Drug Discovery

New Avenues to Fight Serious Illness

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SJSU researchers focus on new treatments for infectious diseases and bacterial infections, and ways to make existing therapies more effective. Studies also strive to better understand the underlying bases of human diseases, exploring the mechanisms that underlie breast cancer, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, schizophrenia, fetal alcohol syndrome, heart disease, and viral evolution. Below is a rotating selection of our standout investigators in these areas.

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Featured Faculty

french thumbnailRachael French
Department Chair of Biological Sciences
Drosophila, Ethanol, Development, Fetal Alcohol Effects, Behavior
ORCID: 0000-0001-9974-4293

huynh thumbnailFrank Huynh
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Physiology, Metabolism, Endocrinology, Insulin, Leptin, Diabetes, Obesity, Sirtuins, Aging, Diet
ORCID: 0000-0002-4764-9558

payumoAlexander Payumo
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Understanding why mammals lose the ability to regenerate their hearts after birth
ORCID: 0000-0002-7733-9622

pickett thumbnailMelissa Pickett
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Epithelial Cell Polarity, C. elegans, Intestine
ORCID: 0000-0001-8364-4757

radlauerMadalyn Radlauer
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Chemistry, Catalysis, Organometallics, Inorganic, Polymers, Environmental and Health Applications
ORCID: 0000-0002-3226-5340

wangNingkun Wang
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Allosteric Regulation of Enzymes, SIRT1, Conformational Change, Intrinsically Disordered Proteins, Alzheimer's, Type II Diabetes
ORCID: 0000-0003-3545-5323

wilkinsonKatie Wilkinson
Professor of Biological Sciences
Neurophysiology, Sensory Physiology, Motor Control, Proprioception, Muscle Spindle, Physiology
ORCID: 0000-0002-2692-5533

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