Physiology and Pharmacology Faculty

Only faculty affiliated with ILS are listed on this page.  Learn more about Physiology and Pharmacology faculty. The Physiology and Pharmacology Graduate Coordinator is Xiaoqin Ye (ye@uga.edu).

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Jarrod Call

Associate Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology

Mitochondrial bioenergetics of muscle, brain, and stem cells. Skeletal muscle physiology. Regenerative medicine and rehabilitation following traumatic tissue damage, disease, aging.

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Julie Coffield

Associate Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology; Toxicology; Neuroscience

Neurotoxic agents that alter synaptic transmission. The actions of toxins such as
the Clostridial neurotoxins (Botulinum and Tetanus) at the mammalian neuromuscular junction.

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Rabindranath De LaFuente

Rabinadranath De La Fuente

Associate Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology
  • ​Regulation of Large-Scale Chromatin Structure and Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression during Oogenesis
  • Role of Chromatin Modifications during Meiosis
  • Cancer Epigenetics and Chromosome Instability

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Gaylen L. Edwards

Professor
Neuroscience; Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology

Neural processing of abdominal sensory information. Control of ingestive behavior and autonomic function.

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Nikolay Filipov

Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology; Neuroscience; Cellular Biology; Toxicology

Major research focus areas: Neurotoxicology; Neuroimmunology; Basal ganglia, Neurodevelopmental, and Metabolic disorders.

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Jae-Kyung Lee

Associate Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology; Neuroscience

My research is focused on determining key molecules and their intrinsic mechanisms
in neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Jesse Schank

Associate Professor
Neuroscience; Physiology & Pharmacology

The role of stress and neuropeptides in drug seeking behavior using behavioral pharmacology,
neuroanatomy, and molecular neuroscience.

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Maria Viveiros

Associate Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology

Mammalian germ cell and early embryonic development; meiotic chromosome segregation in oocytes;
genomic instability; impact of age and environment on meiotic division.

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John J. Wagner

Professor
Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology

Neurophysiology of the hippocampus, cellular mechanisms of learning and memory, neuropharmacology of drugs of abuse and rodent models of addiction.

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Xiaoqin Ye

Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology; Toxicology

Molecular mechanism of embryo implantation. Endocrine disruptors on puberty and early pregnancy.

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