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Anthony Almudevar, Ph.D.

Anthony Almudevar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biostatistics & Computational Biology - Genetics and bioinformatics
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Jennifer Anolik, M.D., Ph.D.

Jennifer Anolik, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Anolik Lab

Medicine - The role of B cells in the pathophysiology of human systemic lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and the study of new immuno-modulatory treatments
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Tracey Baas, Ph.D.

Tracey Baas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Nancy Bennett, M.D.

Nancy Bennett, M.D.

Professor
Medicine - Population science and community interventions related to the prevention of communicable and chronic diseases.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.

Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Benoit Lab

Biomedical Engineering - Therapeutic biomaterials development for tissue engineering and drug delivery with applications ranging from bone regeneration to antioral biofilm treatments
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
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
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Laurel Carney, Ph.D.

Laurel Carney, Ph.D.

Professor

Carney Lab

NeuroscienceBiomedical Engineering - Auditory Neuroscience; neurophysiological, behavioral, and computational studies of hearing; signal processing for hearing aids.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D.

Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D.

Professor

Cory-Slechta Lab

Environmental Medicine - Defining the impact of environmental chemicals (e.g., metals and air pollution) on brain development and behavior, with emphasis on attributable risk to neurodevelopmental disorders.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.

Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.

Professor

Dewhurst Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Influenza Viruses; Virus Polymerase HIV Vaccine Development; NeuroAIDS Research
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science 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 Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
E. Dorsey, M.D., M.B.A.

E. Dorsey, M.D., M.B.A.

Professor
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Ann Dozier, RN, Ph.D., FAAN

Ann Dozier, RN, Ph.D., FAAN

Professor
Public Health Sciences - Program evaluation methods including integration of qualitative and quantitative research methods and on maternal child related health outcomes.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D.

Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D.

Professor
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Paul Dunman, Ph.D.

Paul Dunman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dunman Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Antimicrobial drug discovery using pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii: exploiting components of the bacterial RNA metabolism machinery; characterizing prokaryotic ribonucleases; understanding the impact of the host environment on antibiotic resistance and virulence factor expression.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Timothy Dye, Ph.D.

Timothy Dye, Ph.D.

Professor

Dye Lab

Obstetrics & Gynecology - Developing and understanding community-driven solutions to public health problems
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science 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 apoptosis and differentiation in cancer cells and in normal stem cells
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Ann Falsey, M.D.

Ann Falsey, M.D.

Professor

Walsh-Falsey Lab

Medicine - Aspects of RSV infection in adults
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Kevin Fiscella, M.D. M.P.H.

Kevin Fiscella, M.D. M.P.H.

Professor
Family Medicine - racial and socioeconomic disparities in health status, the effects of poverty on family function, and health services to underserved populations, particularly those at risk for cancer and heart disease.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.

Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.

Professor

Fowell Lab

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Microbiology & Immunology - Differentiation of CD4 T lymphocytes in infectious and autoimmune disease
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Steve Georas, M.D.

Steve Georas, M.D.

Professor

Georas Lab

Medicine - Defining the role of environmental exposures on innate and adaptive immunity in asthma and other chronic lung diseases, with an emphasis on how particulate matter and endocrine disruptors act as risk factors.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Gourab Ghoshal, PhD

Gourab Ghoshal, PhD

Assistant Professor
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Steven Gill, Ph.D.

Steven Gill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Gill Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Microbial pathogens and the impact of human microbial flora on human health and disease.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H.

Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Jill Halterman Lab

Pediatrics - Asthma and Improving quality of care
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Elaine Hill, Ph.D.

Elaine Hill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Hill Lab

Public Health Sciences - Early origins research, linking in utero environment to later life health and educational attainment
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Krystel Huxlin, Ph.D.

Krystel Huxlin, Ph.D.

James V. Aquavella, MD Professorship in Ophthalmology

Huxlin Lab

Ophthalmology - Neural mechanisms of visual recovery in the adult; advanced physiological optics in the awake-behaving cat
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Todd Jusko, Ph.D.

Todd Jusko, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Public Health Sciences - Defining the impact of environmental chemicals on immunity and immune-mediated diseases and as a mechanism for susceptibility to other disease outcomes, such as neurobehavioral disorders.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Henry Kautz, Ph.D.

Henry Kautz, Ph.D.

Professor
Computer Science - Artificial intelligence; Pervasive computing; Data science
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
James Kobie, Ph.D.

James Kobie, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Hartmut Land, Ph.D.

Hartmut Land, Ph.D.

Professor
Chair

Land Lab

Biomedical Genetics - Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Signaling and Cancer Cell Metabolism
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.

B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.

Professor

Lawrence Lab

Environmental Medicine - Delineating mechanisms by which environmental exposures during different life stages alter immune function; discovering how environmental factors modulate epigenetic programming of the developing immune system, and the consequences of these changes on susceptibility to infectious, allergic, or autoimmune disease later in life.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Edith Lord, Ph.D.

Edith Lord, Ph.D.

Professor

Lord Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Cell Mediated Immunity to Tumors
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Jiebo Luo, Ph.D.

Jiebo Luo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Computer Science - Computer Vision; Machine learning; Data Mining; Social Media; Biomedical Informatics; Human Computer Interaction; Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.

Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Maggirwar Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Platelets, HIV, and inflammation
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.

Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Mariani Lab

Pediatrics - Systems Biology of Lung Development and Disease
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Ph.D.

Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Martinez-Sobrido Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Molecular biology, immunology, and pathogenesis of negative-stranded viruses (Influenza viruses, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Metapneumovirus, Arenavirus, Thogoto virus, Ebola virus, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus), positive-stranded viruses (Dengue virus, SARS coronavirus, Hepatitis virus), and RNA and DNA (cytomegalovirus and vaccinia virus)
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
David Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.

David Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Mathews Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Scott McIntosh, Ph.D.

Scott McIntosh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Public Health Sciences - Smoking Cessation in special populations, Technology/Web Assisted Risk Behavior Intervention and Dissemination of effective interventions to physician practices
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
James McMahon, Ph.D.

James McMahon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Mink Lab

Neurology - Physiology of movement, function of the basal ganglia, pathophysiology of movement disorders, and development of motor control
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Supriya Mohile, M.D., M.S.

Supriya Mohile, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Craig Morrell, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Craig Morrell, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Morrell Lab

Medicine - Function of Platelets: Hemostastis/Thrombosis and Immune Regulatory Function
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Shawn Murphy, Ph.D.

Shawn Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Immunoregulatory properties of trophoblast cells
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

Professor

Nedergaard Lab

Neurosurgery - The basic biology of glial cells in the CNS and the role of astrocytes in several neurological diseases, including stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, tremor, and ALS. Research is aimed at defining new strategies for the treatment of neurological diseases that target astrocytic dysfunction.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.

M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

O'Banion-Olschowka Labs

Neuroscience - Defining neuro-inflammatory processes that contribute to pathology and disease progression in Alzheimer's disease, as well as late CNS effects following radiation exposure
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
John Olschowka, Ph.D.

John Olschowka, Ph.D.

Professor
Associate Chair for Education

O'Banion-Olschowka Labs

Neuroscience - Defining neuro-inflammatory processes that contribute to pathology and disease progression in Alzheimer's disease, as well as late CNS effects following radiation exposure
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Deborah Ossip, Ph.D

Deborah Ossip, Ph.D

Professor
Associate Professor
Public Health Sciences - Behavioral medicine and outcomes management include tobacco use and smoking interventions, obesity prevention and exercise
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Richard Phipps, Ph.D.

Richard Phipps, Ph.D.

Professor

Phipps Lab

Environmental Medicine - Investigating how environmental factors shape diseases involving immune and inflammatory components, including platelets, B cells, and lipid mediators, defining abnormal inflammatory and wound healing responses in the eye and lung, delineating molecular signaling in fibroblasts.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Andrea Sant, Ph.D.

Andrea Sant, Ph.D.

Professor

Sant Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Influenza specific immunity, vaccine design and regulation of T cell responses to pathogens.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.

Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.

Professor

Schwarz Lab

Orthopaedics - Novel therapies for musculoskeletal diseases
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Patricia Sime, M.D.

Patricia Sime, M.D.

Professor

Sime Lab

Medicine - Conducting clinical and translational toxicology research focusing on the lung, from studies of silica and radiation in lung fibrosis, to the effects of biomass and cigarette smoke exposure on lung inflammation and resolution pathways, to identifying key pathophysiologic pathways and developing novel therapeutics for lung inflammation and fibrosis.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Patricia Simpson-Haidaris, Ph.D.

Patricia Simpson-Haidaris, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Medicine - Role of Fibrinogen in Acute Inflammation.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Harold Smith, Ph.D.

Harold Smith, Ph.D.

Professor

Smith Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - RNA regulation of innate immune modulators and small molecule inhibitors of HIV RNA-binding proteins.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Robert Strawderman, ScD

Robert Strawderman, ScD

Donald M. Foster, MD Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.

Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Thakar Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Identification of immune signatures and characterization of dynamics of immune responses by using systems biology approaches.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
David Topham, Ph.D.

David Topham, Ph.D.

Professor

Topham Lab

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Microbiology & Immunology - Conducting clinical and translational research on respiratory pathogens, immunity, and infectious disease, including the study of environmental factors that affect immune responses to influenza and vaccination, seeking new approaches to enhance immunity, reduce pathology, and prevent disease.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Edwin Van Wijngaarden, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Edwin Van Wijngaarden, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Professor

VanWijngaarden Lab

EpidemiologyPublic Health Sciences - Defining influences of environmental exposures, in particular toxic metals, on cognitive outcomes in children and adults.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Peter Veazie, Ph.D.

Peter Veazie, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Public Health Sciences - The decision behavior of health care providers and patients, the consequent health outcomes, and the influence of social and organizational systems on such behavior and outcomes.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Joseph Wedekind, Ph.D.

Joseph Wedekind, Ph.D.

Professor

Wedekind Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Structure and function analysis of gene regulation by non-protein-coding (nc)RNAs as a basis for therapeutic development.
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Jack Werren, Ph.D.

Jack Werren, Ph.D.

Professor

Werren Lab

Biology - Evolutionary Genetics
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Tong Tong Wu, Ph.D.

Tong Tong Wu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Wu Lab

Biostatistics & Computational Biology - High-dimensional data analysis, survival analysis, machine learning, computational statistics, and computational biology and statistical genetics
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program
Martin Zand, M.D., Ph.D.

Martin Zand, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Mentor for Translational Biomedical Science Ph.D. Program