Daniel L. Ely holds a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine. He has also performed post-doctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health. Since 1976, he has been Professor of Biology at the University of Akron in Ohio. His research team is the first to identify a gene on the Y chromosome that raises blood pressure. The team is currently studying how the gene product influences an enzyme that can raise blood pressure. Prof. Ely has received 31 grants, primarily from the American Heart Association and the Nat’l Institutes of Health, and has also served as a Grant Reviewer. In the past ten years, he has presented twelve Invited Lectures at universities or conferences in the United States, Sweden, and Brazil.
1971-74. University of Southern California, Dept. of Physiology. Post doctoral investigations.
1971. University of Southern California, School of Medicine. Ph.D. in Physiology
1969. University of Southern California, School of Medicine. M.S.
1967. University of Southern California. B.S.
Omicron Delta Kappa and Mortar Board-excellence in teaching and service award-2002
Editorial Board, The Ohio Journal of Science-2001 to present
Honorary member, The Natl Society of Collegiate Scholars-2001
Honorary member, Golden Key National Honor Society-2001
Greek Alumni Council-Faculty Appreciation Award-2001
Honorary member, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society-2000, advisor 2003-05
University Teacher of the year award-1998
College Researcher of the year award-1998
Fellow of Life Span Development and Gerontology Institute, Univ. Akron,
1999 Nominated President-Elect Ohio Academy of Sciences (1997,1999, declined)
Fellow of High Blood Pressure Council, October, 1995 Distinguished Research Award, 1992,
Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Akron Favorite Faculty Award, Fall, 1991,
Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society Fellow of Ohio Academy of Science, 1991.
Outstanding Faculty Award - University of Akron, 1987
Visiting Scientist Fellowship - Swedish Medical Research Council, Göteborg, Sweden, 1983-84
(Professor Björn Folkow's lab).
Professor Ely’s publications include 101 papers. Although some of his papers reflect his broad-ranging interests, Prof. Ely’s primary focus has been on the physiology of the cardiovascular system. He has frequently served as a Reviewer for journals and has served on numerous committees – both in academic and in professional service.