Joint Faculty

Joint Faculty

Retired Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Science, Public Health and BIO5 at The University of Arizona College of Medicine, and UACC Director Emeritus

Research Professor, Pharmacology

Associate, Center for Toxicology; Professor, Pharmacology; Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP; Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of oxidative injury and adaptation, stress signal transduction pathways, stress gene expression, senescence, apoptosis and cardiac hypertrophy.

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. 

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.

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...

Program Director, Pain Medicine Fellowship; Director, Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic; Professor, Anesthesiology

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


Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, College of Medicine; Co-Director, Comprehensive Pain Management; Vice-chair for research at the Dept of Anesthesiology; Interim Director of Operations of the CPAC

Professor of Chemistry

Research Interests: Synthesis and new synthetic methods, drug design and transport. Neuropsychopharmacology and the blood-brain barrier.

Research Professor

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