Cellular & Molecular Biology Research Program
The Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Sciences–Cellular and Molecular Biology prepares creative research scientists for careers in teaching, research and biotechnology. Graduates possess an in-depth comprehension of experimental design at the cellular and molecular levels of biological organization, as well as competency in current techniques in the discipline. Major research emphases include signal transduction, biochemistry and pathobiology, gene regulation, cell systems biology, cell and tissue ultrastructure, membrane structure and function, molecular aspects of neurobiology and endocrinology, genetics and metabolism of microorganisms, virology and immunology and enzymology with an emphasis on protein dynamics and folding, as well as cytochrome P-450.
Faculty Researchers at NEOMED
Through the Biomedical Sciences-Cellular & Molecular Biology program, graduate students have the opportunity to work with one of the following faculty researchers at NEOMED:
Julie Aultman, Ph.D.
Research ethics, responsible conduct of research and philosophy of science.
Jianxin Bao, Ph.D.
Aging, auditory neuroscience, gene therapy, stem cell therapy, presbycusis, noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.
Yeong-Renn Chen, Ph.D.
Oxygen free radicals, nitric oxide, oxidative postranslational modifications and mitochondrial biology in myocardial infarction.
John Y.L. Chiang, Ph.D.
Molecular cloning expression and regulation of cytochrome P-450 isoenzymes.
William Chilian, Ph.D., FAHA, FCVS
Angiogenesis, arteriogenesis, regulation of coronary blood flow, heart failure, stem cells and regenerative medicine.
Lisa Cooper, Ph.D.
Bone biology of mammals.
Samuel Crish, Ph.D.
Glaucoma, axonal transport, and structure and function.
Angela Delucia, Ph.D.
Molecular biology of DNA tumor viruses, genetics of viral DNA replication, viral etiology of cancer.
Vanessa Fitsanakis, Ph.D.
Alexander Galazyuk, Ph.D.
Neuroscience of hearing.
Tariq Haqqi, Ph.D.
James P. Hardwick, Ph.D.
Functional role of autacoid P-450 isozymes in carcinogenesis, signal transduction in carcinogenesis and cell differentiation and proliferation.
Tobin L. Hieronymus, Ph.D.
Pattern and process of skeletal evolution in vertebrates.
Denise Inman, Ph.D.
Neurodegeneration in glaucoma, gliosis and neural-glial interactions.
Yoon-Kwang Lee, Ph.D.
Structure and regulation of nuclear hormone receptors.
Yong Lu, Ph.D.
Neurotransmitter systems, GABA, glutamate and audition.
William P. Lynch, Ph.D.
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration, CNS gene therapy, RNA tumor virus assembly and pathogenesis, and microglial developmental biology.
Jeffrey Mellott, Ph.D.
Age-related GABAergic loss in the central auditory circuits.
Moses Oyewumi, Ph.D.
Drug delivery, nanotechnology, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
Priya Raman, Ph.D.
Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes and obesity; atherosclerosis; leptin; Thrombospondin-1.
Merri J. Rosen, Ph.D.
Neural correlates of auditory perception: effects of hearing loss and experience during development.
Prabodh Sadana, Ph.D.
Hormonal regulation of lipid metabolism.
Fayez Safadi, Ph.D.
Osteoblast development and function, effects of hormones and growth factors.
Brett R. Schofield, Ph.D.
Functional anatomy of auditory pathways.
J.G.M. ‘Hans’ Thewissen, Ph.D.
Mammalian anatomy and evolution, morphological adaptations such as those for swimming and flight.
Charles Thodeti, Ph.D., FAHA, FCVS
Mechanical control of tumor angiogenesis and cardiac remodeling.
Christopher Vinyard, Ph.D.
Function and evolution of primate head.
Jeffrey J. Wenstrup, Ph.D.
Neural mechanisms of hearing, acoustic communication, including emotional responses to sound.
Liya Yin, M.D., Ph.D.
Lipid metabolism, atherosclerosis, regulation of coronary circulation, coronary collateral growth, stem cells in cardiovascular regeneration.
Jesse Young, Ph.D.
Comparative and developmental biomechanics of locomotion.
Ping Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Yanqiao Zhang, M.D.
Regulation of lipid and glucose metabolism under normal and disease conditions.