M. Tino Unlap, PhD

Unlap_MenjorAssociate Professor

Dept. of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Diagnostics
School of Health Professions

Contact Information:

Office Address: SHPB 450
Phone: 205-934-7382
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Websites: Dept. of Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences Faculty Page

Education:

Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 
BS

Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
MS

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 
PhD, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

Post-Graduate Training:

University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, 1990-3

University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatry & Neurobiology, 1993-7

Research Interests:

1) To study the role that the Na+/Ca2+ exchanger plays in pathogenic conditions such as
hypertension, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, 2) To examine functional and
regulational differences between coronary artery vascular smooth muscle cell exchanger
isoforms in African Americans and Caucasians, 3) To assess the mechanism by which ICX-450
induces apoptosis in malignant cells, and 4) To assess the mechanism by which lactic acid
promotes wound healing in diabetic neuropathy

Publications

DRC Membership Category:

Scientist