Research

Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases Members

Master
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Leadership

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Rolando Rumbaut, M.D., Ph.D.

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CTRID Director
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Medicine

Platelets, microcirculation, inflammation, thrombosis

Miguel Cruz, Ph.D.

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CTRID Co-Director
Professor, Medicine

Platelets, thrombosis, inflammation, endothelium

Christine Eriks, M.H.A., M.B.A.

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CTRID Administrator
Business operations, strategic planning, grants and project management

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Core Faculty

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David Corry, M.D.

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Professor, Medicine
Asthma, immunology, inflammation, fungal-related diseases

Swapan Dasgupta, M.Sc., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, Pathology
Platelets, thrombosis, microvesicles

Farrah Kheradmand, M.D.

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Professor, Medicine
Inflammation, autoimmunity, emphysema, lung cancer

Fong Lam, M.D., F.A.A.P.

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Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Platelets, neutrophils, endothelium, sepsis, thrombosis

Trung Nguyen, M.D.

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Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Sepsis, multi-organ failure, thrombosis

Lavanna Pandit, M.D., M.S.

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Associate Professor, Medicine
Pulmonary vascular disease, smooth muscle potassium channels

Antony Rodriguez, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Medicine
COPD/emphysema, microRNAs, asthma, miRNA-based therapeutics

Ramiro Salas, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Neuropharmacology, microbiome, brain connectivity, inflammation

Vlad Sandulache, M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Otolaryngology
Head & Neck Surgery

Metabolism, head and neck cancer, chemoresistance, oxidative stress, tumor immunity

Sarah E. Sartain, M.D.

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Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Thromboinflammation, microvascular thrombosis, complement biology

David Sheikh-Hamad, M.D.

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Professor, Medicine
Acute kidney injury, mitochondria, AMP-activated protein kinase, longevity genes (sirtuins), stanniocalcin-1, inflammation

Perumal Thiagarajan, M.D.

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Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Thrombosis, platelets, phosphatidylserine

Vinod Vijayan, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Medicine
Platelets, phosphates, endothelium, exocytosis, thrombosis

Dennis Villareal, M.D.

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Professor, Medicine
Obesity, frailty, aging

Reina Villareal, M.D.

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Professor, Medicine
Gonadal hormones, osteoporosis, aromatase gene

Qizhi Cathy Yao, M.D., Ph.D.

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Professor, Surgery
HIV vaccine, pancreatic cancer, immunotherapy

Andrew Yee, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
von Willebrand factor, hemostasis, thrombosis, functional genomics

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Affiliate Faculty

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Biykem Bozkurt, M.D., Ph.D.

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Professor, Medicine
Heart failure, remodeling, inflammation, hypertrophy

Titilope Fasipe, M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Hemostasis, thrombosis

Marco Marcelli, M.D.

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Professor, Medicine
Prostate cancer, steroidogenesis, hormonal resistance, androgen receptor

Sharyl Martini, M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, Neurology
Stroke, genetics, cerebrovascular disease

Frank Orson, M.D.

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Associate Professor, Medicine
Vaccines, inflammation, substance abuse

Maria Rodriguez-Barradas, M.D.

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Professor, Medicine
HIV, pneumococcal vaccine, immunity, aging

Barbara Trautner, M.D., Ph.D.

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Professor, Medicine
Bacterial interference, biofilm formation, urinary tract infection, medical device infection, colonization

Donna White, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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Assistant Professor, Medicine
Genetic epidemiology, cancer, hepatitis C

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Trainees

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Jocelyn Abraham, M.D.

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CTRID T32 Trainee
Mentor: Farrah Kheradmand, M.D.

Adrian Cebula, M.S.

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CTRID Trainee
Mentor: Miguel Cruz, Ph.D.

Justin Courson, Ph.D.

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CTRID T32 Trainee
Mentor: Fong Lam, M.D.

Omayra Gonzalez-Pagan, M.D., Ph.D.

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CTRID T32 Trainee
Mentor: Vahid Afshar-Kharghan, M.D.

Marina Martinez-Vargas, Ph.D.

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CTRID Trainee
Mentor: Miguel Cruz, Ph.D.

Deepika Subramanyam, Ph.D.

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CTRID Trainee
Mentor: Vinod Vijayan, Ph.D.

Kevin Tang, M.D.

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CTRID T32 Trainee
Mentor: Rolando Rumbaut, M.D., Ph.D.

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Program Staff

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Dorellyn Lee, MPA
Manager of Laboratory Safety
Dorellyn.Lee@va.gov

Dionne Nichols
Research Laboratory Safety Assistant
Dionne.Nichols@va.gov

Eva Plezia
Research Communications Coordinator
Eva.Plezia@bcm.edu

Anjali Raval
Research Laboratory Safety Coordinator
Anjali.Raval@va.gov

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Research Staff

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Anh Bui-Thanh
Research Assistant
ngocbui@bcm.edu

Tiffany Bullock
Animal Core Research Technician
tbullock@bcm.edu

Kimberly Langlois
CTRID Laboratory Manager
langlois@bcm.edu  

Qisheng Liu, Ph.D.
Imaging and Equipment Core Research Associate
Qisheng.Liu@bcm.edu

Stefanie Rivera
Research Technician
sr12@bcm.edu