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Daniel Acosta, Jr. received his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He is Dean Emeritus of Pharmacy in the Winkle College of Pharmacy. His research has focused on cellular and in vitro toxicology, with emphasis in cardiovascular and hepatic toxicology. He has authored over 125 publications and over 30 book chapters; he is the current Editor of Cardiovascular Toxicology and Toxicology In Vitro. He has received several honors and awards, including the Burroughs Wellcome Toxicology Scholar Award, and was elected President of the two largest toxicology organizations in the world—the Society of Toxicology and the International Union of Toxicology. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences.
AGRAWAL, Dharma P. DSc
Engrg-Elec & Comp Engrg & CS
Dharma Agrawal received his DSc from EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. His research is focused on Wireless/mobile systems for 4G and beyond and sensors for biomedical applications and sports medicine. He has authored over 655 publications and has graduated 70 PhDs and 58 MS students and recipient of Award for Excellence in Mentoring Doctoral Students at UC. Co-author of widely accepted textbook on Wireless systems, he is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, AAAS, WIF 2004, IACSIT and Charter Fellow of NAI. He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Computer Science and a recipient of the Harry H. Goode Memorial Award.
ALEXANDER, J. Wesley MD
J. Wesley Alexander, MD, ScD received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Following medical school, he trained in general and thoracic surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. After two years at the U.S. Army Surgical Research Unit Burn Facility in San Antonio TX, he developed a number of programs including those related to pediatric burn care, bariatric surgery, and organ transplantation. Dr. Alexander founded the first transplant program at what is now University Hospital and led the Transplant Division for more than 30 years. In this leadership role, he completed the hospital’s first kidney transplant in 1967 and expanded transplantation services to include both the liver and pancreas. A true surgeon-scientist, Dr. Alexander received National Institutes of Health research funding nearly 40 consecutive years and made major contributions to the fields of surgical infection, burn injury, transplantation, post-surgical nutrition and bariatric surgery. He has more than 700 publications, primarily focusing on surgical infections, surgical nutrition, transplant surgery and burn surgery.
ALLINSMITH, Wesley PhD
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Philip C. Argyres is a Professor of Physics at UC. He received his PhD in Physics from Princeton University. His research on theoretical high energy physics has dealt with topics ranging from aspects of quantum gravity in string theory, black holes in variants of early universe cosmology, exact techniques in supersymmetric quantum field theories, to foundational questions on the existence and convergence of trans-series expansions in quantum field theories. He has authored over 60 publications, was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, and has been supported by grants from the NSF and DOE.
David Askew received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He performed postdoctoral training at the NCI-Frederick Cancer Research Facility (now the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research), as well as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is currently professor of pathology & laboratory medicine at UC. His research focuses on understanding mechanisms of virulence in the pathogenic mold Aspergillus fumigatus, focusing on how the fungus survives the stress of the host environment during infection.
Bruce Ault received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the University of Cincinnati in 1976. He is currently Professor of Chemistry and University Distinguished Teaching Professor. His research interests are focused on the study of highly reactive chemical intermediates using cryogenic techniques. He has authored over 225 publications and his research has been supported for over 35 years by the NSF. Dr. Ault is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Chemical Society. He was recently awarded the Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research.
BAKER, Norman R. PhD
CBA-QA & Info Syst
Professor Emeritus of Quantitative Analysis
Thomas L. Beck is a Professor of Chemistry and Physics at UC. He received his PhD in Chemical Physics from the University of Chicago. His research in theoretical and computational chemistry deals with the statistical mechanics of condensed phase systems, including liquids, interfaces, and biophysics. His recent work has focused on fundamental studies of ions in water, water interfaces, and materials for ion solvation in batteries and supercapacitors. He has also worked on new computational methods for describing the electron distributions in molecules. He is presently the Chair of the State Users Group at the Ohio Supercomputer Center. He has authored over 80 publications and has been supported by grants from NSF, DOE, and DoD.
BEN-JONATHAN, Nira PhD
Nira Ben-Jonathan received her PhD in Physiology from the University of Illinois, and is Professor of Cancer and Cell Biology in the College of Medicine at UC. Her research focus on breast and head and neck cancer, human obesity, and endocrine disrupting chemicals. She has authored 165 publications, edited a book, and contributed 12 chapters to textbooks and encyclopedias. She was elected Chairman of the Gordon Research Conference on Prolactin, elected Fellow of the AAAS, and received the UC Rievescl award. She served as member on numerous study sections and journal editorial boards, and has been chairman on five NIH study sections. Her research has been continuously supported by the NIH, NSF, DOD and the Komen Foundation.
BENSON, Michael L. PhD
Michael L. Benson received his Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois in 1982. He is currently a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. He is a past president of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium of the National White-Collar Crime Center and member of the Executive Board of the American Society of Criminology. He has published over 40 articles and book chapters on white-collar crime, as well as three books in that area. His book Combating Corporate Crime: Local Prosecutors at Work won the Outstanding Scholarship Award in 2000 from the Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems. In addition to white-collar crime, he has also published extensively on life course criminology and intimate partner violence. His two most recent books are Understanding White-Collar Crime: An Opportunity Perspective and Life Course Criminology: An Introduction. In 2011, he was invited to address the National Academy of Sciences on the state of white-collar crime research. His work has been supported by the National Institute of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control, and private foundations.
John Bissler earned his combined M.S. (Life Sciences) and M.D. degrees at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, served pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, and then his Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship, Graduate school and post-doctorate work at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He worked for 25 years in Cincinnati and was a tenured professor of Pediatrics, and the Clark D. West Chair of Nephology. He had a secondary appointment in Cell Biology. While in Cincinnati he mechanized and patented a widely used device for hemofiltration, developed a protocol to reduce the post-embolization syndrome, and was the PI on pivotal studies spearheading the use of mTORC1 inhibitors in tuberous sclerosis complex. He left Cincinnati in 2013 to become the Director of Nephrology for St. Jude Children’s Reseach Hospital and LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, the Director of the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Center of Excellence, and the Federal Express Chair of Excellence. Dr. Bissler has devoted his life to the research and clinical care of tuberous sclerosis renal disease.
BOBST, Albert M. PhD
Adj Prof Biol Chem (COM)
Albert M. Bobst is a Professor of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati. After receiving his PhD at the University of Zurich, he studied Quantum Biochemistry as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Pullman at the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique in Paris, France. Subsequently he was awarded a Swiss National Science Fellowship to learn Photosynthesis and Nucleic Acid Chemistry under the guidance of Professors Calvin and Tinoco, at Berkeley, CA. He was a visiting scientist at the National Institutes of Health in 1975/76, 1983/84, and at the ISREC in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1979. In 2007/08 he was a visiting scholar at OSU. His research interest is focused on the application of electron spin resonance (ESR) in biological systems. Federal agencies and industry have supported his research. In 2006 he was awarded US Patent 7,126,665 for "Detection of Nucleic Acid Target Sequences by ESR." He has ongoing collaborations to design Micro – ESR sensors for magnetic resonance – based gene detection in personalized medicine.
Don Bogen is the author of four books of poetry and a critical book on the American poet Theodore Roethke. He is also active as a translator and has collaborated with composers from the U.S. and abroad. Awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of Cincinnati George Rieveschl Award for scholarly and creative work, and the U.C. Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award. Nathaniel Ropes Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, he serves as Poetry Editor of The Cincinnati Review.
BONVENTRE, Peter F. PhD
Professor Emeritus of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Professor Emeritus of Biological
Punit Boolchand is a condensed matter scientist, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems (EECS) in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Cincinnati, where he is director of the Solid State Physics and Electronic Materials Laboratory. He discovered the Intermediate Phase: an elastically percolative network glass distinguished from traditional (clustered) liquid–gas spinodals by strong non-local long-range interactions. The IP characterizes space-filling, nearly stress-free and weakly-aging, critically self-organized non-equilibrium glassy networks (such as window glass, ineluctably complex high-temperature superconductors, microelectronic Si/SiO2 high-k dielectric interfaces, and protein folding). His experimental data over a 25-year period (1982–2007) formed the basis for the theory of network glasses developed by James Charles Phillips and Michael Thorpe. The most remarkable physical properties of this new topological phase (IP) continue to attract special attention in applications of disordered materials including modified oxides and semiconducting glasses. The theory was adopted by Corning Inc. and was a substantial factor contributing to the development of Gorilla glass by Corning scientists including John. C. Mauro. These networks, although topologically disordered, exhibit many nearly ideal properties that have revolutionized glass science and technology, as part of HD TV and glass covers for devices such as cell phones.
BRAZIEL, Jana Evans PhD
Professor of English and Africana Studies
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
BRETT, Carlton, PhD
Carlton E. Brett earned his PhD at the University of Michigan in 1978, and that year accepted a faculty position in Geology at the University of Rochester. He joined the University of Cincinnati Geology faculty in 1998 and currently holds the title of University Distinguished Research Professor. Dr. Brett's research lies at the interface between paleontology and sedimentary geology. He maintains active research interests in cyclic stratigraphy, the long-term record of climate change and sea level, taphonomy, and paleoecology, especially of organism interactions and evolutionary ecology. He was honored in 2010 with the University's Rieveschl Award, received an Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize in 2006, the 2008 Digby McClaren Medal for Stratigraphic Paleontology, the 2012 Raymond C. Moore Medal (Outstanding Paleontologist) from the Society of Sedimentary Geology, and the 2013 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Outstanding Educator Award.
Honored with numerous grants and fellowships from such institutions as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council, Kimberly Burleigh has shown her artwork in over 150 exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. She works with a variety of mediums, including; painting, drawing, computer imaging and 3D animation. She was an artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito) and the Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA). Prior to her current position as Professor in Fine Arts, she served as Director of Graduate Studies in Fine Arts from 1990 until 2009 in the College of DAAP.
BUSCHBECK, Elke K. PhD
Elke Buschbeck is professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Neuroscience Graduate Program of the University of Cincinnati. She is an expert in neuroethology and sensory neurobiology. Her past work on unique eye organizations has inspired the development of novel cameras.
BUTLER, David, PhD
David L. Butler received his PhD in Biomechanics from Michigan State University. He is Emeritus Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UC. His research has focused on knee biomechanics, in vivo tissue forces, and functional tissue engineering to improve tendon repair. He has authored over 150 publications and has received two Kappa Delta Awards from the AAOS and the Gustas Larson Award from ASME. He is a fellow of ASME, inaugural fellow of AIMBE, and active in the US National Committee on Biomechanics and Sigma Xi. NIH and NSF have supported his research. Dr. Butler previously served as the chair of the Graduate Fellows.
CAHAY, Marc M PhD
Engrg-Elec & Comp Engrg&CS
Marc M. Cahay received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1987. His research focuses on the modeling of transport in nanoscale devices, with a recent focus on spintronics and vacuum nanoelectronics. He is also directing experimental programs in spintronics and the study cold cathodes. He has published over 150 papers and one textbook on an Introduction to spintronics. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and various companies. He is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society, the American Physical Society, and IEEE. At UC, he is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Professor Award and was elected Fellow of the Academy of Teaching and Learning in 2014.
Guy Cameron received his PhD in zoology from University of California, Davis. He first joined the faculty at the University of Houston, moved to UC as Department Head in 1998, and now is an Emeritus Professor. He was President of the American Society of Mammalogists and the Texas Society of Mammalogy, and Editor of the Journal of Mammalogy. His research focuses on ecology of rodents in prairie and forests, and on the impact of invasive plants on native habitats. He has over 120 publications with support from NSF, NIH, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and US Fish and Wildlife Service. He is co-PI on NSF support for facilities at UC Center for Field Studies and STEM education.
Jeffrey D. Camm received his PhD in Management Science from Clemson University. He is the Joseph S. Stern Professor of Business Analytics and Director of the Center for Business Analytics in the Lindner College of Business. He has published over thirty papers in applied optimization in a variety of journals including Science, Management Science, and Operations Research. His work has been funded by the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. EPA and Argonne Labs.
CAMPBELL, Kenneth PhD
Kenneth Campbell received his PhD in Neurobiology from Lund University in Sweden. He is a Professor in the Division of Developmental Biology within the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Research Foundation in the UC College of Medicine. His research focuses on the formation of neural circuits in the developing mammalian brain and has relevance to childhood neuropsychiatric disorders such as ADHD, OCD, Tourette’s and Autism.
Graduate Fellow Bill Connick, expert on smart materials, chemical sensing, inorganic photochemistry, multielectron transfer, and radioanalytical chemistry; Beckman Young Investigator, Université de Bordeaux Visiting Scholar, recipient of NSF CAREER Award.
Francis T. Cullen, PhD Columbia University, is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate in the School of Criminal Justice at UC. He has published more than 300 works that have earned over 35,000 citations in the areas of criminological theory, correctional policy, white-collar crime, and sexual victimization. He is Past President of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In 2010, he was given the ASC Edwin H. Sutherland Award. He has served on the Science Advisory Board for the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2013, he was honored by his alma mater, Bridgewater State University, with a Doctorate in Public Service.
CULLEY, Theresa PhD
Graduate fellow Theresa Culley, expert in plant population ecology and genetics, provost fellow, editor-in-chief for Applications in Plant Sciences, board member of the Midwestern Invasive Plant Network, past-president of the Ohio Invasive Plants Council.
CUPPOLETTI, John, PhD
Molecular & Cell Physiology
John Cuppoletti, PhD professor emeritus Dept. Mol & Cell Physiology,COM The laboratory is focused on the study ion channels in physiology, disease and therapeutics. Our work uses electrophysiology and cell and molecular biology for study of BK and ClC-2 channels. BK channel activators are used as therapy in diseases of the eye, and ClC-2 channels are used in treatment of disorders of the intestine. These ion channel studies have helped elucidate of the roles of these ion channels in physiological and pathological processes.
CUSHION, Melanie T. PhD
College of Medicine, Dept. Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Senior Associate Dean for Research
Melanie T. Cushion is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UC. She serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Research at the UC College of Medicine and is a Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her research focuses on the fungal pathogens in the genus Pneumocystis. Fungi in this genus cause an oftentimes lethal pneumonia (PCP) in humans and other mammals with compromised immune status. PCP is not responsive to standard antifungal therapy with few treatment alternatives besides trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Her laboratory focuses on pre-clinical drug development. Her publications include over 90 peer-reviewed papers; over 50 chapters, reviews, editorials or letters and a book editorship. She has served on the AARR4 study section as a member and Chair and served on several ad hoc sections. She holds a patent for bisbenzamidines as therapeutic agents and conducts a service that screens potential new anti-PCP drugs. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (2009). She is a member of the JPC-2, the advisory body to the JPC-2 Chair for the Defense Health Program Military Infectious Diseases Research Program. Her research program has been funded since 1987 through grants from the VA, NIH and NSF. Dr. Cushion received the 2017 Antimicrobial Research Award from the American Society for Microbiology in recognition of her research on the pre-clinical development of new anti-fungal drugs.
DANIELS, Roger PhD
Charles Phelps Taft
Professor Emeritus of History
DAVIS, Jack L. PhD
Jack L. Davis received his PhD from the University of Cincinnati. He is currently Carl W. Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology in the Department of Classics. Davis has directed excavations in Greece and Albania, and is currently co-directing a program of research at the Palace of Nestor at Pylos. He serves on the board of several major journals, is a corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin, a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a trustee of the University of Athens, Greece. He served as director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens from 2007-2012.
DEEPE, George MD
George S. Deepe, Jr. received his MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He performed Internal Medicine training at Southern Illinois University and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Universities of Kentucky and Cincinnati. He is Professor of Medicine at UC. His research focuses on the host response to the pathogenic fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum. He examines the immune mechanisms that promote clearance and those that exacerbate infection. His research has been supported by NIH and VA. He was the recipient of an NIH MERIT grant, elected an AAAS Fellow, elected to the American Association of Physicians, and given the Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research at UC.
DEGEN, Jay PhD
Division of Experimental Hematology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Sandra J. Degen received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Washington. She is currently a tenured Professor of Pediatrics at UC. Her research program was focused on the molecular biology of the blood coagulation system. She holds three patents for her discoveries and was elected as a Charter Fellow to the National Academy of Inventors (2013). Her honors include: Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences (1987), an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association (AHA; 1990), Special Recognition Award in Thrombosis from the AHA (2005), and elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS; 2011). She has served on the Biomedical Workforce Taskforce reporting to the Director of the NIH (2011-2012) and the Internal Advisory Committee for the Deputy Director of Intramural Research at the NIH (2012-present). She is a past Vice President for Research at UC (2004-2011) and past Chair of the Fellows of the Graduate School (2012-2014).
DEKA, Ranjan PhD
Ranjan Deka is a molecular population geneticist. His primary research interest is epidemiology and genetics of complex diseases. A major thrust of his laboratory is identification of genetic variants associated with common diseases. Dr. Deka’s other research interests are in the areas of human genome diversity and evolutionary genetics. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers. He was awarded the Gorjanovic-Krambergeri Award for 2010 by the Croatian Anthropological Society and Croatian Academy of Sciences for his work on population genetics in the Adriatic Islands. He is the Director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Health.
Dionysios (Dion) D. Dionysiou is currently a professor of Environmental Engineering and Science Program at UC. He teaches courses and performs research in the areas of drinking water quality and treatment, advanced unit operations for water treatment, advanced oxidation technologies and nanotechnologies, and physical-chemical processes for water quality control. He has received funding from NSF, US EPA, NASA, NOAA/CICEET, USGS, USDA, Ohio Sea Grant, USAID, and DuPont. He is currently one of the editors of Chemical Engineering Journal,editor of the Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, and special issue editor of the Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE). He is a member of the editorial boards of several other journals. Dr. Dionysiou is the author or co-author of over 290 refereed journal publications, over 90 conference proceedings, 20 book chapter publications, 20 editorials, and more than 550 presentations. He has edited/co-edited 5 books on water quality, water reuse, and photocatalysis. He is currently co-editing a book on harmful algal blooms. Dr. Dionysiou’s work received over 12,000 citations with an H factor of 60.
University of Arizona
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
DURST, Russel K. PhD
A&S-English & Comparative Lit
Russel Durst received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is Professor of English and Director of the Honors Scholars Program of UC’s College of Arts and Sciences. He has served as President of the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy; Chair of the National Council of Teachers of English Standing Committee on Research; and Editorial Board member for the journals College Composition and Communication, Language and Learning Across the Disciplines, and Writing Program Administration. He has published five books and approximately 50 articles, essays, and reviews on English composition in journals and edited collections. His books include English Language Arts Research and Teaching: Revisiting and Extending Arthur Applebee’s Contributions, with G. Newell and J. Marshall (Routledge, 2017), They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Discourse (with Readings), with G. Graff and C. Birkenstein (W.W. Norton & Company, fourth edition, 2017); You Are Here: Readings on Higher Education for College Writers (Prentice Hall, 2003); Collision Course: Conflict, Negotiation, and Learning in College Composition (National Council of Teachers of English, 1999); and Exploring Texts: The Role of Discussion and Writing in the Teaching and Learning of Literature, with George Newell (Christopher-Gordon, 1993).
EDELMAN, David J. PhD
DAAP-School of Planning
Director, MCP Program
David J. Edelman is Professor of Planning and was Director of the School of Planning for eleven years at the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning of the University of Cincinnati. He was formerly Chairman of the Department of Urban Environmental Management at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) of Erasmus University, Rotterdam and Director of the Centre for the Urban Environment, operated jointly by IHS and another Dutch institution, Wageningen University. With more than thirty-five years of experience in urban and regional planning, energy planning and economics, urban environmental planning, university teaching, research and administration, as well as in the training of mid-career professionals, he has spent fifteen years of that time working as a technical expert and project manager in forty-five countries for both Swiss and American consulting engineering firms. His long-term overseas experience includes Liberia as a US Peace Corps Volunteer Teacher, Thailand as Associate Professor of Energy Planning and Policy at the Asian Institute of Technology, the Philippines as Staff Energy Consultant at the Asian Development Bank developing the Second Bangladesh National Energy Plan, and Israel as Lady Davis Research Fellow in City and Regional Planning at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Professionally certified in the US, Switzerland and the Netherlands, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio State chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
ELLEH, Nnamdi PhD
Associate Professor of Architecture and Interior Design
School of Architecture and Interior Design
Nnamdi Elleh, PhD, is Professor of Architecture, History and Theory at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). He was trained as an architect at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and he received his PhD in art history from Northwestern University. Elleh was a Fulbright Teaching-Research Scholar at the University of Cape Town. He studied post-apartheid nationalist-inspired architecture in South Africa (Jan-Aug 2012). He was also Visiting Architectural Historian at the same university in 2008; a recipient of the Samuel Kress, and Graham Architectural Foundation grants; a Samuel Ittleson Pre-Doctoral Fellow (2000-2002) at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art (CASVA), Washington, D.C.; and recipient of the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award at the University of Cincinnati in 2003. His publications include African Architecture, Evolution and Transformation (McGraw Hill, 1996), the first comprehensive text on African architecture from antiquity to the present; Architecture and Power in Africa (Praeger, 2001), and Reading the Architecture of the Underprivileged Classes (2014). Current research interests are modern architecture as diverse, multi-centered, regional and localized experiences in different parts of the world; Art, architecture, public space, and politics as examined in his forthcoming book Architecture And Politics in Nigeria (2015). He also studies vernacular modernism(s), architecture, tourism and environmental resources. He is the Coordinator of the Master of Science and the PhD programs in Architecture.
Bonnie S. Fisher received her PhD from Northwestern University in Political Science. She is professor in the School of Criminal Justice. Her published articles and chapters span the fields of victimology and crime prevention, with her primary research area has been on violence against women, with an emphasis on college students. Professor Fisher recently served on the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Measuring Rape and Sexual Assault in Bureau of Justice Statistics Household Surveys. In 2014, she was awarded the Academy Fellow Award, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and in 2012, the George Rieveschl Awardee for Creative and/or Scholarly Works by the University of Cincinnati. She has published over 200 articles/chapter/reports and written or coauthors 10 books, including the Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. Her research has been funded by the Department of Justice, National Institute of Health, and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.
FRANK, James PhD
James Frank received his PhD from Michigan State University in Criminal Justice and Criminology. He is a professor in School of Criminal Justice and the Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Research. His research primarily focuses on understanding the behavior of street-level police officers, officer decision making during interactions with the public and citizen attitudes and perceptions of the police. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and one edited book. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Justice and Office of Criminal Justice Services. He is a past President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Dr. Joel R. Fried is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Louisville and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering. Over a career spanning 32 years at the University of Cincinnati, he had served as Professor of Chemical Engineering, Dual Professor of Genome Science, Head of the ChE Department, and Director of the Polymer Research Center, the Ohio Board of Regents Center for Molecular Simulation, and the NSF IGERT Program in Bio-applications of Membrane Science and Technology. In 2010, he left UC as Professor Emeritus and Fellow of the Graduate School and joined the University of Dayton as the Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair in Nanomaterials. He later served as Chair of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Florida State. His current research interests focus on the application of computational chemistry and molecular simulations to the study of the transport of ions and small molecules in polymeric, biological, and biomimetic membranes. He is the author of more than 150 publications. A third edition of his textbook Polymer Science and Technology (Prentice Hall) appeared in 2014 while a new textbook in Computational Chemistry and Molecular Simulation (Wiley) is due out early in 2016. Dr. Fried earned BS degrees in Biology and ChE and a ME degree in ChE from RPI. In addition, he received MS and PhD degrees in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).
GERSTENBERGER, Katharina PhD
Professor of German and Department Chair
Languages and Literature
University of Utah
Katharina Gerstenberger received her PhD from Cornell University in 1993. She is professor of German and chair of Languages and Literature at the University of Utah. She is the author of Truth to Tell: German Women’s Autobiographies and Turn-of-the-Century Culture (2000) and Writing the New Berlin: The German Capital in Post-Wall Literature (2008). She co-edited German Literature in a New Century: Trends, Traditions, Transformations, Transitions (2008); and After the Berlin Wall: Germany and Beyond (2011). Her articles on topics of 20th and 21st German literary culture have appeared in Ecozona, Gegenwartsliteratur, Monatshefte, Women in German Yearbook, German Politics and Society, German Quarterly and in several anthologies, including German Literature in the Age of Globalization (2004), Spatial Turns: Space, Place, and Mobility in German Literary and Visual Culture (2010), and Generational Shifts in Contemporary German Culture (2010). From 2007-2010 she was co-editor of Women in German Yearbook. She is a member of the Transatlantic Research Network in Environmental Humanities.
GIBSON, Mark I. MM
CCM-Ensembles & Conducting
Director Orch Studies, Professor
Mark Gibson is music director of the CCM Philharmonia Orchestra. He enjoys a career that spans three continents, guest conducting and teaching from Munich to Manila. Director of Orchestral Studies at UC’s College-Conservatory of Music, Gibson also serves as principal guest conductor of the Sichuan Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor/consultant with China National Opera. He holds honorary conducting posts with the Central Conservatory of Music and the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing and at Xiamen University School of the Arts. He is a frequent guest conductor as well at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and teaches regularly at the Conductor's Institute at Bard College. His students have won many international conducting prizes and occupy podiums around the world. Professor Gibson holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
GLAZER, Greer L. PhD, RN
CON Office Administration
Greer Glazer is a nationally recognized leader in nursing education. She has a strong history of developing community, national and international partnerships and securing federal funding for nursing research, scholarship and program implementation.
GRIFFITH, Michael PhD
Director of Graduate Studies in English & Comparative Literature
Michael Griffith’s Trophy was named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best 25 Books of Fiction for 2011. His previous books are Bibliophilia and Spikes. Griffith’s work has appeared widely in periodicals, and he's the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A native of SC, he earned an AB in German from Princeton (summa cum laude) and an MFA from LSU before serving ten years as Associate Editor of The Southern Review. In 2004 he founded Yellow Shoe Fiction, a series at LSU Press. Currently Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English, he is also Fiction Editor at Cincinnati Review.
Guan, Hairong PhD
Hairong Guan received his PhD in Chemistry from Columbia University. He joined the University of Cincinnati in 2007. He is currently a Professor of Chemistry. His research interests include synthetic inorganic/organic chemistry, reaction mechanisms, catalysis with earth-abundant transition metals, and biomass conversion. He has authored over 50 publications with research funded by the NSF, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund and P&G. Dr. Guan has received an NSF CAREER Award and a UC Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow and a UC Lowenstein Scholar.
GUTMARK, Ephraim J. PhD, DSc
CEAS-Aerospace Eng & Eng Mech
Ohio Eminent Scholar
Dr. Gutmark joined the University of Cincinnati (UC) in 2000 as the Ohio Regents Eminent Scholar and Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. Since 2008 he was appointed a Distinguished Research Professor. Since 2006 he is a Professor of Otolaryngology, at the UC Medical Center. Since 2009 he is an Affiliated Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He was Chairman and chaired Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University from 1995. He worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the Research Department of the Naval Air Warfare Center in California. The research interests include jet noise, flight control, flow-structure interactions, biomedical fluid dynamics, advanced propulsion systems, combustion control, performance enhancement of Pulse and Rotating Detonation Engines (PDE/RDE), afterburners research, turbochargers research, turbine heat transfer, and hydrodynamics for oil explorations. He is a Fellow of AIAA and of the American Physical Society (APS), the recipient of the 2013 ASME Fluids Engineering Award, and the recipient of College of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Researcher awards and several teaching awards. He is an Associate Editor of AIAA Journal. He published nearly 200 papers in refereed archival journals, over 500 conference papers, and is a co-inventor of 69 US and EU patents.
Kathryn Gutzwiller received her PhD in Classics from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Professor in the Department of Classics at UC. Her research has focused on Greek poetry, particularly that of the Hellenistic period. She has published five books and numerous articles. She has twice won the Gildersleeve Award for the best article in the American Journal of Philology and is the recipient of the Charles Goodwin Award of Merit from the American Philology Association for her book entitled Poetic Garlands. She has received grants and fellowships from the NEH, ACLS, All Souls College at Oxford, Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, and the Loeb Classical Foundation. She has served as President of the Society for Classical Studies.
HANCOCK, John E. MArch
Arch & Interior Design
John E. Hancock holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Nebraska and a Masters in Architectural History and Theory from McGill University. His research specialties include the Ohio Valley’s ancient earthworks, on which he has also written and produced award-winning, NEH-funded multimedia programs. His advanced teaching and international publications explore architectural theory and interpretation more broadly, mainly from a phenomenological perspective. His former graduate students hold leadership positions in architectural education and practice throughout the world. Professor Hancock is a former chair of Ohio Humanities, and the leads the statewide committee preparing Ohio’s earthworks for their anticipated UNESCO World Heritage nomination.
HANSON, Margaret Murray, PhD
Professor of Physics
Associate Dean for Natural Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
Margaret Hanson received her PhD in Astrophysics from the University of CO, Boulder in 1995. She came to UC in 1998 as a professor in the Department of Physics. She has been Associate Dean since 2011, first for The Graduate School, then The College of Arts & Sciences since 2016. She is an expert in obtaining near-infrared spectroscopic observations of high-mass stars, which is used to study the structure and evolution of our galaxy. She has observed with the most sophisticated telescopes available, including the Very Large Telescope in the Atacama, Chile, the Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea, HI, and the Hubble Space Telescope. At UC she has amassed nearly 2 million dollars in external grants and contracts, including an NSF CAREER Award, and served 8 years as associate editor-in-chief for “The Astronomical Journal”. She has been twice nationally elected to serve in executive offices in the American Astronomical Society.
HARDCASTLE, Valerie Gray, PhD
Valerie Gray Hardcastle is Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Executive Director of UC LEAF, Director of the Medicine, Health, and Society Program, and Scholar-in-Residence at the Weaver Institute for Law and Psychiatry. An internationally recognized scholar, she is the author of five books and over 130 essays. She studies the nature and structure of interdisciplinary theories in the cognitive sciences and has focused primarily on developing a framework for understanding pain processing and conscious phenomena responsive to neuroscientific, psychiatric, and psychological data. Currently, she is investigating the neuroscience of violence and its implications for both our understanding of human nature and the criminal justice system.
Jason Heikenfeld is an internationally leading scientist in electrofluidic device research for biosensors, beam steering, lab-on-chip, displays, and electronic paper. He is an NSF CAREER, AFOSR and Sigma Xi Young Investigator. Dr. Heikenfeld is a Senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Senior member of the Society for Information Display, and a member of SPIE, a member of ASEE, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Heikenfeld is now launching his 3rd startup company, and has lead the creation of programs and coursework at the University of Cincinnati that foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and an understanding of the profound change that technology can have on society.
William R. Heineman received a BS degree in Chemistry from Texas Tech University in 1964 and a PhD in 1968 in Analytical Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a Research Chemist at Hercules Research Center for two years before becoming a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Case Western Reserve University in 1970 and The Ohio State University in 1971. He joined the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 1972 where he is now Distinguished Research Professor. He served as Head of the Department of Chemistry in 2010-2013. His research interests include spectroelectrochemistry, chemical sensors and biosensors, electrochemical immunoassay, and microfluidic systems for chemical analysis.
HELMICKI, Arthur J. PhD
CEAS-Elec Eng & Comp Systems
Dept Head, Professor
Arthur J. Helmicki received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1989. He is a professor of Electrical Engineering at UC and a principle in the University of Cincinnati Infrastructure Institute. The focus of his research has been in the development and application of practical, nondestructive evaluation techniques for structural identification, damage detection, condition assessment, health monitoring, and associated information technologies. He has published over 150 technical articles. He is a member of the IEEE, ASNT, and a recipient of the ASCE Civil Engineering Research Foundation Charles Pankow Award for Innovation.
HILDEMAN, David PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Immunobiology Graduate Program
Division of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
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David A. Hildeman received his PhD in Medical Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Professor of Immunobiology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation. He is also the Director of the Immunology Graduate Program at the University of Cincinnati. His research focuses on the apoptotic control of T cell homeostasis and has been continuously supported by the NIH. He has authored over 75 publications and has served on multiple NIH and NSF study sections, including as a permanent member of the Cellular and Molecular Immunology-B study section as well as for the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council, UK.
HINKEL, Kenneth M. PhD
Kenneth M. Hinkel received in PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of Michigan. He is Professor of Geography at UC, specializing in climatology and geomorphology. Much of his research in the Arctic over the past 35 years has focused on the impact of climate change and human activities on the stability of permafrost and surficial processes. He has also published on the urban heat island, lake temperature effects, and geophysical engineering methods. Hinkel has been continually funded since 1991, has over 130 publications, and serves as editor for the journal “Permafrost and Periglacial Processes.” In 2010, Hinkel was presented with the Francois Emile Matthes Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Cryospheric Sciences by the Association of American Geographers.
HO, Chia-Chi PhD
CEAS-Biomed, Chemical, Env Eng
Chia-Chi Ho is a professor at the Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Her research interests are biomaterials and bioseparations. She is an Executive Leadership on Academic Technology and Engineering Fellow and an American Council on Education Fellow.
Joel Hoffman’s music draws from such diverse sources as Chinese traditional musics, Eastern European folk musics and American bebop, and is pervaded by a sense of lyricism and rhythmic vitality. Joel has been a resident artist at the MacDowell Colony as well as at other artist colonies, including Yaddo, the Aaron Copland House, the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France and the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy. For 36 years he was a Professor of Composition at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is currently a guest professor at the China Conservatory in Beijing, China. Born in Vancouver, Canada in 1953, he studied at the University of Wales and completed graduate studies at the Juilliard School. Joel has received commissions from organizations such as the Tanglewood and Caramoor festivals, the Beijing Bamboo Flute Orchestra, the Eastman School of Music and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He has served as Composer-in-Residence with the Buffalo Philharmonic and the National Philharmonic in Washington D.C. and has received awards from the American Academy-Institute of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment for the Arts and ASCAP, among many others. Joel’s music can be found on the Albany, CRI, Koch, Stradivarius, Centaur, EMA and Deutsche Welle labels.
Simon P. Hogan received his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the John Curtin School of Medical research, Australian National University Canberra Australia. He is a Tenured Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His NIH-funded research program is focused on immune and intestinal epithelial cell interactions in health and in predisposition to inflammatory diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Food Allergy. He has authored over 100 publications, serves on the editorial Boards of J Immunol, Clin Exp Allergy and Plos One and is currently Director of Research for the Division of Allergy and Immunology at CCHMC.
Nelson Horseman’s laboratory has been a focus of endocrinology research and education at the university. He has trained 13 PhD students, and served on innumerable advisory committees for research students at all levels (undergraduate, MS. PhD. Postdoctoral). He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers, reviews, chapters, and books. During this time he has served on numerous boards and committees for federal research programs at the National Institutes of Health (e.g., Endocrinology Study Section, Molecular Oncogenesis Study Section, Women’s Health Initiative Special Panel, etc.), the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and on state-sponsored research programs.
HOWE, Steven R. PhD
Steven R. Howe is Emeritus Professor of Psychology in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, and former head of the department (2005-2012). He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Midwestern Psychological Association, and the Society for Community Research and Action. His research focuses on organizational effectiveness. He is especially interested in using organizational data for evaluating operations and outcomes, planning interventions, and conducting policy research.
Samuel H. Huang is Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. He received the PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University. Dr. Huang’s research focuses on big data analytics and complex system analysis and optimization, with applications in health care and manufacturing. He has published over 130 technical papers. Dr. Huang received the Robert A. Dougherty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in 2005. In addition to many industrial projects, he has been awarded five grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research in health care and manufacturing research and education.
Warren D. Huff is currently professor of geology at the University of Cincinnati, where he has been a faculty member since 1963. Much of his research deals with the study of bentonites and K-bentonites, which are the remains of explosively erupted volcanic ash layers. These layers are now altered largely to clay minerals, although some original volcanic crystals remain. He studies both types of minerals to learn about the nature of the source volcanoes, many of which are several hundreds of millions years old, as well as the natural processes by which the volcanic ash layers have been buried in the earth and altered to their present form. In recent years, he has served as a technical consultant to NASA on the subject of Martian soil clays.
Ronald. L. Huston is professor emeritus and distinguished research professor at the University of Cincinnati. He is also director of the Institute for Applied Interdisciplinary Research. He is a member of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. He received a BS in mechanical engineering in 1959; a MS in civil engineering in 1961; and a PhD in engineering mechanics in 1962, with all degrees awarded by the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. Ron has been a faculty member at UC since 1962. His fields of research are biomechanics and cell mechanics. He is the author of 167 journal articles, 156 conference papers, 8 books and 88 book reviews. He has served as a paper reviewer for over 35 journals. Ron has served as technical editor of Applied Mechanics Reviews, associate editor of Journal of Applied Mechanics and regular reviewer for Zentralblatt Math. He is also a regular reviewer for the Hong Kong Research Council. Ron has been the recipient of 34 research grants and contracts. He is an active consultant in safety and injury biomechanics.
JACKSON, Howard E PhD
Howard E. Jackson received the BS degree in physics from the University of Rochester and the PhD degree from Northwestern University. Jackson is currently Professor of Physics and Distinguished Teaching Professor, at the University of Cincinnati, where he has served as both Vice President of Research and University Dean of the Graduate School. His current research centers on the optical properties of semiconductor nanowires and the roles of active learning in introductory STEM courses with current support from grants from the National Science Foundation. He has served as the Council of Graduate Schools/National Science Foundation Dean-in-Residence in Washington, DC. Dr. Jackson is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Professor Milind A. Jog received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include sprays, multiphase flows, CFD, heat and mass transfer, and interfacial phenomena. He has authored a graduate-level textbook on Advanced Thermodynamics and has over 150 peer-reviewed publications. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award and several research and teaching awards. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, NIH, DOE, NRC, AFRL, and industries. He is a Fellow of ASME, a member of the Board of Directors of ILASS-Americas, and Editor of the Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer.
JONES, W. Keith PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics Associate Director, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
College of Medicine
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Dr. Jones joined UC as faculty in 2000 and was promoted to full Professor here. Dr. Jones served as Vice Chair of the Pharmacology Department (208-2013) and Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence (2009-2014) and Director of Basic and Pre-Clinical Research, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease (Medicine, 2013-2014). In 2014 he moved to Chicago to accept the Chair of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Dr. Jones’ research interests are in the areas of innate immune signaling and gene expression in the heart as it relates to ischemia/reperfusion injury, cardioprotection and cardiomyopathy/heart failure. The lab has pursued the gene regulatory network that underlies cardioprotection and discovered a novel protective phenomenon termed remote cardioprotection due to skin nociceptor stimulation. NIC is the basis for translational develop of a therapeutic device by a UC spinoff company, CardioCeption, LLC. More recent work has shown that microRNAs playnodal roles gene regulatory networks; a handful of microRNAs are implicated in the regulation of over 200 distinct genes. The lab has discovered that some of these miRNAs are secreted from the heart and may serve as biomarkers for cardioprotection vs. I/R injury. Further work to determine whether these circulatory miRNAs serve a paracrine function in the body, for example in remote organ protection, or are simply being disposed is underway and the hope is to use this knowledge to develop new therapeutics.
Edna S. Kaneshiro, PhD, Zoology, Syracuse University. Post-doctorals: University of Chicago, Bryn Mawr College. Currently University Distinguished Research Professor, Biological Sciences. Fellow: AAAS, American Academy of Microbiology. Research: lipid biochemistry, cell biology and physiology of free-living, opportunistic and parasitic protists. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, as well as Editor, Associate Editor and Editorial Board member of a number of journals. She was President of International Society of Protistologists, and Sigma Xi UC chapter. At UC, she received a Faculty Achievement Award, George Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research, and George Barbour Award for faculty-student relations.
Frank R. Kardes is the Donald E. Weston Professor of Marketing at the Lindner College of Business at UC. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award of the Society for Consumer Psychology, and a Fellow of five national professional societies. His research focuses on omission neglect, consumer judgment and inference processes, persuasion and advertising, and consumer and managerial decision making. He was Co-Editor of Advances in Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, the Handbook of Consumer Psychology, and Marketing Letters and has served on six editorial boards.
W. David Kelton is a Professor in the Department of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati; he is also Visiting Professor of Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School. His research interests are in the probabilistic and statistical aspects of simulation, and applications of simulation. He received PhD and MS degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MS in mathematics from Ohio University, and a BA in Mathematics from Wisconsin. He has also been on faculty at Michigan, Penn State, Minnesota, and Kent State. Past visiting posts include Wisconsin, the Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies, and the Warsaw School of Economics. He has chaired or co-chaired ten PhD dissertations across three universities. In addition to over 100 refereed papers, he has co-authored three simulation books in a combined 12 editions that have sold over 230,000 copies and have been translated into five other languages. His publications have been cited more than 20,000 times (per Google Scholar). He served as associate/area/department editor for Operations Research, IIE Transactions, and other journals, and was Editor-in-Chief of the INFORMS Journal on Computing for over seven years, during which time it rose from unranked to first of 54 operations-research journals on the ISI impact factor. His service to the Winter Simulation Conference includes Program and General Chair, and Chair of both the Board of Directors and the Foundation. He is a Fellow of both INFORMS and IIE.
Gurjit Khurana Hershey, MD, PhD, received a BS degree from the University of Iowa, and MD and PhD degrees from Washington University School of Medicine. After completing pediatric residency and an allergy/immunology Fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Dr. Khurana Hershey joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She now directs the Division of Asthma Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is the director of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Khurana Hershey is the principal investigator of a federally funded Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Center which supports, in part, the asthma and allergy-based Greater Cincinnati Pediatric Clinic Repository. She is also the PI of the UC T32 MSTP training grant, the Inner City Asthma Consortium, and the Ohio Pediatric Asthma Repository. Her NIH funded laboratory focuses on elucidating the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to the development of asthma and eczema. Dr. Khurana Hershey has authored over 150 publications and is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology. She is on the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, NIH Council member, and serves on the Executive Council of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Program.
KINOSHITA, Kay PhD
Kay Kinoshita received her PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley. After holding faculty positions at Harvard and Virginia Tech, she came to UC as a full Professor in 1998. She is currently Head in Physics. She is a member of the Belle/Belle II particle physics experiment in Japan; results from Belle were instrumental in confirming the theory that won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics for M. Kobayashi and T. Maskawa. Dr. Kinoshita has published over 600 articles. Her research has been supported by DOE and NSF. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Evangelia (Litsa) Kranias received her PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Northwestern University. She is currently the Hanna Professor, Distinguished Research Professor, Director of Cardiovascular Biology in the Department of Pharmacology and Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. Her research defined the role of calcium cycling genes in the control of heart function and identified novel targets for heart failure treatment. She was also the first to identify human mutations in calcium cycling genes and showed that these may predispose to arrhythmias and heart failure. Her research has been funded by NIH for over 30 years and has been published in over 350 scientific articles and reviews. Dr. Kranias has received numerous awards and honors and has been named an AHA Distinguished Scientist. She has been elected to the Council of several societies, has organized and chaired numerous conferences and has served on several review panels and Editorial Boards.