Faculty Participating in the SURF program

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Steven Cala, PhD; Associate Professor. Cellular physiology of calcium regulation in heart muscle.

Xuequn Chen, PhD; Assistant Professor. Cellular & Molecular Physiology; secretory pathways.

Charles Chung, PhD: Assistant Professor. Cardiac Physiology, Diastolic Function, Biomechanics and Biophysics, Ultrasound

Donald DeGracia, PhD; Associate Professor.  Neurophysiology.

Stephen E. DiCarlo, PhD; Professor.  Exercise and cardiovascular function.

Bhanu P. Jena, PhD; Professor. Molecular mechanism of membrane fusion.

J-P Jin, MD, PhD; Professor and Chair.  Gene regulation and structural-function relationships of contractile and cytoskeleton proteins

Robert Lasley, PhD; Professor.  Role of subcellular compartmentation of signaling and cellular redox state in cardiac physiology during G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) activation and during conditions of stress.

Heidi Lujan, PhD; Assistant Professor.  Exercise and cardiovascular function.

Jason H. Mateika, PhD; Professor.  Respiratory physiology interested in the integrative control of breathing in both humans and animals during rest, exercise and sleep.

 Patrick Mueller, PhD; Associate Professor;  Cardiovascular/neural physiology. 

Donal S. O'Leary, PhD; Professor.  Cardiovascular physiology; baroreceptor reflexes; blood flow.

Jeffrey L. Ram, PhD; Professor.  Molecular signaling mechanisms, especially by glutathione;  gastrointestinal biology and bacterial bioinformatics; invertebrate reproduction

James A. Rillema, PhD; Professor & Graduate Officer. Endocrinology; signal transduction mechanisms.

Assia Shisheva, PhD; Professor. Molecular mechanism(s) of insulin action.

Debra F. Skafar, PhD; Associate Professor. Molecular endocrinology; steroid receptor structure and function; receptor-ligand interactions.

Fei Sun, PhD; Assistant Professor. Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR); ubiquitin.

Robert Wessells, PhD; Assistant Professor. Cardiac senescence; effects of exercise-training on functional aging; insulin/TOR signaling; fatty acid transporters

Douglas R. Yingst, PhD; Associate Professor.  Cellular and molecular physiology; regulation of membrane transport.J


Cardiovascular and Exercise Physiology

Steven Cala, Charles Chung, Stephen E. DiCarlo, J-P Jin, Robert Lasley, Jason Mateika, Patrick Mueller, and Donal S. O'Leary. Robert Wessells

Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Steven Cala, Xuequn Chen, Bhanu P. Jena, J-P Jin, Robert Lasley, Jeffrey L. Ram, James A. Rillema, Assia Shisheva, Debra F. Skafar, Fei Sun, and Douglas R. Yingst.

Endocrine Physiology

Xuequn Chen, Donal S. O'Leary, James A. Rillema, Assia Shisheva, Debra F. Skafar, and Douglas R. Yingst.


Donald DeGracia, Bhanu P. Jena, Jason Mateika, Patrick Mueller, Donal S. O'Leary, Jeffrey L. Ram, and Douglas R. Yingst.

Renal Physiology

Noreen Rossi; Douglas Yingst

Reproductive Sciences

Jeffrey L. Ram, James A. Rillema, and Debra Skafar

Respiratory Physiology

Jason Mateika, Fei Sun

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This page was originally created by: Christine R. Cupps
updated: 01/30/2017