Primary Faculty

Maryna Kapustina, PhD

Associate Professor
Research:  cytoskeleton; cell surface topology; dynamic remodeling of cell cortex and plasma membrane; cell movement in 3D; mathematical modeling of cellular systems 
Office:  120 Taylor Hall
Phone:  919-966-3855
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Edward Kernick, DPM

Associate Professor
Research:  human anatomy and neuroanatomy; central nervous system and motor control of limb muscles
Office:  442-2A Taylor Hall
Phone:  919-966-2287

Linda Levitch, PhD

Research:  teaches gross anatomy to medical and dental students

Damaris Lorenzo, PhD

Assistant Professor
Research:   Membrane and cellular dynamics, cellular bioenergetics, metabolic regulation and disease, regulation of brain development and connectivity, neurological disorders
Office:  5341C MBRB
Phone:  919-966-6412

P. Kay Lund, PhD

Research:  insulin, IGFs, obesity and gastrointestinal disease; normal and cancer associated intestinal stem cells; fibrosis in inflammatory bowel diseases; aging and stem cells 

Ben Major, PhD

Associate Professor
Research:  proteomic and functional genomic analysis of signal transduction.  Protein interaction networks, computational biology, mass spectrometry, WNT signaling, KEAP1-NRF2, lung cancer.
Office:  31-322 LCCC
Phone:  919-966-9835
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Marianne Meeker, PhD

Teaching Assistant Professor
Research:  curriculum development for science education outreach
Office:  5200G MBRB
Phone:  919-966-6731

Emily Moorefield, PhD

Teaching Assistant Professor
Office:  5200E MBRB
Phone:  919-966-5241

Lori O'Brien, PhD

Assistant Professor
Research:  kidney development, disease, and aging; transcriptional regulation; epigenetics
Office:  5312A MBRB
Phone:  919-966-1272
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Carol Otey, PhD

Research:  cell motility in embryonic development, wound-healing and cancer metastasis
Office:  5312B MBRB
Phone:  919-966-0273