Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Our Team

Our outstanding team of academic investigators provides oversight of the design, execution, and interpretation of a wide range of experiments that describe the therapeutic safety and efficacy of your drug or approach.

Profile information available where linked per the reseacher's name.

Penn, Raymond PhD
Director, Preclinical Core
Director, Center for Transitional Medicine
Director, Jane and Leonard Korman Lung Center
Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Wang, Nadan  MS 
Associate Director, Preclinical Core
Director, Small Animal Physiology Core
Sidney Kimmel Medical College


Heart Disease

Tung Chan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • Heart Failure
  • Ischemia/Reperfusion
  • Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

Jason Choi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • Heart Failure

Xin-Liang Ma, MD              
Professor of Medicine                            

  • Heart Failure
  • Myocardial Infarction

Glenn Radice, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine         

  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Ischemia/Reperfusion

Khadija Rafiq, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • Heart Failure
  • Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

Shey-Shing Sheu, PhD
Professor of Medicine
W.W. Smith Professor of Cardiovascular Research                               

  • Heart Failure
  • Ischemia/Reperfusion

Vascular Disease

Sophie Astrof, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine        

  • Vascular Injury/Atherosclerosis/Remodeling

Jianxin Sun, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine

  • Peripheral Ischemia
  • Vascular Injury/Atherosclerosis/Remodeling

Lung Disease

Tung Chan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Smoking/Emphysema
  • Lung Fibrosis

Deepak Deshpande, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Smoking/Emphysema
  • Lung Fibrosis
  • Acute Lung Injury (ALI)/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Alcoholic Fatty Lung

Boopathi Ettickan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • Asthma

Raymond B. Penn, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Robley Dunglison Professor of Pulmonary Research

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Smoking/Emphysema
  • Lung Fibrosis
  • Acute Lung Injury (ALI)/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Alcoholic Fatty Lung

Tonio Pera, PhD
Instructor of Medicine

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Smoking/Emphysema
  • Lung Fibrosis

Freddy Jose Romero, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • Lung Fibrosis
  • Acute Lung Injury (ALI)/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Alcoholic Fatty Lung

Ross Summer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Smoking/Emphysema
  • Lung Fibrosis
  • Acute Lung Injury (ALI)/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Alcoholic Fatty Lung

Sepsis

Ross Summer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

  • LPS Model of Sepsis
  • Cecal Ligation & Puncture

Bone Disease

Bin Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis

ADME, Drug Metabolism & Toxicity Consultant

Armen, Roger PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jefferson College of Pharmacy