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Research Faculty—Pharmacology

Cancer Biology and Therapeutics

  • Debashis Ghosh, MSc, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Structure and function of enzymes in estrogen and androgen biosynthesis; rational design of enzyme modulators in hormonal breast and prostate cancers; characterization of interphotoreceptor retinol binding proteins.

  • Ying Huang, MD, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Oncogenic signaling in cellular transformation and apoptosis; tumor suppressor genes.

  • Hong Lu, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    • Nuclear receptor and gene-diet interactions in Fatty liver and hyperlipidemia
    • Progression of fatty liver to steatohepatitis, liver cirrhosis and liver cancer
    • Drug metabolism and liver protection
    • Liver-kidney comorbidity

  • Juntao Luo, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Nanomedicine, drug delivery, cancer imaging and cancer treatment; gene delivery and gene therapy, protein/peptide delivery. biomaterials in tissue engineering; combinatorial chemistry and drug discovery; High throughput screening; microarrays. 

  • M Saeed Sheikh, MD, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Apoptotic signal transduction and cancer biology.

Cardiovascular Science

  • Arkadii Perzov, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Biophysical mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias; fluorescence imaging.

  • Richard Veenstra, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Regulation of connexin-specific-gap-junctions; gap junction channel biophysics.

Cell Signaling

  • Ying Huang, MD, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Oncogenic signaling in cellular transformation and apoptosis; tumor suppressor genes.

  • M Saeed Sheikh, MD, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Apoptotic signal transduction and cancer biology.

  • Richard Veenstra, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Regulation of connexin-specific-gap-junctions; gap junction channel biophysics.

  • Richard JH Wojcikiewicz, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:

    Intracellular signaling via InsP3 receptors and their regulation by the ubiquitin/proteasome pathway and Bcl-2 family proteins.

Drug Discovery and Development

  • Debashis Ghosh, MSc, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Structure and function of enzymes in estrogen and androgen biosynthesis; rational design of enzyme modulators in hormonal breast and prostate cancers; characterization of interphotoreceptor retinol binding proteins.

  • Ying Huang, MD, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Oncogenic signaling in cellular transformation and apoptosis; tumor suppressor genes.

  • Hong Lu, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    • Nuclear receptor and gene-diet interactions in Fatty liver and hyperlipidemia
    • Progression of fatty liver to steatohepatitis, liver cirrhosis and liver cancer
    • Drug metabolism and liver protection
    • Liver-kidney comorbidity

  • Juntao Luo, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Nanomedicine, drug delivery, cancer imaging and cancer treatment; gene delivery and gene therapy, protein/peptide delivery. biomaterials in tissue engineering; combinatorial chemistry and drug discovery; High throughput screening; microarrays. 

  • M Saeed Sheikh, MD, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Apoptotic signal transduction and cancer biology.

  • Richard Veenstra, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Regulation of connexin-specific-gap-junctions; gap junction channel biophysics.

Neurodegenerative Diseases

  • Richard JH Wojcikiewicz, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:

    Intracellular signaling via InsP3 receptors and their regulation by the ubiquitin/proteasome pathway and Bcl-2 family proteins.

More About Upstate Research and Faculty

Overview of Research
David Amberg, PhD
Vice President for Research
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Sponsored Programs
Jennifer A. Rudes, Director, Sponsored Programs Pre-Award
Office of Sponsored Programs
Research Administration
Holly Chanatry, MS
Director
Strategic Research Initiatives

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Clinical Research Unit
Ruth S. Weinstock, MD, PhD
Division Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Clinical Research Unit
Research Integrity
Robert H. Quinn, DVM, PhD
Interim Associate Vice President for Research Integrity
Research Integrity Office
Quality Assessment and Improvement Program (QAIP)
Robin Cerro
QAIP Coordinator
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Research Compliance
Marti Benedict
Chief Compliance Officer for Research
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Center for Research & Evaluation (CRE)
Steven Ziemba
Administrative Director
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Post-Awards Services
Gina McMahon
Director, Post-Award Services
Technology Transfer
Scott Macfarlane
Director, Office of Technology Transfer
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