PA) - Raymond S. Roginski, MD, PhD, has been
appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia
at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Dr. Roginski attended Yale University, where he earned
his BS and MS degrees in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.
He went on to receive another MS, his MD and PhD from
the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.
He performed his internship and residency in Anesthesiology
at Albert Einstein Affiliated Hospitals in the Bronx,
New York. Dr. Roginski was an Associate Professor of
Anesthesia at the University of Medicine and Dentistry
of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,
before joining Penn.
Dr. Roginski's research focuses on perioperative neuroprotection
and neurodegenerative diseases, including autism. His
Anesthesia interests include invasive neuroradiology,
cardiology, ENT (ear, nose & throat), urologic surgery,
day surgery and resident teaching. While at UMDNJ-Robert
Wood Johnson Medical School, he discovered and mapped
a pair of glutamate receptor-like genes named GRINL1A
(chromosome 15) and GRINL1B (chromosome 4) in humans.
He and his colleagues have also found these genes in
rats and mice. At Penn, he continues to investigate
the function of these genes and their role in neuroprotection
and/or autism. To support his research, he has received
funding from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education
and Research, the American Cancer Society, the National
Science Foundation, the Foundation for the University
of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the New
Jersey Governor's Council on Autism.
He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists,
the Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical
Care, the International Anesthesia Research Society
and the Society for Neuroscience. His research has been
published in several journals including Cell, Molecular
Cell Biology, Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics, Proceedings
of the National Academy of Sciences, Federation of European
Biochemical Societies (FEBS) Letters and Anesthesia
Clinics of North America.
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