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The department of biochemistry

 

faculty*

Charles R. Fleschner, PhD, Professor and Chair
Zulfiqar Ahmad, PhD, Associate Professor
James L. Cox, PhD, Associate Professor
Pandurangan Ramaraj, PhD, Assistant Professor
G. Wayne Zhou, PhD, Associate Professor

Richard J. Cenedella, PhD
, Emeritus Professor
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*Each person's name is linked to biographical data and publications. Activity for all ATSU/KCOM faculty by year (publications, presentations, funding and honors) can be accessed at Scholarly Activity.

biochemistry DEpartment Staff

Joanne Deiters, Administrative Assistant

courses directed by department Faculty*

DO Program Courses (Course Directors):
Human Biochemistry I, II, III (Dr. Fleschner)
Human Nutrition (Dr. P. Sexton)
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*Each course is described in the ATSU-KCOM College Catalog.

Teaching Assignments and On-going Research Projects

Dr. Fleschner lectures in Human Biochemistry. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Description of the biochemical structure and function of ocular lens

    plasma membrane in health and cataract

Dr. Ahmad lectures in Human Biochemistry. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Role of ATP synthase in human health and disease

Dr. Cox lectures in Human Biochemistry. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Gene studies in cancer
  • Proteases in tumor metastasis

Dr. Ramaraj lectures in Human Biochemistry. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Effect of sex steroids on melanoma cell growth and functions
  • Signaling pathways in sex steroid hormone actions