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Pharmacology and Toxicology Faculty and Staff

Department Faculty

Cancer Pharmacology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

Mark R. Emmett
Mark R. Emmett, PH.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Contact Information:
Phone:(409) 747-1943
Email: mremmett@utmb.edu
Webpage


Miriam Falzon
Miriam Falzon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information
Phone: (409) 772-9638
Fax: (409) 747-1938
Email: mfalzon@utmb.edu
Webpage

Jai Rudra
Jai Rudra, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9649
Fax: (409) 772-9848
Email: jarudra@utmb.edu 
Webpage

Dr. Sowers
Lawrence Sowers, Ph.D.

Chair, Department Pharmacology and Toxicology
Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine 
John Sealy Distinguished Chair for MD-PhD Combined Degree Studies in Honor of Dr. Truman G. Blocker
Director, Cancer Center Research Programs
Fellow, John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Cancer Biology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9678
Fax: (409) 772-9648
Email: lasowers@utmb.edu
Webpage

Whitney Yin
Y. Whitney Yin, M.D., Ph.D
.

Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9631
Fax: (409) 772-9651
Email: ywyin@utmb.edu 
Webpage


Kangling Zhang
Kangling Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9650
Fax: (409) 772-648
Email: kazhang@utmb.edu 
Webpage

Clinical Toxicology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

Wayne R. Snodgrass
Wayne R. Snodgrass, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9612
Fax: (409) 772-9642
Email: wsnodgra@utmb.edu
Webpage

Computational Biology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

Yuriry Fofanov
Yuriy Fofanov, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-6328
Fax: (409) 772-0725
Email: yufofano@utmb.edu
Webpage

Molecular Pharmacology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

B. Montgomery Pettitt
B. Montgomery Pettitt, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-0723 
Fax: (409) 772- 0725
Email: mpettitt@utmb.edu
Webpage

Gabrielle Rudenko
Gabrielle (Gabby) Rudenko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-6292
Fax: (409) 772-6293
Email: garudenk@utmb.edu
Webpage

Molecular Toxicology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

Bill T. Ameredes

Bill T. Ameredes, M.S., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, KL2 Scholars Program, Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS)
Director, Inhalation Toxicology Core (ITC) Facility
Director, NIEHS Environmental Toxicology Training Program
William C. Levin Chair, Environmental Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409)772-8104
Fax: (409) 774-5841
Email: btamered@utmb.edu
Webpage

Cornelis Elferink
Cornelis Elferink, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology 
Director, Center for Environmental Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9624
Fax: (409) 747-7050
Email: coelferi@utmb.edu
Webpage

Erik Rytting
Erik Rytting, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-2777
Fax: (409) 772-2261
Email: erik.rytting@utmb.edu
Webpage

Csaba Szabo
Csaba Szabo M.D., Ph.D., D. Sci.

Professor, Department of Anesthsiology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-6410
Fax: (409) 772-1221
Email: csszabo@utmb.edu 
Webpage

Dr. Wright
Casey Wright, Ph.D.

 Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-0461
Fax: (409) 747-1938
Email:cawright@utmb.edu
Webpage

Neuropharmacology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

John A. Allen
John A. Allen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information
Phone: 409-772-9621
Fax: 409-747-7050
Email: joaallen@utmb.edu
Webpage

Noelle C. Anastasio
Noelle C. Anastasio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information
Phone: 409-772-9656
Fax: 409-747-7050
Email: ncanasta@utmb.edu
Webpage

Kathryn A. Cunningham
Kathryn A. Cunningham, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Chauncey Leake Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology
Director, Center for Addiction Research 

Contact Information
Phone: (409) 772-9640
Fax: (409) 747-7050
Email: kcunning@utmb.edu
Webpage

Thomas A. Green
Thomas A. Green, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 747-7056
Fax: (409) 747-7050
Email: tom.green@utmb.edu
Webpage

Jonathan Hommel
Jonathan D. Hommel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 747-7057
Fax: (409) 747-7050
Email: jonathan.hommel@utmb.edu
Webpage

Dr. Johnson
Kenneth M. Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9623
Fax: (409) 772-9642
Email: kmjohnso@utmb.edu
Webpage

Fernanda Laezza
Fernanda Laezza, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9672
Fax: (409) 772-9642
Email: felaezza@utmb.edu
Webpage


Gabrielle Rudenko
Gabrielle (Gabby) Rudenko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-6292
Fax: (409) 772-6293
Email: garudenk@utmb.edu
Webpage

Pharmaceutical Chemical Biology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

Dr Zhou

Jia Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: 409-772-9748
Fax: 409-772-9648
Email: jizhou@utmb.edu
Webpage

Graduate Program Faculty

Cancer & Aging Biochemistry & Pharmacology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

Mark R. Emmett
Mark R. Emmett, PH.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Contact Information:
Phone:(409) 747-1943
Email: mremmett@utmb.edu
Webpage


Miriam Falzon
Miriam Falzon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information
Phone: (409) 772-9638
Fax: (409) 747-1938
Email: mfalzon@utmb.edu
Webpage

Roberot Garofalo
Roberto P. Garofalo, M.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics,
Director, Division of Clinnical and Experimental Immunology and Infectious Disease,
Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-2658
Email: rpgarofa@utmb.edu
Webpage

Mark R. Hellmich
Mark R. Hellmich, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Surgery and Physiology & Biophysics

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-1845
Fax: (409) 772-6368
Email: mhellmic@utmb.edu
Webpage

John Papaconstantinou
John Papaconstantinou, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Bertha and Robert Bucksch Distinguished Professor of Aging

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-2761
Fax: (409) 772-9216
Email: jpapacon@utmb.edu

Jai Rudra
Jai Rudra, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9649
Fax: (409) 772-9848
Email: jarudra@utmb.edu 
Webpage

Dr. Sowers
Lawrence Sowers, Ph.D.

Chair, Department Pharmacology and Toxicology
Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine 
John Sealy Distinguished Chair for MD-PhD Combined Degree Studies in Honor of Dr. Truman G. Blocker
Director, Cancer Center Research Programs
Fellow, John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Cancer Biology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9678
Fax: (409) 772-9648
Email: lasowers@utmb.edu
Webpage

Whitney Yin
Y. Whitney Yin, M.D., Ph.D
.

Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9631
Fax: (409) 772-9651
Email: ywyin@utmb.edu 
Webpage


Kangling Zhang
Kangling Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9650
Fax: (409) 772-648
Email: kazhang@utmb.edu 
Webpage

Clinical Toxicology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

Wayne R. Snodgrass
Wayne R. Snodgrass, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9612
Fax: (409) 772-9642
Email: wsnodgra@utmb.edu
Webpage

Computational Biology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

Yuriry Fofanov
Yuriy Fofanov, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-6328
Fax: (409) 772-0725
Email: yufofano@utmb.edu
Webpage

Molecular Pharmacology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

B. Montgomery Pettitt
B. Montgomery Pettitt, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-0723 
Fax: (409) 772- 0725
Email: mpettitt@utmb.edu
Webpage

Gabrielle Rudenko
Gabrielle (Gabby) Rudenko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-6292
Fax: (409) 772-6293
Email: garudenk@utmb.edu
Webpage

Molecular Toxicology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

Mahmoud Ahmed
Mahmoud Ahmed, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409)772-0977
Fax: (409) 747-0266
Email: maahmed@utmb.edu
Webpage

Shakeel Ansari
G. A. Shakeel Ansari, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pathology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-3655
Fax: (409) 747-1763
Email: sansari@utmb.edu
Webpage

Cornelis Elferink
Cornelis Elferink, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology 
Director, Center for Environmental Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9624
Fax: (409) 747-7050
Email: coelferi@utmb.edu
Webpage

Erik Rytting
Erik Rytting, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-2777
Fax: (409) 772-2261
Email: erik.rytting@utmb.edu
Webpage

Csaba Szabo
Csaba Szabo M.D., Ph.D., D. Sci.

Professor, Department of Anesthsiology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-6410
Fax: (409) 772-1221
Email: csszabo@utmb.edu 
Webpage

Dr. Wright
Casey Wright, Ph.D.

 Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-0461
Fax: (409) 747-1938
Email:cawright@utmb.edu
Webpage

Neuropharmacology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

John A. Allen
John A. Allen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information
Phone: 409-772-9621
Fax: 409-747-7050
Email: joaallen@utmb.edu
Webpage

Noelle C. Anastasio
Noelle C. Anastasio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information
Phone: 409-772-9656
Fax: 409-747-7050
Email: ncanasta@utmb.edu
Webpage

Kathryn A. Cunningham
Kathryn A. Cunningham, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Chauncey Leake Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology
Director, Center for Addiction Research 

Contact Information
Phone: (409) 772-9640
Fax: (409) 747-7050
Email: kcunning@utmb.edu
Webpage

Kelly Dineley
Kelly T Dineley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Rodent In Vivo Assessment Core

Contact Information
Phone: 409-747-7060
Fax:  (409) 747-2555
Email: ktdinele@utmb.edu
Webpage


Thomas A. Green
Thomas A. Green, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 747-7056
Fax: (409) 747-7050
Email: tom.green@utmb.edu
Webpage

Jonathan Hommel
Jonathan D. Hommel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 747-7057
Fax: (409) 747-7050
Email: jonathan.hommel@utmb.edu
Webpage

Dr. Johnson
Kenneth M. Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9623
Fax: (409) 772-9642
Email: kmjohnso@utmb.edu
Webpage

Fernanda Laezza
Fernanda Laezza, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-9672
Fax: (409) 772-9642
Email: felaezza@utmb.edu
Webpage


Gabrielle Rudenko
Gabrielle (Gabby) Rudenko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-6292
Fax: (409) 772-6293
Email: garudenk@utmb.edu
Webpage

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

Massoud Motamedi, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chairman, UTMB Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 772-8363
Fax: (409) 772-0751
Email: mmotamed@utmb.edu

Wenbo Zhang
Wenbo Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Contact Information:
Phone: (409) 747-2552
Fax: (409) 772-2552
Email: we2zhang@utmb.edu 
Webpage

Pharmaceutical Chemical Biology

Department and Graduate Program Faculty

Dr Zhou

Jia Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information:
Phone: 409-772-9748
Fax: 409-772-9648
Email: jizhou@utmb.edu
Webpage

Administrative Staff

Pharmacology Staff

Nicole Bilotta 

Nicole Bilotta

Administrative Associate
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Email: nabilott@utmb.edu
Phone: (409) 772-9626

Chenica Grant

Chenica Grant

Administrative Coordinator
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Email: chgrant@utmb.edu
Phone: (409) 772-9678

Elaine Singleton

Elaine Singleton

Senior Business Coordinator
Department of Pharmacology  & Toxicology
Email: mesingle@utmb.edu
Phone: (409) 772-9645

 

Malisa Thomas

Malisa WALKER, M.B.A, PHR, SHRM- CP

Senior Administrative Manager
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Email: malwalke@utmb.edu
Phone: (409) 772-1852