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 Faculty Listing
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Last Name First Name Research/Clinical Interest Title Keywords
SHA BINGDONG Structural and functional studies of proteins involved in protein folding and translocations
CURCIO CHRISTINE
KLUG CHRISTOPHER Hematopoietic stem cell biology, acute leukemia, and pancreatic cancer
WHITE CHARLES
DATTA PRAN
SMITH DANIEL
BENVENISTE ETTY Immune/nervous system interactions
FANUCCHI MICHELLE
ANANTHARAMAIAH GATTADAHALLI Apolipoproteins, Amphipathic Helices and Atherosclerosis
HABEGGER KIRK FGF21 as mediator of the metabolic actions of glucagon & Duodenal nutrient exclusion enhances glucose metabolism via CNS regulation
HABLITZ JOHN Cellular Mechanisms of Neurotransmission
KEYSER KENT Acetylcholine and Ach receptors
POPOV KIRILL Regulation of pyruvate dehydrogenase complex
SUN LIOU Aging, longevity and Alzheimer's Disease
LI LI Mood Disorders, Opioids Dependence
SCHWIEBERT LISA Airway inflammation; lung function; asthma and exercise
NAPIERALA MAREK
PREUSS MEREDITH
PREVELIGE PETER Structural Biology of Viral Assembly and Infection
SMITH PETER The role of the membrane cytoskeleton in regulating the cell surface expression of epithelial transport proteins.
BHATIA RAVI
MYERS RICHARD
SHALEV ANATH
POGWIZD STEVEN
SHRESTHA SADEEP
WILSON SCOTT Mouse Models of Neurodegeneration
DESHANE JESSY
THANNICKAL VICTOR
THEIBERT WILLIS Role of phosphoinositides in developmental neurobiology
BALLINGER SCOTT Environmental cardiology, free radical biology, mitochondrial function, mitochondrial - nuclear interactions mitochondria, oxidative stress, evolutionary medicine, cardiovascular disease, cancer, metabolism
BHATNAGAR SUSHANT Identification and characterization of novel factors in insulin secretion in obesity and type 2 diabetes Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Beta Cell Biology, Insulin Secretion, SNARE Biology, Secreted Proteins, Insulin Granule Trafficking, Tomosyn Proteins, Post-translational Modifications
BEVENSEE MARK Cellular and Molecular Physiology of Acid-base Transporters and pH Regulation acid-base, bicarbonate, transporter, brain, fluorescence dyes, glia , heart, intracellular pH, microelectrodes, neuron, Xenopus oocyte, neuronal firing, kidney, polycystic kidney disease, epithelial sodium channel
CURTIS LISA Aging and gender in acute kidney injury acute kidney injury, aging, stem cells, heme oxygenase-1, gender, female
MATALON SADIS Free Radical Protection from and Exacerbation of Lung Injury Acute Lung Injury, pulmonary edema, pulmonary surfactant, alveolar epithelium, free radicals, nitric oxide, sodium channels
ZHENG X. LONG Molecular Mechanisms of Normal and Abnormal Blood Clotting; Inflammation and Microvascular Thrombosis; CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Thrombotic Diseases ADAMTS13, von Willebrand factor, TTP, Arterial thrombosis, Vascular biology, Autoimmunity, and Inflammation, CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing
KADISHA INGA The role of white matter changes in aging and Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's Disease, Aging, Cognition
VAN GROEN THOMAS Treatment of Alzheimer's disease with small abeta-oligomer binding peptides Alzheimer's disease, pathology, amyloid beta, peptides, cognition, behavioral assessment
WYSS JAMES Neuroplasticity in aging and neuro cardiovascular control Alzheimers, hypertension, neuronal plasticity, behavior, blood pressure, botanicals, STEM education
DOBRUNZ LYNN Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity in Hippocampus anxiety, schizophrenia, hippocampus
ZHAO XINYANG The roles of protein arginine methyltransferases in abnormal hematopoiesis Arginine methylation, epigenetics, leukemia, stem cell, transcription
GILES KEITH Transcripiton, Chromatin, and Pluripotentcy Argonatue, RNAi, insulator, nucleosomes
PARPURA VLADIMIR The role of glial cells in physiology of nervous system. astrocyte, autism spectrum disorder, carbon nanotubes, glial biology, gliomas, enteric glia, exocytosis, glutamate, glial-neuronal signaling, intellectual disability, nanotechnology, neural prosthesis, optogenetics, physiology, pathology
VISSCHER KRISTINA Cognitive Neuroscience attention, memory, older adults, aging, training, ongoing activity, EEG, fMRI, human neuroscience
RAMAN CHANDER Lymphocyte activation, immunopathogenesis of autoimmune diseases Autoimmunity, Multiple Sclerosis, CD5, IFNs, CK2
ZHANG JIANHUA Mechanisms and regulation of autophagy-lysosomal pathway in health and diseases Autophagy, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, lysosomes, mitochondria, redox signaling
SHACKA JOHN Targeting the Autophagy-Lysosome Pathway for Therapeutic Benefit in Parkinson's Disease Autophagy; Lysosome; Parkinson's; Synuclein; Alpha-Galactosidase
BURROWS PETER B Lymphocyte Development and Function B lymphocyte, development, molecular biology
POZZO-MILLER LUCAS Neurotrophins in Synapse Development and Plasticity, Intellectual Disabilities, and Syndromic Autisms BDNF, Ca2+, Synapse, Rett Syndrome, Hippocampus, Dendritic Spines, MeCP2, Autism, Intellectual Disability
OPARIL SUZANNE role of inflammation/vascular injury and repair; clinical/population-based research in special populations, translational research in resistant hypertension, role of oxidative stress/free radical injury in the pathogenesis of hypertension blood pressure, cardiovascular disease prevention, hypertension, vascular biology, nutrition, nephrology, cardiovascular physiology
OLSEN MICHELLE Understanding the function of astrocytes during normal and aberrant development brain injury, neurodevelopmental disorders, spinal cord, astrocyte, potassium channel, glutamate transporter, epigenetics
HJELMELAND ANITA Targeting Brain Tumor Initiating Cells and the Tumor Microenvironment Brain Tumor, Tumor Microenvironment, Tumor Initiating Cell, Cancer Stem Cell
HSU HUI-CHEN The BXD2 autoimmune mouse model of lupus and erosive arthritis BXD2, lupus, arthritis, IL-17, type I IFN, apoptotic cells
KNIGHT JOHN Oxalate Handling and Synthesis and its Relationship to Health and Disease Calcium oxalate kidney stone disease, Oxalobacter formigenes, primary hyperoxaluria
PENG JI-BIN Calcium transport proteins and their roles in health and disease Calcium transport, absorption, reabsorption, hyercalciuria, hypertension, TRPV6, TRPV5, WNK4
NORIAN LYSE Understanding the effects of diet and obesity on anti-tumor immunity cancer immunology, immunotherapy, obesity, diet, kidney cancer, breast cancer
NAKANO ICHIRO Molecular study and therapy development of brain cancer cancer stem cells, brain tumor, clinical trial, experimental therapeutics, breast cancer
OJESINA AKINYEMI Interplay of Genomic Alterations and Microbial Influences in Cancer cancer, infection, genomics, transcriptome, HIV, HPV, EBV, cervical, lymphoma, early detection, recurrence, precancerous, progression, mutations, microbiome, viral, RNASeq, diagnostics, therapy, global health, molecular epidemiology, women's health
LU RUI Epigenetic Mechanisms in Cancer Initiation, Maintenance, and Drug Resistance Cancer, Leukemia, Epigenetics, Genomics, Chromatin, Gene regulation, Novel therapeutics
SETHU PALANIAPPAN cardiac and vascular models, mechanical stresses, cardiac regeneration, normal and disturbed flow
HARRINGTON LAURIE Protective and Pathogenic CD4 T Cell Responses CD4 T cells, autoimmunity, immunological memory, cytokines
FAUL CHRISTIAN The role of endocrine Fibroblast Growth Factors in Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes and in associated pathologies. chronic kidney disease, uremic cardiomyopathy, diabetic cardiomyopathy, FGF23, FGF21, Klotho, signal transduction
YODER BRADLEY Cilia Signaling and Dysfunction in Development and Disease Cilia, cystic kidney diseases, obesity, signal transduction, cell fate determination and embryonic patterning, birth defects, mouse and C. elegans models.
GAMBLE KAREN NIH funded projects (active): Circadian dysfunction in neurodegenerative disease; The nigral molecular clock and vulnerability to neurodegeneration circadian rhythms, biological clocks, shift work, entrainment, suprachiasmatic nucleus
ROWE STEVEN Cystic Fibrosis Clinical and Translational Research cystic fibrosis, CFTR, nonsense mutations
SZTUL ELIZABETH Membrane Traffic; Protein Degradation Cystic fibrosis, membrane traffic, degradation, quality control
COLLAWN JAMES Role of ion channels in cystic fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis; Endocytosis; Protein Trafficking, chymase, heart failure
BRITT WILLIAM Human Herpesviruses, Molecular Virology and Pathogenesis cytomegalovirus, perinatal infections, virus assembly
SERRA ROSA Mechanism of TGF-ß Action in Developmental and Disease Processes developmental biology, bone, cartilage, teeth, intervertebral disc, osteoarthrits, skeletal disease
BANERJEE RONADIP Pancreatic Beta-Cell Biology; Molecular mechanisms of beta-cell adaptation during pregnancy and dysregulation in gestational diabetes diabetes mellitus, prolactin receptor, beta-cell biology, pregnancy, transcriptional regulation
WENDE ADAM Glucose-mediated remodeling of cardiac DNA methylation Diabetes, Hypertension, Exercise, Mitochondria, Metabolism, Glucose, Epigenetics, Gene expression, transcription, O-GlcNAc, protein modifications, DNA methylation, Histone modification, GLUT4, PDK2, PDK4
HUNTER CHAD Transcriptional control of pancreatic beta cell development and adult islet cell function Diabetes, Transcription Factor, Coregulators, Gene Regulation, Organogenesis, Pancreas, Chromatin, Developmental Biology, Endocrinology
CHESNOKOV IGOR DNA Replication and Cell Cycle in Eukaryotes DNA replication, cytokinesis, Origin Recognition Complex
DAY JEREMY Neurobiology of motivated and learned behaviors Epigenetics, addiction, memory, molecular mechanisms, optogenetics
WANG HENGBIN Role of Histone Modification in Chromatin and cellular Function epigenetics, histone modifications, ubiquitination and deubiquitination
LUBIN FARAH Molecular genetic mechanisms in learning and memory Epigenetics, NF-kappa B signal transduction, gene transcription, neuroscience, learning and memory, epilepsy
BALKOVETZ DANIEL Epithelial Cell Biology; Epithelial Cell Signal Regulation; Regulation of paracellular transport across epithelial cell tight junctions epithelial cells, claudins, tight junctions, E-cadherin, hepatocyte growth factor, ERK, MDCK
SAMANT RAJEEV Tumor progression and metastasis of cancer. Epithelial-Mesenchymal-Transition, mylti-protein complexes, transcription regulation, nucleolus, protein stability, chaperones, Hest shock proteins
BAMMAN MARCAS Exercise as a discovery tool and treatment in regenerative medicine and medical rehabilitation. exercise medicine, medical rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, clinical trial, muscle biology
JIAO KAI Genetic and epigenetic regulation of mammalian heart development, breast cancer racial disparity Genetic and epigenetic regulation of mammalian heart development, congenital heart diseases, breast cancer racial disparity
BASU MALAY Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics Genomics, bioinformatics, high-performance computing, grid computing, computational biology, evolution
FATHALLAH-SHAYKH HASSAN Computational Personalized Medicine and Mathematics Glioma, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Multiple Sclerosis, Image Segmentation, Motility, Modeling, Dynamical Systems, Chaos, Networks, Circadian Clocks, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations
MARKERT JAMES Engineering Herpes Simplex Viruses for the Therapy of Cancer glioma, gene therapy, brain tumors, herpes simplex, cancer therapy, immunotherapy, anti-angiogenic therapy
WADICHE JACQUES Cellular and molecular basis of synaptic transmission and neuronal organization of microcircuits glutamate transport, synaptic transmission, cerebellum
FRANK STUART Growth Hormone Action and GH Receptor Structure and Function growth hormone, signaling, prolactin, IGF-1, growth factors
PRABHU SUMANTH Mechanisms of cardiac remodeling and repair in heart failure heart failure, ventricular remodeling, stem cells, inflammation, cardiac function
AGARWAL ANUPAM Regulation of heme oxygenase gene expression in kidney and vascular injury heme oxygenase, acute kidney injury, transplant nephrology, transcriptional gene regulation
WHITLEY RICHARD Herpes simplex virus; varicella zoster virus; drug discovery; cytomegalovirus
GILBERT SHAWN HIF, angiogenesis, bone, obesity, fracture
MCMAHON WAKEFIELD LORI Synaptic plasticity and hippocampal dependent learning hippocampus, learning, memory, acetylcholine, Alzheimer's disease, estrogen, NMDA receptors, glycine receptors
THOMPSON SUNNIE Translation initiation and replication of RNA viruses Host pathogen interactions, Mechanisms of viral translation, IRES, Picornaviruses, Flaviviruses, Ribosome, Translational mechanisms in Cancer
CHOW LOUISE Human papillomavirus DNA replication and pathogenesis HPV infections and cancers
GRAY MICHELLE Pathogenesis of Huntington's Disease Huntington's disease, neurodegeneration, neuroscience, astrocytes
LEAVENWORTH JIANMEI Cancer-Immune cell Crosstalk: Discovery of new targets for cancer immunotherapy Immunology, Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy, Treg, NK cells, glioma
KIM JEONGA Cross-talk between inflammation and insulin signaling Insulin Resistance, Endothelial Dysfunction, NO, ROS, Polyphenol
MESSINA JOSEPH Insulin and Growth Hormone (GH) Action, Insulin and GH Resistance Following Injury/Trauma, Infection and Polytrauma Insulin Resistance, Growth Hormone Resistance, Signal Transduction, Gene Expression, Stress, Injury, Trauma, Infection, Polytrauma
GARVEY W. Molecular and physiological pathogenesis of human insulin resistance Insulin resistance, obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes
RAMANADHAM SASANKA Role of Lipid Mediators in Signal Transduction Islets, signal transduction, iPLA2, bone, protease inhibitors
DE LANGHE STIJN Lung stem cells and their niches. lung stem cells, lung fibrosis, lung development, lung regeneration
AMBALAVANAN NAMASIVAYAM Neonatal lung development and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Lung, Hypoxia, Hyperoxia, Retinoids, Prediction models
HILDRETH BLAKE Role of macrophages and osteoclasts in bone metastasis and primary bone tumors macrophage, osteoclast, breast cancer, primary bone tumor, bone, metastasis