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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Sima Salahshor

Adjunct Professor · University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

Health Innovation Advisory and Program Design & Management

Pain Management Research Oncology Medical Genetics Health Technologies Health Innovation

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.

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

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

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

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

Lyndsay V. Rhodes, Ph.D.

Expert in cellular, molecular and cancer biology · Florida Gulf Coast University

Lyndsay Rhodes' research focuses on understanding breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Research Natural Compounds Cancer Biology Molecular Biology Stem Cell (Adult)

Michael J. McClure, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | BE, Vanderbilt University | Ph.D, Virginia Commonwealth University · VCU College of Engineering

Understanding the role of extracellular matrix and mechanical forces to regulate skeletal muscle structure, function, and innervation.

Muscle aging Cell-matrix interactions Integrin-mediated signaling Myoblast fusion Regenerative rehabilitation in skeletal muscle trauma

René Olivares-Navarrete, D.D.S, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | D.D.S, National Autonomous University of Mexico | Ph.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico · VCU DEPT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Olivares-Navarrete’s research focuses on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine approaches for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic needs.

Tissue Engineering Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Biomaterials for Craniofacial and Musculoskeletal Tissues Immunomodulation and Immunoengineering Wnt Signaling in Morphogenesis Healing and Regeneration

Michael Thomashow

University Distinguished Professor · Michigan State University

Is an expert on the regulation of abiotic & biotic stress tolerance pathways in plants with an emphasis on plant freezing tolerance

Biochemistry Soil and Microbial Sciences Plant Biology Molecular Biology Plants

Christopher A. Lemmon, Ph.D.

Inez Caudill Jr. Distinguished Associate Professor; Associate Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., Lehigh University | M.S., University of Wisconsin | Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University · VCU

Dr. Lemmon's research lies in cell-generated traction forces and extracellular matrix biology

Cell-generated traction forces Extracellular matrix biology Cellular mechanotransduction Mechanobiology of fibrosis Matrix mechanics and signaling in the tumor microenvironment;