The University of Arizona
Investigator Research Interests

Adelson, Philip
Professor
Child Health
602-546-0923

Child health

Aleem, Eiman
Associate Professor
Child Health
602-827-2028

Child health
Anderson, Trent
Assistant Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2158
​Cancer; neuro-degenerative, developmental and psychiatric disease; developmental, cell and molecular biology; signaling and steroid biology
Azorsa, David O.
Research Associate/Professor
Child Health
602-827-2529
Child health
Berens, Michael
Research Professor
TGen
​602-343-8760
Cancer biology, brain tumors
Beyda, David
Director, Global Health
Bio Ethics and Medical Humanism
602-827-2083
Ethics
Boehmer, Paul
Department Chair
Basic Medical Sciences
​602-827-2104
Cancer; infectious disease; developmental, cell and molecular biology; gene environment interactions and epigenetics; host-microbe interactions and immunology; platform development, medical devices and procedures
Boesen, Keith
Director
Pharmacy, Tucson
520-626-6230

Toxicology and Envenomations (Rattlesnakes, Scorpions, Gila monsters, etc.)

Conway, Mandi
Clinical Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2500

Specialist in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inflammatory eye diseases, retinal detachment and retinal surgery

Echeverria, Jennifer
UA Associate
Basic Medical Sciences
​602-827-2167

 
Ferguson, Deveroux
Assistant Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2491

Depression, addiction, epigenetics, mood disorders and molecular genetics

Feuerstein, Burt
Professor, Sr. Scientist
UA
602-827-2226

Glioma therapy and diagnosis and student and faculty scholarship

Fisher, Rebecca
Associate Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2109

Anatomy, development, imaging, musculoskeletal disease, medical education

Gallitano-Mendel, Amelia
Associate Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2131

Neuro-degenerative, developmental and psychiatric disease; developmental, cell and molecular biology; gene environment interactions and epigenetics; signaling and steroid biology

Gonzales, Rayna
Associate Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2127

Cerebrovascular physiology; sex steroids and vascular function; brain injury (ischemia, hypoxia, TBI); vascular inflammation

Gross, Toni
Clinical Associate Professor
Child Health
602-827-2078
Child health
Grossman, Michael
Associate Dean
Graduate Medical Education
602-827-2034
Medical education
Gu, Jian
​Assistant Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-5950

Platform development, medical devices and procedures

Gustin, Kurt
Associate Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2155

Bone, skin and mucosal disease; fnfectious disease; developmental, cell and molecular biology; host-microbe interactions and immunology

Hale, Taben
Associate Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2139

Cancer; cardiovascular disease and stroke; diseases of development and aging; cardiac and vascular biology

Hammer, Ronald
Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2112

Neuro-degenerative, developmental and psychiatric disease; developmental, cell and molecular biology; gene environment interactions and epigenetics; signaling and steroid biology

Hartmark-Hill, Jennifer
Director
Capstones and Community Faculty Development
602-827-2110

Preventive medicine, curriculum development, simulation, medical humanities, narrative medicine

Hastings, Karen
Associate Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2106

Autoimmune and inflammatory disease; bone, skin and mucosal disease; cancer; host-microbe interactions and immunology

Haussler, Mark
Regents Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2100

Vitamin D pathobiology: aging, autoimmunity, behavioral disorders, calcification, malignancy, musculoskeletal disease, renal and cardiovascular fibrosis

Herbst-Kralovetz, Melissa
Assistant Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2247

Host-microbe interactions and immunology; infectious disease; developmental, cell and molecular biology; bone, skin and mucosal disease; cancer; autoimmune and inflammatory disease; platform development, medical devices and procedures.

Hill, Cheryl
Assistant Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2417

Imaging technology, evolution, mutations, down syndrome, apert syndrome

Hsieh, Jui-Cheng
Assistant Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2133

Infectious disease; developmental, cell and molecular biology; gene regulation of p53 and hairless tumor suppressors; host-microbe interactions and immunology

Jurutka, Peter
Associate Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2105

Bone, skin and mucosal disease; cancer; developmental, cell and molecular biology; gene environment interactions and epigenetics; signaling and steroid biology

Kala, Mrinalini
Director
Flow Cytometry
602-827-2251
Flow Cytometry and immunology
Kim, Suwon
​Associate Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-343-8762

Cancer; diseases of development and aging; developmental, cell and molecular biology; gene environment interactions and epigenetics; signaling and steroid biology

Lifshitz, Jonathan
Director
Child Health
602-827-2078
Child health
McEchron, Matthew
Director
Scholarly Projects
602-827-2527
Student Scholarly Projects
Nikulina, Ella
Associate Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2168

Brain neurocircuitry in substance abuse related behavior; social stress; developmental and psychiatric diseases; neurotrophins and receptors; social behavior; psychostimulants; opioid receptors, gene expression

Oddo, Salvatore
Associate Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2102

Neuro-degenerative, developmental and psychiatric disease; Developmental, cell and molecular biology; Signaling and steroid biology

O'Neill, Matthew
Assistant Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2368

Musculoskeletal function, human locomotion and evolution

Peyman, Gholam
​Clinical Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2500

Cancer, optogenetics, optics, nanotechnology, instrumentation.

Qiu, Shenfeng
​Assistant Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2173

Neurodevelopmental disorders, autism, schizophrenia, stress, neural circuits, synaptogenesis, plasticity, electrophysiology, mouse models

Savi, Christine
Director and Assistant Professor
Assessment and Evaluation
602-827-2245

Testing assessment and Bioethics/Medical Humanism

Sertil, Aparna
​Assistant Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2252

Cancer, oral squamous carcinoma and osteosarcoma; developmental, cell and molecular biology; Epigenetics, ER stress signaling, tumor microenvironment, hypoxia; cancer stem cells, therapy resistance 

Sharma, Shalini
​Assistant Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2149

Cancer; diseases of development and aging; developmental, cell and molecular biology; gene environment interactions and epigenetics

Shennib, Hani
​Clinical Professor
Surgery
602-540-7577
Surgery
Shub, Mitchell
Chair
Child Health
602-546-0362

 Mechanisms of congenital diarrhea

Standley, Cynthia
Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2148

Cardiovascular disease and stroke; cardiac and vascular biology; medical education

Standley, Paul
Assistant Dean and Professor
Curricular Affairs and Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2107

Biomechanical regulation of gene expression; muscle repair and regeneration; manual medicine techniques; bioengineered tissues; strain regulation of extra cellular matrix

Thomas, Theresa
Assistant Professor
Translational Neurotrauma
602-827-2348

In diffuse brain injury, the endocrine system & somatic sensory system are disrupted by injury. We investigate the chronic effects of hormone disruption & neuronal connections to identify clinically relevant interventions for brain injury. We also study mechanisms that mediate circuit reorganization after brain injury that contribute to persisting and and late-onset symptoms with the intent to attenuate severity.

Whitfield, Kerr
Assistant Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2142

Bone, skin and mucosal disease; developmental, cell and molecular biology; gene environment interactions and epigenetics; signaling and steroid biology 

Willyerd, Anthony
Assistant Professor
Child Health
602-827-2078
Child health
Zack, Shawn
Assistant Professor
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2410

Evolution of vertebrate morphology

Zenhausern, Frederic
Director, ANBM
Basic Medical Sciences
602-827-2051

Platform development, medical devices and procedures

Zhao, Xiuli
​UA Associate
Basic Medical Sciences
​602-827-2134

Gene regulation and mental disorders