Research Faculty

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.

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.

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.

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.
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 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).

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.

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

James P. Luyendyk, Ph.D.
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]