Research Faculty

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.

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.

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).

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. 

Keith J Lookingland, Ph.D.
Keith J Lookingland, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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.

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.

Norbert E. Kaminski, Ph.D.
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

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.

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

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.

James P. Luyendyk, Ph.D.
James P. Luyendyk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Institute for Integrative Toxicology
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: 253 Food Safety
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]