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Campus Address VH 230 Zip 0019
Phone  (20-5) -574
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Graduate  University of Hamburg    2004  Ph.D., Biology 
Fellowship  Florida State University    2009  Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Science Dep. & Neuroscience Dep. 
Fellowship  Vanderbilt    2012  Scientist Educator Fellow - Anatomy 

• Conditionally certified, registered foreign language interpreter for the Alabama Judicial College    

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology Associate Professor
Secondary  Dept of Medical Education  Dept of Medical Education Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Resuehr received his Ph.D. in biology from the University of Hamburg in 2004. He continued his research at Florida State University and then was accepted into the Vanderbilt University “Scientist-Educator Program” where he was trained in gross anatomy instruction for three years. He has since taught anatomy to students of several health science disciplines, including Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry and Nursing Anesthesia. One of Resuehr’s special interests is imaging techniques and their utility in understanding three-dimensional anatomy. In this function he is a prominent committee member in the World Congress for Ultrasound in Medical Education and innovator in ultrasound training phantoms. He is Director of numerous courses at UAB, in addition, he has created several of his own special topics and co-enrolled electives such as the UAB Anatomy TA-Program and Introduction to Ultrasound electives. Dr. Resuehr also is a highly regarded lead mentor for the Oparil Learning Community of the UABSOM. Most recently he has also taken over leadership of gross anatomy for Physician assistant students and is co-director of the new Master in Anatomical Sciences Program. Dr. Resuehr has won and been nominated for many teaching awards, among these is the most prestigious award UAB has to offer, the Presidential Excellence Award for Teaching.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Association of Anatomists (AAA)  Member 
American Association of Clinical Anatomists  Member 
American Physiological Society (APS)  Member   
Deutsche Anatomische Gesellschaft  Member 
International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE)  Member   
Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR)  Member   
Students National Medical Association (SNMA)   Member   

Research/Clinical Interest
Shift work and circadian dysregulation of reproduction
Circadian Rhythms and dysregulation of reproduction with focus on Women's reproductive health

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Gamble KL, Resuehr D, Johnson CH. Shift work and circadian dysregulation of reproduction.
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2013 Aug 7;4:92. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2013.00092. eCollection 2013
PMID: 23966978 [PubMed]  
Kaylon L. Bruner-Tran & David Resuehr &
Tianbing Ding & John A. Lucas & Kevin G. Osteen
The Role of Endocrine Disruptors in the Epigenetics
of Reproductive Disease and Dysfunction: Potential
Relevance to Humans
Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep (2012) 1:116–123
DOI 10.1007/s13669-012-0014-7 
Dmitrieva N, Nagabukuro H, Resuehr D, Zhang G, McAllister SL, McGinty KA,
Mackie K, Berkley KJ. Endocannabinoid involvement in endometriosis. Pain. 2010
Dec;151(3):703-10. Epub 2010 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 20833475; PubMed Central PMCID:
McAllister SL, McGinty KA, Resuehr D, Berkley KJ. Endometriosis-induced
vaginal hyperalgesia in the rat: role of the ectopic growths and their
innervation. Pain. 2009 Dec 15;147(1-3):255-64. Epub 2009 Oct 12. PubMed PMID:
19819623; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2787658 
Resuehr D, Glore DR, Taylor HS, Bruner-Tran KL, Osteen KG.
Progesterone-dependent regulation of endometrial cannabinoid receptor type 1
(CB1-R) expression is disrupted in women with endometriosis and in isolated
stromal cells exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Fertil
Steril. 2012 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22789143. 
Resuehr HE, Resuehr D, Olcese J. Induction of mPer1 expression by GnRH in
pituitary gonadotrope cells involves EGR-1. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2009 Nov
13;311(1-2):120-5. Epub 2009 Jul 16. PubMed PMID: 19616057.
Resuehr D, Wildemann U, Sikes H, Olcese J. E-box regulation of
gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor expression in immortalized
gonadotrope cells. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2007 Nov 15;278(1-2):36-43. Epub 2007 Aug
30. PubMed PMID: 17928134 
Olcese J, Sikes HE, Resuehr D. Induction of PER1 mRNA expression in
immortalized gonadotropes by gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH): involvement
of protein kinase C and MAP kinase signaling. Chronobiol Int.
2006;23(1-2):143-50. PubMed PMID: 16687288 
Resuehr D, Sikes HE, Olcese J. Exploratory investigation of the effect of
melatonin and caloric restriction on the temporal expression of murine
hypothalamic transcripts. J Neuroendocrinol. 2006 Apr;18(4):279-89. PubMed PMID:
Resuehr D, Olcese J. Caloric restriction and melatonin substitution: effects
on murine circadian parameters. Brain Res. 2005 Jun 28;1048(1-2):146-52. PubMed
PMID: 15913571 
Resuehr D, Spiess AN. A real-time polymerase chain reaction-based evaluation
of cDNA synthesis priming methods. Anal Biochem. 2003 Nov 15;322(2):287-91.
PubMed PMID: 14596842 

Circadian Clocks, Endometriosis, Endocannabinoid System, Visceral Pain, Molecular Biology,