Ruben Zamora, PhD

Dr. Ruben Zamora is presently a Research Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering and a MS in Radiochemistry at the University of Veszprém (Veszprém, Hungary). From 1990 to 1992, Dr. Zamora was a Junior Researcher at the Center for Pharmaceutical Chemistry (CQF) in Havana, Cuba. From 1992 to 1994 he was a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Schwarz Pharma A.G. (Monheim, Germany). After finishing his PhD in Pharmacology and Cell Biology at the University of Antwerp (Antwerp, Belgium), he was for a short time a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Medicine until he moved to the USA in 1998.

During the period 1998-2000, Dr. Zamora completed a Research Fellowship focused on molecular biology under the guidance of Professor Timothy R, Billiar, MD, then the Chair of the Department of Surgery (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine). He continued his career in the same Department as Research Assistant Professor (2001-2010), Director of the Laboratory of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Research Associate Professor (2010-2017), and Research Professor (2017-present).

Since 2002, Dr. Zamora has been supported by research grants from the NIH and University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Zamora has served as member of the Animal Research and Care Committee (ARCC) of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (2001-2009) and since 2006 as member of the International Scientific Committee Revista Med (University of Nueva Granada, Bogotá, Colombia). He is currently a member of the Society for Complexity in Acute Illness (SCAI) and the Shock Society. Since August 2016, Dr. Zamora serves as Secretary and Member of SCAI Board of Directors. Dr. Zamora is also Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports (2019-present) and since January 2021 Review Editor for Computational Physiology and Medicine (specialty section of Frontiers in Physiology and Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology).

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