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Syracuse University professor to serve on National Institutes of Health review panel
Syracuse University professor to serve on National Institutes of Health review panelJuly 23, 2004Edward Byrnesedbyrnes@syr.edu
Syracuse University biology and chemistry professor Gerda E. Breitwieser has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of grant review panel for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her four-year appointment began July 1.
As a reviewer for the NIH Neurotransporters, Receptors and Calcium Signaling study section at the Center for Scientific Review, Breitwieser and her colleagues will review a variety of NIH grant types for scientific merit. The study section will meet for two days, three times per year-in February, June and October-and review as many as 100 grants at each meeting.
Breitwieser received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her doctoral degree in molecular biology from Washington University-St. Louis. She came to SU in 2001 after 14 years at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to that, Breitwieser was a research associate and an instructor in the department of physiology and biophysics at the University of Texas’ Medical Branch.
Breitwieser, of Jamesville, N.Y., is also an adjunct associate professor in the department of pharmacology at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has more than 30 published articles and has recently served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Physiology (Cell) and the Journal of General Physiology. She currently serves as an associate editor of Circulation Research. Among her many professional affiliations, she is a member of the American Physiological Society, the Biophysical Society, the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Society for Neuroscience. Her recent research, “Molecular Determinants of Calcium Receptor Function,” has. received nearly $1 million in support from the NIH.
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