Featured Faculty

Vinod Labhasetwar, PhD

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Research Interests:
nanomedicine; nanoparticles; cancer; imaging; targeted drug delivery; stroke; antioxidant delivery


Alexandru Almasan, PhD

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Research Interests:
autophagy; apoptosis; cell cycle; dna damage; dna repair; cancer therapeutics; radiation therapy; leukemia; epithelial tumors; prostate cancer


Steven Rosenfeld, MD, PhD

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Research Interests:
glioma; tumor invasion; molecular motors; myosins; kinesins; cell motility; cytoskeleton; brain tumor models; biomechanics; modeling of glioma dispersion


Brian P. Rubin, MD, PhD

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Research Interests:
sarcoma; genetics, oncogene addiction, targeted therapy, pathology, mouse models of human cancer


Nima Sharifi, MD

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Research Interests:
prostate cancer; androgens; metabolism; steroids; castration-resistant prostate cancer; androgen receptor; hormone therapy; medical oncology; dihydrotestosterone; enzymes; biochemistry


George R. Stark, PhD

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Research Interests:
interferons; il-6; nfkb; stat3; egfr; drug resistance; dna repair; lung cancer; breast cancer; prostate cancer; glioblastoma; septic shock


Jonathan Mark Brown, PhD

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Research Interests:
lipid metabolism; lipoprotein metabolism; atherosclerosis; obesity; diabetes; reverse cholesterol transport; triacylglycerol; nutrition


Donna M. Driscoll, PhD

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Research Interests:
rna biology; mrna translational control; nutritional regulation of gene expression; selenium


Paul L Fox, PhD

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Research Interests:
angiogenesis; atherosclerosis; cell migration; endothelial cells; iron metabolism; macrophages; translational control  


Stanley L. Hazen, MD, PhD

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Research Interests:
inflammation; atherosclerosis; asthma; myeloperoxidase; cardiovascular diseases; hdl; peroxidases; airway remodeling; intestinal microbiota; gut flora; cardiometabolic disease


Justin Lathia, PhD

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Research Interests:
cancer stem cells; brain tumors; cell to cell communication; in vivo imaging


Richard A. Padgett, PhD

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Research Interests:
transcription; rna processing; rna splicing; splicing factors; relation to cancer and developmental diseases; gene structure and function; genomics; evolution of genomes; rna biochemistry


Jonathan D. Smith, PhD

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Research Interests:
atherosclerosis; hdl metabolism; atrial fibrillation; genetics; genomics; eqtl; gene expression; reverse cholesterol transport; dysfunctional hdl; rnaseq; allelic expression imbalance; abca1; mouse models; zinc finger nuclease


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Charis Eng, MD, PhD

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Research Interests:
cancer genetics; cancer genomic medicine; cancer research; cancer family history; cancer predisposition; cancer susceptibility; heritable cancer syndromes; cowden syndrome; integrative genomics; cancer metagenomics; microbiome; metabolome; breast cancer; thyroid cancer; endocrine cancer; pheochromocytoma; autism research; pten; sdha; sdhb; sdhc; sdhd; klln; killin


Angela H Ting,, PhD

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Research Interests:
cancer; epigenetics; dna methylation; prostate cancer; colon cancer; genomics; high throughput sequencing


Bin Zhang,, PhD

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Research Interests:
mechanism of intracellular trafficking in human disease development; protein secretion; endoplasmic reticulum stress; cargo receptors; cardiovascular diseases; cancer.


William M. Baldwin, MD, PhD

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Research Interests:
cardiac and renal allograft rejection, vascular inflammation


Robert L. Fairchild, PhD

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Research Interests:
skin disease, skin and cardiac allograft rejection, t cell recruitment to inflammation in peripheral tissues


Feng Lin, PhD

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Research Interests:
complement ; innate immunity; autoimmune diseases; transplant rejection; stem cells; multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, posterior uveitis


Xiaoxia Li, PhD

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Research Interests:
tsignal transduction in innate and adaptive immunity


Anna Valujskikh, PhD

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Research Interests:
immunologic memory; memory t-cells; allograft rejection; transplantation; therapies for transplant recipients


Sathyamangla Venkata Naga Prasad, PhD

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Research Interests:
beta-adrenergic receptor resensitization; non-canonical pi3k signaling; cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure; micrornas in heart failure and cardiac remodeling.


Olga Stenina Adognravi, PhD

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Research Interests:
diabetes; vascular complications; hyperglycemia; angiogenesis; atherosclerosis; gene regulation; transcription; translation; microrna; extracellular matrix; thrombospondin.


David Van Wagoner, PhD

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Research Interests:
atrial fibrillation; arrhythmia mechanisms; calcium channels; cellular electrophysiology; fibrosis; genetics of cardiovascular disease; inflammatory mechanisms of cardiovascular disease; ion channel biology; patch clamp; potassium channels; nitric oxide regulation; s-nitrosylation; stroke.


Bruce D Trapp, PhD

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Research Interests:
multiple sclerosis; glia; oligodendrocytes; astrocytes; neuroprotection; myelin


Riqiang Yan, PhD

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Research Interests:
alzheimer’s disease research; bace1; neuregulin; myelination; reticulon/nogo


Bela Anand-Apte, MBBS, PhD

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Research Interests:
eye; angiogenesis; diabetic retinopathy; blood retinal barrier; retinal vascular leakage; macular edema; macular degeneration; sorsbys fundus dystrophy; tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases


Brian D. Perkins, PhD

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Research Interests:
zebrafish; retina; photoreceptor; cilia; cep290; microrna;


Mark A. Aronica, MD

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Research Interests:
asthma, extracellular matrix


Carol de la Motte, PhD

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Research Interests:
inflammatory bowel disease; inflammation; leukocyte adhesion; platelet hyaluronidase; human milk glycans; hyaluronan; intestinal protection; beta defensins; salmonella infection;


Serpil C. Erzurum, MD

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Research Interests:
asthma; pulmonary vascular disease; hypoxia; metabolism


John P Kirwan, PhD

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Research Interests:
diabetes; obesity; nutrition; exercise; fatty liver disease; muscle; insulin resistance; translational science; physiology; cell biology; molecular biology


Christine McDonald, PhD

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Research Interests:
anti-bacterial immune responses; inflammatory bowel disease; crohn's disease; nod2; host defense; innate immunity


Laura Nagy, PhD

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Research Interests:
alcoholic liver disease; macrophages; c1q; apoptosis; fibrosis; liver disease; alcohol; heme-oxygenase-1; inflammation; necroptosis; high-fat diet; liver injury; fatty liver disease; complement; hepatocytes; alcoholic hepatitis; hepatic stellate cell; adiponectin; mif; carbon tetrachloride


Emina Huang, MD

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Research Interests:
colorectal cancer; inflammation; colitis; cancer stem cells; organoids; microenvironment


Jan Jensen, PhD

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Research Interests:
diabetes; pancreas development; insulin-producing cells; stem cell therapy



Mohamad Abazeed, MD

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Research Interests:
translational hematology and oncology research


Yogen Saunthararajah, MD

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