Qualifications of the principal medical writer Meher Dustoor, PhD.
PhD (Medical Microbiology), University of Wisconsin - Madison
BS (Bacteriology), University of Wisconsin - Madison
American Medical Writers Association Core Certificates
American Medical Writers Association Advanced Certificate
1992 - present
MD Communications Group
1991 - 1995
Department of Toxicology, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Designed and initiated projects for testing drugs of abuse in newborns
and identification of drugs in postmortem specimens
1993 - 1994
School of Health Sciences, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Taught an introductory laboratory course in medical microbiology
for biology and health science students
1989 - 1990
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Opthalmology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Initiated projects and obtained funding for research on cellular and molecular
mechanisms in ocular inflammation
1978 - 1988
Departments of Immunology, Cancer Research, Rheumotology, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Initiated and executed clinical and basic science projects focusing on immunologic
and inflammatory mechanisms in cancer and rheumatic diseases
American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
Naganuma S, Suzuki T, Dustoor MM, et al. Mononuclear cell (MC) functions by cryofiltration (CF) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Prog Clin Biol Res. 1990;337:495-8.
Tomita Y, Dustoor MM, Cathcart MK. Human hybridoma suppressor factor acts selectively on CD4+ cells. Immunopharmacology. 1988 Nov-Dec;16(3):199-205.
Omokawa S, Suzuki T, Dustoor MM, et al. Humoral, cellular, and hemodynamic changes induced by blood-material interaction in membrane plasmapheresis. ASAIO Trans. 1987 Jul-Sep;33(3):112-7.
Dustoor MM, McInerney MM, Mazanec DJ, Cathcart MK. Abnormal lymphocyte function in scleroderma: a study on identical twins. Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1987 Jul;44(1):20-30.
Battisto JR, Dustoor MM. Allogeneic and autologous mixed lymphocyte reactions. Methods Enzymol.
Dustoor MM, Ransohoff R, Segal AM. Disordered immune regulation in autoimmune rheumatic diseases. Autologous mixed lymphocyte reactivity in polymyositis/dermatomyositis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Cleve Clin Q. 1986 Fall;53(3):241-8.
Ransohoff RM, Dustoor MM. Impaired autologous mixed lymphocyte reaction with normal concanavalin
A-induced suppression in adult polymyositis/dermatomyositis. Clin Exp Immunol. 1983 Jul;53(1):67-75.
Thomas P, Dustoor M, Splitter G, Hong R. Transplantation of cultured bursal epithelium: a histologic study. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1982 Dec;171(3):306-14.
Dustoor MM, Tymoszczuk W, Yen BR, Battisto JR. Isogeneic lymphocyte interactions (ILI) in CBA/N mice:
presence of ILI-type 2 and absence of ILI-type 1. Cell Immunol. 1981 May 15;60(2):386-92.
Fulton AM, Croft W, Dustoor MM, Blazkovec AA. Mechanisms of Listeria monocytogenes-mediated modulation of tumor growth. Infect Immun. 1979 Aug;25(2):708-16.
Dustoor MM, Fulton A, Croft W, Blazkovec AA. Antitumor activity of Listeria monocytogenes on a guinea pig fibrosarcoma. Infect Immun. 1979 Jan;23(1):54-60.
Dustoor MM, Blazkovec AA. Acquired cellular resistance, delayed hypersensitivity, and altered macrophage migration in Listeria monocytogenes-infected guinea pigs. Infect Immun. 1978 Jul;21(1):10-6.
Dustoor M, Croft W, Fulton A, Blazkovec A. Bacteriological and histopathological evaluation of guinea pigs after infection with Listeria monocytogenes. Infect Immun. 1977 Mar;15(3):916-24.
Fulton AM, Dustoor MM, Kasinski JE, Blazkovec AA. Blastogenesis as an in vitro correlate of delayed hypersensitivity in guinea pigs infected with Listeria monocytogenes. Infect Immun.1975 Sep;12(3):647-55.
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