Stephen M. Black currently works for Georgia Regents University (learn more) as a Regents Professor, which is the highest honor that Georgia universities bestow upon their faculty. He first came to the university in April 2006 to work as a Professor, and was promoted to Regents Professor in 2010.
Stephen M. Black received his first medical training at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1982. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology in 1986, and then stayed at the same institution to pursue his Ph.D. Stephen M. Black graduated with his Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology in 1990, and then spent one additional year at the University of Edinburgh to gain Molecular Pharmacology postdoctoral training. He then moved to the United States to pursue additional training, spending two years at the University of California, San Francisco studying Molecular Endocrinology.
Today Stephen M. Black is highly respected within the medical realm and has been invited by organizations all over the world to share his medical expertise. He has presented at professional medical conferences in Germany, Greece, France, and the Czech Republic, and has also completed 29 visiting professorships or invited presentations within American and International medical universities. Stephen M. Black is also a frequent contributor to dozens of prominent medical journals in the OB/GYN realm.
When Stephen M. Black is not sharing his vast medical knowledge with students, medical journals, and professional organizations, he conducts medical research. Currently he serves as Principle Investigator/Project Leader for four different grants, for which he conducts research in the following areas:
- Reactive oxygen species in PPHN: Role of ADMA
- Perinatal regulation of TGF beta 1 during vascular remodeling
- Perinatal pulmonary hypertension: developmental mediators
- Endothelial barrier protection and repair in acute lung injury