Faculty

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

Richard Miksicek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2240B
517-884-5120
miksicek@msu.edu

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.

Associate Professor *
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.

Professor *
Associate Chair
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.

Assistant Professor *
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3180
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.

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.

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

Lori Seischab, Ph.D.

Specialist - Advisor
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567
Wilson Rd Rm 2201
517-884-5200
seischab@msu.edu

Chris Shaltry, Ph.D.

Academic Technology and Curriculum Specialist
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2240C
517-884-5034
shaltryc@msu.edu

Shirley Siew, Ph.D.

Professor
E. Fee Hall
965 Fee Rd Rm A622
517-353-9160 x245
siew@msu.edu

William Spielman, Ph.D.

Professor
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3163
517-884-5000
spielman@msu.edu

Marty Spranger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
567 Wilson Rd., Room 2201H
517-884-5044
mds@msu.edu
 

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.

Mei-Hui Tai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 3186
East Lansing MI 48824 US
517-884-5126
taimeihu@msu.edu

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.

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, M.A.
Specialist - Curriculum Development
Biomedical Physical Sciences Building
567 Wilson Rd Rm 2240F
517-884-5038
waysusan@msu.edu

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.

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

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