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Faculty Research Interests


Holly Ballard, Ph.D. (Research Profile)

Using large-sample osteohistology to assess growth dynamics, individual variability, and survivorship in dinosaurs and other extinct vertebrates, while utilizing the bone microstructure of extant vertebrates
to provide a framework for paleohistologic inferences.


Franklin R. Champlin, Ph.D. (Research Profile)

Cell envelope physiology and antibiotic resistance of gram-negative bacterial pathogens


Randall L. Davis, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Neuroinflammation in CNS disease and infection; and neuroimmune-opioid interactions


Paul Gignac, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Musculoskeletal and dental biomechanics, cranial evolution and paleobiology of feeding in crocodilians and theropod dinosaurs, and contrast-enhanced micro-CT imaging techniques.


Anil Kaul, M.D., D.D.S., M.P.H. (Research Profile)

Translational research related to women's health and infectious diseases


Rashmi Kaul, Ph.D. (Research Profile)

Hormonal Regulation of Inflammation during infections or cancer development


Gerwald Köhler, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Microbial pathogenesis, probiotics and gut microbiota in health and disease


William Meek, Ph.D. (Research Profile)

Fine structure of flagellar movement; vimentin arrangement in mammalian cells.


Haley O'Brien, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Dr. O'Brien uses digital rendering techniques to study the function, physiology, development, and evolution of craniocervical systems. Her primary foci are neuroanatomy and cranial vascular anatomy. 


Joseph A. Price III, Ph.D. (Research Profile

Immunology, immunopathology, pathology


Charles Sanny, Ph.D. (Research Profile)

Venom-antivenin interactions 


Al Rouch, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Sex differences in renal function and blood pressure


Kent Smith, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Evolution, systematics, biogeography, and functional and comparative anatomy of fossil and recent mammals


Dolores Vazquez-Sanroman, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Dr. Vazquez-Sanroman studies the neurobiology of opioid and psychostimulants addiction, cellular signal mechanisms of reward-related plasticity in an adolescent rodent model.


David R. Wallace, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Effects of environmental or disease toxins on brain functioning


Anne Weil, Ph.D. (Research Profile)

Vertebrate paleontology (mammalian): evolution and recovery from mass extinction events


Nedra Wilson, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Identification of signaling pathways that regulate the assembly state of cilia/flagella


Randy S. Wymore, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Morgellons disease; roles of channels in heart, nervous system and cancer


I-Hsiu Huang, Ph.D. (Research Profile) 

Bacterial pathogenesis with particular emphasis on the anaerobic pathogen Clostridium difficile and Fusobacterium nucleatum


Jacob Manjarrez, Ph.D. (Research Profile) 

Using the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans as a drug discovery model and measuring neural activity in the C. elegans nerve ring to decipher the neural networks associated with decision making for use in computer modeling and simulation. 


Ying He, Ph.D. (Research Profile, He Lab) 

Pharmacology and epigenetics of chronic pain, opioid addiction and sickle cell disease.


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