Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

ROBERT E. FORSTER, M.D.
Emeritus Professor of Physiology

A201 Richards Bldg.
Department of Physiology
3700 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6085
forster@mail.med.upenn.edu

Phone: (215) 898-9125
Fax: (215) 573-2273

Other Perelman School of Medicine Affiliations
Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
Program in Cellular Physiology

Degrees
B.S., Yale University, 1941
M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1943

Honors
National Academy of Sciences, 1973
Von Humbolt, 1993

Professional Affiliations
Society of General Physiologists
Biophysical Society
American Physiological Society
American Society for Clinical Investigation
Research Interest
Rapid exchanges of red blood cells

Research Description
CO2 and HCO3- exchanges and chemical reactions, using rapid mixing instruments and stable isotopes. Carbonic anhydrase in cells and subcellular particles (mitochondria) Cyclostome red blood cell respiratory exchange: they lack membrane Band III protein, which exchanges HCO3-/Cl-. CO2 effect on mitochondrial metabolism. Residual interest in pulmonary capillary gas exchange (diffusing capapcity).

Publications

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