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Affiliated Faculty

Doug Anderson, Ph.D.

Doug Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Medicine - 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

Medicine - Signal transduction mechanisms in the vasculature

Jean Bidlack, Ph.D.

Jean Bidlack, Ph.D.


Bidlack Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Pharmacology of brain and lymphocytic opioid receptors

Paul Brookes, Ph.D.

Paul Brookes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Brookes Lab

Anesthesiology - Mitochondria and free radicals in cardiac ischemia-reperfusion

Ian Dickerson, Ph.D.

Ian Dickerson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dickerson Lab

Neuroscience - Molecular mechanisms of neuropeptide signal transduction

Robert Dirksen, Ph.D.

Robert Dirksen, Ph.D.


Dirksen Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Molecular Mechanisms of Calcium Signaling in Striated Muscle

Robert Freeman, Ph.D.

Robert Freeman, Ph.D.


Freeman Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Molecular biology of programmed cell death

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

Robert Gross, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Gross, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurology - Molecular pharmacology of neuronal signal transduction and ion channel activity

Suzanne Haber, Ph.D.

Suzanne Haber, Ph.D.


Haber Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Basal ganglia and degenerative diseases

Stephen Hammes, M.D., Ph.D.

Stephen Hammes, M.D., Ph.D.


Hammes Lab

Medicine - How steroids regulate reproduction and hormone-dependent cancers

Denise Hocking, Ph.D.

Denise Hocking, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Hocking Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Regulation of cell behavior by the extracellular matrix

Zheng-Gen Jin, Ph.D.

Zheng-Gen Jin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Jin Lab

Medicine - Molecular regulation of vascular endothelial function

Gail Johnson, Ph.D

Gail Johnson, Ph.D


Johnson Lab

Anesthesiology - Defining molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, and regulation of cell death and survival processes in the central nervous system.

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

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

David MacLean, Ph.D.

David MacLean, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

MacLean Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Mechanisms of neurotransmitter receptor function

Joseph Miano, Ph.D.

Joseph Miano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Miano Lab

Medicine - Discovery and function of long noncoding RNAs and CArG regulatory elements in mouse and human genomes; genome editing in mice

Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.

Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Nehrke Lab

Medicine - Integrative Physiology

George Porter, M.D., Ph.D.

George Porter, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics - Mechanisms that control the development of the heart

Ingrid Sarelius, Ph.D.

Ingrid Sarelius, Ph.D.


Sarelius Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Vascular cell communication and signaling

Richard Waugh, Ph.D.

Richard Waugh, Ph.D.


Waugh Lab

Biomedical Engineering - Cell Adhesion, Mechanical and thermodynamic properties of biological membranes; cellular mechanics and function of cytoskeletal proteins

Hugh Xia, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Hugh Xia, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Xia Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Investigating the role of environmental toxins such as arsenic on the protein phosphatase-1, a regulator of synaptic plasticity and cognition.

Chen Yan, Ph.D.

Chen Yan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Yan Lab

Medicine - Regulation and Function of Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterases in the Cardiovascular System

Peng Yao, Ph.D.

Peng Yao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Yao Lab

Medicine - Pathophysiological function of microRNAs, RNA-binding proteins, and defects in protein synthesis in cardiovascular disease; RNA riboswitch-like mechanisms of gene regulation

David Yule, Ph.D.

David Yule, Ph.D.


Yule Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Mechanisms Underlying Ca<sup>2+</sup> Signaling Events in Exocrine Cells