Pharmacology Faculty

Faculty

Primary Faculty

 

Abel, Peter PhD
Professor and Chair  

Dr. Abel's laboratory focuses on peripheral nerve regulation of tissue functions as drug targets for treatment of disease. Currently, the role of G protein coupled receptors and their signaling mechanisms controlling airway and vascular function are being studied in asthma, pulmonary hypertension and other conditions.

Learn more about Dr. Abel's research.

 

 Bockman, Charles PhD
Assistant Professor 

Dr. Bockman's laboratory focuses on the role of extrinsic stimuli in regulating sensitivity to drugs of abuse.  We study the  brain's neuroplastic response to environmental enrichment in an effort to discover more efficacious treatments for drug addiction.

Learn more about Dr. Bockman's research.

 

Dravid, Shashank PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Dravid's laboratory focuses on studies of NMDA and other glutamate receptors using electrophysiological and genetic tools to improve our understanding of neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders.

Learn more about Dr. Dravid's research.

 

Gelineau-VanWaes, Janee DVM PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Gelineau-van Waes' laboratory focuses on the study of pharmaceutical and environmental exposures during pregnancy that can cause birth defects, and gene-environment interactions that contribute to increased risk; biochemical, genomic, proteomic, and molecular tools are used to identify biomarkers of susceptibility and determine underlying mechanisms.

Learn more about Dr. Gelineu-VanWaes' research.

 

Murray, Thomas PhD
Professor and Provost

Dr. Murray's laboratory focuses on neuroplasticity and drug discovery research using molecular and high-throughput screening tools to improve our understanding of brain repair and recovery.

Learn more about Dr. Murray's research.

 

Simeone, Kristina PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Kristina Simeone's laboratory focuses on sleep, epilepsy and sudden death in epilepsy using in vitro and in vivo molecular biology, pharmacology and neurophysiology techniques to identify novel mechanisms and therapeutic targets that will ultimately improve the quality of life in people with epilepsy.

Learn more about Dr. Simeone's research.

 

Simeone, Timothy PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Timothy Simeone's laboratory focuses on the interrelationship of metabolism and cellular, synaptic and network excitability in health and disease using in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, molecular biology and pharmacology techniques to identify novel, potential therapeutic targets.

Learn more about Dr. Simeone's research.

 

Stessman, Holly PhD
Assistant Professor 

Dr. Stessman's laboratory focuses on understanding the functional relevance of genetic mutations in autism spectrum disorder using human cell line models combined with next-generation sequencing, genome engineering, and neuronal differentiation in a cell culture dish to improve early detection and the treatment of people with autism.

Learn more about Dr. Stessman's research.

 

Tu, Yaping PhD
Professor 

Dr. Tu's laboratory focuses on understanding the role of dysregulation of G protein-coupled receptor signal transduction in human diseases including cancer and asthma using various cellular and murine models.

Learn more about Dr. Tu's research.

 

Emeritus Faculty

Dowd, Frank D.D.S., Ph.D. 

Scofield, Margaret Ph.D.