James W. PUTNEY
(North Carolina, USA)
Dr. James Putney received his PhD degree in Pharmacology from the Medical College of Virginia in 1972. He then spent two years in postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Professor Paul Bianchi at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1974, he joined the faculty of the Department of Pharmacology at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, as Assistant Professor of Pharmacology. In 1980 he moved to the Department of Pharmacology at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, as Associate Professor of Pharmacology, and was promoted to Professor of Pharmacology in 1983. In 1986 he moved to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-NIH, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, where he continues to serve as head of the Calcium Regulation Group. He currently holds the position of Scientist Emeritus at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Putney serves or has served on a number of editorial advisory boards and national and international advisory committees. His research has focused primarily on the topic of calcium signaling, and in particular store-operated calcium channels. Dr. Putney has been an active member of this symposium on every occasion since its inception in 2006.