Faculty Labs

Successful biomedical research demands collaboration among scientists with varying specialties. Faculty throughout IU School of Medicine's 26 academic departments work together to advance knowledge and treatment for patients in the world's most critical areas of medicine.
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23695-Adams, Zachary
Adams Lab
In the research laboratory led by Zachary Adams, PhD, investigators are focused on improving access to high-quality clinical services for children, teens and families impacted by mental health problems and substance use—through research, clinical care and education.

Principal Investigator Zachary W. Adams, PhD

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5035-Allen, Matthew
Allen Lab
The Allen Laboratory (Indianapolis) is studying the tissue-level mechanisms responsible for musculoskeletal integrity in health and disease by utilizing numerous in vivo model systems that help investigators understand how disease and pharmaceutical intervention influence bone structure, cellular activity, tissue-level properties, and biomechanical properties.

Principal Investigator Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Phone (317) 274-1283

43398-Alpini, Gianfranco
Alpini Lab
The Alpini Lab, led by Gianfranco Alpini, PhD, evaluates the regulation of cholangiocyte proliferation/damage during the progression of cholangiopathies, the chronic diseases that target intrahepatic cholangiocytes. Proliferating cholangiocytes display a neuroendocrine phenotype and secrete and respond to a number of hormones, neuropeptides and neurotransmitters in autocrine and paracrine signaling mechanisms.

Principal Investigator Gianfranco Alpini, PhD

Phone (317) 274-3514

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22606-Alves, Nathan
Alves Lab
Research in the Alves Lab (Indianapolis) focuses on the interdisciplinary development of translational technologies, treatments and techniques that can be used to have a positive impact on people’s lives. A chemical and bimolecular engineer, Nathan Alves, PhD, encourages researchers to apply engineering principles and designs to create translational technologies for clinical implementation.

Principal Investigator Nathan J. Alves, PhD, MS

Phone (317) 274-8770

6815-Apostolova, Liana
Apostolova Lab
Dr. Apostolova’s research focuses on the early symptomatic and presymptomatic stages of Alzheimer’s disease and on the development and validation of sensitive imaging and genetic biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing disorders. (Indianapolis)

Principal Investigator Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MSc, FAAN

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21736-Arrizabalaga, Gustavo
Arrizabalaga Lab
Current projects in the Arrizabalaga Lab (Indianapolis) involve the characterization of kinases, phosphatases and other signaling proteins involved in the process by which the parasite exits its host cell and the characterization of autophagy-related proteins in mitochondrial dynamics and parasite death.

Principal Investigator Gustavo A. Arrizabalaga, PhD

Phone (317) 278-6355

18765-Atwood, Brady
Atwood Lab
The Atwood Laboratory (Indianapolis) team is interested in how drugs of abuse, diet, stress and pain influence the behaviors of humans. The focus of the lab’s work is on the molecular mechanisms and brain circuits that are specifically impacted by these substances and experiences.

Principal Investigator Brady K. Atwood, PhD

Phone (317) 274-8917

6496-Bellido, Teresita
Bellido Lab
The Bellido Laboratory (Indianapolis) investigates the mechanisms of signal transduction among and within bone cells, with particular emphasis on the biology of osteocytes.

Principal Investigator Teresita M. Bellido, PhD

Phone (317) 274-7410

13608-Bidwell, Joseph
Bidwell Lab
The Bidwell Lab (Indianapolis) is exploring improvement of therapies for restoring bone lost to osteoporosis or other diseases.

Principal Investigator Joseph P. Bidwell, PhD

Phone (317) 278-1142

23106-Block, Michelle
Block Lab
Research in the Block Laboratory (Indianapolis) is centered on identifying how microglia, the resident innate immune cells in the brain, can become a chronic source of cytokines and reactive oxygen species that drive progressive neuron damage.

Principal Investigator Michelle L. Block, PhD

Phone (317) 274-7810