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.

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

My research focuses on the development and application of tools and workflows for multi-scale multi-modal correlated volume microscopies and three-dimensional volume reconstruction to unravel synaptic geometry.

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.

Jai Subramanian
Assistant Professor
Malott Hall, Room 5060

My lab will investigate how molecules, circuits and neuronal ensemble activity influence plasticity of excitatory and inhibitory synapses. We will study these mechanisms in neurons of sensory and association cortices in the context of memory storage, and how they are disrupted in genetically tractable mouse models of disease. To achieve this we will use a variety of state of the art approaches, such as single neuron genetic manipulations, in vivo synaptic labeling and multi-color two photon imaging.


Jim Tracy
Malott Hall, Room 2040
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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