Faculty Directory

With more than 100 researchers representing more than 16 countries around the world, and disciplines ranging from biomedical engineering to medicinal chemistry to fluorescence-guided surgery, our scientists bring a rich diversity of experience to pharmaceutical discovery. Working across disciplines and in collaboration with clinical partners, we develop and promote innovative drug candidates for cancer, neurological disorders, trauma, infectious diseases, immune disorders, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

ImageNameEmailDepartmentProgram AreaDisease Area
Stephen Adams profile picture Adams, Steve adamss@purdue.edu Veterinary Clinical Sciences Drug Synthesis/Optimization
Delivery/Formulations
Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
R. Claudio Aguilar profile picture Aguilar, R. Claudio claudio@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Ourania Andrisani profile picture Andrisani, Ourania andrisao@purdue.edu Basic Medical Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer
Eric Barker profile picture Barker, Eric barkerel@purdue.edu College Of Pharmacy Diagnostics, Target Discovery & Characterization Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Dor Ben-Amotz profile picture Ben-Amotz, Dor dor@purdue.edu Chemistry Diagnostics Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma, Other
Arun Bhunia profile picture Bhunia, Arun bhunia@purdue.edu Department Of Food Science Diagnostics, Target Discovery & Characterization, Drug Synthesis/Optimization Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Keith Bowman profile picture Bowman, Keith kbowman@purdue.edu Materials Engineering Other Other
Scott Briggs profile picture Briggs, Scott sdbriggs@purdue.edu Biochemistry Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer
Kimberly Buhman profile picture Buhman, Kimberly kbuhman@purdue.edu Nutrition Science Target Discovery & Characterization, In Vivo Disease Models Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease
Stephen Byrn profile picture Byrn, Stephen sbyrn@purdue.edu Industrial And Physical Pharmacy Other Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Ryan Cabot profile picture Cabot, Ryan rcabot@purdue.edu Animal Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization, Other Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Ignacio Camarillo profile picture Camarillo, Ignacio ignacio@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer
Chun-Ju Chang profile picture Chang, Alice chunjuchang@purdue.edu Basic Medical Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization, In Vivo Disease Models Cancer
Michael Childress profile picture Childress, Michael mochildr@purdue.edu Veterinary Clinical Sciences Diagnostics, Target Discovery & Characterization, Delivery/Formulations, In Vivo Disease Models Cancer
Jean Chmielewski profile picture Chmielewski, Jean chml@purdue.edu Chemistry Drug Synthesis/Optimization, Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Gaurav Chopra profile picture Chopra, Gaurav gchopra@purdue.edu Chemistry Target Discovery & Characterization, Drug Synthesis/Optimization, In Vivo Disease Models Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Graham Cooks profile picture Cooks, Graham cooks@purdue.edu Chemistry Diagnostics Cancer
Mark Cushman profile picture Cushman, Mark cushman@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Drug Synthesis/Optimization Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Mingji Dai profile picture Dai, Mingji mjdai@purdue.edu Chemistry Drug Synthesis/Optimization Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Vincent Davisson profile picture Davisson, Jo davisson@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Emily Dykhuizen profile picture Dykhuizen, Emily edykhui@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer
Marxa Figueiredo profile picture Figueiredo, Marxa mlfiguei@purdue.edu Basic Medical Sciences Delivery/Formulations Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Daniel Flaherty profile picture Flaherty, Daniel dflaher@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Drug Synthesis/Optimization Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
David Foster profile picture Foster, David drfoster@purdue.edu Department Of Pharmacy Practice Diagnostics, ADME/DMPK/Tox Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Jennifer Freeman profile picture Freeman, Jennifer jfreema@purdue.edu Health Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
R Edwin Garcia profile picture Garcia, Edwin redwing@purdue.edu Materials Engineering Drug Synthesis/Optimization, Delivery/Formulations Other
Arun Ghosh profile picture Ghosh, Arun akghosh@purdue.edu Chemistry Drug Synthesis/Optimization, Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Jay Gore profile picture Gore, Jay gore@purdue.edu Mechanical Engineering Diagnostics Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease
Mark Hall profile picture Hall, Mark mchall@purdue.edu Biochemistry Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer
Bumsoo Han profile picture Han, Bumsoo bumsoo@purdue.edu Mechanical Engineering
Marietta Harrison profile picture Harrison, Marietta harrisonm@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer
Tony Hazbun profile picture Hazbun, Tony thazbun@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Catherine Hill profile picture Hill, Catherine hillca@purdue.edu Entomology Target Discovery & Characterization, Drug Synthesis/Optimization, Delivery/Formulations Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Gregory Hockerman profile picture Hockerman, Gregory gregh@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery & Characterization Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Daniel Hogan profile picture Hogan, Daniel hogandf@purdue.edu Veterinary Clinical Sciences Diagnostics, Drug Synthesis/Optimization, Delivery/Formulations, In Vivo Disease Models, Other Other
Harm Hogenesch profile picture Hogenesch, Harm hogenesch@purdue.edu Comparative Pathobiology Target Discovery & Characterization
Christine Hrycyna profile picture Hrycyna, Christine hrycyna@purdue.edu Chemistry Delivery/Formulations Cancer
Chang-Deng Hu profile picture Hu, Chang-Deng hu1@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer
Rong Huang profile picture Huang, Rong huang-r@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology
Elsa Janle profile picture Janle, Elsa janle@purdue.edu Nutrition Science In Vivo Disease Models, ADME/DMPK/Tox, Other Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Qing Jiang profile picture Jiang, Qing qjiang@purdue.edu Nutrition Science Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Andrea Kasinski profile picture Kasinski, Andrea akasinski@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization, Delivery/Formulations, In Vivo Disease Models Cancer
Daisuke Kihara profile picture Kihara, Daisuke dkihara@purdue.edu Biological Sciences/Computer Science Target Delivery & Characterization Virtual drug screening, target protein modeling, bioinformatics, cheminformatics Cancer and Other
Chang Kim profile picture Kim, Chang chkim@purdue.edu Comparative Pathobiology Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Ann Kirchmaier profile picture Kirchmaier, Ann kirchmaier@purdue.edu Biochemistry Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer
Peter Kissinger profile picture Kissinger, Peter kissingp@purdue.edu Chemistry Diagnostics, Delivery/Formulations, In Vivo Disease Models, ADME/DMPK/Tox Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Deborah Knapp profile picture Knapp, Deborah knappd@purdue.edu Veterinary Clinical Sciences In Vivo Disease Models Cancer
Gregory Knipp profile picture Knipp, Greg gknipp@purdue.edu Industrial And Physical Pharmacy Delivery/Formulations, ADME/DMPK/Tox Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Jeff Ko profile picture Ko, Jeff jcko@purdue.edu Veterinary Clinical Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Other
Stephen Konieczny profile picture Konieczny, Stephen sfk@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer
Casey Krusemark profile picture Krusemark, Casey cjk@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Diagnostics, Drug Synthesis/Optimization Cancer
Shihuan Kuang profile picture Kuang, Shihuan skuang@purdue.edu Animal Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization, Delivery/Formulations, In Vivo Disease Models Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease
Richard Kuhn profile picture Kuhn, Richard kuhnr@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization Other (Virology) Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Sophie Lelievre profile picture Lelievre, Sophie lelievre@purdue.edu Basic Medical Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer
Yuk Fai Leung profile picture Leung, Yuk Fai yfleung@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization, In Vivo Disease Models, Other Cancer, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Jianming Li profile picture Li, Jianming jianming@purdue.edu Center For Paralysis Research
Markus Lill profile picture Lill, Markus mlill@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery & Characterization, Drug Synthesis/Optimization, Delivery/Formulations, ADME/DMPK/Tox, Other (Computational Drug Design) Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Seung-Oe Lim profile picture Lim, Seung-Oe limsoe@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery & Characterization In Vivo Disease Models Cancer, Inflammation
Mark Lipton profile picture Lipton, Mark lipton@purdue.edu Chemistry Drug Synthesis/Optimization Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Julie Liu profile picture Liu, Julie julieliu@purdue.edu Chemical Engineering Diagnostics Cancer
Shuang Liu profile picture Liu, Shuang liu100@purdue.edu Health Sciences Diagnostics, ADME/DMPK/Tox Cancer, Other
Xiaoqi Liu profile picture Liu, Xiaoqi xiaoqi@purdue.edu Biochemistry Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer
Jeremy Lohman profile picture Lohman, Jeremy jlohman@purdue.edu Biochemistry Drug Synthesis/Optimization Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Philip Low profile picture Low, Philip plow@purdue.edu Chemistry Diagnostics, Drug Synthesis/Optimization, Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Zhao-Qing Luo profile picture Luo, Zhao-Qing luoz@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Target Discovery & Characterization, Delivery/Formulations Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Tiffany Lyle profile picture Lyle, Tiffany tiffanylyle@purdue.edu Comparative Pathobiology Target Discovery & Characterization, In Vivo Disease Models Cancer, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Angeline Lyon profile picture Lyon, Angeline lyonam@purdue.edu Chemistry Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Other
Sandro Matosevic profile picture Matosevic, Sandro sandro@purdue.edu Industrial And Physical Pharmacy Target Discovery & Characterization Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Immunology/Inflammation/Infectious Disease
Andrew Mesecar profile picture Mesecar, Andrew amesecar@purdue.edu Biochemistry Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Suresh Mittal profile picture Mittal, Suresh mittal@purdue.edu Comparative Pathobiology Delivery/Formulations Cancer
Sulma Mohammed profile picture Mohammed, Sulma mohammes@purdue.edu Comparative Pathobiology Target Discovery & Characterization, In Vivo Disease Models Cancer
Zoltan Nagy profile picture Nagy, Zoltan zknagy@purdue.edu Chemical Engineering Other Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma, Other
Eric Nauman profile picture Nauman, Eric enauman@purdue.edu Mechanical Engineering Diagnostics, Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Neurological Disorder/Trauma, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Brian Overholser profile picture Overholser, Brian boverhol@purdue.edu Department Of Pharmacy Practice Target Discovery & Characterization Other
Chiwook Park profile picture Park, Chiwook chiwook@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Diagnostics, Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer, Neurological Disorder/Trauma, Other
Kinam Park profile picture Park, Kinam kpark@purdue.edu Biomedical Engineering Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Other
Rodolfo Pinal profile picture Pinal, Rodolfo rpinal@purdue.edu Industrial And Physical Pharmacy Delivery/Formulations, Other Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease
D. Marshall Porterfield profile picture Porterfield, D. Marshall porterf@purdue.edu Agricultural And Biological Engineering Diagnostics Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Carol Post profile picture Post, Carol cbp@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
P Ramachandran profile picture Ramachandran, P.V. chandran@purdue.edu Chemistry Drug Synthesis/Optimization Cancer, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Doraiswami Ramkrishna profile picture Ramkrishna, Doraiswami ramkrish@purdue.edu Chemical Engineering Delivery/Formulations Cancer
Timothy Ratliff profile picture Ratliff, Timothy tlratliff@purdue.edu Comparative Pathobiology Target Discovery & Characterization, Delivery Formulations Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Gintaras Reklaitis profile picture Reklaitis, G.V. greklait@purdue.edu Chemical Engineering Delivery Formulations Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma, Other
Paul Robinson profile picture Robinson, Paul pdrobins@purdue.edu Diagnostics, Target Discovery/Characterization, Other Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Other
Jean-Christophe Rochet profile picture Rochet, Jean-Christophe jrochet@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery/Characterization, Delivery/Formulations, In Vivo Disease Models Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Sandra Rossie profile picture Rossie, Sandra srossie@purdue.edu Biochemistry Delivery/Formulations Cancer
Dennis Savaiano profile picture Savaiano, Dennis savaiano@purdue.edu Nutrition Science Delivery/Formulations Other
Cagri Savran profile picture Savran, Cagri savran@purdue.edu Mechanical Engineering
Mohamed Seleem profile picture Seleem, Mohamed mseleem@purdue.edu Comparative Pathobiology Diagnostics, Target Discovery/Characterization, In Vivo Disease Models Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Kavita Shah profile picture Shah, Kavita kavitashah@purdue.edu Chemistry Target Discovery/Characterization Cancer, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Riyi Shi profile picture Shi, Riyi riyi@purdue.edu Basic Medical Sciences Other Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Garth Simpson profile picture Simpson, Garth gsimpson@purdue.edu Chemistry Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Herman Sintim profile picture Sintim, Herman hsintim@purdue.edu Chemistry Drug Synthesis/Optimization, Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Benita Sjogren profile picture Sjogren, Benita jsjogren@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery & Characterization Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Daniel Smith profile picture Smith, Daniel smithdt@purdue.edu Industrial And Physical Pharmacy Other Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Kevin Sowinski profile picture Sowinski, Kevin ksowinsk@purdue.edu Department Of Pharmacy Practice Other Other
Cynthia Stauffacher profile picture Stauffacher, Cynthia cstauffa@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Target Discovery/Characterization Cancer
Andy Tao profile picture Tao, Andy taowu@purdue.edu Computer Science Target Discovery & Characterization Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease
Elizabeth Taparowsky profile picture Taparowsky, Elizabeth taparows@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Target Discovery/Characterization Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Lynne Taylor profile picture Taylor, Lynne lstaylor@purdue.edu Industrial And Physical Pharmacy Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
David Thompson profile picture Thompson, Dave davethom@purdue.edu Chemistry Delivery/Formulations Cancer
James Tisdale profile picture Tisdale, James jtisdale@purdue.edu Department Of Pharmacy Practice Other Other
Elizabeth Topp profile picture Topp, Elizabeth topp@purdue.edu Industrial And Physical Pharmacy Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Darci Trader profile picture Trader, Darci dtrader@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery/Characterization, Drug Synthesis/Optimization Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Richard Van Rijn profile picture Van Rijn, Richard rvanrijn@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery/Characterization, In Vivo Disease Models Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Arvind Varma profile picture Varma, Arvind avarma@purdue.edu Chemical Engineering Delivery/Formulations Other
Val Watts profile picture Watts, Val wattsv@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery/Characterization Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Alexander Wei profile picture Wei, Alexander alexwei@purdue.edu Chemistry Diagnostics, Target Discovery/Characterization, Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Michael Wendt profile picture Wendt, Michael mwendt@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Diagnostics, Target Discovery/Characterization, Delivery/Formulations, In Vivo Disease Models Cancer
Jonathan Wilker profile picture Wilker, jon wilker@purdue.edu Chemistry Other Other
Mary Wirth profile picture Wirth, Mary mwirth@purdue.edu Chemistry Diagnostics Cancer
Danzhou Yang profile picture Yang, Danzhou yangdz@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery/Characterization, Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Jer-Yen Yang profile picture Yang, Jer-Yen jyyang@purdue.edu Basic Medical Sciences Target Discovery/Characterization Cancer
Yang Yang profile picture Yang, Yang yangyang@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery & Characterization In Vivo Disease Models Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Chongli Yuan profile picture Yuan, Chongli cyuan@purdue.edu Chemical Engineering Diagnostics, Target Discovery/Characterization Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease, Neurological Disorder/Trauma
Guangjun Zhang profile picture Zhang, Guangjun gjzhang@purdue.edu Comparative Pathobiology Target Discovery/Characterization Cancer
Zhong-Yin Zhang profile picture Zhang, Zhong-Yin zhang-zy@purdue.edu Medicinal Chem/Molecular Pharmacology Target Discovery/Characterization, Drug Synthesis/Optimization Cancer, Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Disease, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Wei Zheng profile picture Zheng, Wei wz18@purdue.edu Health Sciences Drug Synthesis/Optimization Other
Daoguo Zhou profile picture Zhou, Daoguo zhoud@purdue.edu Biological Sciences Target Discovery/Characterization, Delivery/Formulations Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease
Qi Zhou profile picture Zhou, Tony tonyzhou@purdue.edu Industrial And Physical Pharmacy Delivery/Formulations Cancer, Immunology/Inflammatory/Infectious Disease

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