Faculty

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

Eran Andrechek, Ph.D.

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

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

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

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.

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2193
517-884-5046
beattyj7@msu.edu

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.

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

Charles "Lee" Cox, Ph.D.

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

Interests: Neurophysiology and neuroplasticity within thalamocortical circuits. Neurophysiological alterations associated with Developmental disorders (fragile X syndrome, Autism), Epilepsy, and Parkinson's Disesase.

Shane Crandall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd
Rm 2168 (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.

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.

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

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.

Patrick Dillon, Ph.D.

Professor
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2178
517-884-5040
dillon@msu.edu

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

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.

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

Interests: Protein kinase signaling in neurogenerative diseases.

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.

Paul Kowalski, M.D.

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

Geoffroy Laumet, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3184
517-884-5057
laumetge@msu.edu

Interests: Dr. Laumet’s lab interest is focused on understanding the neurobiology of chronic pain. Improving our understanding of how pain transitions from acute to chronic will facilitate the development of novel disease-modifying drugs. Thereby improve the quality of life of those who suffer from chronic pain.

Gina Leinninger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3183
517-884-5123
leinning@msu.edu

Interests: Central regulation of feeding and other motivated behaviors.

Douglas Luckie, Ph.D.

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

Michelle Mazei-Robison, Ph.D.

Associate Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3182
517-884-5004
mazeirob@msu.edu

Interests: The goal of the Mazei-Robison lab is to understand how dysfunction of ventral tegmental area (VTA) neurons contributes to drug addiction and mood disorders. We identify molecular and cellular changes in VTA neurons using methods such as translating ribosome affinity purification and evaluate their behavioral relevance using viral and genetic approaches in mouse models.

Laura McCabe, Ph.D.

Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 4165
517-884-5144 (office)
517-884-4157 (lab)
mccabel@msu.edu

Interests: Type 1 diabetes; inflammatory bowel disease; microbiota gut-bone signaling axis.