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Doug Anderson, Ph.D.
Doug Anderson, Ph.D.

Anderson Lab

MedicinePharmacology & Physiology - LncRNA control of heart development and disease; Discovery and function of micropeptides encoded by putative lncRNAs; Genome-editing by RNA-guided nucleases.
Bradford Berk, M.D., Ph.D.
Bradford Berk, M.D., Ph.D.

Berk Lab

Pathology & Laboratory MedicineMedicinePharmacology & Physiology - Signaling transduction mechanisms in the vasulcar system
Mentor for Genetics, Development, and Stem Cells Ph.D. Program & Mentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program
Jean Bidlack, Ph.D.
Jean Bidlack, Ph.D.

Bidlack Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Pharmacology of brain and lymphocytic opioid receptors
Mentor for NSC Track
Paul Brookes, Ph.D.
Paul Brookes, Ph.D.

Brookes Lab

Pharmacology & PhysiologyAnesthesiology - Cardioprotection against ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. Role of Mitochondria and metabolism in ischemic preconditioning and anesthetic preconditioning.
Mentor for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Ph.D. Program & Mentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program
Laura Calvi, M.D.
Laura Calvi, M.D.

Calvi Lab

MedicinePharmacology & PhysiologyNeurosurgery - Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Microenvironmental Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in the Bone Marrow
Mentor for Toxicology Ph.D. ProgramMentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program & Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Scott Cameron, M.D., Ph.D.
Scott Cameron, M.D., Ph.D.
MedicineSurgery - Signal transduction pathways in the cardiovascular system as they relate to thrombotic and ischemic diseases
Joe Chakkalakal, Ph.D.
Joe Chakkalakal, Ph.D.

Chakkalakal Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Contribution of stem cells to the maturation, regeneration and lifelong maintenance of skeletal muscle in growth aging and cancer
Mentor for Genetics, Development, and Stem Cells Ph.D. Program & Mentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program
Kavaljit Chhabra, M.Pharm, Ph.D.
Kavaljit Chhabra, M.Pharm, Ph.D.

Chhabra Lab

Medicine - Hypothalamic control of melanocortin system in glucose homeostasis
Mentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program
David Dean, Ph.D.
David Dean, Ph.D.

Dean Lab

PediatricsBiomedical EngineeringPharmacology & Physiology - Delineating mechanisms that control DNA-protein complexes’ traffic through the cytoplasm, entry to the nucleus, and targeting to specific domains, and application of this to treat pulmonary diseases.
Mentor for Toxicology Ph.D. Program
Ian Dickerson, Ph.D.
Ian Dickerson, Ph.D.

Dickerson Lab

NeurosciencePharmacology & Physiology - Molecular mechanisms of neuropeptide signal transduction
Mentor for NSC TrackMentor for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Ph.D. Program & Mentor for NBA Track
Robert Dirksen, Ph.D.
Robert Dirksen, Ph.D.

Dirksen Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Molecular Mechanisms of Calcium Signaling in Striated Muscle
Mentor for NSC Track & Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Roman Eliseev, M.D., Ph.D.
Roman Eliseev, M.D., Ph.D.

Eliseev Lab

OrthopaedicsPharmacology & Physiology - Role of Mitochondria in regulation of cell fate in normal stem cells and cancer cells
Mentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program & Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Robert Freeman, Ph.D.
Robert Freeman, Ph.D.

Freeman Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Molecular biology of programmed cell death
Mentor for NSC Track & Mentor for Genetics, Development, and Stem Cells Ph.D. Program
Angela Glading, Ph.D.
Angela Glading, Ph.D.

Glading Lab

Pharmacology & PhysiologyBiomedical Engineering - Role of cell-cell contact in regulating cellular function in both the normal and disease state
Mentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program
Suzanne Haber, Ph.D.
Suzanne Haber, Ph.D.
Mentor for NSC TrackMentor for NBA Track & Mentor for Masters of Science program in Neurobiology & Anatomy
Stephen Hammes, M.D., Ph.D.
Stephen Hammes, M.D., Ph.D.

Hammes Lab

MedicinePharmacology & Physiology - Androgen Effects on Reproduction and Cancer
Mentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program
Denise Hocking, Ph.D.
Denise Hocking, Ph.D.

Hocking Lab

Pharmacology & PhysiologyBiomedical Engineering - Mechanism by which extracellular matrix protein, fibronectin affects cell and issue functions critical for would repair.
Mentor for Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Program & Mentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program
Zheng-Gen Jin, Ph.D.
Zheng-Gen Jin, Ph.D.

Jin Lab

Medicine - Molecular regulation of vascular endothelial function
Gail Johnson, Ph.D
Gail Johnson, Ph.D

Gail Johnson Lab

AnesthesiologyPharmacology & Physiology - Molecular mechanisms of Neurodegeneration, pathogenic processes in Alzheimer's disease and CNS injury
Mentor for NSC TrackMentor for Toxicology Ph.D. Program & Mentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program
Paul Kammermeier, Ph.D.
Paul Kammermeier, Ph.D.

Kammermeier Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - G protein coupled receptor signaling and modulation of ion channels in neurons
Mentor for NSC Track & Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Whasil Lee, Ph.D.
Whasil Lee, Ph.D.

Whasil Lee Lab

Pharmacology & PhysiologyBiomedical Engineering - Mechanotransduction of musculoskeletal cells and associated human disease; Physiology and pathophysiology of mechanosensitive ion channels
Coeli Lopes, Ph.D.
Coeli Lopes, Ph.D.

Lopes Lab

Medicine - Regulation of the Slow Delayed Rectifier-like current (IKs) in the Heart and the Pathogenesis of the Long QT (LQT1) Syndrome
John Lueck, Ph.D.
John Lueck, Ph.D.

Lueck Lab

Pharmacology & PhysiologyNeurology - 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 - Mechanisms of neurotransmitter receptor function
Mentor for NSC Track & Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program
Joseph Miano, Ph.D.
Joseph Miano, Ph.D.

Miano Lab

MedicineMedicinePathology & Laboratory MedicineMedicine - Genomics and gene regulation and function in normal and pathological processes in the cardiovascular system
Mentor for Genetics, Development, and Stem Cells Ph.D. Program & Mentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program
Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.
Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.
Mentor for NSC Track & Mentor for Genetics, Development, and Stem Cells Ph.D. Program
Eric Small, Ph.D.
Eric Small, Ph.D.

Small Lab

MedicinePharmacology & Physiology - Understanding how a cell can interpret biomechanical and humoral signals and activate a discrete transcriptional program during development or in response to injury.
Richard Waugh, Ph.D.
Richard Waugh, Ph.D.

Waugh Lab

Biomedical EngineeringPharmacology & Physiology - Cell Adhesion, Mechanical and thermodynamic properties of biological membranes; cellular mechanics and function of cytoskeletal proteins
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. ProgramMentor for Medical Technology Innovation Masters Program & Mentor for Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Program
R. White, M.D., Ph.D.
R. White, M.D., Ph.D.

R. James White Lab

MedicineMedicinePharmacology & Physiology - Role of mitochondria in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.
Andrew Wojtovich, Ph.D.
Andrew Wojtovich, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & PhysiologyAnesthesiology - Optogenetics to study the roles of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in mitochondrial physiology and stress signaling.
Mentor for Neuroscience Graduate Program
Hugh Xia, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Hugh Xia, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Xia Lab

Pharmacology & PhysiologyNeuroscience - Molecular and signaling mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in memory formation and mental health
Mentor for NSC TrackMentor for Toxicology Ph.D. ProgramMentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program & Mentor for NBA Track
Chen Yan, Ph.D.
Chen Yan, Ph.D.

Yan Lab

Medicine - Regulation and Function of Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterases in the Cardiovascular System
Mentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program
Peng Yao, Ph.D.
Peng Yao, Ph.D.

Yao Lab

MedicineBiochemistry & Biophysics - Pathophysiological function and molecular mechanism of new non-coding RNAs (and RBPs) and new modes of gene regulation in cardiac system and cardiovascular disease.
Mentor for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Ph.D. Program & Mentor for Cell Biology of Disease Ph.D. Program
David Yule, Ph.D.
David Yule, Ph.D.

Yule Lab

MedicinePharmacology & Physiology - Mechanisms Underlying Ca2+ Signaling Events in Exocrine Cells
Mentor for Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology Ph.D. Program