Arizona Health Sciences

Emeritus Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Robert T Dorr, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Toxicology systems and mechanisms of action of cytotoxic anticancer agents; the pharmacology of cancer chemopreventive agents.
Marilyn Halonen, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Immunopharmacology; cytokine regulation of IgE synthesis; cell biology of cytokine and receptor differences as a result of naturally occurring polymorphic genes related to asthma or allergy in the population; immune responses in infancy to respiratory viruses and allergens and immune alterations in asthma.
Victor Hruby, Ph.D.
Regents' Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry
Research Interests: The chemistry of human behavior especially peptide hormones and neurotransmitters; drug design, discovery and development; pain, addiction, feeding behavior, sexual behavior, pigmentation disease, cancer, diabetes, immune response; GPCRs; biophysics/biochemistry of health and disease.
Ryan J. Huxtable, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: "Taurine and related sulfur amino acids, herbal toxicities, the neurochemistry of amino acids, and the pharmacology and toxicology of plant alkaloids”.
Josephine Lai , Ph.D.
Professor Emerita; Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular and Cellular Biology
Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of neuropathic pain; opioid receptor pharmacology; gene targeting, drug discovery.
Douglas F. Larson, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery
Research Interests: Immunopharmacology: pharmacology and design of selective immunosuppressive therapies for solid organ transplantation and auto-immune diseases.
Michael H. Ossipov, Ph.D.
Research Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Pharmacology; neurophysiology, pharmacology and neuroanatomical pathways of acute and chronic pain states; isobolographic and statistical interpretation of drug-drug interactions.
John D Palmer M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Cardiovascular and clinical pharmacology; studies of cardiovascular and pulmonary changes associated with acute hypersensitivity responses and systemic anaphylaxis.
I Glenn Sipes, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Mechanism of tissue injury induced by drugs or other xenobiotics; mechanisms by which one chemical modulates the toxicity of another; carcinogenesis, human metabolism of environmental pollutants.
Eva Varga, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor Emerita
Research Interests: Molecular pharmacology of drugs of abuse; cellular mechanisms of drug tolerance; design and characterization of non-addictive analgesics, cardioprotective agents, and immunomodulators.