In addition to these outstanding full-time faculty members, we have a strong group of adjunct faculty who are instrumental in the training of our pharmacology and physiology students.
Meet our adjunct faculty.
Seena Ajit, PhD
Molecular mechanisms of neuropathic pain; epigenetic regulation; microRNA expression and regulation; biomarkers.
James Barrett, PhD**
Pain; behavioral pharmacology; animal models; drug discovery and development.
Paul Campbell, PhD
Cancer cell biology, signaling, tumor invasion and metastasis.
Alessandro Fatatis, MD, PhD
Molecular and genetic targets for therapeutics against metastatic dissemination; prostate and breast cancer cells targeting the skeleton.
Alessandro Graziano, PhD
CNS plasticity in central and chronic pain; pharmacological and optogenetics approaches to pain control.
Shubha Gururaja Rao, PhD
Drosophila genetics, the role of mitochondria in physiology and cancer.
Joel Horwitz, PhD**
Huijuan Hu, PhD
Ion Channels; synaptic transmission; neuropathic and inflammatory pain; electrophysiology.
Felix Kim, PhD
Sigma 1 receptor biology, molecular pharmacology, biochemistry of sigma1 receptors in endoplasmic reticulum protein homeostatis, cell stress response, cancer.
Olimpia Meucci, MD, PhD
NeuroAIDS; chemokines, neuroprotection; neuronal-glia interactions; CNS therapeutics; neuroimmunology.
Paul McGonigle, PhD**
CNS drug discovery; receptor pharmacology; behavioral pharmacology; neuropharmacology; drug discovery and development.
Robert Moreland, PhD
Vascular and bladder smooth muscle physiology; excitation-contraction coupling; calcium sensitization; hypertension; diabetes; benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Andréia Mortensen, PhD
glutamate transporters, neurodegenerative disorders, spider venom compounds that target transporters.
Ole Mortensen, PhD
Function and regulation of monoamine transporters - targets of antidepressants and psychostimulants.
Patrick Osei-Owusu, PhD
Mechanisms of G-protein signaling regulation in physiological and pathophysiological adaptations of the cardiovascular and renal systems.
Padmavathi Ponnuru, PhD
Brain iron metabolism and mechanisms of iron transport to the brain.
Beverly Reyes, DVM, PhD
Interactions between opioids, stress and noradrenergic system; interactions between endocannabinoids and noradrenergic systems.
Joseph Salvino, PhD
Medicinal chemistry, hit-to-lead/lead optimization, small molecule ligands against biologically relevant targets.
Kenny Simansky, PhD**
Vice Dean of Research.
Harpreet Singh, PhD
Intracellular ion channels and their physiological roles.
Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, PhD
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies.
** Faculty NOT accepting students at this time.