Ronald G. Tilton

University of Texas Medical Branch, USA


R. G. Tilton obtained B.S. degrees in chemistry and zoology from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla, USA, in 1971, and a Ph.D. degree in experimental pathology from Washington University, St. Louis, Mo, USA, in 1977. He was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at Washington University in 1985 and then joined Texas Biotechnology Corporation in Houston, Tex, USA, in 1993 with an Adjunct Associate Professor appointment in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Tex, USA. Dr. Tilton was appointed Associate Director, Division of Animal Sciences, in 1997, and Principal Investigator, Department of Pharmacology in 2002. Dr. Tilton returned to academia in 2003, and is currently a Professor with appointments in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the University of Texas Medical Branch on Galveston Island, Tex, USA. Dr. Tilton’s current research activities are focused on two major areas, including the role of inflammation and NF-?B activation in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications and the use of mass spectrometry and web-based bioinformatics tools to explore the systems biology of diabetic nephropathy and retinopathy. Dr. Tilton has extensive experience utilizing animal models of cardiovascular disease. He has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters, and he is a member of numerous societies including American Diabetes Association, American Physiological Society, American Society Mass Spectrometry, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, International Diabetes Federation, and International Society of Nephrology.

Biography Updated on 12 January 2011

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