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Shugeng Cao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Anticancer (targeting p53 and STAT3 etc.), antibacterial and antifungal agents from fungi and bacteria; cancer prevention through Nrf2 activation and NF-κB inhibition; traditional herbal medicine; small molecules with various biological functions in bacteria. Email scao@hawaii.edu
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Leng Chee Chang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Evaluation natural products (Hawaiian plants and microbial origin) as anticancer agents (inhibitors of NF-kappa B, dysregulation of the JAK/STAT and pathway); antibacterial agents derived from natural products (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; NMR-based metabolomics profiles of natural products and their biological activity. Email lengchee@hawaii.edu
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Mahavir Chougule, Ph.D.
Affiliate Faculty
Targeted nanotherapies for lung cancer and asthma, siRNA and drug delivery, polymeric nanoparticles; chemotherapy. Email mahavir@hawaii.edu
Linda Connelly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
nvestigation of the role of Osteoprotegerin (OPG) in breast cancer growth and metastasis; the role of inflammatory signaling and breast cancer. Email lindacon@hawaii.edu
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Abhijit Date, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Nanomedicine for prevention and/or treatment of cancer, infectious diseases and inflammatory disorders; Strategies to improve delivery of natural phytochemicals; Development of novel platinum based drugs and self-assembled platinum nanostructures for cancer therapy; Development of novel self-assembled lipid nanostructures; Development of bioreducible or ROS responsive drug delivery systems Email dateabhi@hawaii.edu
Daniela Gündisch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
CNS drugs; radiotracers (PET, SPECT); DMLs (desired multiple ligands); nAChR ligands; in silico ADMET; chemistry of drug degradation Email danielag@hawaii.edu
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Aaron Jacobs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Current projects in my lab include: the regulation of MAP kinase pathways in cancer; the role of c-myc in chemotherapy-induced apoptosis; and the role of HSF1 in pulmonary fibrosis.

Email jacobsa@hawaii.edu
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Susan Jarvi, Ph.D.
Professor
Genetics in host resistance to malaria (Plasmodium relictum); parasite-parasite interactions and influences on virulence; rat lung worm studies Email jarvi@hawaii.edu
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Dana-Lynn Koomoa-Lange, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanisms that alter calcium signaling in diabetes, cancer and other disorders; screening extracts and compounds for anti-cancer effects. Email danalynn@hawaii.edu
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Ingo Koomoa-Lange, Ph.D.
Instructor
Calcium signaling in innate immune cell and Neuroblastoma patho/physiology, biophysical properties of TRP and CRAC channels. Email ingo@hawaii.edu
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Dianqing Sun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Design and synthesis of novel antitubercular and antibacterial agents; synthesis and evaluation of anticancer and cancer chemopreventive agents Email dianqing@hawaii.edu
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Ghee T. Tan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Drug discovery for cancer and malaria; microbial endophytes for new drug leads; mechanism of action; target identification; ethnopharmacology of Hawaiian traditional medicine. Email gheetan@hawaii.edu
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Supakit Wongwiwatthananukit, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Clinical trials and evaluation of the patient-oriented pharmacy interventions in the areas of tobacco cessation, metabolic syndromes, cancer, herbals and dietary supplements, humanistic outcomes; Characterization of metabolomic profiles of bioactivity of natural products using multivariate statistics; Pharmaceutical education research. Email supakit@hawaii.edu
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