Dr. Arthur Penn
Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBS)
VMED 5126: Cell Biology to 1st year SVM students as part of their introduction to "One Medicine" (Course participant).
CBS 7108: Critical Analysis in Molecular Biology/Medicine--The goals of this course are to enable PhD candidates in Biomedical Science programs to gain experience in and become comfortable with interpretation and formal presentation of scientific data to diverse and critical audiences (Course Director).
CBS 7104: Biomedical Cell and Molecular Biology: graduate level cell and molecular biology (Course Director).
Responsible Conduct of Research: (How to keep from destroying your career before it gets started). 8 hours in Introduction to Research (VMED 7004); required course for all SVM graduate students.
Plus, other vital stuff not generally taught in formal courses.
We study cardiovascular and respiratory system responses to air pollutant exposures, particularly to second-hand smoke and petrochemical combustion products. A recent focus has been on the relationship between in utero exposure to these pollutants and subsequent adult autherosclerotic and allergic responses. We use molecular biology, microscopy (light, fluorescence, ultrastructural), analytical chemistry and immunocytochemistry techniques to investigate the mechanisms underlying the pathologic and functional responses to these environmental exposures.