Research Faculty

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.

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.

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.
Professor
Assistant VP, Office of Regulatory Affairs

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 *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology  

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 *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B336B Life 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, Dept. Chair
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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 *
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.