Division Chief, Infectious Disease, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Medicine
Dr. Connick is a physician scientist who has dedicated her career to the improvement of health of individuals living with or at risk for HIV-1 infection. Her research ranges from laboratory based investigations of HIV-1 immunopathogenesis to clinical and epidemiological studies of novel immunotherapies and other interventions to improve health outcomes in people living with HIV-1.
Director, Cutaneous Oncology Program, Interim Chief, Division of Dermatology, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medicine - (Tenure Track)
Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, 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, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Internal Medicine, 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.
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, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Medicine, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Julie Ledford's research focuses on respiratory disease, and genetic and molecular mechanisms of allergic airway diseases in children.
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Medicine
Division Chief, Pulmonary / Allergy - Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Professor, Medicine
Dr. Parthasarathy has expertise in noninvasive home ventilation for sleep-related breathing disorders and invasive ventilation in critically ill patients. His major areas of focus have been in promoting adherence to nonivasive ventilation devices in the home setting and patient-ventilator interaction during critical illness. He serves as Chief of Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at COM-T and as a Special Advisor to NH/NHLBI.
Associate Professor, Medicine, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Dr. Rafikov laboratory is focused on molecular mechanisms of pulmonary vascular cell dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension and acute lung injury. The lab is exploring mechanisms of metabolic reprogramming, mitochondrial dysfunction, and proliferative signaling.
Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research, Associate Professor, Medicine
Dr. Rachna Shroff is the Chief of GI Medical Oncology at the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) where she also serves as the Director of the Clinical Trials Office. Within the UA College of Medicine Tucson, she is the Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Shroff is a clinical and translational investigator focused on dveloping novel targeted therapies and immunotherapies for pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers and has led multiple clinical trials in this space.