Molecular Biology

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Zhengyu Cao - BS, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus: NeuroPharmacology/ NeuroToxicology/ Marine Toxin/ Neurodevelopmental disorders

Specialty Focus: Neurotoxicology and neuropharmacology

Contact: zcao@ucdavis.edu

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Gennady Cherednychenko
Associate Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

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Contact: gche@ucdavis.edu

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Wayne Wei Feng - BA, MS, PhD
Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus: Molecular and bipphysical aspects reveling structure and function of ion channels, especially ryanodine receptors with associated proteins in mammalian skeletal, cardiac muscles and brain; Molecular mechamisms of genetic and environmental influences on cellular Ca2+ signaling.

Specialty Focus:  Ion channels, Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Contact: wfeng@ucdavis.edu

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Ana Cristina G Grodzki- BS, MS, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus: The effects of organophosphorus pesticides (OPs), on nerve-immune cell interactions implicated in airway hyperreactivity.  The effects of drugs modulating inflammatory response.

Specialty Focus: Cellular biology, molecular biology, immunology, neurobiology and toxicology.

Contact: cgrodzki@ucdavis.edu

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Kevork Hagopian - Baccalaureate, BSc, PhD
Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus: Influence of aging, caloric restriction, nutritional and genetic manipulations on metabolic pathways. The role mitochondria play in the aging process and the effects of the above mentioned interventions on various mitochondrial functions. Oxidative stress and free radical generation during the aging process and under various dietary manipulation and the role mitochondria play in the process.

Specialty Focus:  Biochemistry

Contact: khagopian@ucdavis.edu

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Susan Hulsizer
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

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Contact: schulsizer@ucdavis.edu

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Trina Knotts
Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

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Contact: taknotts@ucdavis.edu

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Yanping Lin
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

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Contact: yaplin@ucdavis.edu

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Eleonora Napoli- BS, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus: My research focuses on the role of mitochondrial deficits in neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's disease, FXTAS, and Friedreich's Ataxia, but also on the involvement of OXPHOS dysfunction in neurodevelopment disorders like autism.

Specialty Focus: Biochemistry

Contact: enapoli@ucdavis.edu

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Lanying Song - BM, MM, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus: My research focuses on the role and mechanism of miticondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration and heart disease.

Specialty Focus: Pathology

Contact:  lysong@ucdavis.edu

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Alexey A Tomilov- BS, MS, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Molecular Biosciences

Research Focus:   My interests are signal transduction pathways in biological systems and fitness improving manipulations with genes involved in regulation of the signaling events.

Specialty Focus:  Genetics

Contact: atomilov@ucdavis.edu