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Faculty Research Interests

faculty research

Holly Ballard, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Using large-sample osteohistology to assess growth dynamics, individual variability, and survivorship in dinosaurs and other extinct vertebrates, while utilizing the bone microstructure of extant vertebrates
to provide a framework for paleohistologic inferences.

Kathleen Curtis, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Estrogen effects on the central control of body fluid balance

J. Thomas Curtis, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Environmental influences in an animal model of autism

Franklin R. Champlin, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Cell envelope physiology and antibiotic resistance of gram-negative bacterial pathogens

Randall L. Davis, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Neuroinflammation in CNS disease and infection; and neuroimmune-opioid interactions

Paul Gignac, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Musculoskeletal and dental biomechanics, cranial evolution and paleobiology of feeding in crocodilians and theropod dinosaurs, and contrast-enhanced micro-CT imaging techniques.

Anil Kaul, M.D., D.D.S., M.P.H. (Research Profile)
Translational research related to women's health and infectious diseases

Rashmi Kaul, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Hormonal Regulation of Inflammation during infections or cancer development

Gerwald Köhler, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Microbial pathogenesis, probiotics and gut microbiota in health and disease

William Meek, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Fine structure of flagellar movement; vimentin arrangement in mammalian cells.

Haley O'Brien, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Dr. O'Brien uses digital rendering techniques to study the function, physiology, development, and evolution of craniocervical systems. Her primary foci are neuroanatomy and cranial vascular anatomy. 

Joseph A. Price III, Ph.D. (Research Profile
Immunology, immunopathology, pathology

Charles Sanny, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Venom-antivenin interactions 

Al Rouch, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Sex differences in renal function and blood pressure

Kent Smith, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Evolution, systematics, biogeography, and functional and comparative anatomy of fossil and recent mammals

Dolores Vazquez-Sanroman, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Dr. Vazquez-Sanroman studies the neurobiology of opioid and psychostimulants addiction, cellular signal mechanisms of reward-related plasticity in an adolescent rodent model.

David R. Wallace, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Effects of environmental or disease toxins on brain functioning

Anne Weil, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Vertebrate paleontology (mammalian): evolution and recovery from mass extinction events

Nedra Wilson, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Identification of signaling pathways that regulate the assembly state of cilia/flagella

Randy S. Wymore, Ph.D. (Research Profile)
Morgellons disease; roles of channels in heart, nervous system and cancer