Harold Komiskey Jr., PhD
Professor of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology
Department of Bio-Medical Sciences
PhD, Pharmacology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
MS, Pharmacology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
BS, Chemistry and Math, University of Wisconsin, River Fall, WI
I will present relevant and concise lectures, discussions, and labs on topics in the
DO and Biomedical Science programs. I will reorganize lectures to engage the students
and facilitate learning by encouraging more class discussion.
I will with the help of Biomedical Science and DO work study students, use astrocytes
in research to explore the potential of natural products to reduce age-associated
diseases like Alzheimer and Parkinson disease.
I will aid and encourage biomedical science, medical, and pharmacy students to develop
to their full potential.
UICOM-R Distinguished Teaching Award by the faculty in 1987
Golden Apple for Teaching Excellence by second year medical students in 1985
My thesis students DeAnglo Harris and Tyler Huynh won the Biomedical Science research
award 2012 and 2013, respectively
TT Huynh, KB Baker, and HL Komiskey: Effect of estrogen on manganese-induced toxicity on embryonic astrocytes, Adv. Bioscience Biotechnology 4: 9-15, 2013.
H Komiskey, T Huynh, D Markland, D Harris, M Choi, and C. Mehta: Neurodegeneration, Astrocytes,
and Natural Supplements, Neurodegeneration Conference-2012, Mexico, Nov 27 to Dec
Volunteer & Leadership
Member of IACUC Committee
Member of School of Pharmacy’s Curriculum committee
Member of the Biomedical Science Curriculum committee
Coordinator of two second year courses, Life Stages & Psychiatry
Co-coordinator of the second year Biomed Pharmacology/Toxicology course
Faculty Advisor of Student Interest Group in Neurology