KAREN A. SELZ, Ph.D., M.A.: President and Senior Scientist Mathematical and Computational Biology Associate Professor (Research), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. She combines dynamical systems, ergodic theory and multivariate statistics in modeling and data analyses applied to problems in protein structure and function, single neuron and global neurobiology, molecular biology and behavior. She has had research fellowships at I.H.E.S., Burres sur Yvette, France and at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and has been a research consultant at N.I.H.
ARNOLD J. MANDELL, M.D.: Vice President and Director of Research Mathematical and Theoretical Neuroscience and Protein Biophysics Research Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Research Professor of Mathematical Sciences, FAU, Boca Raton, FL; Professor Emeritus, U.C.S.D., La Jolla, CA. His work has involved enzyme regulation, neurochemistry, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and protein structure and function. He has received the A.E. Bennett Research Prize of the Society for Biological Psychiatry, a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in Theoretical Neuroscience (1984-1989), a Senior Humboldt Prize Fellowship in Dynamical Systems, Bremen University, FRG (1994), and the Foundations Fund Research Prize of the American Psychiatric Association. He has also been a Johananoff International Prize Fellow in Psychopharmacology (Mario Negri Institute, Milan, Italy). Dr. Mandell has been the recipient of Federal and Foundation support continuously since 1962.
MICHAEL F. SHLESINGER, Ph.D.: Associate Scientist in Theoretical Physics Statistical Physics and Biophysics Chief Scientist in Physical Sciences, Office of Naval Research; Fellow of the American Physical Society; Consultant in Physics to Exxon and General Electric Corporations; Founder of the journal, Fractals; Editor or Editorial Board Member of several prominent physics journals; Founder of the Experimental Chaos Conference series. His pioneering work in statistical predictions and descriptions of random and deterministic processes has influenced the physics of amorphous solids and glasses, classical mechanics and biophysics.
MICHAEL J. OWENS, Ph.D.: Associate Scientist in Molecular Neuropharmacology Molecular Biology, Neurochemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacology Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Associate Director of the Laboratory of Neuropsychopharmacology, Programs in Neuroscience and Molecular and Systems Pharmacology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. He is the recipient of a 1st Prize at the National Student Research Forum, the CINP Ole Rafaelsen Award and is a member of ACNP. His work focuses on the neurochemistry and neuromolecular biology of signal transduction systems in the brain, with emphasis on synaptic function and its pharmacology.
BECKY KINKEAD, Ph.D.: Associate Scientist in Molecular and Behavioral Neuropsychopharmacology Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA. Becky's primary research interests include the mechanism of action of psychoactive drugs and the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders. Specifically these interests include the role of peptide systems in the mechanism of action of antipsychotic drugs. The majority of her research has focused on the role of the neuropeptide neurotensin (NT) in both the clinical efficacy of antipsychotic drugs and the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Her studies of the behavioral effects of neuropeptides have earned her numerous awards and fellowships.
ANTHONY M. GEORGE, Ph.D.: Consulting Scientist in Molecular and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Senior Lecturer and Deputy and Acting Chairman, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. For more than twenty years Prof. George has worked on the generic, molecular biological, biochemical and membrane protein structural and dynamical aspects of multidrug resistance.
EDMUND A. DI MARZIO, Ph.D.: Consulting Scientist in Polymer Physics Mathematical Physics of Polymer Behavior and Phase Transitions Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; Visiting Professor of Chemistry, Georgetown University; Fellow of the American Physical Society; High Polymer Prize of the American Physical Society; Maurice Huggins Award of the Gordon Conferences. Prof. DiMarzio is a member of the Editorial Board of Macromolecules and Macromolecular Review. His work includes the physics of biological macromolecular helix-coil transitions, polymeric absorptive and surface behavior of macromolecules, and the categorization of all (ten) classes of polymeric phase transitions. His theory of membrane threading by linear macromolecules has been particularly important to the work of the Institute.
VITALY VODYANOY, Ph.D.: Consulting Scientist in Biophysics Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Phamacology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, and Director of Biosensor Laboratory of the Institute for Biological Detection Systems. He is an internationally respected membrane, channel and receptor biophysicist, who has been a member of the faculty in the Institute of Semiconductors and A.F. Loffe Physicotechnical University, Academy of Sciences, Leningrad, USSR. He had worked at the Department of Chemistry, New York University and the Department of Physiology & Biophysics, College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine before joining the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. His research interests include sensory physiology, biophysics of odor detection, receptors and the reconstitution of membrane associated macromolecules.
TATIANA SAMOYLOVA, Ph.D, M.S..: Research Associate Professor, Scott-Ritchey Research Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
ALEXANDER M. SAMOYLOV, Ph.D.: Research Associate Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL. He studies the biophysical aspects of biorecognition molecule behavior.
DAVID GUTMAN, M.D., Ph.D..: PGY1 Emory University School of Medicine
JUDITH SHAPIRO, Ph.D.: Institute Administration
LORI WESTIN, Ph.D.,J.D.: Counsel, with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati, LLP