Our Team

The VCU Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology faculty has a long and proud tradition of leadership in science and education on national and international stages. We are proud to provide a research and learning environment that is moderate in size — not too big and not too small. Our team is dedicated to the School of Medicine’s mission, and we strive to promote an atmosphere of excellence, congeniality and collaboration in teaching and research.

Faculty

Jeremy Allegood, Ph.D. [View Image]

Jeremy Allegood, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Jeremy Allegood, Ph.D. [View Image]

Jeremy Allegood, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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William A. Barton, Ph.D. [View Image]

William A. Barton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

William A. Barton, Ph.D. [View Image]

William A. Barton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry and

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Laurence Booth, Ph.D. [View Image]

Laurence Booth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Laurence Booth, Ph.D. [View Image]

Laurence Booth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Lauren Cowart, Ph.D. [View Image]

Lauren Cowart, Ph.D.

Professor

Lauren Cowart, Ph.D. [View Image]

Lauren Cowart, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Sumitra Deb, Ph.D. [View Image]

Sumitra Deb, Ph.D.

Professor

Sumitra Deb, Ph.D. [View Image]

Sumitra Deb, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Deb Labs: people.vcu.edu/~sdeb/

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Swati Deb, Ph.D. [View Image]

Swati Deb, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Swati Deb, Ph.D. [View Image]

Swati Deb, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Deb Labs: people.vcu.edu/~sdeb/

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Paul Dent, Ph.D. [View Image]

Paul Dent, Ph.D.

Professor

Paul Dent, Ph.D. [View Image]

Paul Dent, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Xianjun Fang, Ph.D. [View Image]

Xianjun Fang, Ph.D.

Professor

Xianjun Fang, Ph.D. [View Image]

Xianjun Fang, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Gregorio Gil, Ph.D. [View Image]

Gregorio Gil, Ph.D.

Professor

Gregorio Gil, Ph.D. [View Image]

Gregorio Gil, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Christopher D. Green [View Image]

Christopher D. Green

Instructor

Christopher D. Green [View Image]

Christopher D. Green

Instructor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Tomasz Kordula, Ph.D. [View Image]

Tomasz Kordula, Ph.D.

Professor

Tomasz Kordula, Ph.D. [View Image]

Tomasz Kordula, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Michael Maceyka, Ph.D. [View Image]

Michael Maceyka, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Michael Maceyka, Ph.D. [View Image]

Michael Maceyka, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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David Montefusco, PhD. [View Image]

David Montefusco, PhD.

Assistant Professor

David Montefusco, PhD. [View Image]

David Montefusco, PhD.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Carmen Sato-Bigbee, Ph.D. [View Image]

Carmen Sato-Bigbee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Carmen Sato-Bigbee, Ph.D. [View Image]

Carmen Sato-Bigbee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Can Senkal, Ph.D. [View Image]

Can Senkal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Can Senkal, Ph.D. [View Image]

Can Senkal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Sandeep Singh, Ph.D. [View Image]

Sandeep Singh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Sandeep Singh, Ph.D. [View Image]

Sandeep Singh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Sarah Spiegel, Ph.D. [View Image]

Sarah Spiegel, Ph.D.

Chair, Professor

Sarah Spiegel, Ph.D. [View Image]

Sarah Spiegel, Ph.D.

Chair, Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Brian Wattenberg, Ph.D. [View Image]

Brian Wattenberg, Ph.D.

Professor

Brian Wattenberg, Ph.D. [View Image]

Brian Wattenberg, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Administrative Staff

Jodi Humpage [View Image]

Jodi Humpage

Department Administrator

Jodi Humpage [View Image]

Jodi Humpage

Department Administrator

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Gwendolyn Murphy [View Image]

Gwendolyn Murphy

Post Award Research Administrator

Gwendolyn Murphy [View Image]

Gwendolyn Murphy

Post Award Research Administrator

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Carmelda Fleming [View Image]

Carmelda Fleming

Fiscal and Graduate Program Coordinator

Carmelda Fleming [View Image]

Carmelda Fleming

Fiscal and Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Affiliate Faculty

  • Paula D. Bos, Ph.D.
    Department of Pathology
    Assistant Professor
  • Charles V. Clevenger, M.D., Ph.D.
    Department of Pathology
    Professor
  • Robert J. Delorenzo, M.D., Ph.D.
    Department of Neurology
    Professor
  • Umesh Desai, Ph.D.
    School Of Pharmacy
    Professor
  • Michael S. Donnenberg, M.D.
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Professor
  • Babette Fuss, Ph.D.
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
    Professor
  • Steven Grant, M.D.
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Professor
  • Phillip B. Hylemon, Ph.D.
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology
    Professor
  • Jennifer E. Koblinski, Ph.D.
    Department of Pathology
    Assistant Professor
  • Rakesh C. Kukreja, Ph.D.
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Professor
  • David A. Lanning, M.D., Ph.D.
    Department of Surgery
    Professor
  • Edward J. Lesnefsky, Jr., M.D.
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Professor
  • Janina P. Lewis, Ph.D.
    Institute Of Oral And Craniofacial Mol. Biology
    Professor
  • Ross Mikkelsen, Ph.D.
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Division Head, Division of Molecular Radiobiology
    Professor
  • Youngman Oh, Ph.D.
    Department of Pathology
    Professor
  • Rene Olivares-Navarrete, D.D.S., Ph.D.
    School Of Engineering
    Assistant Professor
  • Andrew K. Ottens, Ph.D.
    Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
    Associate Professor
  • Bhaumik B. Patel, M.D.
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Associate Professor
  • Senthil K. Radhakrishnan, Ph.D.
    Department of Pathology
    Assistant Professor
  • John J. Ryan
    College Of Humanities & Sciences
    Professor
  • Montserrat Samso, Ph.D.
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    Associate Professor
  • Devanand Sarkar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
    Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
    Professor
  • Patricia J. Sime, M.D. FRCP
    Department of Internal Medicine
    Department Head
    Professor
  • Kristoffer C. Valerie, Ph.D.
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Professor
  • Judith A. Voynow, M.D.
    Department of Pediatrics
    Professor
  • Vasily A. Yakovlev, M.D., Ph.D.
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Assistant Professor
  • Jamal Zweit, Ph.D., D.Sc.
    Department of Radiology
    Professor
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