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College of Veterinary Medicine

Anatomy and Physiology

Research Faculty


Fernando Pierucci-AlvesFernando Alves
Research Assistant Professor 

Cell signaling, Epithelial ion transport, Growth factors, Sperm cells, Developmental biology 

Antje AnjiAntje Anji
Research Associate Professor

Alcohol dependence, NMDA receptor, Alzheimer’s disease 

Frank BlechaFrank Blecha
Associate Dean for Research, University Distinguished Professor

Immunophysiology, Host defense peptides, Interferons, Innate immunity, Functional genomics

Peying FongPeying Fong
Associate Professor 

Membrane transporters, channels and trafficking, Thyroid dysfunction, Cystic Fibrosis

Butch KuKanichButch KuKanich
Associate Professor 

Pharmacology, Clinical pharmacology, Analgesics 

Meena KumariMeena Kumari
Associate Professor 

Alcohol dependence, NMDA receptor, Central nervous system

James LillichJames Lillich
Associate Professor

Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Wound healing, Gastrointestinal toxicity

Daniel MarcusDaniel Marcus
Distinguished Professor 

Inner ear epithelia, Ion transport physiology, Hearing, Electrophysiologic techniques

Nancy Monteiro-RiviereNancy Monteiro-Riviere
Regents Distinguished Professor, University Distinguished Professor 

Nanotechnology, Nanotoxicology, Biomedical engineering, Nanoparticle biodistribution, NICKS

Tim MunschTim Musch

Exercise physiology, Coronary heart disease, Chronic heart failure, Microcirculation

David PooleDavid Poole

Exercise physiology, Cardiorespiratory disease, Microcirculation, Respiration 

Jim RiviereJim Riviere
MacDonald Endowed Chair in Veterinary Medicine, University Distinguished Professor, Kansas Bioscience Eminent Scholar

Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, residues, skin absorption, Computational medicine, FARAD, ICCM

Bruce SchultzBruce Schultz

Epithelial physiology, Male reproductive tract, Mammary function, Cystic fibrosis

Jishu ShiJishu Shi

Adjuvant, CSF, Viruses, Vaccines, PRRSV

Masaaki TamuraMasaaki Tamura
Associate Professor 

Mesenchymal stem cells, Stem-cell-based cancer-targeted therapy, Gene therapy

Deryl TroyerDeryl Troyer

Wharton’s Jelly stem cells, Stem-cell-based cancer-targeted therapy, cancer detection

Philine WangemannPhiline Wangemann
University Distinguished Professor 

Epithelial physiology, Ion transport, Inner ear, Hearing, Pendrin, Enlarged vestibular aqueduct

Mark WeissMark Weiss

Mesenchymal stromal cells, Pluripotent stem cells, Translational research, Clinical trials