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Nancy Bennett, M.D.

Nancy Bennett, M.D.

Medicine - Population science and community interventions related to the prevention of communicable and chronic diseases.

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

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

Laurel Carney, Ph.D.

Laurel Carney, Ph.D.


Carney Lab

NeuroscienceBiomedical Engineering - Auditory Neuroscience; neurophysiological, behavioral, and computational studies of hearing; signal processing for hearing aids.

Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D.

Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D.


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.

Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.

Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.


Dewhurst Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Influenza Viruses; Virus Polymerase HIV Vaccine Development; NeuroAIDS Research

Robert Dirksen, Ph.D.

Robert Dirksen, Ph.D.


Dirksen Lab

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

Ann Dozier, RN, Ph.D., FAAN

Ann Dozier, RN, Ph.D., FAAN

Public Health Sciences - Program evaluation methods including integration of qualitative and quantitative research methods and on maternal child related health outcomes.

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.

Timothy Dye, Ph.D.

Timothy Dye, Ph.D.


Dye Lab

Obstetrics & Gynecology - Developing and understanding community-driven solutions to public health problems

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

Ann Falsey, M.D.

Ann Falsey, M.D.


Walsh-Falsey Lab

Medicine - Aspects of RSV infection in adults

Kevin Fiscella, M.D. M.P.H.

Kevin Fiscella, M.D. M.P.H.

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.

Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.

Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.


Fowell Lab

Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Microbiology & Immunology - Differentiation of CD4 T lymphocytes in infectious and autoimmune disease

Steve Georas, M.D.

Steve Georas, M.D.


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.

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.

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

Elaine Hill, Ph.D.

Elaine Hill, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Public Health Sciences - Early origins research, linking in utero environment to later life health and educational attainment

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

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.

Henry Kautz, Ph.D.

Henry Kautz, Ph.D.

Computer Science - Artificial intelligence; Pervasive computing; Data science

Hartmut Land, Ph.D.

Hartmut Land, Ph.D.


Land Lab

Biomedical Genetics - Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Signaling and Cancer Cell Metabolism

B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.

B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.


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.

Edith Lord, Ph.D.

Edith Lord, Ph.D.


Lord Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Cell Mediated Immunity to Tumors

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

Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.

Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Maggirwar Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Platelets, HIV, and inflammation

Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.

Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Mariani Lab

Pediatrics - Systems Biology of Lung Development and Disease

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)

David Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.

David Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Mathews Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics.

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

Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.


Mink Lab

Neurology - Physiology of movement, function of the basal ganglia, pathophysiology of movement disorders, and development of motor control

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

Shawn Murphy, Ph.D.

Shawn Murphy, Ph.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology - Immunoregulatory properties of trophoblast cells

Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc

Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc


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.

M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.

M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D.


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

John Olschowka, Ph.D.

John Olschowka, Ph.D.

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

Deborah Ossip, Ph.D

Deborah Ossip, Ph.D

Associate Professor
Public Health Sciences - Behavioral medicine and outcomes management include tobacco use and smoking interventions, obesity prevention and exercise

Richard Phipps, Ph.D.

Richard Phipps, Ph.D.


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.

Andrea Sant, Ph.D.

Andrea Sant, Ph.D.


Sant Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Influenza specific immunity, vaccine design and regulation of T cell responses to pathogens.

Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.

Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.


Schwarz Lab

Orthopaedics - Novel therapies for musculoskeletal diseases

Patricia Sime, M.D.

Patricia Sime, M.D.


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.

Patricia Simpson-Haidaris, Ph.D.

Patricia Simpson-Haidaris, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Medicine - Role of Fibrinogen in Acute Inflammation.

Harold Smith, Ph.D.

Harold Smith, Ph.D.


Smith Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - RNA regulation of innate immune modulators and small molecule inhibitors of HIV RNA-binding proteins.

Robert Strawderman, ScD

Robert Strawderman, ScD

Donald M. Foster, MD Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics

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.

David Topham, Ph.D.

David Topham, Ph.D.


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.

Edwin Van Wijngaarden, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Edwin Van Wijngaarden, Ph.D., M.Sc.


VanWijngaarden Lab

EpidemiologyPublic Health Sciences - Defining influences of environmental exposures, in particular toxic metals, on cognitive outcomes in children and adults.

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.

Joseph Wedekind, Ph.D.

Joseph Wedekind, Ph.D.


Wedekind Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Structure and function analysis of gene regulation by non-protein-coding (nc)RNAs as a basis for therapeutic development.

Jack Werren, Ph.D.

Jack Werren, Ph.D.


Werren Lab

Biology - Evolutionary Genetics

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