Graduate Faculty Mentors

Here is a list of all our faculty mentors:

Mentor Research Area
Jeffrey Martens, PhD (Department Chair) Cardiovascular pharmacology; neuropharmacology; olfaction
Jonathan Bird, PhD Hearing loss; molecular motors and cytoskeletal disease; gene therapy; high-content screening and drug discovery
Olga Guryanova, MD, PhD Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML); resistance to therapies; clonal evolution
Jeffrey Harrison, PhD​ (Concentration Director) Cancer; chemokines; receptors
Lobanova, Ekaterina, PhD Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology
Luesch, Hendrik, PhD Drug discovery (ranging from the collection of promising marine organisms, bioassay development, NMR spectroscopic structure determination, total synthesis, mechanism-of-action studies, and pharmacology, up to the preclinical and clinical development of candidate molecules)
Daniel Kopinke, PhD Muscle regeneration; hedgehog signaling
Brian Law, PhD Cancer; cell cycle regulation; drug discovery
Erica Levitt, PharmD, PhD Neuropharmacology; opioids; respiratory
Muehlmann, Amber, PhD The role of basal ganglia circuitry dysfunction as it relates to maladaptive behaviors that are phenotypic for psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders
Steven Munger, PhD Olfaction; neuropharmacology
Rodger Papke, PhD Drug discovery; ion channels; receptors
Siemann, Dietmar, PhD Pursuit of experimental approaches and treatment strategies that seek to enhance cancer patient care
Lee Sweeney, PhD Cardiovascular disease; muscular dystrophy; gene therapies
Jonathan Bird, PhD Hearing loss; molecular motors and cytoskeletal disease; gene therapy; high-content screening and drug discovery
Nikhil Urs, PhD Dopamine neurotransmission; neuropharmacology; dopamine circuit mapping; Parkinson’s disease; schizophrenia
Daniel Wesson, PhD Olfaction; sensory-driven motivated behaviors; attention; neurodegeneration
Xiao, Rui, PhD Understanding the fundamental biology of the interactions between genetic factors and environmental factors in the process of animal aging using molecular genetics, lifespan and stress assays, calcium imaging and fluorescence imaging, protein biochemistry, and electrophysiology