Faculty & Staff

 

Primary Faculty

Colin Campbell, PhD
Associate Professor

612-625-8986
campb034@umn.edu

Research interests: Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair and genome instability in mammalian somatic cells.

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Gregory Connell, PhD
Associate Professor

612-624-3132
conne018@umn.edu

Research interests: RNA editing in trypanosomes and mammalian iron homeostasis.

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Tanya Freedman, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-301-8313
tfreedma@umn.edu

Research interests: Regulation of immune-cell receptor signaling

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Hiroshi Hiasa, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

612-626-3101
hiasa001@umn.edu

Research interests: Molecular basis of the cytotoxicity of topoisomerase-targeted anticancer and antimicrobial drugs.

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Aaron LeBeau, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-301-7231
alebeau@umn.edu

Research interests: The role of proteases as therapeutic targets and the use of antibodies as tumor imaging and anti-tumor agents.

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Anna Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-626-2859
amlee@umn.edu

Research interests: The neuropharmacological mechanisms of addiction to nicotine and alcohol.

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Cheuk Leung, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-626-5309
ctleung@umn.edu

Research interests: Exploiting tissue homeostatic mechanisms to target tumor initiation and dormancy.

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Nicholas Levinson, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-301-1322
nml@umn.edu

Research interests: Allosteric regulation in cell signaling and cancer - Developing allosteric kinase inhibitors.

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Fang Li, PhD
Associate Professor

612-625-6149
lifang@umn.edu

Research interests: Structural biology of human diseases including virus infections, cancer, and abnormal blood pressure.

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Horace Loh, PhD
Professor; Regents Professor

612-626-4461
lohxx001@umn.edu

Research interests: Neurochemical mechanisms of opioids--major pain killers with addictive potential.

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Jonathan S. Marchant, PhD
Professor and Co-Director of Graduate Studies

612-624-4664
march029@umn.edu

Research interests: Spatial and temporal dynamics of intracellular Ca2 signals.

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Daniel Romero, PhD
Associate Professor

612-624-8897
romero@umn.edu

Research interests: Chromosome stability, telomerase structure and function, and gene amplification.

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Jill Siegfried, PhD
Professor and Head of Pharmacology; Co-Director of Graduate Studies; Frederick and Alice Stark Endowed Chair

612-624-2584
jsiegfri@umn.edu

Research interests: Growth factor and hormone signaling in cancer.

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Stanley Thayer, PhD
Professor

612-626-7049
sathayer@umn.edu

Research interests: Drugs that modulate neurotoxicity and neuronal signaling processes.

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Timothy Walseth, PhD
Professor

612-625-2627
walse001@umn.edu

Research interests: Regulation of calcium mobilization by cyclic ADP-ribose and other nucleotides.

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Li-Na Wei, PhD
Professor; Distinguished McKnight University Professor

612-625-9402
weixx009@umn.edu

Research interests: Regulatory pathways and mechanisms for adipocyte and neuronal differentiation, and in metabolic diseases.

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Kevin Wickman, PhD
Professor; Distinguished University Teaching Professor

612-624-5966
wickm002@umn.edu

Research interests: Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying excitability in the brain and heart.

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W. Gibson Wood, PhD
Professor

612-467-3303
woodx002@umn.edu

Research interests: Regulation and function of cholesterol in brain, its role in neurodegenerative diseases and neuroprotective mechanisms of cholesterol lowering drugs.

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Graduate Faculty

Gavin Bart, MD
Associate Professor

612-873-9095
bartx005@umn.edu

Research interest: Treatment for substance abuse.

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Frank Burton, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor

burton@umn.edu

Research interest: Transgenic modeling of cancer and neurological diseases.

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Colin Campbell, PhD
Associate Professor

612-625-8986
campb034@umn.edu

Research interests: Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair and genome instability in mammalian somatic cells.

Full bio

Gregory Connell, PhD
Associate Professor

612-624-3132
conne018@umn.edu

Research interests: RNA editing in trypanosomes and mammalian iron homeostasis.

Full bio

Julia Davydova, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-625-8608
davyd003@umn.edu

Research interests: Gene Therapy Approaches for Cancer and Non-Malignant Diseases.

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Earl Dunham, PhD
Associate Professor

612-625-7698
dunha002@umn.edu

Research interests: Synthesis and role of vasoactive autacoids in regulation of the peripheral circulation.

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Carolyn Fairbanks, PhD
Associate Department Head and Professor

612-625-2945
carfair@umn.edu

Research interests: Development of novel compounds with a pharmacokinetic/dynamic profile ideal for spinal delivery for pain relief.

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Tanya Freedman, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-301-8313
tfreedma@umn.edu

Research interests: Regulation of immune-cell receptor signaling

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Jonathan Gewirtz, PhD
Professor

612-625-6653
jgewirtz@umn.edu

Research interests: Mechanisms of fear, anxiety, and drug withdrawal.

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Reuben Harris, PhD
Professor

612-624-0457
rsh@umn.edu

Research interests: Mechanisms of purposeful mutation relating to innate and adaptive immunity.

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Stephen Hecht, PhD
Wallin Land Grant Professor of Cancer Prevention

612-624-7604
hecht002@umn.edu

Research interest: Tobacco Research.

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Hiroshi Hiasa, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

612-626-3101
hiasa001@umn.edu

Research interests: Molecular basis of the cytotoxicity of topoisomerase-targeted anticancer and antimicrobial drugs.

Full bio

Ameeta Kelekar, PhD
Associate Professor

612-625-3204
ameeta@umn.edu

Research interests: Mechanisms of Cell Survival and Metabolic Reprogramming in Cancer.

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Carol Lange, PhD
Professor of Medicine

612-626-0621
lange047@umn.edu

Research interests: Signal Transduction in Breast Cancer.

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Aaron LeBeau, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-301-7231
alebeau@umn.edu

Research interests: The role of proteases as therapeutic targets and the use of antibodies as tumor imaging and anti-tumor agents.

Full bio

Anna Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-626-2859
amlee@umn.edu

Research interests: The neuropharmacological mechanisms of addiction to nicotine and alcohol.

Full bio

Michael Lee, PhD
Professor

612-625-8472
mklee@umn.edu

Research interests: Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease: Mechanisms and Therapies.

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Cheuk Leung, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-626-5309
ctleung@umn.edu

Research interests: Exploiting tissue homeostatic mechanisms to target tumor initiation and dormancy.

Full bio

Nicholas Levinson, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-301-1322
nml@umn.edu

Research interests: Allosteric regulation in cell signaling and cancer - Developing allosteric kinase inhibitors.

Full bio

Fang Li, PhD
Associate Professor

612-625-6149
lifang@umn.edu

Research interests: Structural biology of human diseases including virus infections, cancer, and abnormal blood pressure.

Full bio

Ling Li, PhD
Professor

612-626-2359
lil@umn.edu

Research interests: Connections between Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular disease/Diabetes: Pathogenesis and Therapies.

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Wensheng Lin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

612-626-5079
linw@umn.edu

Research interests: Mechanisms of multiple sclerosis, leukodystrophy, and medulloblastoma

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Horace Loh, PhD
Professor; Regents Professor

612-626-4461
lohxx001@umn.edu

Research interests: Neurochemical mechanisms of opioids--major pain killers with addictive potential.

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Kim Mansky, PhD
Associate Professor

612-626-5582
kmansky@umn.edu

Research interests: BMP signaling and transcriptional regulation of osteoclast differentiation.

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Louis M. Mansky, PhD
Professor

612-626-5525
mansky@umn.edu

Research interests: Cell and molecular biology of HIV and HTLV; HIV drug resistance; HTLV particle assembly and release; Evolution of emerging viruses.

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Jonathan S. Marchant, PhD
Professor and Co-Director of Graduate Studies

612-624-4664
march029@umn.edu

Research interests: Spatial and temporal dynamics of intracellular Ca2 signals.

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Timothy O'Connell, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-625-6750
tdoconne@umn.edu

Research interests: G-protein coupled receptors in heart failure.

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Steven Patterson, PhD
Professor

612-625-7962
patte219@umn.edu

Research interests: Anti-microbial drugs, cancer therapy, antiviral therapy, cyanide antidotes, synthetic methods.

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Philip Portoghese, PhD
Distinguished Professor

612-624-9174
porto001@umn.edu

Research interests: Design and synthesis of ligands as probes to investigate pharmacologic receptors.

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Lincoln R. Potter, PhD
Associate Professor

612-624-7251
potter@umn.edu

Research interests: Signal Transduction, Natriuretic Peptides, Guanylyl Cyclase Receptors and cGMP.

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Marco Pravetoni, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor

612-347-4427
prave001@umn.edu

Research interests: Development of novel therapies for prescription opiod abuse: vaccines and medications.

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Sundaram Ramakrishnan, PhD
Professor

612-626-6461
sunda001@umn.edu

Research interests: Tumor angiogenesis – Antiangiogenic Gene Therapy.

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Daniel Romero, PhD
Associate Professor

612-624-8897
romero@umn.edu

Research interests: Chromosome stability, telomerase structure and function, and gene amplification.

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Patrick Rothwell, PhD
Assistant Professor

612-626-8744
rothwell@umn.edu

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Sabita Roy, PhD
Professor

612-624-5983
royxx002@umn.edu

Research interests: Molecular mechanism of morphine-induced immunosuppression.

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Deepali Sachdev, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

612-626-9420
linga012@umn.edu

Research interests: Regulation of breast cancer biology and metastasis by insulin-like growth factor signaling and insulin like growth factor receptor targeted therapy for breast cancer.

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Ashok Saluja, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Joint Appointment)

asaluja@umn.edu

Research Interests: Pancreatic cancer; mechanisms and treatment strategies for pain.

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Kaylee Schwertfeger, PhD
Associate Professor

612-626-9419
schwe251@umn.edu

Research interests: Tumor-stromal interactions in breast cancer.

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Jill Siegfried, PhD
Professor and Head of Pharmacology; Co-Director of Graduate Studies; Frederick and Alice Stark Endowed Chair

612-624-2584
jsiegfri@umn.edu

Research interests: Growth factor and hormone signaling in cancer.

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Subbaya Subramanian, PhD
Associate Professor

612-626-4330
subree@umn.edu

Research interests: MicroRNA gene regulatory networks in cancer.

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Stanley Thayer, PhD
Professor

612-626-7049
sathayer@umn.edu

Research interests: Drugs that modulate neurotoxicity and neuronal signaling processes.

Full bio

Daniel Vallera, PhD
Professor

612-626-6664
valle001@umn.edu

Research interests: Immunology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, and Cancer Research.

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Timothy Walseth, PhD
Professor

612-625-2627
walse001@umn.edu

Research interests: Regulation of calcium mobilization by cyclic ADP-ribose and other nucleotides.

Full bio

Li-Na Wei, PhD
Professor; Distinguished McKnight University Professor

612-625-9402
weixx009@umn.edu

Research interests: Regulatory pathways and mechanisms for adipocyte and neuronal differentiation, and in metabolic diseases.

Full bio

Kevin Wickman, PhD
Professor; Distinguished University Teaching Professor

612-624-5966
wickm002@umn.edu

Research interests: Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying excitability in the brain and heart.

Full bio

George L. Wilcox, PhD
Professor

612-625-1474
george@umn.edu

Research interests: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neural plasticity underlying chronic pain and analgesic tolerance and dependence in the nervous system.

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W. Gibson Wood, PhD
Professor

612-467-3303
woodx002@umn.edu

Research interests: Regulation and function of cholesterol in brain, its role in neurodegenerative diseases and neuroprotective mechanisms of cholesterol lowering drugs.

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Masato Yamamoto, MD, PhD
Professor

612-624-9131
yamam016@umn.edu

Research interests: Development of gene-/viro- therapies for the treatment of refractory malignancies (e.g. pancreatic cancer) via viral vector engineering.

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Douglas Yee, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology (Joint Appointment)

yeexx006@umn.edu

Research interests: Role of insulin-like growth factors in breast cancer biology.

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Staff

Carolyn Burton
HR/Payroll

612-626-6740
cjburton@umn.edu

Carrie L. DeJarlais
Department Administrator

612-625-4982
dejar001@umn.edu

Kris Dettle
Accountant I

612-624-9112
dettl011@umn.edu

Megan Haspert
HR Generalist

612-625-3687
mhaspert@umn.edu

Debi Marsh
MNPI Center Finance Manager

612-625-0465
mars0061@umn.edu

Jim Shoemaker
Principal Accounts Specialist - Purchasing

612-625-2465
shoem054@umn.edu

Jill Siegfried, PhD
Professor and Head of Pharmacology; Co-Director of Graduate Studies; Frederick and Alice Stark Endowed Chair

612-624-2584
jsiegfri@umn.edu

Research interests: Growth factor and hormone signaling in cancer.

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Lynn Weber
Executive Ofc and Admin Spec - Grants

612-626-6902
weber117@umn.edu

Eric Zhang
Dr. Siegfried's Assistant; Core Facility Manager; and Web Admin

612-625-0458
zhan0718@umn.edu

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