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About Lindon H. Young

Lindon H. Young is the director of the Pharmacology course in the Biomedical Sciences MS program and teaches in selected courses in the DO program at PCOM. 

Dr. Young specializes in the area of cardiovascular pharmacology and has mentored over 63 MS and DO/PhD students and four PCOM residents from 2002 to present on various research projects that range from cellular based assays to human studies. 

Dr. Young’s training has helped our students accomplish educational and research objectives, and continues to strive to improve the quality of teaching and mentorship to our Biomedical Sciences and DO students to pass standardized tests (e.g. Medical board exams) by having an integrative session that requires class participation via the use of the “clicker” system. Such a system enables us to immediately evaluate the classroom’s understanding of the pharmacology material. This system has proven to be effective and the classroom appears to enjoy the presentation of the material. 

Dr. Young has also mentored PCOM residents that have been hired as Clinical Research Associates in our myocardial I/R drug development program.


Present Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Bio-Medical Sciences



2012 - 2015 Evaluation of tetrahydrobiopterin/dihydrobiopterin ratio in vascular injury tissues
Pennsylvania State Tobacco Grant
Role: PI
2008 - 2011 In vivo and ex vivo mechanisms related to eNOS uncoupling during Reperfusion
National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH - 2 R15 HL076235-02
Role: PI
2009 - 2010 Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) and dihydrobiopterin (BH2) in leukocyte-endothelium interactions by using intravital microscopy
Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging (CCDA) at PCOM
Role: PI
2008 Administration of Protein Kinase C Beta II Inhibitor During Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Reduces Free Radical Production
Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging at PCOM
Role: PI
2004 - 2007 Protein Kinase C isoform inhibition in cardiac ischemia/reperfusion
National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH - R15 HL076235
Role: PI at PCOM
2003 - 2006 Proposed role of endothelial long chain fatty acyl CoA synthetase in the development of post-menopausal hypertension
Women’s Health Research Institute, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at Amarillo
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Margaret T. Weis (Co-PI)
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2012 - Present Reviewer, Journal of Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone-System
2007 - Present Reviewer, Journal of Cellular Physiology
2005 - Present Reviewer, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
2004 - Present Reviewer, Biochemica et Biophysica Acta-Proteins and Proteomics
2004 - Present Reviewer, British Journal of Pharmacology
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Honors and Awards

  • 2013-2014 Professor of the Year Award presented by the PCOM DO Class of 2017
  • 1999-2001 National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute Training Grant HL-07599NHH, National Service Research Award


1998 PhD, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science ‐ Pharmacology
1986 BA, Immaculata College ‐ Biology/Psychology
1980 AS, Pennsylvania State University ‐ Hotel/Food Service Management

Contact Information

P: 215-871-6832


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