Basic Research

Piotr Janicki, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology

Translational genomic science research to assess perioperative risks for patients undergoing surgery and anesthesia.


Daniel Morgan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology & Pharmacy

Basic Science focus is to better understand the receptor desensitization mechanisms that are responsible for tolerance to G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR)-directed agonists.  In particular, research to elucidate the biochemical pathways responsible for causing tolerance to cannabinoid drugs.


Victor Ruiz-Velasco, PhD, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Basic Science Research

Basic Science research work in the laboratory is focused on the study of mechanisms by which second messengers, particularly G-proteins, modulate voltage-dependent N-type Ca2+ channels.  Several electrophysiological, biochemical and molecular approaches are employed to help us understand these signaling pathways.


Kai Singbartl, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Translational research in the areas of acute kidney injury (AKI), sepsis and inflammation.


Sonia Vaida, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and OB-GYN and Vice Chair for Research

Research in obstetric anesthesia, difficult airway, and supraglotic airway devices.