Graduate Faculty

Members of the Graduate Faculty in Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences and their Departments

Brandon L. Alderman.

Brandon Alderman
Associate Professor, Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Ph.D., Arizona State

Research: Effects of exercise on cardiovascular and mental health

Tracy G. Anthony.

Tracy G. Anthony
Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research: Cellular stress responses to amino acid deprivation

Shawn M. Arent.

Shawn M. Arent
Associate Professor, Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Ph.D., Arizona State

Research: Exercise and the stress response; optimizing performance in athletes

Carol A. Bagnell.

Carol A. Bagnell
Professor, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., Medical College of Georgia

Research: Reproductive endocrinology; Control of reproductive tissue growth; Maternal programming of development

William J. Belden.

William J. Belden
Associate Professor, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., Dartmouth College

Research: Molecular aspects of chromatin remodeling and circadian rhythms; non-coding RNA

Nicholas T. Bello.

Nicholas T. Bello
Associate Professor, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State College of Medicine

Research: Neural control of feeding and diet selection

Rocco V. Carsia.

Rocco V. Carsia
Associate Professor, Cell Biology, UMDNJ-SOM
Ph.D., Rutgers

Research: Adrenocortical cell biology

Wendie S. Cohick.

Wendie S. Cohick
Professor and Chair, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., Cornell

Research: Hormonal regulation of mammary gland biology and breast cancer

Henry B. John-Alder.

Henry B. John-Alder
Professor and Chair, Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
Ph.D., California (Irvine)

Research: Comparative physiology; environmental endocrinology

Larry S. Katz.

Larry S. Katz
Professor, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., California (Davis)

Research: Endocrine regulation of reproductive behavior in ruminants; wildlife damage control

Karyn Malinowski.

Karyn Malinowski
Professor, Animal Sciences
Director, Equine Science Centers

Ph.D., Rutgers

Research: Equine endocrinology and physiology

Kenneth H. McKeever.

Kenneth H. McKeever
Professor, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., Arizona

Research: Equine exercise and environmental physiology; neuroendocrine control of cardio-renal function

Loredana Quadro.

Loredana Quadro
Associate Professor, Food Science
Ph.D., University of Naples, Italy

Research: Understanding the relationship between nutrients and human health, at different stages of the life cycle, through the use of genetically modified animal models

Roopchand, Diana E.

Diana E. Roopchand
Assistant Professor, Food Science
Ph.D., McGill University

Research: Plant-derived compounds and chronic diseases across the lifespan

Troy A. Roepke.

Troy A. Roepke
Associate Professor, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., University of California at Davis

Research: Effects of hormones and environmental stresses on hypothalamic functions

Sampath, Harini.

Harini Sampath
Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison

Research: Oxidative damage, mitochondrial function, DNA repair, gut microbiome and metabolic disease

Dipak K. Sarkar.

Dipak K. Sarkar
Professor II, Animal Sciences
Director, Endocrinology Program
Ph.D., Calcutta; DPhil, Oxford

Research: Alcoholism, stress biology and cancer

Elizabeth Snyder.

Elizabeth Snyder
Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences
Ph.D., Washington State University

Research: RNA biology, fertility, male contraceptives, novel RNAs, male germ cells

Michael Sukhdeo.

Michael Sukhdeo
Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
Ph.D., McGill

Research: Vertebrate parasitology

Mehmet Uzumcu.

Mehmet Uzumcu
Associate Professor, Animal Sciences
D.V.M. Ankara University ; M.S. Ohio State ; Ph.D. Ohio State

Research: Testis and ovary development in mammals

Malcolm Watford.

Malcolm Watford
Professor, Nutritional Sciences
DPhil, Oxford

Research: Regulation of glutamine metabolism

Carey A. Williams.

Carey A. Williams
Equine Extension Specialist and Associate Professor, Animal Sciences
B.S., Colorado State ; M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Research: Equine nutrition and exercise; antioxidant supplementation and oxidative stress

Aparna Zama.

Aparna Zama
Assistant Teaching Professor, Animal Sciences
Undergraduate Program Director
B.S., Osmania University ; M.S., University of Hyderabad, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Research: Epigenetic effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals on female reproduction

Adjunct Members of the Graduate Faculty

Sulie L. Chen.

Sulie L. Chang
Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Institute of NeuroImmune Pharmacology, Seton Hall University
Ph.D., Ohio State

Research: Neuroimmune axis in health and disease; and alcohol and drug abuse

David W. Horohov.

David W. Horohov
Professor of Equine Immunology, Dept of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky
Ph.D., Tennessee

Research: Effect of exercise stress on cytokines regulating equine immune responses

Linda Rhodes.

Linda Rhodes
Independent Consultant in Animal Health, Retired CEO/CSO of Aratana Therapeutics
VMD, Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Cornell

Research: Development of new animal health and productivity tools based on biotechnology