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

Anderson Lab

Medicine
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: 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.

Berk Lab

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Medicine
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Signaling transduction mechanisms in the vascular system

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Jean Bidlack, Ph.D.
Jean Bidlack, Ph.D.

Bidlack Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: 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.

Brookes Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Anesthesiology
Research Interest: 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.

Calvi Lab

Medicine
Pharmacology & Physiology
Neurosurgery
Research Interest: 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
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

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Kavaljit Chhabra, M.Pharm., Ph.D.
Kavaljit Chhabra, M.Pharm., Ph.D.

Chhabra Lab

Medicine
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Hypothalamic control of melanocortin system in glucose homeostasis

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
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

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Ian Dickerson, Ph.D.
Ian Dickerson, Ph.D.

Dickerson Lab

Neuroscience
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: 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.

Dirksen Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: 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.

Eliseev Lab

Orthopaedics
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: 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
Fabeha Fazal, Ph.D.
Fabeha Fazal, Ph.D.

Fazal Lab

Pediatrics
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Role and regulation of actin-myosin interactions in endothelial cell (EC) inflammation, permeability, and apoptosis icute and chronic lung injury

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Robert Freeman, Ph.D.
Robert Freeman, Ph.D.

Freeman Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: 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.

Glading Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Biomedical Engineering
Research Interest: 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.

Haber Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Neuroscience
Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Research Interest: 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.

Hammes Lab

Medicine
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Androgen Effects on Reproduction and Cancer

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
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.

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Zheng-Gen Jin, Ph.D.
Zheng-Gen Jin, Ph.D.

Jin Lab

Medicine
Research Interest: 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

Gail Johnson Lab

Anesthesiology
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: 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.

Kammermeier Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: 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.

Whasil Lee Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Biomedical Engineering
Research Interest: 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.

Lopes Lab

Medicine
Research Interest: 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.

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

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
David MacLean, Ph.D.
David MacLean, Ph.D.

MacLean Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Mechanisms of neurotransmitter receptor function

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Joseph Miano, Ph.D.
Joseph Miano, Ph.D.

Miano Lab

Medicine
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Research Interest: 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
Craig Morrell, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Craig Morrell, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Morrell Lab

Medicine
Microbiology & Immunology
Research Interest: Platelet functions of hemostasis/thrombosis in glutamate regulated pathways and immune regulator function in transplant rejection and the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.
Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.

Nehrke Lab

Medicine
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Integrative Physiology

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Cesare Orlandi, Ph.D.
Cesare Orlandi, Ph.D.

Orlandi Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: Orphan G protein coupled receptors in brain and visual systems

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
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

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Eileen Redmond, Ph.D.
Eileen Redmond, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Physiology
Surgery
Research Interest: 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.

Small Lab

Medicine
Pharmacology & Physiology
Research Interest: 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
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.

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program
Andrew Wojtovich, Ph.D.
Andrew Wojtovich, Ph.D.
Pharmacology & Physiology
Anesthesiology
Research Interest: 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.

Xia Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Neuroscience
Research Interest: 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.

Yan Lab

Medicine
Research Interest: 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.

Yao Lab

Medicine
Biochemistry & Biophysics
Research Interest: 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.

Yule Lab

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

Mentor for Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology Ph.D. Program