Dr. John N. Stallone Appointed Acting Department Head of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
COLLEGE STATION, TX – With the recent appointment of Dr. Glen Lain 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 from stroke.
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.
Photo caption: Dr. John N. Stallone
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