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director , Medical educator

Rudolfs Karlis Zalups, Canadian, American medical educator, director. Achievements include discovery of membrane transport proteins in cellular uptake of mercury and cadmium; discovery of reduced kidney mass on susceptibility of remaining functional renal tissue; discovery of genetic mouse-model of glomerulosclerosis and reduced renal mass.

Background

Zalups, Rudolfs Karlis was born on November 17, 1953 in Markdale, Ontario, Canada. Son of Rudolfs Zalups and Valerija Munds.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Western Ontario, London, 1981.

Career

Postdoctoral research fellow Yale University School Medicine, New Haven, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1982. Instructor University Rochester School Medicine, New York, 1984—1985. Assistant professor Mercer University School Medicine, Macon, Georgia, 1988—1990, associate professor, 1990—1992, professor, since 1993, associate director, research, since 2008.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of membrane transport proteins in cellular uptake of mercury and cadmium. Discovery of reduced kidney mass on susceptibility of remaining functional renal tissue. Discovery of genetic mouse-model of glomerulosclerosis and reduced renal mass.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: (book) Methods in Renal Toxicology, Molecular Biology and Toxicology of Metals, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Metals.

Membership

Member of American Society Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Society Toxicology, American Physiological Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fishing.

Connections

father:
Rudolfs Zalups

mother:
Valerija Munds