Faculty Name

Research Interest


Malcolm J. Avison The effects of insulin, which is used for treatment of diabetes mellitus, on energy balance, body composition, brain function & other risk factors for cardiometabolic disease. Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Franz Baudenbacher Molecular bioanalytics, chemistry, cell biology, & protein folding to toxicology and dynamic, high-throughput drug screening. Biomedical Engineering
Peter T. Cummings Complex behavior emerges from the interaction of many biological, physical & chemical processes. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Kevin P.M. Currie Understanding the regulation of calcium channels & transmitter release under physiological conditions, & identify potential therapeutic targets for treatment of nervous & endocrine system disorders in which these finely tuned processes are disrupted. Pharmacology
Bruce M. Damon Development & application of novel imaging & spectroscopic approaches to studying muscle function. Biomedical Engineering
Jeffrey M. Davidson Mechanisms of collagen & elastin turnover in pulmonary fibrosis & related disease. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Mark D. Does Characterization of Neural Tissue & Skeletal Muscle with MRI using Relaxation, Magnetization Transfer, and Diffusion. Biomedical Engineering
Craig Duvall Drug delivery, regenerative medicine, RAFT polymerization, stimuli responsive polymers, intracellular delivery of biomacromolecular drugs. Biomedical Engineering
William H. Fissell Analysis of therapeutic strategy in AKI. Medicine
Maureen Gannon Molecular & Cell Biology of Pancreas Development & Function. Medicine
Todd D. Giorgio Discovery of functional peptides for drug & gene delivery applications. Biomedical Engineering
John C. Gore Imaging & spectroscopy techniques, in clinical & basic science. Institute of Imaging Science
Frederic R. Haselton Develop technologies for diagnostic & research applications at the nano & molecular level using both in vitro & in vivo systems. Biomedical Engineering
Alyssa H. Hasty Obesity-related increases in adipose tissue macrophages leading to inflammation & insulin resistance. Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Billy G. Hudson The structure & function of type IV collagen, the major constituent of basement membranes (BMs). Medicine
David A. Jacobson The regulation of islet electrical activity by CaV channel phosphorylation & the modulation of islet membrane potential by K2P potassium channels. Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Duco E. Jansen Laser-tissue interaction, cellular effects of laser-induced stimuli, application of light, lasers & optical technology in medicine and biology. Biomedical Engineering
Irina N. Kaverina Understanding how variations in MT networks are translated into specifics of cellular architecture & functioning. Cell & Developmental Biology
Peggy L. Kendall The role of B lymphocytes in Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Medicine
Bennett Landman Magnetic resonance imaging & statistical analysis with emphasis on medical imaging. Biomedical Engineering
Matthew J. Lang Biological Motors / Cell Signaling & Immunology. Biomedical Engineering
Haoxiang Luo Computational fluid dynamics, biofluids, fluid-structure interaction, microfluidics; biomimetic aerial/underwater vehicles, biomedical flows. Mechanical Engineering
Mark A. Magnuson New therapies for type 1 diabetes thorough reprogramming, regeneration & replacement of pancreatic beta cells. Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Clare M. McCabe The focus of our research is the use of molecular modeling to understand & the thermodynamic & transport properties of complex fluids, nanomaterials, & biological systems. Biomedical Engineering
Owen McGuiness Regulation of Metabolic Response to Inflammation: Interaction With Nutrition. Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
David Merryman Mechanical forces or deformations alter cellular signaling, phenotype, & biosynthetic function. Biomedical Engineering
Kevin Niswender Neuroendocrine regulation of feeding and pathogenesis of obesity & makes extensive use of the full translational spectrum of model systems ranging from cell culture & animal models to human investigation. Medicine 
Jeffry Nyman Lower the number of bone fractures associated with osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, genetic diseases, & aging. Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
Richard O'Brien Diabetes & the Glucose-6-Phosphatase Gene Family: G6PC, G6PC2 & G6PC3. Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
John S. Penn In vivo models of vascular diseases of the eye including rodent models of retinopathy of prematurity, neovascular age-related degeneration & diabetic retinopathy. Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Alvin C. Powers Pancreatic Islet Biology, Vascularization, Development, Regeneration, & Imaging; Diabetes. Medicine 
Vito Quaranta Aspects of cancer progression, including invasion, metastasis, resistance to drugs, effects of mutations. Cancer Biology
Kevin T. Seale Whole Blood Leukocytes in a Microfluidic Devices. Biomedical Engineering
Masakazu Shiota Understanding pathogenic role for altered regulation of GK activity by GKRP in impaired hepatic glucose flux in obesity & diabetes. Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Melissa C. Skala Optical imaging & spectroscopy techniques to quantify changes in optical biomarkers including cellular metabolism, blood oxygenation & concentration, microvessel network structure and perfusion, & collagen content. Biomedical Engineering
James Thomas Mechanisms that regulate immune tolerance & why they fail in autoimmune disorders such at type 1 diabetes. Medicine
David Wasserman Regulation of muscle glucose uptake in normal physiology, in insulin resistant states induced by high fat feeding & in insulin sensitive states induced by physical exercise. Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
John Wikswo Biological physics, biomedical engineering, cardiac & cellular electrophysiology, cellular instrumentation & control, complex matter, electromagnetism, non-linear dynamics. Biomedical Engineering
Chris Wright Early embryonic development & organogenesis. Cell & Developmental Biology
Jamey Young Alterations in lipid & central metabolic pathways that contribute to hepatocyte apoptosis & dysfunction in the presence of elevated free fatty acids. Biomedical Engineering
Roy Zent Matrix interactions & how they affect kidney development & function. Medicine
Jeff Rathmell Lymphocyte death & differentiation in efforts to control inflammatory diseases & leukemia. Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology