Faculty

  • Acosta, Edward P., Pharm.D.

    acostaProfessor; Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology; Director, PK/PD Core

    Areas of Interest
    Pharmacometrics, mass spectrometry, antivirals, antiretrovirals, pediatrics

  • Aller, Stephen G., Ph.D.

    allerAssociate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Membrane protein structure and function, cystic fibrosis, X-ray crystallography, Tangier disease, atomic 3D cryo-electron microscopy, rational drug design, ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters, high-affinity metal transport

  • Andrabi, Shaida A., Ph.D.

    andrabiProfessor

    Areas of Interest
    Stroke, mitochondrial bioenergetics, cell death signaling and neurodegeneration

  • Barnes, Stephen, Ph.D.

    barnesDistinguished Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Bile acids, polyphenols, metabolomics, NMR, mass spectrometry

  • Bjornsti, Mary-Ann, Ph.D.

    bjornstiProfessor and Chair

    Areas of Interest
    Cancer pharmacology, yeast genetics, developmental therapeutics, mTOR, SUMO conjugation, topoisome

  • Coric, Tatjana, Ph.D.

    coricAssistant Professor; Director, High-Throughput siRNA Screening Facility

    Areas of Interest
    Cancer prevention, chemotherapeutics, non-coding RNAs, high-throughput screening

  • el Kouni, Mahmoud, B.Sc.Hon., M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.

    elkouniProfessor Pharmacology and Toxicology
    Senior Scientist, Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Senior Scientist, Center for AIDS Research
    Senior Scientist, General Clinical Research Center
    Member, Pharmaceutical Design Program
    Member, M.D./Ph.D. Program
    Mentor, Academic Internist Training Program

    Areas of Interest
    Pyrimidine and purine metabolism and drug action

  • Falany, Charles N., Ph.D.

    falanyProfessor, Emeritus; Vice Chair, Pharmacology and Toxicology

    Areas of Interest
    Drug metabolism, phase 2 conjugation, sulfation, bile acid amidation, sulfotransferase

  • Fasinu, Pius, Ph.D.

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    Associate Professor
    Associate Professor (P), Pharmacology and Toxicology, Academic Joint Departments
    Associate Professor (S), Dept of Medical Education, School of Medicine
    Scientist (C), Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), General Clinical Research Center

    Areas of Interest
    Drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, pharmacometrics, mass spectrometry

  • Gassman, Natalie, Ph.D.

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    Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Environmental exposures, electronic cigarettes, endocrine disrupting compounds, dietary and lifestyle exposures, DNA damage and repair, transcriptional modulation of DNA repair, cellular response to chemotherapeutics, predictive biomarkers, and biological drivers of health disparities.

  • Marsiglia, William, Ph.D.

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    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Signal Transduction, PI3K-AKT signaling, chemical biology, protein-protein interactions, kinases, structural biology

  • Parant, John M., Ph.D.

    parantProfessor

    Areas of Interest
    p53, ESCO2, PKD2, cilia, cancer, polycystic kidney disease, mitosis, sister chromatid cohesion, tumor suppressor genes, genomic instability, Li Fraumeni, Roberts syndrome, zebrafish, mouse

  • Prasain, Jeevan K., Ph.D.

    prasainAssociate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Prostaglandins, C. elegans, mass spectrometry, lipidomics, metabolomics, botanicals

  • Shacka, John J., Ph.D.

    shackaAssociate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Autophagy-lysosome pathway, neurodegenerative disease

  • van Waardenburg, Robert C., Ph.D.

    van waardenburgAssociate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Structure-Function analysis DNA repair proteins, post-translational modification enzymes and cytosolic Sulfotransferases
    Mechanism of Action of proteins and drugs (chemotherapeutics)
    Drug development for novel therapeutic targets
    Post-translational modification by Ubiquitin, SUMO (Small Ubiquitin-like MOdifier), Sulfonation of small molecules and proteins
    Protein-Protein interactions

  • Wilborn, Teresa, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

    wilbornProfessor; Vice Chair of Education, Pharmacology and Toxicology

    Areas of Interest
    Pharmacology education for medical professionals and graduate students, drug metabolism, pharmacogenetics

  • Yoon, Karina J., Ph.D.

    yoonAssociate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    Molecular and cellular mechanisms of cancer progression and metastasis, experimental therapeutics, cancer pharmacology, chemoresistance, adhesion molecules, patient-derived xenograft models, pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, ovarian cancer, pediatric solid tumors