Interdisciplinary Program Faculty

William E. Antholine, PhD

Antholine, William E., PhD

EPR spectroscopy to determine the ligation of metals in (primarily, copper) proteins and complex biological systems

John A. Auchampach, PhD

Auchampach, John A., PhD

Molecular and functional characterization of receptors for the endogenous nucleoside adenosine...Read more

John Baker, PhD

Baker, John, PhD

Understanding the mechanisms by which adaptation of the heart to chronic hypoxia...Read more

Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD

Barbieri, Joseph T., PhD

Mechanisms of Bacterial Toxin Action

Michele Battle, PhD

Battle, Michele A., PhD

Transcriptional Regulation of Gastrointestinal Development, Function, and Disease

Ivor Benjamin, MD

Benjamin, Ivor, MD

How cells respond to stress is a fundamental property underlying proteostasis, specialized functions...Read more

Carmen Bergom, MD, PhD

Bergom, Carmen, MD, PhD

Our long-term goal is to understand how small GTPases can be manipulated to enhance cancer treatment

Joseph C. Besharse, PhD

Besharse, Joseph C., PhD

Cellular and molecular basis of circadian rhythmicity in peripheral oscillators; molecular/cellular basis of trafficking...Read more

Robert Blank, MD, PhD

Blank, Robert, MD, PhD

My laboratory studies the genetics of bone biomechanical performance and vertebral patterning...Read more

Alan S. Bloom, PhD

Bloom, Alan S., PhD

Mechanisms and sites of action in the human brain of cocaine, nicotine and marijuana

William B. Campbell, PhD

Campbell, William B., PhD

Regulation of vascular tone and adrenal steroidogenesis by endothelial factors

Joe Carroll, PhD

Carroll, Joseph, PhD

Structure-function relationships in the human retina, high-resolution retinal imaging, mechanisms of retinal degeneration

Guan Chen, MD< PhD

Chen, Guan, MD, PhD

Mechanisms by which Ras induces p38gamma expression and by which p38gamma is required for Ras-induced...Read more

Yi-Guang Chen, PhD

Chen, Yi-Guang, PhD

Immunogenetics of Type 1 Diabetes

Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, Magdalena, PhD

Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, Magdalena, PhD, FAHA

We study function of small GTPases in the cardiovascular system using...Read more

Lisa Cirillo, PhD

Cirillo, Lisa Ann, PhD

Molecular mechanisms underlying liver development and function, with a particular focus on the role played chromatin...Read more

Jenifer Coburn, PhD

Coburn, Jenifer, PhD

Pathogenic mechanisms of spirochetes that cause Lyme disease and leptospirosis

John A. Corbett, PhD

Corbett, John A, PhD

Diabetes, beta-cell biology, inflammation innate immunity, cell signaling, cell fate decisions

Weiguo Cui, PhD

Cui, Weiguo, PhD

Transcriptional regulation of effector and memory T cell differentiation during infection and tumorigenesis

Nancy Dahms, PhD

Dahms, Nancy, PhD

Glycobiology, lysosome biogenesis, lysosomal storage disorders, regulation of growth factor and protease activation

Bonnie Dittel, PhD

Dittel, Bonnie, PhD

Immune regulation of central nervous system autoimmunity

William Drobyski, PhD

Drobyski, William R., MD

Immunobiology of bone marrow transplantation

Michael Dwinell, PhD

Dwinell, Michael B., PhD

Mucosal immunity; immune regulation in cancer

Allison Ebert, PhD

Ebert, Allison D., PhD

Neurodegenerative diseases, both understanding the molecular basis for the disease progression and finding...Read more

Carol Everson, PhD

Everson, Carol A., PhD

Elucidation of the effects of sleep deficiency on metabolic, endocrine, and inflammatory processes...Read more

Jimmy Feix, PhD

Feix, Jimmy B., PhD

Biological and biochemical characterization of antimicrobial peptides, EPR site-directed spin labeling...Read more

Dara Frank, PhD

Frank, Dara W., PhD

Genetic regulation of exotoxin synthesis

Jianhua Fu, PhD

Fu, Jianhua, PhD

Mechanistic study of gene transcription and its regulation in eukaryotic cells using structural and biochemical methods

Nahsaat Gerges, PhD

Gerges, Nashaat, PhD

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity

Albert Girotti, PhD

Girotti, Albert, PhD

Elucidation of pro-survival vs. pro-death signaling cascades in tumor cells and other mammalian cells exposed...Read more

Glavaski-Joksimovic, Aleksandra, PhD

Glavaski-Joksimovic, Aleksandra, PhD

Therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem cells in brain injury...Read more

Jack Gorski, PhD

Gorski, Jack, PhD

Understanding the molecular basis of T cell immunity in man

Rebekah Gundry, PhD

Gundry, Rebekah, PhD

Interface of stem cell biology and analytical protein biochemistry to better understand pluripotent stem cells...Read more

David Gutterman, MD

Gutterman, David, MD

Vascular health and disease

Blake Hill, PhD

Hill, Blake, PhD

Druggability of proteins involved in mitochondrial homeostasis in healthy and diseased cells to identify molecular...Read more

Cecilia Hillard, PhD

Hillard, Cecilia J., PhD

Biochemical mechanisms involved in the synthesis, release, and degradation of the endocannabinoids...Read more

Neil Hogg, PhD

Hogg, Neil, PhD

Mechanisms by which nitric oxide affects cellular functions at the level of individual protein modifications

Amy Hudson, PhD

Hudson, Amy, PhD

Viral immune evasion

James Hyde, PhD

Hyde, James S., PhD

Development of EPR instrumentation and extension of ways in which existing EPR and MRI can be used...Read more

John D. Imig, PhD

Imig, John D., PhD

Elucidation of mechanisms by which eicosanoid metabolites influence cardiovascular function

Vaughn Jackson, PhD

Jackson, Vaughn, PhD

Transcription within a eukaryotic cell is not process in which RNA polymerase can freely access the DNA for either...Read more

Hyeongmnam Jeong, PhD

Jeong, Hyeongnam (Joseph), PhD

Leveraging molecular and cellular technologies, mouse models, and clinical specimens...Read more

Bryon Johnson, PhD

Johnson, Bryon, PhD

Cancer immunotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation immunology

Kalyanaraman, Balaraman, PhD

Kalyanaraman, Balaraman, PhD

Application of EPR in free radical biology and understanding the role of free radicals...Read more

Jung-Ja Kim, PhD

Kim, Jung-Ja, PhD

Structure-function relationships of enzymes and receptors by X-ray crystallography combined with various biochemical methods

Candice Klug, PhD

Klug, Candice, PhD

Site-directed spin labeling EPR spectroscopy technique to study the functional dynamics of bacterial membrane...Read more

Christopher Kristich, PhD

Kristich, Christopher J., PhD

Signal transduction and antibiotic resistance in gram-positive bacteria

Wai-Meng Kwok, PhD

Kwok, Wai-Meng, PhD

Electrophysiology of inherited cardiac arrhythmias; role of ion and nucleotide transport across the outer...Read more

Sang Hyeong Lee, PhD

Lee, Sang Hyeong, PhD

Understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity

Scott Levick, PhD

Levick, Scott, PhD

Interactions between sensory nerves, mast cells, and fibroblasts in the heart and the role that these...Read more

Brian Link, PhD

Link, Brian A., PhD

Cell biology of signaling during development and disease

Qing-Song, Liu, PhD

Liu, Qing-Song, PhD

Understand the mechanism of cocaine addiction

Roy Long, PhD

Long, Roy M., PhD

RNA localization in yeast

John Lough, PhD

Lough, John W., PhD

Heart Regeneration

Yan-Qing Ma, PhD

Ma, Yan-Qing, PhD

Molecular mechanisms of integrin activation

Malarkannan, Subramaniam, PhD

Malarkannan, Subramaniam, PhD

My laboratory studies the development and functions of NK cells...Read more

Adriano Marchese, PhD

Marchese, Adriano, PhD

Understanding the molecular mechanisms governing G protein-coupled receptor signaling

Mark McNally, PhD

McNally, Mark T., PhD

RNA processing (splicing and polyadenylation) in cells and viruses

Qing Miao, PhD

Miao, Qing, PhD

Our current research has been focused on the molecular mechanisms of a new ligand-receptor pair...Read more

Alexander Minella, MD

Minella, Alexander, MD

My laboratory seeks to understand how the cell division cycle is interconnected with other fundamental...Read more

Ravi Misra, PhD

Misra, Ravi, PhD

Transcriptional control and signaling during epicardial and early coronary vascular development

Charles R. Myers, PhD

Myers, Charles R., PhD

Elucidation of the role of cytochromes and other electron-transporting proteins in reductive metal metabolism

Debra K. Newman, PhD

Newman, Debra K., PhD

Signal transduction in platelets and leukocytes, thrombosis, non-receptor tyrosine kinases and phosphatases

Peter J. Newman, PhD

Newman, Peter J., PhD

Cell adhesion and signaling in blood and vascular cells

Christopher Olsen, PhD

Olsen, Christopher, PhD

Brain mechanisms in drug and non-drug addictive behavior

Jong-In Park, PhD

Park, Jong-In, PhD

Elucidation of the innate tumor-suppressive mechanisms that activate senescence or cell death responses...Read more

Sandra L. Pfister, PhD

Pfister, Sandra L., PhD

Sex, vascular tone and arachidonic acid metabolism and thromboxane receptors in atherosclerosis

Kirkwood Pritchard, PhD

Pritchard, Kirkwood A., PhD

My laboratory investigates mechanisms by which vascular inflammation impairs...Read more

Ramchandran, Ramani, PhD

Ramchandran, Ramani, PhD

The Developmental Vascular Biology program investigates the basic mechanisms...Read more

Sridhar Rao, PhD

Rao, Sridhar, PhD

Transcriptional Regulation of Stem Cells

Matthew Riese, MD, PhD

Riese, Matthew, MD, PhD

Biochemistry of inhibitory and stimulatory signal transduction in T cells and application to adoptive T cell therapies

Danny Riley, PhD

Riley, Danny A., PhD

Understanding vibration injury of neural and vascular tissues from hand-held powered tools and the effects of actual...Read more

Richard Robinson, PHD

Robinson, Richard, PhD

Cellular responses to mycobacterium tuberculosis

John Routes, PhD

Routes, John, MD

Primary Immunodeficiencies

Daisy Sahoo, PHD

Sahoo, Daisy, PhD

Understanding HDL functionality, mechanisms that regulate the selective uptake of HDL-cholesterol...Read more

Nita Salzman, MD, PhD

Salzman, Nita H., MD, PhD

Antimicrobial Peptides, host-microbe interactions in the GI tract, microbiota in health and disease

Kenneth Scaglione, PhD

Scaglione, Kenneth, PhD

Elucidation of the neuroprotective mechanisms of ubiquitin and chaperone pathways in neurodegenerative diseases

Elena Semina, PhD

Semina, Elena, PhD

Discovery of genes underlying complex developmental disorders with an emphasis on developmental glaucoma

Qizhen Shi, MD, PhD

Shi, Qizhen, MD, PhD

Gene and cell therapy of hemophilia A

DJ Sidjanin, PhD

Sidjanin, DJ, PhD

We recently discovered that mutations in the TBC1D20 gene cause Warburg Micro syndrome

Roy Silverstein, PhD

Silverstein, Roy L., MD

We study the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of common vascular disorders, including thrombosis...Read more

Brian Smith, PhD

Smith, Brian, PhD

Epigenetic and redox control of protein function through post-translational modifications

Leah Solberg Woords, PhD

Solberg Woods, Leah, PhD

Interested in identifying novel genes involved in the development and progression of type 2 diabetes...Read more

Rashmi Sood, PhD

Sood, Rashmi, PhD

Maternal/fetal health: Roles of coagulation and platelets in placental vascular disease and maternal...Read more

Mary Sorci-Thomas, PhD

Sorci-Thomas, Mary, PhD

My lab studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms related to abnormalities in lipid metabolism and the human...Read more

Andrey Sorokin, PhD

Sorokin, Andrey, PhD

Cell signaling as related to pathobiology of kidney diseases

Jennifer Strande, PhD

Strande, Jennifer L., PhD

The Strande Lab is using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to study dystrophic cardiomyopathy

Cheryl Stucky, PhD

Stucky, Cheryl L., PhD

Touch and Pain: Transduction mechanisms under normal and disease states

W. Karol Subczynski, PhD

Subczynski, W. Karol, PhD

Formation of raft domains in model and biological membranes

Vera Tarakanova, PhD

Tarakanova, Vera, PhD

Virus-host interaction: manipulation of the DNA damage response...Read more

Scott Terhune, PhD

Terhune, Scott, PhD

Human cytomegalovirus-host cell protein interactions during infection

James Thomas, MD, PhD

Thomas, James, MD, PhD

Oncology drug development and in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.

Sally Twining, PhD

Twining, Sally, PhD

Elucidation of the role of proteinases and proteinase inhibitors in corneal wound healing...Read more

Vasquez-Vivar, Jeannette, PhD

Vasquez-Vivar, Jeannette, PhD

Superoxide generation from eNOS, regulation of NO production...Read more

James Verbsky, MD, PhD

Verbsky, James, MD, PhD

Defects in the immune system.

Brian Volkman, PhD

Volkman, Brian, PhD

NMR and crystallographic analysis of ligand binding and conformational dynamics in chemokines...Read more

Demin Wang, PhD

Wang, Demin, PhD

Study signal transduction pathways that regulate hematopoietic stem cell and B cell biology

Li Lilly Wang, PhD

Wang, Li Lily, PhD

Immune regulation mediated by immune-checkpoint regulators; Cancer immunotherapy; cancer vaccine development

Liang Wang, MD, PhD

Wang, Liang, MD, PhD

Human genome/epigenome variations and cancers, focusing on biomarker study for personalized...Read more

Yian Wang, MD, PhD

Wang, Yian, MD, PhD

My research focus is using human cancer models in pre-clinical setting to study the efficacy of drugs...Read more

Warltier, David C., PhD

Warltier, David C., PhD

Cardioprotection (preconditioning and postconditioning) against ischemia and reperfusion injury by pharmacological...Read more

Dorothee Weihrauch, DMV, PhD

Weihrauch, Dorothee, DMV, PhD

Coronary collateral growth and impaired angiogenesis in diabetes

Gilbert White, II, MD

White, Gilbert C., II, MD

The overall goal of the White lab is to understand the signaling pathways that mediate the hemostatic...Read more

Michael Widlansky, MD, MPH

Widlansky, Michael, MD, MPH

Investigate the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the...Read more

Calvin B. Williams, MD, PhD

Williams, Calvin B., MD, PhD

Regulatory T cell development and function

Carol L. Williams, PhD

Williams, Carol L., PhD

Biochemical signaling pathways and cellular processes regulated by the Ras and Rho families of small GTPases

Margaret Wong-Riley, PhD

Wong-Riley, Margaret, PhD

Molecular mechanisms of a tight coupling between energy metabolism and neuronal activity

Ming You, PHD

You, Ming, MD, PhD

Identification of candidate lung cancer susceptibility genes by capture-sequencing of targeted regions or jeans...Read more

Thomas Zahrt, PhD

Zahrt, Thomas C., PhD

Bacterial pathogenesis and host-cell interactions

Jieqing Zhu, PhD

Zhu, Jeqing, PhD

Study the mechanism of receptor transmembrane signaling using structural, biochemical, and cell biology methods...Read more

Nan Zhu, PhD

Zhu, Nan, PhD

My laboratory studies the epigenetic regulation of stem cells and how dysregulation of these pathways...Read more

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