Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology

David Bernanke David H. Bernanke, Ph.D.

Associate Chair for Education
Director, MUSC Anatomical Gift Program

Basic Science Building Room 615B
Phone: (843) 792-7988
Cell: (843) 452-2398
FAX: (843) 792-0664



BS  Zoology, Duke University, 1972
       Anatomy, Medical University of South Carolina, 1974-1975
PhD Anatomy, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1980
Postdoctoral Fellow at Developmental Biology Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1980-1983
Instructor, Anatomy and Pathology, Harvard Medical School, MGH, Shriners Burns Center, 1983-1986

Teaching Activity:

  • Director, Structure and Function Theme,
    College of Medicine First-Year Integrated Curriculum (2009-present)
  • Coordinator, Musculoskeletal Block,
    College of Medicine First-Year Integrated Curriculum (2009-present)
  • Course Director, Anatomical Basis of Medicine, CELL 610
    College of Medicine (Summer and Fall Semesters, 2006-2009)
  • Co-lecturer, Dental Gross and Neuro-Anatomy, CELL 621
    College of Dental Medicine (Summer Semester, 2005-present)

Recent Publications:

  1. Bernanke, D. H. "Ethical Care and Use of Cadavers: A Call for a Policy." Anat Sci Educ 4, no. 1 (2011): 53-4 [PMID: 21265039]
  2. Bernanke, D. H. "Ethical Care and Use of Cadavers: A Call for a Policy." Anat Sci Educ, (2011) [PMID: 21243653]
  3. Bernanke, D. H. and R. R. Markwald. "Classics in Anatomy: Keith Porter's Harvey Lecture, "the Submicroscopic Morphology of Protoplasm"." Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 287, no. 2 (2005): 1183 [PMID: 16265624]
  4. Bernanke, D. H. and J. M. Velkey. "Development of the Coronary Blood Supply: Changing Concepts and Current Ideas." Anat Rec 269, no. 4 (2002): 198-208 [PMID: 12209558]
  5. Velkey, J. M. and D. H. Bernanke. "Apoptosis During Coronary Artery Orifice Development in the Chick Embryo." Anat Rec 262, no. 3 (2001): 310-7 [PMID: 11241199]
  6. Zubkov, A. Y., K. Ogihara, D. H. Bernanke, A. D. Parent and J. Zhang. "Apoptosis of Endothelial Cells in Vessels Affected by Cerebral Vasospasm." Surg Neurol 53, no. 3 (2000): 260-6 [PMID: 10773259]
  7. Ogihara, K., A. Y. Zubkov, D. H. Bernanke, A. I. Lewis, A. D. Parent and J. H. Zhang. "Oxyhemoglobin-Induced Apoptosis in Cultured Endothelial Cells." J Neurosurg 91, no. 3 (1999): 459-65 [PMID: 10470822]
  8. Zubkov, A. Y., A. I. Lewis, D. Scalzo, D. H. Bernanke and H. L. Harkey. "Morphological Changes after Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty." Surg Neurol 51, no. 4 (1999): 399-403 [PMID: 10199293]
  9. Zubkov, A. Y., A. S. Pilkington, D. H. Bernanke, A. D. Parent and J. Zhang. "Posttraumatic Cerebral Vasospasm: Clinical and Morphological Presentations." J Neurotrauma 16, no. 9 (1999): 763-70 [PMID: 10521136]
  10. Shiota, T., D. H. Bernanke, A. D. Parent and K. Hasui. "Protein Kinase C Has Two Different Major Roles in Lattice Compaction Enhanced by Cerebrospinal Fluid from Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage." Stroke 27, no. 10 (1996): 1889-95 [PMID: 8841349]
  11. Iwasa, K., D. H. Bernanke, R. R. Smith and Y. Yamamoto. "Nonmuscle Arterial Constriction after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Role of Growth Factors Derived from Platelets." Neurosurgery 32, no. 4 (1993): 619-24 [PMID: 8474652]
  12. Smith, R. R. and D. H. Bernanke. "Comparability of Vasospasm in Primates." J Neurosurg 77, no. 2 (1992): 327-9 [PMID: 1625027]
  13. Yamamoto, Y., R. R. Smith and D. H. Bernanke. "Accelerated Nonmuscle Contraction after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Culture and Characterization of Myofibroblasts from Human Cerebral Arteries in Vasospasm." Neurosurgery 30, no. 3 (1992): 337-45 [PMID: 1620295]
  14. Yamamoto, Y., R. R. Smith and D. H. Bernanke. "Mechanism of Action of Balloon Angioplasty in Cerebral Vasospasm." Neurosurgery 30, no. 1 (1992): 1-5; discussion 5-6 [PMID: 1531381]
  15. Yamamoto, Y., D. H. Bernanke and R. R. Smith. "Accelerated Non-Muscle Contraction after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Cerebrospinal Fluid Testing in a Culture Model." Neurosurgery 27, no. 6 (1990): 921-8 [PMID: 2274134]
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