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Researcher Spotlight

Meet some of our world-renowned researchers, with whom you can collaborate in our state-of-the-art facilities and interdisciplinary labs.

Daniel Kosman
6/19/14

Daniel Kosman, PhD, studies how organisms acquire and metabolize iron and copper, intrinsically toxic metals essential to cellular respiration and oxygen transport. One of his goals is to develop antifungal drugs to treat infections in humans.

Gabriela Popescu
6/19/14

Gabriela Popescu, PhD, is studying NMDA receptors in the brain, which are involved in synaptic development, plasticity, memory and learning, as well as in pathologies such as stroke, neurodegeneration, chronic pain, addiction, schizophrenia and epilepsy.

Norma Nowak
6/19/14

Norma Nowak, PhD, studies global comparative genomics and differential gene expression analyses. She contributed to the creation of the BAC libraries used to sequence the human genome.

Thomas Russo, PhD
6/19/14

Thomas Russo, MD, is internationally known for his work with strains of E. coli that cause infections outside the intestine and result in morbidity worldwide due to pneumonia, urinary tract infections and meningitis.

Suzanne Laychock, PhD, in her lab
6/19/14

Suzanne Laychock, PhD, is investigating the cellular mechanisms regulating insulin secretion in pancreatic cells. Her group has used pancreatic cells in primary culture to develop in vitro systems that mimic aspects of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Noreen Williams, PhD
6/19/14

Noreen Williams, PhD, studies parasitic protozoans, including Trypanosoma brucei, which causes African sleeping sickness, transmitted by the tse-tse fly; and Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes Chagas’ disease, transmitted by the reduviid bug.