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Dr. Martin BanshbachMartin W. Banschbach, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry


Education | Professional Experience | Scholarly Activities | Consulting | Publications | Instructional Activities | Research Interests


NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
Waisman Center - Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities Medical School
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, WI

Ph.D. (Biochemistry and Nutrition)
Virginia TechPolytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA

A.B. (Chemistry)
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove. PA

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Shreveport, LA

Scholarly Activities

Scientific Advisory Committee for Cancer Treatment Center of Tulsa (http://www.brachytherapy.com ) to provide information on the use of nutritional intervention in the treatment of cancer patients.


Paid consultant for Advanced Physicians Products (http://www.approducts.com ), a nutritional supplement company in Santa Barbara, California, to provide information on the use and formulation of nutritional supplements to improve human health and treat human disease.

Representative Publications & Presentations

Frank, K.J. and Banschbach, M.W. 1999. Cancer prevention and treatment using diet and nutritional supplementation. Chapter 12 In: Cancer Well-Fit Program, Medical Health and Fitness Press, Eric P. Durak, Editor.

Martin, L.G., Brenner, G.M., Jarolim, K.L., Banschbach, M.W., Coons, D.L. and Wolfe, A.K. 1993. Effects of sex steroids on myocardial anoxic resistance. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, 288.

Shryock, T.R., Silver, S.A., Banschbach, M.W. and Kramer, J.C. 1984. Effect of pseudomonas aeruginosa rhamnolipid on human neutrophil migration. Current Microbiology 10:323.

Jenkinson, S.G. and Banschbach, M.W. 1982. Radioimmunoassay determinations of prostaglandin E in pleural effusions of varying causes. American Review of Respiratory Disease 126:21.

Banschbach, M.W., Geison, R.L. and Hokin-Neaverson, M. 1980. Effects of cholinergic stimulation on levels and fatty acid composition of diacylglycerols in mouse pancreas. Biochimica Biophysica Acta 663:34.

Banschbach, M.W. and Hokin-Neaverson, M. 1980. Acetylcholine promotes the synthesis of prostaglandin E in mouse pancreas. FEBS Letters 117:131.

Banschbach, M.W. and Love, P.K. 1979. Use of mini-columns packed with acid-washed florisil for the rapid separation of the A, E and F series prostaglandins. Prostaglandins 17:193.

Banschbach, M.W., Karam, A.G., Love, P.K. and Hilman, B.C. 1978. Cystic fibrosis serum promotes Ca uptake by normal human leukocytes. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 84:922.

Geison, R.L., Banschbach, M.W., Sadeghian, K. and Hokin-Neaverson, M. 1976. Acetylcholine stimulation of selective increases in stearic and arachidonic acids in phosphatidic acid in mouse pancreas. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 68:343.

Banschbach, M.W. and Geison, R.L. 1975. Control of membrane diglyceride levels in rat brain homogenates. J. Neurochemistry 25:632.

Banschbach, M.W., Geison, R.L. and Hokin-Neaverson, M.R. 1974. Acetylcholine increases the level of diglyceride in mouse pancreas. Analytical Biochemistry 59:714.

Banschbach, M.W., Geison, R.L. and O'Brien, J.K. 1974. Use of 1- C14 acetic anhydride to quantitate diglycerides - a new analytical procedure. Analytical Biochemistry 59:617.

Instructional Activities

  • Biochemistry and Nutrition - MS I and MS II
  • Human Nutrition (BIOM 6243) - Biomedical Sciences Graduate Class

Research Interests

Carnitine and heart disease
Current research interests involve developing an assay to measure carnitine levels in human serum samples to gain a better understanding of the role of carnitine in human health and disease.