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Scientific & Technical Resources, Inc.; President & Scientist
Oak Ridge Realty Holdings, Inc.;  President

702 S. Illinois Avenue, B103
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone:  (865) 481-6088
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University of Glasgow, Scotland  Ph.D.          1972 Biochemistry

Fairleigh Dickinson University  B. Sc.           1962       Chemistry
Rutherford, New Jersey


Director and Senior Scientist     1994-Present
Scientific & Technical Resources, Inc.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

President, Oak Ridge Realty Holdings, Inc.    1981-Present
Oak Ridge, Tennessee      

Scientist, Department of Biomedical Sciences  1975-1981
The University of Tennessee and
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 

Assistant Professor, University of Glasgow   1972-1975
Dept. of Cardiology, Glasgow, Scotland


2008 – Present  Chairmen Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee

2005 – 2006  Chairman, East Tennessee Economic Development Council

2003 – Present  Member, Governor Bredesen’s Tennessee Business Development 
Technical Transfer Committee

2003 – Present  Member, Governor Bredesen’s Business Round Table

2001 – 2004  Board Member, Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce

2000 – 2003  Board Member, Nine Counties—One Vision

2000 – 2003  Board Member, Knoxville Chamber of Commerce

1998 – Present  Board and Executive Member, Community Reuse Organization of
East Tennessee  (CROET)

1997 – Present  Board Member, East Tennessee Economic Council

1986 – Present  Member, Oak Ridge Rotary Club

1987 – 1994  Board Member, Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

1978 – 1983  Coordinator, NIH Summer Hypertensive Training Program
Program for Minorities from HBCU’s

1979 – 1981  Lecturer, Talladega College, National Science Foundation
Visiting Scientist Program

1978 – 1985  Member of Health Brain Trust, Black Congressional Caucus


Small Business Administration:  Administration Award of Excellence for 1985, 1992, 1995, and 2001

Fogarty Award, National Institute of Health, 1980

Carnegie Research Fellow Award for Graduate Studies, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1969


1) Reduction of Trace elements to the Elemental Form by Microorganisms (1987)

2) Bioaccumulation of Radioactive Strontium and Yttrium by Sporulating Bacteria (1988)

3) Conversion of Inorganic Ions to Metal Sulfides by Microorganisms (1988)

1. Durham, J.P., Galanti, N., Revis, N.W.  "The Publication and Characterization of Plasma Membranes and the Subcellular Distribution of Adenylate Cyclase in Mouse Perotid Gland," Biochem Biophys. Acta 394(3):388 405, 1975.
2.   Revis, N.W., Thomason, R.Y., and Cameron, A.J.  "Lactate Dehydrogenase Isoenzyme Pattern in the Human Hypertrophic Heart," Cardiovascular Res. J. 11(1):345 353, 1977.
3. Revis, N. and Horton, C.  "Effects of Trace Elements and Mono  and Dithiols on Mitochrondria Monoamine Oxidase of Rats," Toxicol Appl. Pharmacol. 43, 1978.
4.   Revis, N.  "A Possible Mechanism for Cadmium  Induced Hypertension in Rats," Life Science 23,409 418, 1978.
5.   Revis, N. and Marusic, N.  "Glutathione Peroxidase Activity and Selenium Concentration in Hearts of Doxorubicin Treated Rabbits," J. Mol. Cell Cardiol. 10:945 951, 1978.
6.   Revis, N. and Cameron, A.J.  "Lipid Metabolism in the Experimental Hypertrophic Heart," Metabolism 28(6):601 613, 1979.
7.   Revis, N. and Marusic, N.  "Sequestration of 45Ca2+ by Mitochondria from Rabbit Heart, Liver, and Kidney after Doxorubicin or Digoxin/Doxorubicin Treatment," Am. J. Exp. Path. 31:266 271, 1979.
8.   Revis, N.W.  "The Localization of Adenylate Cyclase in Unfixed Sections of Cardiac Muscle," Histochemistry and Cytochemistry 27:1322 1326, 1980.

9.   Revis, N.W. and Armstead, B.  "The Role of Selenium and Vitamin E in Prevention of Lipid Peroxidation and Myocardial Necrosis Induced by Isoprenaline Treatment or Coronary Artery Ligation," Excerpts Medica 491:1029, 1032, 1980.

10.  Revis, N.W.  "The Relationship of Trace Elements (Lead and Cadmium) from Drinking Water to Atherosclerosis in the Pigeon," J. Path. Enviro. Tox. 42:293 304, 1980.
11.  Revis, N.W., Zinsmeister, A.R., and Bull, R. “Atherosclerosis and Hypertension Induction by Lead and Cadmium Ions:  An Effect Prevented by Calcium Ion," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 78:6494 6498, 1981.
12.  Revis, N.W., and Zinsmeister, A.R.  "The Relationship of Blood Cadmium Level to Hypertension and Plasma Norepinephrine Level: A Romanian Study12 (41159)," Proc. Society for Exper. Bio. and Med. 167:254 260, 1981.
13.  Revis, N.W.  "The Relationship of Dietary Protein to Metallothionein and Cadmium Induced Renal Damage," Toxicology  20:323 333, 1981.
14.  Revis, N.W., Schmoyer, R.L., and Bull, R.  "The Relationship of Minerals Commonly Found in Drinking Water to Atherosclerosis and Hypertension in Pigeons," J. AWWA 74:(12)656 659, 1982.
15.  Revis, N.W., Bull, R., Laurie, D., and Schiller, C.A.  "The Effectiveness of Chemical Carcinogens to Induce Atherosclerosis in the White Carneau Pigeon," Toxicology 32:215 227, 1984.
16.  Revis, N.W., and Osborne, T.R.  "Dietary Protein Effects on Cadmium and Metallothionein Accumulation in the Liver and Kidney of Rats," Env. Health Perspectives, 54:83 91, 1984.
17.  Revis, N.W., Major, T.C., and Horton, C.Y.  "The Response of the Adenergic System in the Cadmium Induced Hypertensive Rat," J. Amer. Coll. Tox. 2:165 174, 1983.
18.  Revis, N.W. McCauley, P. and Holdsworth, G. "Relationship of Dietary Iodide and Drinking Water Disinfectants To Thyroid Function in Experimental Animals", Envir. Health Perspectives 69:243 248, 1986.
19.  Revis, N.W., McCauley, P., Bull, R. and Holdsworth, G. "Relationship of Drinking Water Disinfectants to Plasma Cholesterol and Thyroid Hormones Levels in Experimental Studies," Proc. Nat. Acad. of Sci. 83:1485 1489, 1986.
20.  Revis, N. W., C. T. Hadden, G. H. Hicks, and G. J. Osterhout. 1986. "In Situ stabilization of heavy metal pollutants by soil bacteria. Southeastern Symposium on In Situ Treatment and Immobilization of Hazardous and Radioactive Waste". 
Knoxville, Tenn., June 8 10.

21.  Revis, N., C. Hadden, T. Osborne, S. Benson, G. Hicks, and H. Edenborn.  1986.  "Uptake of radioactive strontium by sporulating bacteria:  Possible development of spores for removing 75Sr from wastewater".  DOE ORO Contractors'    
Environmental Protection and Waste Management Workshop, Oak Ridge, Tenn., Oct. 28 29.

22.  Revis, N., C. Hadden, H. Edenborn, G. Hicks, A. King, and G. Holdsworth.  1987.  Reduction of heavy metals to the elemental state by a nonspecific heavy metal reductase of Pseudomonas maltophilia. Am. Soc. Microbiol.
23.  Hadden, C. T., S. B. Benson, and N. W. Revis 1987. "Degradation of perchloroethylene and trichioroethylene by an environmentally isolated Bacillus".  Am. Soc. Microbiol.
24.  Revis N. W., G. Holdsworth, H. M. Edenborn, C. Hadden, J. L. Elmore, and A. A. King 1987.  "In situ stabilization of heavy metals in soil by microbial systems".  Oak Ridge Model Conference, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
25.  Revis, N.W., Osborne, T.R., and Holdsworth, G.  "Effect of  Chlorinated Drinking Water on Myocardial Structure and Functions in Pigeons and Rabbits," 5th Conf. on Water Chlorination. Eds R. J. Jolly et al. 1985 page 365 373
26.  Revis, N.W., Osborne, T.R., McCauley, P., Bull, R., and Holdsworth, G.  "The Effect of Drinking Water Containing Chlorine on Cholesterol Metabolism in the White Carneau Pigeon and New Zealand Rabbit," Env. Health Perspective 69,243-248 1986
27.  Revis, N.W., Osborne, T.R., McCauley, P., Bull, R. and Holdsworth, G.  "The use of the Pigeon Model for Determining the Effects of Lead and Cadmium on Atherosclerosis Development in the Thoracic Aorta," Env. Res..
28.  Revis, N.W.  "The Bioavailability of Cadmium and Its Human Consequence," Amer. J. Clin Nutri. 42,242-253,1983
29.  Revis, N.W., and Horton, C.Y.  "The Effects of Cadmium on Blood Pressure and Catechol Amine Metabolism in the Cat," Amer. J. Nutri. 6, 19-21,1988

30.  Revis, N.W., McCauley, P., and Holdsworth, G.  "The effect of chlorine on liver lipid metabolism in Pigeons and Rabbits". (1987) Proc. 6th Conf. on Water Chlorination. Eds. R. J. Jolley et al. Volume 6 Lewis publishers
31.  Holdsworth, G., McCauley, P and Revis, N. W.  "The Long term effects of chlorine containing disinfectants on plasma levels of cholesterol and thyroxine (T4 ), in Rabbits and Pigeons". (1988) Proc. 6th Conf. on Water Chlorination. Eds. R. J. Jolley et al. 

32  Revis, N.W., Osborne, T.R., Sedgley, D and King, A. "Quantitative Method for Determining the Concentration of Mercury(II) Sulphide in Soils and Sediments". Analyst 114: 823-825, 1989.

33.  Revis, N.W., Osborne, T.R., and Holdsworth, G. "Distribution of Mercury Species in Soil From a Mercury Contaminated Site". Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 45,(1-2) 105-113,1989

34.  Revis, N.W., Osborne, T.R., Holdsworth, G. and Hadden, C. "Mercury in Soil: A Method for Assessing Acceptable Limits".  Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 19, (9) 221-226, 1990
Note:  This list includes selected publications only.  I have published an additional 58 manuscripts and 55 abstracts.