About the Editor-in-Chief
Edward (Eddie) Rowan was awarded his PhD in 1987 in pharmacology and neurobiology from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. He is head of the Centre for Venom and Toxin Drug Discovery. His research interests are centred on the pharmacological action animal venoms with a particular interest in neurotoxin phospholipase toxins that alter neurotransmitter release at mammalian neuromuscular junctions. He was the first to discover that phospholipase toxins facilitate transmitter release though blocking nerve terminal potassium channels. He is currently collaborating on projects aimed at understanding the pharmacology of several clinically important scorpion venoms.
Contact details: Dr Edward G Rowan
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
University of Strathclyde Sir John Arbuthnott Building
GLASGOW G4 0NR