USA Department of Pharmacology Faculty

Academic Faculty

Mark N. Gillespie, Ph.D

Mark N. Gillespie, Ph.D

Professor & Chair

Phone: (251) 460-6497
Email: mgillesp@southalabama.edu

Hypoxia and lung cell signaling

 

Abu-Bakr Al-Mehdi, M.D., Ph.D.

Abu-Bakr Al-Mehdi, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone: (251) 460-6704
Email: mehdi@southalabama.edu

Lung tumor angiogenesis/metastasis, mitochondria

 

Natalie R. Bauer, Ph.D.

Natalie R. Bauer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: (251) 461-1567
Email: nbauer@southalabama.edu

Microparticle-mediated intercellular communication

 

Glen Borchert, Ph.D.

Glen Borchert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: (251) 461-1367
Email: borchert@southalabama.edu

Regulation of gene expression by small RNAs

 

Raymond J. Langley, Ph.D.

Raymond J. Langley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: (251) 460-6814
Email: rlangley@southalabama.edu

Sepsis and biostatistical analysis for outcome prediction

 

Marie Migaud, Ph.D.

Marie Migaud, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone: (251) 410-4938
Email: mmigaud@health.southalabama.edu

 

 

Viktor Pastukh, Ph.D.

Viktor Pastukh, Ph.D.

Instructor

Phone: (251) 460-6793
Email: vpastukh@southalabama.edu

Transcriptional control in lung cells

 

Gary A. Piazza, Ph.D.

Gary A. Piazza, Ph.D.

Leader, Cancer Chemoprevention and Experimental Therapeutics Programs
Chief of Drug Discovery Research Center
Professor of Oncologic Sciences and Pharmacology
Mitchell Cancer Institute and USA College of Medicine

Anticancer activity of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; phosphodiesterases, cyclic GMP signaling, and apoptosis; novel Ras inhibitor; cancer drug discovery and development

 

Lyudmila Rachek, Ph.D.

Lyudmila Rachek, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: (251) 460-6960
Email: lrachek@southalabama.edu

Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Diabetes

 

Thomas C. Rich, Ph.D.

Thomas C. Rich, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone: (251) 460-6039
Email: trich@southalabama.edu

Compartmentalized, cyclic nucleotide-mediated signaling

 

Mykhaylo V. Ruchko, Ph.D.

Mykhaylo V. Ruchko, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: (251) 461-1709
Email: ruchko@southalabama.edu

Role of mitochondrial DNA integrity in lung cell survival

 

Robert W. Sobol, Jr., Ph.D.

Robert W. Sobol, Jr., Ph.D.

Chief, Molecular and Metabolic Oncology Program
Professor of Oncologic Sciences and Pharmacology
Mitchell Cancer Institute and USA College of Medicine

Mechanism of base excision repair, PARP and NAD+ metabolism in human cells and the convergent role of these enzymes and pathways in response to environmental Geno toxins and chemotherapy

 

Victor Solodushko, Ph.D.

Victor Solodushko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: (251) 460-7489
Email: vsolodushko@southalabama.edu

Removable transposon-viral hybrid vectors to generate endothelial progenitor cells from somatic cells; testing their therapeutic potential in animals and humans

 

 

Emeritus Faculty

June Ayling, Ph.D.

June Ayling, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita

Email: jayling@southalabama.edu

Role of tetrahydrobiopterin and folates in disease prevention

 

Eugene A. Cioffi, Ph.D.

Eugene A. Cioffi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus

Email: eacioffi@southalabama.edu

Glycochemistry and pulmonary glycocalyx

 

Ivan F. McMurtry, Ph.D.

Ivan F. McMurtry, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Email: ifmcmurtry@southalabama.edu

Pharmacologic targets and pathobiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension

 

Jack W. Olson, Ph.D.

Jack W. Olson, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Email: jwolson@southalabama.edu

Pharmacologic targets and pathobiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension/ microRNAs/induced pluripotent stem cells

 

Stephen W. Schaffer, Ph.D.

Stephen W. Schaffer, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Email: schaffe@southalabama.edu

Pharmacologic targets in myocardial ischemia

 

Wiltz W. Wagner, Jr., Ph.D.

Wiltz W. Wagner, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Phone: (251) 460-6198
Email: wwwagner@southalabama.edu

Pulmonary microcirculation/fractal modeling

 

 

Joint Faculty

Karen Fagan, M.D.

Karen Fagan, M.D.

Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology

Basic mechanisms and clinical pharmacology of pulmonary arterial hypertension

 

Brian William Fouty, M.D.

Brian William Fouty, M.D.

Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship
Professor of Internal Medicine and Pharmacology

Lung injury and repair

 

Natalie R. Gassman, Ph.D.

Natalie R. Gassman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Oncologic Sciences and Pharmacology
Mitchell Cancer Institute and USA College of Medicine

DNA damage signaling and repair

 

Julia Kar, Ph.D

Julia Kar, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

 

Silas J. Leavesley, Ph.D.

Silas J. Leavesley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
College of Engineering

Optical imaging and illumination technologies to provide novel biomedical and clinical imaging and detection methods, specifically hyperspectral imaging and analysis methods to microscopy, endoscopy, and small-animal fluorescence imaging

 

Dean K. Naritoku, M.D.

Dean K. Naritoku, M.D.

Chair, Neurology
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Fellowship
Professor of Neurology and Pharmacology

Developing new therapies for epilepsy, studying brain mechanisms of seizures and dysautonomia

 

Aishwarya Prakash, Ph.D.

Aishwarya Prakash, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Oncologic Sciences and Pharmacology
Mitchell Cancer Institute and USA College of Medicine

Mitochondrial disease and cancer; oxidative DNA damage and repair; enzyme binding and kinetics; macromolecular X-ray crystallography and small angle X-ray scattering

 

Jonathan G. Scammell, Ph.D.

Jonathan G. Scammell, Ph.D.

Chair, Comparative Medicine
Professor of Comparative Medicine and Pharmacology

Endocrine pharmacology

 

Jon D. Simmons, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Jon D. Simmons, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Associate Professor, Surgery
Trauma Medical Director; Chief of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery

 

Dhananjay Tambe, Ph.D.

Dhananjay Tambe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Pharmacology
Colleges of Engineering and Medicine

Mechanical behavior of endothelial cells and their microenvironment in pulmonary venous hypertension