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Research Interests

Cancer Biology and Therapeutics

  • 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 receptors in regulation of hepatic gene expression and liver diseases
    • Progression of alcoholic/non-alcoholic fatty liver to steatohepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and liver cancer
    • Development of liver-targeting prodrugs and liver-specific  delivery of genes/proteins
    • Hepatokines in regulation of immune function and liver regeneration

  • 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

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

  • 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 receptors in regulation of hepatic gene expression and liver diseases
    • Progression of alcoholic/non-alcoholic fatty liver to steatohepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and liver cancer
    • Development of liver-targeting prodrugs and liver-specific  delivery of genes/proteins
    • Hepatokines in regulation of immune function and liver regeneration

  • 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.

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