Faculty Research Interests

Program Director/Department Chair: Barry Knox, PhD

  • Peter Calvert, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of protein transport and localization in retinal neurons; mechanisms of retinal degenerative diseases
  • Richard Cross, PhD
    Distinguished Professor
    Research Interests: Bioenergetics, enzymology, structural biology, membrane protein function
  • Timothy Damron, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Radioprotectant strategies: pediatric growth plate. Treatment of Fractures in Pathology Bone, Reconstructive Alternatives: Limb-Sparing Sarcoma Surgery, Genetics of Pagetoid Osteosarcoma
  • Stephen Faraone, PhD
    Distinguished Professor
    Research Interests:

    Psych. Genetics; ADHD and BP Disorder; Endophenotype. 

  • Bart Farell, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Mechanisms of visual perception of 3-D position, motion, color and object shape, investigated by psychophysical methods.
  • Jeffrey Freedman, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Membrane physiology in normal and sickle human red blood cells; Optical indicators of membrane potential and intracellular calcium; Membrane biophysics
  • Stephen Glatt, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology & Neurobiology

  • Brian Howell, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: The signal transduction events that regulate the functional organization of neurons in the brain, and the phenotypes caused by defects in the genes that encode these signaling molecules.
  • Huaiyu Hu, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Molecular studies of brain malformations.
  • Paul Kent, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Mechanisms of sensory coding in the olfactory system; seizure mechanisms in hippocampal slices; optical imaging techniques.
  • Kenneth Mann, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Micro-mechanics of implant interfaces; damage evolution of joint replacements and biomaterials; in vivo models of tumor osteolysis and prediction of fracture risk; general orthopedic biomechanics.
  • Russell Matthews, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Role of glycoproteins in oncogenesis and brain development
  • Frank Middleton, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Molecular basis of cortical-basal ganglia and cortical-cerebellar circuit formation and dysfunction in neurological and psychiatric disease.

  • Eric Olson, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of cerebral cortex development.
  • Francesca Pignoni, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:
    Neurogenesis; Retinal Progenitor Cells Specification and Proliferation; Genetic Control of Stem Cell Identity and Maintenance; Disease Genes Analysis in Drosophila
  • Lori Ploutz-Snyder, PhD
    Associate Professor
  • Eduardo Solessio, PhD
    Assistant Professor
  • Joseph Spadaro, PhD
    Emeritus
    Research Interests:

    Electromagnetic and mechanical regulation of bone physiology;
    Bone density and osteoporosis;
    Skeletal irradiation effects;
    Biomaterials.

  • Daniel Tso, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Neuronal mechanisms of visual perception, studied through physiological, anatomical and functional imaging techniques.
  • Mary Lou Vallano, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Neuronal survival and development.
  • Andrea Viczian, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Mammalian retinal stem cells formation; molecular mechanism of retinal cell fate decisions; using cell replacement therapy to heal the blinded eye.
  • Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD
    Distinguished Service Professor
    Research Interests: Diabetes and its complications, lipid disorders, obesity, metabolism, metabolic bones diseases including osteoporosis
  • Michael Zuber, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: The molecular basis of retinal stem cell formation; regulating retinal stem/progenitor cell proliferation; using retinal stem/progenitor cells to heal the injured or degenerating retina.

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