Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Pharmacology and Physiology

Faculty and Staff

Warren Finn, Ph.D.Warren Finn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology

918-561-8297 lab
918-561-8412 fax

Education | Professional Experience | Service & Contributions | Extramural Funding | Publications | Instructional Activities | Research Interests




Ph.D. (Physiology)
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

M.S. (Zoology/Physiology)
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

B.S. (Zoology)
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Professional Experience

Coordinator of Bioengineering/Artificial Vision Research/Retinal Prosthesis

Member of Graduate Faculty, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Associate Professor of Physiology, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM), Tulsa, OK

Associate Professor of Physiology, Preclinical Education, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Tulsa, OK

Service & Contributions

  • Oklahoma State University Faculty Council representing OSU-COM
  • Retirement and Fringe Benefits Committee, OSU, member
  • Oklahoma State University: Western Governor's University Planning Committee, member

Extramural Funding

"Effect of hemodilution and hypothermia on global cerebral ischemia", Life Resuscitation Technologies, Inc. (co-investigator, $35,000).

"Comparative electroretinographic and visual evoked potential measurements in kittens with strabismus or amblyopia", National Osteopathic Foundation Mead Johnson Fellowship to Michael Wellman, D.O. (sponsor and co-investigator $5,000).

"Physiological study of a cardiosomatic reflex activated by ventricular mechanoreceptor stimulation", American Osteopathic Association Research Bureau (P.I., $38,800).

Publications & Presentations

Dahm, K.D., Finn, W.E., Reinhold, V. and Roller, H. 1971. The olfactory and auditory mediated sex attraction in Achroia grisella (Fabr.), Naturwissenschaften (Berlin) 58:265-266.

Payne, T.L. and Finn, W.E. 1975. Pheromone receptor system in the females of the greater waxmoth Galleria mellonella. J. Insect Physiol. 23:879-881.

Gass, G.H. and Finn, W.E. 1982. "The posterior pituitary," in Handbook of Endocrinology Volume I, Eds. George H. Gass and Harold M. Kaplan, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL

Finn, Warren E., "Central Nervous Regulation of the Hypothalamic Neuroendocrine System," in Handbook of Endocrinology Volume II. Eds. Harold M. Kaplan and George H. Gass, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (1986).

Finn, Warren E., "Hypothalamic Neuroendocrine Regulation" in the Handbook of Endocrinology , Chapter 5, Part A, Vol 3, Eds. H.M. Kaplan and G.H. Gass, CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL (1996).

Finn, Warren E., "The Paper-Case Clinic: Teaching Medical Physiology by PBL," Academic Medicine, 71:539-540 (1996).

LoPresti, P.G., and Finn, Warren E., "Fiber-optic Sensor System for Rapid Positioning of a Micro-electrode Array", Journal of Applied Optics, (1998).

Instructional Activities

Neurophysiology (BIOM 6643) - Biomedical Sciences Graduate Class

Research Interests

Neurophysiology of the retina, cultured neural networks, electrophysiology and bioengineering of neuro-prosthetic devices.

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