The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc, USA
Title: Autophagy-mediated defense response and mitochondrial remodeling in mouse mesenchymal stromal cells subjected to bacterial challenge
Dr. Nikolai V. Gorbunov is currently Research Associate Professor with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Gorbunov received his Ph.D. from the Russian Academy Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia. He then completed a two-year postdoctoral training in Biomedicine at the Research Center of the Consorzio "Mario Negri" Sud (Italy) and a DOE training program at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1994 and 2000 Dr. Gorbunov was a recipient of the National Research Council Fellowship Awards at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). A long-term interest is the tissue barrier homeostasis in traumatic injury, inflammation, stress, and immunosuppression. His current research is focused on mechanisms that sustain functions of tissue barriers in radiation-induced injury and associated bacterial sepsis. He explores this area at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.