Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology Faculty and Staff

ACB 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 Anatomy & Cell Biology

D. Rick Sumner, PhD, Professor and Chair

Animesh Barua, PhD, Associate Professor

Amy Beresheim, PhD, Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Borgia, PhD, Associate Professor

Michael Bradaric, PhD, Associate Professor

Colleen Cheverko, PhD, Assistant Professor

Lei Duan, MD, Assistant Professor

Jennifer Eastwood, PhD, Associate Professor

Christopher Ferrigno, PhD, MPT, Associate Professor

Frank Ko, PhD, Assistant Professor

Robert Leven, PhD, Associate Professor

Carl Maki, PhD, Professor

Meghan Moran, PhD, Assistant Professor

Ankur Naqib, PhD, Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Nelson, MD, Associate Professor

James T. O’Donnell, PharmD, MS, FCP, Associate Professor

Joan O’Keefe, PT, PhD, Associate Professor

Jitesh Pratap, PhD, Associate Professor

Ryan Ross, PhD, Associate Professor

Amarjit S. Virdi, PhD, Professor

Adam Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor

Brittany M. Wilson, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow/Instructor

Faculty Emeriti

Kristin Al-Ghoul, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus
W. Frank Hughes, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus
James M. Kerns, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Jena Khodadad, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus
James M. Williams, PhD, Professor Emeritus

Faculty with conjoint appointments in Anatomy & Cell Biology

John Bailitz, MD (Emergency Medicine)
Faraz Bishehsari, MD, PhD (Internal Medicine)
Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA (Orthopedic Surgery)
Christopher Forsyth, PhD (Internal Medicine)
Carlo Franco, PhD (Anesthesiology)
Nadim Hallab, PhD (Orthopedic Surgery)
Ali Keshavarzian, MD (Internal Medicine)
Garth R. Swanson, MD, MS (Internal Medicine)
Robin M. Voigt-Zuwala, PhD (Internal Medicine)
Markus Wimmer, PhD (Orthopedic Surgery)

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Claire Auger, PhD - Borgia lab
Hoomin Lee, PhD - Ko lab
Hita Moudgalya, MD - Borgia lab
Pankaj Shitole, PhD - Ross lab
Imad Tarhoni, MD, PhD - Borgia lab
Brittany Wilson, PhD - Sumner lab


Rita Eaddy, BA, Administrative Manager

Andrew Caldemeyer, Research Lab Tech 2 - Maki lab
Bryan Dulion, Research Lab Tech 2 - Ross lab
David Gerard, Research Lab Supervisor - Borgia lab
Zoe Herdman, Research Lab Tech 1 - Ko lab
David Karwo, Human Anatomy Laboratory Manager
Rylan Martin, Research Lab Tech 3 - Moran lab
Jack Paras, Clinical Research Assistant - O’Keefe lab
Niyati Patel, Research Lab Tech 2 - Ross lab
Mehrdad Jafari Tadi, Research Lab Tech 2 - Maki lab

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