Lab Personnel


Dr. Supriya Sridhar

Supriya Sridhar, PhD

Training: PhD in Biochemistry from Gulbarga University, Karnataka, India

Research Associate, Lab Manager

In vitro experiments and mouse genotyping for all Projects.



Maritza Romero-Lucas, MD, DSc

Maritza Romero-Lucas, MD, DSc (Venezuela)

Training: MD, University of Zulia Medical School, Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela

Senior Research Scientist

Project: Role of GHRH in dyslipidemia associated with T2D and obesity

Completed Funding: JDRF, AHA Grant-in-Aid, Intramural Pilot award AURI


Joyce Gonzales, MD

Joyce Gonzales, MD (US) 

Associate Professor Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Fellows Director

Training: MD, University of Health Sciences Antigua, Antigua, West Indies

Completed Funding:

Projects: a. GlycoMira Therapeutics, Inc. “Animal Model of Sickle Cell Disease”

Major Goal(s): To evaluate Glyco Mira’s proprietary compound, GM-1111 in a mouse model of sickle cell disease.

  1. Hemoglobinopathy Translational Research Skills Core Program (HTRC).

Major goal: To test therapeutic potential of 2-O, 3-O desulfated heparin in acute chest syndrome

  1. Pilot Study Research Program (PSRP).

Major goal: Evaluating potential therapeutic role of 2-O, 3-O Desulfated Heparin in Acute Lung Injury and Acute Chest Syndrome


Haroldo Flores-Toque, PhD

Haroldo Flores-Toque, PhD 

Training: PhD Degree in Pharmacology, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP),

Faculty of Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Research Scientist

Project: Role of ENaC in vascular impairment during erectile dysfunction

Completed Funding: Intramural Pilot Award AURI