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biologist

Nathaniel João Szewczyk, American biologist. Assistant chief Fox Chapel Emergency Medical Service, Pennsylvania, 1998—2002; director of operations Carnegie Mellon University Emergency Medical Service, Pittsburgh, 1990—1993; advisor Carnegie Mellon University Emergency Meidcal Services, 1993—2002; Member of Bio. Chemical Society, American Physiological Society, Wilderness Medical Society, Alpha Phi Omega (life), Spaatz Association (life).

Background

Szewczyk, Nathaniel João was born on January 28, 1973 in Mexico City, Mexico. Son of David Mathew and Margaret Wiltrude Szewczyk.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2002.

Career

Paramedic Wilkinsburg Emergency Medical Service, Pennsylvania, 1991—1997. Research technician University Pittsburgh, 1993—1997. Research associate & paramedic National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, 2002—2004.

Senior research associate University Pittsburgh, 2004—2006, research assistant professor, 2006—2007. Associate professor University Nottingham, England, 2007. Instructional faculty Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, 1991—1993, University Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1993—2002, Allegheny General Hospital, 1994—2000, San Francisco Paramedics Association, San Francisco, 2002—2004.

Adjunct assistant professor San Jose State University, California, 2003.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of two distinct intramuscular signaling networks that regulation protein degradation in muscle. Development of automated culture of and experimentation upon the soil nematode C. elegans in a chemically defined medium. Development of direct demonstration showing that small animals can survive a relatively unprotected atmospheric entry.

    Development of direct demonstration showing that small animals can successfully complete at least 20 generations in space.

Membership

Assistant chief Fox Chapel Emergency Medical Service, Pennsylvania, 1998—2002. Director of operations Carnegie Mellon University Emergency Medical Service, Pittsburgh, 1990—1993. Advisor Carnegie Mellon University Emergency Meidcal Services, 1993—2002.

Member of Bio. Chemical Society, American Physiological Society, Wilderness Medical Society, Alpha Phi Omega (life), Spaatz Association (life).

Connections

Married Amy Jo McQuistion, November 26, 2004.

father:
David Mathew

mother:
Margaret Wiltrude Szewczyk

spouse:
Amy Jo McQuistion