Robert Steven Aronstam, Ph.D.

Robert Steven Aronstam
Dean, College of Science and Technology
Director, cDNA Resource Center

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
400 E. Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Phone: 570-389-5333



Post-doctoral training - University of Maryland, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Baltimore, Maryland, 7/77-1/80
Graduate - University of Rochester, Center for Brain Research, Rochester, New York, Ph.D., Neuroscience, 1978
Undergraduate - Columbia College of Columbia University, New York, B.A., 1972

Academic Leadership Positions

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Dean, College of Science and Technology
Director, Bloomsburg University cDNA Resource Center

Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO
Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Director, Missouri S&T cDNA Resource Center
Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Guthrie Research Institute, Sayre, PA
Director and Senior Scientist
Research Professor, Chair, Integrated Medical Sciences Department

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor
Dept of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Anesthesiology

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Postdoctoral research fellow, Dept of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Research Interests

Neurochemical and pharmacological characterization of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors and muscarinic signal transduction processes (receptors, G proteins, effectors, crosstalk, transcriptional activation).
Effects of oxidative stress on muscarinic signaling pathways
Influence of volatile anesthetics and ethanol on receptor coupling mechanisms
Molecular mechanisms of nanoparticle toxicity