Loose Cannons, Inc. is happy to welcome scientist & researcher Dr. Brandon Reines to the website for his essays on Agent Orange & related matters. Dr. Reines is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he received his Bachelor of Science in 1978 and a Doctor of Veterinary Science from Tufts University in 1986. He has done postgraduate studies on the Immunology of Regeneration at the NIH and in the Chemotaxis of Stem Cells at UPMC-Pittsburgh and has been an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Biomedical Informatics Department at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. Dr. Reines is an Honorary Member at NIH’s Center for Human Immunology, Autoimmunity and Inflammation, has done Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships at the NIH Laboratory of Cellular & Molecular Immunology in their T-Cell Tolerance Section, and is on the Editorial Board of the Cancer Hypotheses Journal.
His current research interests include:
What regulates monocycle movement into, and retention in, hypoxic areas of tumors and
Immunity versus inflammation in tumor growth control;
Importance of embryonic neural crest in both regeneration & sudden morphological change
in evolutionary developmental biology;
Role of tumor suppressors in embryofetal canalization and capacitance;
How physical properties of extracellular matrix control immune effector functions;
Factors involved in resistance to theory development in the biomedical sciences;
role of clinical anomaly in biomedical discovery.
We are particularly pleased to have Dr. Reines review of several recent books on the issue of Agent Orange located in the dropdown box under the Bird’s Eye View header. Comments on this and other essays in this section are welcomed & can be sent to LCI via our email address for on-pass to him. – D. H.