Dr May received a Bachelors degree in Biology from Yale College and then attended medical school at Vanderbilt. Following a residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, a Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, and research at the Medical College of Virginia, Dr May returned to Vanderbilt to set up a research lab in 1986. Dr May is a practicing clinician in endocrinology at the VA but devotes the majority of his time to research.
Recent publications (from 136):
1. Harrison, F.E., Hosseini, A.H., Dawes, S.M., Weaver, S., May, J.M. Ascorbic acid attenuates scopolamine-induced spatial learning deficits in the water maze. Behav Brain Res. 205, 550-558, 2009.
2. Harrison FE, Allard, J., Bixler, R., Usoh, C., Li, L., May, J. M., & McDonald, M. P. (2009) Antioxidants and cognitive training interact to affect oxidative stress and memory in APP/PSEN1 mice. Nutritional Neuroscience 12, 203-218, 2009.
3. Harrison,F.E., May,J.M., and McDonald,M.P. Vitamin C deficiency increases basal exploratory activity but decreases scopolamine-induced activity in APP/PSEN1 transgenic mice. Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav. 94:543-552, 2010.
4. May,J.M. Assessing the reductive capacity of cells by measuring the recycling of ascorbic and lipoic acids. Methods Mol. Biol. 610:229-243, 2010.
5. May,J.M., and Qu,Z.C. Chelation of intracellular iron enhances endothelial barrier function: A role for vitamin C? Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 500:162-168, 2010.
6. Harrison,F.E., Dawes,S.M., Meredith,M.E., Babaev,V.R., Li,L., and May,J.M. Low vitamin C and increased oxidative stress and cell death in mice that lack the sodium-dependent vitamin C transporter SVCT2. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 49:821-829, 2010. PMC2916678
7. Harrison,F.E., Green,R.J., Dawes,S.M., and May,J.M. Vitamin C distribution and retention in the mouse brain. Brain Res. 1348C:181-186, 2010.
8. May,J.M., Li,L., and Qu,Z.C. Oxidized LDL up-regulates the ascorbic acid transporter SVCT2 in endothelial cells. Mol. Cell Biochem., in press, 2010.
9. Babaev,V.R., Li,L., Shah,S., Fazio,S., Linton,M.F., and May,J.M. Combined Vitamin C and Vitamin E Deficiency Worsens Early Atherosclerosis in Apolipoprotein E-Deficient Mice. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol., in press 2010.
10. Harrison,F.E., Meredith,M.E., Dawes,S.M., Saskowski,J.L., and May,J.M. Low ascorbic acid and increased oxidative stress in gulo(-/-) mice during development. Brain Res., in press, 2010.