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Research Faculty—Physiology Program

  • Timothy Damron, MD
    Professor
    Research 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
    Associate Professor
    Research 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 Professor
    Research Interests:

    Molecular studies of brain malformations.

  • Kenneth Mann, PhD
    Professor
    Research 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 Professor
    Research Interests:

    Role of glycoproteins in oncogenesis and brain development

  • Frank Middleton, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Molecular basis of cortical-basal ganglia and cortical-cerebellar circuit formation and dysfunction in neurological and psychiatric disease.

  • Brad Motter, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Visual Neurophysiology; Visual Attention; Visual Search Behavior

  • Eric Olson, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Cellular and molecular mechanisms of cerebral cortex development.

    Lissencephaly / neuronal migration disorders; Dendritogenesis and early cortical wiring; Reelin-Dab1 signaling; Adaptor proteins; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome;  Intellectual disability

  • Mary Lou Vallano, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Neuronal survival and development.

  • Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD
    Distinguished Service Professor
    Research Interests:

    Diabetes and its complications, lipid disorders, obesity, metabolism, metabolic bones diseases including osteoporosis