Core Faculty A-M: Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases

David B Corry, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7313

Asthma; Cytokine receptors; T cells; Airway physiology; Proteases

Miguel Cruz, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7775

Thrombosis, von Willebrand factor, platelet adhesion, DIC, extracellular hemoglobin, inflammation, vimentin, tranlational medicine

Swapan K Dasgupta, M.Sc, PhD

Assistant Professor

Farrah Kheradmand, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8622

Immune cells and lung disease; Matrix metalloproteinases; Cytokine function

Fong Wilson Lam, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Associate Professor

Neutrophil-platelet-endothelial interactions in inflammation and thrombosis

Daniel Mendoza

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-8856

Infectious Diseases; HIV infection; Clinical and translational research; Pneumococcal vaccines

Core Faculty N-Z: Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases

Trung C. Nguyen, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-6230

Lavannya Mundayatil Pandit, M.D., M.S., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7961

Pulmonary Hypertension; Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Antony Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2664

Let-7 in asthma and emphysema pathogenesis; Omics-miRNA regulatory networks; Let-7 in inflammation and autoimmunity…

Rolando Rumbaut, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor & Interim Section Chief

Phone

  • (713) 798-0316

Microvascular inflammation, platelets, microvascular thrombosis

Sarah Elizabeth Sartain, M.D.

Assistant Professor

David Sheikh-Hamad, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1301

Riverside Clinic; Kidney Protection via Metabolic Sensors

Perumal Thiagarajan

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7873

Vinod Vijayan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 770-1822

Serine/Threonine phosphatases in platelet and endothelial activation

Dennis T. Villareal, MD

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7156

Lifestyle, hormonal, and anabolic interventions to ameliorate sarcopenic obesity and frailty

Reina Villareal

Associate Professor

CYP450 enzyme genes in gonadal hormone and bone metabolism; Aromatase inhibitors and weight loss in severely obese men with hypogonadism

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

Professor of Surgery

Phone

  • (713) 798-1765

HIV vaccines; Pancreatic cancer pathogenesis; Nanoparticle targeted delivery

Andrew Yee

Assistant Professor

Affiliated Faculty: Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases

Biykem Bozkurt, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-8019

Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Titilope Fasipe, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-4362

Li Jiao, M.D., M.S., PhD

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 440-4456

Epidemiology and outcomes of gastrointestinal cancers; Molecular epidemiology; Genetic epidemiology; Dietary intake; Obesity; Biomarkers…

Marco Marcelli, M.D.

Professor and Interim Section Chief

Phone

  • (713) 794-7945

Basic Research: Endocrinology of Prostate Cancer, transition of prostate cancer to castration resistance; Clinical Research: Male hypogonadism…

Sharyl Rene Martini, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7393

Frank Orson, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-7960

Vaccines for substance abuse

Maria C Rodriguez-Barradas, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-8856

Barbara Wells Trautner, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Clinical and Health Services Research

Urinary tract infections; Healthcare-associated infections; Antimicrobial stewardship

Donna L White, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 794-8601

Genetic epidemiology of chronic liver disease; Sex hormones and risk of cirrhosis and cancer; Meta-Analysis and Systematic Reviews

Trainees: Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases

Marina Martinez-Vargas

Postdoctoral Associate

Christian Valladolid Brown

Graduate Student

Phone

  • (713) 791-1414

Christina Larrosa

Student Helper III