Cell & Molecular Biology Faculty
P. BAGAVANDOSS (Stark Campus) - Ovarian physiology, with special reference to angiogenesis during corpus luteum development and regression; immunohistology of matricellular proteins, such as thrombospondins and SPARC.
BRENT C. BRUOT - Cellular aspects of reproductive endocrinology; hormonal regulation of steroid hormone synthesis.
DEREK DAMRON - Cellular and molecular mechanisms of cardiomyocyte function; effects of anesthetic agents on the regulation of myocardial ccontractility.
ROBERT V. DORMAN - Neurochemistry: membrane biochemistry related to mechanisms of neurotransmitter release and stroke-induced brain damage.
GAIL C. FRAIZER - Cancer, Mechanisms of tumorigenesis.
ROBERT T. HEATH - Metabolic and genetic control of DNA and RNA synthesis in natural populations of aquatic bacteria and algae.
W. RANDOLPH HOEH - Evolution of bivalved mollusk morphology, mating systems,and gender-associated mitochondrial DNA genomes
EDGAR KOOIJMAN - biochemistry of lipids and lipid membranes, protein/lipid interactions with a focus on phosphomonoesters; exchangeable apolipo- and lipid droplet proteins; biomaterials
DOUGLAS KLINE - Gamete physiology; sperm-egg interaction; in vitro fertilization of mammalian eggs and the regulation of oocyte maturation and egg activation.
LAURA G. LEFF - Microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems with emphasis on bacterial ecology of streams with the ultimate goal of integrating different fields of biology (i.e., ecology, microbiology, molecular biology) to provide insight into the function and structure of aquatic ecosystems
JENNIFER L. MARCINKIEWICZ - Ovarian physiology; ovarian follicle development; oocyte-somatic cell interactions; effects of cytokines on ovarian function.
ERIC M. MINTZ - Behavioral neurobiology, circadian rhythms, sex differences in brain function, genomic and proteomic analysis of brain function.
MICHAEL MODEL - Aspects of cellular structure and function studied by novel light microscopy techniques.
PAYMAN NASR (Ashtabula Campus) - Neurodegenerative diseases, mitochondrial biology
HELEN PIONTKIVSKA - Molecular evolution of genes and genomes, large-scale analyses of genomic sequences, adaptive evolution of host-parasite interactions
OSCAR ROCHA - Levels of genetic variation in natural populations; reproductive ecology; genetic diversity and conservation of genetic resources; conservation ecology
MARY RUSSELL (Trumbull Campus) - Function of the intermediate filament protein synamin, identification of PKA anchoring proteins in the human heart
JOHN R. D. STALVEY - Endocrine genetics; testicular function; interaction between hormonal and genetic factors regulating steroidogenic enzymes.
SEAN L. VENEY - Development of sex differences; neuroendocrine control of sexual behavior; hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal regulation.
SRINIVASAN VIJAYARAGHAVAN Signal transduction, sperm physiology, fertilization, contraception.
Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty
ERNEST J. FREEMAN (Oak Clinic; School of Biomedical Sciences) - Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration; multiple sclerosis; mitochondrial function in neurons; influences of glutamate and GABA on neuronal energy.
JENNIFER A. MCDONOUGH (Oak Clinic; School of Biomedical Sciences) - Neuroprotective therapies for multiple sclerosis; mitochondrial dysfunctions in MS; regulation of mitochondrial genes; transcription factors, RNA binding proteins; regulation of electron transport gene expression and stability.