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Research Faculty—Pharmacology

Cancer Biology and Therapeutics

  • Jing An, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Therapeutic strategies targeting cancer stem cells; three dimensional authentic-tissue-mimicking drug screening systems; combined structure-based and ligand-based drug design and development approaches for G-protein coupled receptors (CXCR4 & CCR5) and gene transcriptional regulators (beta-catenin and TCFs).

  • 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:

    Gene regulation during liver development and carcinogenesis

    Drug metabolism, liver protection, cancer chemoprevention, and cancer therapy

  • Juntao Luo, PhD
    Assistant 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. 

  • Golam Mohi, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:
    Stem cell biology, cell signaling, hematopoiesis and blood cancer 
  • 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.
  • Golam Mohi, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:
    Stem cell biology, cell signaling, hematopoiesis and blood cancer 
  • 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 Interim 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

  • Jing An, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Therapeutic strategies targeting cancer stem cells; three dimensional authentic-tissue-mimicking drug screening systems; combined structure-based and ligand-based drug design and development approaches for G-protein coupled receptors (CXCR4 & CCR5) and gene transcriptional regulators (beta-catenin and TCFs).

  • 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:

    Gene regulation during liver development and carcinogenesis

    Drug metabolism, liver protection, cancer chemoprevention, and cancer therapy

  • Juntao Luo, PhD
    Assistant 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.

Infectious Diseases

  • Jing An, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Therapeutic strategies targeting cancer stem cells; three dimensional authentic-tissue-mimicking drug screening systems; combined structure-based and ligand-based drug design and development approaches for G-protein coupled receptors (CXCR4 & CCR5) and gene transcriptional regulators (beta-catenin and TCFs).

Neurodegenerative Diseases

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

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

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

  • Jing An, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Therapeutic strategies targeting cancer stem cells; three dimensional authentic-tissue-mimicking drug screening systems; combined structure-based and ligand-based drug design and development approaches for G-protein coupled receptors (CXCR4 & CCR5) and gene transcriptional regulators (beta-catenin and TCFs).