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Reproductive Physiology

Mike G. Mawhinney

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Department of Physiology and Pharmacology 
School of Medicine 
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center 
1 Medical Center Dr. 
P.O. Box 9229 
Morgantown, WV 26506-9229 


PhD Pharmacology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1971 
MS Pharmacology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1969 
BS Grove City College, Chemistry with Honors, Grove City, Pennsylvania


Research focused on the hormonal control of male accessory fibromuscular stoma in animal models, with the goal of understanding the etiology of benign prostatic hypertrophy.


1974-76: Full Salary & Faculty Development Award from the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Assoc 
1972-present: 18 years of NIH-RO1 support and 10 years of pharmaceutical company support 
1976: Outstanding Teacher Award 
2008: Nominee for Distinguished Teacher Award in the Health Sciences


Thomas, J.A.,  Mawhinney, M.G., Smith, C.G. and Lee, T.: The Action of Testosterone on the Assimilation of Non Utilization Sugars by the Prostate Gland. J. Pharmacol. and Exp. Therap. 179: 499, 1971 

Mawhinney, M.G., Schwartz, F.L., Thomas, J.A. and Milam, D.F.: Androgen Assimilation by the Epithelium and Muscle of the Guinea Pig Seminal Vesicle. J. Pharmacol. and Exp. Therap. 188: 324, 1974 

Belis, J.A., Blume, C.D. and  Mawhinney, M.G.: Androgen and Estrogen Binding in Guinea Pig Accessory Sex Organs. Endocrinology 101: 726, 1977 

Mawhinney, M.G. and Neubauer, B.L.: Actions of Estrogen in the Male. Invest. Urol. 16: 409, 1979 

Neubauer, B.L. and  Mawhinney, M.G.: Actions of Androgen and Estrogen on Guinea Pig Seminal Vesicle Epithelium and Muscle. Endocrinology 108: 680, 1981 

Kim J, D Cole, EA Johnson, G Franklin, and  MG Mawhinney. Mechanism of androgen-induced norepinephrine release mediative smooth muscle proliferation. Proc Amer Urol Asso. 2000 

Tarry, W., Fisher, M. Shen, S.,  Mawhinney, M. Candida Albicans: The estrogen target for vaginal colonization. J. Surgical Research 129:278, 2005 

Durham, J.,  Mawhinney, M. Down-regulation of neutral sphingomyelinase in androgen- dependent smooth muscle. J. Surgical Research 130:136, 2006 

Mariotti, A. and  Mawhinney, M. Physiology, Pathology and Pharmacology of Male Reproductive System. in Periondontology, in press