CSB Faculty Research Interests
|Bai, Yidong, Ph.D.||Mitochondrial biology and genetics, aging research, cancer biology and mitochondrial medicine.|
|Bhattacharya, Arunabh, Ph.D.||Sarcopenia, Peripheral Neuropathy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Mitochondrial dysfunction, Mitochondrial oxidative stress, Oxidative damage.|
|Bishop, Alex, Ph.D.||Systems biology and homologous recombination in carcinogenesis, DNA repair, functional genomics, genetic and environmental interactions, aging, carcinogenesis, animal models.|
|Deng, Janice J., M.S., M.D.||Restoration of mitochondrial dysfunction; Mitochondrial quality control; Role of respiratory complex dynamics in neuronal system.|
|Dong, Lily Q., Ph.D.||Elucidation of the molecular pathway(s) mediating adiponectin signaling in cells and in vivo; and the investigation of the molecular mechanism of the cross-talk between insulin signaling pathway and adiponectin signaling pathway.|
|Frost, Bess, Ph.D.||Lamin, Epigenetics and Noncoding RNAs in Alzheimer's disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Drosophila Models of Neurodegenerative Disorders.|
|Habib, Samy, M.S., Ph.D.||Role of diabetes in development of cancer, molecular mechanisms of the DNA damage and repair in diabetes and cancer, Role of Tuberin/mTOR pathways in regulation of cell proliferation, cell hypertrophy and cell apoptosis.|
|Kokovay, Erzsebet, Ph.D.||Adult neural stem cells and neurogenesis.|
|Kraig, Ellen, Ph.D.||Aging, Immunity, Maternal nutrition, Autoimmunity, Inflammation.|
|Larsen, Pamela L., Ph.D.||Development and aging in C. elegans. Molecular genetics, expression analysis, functional genomics, genetic and environmental interactions and C. elegans physiology.|
|Leach, Robin J., Ph.D.||Genetics of complex diseases. Development and validation of biomarkers for cancer.|
|Lechleiter, James D., Ph.D.||Molecular and cellular mechanisms of protection during ischemic stress, acute brain injury and aging.|
|Marciniak, Robert A., M.D., Ph.D.||Aging, mechanisms of telomere maintenance, Werner syndrome and cell regulation.|
|Moore, Charleen M., Ph.D.||Comparative cytogenetics, and history of medicine.|
|Oyajobi, Babatunde O., M.B., B.Ch., Ph.D.||Multiple myeloma, cancer-induced bone diseases, bone biology, experimental anti-cancer therapeutics.|
|Penalva, Luiz Otavio F., Ph.D.||Molecular analysis of cancer, post-transcriptional regulation, RNA binding proteins, cancer genomics, alternative splicing.|
|Ran, Qitao, Ph.D.||Oxidative stress in Alzheimer's disease, ALS and aging. Mitochondrial dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease, ALS and aging. Rodent models for neurodegeneration and aging research.|
|Rao, Manjeet, Ph.D.||miRNA : Development and Cancer, Epigenetics and Cancer stem cell, Functional genomics, animal models.|
|Rebel, Vivienne, M.D., Ph.D.||Molecular mechanisms of hematopoietic stem cell regulation, from development to old age.|
|Reiter, Russel J., Ph.D.||Melatonin in free radical biology and oxidative stress, aging, antioxidants and the pineal gland.|
|Sakaguchi, Alan Y., Ph.D.||Oncogenes & tumor suppressor genes, telomere binding proteins, cell aging, cell rejuvenation.|
|Sharma, Ramaswamy, Ph.D.||Osteoporosis, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, Apoptosis, Aging.|
|Sun, LuZhe, Ph.D.||Role of growth factors, steroid hormones, telomerase, and adhesion molecules in cell proliferation, senescence, apoptosis, tumor angiogenesis and metastasis of human breast, prostate and liver cancer cells; Translational research using recombinant growth factor binding proteins, small growth factor inhibitors, and chemotherapeutics to inhibit tumor growth, angiogenesis and metastasis; Effects of age, xenoestrogens, obesity, radiation, and mutagens on mammary stem cell function and transformation.|
|Vogel, Kristine S., Ph.D.||Neurofibromatosis type 1, Schwann cell biology, DNA damage repair, Neural crest cell derivatives and disorders.|
|Walter, Christi A., Ph.D.||Male germ cell aging (a.k.a. the paternal age effect); role of mitochondrial DNA in aging; hepatocellular carcinoma; antibiotic-induced obesity and changes in gut microbiome; role of somatic mutagenesis in autism-spectrum disorders.|
|Wang, Pei, Ph.D.||Gene functions and signaling pathways in development and diseases, pancreas biology and beta cell biology.|
|Watts, Lora, Ph.D.||Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Neuroprotection, Mitochondrial dysfunction, Novel therapeutics.|
CSB Joint Appointed Faculty Research Interests:
Agyin, Joseph K., Ph.D.
Bone-targeted drugs as potential treatments for multiple myeloma, experimental therapeutics, organic chemistry.
Padalecki, Susan S., Ph.D.
Bone metastases, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, animal models of cancer-induced bone diseases, experimental therapeutics, tumor suppressor genes.