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 (

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Call, Jarrod A.

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. Website

Coffield, Julie

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. Website

De La Fuente, Rabindranath

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 Website

Edwards, Gaylen L.

Gaylen L. Edwards Professor Neuroscience; Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology Neural processing of abdominal sensory information. Control of ingestive behavior and autonomic function. Website

Filipov, Nikolay

Nikolay Filipov Professor Physiology and Pharmacology; Neuroscience; Cellular Biology; Toxicology Major research focus areas: Neurotoxicology; Neuroimmunology; Basal ganglia, Neurodevelopmental, and Metabolic disorders. Website

Kanthasamy, Anumantha G.

Anumantha G. Kanthasamy John H. "Johnny" Isakson Chair and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology Department Director, Center for Neurological Disease Research Research focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, identifying novel druggable targets, discovering prodromal biomarkers and novel reengineered gut microbiome based therapeutics for treatment of neurological disorders such as …

Kanthasamy, Arthi

Arthi Kanthasamy Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology Department Research focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, identifying novel immunomodulatory drugs, discovering biomarkers for diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases related dementia. Website

Lee, Jae-Kyung

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. Website Laboratory Website

Majewska, Ania

Ania Majewska Assistant Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology Department Course-based undergraduate research experiences, virtual reality in learning physiology and anatomy, culturally responsive teaching. Website

Ovid, Dax

Dax Ovid Assistant Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology Department CORPUS Education Lab: Collaborative Opportunities for Research in Physiology and Under/Graduate Science | DBER | Curriculum Studies | Equity & Inclusion Website

Schank, Jesse

Jesse Schank Associate Professor Neuroscience; Physiology & Pharmacology The role of stress and neuropeptides in drug seeking behavior using behavioral pharmacology, neuroanatomy, and molecular neuroscience. Website

Viveiros, Maria

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. Website

Wagner, John J.

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. Website

Ye, Xiaoqin

Xiaoqin Ye Professor Physiology and Pharmacology; Toxicology Molecular mechanism of embryo implantation. Endocrine disruptors on puberty and early pregnancy. Website