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Faculty Mentors

Our faculty mentors work at the cutting edge of the biomedical and related sciences. They are all full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty with exceptionally productive research programs in the seven strongest biomedical-related research units on campus (Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Medical Pharmacology & Physiology, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Pathobiology). The following 30 faculty mentors are representative of the more than 200 potential faculty mentors on the MU campus.

Deborah AndersonDeborah Anderson
Assistant Professor of Veterinary Pathology

Host-pathogen interactions during plague

Ulus AtasoyUlus Atasoy
Professor of Surgery and Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Mechanisms of posttranscriptional gene regulation involving RNA binding proteins (RBPs)

James Birchler James Birchler
Curators’ Professor of Biological Sciences

Chromosome evolution and function in plants and fruit fly

Charles Brown Charles Brown
Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology

Host response to infection and regulation of inflammatory diseases

Pamela BrownPamela Brown
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Molecular basis for polar growth in Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Donald Burke-Aguero Donald Burke-Aguero
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Biochemistry

Function and evolution of ribonucleic acid, RNA.

Michael Calcutt Michael Calcutt
Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology

Molecular genetics and pathogenesis of Mycoplasmas

Anand Chandrasekhar Anand Chandrasekhar
Professor of Biological Sciences

Mechanisms regulating neuronal development and physiology in vertebrates

Dawn Cornelison Dawn Cornelison
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Signaling and activity of skeletal muscle satellite cells

William Durante William Durante
Professor of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology

Regulation and function of nitric oxide and carbon monoxide in vascular disease

William FolkWilliam Folk
Professor of Biochemistry

Mechanisms employed by polyomaviruses to regulate replication and transcription

Alexander FranzAlexander Franz
Assistant Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology

Molecular genetics of vector-borne, emerging and zoonotic diseases

Michael GarciaMichael Garcia
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Molecular and cellular control of nerve development and disease

Mark HanninkMark Hannink
Professor of Biochemistry

Function of oxidative stress in human health and disease

Michael A. HillMichael A. Hill
Professor and Associate Director of the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center

Signaling mechanisms regulating microvascular blood flow and pressure

Virginia HuxleyVirginia Huxley
Professor and Director, National Center for Gender Physiology

Structure and regulation of the barriers separating circulating blood from tissue

Marc JohnsonMarc Johnson
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Interactions between viruses (particularly HIV) and their hosts

Elizabeth KingElizabeth King
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Genomic approaches to the study of life history evolution

Ron KorthuisRon Korthuis
Distinguished Professor and Chair of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology

Microvascular responses to ischemia/reperfusion

Heather LeidyHeather Leidy
Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Metabolic, hormonal, and neural regulation of appetite, food intake and body weight

Christian LorsonChristian Lorson
Associate Professor of of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Molecular basis of spinal muscular atrophy

Gerald LubhanDennis Lubahn
Professor of Biochemistry

Molecular mechanisms of receptor-mediated estrogen action in various organ systems and diseases

Luis Martinez-LemusLuis Martinez-Lemus
Associate Professor of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology

Vascular remodeling

Gerald MeiningerGerald A. Meininger
Professor and Director, Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center

Vascular physiology and cell biology with an emphasis the microvasculature

Susan NagelSusan C. Nagel
Assistant Professor of Ob, Gyn, and Women’s Health

Hormonal and developmental regulation of endometriosis in adulthood

Jaume PadillaJuame Padilla
Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Physiological and molecular mechanisms by which physical inactivity and obesity-associated insulin resistance leads to impaired vascular function

Elizabeth ParksElizabeth Parks
Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Effect of dietary macronutrients on the development of obesity-related disorders

Michael PetrisMichael Petris
Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Regulation of metal nutrition and impacts on common human diseases

Charlotte PhillipsCharlotte Phillips
Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Collagen in inherited and acquired diseases of bone and kidney

David PintelDavid Pintel
Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Analysis of eukaryotic gene expression using parvovirus model systems

Stefan SarafianosStefan Sarafianos
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Molecular mechanisms of drug resistance and inhibition of HIV, SARS, and other viral and bacterial pathogens.

Johannes SchulJohannes Schul
Professor of Biological Sciences

Evolution and neuroethology of acoustic communication systems in insects and amphibians

David SchulzDavid Schulz
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Electrophysiology and molecular biology of neural plasticity and stability

Laura SchulzLaura Schulz
Assistant Professor of Ob, Gyn, and Women’s Health

Mechanisms by which maternal physiology influences development of placenta

Judy WallJudy Wall
Professor of Biochemistry

Environmental microbiology and bioremediation of toxic metal

Gary WeismanGary Weisman
Professor of Biochemistry

Nucleotide receptors and signaling in inflammation, cardiovascular and autoimmune exocrine disease

Troy ZarsTroy Zars
Professor of Biological Sciences

Mechanisms of learning and memory in fruit fly