Division Chief, Infectious Disease, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Medicine
Director, Cutaneous Oncology Program, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medicine - (Tenure Track)
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Janet Funk's work includes a focus on metastatic breast cancer that spans the research spectrum from bench to bedside, translational arthritis studies of the pharmacokinetics and safety of turmeric, and collaborative endocrinological studies evaluating the effects of obesity and insulin resistance on bone development in Hispanic girls, as well as effects of obesity on breast cancer risk in older women.
Director, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medicine
Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) occurs more in Arizona than anywhere else. My research and others at the Valley Fever Center for Excellence involve understanding how disease is caused by infection, how the immune system stops or prevents illness, and how we can better diagnose, treat, or prevent this public health problem.
Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Internal Medicine, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, Physiology
The Garcia laboratory works to understand the molecular mechanisms of lung inflammatory processes, particularly those producing lung edema or vascular leak. The laboratory focus is to investigate gene discovery, protein function assessment, SNP discovery, genetic manipulation, in vivo testing, and candidate gene and biomarker identification, working to translate basic research into potential novel clinical therapies.
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Medicine
Louise Hecker’s research is focused on understanding why the process of regenerative biology and mechanisms of tissue injury-repair "goes awry" in aging. She is working to identifying novel pathways that can be targeted to reverse age-associated diseases, such as Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
Chair, Department of Medicine, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medicine
Monica Kraft's research focus is in the areas of adult asthma, the role of infection in asthma and the role of the distal lung in asthma and airway remodeling.
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Medicine
Julie Ledford's research focuses on respiratory disease, and genetic and molecular mechanisms of allergic airway diseases in children.