Dr. John N. Stallone Appointed Acting Department Head of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
Posted June 07, 2013
Dr. John N.
COLLEGE STATION, TX - With the recent appointment of Dr. Glen
Laine as Interim Vice President for Research, Dr. John N. Stallone has accepted the
role and was officially confirmed as Acting Department Head of Veterinary Physiology and
Pharmacology (VTPP) in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), effective May 1.
Stallone, who earned his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University
of Arizona, has been a faculty member at the CVM since 1998. During
that time, he has served multiple terms on the Faculty Senate, the
Senate Executive Committee, and most recently as Speaker of the
Faculty Senate. He has been a member of the Texas A&M
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee since 1999-during most
of which time he was vice-chair-and has served as its chair for the
past two years. He has also been the vice-chair of the Graduate
Instruction Committee at the CVM and served for many years as a
Faculty Interviewer on the CVM Admissions Committee.
"As Dr. Laine steps into his new role in support of the
university's research enterprise, we are pleased that Dr. Stallone
has agreed to assume the department head's role for Veterinary
Physiology and Pharmacology," said Dr. Eleanor Green, Carl B. King
Dean of Veterinary Medicine. "Dr. Stallone has distinguished
himself as a full professor of Veterinary Physiology and
Pharmacology and his knowledge of his department, our college and
the university, in particular his service on the Faculty Senate,
will make him a valuable addition to the administrative team."
Stallone's research focuses on the differences in cardiovascular
function between men and women-both in health and in the
development of various diseases, including hypertension and
coronary artery disease-and how sex hormones play a role in these
differences. Specifically, Stallone has looked at the so-called
"estrogen paradox": why there is a protective effect of this female
sex hormone in younger women (and female animals) but deleterious
effects in older females. In more recent studies, Stallone
has focused on the interactions between aging and estrogen in
cerebral circulation, specifically the development of and recovery
In his off time, Stallone is an avid horseman. He and his wife,
Janet, are members of the East Texas Mounted Search and Rescue, and
they also breed and show miniature Mediterranean donkeys.
For more information about the Texas A&M College of
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, please visit our
website at vetmed.tamu.edu or join us on Facebook.
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
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