MBT Faculty and Staff

Department of Biomedical Science Staff

Biomedical Department Scientists

Aoshuang Chen, PhD, Associate Professor, aoshuang@uic.edu

Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram, DVM, PhD, Professor, ramswamy@uic.edu

Xue-Jun (June) Li, PhD, Associate Professor, xjli23@uic.edu          

Mathew Mathew, PhD, Associate Professor, mtmathew@uic.edu    

Gnanasekar Munirathiam, Associate Professor, mgnanas@uic.edu

Karin Nitiss, Research Associate Professor, knitiss@uic.edu           

Neelu Puri, Associate Professor, neelupur@uic.edu  

Guoxing Zheng, Associate Professor, guoxingz@uic.edu

 

Department of Biomedical Sciences Administrative Staff

Department Head

Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram, DVM, PhD ramaswamy@uic.edu
Professor and Head, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences Administration

Nancy Olson, Business Manager
nanolson@uic.edu           

Janet Stull Snow, Program Administrative Assistant
jlss@uic.edu  

Research Support

Andrew Canciamille, acanci2@uic.edu 

Jessica Gorman, jgorma2@uic.edu        

Joseph Orthoefer, DVM, josepho@uic.edu       

Laura Sykaluk, Research Technologist, lsykal2@uic.edu     

Master in Medical Biotechnology Program Administration

Khalifah Sidik, PhD, Director, khsidik@uic.edu           

Sarah Hays, Assistant Director, sarhays@uic.edu       

Wendy Schultz, site-specific Registrar functions, wschultz@uic.edu          

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Deborah Breiter, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry

Rockford University

Ryan Bomgarden, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Molecular Biology, Cell Biology

Thermo Fisher Scientific

E. Thomas Carey, PharmD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Pharmacology

SwedishAmerican – A Division of UW Health

Isaac Cha, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty:  Pharmacology

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

University of Illinois College of Pharmacy at Rockford

Jae Choi, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Specialty:  Research & Development

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Surbhi Desai, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Immunology, Proteomics

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Joshua Edwards, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Pharmacology

Midwestern University

Megan Fleischmann, PharmD

Specialty:  Pharmacology

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Family Health Center

Lawrence D. Frenkel, MD, Adjunct Professor

Specialty:  Microbiology

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Keith Glaser, PhD, Adjunct Professor

Specialty:  Drug Development

Abbott Laboratories

Wade Green, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Entrepreneur Start-up, Intellectual Property

Office of Technology Management, University of Illinois at Chicago

Leslyn Hanakahi, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Specialty:  Molecular Biophysics, Biochemistry

Department of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Paul Haney, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Cell Biology, Biochemistry

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Rita Highland, RN, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Clinical Lab Instruction

SwedishAmerican – A Division of UW Health

Scott Homann, MD, Associate Professor

Specialty:  Infectious Disease

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford

Rockford Infectious Disease

Rohit Kolhatkar, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Specialty:  Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology

Department of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago

N. Martin MacDowell, Jr., Research Associate Professor

Specialty:  National Center for Rural Health Professionals

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Department of Family and Community Medicine

John Nitiss, PhD, Adjunct Professor

Specialty:  Anticancer, Therapeutics and Imaging

University of Illinois College of Pharmacy at Rockford

Marie Nlend, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Immunohistochemistry

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Richard Olson, MD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Clinical Research

Rockford Orthopedic Associates

Ray Ortiz, HT (ASCP), QIHC

Specialty:  Immunohistochemistry

MercyRockford Health System

Jacob Peuler, PhD, Adjunct Professor

Specialty:  Pharmacology

Midwestern University

Walter Prozialeck, PhD, Adjunct Research Professor

Specialty:  Pharmacology

Midwestern University

Kianoush Sheykholeslami, MD, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Specialty: Neuroscience, Head/Neck Surgery

MercyRockford Health System

Troy Skwor, PhD., Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Chemical/Biological Research

Rockford University

Thomas Smith, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Biostatistics

Northern Illinois University

James Stim, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Specialty:  Pharmacology

Rockford Nephrology Associates

James Sturm, MD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Anesthesiology, Pharmacology

MercyRockford Health System

Lindsey Tompkins, MS

Specialty:  IRB Statistics

Rockford Cardiovascular Associates

Geoffrey Tsaras, MD, Adjunct Clinical Instructor

Specialty:  Infectious Disease

Rockford Infectious Disease

Michael Tyrkus, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Cytogenetics

MercyRockford Heath System

Krishna Vattem, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Molecular Biology

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Kapila Viges, PhD, Adjunct Instructor

Specialty:  Entrepreneur Start-up

EnterpriseWorks, University of Illinois at Chicago

Brian Webb, PhD, Adjunct Professor

Specialty:  Molecular Biology

Thermo Fisher Scientific