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Konstantin G. Birukov, MD, PhD

Academic Title:

Professor

Primary Appointment:

Anesthesiology

Secondary Appointment(s):

Medicine

Administrative Title:

Director, University of Maryland School of Medicine Lung Biology Research Program; Associate Chair, Basic Science Research, Dept Of Anesthesiology

Location:

HSF-II, S-143 & S-145

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-2578

Education and Training

1981-1984: Biochemistry, Moscow State Medical School

1986: Medical Doctor, Moscow State Medical School

1989-1994: Research Investigator, Institute of Experimental Cardiology Research Center

1993: Ph.D. Biochemistry, National Cardiology Research Center

Biosketch

2003–2004: Instructor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2004-2005: Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2005-2009: Assistant Professor, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2009-present: Associate Professor, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014-present: Tenured Associate Professor, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Biomedical, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016-present: Tenured Professor of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Highlighted Publications

Heisler DB, Kudryashova E, Grinevich DO, Suarez C, Winkelman JD, Birukov KG, Kotha SR, Parinandi NL, Vavylonis D, Kovar DR, Kudryashov DS. ACTIN-DIRECTED TOXIN. ACD toxin-produced actin oligomers poison formin-controlled actin polymerization. Science (New York, N.Y.). 2015;349(6247):535-9. PMID: 26228148.

Meliton A, Meng F, Tian Y, Shah AA, Birukova AA, Birukov KG. Role of Krev Interaction Trapped-1 in Prostacyclin-Induced Protection against Lung Vascular Permeability Induced by Excessive Mechanical Forces and Thrombin Receptor Activating Peptide 6. American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology. 2016;53(6):834-43. PMID: 25923142.