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Cell and Molecular Biology

John A. Burns School of Medicine
BSB 222
651 Ilalo Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 692-1514
Fax: (808) 692-1968
Web: www.hawaii.edu/cmb


*Graduate Faculty

*M. J. Berry, PhD (Chair)—selenoproteins, antioxidants and human diseases
*F. P. Bellinger, PhD—selenoproteins in brain function
*R. L. Cann, PhD—molecular and evolutionary genetics
*M. Gerschenson, PhD—infectious diseases, HIV mitochondrial medicine
*D. S. Haymer, PhD—molecular evolution and developmental genetics
*P. Hoffmann, PhD—selenoproteins in asthma and inflammation
*D. M. Jameson, PhD—fluorescence spectroscopy; biomolecular dynamics and interactions; ribosomal proteins
*O. LeSaux, PhD—genetic disorders; dystrophic calcification
*S. Moisyadi, PhD—mammalian transgenesis
*R. A. Nichols, PhD—neuropharmacology, neuroscience and physiology
*J. Panee, PhD—selenoproteins and natural products as antioxidants
*M. D. Rayner, PhD—structure-function relationships in voltagegated ion channels
*S. E. Seifried, PhD—macromolecular interactions, transcription factor recognition of specific DNA sequences, protein subunit assembly
*A. Stokes, PhD—biochemistry and physiology of ion channel proteins
*C. Todorovic, PhD—neurobiology

Adjunct Faculty

A. Bachmann, PhD—cancer, pharmacology
T. A. Donlon, PhD—human genetics
A. Fleig, PhD—electrophysiology (patch-clamp); calcium signaling in muscle cells; regulation of calcium signaling; cellular neuroimmunology
K. Pellegrin, PhD—pharmacy, psychology, research training
R. Penner, PhD—electrophysiology (patch-clamp); intra- and intercellular signal transduction; regulation of calcium signaling; cellular neuroimmunology
J. Pezzuto, PhD—pharmacy, drug discovery, natural products
H. Turner, PhD—immunogenetics, cannabinoid receptors, cell signaling

The Academic Program

Faculty in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology have ongoing research programs in areas such as genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, and neurophysiology. The department also provides instruction in the basic principles and concepts of genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology to medical students, graduate students from various disciplines, and undergraduates.

The faculty also participate in the training of PhD and MS graduate students in the interdisciplinary Cell and Molecular Biology Program. This program brings together faculty with expertise in biochemistry, cell biology, cell signaling, developmental biology, genetics, immunology/retrovirology, neurobiology/neurophysiology, plant molecular physiology, and reproduction function for collaborative teaching and research activities. Information on the Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Graduate Program can be found in the “Interdisciplinary Programs” section of this Catalog, on the CMB website, or interested applicants can contact:

Lyn Hamamura
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
651 Ilalo Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tel: (808) 692-1514
Email: lynh@hawaii.edu

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