Biomedical Research Faculty

Biomedical Research Faculty 2017-10-03T12:00:32+00:00

Biomedical Research Faculty

Biomedical Sciences Scientists

Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram DVM, PhD

Professor & Head
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
Biomedical Science

Aoshuang Chen PhD

Associate Professor
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
Biomedical Science

Xue-Jun(June) Li

Visiting Associate Professor
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
Biomedical Research

Gnanasekar Munirathinam PhD

Associate Professor
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
Biomedical Science

Neelu Puri PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
Biomedical Science

Guoxing Zheng PhD

Associate Professor
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
Biomedical Science

Guoxing Zheng PhD

Associate Professor
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
Biomedical Science

Department of Biomedical Sciences Administrative Staff

Department Head

Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram DVM, PhD

Professor & Head
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
Biomedical Science

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
John Javaherian – mjj@uic.edu
Joseph Orthoefer, DVM – josepho@uic.edu
Laura Sykaluk, lsykal2@uic.edu

Master in Medical Biotechnology Program Administration

Khalifah Sidik, PhD, Director – khsidik@uic.edu
Sarah Hays, Office Support Specialist – sarhays@uic.edu
Wendy Schultz, site specific Registrar functions – wschultz@uic.edu

Teaching Faculty

David Bartels, PharmD, Clinical Professor
Specialty: Pharmacology
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Rockford Regional Pharmacy Program, Department of Pharmacy
Isaac Cha, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty: Pharmacology
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
Linda Chang, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialty: Pharmacology
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
Family & Community Medicine
Scott Homann, MD, Associate Professor
Specialty: Infectious Disease
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
Rockford Infectious Disease
Gary Rifkin, MD, Professor
Specialty: Microbiology
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
Rockford Infectious Disease
Thomas Root, MD, Associate Professor
Specialty: Infectious Disease
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford

Adjunct Faculty

Deborah Breiter, PhD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Immunology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry
Rockford College

Ryan BomgardenPhD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
Thermo Fisher Scientific

E. Thomas CareyPharmD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Pharmacology
SwedishAmerican Health Systems

Jae Choi, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Research & Development
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Bhave DattatrayaPhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Radiation Biology
Clemson University

Surbhi DesaiPhD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Immunology, Proteomics
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Joshua EdwardsPhD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Pharmacology
Midwestern University

Lawrence D. FrenkelMD, Adjunct Professor
Specialty:  Microbiology
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Keith GlaserPhD, Adjunct Professor
Specialty:  Drug Development
Abbott Laboratories

Demetrius GravisPhD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Cell Biology
Beloit College

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
Yale University
Department of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Paul HaneyPhD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Cell Biology, Biochemistry
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Xiaolong He, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Molecular Biology
The Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
Department of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Rita HighlandRN, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Clinical Lab Instruction
SwedishAmerican Health Systems

Georgiann HomuthRN, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Medical Ethics
SwedishAmerican Health Systems

Rohit  Kolhatkar, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology
Wayne State University
Department of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Bill Lipton, MSc, Adjunct Instructor
Speciality:  Assay Development and Manufacturing
Rock Valley College

Georgyi Los, MD, PhD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Imaging
Thermo Fisher Scientific

N. Martin MacDowell, Jr., Research Associate Professor
Specialty:  National Center for Rural Health Professionals
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
Family and Community Medicine

Linda Matheson, RN, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Clinical Research
Rockford Cardiovascular Associates

John Nitiss, PhD, Adjunct Professor
Specialty:  Anticancer, Therapeutics and Imaging
University of Illinois College of Pharmacy at Rockford

Marie NlendPhD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Immunohistochemistry
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Richard Olson, MD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Clinical Research
Rockford Orthopedics Associate

Jacob PeulerPhD, Adjunct Professor
Specialty:  Pharmacology
Midwestern University

Walter ProzialeckPhD, Adjunct Research Professor
Specialty:  Pharmacology
Midwestern University

Kianoush Sheykholeslami, MD, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Specialty: Neuroscience, Head/Neck Surgery
Rockford Memorial Health Systems

Troy Skwor, PhD., Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Chemical/Biological Research
Rockford College

Thomas Smith, PhD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Biostatistics
Northern Illinois University

Jared Snider, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Microbiology, Immunology
Thermo Fisher Scientific

James Stim, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Specialty:  Pharmacology
Rockford Nephrology Associates

James Sturm, MD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Anesthesiology, Pharmacology
Rockford Memorial Hospital

Thomas Sutliff, PhD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Management Processes, Product Development
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford

Geoffrey Tsaras, MD, Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Specialty:  Infectious Disease
Rockford Infectious Disease

Michael Tyrkus, PhD, Adjunct Instructor
Specialty:  Cytogenetics
Rockford Memorial Hospital

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 WebbPhD, Adjunct Professor
Specialty:  Molecular Biology
Thermo Fisher Scientific