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Integrated Systems Biology
Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology 
Neuroscience and Physiology
Structural and Quantitative Biology




Integrative Biology and Toxicology

  • Norma Adragna, Ph.D. Hypertension, sickle cell anemia, ion transport/regulation of cell volume[bio][e-mail]
  • Yanfang Chen, Ph.D., M.D. Cardiovascular pharmacology [bio][e-mail]
  • Audrey Choh, Ph.D. Body composition, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, genetic epidemiology [bio][e-mail]
  • Wm. Cameron Chumlea, Ph.D. Human growth and development [bio][e-mail]
  • David Cool, Ph.D. Molecular mechanisms of intracellular sorting of prohormones [bio][e-mail]
  • Stefan Czerwinski, Ph.D. Epidemiology of growth, development and aging, genetics [bio][e-mail]
  • Dana L. Duren Ph. D., Bone and joint health, epidemiology, functional anatomy [bio][e-mail]
  • Eric Fossum, Ph.D. Dendrimers (highly branched polymers) [bio][e-mail]
  • Khalid Elased, R.Ph., Ph.D. Cardiovascular endocrinology, diabetes, proteomics [bio][e-mail]
  • Jeff Gearhart, Ph.D., Chemical and biological warfare agents [e-mail]
  • Roger Gilpin, Ph.D. Protein-based chromatography; mass spectrometry [bio][e-mail]
  • Lynn Hartzler, Ph.D. Comparative physiology; control of breathing in reptiles and amhibians; neurophysiology [bio][e-mail]
  • Saber M. Hussain, Ph.D. Molecular toxicology, in vitro toxicity evaluation of nanoparticles [bio][e-mail]
  • Miryoung Lee, Ph.D. Cardiovascular disease epidemiology, biomarkers, obesity related metabolic abnormalities [bio][e-mail]
  • Jim Lucot, Ph.D. Neurochemical/behavioral response to toxins [bio][e-mail]
  • Ramzi Nahhas, Ph.D. Body composition, CVD risk factors, statistical methodology for longitudinal data analysis and missing longitudinal data [home][e-mail]
  • Rajesh Naik, Ph.D. Biomaterials research
  • Ioana E. Pavel Sizemore, Ph.D. Bio-nanotechnology, nanotoxicology, physical chemistry [bio][e-mail]
  • Lawrence Prochaska, Ph.D. Mitochondrial energy conservation [bio] [e-mail]
  • Robert Putnam, Ph.D. Membrane transport and intercellular ion regulation [bio][e-mail]
  • Nicholas V. Reo, Ph.D. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies of liver metabolism; hepatotoxicity and effects of peroxisome proliferators[bio][e-mail]
  • Richard J. Sherwood, Ph.D. Genetic epidemiology, human anatomy, comparative anatomy [bio][e-mail]
  • Amit Sheth, Ph.D. Mining and knowledge discovery from scientific data and literature; scientific workflows and data integration [bio][e-mail]
  • Courtney Sulentic, Ph.D. Cellular and molecular immunotoxicology [bio][e-mail]
  • Dawn Wooley, Ph.D. Mechanisms of retroviral variation and pathogenesis [bio][e-mail]

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Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology

  • Larry Arlian, Ph.D. Immunoparasitology, indoor allergies, house dust allergy [bio] [e-mail]
  • Scott Baird, Ph.D. Genetics and molecular biology of reproductive isolation and host-associate interactions in the nematode genus, Caenorhabditis [bio][e-mail]
  • Steven Berberich, Ph.D. Nuclear proteins associated with cellular proliferation; oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes [bio][e-mail]
  • Nancy Bigley, Ph.D. Host resistance mechanisms, viral immunology [bio][e-mail]
  • Thomas Brown, Ph.D. Molecular mechanisms of apoptotic cell death [bio][e-mail]
  • Paula Bubulya, Ph.D. Nuclear structure and gene expression, live cell imaging [bio][e-mail]
  • David Cool, Ph.D. Molecular mechanisms of intracellular sorting of prohormones [bio][e-mail]
  • Adrian Corbett, Ph.D. Ion channel structure and function [bio][e-mail]
  • Katherine Excoffon, Ph.D. Epithelial cell polarity and virus-cell interactions [bio][e-mail]
  • Darrell E. Fleischman, Ph.D. Photosynthetic reactions [bio][e-mail]
  • Julian Gomez-Cambronero, Ph.D., Signal transduction in white blood cells [bio][e-mail]
  • Steven R. Higgins, Ph.D. Mineral-water interface chemistry [bio][e-mail]
  • Heather A. Hostetler, Ph.D. Nuclear receptor regulation and energy homeostasis [bio][e-mail]
  • Barbara E. Hull, Ph.D. Skin fibroblasts; cellular defense against viral pathogens, including Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1) [bio][e-mail]
  • Madhavi Kadakia, Ph.D. Transcriptional regulation of p63 and p73 target genes [bio][e-mail]
  • J. Ashot Kozak, Ph.D., Physiology and biophysics of cation channels; patch-clamp electrophysiology; calcium regulation in immune cells [bio][e-mail]
  • Dan Krane, Ph.D. Molecular evolution, population genetics [bio] [e-mail]
  • Michael Leffak, Ph.D. DNA sequences and proteins involved in eukaryotic DNA replication [bio][e-mail]
  • Michael Markey, Ph.D. Genomics and molecular biology of cancer [bio][e-mail]
  • Mill Miller, Ph. D. Regulation of nuclear transport [bio][e-mail]
  • Rajesh Naik, Ph.D. Biomaterials research
  • James Olson, Ph.D. Mechanism of brain edema[bio][e-mail]
  • John Paietta, Ph.D. Molecular genetics, gene regulation, and control of sulfur metabolism[bio][e-mail]
  • John O. Stireman III Ph.D., Evolutionary biology of insects, insect ecology and evolutionary ecology
    [bio] [e-mail]
  • Courtney Sulentic, Ph.D. Cellular and molecular immunotoxicology [bio][e-mail]
  • Dawn Wooley, Ph.D. Mechanisms of retroviral variation and pathogenesis [bio][e-mail]
  • Yong-jie Xu, Ph.D. The DNA replication checkpoint [bio][e-mail]

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Neuroscience and Physiology

  • Norma Adragna, Ph.D. Hypertension, sickle cell anemia, ion transport/regulation of cell volume
    [bio][e-mail]
  • Francisco J. Alvarez-Leefmans, M.D., Ph.D. Cell volume control; pathology and physiology; role of cation chloride co-transport in pain [bio][e-mail]
  • Dr. Dragana Claflin, Neurocognitive development of learning and memory in rats and humans during infancy [bio][e-mail]
  • Timothy Cope, Ph.D., Electrophysiology of spinal neurons/synaptic plasticity/sensorimotor integration, motor control [bio] [e-mail]
  • Adrian Corbett, Ph.D. Ion channel structure and function [bio][e-mail]
  • Kathrin Engisch, Ph.D. Mechanisms of neurotransmitter release and plasticity of release [bio][e-mail]
  • Darrel E. Fleischman, Ph.D.[bio][e-mail]
  • Robert E.W. Fyffe, Ph.D. Neuroscience [bio][e-mail]
  • Melvyn Goldfinger, Ph.D. Central and periferal nervous system processing of digital and analog information. [bio][e-mail]
  • David L. Goldstein, Ph.D. Physiological responses to environmental stress, including the balance of salt and water, influence of diet composition, and effects of toxicants. [bio][e-mail]
  • Dan Halm, Ph.D. Epithelial physiology using electrical recording, including patch-clamp, and functional imaging with fluorescent probes [bio][e-mail]
  • Lynn Hartzler, Ph.D. Comparative physiology; control of breathing in reptiles and amhibians; neurophysiology [bio][e-mail]
  • Dr. Michael Hennessy Behavioral endocrinology, development psychobiology, effects of stress [bio][e-mail]
  • Steven R. Higgins, Ph.D. Mineral-water interface chemistry [bio][e-mail]
  • J. Ashot Kozak, Ph.D., Physiology and biophysics of cation channels; patch-clamp electrophysiology; calcium regulation in immune cells [bio][e-mail]
  • David R. Ladle, Ph.D. Development of spinal cord reflex circuits [bio][e-mail]
  • Peter K. Lauf, M.D. Ion transport and regulation [bio][e-mail]
  • James Olson, Ph.D. Mechanism of brain edema [bio][e-mail]
  • Daniel T. Organisciak, Ph.D. Light-induced retinal degeneration [bio][e-mail]
  • Robert Putnam, Ph.D. Membrane transport and intercellular ion regulation [bio][e-mail]
  • Mark M. Rich, M.D., Ph.D. Synaptic function and modulation of sodium channel gating [bio][e-mail]
  • Patricia A. Schiml, Ph.D. Behavioral neuroscience [bio][e-mail]
  • Tamera Schneider, Ph.D., Physiological and psychological responses to stress [bio][e-mail]
  • Amit Sheth, Ph.D. Mining and knowledge discovery from scientific data and literature; scientific workflows and data integration [bio][e-mail]
  • Scott Watamaniuk, Ph.D. Visual perception, motion perception, eye movements [bio][e-mail]
  • Christopher N. Wyatt, Ph.D. Mechanisms of oxygen sensing in the mammalian carotid bodies [bio][e-mail]

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Structural and Quantitative Biology

  • Mark P. Anstadt, M.D, FACS, Ventricular assisted cardiac function studies [bio][e-mail]
  • Gerald Alter, Ph.D. Enzyme function and dynamics in crowded solutions [bio][e-mail]
  • Guozhu Dong, Databases; data mining; classification and bioinformatics [bio][e-mail]
  • Travis E.W. Doom, Ph.D. Bioinformatics and enineering education [bio][e-mail]
  • Brent D. Foy, Ph.D. NMR measurements of diffusion in cartilage, toxicokinetic modeling, C-13 NMR and modeling carbohydrate metabolism in liver [bio][e-mail]
  • Melvyn Goldfinger, Ph.D. Central and periferal nervous system processing of digital and analog information [bio][e-mail]
  • Thomas Hangartner, Ph.D. Quantitative bone imaging and bone diseases.
    [bio][e-mail]
  • Ping He, Ph.D. Medical ultrasonics, medical signal processing, medical imaging, rehabilitation engineering. [bio][e-mail]
  • Dan Halm, Ph.D. Epithelial physiology using electrical recording, including patch-clamp, and functional imaging with fluorescent probes [bio][e-mail]
  • Heather A. Hostetler, Ph.D. Nuclear receptor regulation and energy homeostasis [bio][e-mail]
  • Dr. Harry Khamis, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine [bio] [e-mail]
  • Nathan Klingbeil, Ph.D. Laser additive manufacturing, fatigue and fracture of layered materails, enineering education [bio] [e-mail]
  • Dan Krane, Ph.D. Molecular evolution, population genetics [bio] [e-mail]
  • Peter K. Lauf, M.D. Professor of Pathology, University Professor [bio][e-mail]
  • Dr. Marvin Miller, Biomechanics [bio][e-mail]
  • John Paietta, Ph.D. Molecular genetics, gene regulation, and control of sulfur metabolism [bio][e-mail]
  • Oleg Paliy, Ph.D. Role of intestinal bacteria in human health and disease [bio] [e-mail]
  • Ioana E. Pavel Sizemore, Ph.D. Bio-nanotechnology, nanotoxicology, physical chemistry [bio][e-mail]
  • Dr. Ravi C. Penmetsa, Risk quantified design of large scale structures, optimization, CAD CAE
    [bio] [e-mail]
  • Lawrence Prochaska, Ph.D. Mitochondrial energy conservation [bio] [e-mail]
  • Michael Raymer, Ph.D. Rational drug design, protein structure modeling, quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) studies, microarray ("genechip") expression data analysis, evolutionary computation, and pattern recognition [bio][e-mail]
  • Nicholas V. Reo, Ph.D. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies of liver metabolism; hepatotoxicity and effects of peroxisome proliferators [bio][e-mail]
  • Mateen Rizki, Ph.D. Pattern recognition, machine learning (self-computing), ATR, image processing [bio][e-mail]
  • Munsup Seoh, Ph.D. Mathematics and statistics [bio][e-mail]
  • Paul Seybold, Ph.D. Biophysical chemistry [bio][e-mail]
  • Amit Sheth, Ph.D. Mining and knowledge discovery from scientific data and literature; scientific workflows and data integration [bio][e-mail]
  • Julie Skipper, Ph.D. Medical imaging, quantitative bone measurement, radiation detector systems.
    [bio][e-mail]
  • Kenneth Turnbull, Ph.D. Potentially hypotensive mesoionic compounds; non-linear optical materials. [bio][e-mail]

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