Basic Sciences Faculty

Samuel E. Adunyah

Samuel E. Adunyah, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor
Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience & Pharmacology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6446
Email: sadunyah@mmc.edu

Zhenbang Chen

Zhenbang Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5775
Email: zchen@mmc.edu

Salil Das

Salil K. Das, D.Sc.

Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6988
Email: sdas@mmc.edu

Chandravanu Dash

Chandravanu Dash, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6996
Email: cdash@mmc.edu

Jamaine Davis

Jamaine Davis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.963.2847
Email: jdavis@mmc.edu

Sakina Eltom

Sakina E. Eltom, D.V.M, Ph.D.

Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5713
Email: seltom@mmc.edu

Shawn Goodwin

J. Shawn Goodwin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6588
Email:jgoodwin@mmc.edu

Amosy E. M'Koma

Amosy E. M’Koma, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6796
Email: amkoma@mmc.edu

Josiah Ochieng

Josiah Ochieng, Ph. D.

Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6119
Email: jochieng@mmc.edu

Ben Ogunkua

Olugbemiga Ogunkua, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6694
Email: oogunkua@mmc.edu

Aramandla Ramesh

Aramandla Ramesh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6486
Email: aramesh@mmc.edu

Anil Shanker

Anil Shanker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6460
Email: ashanker@mmc.edu

LaMonica Stewart

LaMonica Stewart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6749
Email: lstewart@mmc.edu

Manuel Valenzuela

Manuel Valenzuela, Ph.D.

Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6253
Email: mvalenzuela@mmc.edu

Deok-Soo Son

Deok-Soo Son, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6501
Email: dson@mmc.edu

Marian Asmah-Addai

Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: 615.327.6345/6571
Email: maddai@mmc.edu

Maria T. Prudente de Aquino, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Phone: 615.327.5704
Email: mpdeaquino@mmc.edu

Guoliang Li, Ph.D.

Research Associate
Phone: 615.327.3186
Email: gli@mmc.edu

Gladys Simuyu, Ph.D.

Research Associate
Phone: 615.327.5609
Email: gsimuyu@mmc.edu

Rosa Mistica Ignacio, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
615.327.6501
Email: ragnacio@mmc.edu

Denise Holland

Program Coordinator
Meharry Translational Research Center (MeTRC/NIMHD)
Phone: 615.327.6884
Email: dholland@mmc.edu

Muthukumar Balasubramamiam, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Phone: 615.327.6188
Email: mbalasubramaniam@mmc.edu

Tanu Rana, Ph.D.

Research Associate
Phone: 615.327.6667
Email: tnana@mmc.edu

Ketia Barnes

Program Coordinator
MMC/VICC/TSU Cancer Partnership & MeTRC/NIMHD
Phone: 615.327.6702
Email: kbarnes@mmc.edu

Clivel Charlton

Clivel Charlton

Professor
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
School:Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6971
Email: ccharlton@mmc.edu

Sukhbir S. Mokha

Sukhbir S.Mokha, Ph.D.

Professor
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6933
Email: smokha@mmc.edu

Sanika S. Chirwa

Sanika S. Chirwa, Ph.D.

Professor
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6934
Email: schirwa@mmc.edu

Subodh Nag

Subodh Nag, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6130
Email: snag@mmc.edu

Tultul Nayyar

Tultul Nayyar, Ph.D., MSCI

Director/Master of Health Sciences Program;
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience and Pharmacology
School: Graduate Studies & Research

Phone: 615.327.6898
Email: tnayyar@mmc.edu

Akiko Shimamoto

Akiko Shimamoto, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience and Pharmacology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6291
Email: ashimamoto@mmc.edu

Camilla Ethridge

Administrative Assistant, Senior
Phone: 615.327.6510
Email: cethridge@mmc.edu

Ella L. Hamilton

Program Manager – DIDARP grant
Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience
Phone: 615-327-6875
Email: ehamilton@mmc.edu

Fernando Villalta

Fernando Villalta, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor
Microbiology, Immunology & Physiology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6667
Email: fvillalta@mmc.edu

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Ujjal K. Singha, Ph.D.

Instructor
Microbiology, Immunology & Physiology

Phone: 615.327.6281
Email: usingha@mmc.edu

Minu Chaudhuri

Minu Chaudhuri, Ph.D.

Professor
Microbiology, Immunology & Physiology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5726
Email: mchaudhuri@mmc.edu

Robert Holt

Robert Holt, Ph.D.

Professor
Microbiology, Immunology & Physiology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6673
Email: rholt@mmc.edu

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Girish Rachakonda, Ph.D.

Instructor
Microbiology, Immunology & Physiology

Phone: 615.327.6175
Email: grachakonda@mmc.edu

Donald Alcendor

Donald Alcendor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Health Disparities and HIV
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6449
Email: dalcendor@mmc.edu

Pius N. Nde

Pius N. Nde, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Microbiology, Immunology & Physiology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6175
Email: pnde@mmc.edu

Xinhong Dong

Xinhong Dong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Health Disparities and HIV
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6464
Email: xdong@mmc.edu

Bingdong Liu

Bindong Liu, Ph.D

Professor
Health Disparities and HIV
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6877
Email: bindong@mmc.edu

Dorin Borza

Dorin Borza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Microbiology, Immunology & Physiology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.963.2833
Email: dborza@mmc.edu

Siddharth Pratap, Ph.D.

Director of Bioinformatics & Proteomics
Phone: 615.327.6281
Email: spratap@mmc.edu

Victor Paromov Ph.D.

Proteomics Core Associate Manager
Phone: 615.327.6564
Email: vparomov@mmc.edu

Robert Holt, Ph.D.

Director, Molecular Biology Core Facility
Phone: 615.327.6673
Email: rholt@mmc.edu

Bindong Liu

Director of Flow Cytometry Core
Director of BSL-3 Facility (CAHDR)
Phone: 615.327.6877
Email: bliu@mmc.edu

Xinhong Dong, Ph.D.

Director of the BSL-3 Facility
Microbiology and Immunology Department
Phone: 615.327.6464
Email: xdong@mmc.edu

Byeongwoon Song, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Health Disparities and HIV
School:  Medicine
Phone:  615.327.6698
Email:  bsong@mmc.edu

Hubert K. Rucker, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

James Townsel, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Terrence S. Dermody, M.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Etheleen M. Hill, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Mark Levitch, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Evangeline Motley-Johnson

Evangeline Motley-Johnson, Ph.D

Professor,
Microbiology, Immunology & Physiology, School of Medicine;
Associate Dean,
School of Graduate Studies & Research

Phone: 615.327.6167
Email: emotley@mmc.edu

Anthony E. Archibong

Anthony E. Archibong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Microbiology, Immunology & Physiology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5714
Email: aarchibong@mmc.edu

Zhongmao Guo

Zhongmao Guo, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Microbiology, Immunology & Physiology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6804
Email: zguo@mmc.edu

Emmanuel Okoro

Emmanuel Okoro, M.D.

Instructor
Microbiology, Immunology & Physiology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6537
Email: eokoro@mmc.edu

Hong Yang

Hong Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Microbiology, Immunology & Physiology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5772
Email: hyang@mmc.edu

C. Lynn Ethridge

Administrative Assistant, Senior
Phone: 615.327.6510
Email: cethridge@mmc.edu

Division of Clinical Skills & Competencies

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Regina Offodile, M.D.

Chief of Clinical Skills,
Associate Professor,
Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicine

Office Phone: 615.327.6342
Appointments: 615.327.6348
Email: roffodile@mmc.edu

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Elochukwu Ezekakpu, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5939
Email: eekakpu@mmc.edu

Carolyn Szetela

Carolyn Szetela, Ph.D.

Associate professor
Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5909
Email: cszetela@mmc.edu

Adrienne Hicks

Adrienne Hicks, M.S.N., B.S.N.

Assistant Professor
Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6353
Email: ahicks@mmc.edu

Chelsey Bradley, Med

Teaching Assistant
Phone: 615.327.5938
Email: cbradley@mmc.edu

Dawn Zwart, BA, EMT-Paramedic

Simulation Lab Manager
Phone: 615.327.6565
Email: dzwart@mmc.edu

Division of Integrated Didactics

Digna S. Forbes

Digna S. Forbes, M.D.

Chair, Professional and Medical Education
Associate Dean for Medical Education
Associate Professor, Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6429
Email: dforbes@mmc.edu

Olugbemiga Ogunkua

Olugbemiga Ogunkua

Professional and Medical Education;
Associate Professor,
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6694
Email: oogunkua@mmc.edu

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Larry D. Alexander, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Curriculum and Innovation,
Associate Professor Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6987
Email: ldalexander@mmc.edu

Emmanuel Atta-Asafo-Adjei

Emmanuel Atta-Asafo-Adjei, Ph.D.

Professor
Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6578
Email: eadjei@mmc.edu

Anita F. Austin

Anita F. Austin, M.A.T., M.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6418
Email: aaustin@mmc.edu

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Tameka A. Clemons, PhD

Assistant Professor
Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6000
Email: tclemons@mmc.edu

Susan DeRiemer

Susan DeRiemer, Ph.D.

Professor
Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicine

Phone:615.327.6050
Email: sderiemer@mmc.edu

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Stany Lobo, PhD

Associate Professor
Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6000
Email: slobo@mmc.edu

Cassandra Ward

Cassandra Ward, Ed.D.

Associate Dean
Curriculum Evaluation & Effectiveness
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6048
Email: cward@mmc.edu

Mohammed A. Maleque

Mohammed A. Maleque, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6302
Email: mmaleque@mmc.edu

Shyamali Mukherjee

Shyamali Mukherjee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicin

Phone: 615.327.6299
Email: smukherjee@mmc.edu

Alfred M. Nyanda

Alfred M. Nyanda, Ph.D.

Professor
Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6257
Email: anyanda@mmc.edu

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Rana Tanu, PhD

Associate Professor
Professional and Medical Education
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6000
Email: trana@mmc.edu

Patrick Tucker

Embalmer/Anatomical Coordinator
Anatomical Donations
Phone: 615.327.6691
Email: ptucker@mmc.edu