EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS
Physiology and Pharmacology
Suny Downstate Medical Center
United States of America
Dr. Burton M. Altura is a Professor in Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Suny Downstate Medical Center in USA. He received his Ph.D. from Newyork University School of Medicine in the year 1964. Dr. Burton M. Altura scientific activities and service functions include Ad Hoc Reviewer, NIH, NSF, and USDA study sections and Reviewer for various journals and funding organizations and so on. He also serves as an Editorial Board Member for many journals. Apart from this, he has numerous publications.
Dr. Burton M. Altura laboratory is addressing two of the most important issues in vascular biology today: stroke mechanisms; and irreversible cellular destruction in the cardiovascular system caused by alcohol and substance abuse.
Dr. Burton M. Altura team using intact animals, isolated organs, tissues and cells in culture to understand how divalent cations (Mg2+ and Ca2+), sphingolipids, lipid messengers, protein kinase C and nuclear transcription factors control normal functions of vascular smooth muscle cells, cardiac myocytes and several types of neuronal cells.
Dr. Burton M. Altura research interest includes the role of magnesium, sphingolipids and lipid messengers in vascular biology and disease processes, such as stroke, diabetes mellitus, and atherogenesis. An additional major interest is the role of alcohol and substances of abuse in stroke etiology and many other.