Physiology Program Research Faculty
Program Director/Department Chair: Barry Knox, PhD
- Timothy Damron, MD
ProfessorResearch Interests: Radioprotectant strategies: pediatric growth plate. Treatment of Fractures in Pathology Bone, Reconstructive Alternatives: Limb-Sparing Sarcoma Surgery, Genetics of Pagetoid Osteosarcoma
- Brian Howell, PhD
Assistant ProfessorResearch Interests: The signal transduction events that regulate the functional organization of neurons in the brain, and the phenotypes caused by defects in the genes that encode these signaling molecules.
- Huaiyu Hu, PhD
Associate ProfessorResearch Interests: Molecular studies of brain malformations.
- Kenneth Mann, PhD
ProfessorResearch Interests: Micro-mechanics of implant interfaces; damage evolution of joint replacements and biomaterials; in vivo models of tumor osteolysis and prediction of fracture risk; general orthopedic biomechanics.
- Russell Matthews, PhD
Associate ProfessorResearch Interests: Role of glycoproteins in oncogenesis and brain development
- Frank Middleton, PhD
Associate ProfessorResearch Interests:
Molecular basis of cortical-basal ganglia and cortical-cerebellar circuit formation and dysfunction in neurological and psychiatric disease.
- Brad Motter, PhD
Associate ProfessorResearch Interests: Visual Neurophysiology; Visual Attention; Visual Search Behavior
- Eric Olson, PhD
Associate ProfessorResearch Interests: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of cerebral cortex development.
- Lori Ploutz-Snyder, PhD
- Joseph Spadaro, PhD
Electromagnetic and mechanical regulation of bone physiology;
Bone density and osteoporosis;
Skeletal irradiation effects;
- Mary Lou Vallano, PhD
ProfessorResearch Interests: Neuronal survival and development.
- Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD
Distinguished Service ProfessorResearch Interests: Diabetes and its complications, lipid disorders, obesity, metabolism, metabolic bones diseases including osteoporosis