Timothy M. Palmer

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom


Timothy M. Palmer was born in Bangor, Northern Ireland, in 1966. He graduated with a First Class Honors degree in biochemistry from The University of Manchester, UK, in 1987 and with a Ph.D. degree in molecular pharmacology from the University of Glasgow, UK, in 1992. From 1992 until 1997, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Centre, USA, where he published several papers that described for the first time the molecular mechanisms responsible for the subtype-specific desensitization of adenosine receptors. Based on some of this work, he was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship from the American Heart Association in 1996. Since appointment to a lectureship position at the University of Glasgow in 1997, his research program has mainly focused on identifying new signaling mechanisms capable of suppressing the chronic inflammation of vascular endothelial cells observed in disease such as atherosclerosis. From 2002 until 2007, Dr. Palmer was a Member of the Theme Panel V: Signal Transduction Committee of the British Biochemical Society and is currently a member of the FEBS WiSE working group. He currently holds a readership in biochemistry and molecular biology in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow.

Biography Updated on 24 March 2011

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