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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




 Horace DeLisser, MD




 University of Pennsylvania


 Glorias Dixon, MS


 Grant Writing Consultant


 The Planning Source


 Steven Goodman, PhD




 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, MD




 Augusta University


 Mohandas Narla, DSc


 Laboratory of Red Cell Physiology


 Institute of New York Blood Center


 Wenbo Zhi, PhD


 Obstetrics and Gynecology 


 Augusta University


 Ramses Sadek, PhD


 Biostatistics and Data Science


 Augusta University


 Rick McIndoe, PhD


 Obstetrics and Gynecology


 Augusta University


 Geno Clark, MBA, CRA


 Grant Development Specialist


 Georgia Cancer Center


 Abdulla Kutlar, MD




 Augusta University


 Rhea-Beth Markowitz, PhD




 Augusta University


 Roni Bollag, MD, PhD




 Augusta University


 Shruti Sharma,  PhD


 Translational Genomics 


 Augusta University


 Alex Pertsemlidis, PhD


 Pediatrics/Hematology Oncology


 UT Health San Antonio


 Niren Patel, MBBS


 Hemoglobin Diagnosis


 Augusta University


 Kenneth Peterson, PhD


 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


 University of Kansas Medical Center


 Robert Gibson, PhD


 Emergency Medicine


 Augusta University


 Deborah Philp, PhD


 Division of Blood Diseases and Resources (DBDR)


 National Heart Lung & Blood Institute