Department Chair: Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

Timothy Gerald Palzkill, Ph.D.

Chairman/Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5609

Protein structure/function and functional genomics

Primary Faculty: Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

Patrick Barth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8508

Pui-Kwong Chan

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7902

Dorit Donoviel, Ph.D.

Director, Biomedical Innovation Laboratory

William E Fann, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7919

Allan Chris Ferreon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1754

Single Molecule Biophysics; Bioanalytical Chemistry; Intrinsically Disordered Proteins; Protein Folding and Misfolding; Macromolecular Interactions

Josephine Chu Ferreon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1756

NMR Spectroscopy; Stem Cell Biology; Intrinsically Disordered Proteins; Protein Structure and Function; Post-Translational Modifications

Choel Kim, Ph.D., M.S.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8411

R Ramachandr Reddy, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7906

Yongcheng Song, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7415

Drug Discovery, Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Jin Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and CPRIT Scholar

Phone

  • (713) 798-6875

Chemical Biology, Sensing and Imaging, Drug Discovery, and Drug Delivery

Virginia E. Wotring, Ph.D.

Deputy Director and Chief Scientist

Phone

  • (713) 798-7412

Lynn C Yeoman, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7336

Damian Young, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5419

Synthetic organic chemistry; Fragment-based drug discovery; Diversity-oriented synthesis; Medicinal chemistry; Chemical biology

Joint Faculty: Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

Richard De La Garza, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 791-1414

Neuropharmacology; Neuropsychiatry; Behavioral Pharmacology

Thomas Kosten, M.D.

Jay H. Waggoner Endowed Chair

Phone

  • (713) 794-7032

Developing medications & vaccines for addictions; Pharmacology

Adam Kuspa, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Dean for Research

Phone

  • (713) 798-1060

Dictyostelium genomics; Cellular regulatory mechanisms that govern cell differentiation in eukaryotes; Dictyostelium host-pathogen interactions

Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D.

Cullen Chair and Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5646

Cognitive computing towards multi-scale data integration and rational design of multi-drug therapies.

Jianpeng Ma, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8187

Animal Viruses; Human; Bioinformatics; Nano Medicine and Drug Design; Biophysics and Computational Biology…

Kevin MacKenzie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Fragment-based drug discovery; Structural biology; Chemical biology; NMR spectroscopy

Michael A Mancini, Ph.D.

Professor

Single cell analysis of gene regulation

Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.

Director

Chemical biology and drug discovery; Mammalian reproduction; TGF-beta and cell signaling networks in female reproduction; Ovarian cancer…

Thomas F. Newton, M.D.

Professor

David Andrew Nielsen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 791-1414

Research

James L Pool, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5800

Cardiovascular Pharmacology; Alteration of Lipid Metabolism by Antihypertensive Drugs; Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction

Zhou Songyang, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5220

Addison A Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4721

Theodore G Wensel, Ph.D.

Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-6994

Neuronal Signal Transduction; Cyclic Nucleotides; Phosphoinositides; G Proteins and G Protein-Coupled Receptors; Ion Channels; Mouse and Rat; Human…

Koen J. T. Venken, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3698

Human Disease Modeling; Genome Engineering; Genetic Manipulation; Method Development; Technology Development; Drosophila melanogaster…

Christopher D Verrico, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 791-1414

Qizhi Cathy Yao, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 798-1765

HIV vaccines; Pancreatic cancer pathogenesis; Nanoparticle targeted delivery

E. Lynn Zechiedrich, Ph.D.

Kyle and Josephine Morrow Chair in Molecular Virology and Microbiology

Phone

  • (713) 798-5126

Research Faculty: Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

Wanzhi Huang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5106

Zhizeng Sun

Assistant Professor

Adjunct Faculty: Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

Administrative Staff

Andrew J McCullough, Ph.D.

Administrator

Kim Tran, B.S.

Coord, Admin II

Phone

  • (713) 798-4457

Research Staff

Jianwei Chen

Research Associate

Phone

  • (713) 798-3213

Yuanda Hua

Research Associate

Jeong Joo Kim, Ph.D., M.S.

Research Associate

Victoria Soeung

Tech, Research III