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Medical educator

John Edward Rash, American medical educator. Research grants, National Institutes of Health, since 1979. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, AM. Society Cell Biology, Society Neurosci.

Background

Rash, John Edward Son of Ralph Ray and Freddie McLarry Rash.

Education

Bachelor, University Texas, Austin. Master of Arts, University Texas, Austin. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, Austin, 1969.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow Johns Hopkin Medical Institution, Baltimore, 1969—1971, Carnegie Institution Washington, 1971—1973, University Colorado, Boulder, 1973—1974. Assistant, associate professor University Maryland, Baltimore, 1974—1979. Associate professor Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1979—1984, professor, since 1984.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in first demonstration of antibody destruction of junctional folds in myasthenia gravis. Research in first identified aquaporin-4 in astrocyte square arrays. Research in first demonstration of connexin-36 in ultrastructurally-defined gap junctions between neurons.

    Development of freeze-fracture replica immungold labeling (FRIL) for visualizing, mapping, and identifying connexins, aquaporins and glutamate receptors in neurons and glia.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to science journals.

Membership

Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, AM. Society Cell Biology, Society Neurosci.

Connections

Married Laura Lela Stach.

father:
Ralph Ray

mother:
Freddie McLarry Rash

spouse:
Laura Lela Stach.