Faculty

* = Indicates labs that are training graduate students and/or Post-docs. The availability of training slots in these labs is dependent on the funding status of the PI.

Jamie Alan, RPh, PharmD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (Fixed Term)
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B305B Life Science Building
Phone: (517) 353-7145
Email: alanjami@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Coming soon!

Anne Dorrance, Ph.D.
Professor *, Associate Chair
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B340 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 432-7403
Email: dorranc3@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: The Dorrance Lab is committed to understanding the pathogenesis of hypertension- and obesity-related cerebrovascular disease with the goal of identifying novel treatments for stroke and dementia.

Peter J.R. Cobbett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B305 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 353-5479
Email: cobbett@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: My major research focus has been on ion channel function in neurons and other cell types.  However, after many diverse and rewarding projects and collaborations, I no longer run a research lab.  Instead, my time is focused on teaching students at all levels.

John Goudreau, Ph.D., D.O.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Director, Neuro-Degenerative Research Unit

Location: B436 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 884-2484
Email: john.goudreau@ht.msu.edu

Fields of Interest: My research interests are focused on genetic and environmental factors involved in the pathogenesis of neuro-degenerative disorders such as Parkinson's Disease (PD).

William Atchison, Ph.D.
Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B331A Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 353-4947
Email: atchiso1@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Research in my lab is directed at understanding the basis of cellular neurotoxicity, especially at synapses.

Masamitsu Kanada, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering
Phone: (517) 884-6931
Email: Kanadama@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: (Coming Soon)

Adam Lauver, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B336B Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 884-0322
Email: lauverda@msu.edu

Fields of Interest:  Cardiovascular diseases and drug discovery. 

Sudin Bhattacharya, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor *

Biomedical Engineering | Pharmacology & Toxicology


Center for Research on Ingredient Safety

Institute for Integrative Toxicology


Location: 324 Food Safety

Phone: (517) 884-6952

Email: sbhattac@msu.edu


Fields of Interest: A major focus of my work is the application of computational methods to study the signaling and transcriptional regulatory networks that underlie the determination of cell fate, and the perturbation of these networks by environmental pollutants like dioxin.


Andrea Doseff, Ph.D.
Professor *
Department of Physiology | Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: 567 Wilson Rd
Phone: (517) 884-5155
Email: doseffan@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Regulatory gene and protein networks of immune cell fate and apoptosis; anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic mechanisms of phytochemicals; phytochemical target identification; the role of cell death regulators in immune-regulation and immune-oncology; foods for health.

Edmund Ellsworth, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B347 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 884-8816
Email: ellswo59@msu.edu

Fields of Interest:  (Coming Soon)

Gregory Fink, Ph.D.
Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B327 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 353-4648
Email: finkg@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: My research concerns the causes of systemic arterial hypertension, a major world-wide risk factor for cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality.

Xiaochun Bian, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Location: B308 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 355-1711
Email: bian@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: My research interest is focused on postnatal development of the enteric nervous system (ENS) with special emphasis on pediatric related neurogastrointestinal issues.
Erika Lisabeth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology


Location: B423 Life Sciences

Phone: (517) 432-4507

Email: matheser@msu.edu


Fields of Interest: (Coming Soon)


Norbert E. Kaminski, Ph.D.
Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Director – Institute for Integrative Toxicology
Interim Director – Center for Research on Ingredient Safety

Location: Food Safety, Rm 315

Phone: (517) 353-3786
Email: kamins11@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms for impairment of signal transduction cascades and gene expression during lymphocyte activation by drugs and chemicals; mechanism for immune modulation by cannabinoid compounds

Jack Harkema, DVM, PHD, DACVP, ATSF
University Distinguished Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: 212 Food Safety and Toxicology
Phone: (517) 353-8627
Email: harkemaj@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: To understand the pathologic basis of health effects caused by environmental and occupational air pollutants
Using laboratory animal models of respiratory, cardiovascular, autoimmune and metabolic diseases to explore how chronic diseases effect susceptibility to toxicity caused by inhaled toxicants (ozone, particulate matter and silica dust)
With the overall goal to experimentally elucidate cellular, molecular or biochemical targets for interventions to prevent (or treat) adverse effects caused by air pollution

Teresa R. Krieger-Burke, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (Fixed Term)

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Research Scientist, InVivo Facility


Location: B142 Life Sciences

Phone: (517) 432-7763

Email: kriege29@msu.edu


Fields of Interest: Various in vivo efficacy and toxicity models; Drug development process; High-frequency ultrasound


Courtney Carignan
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology & Toxicology,

Location: B331A Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 884-2039
Email: carigna4@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Dr. Carignan is an exposure scientist and environmental epidemiologist whose research helps protect reproductive and child health by investigating exposure to contaminants in food, water, consumer and personal care products.

Jane F. Maddox, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director of Online Programs
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B305 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 884-2036
Email: maddox@cvm.msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Exacerbation of acetaminophen-induced injury by a small, non-injurious dose of lipopolysaccharide (LPS, derived from E. coli).

Kenneth Moore, Ph.D.
Retired Faculty, Former Dept. Chair
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B405 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 353-8915
Email: moorek@msu.edu

Bryan Copple, Ph.D.
Associate Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B403 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 884-6691
Email: copple@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: The research in my laboratory is focused on understanding the role of the immune system and hypoxia in the development of liver disease.