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Faculty

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

Laura McCabe, Ph.D. Laura McCabe, Ph.D.

MSU Foundation Professor and Assistant Vice President for Regulatory Affairs *
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.

Susanne Mohr, Ph.D. Susanne Mohr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3165
517-884-5108 (office)
517-884-3155 (lab)
mohrs@msu.edu

Interests: Diabetic retinopathy; hyperglycemic activation of caspase-1/IL-1β pathway; IL-1β driven autoinflammation; role of GAPDH in retinal inflammation and cell death; retinal Müller and endothelial cell signaling.

L. Karl Olson, Ph.D. L. Karl Olson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor *
Director, Undergraduate Program

Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3164
Office: 517-884-5116
Lab:  517-884-5105
olsonla@msu.edu

Interests: Regulation of pancreatic ß cell function, differentiation, and survival in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Development of therapeutic approaches to improve ß cell function and survival during metabolic and inflammatory insults.

Narayanan Parameswaran, BVSc., Ph.D. Narayanan Parameswaran, BVSc., Ph.D.

Professor *
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Staff Administration, College of Human Medicine
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 4163
Office: 517-884-5115
Lab:  517-884-5146
narap@msu.edu

Interests: Cell signaling, Innate immunity, inflammation, macrophages, gut microbiota, probiotics, gut-bone axis, immunology of gut-bone signaling, GPCR signaling, arrestins, G-protein coupled receptor kinases, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, sepsis, inflammatory models, osteomicrobiology, osteoimmunology.

A.J. Robison, Ph.D. A.J. Robison, Ph.D.

Associate Professor *
Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building
766 Service Dr Rm 5014
Office:  517-884-5003
Lab:  517-884-5084
robiso45@msu.edu

Interests: The Robison Lab studies circuit-specific gene transcription in the hippocampus as it relates to three main areas: drug addiction, mood disorders/aggression, and cognitive dysfunction/Alzheimer’s disease. We use mouse behavioral models, electrophysiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry to uncover disease etiology from the function of genes all the way up to the function of the whole organism.

Robert Root-Bernstein, Ph.D. Robert Root-Bernstein, Ph.D.

Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2174
Office:  517-884-5039
Lab:  517-884-5031
rootbern@msu.edu

Interests: Origins and evolution of receptors and transporters from complementary modules, drug interactions at receptors and mechanisms of receptor enhancement, theories of autoimmune disease etiology and pathogenesis with a special focus on type 1 diabetes and myocarditis, and aspects of autoimmunity in AIDS.

Janice Schwartz, Ph.D. Janice Schwartz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
SE MI Detroit Medical Center
Office:  313-578-9671
janice.schwartz@hc.msu.edu

Lori Seischab, Ph.D. Lori Seischab, Ph.D.

Specialist - Advisor
2240 Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd, E. Lansing MI 48824
517-884-5200
seischab@msu.edu

Chris Shaltry, Ph.D. Chris Shaltry, Ph.D.

Academic Technology and Curriculum Specialist
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2178
517-884-5034
shaltryc@msu.edu

Marty Spranger, Ph.D. Marty Spranger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd  Room 2201H
517-884-5044
mds@msu.edu

Hariharan Subramanian, Ph.D. Hariharan Subramanian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2196
517-884-5052
subram46@msu.edu

Interests: Mast cells, anaphylaxis and asthma, IgE receptor and G protein coupled receptor signaling in mast cells, T cell mediated immune responses in allergic diseases.

Laura Symonds, Ph.D. Laura Symonds, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Director - Neuroscience
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2201G
517-432-2203
symonds@msu.edu

Jennifer L. Taylor, Ph.D. Jennifer L. Taylor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Giltner Hall
293 Farm Lane Rm 209
517-884-9525
taylo958@msu.edu

Bruce Uhal, Ph.D. Bruce Uhal, Ph.D.

Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3197
Office:  517-884-5131
Lab:  517-884-5091
uhal@msu.edu

Interests: Mechanisms of acute lung injury and fibrogenesis; regulation of lung epithelial cell death; roles of the angiotensin system in adult and fetal lung injury and repair.

Hongbing Wang, Ph.D. Hongbing Wang, Ph.D.

Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3179
Office: 517-884-5119
Lab:  517-884-5099
wangho@msu.edu

Interests: Gene function and signal transduction in normal brain and neurological disorder.

Sue Way Sue Way

Specialist - Curriculum Development
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2193
517-884-5038
waysusan@msu.edu

Arthur Weber, Ph.D. Arthur Weber, Ph.D.

Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2198
Office:  517-884-5041
Lab:  517-881-5021
weberar@msu.edu

Interests: Structure-function relation of retinal ganglion cells undergoing glaucoma-related degeneration in the primate eye. Development of treatment strategies aimed at mitigating or preventing glaucomatous retinal ganglion cell degeneration.

Erica Wehrwein, Ph.D. Erica Wehrwein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2201J
Office:  517-884-5043
wehrwei7@msu.edu

Erika Williams, Ph.D. Erika Williams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Secchia Center
15 Michigan St NE Ste 355
Grand Rapids MI 49503 US
will3623@msu.edu

Robert Wiseman, Ph.D. Robert Wiseman, Ph.D.

Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3198
Office: 517-884-5132
Lab:  517-884-5078
rwiseman@msu.edu

Main Office
Department of Physiology
 Biomedical Physical Sciences (BPS) Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2201
Main Phone: 517-884-5000


Department Chairperson

Dr. Charles "Lee" Cox
Dr. Charles "Lee" Cox
BPS Building Rm 2201E
Phone: 517-884-5050
 coxclee@msu.edu

MSU Research Integrity Officer
Wills House
287 Delta Court, Room 106
Phone: 517-432-6698
 rio@msu.edu
Research Integrity Office