Dr. Michael McGuinness joined the faculty of PCOM as an Assistant Professor of Anatomy in 1999, teaching gross anatomy and histology. In 2005 he received the Lindback Foundation Award for distinguished teaching. He is the course director for the gross anatomy section of the Structural Principles of Osteopathic Medicine course.
As a supervisor of graduate and undergraduate research, he has trained several students in microscopy, cell culture and molecular biology techniques. Dr. McGuinness served as a postdoctoral research associate at the R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute from 1997 to 1999, where he began the first detailed study of estrogen response in Sertoli and Leydig cells. This research generated valuable information for the use of estrogenic compounds to treat osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer and infertility. Ongoing research continues to focuses on the effects of estrogens on cell interaction in the testis. In addition, Dr. McGuinness studies how estrogens influence the interaction between monocytes and endothelial cells and their role in inflammation.
Dr. McGuinness was a recipient of the National Research Services Award from 1993 to 1996 and earned multiple scholarships for graduate study at Temple University. He received his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology from Temple University in 1991 and his Bachelor's of Science degree in Biology from St. Joseph's University in 1984.
DiLullo, C; Coughlin, P; D'Angelo, M; McGuinness, M; Bandle, J; Slotkin, EM; Shainker, SA; Wenger, C and SJ Berray (2006) "Anatomy in a New Curriculum: Facilitating the Learning of Gross Anatomy using web access streaming dissection videos." Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine 29(3): 99-108