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Biomedical Sciences Faculty



Historically, the Department of Biomedical Sciences is recognized as one of the premier basic science departments in veterinary medicine and research conducted here has had a major global impact on experimental biology and medicine. Biomedical Sciences anchors veterinary education within the larger context of one medicine and tightly links the School with Penn's biomedical community.
   

MICHAEL ATCHISON

  • Director, NIH/Merck Summer Research Program
  • Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Director, VMD-PhD Program
Research Areas Transcription, Gene expression, Oncogenesis

NARAYAN AVADHANI

  • Harriet Ellison Woodward Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Lab Avadhani Laboratory Research Areas Autoimmune diseases, Metabolic Regulation, Mitochondrial genetics, Mitochondrial function

TRACY BALE

  • Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry
  • Director, Neuroscience Center

Lab Bale Laboratory Research Areas Epigenetics, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Prenatal Stress, Diet, Stress, Obesity

RALPH BRINSTER

  • Professor of Physiology
  • Professor of Physiology, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and Graduate Faculty
  • Richard King Mellon Professor of Reproductive Physiology

Lab Brinster Laboratory of Reproductive Physiology Research Areas Regenerative medicine, Germline stem cell development, Spermatogonial stem cells, Stem Cells

RUMELA CHAKRABARTI

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Research Areas Determine function of cell fate regulators in normal mammary gland development and in breast cancer.

PETER DODSON

  • Professor of Anatomy, Labs of Anatomy, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Professor of Paleontology, Department of Earth and Environmental Science
Research Areas Anatomy, Geology/Paleontology, Paleontology

STEVEN FLUHARTY

    Research Areas Angiotensin, Neuropeptide

    SERGE FUCHS

    • Professor of Cell Biology, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    • Director, Mari Lowe Center for Comparative Oncology
    Research Areas Autoimmune diseases, Cytokines and Grown factors, Interferon, Ubiquitin, Cancer

    JOHN GEARHART

    • Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    Research Areas Regenerative medicine, Stem Cells

    MANTI GUHA

    • Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences
    Research Areas Mitochondrial defects in cellular reprogramming; Epithelial-mesenchymal transition and mammary tumor metastasis;  Chromatin modifications;  Transcriptional regulation of nuclear genes;  Regulation of telomere and telomerase

    OLENA JACENKO

    • Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    • Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
    Research Areas Blood cell differentiation, Hematopoietic disorders,Bone marrow transplants, Transgenic parasites

    ANNA KASHINA

    • Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    Research Areas Angiogenesis, Protein arginylation, Cancer

    LESZEK KUBIN

    • Research Professor of Physiology, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    • Research Professor

    Lab Laboratory of Neurochemical Mechanisms of REM Sleep and Sleep-related Respiratory Disorders Research Areas Gene expression, Immunocytochemistry, Neurophysiology, Sleep apnea syndrome, Sleep abnormalities, Sleep regulation, Sleep disorders.

    CHRISTOPHER LENGNER

    • Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    • Member, Institute for Regenerative Medicine
    • Member, Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases
    • Assistant Professor

    Lab Lengner Laboratory Research Areas Regenerative medicine, Cancer, Embryonic stem cells, Epigenetics, Oncogenesis, Oncogenic transformation, Somatic stem cells, Oncology

    FRANCIS LUCA

    • Associate Professor, Cell Biology, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    Research Areas Regulation of Cell Growth and Proliferation, Signal Transduction, Cell Cycle Regulation, Polarized Morphogenesis, Cancer, Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology

    MICHAEL MAY

    • Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    Research Areas Inflammatory diseases, Inflammatory responses, Cancer, NF-Kappa B activation, Signal transduction, Chronic inflammatory diseases

    JOHN PEHRSON

    • Professor Emeritus
    Research Areas Chromatin, Gene regulation, Histone variants

    ELLEN PURÉ

    • Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    • Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    • Grace Lansing Lambert Professor of Biomedical Science
    • Member, Abramson Cancer Center
    • Grace Lansing Lambert Professor of Biomedical Science
    • Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    • Member, Immunology Graduate Group Program Faculty
    • Member, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Group Faculty
    • Member, Graduate Group in Pharmalogical Sciences
    • Director, Penn Vet Cancer Center

    BERNARD SHAPIRO

    • Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    Research Areas Hormonal imprinting

    P. JEREMY WANG

    • Professor of Developmental Biology, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    • Director

    Lab Wang Laboratory Research Areas Germline stem cell development, Infertility, Regenerative medicine, Spermatogonial stem cells