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Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty and Staff

Dr. Karen Briski Karen P. Briski, Department Head and Professor of Pharmacology

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1981
Postdoctoral, Michigan State University

Research:  Neuroanatomical and neurochemical substrates for central glucoprivic regulation of reproductive neuroendocrine function and food intake, with emphasis on caudal brain stem catecholaminergic, glutaminergic, and nitregic signaling.

Website: ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/briski
Dr. DeGennaro Michael D. DeGennaro, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics

Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1973

Research:  Development and evaluation of pharmaceutical dosage forms which utilize the microencapsulation procedures of interfacial polymerization and/or multiple emulsion formation.

Website:  ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/degennaro
Dr. ElSayed Khalid A. El Sayed, Professor of Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry

Ph. D., Mansoura University (Egypt)
Postdoctoral, University of Mississippi

Research:  Isolation and characterization of bioactive plant and marine-derived natural products.  Use of microbial and chemical transformations as tools to broaden the bioactivity and chemistry scopes of these natural products.

Website:  ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/elsayed
Dr. Gissendanner Chris R. Gissendanner, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2001

Research: Molecular genetic analysis of NR4A nuclear receptor signaling during organ development in C. elegans.

Website: ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/gissendanner
Dr. Ronald Hill Ronald A. Hill, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Ph. D., Ohio State University, 1991

Research:  Chiral amino acid synthesis and analysis, heterocyclic chemistry, synthesis of excitatory amino acid antagonists, CNS riboflavin metabolism, CNS potassium channel modulators.

Website:  ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/hill
Dr. Jackson Keith Jackson, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Ph.D., University of North Texas HSC at Fort Worth, 2001
Postdoctoral, University of North Texas, Tulane University HSC

Research: Cardiovascular function, renal hemodynamics and clearance, mechanisms of hypertension, and biological roles for porphyrin and gaseous messengers.

Website: ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/jackson
Dr. Jois Seetharama Jois, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1994

Research:  Design and structural studies of peptides for cell-adhesion inhibition.  Design of small molecular inhibitors targeted towards HER-2 as therapeutic agents for breast cancer.

Website:  ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/jois
Dr. Kaddoumi Amal Khalil Kaddoumi, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics Ph.D., Nagaski University, Nagaski, Japan, 2004

Postdoctoral, University of Michigan, 2004-2005, University of Washington, 2005-2006

Research: Membrane drug tranporters and their modulatory effects on drug therapy in the field of neurological diseases.

Website: ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/kaddoumi
Dr. Liu Yong-Yu Liu, Associate Professor of Pharmacology

M.D., Soochow University School of Medicine, 1984
Ph.D., Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1989
Postdoctoral, University of Rome-Tor Vergata, University of Manitoba, John Wayne Cancer Institute

Research:  Tumor cell response to chemotherapy, sphingolipid glycosylation and gene regulation.

Website: ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/liu
Dr. Sami Nazzal Sami M. Nazzal, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics

Ph.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 2002

Research:  Modified and controlled drug release.  Coating and manufacturing process development.  Lipid based drug delivery and lipolysis modeling.

Website: ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/nazzal 
Dr. Girish Shah Girish Shah, Mary E. and Darrell L. Calhoun Endowed Chair and Professor of Pharmacology

Ph.D., University of Bombay, 1979
Postdoctoral Karolinska Institute, Max Planck Clinical Research Unit for Reproductive Medicine, and Department of Biochemistry, McMaster University

Research:  The role of calcitonin in the progression of prostate carcinoma with the aim of development of new therapeutic approaches.  Studies directed toward understanding the role of pituitary calcitonin in the development of the pituitary gland as well as in the process of overall growth and development.

Website:  ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/shah
Dr. Paul Sylvester Paul W. Sylvester, B. J. Robison/Pfizer Endowed Professor of Pharmacology

Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1982
Postdoctoral, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Research:  Neuroendocrinology and endocrine-dependent cancers, particularly breast cancer prevention and etiology.  Intracellular signaling mechanisms mediating normal and neoplastic mammary epithelial cell proliferation and apoptosis.

Website:  ulm.edu/pharmacy/bps/sylvester 
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