Donald M. Foster, Ph.D.
In 1991, he returned to CTVHCS as a research chemist to direct a diagnostic radioimmunoassay laboratory in nuclear medicine. Dr. Foster has engaged in a wide range of academic pursuits including funded research, publication in peer-reviewed literature, publication of book chapters, invited presentations at international symposia, participation in research and professional conferences, and supervision of student research projects. His research interests include uses of isotopes in biomedical research, human chemistry, enzymology, biological cell membranes, water as a biological regulator, trace element metabolism, drug discovery, and biomathematics. Recent research has focused on design of peptide antigens to produce antibodies to specific cell membrane receptors and elucidation of cell signaling pathways regulated by cardiotonic steroid hormones. He is the Coordinator for affiliation agreements between CTVHCS and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Department of Chemistry, and Baylor University Institute of Biomedical Studies.
To contact Dr. Foster, feel free to email him at Donald.Foster@med.va.gov.