Faculty

 

Faculty

Research Interest

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Angela M. Amedee, PhD
Associate Professor
Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology
LSUHSC, School of Medicine

Effect of alcohol consumption on SIV pathogenesis, and characterization of SIV expressed in the lung and at mucosal surfaces. Effect of alcohol consumption on mucosal shedding of HIV in women.

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Scott Edwards, PhD
Assistant Professor
Physiology LSUHSC
School of Medicine
Director of the Information Dissemination Core

Investigation of neurobiological changes associated with altered motivational systems in drug and alcohol dependence .
Our most recent focus is on the interaction of addiction and chronic pain.  Employing animal models of these conditions, we are investigating how inflammatory pain alters central reinforcement circuitry and motivated behavior.  

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Tekeda Ferguson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
Co-Director of the Data Management Core

 Experience in collection and analysis of human longitudinal data.

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Nicholas Gilpin, PhD
Associate Professor
Physiology LSUHSC
School of Medicine
 

Neurobiological mechanisms of alcohol dependence and stress disorders; tests of anxiety-like behavior and locomotor activity, alcohol and nicotine vapor inhalation for induction of physical dependence,

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Kyle I. Happel, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care LSUHSC
School of Medicine

Alcohol-mediated disruption of cytokine and chemokine signaling in the lung during intoxication and infection: Interface of innate and adaptive immune responses.

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Stephen Kantrow, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care LSUHSC
School of Medicine

Effect of alcohol consumption on cell survival and proliferation in lymphoid tissue. Effect of alcohol consumption on lymphoid tissue during bacterial infection.

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Mandi J. Lopez, DVM, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor
Veterinary Clinical Sciences,
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

Adult stem cell suppression due to alcohol induced microenvironment alterations, orthopedic manifestations of alcoholism.

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Carol M. Mason, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care LSUHSC
School of Medicine

Detrimental effects of alcohol consumption on pulmonary host defenses in murine tuberculosis, including effects on relevant effector cells, cytokines and chemokines.

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Donald Mercante, PhD
Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health

 

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Patricia E. Molina, MD, PhD
Richard Ashman Professor and
Head Department of Physiology
LSUHSC, School of Medicine
Director, CARC
CARC Scientific Director
Director Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence
Director T-32 Alcohol Training Grant

Effect of chronic alcohol on SIV-associated muscle wasting. Impact of acute alcohol intoxication on neuroendocrine, hemodynamic and proinflammatory response to traumatic injury

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Steve Nelson, MD
John H. Seabury Professor
Medicine/Pulmonary/Critical Care
Dean, School of Medicine

The effect of alcohol on: 1) HIV infection and disease progression; 2) cytokine and chemokines responses; 3) neutrophil function; and 4) bacterial pneumonia.

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Chris Parsons, MD
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine
Microbiology, Immunology, & Parasitology

Alcohol and HIV-associated cancer pathogenesis

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Martin Ronis, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine
Director of the Pilot Core

These studies look to better understand molecular basis for the toxic actions of alcohol, drugs and pollutants which might uncover therapeutic targets and to determine the effects of nutritional status on pathological outcomes in exposed populations.

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Richard Scribner, MD, MPH
D’Angelo Professor 
Alcohol Research
LSUHSC,
School of Public Health

Resource in the area of alcohol abuse epidemiology.

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Judd E. Shellito, MD
Lowenstein Professor, Medicine
Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care and
Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology
LSUHSC, School of Medicine

Effect of alcohol consumption on inflammatory cell recruitment and host defense against pulmonary infection with bacteria and P. carinii.

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Robert Siggins, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology
LSUHSC, School of Medicine

Impact of chronic alcohol consumption on the disruption of bone marrow progenitor cell differentiation. Effects of acute alcohol intoxication on the bone marrow response to bacteremia. Understanding the role of ethanol in dysregulating DNA methylation patterns, and the physiologic outcome of these perturbations

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Liz Simon, MVSc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physiology
LSUHSC, School of Medicine

Understand the signaling mechanisms responsible for proliferation and differentiation of stem/progenitor cells and perturbations that alter stem cells and its microenvironment affecting the fate of cells.

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Katherine P. Theall, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept of Global Community Health and
Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University School of
Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Environmental influences on substance use patterns and consequences. Resource in the area of substance use and abuse epidemiology.

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Ronald S. Veazey, DVM, PhD
Professor of Pathology Chair
Division of Comparative Pathology
TNPRC Tulane University HSC
School of Medicine

Effects of alcohol on SIV transmission and mucosal immunity. Turnover and mechanisms of CD4+ T cell loss in SIV infection. Prevention and treatment of HIV infection.

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Guoshun Wang, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor
Medicine and Gene Therapy LSUHSC
School of Medicine

Molecular mechanism of alcohol-induced anti-inflammation and immunosuppression and gene-based therapy for inherited and acquired diseases

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David A. Welsh, MD
Associate Professor Medicine
Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care, LSUHSC
School of Medicine

Effect of chronic alcohol exposure on adult stem cell biology.

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Peter J. Winsauer, PhD
Professor Pharmacology LSUHSC
School of Medicine

Effects of chronic alcohol consumption and SIV on complex behavioral processes in nonhuman primates. Effects of alcohol on GABA-A and glutamate receptors as they relate to their involvement in learning and memory.

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Masami Yoshimura, DSc
Associate Professor
Comparative Biomedical Sciences LSU
School of Veterinary Medicine

The long-term goal of my research is to elucidate the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the effects of ethanol on the cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) signaling pathway in the central nervous system.

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Arnold Zea, PhD
Assistant Professor, LSUHSC
School of Medicine
Director of Analytic Core

Pathogenesis of cancer and TB: Mechanisms associated with immune evasion and resistance.

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