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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.

Program Co-Directors

43800-Gaston, Benjamin

Benjamin Gaston, MD

Billie Lou Wood Professor of Pediatrics

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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, MD

Director, Indiana Diabetes Research Center

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Program Advisor

9949-Clapp, D.

D. W. Clapp, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

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Cancer and Hematologic Disease

D. W. Clapp, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Utpal Dave, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Jill C. Fehrenbacher, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Reuben Kapur, PhD

Frieda and Albrecht Kipp Professor of Pediatrics

Mark R. Kelley, PhD

Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research

Yunlong Liu, PhD

Director, Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Tao Lu, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Lindsey D. Mayo, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Amber L. Mosley, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Sophie Paczesny, MD, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics

Karen E. Pollok, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Jamie L. Renbarger, MD

Caroline Symmes Professor of Pediatric Cancer Research

John J. Turchi, PhD

Tom and Julie Wood Family Foundation Professor of Lung Cancer Research

Elizabeth S. Yeh, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Cardiovascular and Kidney Disease

David P. Basile, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Pierre C. Dagher, MD

Professor of Medicine

Loren J. Field, PhD

Distinguished Professor

Anthony B. Firulli, PhD

Carleton Buehl McCulloch Professor of Pediatrics

Sharon M. Moe, MD

Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

Bruce A. Molitoris, MD

Distinguished Professor

Michael Sturek, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Johnathan D. Tune, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Stephanie Ware, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics

Diabetes and Metabolism

Timothy W. Corson, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

X C. Dong, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Jeffrey S. Elmendorf, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Carmella Evans-Molina, PhD, MD

Director, Indiana Diabetes Research Center

Laura S. Haneline, MD

Edwin L. Gresham Professor of Pediatrics

Thomas D. Hurley, PhD

Associate Dean for Graduate Education

Amelia K. Linnemann, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Hongxia Ren, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Peter J. Roach, PhD

Distinguished Professor

Emily K. Sims, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Ronald C. Wek, PhD

Showalter Professor of Biochemistry

Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD

H.H. Gregg Professor of Cancer Research

Immunology and Microbiology

Elliot J. Androphy, MD

Chair, Department of Dermatology

Gustavo A. Arrizabalaga, PhD

Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs

Randy R. Brutkiewicz, PhD

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Stacey D. Gilk, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Samir K. Gupta, MD

Professor of Medicine

Maureen A. Harrington, PhD

Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, Foundational Sciences

Mark H. Kaplan, PhD

Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

David E. Nelson, PhD

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

William J. Sullivan, PhD

Showalter Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Robert S. Tepper, MD, PhD

Mary Agnes Kennedy and Katheryn Kennedy Weinberger Professor of Pediatrics

Andy Q. Yu, MD, PhD

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Baohua Zhou, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Musculoskeletal Disease

Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Lynda F. Bonewald, PhD

Director, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health

Eri Hashino, PhD

Ruth C. Holton Professor of Otology

Melissa A. Kacena, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Alexander G. Obukhov, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Alexander G. Robling, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

G. David D. Roodman, MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor

Uma Sankar, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Kenneth E. White, PhD

Chancellor's Professor

Neuroscience

Brady K. Atwood, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Nickolay Brustovetsky, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs

Quyen Q. Hoang, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Kathryn J. Jones, PhD

Chair, Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Jungsu Kim, PhD

P. Michael Conneally Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics

Gary E. Landreth, PhD

Martin Professor of Alzheimer's Research

Debomoy K. Lahiri, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Jason Meyer, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Thomas W. McAllister, MD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Andrew J. Saykin, Psy.D.

Director, Center for Neuroimaging

William A. Truitt, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Fletcher A. White, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia

Bryan K. Yamamoto, PhD

Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences