Faculty

The faculty at UNMC who participate in the IGPBS have primary or adjunct appointments in one the five College of Medicine basic science departments or in the Cancer Research Graduate Program. This includes the research faculty in the departments of Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology and Surgery. Altogether, there are more than 200 IGPBS faculty representing more than 90% of UNMC's research laboratories.

This page lists all of the faculty who are involved in the IGPBS program.  To see faculty who are associated with a particular doctoral program, use the links to the left.

A      B    C      D      E      F      G      H      I      J      K      L      M      N      O      P      Q      R      S      T     U      V     W     X      Y     Z



Maher Abdalla Maher Y. Abdalla, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Oxidative stress and free radical biology; microbial infections; tumor immunology; cancer biology.

Iqbal Ahmad Iqbal Ahmad, PhD
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Research focus:  Stem cell regulation and regenerative medicine for blinding diseases.

Yazen Alnouti Yazen Alnouti, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research focus:  Drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK), with a focus on the application of Bioanalytical Chemistry, in vitro and in vivo animal models to support ADMET (absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity) and pharmacokinetic (PK) studies; Biomarkers for hepato-biliary diseases based on bile acid metabolism by sulfation.

Daniel Anderson Daniel R. Anderson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Research focus:  Molecular and cellular immunology; innate immunity (preexisting immunity) and how such immune responses contribute to the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease processes, specifically focused on underlying mechanisms of viral myocarditis, atherosclerotic disease and the impact inflammation has on cardiac rhythm abnormalities.

Rebecca Anderson Rebecca Anderson, JD, MS, CGC
Associate Professor, College of Public Health
Research focus:  Legal and ethical issues in clinical genetics; religious traditions and medical care; medical jurisprudence/public health law.

Ann Anderson Berry Ann Anderson Berry, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics - Newborn Medicine
Research focus:  Nutrition in the ELBW infant, protein requirements, growth; Vitamin D requirements in infancy (preterm); Vitamin A and E requirements in preterm infants; placental transfer of Vitamin D; Vitamin D response to infection.

Jyothi Arikkath

Jyothi Arikkath, PhD
Assistant Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Research focus:  Molecular and cellular mechanisms of dendrite and spine morphogenesis and plasticity in the hippocampus.


Return To Top


Lorena Baccaglini Lorena Baccaglini, DDS, PhD
Associate Professor, Collge of Public Health - Epidemiology
Research focus:  Clinical research; evidence-based medicine; systematic reviews; epidemiological methods; genetic epidemiology, oral and systemic diseases; wound healing; growth factors; head and neck injuries.

Hamid Band

Hamid Band, MD, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Regulation of receptor signaling by endocytic traffic; Cbl-family and CHIP ubiquitin ligases; EHD-family endocytic recycling regulators; mouse genetic models.


Vimla Band

Vimla Band, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Research focus:  Delineate molecular mechanisms of early steps in transformation of mammary epithelial cells with the goal of identifying novel molecular diagnostic/prognostic markers and potential therapy targets of breast cancers.


Janina Baranowska-Kortylewicz Janina Baranowska-Kortylewicz, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Research focus:  Auger electron emitters in therapy and diagnosis of cancer; radioimmunotherapeutics and radiolabeled nucleic acid precursors for cancer therapy; imaging agents; investigational new drugs.

Surinder Batra

Surinder K. Batra, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Structure/function analysis of tumor-associated genes.


Tim Baxter B. Timothy Baxter, MD, FACS
Professor, Department of Surgery
Research focus:  Use of doxycycline to slow or stop the growth of aneurysms.

Ken Bayles Kenneth W. Bayles, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Bacterial infections and antibiotic resistance.

Robert Bennett Robert Bennett, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (DEM)
Research focus:  Action and degradation of insulin/relaxin family hormones.

Ann Berger Ann Berger, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, FAAN
Professor, College of Nursing
Research focus:  Symptom management, in particular fatigue and sleep/wake disturbances, in individuals with cancer; use of wrist actigraphy.

Bessho Tadayoshi Bessho, PhD
Associate Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Molecular mechanism of DNA interstrand crosslink repair in mammalian cells.

Kishor Bhakat Kishor K. Bhakat, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Research focus:  Mitotic gene bookmarking:  A novel dimension of epigenetic memory in cancer for post-mitotic transcriptional reactivation.

Keshore Bidasee Keshore Bidasee, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Regulation of intracellular calcium in cardiovascular disease.

Phillip Bierman Philip Bierman, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine – Oncology and Hematology
Research focus:  Hodgkin disease; non-hodgkin lymphoma; neuro-oncology.

Adrian Black Adrian Black, PhD
Assistant Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Tissue sciences; molecular biology; cell cycle; transcription; protein kinase C signaling in intestinal cells; endometrial cancer.

Jennifer Black Jennifer Black, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Colon cancer; endometrial cancer; cell signaling; cell cycle regulation; protein kinase C.

Erkia Boesen Erika I. Boesen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  The endothelin system in renal ischemia-reperfusion injury; inflammatory cytokines and renal function and hypertension.

Stephen Bonasera Stephen Bonasera, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine -  Geriatrics
Research focus:  Age related changes in brain function.

Gloria Borgstahl Gloria Borgstahl, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Structural biology and double-strand DNA repair by homologous recombination.

Michael Boska Michael D. Boska, PhD
Professor and Vice Chairman of Radiology Research, Department of Radiology
Research focus:  In-vivo magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy.

Julia Bridge Julia A. Bridge, MD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Cytopathology, tumor cytogenetics.

Shilpa Buch Shilpa Buch, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Mechanism(s) of CNS pathology triggered by the host-HIV interplay in the context of drugs of abuse.

Shannon Buckley Shannon Buckley, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Research focus:  Molecular mechanisms regulating stem cell fate decisions that may also be linked to cancer.

Keely Buesing Keely Buesing, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Research focus:  Adult respiratory distress syndrome.

Siddappa Byrareddy Siddappa Byrareddy, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  HIV/SIV/SHIV, neuroAIDS, transmission, drugs of abuse, HIV cure, gut homing molecules.

Return To Top


Scott Campbell W. Scott Campbell, MBA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Health informatics.

Steve Caplan Steve Caplan, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Molecular and atomic mechanisms of endocytosis and membrane trafficking.

Mark Carlson Mark Carlson, MD, FACS
Professor, Department of Surgery
Research focus:  Cancer; regenerative medicine; hemostasis; wound healing.

Pam Carmines Pamela K. Carmines, PhD
Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Renal microcirculation, vasoactive agents and intracellular signaling events regulating renal arteriolar tone, diabetes mellitus.

Steve Carson Steven D. Carson, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Blood coagulation (tissue factor), coxsackievirus receptor.

Adam Case Adam J. Case, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Redox signaling and function of T-lymphocytes during hypertension; examining the interplay between the autonomic nervous and immune systems.

Carol Casey Carol A. Casey, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Research focus:  Biochemistry of alcoholism and digestive system diseases.

Ercole Cavalieri Ercole Cavalieri, DSc
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and estrogens.  Etiology and prevention of human cancer.

Claudia Chaperon Claudia Chaperon, PhD, RN, APRN-NP, BC
Associate Professor, College of Nursing
Research focus:  Effects of sleep-disturbing environments on late life health maintenance: water and electrolyte balance and blood pressure regulation; effects of sleep deprivation during the perimenopause in female mice; neurotrophin gene regulation of rhythms.

Pi-Wan Cheng Pi-Wan Cheng, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Glycobiology; gene therapy and cancer biology.

Vinai Chittezham Thomas Vinai Chittezham Thomas, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Staphylococcal physiology and metabolism; staphylococcus stress response.

Sanjib Chowdhury Sanjib Chowdhury, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Awaiting information.

Pawel Ciborowski Pawel Ciborowski, PhD
Professor and Director of Mass Spectometry and Proteomics Core Facility, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Protein structure and functions; proteomics.

Dahn Clemens Dahn Clemens, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Research focus:  The effects of ethanol metabolism on liver and pancreas cellular functions and replications.

Sam Cohen Samuel M. Cohen, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Urologic pathology, carcinogenesis and toxicology.

Martin Conda Sheridan Martin Conda-Sheridan, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
Research focus:  Design of complex multifunctional biomaterials and bioactive small molecules for medicinal applications.

Ken Cowan Kenneth Cowan, MD, PhD
Director and Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Tumor suppressor genes, breast cancer.

Return To Top


Kaustabh Datta Kaustabh Datta, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Molecular mechanisms of cancer progression and metastasis.

John Davis John S. Davis, PhD
Professor, Director of Research and Development - Olson Center for Women's Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research focus:  Reproductive endocrinology and oncology.

Rebecca Oberley-Deegan Rebecca Oberley-Deegan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Role of free radicals signaling to transform fibroblasts and inflammatory cells in normal tissue, which results in damage to these tissues; understanding the mechanisms by which ROS promote radiation induced fibrosis and prostate cancer progression.

Cyrus Desouza Cyrus Desouza, MBBS
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine – Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (DEM)
Research focus:  Improving outcomes in diabetes and obesity patients using treatment algorithms; mechanisms of diabetes and metabolic syndrome on vascular endothelial function; role of a typical antipsychotic agents in the development of diabetes.

Punita Dhawan Punita Dhawan, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Role of TJs in colorectal cancer progression and metastasis.

Jixin Dong Jixin Dong, PhD
Associate Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Hippo signaling and cancer.

Terrence Donohue Terrence Donohue, Jr, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Research focus:  Influence of alcohol consumption on hepatic autophagy and the proteasome.

Bin Duan Bin Duan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Research focus:  Mimicking native tissue microenvironment to regulate stem cell differentiation and promote tissue regeneration, and developing 3D tissue constructs/organoids to investigate the disease mechanisms and potential therapeutic remedies.

Andrew Dudley Andrew Dudley, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Research focus:  Developmental biology of the skeleton, musculoskeletal disease and regeneration.

Anna Dunaevsky Anna Dunaevsky, PhD
Associate Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Research focus:  Learning induced structural and functional synaptic plasticity, neuron glia interactions and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Return To Top


Jim Eudy James Eudy, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of UNMC DNA Microarray and Sequencing Core Facility, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Research focus:  Genetic analysis of development and disease, nuclear receptors, neural tube defects.

Return To Top


Paul Fey Paul D. Fey, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Metabolism and its link to bacterial pathogenesis.

Howard Fox Howard S. Fox, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Neurodegeneration, brain dysfunction and viral infections of the brain.

Jeffrey French

Jeffrey French, PhD
Professor and Director, University of Nebraska at Omaha Neuroscience Undergraduate Program.  Appoint with the UNMC Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Reproductive physiology and behavior, vocal communication.


Kai Fu Kai Fu, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Hematopathology, lymphoma research.

Return To Top


Lie Gao Lie Gao, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Implication and significance of Angiotensin type 2 receptor in sympathetic regulation of chronic heart failure and pancreatic islet function of type 2 diabetes.

Jered Garrison Jered Garrison, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy
Research focus:  Targeted molecular imaging and radiotherapeutic agent design; development of cancer-specific drugs; polymer based drug delivery systems.

Catherine Gebhart Catherine Gebhart, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Histocompatibility testing for solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, infectious disease monitoring of immunocompromised individuals.

Howard Gendelman Howard E. Gendelman, MD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Investigate Th1 and Th2 cell responses in Parkinson's disease; study the role of mononuclear phagocytes in neurotoxicity and neuroregeneration in HIV dementia.

Awaiting Photo Gargi Ghosal, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Research focus:  Replication stress response in cancer and premature ageing.

Santhi Gorantla Santhi Gorantla, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Mouse models for HIV; humanized mouse model to study HIV vaccine strategies to induce protective immune responses and immune-based therapeutics to enhance HIV immune responses; HIV pathogenesis.

Karen Gould Karen Gould, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Research focus:  The role of estrogen receptor alpha signaling in autoimmunity and intestinal tumorigenesis.

Michael Green Michael Green, PhD
Assistant Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Unravel the genetic underpinnings of lymphoid malignancies, with the ultimate goal of identifying and therapeutically targeting the molecular drivers of these cancers.

Timothy Greiner Timothy C. Greiner, MD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Molecular pathology of lymphoma.

Babu Guda Chittibabu (Babu) Guda, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Research focus:  Development and application of computational methods for genomic data analyses including cancer genomics, functional annotation of proteins, pathways, networks and systems in biomedical research.

Return To Top


Tanner Hagelstrom R. Tanner Hagelstrom, PhD, MBA, MS, FACMG
Assistant Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Research focus:  Areas where cutting edge research can be utilized in a successful, self-sustaining business model, especially in the field of clinical diagnostics; Chromosome Orientation-Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (CO-FISH).

Frederick Hamel Frederick G. Hamel, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (DEM)
Research focus:  Degradation of insulin and its relationship to insulins mechanism of action; polypeptide hormone metabolism; diabetes mellitus.

Curtis Hartman Curtis Hartman, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Research focus:  Awaiting information.

Steve Hinrichs Steven H. Hinrichs, MD
Chair and Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Molecular pathogenesis and diagnostics of infectious organism, antimicrobial drug discovery and bioterrorism preparedness information technology.

Tony Hollingsworth Michael A. (Tony) Hollingsworth, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  The molecular biology and genetics of MUC1 glycoproteins in pancreatic cancer.

Karen Honeycutt Karen Honeycutt, Med, MLS (ASCP) SM
Associate Professor, College of Allied Health Professions – Clinical Laboratory Science Education
Research focus:  Effective and efficient educational methodologies; computer-based and multimedia education platforms; incorporation of professionalism in CLS education.

Sung Ho Huh Sung-Ho Huh, PhD
Assistant Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Research focus:  Understanding mechanisms by which signaling pathways regulating sensory and nephron progenitor cells generation and maintenance during development and regeneration and use these findings as tools for regenerative medicine.

Kate Hyde R. Katherine (Kate) Hyde, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Control of gene expression in leukemia and normal hematopoiesis.

Return To Top


Javeed Iqbal Javeed Iqbal, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Molecular signatures to improve diagnosis and outcome prediction in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; gene expression profiling and pathway targeted therapy in peripheral T-cell lymphoma; characterization of key molecular signatures in natural killer cell malignancies.

Return To Top


Maneesh Jain Maneesh Jain, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Targeted therapy of pancreatic cancer - tumor vaccines, antibody engineering and modulation of tumor microenvironment.

Peng Jiang Peng Jiang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Research focus:  Cellular and molecular basis of human neural development and pathogenesis of neurological disease.

Donald Johnson Donald R. Johnson, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Immunology and tumor biology.  The effect of major depressive disorder on the innate immune system.

Keith Johnson Keith R. Johnson, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  The role the cell adhesion molecules (cadherins) play in metastasis.

Shantaram Joshi Shantaram S. Joshi, PhD
Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Research focus:  Biology and therapy of human B-Cell malignancies.  Functional genomics of human chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and cellular/immunotherapy of human mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).

Return To Top


Peter Kador Peter Kador, PhD
Professor, College of Pharmacy
Research focus:  Design and synthesis of multifunctional antioxidants and enzyme inhibitors; the mechanism of action drugs and development of agents as they relate to the inhibition of diabetic complications; age related macular degeneration, cataract development and neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease; basic cellular mechanisms that lead to the initiation of diabetic complications and the development of disease-associated animal models.

Georgette Kanmogne Georgette D. Kanmogne, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  HIV/AIDS, vascular biology and cell signaling.

Adam Karpf Adam R. Karpf, PhD
Associate Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Cancer epigenetics and DNA methylation, ovarian cancer.

Sukhwinder Kaur Sukhwinder Kaur, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Awaiting information.

Kusum Kharbanda Kusum Kharbanda, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Research focus:  Alcohol liver study.

Tammy Kielian Tammy L. Kielian, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Immunology of infectious diseases, focus on how Staphylococcus aureus biofilms evade immune mediated clearance; Juvenile Batten Disease, focus on mechanisms leading to neuron loss in this pediatric lysosomal storage disease.

Woo-Yang Kim Woo-Yang Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Research focus:  Neural stem cells, neuronal differentiation and neurodevelopmental disorders.

David Klinkebiel David Klinkebiel, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Dynamics associated with changes in the genome and epigenome of human disease.

Zeljka Korade Zeljka Korade, DVM, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Research focus:  Cholesterol metabolism in the central nervous system; study of an inborn error of metabolism Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome; desmosterolosis; development of neuronal cell lines with defects in different enzymes of cholesterol biosynthesis pathway and their characterization.

Max Kurz Max Kurz, PhD
Associate Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Research focus:  How the sensorimotor cortices reach a decision threshold, integrate sensory feedback and produce a motor action; motor control and learning of children and adults with cerebral palsy; role of genetic factors for neuroplasticity and memory consolidation.

Shelby Kutty Shelby Kutty, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Microbubble mediated therapeutic ultrasound applications for thrombus dissolution in pig models of venous and arterial thrombi; molecular mechanisms of right ventricular failure in rat and pig models of adaptive right ventricular stresses, and in the human right ventricle in congenital heart disease.

Return To Top


Marilynn Larson Marilynn Larson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Development of diagnostics and therapeutics for pathogen identification and treatment; respectively; determining the molecular mechanisms that allow pathogens to replicate and persist.

Tricia LeVan Tricia LeVan, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy
Research focus:  Genetic and pathogen associated microbial product influences on respiratory diseases, functional genomic studies, gene by environment association studies, host pathogen interactions with bronchial epithelial cells.

Robert Lewis Robert Lewis, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Identification and targeting of Ras-driven, tumor-specific pathways; molecular mechanisms controlling cellular and organismal energy balance.

David Li David Wan-Cheng Li, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Research focus:  Molecular and cellular mechanisms of ocular disease (cataract and retina degeneration) and cancer.

Yulong Li Yulong Li, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Dysfunction of baroreceptor neurons in heart failure and diabetes: cellular and molecular mechanisms.

Ming-Fong Lin Ming-Fong Lin, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Mechanism of cell growth regulation by steroids via cross-talk of ROS and tyrosine phosphorylation signaling.

Jianuo Liu Jianuo Liu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  HIV-1 associated neurological disorders.

Yutong Liu Yutong Liu, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
Research focus:  Neuroimaging and image processing.

Oksana Lockridge Oksana Lockridge, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Mass spectrometry to diagnose exposure to organophosphates; production of human butyrylcholinesterase.

Brian Lowes Brian Lowes, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Research focus:  Novel education clinical trainees and education program with a goal to develop clinicians and scientists in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sorin Luca Sorin Luca, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Protein structure determination using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance; study of membrane proteins and amyloid fibrils that are involved in a wide range of diseases; fundamental processes of biological membranes.

Matthew Lunning Matthew Lunning, DO
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine – Oncology and Hematology
Research focus:  Rare hematologic malignancies with a focus on early drug development and experimental correlates that leads to enhanced knowledge of how to treat hematologic malignancies.

Jiangtao Luo Jiangtao Luo, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Public Health - Biostatistics
Research focus:  Statistical genetics and genomics; statistical methods in clinical genetics and genetic epidemiology; statistical and mathematical modeling; optimal treatment in clinical trials, esp. application of optimization and optimal control; longitudinal data analysis and functional data analysis; Bayesian statistics.

Xu Luo Xu Luo, PhD
Associate Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Regulation of mitochondria-dependent cell death.

Richard Lutz Richard Lutz, MD
Associate Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Research focus:  Birth defects; mental retardation; autism; enzyme replacement therapy; pediatric growth problems.

Yuri Lyubchenko Yuri Lyubchenko, PhD, DrSc
Professor, College of Pharmacy
Research focus:  Nanoscale structure, dynamics and interactions – seeing and manipulating biomolecules.

Return To Top


Richard MacDonald Richard G. MacDonald, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Transmembrane signaling and regulation of cell growth.

Muzafar Macha Muzafar Macha, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Awaiting information.

Luis Marky Luis Marky, PhD
Professor, College of Pharmacy
Research focus:  Biophysical chemistry and molecular forces that control the conformational stability and flexibility of nucleic acids, including Okazaki fragments, hairpin loops, intramolecular triplexes, G-quadruplexes, C-quadruplexes, and three- & four-arm DNA junctions and their interaction with drugs.

Thomas McDonald Thomas McDonald, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Immunology; antigen isolation and purification; acute phase proteins; inflammation; immunoassays.

David McMillan David McMillan, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Mechanisms of toxicity of drugs and environmental chemicals; mechanism underlying pro-oxidant drug-induced hemolytic anemia , and in the metabolism and toxicity of the environmental contaminant, trichloroethylene.

Benita McVicker Benita McVicker, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology-Hepatology
Research focus:  Alcohol liver injury and mechanisms.

Parmender Mehta Parmender P. Mehta, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Connexins and cell-to-cell contact-dependent intercellular communication.

Jane Meza Jane Meza, PhD
Professor, College of Public Health - Biostatistics
Research focus:  Statistical issues related to small-area estimation. These methods have been extended to disease mapping applications and combining national and state data to estimate the probability of a rare event.

Karoly Mirnics Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD
Director, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Research focus:  Transcriptome changes across human brain disorders; effects of maternal immune activation on the brain and behavior; animal models of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders; effects of Gene "Environment and Environment" Environment interactions on the developing brain; peripheral biomarkers of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders and neuroprotection by activity.

Paras Kumar Mishra Paras Kumar Mishra, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  MicroRNomics of cardiovascular diseases and diabetic cardiomyopathy.

Aaron Mohs Aaron Mohs, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
Research focus:  Development of new florescent imaging contrast agents to guide surgical removal of tumors; developing new drug delivery systems that target tumor metabolism.

Dan Monaghan Daniel T. Monaghan, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Development of drugs for modulating NMDA receptor activity for treating schizophrenia and autism.

Lee Mosley R. Lee Mosley, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Regulation of T Lymphocyte function; T cell-mediated immunity in neurodegenerative disorders.

Justin Mott Justin L. Mott, PhD, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  MicroRNA regulation of apoptosis in liver cancer or alternatively, bile duct injury in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Return To Top


Mayumi Naramura Mayumi Naramura, MD
Assistant Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Cancer initiation, progression and treatment of the Ras-Raf, MAPK pathway.

Praba Narayanasamy Prabagaran (Praba) Narayanasamy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Drug design, discovery and development (including drug delivery by nanomedicine) for infectious diseases; study of physiology and pathogenesis of bacteria and virus towards drug discovery; design, synthesis and characterization of substrates, inhibitors, intermediates, products and mechanisms for drug discovery and development.

Naava Naslavsky Naava Naslavsky, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Development of new strategies to treat diseases involving traffic and recycling events related to the control of receptor localization to the plasma membrane that is central to normal cell function, and dysregulation as the underlying cause for diseases as diverse as atherosclerosis, diabetes and cancer.

Amar Natarajan Amarnath (Amar) Natarajan, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Chemical probes for protein-protein interactions and kinases.

Ali Nawshad Ali Nawshad, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Dentistry
Research focus:  Transforming Growth Factor (TGF) ß signaling during palate development; mechanisms of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) by TGFß in HNSCC; role of TGFß signaling during dentinogenesis.

Scott Nawy Scott Nawy, PhD
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Research focus:  Understanding of information processing in the retina at the level of individual synapses and receptors; molecular mechanisms by which synaptic information is modified by short and long-term changes in the visual scene in the healthy retina; how synapses are altered by diseases of the retina.

Robert Norgren Robert B. Norgren, PhD
Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Research focus:  Genomics; neurogenetics; developmental neurobiology; neurodegeneration.

Return To Top


Gregory Oakley Gregory Oakley, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Dentistry – Oral Biology
Research focus:  DNA damage and repair involving signal transduction pathways that regulate the cellular response to DNA damage and how alterations in these pathways contribute to mutagenesis and, ultimately, carcinogenesis.

Ann Olney Ann Haskins Olney, MD
Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Research focus:  Dysmorphology; molecular etiology of multiple congenital anomaly syndromes; overgrowth syndromes; syndrome delineation.

Rene Opavsky Rene Opavsky, PhD
Assistant Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  DNA methylation in hematopoiesis and cancer.

Natalia Osna Natalia Osna, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine – Gastroenterology and Hepatology (GI)
Research focus:  A member of the Alcohol Liver Study Unit conducting research on how alcohol consumption affects protein degradation in the liver and brain; ethanol metabolism on cellular replication; ethanol as it relates to altered protein trafficking and the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver injury; role of iron as a secondary risk factor in liver diseases including oxidative stress induced by agents such as alcohol or hepatitis C viral proteins as one of the primary underlying mechanisms of iron overload.

Michael Ouellette Michael M. Ouellette, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Research focus:  Molecular mechanisms that determine the lifespan of human cells.

David Oupicky David Oupicky, PhD
Professor, College of Pharmacy
Research focus:  Nanomedicine with emphasis on the development of novel approaches to deliver drug combinations to better treat various diseases; design of multifunctional nanoparticles with application in the treatment of metastatic cancer and inflammatory conditions like Crohn’s disease.

Return To Top


Babu Padanilam Babu Padanilam, PhD
Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Cellular, biochemical and molecular analysis of the pathophysiology of acute ischemic renal injury and chronic kidney disease.

Kaushik Patel Kaushik P. Patel, PhD
Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Neural control of fluid balance in normal and disease states.

Youri Pavlov Youri Pavlov, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Cellular systems of mutagenesis and antimutagenesis.

Gurudutt Pendyala Gurudutt N. Pendyala, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Research focus:  Neuroinflammation at the synapse associated with chronic drug abuse and HIV synergy, sex differences, Prenatal drug exposure and synaptic development; application of high throughput technologies (genomics, mass spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics).

Aimin Peng Aimin Peng, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Dentistry
Research focus:  Cell cycle regulation and the DNA damage response (DDR); cellular recover process from DNA damage; protein phosphatase-dependent cell cycle and DDR regulation and its implication for cancer progression and therapy.

Thomas Petro Thomas Petro, PhD
Professor, College of Dentistry
Research focus:  Using molecular immunobiology approaches to explore intrinsic pathways to or novel therapeutics for expression and control of cytokines to prevent chronic viral infections, autoimmune disease and/or inflammatory diseases.

Armen Petrosyan Armen Petrosyan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Mechanism of Golgi alteration in advanced prostate cancer: focus on aberrant glycosylation; role for non-muscle Myosin IIA in alcohol-induced Golgi fragmentation.

Iraklis Pipinos Iraklis Pipinos, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Regeneration of adult skeletal muscle with the use of exercise, medications, adult stem cells and revascularization operations; mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative damage and inflammation in the leg muscle of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD); Atrophy in the leg muscles of patients with PAD; biomechanical analysis of the gait of PAD patients; developmental biology and its role in regenerative medicine..

Larisa Poluektova Larisa Poluektova, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Pathogenesis and treatment of HIV-1 associated dementia.

Moorthy Ponnusamy Moorthy Ponnusamy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Characterization of cancer stem cells; mucins in ovarian cancer.

Bunny Pozehl Bunny Pozehl, PhD, RN, APRN-NP, FAHA, FAAN
Professor, College of Nursing
Research focus:  Exercise training interventions and promoting adherence to exercise in hear t failure.

Sundaralingam Premaraj Sundaralingam Premaraj, BDS, MS, PhD, FRCD(C)
Associate Professor, College of Dentistry
Research focus:  Cranial suture biology; (TGF) ß cell signaling in osteoblasts; molecular biology of tooth movement.

Return To Top


Satyanarayana Rachagani Satyayanarayana Rachagani, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Awaiting information.

St Patrick Reid St. Patrick Reid, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Molecular virology of novel functions of proteins encoded by highly pathogenic viruses; Elucidating host-pathogen interactions of emerging highly pathogenic viruses including Ebola, Chikungunga and Zika.

Stephen Rennard Stephen I. Rennard, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy
Research focus:  Molecular and cellular mechanisms of lung remodeling.

Angie Rizzino Angie A. Rizzino, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Molecular mechanisms that control the proliferation of tumor-initiating cells and the growth and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells.

William Rizzo William Rizzo, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Research focus:  Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome and other inherited metabolic diseases.

Kerry Rodabaugh Kerry Rodabaugh, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research focus:  Gynecologic oncology.

Eleanor Rogan Eleanor G. Rogan, PhD
Professor, College of Public Health
Research focus:  Metabolic activation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and catechol estrogens to form DNA adducts, generate oncogenic mutations and initiate cancer.

Debra Romberger Debra Romberger, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Research focus:  Agricultural/occupation/environmental lung disease; airway epithelial repair and injury mechanisms; clinical problems associated with COPD; mycobacterial lung disease.

Shyamal Roy Shyamal K. Roy, PhD
Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Endocrine regulation of follicular development, growth factors, signal transduction in ovarian cells and biochemistry of granulosa cells.

George Rozanski George J. Rozanski, PhD
Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Cellular basis of the bio-electric properties of cardiac cells in normal and pathophysiological states.

Mark Rupp Mark Rupp, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Research focus:  Awaiting information.

Return To Top


Uriel Sandkovsky Uriel Sandkovsky, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Research focus:  Awaiting information.

Steve Sansom Steven C. Sansom, PhD
Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Physiological mechanisms of ion transport in the kidney.

Harold Schultz

Harold D. Schultz, PhD
Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Sensory and motor functions of the autonomic nervous system.


Karen Schumacher Karen Schumacher, PhD, RN
Professor, College of Nursing
Research focus:  Family caregiving during cancer treatment with a focus on the transition into the family caregiving role at the beginning of cancer treatment, how the role changes over the course of treatment and what health effects caregivers experience over time; management of cancer pain by oncology outpatients and family caregivers.

John Sharp John G. Sharp, PhD
Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Research focus:  Control of cell proliferation, tumor cell biology.

Polina Shcherbakova Polina Shcherbakova, PhD
Associate Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Mechanisms controlling genome stability in eukaryotic cells, particularly the functions of DNA polymerases, DNA replication fidelity and the relationship between DNA polymerase defects and cancer.

Simon Sherman Simon Sherman, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Carcinogenic modeling, cancer informatics.

Amar Singh Amar Singh, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Molecular mechanisms of mucosal inflammation and associated cancer; and Ciliogenesis, autophagy and renal diseases; understanding the causal role of the epithelial barrier in the regulation of mucosal inflammation and associated cancer; regulation of renal tubular epithelial cell morphogenesis and renal cancer.

Pankaj Singh Pankaj Singh, PhD
Associate Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Signal transduction in cancer, cancer metabolism and systems biology.

Rakesh Singh Rakesh K. Singh, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Host-tumor interaction in tumor progression, angiogenesis and metastasis, tumor immunology.

Joseph Sisson Joseph Sisson, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Research focus:  Control of ciliary motility, which is critical host defense function of the airways; regulation of ciliary beating in primary cultures of ciliated tracheal epithelium; role that nitric oxide plays in stimulating protein kinases that cause cilia to beat faster; ethanol as a model agonist and the mechanism(s) by which ethanol desensitizes the ciliary apparatus to subsequent stimulation by physiologic agonists; kinase phosphorylation targets in the cilia axoneme to determine the mechanism(s) by which phosphorylation activates dyneins and other motor elements of the axoneme.

Shelley Smith Shelley D. Smith, PhD, FACMG
Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Research focus:  Identification of genetic influences on developmental language and learning disorders in children.

Jessica Snowden Jessica Nichols Snowden, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Research focus:  Development of an animal model of central nervous system catheter infections; epidemiology and management of tularemia.

Joyce Solheim Joyce Solheim, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Mechanisms regulating the immune response to tumors and infectious pathogens, and development of new immunotherapies.

Ghada Soliman Ghada Soliman, MD, PhD, RD, LMNT
Associate Professor, College of Public Health
Research focus:  A nutrient-sensing protein termed the mammalian Target of Rapamycin (m TOR) as a master regulator of metabolism, cell growth and proliferation; obesity, and related metabolic disorder, as well as the impact of micronutrient deficiencies among individuals, across populations and globally; optimal nutrition as an integral part of global health promotion and disease prevention; public health and social burdens of malnutrition.

Paul Sorgen Paul Sorgen, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Biophysical characterization of membrane proteins and protein-protein interactions.  Characterizing the role of intra- and inter-molecular interactions involved in regulating the gap junction family of proteins.

Laurey Steinke Laurey Steinke, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Metaproteomics of microbial communities and the microbiome.

Wayne Stuberg Wayne Stuberg, PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA
Professor, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Research focus:  Effect of manual stretching in children with cerebral palsy; treadmill training to improve walking in children with developmental disabilities; neural basis of motor development and rehabilitation.

Kaihong Su Kaihong Su, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Immunology and autoimmunity; understanding the molecular mechanisms for autoimmune disease such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA); developing new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for these diseases.

Keer Sun Keer Sun, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Immunology; the impact of oxidative stress on the complex virus-host-bacterium interaction occurring during influenza and MRSA co-infection.

Return To Top


Tahir Tahirov Tahir Tahirov, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Reveal the structure basis of the mechanisms covering the key stages in the expression and duplication/repair of genes and to learn how the disease-related mutations in proteins disrupt these key processes.

Jim Talmadge James E. Talmadge, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Tumor biology, metastasis, immunotherapy, molecular and cellular immunology, hematology and oncology.

Melissa TeohFitzgerald Melissa Teoh-Fitzgerald, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research focus:  Redox signaling in cancer epithelial-fibroblast interactions.

Geoffrey Thiele Geoffrey M. Thiele, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Research focus:  Autoimmunity, immune system disorders, immunopathology; infectious diseases/agents; Rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, breast cancer and the immune system, bone loss and erosion, alcoholic liver disease.

Austin Thompson Austin Thompson, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Research focus:  Cellular mechanisms of airways; inflammation and chronic bronchitis; pathophysiology of emphysema; modulation of airways inflammation and cystic fibrosis.

Wallace Thoreson Wallace B. Thoreson, PhD
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Research focus:  Visual information processing by the retina; electrophysiology of rod and cone photoreceptors signalling to downstream retinal nerve cells.

Myron Toews Myron Toews, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Regulation of G protein-coupled receptors and their signaling pathways; lysophosphatidic acid and its receptors in lung disease; epidermal growth factor receptors and protease signaling in agricultural dust-induced lung disease.

Return To Top


Matthew Van Hook Matthew Van Hook, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Research focus:  Mechanisms of synaptic transmission by retinal neurons and influence of neurodegenerative diseases (i.e. glaucoma) on retinal function.  Techniques include patch-clamp electrophysiology, anatomical and immunohistochemical techniques, mouse models, calcium imaging and 2-phonton microscopy.

Trevor VanSchooneveld Trevor VanSchooneveld, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Research focus:  Awaiting information.

Joseph Vetro Joseph Vetro, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
Research focus:  Developing novel synthetic targeted drug and gene delivery nanocarriers for the anti-angiogenesis treatment of cancer; improving development paradigms for targeted bioimaging and drug delivery nanocarriers; developing subunit vaccines based on the novel adjuvant, EP67.

Saraswathi Viswanathan Saraswathi Viswanathan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Determine the link between obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Return To Top


Kay-Uwe Wagner Kay-Uwe Wagner, PhD
Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Genetic modeling of mammary gland development, breast and pancreatic cancer; genome-side sequencing.

James Wahl James Wahl, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Dentistry
Research focus:  Understand the role of desmosomes play in maintaining the normal phenotype of squamous epithelial tissues and to determine if their alteration during tumorigenesis influences cell motility, metastasis and signaling.

Cheng Wang Cheng Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research focus:  Awaiting information.

Gus Wang Guangshun (Gus) Wang, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Research focus:  Biomolecular NMR; structural biology; signal transduction; antimicrobial peptides.

Hanjun Wang Hanjun Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Cardiovascular reflexes during exercise; neural control mechanisms underlying the exaggerated cardiovascular response and hyperventilation during exercise in the chronic heart failure state.

Jenny Wang Jing (Jenny) Wang, PhD
Associate Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Molecular mechanisms and therapeutic targets of metastasis.

San Ming Wang San Ming Wang, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Coordinator of Clinical Research, Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience

David Warren David Warren, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Research focus:  Memory; amnesia, neuroimaging; neuropsychology.

Tony Wilson Tony W. Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Research focus:  Human cortical neurophysiology and imaging in healthy development, cognitive aging and neurodegenerative diseases.

Nicholas Woods Nicholas Woods, PhD
Assistant Professor, Eppley Cancer Institute
Research focus:  Systems biology based analysis of cancer signaling pathways.

Return To Top


Huangui Xiong Huangui Xiong, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Molecular and cellular underlying HIV-1 associated neurocognitive disorders.

Return To Top


Ying Yan Ying Yan, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Research focus:  Signal transduction pathways; protein phosphatases and kinases; cell cycle regulation and DNA damage checkpoint response; molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis and cancer metastasis; molecular mechanisms of therapy resistance and cancer recurrence; sensitization of cancer cells to chemo/radiation therapy.

Sowmya Yelamanchili Sowmya Yelamanchili, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  MicroRNAs in neurodegenerative diseases, HIV, Parkinson's Disease.

Return To Top


Hong Zheng Hong Zheng, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Neural control of cardiovascular disease.

Jialin Zheng Jialin Zheng, MD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Research focus:  Chemokines and neural chemokine receptors in neuropathogenesis of HIV-associated dementia.

Matthew Zimmerman Matthew C. Zimmerman, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Mitochondrial-produced reactive oxygen species in central nervous system-related disease, particularly hypertension and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig's disease).

Irving Zucker Irving H. Zucker, PhD
Professor, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Research focus:  Neural control of cardiovascular function; heart failure; hypertension; sympathetic function.

Return To Top