Mary L. Taub Ph.D.

Mary Taub

Mary L. Taub
Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Biochemistry

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Cell growth, differentiation and development; Cell Metabolism; Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology; RNA; Signal Transduction; Stem Cells; Transcription - Gene; Transcription Factors

Contact Information
955 Main St., Suite 4102, Buffalo, NY 14203 (mailing address)
521 BRB (office)
521 Biomedical Research Building
3435 Main St., Bldg. 26
Buffalo, New York 14214
Phone: (716) 829-3300
Fax: (716) 829-2132
biochtau@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

Regulation of Kidney Epithelial Cell Growth, Transport and Differentiation

Our laboratory is investigating the molecular mechanisms by which hormones, growth factors and extracellular matrix proteins regulate kidney tubule epithelial cell growth and functional differentiation in vitro. An established canine kidney epithelial cell line, MDCK, and isolated "mutants" are currently being utilized to examine the actions of growth regulatory on the expression of several proteins including the Na+, K+-ATPase and laminin, a glycoprotein in the extracellular matrix. The effects of novel growth regulatory factors on the expression of proteins involved in gluconeogenesis, membrane transport, renal disease and growth control in primary renal cell cultures are being examined. Primary kidney epithelial cells differentiate into nephrons in a reconstituted extracellular matrix proteins is the subject of study.

Education and Training:

  • PhD, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara (1976)
  • MA, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara (1974)
  • BA, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, University of California, San Diego (1971)

Employment:

  • Professor, Biochemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1992-present)
  • Associate Professor, Biochemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1985–1992)
  • Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1979–1985)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Biology, University of California, San Diego (1976–1979)

Awards and Honors:

  • Service Award (2021)
  • Service Award (2009)
  • Research Career Development Award, NIH (1983)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIH (1978)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIH (1976)

Research Expertise:

  • Genetics, Cultured Animal Cells: Isolation and Characterization of Mutants Isolation and Characterization of Transformants
  • Kidney Cell Culture, Hormonally Defined Medium: Growth of Differentiated Cells in Hormonally Defined Medium; Development of Primary Kidney Cell Cultures
  • Mechanism of Hormone, Growth Factor Action: Mechanism of Action of Effector Molecules by cyclic AMP, Calcium Protein Kinases; MAP Kinases
  • Membrane Transport: Membrane Transport Studies into Intact Cells, Isolated Basolateral Membranes
  • Molecular Biology: Transcriptional Regulation; Post-transcriptional Regulation

UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:

  • Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems and Bioinformatics

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • July 2015–June 2021
    Regulation of the Kidney Cancer Epigenome by Oncometabolite L-2-Hydroxyglutarate
    National Cancer Institute
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,860,550
  • September 2014–August 2015
    Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells with the CTNS Mutation
    WNYStem
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • June 2008–October 2012
    Mechanisms Underlying the Fanconi Syndrome in Cystinosis
    Cystinosis Research Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $308,892
  • January 2008–June 2009
    Renal Stem Cells for Regenerative Therapy
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $20,000
  • May 2008–April 2009
    Renal Stem Cells for Regenerative Therapy
    National Kidney Foundation of WNY
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $6,500
  • June 2001–May 2006
    Role of protein kinases in transport regulation
    NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,092,000
  • February 2001–January 2003
    Role of Eicosanoids in the Reglation of Ion Transport: a Determinant in Hypertension
    James H. Cummings Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $40,000
  • April 2001–December 2002
    Regulation of kidney cell growth by the Wilms' Tumor gene
    Kidney Foundation of Western New York
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $6,000
  • January 1999–December 2000
    Nephrotoxicity of Ifosfamide IV
    Troup Memorial fund
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $18,000
  • March 1999–February 2000
    ErbB-2 in the Kidney
    Kidney Foundation of Western New York
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $4,500
  • November 1994–December 1999
    Assessment of Tissue Culture Substrata
    Corning, Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $169,995
  • July 1999–June 1999
    Regulation of Kidney Cell Growth by the Wilm's Tumor Gene
    Association for Research on Childhood Cancer
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $30,000
  • May 1997–April 1998
    Role of ErbB-2 in the Renal Proximal Tubule
    KidneyFoundation of Western New York
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $3,200
  • May 1997–April 1998
    Nephrotoxicity of Ifosfamide III
    Kidney Foundation of Western New York
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $3,200
  • June 1995–May 1997
    Nephrotoxicity of Ifosfamide II
    James H Cummings Foundaton
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $20,000
  • June 1994–May 1995
    Nephrotoxicity of Ifosfamide
    Children's ospital of Buffalo
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $14,000
  • March 1994–February 1995
    Primary kidney cultures in the study of nephrotoxic drugs
    State University of New York at Buffalo
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $15,000
  • May 1994–April 1994
    Cloning of the Sea Urchin Cannabinoid Receptor
    Multidisciplinary Research Pilot Project
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $20,000
  • February 1992–January 1994
    Development of proximal tubule cell culture system for nephrotoxin studies
    Johns Hopkiins Agency for Alternatives to Animal Testing
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $203,000
  • June 1988–August 1993
    Hormonal Regulation of Kidney Epithelial Cell Growth
    NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $600,000
  • May 1992–October 1992
    In vitro kidney cell culture for nephrotoxin assays I
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $9,000
  • August 1991–July 1991
    In vitro kidney cell culture for nephrotoxin assays
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $36,836
  • October 1989–June 1991
    Use of extracellular matrix in biotechnology
    New York State Technology Development Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $24,000
  • February 1989–September 1989
    Role of growth factors and cell attachment factors in polycystic kidney disease
    New York State Technology Development Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $45,000
  • September 1983–August 1988
    Regulation of Kidney Epithelial Cell Growth by Hormones
    NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,110,000
  • July 1987–June 1988
    Control of chloride transport in MDCK cell cultures
    New York State Technology Development Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $20,000
  • May 1986–April 1988
    Control of chloride transport in MDCK cell cultures
    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $60,000
  • February 1987–January 1988
    Development of Primary Culture System for Toxicology Testing
    Toxicology Center, State University of New York at Buffalo
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $10,000
  • February 1986–January 1988
    Use of Primary cultures for nephrotoxicity Testing
    the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal testing
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $40,000
  • January 1987–December 1987
    Modification and Assessment of Millipore Materials
    Millipore Corporation
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $30,000
  • July 1986–June 1987
    Effects of insulin on growth and differentiated functions of primary kidney cells
    New York Sate Research Council
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $19,000
  • January 1983–December 1986
    Hormonal Regulation of Kidney Epithelial Cell Growth II
    NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $537,000
  • January 1986–July 1986
    Processing of Tissue Culture Medium
    NIH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $90,000
  • April 1986–March 1986
    The use of renal cell cultures to study the genetics of the Lesch Nyhan Syndrom
    Arthritis Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $6,000
  • January 1983–December 1983
    Research Development Allocation
    State University of New York at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $2,000
  • March 1983–June 1983
    Cell Growth Conference
    Gibco
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $1,500
  • January 1980–December 1982
    Hormonal Regulation of Kidney Epithelial Cell Growth
    NIH
    $510,000
  • January 1980–December 1980
    Biomedical Research Support Grant
    NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $7,500
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Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Taub ML, Springate JE, Cutuli F. (2010) Biochemistry, Functions, Types and Roles. In: Prostaglandins Regulate Growth and Transport in Cultured Renal Cells, in Prostaglandins. Nova, 27-54.
  • Taub M. (2005) Basic Cell Culture Protocols Third Edition. In: Primary kidney proximal tubule cells. Humana Press, 153-161.
  • Mary Taub. (1997) Renal Tubule Cells (Growth of Different Subpopulations of Renal Cells in Defined Medium). In: in Protocols in Cell and Tissue Culture (Ed., J.B. Griffiths, A. Doyle, and D.G. Newell). John Wiley and Sons, West Sussex, England, 153-161.
  • Mary Taub. (1997) Primary Kidney Cells. In: in in Basic Cell Culture Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, Ed. J.W. Pollard and J.M. Walker. . Humana Press, Clifton, NJ, 153-161.
  • Mary Taub. (1996) Immortalized Cell Lines of Renal Cells. In: in Methods in Renal Toxicology, Ed. Lash and Zalups). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fld, 463-483.
  • Mary Taub. (1996) In: Cell Culture.
  • Mary Taub. (1995) Cell Cultures, Cortical Epithelial Cell, Rabbit. In: In Vitro Biological Systems: Preparation and Maintenance (Ed., C.A. Tyson and J.M. Frazier, Vol 1 of Methods in Toxicology. Academic Press, Inc., Orlando, FL, 366-373.
  • Mary Taub. (1992) In: The Biology of Cultured Cells.
  • Mary Taub. (1990) In: Primary Kidney Cells.
  • M.A. Aleo, M.L. Taub, S.R. Olson, P.A. Nickerson, P.S. Kostyniak. (1987) In: Primary Cultures of Rabbit Renal Proximal Tubule Cells as an In Vitro Model of Nephrotoxicity: Effects of Two Mercurials.
  • Mary Taub. (1986) In: The Use of Kidney Cell Culture and Hormonally Defined Medium to Study Renal Cancer.
  • Mary Taub. (1985) Tissue Culture of Epithelial Cells.
  • S.M. Ford, M. Taub. (1985) In: Aproaches to the Development of Selective Media for Renal Epithelial Cells.
  • Devis, PE. Taub, M. (1985) In: PGE1 Responsiveness of Dibutyryl Cyclic AMP Resistant MDCK Cells.
  • Mary Taub. (1984) Tissue Culture of Epithelial Cells. Plenum Pub, NY, NY.
  • Mary Taub. (1984) In: Importance of Hormonally Defined Serum-Free Medium for In Vitro Studies Concerning Epithelial Transport.
  • Mary Taub. (1984) In: Kidney Cell cultures in Hormonally Defined serum Free Medium.
  • Mary Taub. (1984) In: Methods for Growth of Primary and Established Kidney Cell Cultures.
  • Mary Taub. (1984) In: Viruses in the Stuudy of the Polarity of Epithelial Membranes.
  • J. McRoberts, M. Taub, M.H. Saier, Jr. (1981) The Madin Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) Cell Line. In: in Functionally Differentiated Cell Lines Ed. G. Sato. Alan R. Liss, NY, NY, 117-140.
  • M. Taub. (1979) Studies of the Na+ Channel in a Cultured Dog Kidney Epithelial Cell Line Utilizing Amiloride. In: Amiloride and Epithelial Sodium Transport ed. A. Cuthbert. Alan R. Liss, Inc. NY, NY, 155-166.
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Professional Memberships:

  • American Association for Cancer Research (2007–present)
  • American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1992–present)
  • American Society Cell Biology (1976–present)
  • Society for In Vitro Biology (1976–present)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (1976–present)
  • American Society of Nephrology

Presentations:

  • "Role of Oncometabolite 2Hydroxyglutarate in Renal Differentiation and Cancer" European Society of Medicine (ESMED) Congress 2021 (2021)
  • "Oncometabolite L-2HG Impairs Histone and DNA Demethylation thereby Blocking Renal Differentiation" UB Cancer Research Consortium (2021)
  • "Effects of Oncometabolite L-2-hydroxyglutarate (L2HG) on differentiation of normal renal proximal tubule cells" SciTalk (2021)
  • "Role of Oncometabolite L-2Hydroxyglutarate in Kidney Development" Tumor Metabolism and the Microenvironment (2021)
  • "Mechanisms Underlying the Fanconi Syndrome in Cystinosis" Second International Conference on Cystinosis; Cystinosis Research Foundation (2010)
  • "Regulation of Growth and Function of Kidney Cells" ; Invitrogen (2007)
  • "Regulation of Growth of Kidney Cells" Symposium on Aquaporins; Guangju University (2006)
  • "Regulation of Renal Na,K-ATPase by Prostaglandins" Federation of Asian and Pacific Physiological Societies (2006)
  • "Regulation of Growth and Function of Kidney Cells" Seminar; MedImmune (2003)
  • "Mechanisms underlying regulation of transport in kidney cells" ; Roswell Park Memorial Institute; Department of Biophysics (2001)
  • "Regulation of Growth and Function of Renal Cells" ; Abbott Laboratories (2001)
  • "Role of the substratum in renal proximal tubule cell growth" Annual Meeting; American Society for Cell Biology (1996)
  • "Role of the Substratum in the Regltion of Renal Proximal Tubule Cell Growth" ; Corning, Inc (1996)
  • "Regulation of renal cell growth and function by hormones" ; Canisius College; Biology Department (1996)
  • "Hormonal regulation of kidney epithelial cell growth" ; State University of New York at Buffalo; Department of Biochemical Pharmacology (1995)
  • "Immortalization of rabbit kidney proximal tubule cells in serum free medium" American Tissue Culture Association, Annual Meeting; American Tissue Culture Association (1994)
  • "Regulation of growth and funcntion of kidney cells in serum free medim" ; State University of New York at Buffalo; Department of Anatomical Sciences (1993)
  • "Regulation of growth and function of kidney cells in serum free medium" Staff conference; Roswell Park memorial Institute (1993)
  • "Kidney Cells in Defined Medium" NIH workshop on Establishment of Cell Lines for Hypertension Research; NIH (1991)
  • "Control of Kidney Epithelial Cell Growth and Functions in Defined Medium" ; Molecular Devices Corporation (1990)
  • "Control of kidney epithelial cell growth and function in serum-free medium" Workshop on Growth Factors and the Kidney; State University of New York at Buffalo; Graduate Group for Experimental Nephrology (1990)
  • "control of Kidney epithelial cell growth and differentiation in defined medium" ; Roswell Park Memorial Institute (1990)
  • "Control of kidney epithelial cell growth in defined medium" ; Verax Corporation (1990)
  • "Control of extracellular matrix protein biosynthesis in normal and mutant kidney cells" ; State University of New York at Buffalo; Biochemistry Department (1989)
  • "Hormonally defined serum free medium" ; ; Intergen Corporation (1988)
  • "Expression of Differentiated Function in Primary Rabbit Kidney Proximal Tubule Cells" Symposium, Annual Meeting; American Society Toxicology (1988)
  • "Primary proximal tubule cell cultures" Toxicology Gordon Conference; Gordon Conferences (1987)
  • "Mechanism of action of hormones and other regulatory factors on growth and expression of differentiated functions of kidney cells cultured in serum free medium" ; ; University of Nebraska Medical Center (1987)
  • "Mechanism of action of hormones and other regulatory factors on growth and expression of differnetiatted functions of kidney cells cultured in serum-free medium" ; NIH; Dental Institute (1987)
  • "Mechanism of action of hormones on groth and expression of differentiated functions of kidney cells cultured in serum free medim" ; State University of New York at Buffalo; Dept Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (1986)
  • "Mechanism of action of hormones and other regulatory factors on growth and expression of differnetiatted functions of kidney cells cultured in serum-free medium" University of Toronto; Hospital for Sick Children (1985)
  • "Establishment of kidney epithelial cell lines" NIH kdiney cell culture meeting; NIH (1985)
  • "Mechanism of action of hormones on growth and expression of differentiated functions of kidney cells cultured in serum-free medium" ; Roswell Park Memorial Institute (1985)
  • "Mechanism of Action of Hormones on Growth and Expression of Differentiated Functions of Kidney Cells Cultured in Serum-Free Medium" ; University of Massachusetts; Department of Zoology (1985)
  • "Mechanism of action of ormones on growth and expression of differentiated functions of kidney cells cultured in serum-free medium" ; UEast Virginia Medical School; Department of Physiology (1985)
  • "Mechanism of action of hormones on growth and exprssion of differentiated functions of kidney cells cultured in serum-free medium" ; Roswell Park Memorial Institute; Department of Experimental Biology (1985)
  • "Growthof primary kidney cells in defined medium" International Symposium on Growth and Differentiation of Cells in a Defined Environment; International Cell Biology Meeting (1984)
  • "Kidney cell cultures in hormonally defined medium" ; Kyung Hee University (1984)
  • "Kidney cellcultures in hormonally defined medium" ; State University of New York at Stony Brook; Dept of Nephrology (1984)
  • "Responsiveness of primary kidney cell cultures to neprhotoxic drugs" ; Bristol Laboratories (1984)
  • "Differentiated Functions of Kidney Cells in Serum-Free Medium" International Round Table Discussion on Serum-Free Cell Culture; American Tissue Culture Association (1984)
  • "Differentiated Functions of Primary Kidney Cells" American Tissue Culture Association, Annual Meeting; can Tissue Culture Association (1984)
  • "Primary proximal tubule cell cutures in defined medium" workshop on determinants of growth, form and function in epithelia; IXTH International Congress of Nephrology (1984)
  • "Hormones control the growth and functional properties of cultured kidney cells in serum-free medium" Membrane Workshop; University of Rochester; Department of Radiation Biology and Biophysics (1984)
  • "Growth of normal and moalignant epithelial cells in hormonally defined serum-free medium" ; Roswell Park Memorial Institute (1984)
  • "Growth of normal and transformed kidney cells in defined medium" Symposium on animal cell culture; growth factors and cell proliferation; Symposium on animal cell culture (1983)
  • "Characterization of the hormone responses and functional properties of kidney cells in serum-free medium" ; University of Pittsburgh; Biochemistry Dept (1983)
  • "characterization of the Hormone Responses and Functional Properties of Kidney Cells in Serum-Free Medium" ; University of Texas, Galveston; Biochemistry Dept (1983)
  • "Kidney cell culture and hormonally defined serum-free medium" ; University of Texas, Houston; dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1983)
  • "Primary Rabbit kidney epithelial cell cultures in hormonally defined medium" Annual Meeting, FASEB; FASEB (1983)
  • "Hormonally defined serum-free medium and kidney cell culture" Virology Group; Merck Research Laboratories (1982)
  • "Hormones regulatte the grwoth and functions of cultued kidney epithelial cells" Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; University of Colorado, Boulder (1982)
  • "Madin Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) Variants have Lost the PGE1 Requirement for Growth" Evolution of Hormone Receptor Systems; ICN-UCLA Symposium (1982)
  • "What is it in serum that causes cells to grow?" ; Roswell Park Memorial Institute (1982)
  • "Hormones regulate the growth and functions of cultured kidney epithelial cells" Tumor Virus Laboratory; NIH (1981)
  • "Regulation of kidney epithelial cell growth" 9th Cold Spring Harbor Conference on Cell Proliferation; Cold Spring Harbor Labs (1981)
  • "Primary kidney cell cultures in hormonally defined medium" 21st Annual Scientific Symposium on Kidney Disease; ASN (1981)
  • "Growth of normal and transformed kidney cells in defined medium" Oncology Seminar Series; Roswell Park Memorial Institute (1981)
  • "Hormones regulate the growth and funcntions of cutured kidney epithelial cells" ; University of California, Santa Barbara; Section of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1981)
  • "Use of Hormonally Defined Serum-Free Medium to grow Primary Kidney Cell Cultures" Hormonal Regulation of Ion Transport in Epithelial Tissues; New York Academy of Sciences (1980)
  • "Primary Renal Culture in Defined Medium" American Tissue Culture Association/Role and Replacement of Serum in culture medium; American Tissue Culture Association; National Meeting (1980)
  • "Alterations in cAMP metabolism in variants of MDCk cells lacking the PGE1 requirement for growth" Annual Meeting, American Society for Cell Biology; ASCB (1979)
  • "Amiloride Resistant Mutants of MDCK cells" Amiloride and the Epithelial Sodium Channel; ASN (1979)
  • "5-Fluorotryptophan Resistant Mutants" Lake Arrowhead Genetics Conference; Lake Arrowhead Genetics Conference (1976)
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Service Activities:

  • Academia Letters (2021)
  • Frontiers Endocrinology Oncology (2021)
  • Tenure Promotions Committee (2021–present)
  • Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (2020–2021)
  • Attended departmental virtual events on racism; attendee (2020–2021)
  • Reviewer, Cancer Research; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2020–2010)
  • Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research (2020–2021)
  • Medical Science Monitor (2020–2021)
  • BBA Disease (2018–2019)
  • PLOS One (2018–2019)
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2018–2019)
  • Reviewer, Lipids; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2017–2018)
  • Research Promotions Committee (2017–2020)
  • IFR Committee (2017–present)
  • Reviewer, J. Pharm. Exptl. Therapeutics; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2016–2018)
  • Reviewer, J. Lab and Clin. Medicine; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2015–2010)
  • IFR Committee (2012–2014)
  • Reviewer, J. Cell. Physiology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2011–2000)
  • reviewer, biochemistry and Cell biology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010–2020)
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  • Reviewer, Toxicology In Vitro; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010–2000)
  • Reviewer, biochem. Biophys. Acta; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010–2000)
  • Reviewer, J. Cell Biology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010–2000)
  • Reviewer, J. Cell. Biochem; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010–2000)
  • Faculty Council (2004–2007)
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  • Reviewer Dissertation Indian Institute of Technology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003–2004)
  • reviewer Physiologic Reviews; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003–2004)
  • Philip Morris; Philip Morris;; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2003)
  • grant reviewer, Philip Morris grant reviewer; Ad Hoc Reviewer for Program Grants (2003)
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  • consultant, MedImmune Corp.; Consultant (2003)
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  • Ohio Cancer Foundation; Ohio Cancer Foundation;; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2002)
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  • NIH; NIH Special Study Section;; Chair (1999)
  • Organizer, Workshop on Diabetic Nephropathy Graduate Group in Experimental Nephrology; Organizing Committee Member (1997)
  • Center for Applied Molecular BIology and Immunology (1995–1990)
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  • NIH; Pathology A Study Section, NIH;; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1995)
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  • NIH; NIH Site Visit Team;; Panel Member (1994)
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  • Chair, Sesson on "In Vitro Test Systems in Toxicology"; Organizing Committee Member (1994)
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  • NIH; NIH Site Visit Team;; Panel Member (1992)
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  • Invited Lecturer, Normal and Transformed Cells; Guest Lecturer (1991)
  • Graduate Student Admissions Committee (1990–1995)
  • Seminars and Journal Club; Director (1990–1985)
  • Toxicology Center; member (1990–1985)
  • Academic Planning Committee; Member (1990–2002)
  • NIDDK; NIH Special Study Section III;; Panel Member (1990)
  • Graduate Student Admissions Committee; Member (1990–1992)
  • Invited Lecturer, Normal and Transformed Cells; Guest Lecturer (1990)
  • Invited Lecturer, Normal and Transformed Cells Catolic University, Center for Advanced Study in Cell and Molecular Biology; Guest Lecturer (1989)
  • NIH; NIH Site Visit Team;; Panel Member (1989)
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  • NIH; NIH Site Visit Team;; Panel Member (1988)
  • Graduate Research Proposal Committee; Member (1988–1989)
  • NIH; NIH Special Study Section;; Panel Member (1988)
  • NIH; NIH Special Study Section;; Panel Member (1987)
  • Graduate Research Proposal Committee; Member (1987–1988)
  • Graduate Student Admissions Committee (1986–1987)
  • reviewer, Immunologic Communications; Ad Hoc Reviewer (1986–1985)
  • NIH; NIH Special Study Section;; Panel Member (1986)
  • Graduate Group in Experimental Nephrology, Steering Committee (1986–1996)
  • NIH; NIH Site Visit Team;; Panel Member (1986)
  • graduate Student Admissions Committee; Member (1986–1987)
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  • NIH; NIH Special Study Section;; Panel Member (1985)
  • Seminar Program; Director (1985–1988)
  • Seminar Program; Member (1985–1987)
  • NIH; NIH Special Study Section;; Panel Member (1985)
  • NIH; NIH Special Study Section;; Panel Member (1985)
  • Organizer, conference on Cell Tissue Culture Culture Techniques in Renal Re; Organizing Committee Member (1985)
  • NIH; NIH Special Study Section;; Panel Member (1984)
  • Radiation Protection; Member (1984–2002)
  • Graduate Student Research Proposal Committee; Member (1984–1986)
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  • NIADDK; NIH Study Section, Site Visit;; Panel Member (1983)
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  • Organizer, Conference conference on Growth Factors and Cell Cutlure, Cetner for Tomorrow, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY; Organizing Committee Member (1982)
  • NIH; NIH Special Study Pathology A;; Panel Member (1982–present)
  • Invited Lecturer, Tissue Culture Course of Canada Saskatoon, Saskatchuan; Guest Lecturer (1982)
  • Member, Editorial Board, In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology; Editorial Board Member (1982–present)
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  • Visiting Scientist, Institute for Advanced Studies, Mexico City; Visiting Professor (1981)
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  • Steering Committee,Monoclonal Antibody Center (1980–1981)
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