Associate Dean, Research-Agriculture and Life Sciences, Associate Vice President for Research, Agriculture - Life and Veterinary Sciences / Cooperative Extension, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty
We study how neuronal axons and their terminals respond to stress and damage, and how the molecules activated by stress and damage execute decisions about whether to repair themselves or self-destruct. We hope to identify target molecules that could be used to prevent axon and nerve terminal loss in diseases ranging from diabetic neuropathy to Alzheimer's disease.
Associate Professor, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci
Specialist, Embryonic Stem Cell Culture
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 Director, Shared Resources, Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Director, Aribi Institute, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, Physiology
Precise diagnosis and treatment of disease requires an ability to target agents to specific tissues and cell types within those tissues. We are developing agents that exhibit cell type specificity for these purposes.