Research Faculty

Yukun Yuan, B.M. (M.D.), M.M. (M.S.), Ph.D.
Yukun Yuan, B.M. (M.D.), M.M. (M.S.), Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Location: B307A Life Sciences
Phone: 517-432-9513
Email: yuanyuku@msu.edu
Jay Goodman, Ph.D.
Jay Goodman, Ph.D.
Professor
Location: B427 Life Sciences
Phone: 517-353-9346
Email: goodman3@msu.edu
Fields of Interest: My research interests are focused on discerning epigenetic mechanisms underlying carcinogenesis and other chemical-induced toxicities.
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.
Edmund Ellsworth, Ph.D.
Edmund Ellsworth, Ph.D.
Professor
Location: B347 Life Sciences
Phone: 517-884-8816
Email: ellswo59@msu.edu
Fields of Interest:  
James P. Luyendyk, Ph.D.
James P. Luyendyk, 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]
Kin Sing Stephen Lee, Ph.D.
Kin Sing Stephen Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor *                                                                                                             
Location: B330A Life Sciences
Phone: 517-884-1813
Email: sing@msu.edu
Fields of Interest:  Our research is focused on investigating the molecular mechanisms on how dietary lipids affect human health and human responses to environmental toxicants.
Norbert E. Kaminski, Ph.D.
Norbert E. Kaminski, Ph.D.
Professor *                                                                                                                              
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
Colleen Hegg, Ph.D.
Colleen Hegg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor *                                                                                                               
Location: B439 Life Sciences
Phone: 517-432-2339
Email: hegg@msu.edu
Fields of Interest: The Hegg lab research is focused on adult neurogenesis and investigates (1) the role and mechanisms of signalling of various trophic factors and (2) the effects of environmental pollutants on neurogenesis.
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.

Stacie Demel, D.O., Ph.D.
Stacie Demel, D.O., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor *                                                                                                              
Location: B436 Life Sciences
Phone: 517-884-2497
Email: Stacie.Demel@hc.msu.edu
Fields of Interest: Stroke Epidemiology, including racial and gender disparities; sex differences in stroke and stroke genetics.
William Atchison, Ph.D.
William Atchison, Ph.D.
Professor *                                                                                                                      
Location: B331A Life Sciences
Phone: 517-353-4947
Email: atchiso1@msu.edu
Fields of Interest: Research in my lab is directed at understanding the basis of cellular neurotoxicity, especially at synapses.