Co-Faculty

Rebecca Alexander, PhD  Reynolda Campus-Chemistry Department  Research in our laboratory centers on mechanisms of bacterial protein synthesis, using protein engineering, kinetic studies, and in vitro selection schemes.  Faculty Page   Laboratory Page

K.C. Balaji, MD Urology  Dr. Balaji's research efforts over a decade has focused on identifying novel signaling mechanisms contributing to prostate cancer development and progression.  Faculty Page   Laboratory Page

Arthur W. Blackstock Jr., MD Radiation Oncology  Faculty Page Laboratory Page

Ulrich Bierbach, PhD  Reynolda Campus-Chemistry Department  Research in our laboratory is concerned with the design of small-molecule agents for the cure and management of life-threatening diseases and for probing and modulating gene regulation.  Laboratory Page

David L. Carroll, PhD Physics  My primary research interests are: growth, assembly, and characterization of novel nanostructures, nano-photonics and the quantum-functional properties of nanophase blends, organic nanocomposite devices including organic photovoltaics, lighting systems, and IR sensors, biomedical-nanotechnology including nano-enabled hyperthermia based approaches to cancer treatment, advanced/responsive tissue scaffolding technology, and biology-technology signal transduction.  Faculty Page   Laboratory Page

Waldemar Debinski, MD, PhD  Microbiology/Immunology & Neurosurgery  The main goal of my laboratory is to advance research in the areas of unmet needs in medicine; a majority of primary brain tumors represents such needs. Our focus is on the identification of molecular markers/targets that are specific to brain tumors.  Faculty Page  Laboratory Page

Purnima Dubey, PhD  Pathology  My lab is interested in mechanisms of tumor progression.  We study the role of the protein Prostate Stem Cell Antigen in cancer metastasis.  We also investigate the adaptive immune system in prostate cancer progression, and utilize non-invasive imaging techniques to follow the localization and function of T lymphocytes at the tumor site.  Faculty Page  Laboratory Page

Christina Furdui, PhD Molecuar Medicine  In our group, we combine chemical biology, enzyme kinetics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenetics and computational methods to investigate redox-regulated processes with significance to normal physiology and pathology.  Faculty Page  Laboratory Page

Patricia Gallagher, PhD Hypertension & Vascular Research Center  Research in the Tallant/Gallagher laboratory focuses on the cellular and molecular regulation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS).  Faculty Page   Laboratory Page  

Martin Guthold, PhD Reynolda Campus-Physics Department My research interests are in the general areas of Biophysics, Molecular Biology and nanotechnology. Faculty Page

Karen M. Haas, PhD Microbiology and Immunology  My research is focused on Regulation of B Cell Responses to Carbohydrate Antigens  Faculty Page  Laboratory Page

Paul Jones, PhD  Reynolda Campus-Chemistry Department  I am interested in studying how photochemistry is used in nature and in developing photochemical methods to generate synthetically and medically significant products.  Laboratory Page

S. Bruce King, PhD  Reynolda Campus-Chemistry Department  Our research program is based on a combination of organic chemistry and biochemistry directed towards understanding the various roles nitric oxide (NO) performs in biological systems.  Laboratory Page

Greg Kucera, PhD  Hematology/Oncology  The general aim of my research is to influence the potential for clinical trials through laboratory investigations of novel anticancer drugs or combinations of anticancer drugs that affect cellular proliferation through signaling pathways.  Faculty Page  Laboratory Page

King Chuen Li, MD Radiology  Faculty Page  Laboratory Page​

Frank C. Marini, PhD Institute for Regenerative Medicine  Faculty Page Laboratory Page

Linda Metheny-Barlow, PhD  Radiation Oncology  My laboratory studies angiogenesis and cell-cell interactions in the tumor microenvironment.  Our goal is to identify strategies both to inhibit tumor angiogenesis as well as normalize the tumor vasculature to enhance the effectiveness of current therapeutic strategies.  Faculty Page   Laboratory Page

Akiva Mintz, MD, PhD Neurosurgery  Therefore, a focus of laboratory is to deliver both diagnostic and therapeutic molecular radiotherapy to brain tumor biomarkers that are not expressed on normal brain tissue.  Faculty Page  Laboratory Page

Aaron Mohs, MD  Institute for Regenerative Medicine  Faculty Page  Laboratory Page

David Ornelles, PhD  Microbiology & Immunology  My research concerns the oncogenes of adenovirus that circumvent host cell restrictions to virus replication.  Our research addresses the rational design of replicating, oncolytic viruses for cancer therapy and a possible role for adenovirus in the etiology of childhood leukemia.  Faculty Page  Laboratory Page

Timothy S. Pardee, MD, PhD  Hematology/Oncology  My lab is focused on developing a better understanding of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  This cancer is characterized by a high relapse rate and resistance to chemotherapy.  To address these issues we utilize several mouse models of AML that incorporate genetic changes found in the human disease. Faculty Page  Laboratory Page

W. Jeff Petty, MD  Hematology/Oncology  My research focuses on two distinct but convergent signaling pathways: the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) pathway and the retinoic acid receptor (RAR) pathway. By understanding mechanisms of response or resistance to drugs that target these pathways, I hope to develop effective chemoprevention strategies that could be used to treat early stages lung carcinogenesis.  Faculty Page  

Freddie Salsbury, PhD. Reynolda Campus Physics Department  My research is focused on computational molecular biophysics; broadly construed. Faculty Page

Shay Soker, PhD  Regenerative Medicine  In  my  research  I  am  investigating  the  role  of  VEGF  and  its  receptors  in  neovascularization,  vascular  diseases  and  in  cancer.  Faculty Page  Laboratory Page

Ann Tallant, PhD Hypertension & Vascular Research Center  Research in the Tallant/Gallagher laboratory focuses on the cellular and molecular regulation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS).  Faculty Page Laboratory Page  

Pierre L. Triozzi, MD  Hematology/Oncology  Faculty Page  Laboratory Page

Mark Welker, PhD  Reynolda Campus-Chemistry Department  One of my lab’s long term research goals is to produce nontoxic cancer chemopreventive agents.  A comprehensive cancer treatment strategy will ultimately involve the use of small molecules for both the treatment and prevention of cancer.  Laboratory Page

Siqun Lilly Zheng, MD  Pulmonary & Critical Care Department  My group focuses on genetic changes in prostate cancer.  Faculty Page  

Xiaobo Zhou, PhD Department of Radiology Faculty Page  Laboratory Page​

Jianfeng Xu, MD, PhD  Human Genomics  My group focuses on prostate cancer gene mapping using various approaches such as genetic linkage studies, family-based and population-based association studies, and molecular positional cloning technique.  Faculty Page

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