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Alexeyev, Mikhail Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6789
Email: malexeye@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Physiology & Cell Biology

Mitochondrial Disease

Mitochondrial Disease, Physiology and Cell Biology

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

Phone: (251) 460-6704
Email: mehdi@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology

-Signal Compartmentalization by Source Translocation
-Vasculogenesis in cancer metastasis

Signal Compartmentalization by Source Translocation, Vasculogenesis in cancer metastasis, pharmacology

Altun, Osman M.D.

Email: oaltun@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterologist

-Pediatric Gastroenterologist
-Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease
-Celiac disease
-Mucosal immunology
-Eosinophilic esophagitis

Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Pediatric inflammatory bowel, disease, Celiac disease, Mucosal immunology, Eosinophilic esophagitis 

Arrieta, Martha M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Phone: (251) 414-8001
Email: marrieta@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Internal Medicine
Director of Research, Center For Healthy Communities 

-Health characteristics of agricultural workforces
-Cancer among migrant and seasonal farm workers
-Osteoarthritis
-Cardiovascular disease

Health characteristics of agricultural workforces,  Cancer among migrant and seasonal farm workers, Osteoarthritis, Cardiovascular disease, internal medicine

Audia, Jonathon Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6929
Email: jaudia@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Microbiology & Immunology

-Host-pathogen interactions
-Infectious disease
-Inflammation
-Lung biology
-Phospholipases
-Pseudomonas aeruginosa
-Rickettsia
-Sepsis

Host-pathogen interactions, Infectious disease, Inflammation, Lung biology, Phospholipases, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Rickettsia, Sepsis, Microbiology and Immunology

Balczon, Ron Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 251-460-6776
Email: rbalczon@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

-Cytoskeleton
-Tau
-Prions
-Pneumonia
-Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Cytoskeleton, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, tau, prions, pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Barber, William H. M.D., D.Phil., F.A.C.S.

Phone: (251) 471-7971
Email: whbarber@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Surgery

-Transplant tolerance induction

transplant tolerance induction, surgery

Barrington, Rob Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 461-1718
Email: rbarrington@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Microbiology & Immunology
Director, Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Laboratories

-Immunology
-Immune Regulation
-Autoimmunity

-Memory
-Antibodies
-T cells
-Infection

Autoimmunity, B lymphocyte biology, Lung biology, Microbiology and Immunology, flow cytometry, shared resource,

Immunology, Immune Regulation, Infection, Autoimmunity, Memory, Antibodies, T cells

 

Bauer, Natalie Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 461-1567
Email: nbauer@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology

-Cell-cell communication
-Cell signaling
-Microparticles

Cell-cell communication, Cell signaling, Microparticles, Pharmacology

Borchert, Glen Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 461-1367
Email: borchert@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology

-Cancer
-G4 DNA
-microRNAs
-noncoding RNAs
-snoRNAs
-tRNAs
-Virology

Gene expression, microRNAs, Small RNAs, Pharmacology, cancer, G4 DNA, microRNAs, noncoding RNAs, snoRNAs, tRNAs, virology

Bright, Andrew D.O., F.A.C.S.

Phone: (251) 471-7117 
Email: abright@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Surgery
Trauma, Burn Care, Surgery
Burn Unit Medical Director

-Tissue preservation
-Burn reconstruction
-Inflammatory mitigation

Tissue preservation, Burn reconstruction, Inflammatory mitigation, surgery

Brooks, Ronald M.D.

Phone: (251) 471-7993
Email: rmbrooks@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

-Breast reduction
-Reconstruction flap perineal

Breast reduction reconstruction flap perineal, surgery

Carter, Elliot M.D.

Phone: (251) 471-7790
Email: ecarter@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pathology
Director of Clinical Laboratories
Director of Clinical Microbiology

-Health disparities
-Pancreatic cancer
-Pathology

Health disparities, Pancreatic cancer, Pathology

Chakroborty, Debanjan Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 471-7790
Email: dchakroborty@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pathology
Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Gastrointestinal cancers
-Growth factor signaling
-Epithelial barrier function
-Tight junctions
-Tumor cell metastasis
-Prostate cancer
-Tumor Vasculature
-Angiogenesis
-Endothelial cells

Gastrointestinal cancers, Growth factor signaling, Epithelial barrier function, Tight junctions, Tumor cell metastasis, Prostate cancer, Tumor Vasculature, Angiogenesis, Endothelial cells, pathology, mitchell cancer institute

 

Cohen, Michael M.D.

Phone: 251-460-6812
Email: mcohen@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Physiology & Cell Biology

-Cardiology
-Caspases
-Heart disease

Physiology & Cell Biology, Cardiology, Caspases, Heart disease

Crook, Errol M.D.

Phone: (251) 471-7900
Email: ecrook@health.southalabama.edu 
USA Department: Internal Medicine
Center For Healthy Communities, Director

-Health disparities
-Diabetes
-Diabetic renal disease
-Hypertension and cardiovascular disease
-Community engagement

Health disparities, Community engagement, internal medicine, center for healthy communities, Diabetic renal disease, Hypertension and cardiovascular disease, community engagement

Daniel, Casey Ph.D., M.P.H.

Phone: 251-445-9840
Email: cldaniel@southalabama.edu
Cancer Care
Mitchell Cancer Institute 

-Public health
-HPV
-Vaccination
-Cancer prevention
-Health disparities
-Health communications
-Behavioral epidemiology

Mitchell Cancer Institute, Cancer Care, Cancer control, Epidemiology, public health, HPV, vaccination, cancer prevention, health disparities, health communications, behavioral epidemiology

Darbin, Olivier Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6015
Email: odarbin@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Neurology

-Dysautonomia
-Epilepsy
-Movement disorders

dysautonomia, epilepsy, movement disorders, neurology

Dasgupta, Santanu Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 471-7719
Email: dasgupta@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pathology
Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Cancer and health disparities
-Mitochondrial genome and biology
-Noninvasive biomarkers
-Lung Cancer
-Cervical cancer
-Bladder cancer
-Triple negative breast cancer

Mitchell Cancer Institute, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cancer biology, Health disparities, Mitochondria, Tumorigenesis, Cancer and health disparities, Mitochondrial genome and biology, Noninvasive biomarkers, Lung Cancer, Cervical cancer, Bladder cancer, Triple negative breast cancer

Davies, Christopher Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 341-3826
Email: cdavies@southalabama.edu
Associate Dean For Research, USA College of Medicine

-Antimicrobial resistance
-Drug discovery
-Enzyme kinetics
-Infectious disease
-Neisseria gonorrhoeae
-Pseudomonas aeruginosa
-Structural Biology

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Antimicrobial resistance, Drug discovery, Enzyme kinetics, Infectious disease, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Structural Biology

Dees, Daniel M.D.

Phone: (251) 445-8292
Email: ddees@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Neurology
Director, USA Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Center

-Parkinson Disease
-Tremor
-Dystonia

Parkinson Disease, Tremor, Dystonia, neurology

Dolma, Kalsang M.D.

Phone: (251) 415- 1055
Email: kdolma@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pediatrics

-Role of intratracheal budesonide in preventing Bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely preterm infants
-Lenticulostriate vasculopathy and its significance in extremely preterm infants 
-Prevention of intraventricular hemorrhage using IVH calculator
-Role of Tau protein in bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Role of intratracheal budesonide in preventing Bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely preterm infants, Lenticulostriate vasculopathy and its significance in extremely preterm infants, Prevention of intraventricular hemorrhage using IVH calculator, Role of Tau protein in bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pediatrics

Fagan, Karen M.D.

Phone: (251) 471-7914
Email: kfagan@health.southalabama.edu 
USA Department: Pharmacology
Pulmonologist
Director of Division Pulmonary and Critical Care
Director of Pulmonary Hypertension Center

-Pulmonary arterial hypertension
-PAH

Pharmacology, Pulmonary arterial hypertension, PAH, pulmonologist

Fonseca, Annabelle M.D., M.H.S.

Email: afonseca@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Surgery

-Pancreatic cystic disease
-Gastrointestinal cancer
-Pancreatic cancer
-Healthcare disparities

Pancreatic cystic disease, Gastrointestinal tumors, surgery

Fouty, Brian M.D.

Phone: (251) 460-7218
Email: bfouty@health.southalabama.edu 
USA Department: Pharmacology
Pulmonologist

-Endothelial cells
-Lung biology

Pharmacology, Endothelial cells, Lung biology, pulmonologist

Francis, Michael Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-7004 
Email: michaelfrancis@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Physiology & Cell Biology

-Computational biology
-Image analysis
-Vascular physiology

Physiology & Cell Biology, Computational biology, Image analysis, Vascular physiology

Galliani, Carlos, MD

Phone: (251) 415-1614
Email: cgalliani@health.southalabama.edu
Pathology
USA, Children's and Women's Hospital

-Congenital and Acquired
-Cardiovascular Disease
-Pulmonary Hypertension
-Pediatric Tumors
-Malformation Syndromes
-Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract
-Inherited Disorders of Metabolism

Congenital and Acquired Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pediatric Tumors, Malformation Syndromes, Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract, Inherited Disorders of Metabolism

Gillespie, Mark Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6497
Email: mgillesp@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology

-Oxidative DNA damage
-Functional genomics

-Mitochondria-directed drug development
-Critical care medicine and surgery
-Somatic DNA mutations

Pharmacology, Cell signaling, DNA damage and repair, Hypoxia, Lung biology, Lung cell signaling, Mitochondrial DNA, Mitochondria, Oxidative damage, Oxidative DNA damage, Somatic DNA mutations, Functional genomics, Mitochondria-directed drug development, Critical care medicine and surgery

Grelet, Simon Ph.D.

Phone: 251-665-8000
Email: sgrelet@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Cancer Progression
-Cancer Neurogenesis
-Cancer Plasticity
-Post-transcriptional regulation of genes expression
-Non-coding RNAs
-Next-generation Sequencing
-RNA biology

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Tumor cell plasticity, Tumor neurogenesis, Cancer Progression, Cancer Neurogenesis, Cancer Plasticity, Post-transcriptional regulation of genes expression, Non-coding RNAs, Next-generation Sequencing, RNA biology, Mitchell Cancer Institute

Gulati, Rashmi M.D.

Phone: (251) 415- 1000
Email: rgulati@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pediatrics

-EKG in Neonatal resuscitation
-Early onset neonatal sepsis calculator
-CLABSI rate in NICU
-Decreasing antibiotic utilization rate in NICU
-Propranolol for ROP in preterm neonates
-Hypothermia in preterm neonates

 

EKG in Neonatal resuscitation, Early onset neonatal sepsis calculator, CLABSI rate in NICU, Decreasing antibiotic utilization rate in NICU, Propranolol for ROP in preterm neonates
Hypothermia in preterm neonates, pediatrics

Harmon, Charles M.D.

Phone: (251) 415-1055
Email: cmharmon@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pediatrics
Neonatologist

-Medical Education & Curriculum Development

-Healthcare Resource Utilization-Value Driven Care 

-Communication skill building & delivering bad news

Medical Education & Curriculum Development, Healthcare Resource Utilization-Value Driven Care, Communication skill building & delivering bad news

Hermance, Meghan Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6957
Email: mhermance@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Microbiology & Immunology

-Ticks
-Tick-borne virus
-Tick-virus-host cutaneous interface
-Vector competence
-Tick saliva
-Immunomodulation
-Neuroinvasion

Microbiology & Immunology, Arboviruses
Infectious disease, Tick-borne disease, Vector-borne diseases, Virology, ticks, tick-borne virus, tick-virus-host cutaneous interface, vector, competence, tick saliva, immunomodulation, neuroinvasion

Herrera, Guillermo M.D.

Phone: (251) 471-7719
Email: gherrera@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pathology

-Renal mesangial pathobiology
-Monoclonal light chains and the kidney
-Ultrastructure
-Ultrastructural labeling
-Renal pathology

Pathology, Mesenchymal stem cells
Pathology, Renal disease, renal mesangial, pathobiology, monoclonal light chains, kidney, ultrastructure, ultrastructural labeling, renal pathology

Heslin, Martin M.D., M.S.H.A.

Phone: (251) 410-1010
Email: mheslin@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
Director of the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Cancer
-Gastrointestinal
-Outcomes
-Sarcoma
-Neuroendocrine
-Pancreatic
-Quality

Cancer, Gastrointestinal, outcomes, sarcoma, neuroendocrine, pancreatic, quality, surgery, surgical oncologist, Surgical Oncologist

Holliday, Candice J.D., M.D.

Phone: (251) 415-1496
Email: cholliday@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

-Obesity and body mass index (BMI) 
-Personality and wellness
-Healthcare disparities

obesity and body mass index (BMI), personality and wellness, healthcare disparities, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Honkanen, Rich Ph.D. 

Phone: (251) 460- 6402
Email: rhonkanen@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

-Drug discovery
-Heart disease
-Protein phosphatases

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Drug discovery, Heart disease, Protein phosphatases

Howard, J. Harrison M.D. F.A.C.S.

Phone: (251) 471-7993
Email: jhoward@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Surgery

-Treatment of melanoma, sarcoma and GI malignancies

treatment of melanoma, sarcoma and GI malignancies, surgery

Idriss, Rajab M.D.

Phone: (251) 660-5555
Email: ridriss@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Internal Medicine
Gastroenterologist

-Liver cirrhosis
-Fatty liver
-HCV
-Liver transplant

Liver cirrhosis, fatty liver, HCV,  liver transplant, gastroenterology, internal medicine

Jones, Nathaniel M.D.

Phone: (251) 665-8000
Email: natejones@health.southalabama.edu
Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Molecular and genomic characteristics of gynecologic tumors
-Personalized medicine
-Targeted therapies
-Racial disparities in gynecologic malignancies

Molecular and genomic characteristics of gynecologic tumors, Personalized medicine, Targeted therapies, Racial disparities in gynecologic malignancies, mitchell cancer institute

Karki, Nabin M.D.

Phone: (706) 721-2505
Email: nkarki@health.southalabama.edu
Medical Oncologist
Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Castrate-resistant Prostate Cancer
-Kidney cancer
-Adjuvant Therapy -Immunotherapy
-Health Services and Outcomes

castrate-resistant prostate cancer, kidney cancer, adjuvant therapy, immunotherapy, and health services and outcomes, Karki, Nabin M.D., Medical Oncologist, Mitchell Cancer Institute

Kilgo, William M.D.

Phone: (251) 445-8261
Email: wkilgo@health.southalabama.edu 
Neurology Clinical Services, USA Health Physicians Group

-Multiple Sclerosis
-Neuromyelitis Optica
-MOG-IgG Associated Disease
-Autoimmune Encephalitis
-Neuroinflammation and Obesity

Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, MOG-IgG Associated Disease, Autoimmune Encephalitis, Neuroinflammation and Obesity

Kim, Jin Hyun D.V.M., Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6204
Email: jinkim@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Microbiology & Immunology

-Influenza virus
-In vivo imaging
-SARS-CoV-2
-Antiviral therapy
-Vaccine
-Viral genome packaging
-Transmission study
-Asymptomatic infection
-Nanobody

Microbiology & Immunology, GLP
Infectious disease, Influenza virus, Vaccines, Influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2, In vivo imaging, Antiviral therapy, Vaccine, Viral genome packaging, Transmission study, Asymptomatic infection, Nanobody

Langley, Raymond J. Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6814
Email: rlangley@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology

-Sepsis

Pharmacology, Sepsis

Lee, Ji Young M.D., Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 471- 7004
Email: jlee@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Physiology & Cell Biology

-Acidosis
-Pulmonary
-Vascular
-Endothelial cells
-Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Physiology & Cell Biology, Endothelial cells
pH homeostasis, Pulmonary hypertension, Acidosis, Pulmonary
Vascular, Endothelial cells, Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Li, Jianfeng Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 445-9893
Email: jianfengli@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology

-Cancer Stem Cells
-Drug resistance
-DNA damage and repair
-PARP inhibition
-PARG inhibition
-NAD+ metabolism

Cancer Stem Cells, Drug resistance, DNA damage and repair, PARP inhibition, PARG inhibition, NAD+ metabolism, Pharmacology

Lin, Mike Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460- 6816
Email: mlin@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Physiology & Cell Biology

-Brain
-Learning and memory

-Alzheimer's disease
-Lung infection
-Amyloid
-Tau 
-Neurodegeneration

Physiology & Cell Biology, Amyloidosis
Endothelial cells, Lung biology, Lung-brain axis, Neurology, Brain, neurodegeneration, learning and memory, Alzheimer's disease, lung infection, amyloid, tau 

Macaluso, Kevin Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-7514
Email: kmacaluso@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Microbiology & Immunology

-Bacterial pathogenesis
-Rickettsia
-Arthropod vectors
-Ticks
-Fleas
-Transmission
-Vector-borne diseases

Microbiology & Immunology, Infectious disease
Rickettsia, Tick-borne disease, Vector-borne diseases, Bacterial pathogenesis, Rickettsia, arthropod vectors, ticks, fleas, transmission, vector-borne diseases

Malozzi, Christopher D.O.

Phone: (251) 873-6280
Email: cmalozzi@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Internal Medicine

-Cardiovascular Disease in Cancer Patients
-Chemotherapy and Cardiotoxicity
-Radiation and Cardiovascular Disease
-Prevention of Cancer -Treatment Related Cardiotoxicity
-Improving Cardiovascular Care of Cancer Patients
-Amyloidosis

Cardiovascular Disease in Cancer Patients, Chemotherapy and Cardiotoxicity, Radiation and Cardiovascular Disease, Prevention of Cancer Treatment Related Cardiotoxicity, Improving Cardiovascular Care of Cancer Patients, Amyloidosis,  internal medicine

McQuiston, Samuel M.D.

Phone: (251) 471-7871
Email: mcquiston@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Radiology
Radiology Residency Program Director

-Resident education
-Radiology education
-Lung cancer: imaging, screening, treatment, surveillance, disparities in access

 

Resident education, Radiology education, Lung cancer imaging lung cancer screening, lung cancer treatment, lung cancer surveillance, lung cancer disparities in access, radiology, radiology residency

Menger, Richard M.D., M.P.A.

Email: rmenger@health.southalabama.edu 
USA Department: Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon
Chief of Complex Spine Surgery

-Spinal Deformity
-Scoliosis
-Health policy
-Health economics
-Free market healthcare

Spinal Deformity, Scoliosis, Health policy, Health economics, Free market healthcare, neurosurgery, complex spine surgery, Neurosurgeon

Migaud, Marie Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 410-4938
Email: mmigaud@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology
Director, Mass Spectrometry Core Research Facility
Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Chemical Biology
-Organic synthesis

-Micronutrition in cancer
-Oncological chemical biology
-Drug delivery

Pharmacology, Mass Spectrometry Core Research Facility, Mitchell Cancer Institute, Metabolomics, NAD metabolism, Nucleotides, Organic chemistry, Vitamin B, Chemical Biology, Drug delivery
Organic synthesis, Micronutrition in cancer, Oncological chemical biology

Mukherjee, Binata M.D., M.B.A.

Phone: (251) 460-6102
Email: bmukherjee@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Internal Medicine
Assistant Dean, Faculty and Professional Development

-Physician and provider wellness
-Coaching
-Provider burnout

Physician/ provider Wellness, provider burnout, coaching, internal medicine, professional development

Munn, Mary M.D.

Phone: (251) 415-1566
Email: mmunn@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

-Noninvasive prenatal testing for aneuploidy

noninvasive prenatal testing for aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes in the cells, obstetrics and gynecology

Nelson, Amy Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-7004
Email: arnelson@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Physiology & Cell Biology

-Alzheimer’s disease
-Amyloidosis
-Blood-brain barrier
-Neurology

Physiology & Cell Biology, Alzheimer’s disease
Amyloidosis, Blood-brain barrier, Neurology

Panacek, Edward M.D., M.P.H.

Phone: (251) 470-1649
Email: eapanacek@health.southalabama.edu 
USA Department: Emergency Medicine
Chair of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Physician

-Sepsis
-Severe sepsis
-Septic shock
-Acute asthma
-Clinical trials
-Hypertensive emergencies
-Acute infections

Sepsis,  Severe sepsis, septic shock, Acute asthma, clinical trials
Hypertensive emergencies, Acute infections, emergency medicine

Pastukh, Victor Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6793
Email: vpastukh@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology

-DNA damage and repair
-Lung biology
-Mitochondrial disease

Pharmacology, DNA damage and repair
Lung biology, Mitochondrial disease

Phung, Thuy M.D., Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 471-7799
Email: tphung@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pathology

-Tumor angiogenesis
-Vascular tumors
-Vascular malformations
-Solid cancer genomic profiling
-Next generation sequencing
-Molecular diagnostics
-Signal transduction pathways

Dermopathology, Pathogenesis, Pathology, Tumor angiogenesis
Vascular tumors, Vascular malformations, Solid cancer genomic profiling, Next generation sequencing, Molecular diagnostics
Signal transduction pathways

Pierce,  Jennifer M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G.

Phone: (251) 665-8000
Email: jypierce@health.southalabama.edu
Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Vulvar, vaginal, and cervical cancers
-Additional HPV-related diseases
-Screening and treatment

Vulvar, vaginal, and cervical cancers,  Additional HPV-related diseases, Screening and treatment, mitchell cancer institute

Polski, Jacek  M.D.

Phone: (251) 471-7787
Email: jpolski@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pathology
Medical Director of Hematopathology Laboratories

-Clinical flow cytometry
-Diagnosis and classification of leukemia and lymphoma
-Pathology of lymph nodes
-Blood and bone marrow

Clinical flow cytometry, diagnosis and classification of leukemia and lymphoma, pathology of lymph nodes, blood and bone marrow, pathology

Pozo-Yauner del, Luis M.D., Ph.D.

Email: ldelpozoyauner@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pathology
Biochemist

-Amyloidosis
-Immunoglobulin light chain 
-Protein misfolding and aggregation
-p53 in breast cancer
-Carcinogenesis

Pathology, Amyloidosis, Immunoglobulins 

Prakash, Aishwarya Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 410-6915
Email: aprakash@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mitchell Cancer Institute

-DNA damage and repair
-Enzyme kinetics
-Mitochondrial disease
-Structural Biology

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, DNA damage and repair, Enzyme kinetics, Mitochondrial disease, Structural Biology 

Rachek, Lyudmila Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6960
Email: lrachek@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology

-Mitochondria
-Mitochondrial function
-Mitochondrial DNA Damage
-Mitochondrial DNA repair
-Insulin resistance
-Obesity
-Type 2 Diabetes

Pharmacology, Diabetes, Mitochondrial disease, Mitochondria, Mitochondrial function, Mitochondrial DNA, Damage, Mitochondrial DNA repair, Insulin resistance, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Rayner, Jonathan Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 414-8179
Email: jrayner@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Microbiology & Immunology

-Coronaviruses
-GLP
-Infectious disease
-Pathogenesis
-Tick-borne disease
-Vector-borne diseases
-Virology

Microbiology & Immunology, Coronaviruses
GLP, Infectious disease, Pathogenesis, Tick-borne disease, Vector-borne diseases, Virology

Rich, Thomas Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6039
Email: trich@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology
Director, Bioimaging Core Facility

-Cellular Signaling Systems
-GPCR Signaling Pathways
-Cyclic Nucleotides
-Lung Biology
-Biomedical Engineering
-Hyperspectral Imaging
-Microscopy

Pharmacology, Bioimaging Core Facility, cAMP phosphodiesterases, Cell signaling, Cyclic nucleotide signalling, Imaging, Cellular Signaling Systems, GPCR Signaling Pathways, Cyclic Nucleotides
Lung Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Hyperspectral Imaging
Microscopy

Richter, Wito Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 414-8298
Email: richter@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

-cAMP signaling
-Cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (PDEs)
-PDE4 drug development targeting lung infection and inflammation
-Metabolism or cancer

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, cAMP, phosphodiesterases, Cyclic nucleotide signalling, cAMP signaling, cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (PDEs), PDE4 drug development targeting lung infection/inflammation, metabolism or cancer

Roconni, Rodney M.D.

Phone: (251) 445-9861 
Email: rocconi@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Oncology
Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Health disparities

Oncology, Health disparities

Ruchko, Mykhalo Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 461-1709
Email: ruchko@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology 

-Lung biology
-Mitochondrial disease
-Mitochondrial DNA
-Oxidative damage
-ROS

Pharmacology, Lung biology
Mitochondrial disease, Mitochondrial DNA, Oxidative damage, ROS

Sarkar, Chandrani Ph.D.

Email: csarkar@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pathology
Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Neurotransmitters
-Neuropeptides
-Neuro-immune interactions
-Colorectal cancer
-Tumor microenvironment and metastasis

neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, neuro-immune interactions, colorectal cancer, tumor microenvironment and metastasis, pathology, mitchell cancer institute

Sayner, Sarah Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 251-460-6959
Email: ssayner@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Physiology & Cell Biology

-Adenyl cyclases
-Cyclic nucleotide signalling
-Endothelial cells

Physiology & Cell Biology, Adenyl cyclases
Cyclic nucleotide signalling, Endothelial cells

Scalici, Jennifer M.D.

Phone: (251) 445-9847
Email: jscalici@health.southalabama.edu
Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Ovarian cancer
-Ovarian carcinogenesis
-Early detection and prevention
-Endometrial cancer (role of estrogen metabolism and obesity

Ovarian cancer, Ovarian carcinogenesis, Early detection and prevention, Endometrial cancer, role of estrogen metabolism and obesity in endometrial cancer, mitchell cancer institute, gynecologic oncologist

Scammell, Jonathan Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 251-460-6239
Email: jscammell@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Comparative Medicine
Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine

-Animal models

Pharmacology, Comparative Medicine, animal models

Singh, Ajay Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 445-9873
Email: asingh@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Cancer chemoresistance
-Cancer progression
-Metastasis
-Pancreatic cancer

Mitchell Cancer Institute, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cancer chemoresistance, Cancer progression, Metastasis, Pancreatic cancer

Singh, Seema Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 445-9844
Email: seemasingh@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Breast Cancer
-Exosomes
-Cytokines
-Tumor-microenvironment (TME)
-MicroRNAs
-Nanoparticles

Mitchell Cancer Institute, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cancer progression
Cytokines, Drug delivery, Health disparities
Inflammation, Metastasis, Pancreatic cancer

Slauterbeck, James M.D.

Phone: (251) 665-8258
Email: jslauterbeck@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

-Anterior Cruciate ligament (Acl) injury risk
-ACL return to play
-Post traumatic knee osteoarthritis
-ACL injury prevention

Anterior Cruciate ligament (Acl) injury risk, ACL return to play, Post traumatic knee osteoarthritis, ACL injury prevention, Orthopaedic Surgery

Sobol, Robert Jr., Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 445-9846
Email: rwsobol@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology

-DNA Repair DNA Damage
-Replication stress
-Poly-ADP-Ribose
-NAD-biosynthesis
-Genotoxin
-DNA polymerase

Pharmacology, DNA damage and repair, Drug discovery, Mitochondrial disease, NAD metabolism, DNA Repair DNA Damage
Replication stress, Poly-ADP-Ribose, NAD-biosynthesis, Genotoxin
DNA polymerase

Solodushko, Victor Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-7489
Email: vsolodushko@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology

-Endothelial cells
-Retroviruses
-Stem cells
-Virology
-Transposon-viral vectors

Pharmacology, Endothelial cells
Retroviruses, Stem cells, Virology, Transposon-viral vectors

Sonnier, William M.D.

Phone: (251) 660-5555
Email: wpsonnier@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Internal Medicine
Gastroenterologist

-Inflammatory bowel disease
-Crohn's Disease
-Ulcerative Colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, gastroenterologist, internal medicine

Stevens, Troy Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6056
Email: tstevens@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pharmacology
Director, Center For Lung Biology

-Angiogenesis
-Endothelial cells
-Host-pathogen interactions
-Lung biology
-Pulmonary hypertension
-Vascular disease
-Vascular physiology

Pharmacology, Angiogenesis, Endothelial cells
Host-pathogen interactions, Lung biology, Pulmonary hypertension, Vascular disease, Vascular physiology, Center For Lung Biology

Stokes, Timothy M.D.

Email: tstokes@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Emergency Medicine

-POCUS
-Ultrasound
-Emergency
-Education
-Quality Improvement

POCUS, Ultrasound, Emergency, Education, Quality Improvement, emergency medicine

Sugg, Rebecca M.D. F.A.H.A.

Email: rsugg@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Neurology

-Endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular diseases
-Carotid and vertebral stenosis
-Intracranial stenosis
-Acute stroke
-Aneurysms
-Vascular malformations

endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, carotid and vertebral stenosis, intracranial stenosis, acute stroke, aneurysms, vascular malformations, neurology

Swingle, Mark Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6855 
Email: mrswingle@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

-Enzyme kinetics
-Protein phosphatases 
-Structural Biology

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Enzyme kinetics, Protein phosphatases, Structural Biology

Taylor, Mark Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6817
Email: mtaylor@southalabama.edu 
USA Department: Physiology & Cell Biology
Center For Lung Biology

-Calcium signaling
-Cardiovascular disease
-Cell signaling
-Imaging
-Vascular smooth muscle

Physiology & Cell Biology, Center For Lung Biology, Calcium signaling, Cardiovascular disease, Cell signaling, Imaging, Vascular smooth muscle

Teng, Jiamin M.D., Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 471-7799 
Email: jteng@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pathology

-Renal disease

Pathology, Renal disease

Trisel, Zachary M.D.

Phone: (251)
Email:
USA Department: Oncology
USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute

-Phase III clinical trials
-Immunotherapy
-Targeted therapy
-Next-generation sequencing

Zachary Trisel, oncology, mitchell cancer institute, phase three clinical trials, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, next generation sequencing

Turbat-Herrera, Elba M.D., Ph.D.

Phone: 251-665-8000
Email: etherrera@health.southalabama.edu
USA Department: Pathology
Director, USA Health Biobank and Histology Core Facility

-Mesenchymal stem cells
-Pathology
-Renal disease

Pathology, Mesenchymal stem cells, Pathology, Renal disease

Tyler, Shannon M.D.

Phone: (251) 471-7895
Email: styler@health.southalabama.edu 
USA Department: Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases Physician

-HIV treatment
-HIV Prevention 
-Sexually transmitted infections
-Tuberculosis

 

HIV treatment, HIV Prevention, Sexually transmitted infections, Tuberculosis, infectious disease, physician, internal medicine

Weber, David Ph.D.

Phone: (251) 460-6840
Email: dweber@southalabama.edu
USA Department: Physiology & Cell Biology

-Calcium signaling
-Endothelial cells
-ROS

Physiology & Cell Biology, Calcium signaling
Endothelial cells, ROS