Faculty

FACULTY 

 

 

 

 

 

Vernadeth B. Alarcon, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Interest: Mammalian Developmental Biology

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Allsopp, PhD
Professor
Research Interest: Telomerase Biology

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Fogelgren, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Interest: Cell And Molecular Biology Of Kidney Diseases

 

 

 

 

 

Jason K. Higa, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Interest: Physiology

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Labrash, CSFP
Assistant Specialist
Director, Willed Body Program

Research Interest: Plastination, Willed Body Program

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Lozanoff, PhD
Professor
Research Interest: Craniofacial morphogenesis and imaging

 

 

 

 

 

Yusuke Marikawa, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Interest: Mammalian Embryogenesis

 

 

 

 

 

Takashi Matsui, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Deputy Director, Center for Cardiovascular Research
Research Interest: Cardiovascular Biology

 

 

 

 

 

Alika K. Maunakea, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Interest: Epigenomics of Health Disparities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Merritt, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Research Interest: Aging And Exercise Physiology

 

 

 

 

 

Stefan Moisyadi, PhD   
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Institute for Biogenesis Research
Research Interest: Mammalian Transgenesis

 

 

 

 

 

Jesse Owens, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Interest: Genome Editing

 

 

 

 

 

Noemi Polgar, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Interest: Glucose Uptake, Diabetes

 

 

 

 

 

Kathryn J. Schunke, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Interest: Cardiovascular Biology

 

 

 

 

 

Johann Urschitz, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Interest: Fetal Growth Disturbances, Gene Therapy

 

 

 

 

 

Monika Ward, PhD
Professor
Chair, Developmental and Reproductive Biology (DRB) Graduate Program
Research Interest:  Spermatogenesis, sperm genetics and function, sex chromosomes, stem cells, assisted reproduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

W. Steven Ward, PhD  
Professor
Director, Institute for Biogenesis Research
Chief of Research Division, Dept. OB/GYN and Women’s Health
Research Interest: DNA Structure, Embryogenesis & Sperm Biology

 

 

 

 

 

Yukiko Yamazaki, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Interest: Oocyte Development, PG Cell Biology

 

 

 

 

 

Yiqiang Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Interest: Cardiovascular Biology

 

 

 

Professor Emeritus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryuzo “Yana” Yanagimachi, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Research Interest: Sperm Biology

 

 

 

Adjunct Faculty

 

Harry Davis, PhD

Harry Davis, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Research Interest: Biochemistry

 

Robert Mann, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Research Interest: Forensic Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Mawe, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Research Interest: GI Physiology

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Stickley, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Research Interest: Anatomy, Kinesiology

 

Administrative Officers

 

 

 

 

 

Mari Kuroyama-Ton
Administrative Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Michele Tom
Administrative Officer