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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Secondary Faculty

  • Ahmed, Zubair M., PhD, Professor
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    Keywords: Genetic disorders of Ear and Eye, hearing loss, Usher syndrome, Retinitis pigmentosa, hearing restoration, gene therapy, Otitis media genetics, Inner ear development, Mechanotransduction, Calcium role in hearing and vision, Noise induced hearing loss, Genome editing
  • Bannister, Roger A., PhD, Assistant Professor
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    Keywords: skeletal muscle, excitation-contraction coupling, ion channels, gating, calcium channel, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, episodic ataxia type 2
  • Bashirelahi, Nasir , PhD, PharmD, Professor
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  • Baskakov, Ilia V., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-4562
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    Keywords: prions, prion diseases, neurodegenerative diseaes
  • Blitzer, Miriam G., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-4065
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    Keywords: Biochemical and metabolic genetic disorders; medical genetics and genomics education and training
  • Chang, Yen-Pei Christy , PhD, Associate Professor
    (410) 706-6737 (office)
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    Keywords: Molecular and genetic bases of complex disorders such as hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, regulatory elements (non-protein coding) in the human genome, gene regulation, bioinformatics tools for function prediction, faculty development, and graduate school education.
  • Enwonwu, Cyril O., ScD, PhD, Professor
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  • Fang, Shengyun , PhD, Associate Professor
    (410) 706-2220
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  • Fiskum, Gary M., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-4711
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    Keywords: Adult and pediatric traumatic and ischemic brain injury; Mitochondrial bioenergetics; Cerebral energy metabolism; Oxidative stress; Apoptosis; Neuroprotection
  • Franklin, Renty B., PhD, Professor
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  • Hasday, Jeffrey D., MD, Professor
    (410) 328-8141
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    Keywords: ARDS, ILD, IPF, interstitial lung disease, asthma, heat shock protein, p38 MAP kinase, endothelial, epithelial, cytokine, thermoregulation
  • Hornyak, Thomas J., MD, PhD, Associate Professor
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    Keywords: Melanocyte stem cell differentiation and fate determination as well as melanoma epigenetics
  • Hussain, Arif , MD, Professor
    (410) 328-7225
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    Keywords: Prostate Cancer, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer
  • Kaper, James B., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-7114
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    Keywords: Microbiology, Immunology, Bacterial Vaccines, Enteric Pathogenesis, Bacterial Genetics, Intestinal Colonization
  • Lindberg, Iris , PhD, Professor
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    Keywords: Peptide hormones, obesity, proprotein convertases, diabetes, neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, protein chaperones
  • Michel, Sarah L.J., PhD, Professor
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  • Monteiro, Mervyn J., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-8132
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    Keywords: Protein misfolding, Neurodegenerative diseases, ALS, Alzheimer's, ubiquilin, proteasome, autophagy
  • Olson, John A., MD, PhD, Professor
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  • Padia, Janak , PhD, Associate Professor
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  • Passaniti, Antonino , PhD, Professor
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    Keywords: Breast cancer, angiogenesis, transcriptional regulation, cell signaling
  • Polster, Brian M., PhD, Associate Professor
    (410) 706-3418
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  • Qian, Feng , Dr. rer. nat., Professor
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    Keywords: Polycystic kidney disease, polycystin, cyst formation, ciliary trafficking, cis-autoproteolysis, G-protein coupled protein proteolysis site (GPS)
  • Riazuddin, Saima , PhD, MPH, MBA, Professor
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    Keywords: Hearing loss, vestibular dysfunction, brain disorders, intellectual disability, molecular genetics, cell biology.
  • Shen, Jana , PhD, Professor
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  • Toth, Eric A., PhD, Assistant Professor
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    Keywords: therapeutic development, X-ray crystallography, neurodegeneration, DNA repair
  • Varma, Shambhu D., PhD, MS, Professor Emeritus
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  • Ward, Christopher W., PhD, Professor
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  • Yang, Peixin , PhD, Professor
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    Keywords: Diabetic embryopathy, pregestational diabetes, neural tube defects, congenital heart defects, embryonic vasculopathy, stem cell therapy, autism
  • Yu, Liqing Justin , MD, PhD, Professor
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    Keywords: lipid metabolism and transport, nafld, cardiovascular disease
  • Zhao, Zhiyong , PhD, Associate Professor
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    Keywords: Cardiovascular development, birth defects, diabetic embryopathy, neural tube defects, heart defects, programmed cell death, adenosine receptor, GTPase, ROCK, phospholipid metabolism, intracellular calcium, endoplasmic reticulum stress, nitrosative stress, mitochondrion, protein folding, protein aggregation, phytochemicals