Wake Forest Baptist is home to experts in leading areas of research. Browse biographies of featured experts to learn more about the innovative work happening here. Visit Wake Forest School of Medicine’s faculty directory to view all faculty.
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Alexander-Miller leads an established preclinical neonatal nursery dedicated to translations sciences, develops neonatal vaccines and investigates immune regulation.
Scientific director of the Diet Laboratory, Appt investigates the influences of diet and reproductive hormones on chronic diseases affecting postmenopausal women.
Associate dean of women’s health research and vice president for women’s health, Berga promotes research into women’s health, sex differences, individualized medicine and translational science.
Leader of the Radiation Physics and Dosimetry Core, Bourland researches radiation physics and devises irradiation techniques and procedures for preclinical studies and clinical trials.
Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, Carroll researches alternative energy solutions, focusing primarily on quantum matrix composites.
Constantinidis explores the role of the prefrontal cortex in working memory, visual perception and selective attention and studies the neurophysiological effects of training nonhuman primates.
Director of the Brain Tumor Center of Excellence, Debinski pioneers novel approaches to drug development and delivery to target malignant brain tumor cells.
Senior policy advisor for innovations and transitional outcomes, Duncan develops assessments to improve post-acute management and patient outcomes, particularly for stroke recovery.
Director of the Center for Dermatology Research, Feldman researches medical adherence and develops products for health care professionals to improve patient care and satisfaction.
Files conducts preclinical and clinical research in critical care, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, aging and muscle function.
Freedman studies genetic factors in kidney disease and other complex diseases and developed a diagnostic for the APOL1 gene for making decisions in patient care and kidney transplantation.
Gmeiner creates novel compounds and drug delivery systems to treat cancer that are more effective and have less side effects that common chemotherapy drugs.
Specializing in basic and applied nanobiotechnology, Hall develops nanotechnology-based medical applications to improve disease identification, prevention and treatment.
Deadwyler and Hampson develop animal models and neural prosthetics to study memory, behavior and cognition in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.
Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Center, Jordan executes cardiovascular-related translational studies and develops cardiovascular solutions for immediate clinical needs.
Director of the Tumor Tissue Core, Kucera researches lipid metabolism and develops therapeutics for the treatment of cancers, as well as assessing anticancer and antiviral therapeutics.
Levi-Polyachenko develops electrically conductive polymer nanoparticles and other polymer materials to treat cancer and other diseases, as well as for device applications.
Li invents extremity fixation devices, improves instrumentation design and researches alternative approaches to enhance upper extremity functional recovery.
Lowther develops therapeutic agents to prevent and treat disease, with a primary focus on hyperoxaluria and kidney stone formation, as well as prostate cancer and mesothelioma.
Director of the Mitochondrial Bioenergetics Core Lab, Molina develops assays to measure bioenergetic capacity and healthy aging in order to advance personalized medicine for older adults.
Leader of the joint Virginia Tech – Wake Forest Center for Injury Biomechanics, Stitzel researches computational modeling, injury biomechanics and automotive safety.
Wadas creates radiopharmaceuticals for use in diagnostic imaging and cancer therapy, including a unique approach for producing radiolabeled contrast agents for positron emission tomography.
Weaver uses computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and finite element modeling to develop anatomical models that predict injury and evaluate and develop medical devices.
Whitlow uses innovative imaging approaches to study the longitudinal effects of aging, trauma and disease on brain mechanics, development and cognition.