Current Faculty

The Pharmacology Department at MUSC is home to dedicated, award-winning faculty, students, researchers, and staff.

 Current Faculty

 Emeritus Professors

 Students & Alumni


Our faculty members hold 3 South Carolina Centers of Excellence Chairs, and our funded programs emphasize the department’s strengths in signaling & drug development.

Lalima Ahuja

Lalima K. Madan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Protein-Phosphorylation based Signaling


Peggi Angel, Ph.D.
Associate  Professor
Systems-based Approaches to Heart Valve Development and Disease


Lauren E. Ball, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Role of O-GlcNAc Glycosylation in the Regulation of Insulin/IGF-1 Receptor Signal Transduction Pathways


Jennifer R. Bethard, M.S.
Research Associate
Mass Spectrometry


Joe B. Blumer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Role of G-protein Regulatory (GPR) Proteins in Mammalian Cell Division and the Immune System


Nathan Dolloff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Drug Discovery Focus in B and Plasma Cell Malignancies


Richard R. Drake, Jr., Ph.D.
Glycoprotein Biomarkers of Cancer and Mass Spectrometry Imaging


Scott T. Eblen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Signal Transduction in Cancer Biology


Xueliang Gao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Tumorigenesis and translational oncology


Guy Aaron Hobbs

Aaron Hobbs, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Currently setting up laboratory


Anand Mehta, D.Phil
Biomarker discovery


John P. O'Bryan, Ph.D.
Signal transduction, scaffold proteins, cancer, RAS, GTPases, intersectin


Steven A. Rosenzweig, Ph.D.
Growth Factor Dysregulation in Cancer


Kenneth D. Tew, Ph.D., DSc
Professor and Department Chairman
Cancer Drug Development


Haizhen Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Cell cycle proteins in cancer progression


Zhiwei Ye 

Zhiwei Ye, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Redox and drug development in cancer



Jie Zhang, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Redox and drug development in cancer