Faculty Associates

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In addition to the profiles of CBBS faculty, information about their home departments can be found at the following links: 
Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics, Psychology, and Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences.

  • Marc Adler (Ph.D., Duke University) Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Gary M. Baker (Ph.D., Purdue University), Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • James Benson (Ph.D., University of Missouri) Assistant Professor in Biomathematics
  • Neil W. Blackstone (Ph.D., Yale University), Professor in Biological Sciences: Mechanisms of the evolution of development.
  • Barrie P. Bode (Ph.D., University of Florida), Professor in Biological Sciences: Amino acid transporters as potential therapeutic targets in hepatocellular cancer.
  • Jozef Bujarski (Ph.D., A. Mickiewicz University, Poland), Distinguished Research Professor in Biological Sciences: Plant molecular biology; molecular virology.
  • Ana M. Calvo (Ph.D., University of Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain), Professor in Biological Sciences: Genetics and molecular biology of fungi.
  • James V. Corwin (Ph.D., University of Kentucky), Distinguished Research Professor in Psychology: Recovery of function following brain damage; anatomy of prefrontal cortex; neural mechanisms underlying attention and spatial behavior; cerebral lateralization effects on behavior.
  • Sherine Elsawa (Ph. D., University of North Carolina) Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences; Cancer biology
  • Bela Erdelyi (Ph.D., Michigan Stae University) Assistant Professor Physics; Beam physics; Accelerator theory and design; Nonlinear dynamics; Applications of symplectic geometry in, and numerical methods for Hamiltonian dynamics.
  • James E. Erman (Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Mechanisms of enzyme catalyzed oxidation-reduction reactions; electron transfer in biological systems utilizing rapid reaction techniques.
  • Lisa Freeman (Ph.D., Ohio State; DVM Cornell) V.P. Research and Biology Professor; molecular pharmacology; comparative medicine; STEM outreach; public-private partnerships.
  • Elizabeth R. Gaillard (Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin), Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Photochemistry; chemical kinetics; time-resolved spectroscopy; photooxidative damage to biological tissue.
  • Kenneth W. Gasser (Ph.D., Washington State University), Associate Professor in Biological Sciences: Membrane biochemistry; epithelial transport; exocrine secretion; exocytosis.
  • W. Scott Grayburn (Ph.D., University of Washington), Director, Core DNA Analysis Lab: Gene expression in bacteria, fungi, humans, and plants.
  • Angela Grippo (Ph.D., University of Iowa), Assistant Professor of Psychology: Interactions among behavior, cardiovascular function, and neuroendocrinology; animal models of psychological disorders and stress; investigations of social behavior, autonomic function, and endocrine function.
  • Timothy J. Hagen (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee), Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Medicinal chemistry and drug design.
  • Corinna Kashuba Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences
  • Stuart A. Hill (Ph.D., University of Montana), Associate Professor in Biological Sciences: Prokaryotic recombination, especially as applied to the molecular genetics of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  • Oliver Hofstetter (Dr.rer.nat., University of Tubingen, Germany), Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Biorecognition; immunochemistry; chiral separations; affinity techniques and sensors.
  • Gabriel P. Holbrook (Ph.D., University of York and Rothamsted Experimental Station, England), Associate Professor in Biological Sciences: Photosynthesis and photorespiration in higher plants; regulation of RuBP carboxylase/oxygenase in plants and bacteria.
  • James R. Horn (Ph.D., University of Iowa), Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Energetics of protein-protein and protein-small molecule interactions; molecular recognition; protein engineering; drug design.
  • Narayan S. Hosmane (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Scotland), Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Synthetic and structural chemistry of polyhedral boron cage molecules for cancer therapy; Ziegler-Natta catalysis for olefin polymerization; solvent extraction of radionuclides from nuclear waste.
  • Mitrick Johns (Ph.D., University of Oregon), Associate Professor in Biological Sciences: Developing rapid ways of mapping useful traits in the genomes of domesticated plants and animals
  • Douglas Klumpp, (Ph.D., Iowa State University) Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Laurence Lurio (Ph.D., Harvard University ) Professor of Physics
  • Leslie Matuszewich (Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo), Associate Professor of Psychology: Effects of stress and stimulants on brain neurochemistry and behavior.
  • Rangaswamy Meganathan (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma), Distinguished Professor in Biological Sciences: Microbiology; microbial physiology and biochemistry.
  • Jon S. Miller (Ph.D., University of Nebraska), Associate Professor in Biological Sciences: Cell physiology, invertebrate immunology, eicosanoids.
  • Victor Ryzhof (Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University), Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Bioanalytical mass spectrometry; thermochemistry of non-covalent binding; gas-phase ion reactivity and energetic.
  • Thomas L. Sims (Ph.D., University of Oregon), Associate Professor in Biological Sciences: Plant molecular genetics; molecular basis of cell-cell recognition; gametophytic self-incompatibility in higher plants; regulation of gene expression.
  • Masih Shokrani (Ph.D., Meharry Medical College), Associate Professor, School of Allied Health & Communicative Disorders; Signal transduction pathways related to cytokines, mechanisms of immune regulation, and cancer biology.
  • Josephine Umoren (Ph.D., University of Nebraska), Associate Professor in Family, Consumer and Nutrition sciences: Human nutrition; mineral metabolism in aging; nutrition and physical activity.
  • Douglas G. Wallace (Ph.D., Kent State University), Assistant Professor of Psychology: Behavioral evaluation of animal models of neurodegenerative disorders, neural basis of naturally occurring behaviors.
  • Tao Xu (Ph.D., University of Alabama), Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Inorganic-organic hybrid interfaces and nanomaterials for applications in sensors, energy storage and conversion, solid-state lighting, and molecular electronics.
  • Linda S. Yasui (Ph.D., Florida State University), Associate Professor in Biological Sciences: Radiation effects of 125I decay in chromatin.
  • Chong Zheng (Ph.D., Cornell University), Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Structure, bonding, and physical properties of solid-state materials; theoretical study of protein structure and dynamics; electron transfer processes in biological systems.
  • Shengde Zhou (Ph.D., Auburn University), Associate Professor in Biological Sciences: Microbial genetics; molecular biology; metabolic engineering; biotechnology.