Faculty Name

Research Interest

Department

Julio Ayala, PhD
Email
Gut-brain interactions that play a role in regulating body wight and overall energy homeostasis Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Ray Blind, PhD
Email
Genome Regulation by 2nd Messengers Medicine; Biochemistry; Pharmacology
     
Audrey K. Bowden, PhD
Email
Biophotonics tools for applications to medicine and biology; development and deployment of low-cost, high-performing point-of-care technologies for rural and global health applications Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering
     
Bruce Damon, PhD, MS
Email
Development and application of magnetic resonance imaging methods for studying healthy and pathologic skeletal muscle structure and function Radiology and Radiological Sciences; Molecular Physiology and Biophysics; Biomedical Engineering
     
Danielle Dean, PhD
Email
Mechanisms regulating plasticity of alpha cells in the
pancreatic islet
Medicine; Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Craig Duvall, PhD
Email
Design and application of smart polymer-based technologies Biomedical Engineering
     
Maureen Gannon, PhD
Email
Molecular genetics of pancreas development, organogenesis, morphogenesis, islet function, diabetes, transcription factors, pancreatic cancer Medicine, Cell and Developmental Biology, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Todd Giorgio, PhD
Email
Protease-responsive biosensors for siRNA and drug delivery in vitro and in vivo, advanced materials for immunomodulation devices for sepsis treatment Biomedical Engineering; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Cancer Biology
     
Scott Guelcher, PhD, MS
Email
Design, synthesis, and characterization of polymeric biomaterials for bone tissue engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Biomedical Engineering
     
Fiona Harrison, PhD
Email
The connections between optimum nutrition and neuroscience Medicine, endocrinology
     
Frederick Haselton, PhD
Email
To develop technologies for diagnostic and research applications at the nano and molecular level using both in vitro and in vivo systems Biomedical Engineering; Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Chemistry
     
Alyssa Hasty, PhD
Email
Immune-mediated mechanisms of metabolic diseases Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
William Holmes, PhD
Email
Mathematical Modeling Computational Modeling Spatial Organization Biochemical Regulation Physics
     
David A. Jacobson, PhD
Email
Secretagogue induced mechanisms regulating pancreatic islet electrical activity and hormone secretion Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Carl Johnson, PhD
Email
Circadian Rhythms, Genetics, Human Genetics, Structural Biology, Biophysics, BRET (Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer), Cell Biology, Evolution Biological Sciences; Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Erkan Karakas, PhD
Email
Structural Biology of Calcium Signaling and Transport through Biological Membranes Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Irina N. Kaverina, PhD
Email
How Microtubule-Actin Cytoskeleton Interplay Drives Cell Motility Cell and Developmental Biology
     
Michael King, PhD
Email
To employ tools and concepts from engineering to understand biomedically important processes that occur in the bloodstream, including cancer metastasis, inflammation, and thrombosis Biomedical Engineering; Radiology and Radiological Sciences
     
Bennett Landman, PhD
Email
Magnetic resonance imaging & statistical analysis with emphasis on medical imaging Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Science; Biomedical Engineering; Radiology and Radiological Sciences; Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Biomedical Informatics
     
Matthew Lang, PhD
Email
Biological motors; cell signaling and immunology Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Ethan Lippmann, PhD
Email
Understanding neurovascular diseases and designing rational therapeutic strategies to combat their progression Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Biomedical Engineering
     
Haoxiang Luo, PhD
Email
Computational fluid dynamics, biofluids, fluid-structure interaction, microfluidics; biomimetic aerial/underwater vehicles, biomedical flows Mechanical Engineering; Otolaryngology
     
Owen McGuinness, PhD
Email
Regulation Of Metabolic Response to Inflammation: Interaction With Nutrition Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Gregor Neuert, PhD
Email
Quantitative and predictive understanding of dynamic signal transduction and gene regulation of the coding and the non-coding genome in model organisms and human disease Molecular Physiology and Biophysics; Biomedical Engineering
     
Kevin Niswender, MD, PhD
Email
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism Medicine, Diabetes/Endocrinology; Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Jeffry Nyman, PhD
Email
Lowering the number of bone fractures associated with osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, genetic diseases, and aging Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation; Biomedical Engineering
     
Richard O'Brien, PhD
Email
Diabetes and the Glucose-6-Phosphatase Gene Family Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
John S. Penn, PhD
Email
Molecular basis of retinal vascular disease Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Cell and Developmental Biology; Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Al Powers, MD
Email
Pancreatic Islet Biology, Vascularization, Development, Regeneration, and Imaging; Diabetes Biomedical Science, Medicine, and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Ambra Pozzi, PhD
Email
Role of arachidonic acid derived lipids in angiogenesis and tumorigenesis Medicine; Cancer Biology; Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Vito Quaranta, MD
Email
Cancer Systems Biology; Computation; Bioinformatics; Mathematical Modeling; High-dimensional Data Biochemistry; Pharmacology
     
Marjan Rafat, PhD
Email
Combining engineering and cancer biology concepts to examine the mechanisms driving tumor recurrence and metastasis Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Radiation Oncology
     
Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD
Email
Mechanisms by which extracellular cues influence lymphocyte death and differentiation in efforts to control inflammatory diseases and leukemia Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology; Cancer Biology
     
Cynthia Reinhart-King, PhD
Email
To understand the mechanisms that drive tissue formation and tissue disruption during diseases such as atherosclerosis and cancer Biomedical Engineering
     
Masa Shiota, DVM, PhD
Email
Hepatic Glucose Flux Regulation in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
John Stafford, MD, PhD
Email
Cardiovascular risk associated with diabetes and obesity. Lipid Metabolism and HDL, Sex-differences in metabolism Medicine; Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Roland Stein, PhD
Email
Control of insulin gene transcription and islet development Molecular Physiology and Biophysics; Cell and Developmental Biology
     
Julie Sterling, PhD
Email
Using multi-disciplinary approaches including molecular biology, pre-clinical models, engineering, and imaging to investigate how the bone micro-environment regulates tumor establishment in bone and bone destruction with a specific focus on identifying new therapeutic targets Biomedical Engineering; Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology
     
James W. Thomas, MD
Email
Mechanisms that regulate immune tolerance and why they fail in autoimmune disorders Medicine; Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
     
Imam Uddin, PhD
Email
Development of molecular imaging technologies including optical imaging, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and nanoscale engineering to identify molecular targets for early disease detection and treatments in ophthalmology, vascular medicine and oncology Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Biomedical Engineering
     
David Wasserman, PhD
Email
The role of physical exercise, insulin-stimulation and diet in metabolism Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
John P. Wikswo, MS, PhD
Email
Biological physics, biomedical engineering, cardiac and cellular electrophysiology, cellular instrumentation and control, complex matter, electromagnetism, non-linear dynamics Biomedical Engineering; Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
John Wilson, PhD
Email
To cure, detect, treat or prevent myriad disease through the design of novel molecularly engineered materials that interrogate the immune system in defined and specific manners Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Biomedical Engineering
     
Christopher V. Wright, DPhil
Email
Provide insight into the molecular mechanisms responsible for the coordinated development of complex organ systems. Cell and Developmental Biology
     
Jamey D. Young, PhD
Email
Metabolic engineering; systems biology; diabetes, obesity and metabolic disorders; tumor metabolism; autotrophic metabolism; cell culture engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
     
Roy Zent, PhD
Email
Role of integrins and extracellular matrix in epithelial biology Medicine, Nephrology and Hypertension, Cell and Developmental Biology