Research Faculty

Shinichi Asano PhD

Shinichi Asano, Ph.D.

Shinichi Asano, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Sciences

Office: A333
Lab: J101
Phone: (304) 647-6361

Education and Training

Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences
West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia

Postdoctoral Training

West Virginia University, School of Medicine
Marshall University, School of Pharmacy
University Colorado Boulder, Integrative Physiology

Imaan Benmerzouga PhD

Imaan Benmerzouga, Ph.D.

Imaan Benmerzouga, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Department of Biomedical Sciences

Office: A317​
Lab: J208​
Phone: (304)-647-6214
Fax: (304)-793-6884

Education and Training

BS, Biology and Honors Chemistry, Cleveland State University

Ph.D., Regulatory Biology with Cellular and Molecular Medicine Specialization (CMMS), Cleveland State University

Postdoctoral Training, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine 

Marc Benson PhD

Marc Benson, Ph.D.

Marc Benson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Biomedical Sciences

Office: A332
Lab: J208
Phone: (304) 647-6275

Education and Training

Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
Field: Bacterial Toxin-Host Interactions

Doctor of Philosophy
Medical University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Field: Microbial Toxins and Pathogenesis

Crystal Boudreaux PhD

Crystal Boudreaux, Ph.D.

Crystal Boudreaux, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Department of Biomedical Sciences

Office: A326
​Phone: 304.793.6822

Education and Training

BS, Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry, Nicholls State University

Ph.D., Viral Immunology,MississippiState University

Postdoctoral Training, Rotavirus Molecular Biology, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Kristie Bridges PhD

Kristie Grove Bridges, Ph.D.

Kristie Grove Bridges, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Biomedical Sciences

Office: A337
Fax: (304) 793-6884

Education and Training

BS, Biology and Chemistry, Bucknell University

PhD, Pharmacology, Yale University

Postdoctoral training, Harvard Medical School, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Raeann Carrier PhD

Raeann L. Carrier, Ph.D.

Raeann L. Carrier, Ph.D.
Director, Office of National Boards and Exam Center
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Office: (304) 793-6592
Fax: (304) 793-6884

 

Education and Training

B.S., Biology, Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV

Ph.D., Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy, Columbus, OH

Jill Cochran PhD

Jill Cochran PhD, APRN, CFNP

Jill Cochran PhD, APRN, CFNP
Associate Professor, Clinical Sciences
Practicing NP at Robert C. Byrd Clinic
Privileges at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center
Specialties: General Pediatrics

Office: (304) 793-6801
Fax: (304) 647-6379

Education and Training

  • Ph.D. WVU School of Nursing at Morgantown, WV Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

  • MSN WVU School of Nursing at Morgantown, WV Masters of Science in Nursing

Marina Diioia PhD

Marina Diioia, Ph.D.

Marina Diioia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Biomedical Sciences


Office: A315 Main Building
Lab: J105
Phone: (304) 647-6370
Fax: (304) 793-6884

Education and Training

Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Madison, WI
Field: Zoonotic Disease Vaccine Design and Development

Courtney Eleazer PhD

Courtney D. Eleazer, Ph.D.

Courtney D. Eleazer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Biomedical Sciences

(304) 647-6281
(304) 793-6884 - fax
Lab: B307

Education /Training

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
M.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
B.S., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Brian Griffith PhD

Brian Nelson Griffith, Ph.D.

Brian Nelson Griffith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Science
Teaching: Biochemistry and Nutrition
Mentor: Lisa M. Salati, Ph.D.

Office: A-314
Phone: (304) 647-6225
Fax: (304) 645-4859
Cell Phone: 304-661-4993

Education and Training

Ph.D from West Virginia University School of Medicine

M.S. from West Virginia University; Morgantown, WV

B.S. in biology and B.A. in chemistry from Alderson-Broaddus College; Philippi, WV

Jandy Hanna PhD

Jandy Hanna, Ph.D.

Jandy Hanna, Ph.D., M.S.B.
Associate Dean, Research and Sponsored Programs
Lab: Clinical & Translational Science Center
Office: A310A Main building
Office: (304) 647-6366
Fax: (304) 793-6884

Education and Training

B.S./B.A. Anthropology/Biology, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Ph.D. Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, NC

M.S.B. Research Ethics, Clarkson University, Capital Campus, Schenectady, NY/Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY

Predrag Krajacic, MD

Predrag Krajacic, M.D.

Predrag Krajacic, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Biomedical Sciences


Office: A325 Main Building
Lab: 105 Science Building
Phone: (304) 647-6305
Fax: (304) 793-6884

Education and Training

M.D., School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Postdoctoral training in Muscle Physiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Tuoen Liu, MD, PhD

Tuoen Liu, M.D., Ph.D.

Tuoen Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Sciences

Office: (304) 647-6427
Fax: (304) 793-6884

Education and Training

M.D.: Central South University Xiangya School of Medicine, China

Ph.D.: Idaho State University

Postdoctoral training: Washington University in St Louis

Research Interests

Overall, the research area in our lab includes genetics, hematology and oncology.

Joyce Morris-Wiman PhD

Joyce Morris-Wiman, Ph.D.

Joyce Morris-Wiman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Biomedical Sciences

Office: A321
Phone: (304) 793-6857
Fax: (304) 793-6884

Education and Training

Ph.D, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Postdoctoral training, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Research Interests

At present the laboratory is pursuing three projects:

Jake Neumann, PhD

Jake Neumann, Ph.D.

Jake Neumann, Ph.D.
Vice Chair Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences

Office: A315
Lab: 217 Science Building
Phone: (304) 793-6236
Fax: (304) 793-6884

Education and Training

Ph.D., Pharmacology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Postdoctoral training, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Christopher Pankey, PhD

Christopher L. Pankey, Ph.D.

Christopher L Pankey, Ph.D.

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Office: A326
Lab: J215
Phone: (304) 793-6576

 

Education/Research Training

Postdoctoral Training
United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service – Grand Forks Human Nutrition Center
Grand Forks, ND
Field: Exercise Science

Doctor of Philosophy
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Field: Obesity, Reproductive Biology

Dovenia Ponnoth PhD

Dovenia Ponnoth, Ph.D.

Dovenia Ponnoth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Biomedical Sciences

Office: A326 Main Building
Phone: (304) 647-6297
Fax: (304) 793-6884

Education and Training

Postdoctoral Research Associate
West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Morgantown WV
Field: Vascular Pharmacology

ORISE Fellow, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), Morgantown WV
Field: Lung Toxicology

Deborah Schmidt, DO

Deborah Schmidt, D.O.

Deborah Schmidt, D.O.
Associate Professor, WVSOM, Department of Osteopathic Principles & Practice Practicing OMM and Medical Acupuncture at Robert C. Byrd Clinic Consult privileges for NMM/OMM at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center

Phone: (304) 647-6247

Rebecca Scopa Kelso, PhD

Rebecca Scopa Kelso, Ph.D.

Rebecca Scopa Kelso, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anatomy
Biomedical Sciences

Phone: (304) 647-6319
Fax: (304) 793-6884
Lab: B307
Office: A323

Education and Training

B.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

M.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Kris Stover, PhD

Kris Stover, Ph.D.

Kris Stover, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Biomedical Sciences

Office: A332 Main Building
Lab: J211
Phone: (304) 793-6598
Fax: (304) 793-6884

Education and Training

Postdoctoral Training
University of California, Irvine California
Field: Muscle Physiology and Mechanics

Doctor of Philosophy
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Field: Functional Morphology and Biomechanics

Peter Ward, PhD

Peter J. Ward, Ph.D.

Peter J. Ward, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anatomy
Biomedical Sciences

Phone: (304) 647-6371
Fax: (304) 645-4859
Office: A331

Education and Training

Ph.D. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. U.S.A. Awarded May 2005

M.S. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. U.S.A. Awarded May 2002

B.S. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. U.S.A. Awarded May 1996