S. Jamal Mustafa
West Virginia University
He is a Professor of Pharmacology at West Virginia University School of Medicine and a Senior Advisor to the Pilot Core of the West Virginia Clinical Science and Translational Institute. He served as an Assistant Dean for Research at the Health Sciences Center from 2005-15. He received Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research from School of Medicine in 2008 and became a Robert C. Byrd Professor in 2010. In addition, He received Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research and Scholarly Activities from Health Sciences Center in 2013. He had published over 200 manuscripts. For almost 40 years, He had been studying the role of adenosine receptors in coronary flow regulation and it is signaling in coronary smooth muscle and endothelial cells from various species including human. His past work has led to the approval of a selective A2A adenosine receptor agonist (Lexican®) for myocardial perfusion imaging. Currently, he is using adenosine receptor and beta-adrenergic receptor knockout mice to better understand the relationship between these receptors in coronary flow regulation leading to better treatment(s) of coronary artery disease.
Coronary artery disease, Cardiac Pharmacology, Myocardial Perfusion Imaging