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Training Faculty

Antalis, Toni, PhD., Professor
Department of Physiology
Membrane serine proteases, tumor biology, vascular permeability and angiogenesis, intestional barrier permeability, serine protease inhibitors (serpins)
TAntalis@som.umaryland.edu

Aurelian, Laure, PhD., Professor
Department of Physiology
Ras activation, TAK1, neurodegeneration, carcinogenesis, epigenetics
laurelia@umnet.umaryland.edu

Blaustein, Mordecai, PhD., Professor
Department of Physiology
Calcium, smooth muscle, neuron, Sarco-/Endoplasmic Reticulum, Ankyrin
MBlaustein@som.umaryland.edu

Bloch, Robert, PhD., Professor
Department of Physiology
Muscular dystrophy, cytoskeleton, membrane domains, compartmentation of intracellular membranes, costameres
rbloch@umnet.umaryland.edu

Bond, Meredith, PhD., Professor & Chair
Department of Physiology
β-arenergic signnaling, Protein kinase A, A-kinase anchoring proteins (AKAPs), cardiac myocytes, calcium
MBond@som.umaryland.edu

Carbonetti, Nicholas, PhD., Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Pertussis toxin, G protein signaling, cytokines and chemokines, inflammatory responses, immune cells
ncarbone@umnet.umaryland.edu

Drohat, Alexander, PhD., Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
DNA repair & cancer, enzyme mechanisms, NMR & Structural Biology, protein structure & fuction, DNA Methylation & gene regulation
adroh001@umaryland.edu

Eckert, Richard L., PhD., Professor & Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tumor suppressor, skin cell differentiation, stem cells, MAPK signaling, gene regulation
reckert@umaryland.edu

Fabris, Dan, PhD., Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMBC
Structure/function of viral RNA and Rebonucleoproteins, Catalysis of RNA structure remoldeling by HIV-1 nucleocapsid (NC) protein, Translational control of gene expression:readthrough and frameshifting mechanisms, Recongnition between reverse transcriptse (RT) and cognate polypurine tract (PPT) substrates, Mechanism of drug inhibition, screening of ligand combinatorial libraries.
fabris@umbc.edu

Fraser-Liggett, Claire, PhD., Professor
Department of Medicine; Director, Institute for Genome Sciences
cmfraser@som.umaryland.edu

Fulton, Amy, PhD., Professor
Department of Pathology
afulton@som.umaryland.edu

Goldblum, Simeon, Professor
Department of Medicine
Thrombospondin 1, Endotoxin/Toll-like receptor signaling, Zonula adherens, VE-cardherin, Phosphatase-mu
sgoldblu@medicine.umaryland.edu

Herzberg, Osnat, PhD., Professor
CARB
Structural biology, structural genomics, phosphotransfer reactions, human hyaloronidases, Giardia drug targets
herzberg@umbi.umd.edu

Kao, Joseph, PhD., Professor
Department of Physiology
Calcium signaling, cellular neurophysiology, caged molecules, molecular probes, In vivo electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) imaging.
jkao@umaryland.edu

Kelman, Zvi, PhD., Associate Professor
CARB
Archaea, Cdc6, DNA binding, DNA replication, helicases, Initiation of DNA replication, MCM
kelman@umbi.umd.edu

Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos, Aikaterini , Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Structure/function of cytoskeletal proteins in striated muscle cells, cell signaling and muscle formation, myopathies and muscular dystrophies, apoptosis and heart failure.
akons001@umaryland.edu

Lederer, Jon, Professor
Department of Physiology
Calcium, heart, spark, excitation - contraction coupling, arrhythmia
lederer@umbi.umd.edu

Liggett, Stephen, MD, Professor
Department of Medicine
G-protein coupled receptor structure/function, receptor genetic variation in heart and lung disease, genetically altered mice for studying signaling and human disease
sligg001@umaryland.edu

Lindberg, Iris, PhD., Professor
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
ilind001@umaryland.edu

Lu-Chang, A-Lein, PhD., Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
DNA repair, DNA damage response, cell cycle checkpoints, protein deacetylation, protein function/structure
aluchang@umaryland.edu

Lu, Wuyuan, PhD., Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Defensin, antiviral and antitumor peptide, chemical protein synthesis, mirror image phage display, protein structure and function.
wlu@hv.umaryland.edu

Martin, Stuart, PhD., Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
SSMartin@som.umaryland.edu

Mariuzza, Roy, PhD., Professor
CARB
Immunology, receptors, X-ray crystallography, autoimmunity, innate immunity
mariuzza@carb.nist.gov

Monteiro, Mervyn, PhD., Professor
Department of Neurology
Neirodegeneration, apoptosis, ER stress, oxidative stress, proteasome degradation
monteiro@umbi.umd.edu

Neuwald, Andrew, PhD., Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Protein kinases, G protein coupled receptor signaling, Ras-like GTPases
aneuwald@som.umaryland.edu

Orban, John, PhD., Professor
CARB
john@carb.nist.gov

Raufman, Jean-Pierre, MD., Professor
Department of Medicine
Colon cancer, muscarinic receptors, acetylcholine, bile acids, signal transduction, NF-kappaB
jraufman@medicine.umaryland.edu

Schneider, Martin, PhD., Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Skeletal muscle excitation-contraction coupling, Calcium signaling, Activity dependent muscle plasticity, Live cell imaging of transcriptional regulator nuclear/cytoplasmic translocation, Phophosphatase and kinase regulation in muscle
mschneid@umaryland.edu

Shapiro, Paul, PhD., Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UMB School of Pharmacy
Map kinases, Signal Transduction, Drug Development, Cancer
pshapiro@rx.umaryland.edu

Strickland, Dudley, PhD., Professor
Department of Surgery
DStrickland@som.umaryland.edu

Summers, Michael, PhD., Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMBC
NMR, protein, RNA, structure, dynamics
summers@hhmi.umbc.edu

Tomkinson, Alan, PhD., Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
DNA damage signaling and repair, DNA ligase structure and function, Structure-based identification of inhibitors of the DNA damage response
ATomkinson@som.umaryland.edu

Vogel, Stephanie, PhD., Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
SVogel@som.umaryland.edu

Wang, Lai-Xi., PhD., Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Protein glycosylation, HIV vaccine, carbohydrate antigens, lectins, protein-carbohydrate interaction
lwang3@ihv.umarylan.edu

Weber, David, PhD., Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
P53, cancer biology, NMR, S100 proteins, calcium-signaling
dweber@umaryland.edu

Welling, Paul, MD., Professor
Department of Physiology
Membrane Trafficking, serine - threonine kinases, Channelopathies, Cell Polarity
pwelling@umaryland.edu

Williams, Mark, PhD., Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Hematopoietic cells, Reactive oxygen species, Protein tyrosine phosphatases, NADPH oxidases, Host defense
MarWilliams@som.umaryland.edu

Wilson, Gerald, PhD., Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
RNA-binding proteins, RNA turnover, RNA structure, tumor progression, fluorescence spectroscopy
gwils001@umaryland.edu

Yang, Austin, PhD., Associate Professor

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
AYang@som.umaryland.edu
 

Resource Faculty


Ambulos, Nicholas, PhD., Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
DNA sequencing, Gene Expression, Peptides, Genotyping, Protein characterization
nambulos@umaryland.edu

Bryan, Philip, Professor
CARB
bryan@umbi.umd.edu

Fasano, Alessio, PhD., Professor
Department of Pediatrics
mucosal biology, tight junctions, proteases, phosphorylation, protein-protein interactions
afasano@medicine.umaryland.edu

Fiskum, Gary, PhD., Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Mitochondria, bioenergetics, oxidative stress, neurochemistry, calcium homeostasis
gfiskum@anes.umm.edu

Gnatt, Averelle, PhD., Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Transcription, RNA Polymerase II, Gdown1, Cancer, Drug development
agnat001@umaryland.edu

Kalvakolanu, Dhan, PhD., Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Cell signaling, growth control, transcription, apoptosis, tumor suppression
dkalvako@umaryland.edu

Lakowicz, Joseph, PhD., Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Fluorescence, nanotechnology, diagnostics, single molecule detection, biomolecule dynamics
jlako001@umaryland.edu

Rogers, Terry, PhD., Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Ca signaling, cardiac myocytes, stem cells, Ca channels, protein phosphorylation

trogers@umaryland.edu

Thompson, Richard, PhD., Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Fluorescence biosensors, zinc, copper, fiber optic sensors
rthompso@umaryland.edu

Toth, Eric, PhD., Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
DNA repair, cell cycle checkpoint, structural biology, x-ray crystallography, RNA processing
etoth001@umaryland.edu