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.

Cancer and Hematologic Disease

D. W. Clapp, MD

D. W. Clapp, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Utpal Dave, MD

Utpal Dave, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Reuben Kapur, PhD

Reuben Kapur, PhD

Frieda and Albrecht Kipp Professor of Pediatrics
Mark R. Kelley, MS,  PhD

Mark R. Kelley, MS, PhD

Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research
Murray Korc, MD

Murray Korc, MD

Myles Brand Professor of Cancer Research
Suk-Hee Lee, PhD

Suk-Hee Lee, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Yunlong Liu, PhD

Yunlong Liu, PhD

Interim Director, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Lindsey D. Mayo, PhD

Lindsey D. Mayo, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Amber L. Mosley, PhD

Amber L. Mosley, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Sophie Paczesny, MD,  MS,  MD, PhD

Sophie Paczesny, MD, MS, MD, PhD

Nora Letzter Professor of Pediatrics
Jamie L. Renbarger, MD,  MS

Jamie L. Renbarger, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
John J. Turchi, PhD

John J. Turchi, PhD

Tom and Julie Wood Family Foundation Professor of Lung Cancer Research
Clark D. Wells, PhD

Clark D. Wells, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Jingwu Xie, MS,  PhD

Jingwu Xie, MS, PhD

Jonathan and Jennifer Simmons Professor of Pediatrics
Mervin C. Yoder, MA,  MD

Mervin C. Yoder, MA, MD

Associate Dean for Entrepreneurial Research

Cardiovascular and Kidney Disease

David P. Basile, PhD

David P. Basile, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Ching-Pin Chang, MD, PhD

Ching-Pin Chang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Pierre C. Dagher, MD

Pierre C. Dagher, MD

Professor of Medicine
Loren J. Field, PhD

Loren J. Field, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Anthony B. Firulli, PhD

Anthony B. Firulli, PhD

Carleton Buehl McCulloch Professor of Pediatrics
Bruce A. Molitoris, MD

Bruce A. Molitoris, MD

Distinguished Professor
Michael Sturek, MS,  PhD

Michael Sturek, MS, PhD

Chair, Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Johnathan D. Tune, PhD

Johnathan D. Tune, PhD

Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Stephanie Ware, PhD,  MD, PhD

Stephanie Ware, PhD, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Lei Wei, PhD

Lei Wei, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics

Diabetes and Metabolism

Timothy W. Corson, PhD

Timothy W. Corson, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
X C. Dong, PhD

X C. Dong, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Jeffrey S. Elmendorf, PhD

Jeffrey S. Elmendorf, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD

Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD

J. O. Ritchey Scholar in Medicine
Laura S. Haneline, MD

Laura S. Haneline, MD

Edwin L. Gresham Professor of Pediatrics
Thomas D. Hurley, PhD

Thomas D. Hurley, PhD

Associate Dean for Graduate Education
Amelia K. Linnemann, PhD

Amelia K. Linnemann, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD

Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD

Director, Diabetes Research Center
Hongxia Ren, PhD

Hongxia Ren, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Peter J. Roach, PhD

Peter J. Roach, PhD

Distinguished Professor
Emily K. Sims, MD

Emily K. Sims, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Ronald C. Wek, PhD

Ronald C. Wek, PhD

Showalter Professor of Biochemistry
Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD

Teresa A. Zimmers, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Immunology and Microbiology

Elliot J. Androphy, MD

Elliot J. Androphy, MD

Chair, Department of Dermatology
Gustavo A. Arrizabalaga, PhD

Gustavo A. Arrizabalaga, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Randy R. Brutkiewicz, PhD

Randy R. Brutkiewicz, PhD

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Stephanie D. Davis, MD

Stephanie D. Davis, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Mark W. Geraci, MD

Mark W. Geraci, MD

Chair, Department of Medicine
Stacey D. Gilk, PhD

Stacey D. Gilk, PhD

Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Samir K. Gupta, MD

Samir K. Gupta, MD

Professor of Medicine
Maureen A. Harrington, PhD

Maureen A. Harrington, PhD

Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, Foundational Sciences
Mark H. Kaplan, PhD

Mark H. Kaplan, PhD

Billie Lou Wood Professor of Pediatrics
David E. Nelson, PhD

David E. Nelson, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
William J. Sullivan, PhD

William J. Sullivan, PhD

Showalter Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Robert S. Tepper, MD,  MD, PhD

Robert S. Tepper, MD, MD, PhD

Mary Agnes Kennedy and Katheryn Kennedy Weinberger Professor of Pediatrics
Andy Q. Yu, MD, PhD

Andy Q. Yu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Baohua Zhou, PhD

Baohua Zhou, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Musculoskeletal Disease

Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Lynda F. Bonewald, PhD

Lynda F. Bonewald, PhD

Director, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health
Theresa A. Guise, MD

Theresa A. Guise, MD

Jerry W. and Peggy S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology
Eri Hashino, PhD

Eri Hashino, PhD

Ruth C. Holton Professor of Otology
Melissa A. Kacena, PhD

Melissa A. Kacena, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Alexander G. Obukhov, PhD

Alexander G. Obukhov, PhD

Associate Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Alexander G. Robling, PhD

Alexander G. Robling, PhD

Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
G. David D. Roodman, MD, PhD

G. David D. Roodman, MD, PhD

Kenneth Wiseman Professor of Medicine
Uma Sankar, PhD

Uma Sankar, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Kenneth E. White, PhD

Kenneth E. White, PhD

Chancellor's Professor

Neuroscience

Michelle L. Block, PhD

Michelle L. Block, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Nickolay Brustovetsky, PhD

Nickolay Brustovetsky, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Chair, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Quyen Q. Hoang, PhD

Quyen Q. Hoang, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Gary E. Landreth, PhD

Gary E. Landreth, PhD

Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Kathryn J. Jones, PhD

Kathryn J. Jones, PhD

Chair, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Debomoy K. Lahiri, PhD,  MSC

Debomoy K. Lahiri, PhD, MSC

Professor of Neurobiology
Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Thomas W. McAllister, MD

Thomas W. McAllister, MD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Andrew J. Saykin, PSYD

Andrew J. Saykin, PSYD

Director, Center for Neuroimaging
Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD

Associate Vice President of Research for University Clinical Affairs
William A. Truitt, PhD

William A. Truitt, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Fletcher A. White, MS,  PhD

Fletcher A. White, MS, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia
Bryan K. Yamamoto, PhD

Bryan K. Yamamoto, PhD

Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences