Pharmacology and Neuroscience Faculty
Arai, Amy C., Professor, Ph.D., (Springfield), Chiba University, 1987; 1999. Molecular and pharmacological modulation of AMPA-type glutamate receptors and its impact on synaptic physiology.
Caspary, Donald M., Distinguished Research Professor, Ph.D., (Springfield), New York University, 1971; 1973. Sensory physiology, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, comparative physiology.
Copello, Julio A., Associate Professor, Ph.D., (Springfield), National University of La Plata, 1989; 2005. Physiological and pharmacological modulation of ryanodine receptors/calcium release channels and its impact on excitation-contraction coupling of skeletal muscle and heart.
Cox, Brandon, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., (Springfield), Georgetown University, 2008; 2013. Mechanism of auditory hair cell regeneration in the neonatal mouse cochlea and the postnatal maturation of the cochlea.
Elble, Randolph C., Associate Professor, Ph.D., (Springfield), Indiana University, 1986; 2005. Tumor suppression in breast cancer by CLCA family of chloride current regulators.
Faingold, Carl L., Distinguished Professor and Chair, Ph.D., (Springfield), Northwestern University, 1970; 1972. Convulsive seizure mechanisms and effects of anticonvulsants; pharmacological alterations of cerebral evoked potentials.
Premkumar, Louis S., Professor, Ph.D., (Springfield), Australian National University, 1992; 1999. Molecular neurobiology, molecular mechanism(s) underlying pain perception; structure and function of ion channels.
Ramkumar, Vickram, Professor, Ph.D., (Springfield), University of Maryland, 1986; 1992. Molecular pharmacology of adenosine receptors in cardiovascular system and central nervous systems.
Rybak, Leonard P., Professor, M.D., Ph.D., (Springfield), University of Minnesota, 1973; 1981. Investigation of mechanisms controlling ionic composition and resting potentials in the peripheral auditory apparatus using chinchilla model.
Tischkau, Shelley A., Associate Professor and Director, Ph.D., (Springfield), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995; 2007. Exploring molecular and neurological bases that underlie whole animal physiological processes, neurotoxicity, circadian rhythms and environmental toxicology.