Current Members


Adebowale Adebiyi, PhD

Professor of Physiology & PI

Education and Training

  • BSc (Hons), Pharmacology (1996)

College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria

  • PhD, Reproductive Pharmacology (2004)

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Vascular Physiology (2009)

College of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis TN, USA



Mina Fanous, MD

Pediatric Critical Care Fellow    UTHSC

Education and Training

  • MBBS (2006) Madras Medical College, India

  • MD– Physiology (2010) Christian Medical College, India

  • PhD, Physiology (2018) University of Otago, New Zealand

Education and Training

  • BS, Cell & Molecular Biology (2017)

University of Tennessee, Martin TN, USA

Education and Training

  • BSc, University of Delhi, India (2006)

  • MSc, Biotechnology (2009) Kumaun University, India 

  • PhD, Zoology (2018) Banaras Hindu University, India

Praghalathan Kanthakumar, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jada Williams, BS

Graduate Student (PhD)

Ravi Kumar, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education and Training

  • DVM (2010) University of Ibadan, Nigeria

  • MVSc (2014) University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Education and Training

  • PhD (2012) Indian Veterinary Research Institute

  • MVSc (2009) National Dairy Research Institute, India


Education and Training

  • MBBS (MD; 2007), University of Benin, Nigeria

  • MPH (2017), University of Memphis, Memphis TN

Jeremiah Afolabi, DVM, MVSc

Graduate Student (PhD)

Pratheesh Mankuzhy, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Samson Iwhiwhu, MBBS, MPH   Postdoctoral Fellow