Vladimir Parpura#


Vladimir Parpura
Email:vlad.parpura 'at' gmail.com
Membership Number:3231
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:CROATIA
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:vparpura
Elected:2012
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015 - presnet Professor (with tenure), University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
  • 2012 - 2015 Professor, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
  • 2011 - 2013 Visiting Professor, School of Medicine, University of Split, Split, Croatia
  • 2008- present Visiting Graduate Faculty, Biophysics PhD Programme, Faculty of Science (PMFST), University of Split, Croatia
  • 2007 - 2015 Associate Professor (with tenure), University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
  • 2005 - 2007 Associate Professor (with tenure); University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
  • 2000 - 2005 Assistant Professor; University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
  • 1996 - 2000 Affiliate Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Modulation of calcium-dependent exocytotic glutamate release from astrocytes in health and disease
  • Visualization of vesicular/receptor trafficking
  • Examination of the nature and energetics of interactions between exocytotic proteins using single molecule detection
  • Development of scaffolds and dispersible carbon nanotubes, which can be used in repair after brain injury
  • Bio-mimetic micro-robotics using synthetic biology

Honours and Awards
  • 2012-15 Mentor, The Beckman Scholars Program at University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • 2011 IKERBASQUE (The Basque Country Science Foundation) Visiting Professor
  • 2006-2007 Faculty mentor of the year, University Honors program, University of California, Riverside, CA
  • 2007 Chair, Gordon Research Conference on “Glial biology: functional interactions among glia and neurons”, Ventura, CA.
  • 2005, Vice Chair, Gordon Research Conference on “Glial biology: functional interactions among glia and neurons”, Ventura, CA.
  • 2004 Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter Senior Fellow
  • 2003 Winter Brain Research Conference (WBRC) Travel Fellow, Snowbird, UT
  • 1995-1996 Research Fellow, Mayo Foundation
  • 1993 Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University
  • 1990-1992 Premium for Academic Excellence (PACE) Award, Iowa State University
  • 1988 Nikola Tesla's Award, Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • 1988 Rector's Award, University of Zagreb, Croatia

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