Faculty Mentors

 

Faculty Name

Position

Areas of Interest:

Hugo R. Arias

Professor of Pharmacology and Biochemistry

Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors (Development of ligands for Addictions, Depression, Anxiety, and Dementias)

Floyd Culler

Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Clinical Skills

Immunology of type 1 diabetes, psychological profiles in type 1 diabetes, glucocorticoid effects on growth hormone secretion, somatostatin in cystic fibrosis, CF associated diabetes, reverse T3 in premature neonates, and childhood obesity

Guy diSibio

Associate Professor of Pathology, Hematopathology, Surgical Pathology, Molecular Genetics and Clinical Skills

Hematopoietic malignancies; population genetics; DNA variant annotation using ACMG criteria; disparities in use of genetic testing

Nehad El-Sawi

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Utilization and Effectiveness of web-Based Faculty Development Seminars

Michael Bradbury

Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetics

Regulation of transporter gene expression

Sambandam Elango

Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Physiology, Genetics and Genomics

Gene expression mechanisms that control aging and its associated diseases, and the anti-aging effects of calorie restriction.

Application of Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics to study the role of extracellular small noncoding RNAs

Nazila Hejazi

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Cytopathology: Correlating HPV results with cervical and anal pap smears

Xiaodong Feng

Professor of Pharmacology and Oncology

Professor of Pharmacology and Oncology

Michael Ibrahim

Assistant Professor of  Biochemistry, Pharmacology,  Physiology, and Radiology/Imaging

Pharmacokinetics Imaging applied to disease states. Transport phenomena tissues

Ravinder Khaira

Associate Professor of Public Health, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Childhood obesity and prevention, teen outreach/education pregnancy prevention, childhood immunizations compliance and development, infant mortality, domestic public health, international disease containment and prevention 

Joseph Dhahbi

 

Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Physiology, Genetics and Genomics

Gene expression mechanisms that control aging, and the anti-aging effects of calorie restriction

Application of Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics to study the role of extracellular small noncoding RNAs

Grant Lackey

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Clinical Toxicology

Philip Mack

Professor of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics , Oncology and Research

Molecular oncology and cancer genetics, with a focus on thoracic malignancies.

Translational (bench-to-bedside) medicine and clinical trials design

Nena Mason

 

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology

Medical Education:  Development of Methods for Teaching First-Year Medical Students Basic Tactile Ultrasound Skills.

Translational Anatomy: Analysis of Anatomical Variation, and Digital Modeling of Anatomical Structures

José Puglisi

Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biostatistics

Software Simulations of Biological Systems

Rajendra Ramsamooj

Professor of Pathology, Surgical Pathology and Clinical Skills

GVHD, Immune Tolerance, Novel Imaging, Biomarkers

David Unold

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Histology, Anatomy, and Medical Skills

Laboratory medicine in medical student education, blood banking/transfusion medicine, hematology, clinical pathology

Mukarram Uddin

Professor of Anatomy and Embryology

Preparation of prosections from cadavers

 

 

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