Arizona Health Sciences

Joint Faculty

Joint Faculty

Edward J Bilsky
Research Professor, Pharmacology
Peter B. Chase, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Emergency Medicine
Torsten Falk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neurology and Pharmacology
Research Interests: 1) Novel pharmacological treatments for L-DOPA-induced dyskinesias, a major side effect of Parkinson’s disease treatment, 2) Novel neuroprotective (growth factor mediated) gene therapy approaches to Parkinson’s disease, and 3) Development of pharmacological neuroprotective treatments for Parkinson’s disease. 
Jorge Gomez, MD., Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Translational Research in Special Populations; as well as the Associate Director of the Center for Elimination of Border Health Disparities at The University of Arizona Health Sciences; and he is also the Assistant Director for Cancer Research at The University of Arizona Cancer Center. ; In addition, Dr. Gomez is an Assistant Professor in the Community, Environment and Policy Department at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at The University of Arizona.
Ronald Hammer, Jr., PhD
Professor, Basic Medical Sciences; Professor, Pharmacology
Research Interests: Research My laboratory studies plasticity and neural adaptation in mesocorticolimbic systems. We have focused on the nucleus accumbens (NAc) due to its involvement in addiction and certain symptoms of schizophrenia (i.e., sensorimotor gating deficits), but we are currently developing strategies for elucidating caudate dysfunction which may afford a more unified model of etiology in schizophrenia. Furthermore, the lack of plasticity and consequent behavioral...
Mohab M. Ibrahim, PhD, MD
Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship; Director, Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic
Ronald Lukas, Ph.D.
Professor, Barrow Neurological Institute
Research Interests: Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor biology using clonal lines and transgene expression systems; neurotrophic factors; neurodegenerative diseases; neuronal differentiation.
Ron Lynch, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Physiology, Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering, Director, Arizona Research Institute for Biomedical Imaging (ARIBI)
Research Interests: Multivalent Approaches for Cell Specific Targeting of Image Contrast and Therapeutic Agents.  Metabolism; Diabetes and its Complications
Amol Patwardhan, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, College of Medicine; Co-Director, Comprehensive Pain Management
Sangita Pawar, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Mechanisms of cancer metastasis, Adaptation of cancer cells for migration
Robin Polt, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Research Interests: Synthesis and new synthetic methods, drug design and transport. Neuropsychopharmacology and the blood-brain barrier.
William R. Roeske, MD
Professor of Medicine & Pharmacology; Associate Chief for Finance, Cardiology; Allan C. Hudson and Helen Lovaas Endowed Chair for Cardiovascular Imaging
Research Interests: Cardiovascular pharmacology; regulation, characterization, and identification of autonomic receptors; neuropharmacology of drugs of abuse.
John-Michael Sauer
Research Professor
F. Mazda Shirazi, M.D.
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track); Associate Professor, Pharmacology; Clinical Investigator, Viper Institute; Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice-Science; Associate Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice-Science
Research Interests: CV Pharmacology, Electrophysiology, Messenger Systems, CV Emergencies, Environmental Emergencies, Metabolic Disorders, Emergency Medicine Education, Technology Assessment, Toxicology, Pain, Sedation/Analgesia  
Josef Vagner, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Intergated synthetic core facility that provides drug discovery services, including rational design and synthesis of ligand arrays for various biological targets Education:PhD: Institute of Pharmacology & Biochemistry, Prague, Czech Republic, 1990