Directory

Faculty

Pinku is smiling while leaning against a table in her research lab. She's a brunette with straight shoulder length hair wearing a black blazer with arms crossed
Pinku Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Irwin Belk Distinguished Professor

Pinku Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Cancer Biology and Immunology
Recipient of the 2018 First Citizens Bank Scholars Award; recipient of the 2015 O. Max Gardener Award

Woodward 246
704.687.5465
pmukherj@uncc.edu

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Stanley S. Schneider, Ph.D.
Academic Vice Chair
Professor

Stanley S. Schneider, Ph.D.
Animal behavior; communication and foraging of the honeybee
2016 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching; 2015 Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence; 2014 Inaugural recipient of CLAS Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award

Woodward 288A
704.687.8527
Stan.Schneider@uncc.edu

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Ian Marriott, Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Research
Professor

Ian Marriott, Ph.D.
The initiation of immune responses
2017 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Teaching - Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award

Woodward 386A
704.687.8506
imarriot@uncc.edu

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Christine Richardson, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Coordinator
Professor

Christine Richardson, Ph.D.
DNA recombination and repair, chromosomal rearrangements, & hematopoietic malignancies, leukemia, ovarian cancerecotoxicology in mammals.
Professor

Woodward 386B
704.687.8683
C.Richardson@uncc.edu

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Melanie Harris, M.S.
Undergraduate Coordinator
Senior Lecturer

Melanie Harris, M.S.
Microbiology
2014 Building Educational Strengths and Talents (B.E.S.T) Outstanding Faculty Award

Woodward 241
704-687-8505
MelanieHarris@uncc.edu

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Didier Dréau, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Honors Coordinator
Associate Professor

Didier Dréau, Ph.D.
Mechanisms of Cancer Metastasis, Vascular and Immune Interactions During Cancer Growth.
2014 Outstanding Faculty Award Multicultural Academic Services

Woodward 490B
704.687.8314
ddreau@uncc.edu

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Sharon Bullock, Ph.D.
Biotechnology Minor Program Coordinator
Senior Lecturer

Sharon Bullock, Ph.D.
Molecular and Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Pathophysiology

Woodward 235B
704-687-8536
sbulloc8@uncc.edu

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Tonya C. Bates, M.S.
Senior Lecturer

Tonya C. Bates, M.S.
Microbiology
2015 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Teaching Teaching by a Full-Time Lecturer Award

Woodward 214A
704-687-5015
Tonya.Bates@uncc.edu

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Kenneth Bost, Ph.D.
Irwin Belk Distinguished Professor

Kenneth Bost, Ph.D.
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.

Woodward 390D
704.687.8677
klbost@uncc.edu

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Tuan Cao, Ph.D.

Tuan Cao, Ph.D.
Ecology and evolutionary biology
Lecturer

Woodward 235D
704-687-8531
ttcao@uncc.edu

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Kausik Chakrabarti, Ph.D.

Kausik Chakrabarti, Ph.D.
Genome Replication, Dynamic structure of Telomerase, Transcriptomics, Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation in Human Parasitic and Viral Diseases.
Assistant Professor

Woodward 390A
704.687.1882
kchakrab@uncc.edu

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Richard Chi, Ph.D.

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

Woodward 490D
704.687.8697
Richard.Chi@uncc.edu

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Mark Clemens, Ph.D.

Mark Clemens, Ph.D.
Vascular and metabolic physiology
Professor

Woodward 486A
704.687.8682
mgclemen@uncc.edu

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Kristen Funk, Ph.D.

Kristen Funk, Ph.D.
Neuroinflammation of neuroinfectious and neurodegenerative diseases
Assistant Professor

Woodward 381B
704.687.5554
kfunk@uncc.edu

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Samantha Furr-Rogers, Ph.D.

Samantha Furr-Rogers, Ph.D.
Immunology, physiology, and public health
Lecturer

Woodward 235F
704-687-6062
s.furr-rogers@uncc.edu

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Valery Grdzelishvili, Ph.D.

Valery Grdzelishvili, Ph.D.
Molecular virology, anticancer therapy based on replication-competent viruses ("oncolytic virotherapy"), virus-host interactions, virus-based vectors.
Professor

Woodward 486B
704.687.7778
vzgrdzel@uncc.edu

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M. Brittany Johnson, Ph.D.

M. Brittany Johnson, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

Woodward 375 East
704.687.8507
mjohn398@uncc.edu

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Aaron Kampe, M.S.

Aaron Kampe, M.S.
Field Ecology
Lecturer; Ecology Lab Coordinator/Student Gardening Advisor

Woodward 222B
704-687-1968
akampe1@uncc.edu

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Eugenia Lo, Ph.D.

Eugenia Lo, Ph.D.
Malaria epidemiology; Parasite genome evolution; Dynamics of disease transmission; Population genomics; Host-parasite evolution; Molecular genetics of invasion mechanism
Assistant Professor

Woodward 381C
704-687-8532
eugenia.lo@uncc.edu

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Paola C. López-Duarte, Ph.D.

Paola C. López-Duarte, Ph.D.
Behavior and Ecology of Invertebrates and Fish, Larval Population Connectivity, Food Web Interactions in Coastal Communities
Assistant Professor

Woodward 486D
704.687.5083
Lopez-Duarte@uncc.edu

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Dan Nelson, Ph.D.

Dan Nelson, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor

Woodward 390A
704-687-8514
danelson@uncc.edu

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James D. Oliver, Ph.D.

James D. Oliver, Ph.D.
Ecology, physiology, and metabolism of aquatic bacteria; biology of the human pathogen, Vibrio vulnificus.
Bonnie E. Cone Distinguished Professor

Woodward 381D
704.687.8516
jdoliver@uncc.edu

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Matthew W. Parrow, Ph.D.

Matthew W. Parrow, Ph.D.
ALGAL ECOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY; HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS; PHYLOGENETICS OF EUKARYOTIC MICROBES; APPLICATIONS OF ALGAE AND FUNGI IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
Associate Professor

Woodward 386C
704.687.7779
mwparrow@uncc.edu

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Michelle B. Pass, M.S.

Michelle B. Pass, M.S.
Microbiology and Urban Education
Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Laboratory Director

Woodward 235G
704-687-8519
mbpass@uncc.edu

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Adam M. Reitzel, Ph.D.

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

Woodward 381A
704.687.5018
adam.reitzel@uncc.edu

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Shankari Somayaji, Ph.D.

Shankari Somayaji, Ph.D.
Anatomy and Physiology
Lecturer

Woodward 235C
704.687.8679
ssomayaj@uncc.edu

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Bao-Hua (Alysa) Song, Ph.D.

Bao-Hua (Alysa) Song, Ph.D.
Plant Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics and Genomics
Associate Professor

Woodward 386D
704.687.8670
bsong5@uncc.edu

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Todd R. Steck, Ph.D.

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

Woodward 390C
704.687.8534
trsteck@uncc.edu

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Junya Tomida, Ph.D.

Junya Tomida, Ph.D.
DNA repair, mechanisms of carcinogenesis and metastasis in prostate and breast cancers
Assistant Professor

Woodward 490C
704.687.5095
jtomida@uncc.edu

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Andrew Truman, Ph.D.

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

Woodward 486C
704.687.5228
atruman1@uncc.edu

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Jennifer Warner, Ph.D.

Jennifer Warner, Ph.D.
microbiology
Teaching Professor; Faculty Director, LEADS Program

Woodward 282D
704-687-8535
jmwarner@uncc.edu

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Carrie Wells, Ph.D.

Carrie Wells, Ph.D.
Ecology and Biogeography
Lecturer

Woodward 235E
704-687-8513
cwells19@uncc.edu

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Ellen Wisner, Ph.D.

Ellen Wisner, Ph.D.
Evolutionary Biology and Behavioral Ecology, Sexual Selection in Birds
Lecturer

Woodward 235A
704-687-1928
ewisner@uncc.edu

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TingTing Xiang, Ph.D.

TingTing Xiang, Ph.D.
Molecular basis of coral-algal symbiosis; toxin biosynthesis in red tide dinoflagellate
Assistant Professor

Woodward 390B
704.687.8503
txiang@uncc.edu

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Shan Yan, Ph.D.

Shan Yan, Ph.D.
Molecular mechanisms of genome integrity
Professor

Woodward 490A
704.687.8528
shan.yan@uncc.edu

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Jian Zhang, Ph.D.

Jian Zhang, Ph.D.
Vascular and metabolic physiology
Associate Professor

Woodward 288B
704.687.8518
jxzhang@uncc.edu

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Ru Zhou

Ru Zhou
Research Associate Professor

Woodward 461
704.687.5460
rzhou@uncc.edu

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Emeriti

Susan E. Peters, Ph.D.

Susan E. Peters, Ph.D.
UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus

sepeters@uncc.edu

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Lawrence S. Barden, Ph.D.

Lawrence S. Barden, Ph.D.
UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus

Woodward 282B
704-687-8672
lsbarden@uncc.edu

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Larry Leamy, Ph.D.

Larry Leamy, Ph.D.
UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus

ljleamy@uncc.edu

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T. Lawrence Mellichamp, Ph.D.

T. Lawrence Mellichamp, Ph.D.
UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus

Greenhouse and Botanical Gardens
tlmellic@uncc.edu

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Amy H. Ringwood, Ph.D.

Amy H. Ringwood, Ph.D.
UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus

Woodward 381B
704-687-8501
ahringwo@uncc.edu

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Graduate Students

Ha Anh

Ha Anh
Dr. Yan
Masters Student

Woodward 475 West
704.687.8529
aha2@uncc.edu

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Mukulika Bose

Mukulika Bose
Dr. Mukherjee
Doctoral Student

Woodward 461
704-687-5460
mbose@uncc.edu

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Erik Broemsen

Erik Broemsen
Dr. Parrow
Doctoral Student

Woodward 365
704-687-8183
elbroems@uncc.edu

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Tyler Carrier

Tyler Carrier
Dr. Reitzel
Doctoral Student

Woodward 373
704-687-8669
tcarrie1@uncc.edu

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Devin Clegg

Devin Clegg
Dr. Chi & Dr. Reitzel
Masters Student

Woodward 477 or Woodard 373
704.687.5389
dclegg1@uncc.edu

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Cheikh Dieng

Cheikh Dieng
Dr. Lo
Doctoral Student

Woodward 367
704.687.1926
cdieng@uncc.edu

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Tom Ferry

Tom Ferry
Dr. Grdzelishvili
Masters Student

Woodward 471
704.687.8521
tferry1@uncc.edu

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Denise Furr

Denise Furr
Dr. Ivanina
Masters Student

Woodward 357
704-687-8523
denise.furr@uncc.edu

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Ebony Gaillard

Ebony Gaillard
Dr. Howden
Doctoral Student (Kinesiology)

Cameron Hall 260
704.687.0186
egaillar@uncc.edu

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Akhil Gargey-Iragavarapu

Akhil Gargey-Iragavarapu
Dr. Nesmelov (Physics)
Doctoral Student

Dr. Yuri Nesmelov - Bioinformatics 256
704-687-5886
airagava@uncc.edu

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Dakota Goad

Dakota Goad
Dr. Grdzelishvili
Doctoral Student

Woodward 471 West
704.687.8521
dgoad@uncc.edu

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Donna Goodenow

Donna Goodenow
Dr. Richardson
Doctoral Student

Woodward 471 West
704-687-8549
dgoodeno@uncc.edu

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Shreya Goyal

Shreya Goyal
Dr. Chi
Doctoral Student

Woodward 477
704-687-5389
sgoyal2@uncc.edu

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James Grissom

James Grissom
Dr. Chi
Doctoral Student

Woodward 477
704.687.5389
jgrisso9@uncc.edu

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Katherine Holtzman

Katherine Holtzman
Dr. Dréau
Doctoral Student

Woodward 475 East
704-687-8315
kholtzma@uncc.edu

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Md Akram Hossain

Md Akram Hossain
Dr. Yan
Doctoral Student

Woodward 475 West
704-687-8529
mhossai5@uncc.edu

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Laura Huff

Laura Huff
Dr. Clemens
Masters Student

Woodward 463
704.687.8675
lhuff7@uncc.edu

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Austin Jeffries

Austin Jeffries
Dr. Marriott
Doctoral Student

Woodward 375 East
704-687-8507
ajeffri5@uncc.edu

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Hyunjae Jeon

Hyunjae Jeon
Dr. Fenwick
Doctoral Student (Kinesiology)

Cameron Hall
704.687.8628
hjeon2@uncc.edu

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Daniel Kepple

Daniel Kepple
Dr. Lo
Doctoral Student

Woodward 367
704.687.1926
dkepple@uncc.edu

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Remi Ketchum

Remi Ketchum
Dr. Reitzel
Doctoral Student

Woodward 373
707-687-8669
rketchu1@uncc.edu

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Laura Knighton

Laura Knighton
Dr. Truman
Doctoral Student

Woodward 477
704.687.8589
lknighto@uncc.edu

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Janice Kofsky

Janice Kofsky
Dr. Song
Doctoral Student

Woodward 356
jkofsky@uncc.edu

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Quinton Krueger

Quinton Krueger
Dr. Adam Reitzel
Doctoral Student

Woodward 373
704.687.8789
qkrueger@uncc.edu

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Kiran Lalwani

Kiran Lalwani
Dr. Richardson
Doctoral Student

Woodward 371
704.687.8549
klalwani@uncc.edu

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Whitney Leach

Whitney Leach
Dr. Reitzel
Doctoral Student

Woodward 373
704-687-8669
wroger11@uncc.edu

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Neha Mittal

Neha Mittal
Dr. Song
Doctoral Student

Woodward 356
704-687-8410
nmittal@uncc.edu

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Arundhati Mohanta

Arundhati Mohanta
Dr. Chakrabarti
Doctoral Student

Woodward 367
704-687-1926
amohanta@uncc.edu

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Shayan Nazari

Shayan Nazari
Dr. Mukherjee
Doctoral Student

Woodward 461
704-687-5460
snazari1@uncc.edu

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Khanh Nguyen

Khanh Nguyen
Dr. Dréau
Doctoral Student

Woodward 475 East
704-687-8315
knguye56@uncc.edu

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Nitika

Nitika
Dr. Truman
Doctoral Student

Woodward 477
704-687-5389
nnitika@uncc.edu

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Braxton Noll

Braxton Noll
Dr. Mougeot
Doctoral Student (Carolinas Healthcare System)

bnoll2@uncc.edu

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John Ramsby

John Ramsby
Dr. Parrow
Doctoral Student

Woodward 365
704-687-8183
jramsby@uncc.edu

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Sara Seegers

Sara Seegers
Dr. Grdzelishvili
Masters Student

Woodward 471 West
704.687.8521
sseegers@uncc.edu

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Vilayvone (Vanna) Sombatsaphay

Vilayvone (Vanna) Sombatsaphay
Dr. Huet
Doctoral Student (Kinesiology)

Cameron Bldg
vsombats@uncc.edu

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Nicole Stott

Nicole Stott
Dr. Marino
Doctoral Student (Kinesiology)

Department of Kinesiology
nstott1@uncc.edu

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Alex Suptela

Alex Suptela
Dr. Marriott
Doctoral Student

Woodward 375
704.687.8507
asuptela@uncc.edu

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Jonathon Taylor

Jonathon Taylor
Dr. Chi
Masters Student

Woodward 477
704.687.5389
jtayl202@uncc.edu

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Danielle Torp

Danielle Torp
Dr. Donovan
Doctoral Student (Kinesiology)

Belk 230
dtorp@uncc.edu

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Jane Walsh

Jane Walsh
Dr. Song
Masters Student

Woodward 356
704.687.0148
jewalsh2@uncc.edu

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Farida Yasmin

Farida Yasmin
Dr. Song
Doctoral Student

Woodward 356
704.687.0148
fyasmin@uncc.edu

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Adjunct

Dr. Belinda Avalos

Dr. Belinda Avalos
Adjunct Professor - Carolinas Medical Center

belinda.avalos@carolinashealthcare.org

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Farah Bahrani-Mougeot, Ph.D.

Farah Bahrani-Mougeot, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor - Carolinas Medical Center - Cannon Research Center

farah.bahrani-mougeot@carolinas.org

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Lopa Das Roy, Ph.D.

Lopa Das Roy, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor - OncoTab, Inc.

Woodward 461
704-687-5460
lroy@uncc.edu

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Lloye Dillon

Lloye Dillon
Adjunct - Oncotab, Inc.

Woodward 290A
704-687-5460

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Helen Gruber, Ph.D.

Helen Gruber, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor - Carolinas Medical Center - Cannon Research Center

Helen.gruber@carolinashealthcare.org

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Martin G. Klotz, Ph.D.

Martin G. Klotz, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor

mklotz@uncc.edu

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Jean-Luc Mougeot, Ph.D.

Jean-Luc Mougeot, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor - Carolinas Medical Center - Cannon Research Center

jean-luc.mougeot@carolinas.org

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Kenneth Piller, Ph.D.

Kenneth Piller, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor

Woodward 380A
704-687-8522
kjpiller@uncc.edu

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Laura, M. Schrum, Ph.D.

Laura, M. Schrum, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor - Carolina Medical Center - Cannon Research Center

lwschrum@uncc.edu

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Nury Steuerwald, Ph.D.

Nury Steuerwald, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor - Carolinas Medical Center - Cannon Research Center

nsteuerw@uncc.edu

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Dr. David Tait

Dr. David Tait
Adjunct Professor - Carolinas Medical Center

David.tait@carolinashealthcare.org

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Office and Support Staff

Brendan Bishop

Brendan Bishop
Receiving Clerk

Woodward 161B
704.687.8525

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David Gray

David Gray
Facilities Manager and Imaging Coordinator

Woodward 257E
704-687-8317
dlgray@uncc.edu

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Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones
Purchasing Administrator

Woodward 246B
704-687-8692
jjone415@uncc.edu

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Keith Jung

Keith Jung
Senior IT Analyst

Woodward 257B
704-687-8958
keith.jung@uncc.edu

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Shawnie Kent

Shawnie Kent
Business Services Coordinator

Woodward 246D
704-687-8316
skent3@uncc.edu

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Ruthie Moser

Ruthie Moser
Student Services/Receptionist

Woodward 249
704-687-8686
rmoser7@uncc.edu

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Post Docs

Abhishek Dey

Abhishek Dey
Dr. Chakrabarti
Post Doctoral

Woodard 367
adey2@uncc.edu

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Yunfeng Lin

Yunfeng Lin
Dr. Yan
Post Doctoral

Woodward 475 West
704.687.8529
ylin42@uncc.edu

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Shelcie Menard

Shelcie Menard
Dr. Reitzel
Post Doctoral

Woodward 288D
704.687.8669
smenard1@uncc.edu

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Research Staff

Linda Robles

Linda Robles
Soymeds

Woodward 377
704-687-8678
lrobles1@uncc.edu

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