Faculty

Faculty

Primary Appointments

Gavin Arteel, Ph.D.

Professor, Associate Chair for Research
502-852-5157
gearte01@louisville.edu

Research Areas & Projects

Brian Ceresa, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
502-852-2564
bpcere01@louisville.edu

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Ramesh Gupta, Ph.D.

Professor, Agnes Brown Duggan Chair of Oncological Research
502-852-3682
rcgupta@louisville.edu

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David Hein, Ph.D.

Peter K. Knoefel Endowed Chair of Pharmacology, Professor and Department Chair, Associate Provost
502-852-6252
d.hein@louisville.edu

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La Creis Kidd, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Our Highest Potential Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
502-852-3465
lrkidd01@louisville.edu

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Steven Myers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Professional Education
502-852-0928
sr.myers@louisville.edu

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Kenneth Palmer, Ph.D.

Professor & Helmsley Chair in Pharmaceutical Plant-based Research
270-691-5960
kepalm02@louisville.edu

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William Pierce, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor, Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation
502-852-7427
pierce@louisville.edu

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J. Christopher States, Ph.D.

Professor, Vice Chair for Graduate Education, Associate Dean for Research
502-852-5347
jcstates@louisville.edu

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Secondary Appointments

Levi J. Beverly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Division of Hematology and Oncology)
502-852-8968
ljbeve01@louisville.edu

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Michael E. Brier, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine (Division of Nephrology)
502-852-0246
mebrie01@louisville.edu

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Guy N. Brock, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
502-852-3444
guy.brock@louisville.edu

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Jian Cai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Division of Nephrology)
j0cai001@louisville.edu

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Lu Cai, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Kosair Children’s Hospital Research Institute
502-852-2214
l0cai001@louisville.edu

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Matthew C. Cave, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine (Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition)
502-852-6057
matt.cave@louisville.edu

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Daniel J. Conklin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
502-852-5836
d0conk01@louisville.edu

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Albert Cunningham, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
502-852-3346
al.cunningham@louisville.edu

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Chendil Damoradan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Urology
502-852.5229
Chendil.Damodaran@louisville.edu

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John Eaton, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine
502-852-1075
jweato01@louisville.edu

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Wenke Feng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine (Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition)
502-852-2912
Wenke.feng@louisville.edu

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Hermann B. Frieboes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
502-852-3345
hbfrie01@louisville.edu

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Leila Gobejishvili, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
502-852-6991
leila.gobejishvili@louisville.edu

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Evelyne Gozal, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
502-852-2213
e0goza01@louisville.edu

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Yiru Guo, M.D.

Professor of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
502-852-5669
y0guo002@louisville.edu

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Michal Hetman, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
502-852-3619
m0hetm01@louisville.edu

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A. Bennett Jenson, M.D.

Professor and Senior Scientist, James Graham Brown Cancer Center
502-852-3768
abjens01@louisville.edu

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Steven P. Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
502-852-2460
spjone04@louisville.edu

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Colleen B. Jonsson, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
502-852-5773
cbjons01@louisville.edu

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Swati Joshi-Barve, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition)
502-852-5244
s0josh01@louisville.edu

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Irina Kirpich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition)
502-852.1127
Irina.Kirpich@louisville.edu

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Chi Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
chi.li@louisville.edu

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Robert C.G. Martin, II, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Sam and Lolita Weakley Endowed Chair in Surgical Oncology
502-629-3355
Robert.Martin@louisville.edu

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Lacey R. McNally, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Division of Hematology and Oncology)
502-852-2288
lrmcna01@exchange.louisville.edu

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Michael L. Merchant, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine (Division of Nephrology)
502-852-0245
mlmerc02@louisville.edu

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Chin K. Ng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology
502-852-5875
chin.ng@louisville.edu

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Timothy E. O'Toole, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
502-852-5886
tim.otoole@louisville.edu

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Shesh N. Rai, Ph.D.

Professor and Wendell Cherry Chair in Clinical Trial Research
502-852-4030
Shesh.Rai@louisville.edu

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George Rodgers, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
502-852-3720
gcrodg01@louisville.edu

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David A. Scott, Ph.D.

Professor of Periodontics, Endodontics & Dental Hygiene
502-852-8905
dascot07@louisville.edu

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Sanjay Srivastava, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine)
Distinguished University Scholar
502-852-5834
sanjay.srivastava@louisville.edu

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Jill M. Steinbach, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
502-852-5486
jill.steinbach@louisville.edu

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Janice Sullivan, M.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
502-852-3720
sully@louisville.edu

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Yi Tan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
502-852-4076
y0tan002@louisville.edu

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David J. Tollerud, M.D.

Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
502-852-3007
djtoll01@louisville.edu

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Walter H. Watson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition)
502-852-4905
whwats01@louisville.edu

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Brian (Binks) Wattenberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
502-852-7762
b0watt01@louisville.edu

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Jun Yan, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Endowed Chair in Translational Research
502-852-3628
jun.yan@louisville.edu

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Hong Ye, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
502-852-4047
hong.ye@louisville.edu

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Xiang Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry
502-852-8878
xiang.zhang@louisville.edu

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Adjunct Appointments

James A. Blank

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Education:

PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville School of Medicine (1985)

Adrian J. Fretland

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Education:

PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville School of Medicine (2000)

John C. Lipscomb

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Education:

PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (1991)

Kevyn E. Merten

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Education:

PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville School of Medicine (2007)

Kristin J. Metry-Baldauf

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Education:

PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville School of Medicine (2007)

Arnold J. Schecter

Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Education:

MD, Howard University Medical School (1962)

MPH, Columbia University (1975)

Joshua M. Thornburg

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Education:

PhD, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville School of Medicine (2007)

Eric M. Vela

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Education:

PhD, Virology and Gene Therapy, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston (2005)

Emeritus Appointments

Frederick W. Benz

Professor Emeritus
frederick.benz@louisville.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Iowa (1970)

Laurence A. Carr

Professor Emeritus
lacarr01@louisville.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Pharmacology, Michigan State University (1969)

Theresa S. Chen

Professor Emerita
502-852-7887
chen.theresa1@gmail.com

Education:

Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Louisville (1971)

Rose Dagirmanjian

Professor Emerita

Education:

Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Rochester (1960)

Harrell E. Hurst

Professor Emeritus

Education:

Ph.D., Toxicology, University of Kentucky (1978)

Charles H. Jarboe

Professor Emeritus

Education:

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Louisville (1956)

 

Peter P. Rowell

Professor Emeritus

Education:

Ph.D., Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Florida (1975)

 

Leonard C. Waite

Professor Emeritus
lencwaite@gmail.com

Education:

Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Missouri (1969)

Walter M. Williams

Professor Emeritus
502-852-5348
wmwill814@gmail.com

Education:

Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Louisville (1970)
M.D., University of Louisville (1974)

Former Faculty Members

NameDatesPositionSpecialty
Yandell, Lunsford Pitts Sr., M.D.1837-1855Professor of Chemistry, and Physiology and Pathological AnatomyPharmacy
Short, Charles Wilkin, M.D.1838-1851Professor of Materia Medica and Medical Botany, Dean of the Faculty, Professor EmeritusBotany
Rogers, Lewis, M.D.1852-1869Professor of Materia Medica and TherapeuticsClinical Medicine
Bemiss, Samuel M., M.D.1862-1863Professor of Materia Medica and Medical JurisprudencyGeneral Practice
Frazee, L. J., M.D.1866-1867Professor of Materia Medica and TherapeuticsGeneral Practice
Scott, Preston B., M.D.1867-1868Assistant Professor of Materia Medica and TherapeuticsGeneral Practice
Yandell, Lunsford Pitts, Jr., M.D.1868-1883Professor of Materia Medica and Clinical MedicinePediatrics and Medicine
Holland, James, W.H., M.D.1879-1883Professor of Materia Medica and Medicinal Chemistry, and Diseases of the Nervous SystemChemistry
Octerlong, John A., M.D.1870-1874Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, and Clinical MedicineClinical Medicine
Warner, Geo M., M.D.1882-1897Professor of Materia Medica and TherapeuticsAnatomy
Anderson, Turner, M.D.1882-1883Demonstrator of Materia Medica and TherapeuticsGeneral Practice
Bailey, William, A. B., M.D.1885-1889Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, and Public HygienePublic Health
Marshall, Edwing, M.D.1887-1889Assistant Professor of Materia MedicaInternal Medicine
Hendon, George A., M.D.1894-1895Instructor of Materia Medica and TherapeuticsGeneral Practice
Abell, W. L., M.D.1897-1898Instructor of Materia Medica and TherapeuticsGeneral Practice
Morrison, J. Rowan, M.D.1898-1901Instructor of Materia Medica and TherapeuticsGeneral Practice
Offutt, Vance, M.D.1899-1900Demonstrator in Lab. of Materia Medica and TherapeuticsGeneral Practice
McCarty, J. A., M.D.1900-1901Demonstrator in Lab. of Materia Medica and TherapeuticsGeneral Practice
Abell, Irvin, M.D.1901-1908Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, and Genito-Urinary DiseasesSurgery
Leavell, High N., M.D.1904-1908Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, and PediatricsPediatrics
Cottell, Henry A., M.D.1906-1916Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology, Professor EmeritusPhysiology
Simpson, Virgil E., M.D.1907-1923Professor of Materia Medica and TherapeuticsClinical
Doyle, Oscar W., M.D.1914-1921Adjunct Professor of TherapeuticsMedicine
Redmon, Edward C., M.D.1914-1921Adjunct Assistant Professor of PharmacologyClinical Medicine
Hayes, George, M.D.1915-1916Demonstrator in Lab. of PharmacologyGeneral Practice
Dyer, John W., M.D.1916-1920Instructor of PharmacologyMedicine
DeWeese, A. D., B.S.1918-1920Assistant of PharmacologyEducation
Barbour, Henry Gray, M.D.1923-1931Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology and PharmacologyPhysiology; Inventor; and author of Experimental Pharmacology & Toxicology
Speidel, Frederick G., M.D.1923-1942Clinical Instructor of TherapeuticsGeneral Practice
Frankmann, Raymond W., M.D.1924-1926Assistant in PharmacologyGeneral Practice
Norland, Hulbert Viers, M.D.1925-1926Assistant in PharmacologyGeneral Practice
Beutner, Reinhard, M.D., Ph.D.1925-1934Professor of PharmacologyPhysical Chemistry
Csakey, M. W. A. B., Ph.D.1927-1934Instructor of Physiology and PharmacologyPhysiology
Hunter, L. G., M.D.1927-1928Assistant in Physiology and PharmacologyGeneral Practice
Flowers, A. Henry, A.B.1931-1932Assistant in Physiology and PharmacologyPhysiology
Howard, Mose W., M.D.1931-1932Student Assistant in PharmacologyGeneral Practice
Wakerlin, George E., M.D., Ph.D.1933-1935Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology and PharmacologyPhysiology
Lawson, Hampden C., M.D., Ph.D.1934-1960Assistant Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Professor and Chairman, Department of PhysiologyBody fluids and Electrolytes
Ambrose, Anthony M., Ph.D.1939-1942Assistant Professor of PharmacologyPharmacy and Biochemistry
Lehmann, Gerhard, M.D.1939-1942Instructor of PharmacologyChemistry
Houchin, Boyd O., Ph.D.1946-1947Assistant Professor of PharmacologyBiochemistry
Malaf, Noble S. R., M.D., Ph.D.1947-1948Assistant Professor of PharmacologyTropical Medicine
Cantrell, William F., Ph.D.1949-1958Associate Professor of PharmacologyChemotherapy
Dillingham, William E., B.D.1949-1951Assistant in PharmacologyPublic Health; Industrial Hygiene
McIntosh, B. J., Ph.D.1949-1955Assistant Professor of PharmacologyAnesthesiology
Pedigo, George N., M.D.1949-1951Lecturer in TherapeuticsClinical Medicine
Hendon, James R., M.D.1951-1952Lecturer in TherapeuticsClinical Medicine
Telford, Jane, M.D.1952-1953Associate in PharmacologyGeneral Practice
Melletee, Henry C., Ph.D.1952-1953Instructor of PharmacologyPsychiatry
Brahen, Leonard F., Ph.D.1954-1955Instructor of PharmacologyPsychiatry
Cronen, Michael R., M.D.1954-1961Associate of PharmacologyInternal Medicine
Isbell, Harris, M.D.1956-1965Lecturer in Pharmacology and Psychosomatic ResearchNarcotic Pharmacology
Wikler, Abraham, M.D.1956-1965Lecturer in Pharmacology and Psychosomatic ResearchPsychiatry
Frazer, H. Frank, M.D.1956-1965Lecturer in PharmacologyPsychiatry
Martin, William R., M.D.1959-1965Lecturer in PharmacologyNarcotic Pharmacology
Despopoulos, Agameninon, M.D.1957-1962Research Assistant ProfessorRenal Pharmacology
LeFevre, Paul G., Ph.D.1960-1968Professor of PharmacologyMembrane Physiology
Peters, Alvin Alois, Sc.D.1961-1962Research Associate in PharmacologyStructure-activity relationships
Soda, Reisuke, Sc.D.1963-1964Instructor in PharmacologyChemistry
Kitao, Teijiro, Ph.D.1963-1965Associate in PharmacologyChemistry
Smith, Richard P., Ph.D.1963-1965Associate in PharmacologyPsychology
Essig, Carl F., M.D.1963-1964Lecturer in PharmacologyPsychiatry
Csaky, Tihamer Z., M.D.1964-1965Adjunct Professor of PharmacologyGastrointestinal Physiology
Gordon, Helmut A., M.D.1964-1965Adjunct Professor of PharmacologyMicrobiological Pharmacology
Motoyama, I., Ph.D.1965-1966Research AssociateChemistry
Klingele, Harold O., Ph.D.1965-1971Assistant Professor of PharmacologyChemistry
Alvarado, Francisco, M.D.1967-1968Associate Professor of PharmacologyPhysiology
Darby, Thomas D., Ph.D.1969-1973Professor and Chair, Department of PharmacologyCardiovascular and Autonomic Pharmacology and Toxicology
Chan, Yun-lai, Ph.D.1972-1974Instructor of PharmacologyRenal Pharmacology
Short, Harold J., Ph.D.1974-1975Assistant Professor of PharmacologyChemistry
Carr, Edward A., M.D.1974-1976Professor and Chairman, Department of PharmacologyClinical Pharmacology
Dinno, Mumtaz A., Ph.D.1974-1979Research AssociatePhysiology and Biophysics
Cranston, Joseph, Ph.D.1975-1976Assistant Professor of PharmacologyDrug Metabolism
Gorodetzky, Charles W., M.D., Ph.D.1981-1993Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and ToxicologyPsychiatry
Jasinski, Donald, M.D.1981-1983Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and ToxicologyPsychiatry
Richman, Stephan P., M.D.1981-1988Associate Professor of Pharmacology and ToxicologyImmunopharmacology
Ramp, Warren K., Ph.D.1982-1991Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology; Professor of Oral BiologyCalcium Metabolism
Huang, Kee Chang M.D., Ph.D.1956-1998Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, Professor Emeritus; Acting ChairmanPharmacology of Chinese Herbs, Renal Tubular Transport
Knoefel, Peter K., M.D1935-1999Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Chair, Department of Pharmacology; Professor and Chair EmeritusAnesthetics, Radiopague Diagnostic Agents, Poisonous venoms
Tamburro, Carlo H., M.D., M.P.H.1982-1999Associate Professor, Professor, Division Chief, Occupational ToxicologyOccupational and Environmental Toxicology; Biomarkers; Hepatology
Woodcock, Thomas M., M.D.1980-1999Associate Professor, Professor, Adjunct ProfessorMedical Oncology
Gordon, Helmut A., M.D.1971-1999Adjunct Professor, Adjunct Professor EmeritusGnotobiology, host-microflora interactions, antibiotic resistance
Hathcock, Arthur L., Ph.D.1990-1999Adjunct Assistant ProfessorEpidemiology
Liss, Gary M., M.D.1990-1999Adjunct Assistant ProfessorOccupational Toxicology
Laszlo, Makk, M.D.1990-1999Adjunct Associate ProfessorOccupational Toxicology
Ross, Mitchell P., M.D.1995-2000AssociatePediatric pharmacology and toxicology
Lang, Calvin A., Sc.D.1980-2000AssociateRole of glutathione in health and aging
Edmonds, Harvey L., Ph.D.1977-2002AssociateNeuroprotection in high risk surgery
Parsian, Abbas, Ph.D.2001-2004AssociateMedical Genetics
Jumblatt, James E., Ph.D.1989-2004AssociateOphthalmology and visual sciences
Wang, Guang Jian, Ph.D.2002-2004AssociateNeurotoxicology
Rigor, Benjamin M., M.D.1981-2005AssociateAnesthesiology
Miller, Frederick N., Ph.D1988-2005Professor (Joint), AssociateMicrocirculation in the inflammatory response
Clouthier, David E., Ph.D.2001-2005Assistant Professor (Joint)Developmental toxicology; birth defects
Delamere, Nicholas A., Ph.D.1986-2006Associate Professor, Professor (Joint)Membrane transport mechanisms
Stansbury, Kevin H., Ph.D.2004-2007AssociateAnalytical toxicology
Liu, Ye Qi, M.D., Ph.D.2003-2007AssociateTransgenic approaches to diabetes
Schurr, Avital, Ph.D.1981-2007AssociateCerebral energy metabolism
Wong, John L., Ph.D.1994-2008Professor (Joint); AssociateBiomarkers; environmental toxicology
Young, William W., Jr. Ph.D.2002-2008AssociateGlycolipids; glycotransferases and sphingolipids
Kennedy, Mary Jayne, Pharm.D.2003-2008Assistant Professor (Joint)Pediatric pharmacology
Gozal, David, M.D.1999-2009Professor (Joint)Sleep medicine; sleep apnea
Wang, Yang M.D., Ph.D.2000-2009Assistant and Associate Professor (Joint)Regulation of hypoxic/ischemic injury and protection in the cardiovascular system
Zimmerman, Thom J., M.D., Ph.D.1986-2009Professor and Professor Emeritus (Joint)Pharmacological treatment of glaucoma
Martinez, Manuel, M.D.2007-2009Professor (Joint)Hypertension and its effects on kidney function
Zundel, Wayne S., Ph.D.2004-2009Assistant Professor (Joint)Molecular oncology
Lillard, James W. Jr., Ph.D., M.B.A.2007-2009Associate Professor (Joint); AssociateInflammation and immunity
Helm, C. William, M.D.2008-2010AssociateOvarian cancer
Litvan, Irene, M.D.2007-2011Professor (Joint)Parkinson's Disease
Scharff, Thomas G., Ph.D.1956-2012Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, Professor EmeritusMembrane transport
McGregor, W. Glenn, M.D.2000-2012Associate Professor, ProfessorDNA damage, repair and mutagenesis
Goldstein, Richard E., M.D., Ph.D.2004-2012Professor (Joint)Surgical Endocrinology
Fan, Teresa Whei-Mei, Ph.D.2003-2013Associate Professor (Joint); AssociateSelenium; Metabolomics
Hagg, Theo, M.D., Ph.D.2002-2013Professor (Joint)Neurotrophic factor receptors and endogenous stem cells as drug targets
Waddell, William J., M.D.1977-2014

Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology; Professor and Chair Emeritus

Occupational toxicology; autoradiography; pH trapping; dose-response at low exposures
Aronoff, George R., M.D.1987-2014Professor (Joint)Drug nephrotoxicity, renal drug metabolism, artificial intelligence
Davis, Keith R., Ph.D.2006-2014ProfessorDevelopment of plant-based pharmaceuticals
Sankar, Uma, Ph.D.2007-2014Assistant Professor; Associate ProfessorHematopoetic stem cell biology and cancer