Faculty Mentors

The following lists of Faculty Mentors include those who participated in the programs in 2012.  To learn more about research conducted by these investigators and their expertise, click on the nmae of the investigator.  This will direct you to their entry in our Penn State Profile.  The faculty participating in the 2012 programs will be listed when this information becomes available.

SURIP Faculty Mentors

James ConnorIron Homeostasis and Neural Pathology
Rebecca CravenVirus Assembly Mechanisms
Hank Donahue 
Sergei GrigoryevChromatin Structure and Function
Susan Hafenstein Cryo-Electron Microscopy Structural Studies of Virus and Host Protein Interactions
Greogory Holmes 
Jim JeffersonTranslational Control of Gene Expression in Skeletal Muscle and Systemic Metabolism
Leslie Parent 
Christopher Siedlecki Protein Function at Biomaterial Interfaces
Alberto Travagli Central Control of Gastrointestinal Functions


AHA-SURF - Faculty Mentors

Track 1 - Circulatory Control and Hypertension

Gregory HolmesNeural & Behavioral Sciences 
Marc KaufmanAnesthesiology 
Urs LeuenbergerCardiology
Jianhua Li Cardiology
Lawrence Sinoway Cardiology 
Christopher Sciamanna Internal Medicine
Sean StockerPhysiology

 Track 2 - Renal Function & Injury

Vernon ChinchilliPublic Health Sciences
Alaa AwadNephrology
W. Brian ReevesNephrology


 Track 3 - Cardiac Physiology & Heart Failure

Charles LangPhysiology
Omar QuinteroPhysiology
Gerson RosenbergSurgery
Christopher YengoPhysiology

 Track 4 - Vascular Biology & Dysfunction

Mary LottCardiology
Kevin MonahanCardiology
Ian SimpsonNeural & Behavioral Sciences


 Track 5 - Diabetes, Metabolism and Obesity

Kirsteen BrowningNeural & Behavioral Sciences
Andras HajnalNeural & Behavioral Sciences
Leonard JeffersonPhysiology
Mark KesterPharmacology
Scot KimballPhysiology
Christopher LynchPhysiology
Yuguang ShiPhysiology
Renato TravagliNeural & Behavioral Sciences


Commonwealth - Faculty Mentors

Information forthcoming

CURE - Faculty Mentors


Kent Vrana Pharmacology
Sue Grigson Neural & Behavioral Sciences
Robert Levenson Pharmacology