Pharmacology & Toxicology Faculty

Rick Dobrowsky
Malott Hall, Room 5064

I started my research program on the role of lipid rafts as compartments for signaling via neurotrophin receptors. As changes in neurotrophin signaling are known to contribute to nerve degeneration in diabetic neuropathy, we extended our work to diabetic animal and cell culture models, which is the current thrust in the lab.

Associate Professor
Malott Hall, Room 5060A

My laboratory is interested in the metabolism and physiological functions of carotenoids and their cleavage products.

Jakob Moskovitz
Associate Professor
Malott Hall, Room 5003

The specific aims of my research are designed to determine how the Msr system affects the function and expression of other proteins as well as to evaluate the role of methionine oxidation in the progression of oxidative stress and age related diseases.

Professor, Department Chairman
Malott Hall, Room 5064B

The most rewarding aspect of my job is mentoring young scientists. I have enjoyed mentoring a dozen Ph.D. graduate students and numerous post-doctoral fellows.

Eduardo Rosa-Molinar
Professor, Director, Microscopy and Analytical Imaging Resources Core Laboratory
Haworth Hall, Room 1036
Honglian Shi
Associate Professor, Director for Graduate Studies of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Malott Hall, Room 5044

I received a Ph.D. in biophysics with a specialization in oxidative stress research and have been conducting research in the field of oxidative stress since my graduation.

Adam Smith
Assistant Professor
Malott Hall, Room 5040

My research focuses on the neurobiological substrates of social behavior and stress.

Jeff Staudinger
Malott Hall, Room 3018A

My laboratory is interested in basic regulatory mechanisms in toxicology and drug disposition.

Howard E. Mossberg Distinguished Professor
Smissman Research Laboratories, Room 164

Research conducted in Dr. Yan’s laboratory is geared toward unraveling the cellular and molecular basis of neurodegeneration and devising therapeutic strategies to hamper the processes that cause neuronal death.

Liqin Zhao
Assistant Professor
Malott Hall

Our research focuses on brain aging and neurodegeneration (with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease; AD).

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