RESEARCH FOCUS: Sympathetic stress response, exocytosis, synaptic transmission, neuropeptide sorting and secretion, vesicle biogenesis, TIRF microscopy, super-resolution microscopy, electrophysiology, endocytosis.
Arun Anantharam, Associate Professor
Matthew Brody, Assistant Professor
RESEARCH FOCUS: Molecular Cardiovascular Biology.
Yuqing Eugene Chen, Professor
RESEARCH FOCUS: Cardiovascular medicine, molecular basis of diabetes/obesity-induced cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Michael Holinstat, Associate Professor
RESEARCH FOCUS: Platelets, Thrombosis, Hemostasis, Clotting, Lipids, Lipoxygenase, Clinical research, Translational research, 12-LOX.
Lori Isom, Professor
RESEARCH FOCUS: Mechanisms of epileptic encephalopathy and cardiac arrhythmias linked to mutations in voltage-gated sodium channel genes; mechanisms of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP); ion channel structure and function; transgenic mouse models of neurological and cardiac disease; patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cell neurons and cardiac myocytes.
David Jones, Assistant Professor
RESEARCH FOCUS: Voltage-gated potassium channel, hERG, cardiac physiology and pathophysiology.
Manojkumar Puthenveedu, Associate Professor
RESEARCH FOCUS: GPCR trafficking and signaling; opioid, drug addiction.
James A. Shayman, Professor
RESEARCH FOCUS: Lysosomal storage diseases and the biochemistry, cellular biology and pharmacology of sphingolipids.
Alan Smrcka, Professor
RESEARCH FOCUS: G proteins; G protein coupled-receptors; Cell Signaling Pathways; Drug Discovery; Cardiac Hypertrophy; Innate Immune Cell Regulation; Phosphatidylinositol, Calcium, and Protein kinase Signaling.
Gregory Tall, Associate Professor
RESEARCH FOCUS: Heterotrimeric G protein Signaling, G protein folding chaperones, Mechanisms of Adhesion GPCR action, Somatic G protein disease mutations, GNAQ/11-driven uveal melanoma, High throughput screening and small molecule probe discovery.
Haoming Zhang, Research Associate Professor
RESEARCH FOCUS: Drug metabolism and discovery, cytochrome P450 structure and function, Chaperone Hsp 70.
Yanting Zhao, Research Investigator
RESEARCH FOCUS: Electrophysiology, cardiac function, cardiovascular physiology.