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

Cardiovascular Pharmacology

John Baker, PhD

Baker, John, PhD

Cardiovascular and Radiation Effects

Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD

Barbieri, Joseph T., PhD

Microbial Pathogenesis

Michele Battle, PhD

Battle, Michele A., PhD

Transcriptional control of liver and gut development and physiology

Ivor Benjamin, MD

Benjamin, Ivor, MD

General cardiology, inheritable cardiac failure and myocardial infarction

Joseph C. Besharse, PhD

Besharse, Joseph C., PhD

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

Robert Blank, MD, PhD

Blank, Robert, MD, PhD

The genetics of bone biomechanical performance and of vertebral development

Alan S. Bloom, PhD

Bloom, Alan S., PhD

Breast Cancer Research, Imaging Studies

William B. Campbell, PhD

Campbell, William B., PhD

Regulation of vascular tone and adrenal steroidogenesis by endothelial factors

Joe Carroll, PhD

Carroll, Joseph, PhD

High-resolution retinal imaging & structure-function relationships in the human retina

Guan Chen, MD< PhD

Chen, Guan, MD, PhD

Cancer Research

Yi-Guang Chen, PhD

Chen, Yi-Guang, PhD

Immunogenetics of Type 1 Diabetes

Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, Magdalena, PhD

Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, Magdalena, PhD, FAHA

Cell and Cardiovascular Biology

Lisa Cirillo, PhD

Cirillo, Lisa Ann, PhD

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

Jenifer Coburn, PhD

Coburn, Jenifer, PhD

Bacterial Pathogenesis

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

Effector and memory T cell differentiation

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 and homeostasis

William Drobyski, PhD

Drobyski, William R., MD

Immunobiology of bone marrow transplantation

Michael Dwinell, PhD

Dwinell, Michael B., PhD

Cancer Metastasis, Tumor Microenvironment, Mucosal Inflammation

Allison Ebert, PhD

Ebert, Allison D., PhD

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

Carol Everson, PhD

Everson, Carol A., PhD

The physical health effects of sleep deprivation with a focus on neuroendocrine and immune systems

Herve Falet, PhD

Falet, Herve, PhD

Deciphering the cellular mechanisms and proteins regulating normal and abnormal blood platelet production and function

Jimmy Feix, PhD

Feix, Jimmy B., PhD

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

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...

Jack Gorski, PhD

Gorski, Jack, PhD

Human Immunology

Rebekah Gundry, PhD

Gundry, Rebekah, PhD

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

David Gutterman, MD

Gutterman, David, MD

Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Blake Hill, PhD

Hill, Blake, PhD

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

Cecilia Hillard, PhD

Hillard, Cecilia J., PhD

Neuroscience Research

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

John D. Imig, PhD

Imig, John D., PhD

Cardiovascular, Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension

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...

Bryon Johnson, PhD

Johnson, Bryon, PhD

Cancer immunology and immunotherapy

Kalyanaraman, Balaraman, PhD

Kalyanaraman, Balaraman, PhD

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

Jung-Ja Kim, PhD

Kim, Jung-Ja, PhD

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

John R. Kirby, PhD

Kirby, John R., PhD

Bacterial Signal Transduction, Microbial Communities, Predator-Prey Dynamics, Xenobiotic Disruption of Microbiomes

Candice Klug, PhD

Klug, Candice, PhD

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

Christopher Kristich, PhD

Kristich, Christopher J., PhD

Signal transduction and antibiotic resistance in gram-positive bacteria

Wai-Meng Kwok, PhD

Kwok, Wai-Meng, PhD

Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Sang Hyeong Lee, PhD

Lee, Sang Hyeong, PhD


Scott Levick, PhD

Levick, Scott, PhD

Cardiovascular Research

Brian Link, PhD

Link, Brian A., PhD

Genetics and cell biology of ocular development and disease

Daniel Lipinski, DPhil

Lipinski, Daniel, DPhil

Gene and cell therapies for ocular and vascular disease

Qing-Song, Liu, PhD

Liu, Qing-Song, PhD


Roy Long, PhD

Long, Roy M., PhD

RNA localization in yeast

John Lough, PhD

Lough, John W., PhD

Cell and molecular biology of early heart development

Yan-Qing Ma, PhD

Ma, Yan-Qing, PhD

Molecular mechanisms of integrin activation

Malarkannan, Subramaniam, PhD

Malarkannan, Subramaniam, PhD

NK cell development and function

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

Jeffrey A. Medin, PhD

Medin, Jeffrey A., PhD

Gene Therapy for Inherited and Acquired Disorders; Lysosomal Storage Disorders; Cancer

Qing Miao, PhD

Miao, Qing, PhD

Vasculogenesis and Angiogenesis

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

Molecular Toxicology

Marja Nevalainen, MD, PhD

Nevalainen, Marja, MD, PhD

Prostate Cancer, Jak-Stat signaling

Debra K. Newman, PhD

Newman, Debra K., PhD

Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Immunology

Peter J. Newman, PhD

Newman, Peter J., PhD

Blood Research

Christopher Olsen, PhD

Olsen, Christopher, PhD

Neuroscience, Addictive Behavior and Novelty Seeking

Jong-In Park, PhD

Park, Jong-In, PhD

We investigate the signaling pathways and metabolic processes that are reprogrammed to facilitate tumorigenesis...

Sandra L. Pfister, PhD

Pfister, Sandra L., PhD

Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Kirkwood Pritchard, PhD

Pritchard, Kirkwood A., PhD

Vascular Disease Research

Ramchandran, Ramani, PhD

Ramchandran, Ramani, PhD

Blood vessel patterning in vertebrates and its application to human disease

Sridhar Rao, PhD

Rao, Sridhar, PhD

Transcriptional Regulation of Stem Cells

Matthew Riese, MD, PhD

Riese, Matthew, MD, PhD

TCR signal transduction and application to tumor immunology

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...

Richard Robinson, PhD

Robinson, Richard, PhD

Cellular responses to M tuberculosis

John Routes, PhD

Routes, John, MD

Primary Immunodeficiencies

Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhD

Rui, Hallgeir, MD, PhD

Breast Cancer Research

Daisy Sahoo, PhD

Sahoo, Daisy, PhD

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

Nita Salzman, MD, PhD

Salzman, Nita H., MD, PhD

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

Matthew Scaglione, PhD

Scaglione, Matthew, 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

Roy Silverstein, MD

Silverstein, Roy L., MD

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

Brian Smith, PhD

Smith, Brian, PhD

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

Rashmi Sood, PhD

Sood, Rashmi, PhD

Vascular bed of the placenta and the mechanism of pregnancy-related cardiovascular disorders

Mary Sorci-Thomas, PhD

Sorci-Thomas, Mary, PhD

Atherosclerosis and HTL in heart disease

Andrey Sorokin, PhD

Sorokin, Andrey, PhD

Cell signaling as related to pathobiology of kidney diseases

Jennifer Strande, PhD

Strande, Jennifer L., PhD

Using induced pluripotent stem cells to study dystrophic cardiomyopathy

Cheryl Stucky, PhD

Stucky, Cheryl L., PhD

Molecules that sense touch and pain

W. Karol Subczynski, PhD

Subczynski, W. Karol, PhD

Formation of raft domains in model and biological membranes

Vera Tarakanova, PhD

Tarakanova, Vera, PhD

Virus-associated Tumorigenesis and Virus-host Interactions

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...

Vasquez-Vivar, Jeannette, PhD

Vasquez-Vivar, Jeannette, PhD

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

James Verbsky, MD, PhD

Verbsky, James, MD, PhD

Immune regulation, T regulatory cells, role of IL-2 and IL-10 in immune regulation, mechanisms of suppression of immune responses by T regulatory cells

Brian Volkman, PhD

Volkman, Brian, PhD

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

Demin Wang, PhD

Wang, Demin, PhD

Signal Regulation of B Lymphopoiesis

Li Lilly Wang, PhD

Wang, Li Lily, PhD

Immune Regulation Mediated by Negative Checkpoint Regulators and Cancer Immunotherapy

Liang Wang, MD, PhD

Wang, Liang, MD, PhD

Cancer Genetics and Biomarkers

Yian Wang, MD, PhD

Wang, Yian, MD, PhD

Cancer Prevention

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

Vascular Diseases

Michael Widlansky, MD, MPH

Widlansky, Michael, MD, MPH

Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Calvin B. Williams, MD, PhD

Williams, Calvin B., MD, PhD

T cell development, Regulatory T cell biology, Mucosal tolerance

Carol L. Williams, PhD

Williams, Carol L., PhD

Cardiovascular and Cancer Research

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

Lung Cancer Chemoprevention, Susceptibility Genes, Molecular Pathogenesis of Lung Cancer

Thomas Zahrt, PhD

Zahrt, Thomas C., PhD

Bacterial pathogenesis and host-cell interactions

David X. Zhang, PhD

Zhang, David X., PhD

Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) Channels in Vascular Signaling

Jieqing Zhu, PhD

Zhu, Jieqing, PhD

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

Nan Zhu, PhD

Zhu, Nan, PhD

Epigenetic regulation of stem cells and how dysregulation of these pathways contributes to cancer development