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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Secondary Faculty

  • Ahmed, Zubair M., PhD, Professor
    410-706-3799
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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
  • Bashirelahi, Nasir , PhD, PharmD, Professor
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  • Baskakov, Ilia V., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-4562
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    Keywords: neurodegenerative diseases, prion diseases, Alzheimer's disease, neuroinflammation, astrocytes, microglia
  • 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
    667-214-1199
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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
    410-706-4778
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    Keywords: neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, protein chaperones, proteostais, ALS
  • 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
  • Padia, Janak , PhD, Associate Professor
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  • Passaniti, Antonino , PhD, Professor
    410-328-5470
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    Keywords: Breast cancer, angiogenesis, transcriptional regulation, cell signaling
  • Polster, Brian M., PhD, Professor
    (410) 706-3418
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    Keywords: mitochondria, mitochondrial fission, bioenergetics, oxygen, respiration, Seahorse, reactive oxygen species, superoxide, apoptosis, cytochrome c, AIF, Bax, Bcl-2, Drp1, calpain, neurons, glutamate excitotoxicity, nitric oxide, astrocytes, microglia, neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, traumatic brain injury, neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, idebenone, mdivi-1
  • Qian, Feng , Dr. rer. nat., Professor
    410-706-5804
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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
    410-706-3798
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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
    240-314-6516
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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
    410-706-5829
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    Keywords: lipid metabolism and transport, nafld, cardiovascular disease