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Research Projects

Mentor & DepartmentResearch Area
Abdel-Malek, Zalfa
PhD
Dermatology
Regulation of human pigmentation, photobiology and photocarcinogenesis, genetic susceptibility to melanoma; role of melanocortins and the melanocortin 1 receptor
Askew, David
PhD
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Research Area: cellular immunology of fungal infections, therapeutic strategies for fungus-host infections
Baccei, Mark
PhD
Anesthesiology
Research Area: early life stress and pain biology, neurodevelopment and neuropharmacology
Blackard, Jason
PhD
Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases
Research Area: infectious diseases, translational research focusing on human and mechanistic studies to understand virus-virus and virus-host interactions
Borchers, Michael
PhD

Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Division
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Conforti, Laura
PhD

Nephrology
Ion channels and membrane mechanisms that regulate activation and function of human lymphocytes in cancer and autoimmunity
Deepe, George
PhD
Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
Research Area: Cellular immunology of fungal infections, T-cell biology and immunopharmacology
Gudelsky, Gary
PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Neuropharmacology of amphetamines
Hildeman, David
PhD

Department of Pediatirics, Division of Immunology
Molecular factors that control the decision between tolerance and immunity within T lymphocytes; mechanisms underlying sex-based differences in T cell responses and how these differences relate to autoimmune disease
Holland, Christy
PhD

Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
Bioeffects of diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound
Kao, Winston
PhD

Ophthalmology
Treatment of eye disease and eye trauma; transplantation of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UMSC) into cornea stroma

Kirley, Terry
PhD
Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics

Protein expresson and refolding, cysteine and disulfide chemistry and analysis
Kotagiri, Nalinikanth
PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Area: photonanomedicine, experimental cancer therapeutics
Li, Kevin
PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Drug delivery, transdermal delivery, non-invasive pharmacokinetics
McGraw, Dennis
MD

Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Division
G-protein receptor signaling, asthma, adrenergic receptors, airway smooth muscle
Miller, William
PhD

Molecular Genetics
Mechanism of microbial pathogenesis to manipulate host cell signal transduction pathways
Norman, Andrew
PhD
Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics
Medications for treatment of cocaine abuse; drug self-administration
Ramsey, Laura
PhD
Department of Pediatrics
Research Area: Pharmacogenomics/genetics and role of pharmacokinetics
Robson, Matthew
PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Area: traumatic brain injury, neuropharmacology, neurobehavioral, interleukin signaling
Schultz, Jo El
PhD, Program Director

Pharmacology and Systems Physiology
Approaches to myocardial injury protection; molecular mechanism of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure, growth factors, angiogenesis and muscle regeneration, opioid system
Tranter, Michael
PhD
Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
Research Area: post-transcriptional gene regulation in cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis or ischemia-reperfusion injury
Vinks, Alexander
PhD, PharmD
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Clinical pharmacology, population-based PK/PD modeling, pharmacogenomics
Waltz, Susan
PhD
Cancer & Cell Biology
Ron receptor tyrosine kinase and growth factors, mechanism regulating cancer growth and metastasis and inflammation
Wang, Hong-Sheng
PhD
Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics
Role of ion channels controlling electrical and mechanical properties of cardiac cells; heart failure and arrhythmias
Weber, Georg
PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
cancer, metastasis, cytokines, osteopontin

 

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