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Faculty & Staff

Life Sciences Faculty

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Azeez Aileru

Professor of Neurobiology
Director of Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center

Office: PTCRC 271; PTCRC 270 (BRIC)

Laboratory: PTCRC 137

Phone: 761-5899; 761-5896; 761-2360

Email: ailerua@wssu.edu
aaileru@wfubmc.edu

Educational Background: 

  • B.S., M.S., North Carolina Central University
  • Ph.D., Howard University

Research Interests: Neuroplasticity in acquired and inherited forms of hypertension.

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Manju Bhat

Assistant Professor of Physiology
Member of Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center

Office: WBA 426; PTCRC 267

Laboratory: PTCRC 130

Phone: 750-2214; 761-5895

Email: bhatmb@wssu.edu

Professional Website

Educational Background: 

  • B.V.Sc., University of Agricultural Sciences
  • M.V.Sc., Indian Veterinary Research Institute
  • M.S., University of Alberta
  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests: Neurophysiology of calcium signaling in sensory neurons. Role of receptors and ion channels in acute and chronic pain.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Maggie Boylan

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: WBA 118

Laboratory: WBA 116

Phone: 750-2217; 750-2246

Email: boylanm@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.S., M.A., University of Montana
  • Ph.D., Yale University

Research Interests: Plant molecular biology.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Morris Clarke

Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Office: WBA 411

Laboratory: WBA 108 & 109

Phone: 750-2229; 750-3077

Email: clarkemj@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.S., North Carolina A&T State University
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Research Interests: Drug discovery, pharmacogenetics, steroid biosynthesis and use of squalene as a biodegradable lubricant.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes

Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology

Office: WBA 404

Laboratory: WBA 434

Phone: 750-3237

Email: dancest@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.S., Elizabeth City State University
  • M.S., North Carolina A&T State University
  • Ph.D., Wake Forest University

Research Interests: Cancer biology; with emphasis on the genomic and biological characterization of human tumors in an effort to develop novel targeted therapies.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Donna Durham-Pierre

Upperclassmen Class Dean and Associate Professor of Microbiology

Office: Hauser 302

Phone: 750-2212

Email: pierred@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Temple University
  • M.S., Ph.D., Howard University

Research Interests: Pigmentation biology and skin wound healing in the elderly.

Nickolay Hristov
Dr. Nickolay Hristov

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: Center for Design Innovation

Phone: 727-4310

Email: hristovni@wssu.edu
nick@centerfordesigninnovation.org
nickolay.hristov@centerfordesigninnovation.org

Educational Background:

  • B.S., University of Maine
  • Ph.D., Wake Forest University

Research Interests: Biomechanics of bat flight; behavioral ecology of bats.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Pamela Jones

Associate Professor of Microbiology
Member of Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center

Office: WBA 407

Laboratory: PTCRC 128

Phone: 750-2207; 761-2241

Email: jonesp@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.S., Xavier University
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan

Research Interests: Cold shock responses in bacteria and the role of DEAD-box proteins.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Jill Keith, Chair

Professor of Biochemistry
Member of Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center

Office: WBA 412

Laboratory: PTCRC 127

Phone: 750-2213; 761-2238

Email: harpj@wssu.edu
jharp@wfubmc.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.S., University of New York
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park

Research Interests: Pharmacology of drug addiction and testing  of piperdyl analogs as cocaine pharmacotherapy.

Carly Kemmis
Dr. Carly Kemmis

Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology

Office: WBA 425

Phone: 750-2211

Email: kemmisc@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.S., Valparaiso University
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Research Interests: Vitamin D metabolism and function.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. David Kump

Assistant Professor of Physiology

Office: WBA 217-H

Laboratory: BGTC

Phone: 750-8782

Email: kumpds@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Brigham Young University
  • M.S., Benedictine University
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri

Research Interests: Physical activity, diet, and the regulation of body composition.

Exazevia Logan
Dr. Exazevia Logan

Assistant Professor of Physiology
Member of Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center 

Office: WBA 217-D; PTCRC 267

Laboratory: PTCRC 135

Phone: 750-8607; 761-5897; 761-6716

Email: loganex@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.S., Winston-Salem State University
  • Ph.D., Wake Forest University

Research Interests: The role of the phosphoinositol-3 kinase pathway in the maintenance of hypertension.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Jeffrey Overholt

Associate Professor of Physiology
Member of Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center

Office: WBA 413

Laboratory: PTCRC 282

Phone: 750-3247; 761-2705

Email: overholtjl@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.S., M.S., University of Akron
  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests: Control of breathing and cardiac activity under physiological and pathophysiological events.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Johanna Porter-Kelley

Associate Professor of Microbiology

Office: WBA 408

Laboratory: WBA 434

Phone: 750-3239

Email: porterkelleyj@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D., Meharry Medical College

Research Interests: Chemotherapy and vaccine development against leishmaniasis. Cloning and molecular characterization of Adaptor Protein 3 from Leishmania.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Dinesh Singh

Professor of Microbiology

Office: WBA 217-F

Laboratory: BGTC 112

Phone: 750-8616; 750-8775

Email: singhd@wssu.edu

Professional Website

Educational Background:

  • B.V.Sc., Govind Ballabh Pant University
  • M.V.Sc., Govind Ballabh Pant University
  • Ph.D., Indian Veterinary Research Institute

Research Interests: Virology; molecular biology of HIV; development of novel vaccines for HIV and AIDS.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Teresa Singleton

Associate Professor of Microbiology

Office: WBA 406

Laboratory: WBA 119

Phone: 750-3238; 750-3079

Email: singletont@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.S., Stillman College
  • M.S., North Carolina A&T State University
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland

Research Interests: LTR-retrotransposons. Analysis of target sites for the retrotransposon Tf1 in fission yeast. Role of retroviruses in human diseases.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Lee Stackhouse

Professor of Biology

Office: WBA 424

Laboratory: PTCRC 136

Phone: 750-2222; 761-6723

Email: stackhousebl@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.A., M.S., Hampton University
  • Ph.D., Howard University

Research Interests: Molecular genetics of breast cancer and the development of diagnostic breast cancer markers in minority populations.

Mesia Steed
Dr. Mesia Steed

Assistant Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology

Office: WBA 401

Laboratory: BGTC 106

Phone: 750-2391; 750-8797

Email: steedmm@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.S., M.S. University of Louisville
  • Ph.D., University of Louisville

Research Interests: Role of matrix metalloproteinase (zinc-dependent endopeptidases) in mediating vascular remodeling associated with vascular diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Errol Thompson

Associate Professor of Physiology
Member of Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center

Office: WBA 405

Laboratory: PTCRC 282

Phone: 750-2215; 761-2705

Email: thompsone@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.S., Johnson C. Smith University
  • Ph.D., Howard University

Research Interests: Neuronal control of cardiovascular disease.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Steven Viscido

Assistant Professor of Organismal Biology

Office: WBA 403

Laboratory: WBA 110

Phone: 750-2216; 750-3078

Email: viscidost@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.S., M.S., Rutgers University
  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Research Interests: Population ecology and social behavior in animals.

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Daniel Williams

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology

Office: WBA 402

Laboratory: WBA 219

Phone: 750-2225; 750-3078

Email: williamsdb@wssu.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.A., M.S. Rutgers University
  • M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Research Interests: Effects of hormones on neurotransmitter receptors.


Life Sciences Adjunct Faculty

 

Louise Allen
Dr. Louise Allen

Office: WBA 217-B

Phone: 750-8622

Email: allenl@wssu.edu

Faculty & Staff
Dr. Cheraton Love

Office: WBA 217-E

Phone: 750-8622

Email: lovecf@wssu.edu

Alfred Mann
Mr. Alfred Mann

Office: WBA 217-G

Phone: 750-8622

Email: mannal@wssu.edu

Michael Wilson
Dr. Michael Wilson

Office: WBA 217-C

Phone: 750-8622

Email: wilsonmi@wssu.edu




Life Sciences Staff

 

Luke Dixon
Mr. Luke Dixon

Research Technician

Office: WBA 211

Phone: 750-3329

Email: dixonlr@wssu.edu

Janet Dombrowski
Ms. Janet Dombrowski

Administrative Assistant

Office: WBA 414

Phone: 750-2210

Email: dombrowskija@wssu.edu

Brittany Justice
Ms. Brittany Justice

Laboratory Associate

Office: WBA 211

Phone: 750-3328

Email: justicebl@wssu.edu

Sabrina Peoples
Ms. Sabrina Peoples

Administrative Support Associate

Office: WBA 409

Phone: 750-2600

Email: peoplessl@wssu.edu

Faculty & Staff
Mr. Gabriel Russell

Research Technician

Office: WBA 211

Phone: 750-2286

Email: russellga@wssu.edu

Faculty & Staff
Ms. Haysetta Shuler

University Program Associate

Office: WBA 409

Phone: 750-2600

Email: shulerh@wssu.edu



BGTC = Bowman Gray Technical Center
PTCRC = Piedmont Triad Community Research Center
WBA = WB Atkinson Science Building

 

 
 

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