Disease Systems

Michael Fishbein

Michael Fishbein, MD

Formation and progression of lung cancer
Dr. Fishbein has a broad range of research interests spanning many aspects of pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Fishbein does collaborative basic, translational, and clinical research in pulmonary neoplasms and interstitial lung diseases and cardiovascular diseases including arteriosclerotic vascular diseases and cardiac arrhythmogenesis. Pathology of heart and lung transplantation is another major research area. More Info >>


Ben Glasgow

Ben Glasgow, MD

Pathogenesis of ocular disease
The laboratory is focused in the structure and function of tear proteins as related to dry eye diseases. Tears contain a variety of proteins that protect the ocular surface. The overall goal is to learn the role of proteins in the molecular mechanisms of tear film function. Current efforts are focused on understanding the molecular basis of selectivity, for a group of lipid binding proteins in tears. More Info >>


Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps, PhD

Molecular imaging with PET and the biology of disease
Research focuses on the merger of biology and imaging to provide the means to examine molecular and cellular function in tissue cultures, as well as integrated organ function in animals and humans. These biological imaging assays are developed and integrated into biology and pharmacology based problems.


James Tidball

James Tidball, PhD

Pathophysiological mechanisms in muscular dystrophy
Much of the research in my lab concerns the cell biology of muscle disease. We are particularly interested in the pathophysiology of muscular dystrophy that is caused by null mutations of the gene that encodes the membrane associated protein called dystrophin. Loss of dystrophin from humans causes the lethal, progressive disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Although loss of dystrophin is the primary..


Harry Vinters

Harry Vinters, MD

Pathogenesis of degenerative, vascular and malformative diseases of the nervous system
My research interests can be broadly defined as the study of diseases of the human nervous system using a multi-modality approach Our work is primarily focused on human tissues and fluids derived from autopsy or surgical material, though we use animal and tissue culture models that may be relevant to issues in human disease. Key areas of emphasis at present are as follows: Continued >>