Joel S. Pachter

University of Connecticut Health Center, USA

Joel S. Pachter was born in New York City, NY, USA, in 1954. He received the B.S. degree in biology from the Queens College, Flushing, NY, USA in 1975 and thereafter received a fellowship to study at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan, Italy. During this fellowship, Pachter studied the role of brain monoaminergic systems in aggressive behavior of rodents. Pachter then took his Ph.D. degree in pharmacology (1977 - 1983), specializing in neurobiology, the University School of Medicine in New York. The subject of his thesis was the elaboration of the cytoskeleton in the developing rat optic nerve. Following his Ph.D. studies, Pachter was an N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellow (1984 –1987) at the Department of Physiological Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University, where he investigated the mechanism(s) of tubulin gene autoregulation. Since 1988, he has been at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he is a Professor of cell biology and Director of the Blood-Brain Barrier Laboratory. Pachter has published extensively on issues related to the blood-brain barrier and neuroinflammation. He is also on the Editorial Board of Microvascular Research and currently serves on study sections at the N.I.H., National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the American Heart Association.

Biography Updated on 20 March 2011

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