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.


Unlisted - College or Universi , None
Central South Univ, Xiang-Ya S , None
Graduate School
Unlisted - College or Universi , None
Graduate School
Central South Univ, Xiang-Ya S , None

Research Interest

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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured 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

Honors & Awards

  • 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