Dr. Karen Abbott’s research focuses on the discovery and development of a human antibody that can target a specific form of N-linked tumor glycan found on glycoproteins abundantly expressed on ovarian cancer, glioblastoma, and lung cancer.
Dr. Alexander Agoulnik's research is focused on the role played by relaxin family peptides and their receptors in various physiological systems.
Dr. Marisela Agudelo focuses on the study of the epigenetic mechanisms regulating alcohol abuse.
Dr. Hitendra Chand's primary research interest involves understanding the mechanisms of pulmonary and systemic inflammation and tissue remodeling in respiratory and aging-associated diseases.
Dr. Nazira El-Hage’s research focuses on mechanisms underlying HIV-pathology and the interlinked epidemics with opioid drug abuse in the central nervous system.
Dr. Charles Dimitroff's research focuses on the glyco-pathological basis of immunity, inflammation, and cancer.
Dr. Wenrui Duan's research includes cancer genetics, the development of cell and animal models, and patient-derived tumor xenograft (PDX) models for targeted therapy in cancers.
Dr. Madepalli Lakshmana's research focuses on Alzheimer’s disease and adult brain neurogenesis.
Dr. Madhavan Nair’s research mainly involves the role of different drugs of abuses such as alcohol, morphine, cocaine and methamphetamine on neuro-AIDS and therapeutic approach to control Neuro-AIDS by specific drug targeting to brain using nanotechnology.
Dr. Andrea Raymond investigates the role of extracellular vesicles in viral pathology, regulation of the anti-viral immune responses, and substance use disorders.
Dr. Barry Rosen investigates the mechanisms of transport and detoxification of transition metals, heavy metals and metalloids in bacteria, yeast, protozoans, mammals, and plants.
Dr. Robert Sackstein investigates the structures that direct cell migration in blood flow, such as those molecules that cause braking on E-selectin.
HWCOM is home to collaborative and innovative laboratories led by our premier faculty. Our research aims to improve the health of the South Florida community and align with national global health trends.