Faculty
R. JOHN SOLARO

R. JOHN SOLARO
Ph.D., Distinguished
University Professor
and Head

2055 COMRB / E-202 MSB
312-996-7620
solarorj@uic.edu

Physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and pharmacology of cardiac muscle contraction.

SARAH B APPEL

SARAH B. APPEL
Ph.D., Professor

(formerly known as Sarah A. Shefner)

2099 COMRB
312-996-0649
sappel@uic.edu

Electrophysiological studies of dopaminergic neurons of the ventral tegmental area; drug and neurotransmitter effects; mechanism of action of alcohol; potassium channels.

MARK S. BRODIE

MARK S. BRODIE
Ph.D., Associate Professor
2111 COMRB
312-996-2373
mbrodie@uic.edu

Electrophysiology of neurons of the ventral tegmental area studied in brain slices, actions of ethanol on the central nervous system; electrophysiological actions of drugs of abuse on brain neurons.

YUL L. CHAN

YUN L. CHAN
Ph.D., Professor

272 CME
312-996-7759
yunlai@uic.edu

Microperfusion and electrophysical studies of cellular mechanisms underlying hormonal action on renal tubular function; renal regulation of acid-base balance.

PRIMAL DE LANEROLLE

PRIMAL DE LANEROLLE
Ph.D., Professor
E-207A MSB
312-996-6430
primal@uic.edu

Nuclear Myosin I.  GTPase-myosin interactions in cell signaling. Vascular biology/gene therapy

PIETER DE TOMBE

PIETER DE TOMBE
Ph.D.,  Professor
2035 COMRB
312-355-0259

pdetombe@uic.edu

Cardiovascular physiology, muscle contraction, cardiac energetics, ventricular-arterial coupling, cardiac pump function.

DANIEL FIAT

DANIEL FIAT
D.Sc., Professor
614 CMW
312-996-7609
fiat@uic.edu

Nuclear magnetic resonance theory and its biomedical applications at cellular, subcellular and molecular levels.

JONNA FRASOR
Ph.D., Assistant Professor
1097 COMRB
312-355-2583
jfrasor@uic.edu
inflammation modulates estrogen receptor activity. In particular, I am interested in the molecular crosstalk between estrogen and cytokine signaling and how this interaction may be involved in the initiation and progression of breast cancer.
JESUS GARCIA - MARTINEZ

JESUS GARCIA-MARTINEZ
MD/PhD, Associate Professor
2051 COMRB
312-355-0260
garmar@uic.edu

Molecular mechanisms of excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal and cardiac muscle; neuronal regulation of gene expression in muscle.

Geula Gibori

GEULA GIBORI
Ph.D., Professor

2097
COMRB
312-996-6077
ggibori@uic.edu

Reproductive endocrinology, regulation of ovarian and placental function; molecular mechanism of hormone action.

DALE B. HALES

DALE B. HALES
Ph.D., Associate Professor

340A CMW
312-413-2891
dbhale@uic.edu

Molecular endocrinology, immune control of male reproductive function, regulatory mechanisms of Leydig cell steroid hormone biosynthesis, reproductive immunology and toxicology.

RANDALL L. HUDSON

RANDALL L. HUDSON
Ph.D., Associate Professor
208 CMW
312-996-1471
rlhudson@uic.edu

Regulation of Ion transport across epithelia; membrane transport, volume regulation, calcium mineralization, microelectrophysiology.

RANDAL C. JAFFE

RANDAL C. JAFFE
Ph.D., Professor
E-204 MSB
312-996-4933
rcjaffe@uic.edu

Mechanisms of steroid hormone action; Interaction of thyroid hormones with receptors and their role in growth and differentiation; hormonal control of gene expression.

JOHN M. KENNEDY

JOHN M. KENNEDY
Ph.D., Associate Professor
332 CMW
312-996-7992
jkennedy@uic.edu

Regulation of gene expression in skeletal and cardiac muscle.
E. DOUGLAS LEWANDOWSKI

E. DOUGLAS LEWANDOWSKI
Ph.D., Professor
1113 COMRB
312-413-1235
dougl@uic.edu

Metabolic basis for cardiac dysfunction in heart disease; Metabolic flux regulation by transporter protein and enzyme isoform expression in cardiovascular disease; NMR spectroscopy and imaging (MRS /  MRI) of cardiac viability and metabolism; Isotope kinetics; Mitochondrial function and metabolic communication between subcellular compartments.

SERGEY POPOV

SERGEY POPOV
Ph.D., Associate Professor

2053
COMRB
312-413-5682
spopov@uic.edu

Mechanisms of nerve growth in synaptic transmission.

MRINALINI C. RAO

MRINALINI C. RAO
Ph.D., Professor
2093 COMRB
312-996-7884

meenarao@uic.edu

Regulation of water and electrolyte transport across epithelia: role of calcium and cyclic nucleotides, electrophysiological, pathophysiological, biochemical and molecular studies.

MARK M. RASENICK

MARK M. RASENICK
Ph.D., Professor
2095 COMRB
312-996-6641
raz@uic.edu

Cellular neurobiology, neurotransmitter receptors; adenylate cyclase, GTP-binding proteins, and the cytoskeleton; cyclic nucleotides and cellular signal transduction.

BRENDA RUSSELL

BRENDA RUSSELL
Ph.D., Professor

2091 COMRB
312-413-0407
russell@uic.edu

Molecular and subcellular mechanisms involved in muscle growth and adaptation: cardiac and skeletal.

LARRY TOBACMAN
M.D., Professor
901 CSB
312-413-1010

Regulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle contraction by troponin and tropomyosin.



RESEARCH FACULTY

SAMUEL BOATENG
Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
E-208 MSB
312-996-7477
sboateng@uic.edu

JANUSZ HANKIEWICZ
Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
B14 MRIC
312-355-3715
januszh@uic.edu

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
 localized spectroscopy
Magnetic Resonance microimaging
 cardiac imaging 
 cardiac tagging
 myocardial strain analysis

YUNBO KE
Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
2080 COMTN
312-996-6063
yke@uic.edu

Function of P21-Activated Kinase-1 (Pak1) in Heart

TOMOYOSHI KOBAYASHI
Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
231 COMRB
312-996-7151
tkoba@uic.edu

ANNE F. MARTIN

ANNE F. MARTIN
Ph.D., Research Associate Professor
E-222 MSB
312-996-4355
afmartin@uic.edu

Molecular, functional and structural aspects of contractile and thin filament; regulatory proteins in cardiac and vascular smooth muscle.

J. MICHAEL O'DONNELL

J. MICHAEL O'DONNELL
Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor

236 CMW
312-413-8276
odonnell@uic.edu

Biochemistry, physiology, and molecular biology studies integrating cardiac metabolism, calcium handling, and enzyme expression in heart disease.  Utilizing methods of NMR spectroscopy, fluorescence microscopy, and in vivo gene transfer.

Juliana Popov, PhD
JULIANA POPOVA
Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
206 CMW
312-996-7610
jsp@uic.edu
Cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry and pharmacology of phospholipase signaling and the cytoskeleton; mechanisms of crossregulation between intracellular signaling and cytoskeletal dynamics. 
 

BRIAN B. ROMAN
Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
1133 CSB
312-355-1647
broman@uic.edu

MARIUS SUMANDEA
Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
E-204 MSB
312-996-8906
psuman1@uic.edu

DALIA URBONIENE
Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
408 CSN
312-996-3749
durboni@uic.edu

 

JOHN S. WALKER
Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
2141 COMRB
312-355-0150
jsw9c@uic.edu

 

LORI A. WALKER
Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
1125 CSB
312-413-1818
lw7t@uic.edu

Lei Xiao, MD, PhD

LEI XIAO
M.D., Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
908 CSB
312-996-9078
leixiao@uic.edu

Signal transduction mechanisms of G protein-coupled receptors in cardiac myocytes.
 

JIANG-ZHOU YU
Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
2160 COMRB
312-413-8240
yuzj64@uic.edu

 

 


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