Research Faculty

Jamie Alan, RPh, PharmD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (Fixed Term)
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B305B Life Science Building
Phone: (517) 353-7145
Email: alanjami@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Coming soon!

William Atchison, Ph.D.
Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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.

Susan Barman, Ph.D., FAPS
Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B426 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 432-3154
Email: barman@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Central neural control of the cardiovascular system; basis for rhythms in sympathetic nerve activity.

Bin Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor *
Department of Pediatrics & Human Development

Location (Primary): Secchia Center, 7th Floor, 15 Michigan St. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Location (Secondary): Life Sciences, 1355 Bogue St, East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (616) 234-2819
Email: bin.chen@hc.msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Chen Lab is dedicated to leveraging Big Data and AI for cancer therapeutic discovery

Peter J.R. Cobbett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B305 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 353-5479
Email: cobbett@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: My major research focus has been on ion channel function in neurons and other cell types.  However, after many diverse and rewarding projects and collaborations, I no longer run a research lab.  Instead, my time is focused on teaching students at all levels.

Edmund Ellsworth, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B347 Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 884-8816
Email: ellswo59@msu.edu

Fields of Interest:  (Coming Soon)

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).

Colleen Hegg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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.

Kin Sing Stephen Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor *
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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.

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.

Jeremy Prokop, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor *
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development

Location (Primary): Secchia Center, 7th floor, 15 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Location (Secondary): B440 Life Science Building, 1355 Bogue St, East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (616) 233 1678
Email: Prokopje@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: (Coming Soon)


Carolina Restini, PharmD, M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (Fixed Term)
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: MSU COM Macomb University Center
Phone: (517) 353-7145
Email: restinic@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: Coming soon!

Yukun Yuan, B.M. (M.D.), M.M. (M.S.), Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: B307A Life Sciences
Phone: (517) 432-9513
Email: yuanyuku@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: (Coming Soon)


Jack Harkema, DVM, PHD, DACVP, ATSF
University Distinguished Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Location: 212 Food Safety and Toxicology
Phone: (517) 353-8627
Email: harkemaj@msu.edu

Fields of Interest: To understand the pathologic basis of health effects caused by environmental and occupational air pollutants
Using laboratory animal models of respiratory, cardiovascular, autoimmune and metabolic diseases to explore how chronic diseases effect susceptibility to toxicity caused by inhaled toxicants (ozone, particulate matter and silica dust)
With the overall goal to experimentally elucidate cellular, molecular or biochemical targets for interventions to prevent (or treat) adverse effects caused by air pollution