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Paul Sylvester
Professor
Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
PHAR 342
318-342-1958
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Paul W Sylvester, PhD
Professor, Pharmacy
Director of Graduate Studies and Research (Pharmacy)

Education

Ph D

1982, Physiology
Michigan State University

BS

1976, Biology
Western Michigan University

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Sylvester received his B.S. degree in biology from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, and received postdoctoral training at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY.  Prior to his arrival at ULM, Dr. Sylvester was a faculty member for ten years in the College of Pharmacy at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.  Dr. Sylvester is an endocrinologist and his research interests have focused on endocrine-dependent diseases, particularly breast cancer.  Dr. Sylvester’s laboratory is currently examining the mechanisms mediating the antiproliferative and apoptotic effects of tocotrienols, a rare natural form of vitamin E, in breast cancer cells.  Dr. Sylvester has maintained an active research program supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute at NIH, American Cancer Society, and American Institute of Cancer Research, and First Tech International Ltd, Louisiana Cancer Foundation, among others.  Dr. Sylvester has authored over 140 peer reviewed research publications, 18 book chapters, and has presented more than 154 talks at national and international scientific conferences.  Dr. Sylvester was awarded eight teaching awards during the past 24 years.  

Research Interests

  Our laboratory has been involved in breast cancer research for many years that has focused on developing tocotrienols, a natural form of vitamin E, as a clinical treatment for breast cancer in women.  My research will provide information that will determine the potential health benefits of various natural products in the prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer in women.  We also received research grants this past year from the Louisiana Cancer Foundation.  

Awards & Honors

August 2011 ULM Foundation Award for Excellence in Research.

October 2007 Outstanding Professor In the College of Pharmacy.

2006 Teacher of the Year.

2006 Excellence in Teaching.

2005 Teacher of the Year.

2003 Outstanding Faculty Member in the College of Pharmacy.

1998 Teacher of the Year.

1997 Teacher of the Year.

1996 Teacher of the Year.

1993 Teacher of the Year.

Courses Taught

PHAR 4013Pharmacology III, 4 course(s)

PHAR 5021ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY, 6 course(s)

PHAR 5022Adv Pharmacology Lab, 1 course(s)

PHAR 5052SEMINAR, 25 course(s)

PHRD 4010INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACY, 4 course(s)

PHRD 4027PRINCIPLES OF DRUG ACTION II, 2 course(s)

PHRD 4035PATHOPHYSIOLOGY II, 7 course(s)

PHRD 4058NEUROLOGY & PSYCHIATRY MODULE, 6 course(s)

PHRD 4074ENDOCRINE MODULE, 5 course(s)

PHRD 5027BONE AND JOINT MODULE, 4 course(s)

PHRD 5061WOMEN'S HEALTH AND PHARMACIST, 3 course(s)

PHRD 5064PROBLEMS, 2 course(s)