Post-doctoral Fellowship – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia,
PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
BS, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
His research interests include: Infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae as a trigger in
the neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's Disease, effects of infection
and inflammation on the blood brain barrier in cerebrovascular disease, modification
of neuronal cytoskeletal proteins through phosphorylation and the action of transglutaminase,
and pathogenesis of chronic disease associated with the aging process. Dr. Balin has
received numerous National Institutes of Health and private foundation grant awards
for his research.
Medical College of Pennsylvania Nominee for Presidential Faculty Fellowship Program
Amer Soc for Cell Biology-Glenn Foundation Award for Outstanding Research in Aging
Professor of the Year 2008 – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Awarded
by DO class of 2010
Alzheimer’s Association “Making the Difference” – in recognition of co-editorship
of JAOA Supplement – “Managing Alzheimer’s disease through early detection and treatment
NIH/NIA - R29-AG10160 ; - PI; "The neuronal cytoskeleton in aging and Alzheimer's
AHERF Neurosciences Grant (G9410-020-Y01) - Co-PI; "Differential expression and sorting
of the neuron-specific class III b-tubulin isotype in human neuronal and neuroendocrine
tumor cell lines maintained in an organ culture system". (2/1/95-1/31/96).
NIH/NIAID - R01- AI44055-01A1 - coPI; “Chlamydia pneumoniae: a pathogen in Alzheimer’s
Disease?” (06/01/99 - 05/31/04).
NIH/ R15-co investigator- "Immunosenescence and Chlamydia Pneumoniae " (05/01/00-6/30/02)
Adolf and Rose Levis Foundation - PI -“The role of Chlamydia pneumoniae in the pathogenesis
of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease”. (1/01/2003- present)
IIRG – Alzheimer’s Association – PI: “Chlamydia pneumoniae infection of mice triggers
Alzheimer-like pathology” (09/1/04 – 08/31/07).
Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowment – PI (Director, CCDA ) – “Endowment for
the Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging”. (12/8/06 - present).
The IHVR (Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research) through a DCED (Department of
Community and Economic Development) Innovation Grant from the State of Pennsylvania
called “Talent Scout for Technology” – PI: “The case for an infectious etiology of
late onset Alzheimer’s disease “ (01/01/11 – 12/31/11).