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Pillai 8.2017Dr. Shreekumar Pillai

(Ph.D., Auburn University, 1992)
Professor of Biology


coatDr. Mamie Coats

(Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005)
Assistant Professor of

Research Topic: “Antibacterial effects of peptide conjugated novel nanoparticles and Antibacterial properties of superhydrophobic paper and Nanosensors for bacteria"   Research Topic: "Developing novel antimicrobials to compat pathogenic bacteria"

Phone: (334) 229-7501
Room: Paterson Hall-131


Phone: (334) 229-8453
Room: Life Science Building-324


DR. Elijah NyairoMr. Elijah Nyairo

(M.S., Atlanta University , 1989)
Instructor of Chemistry


Douglas StroutDr. Douglas Strout

(Ph.D., Rice University, 1996)
Professor of Chemistry

Research Topic: "Nanostructured Biomaterials with Emphasis on Biodegradable and Bioactive Matrices for Bone Tissue Repair and Regeneration"   Research Topic: "Role of Heteroatoms in Stabilizing High-Energy Nitrogen Molecules"

Phone: (334)229-6923  
Room: Science Building-312


Phone: (334)229-4718
Room: Robert C. Hatch Hall -245 


lula smith17Dr. Lula Smith

(Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, The University of Medicine and Dentistry, Piscataway, NJ,1996)
Associate Professor of Biology




ABWaffo.jpgDr. Alain Bopda Waffo

(Ph.D., Max-Planck-Institute Gottingen, Germany, 2003)
Associate Professor of Biology

Research Topic:  Role of the Cytoskeleton in Bacterial Pathogenesis and Tumor Cell Migration   Research Topic: "A Novel Biodrugs Cargo Made of Nanoparticles Attached to Peptides Displayed on Coliphage Qb" 

Phone: (334) 229-4454
Room: Life Sci. Building 225, Lab 241


Phone: (334) 229-8396
Room: Life Science Building -223


Dr. Cleon BarnettDr. Cleon Barnett 

(Ph.D., Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 2007)
Assistant Professor of Physics


Dr. Sapna JainDr. Sapna Jain

(Ph.D., The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 2005)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry 


Research Topic: "The influence of laser parameters on LIBS emission"


Research Topic: Mechanism of growth of colloidal silver nanoparticles stabilized by polyethylene glycol and its antibacterial properties

Phone: (334) 229-4466
Room: Science Building - 108


Phone: (334) 229-4404
Room: Robert C. Hatch Hall-246


Dr. Harvey HouDr. Harvey Hou

(Ph.D., Peking University, 1993)
Professor of Forensic Science


VigDr. Komal Vig

(Ph.D., University of Delhi, 1999)
Associate Professor of Biology

 Research Topic: “Identifications and Response Mechanisms of Forensic Evidences to Environment Using Bioanalytical Methodologies”   Research Topic: "Nanoparticles effects on Human gene expression and use as antiviral agents” and “Use of RNA interference for inhibition of the Respiratory Syncytial Virus"

Phone: (334) 229-5121
Room: Robert C. Hatch Hall-320


Phone: (334) 229-5132
Room: Life Science Building-323


Bo Wang SU2016Dr. Bo Wang

(Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2012)
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering


vida dennisDr. Vida A. Dennis

(Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1984)
Professor of Microbiology

Research Topic: Liver, Bone, and Stem Cell Tissue Engineering   Research Topic: Chlamydia nanovaccines and pathogenesis studies

Phone: (334) 229-8455
Room: Life Sci. Building 204

Phone: (334) 229-8447
Room: Life Science Building - 307


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