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11-08-2011

Damien Samways Appointed Assistant Professor of Biology at Clarkson University

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Damien Samways has been appointed assistant professor of biology at Clarkson University.

Damien SamwaysHe received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Southampton and his Ph.D. from the University of Bristol. Both universities are in the United Kingdom.

Before coming to Clarkson, Samways was a research assistant professor and postdoctoral fellow at Saint Louis University.

His research interests include Ca2+ flux and gating through P2X receptors, and activation mode-specificity of Ca2+ flux through thermosensitive TRPV receptors.

Samways has co-authored 11 peer-reviewed original research articles, two reviews, one book chapter, and over a dozen meeting abstracts. He is a member of the Biophysical Society.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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