Dr. Kusner Linda

Dr. Kusner Linda

Assistant Professor

Pharmacology and Physiology, George Washington University
Research Center for Genetic Medicine Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC, Virgin Islands (U.S), 20010

plus Speciality

PHYSIOLOGY

Biography:

1983 - 1985 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1985 –1988 Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, Biology major, B.S 1997 – 2004 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, PhD 2/2004-5/04 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio Post-doctorate in the laboratory of Dr. Susanne Mohr 6/2004-6/07 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio Post-doctorate in the laboratory of Dr. Henry Kaminski 7/2007-12/07 Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri Post-doctorate in the laboratory of Dr. Henry Kaminski

Academic positions:

9/2011 Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Physiology Department, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 9/2011 Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology Systems, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 9/2011 Assistant Professor, Research Center for Genetic Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS 2007-2011 Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (tenure track) Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 2008-2011 Secondary appointment, Assistant Professor, Neurology and Psychiatry, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 2008-2011 Secondary appointment, Assistant Professor, Pharmacological & Physiological Sciences, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

Research interests:

My field of study is as a neuromuscular biologist. My goal is to understand the neuromuscular junction in relation to the muscle and fiber type. The understanding will include the protein expression, signaling, and dynamics of the neuromuscular junction. I study myasthenia gravis,an autoimmune disease which targets the neuromuscular junction resulting in weakness. I also have an interest in the regulation of neuromuscular junctions in the extraocular muscles.

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral and WebmedCentral plus:

I think that in the present landscape of funding and the need to publish and promote your findings, the avenue of the WebmedCentral is a door opener. The website will offer opportunities to scientists that would otherwise not have a means of publishing. I do think that a peer review offering is necessary to maintain a higher level of scientific pursuit.