Gary O. Rankin

Marshall University, USA


Gary O. Rankin received the B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Ph.D. degree in medicinal chemistry from the University of Mississippi in 1972 and 1976, respectively. He joined the Department of Pharmacology at Marshall University as a Founding Faculty Member in 1978 and became the Chair in 1986. Currently, he serves as a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Toxicology in the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University. His main research interests are related to chemical mechanisms of nephrotoxicity, bioactivation of chemicals to toxic species, and transport of toxicants by the kidney. His current research is focused on the nephrotoxicity induced by exposure to agricultural fungicides, halogenated anilines, halogenated nitrobenzenes, and their metabolites. He is also interested in potential human genetic polymorphisms in cytochrome P450s as to how these polymorphisms might be related to deaths from methadone overdose and the potential usefulness of natural products as anticancer agents. He also serves as a Member of the editorial boards of Toxicology and Chemico-Biological Interactions

Biography Updated on 13 June 2011

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