Faculty


Adjoint  |  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
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
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
Sandra Cardona
Sandra Cardona
Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-4089
Email: Sandra.Cardona@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization

  • function of glial cells in neuroinflammation
  • neurodegeneration during multiple sclerosis and diabetic retinopathy
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
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
Susan Dalterio
Susan Dalterio
Senior Lecturer

Phone: (210) 458-5924
Email: Susan.Dalterio@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization

  • Drugs and 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
Jesus Garza-Decanini
Jesus Garza-Decanini
Lecturer I

Phone: (210) 458-7496
Email: Jesus.Garza-Decanini@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization

  • Human Anatomy
  • Physiology
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
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
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
Assistant Professor in Practice

Phone: (210) 458-5661
Email: Hector.Hernandez@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization

  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • diabetes mellitus and renal disease
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
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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
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's 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
Kimberly Little
Kimberly Little
Lecturer II

Phone: (210) 458-6569
Email: Kimberly.Little@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization

  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Zoology
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
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
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
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 and differentiation
  • neuronal differentiation of pluripotent stem cell
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
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Salma Quraishi
Assistant Professor of Research

Phone: (210) 458-7493
Email: Salma.Quraishi@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization

  • neuroscience
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
Kenneth Shahi
Kenneth Shahi
Lecturer I

Phone: (210) 458-5475
Email: Kenneth.Shahi@utsa.edu

Areas of Specialization

  • Microbial Ecology
  • Public Health Microbiology
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
  • transcription
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

  • 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
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

Adjoint

Texas Biomedical Research Institute (TBRI)

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United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR)

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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