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Affiliated Faculty

Bradford Berk, M.D., Ph.D.
Bradford Berk, M.D., Ph.D.
Berk Lab

Medicine
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Signaling transduction mechanisms in the vascular system
Jean Bidlack, Ph.D.
Jean Bidlack, Ph.D.
Bidlack Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Pharmacology of brain and lymphocytic opioid receptors
Paul Brookes, Ph.D.
Paul Brookes, Ph.D.
Brookes Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Research Interest: Cardioprotection against ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. Role of Mitochondria and metabolism in ischemic preconditioning and anesthetic preconditioning.
Joe Chakkalakal, Ph.D.
Joe Chakkalakal, Ph.D.
Chakkalakal Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Contribution of stem cells to the maturation, regeneration and lifelong maintenance of skeletal muscle in growth aging and cancer
David Dean, Ph.D.
David Dean, Ph.D.
Dean Lab

Pediatrics
Biomedical Engineering
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms of gene delivery and development of gene therapies for lung disease
Robert Dirksen, Ph.D.
Robert Dirksen, Ph.D.
Dirksen Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Molecular Mechanisms of Calcium Signaling in Striated Muscle
Robert Freeman, Ph.D.
Robert Freeman, Ph.D.
Freeman Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Molecular biology of programmed cell death
Angela Glading, Ph.D.
Angela Glading, Ph.D.
Glading Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Biomedical Engineering
Research Interest: Role of cell-cell contact in regulating cellular function in both the normal and disease state
Stephen Hammes, M.D., Ph.D.
Stephen Hammes, M.D., Ph.D.
Hammes Lab

Medicine
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Androgen Effects on Reproduction and Cancer
Denise Hocking, Ph.D.
Denise Hocking, Ph.D.
Hocking Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Biomedical Engineering
Research Interest: Mechanism by which extracellular matrix protein, fibronectin affects cell and issue functions critical for would repair.
J. Christopher Holt, Ph.D.
J. Christopher Holt, Ph.D.
Holt Lab

Otolaryngology
Neuroscience
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Synaptic pharmaco-physiology of vestibular efferent-afferent interactions
Paul Kammermeier, Ph.D.
Paul Kammermeier, Ph.D.
Kammermeier Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: G protein coupled receptor signaling and modulation of ion channels in neurons
Whasil Lee, Ph.D.
Whasil Lee, Ph.D.
Whasil Lee Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Biomedical Engineering
Research Interest: Mechanotransduction of musculoskeletal cells and associated human disease; Physiology and pathophysiology of mechanosensitive ion channels
John Lueck, Ph.D.
John Lueck, Ph.D.
Lueck Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Neurology
Research Interest: Determining the therapeutic promise of engineered tRNAs for treatment of nonsense associated diseases and investigating the pathomechanisms of skeletal muscle weakness and wasting in myotonic dystrophy
David MacLean, Ph.D.
David MacLean, Ph.D.
MacLean Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Mechanisms of neurotransmitter receptor function
Cesare Orlandi, Ph.D.
Cesare Orlandi, Ph.D.
Orlandi Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Orphan G protein coupled receptors in brain and visual systems
George Porter, M.D., Ph.D.
George Porter, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatrics
Medicine
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Mechanisms that control the development of the heart
Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.
Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.
Irfan Rahman Lab

Environmental Medicine
Medicine
Public Health Sciences
Dentistry
Research Interest: Redox signaling mechanism of Proinflammatory gene expression in pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory lung diseases caused by environmental toxicants.
R. White, M.D., Ph.D.
R. White, M.D., Ph.D.
R. James White Lab

Medicine
Medicine
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Role of mitochondria in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.
Andrew Wojtovich, Ph.D.
Andrew Wojtovich, Ph.D.

Pharmacology & Physiology
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Research Interest: Optogenetics to study the roles of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in mitochondrial physiology and stress signaling.
Houhui Xia, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Houhui Xia, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Xia Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Neuroscience
Research Interest: Molecular and signaling mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in memory formation and mental health
David Yule, Ph.D.
David Yule, Ph.D.
Yule Lab

Medicine
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Mechanisms Underlying Ca2+ Signaling Events in Exocrine Cells