Martine Culty, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Martine Culty focuses on neonatal gonocytes, precursors of male germline stem cells; environmental chemical effects on testis development.

Gonocytes Endocrinology Stem Cells Differentiation Spermatogenesis

Gerald A. Berkowitz, PhD.

Professor of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture · University of Connecticut

Expert on plant genetics, plant biotechnology, GMOs and public perception of GMOs.

Plant-Water Relations Ion Channels Landscape Architecture Photosynthesis Plant Physiology

Angela Crawley

Scientist, Chronic Disease Program · Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Chronic Disease Program

Angela Crawley's lab studies the immunopathogenesis of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) infection.

Biomedical Research Immunology Chronic Disease T-cell biology Hepatitis C Virus Infection (Hcv)

Seth H. Weinberg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Weinberg's research focuses on computational physiology, specifically questions related to electrophysiology and mechanobiology.

Computational physiology Cardiac electrophysiology Extracellular matrix assembly Nonlinear dynamics in biology Multicellular modeling

Edie Dullaghan

Head, Target Validation · Centre for Drug Research and Development

Striving for excellence through mentoring people and by fostering creative/critical thinking,

Drug Development Infectious Disease Biology Molecular Genetics of Gene Expression Immunohistochemistry Antibiotic development

Prof. Allan Randrup Thomsen

Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology · University of Copenhagen

Prof. Allan Thomsen research is focused on immunology and microbiology.

Microbiology Virology Medicine Immunology

Yue Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Dr. Zhang's research topics include bone biology, regeneration and animal models of musculoskeletal conditions.

Bone biology and regeneration Cartilage biology Animal Models of Musculoskeletal Conditions

Janet Robishaw, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Research & Chair · Florida Atlantic University

Janet Robishaw is an expert in biochemical mechanisms and the molecular cloning of the newly discovered the heterotrimeric G-proteins.

Heterotrimeric G-proteins Biochemical Mechanisms Chemistry and Biology Molecular Cloning

Chunyu Wang

Professor, Biological Sciences · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Applying nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to study Alzheimer's and other diseases.

Oncology Biochemistry Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Biomedical imaging Alzheimer's Disease

Sarah F. Hamm-Alvarez, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Sarah F. Hamm-Alvarez is an expert in drug delivery for eye diseases.

Cellular Junctions Autoimmune Diseases Cytoskeleton Trafficking Membrane Trafficking Lacrimal Gland (Tear Gland)

Dr. Sima Salahshor

Principal, Shiruy, Inc · Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto

Health Innovation Advisory and Program Design & Management

Program Implementation Health Technologies Health Innovation Medical Genetics Marketing & Corporate Strategy

Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D.

Alice T. and William H. Goodwin Jr. Professor and Distinguished Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering | Co-director, VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine | BS, San Diego State University; Ph.D. UC Santa Barbara · VCU College of Engineering

Bone, mechanobiology, regenerative medicine, effects of space travel on bone and muscle, gap junctions, osteoblast, osteocyte, osteoclast

Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology Space Biology and Bioengineering

Randy Blakely, Ph.D.

Executive Director, FAU Brain Institute & Professor, Biomedical Science · Florida Atlantic University

Randy Blakely is an expert in molecular neuroscience, focusing on how diseases and drugs impact the function of brain synapses and circuits.

Medications Brain Neuroscience Brain Disease Synapse

Lukasz Kurgan, Ph.D.

Robert J. Mattauch Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Computer Science · VCU College of Engineering

Data scientist specializing in high-throughput structural bioinformatics of proteins & small RNAs.

Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Structural Genomics Big Data Analysis Computer-aided molecular modeling Protein-ligand(drug) interactions

Cheolho Sim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biology · Baylor University

Professor Sim's research is focused predominantly on the vector biology of human pathogens.

Vector Biology Functional Genomics Disease Vectors Biology

Stephen J. Trumble B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology · Baylor University

Dr. Stephen J. Trumble is an Associate Professor of Biology at Baylor University.

Skeletal Muscle Physiology Energetics Diving Mammals Physiological Ecology Lipid Biochemistry

Fulton Crews, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacology · University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Fulton Crews is Director of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies and Distinguished Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Neurobiology Brain Alcoholism Neurodegeneration Addiction

Rebecca Miranda Romero, PhD

Lecturer, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Rebecca Romero's research focuses on the analysis of the structure of DNA and trinucleotide repeat DNA associated with Fragile X syndrome.

In Silico Pharmacokinetics Biochemistry Computational Chemistry Pharmaceutical Formulations

Houda Alachkar, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy · USC School of Pharmacy

Houda Alachkar focuses on the identification and functional characterization of therapeutic targets in acute myeloid leukemia.

Pharmacogenomics Immunogenomics Functional Genomics Acute Myeloid Leukemia Experimental therapeutics

Daniel E. Conway, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., Rice University | Ph.D., Georgia Tech and Emory University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Conway focuses on methods to directly measure forces across proteins and understand how these forces affect cellular function.

Mechanotransduction Cellular biomechanics Forces at intracellular junctions Nuclear LINC complex