University of South Alabama

Aronson, Nathan N., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Email: • (251) 460-6402
Family 18 chitinases and related proteins: Structure and function in tissue remodeling; glycoprotein degradation and human disease


Balczon, Ronald, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Email: • (251) 460-6776
Microtubule cytoskeleton in health and disease. Barrier disruption following infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Long-term effects of Pseudomonas infection on patient health and survival.


Cioffi, Donna L., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Email: • (251) 460-6943
Calcium signaling and autoantibodies in pulmonary endothelial barrier disruption.




Gerthoffer, William T., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair

Email: • (251) 460-6856
MicroRNA gene silencing mechanisms in smooth muscle phenotype. Experimental RNAi-based therapy of pulmonary hypertension. Actin cytoskeleton and small heat shock proteins in vascular and airway smooth muscle contraction, cell migration and smooth muscle phenotype determination.


Honkanen, Richard E., Ph.D.

Email: • (251) 460-6859
Protein phosphatases (molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis; mechanisms of cardioprotective agents in ischemic myocytes).



Lane, Roger S. Ph.D.
Associate Professor, retired

Email: • (251) 460-6842
Medical Biochemistry Education


LeClaire, Lawrence L. III, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Email: • (251) 460-6080
Actin cytoskeleton signaling in cell motility and cancer cell invasion.




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Lim, Steve (Ssang-Taek), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Email: • (251) 460-6857
Integrin adhesion signaling in vascular inflammation and cancer, FAK, adhesion-mediated miRNA regulation.



Richter, Wito, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Email: • (251) 414-8298
cAMP-phosphodiesterases (PDEs), a large group of isoenzymes that hydrolyze and inactivate the second messenger cAMP, in the temporal and spatial control of cAMP signals



Adjunct Faculty

Ahn, Erin Eun-Young, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor
MCI Basic/Translational
Email: • (251) 445-9805

Pannell, Lewis, Ph.D., Professor
MCI Basic/Translational-4
Email: • (251) 445-9873

Singh, Ajay, Ph.D., Associate Professor
RI Cancer Research Institute Admin
Email: •  (251) 445-9873 

Tan, Ming, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
MCI Basic/Translational-10 M Tan
Email:  •  (251) 445-9853



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