Research Faculty

Anne Dorrance, Ph.D.
Anne Dorrance, Ph.D.
Professor *                                                                                                            
Associate Chair
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.
Gregory Fink, Ph.D.
Gregory Fink, Ph.D.
Professor *                                                                                                                                     
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.
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
JR Haywood, Ph.D.
JR Haywood, Ph.D.
Ass't VP, Office of Regulatory Affairs; Professor
Location: Olds Hall
Phone: 517-353-7147
Email: haywood12@msu.edu
Fields of Interest: Our research program is focused on neurotransmitter regulation and function in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus in normotensive and hypertensive animals.
William F. Jackson,  Ph.D.
William F. Jackson, Ph.D.
Professor *                                                                                                                               
Location: B429 Life Sciences
Phone: 517-353-5476
Email: jacks783@msu.edu/
Fields of Interest: Examination of how arterioles in the microcirculation sense their environment; the role of smooth muscle and endothelial cell ion channels in the regulation of calcium signaling; vascular cell signaling related to vasodilation and vasoconstriction.
Adam Lauver, Ph.D.
Adam Lauver, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor *                                                                                                             
Location: B336BLife Sciences
Phone: 517-884-0322
Email: lauverda@msu.edu
Fields of Interest:  Cardiovascular diseases and drug discovery. 
Richard Neubig, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard Neubig, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor                                                                                                                                  
Chair
Location: B423 Life Sciences
Phone: 517-353-7145
Email: rneubig@msu.edu
Fields of Interest: G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling and intracellular modulators of that signaling. GPCRs are the targets of over 30% of current drugs and we are discovering novel ways to control their function.
Stephanie Watts, Ph.D.
Stephanie Watts, Ph.D.
Professor *                                                                                                                                  
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
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.