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Nina M. Bowens, M.D.
General Surgery Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Nina M. Bowens is in her PGY6 year of general surgery training. She hopes to pursue a career in academic vascular surgery. She conducted research in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Parmacek in the Division Cardiovascular Medicine where she is investigating developmental cardiac and vascular biology.


2006 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2002- 2006 Cornell University Medical College
New York, New York
1997- 2001 B.A. in Biology (Neurobiology)
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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/2005: Department of Surgery, MSKCC
Description: Independently conducted clinical outcomes research on post-operative myocardial infarction in non-cardiac surgical patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 2003-2004. Variables including pre-, intra-, and post-operative management were investigated in addition to management during the adverse cardiac event. This project was designed in an effort to assess appropriate cardiac management, to identify predisposing factors to adverse cardiac events, and thus to decrease the cardiac morbidity and mortality of operative patients.
6/2005: Department of vascular Surgery, WCMC
Description: Research on peripheral arterial stents and secondary intravascular remodeling. The project includes a basic science component focusing on molecular signaling pathways as well as a clinical component examining outcomes of peripheral endovascular repair.
6/2003-8/2003: Department of Neurosurgery, WCMC
Description: Examined epileptiform events and regulation of c-fos protein, in the rat neocortex secondary to neurotoxic injury with bicuculline methiodide. Techniques included microsurgery, multi-wavelength optical recording of intrinsic signals with simultaneous field potential recording, and immunohistochemistry. The project was designed to further elucidate the various processes associated with ictal and post-ictal events.
8/2001-8/2002: Department of Neurology, CUMC
Description: Independently led the animal component of a joint project investigating memory in both mice and humans. The project utilized aging mice for the comparative study of the neurobehavioral, physiological, histological, and molecular changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Techniques included neurobehavioral studies using operant conditioning paradigms with foot shock and Morris watermaze, functional magnetic resonance imaging, immunohistochemistry, and gene profile
7/1998-5/2001: Department of Neurobiology, HMS
Description: Primary investigator in the development of a quantitative framework for studying aggression in Drosophila melanogaster. Developed study design, experimental protocols, and conducted preliminary experiments for a long-term project designed to elucidate the neurochemical and genetic underpinnings of aggression. The study arose out of initial experiments conducted with crustacean species which demonstrated differential gene up-regulation based on the establishment of a social dominance structure.
  1. Chen S, Lee AY, Bowens NM et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Fighting fruit flies: A model system for the study of aggression, 04/2002, Volume: 99, Pages: 5664-5668
  2. Nina Bowens, 27th Annual East Coast Nerve Net, Woods Hole, MA, (Oral Presentation), Fighting Flies – a model system for the study of aggression, 04/200

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