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Jerome Breslin,  PhD


Primary Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY & PHYSIOLOGY

Assoc Professor
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY & PHYSIOLOGY

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Contacts
Email: jbreslin@health.usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-7631
Office: MDC, 2024
Mailing address 12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd MDC8
Tampa, FL 33612
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Education
  • PhD, Pharmacology & Physiology, University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey , Newark, United States - 2002.
  • MS, Biology, Seton Hall Universtiy ,USA - 1998.
  • BA, Biological Sciences, Rutgers University ,USA - 1993.
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    Interdisciplinary & Emerging Signature Programs
    Cardiovascular Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease, Cardiovascular.
     
    Research Summary

    My research area of interest is inflammation, with emphasis on the mechanisms that underlie swelling of tissues, or edema. Our laboratory focuses on two phenomena: First, we aim to understand the molecular signaling pathways and effector molecules in endothelial cells that initiate, sustain, and regulate microvascular permeability. This is important for understanding how excess fluid can accumulate in tissues. Second, we are also studying the molecular mechanisms that control the intrinsic pumping of lymphatic vessels, which contributes to removing excess fluids from tissues. Understanding how these processes work is important for developing better strategies for resuscitation of trauma patients, wound healing, and optimizing immune function.

     
    Links
    Personal Page:   https://twitter.com/JeromeBreslin
    Lab Link:  https://www.facebook.com/BreslinLab


    Selected Publications
  • Souza-Smith, FM.Molina, PE.Breslin, JW. Reduced RhoA Activity Mediates Acute Alcohol Intoxication-Induced Inhibition of Lymphatic Myogenic Constriction Despite Increased Cytosolic [Ca(2+) ]. Microcirculation (New York, N.Y. : 1994). 20(5): 377-84, 2013.
  • Doggett, TM.Breslin, JW. Study of the actin cytoskeleton in live endothelial cells expressing GFP-actin. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. (57): , 2011.
  • Souza-Smith, FM.Kurtz, KM.Breslin, JW. Measurement of cytosolic Ca2+ in isolated contractile lymphatics. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. (58): , 2011.
  • Breslin, JW. ROCK and cAMP promote lymphatic endothelial cell barrier integrity and modulate histamine and thrombin-induced barrier dysfunction. Lymphatic research and biology. 9(1): 3-11, 2011.
  • Souza-Smith, FM.Kurtz, KM.Molina, PE.Breslin, JW. Adaptation of mesenteric collecting lymphatic pump function following acute alcohol intoxication. Microcirculation (New York, N.Y. : 1994). 17(7): 514-24, 2010.
  • Durán, WN.Breslin, JW.Sánchez, FA. The NO cascade, eNOS location, and microvascular permeability. Cardiovascular research. 87(2): 254-61, 2010.
  • Breslin, JW.Kurtz, KM. Lymphatic endothelial cells adapt their barrier function in response to changes in shear stress. Lymphatic research and biology. 7(4): 229-37, 2009.

  • Memberships
  • American Heart Association (Member, 2007 - Present)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Member, 2005 - Present)
  • American Society for Cell Biology (Member, 2003 - Present)
  • American Physiological Society (Member, 2001 - Present)
  • The Microcirculatory Society (Member, 2000 - Present)


  • Awards/Honors
  • Travel Award for Outstanding Young Investigators (The Microcirculatory Society, Inc. - 2012)


  • Profile last modified on 09/20/2013