Faculty Directory – Integrative and Translational Physiology

Faculty NameDepartmentResearch Topics
Waddah A AlrefaiGastroenterology and Hepatology
Jon ArtAnatomy and Cell BiologyPhysiology & biophysics of hair cells and their synapses in the inner ear
Jose Al Arruda
Jaehyung (Gus) ChoCellular and Molecular PharmacologyMy lab studies the molecular mechanisms of cell-cell interactions in thrombosis and vascular inflammation.
Jose Cordoba-ChaconEndocrinology, Diabetes and MetabolismHepatic glucose and lipid metabolism. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Regulation of glucose production by conjugated linoleic acids.
Henar Cuervo GrajalPhysiology and Biophysics
Robert DanzigerCardiology
Dawood DarbarCardiology
Luisa A DiPietroPeriodonticsWound healing, tissue regeneration, response to injury
Robert J Donati
Pradeep K. DudejaMedicinePathophysiology of Diarrheal Diseases, IBD Associated Diarrhea, Gut-Microbe Interactions, Probiotics as antidiarrheals.
Steven DudekPulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and AllergyEndothelial cell biology, cytoskeletal regulation of vascular leak, inflammatory lung syndromes
Ron GabaRadiologyNovel animal models of liver disease and liver cancer (the Oncopig Cancer Model); Interventional Oncology and innovative drug delivery approaches; cancer genomics
Frank GonzalezObstetrics and Gynecology
Ahlke HeydemannPhysiology and Biophysics
Guochang HuAnesthesiologyAcute lung injuey, innate immune response and inflammation, vascualr endothelial barrier, sepsis
Yuwei JiangPhysiology and BiophysicsAdipose stem cell, vascular niche plasticity, and their impact on metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Andre Kajdacsy-BallaPathologyEnvironmental cadmium effect on prostate cancer progression and on early atherosclerosis.
Andrius KazlauskasPhysiology and Biophysics; Ophthalmology and Visual SciencesMy research program seeks to improve treatment options for patients afflicted by blinding eye diseases and is focused on signaling events that govern angiogenic homeostasis.
Rhonda Kineman
Jan K. KitajewskiPhysiology and BiophysicsVascular Biology, Angiogenesis, Tumor Microenvironment,
Yulia KomarovaCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Brian Thomas LaydenEndocrinology/Diabetes and Metabolism
Monica LeePhysiology & Biophysics Endothelial cell function, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis
Irena LevitanPulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy
Chong Wee LiewPhysiology and BiophysicsTranscriptional regulation of adipocyte biology and whole body energy metabolism as well as functional maturation of the pancreatic b-cell.
Sarah E. LutzAnatomy and Cell Biology
Alexander V. LyubimovCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Asrar B MalikCellular and Molecular PharmacologyI study mechanisms of inflammation that underlie cardiovascular diseases. I challenge my trainees is to ask transformational questions.
Dolly MehtaCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Richard MinshallCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Viswanathan NatarajanCellular and Molecular PharmacologyAreas of Interest: Endothelial Permeability; Bioactive Lipid Mediators in lung inflammation and injury; Mitochondria in lung cancer
Natalia NietoPathologyLiver, fibrosis, alcoholic liver disease, cancer
J. Michael O’DonnellPhysiology and BiophysicsCardiac function and metabolism in heart disease
David PerkinsSurgeryAnalysis of the metagenome in health and disease; functional interactions between the microbiome and the host.
Usha RajPediatrics
Jalees RehmanCellular and Molecular Pharmacology, MedicineStem cell differentiation and tissue regeneration, Host defense/Inflammation and metabolism, Blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s disease
Rob SargisEndocrinology/Diabetes and MetabolismEnvironmental Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in the Pathogenesis of Metabolic Disorders
Dan ShayePhysiology and BiophysicsTubulogenesis, C. elegans, Angiogenesis, Vascular Development and Disease, Kidney Development and Disease
R. John SolaroPhysiology and BiophysicsCardiac and Vascular Dysfunction and Therapies in Cardiomyopathies
Carlos StoccoPhysiology and BiophysicsOur research focuses on the processes controlling ovarian function and the hormone signaling and genomic pathways regulating fertility.
Terry G UntermanEndocrinology/Diabetes and Metabolism
Terry Vanden HoekEmergency Medicine
Beata M. WolskaPhysiology and Biophysics
Pingwen XuEndocrinology, Diabetes and MetabolismCentral estrogenic regulation of obesity, diabetes, alcohol binge drinking and fear extinction.