HBC Participants

HBC has investigators in the behavioral, biological, chemical, engineering, physical and pharmaceutical sciences. Below is a current list of all HBC investigators.
NameDesignationContact Info
Brian D. AckleyPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciencesbdackley@ku.edu
Kenneth AudusPh.D.  Former Dean, School of Pharmacy, Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistryaudus@ku.edu
Mizuki AzumaPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciencesazumam@ku.edu
Yoshiaki AzumaPh.D.  Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciencesazumay@ku.edu
Cory BerklandPh.D.  Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering and Pharmaceutical Chemistryberkland@ku.edu
Cindy L. BerriePh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Chemistrycberrie@ku.edu
Gustavo BlancoPh.D.  Professor, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, KUMCgblanco@kumc.edu
Steven BloomPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistryspbloom@ku.edu
Justin P. BlumenstielPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biologyjblumens@ku.edu
Zarko BoskovicPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistryzarko@ku.edu
Kristin Bowman-JamesPh.D.  University Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Director, Kansas NSF EPSCoRkbjames@ku.edu
Nicholas BrittPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Departments of Pharmacy Practicenbritt@ku.edu
Amy BurginPh.D.  Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies & Associate Scientist, Kansas Biological Surveyburginam@ku.edu
Pauline CartwrightPh.D.  Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studiespcart@ku.edu
Josephine ChandlerPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciencesjrchandler@ku.edu
David CorbinPh.D.  Senior Adjunct Researcher, Center for Environmentally Beneficial CatalysisDavid.R.Corbin@ku.edu
Masoud DarabiPh.D.  Associate Professor, Departments of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineeringm-darabi@ku.edu
David J. DavidoPh.D.  Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciencesddavido@ku.edu
Roberto De GuzmanPh.D.  Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciencesrdguzman@ku.edu
Prajna DharPh.D.  Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineeringprajnadhar@ku.edu
Dan DixonPh.D.  Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences and Center for Computational Biologydan_dixon@ku.edu
Rick T. DobrowskyPh.D.  Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology;  Acting Associate Director of Research, Higuchi Bioscience Centerdobrowsky@ku.edu
Justin T. DouglasPh.D.  Director,  Biomolecular NMR Core Laboratory, Director, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory, Director, Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratoryjustindouglas@ku.edu
Heng DuPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicologyheng.du@ku.edu
Robert DunnPh.D. Professor & Chair, Department of Chemistryrdunn@ku.edu
Apurba DuttaPh.D.  Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Medicinal Chemistryadutta@ku.edu
Susan M. EganPh.D.  Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Biosciencessme@ku.edu
Mark P. Farrell Ph.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistrymarkfarrell@ku.edu
Anthony FehrPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciencesarfehr@ku.edu
Christopher FischerPh.D.  Professor, Associate Chair and Director of Engineering Physics Program, Department of Physics and Astronomyshark@ku.edu
M. Laird ForrestPh.D.  Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistrymforrest@ku.edu
Philip GaoPh.D.  Director, Protein Production Core Facilitygao@ku.edu
Ryan GrigsbyDirector, COBRE CMADP Microfabrication & Microfluidics Core Facilityryan.grigsby@ku.edu
Lan GuoPh.D.  Assistant Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Centerlan.guo@ku.edu
Jennifer HackettDirector, COBRE CMADP Genome Sequencing Core Facilityjhackett@ku.edu
Michael HagemanPh.D.  Valentino J. Stella Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistrymhageman@ku.edu
Lynn HancockPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Bioscienceslynnh@ku.edu
Paul R. HansonPh.D.  Chancellors Club Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistryphanson@ku.edu
Robert HanzlikPh.D.  Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicinal Chemistryrhanzlik@ku.edu 
Meredith HartleyPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistryhartley@ku.edu
P. Scott HeftyPh.D.  Professor and Undergraduate Studies Director, Department of Molecular Biosciencespshefty@ku.edu
Ashley HerdaPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciencesa.herda@ku.edu
Trent J. HerdaPh.D.  Associate Professor, Dept. of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciencest.herda@ku.edu
Lena HilemanPh.D.  Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biologylhileman@ku.edu
Melissa HolderPh.D.  Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfaremholder@ku.edu
Erik HolmstromPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Bioscienceserik.d.holmstrom@ku.edu
Justin HutchinsonPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineeringjhutch@ku.edu
Timothy JacksonPh.D.  Professor, Departments of Chemistrytaj@ku.edu
David JohnsonDirector, COBRE CBID Computational Chemical Biology Core Facilitydkjohnson@ku.edu
Michael JohnsonPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Chemistryjohnsonm@ku.edu
Sangeeta JoshiPh.D.  Director, Macromolecule and Vaccine Stabilization Centerjoshi@ku.edu
John KellyPh.D.  Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studiesjkk@ku.edu
Jeffrey KrisePh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistrykrise@ku.edu
Krzysztof KuczeraPh.D.  Professor, Department of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscienceskkuczera@ku.edu
Scott LovellPh.D. Director, Protein Structure & X-Ray Crystallography Laboratoryswlovell@ku.edu
Erik A. LundquistPh.D.  Professor, Department of Molecular Bioscienceserikl@ku.edu
Susan M. LuntePh.D.  Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Department of Chemistry; Director, Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistryslunte@ku.edu
Stuart J. MacdonaldPh.D. Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Molecular Biosciencessjmac@ku.edu
Helena MalinakovaPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Chemistryhmalinakova@ku.edu
Yinglong MiaoPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences and Center for Computational Biologymiao@ku.edu
Elias K. MichaelisM.D., Ph.D. Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center; University Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicologyemichaelis@ku.edu
Mary L. MichaelisPh.D.  Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center; Emeritus Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicologymlm@ku.edu
Russ MiddaughPh.D.  Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistrymiddaugh@ku.edu
Jonathan MillerPh.D.  Assistant Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Centerj980m842@ku.edu
Jackob MoskovitzPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicologymoskovij@ku.edu
Nancy MumaPh.D.  Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicologynmuma@ku.edu
Minae MurePh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Chemistrymmure@ku.edu
Michael MurrayPh.D.  Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomymjmurray@ku.edu
Kristi L. NeufeldPh.D. Frank B. Tyler Professor of Cancer Research, Department of Molecular Biosciencesklneuf@ku.edu
Karen J. NordhedenPh.D.  Associate Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineeringnordhed@ku.edu
Berl OakleyPh.D.  Irving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology, Department of Molecular Biosciencesboakley@ku.edu
Chamani PereraPh.D.  Director, COBRE CBID and CMADP Synthetic Chemical Biology Core Facilitychamani@ku.edu
Bill PickingPh.D.  Foundation Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Director, Kansas Vaccine Institutepicking@ku.edu
Wendy L. PickingPh.D.  Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistrypickingw@ku.edu
Ronald RaganPh.D.  Dean-Professor, School of Pharmacyronragan@ku.edu
Roger A. RajewskiPh.D.  Research Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistryrajewski@ku.edu
Jennifer RobinsonPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineeringjlrobinson@ku.edu
Eduardo Rosa-MolinarPh.D.  Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicologyerm@ku.edu
Anuradha RoyPh.D.  Director, COBRE CBID Infectious Disease Assay Development Core Facilityanuroy@ku.edu
Shyam SathyamoorthiPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistryssathyam@ku.edu
Frank SchoenenPh.D.  Associate Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center; Medicinal Chemist, Target Acceleration Group, University of Kansas Cancer Center; Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistryschoenen@ku.edu
Christian SchöneichPh.D.  Takeru and Aya Higuchi Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistryschoneic@ku.edu
Honglian Shi Ph.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicologyhshi@ku.edu
Mark ShiflettPh.D.  Foundation Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineeringmark.b.shiflett@ku.edu
Teruna SiahaanPh.D.  Aya and Takeru Higuchi Distinguished Professor, and Associate Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistrysiahaan@ku.edu
Joanna SluskyPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences/Center for Computational Biologyslusky@ku.edu
Adam SmithPh.D. Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicologyadamsmith@ku.edu
Paulette SpencerPh.D.  Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Director of the Bioengineering Research Centerpspencer@ku.edu
John F. StobaughPh.D.  Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs, School of Pharmacy
Interim Director, Higuchi Biosciences Center
stobaugh@ku.edu
Zsolt TalataPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Mathematicstalata@ku.edu
Ronak TilvawalaPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciencesronak.tilvawala@ku.edu
Barbara N. TimmermannPh.D.  University Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, Department of Medicinal Chemistrybtimmer@ku.edu
Lisa TimmonsPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciencestimmons@ku.edu
Thomas TolbertPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistrytolbert@ku.edu
Jon A. TungePh.D.  Professor, Richard S. Givens Chair in Chemistry, and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Department of Chemistrytunge@ku.edu
Robert UncklessPh.D.  Associate Professor,  Department of Molecular Biosciences; Edward & Thelma Wohlgemuth Faculty Scholar; Director of the KU Center for Genomicsunckless@ku.edu 
Ilya VakserPh.D.  Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences; Director of the KU Center for Computational Biologyvakser@ku.edu
David VolkinPh.D.  Ronald T. Borchardt Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistryvolkin@ku.edu
Jingxin WangPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistrywang.jingxin@ku.edu
Michael Zhuo WangPh.D.  Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistrymichael.wang@ku.edu
Zijun WangPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and toxicologyzjwang@ku.edu
Frank WeinholdPh.D.  Clinical Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practiceweinhold@ku.edu
David WeisPh.D.  Professor, Department of Chemistrydweis@ku.edu
Mike WolfePh.D.  Mathias P. Mertes Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Departments of Medicinal Chemistry mswolfe@ku.edu
Xiaoqing Wu

Ph.D.  Assistant Research Professor, Higuchi Biosciences Center; Co-Director, Biological Irradiation Laboratory; Co-Director, Experimental and Preclinical Imaging Laboratory

wuxq@ku.edu
Liang XuM.D., Ph.D.  Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciencesxul@ku.edu
Liqin ZhaoPh.D.  Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicologylzhao@ku.edu
Cuncong ZhongPh.D.  Assistant Professor, Department of electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences/ITTCcczhong@ku.edu