Professional Profile

Tassos Lymperopoulos, Ph.D., F.A.H.A., F.E.S.C.

Photo Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Dept: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Phone: 954-262-1338
Campus: Fort Lauderdale

My career started by earning M.Sc. in Medicinal Chemistry followed by Ph.D. in Pharmacology, after graduating from the School of Pharmacy of the University of Patras, Greece. Its major turning point was in 2004, when I joined the lab of Dr. Walter Koch, a former postdoctoral fellow of Nobel laureate Professor Robert Lefkowitz`s lab at Duke University. During my 5-year postdoctoral tenure there, I had several successes, awards and honors, most prominent among which my elections as Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) with its Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) and as Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), as well as a 5-year Scientist Development Grant award from the American Heart Association (AHA). In addition, I have been an AHA post-doctoral research fellow for a total of three years in the past, and, in fact, my postdoctoral fellowship application with AHA in 2007 got an unusual 1-year extension based on its exceptionally high score. I have also been a finalist for the AHA-sponsored Melvin L. Marcus Young Investigator Award in Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, and for the Cardiovascular Research Award of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), I hold three (provisional) research patents, and I currently serve as associate editor of four peer-reviewed journals, published by esteemed publishers (Nature Publishing Group, British Pharmacological Society, Wolters Kluwer Health, Dove Medical Press). I have edited one textbook published by Springer and authored several book chapters. I also serve as a regular peer-reviewer for several prestigious journals, including “British Journal of Pharmacology”, "Circulation Research", and “American Journal of Cardiology”. Finally, I have published in various prestigious scientific journals: Nature Medicine; Circulation; JACC; PNAS; JBC, Circ. Res., to name a few (for an extensive list of my >60 peer-reviewed publications see MEDLINE) and my h-index is 22 (>1500 total citations, as of July 2017). I currently serve as NSU College of Pharmacy faculty at the Associate Professor level and mentor several PhD and PharmD students in cardiovascular research in my lab.
Research Interests:
Heart Failure, Cardiovascular biology-pharmacology
Research Interests keywords:
adrenal gland,heart failure,myocardial infarction, aldosterone, angiotensin II, catecholamines, G-protein coupled receptors,GRKs,beta-arrestins,desensitization,receptor biology,signal transduction,sartans,beta-blockers

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