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Alexander Steven Whitehead

Professor of Pharmacology
Department: Pharmacology
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Department of Pharmacology
Center for Pharmacogenetics
159 Johnson Pavilion
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6084
Office: 215-898-2332
Fax: 215-573-9135
Education:
B.Sc. (Zoology)
Edinburgh University (First Class Honours), 1977.
DPhil (Biochemistry and Genetics)
Oxford University, 1982.
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Description of Research Expertise

Professor Whitehead's research involves:

1. Biosynthetic control and molecular genetics of major acute phase proteins

2. Mechanisms and mediators of inflammation

3. Inherited defects of folate metabolism and their role in hyper-homocysteinemia, cardiovascular disease, neural tube defects, and other pathological conditions

4. Pharmacogenetics of commonly prescribed drugs that target, or interact with, components controlling homocysteine and folate metabolism
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