Professor and Dean
Phone: (509) 335-3064
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN)
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-7620
Dr. Slinker received his B.S. in Zoology from the College of
Idaho in 1976, and his D.V.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington State
University in 1980 and 1982, respectively (Go Cougs!). He was a
postdoctoral fellow at the Cardiovascular Research Institute of the
University of California, San Francisco from 1982-1986.
He then served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Medicine (Cardiology Unit) at the University of Vermont from 1986â€“1992
before returning to Washington State University in 1992 as an Associate
Professor in the Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy,
Pharmacology, and Physiology. Before taking the position as Dean of the
College in 2008, he served as Chair of the Department of Veterinary and
Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology from 1999 - 2008.
He has served on the Board of Directors (including President Elect)
of the American Heart Association's Vermont Affiliate and on the
Research Committee of the former Pacific Mountain Affiliate (and former
Washington Affiliate). He also served on the board of directors of the
Washington State University Research Foundation. He currently
serves on the board of directors of the Woodland Park Zoo.
Over the years he has taught applied biomedical statistics, bioethics
(including animal welfare/animal rights), responsible conduct of
research, physiology, pharmacology, and developmental anatomy.
Dr. Slinker's research focused on heart and cardiac muscle function
and adaptation. In addition to his research publications in
journals such as The American Journal of Physiology, Circulation,
Circulation Research, and Cardiovascular Research, he has
co-authored several biomedical statistics tutorials for scientific
journals as well as an textbook of intermediate biomedical statistics.
Dr. Slinker has more than 50 publications in books and scientific
journals, principally in the American Journal of Physiology, Circulation
Research, Cardiovascular Research, and Journal of Molecular and Cellular
Cardiology. Selected recent publications include:
Yang, Q, JM Hanesworth, JW Harding and BK Slinker
AT4 receptor agonist [Nle1] - Angiotensin IV reduces mechanically
induced immediate-early gene expression in the isolated rabbit heart.
Regul. Pept. 71:175-183, 1997
Slinker, BK: The statistics of synergism. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol.
Glantz SA and BK Slinker
: Primer of Applied Regression
and Analysis of Variance (2nd ed.). New York, McGraw-Hill, 2000 (http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/AppliedRegression/
Campbell, KB, MV Razumova, RD Kirkpatrick and BK Slinker
Nonlinear myofilament regulatory processes affect frequency-dependent
muscle fiber stiffness. Biophys J. 81:2278-96, 2001
Campbell, KB, M Chandra, RD Kirkpatrick, BK Slinker
WC Hunter. Interpreting cardiac muscle force-length dynamics using a
novel functional model. Am J Physiol 286:H1535-H1545, 2004.
Campbell KB, Y Wu, AM Simpson, RD Kirkpatrick, SG Shoff, HL Granzier and
. Dynamic myocardial contractile parameters
from left ventricular pressure-volume measurements. Am J Physiol
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