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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.

Peter J.R. Cobbett, Ph.D. 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.

Bryan Copple, Ph.D. 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.

Jeremy Prokop, Ph.D. Jeremy Prokop, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor *
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development

Location (Primary): Secchia Center, 7th floor, 15 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Location (Secondary): B440 Life Science Building, 1355 Bogue St, East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (616) 234-2889
Email: Prokopje@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: (Coming Soon)


Carolina Restini, PharmD, M.S., Ph.D. Carolina Restini, PharmD, M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (Fixed Term)
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: MSU COM Macomb University Center
Phone: (517) 353-7145
Email: restinic@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Coming soon!

Anne Dorrance, Ph.D. 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.

Cheryl Rockwell, Ph.D. Cheryl Rockwell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B346 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 884-6692
Email: rockwelc@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: The Rockwell lab studies the mechanisms that regulate immune cell polarization and activation as well as the subsequent downstream immune responses.

Robert Roth, Ph.D. Robert Roth, Ph.D.
Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: 221 Food Safety
Phone: (517) 353-9841
Email: rothr@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in my laboratory research inflammation as a determinant of susceptibility to the toxic effects of drugs and other chemical agents.


Andrea Doseff, Ph.D. 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. 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. 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.

Neera Tewari-Singh Neera Tewari-Singh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B307 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 884-0252
Email: tewarisi@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: The focus of research in my laboratory is to study the toxic responses and elucidate mechanisms to identify novel molecular targets for therapeutic intervention with an ultimate goal of effectively treating injuries/diseases/ inflammation from toxic chemical exposures. 
James Galligan, Ph.D. James Galligan, Ph.D.
Professor; Co-Director – MS in Pharmacology & Toxicology program
Director – Neuroscience program *

Location: B328 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 353-4776
Email: galliga1@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: "Purinergic neurotransmission in the intestine", "Neural control of arteries and veins in hypertension", "SERT KO rats are a model of sex specific

John Thornburg, D.O., Ph.D. John Thornburg, D.O., Ph.D.
Professor (Fixed Term Emeritus)
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B405 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 353-4383
Email: thornbur@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: (Coming Soon)


Patricia Ganey, Ph.D. Patricia Ganey, Ph.D.
Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: 214 Food Safety Toxicology
Phone: (517) 432-1761
Email: ganey@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Dr. Ganey's research focuses on understanding mechanisms by which inflammation modulates responses to chemicals. Of particular interest are chemicals, including drugs, that damage liver.

Nathan Tykocki, Ph.D. Nathan Tykocki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B436 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 432-8227
Email: tykockin@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: My research focuses on urinary bladder physiology, with specific emphasis on the mechanisms responsible for the sensation of bladder fullness.


Jay Goodman, Ph.D. Jay Goodman, Ph.D.
Professor (Emeritus)
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: 310 Food Safety and Toxicology
Phone: (517) 353-9346
Email: goodman3@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: My research interests are focused on discerning epigenetic mechanisms underlying carcinogenesis and other chemical-induced toxicities.

John Goudreau, Ph.D., D.O. 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).

Stephanie Watts, Ph.D. Stephanie Watts, Ph.D.
Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B445 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 353-3724
Email: wattss@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Our laboratory focuses on vascular smooth muscle pharmacology, physiology and function.  Watts Lab Website: https://www.thewattslab.com/

Hui Xu, M.D., Ph.D. Hui Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B329 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 353-6609
Email: xuhui2@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: My research works focus on the autonomic nervous system, molecular signaling and receptor/ion channel interaction in the vasculature, and how these factors regulate smooth muscle and vascular tone in health and human diseases.

Yukun Yuan, B.M. (M.D.), M.M. (M.S.), Ph.D. Yukun Yuan, B.M. (M.D.), M.M. (M.S.), Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B307A Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 432-9513
Email: yuanyuku@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: My research interests are in the fields of neurotoxicology, neuropharmacology/neurophysiology and neurological disorders.