Adjunct Faculty

Philip B. Adamson, M.D.
Medical Director, Heart Failure Institute at Oklahoma Heart Hospital
Speciality: Causes and Prevention of Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death

Jeffrey Ardel, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chairman for Research
Department of Pharmacology
East Tenessee State Univeristy
Specialty: Structure/function of the cardiac nervous system, Remodeling of the cardiac nervous system in heart disease, Neural targets for therapeutic treatment of heart disease.

Michael G. Bemben, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director, Neuromuscular Research
Laboratory, Department of Health and Sport Sciences; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physiology
Specialty: Age Related Alterations in Neuromuscular Function and Body Composition

Bruce A. Carnes, Ph.D.
Professor
Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Specialty: Biodemography of Aging

Chi Bun Chan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Hong Kong
Specialty: Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Jiande Chen, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Specialty: physiology and pathophysiology of gastrointestinal motility as well as obesity and diabetes

Anna Csiszár MD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging
Research Division of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Speciality: Cardiovascular Pathophysiology, Molecular Biology of Aging, Cell Biology

Mike JL DeJongste

Michael Elliott, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Specialty: Understanding the role of membrane organization on the structure and function of retinal cells under normal and pathological conditions.

Larry Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Co-Director, Oklahoma Center for Alcohol and Drug-Related Studies
Coordinator of Research Training
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 

Michael Ihnat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Speciality: cancer and inflammatory diseases

Yih-Kuen Jan, PT, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Allied Health
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Speciality: Tissue Biomechanics and Microvascular Physiology

Anne Kasus-Jacobi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Speciality: Physiological Roles of Photoreceptor Retinol Dehydrogenases (RDHs)

David C. Kem, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Chief, Endocrinology
Metabolism and Hypertension Section
Department of Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Specialty: Cardiovascular Endocrinology

Chad Kirksick,  Ph.D., CSCS*D, ATC, NSCA-CPT*D
Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology 
Director of the Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Physiology Lab 
The University of Oklahoma
Specialty: physiological, biochemical, cellular and molecular level changes that occur relative to different exercise and nutrition interventions on healthy, active and clinical human populations

Gary T. Kinasewitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Specialty: Sepsis and Tissue Injury

Hsueh-Kung Lin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Urology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Specialty: Tissue Regeneration and Functional Genomics

Bengt G. S. Linderoth, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Functional Neurosurgery
Karolinska Institute and Head
Section of Functional Neurosurgery
Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
Specialty: Central and Peripheral Mechanisms Underlying the Effects of Spinal Cord Stimulation, Pain surgery; Functional neurosurgery

Timmothy J. Lyons, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chief,
Section of Endocrinology & Diabetes 
Chickasaw Chair in Diabetes
Director, Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Speciality: Biochemical basis and mechanisms of the complications of diabetes, including retinopathy, nephorahty, and the acceleration of atherosclerosis

Nawajes A. Mandel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Faculty Member, Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Specialty: Age-related macular degeneration- mechanism and therapeutics; Retinal degeneration- mechanism and therapies; Sphingolipid (lipid) metabolism in retina

Kenneth E. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Anatomy & Cell Biology 
Center for Health Sciences
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Oklahoma State University
Specialty: evaluate glutamate metabolism in spinal systems during various injury, inflammatory, and pain conditions

Dean Myers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Adjunct Associate Professor of Cell Biology
The John Records Chair in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Specialty:  Synthesis of the steroid hormone, cortisol (corticosterone in rodents), in the fetal adrenal glands initiates in utero during late gestation

William C. Orr, Ph.D.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Thomas N. Lynn Institute for Healthcare Research
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
Specialty: Sleep Physiology

Benjamin J. Scherlag, Ph.D.
George Lynn Cross Research Professor
Helen Webster Professor of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Professor of Medicine 
Specialty: Autonomic Nervous System and Cardiac Arrhythmias

Kevin R. Short, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Speciality: Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology

William E. Sonntag, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Geriatric Medicine 
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Specialty: Molecular Endocrinology and Nuroendocrinology

Shahid Umar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
The Unviersity of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Speciality: Colon Cancer, Inflammation and Cancer, Colon Stem Cells and Cancer, Cancer Chemoprevention

Xin (Sarah) Zhang
Assistant Professor
Section of Endocrinology and Diabetes
Speciality: Roles and mechanisms of endoplasmic reticulum stress in retinal diseases and diabetic complications, roles and mechanisms of angiogenic/anti-angiogenic factors in obesity, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.

Zoltán Ungvári M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Donald W. Reynolds Chair of Aging Research
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 
Specialty: Cardiovascular Aging, Vascular Biology, Free Radical Biology, Comparative Biology of Aging

Randy S. Wymore, Ph.D.
Biological Science
The University of Tulsa
Specialty: various aspects of molecular physiology as it applies to ion channels, ion pumps and pacemaker channels