Faculty

Primary Faculty

Name Position Field of Interest
Eric Blalock, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Expression and Pathway Analysis Advisor Stress, Sleep, Aging, Alzheimer's disease, Learning and Memory, Hippocampus
Lisa A. Cassis, Ph.D. Vice President of Research, Professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, Co-Director, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences, Cardiovascular Research Center, MD/PhD Program Mentor Obesity, Diabetes & Cardiovascular
Gang Chen, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences Cancer & Neuroscience
Kuey Chu Chen, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor, Director of the Microarray Core Facility Gene expression in aging brain and stress
Rolf J. Craven, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences Cancer & Obesity/Diabetes
Florin Despa, Ph.D. Associate Professor Type-2 diabetes, Heart Disease, Alzheimer's disease
Sanda Despa, Ph.D. Associate Professor Cardiovascular
Howard P Glauert, Ph.D. Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences Cancer
Zhenheng Guo, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences, Cardiovascular Research Center Obesity, Diabetes & Cardiovascular
Robert W. Hadley, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies for Pharmacology, Associate Director of Educational Activities Cardiovascular & Education
Michael W Kilgore, Ph.D. Associate Professor, MD/PhD Program Mentor Breast Cancer & Education
Philip W Landfield, Ph.D. Professor Neuroscience
Analia Loria, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences, Developmental Programming of adult Disease, Renin Angiotensin System, Obesity, Hypertension
Jia Luo, Ph.D. Professor, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences Alcohol-mediated neurotoxicity and tumor promotion
Kevin J. Pearson, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences, Cardiovascular Research Center Obesity, Diabetes & Cardiovascular
Michael T. Piascik, Ph.D. Professor, Assistant Dean for Foundational Sciences Cardiovascular & Education
Rina Plattner, Ph.D. Professor, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences Cancer
Nada M Porter, Ph.D. Interim Chair for Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, Associate Professor, MD/PhD Program Mentor Neuroscience & Diabetes
Hollie Swanson, Ph.D. Professor, Director, Women's Executive Leadership Development Program, Director, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programs in Pharmacology and Environmental Health Sciences, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences Cancer & Education
Sean Eric Thatcher, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Research Title, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences, Cardiovascular Research Center Obesity, Diabetes & Cardiovascular
Olivier Thibault, Ph.D. Professor, Member of the Graduate Council, Graduate Faculty of Nutritional Sciences, Director of the local Society for Neuroscience Chapter (BGSFN) Neuroscience & Diabetes
Shuxia Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences, Cardiovascular Research Center Obesity associated complications, Diabetic nephropathy
Nancy R. Webb, Ph.D. Director for Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program , Professor, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences, Cardiovascular Research Center Cardiovascular, Obesity & Diabetes
Donna Weber, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Special Titles Faculty, Associate Director for Graduates Studies in Pharmacology Education
Xiuwei Yang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Cancer
Frédérique Batifoulier Yiannikouris, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Research Title Obesity, Diabetes & Cardiovascular
Changcheng Zhou, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences, Director, Center for Metabolic Disease Research cardiovascular disease, Obesity, metabolic disease

Center Affiliated Faculty

Name Position Field of Interest
Anika M. Hartz, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Blood-Brain Barrier Function in Health and Disease
Elizabeth Head, Ph.D. Professor, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Neuroscience
Cai Huang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Markey Cancer Center Cancer
Sangderk Lee, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Research Center Hyperlipidemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Atherosclerosis, Aneurysm, Oxidized phospholipids signaling, Hepatic fat accumulation and inflammation
Ai-Ling Lin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences Neuroimaging, fMRI, PET, Brain metabolism, Cerebral blood flow, Brain aging, Risks for Alzheimer's disease, Dietary effects on cognitive aging
Christopher M Norris, Ph.D. Professor, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, neuroinflammation, Ca2+ signaling
Qing-Bai She, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Markey Cancer Center, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences, Toxicology and Cancer Biology Translational control of cancer progression and metastasis; drug resistance and cancer therapeutics
Ryan Temel, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Research Center, Graduate Faculty in Nutritional Sciences Cardiovascular, Obesity & Diabetes
Yadi Wu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Markey Cancer Center Cancer
Ren Xu, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Markey Cancer Center Cancer, Tumor microenvironment
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