Developmental Neurology
1987-1988 Fight For Sight Research Fellowship
1997 NARSAD Independent Investigator Award
2006 Dozor Visiting Scholar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
2010 President-Elect, International Society for Zinc Biology
2011 President, International Society for Zinc Biology
2015 William E. Brown Outstanding MSTP Mentor Award
2016 Charles E. Kaufman Foundation Initiative Award (with Michael Palladino)
2017
Dozor Visiting Scholar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
2017 Chair, NOMD NIH Study Section


OUTSIDE SERVICE

Member:
BRRT Study Section (NIH-NIGMS; 1994-1998)
Society for Neuroscience Program Committee (1997-2000)
Board of Directors, International Society for Zinc Biology (2008-present)
Membership Committee, International Society for Zinc Biology (2008-2010)

Program Committee, International Society for Zinc Biology (2008-2012)
Publications & Advertisement Committee, International society for zinc biology (2010-present)
NOMD Study Section (NIH-NINDS; 2012-2018; Chair 2017-2018)
Editorial Board, Neurobiology of Disease

Ad Hoc Reviewer:
Special Review Committee (P01), NIH-NIGMS (1992)
Spinal Cord Research Foundation (1992)
Minority Biomedical Research Support Program Special Emphasis Panel, NIH- NIGMS (1996)
BRRT Study Section (NIH- NIGMS; 2001)
The Wellcome Trust, UK (2001-2002)
Israel Science Foundation (2007-2010)
NIH ARRA Challenge Grants (2009)
NOMD Study Section (2010)


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