Patrick Osei-owusu, Ph.D.

Home town: Toronto, CA

Education:

B.S.(Hons) Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Toronto

Ph.D. Phamacology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago

Dissertation: Cardiovascular regulation by GPCRs.

Mentor: Professor Karie Scrogin

Awards: American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

Publications:

Osei-Owusu P, Scrogin, KE. 2004. Buspirone raises blood pressure through activation of sympathetic nervous system and by direct activation of α1-adrenergic receptors after severe hemorrhage. J Pharmacol Exper Ther 309(3):1132-40.

Osei-Owusu P, James A, Crane J, Scrogin, KE. 2005. 5-Hydroxytryptamine 1A receptors in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus mediate oxytocin and adrenocorticotropin hormone release and some behavioral components of the serotonin syndrome. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 313(3):1324-30.

Osei-Owusu, P, Scrogin, KE. 2006. Role of the arterial baroreflex in 5-HT1A receptor agonist-mediated sympathoexcitation following hypotensive hemorrhage. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 290(5):R1337-44.

Osei-owusu, P, Sun, X, Drenan, RM, Steinberg, TH, Blumer, KJ. 2007. Regulation of RGS2 and second messenger signaling in vascular smooth muscle cells by cGMP-dependent protein kinase J. Biol. Chem. 282: 31656-65.