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BIOMED Faculty Details: Donald G. Buerk, Ph.D.
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Donald G. Buerk, Ph.D.   [Details
Research Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems
Office: LeBow 435-K  Email:

Research Keywords:
blood flow, microcirculation, nitric oxide, oxygen transport
Doctorate, Chemical Engineering,
September, 1976 June, 1980
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Master's Degree, Biomedical Engineering,
September, 1973 June, 1976
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Bachelor's Degree, Engineering,
September, 1964 December, 1969
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Recent publications (total over 110, 91 listed on MedLine:

1. Buerk DG. Nitric oxide regulation of microvascular oxygen. Antioxid Redox Signal 9: 829-843, 2007.
2. Chen X, Buerk DG, Barbee KA, and Jaron D. A model of NO/O2 transport in capillary-perfused tissue containing an arteriole and venule pair. Ann Biomed Eng 35: 517-529, 2007.
3. Gallagher KA, Liu ZJ, Xiao M, Chen H, Goldstein LJ, Buerk DG, Nedeau A, Thom SR, and Velazquez OC. Diabetic impairments in NO-mediated endothelial progenitor cell mobilization and homing are reversed by hyperoxia and SDF-1alpha. J Clin Invest 117: 1249-1259, 2007.
4. Nunemaker CS, Buerk DG, Zhang M, and Satin LS. Glucose-induced release of nitric oxide from mouse pancreatic islets as detected with nitric oxide-selective glass microelectrodes. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 292: E907-912, 2007.
5. Hong D, Jaron D, Buerk DG, and Barbee KA. Transport-dependent calcium signaling in spatially segregated cellular caveolar domains. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 294: C856-866, 2008.
6. Lowe G, Buerk DG, Ma J, and Gelperin A. Tonic and stimulus-evoked nitric oxide production in the mouse olfactory bulb. Neuroscience 153: 842-850, 2008.
7. Menon C, Bauer TW, Kelley ST, Raz DJ, Bleier JI, Patel K, Steele K, Prabakaran I, Shifrin A, Buerk DG, Sehgal CM, and Fraker DL. Tumoricidal activity of high-dose tumor necrosis factor-alpha is mediated by macrophage-derived nitric oxide burst and permanent blood flow shutdown. Int J Cancer 123: 464-475, 2008.
8. Buerk DG. Mathematical modeling of the interaction between oxygen, nitric oxide and superoxide. Adv Exp Med Biol 645: 7-12, 2009.
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