Natural sciences

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, 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..

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, Professor, BIO5 Institute

The broad objective of our research program in Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology is to construct protein therapeutics, protein mimetics, biomaterials, and biosensors. Our research at the University of Arizona is highly multidisciplinary and utilizes techniques in organic synthesis, biochemistry, molecular biology, and a host of physical characterization methods. Our research motto is simple: Unraveling mysteries and Enabling discoveries.

Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, Physiology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Our research is focused on elucidating the structure and function of titin and nebulin, two large filamentous proteins found in muscle. We use a range of model systems with a major focus on KO and TG mouse models. The techniques that we use range from single molecule mechanics, (immuno) electron microscopy, exon microarray analysis, in vitro motility assays, low angle X-ray diffraction, cell physiology (including calcium imaging), muscle mechanics, and isolated heart physiology.

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.

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.

Assistant Professor, Optical Sciences, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute

We are developing low-cost in vivo microscopy devices that can visualize cellular details of human tissues in vivo and help disease diagnosis and treatment in low-resource settings, high-speed tissue microscopy technologies that can examine entire organ under risk of having malignant diseases and detect small, early-stage lesions, and miniature microscopy devices that have the potential to examine anatomically-challenging human organs and facilitate integration of microscopic imaging with other imaging modalities.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical / Materials Science Engineer, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute

Minkyu Kim's research interests are in the areas of biopolymers and biomaterials for advanced national defense and healthcare. He is currently working to develop functional biopolymer materials for the treatment of antimicrobial-resistance diseases and atherosclerosis.

Professor, Optical Sciences, Professor, Radiology, Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Matthew Kupinski works in diverse areas of imaging including x-ray, gamma-ray, diffuse optical, magnetic resonance, and neutron imaging.

Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry - Med, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute

The Marty Lab uses mass spectrometry to study interactions of membrane proteins, peptides, and lipids within nanoscale membrane mimetics.

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, Regents Professor, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, Member of the General Faculty, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Associate, Center for Toxicology, Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci , Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Regents Professor, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Distinguished Scholar, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Professor, Global Change - GIDP, Professor, Hydrology / Atmospheric Sciences, Professor, Optical Sciences, Professor, Public Health, Member of the Graduate Faculty, da Vinci Fellow

Armin's research focuses on the effect of aerosol particles on the environment, clouds and rainfall, climate, and public health/welfare. A suite of synergistic methods are used for this research, including laboratory experiments, ground and airborne field measurements, modeling, and remote sensing observations. Since 2004, he has participated in 15 airborne field projects, including six as a mission PI with the CIRPAS Twin Otter (sponsored by ONR). Currently, Armin is involved with a multi-year NASA project called CAMP2EX (Cloud and Aerosol Monsoonal Processes-Philippines Experiment; https://espo.nasa.gov/camp2ex/content/CAMP2Ex) and is serving as the PI of a NASA Earth Venture Suborbital-3 (EVS-3) mission called ACTIVATE (Aerosol Cloud meTeorology Interactions oVer the western ATlantic Experiment; https://activate.larc.nasa.gov/).

Research Professor, Director, Ligand Discovery Laboratory, Research Associate Professor, Pharmacology
Associate Professor, Physics, Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor, Optical Sciences, Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Co-Director, Arizona Center for Drug Discovery, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Endowed Chair, R Ken and Donna Coit - Drug Discovery, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Director, Data Science Academy, Professor, Mathematics, Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Public Health, Professor, Statistics-GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute