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Doug Anderson, Ph.D.
Doug Anderson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Anderson Lab

Medicine - LncRNA control of heart development and disease; Discovery and function of micropeptides encoded by putative lncRNAs; Genome-editing by RNA-guided nucleases.
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Bradford Berk, M.D., Ph.D.
Bradford Berk, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor

Berk Lab

Medicine - Signaling transduction mechanisms in the vasulcar system
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Jean Bidlack, Ph.D.
Jean Bidlack, Ph.D.
Professor

Bidlack Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Pharmacology of brain and lymphocytic opioid receptors
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Paul Brookes, Ph.D.
Paul Brookes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Brookes Lab

Anesthesiology - Cardioprotection against ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. Role of Mitochondria and metabolism in ischemic preconditioning and anesthetic preconditioning.
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Laura Calvi, M.D.
Laura Calvi, M.D.
Professor

Calvi Lab

Medicine - Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Microenvironmental Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in the Bone Marrow
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Scott Cameron, M.D., Ph.D.
Scott Cameron, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Cameron Lab

Medicine - Signal transduction pathways in the cardiovascular system as they relate to thrombotic and ischemic diseases
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Joe Chakkalakal, Ph.D.
Joe Chakkalakal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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 Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
David Dean, Ph.D.
David Dean, Ph.D.
Professor

Dean Lab

Pediatrics - 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 Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Ian Dickerson, Ph.D.
Ian Dickerson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dickerson Lab

Neuroscience - Molecular mechanisms of neuropeptide signal transduction
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Robert Dirksen, Ph.D.
Robert Dirksen, Ph.D.
Professor

Dirksen Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Molecular Mechanisms of Calcium Signaling in Striated Muscle
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Roman Eliseev, M.D., Ph.D.
Roman Eliseev, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Eliseev Lab

Orthopaedics - Role of Mitochondria in regulation of cell fate in normal stem cells and cancer cells
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Robert Freeman, Ph.D.
Robert Freeman, Ph.D.
Professor

Freeman Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Molecular biology of programmed cell death
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Angela Glading, Ph.D.
Angela Glading, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Glading Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Role of cell-cell contact in regulating cellular function in both the normal and disease state
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Suzanne Haber, Ph.D.
Suzanne Haber, Ph.D.
Professor

Haber Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Basal ganglia and degenerative diseases
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Stephen Hammes, M.D., Ph.D.
Stephen Hammes, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor

Hammes Lab

Medicine - Steroid hormone production and signaling in reproductive and cancer biology
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Denise Hocking, Ph.D.
Denise Hocking, Ph.D.
Professor

Hocking Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Mechanism by which extracellular matrix protein, fibronectin affects cell and issue functions critical for would repair.
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Zheng-Gen Jin, Ph.D.
Zheng-Gen Jin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Jin Lab

Medicine - Molecular regulation of vascular endothelial function
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Gail Johnson, Ph.D
Gail Johnson, Ph.D
Professor

Gail Johnson Lab

Anesthesiology - Molecular mechanisms of Neurodegeneration, pathogenic processes in Alzheimer's disease and CNS injury
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Paul Kammermeier, Ph.D.
Paul Kammermeier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Kammermeier Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - G protein coupled receptor signaling and modulation of ion channels in neurons
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Whasil Lee, Ph.D.
Whasil Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Whasil Lee Lab

Pharmacology & PhysiologyBiomedical Engineering - Mechanotransduction of musculoskeletal cells and associated human disease; Physiology and pathophysiology of mechanosensitive ion channels
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Coeli Lopes, Ph.D.
Coeli Lopes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Lopes Lab

Medicine - Regulation of the Slow Delayed Rectifier-like current (IKs) in the Heart and the Pathogenesis of the Long QT (LQT1) Syndrome
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
John Lueck, Ph.D.
John Lueck, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Lueck Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - 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
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
David MacLean, Ph.D.
David MacLean, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

MacLean Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Mechanisms of neurotransmitter receptor function
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Joseph Miano, Ph.D.
Joseph Miano, Ph.D.
Professor

Miano Lab

Medicine - Genomics and gene regulation and function in normal and pathological processes in the cardiovascular system
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.
Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Nehrke Lab

Medicine - Integrative Physiology
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
George Porter, M.D., Ph.D.
George Porter, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics - Mechanisms that control the development of the heart
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Eileen Redmond, Ph.D.
Eileen Redmond, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Surgery - Vascular Effects of Alcohol-role of Notch
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Eric Small, Ph.D.
Eric Small, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Small Lab

Medicine - Understanding how a cell can interpret biomechanical and humoral signals and activate a discrete transcriptional program during development or in response to injury.
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Richard Waugh, Ph.D.
Richard Waugh, Ph.D.
Chair
Professor

Waugh Lab

Biomedical Engineering - Cell Adhesion, Mechanical and thermodynamic properties of biological membranes; cellular mechanics and function of cytoskeletal proteins
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
R. White, M.D., Ph.D.
R. White, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor

R. James White Lab

Medicine - Role of mitochondria in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Andrew Wojtovich, Ph.D.
Andrew Wojtovich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology - Optogenetics to study the roles of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in mitochondrial physiology and stress signaling.
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Hugh Xia, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Hugh Xia, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Xia Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Molecular and signaling mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in memory formation and mental health
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Chen Yan, Ph.D.
Chen Yan, Ph.D.
Professor

Yan Lab

Medicine - Regulation and Function of Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterases in the Cardiovascular System
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Peng Yao, Ph.D.
Peng Yao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Yao Lab

Medicine - 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 Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
David Yule, Ph.D.
David Yule, Ph.D.
Professor

Yule Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Mechanisms Underlying Ca2+ Signaling Events in Exocrine Cells
Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program