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Primary Faculty

Netz Arroyo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Exploiting biology-inspired electrochemical sensing to study the fate of molecules in the body.

James C. Barrow, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Drug discovery for disorders of neurodevelopment.

Namandjé N. Bumpus, Ph.D., Director and E.K. Marshall and Thomas H. Maren Professor
Drug Metabolism and preclinical drug development; small molecule mass spectrometry; targeted metabolomics; antiviral drug-induced toxicity; modulation of cellular signaling pathways by reactive metabolites.

Gregory V. Carr, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Preclinical models of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Philip A. Cole M.D., Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
Chemical and biochemical approaches in the study of signal transduction, circadian rhythm, and gene regulation.

Albena Dinkova-Kostova, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
Protection against cancer mechanisms and strategies; structure-activity relation of protective agents; inflammation and cancer; skin cancer prevention.

Wade Gibson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Herpesvirus proteins: studies of their expression, structure, and function using genetic, biochemical, and immunological approaches.

Jun O. Liu, Ph.D., Professor
Chemical biology and molecular biology; use of small molecules as probes to elucidate mechanisms of signal transduction; angiogenesis and cell proliferation.

Caren L. Freel Meyers, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Organic and medicinal chemistry, chemical biology: drug delivery; study of non-mammalian isoprenoid biosynthesis; development of potential therapeutic agents for cancer and infectious disease.  

Ronald L. Schnaar, Ph.D., Professor
Cellular regulation by glycans in the nervous and immune systems.

James T. Stivers, Ph.D., Professor
Structural and Chemical Biology of Uracil Metabolism and Applications to Cancer Therapy, Innate and Adaptive Immunity.

Sean D. Taverna, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Histone and chromatin modifications, epigenetics and gene function, identification of histone binding modules, and small RNA directed gene silencing.

Huijun Wei, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Identifying and validating drug targets for the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Heng Zhu, Ph.D., Professor
Signal Transduction; protein network; host-pathogen interaction; biomarker identification.