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Principal Faculty

Dr. Farida Sohrabji
Regents Professor and Department Head

Ischemic stroke, cognitive impairment and dementia, novel therapies, gut brain axis

Dr. Gregg C. Allen
Instructional Associate Professor
Medical Education; Neurobiology of Mammalian Circadian Rhythms

Dr. Katherine Brakora
Instructional Associate Professor
Medical education; evolution and development of ruminant cranial appendages

Dr. Shameena Bake
Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Paul C. Brandt
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Academic Technology
Glucocorticoid and sex steroid mediates signal transduction

Dr. Wei-Jung A. Chen
Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs - Temple Campus
Effects of substance abuse (alcohol, cocaine, nicotine, etc.) on the developing brain

Dr. Diane Chico
Instructional Professor
Medical Education; Development of educational anatomy videos

Dr. Dustin DuBois 
Research Assistant Professor

Dr. David J. Earnest
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology of the Mammalian Circadian Rhythm

Dr. Jonathan A. Friedman
Regional Associate Chair of Surgery
Neurosurgery specializing in complex intracranial surgery; research interest in neural regeneration following spinal cord injury

Dr. Cédric G. Geoffroy
Assistant Professor
Spinal Cord Injury

William H. Griffith
Interim Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development
Regents Professor

Neuropharmacology of aging

Dr. Michelle Hook
Associate Professor
Effects of morphine on recovery of function after spinal injury

Dr. John K Hubbard
Instructional Associate Professor
Medical Education – Anatomical Sciences

Dr. Amanda Mahnke
Visiting Assistant Professor, ACES Faculty Fellow
Stem cells, aging, teratology,neurodevelopment

Dr. Gary C. McCord
Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Medical Education; Computerized applications for detection of calcifications on mammograms

Dr. Rajesh C. Miranda
Fetal Brain development, stem cells, microRNAs and teratology

Dr. David Murchison
Research Assistant Professor

Dr. D. Samba Reddy
Epilepsy, Neurosteroids, and New Drug Development

Dr. Mendell Rimer
Associate Professor
Mechanisms underlying the formation, maintenance and pathology of synapses

Dr. Lee A. Shapiro
Associate Professor
Immune/neuroimmune/neuroanatomical interface of traumatic brain injury, epilepsy and other neuropathological disorders

Dr. Laura N. Smith
Assistant Professor
Role of developmental proteins in adult synaptic plasticity, addiction, and autism

Dr. Karienn A. de Souza

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Rahul Srinivasan
Assistant Professor
Neurodegeneration, Parkinson's disease, astrocytes and nicotine neuroprotection

Dr. Gerard Toussaint
Assistant Professor
Neurosurgery; Research interest: Glioblastoma biology

Dr. Jun Wang
Associate Professor
Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Dr. Ursula H. Winzer-Serhan
Associate Professor
Effects of nicotine on brain development

Dr. Xin Wu
Research Assistant Professor

Emeritus Faculty

Dr. George C.Y. Chiou
Professor Emeritus
Ocular pharmacology and translational research on macular degeneration

Dr. Gerald D. Frye
Professor Emeritus
Neuropharmacologic, cellular and molecular mechanisms of drug intoxication

Dr. James R. West
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Neuroteratology of Drugs of Abuse

Adjunct Appointment Faculty

Timothy Cudd, PhD

Melinda Jezierski, MD, PhD

Gladys Ko, PhD

Bo Xuan, MD


Haley S. Williams
Business Administrator II
Office: 1005 Medical Research and Education Building
Phone: 979.436.0319
Fax: 979.436.0086

Tami M. Seydler
Business Coordinator II
Administrator for the Willed Body Program
Office: 1005 Medical Research and Education Building
Phone: 979.436.0318
Fax: 979.436.0086

Jennifer Vivero
Business Coordinator I
Office: 1005 Medical Research and Education Building
Phone: 979.436.0317
Fax: 979.436.0086

Mary Beck
Administrative Associate IV
Office: 1005 Medical Research and Education Building
Phone: 979.436.0316
Fax: 979.436.0086

Jeremy Delgado
Anatomical Laboratory Manager
Office: Room 2209 Medical Research and Education Building Annex
Phone: 979.436.0792
Fax: 979.436.0086