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Dual Degrees

Faculty

By carefully selecting training faculty, the Medical Scientist Training Program is able to provide the best possible research experience that propels students toward success as physician scientists and physician engineers. Training faculty are chosen amongst the graduate faculty at IU School of Medicine and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue. Faculty are members of both basic science and clinical departments and represent areas of strengths amid both institutions.

Criteria for these faculty include a track record in training pre-doctoral PhD or MD-PhD students, evidence of high-quality research as judged by peer-reviewed publications, and extramural peer reviewed funding. Learn more about faculty research.

Program Co-Directors

43800-Gaston, Benjamin

Benjamin Gaston, MD

Billie Lou Wood Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Gaston is a physician-scientist who has been continuously funded by NIH for over 20 years. He is currently principal investigator on a Program Project Grant and several other NIH grants. Trainees are involved in each of these projects. He is particularly focused on translating basic science discoveries from his group into therapies and diagnostic tools relevant to respiratory medicine. Specific projects include new therapies for severe asthma and other obstructive lung diseases; and for opioid-induced respiratory depression and other causes of apnea. Novel diagnostics include technologies for measuring airway inflammation and vascular S-nitrosothiol delivery. In recent work, he has discovered an important role for pulmonary androgen receptor expression in asthma; this appears to have important therapeutic implications. Recent discoveries also include the role of the voltage-gated potassium channel in stereoselective S-nitrosocysteine signaling.

Dr. Gaston went to medical school at the University of Virginia. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Iwo Jima and at Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune. He developed a keen interest in studying respiratory diseases when he was a general pediatrician. He did a research-intensive fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Since then, he has had over 190 publications and is an inventor on many patents. He has helped to start five companies that are currently active. He has trained over 20 pre-doctoral students and mentored over 25 successful post-doctoral trainees. He is currently Vice Chair for Translational Research at the Riley Children’s Hospital, the IU Department of Pediatrics and the Wells Center for Pediatric Research; and he has a pediatric pulmonology practice at Riley.

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3060-Herbert, Brittney-Shea

Brittney-Shea Herbert, PhD

Assistant Dean for Physician Scientist Development

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Program Associate Directors

5100-Evans-Molina, Carmella

Carmella Evans-Molina, PhD, MS, MD

Director, Indiana Diabetes Research Center

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18596-Sims, Emily

Emily K. Sims, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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Program Advisor

Associate Program Director Sherry Harbin, PhD, of the MD PhD Program

Sherry Harbin, PhD

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Basic Medical Sciences - Purdue University

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9949-Clapp, D.

D. W. Clapp, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

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Cancer and Hematologic Disease

44739-Aoki, Scott

Scott T. Aoki, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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9949-Clapp, D.

D. W. Clapp, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

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26940-Dave, Utpal

Utpal Dave, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

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4934-Desta, Zeruesenay

Zeruesenay Desta, PhD

Professor of Medicine

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11378-Fehrenbacher, Jill

Jill C. Fehrenbacher, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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12126-Fishel, Melissa

Melissa L. Fishel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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41288-Hao, Chunhai

Chunhai (Charlie) Hao, MD, PhD

Bicentennial Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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11076-Hawkins, Shannon

Shannon M. Hawkins, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

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38697-Huang, Kun

Kun Huang, PhD, MS

Chair, Department of Biostatistics & Health Data Science

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13517-Kapur, Reuben

Reuben Kapur, PhD

Director, Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research

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13975-Kelley, Mark

Mark R. Kelley, PhD

Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research

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196-Liu, Yunlong

Yunlong Liu, PhD

Director, Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

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21607-Lu, Tao

Tao Lu, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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37992-Lu, Xiongbin

Xiongbin Lu, PhD

Vera Bradley Foundation Professor of Breast Cancer Innovation

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20748-Mosley, Amber

Amber L. Mosley, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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13544-Pollok, Karen

Karen E. Pollok, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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6480-Renbarger, Jamie

Jamie L. Renbarger, MD

Caroline Symmes Professor of Pediatric Cancer Research

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4858-Schneider, Bryan

Bryan P. Schneider, MD

Vera Bradley Professor of Oncology

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5060-Turchi, John

John J. Turchi, PhD

Tom and Julie Wood Family Foundation Professor of Lung Cancer Research

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43871-Yeh, Elizabeth

Elizabeth S. Yeh, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Cardiovascular and Kidney Disease

38081-Aldred, Micheala

Micheala A. Aldred, PhD

Catherine and Lowe Berger and Pauline L. Ford Professor of Pulmonary Medicine

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5040-Ashkar (El-Achkar), Tarek

Tarek M. Ashkar (El-Achkar), MD

Terence P. Kahn Professor of Nephrology

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5054-Basile, David

David P. Basile, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

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4912-Dagher, Pierre

Pierre C. Dagher, MD

Bruce A. Molitoris Professor of Nephrology

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15691-Firulli, Anthony

Anthony B. Firulli, PhD

Carleton Buehl McCulloch Professor of Pediatrics

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47578-Gonzalez, Andrew

Andrew A. Gonzalez, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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38879-Machado, Roberto

Roberto F. Machado, MD

Dr. Calvin H. English Professor

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4976-Moe, Sharon

Sharon M. Moe, MD

Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

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4981-Molitoris, Bruce

Bruce A. Molitoris, MD, MS

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

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6504-Sturek, Michael

Michael Sturek, PhD, MS

Professor of Medicine

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22816-Ware, Stephanie

Stephanie Ware, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics

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Diabetes and Metabolism

20977-Corson, Timothy

Timothy W. Corson, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology

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19563-Dong, X

X C. Dong, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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13333-Elmendorf, Jeffrey

Jeffrey S. Elmendorf, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

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5100-Evans-Molina, Carmella

Carmella Evans-Molina, PhD, MS, MD

Director, Indiana Diabetes Research Center

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9738-Hurley, Thomas

Thomas D. Hurley, PhD

Associate Dean for Graduate Education

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26337-Linnemann, Amelia

Amelia K. Linnemann, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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26336-Ren, Hongxia

Hongxia Ren, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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18596-Sims, Emily

Emily K. Sims, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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43265-Spaeth, Jason

Jason M. Spaeth, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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41466-Weiss, Michael

Michael A. Weiss, PhD, MBA, MD

Chair, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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15110-Wek, Ronald

Ronald C. Wek, PhD

Showalter Professor of Biochemistry

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22650-Zimmers, Teresa

Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD

H.H. Gregg Professor of Cancer Research

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Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases

21736-Arrizabalaga, Gustavo

Gustavo A. Arrizabalaga, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professional Development and Diversity

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42952-Cook-Mills, Joan

Joan M. Cook-Mills, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics

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4848-Gupta, Samir

Samir K. Gupta, MD, MS

David H. Jacobs Professor of Infectious Diseases

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41867-Herzog, Roland

Roland W. Herzog, PhD

Riley Children's Foundation Professor of Immunology

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7418-John, Chandy

Chandy C. John, MD, MS

Ryan White Professor of Pediatrics

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906-Kaplan, Mark

Mark H. Kaplan, PhD

Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

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43097-Katzenellenbogen, Rachel

Rachel A. Katzenellenbogen, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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5018-Nelson, David

David E. Nelson, PhD

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

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23096-Nelson, Rick

Rick F. Nelson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

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Martin J. Richer, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

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38121-Robinson, Christopher

Christopher M. Robinson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

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12491-Schmidt, Nathan

Nathan W. Schmidt, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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61423-Silveyra, Patricia

Patricia Silveyra, MSC, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Public Health

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13502-Sullivan, William

William J. Sullivan, PhD

Interim Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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13357-Tepper, Robert

Robert S. Tepper, MD, PhD

Mary Agnes Kennedy and Katheryn Kennedy Weinberger Professor of Pediatrics

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20852-Turner, Matthew

Matthew J. Turner, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology

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4931-Twigg III, Homer

Homer L. Twigg III, MD

Floyd and Reba Smith Professor of Pulmonary Disease

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18402-Zhou, Baohua

Baohua Zhou, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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Musculoskeletal Disease

5035-Allen, Matthew

Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

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26803-Bonewald, Lynda

Lynda F. Bonewald, PhD

Director, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health

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13418-Hashino, Eri

Eri Hashino, PhD

Ruth C. Holton Professor of Otology

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18628-Kacena, Melissa

Melissa A. Kacena, PhD, MS, BS

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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19291-Plotkin, Lilian

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

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10972-Robling, Alexander

Alexander G. Robling, PhD

Chair, Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

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5147-Roodman, G. David

G. David D. Roodman, PhD, MD

Distinguished Professor

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23070-Sankar, Uma

Uma Sankar, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

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42748-Sen, Chandan

Chandan K. Sen, MS, PhD

Associate Vice President of Military & Applied Research

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1931-White, Kenneth

Kenneth E. White, PhD

Chancellor's Professor

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Neuroscience and Addiction

6815-Apostolova, Liana

Liana G. Apostolova, MS, MD, FAAN

Distinguished Professor

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18765-Atwood, Brady

Brady K. Atwood, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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23106-Block, Michelle

Michelle L. Block, PhD

Paul Stark Professor of Pharmacology

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15856-Brustovetsky, Nickolay

Nickolay Brustovetsky, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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276-Foroud, Tatiana

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs

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51914-Gutmann, Laurie

Laurie Gutmann, MD

Chair, Department of Neurology

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44836-Hopf, Woody

Woody Hopf, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

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11271-Hulvershorn, Leslie

Leslie A. Hulvershorn, MD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

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4984-Hutchins, Gary

Gary D. Hutchins, MS, PhD

Robert W. Holden Professor of Radiology

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1901-Kareken, David

David A. Kareken, PhD

Professor of Neurology

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41977-Kim, Jungsu

Jungsu Kim, PhD

P. Michael Conneally Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics

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27243-Landreth, Gary

Gary E. Landreth, PhD

Martin Professor of Alzheimer's Research

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13390-Lahiri, Debomoy

Debomoy K. Lahiri, PhD, MS

Distinguished Professor

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23627-Lamb, Bruce

Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

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25526-Meyer, Jason

Jason Meyer, PhD

A. Donald Merritt Investigator in Medical & Molecular Genetics

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6962-Saykin, Andrew

Andrew J. Saykin, MS, PsyD

Director, Center for Neuroimaging and Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

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15720-Truitt, William

William A. Truitt, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

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20353-White, Fletcher

Fletcher A. White, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia

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23323-Yamamoto, Bryan

Bryan K. Yamamoto, MS, PhD

Robert B. Forney Professor Emeritus of Toxicology

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6553-Yoder, Karmen

Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

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