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Muhammed Abdul-Ghani, M.D., Ph.D.
The seminal studies of Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Ghani have helped define the role of progressive beta cell failure in the evolution...
Armen Akopian, Ph.D.
(Endodontics) – modulation of inflammatory and neuropathic pain
Greg Aune, M.D./ Ph.D.
Swati Banerjee, Ph.D.
Michael J. Beckstead, Ph.D.
(Cellular & Integrative Physiology) – electrophysiology of dopamine neurons; synaptic transmission and drug abuse
Kelly Berg, Ph.D.
(Pharmacology) – G protein-coupled receptors, signal transduction, ligand functional selectivity
Manzoor Bhat, M.S., Ph.D.
(Cellular & Integrative Physiology) – molecular neuron-glia interactions, synaptic development and neurological disorders
Jean Bopassa, M.S., Ph.D.
Jeffery Boychuk, Ph.D.
Carie R. Boychuk, Ph.D
Robert Brenner, Ph.D.
(Cellular & Integrative Physiology) – Integrative physiology and biophysics of ion channel structure and cellular signaling
José E. Cavazos, M.D., Ph.D.
(Neurology) – hippocampal plasticity; mechanisms of neuronal hyperexcitability, epilepsy
T. Arthur Chang, Ph.D., HCLD, ELD, CC
William Clarke, Ph.D.
(Pharmacology) – molecular and cellular mechanisms of drug efficacy and differential signal transduction
Gregory Collins, Ph.D.
(Pharmacology) – determinants of drug-seeking and drug-taking of abused substances, such as “bath salts”
Lynette C. Daws, Ph.D.
(Cellular & Integrative Physiology) – regulation of monoamine transporters, psychotherapeutic drug effects
Ralph A. DeFronzo, M.D.
Bruno Doiron, Ph.D.
Donald M. Dougherty, Ph.D.
Marc D. Feldman, M.D.
Charles P. France, Ph.D.
(Pharmacology) – behavioral and pharmacological factors influencing the abuse liability of drug
Alan Frazer, Ph.D.
(Pharmacology) – mechanisms of action of antidepressant drugs, regulation of serotonin transporter function
Teppei Fujikawa, Ph.D.
Veronica Galvan, Ph.D.
Physiology - Alzheimer's disease, nervous system, aging, mTOR pathway, stem cell.
Lisa R. Gerak, Ph.D.
(Pharmacology) – behavioral pharmacology of the GABAA receptor, with an emphasis on the effects of ethanol and neuroactive stero
Rita Ghosh, Ph.D.
Urology - Melanoma, DNA damage, genitourinary and skin cancer.
Andrea Giuffrida, Ph.D.
(Pharmacology) – Cannabinoid regulation of basal ganglia function and implications for Parkinson’s disease and Schizophrenia
Georgianna Gould, Ph.D.
Kenneth M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D.
(Endodontics) – neuropharmacology of primary nociceptors and pain sensitivity
Stephen E. Harris, Ph.D.
Periodontics - BMP2 mechanisms and osteocyte function.
Peter J. Hornsby, Ph.D.
Martin Javors, Ph.D.
Nathaniel A. Jeske, Ph.D.
(Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) – biochemical modulation of peripheral pain in nociceptive neurons by regulation of TRPV1 chann
Jun Hee Kim, Ph.D.
(Cellular & Integrative Physiology) – myelination and regulation of neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission
Wouter Koek, Ph.D.
(Psychiatry) – animal models of drug abuse, subjective effects and treatments
Yui-Wing Francis Lam, Ph.D.
Richard J. Lamb, Ph.D.
(Psychiatry) – behavioral pharmacology and neurobiology of drug addiction and treatment
Hye Young Lee, Ph.D.
(Cellular & Integrative Physiology) – ion channel dysregulation in mouse models of FXS and other developmental disorders
Feng Liu, Ph.D.
Daniel J. Lodge, Ph.D.
(Pharmacology) – Hippocampal and other afferent regulation of mesolimbic dopamine activity
Susan L. Mooberry, Ph.D.
David A. Morilak, Ph.D.
(Pharmacology) – brain norepinephrine in the stress response, anxiety and antidepressant drug action
James F. Nelson, Ph.D.
Luke Norton, Ph.D.
Diabetes - Molecular biology, genetics, and physiology of insulin resistance and type-2-diabetes.
Jason O’Connor, Ph.D.
(Pharmacology) – Tryptophan metabolism and mechanisms linking neuroinflammation and depression
Martin Paukert, M.D.
(Cellular & Integrative Physiology) – Role of calcium signaling and neuron-astroglial interactions in neuromodulation and arousa
Jason Pugh, Ph.D.
(Cellular & Integrative Physiology) – Axonal plasticity, cellular computation and signal processing in neural circuits
Qitao Ran, Ph.D.
(Cell Systems and Anatomy) – role of mitochondrial oxidative stress in aging and Alzheimer’s Disease
April Risinger, Ph.D.
Shivani Ruparel, Ph.D.
Gangadhara Sareddy, Ph.D.
Mark S. Shapiro, Ph.D.
(Cellular & Integrative Physiology) – ion channel physiology; regulation by intracellular signaling pathways and excitability
Yuguang (Roger) Shi, Ph.D.
Paula K. Shireman, M.D.
Surgery- Inflammatory-mediated mechanisms of angiogenesis.
Gek-Ming Sia, Ph.D.
(Pharmacology) – neurodevelopment, cortical synapse and circuit formation, synaptogenesis
Thomas J. Slaga, Ph.D.
James D. Stockand, Ph.D.
(Cellular & Integrative Physiology) – structure, function and regulation of ENaC/Degenerin sodium ion channels
J. Randy Strong, Ph.D.
(Pharmacology) – role of catecholamines in aging; regulation of tyrosine hydroxylase gene expression
Rajeshwar R. Tekmal, Ph.D.
Obstetrics and Gynecology - Growth factor/hormone crosstalk, signal transduction, steroid hormone co-activation.
Glenn M. Toney, Ph.D.
(Cellular & Integrative Physiology) – cellular, molecular and integrative mechanisms of sympathetic nervous system function
David S. Weiss, Ph.D.
(Cellular & Integrative Physiology) – GABA receptor structure and function
Chih-Ko Yeh, Ph.D., BDS
Mengwei Zang, M.D., Ph.D.
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