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Research Faculty


Alexander Agoulnik, PhD*
Professor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Research interest:  Reproductive biology
Irina Agoulnik, PhD*
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Research interest:  Tumor progression and metastasis
Marisela Agudelo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
Research interest: Neuroimmunology and substance abuse
Venkata Subba Rao Atluri, PhD
Instructor, Department of Immunology
Research interest: Neuroimmunology and neuro-AIDS
Hiranmoy Bhattacharjee, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Research interest: Metal homeostasis and resistance
Jeremy Chambers, PhD*
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Research interest: Mitochondria-Cell Communication and Aging
Paulo H. M. Chaves, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Research interest: Aging population
Jian Chen, PhD
Instructor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Research interest: Environmental remediation
Dharmendra Singh Dheeman, PhD
Instructor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Research interest: Arsenic biotransformation and resistance
Nazira El-Hage, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Immunology
Research Interest: HIV/HCV pathogenesis, Nanomedicine drug targeting, Pharmacodynamics, Neuroscience
Seza Gulec, MD, FACS
Professor, Department of Surgery
Research Interest: Molecular imaging and cancer therapies
Myles Hodgson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Research interest: Cancer biology
Zaohua Huang, PhD
Instructor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Research interest: Reproduction, disease models and development
Dimitrios Ioannou, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Research interest: Genome organization and male infertility
Elena Kaftanovskaya, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Research interest: Reproductive biology
Sudheesh Kanthikeel, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
Research interest: HIV immunology, neuro-AIDS and nanomedicine
Sakhrat Khizroev, PhD*
Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology; Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research interest: Nanomedicine, cellular neuroscience and medical engineering
Goutam Mandal, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Research interest: Host-parasite interaction
Iveris L. Martinez, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Humanities, Health, and Society
Research interest: Social anthropology of aging
Kalai Mathee, PhD*
Professor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Research interest: Pseudomonas molecular biology
Rita Mukhopadhyay, PhD*
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Research interest: Molecular parasitology
Venkadesh Sarkarai Nadar, PhD
Instructor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Research interest: Structural biology
Madhavan Nair, PhD*
Distinguished Professor, Department of Immunology
Research interest: HIV and nanotechnology drug delivery
Charles Packianathan, PhD
Instructor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Research interest: Structural biology and protein crystallography
Jessica Ramella-Roman, PhD*
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology; Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Research interest: Biomedical optics
C.V. Rao, PhD
Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Research interest: Physiology of hormone action
Kesava Venkata Rao, PhD
Instructor, Department of Immunology
Research interest: HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders
Andrea Raymond, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
Research interest: HIV/AIDS, innate immunity, drugs of abuse and nanomedicine
Barry P. Rosen, PhD*
Distinguished Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Research interest:  Environmental biochemistry and mechanisms of heavy metal transport and detoxification
Upal Roy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
Research interest: HIV/AIDS, nanomedicine, drug delivery, neuro-AIDS
Carolyn D. Runowicz, MD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research interest: Novel treatment in ovarian cancer
Margaret Sibley, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
Research interest: ADHD in adolescence
James M. Swanson, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
Research interest: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Helen Tempest, PhD*
Assistant Professor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Research interest:  Chromosomal abnormalities
Samikkannu Thangavel, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
Research interest: HIV subtypes, neuro-AIDS and drugs of abuse
Masafumi Yoshinaga, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology
Research interest: Environmental microbiology and biochemistry
Hoshang Unwalla, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Immunology
Research interest: Airway epithelial cell biology

*Denotes Dissertation Advisor Status (DAS) faculty; Graduate Faculty (GF) status

  • Only GF members can serve on graduate student committees.
  • Only GF members with DAS can serve as major advisor/chair of dissertation committee.
  • Students should contact DAS faculty members to inquire about research opportunities.