Prof. RANSOM Bruce Robert

Visiting address
YEUNG-P7717
Phone: +852 34424477

Author IDs

Qualifications/Experiences

Academic History             

1967                    B.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 

1972                    M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

1972                    Ph.D., Neurophysiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Appointments Held

1972 – 1973        Straight Medicine Internship, Washington University Department of Medicine, The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

1973 – 1976        Research Associate, Behavioral Biology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20205

1976 – 1979        Neurology Residency, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305

1979 – 1987        Assistant Professor of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305

1982 – 1986        Director, Outpatient Neurology Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305

1987 – 1994        Associate Professor of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510

1988 – 1995        Director, Outpatient Neurology Clinic, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510

1990 – 1994        Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology (Secondary Appointment), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510 

1994 – 1995        Professor of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510

1994 – 1995        Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology (Secondary Appointment), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510

1995 – Present    Professor and Founding Chairman of Neurology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195  

1995 – Present    Professor of Physiology and Biophysics (adjunct), University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195

1995 – Present    Warren and Jermaine Magnuson Chair in Medicine for Neurosciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195

Research Interests/Areas

Physiology, anatomy and function of mammalian glial cells, especially astrocytes; pathophysiology of cellular injury in white matter stroke; the role of astrocyte glycogen in brain energy metabolism; the role of pH in controlling neural excitability and epileptic discharge; ionic and volume homeostasis in brain extracellular space, especially the role of glial cells; intracellular ion homeostasis in glia and neurons.

Activities

Professional Activities

Diplomate in Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (April 1984)

Member:                      

  • American Academy of Neurology (1979 – present)
  • Society for Neuroscience 
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (1980 – present)
  • Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
  • American Neurological Association (1999 – present)
  • New York Academy of Sciences (2007 – present)

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Neurological Sciences Study Section, DRG (October 1982) 

Member of the Scientific Review Committee for Physiology Department, Armed Forces Institute of Radiobiology, Bethesda, MD  (December 1982)

Member of NINCDS Special Review Committee Site Visit Team (August 1983) 

Chairman, Santa Clara County Stroke Committee, American Heart Association (1983 – 1986)

Chairman and Organizer of the 5th Santa Clara County Stroke Symposium (January, 1985)

Ad Hoc Reviewer, NIH Study Section, Neurology A (November 1987) 

Chairman, NIH Study Section Site Visit Committee, Neurology A (April 1988) 

Ad Hoc Reviewer, NIH Study Section, Neurology A (June 1988) 

Organizer and Speaker: Investigator's Workshop-"Glial cells: new observations with possible relevance to epilepsy".  American Epilepsy Society Meeting (December, 1989) 

Ad Hoc Member of the NINDS, DIR, Board of Scientific Counselors (June 1989) 

Executive committee of the Yale Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (1991 – 1995) 

Scientific Advisory Board of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Spinal Cord Research Foundation (July, 1991 – 2004) 

Chairman - Scientific Advisory Board of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Spinal Cord Research Foundation (Jan, 1998 – 1999) 

Organizing committee IBRO satellite meeting "Ions-Water-Energy in Brain Cells", Saskatoon (August, 1991) 

Member, NIH Site Visit Committee, Neurology A (May, 1992) 

Member, NIH Site Visit Committee, Neurology A (January, 1993) 

Co-organizer - Human Frontier Science Program meeting "Transmitter receptors and ion channels in glial cells", Dresden, Germany (May, 1994) 

Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute of Developmental Neuroscience and Aging (February, 1995 – present?) 

Co-organizer and Speaker:  Symposium - “Astrocytes: New Functional Perspectives”.  Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (November, 1996) 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Review Panel for Research Training Fellowships for Medical Students (1997 – 1999)

Chair of the University of Washington MSTP Review Committee (1997 – 1998)

Member of the Psychiatry Chair Search Committee (1998)

Member, NIH/NINDS Planning Group, “Glia and Other Non-Neuronal Cells” (1998 – 1999)

Member of the Physiology and Biophysics Chair Search Committee (1999)

Member of the Medical School Appointments and Promotions Council (1999 – 2003)

Member of the Foundation Research Award Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (1999 – present)

Member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee of the Association of University Professors of Neurology (1999 – present)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Program Advisory Committee of the American Neurological Association (2000 – present)

Chairman:  Special Interest Social - “Clinical Neuroscience:  The Art of Combining Clinical and Research Careers in Neuroscience”.  Society for Neuroscience 30th Annual Meeting (November, 2000)

Chairman, University of Washington School of Medicine Appointments and Promotions Council. (Acting Chair, 2000 – 2001, Chair, 2001 – 2003)

Member of the University of Washington Medical Center Art Committee (2000 – present)

Co-organizer – Neurology and Psychiatry Geriatric Education Retreat.  St. John, American Virgin Islands.  (March 2001)

Chairman, University of Washington Physicians Nominating Committee (May 2001 – 2002)

Member, University of Washington School of Medicine Clinical Programs Task Force (May 2001 – present)

Co-Chair:  Symposium – “Synaptic Neurology”, American Neurological Association 126th Annual Meeting (October, 2001)

Organizer, NIH sponsored annual MD/PhD mentoring workshop in Washington DC, (2002 – present)

Board of Trustees Member, Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center (June 2002 – present)

Co-Organizer - NINDS Astrocyte Function in Health and Disease Workshop, (September, 2002)

Chair:  Symposium – “Brain Plasticity: How the Brain Adapts and Copes with Learning and Stress”, American Neurological Association 127th Annual Meeting (October, 2002)

Co-Chair, NINDS Workshop session "Astrocyte Functioning/Dysregulation in Neurodegenerative Disease”. Glial Inflammation in HIV-1 Dementia and Other Chronic Neurodegenerative Diseases (December, 2003)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, BiomEditor (2000 – present)

Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2003 – 2005)

Member of the UW Ophthalmology Chair Search Committee (2003 – 2008)

Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Goettingen, Germany (2005 – 2010)

Member, Advisory Board of Taylor and Francis Publishing Company, Neurological Disease and Therapy (2004 – 2006)

Chairman:  Special Interest Social - “Clinical Neuroscience:  The Art of Combining Clinical and Research Careers in Neuroscience”.  Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (2005)

Invited Participant/Discussion Leader, “Astrocyte Reactions”. Cell Biology of Vascular Cognitive Impairment Workshop, Washington DC, 2006

Reviewer, NIH Study Section, The Neurodegeneration and the Biology of the Glia [NDBG] (June 2006)

Member of the UW Rehabilitation Medicine Chair Search Committee (2006-2007)

Chairman:  Special Interest Social - “Clinical Neuroscience:  The Art of Combining Clinical and Research Careers in Neuroscience”.  Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (2006)

Co-Chair:  Gordon Research Conference – “Glial Biology: Functional Interactions Among Glia and Neurons”. Ventura, CA, March 2007

Permanent Member, NIH Study Section, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Neurodegeneration [CMBG] (May 2007 – 2010)

Member, Oversight and Advisory Committee, Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions (CGNI), University of California Riverside (2008 – 2011)

President, Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN), (2009-2012)

Chair:  Gordon Research Conference – “Glial Biology: Functional Interactions Among Glia and Neurons”. Ventura, CA, March 2009

Member, Society for Neuroscience International Affairs Committee, (2009-2014)

Member, Advisory Board, Clinical Trial Center of Excellence, Chinese Medical University Hospital (2009-present)

Chair, Gordon Research Conference – “Glial Biology: Functional Interactions Among Glia and Neurons”. Ventura, CA, March 2011

Member, University of Washington School of Medicine Faculty Council on Academic Affairs (2010 – present)

Chairman, Society for Neuroscience International Affairs Committee, (2011 – 2014)

Member, International Scientific Advisory Committee, Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, Bilbao, Spain (2012 – 2016)

Chair, International Scientific Advisory Committee, Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, Bilbao, Spain (2017 – present)

Member of the UW Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Chair Search Committee (2013 – 2014)

Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Brain Science Institute of Korea (BSI) of Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, Korea (2017 – present)

 

Editorial Activities

Founder and Editor-in-Chief:        GLIA (1988 – present)

Section Editor:                               NeuroReport (1990 – 2004)

Editorial Board:                              Journal of Molecular Medicine (1995 – )

Editorial Board:                              Clinical Neuroscience (1993 – 1996)

Editorial Board:                              Archives of Neurology (1995 – 2007)

Editorial Board:                              Journal of Neuroscience Research (2000 – )

Editorial Board:                              International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience (2002 – 2007)

Editorial Board:                              Pharmacy and Therapeutics (2002 – 2006)

Editorial Advisory Board:                Neuroscience Research (January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2016)

Editorial Advisory Board:                ‘The Year in Neurology’ (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2007 – present)

Neuroscience Bulletin (2011 – present)

Translational Neurodegeneration (2011 – present)

Referee:

  • Brain Research
  • Developmental Brain Research
  • JAMA
  • Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
  • Journal of Neurophysiology
  • Journal of Neuroscience
  • Science
  • PNAS
  • Annals of Neurology
  • American Journal of Physiology
  • Nature
  • Nature Neuroscience Reviews
  • Neuron

Special Editor: IBRO symposium on "Ions, Water, and Energy in Brain Cells", Can. J. Physiol. Pharm. 70:S100-S373, 1992.

Prizes/Honours

1972                  Sidney I. Schwab Prize in Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine

1972                  Dr. Robert Carter Medical Award for Research, Washington University School of Medicine

1973                  Hans Berger Award, American Electroencephalographic Society

1979 – 1984      Hume Faculty Scholar, Stanford University School of Medicine

1980 – 1985      Research Career Development Award, NIH

1987                  Kaiser Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine

1991 – 1998      Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

1993                  Guest Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland

1995                  M. A. Privatim, Yale University Honorary Masters degree

1997                  Decade of the Brain Plenary Speaker, American Academy of Neurology 49th Annual Meeting

2002                  Robert S. Dow Lecturer, Department of Neurology, Oregon Health Sciences University

2003 – Present  Listed in Best Doctors in America

2005                  Alexander von Humboldt Research Award

2006 – 2009      President-Elect, Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN)

2007                  Rogowski Visiting Professor, Department of Neurology, Yale University

2007                  Fran and Louis Blumkin Distinguished Neuroscience Visiting Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, University of Nebraska

2009 – 2011      President, Association of University Professors of Neurology (AUPN)

2009                  Fellow, American Academy of Neurology

2014                  Don Gilden Visiting Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado