Life Sciences students

Scholarly Activity

Faculty Research

Dr. Azeez Aileru Anatomy and Physiology. Neuroplasticity in acquired and inherited forms of hypertension. Director of the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center. Learn more about Dr. Aileru.
Dr. Manju Bhat Anatomy and Physiology. Member of the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center. Learn more about Dr. Bhat.
Dr. Maggie Boylan Plant molecular biology. Regulation of the biosynthesis of tropane alkaloids in medicinal plants. Identification of factors that influence the level of these compounds in plant tissues.
Dr. Morris Clarke Biochemistry. Pharmacogenetics, drug discovery research, and drug development. Regulation of steroid biosynthesis. Use of squalene from Botyrococcus braunii as a biodegradable lubricant.
Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes Cell and Molecular Biology. Regulation of gene expression in cancer cells; development of biomarkers for breast cancer diagnosis.
Dr. Donna Durham-Pierre Microbiology. Pigmentation biology and skin wound healing in the elderly.
Dr. Nickolay Hristov Ecology. Animal behavior; biomechanics of bat flight; computer graphic design.
Dr. Pamela Jones Microbiology. Mechanisms of cold shock response in the adaptation and growth of bacteria at low temperatures. Adaptive role of a DEAD-box protein at low temperatures.
Dr. Jill Keith Biochemistry. Pharmacology of drug addiction. Synthesis and testing of piperdyl analogs as cocaine pharmacotherapy. Member of the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center. Learn more about Dr. Keith.
Dr. Carly Kemmis Cell and Molecular Biology. Metabolism and function of vitamin D.
Dr. David Kump Anatomy and Physiology. Physical activity, diet, and the regulation of body composition.
Dr. Exazevia Logan Anatomy and Physiology. Neurobiology; neuronal control of hypertension. Member of the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center. Learn more about Dr. Logan.
Dr. Jeffrey Overholt Anatomy and Physiology. Cellular aspects in the control of breathing and cardiac activity under physiological and pathophysiological events. Member of the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center. Learn more about Dr. Overholt.
Dr. Johanna Porter-Kelley Microbiology. Molecular targets for chemotherapy and vaccine development against leishmaniasis. Cloning and molecular characterization of Adaptor Protein 3 from Leishmania.
Dr. Dinesh Singh Microbiology. Molecular biology of HIV infection. Targeting dendritic cells to prevent establishment of HIV reservoirs. Learn more about Dr. Singh.
Dr. Teresa Singleton Biotechnology. LTR-retrotranpsosons. Analysis of target sites for the retrotransposon Tf1 in fission yeast. Role of retroviruses in AIDS and other human diseases.
Dr. Lee Stackhouse Microbiology. Molecular genetics of breast cancer and the development of diagnostic markers for this disease in minority populations.
Dr. Mesia Steed Cell and Molecular Biology. Role of matrix metalloproteinase (zinc-dependent endopeptidases) in mediating vascular remodeling associated with vascular diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes.
Dr. Errol Thompson Anatomy and Physiology. Neuronal control of cardiovascular disease. Member of the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center. Learn more about Dr. Thompson.
Dr. Steven Viscido Organismal biology. Population ecology and social behavior.
Dr. Daniel Williams Molecular Physiology. Molecular biology of diabetes. Effects of insulin and neurosteroids on the GABA-A receptor. Non-genomic actions of hormones in the central nervous system.

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