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Name: Jerry Smith

Title: Associate Professor


Phone: 406-243-5788

Office: SB 077

Lab Phone: 406-243-2936

Lab: SB 078


Dr. Smith completed a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA (1967) and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology (1977) from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. After graduate school he accepted a position at The University of Montana and has been here since 1977.


Research Statement

Work in my lab focuses on:

Myocardial Preconditioning and Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

Diabetic Modification of Cardiovascular Function

Drug Metabolism & Cytochrome P-450 Isozymes

Interactions of Soluble Fibers and Cardioactive Drugs

Perfluorohydrocarbons and Their Impact on Oxygen Deprivation

Energetics of CNS Cells Exposed to Potential Neurotoxins



Smith J.R., Botchek S., Manson R., and Jaksha J. In Vitro interactions of selected soluble fibers with the cardiovascular drugs, nicotinic acid (Niacin) and pentoxifylline. Proc. Western Pharmacology Society, 35:107-111, 1992.
Zhao L., Smith J.R., and Eyer C.L. Effects of a 100% perfluorooctylbromide emulsion on ischemia/reperfusion injury following cardioplegia. Biomat., Art. Cells, & Immob. Biotech. 23(4):513-517, 1995.
Tarr B.D., Fraser B.H., and Smith J.R. Aminoguanidine prevents the negative inotropy associated with rabbits on high-fat, high-cholesterol diets. Pharmaceutical Sciences 2:1-4,1996.
Elliott G.T., Comerford M.L., Smith J.R., and Zhao L. Myocardial ischemia/reperfusion protection using MPL-A is abrogated by the ATP-sensitive potassium channel blocker, glibenclamide. Cardiovascular Research 32:1071-1080, 1996.
Zhao L., Weber P.A., Smith J.R., Comerford M.L., and Elliot G.T. Role of inducible nitric oxide synthase in pharmacologic "preconditioning" with monophosphoryl lipid A. J. Molec. Cell. Cardiology 29:1567-1576, 1997.

The University of Montana-Missoula
The Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
32 Campus Drive, Skaggs 395
Missoula, MT 59812-1552
Phone 406.243.4767 Fax: 406.243.5228

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