Adjunct Faculty


Research Interests

Brady Atwood, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry 

The impact of drugs of abuse on synaptic plasticity and neurocircuit function in brain regions involved in goal-directed and habitual actions.

Ashay D. Bhatwadekar, MPharm, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Opthalmology 

Pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy

Robert M. Bigsby, PhD
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and of Cellular & Integrative Physiology

Hormonal regulation of cell proliferation and gene expression in the female reproductive tract and breast; hormonally active environmental contaminants; tumor biology of ovarian cancer

John T. Callaghan, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and of Pharmacology

Drug metabolism and drug interaction, immunopharmacology, and rheumatology

Timothy W. Corson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Chemical biology & drug discovery in ophthalmology; Ocular oncology, especially retinoblastoma pathogenesis; Genetic eye disease

Zeruesenay Desta, PhD
Associate Research Professor of Medicine

Pharmacogenetics, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism

Melissa Fishel, PhD
Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

Investigation of novel combinations of therapeutics to enhance treatment of pediatric, pancreatic and ovarian cancers

David Flockhart, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Chief of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology

Pharmacogenomics, pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism, clinically-relevant drug interactions

Maria B. Grant, M.D., FARVO
Marilyn Glick Professor of Ophthalmology

Diabetic microvascular complications and stem cell biology

Theresa A. Guise, MD 
Jerry W. and Peg S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology

Skeletal complications of cancer and cancer therapy including TGFbeta signaling and bone metastases, role of hypoxia in bone metastases, adrenomedullin in bone metastases, endothelins in pathological and normal bone remodeling

Eri Hashino, PhD 
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Signaling molecules in neuronal-lineage specification and neural stem cell differentiation

Brittney-Shea Herbert, PhD
Associate Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Therapeutic approaches for breast cancer based on telomeres and telomerase; role of telomerase in aging and cancer

Andy Hudmon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Molecular mechanisms underlying calcium signaling kinases, molecular machines and signaling modules

David R. Jones, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

Pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism

Mark Kelley, PhD 
Betty and Earl Herr Chair of Pediatric Oncology Research
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Associate Director, Wells Center for Pediatric Research

Molecular biology and biochemistry of DNA base excision repair, use of DNA repair genes for cancer therapy

Karen Pollok, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Scientific Director for the Stem Cell Core Laboratory
Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research

Expansion and differentiation of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells; therapeutic applications

Michael Rubart, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Use of transgenic approaches to determine if donor myocytes functionally couple to host cardiomyocytes following transplantation

Daniel Rusyniak, MD 
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship

Neurotoxicology, heavy metal chelation, and the biochemical effects of drugs of abuse

Cheikh I. Seye, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology

The contribution of extracellular nucleotides in the development of vascular diseases

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology, and Pharmacology

Behavioral psychology, psychopharmacology, and anxiety disorders

Weinian Shou, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics

Investigating newly defined FKBP-mediated signaling pathway with primary emphasis on the function of FKBPs in mammalian development and relevant human diseases

Todd Skaar, PhD
Assistant Scientist
Associate Director, GCRC Pharmacogenetics Core

Clinical pharmacology of breast cancer and endocrine therapies

Jeffrey B. Travers, MD, PhD
Professor of Dermatology, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Role of lipid mediators in cutaneous inflammation; roles of bacterial toxins in initiation and propagation of skin diseases; genetic manipulation of keratinocytes

John A. Thomas, PhD, F.A.C.T., D.A.T.S.
Adjunct Professor of Toxicology

The mechanism of action of drugs and chemicals on the male reproductive system. Also: drug-food interactions and the safety of genetically-modified (GM) foods

Fletcher A. White, PhD
Professor and V.K. Stoelting Vice Chair of Anesthesia

Cytokine/Chemokine signaling and the sensory neuron

Jingwu Xie, PhD
Jonathan and Jennifer Simmons Professor of Pediatrics

Signal transduction of the hedgehog pathway and its role in the development of cancers

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