Erik J. Behringer
Assistant Professor in Pharmacology at Loma Linda University (LLU) in Loma Linda, California. He received his B.S. degree in Biochemistry at California State University, San Bernardino (2005) and PhD in Pharmacology at LLU (2009). His dissertation research focused on intracellular calcium signaling in sympathetic neurons in the context of cerebral blood flow regulation throughout development and aging. As a postdoctoral fellow and Research Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri (Columbia), he developed tools for the fundamental examination of calcium, oxidative and electrical signaling in resistance artery endothelium during the aging process. Dr. Behringer has received multiple NIH grants (F32, K99/R00 mechanisms) and has published >15 peer-reviewed manuscripts and >20 conference abstracts. Also, he has served as an expert reviewer for numerous journals and the NIH for >2 years.