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Mike G. Mawhinney


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 and Professional Interests

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.

Grants, Awards & Recognition

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

Representative publications

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