Research Faculty

Susan Barman, Ph.D., FAPS
Susan Barman, Ph.D., FAPS
Professor
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.
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
Peter J.R. Cobbett, Ph.D.
Peter J.R. Cobbett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Location: B305 Life Sciences
Phone: 517-353-5479
Email: cobbett@msu.edu
Fields of Interest: We are investigating how fibroblasts may be reprogrammed to become neurons and whether these reprogrammed cells can form functional connections in the mammalian brain.
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.
Jamie Alan, RPh, PharmD, Ph.D.
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!
Edmund Ellsworth, Ph.D.
Edmund Ellsworth, Ph.D.
Professor
Location: B347 Life Sciences
Phone: 517-884-8816
Email: ellswo59@msu.edu
Fields of Interest:  
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).
Richard Neubig, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard Neubig, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor                                                                                                                                  
Chair
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Bin Chen, Ph.D.
Bin Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor *                                                                                                              
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
Secchia Center, 7th Floor
15 Michigan St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (Primary)
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
1355 Bogue St
East Lansing, MI 48824 (Secondary)
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
Carolina Restini, PharmD, M.S., Ph.D.
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!
Jeremy Prokop, Ph.D.
Jeremy Prokop, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor *                                                                                                              
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
Secchia Center, 7th floor
15 Michigan St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (Primary)
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Life Science Building, B440
1355 Bogue St
East Lansing, MI 48824 (Secondary)
Phone: 517-355-3308
Email: Prokopje@msu.edu