Department of Cell & Molecular Medicine Faculty and Staff

Faculty laboratories and offices are located in the Armour Academic Center and in the Jelke Building. Most of our faculty members collaborate not only with other researchers at Rush University, but also with investigators throughout the U.S. and abroad. 

Faculty with primary appointments in cell & molecular medicine

D. Rick Sumner, PhD, professor and chair

Kristin Al-Ghoul, PhDassociate professor

Animesh Barua, PhD, associate professor

Jeffrey Borgia, PhDassociate professor

Michael Bradaric, PhD, assistant professor

Lei Duan, MD, assistant professor

Christopher Ferrigno, PhD, MPT, assistant professor

Casey Frankenberger, PhD, assistant professor

Frank Ko, PhD, instructor

Robert Leven, PhD, associate professor

Carl Maki, PhD, associate professor

Meghan Moran, PhD, assistant professor

Ankur Naqib, PhD, postdoctoral fellow/instructor

James T. O’Donnell, PharmD, MS, FCP, associate professor

Joan O’Keefe, PT, PhD, associate professor

Jitesh Pratap, PhD, assistant professor

Ryan Ross, PhD, assistant professor

Amarjit S. Virdi, PhD, associate professor

James M. Williams, PhD, professor

Adam Wilson, PhD, assistant professor

Brittany M. Wilson, PhD, postdoctoral fellow/instructor

Faculty emeriti

W. Frank Hughes, PhD, associate professor emeritus
James M. Kerns, PhD, professor emeritus
Jena Khodadad, PhD, associate professor emeritus

Faculty with conjoint appointments in cell & molecular medicine

John Bailitz, MD (Emergency medicine)
Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA (Orthopedic surgery)
Carlo Franco, PhD (Anesthesiology)
Nadim Hallab, PhD (Orthopedic surgery)
Jeffrey Nelson, MD (Internal medicine)
Markus Wimmer, PhD (Orthopedic surgery)


Rita Eaddy, BA, department administrative coordinator

Alexandras Biskis, clinical research coordinator 1 - O’Keefe lab
Cristina L Fhied, research lab supervisor - Borgia lab
David Gerard, research lab supervisor - Borgia lab
David Karwo, human anatomy laboratory manager
Itzel Lazcano, research lab tech 1 - Barua lab
Moumita Majumder, PhD, postdoctoral fellow - Barua lab
Rylan Martin, research lab tech 2 - MicroCT Histology Core lab
Hita Moudgalya, MD, postdoctoral fellow - Borgia lab
Daeun Shim, research lab tech 2 - Maki lab
Apoorva Tangri, research lab tech 2 - Borgia lab
Imad Tarhoni, MD, PhD, postdoctoral fellow - Borgia lab
Marcus Winograzki, research lab tech 1 - Pratap lab

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