Dennis J Grab


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Microbes and microvascular endothelial cell (MEC) barriers
Diagnostics loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) and LAMPoles
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A.B. Biology, 1969
Hunter College of City University of New York

Ph.D. Pharmacology, 1977
Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Sloan-Kettering Division

Postdoctoral Fellow 1977-1981
Department of Cell Biology
The Rockefeller University


My career of over 45 years of scholarly achievement in cancer research, cell biology, cellular neurobiology, parasitology and infectious disease is reflected in 88 peer-reviewed and 127 non-peer-reviewed articles or abstracts of work presented at various scientific meetings worldwide. For the past 15 years my work/interests have focused on understanding the pathophysiology of vascular barrier dysfunction/leakage in the context of infectious diseases. How these relate to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and ionizing radiation are areas for future development. Development of better diagnostics and therapeutics is also another important Research arm. Overall, my global research and teaching experiences will both complement and synergize with programs important to the Department and the military medicine goals of USUHS.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

2015-present Affiliated Faculty Member, Institute of NanoBioTechnology, Johns Hopkins University

2015-present Adjunct Associate Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa

2016-present Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine