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.
Deborah Podolin, PhD**
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.