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Andrzej Bartke

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Bartke, Andrzej
Professor
PhD., University of Kansas, 1965
E-mail:  abartke@siumed.edu
Phone:  217-545-7962

Research Interests:  Reproductive endocrinology; role of prolactin and growth hormone in the control of hypothalamic, pituitary and testicular function; transgenic animals, seasonal breeding.

Kelly Bender

Microbiology - Carbondale

Bender, Kelly
Associate Professor and Director of the MBMB Program
PhD., Southern Illinois University, 2003
E-mail:  bender@micro.siu.edu
Phone:  618-453-2868

Research Interests:  Molecular environmental microbiology.

Sukesh R. Bhaumik

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Carbondale

Bhaumik, Sukesh R.
Professor
PhD., Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
(University of Bombay, India), 1997
E-mail:  sbhaumik@siumed.edu
Phone:  618-453-6479

Research Interests:  Regulation of eukaryotic gene expression; transcription-coupled ubiquitination and DNA repair; NMR structural studies on proteins and nucleic acids.

Andrea Braundmeier-Fleming

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Braundmeier-Fleming, Andrea
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2005
E-mail:   abraundmeier88@siumed.edu
Phone: 217-545-5226

Research Interests:  Immune cell function and influence on the GI and vaginal microbiome and their implication in reproductive disorders.

Kathleen Campbell

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Campbell, Kathleen
Research Professor and Distinguished Scholar
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1989
Email: kcampbell@siumed.edu
Phone: 217-545-7310
 

Research Interests: Hearing loss and otoprotective agents

Deliang J. Cao

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Cao, Deliang J.
Associate Professor
PhD., University of Hong Kong, 1996
E-mail:  dcao@siumed.edu
Phone:  217-545-9703

Research Interests:  Investigation of metabolic pathways and molecular mechanisms of antitumor activity of cytotoxic agents using gene transfer, RNA interference and gene knockout technologies.

Judith K. Davie

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Carbondale

Davie, Judith K.
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1998
E-mail: jdavie@siumed.edu
Phone : 618-453-5002

Research Interests:  Mechanisms of gene regulation; focusing on myogenin, a transcription factor that controls skeletal muscle development.

Derek Fisher

Microbiology - Carbondale

Fisher, Derek
Assistant Professor
PhD., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2006
E-mail:  fisher@micro.siu.edu
Phone:  618-453-5201

Research Interests:  Developmental Regulation in Chlamydia.

Douglas F. Fix

Microbiology - Carbondale

Fix, Douglas F.
Associate Professor and Chair
PhD., Indiana University, 1983
E-mail:  fix@micro.siu.edu
Phone:  618-453-2767

Research Interests:  Molecular mechanisms of mutagenesis in Escherichia coli.

Keith Gagnon

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Carbondale

Gagnon, Keith
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2007
E-mail: kgagnon@siumed.edu
Phone : 618-453-3895

Research Interests: Biochemistry of nucleic acids, RNA, and RNA-protein interactions in human biology and disease.

Edward Gershburg

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Gershburg, Edward
Associate Professor
PhD., Tel-Aviv University, 1999
E-mail:  egershburg@siumed.edu
Phone:  217-545-1139

Research Interests:  Role(s) played by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-encoded protein kinase in viral infection.  Studies of the EBV-PK regulation and enzymology and identification of its viral and cellular targets (all of it in the context of viral infection).

Ramesh Gupta

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Carbondale

Gupta, Ramesh
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1981
E-mail: rgupta@siumed.edu
Phone : 618-453-6466

Research Interests:  Molecular Biology: Archaea; transcription and RNA processing in extreme halophilic and hyperthermophilic microorganisms.

Karen Hales

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Hales, Karen
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1985
Email: karenhales@siu.edu
Phone: 

Research Interests: Dietary regulation of gene expression and early events of ovarian cancer

Scott Hamilton-Brehm

Microbiology - Carbondale

Hamilton-Brehm, Scott
Assistant Professor
PhD., University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2008
E-mail: scott.hamilton-brehm@siu.edu
Phone:  618-453-3818

Research Interests: Anaerobic and aerobic cultivation of microorganisms, environmental sampling.

Peter M.D. Hardwicke

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Carbondale

Hardwicke, Peter M.D.
Emeritus Professor
Ph.D., University of London, 1969
E-mail: phardwicke@siumed.edu
Phone : 618-453-6469

Research Interests:  Regulation of calcium transport across membranes by calcium pumps and the sodium-calcium exchanger. Proteolipids, lipids, conjugated trienes and non-myelin sensory nerve antigens.

Piroska Huvos

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Carbondale

Huvos, Piroska
Emeritus
Ph.D., Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, 1969
E-mail: phuvos@siumed.edu
Phone : 618-453-6469

Research Interests:  genome rearrangements.

Farid Kadyrov

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Carbondale

Kadyrov, Farid
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Russian Academy of Sciences at Pushchino, 1997
E-mail: fkadyrov@siumed.edu
Phone : 618-453-6405

Research Interests:  DNA repair in genetic stability & cancer suppression

Vjollca Konjufca

Microbiology - Carbondale

Konjufca, Vjollca
Associate Professor
PhD., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2002
E-mail:  vjollca@micro.siu.edu
Phone:  618-453-8161

Research Interests:  Immunology, Host-Pathogen Interactions.

Joseph Kurian

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Kurian, Joseph
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2006
Email: jkurian56@siumed.edu
Phone: 217-545-2182

Research Interests: Neurobiology, aging, and metabolism – specializing in ovarian development and function

J. Ricardo Loret de Mola

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Loret de Mola, J. Ricardo
Chair and Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
M.D., The Monterrey Institute of Technology, Ignacio A. Santos School of Medicine, Monterrey, Mexico, 1988
Email: rloretdemola@siumed.edu
Phone: 217-545-1523

Research Interests: Treatments for infertility and mechanisms required for successful implantation and placentation

Daotai Nie

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Nie, Daotai
Professor
PhD., University of South Carolina, 1997
E-mail:  dnie@siumed.edu
Phone:  217-545-9702

Research Interests:  Molecular and cellular biology of cancer; Tumor radiotherapy; Tumor metastasis.

Eric C. Niederhoffer

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Carbondale

Niederhoffer, Eric. C.
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1983
E-mail: eniederhoffer@siumed.edu
Phone : 618-453-6467

Research Interests:  Metallobiochemistry; electron transfer; metalloprotein structure-function; microbial stress responses-virulence factors.

Michael Olson

Olson, Michael
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE 2009
E-mail: molson39@siumed.edu
Phone: 217-545-5200

Research Interests:  Characterization of the biology of Staphylococcus Aureus at the host interface.

Bethany Rader

Microbiology - Carbondale

Rader, Bethany
Assistant Professor
PhD., University of Oregon, 2006
E-mail:  bethany.rader@siu.edu
Phone:  618-453-6132

Research Interests:  Beneficial Host-Microbe Interactions, Innate Immunology, Microbial Ecology and Systems Biology.

Sophia Ran

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Ran, Sophia
Professor
PhD., Weizmann Institute of Science, 1989
E-mail:  sran@siumed.edu
Phone:  217-545-7026

Research Interests:  Tumor angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis; breast cancer metastasis.

Krishna Rao

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Rao, Krishna
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine
PhD., University of Miami, 1991
MD, University of Washington, 2002
E-mail:  krao@siumed.edu
Phone:  217-545-7045

Research Interests:  Breast cancer and bone marrow transplantation.  Impact of Rab25 in breast cancer.

Shelley Tischkau

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Tischkau, Shelley
Associate professor
Pharmacology/MMICB
PhD., UIUC, 1995
E-mail:  stischkau@siumed.edu
Phone:  217-545-6524

Research Interests:  The mammalian suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) coordinates organismic function with the diurnal light/dark cycle.

Donald Torry

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Torry, Donald
Professor and Chair
PhD., Southern Illinois University, 1989
E-mail:  dtorry@siumed.edu
Phone:  217-545-2181

Research Interests:  Cell Biology and Molecular Immunology.  Role of angiogenic growth factors in human reproduction.

Steven Verhulst

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Verhulst, Steven
Research Professor
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 1988
Email: sverhulst@siumed.edu
Phone: 217-545-9700

Research Interests: Statstical and design support of research projects

Rod Weilbaecher

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Carbondale

Weilbaecher, Rod
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1997
E-mail: rweilbaecher@siumed.edu
Phone : 618-453-5004

Research Interests:  Gene regulation. Post-translational modifications. Telomere biology.

Andrew Wilber

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Wilber, Andrew
Assistant Professor
PhD., University of Minnesota, 2006
E-mail:  awilber@siumed.edu
Phone:  217-545-8098

Research Interests:  Applying molecular genetic methods to the treatment of bladder and prostate cancer.

Matthew Young

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Carbondale

Young, Matthew
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Manitoba, 2008
E-mail: matthew.young@siu.edu
Phone : 618-453-6437

Research Interests: Human mitochondrial DNA replication and disease

Rong Yuan

Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology - Springfield

Yuan, Rong
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
MD, PhD.,
E-mail:  ryuan@siumed.edu
Phone:  217-545-

Research Interests: Using genetic and bioinformatic methods to identify genetic mechansims that regulate female sexual maturation and aging