School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Faculty Profiles

Primary Faculty

Sharon Ackerman
Title
Associate Professor
Phone
313-577-8645
Profile
EducationPh.D., New York University, NY, NY, 1987...
Robert Akins
Title
Professor
Phone
313-577-0419
Profile
Education:Ph.D. Microbiology, Ohio State University, 1981Activities:Director, Master's Program MIB Research:Microbiomics, fungal exosomes, molecular diagnostics, antifungal resistance  ...
William S. Brusilow
Title
Professor
Phone
313-577-6659
Profile
Education Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1980...
Brian Edwards
Title
Professor
Phone
313-577-5107
Profile
My laboratory uses X-ray crystallography to elucidate the structure-function relationships of proteins. Previously, we have published multiple crystallographic projects in blood coagulation and arsenic resistance. Currently, we are working on...
Biochemistry/Microbiology: David Evans, Ph.D.
Title
Professor
Phone
313-577-1016
Profile
David Evans, Ph.D. joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Wayne State University in 1976.  He has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and...
Domenico L. Gatti, M.D., Ph.D
Title
Associate Professor
Profile
My laboratory is involved in the development of new computational tools to study enzyme mechanisms and metabolic pathways, and to identify coevolving elements inside protein structures.View Laboratory Website. ...
Ladislau C. Kovari, Ph.D.
Title
Professor
Phone
313-993-1335
Profile
Our laboratory performs structure-function studies of viral drug targets using structural, biochemical and computational methods. We use X-ray crystallography and molecular modeling to explore HIV drug resistance, perform structure-based drug...
QianQian Li
Title
Associate Professor, Research
Phone
313-577-2682
Profile
Research in my laboratory focuses on protein-induced pluripotent stem cell technology that we developed with my long-time collaborator, Dr. Jianjun Wang's laboratory. Using bacterially expressed recombinant reprogramming proteins, we generate...
Bharati Mitra
Title
Professor
Phone
313-577-0040
Profile
Trace metals such as zinc, iron and copper are essential for life and act as cofactors in proteins and as signaling systems. However, they are highly toxic in excess. Other...
Richard Needleman
Title
Professor
Phone
313-577-1426
Profile
Yeast molecular genetics: We have elucidated the maltose fermentation system in S. cerevisiae by cloning the genes of the polymeric MAL system, describing their organization, purifying the activator protein, identifying...
JianJun Wang
Title
Professor
Phone
313-577-8836
Profile
Research in our laboratory focuses on two major human diseases: heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. We are using structural biology, molecular biology, protein chemistry, biophysics and protein engineering techniques in...
Zhe Yang
Title
Associate Professor
Phone
313-577-1294
Profile
We are working on a protein family called SMYD (SET and MYND domain-containing protein family). This protein family methylates both histone and non-histone proteins. It is involved in epigenetic regulation...

Emeritus Faculty

Robert M. Johnson
Title
Professor Emeritus
Profile
My lab is interested in two different areas, although both have something to do with the human erythrocyte. We work on the effect of oxidative damage on erythrocyte function, using...
Barry Rosen
Title
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Distinguished Professor -Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Phone
305-348-0657
Profile
For nearly four decades the Rosen laboratory has investigated the mechanisms of transport and detoxification of transition metals, heavy metals and metalloids in bacteria, yeast, protozoans, mammals and plants, from...

Associate Faculty

Russell L. Finley Jr.
Title
Professor
Phone
313-577-7845
Profile
Our research is broadly aimed at understanding how regulatory networks control biological processes, such as the cell division cycle. We identify and characterize networks of interacting genes and proteins using...
Maik Hüttemann
Title
Associate Professor
Phone
(313) 577-9150
Profile
Our team studies mitochondrial function using genetic and biochemical approaches. We focus on two key components of the mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation machinery, cytochrome c oxidase (COX) and the small electron...
Ye-Shih Ho, Ph.D.
Title
Professor
Profile
The nature of glutaredoxin in oxidant-mediated tissue injury Overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated as important pathogenic mediators in many clinical disorders such as hyperoxic lung injury...