Research Faculty

Richard Neubig, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard Neubig, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair & Professor
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.
Keith J Lookingland, Ph.D.
Keith J Lookingland, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Location: B432 Life Sciences
Phone: 517-353-8971
Email: lookingl@msu.edu
Fields of Interest: The goal of research in my laboratory is to develop a murine model for periodic limb movements employing neurotoxin-induced lesions of the A11 diencephalospinal dopamine neurons and remote sensing assessment of hindlimb during the awake/sleep cycle.
Bryan Copple, Ph.D.
Bryan Copple, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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.
Anne Dorrance, Ph.D.
Anne Dorrance, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Location: B340 Life Sciences
Phone: 517-432-7403
Email: dorranc3@msu.edu
Fields of Interest: The Dorrance Lab is dedicated to identifying novel mechanisms to improve the outcome of acute ischemic stroke.
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.
John Goudreau, Ph.D., D.O.
John Goudreau, Ph.D., D.O.
Assoc. Prof.; 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).
Norbert E. Kaminski, Ph.D.
Norbert E. Kaminski, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of Insititute for Integrative Toxicology
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
James P. Luyendyk
Norbert E. Kaminski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Insititute for Integrative Toxicology / Pharmacology & Toxicology
Location: Food Safety, Rm 253
Phone: 517-884-2057
Email: luyendyk@msu.edu
Fields of Interest:
The liver synthesizes numerous coagulation factors, making altered hemostasis a significant concern in patients with end-stage liver disease. Our laboratory approaches this connection early in the pathogenesis of liver disease. The team’s long-term goal is to understand the mechanisms whereby the coagulation cascade contributes to the pathogenesis of liver disease. [excerpt, Luyendyk Laboratory site]
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
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.
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. 
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.
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.