Faculty & Students

Hélène Bazin-lee

Research Professor

Design and synthesis of novel vaccine adjuvants

Richard Bridges

Regents Professor; Director of Neuroscience

Understanding the pharmacology, structure, and function of glutamate transporters, through the development of novel substrates, inhibitors and modulators.

David Burkhart

Research Professor, Associate Director of the Center for Translational Medicine

Use of targeted nanoparticle technology to develop next generation diagnostic and therapeutic agents. 

Yoon Hee Cho

Associate Professor

Understanding molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of disease, diagnosis, and treatment

Philippe Diaz

Associate Professor

Kasper Hansen

Associate Professor

Studies on the structure, function, and molecular pharmacology of glutamate receptors and evaluation of their roles in synaptic transmission, as well as their involvement in psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Andrij Holian

Professor, Director of Center for Environmental Health Science

Travis Hughes

Associate Professor

Molecular pharmacology of a family of ligand activated transcription factors, which are the target of ~10% of FDA approved drugs using biophysical, biochemical and cell biology approaches.

Darrell Jackson

Associate Professor

To identify and develop small molecule inhibitors that have neuroprotective affects against neurodegenerative diseases that includes traumatic brain injury and stroke.

Keith Parker

Associate Professor

Molecular pharmacology of serotonin receptors.

Sarjubhai Patel

Assistant Research Professor

Understanding the regulation of amino acid transporter proteins in health and disease such as brain tumors and traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

Monica Serban

Associate Professor

Development of novel, natural biomataterial-based therapeutics, in vitro diagnostics and medical devices.

David Shepherd

Professor

The Shepherd laboratory is currently engaged in designing and testing novel immunotherapeutics to treat immune-mediated diseases. This work is in collaboration with Dr. Celine Beamer and Dr. Fanny Astruc-Diaz.

Andrea Stierle

Research Professor

Isolation and characterization of microbial secondary metabolites with pharmaceutical potential as antibiotics and compounds that regulate inflammatory and apoptotic pathways associated with cancer and ischemic stroke 

Donald Stierle

Research Professor

Isolation and characterization of microbial metabolites with pharmaceutical potential; antibiotics and compounds that regulate inflammatory and apoptotic pathways associated with cancer and ischemic stroke 

Chuck Thompson

Professor

Design and synthesis of small molecules with which to to study the molecular pharmacology of the cholinergic and glutamtergic neurotransmitter systems.

Elizabeth Arrigali

PhD Student - Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Design

Emma Barrett-catton

PhD Student - Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Design

Avery Benton

PhD Student - Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Design

Annie Buchholz

PhD Student - Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Design

Kelsi Grinde

PharmD/MS Student - Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Design

Shayna Killam

MS Student - Pharmaceutical Studies & Drug Design

James Lotti

PhD Student - Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Design

Noah Powers

PhD Student - Pharmaceutical Studies & Drug Design

Elizabeth Sather

PhD Student - Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Design

Jack Staples

PhD Student - Pharmaceutical Studies & Drug Design

Andy Voss

PhD Student - Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Design