Health

Professor, Pathology - (Research Scholar Track), Research Professor, BIO5 Institute
The personalized diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer.
Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Public Health, Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Professor, American Indian Studies-GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Veterinary Specialist, Adjunct Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Research Scientist, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Public Health, Director, Statistical Consulting, Professor, Statistics-GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

My research develops new clinical trial and experimental study designs to allow 'learning from data' more efficiently. My research also develops new analysis methods to understand latent structure in data. This allows better understanding of disease processes, better targeting of existing treatments, and development of more effective new treatments. Finally, I am developing new statistical methods based on prediction of future events.

Director, Center for Innovation in Brain Science, Professor, Pharmacology, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Neurology, Professor, Evelyn F Mcknight Brain Institute, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, Psychology, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Plant Science, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Regents Professor, Plant Sciences, Research Associate Professor, Entomology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Unravel the phylodynamics and transmission-specific determinants of emerging plant virus/fastidious bacteria-insect vector complexes, and translate new knowledge to abate pathogen spread in food systems.

Assistant Research Professor, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Member of the General Faculty
Professor, Public Health, Associate Dean, Research-Public Health, Adjunct Professor, Mining and Geological Engineering, Associate Dean, Research - Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Dean, Charles-Sander - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Vice President, Agriculture - Life and Veterinary Sciences / Cooperative Extension, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Research Professor, Member of the General Faculty , Member of the Graduate Faculty, Research Professor, BIO5 Institute

Peptides and proteins play a vital role in almost every cellular process in living organisms. Our research discovers and determines structural information on peptides and proteins to design drugs to more effectively treat human disease.

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, Vice Chair, Academic Affairs - Otolaryngology, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Department Chair, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Professor, Public Health, Professor, Anthropology, Professor, Statistics-GIDP, Distinguished Professor, Public Health, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies - College of Pharmacy, Director, Southwest Environmental Health Science Center, Professor, Public Health, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Medicine, Division Chief, Infectious Disease, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

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.

Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Dean, Research, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

We investigate how the chemicals in our daily lives interact with the female reproductive system and influence fertility. We hope that our discoveries will help reduce the incidence of infertility and improve women's health.

Professor, Medicine - (Tenure Track), Director, Cutaneous Oncology Program, Interim Chief, Division of Dermatology, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Pharmacology, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Emergency Medicine, Professor, Optical Sciences, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Head, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Xinxin Ding, PhD, department head, Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy—studies enzyme function, regulation and genetics as applied to translational research for drug safety and efficacy and genetic and environmental risks for chemical toxicity. Author of nearly 200 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and articles, he serves as associate editor for “Drug Metabolism and Disposition” and “Acta Pharmaeutica Sinica B.” Grants from the National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institute of Health fund his work, in part. Former chair of the NIH XNDA study section (2016-2018), he currently chairs (2018-19) Drug Metabolism and Disposition Division of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics..

Specialist, Embryonic Stem Cell Culture, Member of the General Faculty

I am investigating a human connective tissue disorder in mice. I am also investigating the role of gut bacteria in colon cancer risk in both a mouse model of colon cancer and in humans with colon cancer.

Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Neurology, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Associate Professor, Psychology, Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Research Scientist, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

Approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, and 400,000 will experience long-term disability. The number of stroke survivors in the population is expected to double by 2025. Currently, treatments for stroke patients are limited to tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), but its use is limited to the first few hours after stroke. Therefore, the goal of our research is to develop new therapeutics that can promote repair and recovery in this rapidly growing population.

Assistant Professor, Gastrointestinal Microbiology, Assistant Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Department Head, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Brian Erstad’s research interests pertain to critical care medicine with an emphasis on patient safety and related outcomes research.

Professor, Medicine, Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute

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.

Professor, Medicine, Professor, Internal Medicine, Professor, Immunobiology, Director, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute

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.

Associate Research Professor
Vijay Gokhale's work includes the use of medicinal chemistry in the development of small molecule therapeutics for neuropathic pain, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and acute lung injury and cancer.
Director, Epidemiology, Professor, Public Health, Professor, Medicine - (Tenure Track), Research Scientist, Respiratory Sciences, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Stefano Guerra's work includes an epidemiologic study, which used a household-based approach to assess prevalence and longitudinal changes in respiratory health. Other biomarker projects include a study on molecular biomarkers of asthma and COPD from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey.

Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment, Director, Natural Products Center, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Arid Lands Resources Sciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Discovery of natural products from plants and their associated microorganisms as potential drugs to treat cancer. Application of medicinal chemistry approach for structure-activity relationship studies and to obtain compounds for preclinical evaluation. Development of alternative agricultural systems for sustainable utilization of natural resources.

Executive Director, AHSC Biorepository, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

We are involved in banking clinical specimens obtained from various patients for use in biomarker discovery and clinical therapies. Clinical therapies may include regenerative medicine, transplant or gene therapy.

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Co-Chair, ABBS Program, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, Physiology, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute

The long-term goal of research in my lab is to understand the molecular mechanisms of muscle contraction. I am especially interested in how contractile proteins of muscle sarcomeres regulate the force and speed of contraction in the heart. The question is important from both basic science and clinical perspectives because mutations in sarcomere proteins of muscle are a leading cause of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in the young and a prevalent cause of heart failure in adults. Myosin binding protein-C (MyBP-C) is a muscle regulatory protein that speeds actomyosin cycling kinetics in response to adrenaline (b-adrenergic stimuli) and is one of the two most commonly affected proteins linked to HCM. Currently, the major research focus in my lab is understanding the mechanisms by which cMyBP-C regulates contractile speed and mechanisms by which mutations in cMyBP-C cause disease.

Professor, Physiology, Professor, Evelyn F Mcknight Brain Institute, Professor, Psychology, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Our lab is focused on the development of novel peptides to inhibit this inflammatory cascade and improve brain blood flow. These peptides are designed to significantly improve serum half-life and penetrate the blood-brain-barrier. These peptides act to inhibit the inflammatory pathways at both the level of brain blood vessels and the brain itself.

Associate Professor, Basic Medical Sciences, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Plant Sciences, Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

My research is directed at producing enhanced traits in soybean that improves its use and sustainability to provide for growing global needs. In soybeans have produced enhanced seeds that contain much more protein content while minimizing or eliminating several food allergens and anti-nutritional proteins. This will provide better food and animal feed.

Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Associate Professor, Public Health, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

Melanie Hingle's work focuses on understanding determinants of energy balance behaviors (i.e. how and why behaviors are initiated and sustained), and identifying contributors to the success of interventions (i.e. when, where, and how interventions should be delivered) are critical steps toward developing programs that effectively change behavior, thereby mitigating unhealthy weight gain and promoting optimal health. Current projects include: Determinants of metabolic risk, and amelioration of risk, in pediatric cancer survivors, Guided imagery intervention delivered via a mobile software application to increase healthy eating and physical activity in weight-concerned women smokers, and Family-focused diabetes prevention program delivered in partnership with the YMCA.

Professor, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry - Med, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute

The Horton lab uses biophysical, biochemical, and molecular biology to study protein-DNA interactions and filament formation by enzymes. Current projects include the investigation of mechanisms of disease caused by the Human Parvovirus B19, and advantages of filament formation by enzymes such as the sequence specific DNA endonuclease SgrAI, and the important metabolic enzyme PFK.

Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

The Hulme group is focused on small molecule drug design and developing enabling chemical methodologies to expedite the drug discovery process. The development of small molecule inhibitors of kinases is of particular interest.

Associate Professor, Research Scholar Track - Internal Medicine, Director, Clinical Outcomes Research, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Pediatrics, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Pathology, Program Director, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Augmenting immune responses to cancer. Reducing relapse and graft versus host disease after hematopoietic cell transplantation.

Professor, Neurology, Professor, Medical Imaging, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Chelsea Kidwell specializes in prevention and treatment of stroke. She has special interests in medical imaging and stroke as well as ethnic and racial disparities among stroke patients.

Assistant Professor, Speech/Language and Hearing, Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science - GIDP, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute

My research examines neural factors which affect language functions, and how these change across life-span and are influenced by stroke, brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders. In my work, I use combination of cognitive measures and multimodal neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG/ERPs, MEG). I am also interested in recovery of function, and treatment approaches involving speech-language therapy in combination with noninvasive brain stimulation techniques.

Associate Professor, Public Health, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

I use human genetic data to find associations of genetic markers with complex traits and diseases, to shed light on disease pathophysiology, causal pathways, and health disparities, and to inform precision medicine.

Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Evelyn F Mcknight Brain Institute, Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Associate Professor, Medicine, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

We study how a common intracellular parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, persists in, and potentially changes, the mammalian brain. Understanding the Toxoplasma-brain interaction offers the opportunity to develop better therapies to treat toxoplasmosis as well as giving new insights into how to manipulate the brain immune response which has been implicated in many neurodegenerative diseases.

Chair, Department of Medicine, Professor, Medicine, Professor, BIO5 Institute

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.

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Investigator, Center for Toxicology, Professor, Public Health, Professor, BIO5 Institute

We are interested in the effects of early life exposures to environmental toxicants on lung growth and development. We determine if the early life exposures leads to adult disease.

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Child Health - (Research Scholar Track), Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences

Jonathan Lifshitz's research questions primarily investigate traumatic brain injury as a disease process that dismantles, repairs and regenerates circuits in the brain. The underlying principle is that adaptive repair and regeneration fail, leaving a miswired brain and neurological impairments that decrease quality of life.

Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Assistant Dean, Graduate Education, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Kirsten Limesand's research program has its foundation in radiation-induced salivary gland dysfunction; mechanisms of damage, clinical prevention measures, and restoration therapies. They utilize a number of techniques including: genetically engineered mouse models, real-time RT/PCR, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, primary cultures, siRNA transfections, and procedures to quantitate salivary gland physiology and integrate this information in order to understand the complete system.

Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Public Health, Associate Professor, Medicine, Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Associate Professor, Psychology, Director, Global Health and MCH Programs, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

Purnima Madhivanan is an epidemiologist and biomedical researcher examining the intersection of infectious diseases and cancer using -omics technology. Her current work is examining the vaginal and gut microbiome and their role in women's reproductive health. She has conducted several large mixed methods epidemiological studies in the US and internationally.

Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Medicine, Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor, Pediatrics, Director, Asthma / Airway Disease Research Center, Endowed Chair, Swift - McNear, Regents Professor, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Director, Cyber Innovation, Director, Data Science Institute, Interim Director, Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics Center
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

We seek to produce new drugs that harness molecules produced during the natural immune response in order to treat cancer and pain. Such compounds may also provide new treatments for heart failure and alcoholism.

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Chair, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Co-Program Leader, Cancer Biology Research Program, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Department Head, Immunobiology, Co-Director, Arizona Center on Aging, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Professor, Pharmacy Practice-Science (Banner), Associate Professor, Medicine
Professor, Surgery, Professor, Medical Imaging - (Research Scholar Track), Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Veterinary Specialist, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Professor, Public Health, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Neurology, Professor, Psychology, Professor, Speech/Language and Hearing, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Associate Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

Renquist Lab Research aims to address the causes and consequent diseases of obesity. To this end we have research focused on 1) type 2 diabetes and obesity associated hypertension, 2) development of effective, ligand-directed, chemotherapeutic for cancer, and 3) central nervous system control of visceral blood flow and food intake.

Research Scholar
Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Associate, Center for Toxicology, Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Assistant Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Research Fellow, BIO5 Institute

My laboratory aims to identify the genetic and environmental reasons that certain individuals are predisposed to develop complex diseases like heart disease. We use new technologies, experimental, and computational approaches to identify molecular patterns indicative of disease predisposition.

Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

We use integrative omics, physiological human imaging and human iPSC-based microphysiological systems to elucidate the science of nutrient-responsive sensing and signaling processes with the aim of rationally applying this knowledge in development of effective personalized interventions. My topical expertise is in age-related macular degeneration and nutrition. My research teams have a central interest in mitochondrial physiology as a target system.

Associate Professor, Entomology, Associate Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Pathology - (Research Scholar Track), Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

We are studying how tumor cells escape immunosurveillance, a hallmark of cancer, in aggressive lymphomas. MHCII is a protein important for immunosurveillance. We are studying the underlying mechanisms of altered regulation of MHCII in lymphoma cells and its effects on tumor immunosurveillance.

Associate Professor, Plant Science, Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

My research focus is on functional foods—designing crops to deliver more than mere calories—by both adding nutritional compounds and eliminating anti-nutritional compounds. I work on enhancing seeds of two of the most globally important crops, soybean and corn.

Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Department Head, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Physiology, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Mathematics, Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Research Professor, Arizona Research Labs, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Director, Research - Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Professor, Medicine - (Research Scholar Track), Professor, Psychology, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Assistant Professor, Statistics-GIDP, Assistant Professor, Systems and Industrial Engineering, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Adjunct Associate Professor, Aerospace-Mechanical Engineering, Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Director, Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, Professor, Public Health, Distinguished Professor, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor Emeritus, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Co-Director, Collaboratory for Anti-infectives & Therapeutics, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Our research efforts focus on bacteria that cause serious healthcare-associated infections, and those associated with antibiotic use. This infections disproportiOur federally-funded research focuses on infection prevention. Specifically, we study diseases such as Clostridium difficile Infection that affect populations worldwide ("One-Health" issue). Our current efforts are aimed at translating bench-research findings to the bedside. We have recently been awarded two patents for a novel biologic agent invention aimed at preventing bacterial infections in humans as well as food animals.onately affect the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. One overarching goal of our studies is to develop safe, cost-effective, non-antibiotic interventions to prevent and treat bacterial diarrheas.

Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Co-Director, Collaboratory for Anti-infectives and Therapeutics

Around the world, diarrhea kills ninety children every hour. My laboratory uses the latest technology to understand how bacteria cause diarrhea in children. In addition to providing clues for new ways to prevent disease, our research helps us understand how the body maintains good health.

Professor, Public Health , Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences , Member of the General Faculty, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute

I conduct research at the nexus of ecotoxicology, mechanisms of toxicity, and health disparities. I study wildlife and laboratory animals as models for human exposure and disease, as well as to solve problems in conservation biology. I am especially interested in health disparities experienced by vulnerable populations and I employ a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach. I integrate a variety of methods to establish routes of exposure and mechanisms of developmental disruption ranging from the genome to the whole organism and its environment.

Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Medical Imaging, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, Neurosurgery, Professor, Optical Sciences
We develop cutting-edge imaging technology, integrating light, ultrasound and electricity, to diagnose and treat diseases ranging from epilepsy to breast cancer. Novel sources for ultrasound contrast include optical and microwave absorption, mechanical strain, and electrical current. We visualize electrical brain “stormsˮ during uncontrollable seizures and envision “smartˮ photoacoustic agents that seek-and-destroy deadly tumors.
Associate Professor, Nursing, Interim Coordinator, AGACNP Specialty, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Dr. Wung is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing and an acute care nurse practitioner. She has more than 20 years of clinical research experience in the effective and safe use of health technologies and big data to provide precision monitoring strategies for cardiovascular and acute illnesses.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor, Neuroscience, Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Professor, Neurology, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute

We are working to uncover the molecular mechanisms of aging and neurodegenerative diseases using a combination of genetic, computational and pharmacological tools, and a diverse array of experimental models. We also seek to develop therapies for ALS and related neurodegenerative diseases.