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Physiology Faculty


James L. Blank

Ph.D., Indiana University. Neuroendocrine regulation of gonadal function and metabolism in male mammals, environmental regulation of seasonal breeding cycles; behavioral endocrinology. More on Blank

Ian Bratz

Ph.D., University of New Mexico. Functional roles of TRVP1 channels in coronary vascular tone and diabetes. More on Bratz

Yeong-Renn Chen

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University. Oxygen free radicals, Nitric oxide, oxidative postranslational modifications, mitochondrial biology in myocardial infarction. More on Chen

William Chilian

Ph.D., University of Missouri. Vascular biology, angiogenesis, arteriogenesis, collateral blood vessel growth, regulation of coronary blood flow, redox signaling, reactive oxygen species. More on Chilian

Christine Crish

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.  Glaucoma, neurodegeneration, and bone loss in Alzheimer’s disease.  More on Crish

Derek Damron

Ph.D., Kent State University. Cardiac myocytes, signal transduction, protein kinases, contractility, anesthetic agents, calcium, cardiovascular disease. More on Damron

Robert V. Dorman

Ph.D., Ohio State University. Biochemistry and functions of membranes; signal transduction, nervous system trauma and recovery, multiple sclerosis. More on Dorman

Gail C. Fraizer

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Tumor suppressor genes and cancer, mechanisms of tumorigenesis including growth control pathways, prostate cancer. More on Fraizer

Ernest J. Freeman

Ph.D., Kent State University. Neurochemistry, mechanisms of neurodegeneration, multiple sclerosis, cell signaling, vascular physiology and biochemistry. More on Freeman

Rebecca German

Ph.D. Harvard University.  More on German

Ellen L. Glickman

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Metabolic and thermal responses to acute cold exposure. 

John D. Johnson

Ph.D., University of Colorado. Neural-immune interactions, brain cytokines, mood, behavior, stress and immunity. More on Johnson

Douglas Kline

Ph.D., University of California, Davis. Gamete physiology, oocyte maturation, in vitro fertilization of mammalian eggs and the regulation of egg activation. More on Kline

Gary Koski

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. Immunity and cancer, vaccines, treatment, molecular mechanisms. More on Koski

Richard L. Londraville

Ph.D., Univ. Maine. Physiology and molecular biology of fish, temperature, vision, metabolism. More on Londraville

Jennifer L. Marcinkiewicz

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Ovarian physiology, ovarian follicle development, oocyte-somatic cell interactions, effects of cytokines on ovarian function. More on Marcinkiewcz

Gary Meszaros

Ph.D., University of Texas. G Protein-coupled receptor signaling in the myocardium. More on Meszaros

Eric M. Mintz

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz. Behavioral neurobiology, circadian rhythms, feeding, and social behavior, sex differences in biological rhythms. More on Mintz

Colleen Novak

Ph.D., Michigan State University. Neural and endocrine mechanisms of thermogenesis in obesity, photic and nonphotic influences on the circadian clock. More on Novak

Priya Raman

Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Monroe. Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes and obesity; atherosclerosis; leptin; Thrombospondin-1. More on Raman

Angela Ridgel

Ph.D., Marshall University. Motor functions, Parkinsons disease, rehabilitation. More on Rigdel

Shobhana Sivaramakrishnan
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Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin. Ion channels, synaptic transmission, neural networks. More on Sivaramakrishnan

Charles Thodeti

Ph.D., S.V. University. Mechanical control of integrin activation in capillary endothelial cells, signal transduction. More on Thodeti

S. Vijayaraghavan

Ph.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Signal transduction, sperm physiology, fertilization, contraception. More on Vijayaraghavan

Christopher J. Woolverton

Ph.D., West Virginia University. Physical and chemical mechanisms of microbial control; Liquid crystalline properties of microbial products. More on Woolverton