Research Interest

Photo of Richard Anderson, PhD Richard A. Anderson, PhD

Admin/Basic Research

Signal Transduction Mechanisms that control cellular functions and disease.

Photo of Emery Bresnik, PhD Emery H. Bresnick, PhD

Cell and Regenerative Biology

Basic stem cell science; hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells
Photo of Wade Bushman, PhD Wade Bushman, MD, PhD


Human Development/Teratogenicity. Prostate. Sonic Hedgehog. BMP-4. Inhibition of tumor growth by cyclopamine, and Shh signaling as a therapeutic target in prostate cancer.

Photo of Vincent Cryns, MD Vincent Cryns, MD


Apoptosis, Obesity, Biomarkers, Cancer, and Nanotechnology and Therapeutics.

Photo of Joan Jorgensen, PhD Joan S. Jorgensen, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor
Comparative Biosciences

Genes that are sexually dimorphic during sex differentiation, focusing on  steroidogenic factor 1 (Sf1) and Iroquois homeobox factor 3 (Irx3).

Photo of Nancy Keller, PhD Nancy Keller, PhD

Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Fungal Pathogenesis

Photo of Paul Koch, PhD Paul Koch, PhD

Assistant Professor
Plant Pathology

Fate and activity of pesticides used in the urban landscape and mitigation of non-target impacts of pesticides on microbial communities

Dudley Lamming, PhD Dudley Lamming, PhD

Assistant Professor Endocrinology

Age-related diseases, including diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome

Photo of Li Lingjun, PhD Lingjun Li, PhD

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Drug Action and Drug Discovery

Photo of Josh Mezerich, MD Joshua Mezrich, MD

Assistant Professor

Transplant tolerance and how environmental exposures alter the immune system.

Photo of Joel Pedersen, PhD Joel A. Pedersen, PhD

Soil Science

Physical, chemical and biological processes affecting contaminant fate, transport, and bioavailability.

Photo of William Ricke, PhD William Ricke, PhD

Associate Professor

Understanding the role of endocrine disrupting chemicals, phytonutrients, and stromal-epithelial interactions in the development or treatment of urologic diseases (e.g. benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer).

Photo of Nader Sheibani, PhD Nader Sheibani, PhD

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

The role of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions in vascular development and neovascularization

Photo of Chad Vezina, PhD Chad M Vezina, PhD

Assistant Professor
Comparative Biosciences

Signal transduction pathways governing prostate development and disease and perturbation of these pathways by environmental contaminants.

Photo of Jyoti Watters, PhD Jyoti Watters, PhD

Associate Professor
Comparative Biosciences

Signal transduction pathways in microglia in response to estrogens and extracellular adenine nucleotides that modulate their production of neurotoxic inflammatory mediators.

Photo of Yongna Xing, PhD Yongna Xing, PhD

Associate Professor

Cell signaling pathways related to cancer; Structural biology; Biochemistry; Proteomics

Photo of Wei Xu, PhD Wei Xu, PhD


Breast cancer prevention and treatment using environmental and nutritional estrogenic compounds. Mechanism of transcription activation of ERa and ERb by environmental estrogenic ligands.