G-protein coupled receptors and Lyme disease
Ixodes scapularis neuropeptide systems
Dr. Knox has been at Upstate Medical University since 1990 and was a one of the founders of the CVR. He has been a Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology departments, the Chair of Neuroscience & Physiology department, led the Cell & Molecular Biology (now the Biomedical Sciences Program), been involved in numerous institutional and department committees. He reviews grants for National Institutes of Health and has served as a permanent member and Chair of scientific review panels that cover biology and diseases of the eye and biophysics/biochemistry.
These positions and his scientific publications have helped Dr. Knox to attract young, talented scientists to CVR. Dr. Knox has received funding from the National Eye Institute, March of Dimes, and Central New York Children’s Miracle Network. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Knox worked under Nobel Prize winner Dr. H. Gobind Khorana. He was also trained at Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University. He received research awards from UMU as a Young Investigator and from Roche as a graduate student. He has collaborated with many researchers at leading universities in the United States, England, and Japan. His work appears in 18 scientific journals, including Nature, Methods in Enzymology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as Biochemistry, Biophysical Journal, FEBS Letters, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology. He also reviews manuscripts for some of these journals and has contributed chapters to textbooks devoted to vision and sensory responses.