Faculty & Staff at TUC

Gordon C.  McCarter

Gordon C. McCarter

College: COP

Department: Biological & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Title: Associate Professor

Phone: (707) 638-5919

Fax: (707) 638-5266

E-Mail: gmccarte@touro.edu

Office: Administration & Faculty 2, Rm. 208

Institution Degree Field of Study Obtained
University of California, Santa Cruz B.S. Biochemistry 1986
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D. Molecular and Cell Biology 1996
University of California, San Francisco Postdoc Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2000

Fall Semester 
PHRM 601: Biological Sciences 1 (Participating Faculty Member) 
PHRM 609: Biological Sciences 3 (Course Coordinator) 
Spring Semester 
PHRM 605: Biological Sciences 2 (Participating Faculty Member) 
PHRM 613: Biological Sciences 4 (Participating Faculty Member


G.C. McCarter and J.D. Levine (2006) Ionic basis of a mechanotransduction current in adult rat dorsal root ganglion neurons. Molecular Pain. 2:28. 
O. Dina, C.A. Parada, J. Yeh, X. Chen, G. C. McCarter, and J.D. Levine (2004) Integrin signaling in inflammatory and neuropathic pain in the rat. European Journal of Neuroscience. 19:634-642. 
O. Dina, G.C. McCarter, C. de Coupade, and J.D. Levine (2003) Role of the sensory neuron cytoskeleton in second messenger signaling for inflammatory pain. Neuron 39:613-624. 
D.C. Dale, G.C. McCarter, J. Crawford, and G.H. Lyman (2003) Myelotoxicity and dose intensity of chemotherapy: reporting practices from randomized clinical trials. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 1:440-452.
G.C. McCarter and R.A. Steinhardt (2000) Increased activity of calcium leak channels caused by proteolysis near sarcolemmal ruptures. Journal of Membrane Biology 176:169-174. 
G.C. McCarter, D.B. Reichling, and J.D. Levine (1999) Mechanical transduction by rat somatosensory neurons in vitro. Neuroscience Letters 273:179-182. 
S.G. Khasar, Y-H. Lin, A. Martin, J. Dadgar, T. McMahon, D. Wang, B. Hundle, K.O. Aley, W. Isenberg, G. McCarter, P.G. Green, C.W. Hodge, J.D. Levine and R.O. Messing (1999) A novel nociceptor signaling pathway revealed in protein kinase C  mutant mice. Neuron 24:253-260 
S.G. Khasar, G. McCarter, and J.D. Levine (1999) Epinephrine produces a –adrenergic receptor–mediated mechanical hyperalgesia and in vitro sensitization of rat nociceptors. Journal of Neurophysiology 81:1104-1112. 
K.O. Aley, G. McCarter, and J.D. Levine (1998) Nitric oxide signalling in pain and nociceptor sensitization in the rat. Journal of Neuroscience 18:7008-7014. 
G.C. McCarter, W.F. Denetclaw, P. Reddy, and R.A. Steinhardt (1997) Lipofection of a cDNA plasmid containing the dystrophin gene lowers intracellular free calcium and calcium leak channel activity in mdx myotubes. Gene Therapy 4(5):483-487. 

1995-1996 Regents Fellowship for graduate study, UCB

2006 Professor of the YearClass of 2009, TUC College of Pharmacy

2012 Phi Lambda Sigma Honorary Faculty Member, Pharmacy Leadership Society, Gamma Omicron Chapter

Employer Title From - To
UC San Francisco, Pain Research Center Visiting Fellow 1996-2000
ApotheCom Associates, Oakland, CA Scientific Writer 2000-2001
UC San Francisco, Pain Research Center Assistant Research Physiologist 2000-2005
Touro University – California Assistant Professor 2005-2013
Touro University – California Associate Professor 2013-
Last Updated: 11/29/21