Robert S. Aronstam

Robert S. Aronstam, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Biological Sciences

Director, MS&T cDNA Resource Center

Director, Laboratory of Neurobiology

104 Schrenk Hall
400 West 11
th Street
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-1120
TEL: (573) 341-4819
FAX: (573) 341-4821

    Columbia University, New York, B.A., 1972
    University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, Ph.D., Neuroscience, 1978


    University of Maryland School of Medicine

  1977-1980  Postdoctoral research fellow:     Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics


    Medical College of Georgia:

  1980-1985  Assistant Professor:    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology 

  1981-1992  Faculty:                       School of Graduate Studies

  1985-1990   Associate Professor    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

  1988-1992  Associate Professor    Department of Anesthesiology

  1990-1992  Professor                    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

  1991-1994  Pharmacologist          Veterans Administration Medical Center, Augusta, GA


    Guthrie Research Institute, Sayre, PA

  1992- 2004    Director and Senior Scientist   Guthrie Research Institute

  1994- 2004    Research Professor, Chair, Integrated Medical Sciences Department

                       SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY


     Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly, University of Missouri - Rolla), Rolla, MO

  2004- present  Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences

  2004- present  Director, MS&T cDNA Resource Center

Research Interests

 Neurochemical and pharmacological characterization of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors and muscarinic signal transduction processes (receptors, G proteins, effectors, crosstalk, transcriptional activation).

Effects of oxidative stress on muscarinic signaling pathways

Influence of volatile anesthetics and ethanol on receptor coupling mechanisms

Molecular mechanisms of nanoparticle toxicity