School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Faculty

Karin Przyklenk, Ph.D.
Director, CVRI
Professor, Physiology and Emergency Medicine
Research Themes:  Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion / cardioprotection
Thrombosis / platelet function
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Phillip Levy, M.D.

CVRI Assistant Director of Clinical Research
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Research Themes: Hypertension, hypertensive heart disease and heart failure. 
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Peter Whittaker, Ph.D.

CVRI Faculty Development Liaisan
Professor, Emergency Medicine   
Research Themes:
Thrombosis / anticoagulation / platelet function
Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion / cardioprotection
 

Bengt B. Arnetz, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., MScEpi
Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Research Themes: Impact of occupational stress on cardiovascular functions and health
Stress, performance and cardiovascular health among first responders and effective means to counteract unhealthy stress
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Steven Cala, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Physiology
Research Themes: Heart failure   
Sarcoplasmic reticulum protein structure and function 
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Nabanita Datta, M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine/Endocrinology
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J. Patricia Dhar, M.D
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Research Themes: Systemic lupus erythematosus: cardiovascular disease; cervical cancer and human papilloma virus; pregnancy outcomes and complications
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Domenico L Gatti, M.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Themes: Structure determination of macromolecules by X-ray crystallography, Mechanistic enzymology, Computational biology, Mitochondrial bioenergetics, Evolutionary biology
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Samiran Ghosh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Research Themes: Dr. Ghosh is a statistician with specific research interest in design and analysis of Randomized Clinical Trial. Apart from collaborating with bio-scientists he also develops statistical methods that encompass Adaptive/Sequential Trial, Bayesian methods, Survival Analysis and High-dimensional models for Bioinformatics.
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Julie Gleason-Comstock, Ph.D., CHES
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Research Themes: Cardiovascular health education and community-based participatory research
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Lawrence I. Grossman, Ph.D
Professor and Director, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Research Themes: Function and evolution of genes of the mitochondrial electron transport chain
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Maik Hüttemann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Research Themes:  Regulation of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation through cell signaling pathways.  Mitochondria as a target for diagnostics and therapy in human diseases including ischemia reperfusion injury in the heart and brain.
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Salik Jahania, M.D.
Associate Professor, Surgery
Research Themes: Cardioprotection / myocardial ischemia-reperfusion
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Mahendra Kavdia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Research Themes: Vascular systems biology, Endothelial dysfunction, Computational modeling of physiologic system, Biotransport, Diabetic vascular complications and Regulation of oxidative stress.
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Rita Kumar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine   
Research Themes: Cerebral ischemia / stroke
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Mai T. Lam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Research Themes: Cerebral ischemia / stroke
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Anthony T Lagina III, M.D., FACEP
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine   
Research Themes: Cardiac regeneration, tissue engineering, biomaterials, stem cells
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Robert Lasley, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology
Research Themes: Regulation of cardiac function and response to stress by adenosine receptor subtypes; Subcellular compartmentation of myocardial signal transduction.
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Meng-Jer Lee Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pathology
Research Themes: Signaling and functions of bioactive lipids.
Vascular disease, inflammation, and cancer biology
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Todd Leff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Graduate Officer, Pathology
Research Themes: Regulation of gene expression by metabolic and nutritional signals; Molecular biology of type 2 diabetes; Role of the nuclear receptors (PPARγ; HNF4α) in regulating cellular and whole body metabolism; Effect of environmental toxicants on susceptibility to metabolic diseases
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Chunying Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Research Themes: Organization and regulation of PDZ-mediated macromolecular signaling complexes in health and diseases; Role of CXCR2 macromolecular signaling complex in vascular diseases, inflammation, and cancer biology (tumor metastasis and angiogenesis); Spatiotemporal dynamics of macromolecular signaling complex in living cells
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Li Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Research Themes: Vascular
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Roy B. McCauley, Ph.D
Professor, Pharmacology
Research Themes: Importance of mitochondria in the response of cardiac muscle to ischemia/reperfusion
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Robert M. Mentzer, M.D.
Professor, Cardiovascular medicine
Research Themes: Cardiovascular medicine
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Donal O’Leary, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology
Research Themes:  Neural control of cardiovascular function during exercise in heart failure and hypertension.  Role of central adenosine receptors in differential control of sympathetic activity.
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Brian O’Neil, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Emergency Medicine
Research Themes: Cerebral ischemia / stroke
Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion / cardioprotection
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Javier Sala-Mercado, M.D. Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physiology

Instituto Modelo de Cardiologic, Cordoba, Argentina
Research Themes: Heart failure  
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Thomas Sanderson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Research Themes:  Brain damage caused by cardiac arrest/resuscitation.  Mitochondrial dysfunction/modulation of electron transport. chain activity to confer neuroprotection.
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Timothy L. Stemmler, Ph.D 
Professor, Pharmeceutical Sciences
Research Themes: Fundamental biochemical events related to the cellular iron metabolism as it applies to cardio- and neurodegenerative disorders; Application of biophysical techniques to develop a molecular understanding of key events that promote the protein-controlled manipulation and utilization of iron for maintaining essential biological
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Abdul Ghani Sankri-Tarbichi, M.D., Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Research Themes: Mechanism of sleep-disordered breathing and upper airway narrowing during sleep; Pathogensis of sleep apnea in heart failure and spinal cord injury patients 
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Jian Wang, Ph.D., Pathology
Assistant Professor
Research Themes: Stem cell and cancer metabolism
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Robert Welch, M.D.
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine   
Research Themes: Cerebral ischemia / stroke
Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion / cardioprotection 
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Kezhong Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Research Themes: Intracellular stress signaling from the endoplasmic reticulum and/or mitochondria, cell metabolism, inflammation
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