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Rick Dobrowsky

I started my research program on the role of lipid rafts as compartments for signaling via neurotrophin receptors. As changes in neurotrophin signaling are known to contribute to nerve degeneration in diabetic neuropathy, we extended our work to diabetic animal and cell culture models, which is the current thrust in the lab.

Alexander Moise
Associate Professor

My laboratory is interested in the metabolism and physiological functions of carotenoids and their cleavage products.

Jackob Moskovitz
Associate Professor

The specific aims of my research are designed to determine how the Msr system affects the function and expression of other proteins as well as to evaluate the role of methionine oxidation in the progression of oxidative stress and age related diseases.

Professor, Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology

The most rewarding aspect of my job is mentoring young scientists. I have enjoyed mentoring a dozen Ph.D. graduate students and numerous post-doctoral fellows.

Eduardo Rosa-Molinar

My research focuses on the development and application of tools and workflows for multi-scale multi-modal correlated volume microscopies and three-dimensional volume reconstruction to unravel synaptic geometry.

Honglian Shi
Associate Professor

I received a Ph.D. in biophysics with a specialization in oxidative stress research and have been conducting research in the field of oxidative stress since my graduation.

Adam Smith
Assistant Professor

My research focuses on the neurobiological substrates of social behavior and stress.

Jeff Staudinger

My laboratory is interested in basic regulatory mechanisms in toxicology and drug disposition.

Jaichandar Subramanian
Assistant Professor
will join the department in August 2017

My lab will investigate how molecules, circuits and neuronal ensemble activity influence plasticity of excitatory and inhibitory synapses. We will study these mechanisms in neurons of sensory and association cortices in the context of memory storage, and how they are disrupted in genetically tractable mouse models of disease. To achieve this we will use a variety of state of the art approaches, such as single neuron genetic manipulations, in vivo synaptic labeling and multi-color two photon imaging.

Shirley ShiDu Yan
Howard E. Mossberg Distinguished Professor

Research conducted in Dr. Yan’s laboratory is geared toward unraveling the cellular and molecular basis of neurodegeneration and devising therapeutic strategies to hamper the processes that cause neuronal death.

Liqin Zhao
Assistant Professor

Our research focuses on brain aging and neurodegeneration (with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease; AD).

Courtesy and Adjunct Professors

  • Abdulbaki Agbas, Ph.D. - Adjunct Assistant Professor - Dept. of Biochemistry, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Ken Audus, Ph.D. - Courtesy Professor - School of Pharmacy
  • Marco Bortolato, Ph.D. - Adjunct Associate Professor - College of Pharmacy, University of Utah
  • George Brenner, Ph.D. - Adjunct Professor - Oklahoma State University
  • William A. Hill, Ph.D. - Courtesy Associate Professor - Animal Care Unit
  • Qian Li, Ph.D. - Adjunct Assistant Professor - The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Julie S. Nagel, Ph.D. - Courtesy Assistant Professor – Research and Graduate Studies
  • Marylou Solbrig, M.D. - Adjunct Professor - University of Manitoba
  • Xinkun Wang, Ph.D. - Courtesy Associate Professor - Higuchi Biosciences Ctr.
  • Asma Zaidi, Ph.D. - Adjunct Associate Professor - Dept. of Biochemistry, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

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