Professor Stephen J Beebe
Consulting Editor: Stephen J. Beebe (PhD)
Research Professor, Old Dominion University, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, Norfolk VA, USA
Stephen J. Beebe received a B.S. degree in Zoology from Ohio University, Athens (1970). Following graduation and traveling cross-country on his motorcycle, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the British West Indies. He then received a PhD in Medical Sciences (Pharmacology) from the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo (1982). He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University, Nashville (1982-1986). He was a Fulbright and Marshal Scholar in Department of Medical Biochemistry and the National Hospital in Oslo Norway (1986-88). He returned to the US to Eastern Virginia Medical School where he was an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology where he helped establish pre-embryo genetic diagnosis and then as Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Physiological Sciences. He is currently a Research Professor in the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics at Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA. For the past 30 years, his research has focused on cell signal transduction with emphasis on expression of and structure-function relationships of cAMP-dependent protein kinases (PKA) and for regulation of physiological functions including glycogen and lipid metabolism, transcription and reproduction. More recently, his work has focused on cell, tumor and immune responses to nanosecond pulsed electric fields as a means to modulate signal transduction and control cancer.
In addition to the Fulbright and Marshal Scholar Awards, Dr. Beebe has been awarded other honors during his career including a Pre-Doctoral Scholarship, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship, an Outstanding Senior Visiting Scientist Award from the Norwegian Research Council (Bergen, Norway). He received the Iwao Yasuda Award for contributions to biomedical research by the Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine (2002) and the Martin Black Prize from the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (2005).