To ensure the diversity of future scientist in the United States, we have recruited teaching faculty from complimentary areas of expertise and leaders in the red blood cell field as mentors.

The following is a list of our current teaching faculty.

PRIDE Program Teaching Faculty

Teaching Faculty

Department

Affiliation

 Horace DeLisser, M.D.

Medicine  

University of Pennsylvania

 Glorias Dixon, M.S.

Grant Writing Consultant

The Planning Source

 Richard Friend, PhD.

Diversity Consultant

Friend and Associates

 Juan González, PhD.

Graduate Studies

University of Texas at Dallas

 Steven Goodman, PhD.

Physiology

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 Lily Jun-Shen Huang, PhD.

Cell Biology

UT Southwestern Medical Center

 David Kakhniashvili, PhD.

Proteomics Core Lab

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 Li Liu, PhD.

Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Texas at Dallas

 Betty Pace, M.D.

Pediatrics

Augusta University

 Mohandas Narla, DSc.

Laboratory of Red Cell Physiology

Institute of New York Blood Center

 Wenbo Zhi, PhD.

Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Augusta University

 Martha Tingen, PhD.

Pediatrics

Augusta University

 Ramses Sadek, PhD.

Biostatistics and Data Science

Augusta University

 Rick McIndoe, PhD.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Augusta University

Abdulla Kutlar, MD

Medicine

Augusta University

 Peter Shipman, MLIS

Academic and Faculty Affairs 

Augusta University

 Rhea-Beth Markowitz, PhD.

Medicine

Augusta University

 Kimberly Mears, MS

Nursing Information 

Augusta University

 Roni Bollag, MD., PhD.

Pathology

Augusta University

Lara Stepleman, PhD

Psychiatry and Health Behavior

Augusta University

 Alex Pertsemlidis, PhD.

Pediatrics/Hematology Oncology

UT Health San Antonio

 Kenneth Peterson, PhD.

 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

University of Kansas Medical Center

 Robert Podolsky, PhD.

Center for Biotechnology & Genomic Medicine

Wayne State University

 Ashok Sharma, PhD.

Center for Biotechnology & Genomic Medicine

Augusta University

Robert Gibson, PhD

Emergency Medicine

Augusta University

 Rita Sarkar, PhD.

Blood Diseases and Resources

National Heart Lung & Blood Institute