Deborah Carlson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Surgery, Pediatrics


Dr. Carlson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, graduated in 1989 from The State University of New York College at Fredonia with a BS in recombinant gene technology, and a minor in chemistry. She completed work for a PhD in 1996 from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Roswell Park Division in Molecular and Cellular Biology.


Undergraduate State University of New York (gene Technology) (), None
Graduate School State University of New York (gene Technology) (), None

Research Interests

  • Cardiac function following burn injury and sepsis
  • The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Cardiac Dysfunction


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Featured Publications

Antioxidant Vitamin Therapy Alters Sepsis-related Apoptotic Myocardial Activity and Inflammatory Responses.

Carlson D, Maas DL, Tan J, Horton JW J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol December 2006 291(6) H2779-H2789

Cardiac Molecular Signaling after Burn Trauma

Carlson DL, Horton JW J Burn Care Research September 2006 27(5) 669-75

Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) is a Burn Trauma Induced Cardiac Depressant.

Willis MS, Carlson DL, DiMiao JM, White MD, White DJ, Horton JW, Giroir BP. AJP Heart and Circ. 2005 288(2) H795-H804

TNF-alpha Induced Caspase Activation Mediates Endotoxin Related Cardiac Dysfunction.

Carlson DL, Willis MS, White DJ, Horton JW, Giroir BP Critical Care Medicine 2005 33(5) 1021-1028

A three-component dicamba O-demethylase from Pseudomonas maltophilia, strain DI-6: purification and characterization.

Chakraborty S., Behrens M., Herman PL, Arendsen AF, Hagan WR, Carlson DL, Wang XZ, Weeks DP Arch Biochem Biophys 2005 437(1) 20-28

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  • Member since 2005
    International Shock Society Presential Committee for Publications (2007)
  • Research Citation Finalist
    Society for Critical Care Medicine 36th Annual Congress (2007)
  • Most Outstanding Presentation Award
    Shock Society 28th Annual Conference (2005)
  • Outstanding Young Investigator Award
    James Carrico Research Forum, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2001)
  • President
    National Biological Honor Society (1989)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • 2005-2006 International Shock Society Presidential Committee for Publications
  • American Burn Association
  • American Heart Association
  • International Shock Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine