Health Faculty


Purnima Bandyopadhyay

Research Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences

Chem Sci 510C

John J. Durocher

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Affiliated Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Dow 735

Research Interests

  • Clinical and Applied Human Physiology
  • Autonomic Regulation of Arterial Blood Pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physiological Responses to Stress & Exercise
  • Specificity of Exercise Testing and Prescription

Karyn Fay

Director, Medical Laboratory Science Program, Biological Sciences

Professor of Practice, Biological Sciences

Dow 734

Teaching Interests

  • Hematology
  • Immunohematology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Medical Laboratory Administration and Management
  • Medical Mycology/Virology

Brigitte Morin

Lecturer, Biological Sciences

736 Dow

Teaching Interests

  • Clinical Lab Techniques
  • Clinical Immunology and Serology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Parasitology

Xiaohu (Mark) Tang

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Dow 505


  • CV

Research Interests

  • Cancer Genetics and Metabolism
  • Mechanisms of Cancer Initiation and Progression
  • Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Interactions of Diet and Nutrition with Cancer

Xiaoqing Tang

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Dow 533

Research Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Insulin Production, Secretion, and Signaling
  • microRNA and Human Diseases (Diabetes, Cancers, etc.)
  • microRNA Technologies for Plants and Animals: Small Tandem Target Mimic (STTM) and MicroRNA Array

Thomas Werner

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Dow 523 (Please use Dow 740 for shipping items!)

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Toxicology
  • Developmental Biology

Guiliang Tang

Professor, Biological Sciences

Dow 406 / Dow 416

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Gene Silencing
  • RNA Interference (RNAi)
  • MicroRNA (miRNA)
  • RNA Silencing in Plant Germ Extract and Drosophila Embryo Lysate.
  • Fungal RNAi and microRNA
  • MicroRNA Technologies: Small Tandem Target mimic (STTM) and MicroRNA Array
  • Plant Electrophysiology in Plant microRNA STTM lines and Venus flytrap.

Ebenezer Tumban

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Dow 430

Research Interests

  • Infectious diseases, human papillomaviruses
  • Virus-like particles, prophylactic & therapeutic vaccines
  • Vaccine formulations
  • Peptide mimotopes discovery

Adjunct/Research Faculty and Instructors

Jason R. Carter

Department Chair and Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Assistant to VPR for Research

Affiliated Professor, Biological Sciences, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

SDC 231

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Autonomic and Cardiovascular Control in Humans
  • Neurovascular Responses to Mental Stress
  • Sleep and Autonomic Activity in Humans
  • Sex Differences and Sympathetic Activity
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Balance in Elite Athletes

Qing-Hui Chen

Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular physiology, neurophysiology and exercise science.
  • Neural mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders.
  • Neural mechanisms of exercise training in regulating autonomic and cardiovascular function.

Zhiying (Jenny) Shan

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Dow 501

Research Interests

  • Mechanism of Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Brain Renin Angiotensin System and Hypertension
  • Neuroinflammation and Hypertension
  • Neuronal Mechanism of Metabolic Syndrome

Tejin Yoon

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

SDC 232

Research Interests

  • Age and sex difference in neuromuscle fatigue
  • Smart Exercise with wearable sensors
  • Functional brain activation during exercise
  • Sports Performance
  • Neuromuscular Control of gait and posture