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Research areas include: Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Biology, Wound-healing, and Tissue Engineering; Drug and Gene Delivery; Cancer Biology and Therapy; Vascular Biology, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Dysfunction; Novel Bioelectric Approaches to Cancer and Cardiovascular Therapies; Telomeres and Telomerase in Cancer, Aging, and Stem Cells.



Harold Riethman, Professor and Chair

Harold Riethman

Harold Riethman

Professor

PhD., University of Missouri, 1987

Research Interests: Translational genomics of telomeres; telomere function and dysfunction in cancer, aging, and regenerative medicine; novel telomere-associated biomarkers.

Recent Publications: National Center for Biotechnology Information/PubMed


Robert Bruno, Assistant Professor

Robert D. Bruno

Robert D. Bruno

Associate Professor

University of Maryland Baltimore 2009

Research interests: stem cell biology, breast cancer tumor promotion, developmental biology, molecular mechanisms of huntington's disease, induced pluripotent stem cells.

Recent Publications: National Center for Biotechnology Information/PubMed

Laboratory website: Robert D, Bruno, PhD


John D. Catravas, Professor

John D. Catravas

John D. Catravas

Professor

PhD, University of Mississippi 1978

Interim Executive Director & Sentara Endowed Chair, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics

Research Interests: Vascular endothelium and vascular inflammation. Endothelial barrier function. Endothelial dysfunction in acute lung injury, ARDS and pulmonary hypertension. Anti-inflammatory actions of heat shock protein 90 inhibitors.

Recent Publications: National Center for Biotechnology Information/PubMed


Loree C. Heller, Associate Professor

Loree C. Heller

Loree C. Heller

Associate Professor

PhD, University of South Florida, 1993

Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics

Research interests: DNA electroporation, pattern recognition receptors, gene therapy, antibiotic resistant bacteria, non-thermal gas plasma

Recent Publications: National Center for Biotechnology Information/PubMed


Richard Heller, Professor and Eminent Scholar

Richard Heller

Richard Heller

Professor and Eminent Scholar

PhD, University of South Florida 1989

Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics

Research interests: Drug and gene delivery, gene electrotransfer, immunotherapy, tissue ablation, cancer therapy, wound healing, ischemia, non-thermal gas plasma

Recent Publications: National Center for Biotechnology Information/PubMed


Barbara J. Kraj, Associate Professor

Barbara J. Kraj

Barbara J. Kraj

Associate Professor


Peter Mollica, Assistant Professor

Peter Mollica

Peter Mollica

Assistant Professor


Roy C. Ogle, Professor

Roy C. Ogle

Roy C. Ogle

Professor and Chair

MDTS PhD, University of Virginia 1985

Research interests: Regenerative medicine, stem cell biology, cellular reprogramming, tissue engineering, mechanisms of degenerative diseases.

Recent Publications: National Center for Biotechnology Information/PubMed


Patricks Sachs, Assistant Professor

Patrick Sachs

Patrick Sachs

Associate Professor

PhD, Medical College of Virginia 2010

Research Interests: Techniques and technologies for elongating human lifespan, somatic cell reprograming, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, stem cell biology, telomeres & telomerase.

Recent Publications: National Center for Biotechnology Information/PubMed


Scott Sechrist, Associate Professor

Scott Sechrist

Scott Sechrist

Associate Professor

EdD, College of William and Mary 2000

Scott Sechrist, Associate Professor, EdD, College of William and Mary 2000

Program Director, Nuclear medicine Technology

Research interests: Educational Technology in Medical Imaging Education, Modeling and Simulation in Medical Imaging Education, Occupational Stress in Health Care.


Sophie Thompson, Associate Professor

Sophie K Thompson

Sophie K Thompson

Associate Professor

MHS, Medical Univ of South Carolina, 1984

Research Interests: HPV, Cancer, Asbestosis, Ergonomics of the Microscope, Silicosis