Candler School of Theology

Jehu J. Hanciles, PhD
Acting Associate Professor of World Christianity
Jehu J. Hanciles earned his PhD and MDiv from the University of Edinburgh (1995 and 1991, respectively). He is author of Euthanasia of a Mission: African Church Autonomy in a Colonial Context (2002) and Beyond Christendom: Globalization, African Migration and the Transformation of the West (2008). He has published the history of Christianity (notably the African experience) and globalization. His current research aims to survey the history of global Christian expansion through the lens of migration.

Ted A. Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor of Preaching and Ethics
Ted A. Smith earned his PhD from Emory University (2004) and his MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary (1995). He is the author of The New Measures: A Theological History of Democratic Practice (2007). His scholarship focuses on the intersections of practical and political theology. His current research explores the notion of "divine violence" through a study of sermons, speeches, and essays about the abolitionist John Brown.

Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Munia Bhaumik, PhD
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Munia Bhaumik completed her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley (in 2011). Her dissertation, Democracy and Dramatic Form: The Figure of the Non-Citizen in the American Renaissance, considers the implications of characters who are non-citizens, such as Queequeg in Moby-Dick, for the larger narrative construction of national sovereignty within the text. She has published in Mapocho: Revista de Humanidades.

Marc Bousquet, PhD
Acting Associate Professor of English and Director of College Writing
Marc Bousquet completed his PhD in English at The City University of New York (1995). He held previous faculty positions at Santa Clara University and the University of Louisville. He is the author of How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation, a member of The Chronicle of Higher Education's Brainstorm weblog, co-editor of The Politics of Information: The Electronic Mediation of Social Change, and co-editor of Tenured Bosses and Disposable Teachers.

Susan Bredlau, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Susan Bredlau completed her PhD in Philosophy at The State University of New York, Stony Brook (2006). She held a previous faculty position at Northern Arizona State University. She specializes in phenomenology and 20th Century European philosophy, philosophical psychology and philosophy of mind, and the history of philosophy. Her work has been published in journals such as Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Human Studies, and Chiasmi International.

Jericho Brown, PhD
Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing
Jericho Brown completed his PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston (2007). He held a previous faculty position at University of San Diego. His poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including, The American Poetry Review, The Believer, Kenyon Review, Oxford American, Ploughshares, Tin House, and 100 Best African American Poems. His first book, PLEASE, won the American Book Award.

Mei-Lin Chang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
Mei-Lin Chang completed her PhD in Teacher Education and Educational Psychology at The Ohio State University (2009). Her research interests include teacher beliefs and efficacy, teacher emotion management and emotion regulation, teacher burnout, and engagement and motivation among diverse student populations.

Jenny Chio, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Jenny Chio completed her PhD in Socio-Cultural Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley (2009). She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the China Research Centre at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her research interests include ethnicity, tourism, migration, rural development, and media in contemporary China. She is also an ethnographic filmmaker and has recently completed a film titled Peasant Family Happiness.

Elena Conis, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
Elena Conis completed her PhD in History of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (2011). She is appointed as one of the Mellon Foundation sponsored faculty in Humanistic Inquiry. She was a senior fellow in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory and an award-winning columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Her research examines how culture shapes the development of medicine, health science, and health policy in the 20th century U.S.

Roger B. Deal, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Roger Deal completed his PhD in Genetics at the University of Georgia in 2006 and his BS in Biology at University of South Carolina (1999). He held a Ruth L. Kirschstein postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. His research focusea on understanding how multicellular organisms build their bodies by drawing on stem cells to selectively produce each of the specialized cell types in the body. His has published in Science, Developmental Cell, Nature Protocols, and Plant Cell.

C. Aiden Downey, PhD
Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
C. Aiden Downey completed his PhD in Education, Culture and Society at the University of Pennsylvania (2008). He completed a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at Emory. His research focuses on how ethnographic and narrative research offers lenses into understanding the lived experiences of teachers. His has published in Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, The Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry, and Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education.

Hao Gao, PhD
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science and Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Hao Gao completed his PhD in Mathematics at the University of California, Irvine, (2010). His research interests are in mathematical and computational methods applied to medical image processing, with a focus on new algorithms and techniques for enhanced functional and molecular diagnosis. His articles have been published in journals such as Physics in Medicine and Biology, and Biomedical Optics Express.

James Hoesterey, PhD
Assistant Professor of Religion
James Hoesterey received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2009). He was ACLS New Faculty Fellow at University of Michigan, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Lake Forest College, and Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. His primary research focus is Islam, media, and popular culture.

Abdul Janmohamed, PhD
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet Professor of English
Abdul JanMohamed completed his PhD in English and American Literature at Brandeis University (1977). He held previous faculty positions at University of California, Berkeley and Boston University. His research focus is African and South Asian Postcolonial literatures and cultures and African American literature. He founded Cultural Critique and has published in Critical Inquiry. He also is the author of The Death-Bound Subject: Richard Wright's Archaeology of Death.

Sun-Chul Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor of Modern Korean Society and Culture
Sun-Chul Kim completed his PhD in Sociology at Columbia University (2008). Initially, he joined the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures on a visiting appointment in 2011. His professorship was established with assistance from a grant from the Korea Foundation. His research focus is social and political change in Korea, comparative democratization, inter-Korea relations and East Asia, and internet-mediated mobilization.

Junghoon Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor of Economics
Junghoon Lee completed his PhD in Economics at University of Chicago (2012). His research focus is the macroeconomic effects of uncertainty, asset pricing with time-varying volatility, and the cyclicality of reallocation. His articles have been published in journals such as Handbook of Econometrics and International Journal of Game Theory.

Pellom McDaniels III, PhD
Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Faculty Curator in the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL)
Pellom McDaniels completed his PhD and MA in American Studies at Emory (2007). He held a previous faculty position at University of Missouri, Kansas City. His research focuses on African American history, sport history, biography, black masculinity, and African American literature and art. His has published in The National Sporting Library & Museum Newsletter, Present Magazine, The International Review of African American Art, and Black Ball: A Journal of the Negro Leagues.

Daniel Reynolds, PhD
Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies
Daniel Reynolds completed his PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2012). He held a prior appointment as a Visiting Scholar at Utrecht University's Center for the Study of Digital Games and Play. His primary research focus is environmental dimensions of human consciousness in relation to the media. His articles have been published in journals such as Media Fields Journal, Fibreculture, and Refractory.

Melvin Rogers, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Melvin Rogers completed his PhD in Political Science at Yale University (2006). He held a previous faculty position at the University of Virginia. His research focus is democracy and religion, the public sphere, power elites, and identity. His articles have been published in journals such as American Political Science Review, European Journal of Political Theory, and Contemporary Political Theory.

Maria Franca Sibau, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pre-Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
Maria Sibau completed her PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University (2011). She held a previous faculty position at Seton Hall University. Her primary research focus is European and East Asian studies, Italian Literature (1300-1600) and classical Chinese literature.

Nathan Suhr-Sytsma, PhD
Assistant Professor of English
Nathan Suhr-Sytsma completed his PhD at Yale University (2012 His primary research focus is twentieth-and twenty-first-century poetry, as well as postcolonial literary studies. His articles have been published in journals such as Éire-Ireland and Research in African Literatures.

Erin Suzuki, PhD
Assistant Professor of English
Erin Suzuki completed her PhD in English Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles (2010). Her primary research focus is indigenous, immigrant, and colonial literatures from around the Pacific. Her articles have been published in journals such as MELUS, Modern Fiction Studies and Literature/Film Quarterly.

Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec, PhD
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec completed his PhD in Biological Sciences (Ecology) at the University of Buenos Aires (2007). He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Emory. His primary research areas are ecology of infectious diseases, urban ecology and global health. His articles have been published in journals such as Future Microbiology, Environmental Health Perspectives, and Journal of Applied Entomology.

Molly Warnock, PhD
Assistant Professor of Art History
Molly Warnock completed her PhD in History of Art and Intellectual History at the Johns Hopkins University (2008). She completed an American Council of Learned Societies-Mellon New Faculty fellowship at University of Chicago. She is the primary author of Simon Hantaï, an exhibition catalogue published by the Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, and the Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York. Her articles have also been published in journals such as Paper Monument, Artforum), and Les Cahiers du Museé national d'art moderne.

Goizueta Business School

Vikrant C. Anand, MBA
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Vikrant C. Anand is completing his PhD in Accounting at Cornell University (YEAR). He received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University His research focuses on how information is generated and used within organizations to make decisions. His specific projects fall into two streams: product costing and the frequency of conducting performance evaluation.

David A. Schweidel, PhD
Associate Professor of Marketing
David A. Schweidel completed his PhD in Marketing at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2006). He held a previous appointment at the University of Wisconsin. He has published in the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, and Management Science. In 2011 he was named an MSI Young Scholar by the Marketing Science Institute.

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Angela Fredrick Amar, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Acting Associate Professor of Nursing
Angela Frederick Amar completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania (2003). She previously served as an Associate Professor at Boston College's School of Nursing. Her research focuses on traumatic experiences, particularly violence, mental health responses to trauma, and aspects of forensics nursing.

Elizabeth J. Corwin, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Nursing
Elizabeth J. Corwin received a doctoral degree in physiology from the University of Michigan (1981). She joined the School of Nursing faculty as a Visiting Professor. She has published in Biological Research for Nursing, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, and American Journal of Physiology. She was named Associate Dean for Research in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, effective March 1, 2012. 

Charles A. Downs, PhD, ACNP-BC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Charles A. Downs earned a doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Arizona (2011). He is an acute care nurse practitioner with clinical experience in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Bonnie Mowinski Jennings, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Professor of Nursing
Bonnie Mowinski Jennings earned a doctor of nursing science degree at the University of California, San Francisco (1987). She had a career as an Army nurse and has received numerous military awards, including the Distinguished Service Medal and the Army Nurse of the Year Award. She is the associate editor of Research in Nursing & Health. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Nursing Research and Research in Nursing & Health.

Sydney A. Spangler, PhD, CNM
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Sydney A. Spangler received a doctoral degree in public health with a minor in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009). Dr. Spangler's overarching goal for research is to understand problems of access to reproductive health services in resource-poor settings and to help craft creative solutions that inform policy and contribute to more equitable models of care. She is also interested in designing and testing community-level interventions that promote accountability in local health facilities and empower disadvantaged women to receive better treatment.

Oxford College

Annette W. Neuman
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Annette Neuman will receive a PhD in Chemistry from Emory University in December 2012. Her doctoral research was on the synthesis and antiviral activity of novel nucleoside and nucleotide analogs as inhibitors of HIV reverse transcriptase and HCV polymerase. She is an author of the entry on antiretroviral agents in the Encyclopedia of Virology.

David Marshall Miller, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
David Marshall Miller received a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh (2006).  He held a previous appointment at Duke University. From 2006 to 2008 he was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University. In the summer of 2011 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Berlin's Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. His most recent publications include articles in the journal Philosophy of Science

Helen Talaya-Manso, PhD
Assistant Professor
Helena Talaya-Manso received a PhD in Contemporary Spanish Literature from the University of Houston (2011). She held previous appointments at the Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colorado College, and Quest University in British Columbia. Her interests include Spanish peninsular literature of the 20th and 21st century, relationships between literature and visual arts, media theory, and post-Franco cultural studies. She has published a chapter on the contemporary Spanish writer Rosa Montero.

Kevin A. Quarmby, PhD
Assistant Professor of English
Kevin Quarmby received a PhD in English from King's College, London (2008). He served since 2009 as a lecturer at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre while also teaching at institutions including Homerton College, Cambridge; the University of Sussex; and Emory University's British Studies Program in Oxford UK.  He has published numerous essays on Shakespeare and performance. He is the author of The Disguised Ruler in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, published in 2012 by Ashgate Publishing.

Rollins School of Public Health

Veronika Fedirko, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Veronika Fedirko completed her PhD in Cancer and Molecular Epidemiology at Emory University (2009). She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. Her articles have been published in journals such as American Journal of Epidemiology, Annals of Oncology, Journal of Cancer and Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

Matthew C. Freeman, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health
Matthew C. Freeman completed his PhD in Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2011). His primary research focus is on water, sanitation and hygiene as associated with the prevention of infectious diseases. His articles have been published in journals such as American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, Waterlines and Journal of Water and Health.

Neel Rajnikant Gandhi, MD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Neel Rajnikant Gandhi completed his MD at the Brown-Dartmouth Program in Medical Education (1999). He completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University and held a faculty position at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. His primary research focus is on preventing the transmission of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. His has published in Lancet, Medical Care, Journal of Infectious Diseases and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Tene T. Lewis, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Tene T. Lewis completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at University of California, Los Angeles (2009). She held a previous faculty position at Yale University. Her primary research focus is on race, psychosocial factors and cardiovascular diseases. Her articles have been published in journals such as American Journal of Epidemiology, Psychosomatic Medicine, Brain, Behavior and Immunity, and American Journal of Public Health.

Jason Hockenberry, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management
Jason Hockenberry completed his PhD in Economics from Lehigh University (2008).,He held a faculty at the University of Iowa School of Public Health. His primary research focus is on financial factors affecting the utilization of health services and the economic impact of tobacco use. His articles have been published in journals such as Journal of Human Capital, Health Services Research and Journal of Health Economics.

Neil K. Mehta, PhD
Assistant Professor of Global Health
Neil K. Mheta completed his PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania (2009). He completed a post-doctoral fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His primary research focus is obesity and immigrant health. His articles have been published in journals such as Demography, American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Social Forces.

Jennifer Gladys Mulle', MHS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Jennifer Mulle' completed her PhD in Human Genetics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2005). She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in human genetics at Emory University School of Medicine. Her primary research focus is the role of genomic copy number variation in risk for schizophrenia. Her articles have been published in journals such as American Journal of Human Genetics, Human Molecular Genetics, Human Mutations and Molecular Psychiatry.

School of Law

Mary L. Dudziak, JD
Acting Professor of Law
Mary L. Dudziak received her JD and PhD in American Studies from Yale University. She was the Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Professor of Law, History and Political Science at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.  Her books include War·Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2000) (2nd ed. 2011).

Rafael I. Pardo, JD
Robert T. Thompson Professor of Law
Rafael Pardo completed his JD at New York University School of Law (YEAR). He was Professor of Law and Director of the Bankruptcy Client Representation Project at the University of Washington School of Law.  He previously served on the faculties of Seattle University School of Law and Tulane Law School. His scholarship has appeared in the UCLA Law Review, William and Mary Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and the American Bankruptcy Law Journal.

School of Medicine

Bruce Crosson, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Bruce Crosson completed his PhD in Psychology at Texas Tech University (1987). He was recruited from the University of Florida where he was a tenured professor and Senior Research Career Scientist at the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center of the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. He has published in Neurobiology of Aging, Behavioral Brain Research, Brain Imaging and Behavior, Military Medicine, Human Brain Mapping, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Brain and Language, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain Structure and Function. This is a joint recruitment with the Atlanta VAMC, where Dr. Crosson will serve as Associate Director of the Rehabilitation Research & Development Center of Excellence.

Neal Workman Dickert, Jr., MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Neal Workman Dickert, Jr. received his MD and PhD (Bioethics) degrees from Johns Hopkins University (2006). He is joining the faculty upon completion of his Cardiovascular Disease fellowship at Emory. Initially he will have clinical duties at Emory University Hospital (EUC), EUH-Midtown, and the Atlanta VAMC. His early scholarly work has been published in journals such as JAMA, Journal of Medical Ethics, Lancet, and Annals of Internal Medicine.

William Dynan, PhD
Acting Professor of Radiation Oncology
William Dynan received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin (1980). Prior to his recruitment to Emory he was a tenured professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at the Georgia Health Sciences University. His research interests include DNA damage and repair, and he has published in a number of journals including Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Immunology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Oncogene, Archives of Head and Neck Surgery, PLOS One, and PMC (NIH/NLM); additionally he holds a number of patents. At Emory, Dr. Dynan will have a secondary appointment as Professor of Biochemistry and be a member of the Winship Cancer Institute.

Michael J. Gambello, MD, PhD
Acting Associate Professor of Human Genetics
Michael J. Gambello obtained an MD and PhD degrees from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (1993), completed his Pediatrics residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine, a Medical Genetics fellowship at Metropolitan Washington DC Medical Genetics, and a Howard Hughes Pediatrics fellowship at the University of California-San Diego. He was recruited from the faculty at The University of Texas Medical School-Houston and at Emory will oversee a NIH-funded research program, provide leadership and oversight for the Department's clinical activities, perform patient care, and be active in educational efforts, including being Director of the ACGME Medical Genetics Residency Program. He is a funded investigator who has been actively engaged in service, teaching, and scholarship at the local and national levels and has published in numerous journals including Neurobiology of Disease, Human Molecular Genetics, Journal of Biologic Chemistry, American Journal of Genetics, Journal of Cell Biology, Nature Genetics, and Journal of Neuroscience

Kareem L. Graham, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Kareem L. Graham obtained his PhD in Immunology from Stanford University (2005). He came to Emory upon completion of a fellowship in the Immunology Program in the Department of Pathology at Stanford. At Emory he will continue his research program in integrating experimental approaches across multiple disciplines and employing a broad range of techniques, which include intracellular and extracellular electrophysiological recording and advanced optical and molecular method for studying the properties for the immune cell receptors. During his training years he has been a co-author on a number of publications in journals such as Autoimmunity, Journal of Immunology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Proteomics, and Journal of Virology.

David A. Gutman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
David A. Gutman received his MD and PhD in Neuroscience from Emory University (2005). Following the completion of his residency in Psychiatry, he accepted a position as Research Scientist at Emory's Center for Comprehensive Informatics. As a faculty member he will be involved in conducting research on the analysis of "omics" data and radiology and pathology images using his expertise in digital imaging processing, histology imaging analysis, and large scale data management as well as contributing to the educational and service goals of the department. He maintains a strong interest in neuroimaging and computational neuroscience and has been co-author on a number of articles published in journals such as Neuropharmacology, PLOS One, Psychopharmacology, and the European Journal of Pharmacology.

Clinton H. Joiner, MD, PhD
Acting Professor of Pediatrics
Clinton H. Joiner received his MD and PhD (Physiology and Pharmacology) from Duke University (1977). He was recruited from the University of Cincinnati where he was the founding Director of the Division of Hematology and the Co-Director of the Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital; at Emory he will serve as Director of the Hematology Program of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. He is widely known for his accomplishments in translational research of pediatric non-malignant hematology, with an emphasis on sickle cell disease. His work has been recognized with publications in high impact journals including Cell, Blood, American Journal of Hematology, and Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Trisha Kesar, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Trisha Kesar received her PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware (2009). She served as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Delaware and has been a Research Scientist there. Her work at Emory will focus on teaching and research in the areas of neurophysiologic and motor learning mechanisms underlying neuro-rehabilitation. Her work has been published in numerous journals including Stroke, Physical Therapy, Journal of Neuroengineering & Rehabilitation, and Gait & Posture.

Jacob E. Kohlmeier, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Jacob E. Kohlmeier earned his PhD in Microbiology at the University of Kansas (2004). He was recruited to Emory upon completion of his postgraduate work at the Trudeau Institute, Saranac Lake, NY. He has been a co-author on a number of articles published in journals including Journal of Immunology, Immunology, Vaccine, and Journal of Experimental Medicine. His research at Emory will focus on immunity to respiratory pathogens, with an emphasis on the development, maintenance, and recall of cellular immunity in the lung.

Astrid Kosters, PhD
Instructor of Pediatrics
Astrid Kosters earned her PhD in Molecular Biology and Physiology at the University of Amsterdam (2005). She completed her postdoctoral training in the Department of Pediatrics, at Baylor College of Medicine before her recruitment to Emory. She will be working in the department' Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, expanding research collaborations with a focus on determining genome-wide roles for RXRa and the function of its DNA-binding-domain in transcriptional regulation of hepatic gene expression and effects on liver physiology. She has been a co-author on articles published in Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, Cellular Microbiology, and the Journal of Lipid Research.

Frances Eun-Hyung Lee, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Frances Eun-Hyung Lee received her MD from Johns Hopkins University (1993). Her postgraduate training included an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Rochester and a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine at Boston University and University of Rochester. She was recruited from the faculty at the University of Rochester, and at Emory she will be engaged in developing a multi-disciplinary Asthma, Allergy & Immunology Clinic that will complement her clinical translational research program. She has been a funded investigator with articles published in a number of journals including the Journal of Infectious Diseases,Journal of Immunology, and Vaccine.

Shonna M. McBride, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Shonna M. McBride received her PhD from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2005). She trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Harvard Medical School from 2005 to 2008 and at the Tufts University School of Medicine. At Emory her work will continue on elucidating the mechanisms by which the bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. dif ) evades the host immune defenses and becomes resistant to antibiotics. Her work has been published in the Journal of Bacteriology, Microbiology, Infection and Immunity, Molecular Microbiology and PLOS One.

Marie-Claude Perreault, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Marie-Claude Perreault received her PhD in Physiology (1993) at the University of Montreal and completed her postdoctoral work in Physiology at the University of Manitoba. She was recruited from a Research Fellow position at the University of Oslo. At Emory, she will be responsible for establishing a research program in the biology of spinal cord regeneration and connectivity. Her articles have been published in some of the leading journals including The Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Physiology, Cell Transplant, Basic Research of Cardiology, and Journal Neuroscience Methods.

Morten Raastad, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Morten Raastad received his MD (1983) and PhD in Medicine (1995) from the University of Oslo. He completed his postdoctoral work in Neurophysiology at the University of Copenhagen (1998). Prior to his recruitment to Emory he was a Professor at the University of Oslo. At Emory he will establish a research program in the biology of spinal cord and CNS activity and connectivity. He has published articles in high impact journals including; Journal of Physiology, Neuroscience, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Brain Research, and Neurons.

Mark H. Rapaport, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Mark H. Rapaport received his MD from University of California at San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine (1982). He completed residency training and a research fellowship at UCSD's Department of Psychiatry and a medical staff fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD. Prior to his recruitment to Emory he was Chairman and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and The Polier Endowed Chair in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Vice Chairman and Professor in Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He was recruited to Emory to serve as the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and hold the Reunette Harris Chair in Psychiatry. His research interests include psychopharmacology, immunity abnormalities in schizophrenia, the biologic genesis of anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and depression. His many publications have been in journals including Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, Journal of Psychiatric Research, Neuropsychopharmacology, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Journal of Affective Disorders, Psychiatry, and Schizophrenia Research.

Renee D. Read, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Renee D. Read received her PhD at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO (2003). She is currently working to gain fundamental new insights into neural development and physiology that can contribute to improved treatments and diagnoses of brain tumors. She was recruited from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory and at Emory will work with the Emory Center for Neurodegenerative Disease and the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology. Her previous work has been published in a number of journals including PLOS Genetics, Cancer Research, Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Gene, and Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Ignacio Sanz, MD
Professor of Medicine
Ignacio Sanz received his MD from University of Santander Medical School in Santander, Spain (1978). He was recruited from the University of Rochester School of Medicine where he was a tenured Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Chief of the Division of Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology and a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatrics. At Emory he will be Division Director of Rheumatology and Division Director of the Lowance Center for Human Immunology. Dr. Sanz is highly regarded for his research that is primarily focused on the role of dysfunctional B-cells in autoimmune diseases. His work has been published in many journals including PLOS, Methods in Molecular Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, Lupus, Blood, The Journal of Immunology, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Vaccine, Arthritis and Rheumatism, Transplantation, and Arthritis Research & Therapy.

Patrice Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Patrice Smith received her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa, Ontario (2005). She completed her postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston. Her current research aims to understand the role of this signaling pathway in mediating regeneration in the adult CNS in vitro and vivo. She has published articles in high impact journals including Journal of Neuroscience, Science, Journal of Neurochemistry, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and Neurons. 

Rabindra M. Tirouvanziam, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Rabindra M. Tirouvanziam holds an Engineering Degree from France's leading biotechnology school, Agro Paris-Tech (1994). His engineering interests are in the discovery of biological endpoints and devices to enable better immuno-inflammatory monitoring at the clinic and at home. His research has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Blood, Journal of Allergy, and Clinical Immunology, among others.

Fusheng Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Fusheng Wang received his PhD from the University of California Los Angeles (2004). He will lead research on medical imaging informatics, heterogeneous biomedical data management and integration, temporal and spatial data management and analysis for biomedical and clinical data, high performance data management systems, and biomedical data standardization in support of the BMI. His research has been published in a number of journals including the Journal of Pathology Informatics, Journal of American Medical Information Association, and various publications over a number of years in the Proceedings of IEEE International Conferences (known as the world's largest professional associate for the advancement of technology).

Assem Galal Ziady, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatric
Assem Galal Ziady earned his PhD in Cell Physiology at Case Western Reserve University (1999). He completed his postgraduate work at Case Western and at the Proteomics Core Facility at The Cleveland Clinic before joining the faculty at Case Western. At Emory, he will be in the department's Division of Pulmonology, Allergy & Cystic Fibrosis and Sleep and will be working with the newly formed Cystic Fibrosis Research Center at the Emory Children's Center, with a focus on redox mediated inflammation in the lung and non-viral gene therapy. His work has been published in a number of journals including Molecular Imaging, Molecular Therapy, and PLOS One.

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