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Dr. Steven Gross
Steven S. Gross, Ph.D., is Professor of Pharmacology, Director of the Mass Spectrometry Core Facility. Dr. Gross' expertise is in pharmacology, and cell and structural biology, particularly in relation to the role of nitric oxide (NO) as a signaling molecule. In the late 1980's, Dr. Gross and colleagues made the initial identification of L-arginine as the precursor of NO in blood vessels.  They were also first to establish that NOS inhibition elevates blood pressure in animals, demonstrating that NO plays a physiological role in controlling blood pressure and vascular tone. Since then, research efforts have predominantly focused on elucidating the enzymes and mechanisms that regulate NO synthesis in cells.  Results of these basic studies have provided fundamental insights into the therapeutic control of NO synthesis, resulting in core technologies for the creation of ArgiNOx Inc., a biotech start-up that is developing novel NO-based drugs.  Dr. Gross has authored or coauthored more than 90 research publications and 40 book chapters, review articles and books in the area of NO biology.  He is an active member of NIH Study Sections and is a founder and Board Director of the Nitric Oxide Society, a group that organizes the major annual international meetings on the subject of NO and publishes a peer-reviewed scientific journal with novel reports on NO biology and chemistry.  Dr. Gross received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
  Dr. Yuliang Ma

  Dr. Qiuying Chen
  Alex Hansler -Pharmacology Program Graduate Student. Entering class of 2007.




  Stephanie Backovic
Tal Nuriel -Pharmacology Program Graduate Student. Entering class of 2005.

Pamela Wille -Pharmacology Program Graduate Student. Entering class of 2004.