MCD

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental biology

Dr. Ken Bost, Belk Distinguished Professor. Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center. Molecular and cellular understanding of the immune response, the interactions between the nervous and immune systems, and the mechanisms involved in initiation of mucosal immunity.

Dr. Richard J. Chi, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Florida State University.  Molecular and Cell Biology. Membrane trafficking, yeast genetics, protein biochemistry, molecular biology and live cell fluorescence microscopy. 

Graduate Students:
Shreya Goyal - Masters Student

Dr. Mark Clemmens, Professor. Ph.D., St. Louis University. Vascular and metabolic physiology.

Graduate Students:
Neha Attal - PhD
Samantha Canipe-Pennington - PhD

Dr. Didier DrĂ©au, Associate Professor. Ph.D., College of Agriculture of Rennes (France). Mechanisms of Cancer Metastasis, Vascular and Immune Interactions During Cancer Growth.

Graduate Students:
Katherine Holtzman - PhD
Khanh Nguyen - PhD
Deepika Suryaprakash - Masters Student

Dr. Valery Grdzelishvili, Associate Professor. Ph.D.. Moscow State University. Molecular virology, virus-host interactions, virus-based vectors.

Graduate Students:
Sebastien Felt - PhD
Arundhati Mohanta - PhD

Dr. Ian Marriott, Professor. Ph.D., Tulane University. The initiation of immune responses.

Graduate Students:
Amanda Burmeister - PhD
Austin Jeffries - PhD

Post-Doc:
M. Brittany Johnson

Dr. Pinku Mukherjee, Professor. Ph.D., University of London, UK. Cancer Biology and Immunology.

Graduate Students:
Priyanka Grover - PhD
Shayan Nazari - PhD
Shu-Ta (Michael) Wu - PhD
Mahboubeh (Maribel) Yazdanifar - PhD

Research Professors:
Dr. Ru Zhou
Dr. Monica Nye

Research Associate:
Laura Moore

Dr. Dan Nelson, Research Associate Professor. Ph.D., Florida State University. Tachykinin expression and function.

Dr. Jim Oliver, Cone Distinguished Professor. Ph.D., Georgetown University. Ecology, physiology, and metabolism of aquatic bacteria; biology of the human pathogen, Vibrio vulnificus.

Graduate Students:
Britney Phippen - PhD
Olivia Brown - Masters Student

Post-Doc:
Tiffany Williams
Colleen Eade

Guest Researcher:
Mes Ayrapethyan

Ken Piller, Research Associate Professor. Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago. Plant biotechnology, edible vaccine development.

Dr. Molly C. Redmond, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara. Microbial ecology and biogeochemistry

Graduate Students:
Alicia Sorgen - PhD
Lin Wang - PhD

Dr. Adam M. Reitzel, Associate Professor.  Ph.D., Boston University. Evolution and ecology of coastal invertebrates using comparative genomics, molecular biology, population genetics, evolutionary ecology, and field studies.

Graduate Students:
Tyler Carrier - PhD
Eric Kane - PhD
Whitney Leach - PhD
Vilayvone Sombatsaphay - PhD

Post-Doc:
Jason MacRander

Dr. Christine Richardson, Associate Professor. Ph.D., Columbia Univesity Medical Sciences. DNA recombination and repair, chromosomal rearrangements, & hematopoietic malignancies, leukemia, ovarian cancerecotoxicology in mammals.

Graduate Students:
Anindita Ghosh - PhD
Donna Goodenow - PhD

Dr. Todd R. Steck, Associate Professor. Ph.D., University of Rochester. Molecular microbiology, cystic fibrosis microbiome, antibiotic resistance.

Graduate Student:
Nicole Jerilyn Flanagan - PhD
Uday Neelakantan - Masters Student

Dr. Andrew W. Truman, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of London, UK. Understanding the role of molecular chaperones in cancer using quantitative proteomics, molecular biology, systems biology and model organisms.

Graduate Students:
Nitika Nitika - PhD
Jill Waller - Masters Student

Dr. Shan Yan, Associate Professor. Ph.D., Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Developmental biology

Graduate Students:
Steven Cupello - PhD
Akram Hossain - PhD

Post-Doc:
Dr. Yunfeng Lin

Dr. Jian Zhang, Associate Professor. Ph.D., University of South Carolina Columbia. Vascular and molecular physiology.