Dr. Peter Rogers

Previous Positions: 

  • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry: Nazarbayev University School of Science and Technology, Astana, KZ
  • Associate Professor of Anatomy, Neuroscience and Cellular Biology Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus USA
  • Founder and Scientific Director: EnviroBio Systems, Québec, Canada

Research Interests: 

  • Role of Carbonic Anhydrase in the function of musculoskeletal system
  • Role of educational technology in the learning/teaching process and curriculum design of undergraduate MD programs as well as designing/implementing more contemporary and effective review programs for the USMLE examinations.

 

Publications (selected): 

  • The Z-line structure, intermediate filaments and the regulation of protein biosynthesis in skeletal and cardiac muscle: A hypothesis. Journal of Muscle Research Cell Motility 7: 377, 1987
  • Identification of a new high molecular mass cytoskeletal protein whose cellular content is reduced in ischemic canine hearts. ROGERS, P.A., BOUDRIAU, S., BEDARD, A., VINCENT, C., VINCENT, M., PERREAULT, G., ROULEAU, J.R., and KINGMA, J.G. Jr. Circulation 90: 1264, 1994.
  • Inhibition of carbonic anhydrases in type I muscle fibers influences contractility C Côté , D Tremblay, H Rlverin, P Frémont, P A Rogers Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 1989 Jun;67(6):645-9. doi: 10.1139/y89-103.

Peter Rogers Ph.D.

Professor of Pathophysiology and Neurosciences

Career Profile

Dr. Rogers obtained his B.Sc. degree in Microbiology and his Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Michigan. Motivated and stimulated by his Professors at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Rogers initiated his career in teaching undergraduate and graduate students the basic biological and medical sciences including biomedical research at Laval University and the Laval University Hospital Medical Center in Quebec City, Canada. His research program was directed at the elucidation of the genetic, structural, and metabolic regulatory mechanisms in normal and pathological cardiac and skeletal muscle.

Dr. Rogers has performed extensive research into the role of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA) in skeletal muscle tissue. He left academia to found and develop a successful and now well-funded biotechnology company that designed, developed, and constructed enzyme-based bioreactors dedicated to the removal and recycling of carbon dioxide in submarines. This process is now being successfully applied to the problem of atmospheric accumulation of CO2. Dr. Rogers holds the original patent for the bioreactor.

Education

  • BSc: Microbiology: University of Michigan (Class Honours)
  • PhD: Cellular and Molecular Biology: University of Michigan