Principal Investigator

P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D. Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology Director, Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery

P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D.
Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery

 
 

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Branden J. Stansley, Ph.D. Research Fellow

Branden J. Stansley, Ph.D.
Research Fellow

Mark Moehle, Ph.D. Research Fellow

Mark Moehle, Ph.D.
Research Fellow

Max Joffe, Ph.D. Research Fellow

Max Joffe, Ph.D.
Research Fellow

Samantha Yohn, Ph.D. Research Fellow

Samantha Yohn, Ph.D.
Research Fellow

Robert D. Cole, Ph.D. Research Fellow

Robert D. Cole, Ph.D.
Research Fellow

 
 
 

Research Faculty

Daniel Foster, Ph.D. Research Instructor

Daniel Foster, Ph.D.
Research Instructor

Zixiu Xiang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology

Zixiu Xiang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology

Rocco G. Gogliotti, Ph.D. Research Instructor Co-Mentored by: Colleen Niswender

Rocco G. Gogliotti, Ph.D.
Research Instructor
Co-Mentored by:
Colleen Niswender

Alice Rodriguez, Ph.D. Instructor Co-Mentored by: Colleen Niswender

Alice Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Instructor
Co-Mentored by:
Colleen Niswender

Jerri Rook, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology

Jerri Rook, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology

Graduate Students and Research Interns

James Maksymetz Graduate Student

James Maksymetz
Graduate Student

Nicole Fisher Graduate Student Co-Mentored by: Colleen Niswender

Nicole Fisher
Graduate Student
Co-Mentored by:
Colleen Niswender

Sheryl Vermudez Graduate Student Co-Mentored by: Colleen Niswender

Sheryl Vermudez
Graduate Student
Co-Mentored by:
Colleen Niswender

Sean Moran Graduate Student

Sean Moran
Graduate Student

Undergraduate and Research Interns

Madigan Lavery Undergraduate 

Madigan Lavery
Undergraduate 

Randi Bruce Undergraduate

Randi Bruce
Undergraduate

Suhaib Mahmood Undergraduate 

Suhaib Mahmood
Undergraduate 

Jennifer Zachry Research Intern

Jennifer Zachry
Research Intern

Jordan Galbraith Undergraduate 

Jordan Galbraith
Undergraduate 

Annalise McDonald Undergraduate Co-mentored by:                Colleen Niswender

Annalise McDonald
Undergraduate
Co-mentored by:                Colleen Niswender

Chiaki Santiago Undergraduate 

Chiaki Santiago
Undergraduate 

Deepa Rajan Undergraduate

Deepa Rajan
Undergraduate

Ryan Hanson Undergraduate

Ryan Hanson
Undergraduate

Research Staff

Weimin Peng Research Assistant

Weimin Peng
Research Assistant

Vincent Luscombe Research Assistant Co-Mentored by: Colleen Niswender

Vincent Luscombe
Research Assistant
Co-Mentored by:
Colleen Niswender

Matthew Loch Research Assistant II Co-Mentored by: Colleen Niswender

Matthew Loch
Research Assistant II
Co-Mentored by:
Colleen Niswender

Xiaoyan Zhan Ph.D. Research Specialist, Sr.

Xiaoyan Zhan Ph.D.
Research Specialist, Sr.

Li Peng Research Assistant

Li Peng
Research Assistant

Matt Jenkins Research Assistant Co-Mentored by: Colleen Niswender

Matt Jenkins
Research Assistant
Co-Mentored by:
Colleen Niswender

Jonathan Dickerson, Ph.D. Research Specialist Sr.

Jonathan Dickerson, Ph.D.
Research Specialist Sr.

Hyekyung Plumley, Ph.D.     Drug Discovery Scientist II      

Hyekyung Plumley, Ph.D.    
Drug Discovery Scientist II      

Collaborating VCNDD leadership

Craig Lindsley, Ph.D. William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine Professor of Pharmacology & Chemistry Director, VCNDD Medicinal Chemistry

Craig Lindsley, Ph.D.
William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology & Chemistry
Director, VCNDD Medicinal Chemistry

Colleen Niswender, Ph.D. Professor Director, VCNDD Molecular Pharmacology

Colleen Niswender, Ph.D.
Professor
Director, VCNDD Molecular Pharmacology

Carrie Jones, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Director, In Vivo and Translational Pharmacology

Carrie Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, In Vivo and Translational Pharmacology

VCNDD Support Staff

Kristen Riggs Administrative Officer

Kristen Riggs
Administrative Officer

Holly Talley Administrative Manager

Holly Talley
Administrative Manager

Edward Zhuang Computer Technician

Edward Zhuang
Computer Technician