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Primary Faculty

Jean Bidlack
Research Interest: Pharmacology of brain and lymphocytic opioid receptors
Joe Chakkalakal
Research Interest: Contribution of stem cells to the maturation, regeneration and lifelong maintenance of skeletal muscle in growth aging and cancer
Robert Dirksen
Research Interest: Molecular Mechanisms of Calcium Signaling in Striated Muscle
Robert Freeman
Research Interest: Molecular biology of programmed cell death
Angela Glading
Research Interest: Role of cell-cell contact in regulating cellular function in both the normal and disease state
Suzanne Haber
Research Interest: Basal ganglia and degenerative diseases
Denise Hocking
Research Interest: Mechanism by which extracellular matrix protein, fibronectin affects cell and issue functions critical for would repair.
Paul Kammermeier
Research Interest: G protein coupled receptor signaling and modulation of ion channels in neurons
Whasil Lee
Research Interest: Mechanotransduction of musculoskeletal cells and associated human disease; Physiology and pathophysiology of mechanosensitive ion channels
John Lueck
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
David MacLean
Research Interest: Mechanisms of neurotransmitter receptor function
Cesare Orlandi
Research Interest: Orphan G protein coupled receptors in brain and visual systems
A. William Tank
Research Interest: Regulation of tyrosine hydroxylase gene expression in the nervous system
Verda Thomas
Research Interest: Identification of relevant cutting-edge microscopy technologies for implementation at the University of Rochester. Application of quantitative imaging and analysis techniques to a variety of research projects.

Director, Center for Advanced Light Microscopy and Nanoscopy

Houhui Xia
Research Interest: Molecular and signaling mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in memory formation and mental health
David Yule
Research Interest: Mechanisms Underlying Ca2+ Signaling Events in Exocrine Cells

Secondary Faculty

Douglas Anderson
Research Interest: LncRNA control of heart development and disease; Discovery and function of micropeptides encoded by putative lncRNAs; Genome-editing by RNA-guided nucleases.
Bradford Berk
Research Interest: Signaling transduction mechanisms in the vascular system
Paul Brookes
Research Interest: Cardioprotection against ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. Role of Mitochondria and metabolism in ischemic preconditioning and anesthetic preconditioning.
David Bushinsky
Research Interest: Internal Medicine
Laura Calvi
Research Interest: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Microenvironmental Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in the Bone Marrow
Chike Cao
Research Interest: Function and activation of voltage-gated Ca2+ channel and molecular mechanisms of downstream Ca2+ signaling in non-excitable tissues.
Kavaljit Chhabra
Research Interest: Molecular basis of glucose sensing in the brain and beta cells
David Dean
Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms of gene delivery and development of gene therapies for lung disease
Ian Dickerson
Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms of neuropeptide signal transduction
Roman Eliseev
Research Interest:

Role of Mitochondria in regulation of cell fate in normal stem cells and cancer cells

Fabeha Fazal
Research Interest: Role and regulation of actin-myosin interactions in endothelial cell (EC) inflammation, permeability, and apoptosis in acute and chronic lung injury
Robert Gross
Research Interest: Molecular pharmacology of neuronal signal transduction and ion channel activity
Stephen Hammes
Research Interest: Androgen Effects on Reproduction and Cancer
J. Christopher Holt
Research Interest:

Synaptic pharmaco-physiology of vestibular efferent-afferent interactions

Gail Johnson
Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
Minsoo Kim
Research Interest: Innate and adaptive immune responses and cancer immunotherapy
Sergiy Nadtochiy
Research Interest: Human Structure and Function
Keith Nehrke
Research Interest: Integrative Physiology
George Porter
Research Interest: Mechanisms that control the development of the heart
Arshad Rahman
Research Interest: Endothelial cell biology and lung physiology as it relates to molecular analysis of signal transduction and gene regulation in the lung epithelium.
Eileen Redmond
Research Interest: Vascular Effects of Alcohol-role of Notch
Peter Shrager
Research Interest: Neuron-neuroglia interactions
Eric Small
Research Interest: Transcriptional regulation of fibroblast plasticity and cardiac fibrosis
Richard Waugh
Research Interest: Cell Adhesion, Mechanical and thermodynamic properties of biological membranes; cellular mechanics and function of cytoskeletal proteins
R. White
Research Interest: Role of mitochondria in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.
Andrew Wojtovich
Research Interest: Optogenetics to study the roles of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in mitochondrial physiology and stress signaling.

Emeritus Faculty

Marion Anders
Research Interest: Metabolism and toxicity of halogen- and sulfur-containing chemicals and on the design and synthesis of mitochondrially targeted drugs
Martha Blair
Research Interest: Neural and neuroendocrine control of cardiovascular function
Patricia Hinkle
Research Interest: Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Regulation
Camillo Peracchia
Research Interest: Gap junctions, connexins, cell communication, calmodulin, calcium, channel gating
Ingrid Sarelius
Research Interest: Vascular cell communication and signaling
Trevor Shuttleworth
Research Interest: The nature of the conductances responsible for agonist-induced Ca2+ entry in non-excitable cells, and their roles in modulating overall Ca2+ signals