Fineg is the retired founding director of the UT Animal Research Center. During his more than 30 year tenure, he had primary responsibility for taking a campus research animal program that had no permanent clinical veterinarian into the modern era of specialized animal facilities.
Prior to his association with UT, he served in the U.S. Air Force Veterinary Corps where he played a primary role in the early days of aerospace biology and was recognized for his research with chimpanzees and the Project Mercury chimpanzee space flights.
Fineg has served as president of both the national and Texas branch of AALAS and as president of the Capital Area Veterinary Medical Association. He has been a member and site visitor for the Board of Trustees of the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, Intl. where he served as the representative for the pharmaceutical industry. He has been an active member and officer for the Texas Society for Biomedical Research.
Fineg currently teaches classes and is interested in computer-based animal care management.
Pharmacology & Toxicology
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
107 W. Dean Keeton
Austin, TX, USA
Email Address: pharmtox
Dr. Som Mukhopad-
hyay led the research team that focused on the gene SLC30A10 and its role as a "door opener" in helping to remove elevated levels of manganese from cells. The study was published in the Oct. 15, 2014 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.
"Drugs, the Brain and Behavior" is co-authored by Dr. Carlton Erickson, the college's associate dean for research and graduate studies, and Dr. John Brick, executive director of Intoxikon International.
Andrea Gore is named to the SEBM Distinguished Scientist Award.