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Affiliated Faculty

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.

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

Laura Calvi, M.D.

Laura Calvi, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Calvi Lab

Medicine - Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Microenvironmental Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in the Bone Marrow

David Dean, Ph.D.

David Dean, Ph.D.


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.

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

Roman Eliseev, M.D., Ph.D.

Roman Eliseev, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Eliseev Lab

Orthopaedics - Role of mitochondria in regulation of apoptosis and differentiation in cancer cells and in normal stem cells

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

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-Voll, Ph.D

Gail Johnson-Voll, 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

Eileen Redmond, Ph.D.

Eileen Redmond, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Surgery - Vascular Effects of Alcohol-role of Notch

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.

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

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.

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.

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