Faculty Experts

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Biology
 


        Paul Agris

Paul Agris
College of Arts and Sciences
Director
Department: RNA Institute


Expert in the following: Molecular Biology and Biophysics; structure-function relationships of nucleic acids; introduction of modified nucleosides into RNA and DNA; chemical synthesis of oligonucleotides with phosphoramidite chemistries; RNA-based drug therapeutics
Campus phone: (518) 437-4448
Campus email: pagris@albany.edu


David Carpenter

David Carpenter
School of Public Health
Director
Department: Institute for Health and the Environment
Department: Environmental Health Sciences


Expert in the following: Human health effects of environmental contaminants, including metals and organic compounds.
Campus phone: (518) 525-2660
Campus email: dcarpenter@albany.edu


Sridar Chittur

Sridar Chittur
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Biomedical Sciences


Expert in the following: Drug discovery; genomics; gene-expression; microarrays; flow cytometry; enzymology; high throughput technologies
Campus phone: (518) 591-7215
Campus email: schittur@albany.edu



        Dan Fabris

Dan Fabris
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Chemistry


Expert in the following: Using Mass spectroscopy to investigate macromolecular complexes; protein-nucleic acid interactions in viruses; high-resolution mass spectrometry; RNA-based drug therapeutics
Campus phone: (518) 437-4464
Campus email: dfabris@albany.edu



        Jason Herschkowitz

Jason Herschkowitz
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Cancer Research Center


Expert in the following: Cancer; RNA; stem cells; therapy-resistant cancer cells
Campus phone: (518) 591-7204
Campus email: jherschkowitz@albany.edu


Andrei Lapenas

Andrei Lapenas
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Geography and Planning


Expert in the following: Global warming; climate change; climatology; Russia
Campus phone: (518) 442-4191
Campus email: alapenas@albany.edu


Melinda Larsen

Melinda Larsen
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department: Biological Sciences


Expert in the following: Organ formation; tissue engineering, cell-cell signaling; cell-extracellular matrix signaling.
Campus phone: (518) 591-8882
Campus email: mlarsen@albany.edu



        Igor Lednev

Igor Lednev
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Chemistry


Expert in the following: Forensics; forensic analyis; Raman spectroscopy; crime scene investigation; laser spectroscopy; analytical and forensic chemistry, biochemistry, application of laser spectroscopy for biomedical diagnostics
Campus phone: (518) 591-8863
Campus email: ilednev@albany.edu



        Roxana Moslehi

Roxana Moslehi
School of Public Health
Assistant Professor
Department: Cancer Research Center


Expert in the following: Genetic Epidemiology; Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics; Cancer Genetic Susceptibility; Breast and Ovarian Cancer (BRCA) Genes; DNA Repair Genes; Role of Cancer Genes in Fetal and Placental Development; Gene-Environment Interactions; Family-Based and Genome-Wide Linkage and Association Studies
Campus phone: (518) 591-7225
Campus email: rmoslehi@albany.edu


Rabi Musah

Rabi Musah
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Chemistry


Expert in the following: Isolation, analysis, biological evaluation and structure elucidation of natural products from medicinally important plants; rational evaluation of folkloric, ethno-medical, and traditional medicinal plants; organic chemistry; experimental physical chemistry; biochemistry; experimental methods of organic structure determination; pharmacognosy.
Campus phone: (518) 437-3740
Campus email: rmusah@albany.edu



        Cara Pager

Cara Pager
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department: Biological Sciences


Expert in the following: Liver disease; Hepatitis C; RNA therapies; virus-host interactions; translational control, replication and assembly of RNA viruses
Campus phone: (518) 591-8841
Campus email: ctpager@albany.edu


George Robinson

George Robinson
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Biological Sciences


Expert in the following: Botany; forest ecology; watershed ecology; disease ecology; biological conservation; ecological restoration; invasive plant species; science of fall color; origins of chocolate; Campus Environmental Task Force
Campus phone: (518) 442-4302
Campus email: grobins@albany.edu


Lawrence Schell

Lawrence Schell
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Anthropology
Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Director
Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities


Expert in the following: Anthropology; minority health disparities; epidemiology; biostatistics; childhood development; environmental health; risk factors
Campus phone: (518) 442-4714
Campus email: lmschell@albany.edu


Hua Shi

Hua Shi
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department: Biological Sciences


Expert in the following: Molecular and cellular biology of transcription and signal transduction; aptamer-mediated multi-pathway control in living organisms; forward engineering approach to drug discovery and development
Campus phone: (518) 442-4767
Campus email: hshi@albany.edu