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Current Faculty

 

Our faculty members hold 3 South Carolina Centers of Excellence Chairs, and our funded programs emphasize the department’s strengths in signaling & drug development.

Peggi Angel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Systems-based Approaches to Heart Valve Development and Disease

 

Lauren E. Ball, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Role of O-GlcNAc Glycosylation in the Regulation of Insulin/IGF-1 Receptor Signal Transduction Pathways

 

Jennifer R. Bethard, M.S.
Research Associate
Mass Spectrometry

 

Joe B. Blumer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Role of G-protein Regulatory (GPR) Proteins in Mammalian Cell Division and the Immune System

 

Ann-Marie Broome, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Associate Professor
Multifunctional nano-therapeutics and post therapy monitoring tools

 

Nathan Dolloff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Drug Discovery Focus in B and Plasma Cell Malignancies

 

Richard R. Drake, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor
Glycoprotein Biomarkers of Cancer and Mass Spectrometry Imaging

 

Scott T. Eblen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Signal Transduction in Cancer Biology

 

Xueliang Gao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Currently setting up laboratory

 

Anand Mehta, D.Phil
Professor
Biomarker discovery

 

John P. O'Bryan, Ph.D.
Professor
Signal transduction, scaffold proteins, cancer, RAS, GTPases, intersectin

 

Mariana Pehar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Aging and Neurodegeneration

 

Steven A. Rosenzweig, Ph.D.
Professor
Growth Factor Dysregulation in Cancer

 

Kenneth D. Tew, Ph.D., DSc
Professor and Department Chairman
Cancer Drug Development

 

Joachim Uys, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Glutathione S-transferase pi mediated redox regulation modulates cocaine sensitivity

 

Marcelo Vargas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Role of oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration

 

Haizhen Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Currently setting up laboratory

 

Elizabeth Yeh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Protein kinase signaling in cancer