Faculty


Mark N. Gillespie, Ph.D.


Mark N. Gillespie, Ph.D
Professor & Chair
Phone: (251) 460-6497
Email: mgillesp@southalabama.edu
Hypoxia and lung cell signaling


Abu-Bakr Al-Mehdi, M.D., Ph.D.


Abu-Bakr Al-Mehdi, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: (251) 460-6704
Email: mehdi@southalabama.edu
Lung tumor angiogenesis/metastasis, mitochondria


June Ayling, Ph.D.


June Ayling, Ph.D.
Professor
Phone: (251) 460-6128
Email: jayling@southalabama.edu
Role of tetrahydrobiopterin and folates in disease prevention


Natalie Bauer, Ph.D.


Natalie R. Bauer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Phone: (251) 461-1567
Email: nbauer@southalabama.edu
Microparticle-mediated intercellular communication


Michael Chinkers, Ph.D.

Michael D. Chinkers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Phone: (251) 460-6782
Email: chinkers@southalabama.edu
Guanylyl cyclase-mediated signaling pathways


Raymond J. Langley, Ph.D.

Raymond J. Langley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Phone: (251) 460-6814
Email: rlangley@southalabama.edu
Sepsis and biostatistical analysis for outcome prediction


Viktor Pastukh, Ph.D.

Viktor Pastukh, Ph.D.
Instructor
Phone: (251) 460-6793
Email: vpastukh@southalabama.edu
Transcriptional control in lung cells


Lyudmila Rachek, Ph.D.

Lyudmila Rachek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Phone: (251) 460-6960
Email: lrachek@southalabama.edu
Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Diabetes


Thomas C. Rich, Ph.D.

Thomas C. Rich, Ph.D.
Professor
Phone: (251) 460-6039
Email: trich@southalabama.edu
Compartmentalized, cyclic nucleotide-mediated signaling


Mykhaylo Ruchko, Ph.D.

Mykhaylo V. Ruchko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Phone: (251) 460-1709
Email: ruchko@southalabama.edu
Role of mitochondrial DNA integrity in lung cell survival


Victor Solodushko, Ph.D.

Victor Solodushko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: (251) 460-7489
Email: vsolodushko@southalabama.edu



Wiltz W. Wagner, Jr., Ph.D.

Wiltz W. Wagner, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor 
Phone: (251) 460-6198
Email:wwwagner@southalabama.edu
Pulmonary microcirculation/fractal modeling

 


Emeriti


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Eugene A. Cioffi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus
Phone: (251) 460-6399
Email: eacioffi@southalabama.edu
Glycochemistry and pulmonary glycocalyx


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Ivan F. McMurtry, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Email: ifmcmurtry@southalabama.edu
Pharmacologic targets and pathobiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension



Jack W. Olson, Ph.D.

Jack W. Olson, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Email: jwolson@southalabama.edu
Pharmacologic targets and pathobiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension/ microRNAs/induced pluripotent stem cells



Stephen W. Schaffer, Ph.D.

Stephen W. Schaffer, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Email: schaffe@southalabama.edu
Pharmacologic targets in myocardial ischemia

 



Joint Faculty


Glen Borchert, Ph.D.

Glen Borchert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and Pharmacology
College of Arts and Sciences and College of Medicine
Regulation of gene expression by small RNAs



Karen Fagan, M.D.

Karen Fagan, M.D.
Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
College of Medicine
Basic mechanisms and clinical pharmacology of pulmonary arterial hypertension


Brian W. Fouty, M.D.

Brian William Fouty, M.D.
Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship
Professor of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
College of Medicine
Lung injury and repair


Natalie R. Gassman, Ph.D.

Natalie R. Gassman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Oncologic Sciences and Pharmacology
Mitchell Cancer Institute and College of Medicine
DNA damage signaling and repair



Silas J. Leavesley, Ph.D.
Silas J. Leavesley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
College of Engineering
Optical imaging and illumination technologies to provide novel biomedical and clinical imaging and detection methods, specifically hyperspectral imaging and analysis methods to microscopy, endoscopy, and small-animal fluorescence imaging


Dean K. Naritoku, M.D.

Dean K. Naritoku, M.D.
Chair, Neurology
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Fellowship
Professor of Neurology and Pharmacology
College of Medicine
Developing new therapies for epilepsy, studying brain mechanisms of seizures and dysautonomia


Kumar Palle, Ph.D.


Komaraiah Palle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Oncologic Sciences and Pharmacology
Mitchell Cancer Institute and College of Medicine
Molecular carcinogenesis mechanisms; genome instability syndromes (Fanconi anemia and BRCA genes); ubiquitin ligases in DNA damage response and repair; DNA topoisomerases and their inhibitors; hedgehog/Gli1 signaling; epigenetic mechanisms in regulation of cell cycle and DNA repair; molecular cancer therapeutics; mechanistic studies on natural and dietary compounds


Gary Piazza, Ph.D.
Gary A. Piazza, Ph.D.

Leader, Cancer Chemoprevention and Experimental Therapeutics Programs
Chief of Drug Discovery Research Center
Professor of Oncologic Sciences and Pharmacology
Mitchell Cancer Institute and College of Medicine
Anticancer activity of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; phosphodiesterases, cyclic GMP signaling, and apoptosis; novel Ras inhibitor; cancer drug discovery and development

Aishwarya Prakash, Ph.D.

Aishwarya Prakash, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Oncologic Sciences and Pharmacology
Mitchell Cancer Institute and College of Medicine
Mitochondrial disease and cancer; oxidative DNA damage and repair; enzyme binding and kinetics; macromolecular X-ray crystallography and small angle X-ray scattering


Jonathan G. Scammell, Ph.D.

Jonathan G. Scammell, Ph.D.
Chair, Comparative Medicine
Professor of Comparative Medicine and Pharmacology
College of Medicine
Endocrine pharmacology


Robert W. Sobol, Jr., Ph.D.
Robert W. Sobol, Jr., Ph.D.
Chief, Molecular and Metabolic Oncology Program
Professor of Oncologic Sciences and Pharmacology
Mitchell Cancer Institute and College of Medicine
Mechanism of base excision repair, PARP and NAD+ metabolism in human cells and the convergent role of these enzymes and pathways in response to environmental Geno toxins and chemotherapy


Dhananjay Tambe, Ph.D.

Dhananjay Tambe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Pharmacology
Colleges of Engineering and Medicine
Mechanical behavior of endothelial cells and their microenvironment in pulmonary venous hypertension

 

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