!!!Vladimir Parpura
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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
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__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
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__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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[Curriculum Vitae |User/Parpura_Vladimir/CV]
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[Publication list|User/Parpura_Vladimir/Publications]
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[Highlights of my work and anecdotes|User/Parpura_Vladimir/Highlight]
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