Name Email Campus Specialty
**indicates accepting students      
Sanjaya Abeysirigunawardena

Julie M. Aultman

NEOMED More on Aultman
Alexandru Almasan

Mohammad Ansari

Jianxin Bao

NEOMED Aging, Auditory Neuroscience, Gene Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, Presbycusis, Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, Tinnitus. More on Bao
Soumitra Basu

Kent Quadraplex structures, insulin binding, gene structures and function. More on Basu
Cornelia C. Bergmann

Heather K. Caldwell

Kent Role of neuropeptides in regulating social behaviors and neuropsychiatric disorders. More on Caldwell
Yeong-Renn Chen

NEOMED Oxygen free radicals, Nitric oxide, oxidative postranslational modifications, mitochondrial biology in myocardial infarction. More on Chen
John Y.L. Chiang

NEOMED Molecular cloning expression and regulation of cytochrome P-450 isoenzymes. More on Chiang
William M. Chilian

NEOMED Angiogenesis, arteriogenesis, regulation of coronary blood flow, heart failure, stem cells, regenerative medicine. More on Chilian
Chi-hua Chiu Groff

Kent More on Chiu Groff
**Wilson C. J. Chung

Kent Neuroendocrine brain, androgens, fibroblast growth factor signaling. More on Chung
Robert J. Clements

Kent More on Clements
**Lique M. Coolen

Kent Mechanisms by which spinal cord injury affects urogenital and sexual function, neurobiology of addiction and understanding neural circuits that mediate female reproductive function and dysfunction. More on Coolen
Lisa N. Cooper

NEOMED More on Cooper
John W. Crabb

Christine M. Crish

NEOMED Glaucoma, neurodegeneration, and bone loss in Alzheimer's disease.More on Crish
Samuel D. Crish

NEOMED Glaucoma, axonal transport, structure and function. More on Crish
Mark Dalman

Derek S. Damron

Kent Cardiac myocytes, signal transduction, protein kinases, contractility, anesthetic agents, calcium, cardiovascular disease. More on Damron
Bansidhar Datta

Kent More on Datta
**Dimitrios Davalos

CCF The Dimitrios Davalos lab studies the interactions between blood vessels, neurons and microglia in health and disease.
Angelo L. Delucia

NEOMED Molecular biology of DNA tumor viruses, genetics of viral DNA replication, viral etiology of cancer. More on Delucia
Jean Engohang-Ndong

Serpil C. Erzurum

**Jessica M. Ferrell

NEOMED Long-term research interests lie in examining the pathological disruptions to bile acid physiology that contribute to alcoholic- and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. We are also interested in studying the interactions between liver/gut metabolism and Alzheimer’s disease, as Type 2 diabetes, cholesterol homeostasis, and gut dysbiosis are thought to be involved in disease progression, while bile acids and their receptors may be novel therapeutic targets.
Ernest J. Freeman

Kent Neurodegeneration, vascular smooth muscle cell function, biochemistry of multiple sclerosis. More on Freeman
**Alexander V. Galazyuk

NEOMED Neuroscience of hearing. More on Galazyuk
Rebecca Z. German

NEOMED Neurophysiology and biomechanics. Regulation of feeding and pathophysiology of dysphagia. More on German
Candece L. Gladson

Tariq M. Haqqi

James L. Hardwick

Elda L.Hegmann

Kent More on Hegmann
Tobin L. Hieronymus

NEOMED Pattern and process of skeletal evolution in vertebrates. More on Hieronymus
**Min-Ho Kim

Kent Innate immunity and inflammation on wound healing and tissue repair. More on Kim
Woo Yang Kim

Kent Brain development, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Autism, intellectual disability, anxiety, depression, Neural stem cell, neuron migration.  More on Kim
**Edgar E. Kooijman

Kent Biophysics protein/lipid interactions, physical chemistry of lipid structure and function, model membranes, neutral lipid storage (lipid droplets/adipocytes). More on Kooijman
Gary K. Koski

Kent Immune system and cancer, vaccines, molecular mechanisms. More on Koski
Vijay B. Krishna

Manabu Kurokawa

Kent More on Kurokawa
**Sangeet Lamichhaney


Our lab is broadly interested in understanding how an organism responds to novel environments. We integrate a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, including comparative ‘omics’ (Genomics, Transcriptomics, Epigenomics and Metabolomics), together with experimental physiology to uncover the molecular basis underlying the processes of adaptation. More details about the research can be found in our lab website (

Yoon-Kwang Lee

NEOMED Structure and regulation of nuclear hormone receptors. More on Lee
Laura G. Leff

Kent Molecular ecology of bacteria, bacterial enumeration and identification. More on Leff
**William P. Lynch

NEOMED Mechanisms of neurodegeneration, CNS gene therapy, RNA tumor virus assembly and pathogenesis, microglial developmental biology. More on Lynch
**Hanbin Mao

Kent More on Mao
**Ryota Matsuoka


Developmental neuroscience, brain barriers, brain-blood communications, brain vascular cell heterogeneity, neurovascular morphogenesis, and cerebrovascular diseases. More on Matsuoka

**Jennifer A. McDonough

Kent Regenerative medicine, mitochondrial dysfunction and epigenetic mechanisms in multiple sclerosis. More on McDonough
**Jeffrey G. Mellott

NEOMED Age-related changes to inhibitory circuitry in the auditory pathways.  More on Mellott
Michael Model

Kent Apoptosis, cell water and volume regulation, membrane potential. More on Model
Xiaozhen Mou

Kent Metatranscriptomics of bacteria, pathogens in ecosystem. More on Mou
Devin Mueller

Kent Neural mechanisms of learning and memory that underlie drug use and emotional regulation. More on Mueller
**Colleen Novak

Kent Neural and endocrine mechanisms of activity thermogenesis in obesity. More on Novak
Christine M.  O'Connor

Vahagn Ohanyan

Moses O. Oyewumi

NEOMED Drug delivery, nanotechnology, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases. More on Oyewumi
**Richard Piet

Kent Neurophysiological mechanisms involved in regulating the activity of the gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons and their contributions to biological timing and fertility. More on Piet
**Helen Piontkivska

Kent Comparative and evolutionary genomics, bioinformatics, molecular evolution. More on Piontkivska
Priya Raman

NEOMED Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes and obesity; atherosclerosis; leptin; Thrombospondin-1. More on Raman
Erin Reed-Geaghan


NEOMED My lab is interested in the role of the immune system in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Specifically, we seek to understand the ways in which the brain’s resident immune cells, microglia, contribute to the neuroinflammatory processes driving neurodegeneration. We believe microglia from men and women respond differently in AD, contributing to the sex differences in disease onset and progression, and we’re working on identifying the reasons for these differences. We are also interested in how these cells communicate with the circulating peripheral immune system, and the ways in which these interactions affect disease progression
**Merri J. Rosen

NEOMED Neural correlates of auditory perception: effects of hearing loss and experience during development. More on Rosen
Mary Russell

Kent Intermediate filament protein synemin, heart, protein kinases. More on Russell
Prabodh Sadana

NEOMED Hormonal regulation of lipid metabolism. More on Sadana
Fayez F. Safadi

NEOMED Osteoblast development and function, effects of hormones and growth factors. More on Safadi
Thorsten-Lars Schmidt

Kent DNA nanotechnology-based tools and materials for single-molecule biophysics and nanomedicine.  More on Schmidt
**Brett R. Schofield

NEOMED Functional anatomy of auditory pathways. More on Schofield
**Woo-Shik Shin (Austin)


Novel combination antibacterial therapy against drug resistance ESKAPE pathogens. Drug repurposing and combinational approach to block abnormal protein aggregation in Alzheimer’s disease.


Our lab focuses on computational structure-based drug design and drug delivery system for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and other degenerative disorders. Current research is driven by two key topics: How to develop new therapeutic approach for neurodegenerative and other brain diseases? How to design the blood-brain barrier shuttle peptides with neuronal specificity? 

Robert H. Silverman

J.G.M. Thewissen

NEOMED Mammalian anatomy and evolution, morphological adaptations such as those for swimming and flight. More on Thewissen
Anthony Tosi

Kent More on Tosi
Bruce Trapp

Sean Veney

Kent Behavioral neuroendocrinology, sexual differentiation of the brain, syrinx anatomy, neuroethology of birdsong. More on Veney
Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan

Kent Signal transduction, sperm physiology, fertilization, contraception. More on Vijayaraghavan
**Jeffrey J. Wenstrup

NEOMED Neural mechanisms of hearing, acoustic communication, including emotional responses to sound. More on Wenstrup
Jessica L. Williams

**Bradley D. Winters

NEOMED Cellular neurophysiology of brainstem sound localization circuits that process timing and intensity differences between the two ears. More on Winters
**Liya Yin

NEOMED More on Yin
**Jesse W. Young

NEOMED Comparative and developmental biomechanics of locomotion. More on Young
Ping Zhang

NEOMED More on P. Zhang
Yanqiao Zhang

NEOMED Regulation of lipid and glucose metabolism under normal and disease conditions. More on Zhang