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Scientific Advisory Committee

Helen Beneš, Ph.D. Co- Chair
Program Coordinator/Associate Director, AR INBRE
Professor, College of Medicine, Dept. of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham St., # 510
Little Rock, AR  72205
Phone:  (501) 686-5782
Fax:  (501) 686-6382

Mark S. Smeltzer, Ph.D. – Co-Chair
Director, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Inflammatory Responses (COBRE)
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham, # 511
Little Rock, AR  72205
Phone: (501) 686-7958
Fax: (501) 686-5359

Marty Perry, Ph.D. -  Chair Undergraduate Student Program

Nell I. Mondy Professor of Chemistry
Ouachita Baptist University

410 Ouachita Street

Arkadelphia, AR 71998

Phone: 870-245-5217


Laura F. Gibson, Ph.D.
Alexander B. Osborn Distinguished Professor
Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology
Deputy Director
Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 9300
Morgantown, WV 26506-9300
Phone: 304-293-1547
Fax: 304-293-4667

K. Gus Kousoulas, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Biotechnology & Mol. Medicine
Director, LSU-Tulane NIH Center for Biomedical Research Excellence
Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research
Phone: 225-578-9682
Fax: 225-578-9655

Prakash Nagarkatti, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
202 Osborne Administration Building
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone:  803-777-5458

Eric C. Rouchka, Ph.D.
Computer Engineering & Computer Science Dept.
Speed School of Engineering
Director of Bioinformatics Lab
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone:  502-852-0467
Phone:  502-852-3835
Fax:  502-852-4713

Glen Shearer, Ph.D.
Program Director, Mississippi INBRE
Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences
The University of Southern Mississippi
P.O. Box 05018
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Phone:  601-266-4722

Scott R. Whittemore, Ph.D.
Henry D. and Marianna Garretson Endowed Chair
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Neurological Surgery
Scientific Director, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center
University of Louisville School of Medicine
511 S. Floyd St. – MDR616
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502)-852-0711
Fax: (502)-852-5148

Rhonda L. Anthony
Administrative Coordinator, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Inflammatory Responses (COBRE)
College of Medicine, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham, # 511
Little Rock, AR  72205
Office: (501) 686-5144
Fax: (501) 686-5359