(October 21, 2010 Stillwater, OK) – OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences will host the 2nd Annual Lundberg-Kienlen Lectureship in Biomedical Research on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 2:30 p.m. in the McElroy Hall Auditorium located at the corner of McFarland and Farm Road on the Stillwater campus. The speaker will be Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., Dr. Sc (Honorary), Alice McNeal Professor and Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology and the Director of the Pulmonary Injury and Repair Center at the School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Matalon will present “Inhibition of Alveolar Fluid Clearance and Epithelial Sodium Channels by Respiratory Synctytial Virus” to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, veterinary students, staff and guests. The
lecture is open to the public at no charge.
Matalon is an internationally recognized leader in the field of acute lung injury. His research interests focus on interaction of respiratory viruses with ion channel, oxidant-induced tissue injury, and lung surfactant in innate immunity.
His awards include the National Institutes of Health MERIT Award, the Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishment from the American Thoracic Society, the American Lung Association’s Career Investigator Award, the Argus Society Award for Instructional Excellence and the Joint Health Sciences Presidential Teaching Award both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Matalon is the Deputy Editor of American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. He has served on dozens of federal and foundation grant review panels and has trained more than 50 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He has presented 151 national and international seminars and published more than 220 scientific papers. Matalon earned his M.S. degree in Physics and his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Minnesota. In 2009, he was granted a Dr.Sc. (Honorary) from the University of Thessaly, School of Medical Sciences in Greece.
Matalon’s presentation is sponsored by the Lundberg-Kienlen Endowment, OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Office of Research and Graduate Education and the Department of Physiological Sciences. The lectureship is hosted by Lin Liu, Ph.D., Regents Professor, Lundberg-Kienlen Professorship in Biomedical Research, and director of the Lung Biology and Toxicology Laboratory at the veterinary center.
Dr. Sadis Matalon
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is one of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24-hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.