Faculty


Research  |  Emeritus

Kristabel Aguero
Kristabel Aguero
Lecturer II

Phone: (210) 458-4482
Email: kristabel.aguero@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Biosciences II laboratories
» Contemporary Biology I

Emmanuel Akwar
Emmanuel Akwar
Lecturer III

Phone: (210) 458-7899
Email: emmanuel.akwar@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Biochemistry
» General Physiology

Alfonso Apicella
Alfonso Apicella
Assistant Professor

Phone: (210) 458-4543
Email: alfonso.apicella@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Cortical microcircuit physiology

Bernard Arulanandam
Bernard Arulanandam
Professor and Interim Vice President for Research

Phone: (210) 458-5492
Email: bernard.arulanandam@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Cellular immunology
» Microbial pathogenesis
» Mucosal immunity

Edwin Barea-Rodriguez
Edwin J. Barea-Rodriguez
Professor and Associate Dean for Student Success and Instructional Innovation

Phone: (210) 458-4511
Email: edwin.barea@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Learning and memory
» Neuroscience
» Science education

Astrid Cardona
Astrid E. Cardona
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5071
Email: astrid.cardona@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Immune-modulation during neurocysticercosis
» Immunopathogenesis of neuronal damage in multiple sclerosis
» Neuroinflammation, chemokines, and microglial function

Aaron Cassill
J. Aaron Cassill
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5491
Email: aaron.cassill@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Student success in STEM

James Chambers
James P. Chambers
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5477
Email: james.chambers@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Acinetobaster baumannii enzymology
» Biosensor sensing element development
» Francisella tularensis enzymology
» Glycoconjugate isolation/characterization
» Influenza nucleic acid based detection

Susan Dalterio
Susan Dalterio
Senior Lecturer

Phone: (210) 458-5924
Email: susan.dalterio@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Drugs & Society
» Introductory Biology
» Pharmacology and Toxicology

Donna Degen
Donna Degen
Lecturer I and Lab Coordinator

Phone: (210) 458-7414
Email: donna.degen@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Microbiology

Jurgen Engelberth
Jurgen Engelberth
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-7831
Email: jurgen.engelberth@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Metabolic analysis of signaling compounds
» Regulation pathway leading to jasmonic acid production

Mark Eppinger
Mark Eppinger
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-6276
Email: mark.eppinger@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Bioinformatics
» Infectious diseases
» Microbial genomics

Thomas Forsthuber
Thomas G. Forsthuber
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5760
Email: thomas.forsthuber@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Mechanisms promoting autoimmune diseases
» Translational research that can be directly applied

Gary Gaufo
Gary Gaufo
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-7196
Email:gary.gaufo@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Molecular and cellular approaches in neural development

Rachel Grotte
Rachel Grotte
Lecturer I and Lab Coordinator

Phone: (210) 458-7414
Email: rachel.grotte@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Ecology
» Entomology
» Microbiology

Neal Guentzel
M. Neal Guentzel
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-4473
Email: neal.guentzel@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Acinetobacter baumanii
» Chlamydia trachomatis
» Francisella tularensis
» Microbial pathogenesis
» Microscopy
» Vaccines

Michael Hanna
Michael Hanna
Lecturer II

Phone: (210) 458-4509
Email: michael.hanna@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Cell and Molecular Biology
» Immunology
» Neuroscience

Kirsten Hanson
Kirsten Hanson
Assistant Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5904
Email: kirsten.hanson@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Antimalarial drug discovery
» Automated high content imaging
» Host-parasite interactions
» Plasmodium cell and developmental biology

Luis Haro
Luis S. Haro
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5484
Email: luis.haro@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Biochemistry
» Endocrinology
» Molecular biology

Hans Heidner
Hans W. Heidner
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5767
Email: hans.heidner@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Alphavirus-based vectors for cell targeting and vaccine applications and development
» Replication of alphaviruses

Brian Hermann
Brian P. Hermann
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-8047
Email: brian.hermann@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Male infertility and fertility preservation
» Single-cell gene expression
» Spermatogonial stem cells

Eddie Hernandez
Eddie Hernandez
Lecturer III

Phone: (210) 458-7899
Email: hector.hernandez@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Diabetes mellitus and renal disease
» Epidemiology
» Human Physiology
» Physiology

Jenny Hsieh
Jenny Hsieh
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-4707
Email: jenny.hsieh@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Epilepsy
» Neurogenesis
» Stem cells

Chiung-Yu Hung
Chiung-Yu Hung
Assistant Professor

Phone: (210) 458-7018
Email: chiungyu.hung@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Flow cytometry
» Host-pathogen interaction
» Medical mycology
» Vaccine development against microbial infections

David Jaffe
David B. Jaffe
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5843
Email: david.jaffe@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Epilepsy
» Hippocampal function and Alzheimer’s disease
» Post-traumatic stress disorder
» Synaptic and axonal signal integration

Amy Jones
Amy Jones
Lecturer II

Phone: (210) 458-5156
Email: amy.jones.utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Genetics

Craig Jordan
Craig Jordan
Senior Lecturer, Senior Associate Dean-College of Sciences, and Associate Dean for Academic Programs (Undergraduate Studies)

Phone: (210) 458-5926
Email: craig.jordan@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Evolutionary Biology
» Population Biology

Karl Klose
Karl E. Klose
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-6140
Email: karl.klose@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Bacterial pathogenesis
» Francisella tularensis
» Vibrio cholerae

Richard LeBaron
Richard LeBaron
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5841
Email: richard.lebaron@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Cell adhesion; cell biology
» Disorders of the temporomandibular joint
» Extracellular matrix molecules in cancers and in diabetes complications
» Regenerative medicine; tissue regeneration

Hyoung-gon Lee
Hyoung-gon Lee
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5088
Email: hyoung-gon.lee@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Alzheimer disease
» Neurobiology
» Neurodegeneration

Soo Chan Lee
Soo Chan Lee
Assistant Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5398
Email: soochan.lee@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Fungal morphogenesis
» Host-pathogen interactions
» Medical mycology
» Mucormycosis
» Mycobiome

Annie Lin
Chin-Hsing Annie Lin
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-8534
Email: annie.lin@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Functional genomics
» Stem cell and cancer biology

Jose Lopez-Ribot
Jose L. Lopez-Ribot
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-7022
Email: jose.lopezribot@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Antifungal drug development
» High throughput screening
» Immunopathogenesis of fungal infections
» Medical mycology
» Microbial biofilms

Dawn Lovelace
Dawn Lovelace
Lecturer II

Phone: (210) 458-3931
Email: dawn.lovelace@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Cell Biology

Martha Lundell
Martha J. Lundell
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5769
Email: martha.lundell@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Drosophila molecular genetics
» Specification of neuronal cell fate

Lindsey Macpherson
Lindsey Macpherson
Assistant Professor

Phone: (210) 458-7845
Email: lindsey.macpherson@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Circuit mapping
» Functional imaging techniques
» Sensory neuroscience

Asif Maroof
Asif Mirza Maroof
Assistant Professor

Phone: (210) 458-7950
Email: asif.maroof@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Neurobiology and development
» Pathophysiology in neurological disease
» Stem cell differentiation and patterning

Lucero Martinez Delgado
Lucero Martinez Delgado
Lecturer II

Phone: (210) 458-7496
Email: lucero.martinezdelgado@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Human Anatomy
» Human Physiology

John McCarrey
John R. McCarrey
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-4507
Email: john.mccarrey@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Epigenetic regulation of cell functions
» Mammalian germ cells and stem cells

Anita Moss
Anita Moss
Senior Lecturer

Phone: (210) 458-5923
Email: anita.moss@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Human Anatomy
» Human Physiology

Isabel Muzzio
Isabel A. Muzzio
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-4810
Email: isabel.muzzio@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Aging
» Animal cognition
» Learning and memory
» Sleep and memory
» Spatial navigation

Richard Nuckels
Richard Nuckels
Lecturer II and Lab Coordinator

Phone: (210) 458-7206
Email: richard.nuckels@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Genetics
» Molecular Evolution

Carlos Paladini
Carlos A. Paladini
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-4474
Email: carlos.paladini@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Dopaminergic neuron physiology

George Perry
George Perry
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-8660
Email: george.perry@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Alzheimer's disease
» Neurobiology
» Oxidative stress

Clyde Phelix
Clyde F. Phelix
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5495
Email: clyde.phelix@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes mellitus
» Computational biology
» Intellectual property, biotechnology, commercialization
» Predictive biosimulations
» Translational sciences

William Ramos
William Ramos
Lecturer III

Phone: (210) 458-6235
Email: william.ramos@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Cell Biology lab coordinator
» Hazardous materials authorized shipper
» RISE training specialist

RobertRenthal
Robert D. Renthal
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5452
Email: robert.renthal@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Biochemistry and biophysics of cell membranes
» Insect chemical communication
» Lanthanide tags in live bacterial cells

Andrew Rodriguez
Andrew Rodriguez
Lecturer I

Email: andrew.rodriguez@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Microbiology
» Molecular Genetics
» Mycology
» Plant Pathology

James Allen Rogers
James Allen Rogers
Lecturer I

Phone: (210) 458-3990
Email: james.rogers3@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Biosciences II laboratories

Fidel Santamaria
Fidel Santamaria
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-6910
Email: fidel.santamaria@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Computational neuroscience
» Experiments and modeling of cerebellar function
» Learning and memory
» Modeling power-law behavior from molecules to behavior

Stephen Saville
Stephen P. Saville
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-7023
Email: stephen.saville@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Genetic regulation of Candida albicans cell shape
» Role of morphogenetic and associated changes in Candida albicans virulence

Nazan Saygin
Nazan Saygin
Lecturer II

Phone: (210) 458-6297
Email: nazan.saygin@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Cell and Molecular Biology
» Periodontal soft and hard tissue regeneration and regenerative techniques
» Teaching and learning strategies

David Senseman
David M. Senseman
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5485
Email: david.senseman@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Visualization and modeling of cortical network activity

Janakiram Seshu
Janakiram Seshu
Professor and Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Phone: (210) 458-6578
Email: j.seshu@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Lyme Disease
» Q-fever

Valerie Sponsel
Valerie Sponsel
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5929
Email: valerie.sponsel@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Medicinal plants
» Plant growth and development
» Plant hormones

Matthew Spottswood
Matthew Spottswood
Lecturer II

Phone: (210) 458-5156
Email: matthew.spottswood@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Genetics labs

Garry Sunter
Garry Sunter
Professor and Department Chair

Phone: (210) 458-5479
Email: garry.sunter@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Epigenetics
» Molecular and cellular biology
» Plant virology
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Kelly Suter
Kelly J. Suter
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-7243
Email: kelly.suter@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Neural oscillator control of sexual reproduction

Todd Troyer
Todd W. Troyer
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5487
Email: todd.troyer@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Behavioral and neural dynamics
» Computational neuroscience
» Noise and sychnronization in neural circuits
» Songbird learning

Matthew Wanat
Matthew Wanat
Assistant Professor

Phone: (210) 458-6684
Email: matthew.wanat@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Drug addiction
» Learning and memory
» Neurobiology of motivated behavior
» Stress

Yufeng Wang
Yufeng Wang
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-6492
Email: yufeng.wang@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Bioinformatics and computational biology
» Comparative genomics
» Molecular evolution and population genetics
» Systems biology

Nicole Wicha
Nicole Y. Wicha
Associate Professor

Phone: (210) 458-7013
Email: nicole.wicha@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Bilingual brain
» Human electrophysiology
» Language and math cognition
» Neurobiology of human language

Charles Wilson
Charles J. Wilson
Professor

Phone: (210) 458-5654
Email: charles.wilson@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Brain stimulation as a treatment for neurological disease
» Computational function of neuron
» Ionic mechanisms of autonomous brain activity
» Structure and functions of the basal ganglia
» Synaptic integration and neuronal information processin

Floyd Wormley Jr
Floyd L. Wormley Jr.
Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies

Phone: (210) 458-6635
Email: floyd.wormley@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Host-pathogen interactions
» Medical mycology
» Microbial pathogenesis

Research

Hong Cai
Hong Cai
Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-6493
Email: hong.cai@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Bioinformatics
» Genomic signal processing
» Systems biology

Ashok Chaturvedi
Ashok Chaturvedi
Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-7023
Email: ashok.chaturvedi@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Fungal biofilm
» Fungal proteomics
» Immunology

Rishein Gupta
Rishein Gupta
Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-5210
Email: rishein.gupta@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Host-pathogen crosstalk
» Multi-omics approaches for identifying immune regulators
» Small RNA mediated immune modulation

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Matthew Higgs
Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-4511
Email: matthew.higgs@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Neural oscillations
» Synaptic integration

Zane Lybrand
Zane Lybrand
Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-4711
Email: zane.lybrand@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Mechanisms of epilepsy
» Neural circuits
» Neural physiology
» Regenerative medicine

Christopher Navara
Christopher Navara
Associate Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-6497
Email: christopher.navara@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Cell cycle regulation in stem cells
» Human and non-human primate pluripotent stem cells
» Mesenchymal stem cell growth & differentiation
» Neuronal differentiation of pluripotent stem cell

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Salma Quraishi
Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-7493
Email: salma.quraishi@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Neuroscience

Jieh-Juen Yu
Jieh-Juen Yu
Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-5210
Email: jiehjuen.yu@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Mucosal immunity
» Vaccine development against bacterial infection

Xhavit Zogaj
Xhavit Zogaj
Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-7033
Email: xhavit.zogaj@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Bacterial biofilms
» Vaccine development against tularemia

Emeritus

Judy Teale
Judy M. Teale
Professor Emeritus

Phone: (210) 458-7024
Email: judy.teale@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Neurocysticercosis

Oscar Van Auken
Oscar W. Van Auken
Professor Emeritus

Phone: (210) 458-5489
Email: oscar.vanauken@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization
» Physiological plant ecology