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Faculty

* Indicates labs that are training graduate students and/or Post-docs.

Eran Andrechek, Ph.D. Eran Andrechek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor*
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2194
Office:517-884-5042
andrech1@msu.edu
Andrechek Lab

Interests: Mouse models of cancer; Bioinformatics; Personalized medicine.

Jason Bazil, Ph.D. Jason Bazil, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3195
517-884-5124 (office)
517-884-5093 (lab)
jnbazil@msu.edu
Bazil Lab

Interests: Cardiac energetics; mitochondrial physiology; ischemia/reperfusion injury; ischemic heart disease; mathematical modeling; mitochondria calcium sequestration; free radical homeostasis; biological network inference; non-linear dynamical systems modeling; biophysics; enzyme kinetics and mechanisms; metabolic networks.

Joseph Beatty, Ph.D. Joseph Beatty, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
766 Service Rd, ISTB Rm 5007
517-884-5046
beattyj7@msu.edu

Julia Busik, Ph.D. Julia Busik, Ph.D.

Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3178
517-884-5118 (office)
517-884-5106 (lab)
busik@msu.edu

Interests: Diabetes-induced shift in the balance between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory bioactive lipid mediators; the role of sphingolipid signaling and pro-inflammatory and pro-apoptotic ceramide production in the development of diabetic complications with the focus on diabetic retinopathy; the role of exosomes in diabetes-induced retinal damage.

Migdalisel Colon-Berlingeri, Ph.D. Migdalisel Colon-Berlingeri, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
CHM West Michigan
618 Secchia Bld.
Grand Rapids
616-234-2660
colonber@msu.edu

Charles "Lee" Cox, Ph.D. Charles "Lee" Cox, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair*
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2201E
517-884-5059
coxclee@msu.edu
Cox Lab

Shane Crandall, Ph.D. Shane Crandall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd
Rm 2197 (Office) Rm 2100 (Lab)
Office: 517-884-5055
Lab: 517-884-5031

Interests: Structure and function of neural circuits in the mammalian brain; Basic physiology of neurons and synapses; Physiology of sensory systems; Optogenetics.

Rupali Das, Ph.D. Rupali Das, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor *
BioMedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2195
517-884-5049
dasrupal@msu.edu

Interests: Cancer immunology, innate T cells, natural Killer T cells,  Leukemia and lymphoma, tumor microenvironment, asthma and corticosteroid resistance.

Adele Denison, Ph.D. Adele Denison, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
BioMedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2201K
517-884-5067
denison4@msu.edu

Stephen DiCarlo, Ph.D. Stephen DiCarlo, Ph.D.

Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd
Rm 4171 (Office) Rm 4155 (Lab)
Office: 517-884-5153
Lab: 517-884-5143
dicarlos@msu.edu

Interests: Spinal Cord Injury Induced Autonomic and Cardiovascular Dysfunction; High Salt and High Fat Induced Autonomic and Cardiovascular Dysfunction.

Andrea Doseff, Ph.D. Andrea Doseff, Ph.D.

Professor *
Director, Graduate Program
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 4173 (Office) Rm 4153 (Lab)
Office: (517) 884-5155
Lab: (517) 884-5142
doseffan@msu.edu
Doseff Lab
Interests: Immune-regulation, immune-oncology and foods for health. Gene and protein networks that regulate monocyte/macrophage cell fate, apoptosis and metabolism. Anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic mechanisms of dietary flavonoids in obesity and cancer.

Kathleen Gallo, Ph.D. Kathleen Gallo, Ph.D.

Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 4164
517-884-5156
gallok@msu.edu

Interests: Cancer progression and metastasis; targeting signaling pathways in cancer; cancer-immune cell crosstalk.

Brian Gulbransen, Ph.D. Brian Gulbransen, Ph.D.

MSU Foundation Professor *
Associate Professor of Physiology
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3181
517-884-5121
gulbrans@msu.edu

Interests: Intercellular communication in gastrointestinal health and disease. Neuroinflammation and the roles of glia in the nervous system.

Valerie Hedges, Ph.D. Valerie Hedges, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
Giltner Hall
293 Farm Lane Rm 108
 
hedgesva@msu.edu

Casey Henley, Ph.D. Casey Henley, Ph.D.

Director of Online Neuroscience Programs
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
Giltner Hall
293 Farm Lane Rm 207
517-884-9526
mcgove14@msu.edu

Paul Kowalski, M.D. Paul Kowalski, M.D.

Assistant Professor
965 Fee Rd. Rm 206C
517-353-3453
pauljk@msu.edu
 

Becky La, M.A. Becky La, M.A.

Specialist - Advisor
2240 Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd, E. Lansing MI 48824
 
labecky@msu.edu

Geoffroy Laumet, Ph.D. Geoffroy Laumet, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor *
Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building
766 Service Rd, Rm 5018
517-884-5057
laumetge@msu.edu

Interests: Dr. Laumet’s lab interest is focused on understanding the neurobiology of chronic pain. 

Gina Leinninger, Ph.D. Gina Leinninger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
766 Service Dr Rm 5013
517-884-5123
leinning@msu.edu

Interests: Central regulation of feeding and other motivated behaviors.

Douglas Luckie, Ph.D. Douglas Luckie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2100
517-353-4606
luckie@msu.edu

Main Office

Department of Physiology
 Biomedical Physical Sciences (BPS) Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2201

Main Phone: 517-884-5000
Office Fax: 517-432-1967


Department Chair

C. Lee Cox
Dr. C. Lee Cox

BPS Building Rm 2201E

Phone: 517-884-5050
Fax: 517-432-1967
 coxclee@msu.edu


Graduate Office

Department of Physiology
BPS Building Rm 2205

Phone: 517-884-5075
Fax: 517-432-1967