CEAR Membership

Leadership

PVLSI Scientist Sallie Smith Schneider, PhD, serves as CEAR's Director. She is joined in leading CEAR by the PVLSI management team, the Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors.

Membership

Membership in CEAR is open to all PVLSI, Baystate Medical Center, and University of Massachusetts Amherst life scientists, physical scientists, engineers, and clinicians who have a general interest in cell death or the potential to bring new technologies to the discipline. Current members represent a variety of life science disciplines and clinical specialties, as well as fields that are becoming increasingly important to biomedical research, such as polymer science and chemical engineering. For information about eligibility and for more information about joining the CEAR community, please review the membership overview (PDF, 102k).

Current Members

Marjorie Aelion, PhD
Dean, Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dominique Alfandari, PhD
Assistant Professor, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Juan Anguita, PhD
Assistant Professor, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Kathleen F. Arcaro, PhD
Associate Professor, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Richard Arenas, MD
Principal Investigator, PVLSI; Chief of Surgical Oncology, Baystate Medical Center; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Learn more about Dr. Arenas' work.
Tobias Baskin, PhD
Associate Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Harry Bermudez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Surita Bhatia, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Carol Bigelow, PhD
Associate Professor, Public Health, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Eric L. Bittman, PhD
Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jeffrey Blanchard, PhD
Assistant Professor, Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Barry Braun, PhD
Associate Professor, Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Melissa Brown, PhD, RD
Scientist, PVLSI
John Burand, PhD
Associate Professor, Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
James J. Chambers, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Daniel Chase, PhD
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Priscilla M. Clarkson, PhD
Dean, Commonwealth College; Distinguished Professor, Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Giovanna Crisi, MD, PhD
Director, Electron Microscopy and Renal Pathology Service; Co-Director, Breast Pathology Service, Baystate Medical Center
Geert De Vries, PhD
Professor, Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Gerald B. Downes, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Paul Dubin, PhD
Professor, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst
David Earle, MD
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Baystate Medical Center
Todd Emrick, PhD
Associate Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Rafael Fissore, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Neil Forbes, PhD
Principal Investigator, PVLSI; Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Learn more about Dr. Forbes' work
Nancy G. Forger, PhD
Professor, Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Kelly Gauger, PhD
Scientist, PVLSI
Lila M. Gierasch, PhD
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
David J. Gross, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Joseph Hamill, PhD
Professor, Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jeanne Hardy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ryan Hayward, PhD
Assistant Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Daniel Hebert, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Michael Henson, PhD
Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Ashequl Islam, MD
Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center
Abigail M. Jensen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
D. Joseph Jerry, PhD
Science Director, PVLSI; Director, Center for Breast Cancer Research, PVLSI; Professor, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Learn more about Dr. Jerry's work
Gary Kamen, PhD
Professor, Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Rolf Karlstrom, PhD
Associate Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jane Kent-Braun, PhD
Professor, Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Patrick Lee, MD
Chief, Surgical Critical Care & Clinical Research, Trauma Service, Baystate Medical Center
Timothy Mader, MD
Emergency Medicine, Baystate Medical Center
Jesse Mager, PhD
Assistant Professor, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lisa Minter, PhD
Assistant Professor, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Luis A. Moral, MD
Director, Autopsy/Neuropathology, Baystate Medical Center
James D. Mueller, MD
Chief, Division of Molecular Genetics and Pathology Research, Baystate Medical Center
John Nambu, PhD
Associate Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dennis Oh, MD
Director, Neurosurgical Oncology, Baystate Medical Center
Barbara A. Osborne, PhD
Professor, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Christopher N. Otis, MD
Director, Surgical Pathology and Immunohistochemistry, Baystate Medical Center
Armando Paez, MD
Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center
Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Director, Pathology Informatics, Baystate Medical Center
Yeonhwa Park, PhD, MS, BS
Assistant Professor, Food Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sandra L. Petersen, PhD
Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Susan C. Roberts, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Vincent Rotello, PhD
Professor, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Maria M. Santore, PhD
Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sallie Smith Schneider, PhD
CEAR Director; Scientist, PVLSI; Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Learn more about Dr. Schneider's work
Alan Schneyer, PhD
Distinguished Scientist, PVLSI; Adjunct Research Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Learn more about Dr. Schneyer's work
Lawrence M. Schwartz, PhD
Scientist, PVLSI; Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Sabyasachi Sen, MD, MRCP, PhD
Scientist, PVLSI; Endocrinology, Baystate Medical Center
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Rong Shao, MD, PhD
Scientist, PVLSI; Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Learn more about Dr. Shao's work
Hava Siegelmann, PhD
Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
J. Enrique Silva, MD
Chief, Endocrinology, Baystate Medical Center; Adjunct Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Learn more about Dr. Silva's work
Sherry Taylor, MD, PhD
Chief, Neurosurgery, Baystate Medical Center
Janice C. Telfer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Gregory N. Tew, PhD, BS
Associate Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sankaran Thayumanavan, PhD
Professor, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lynmarie Thompson, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Kimberly D. Tremblay, PhD
Assistant Professor, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sarah Witkowski, PhD, MS, BS
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Richard J. Wood, PhD, MS, BA
Associate Professor, Nutrition, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Christopher L. Woodcock, PhD
Gilbert Woodside Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Hang Xiao, PhD
Assistant Professor, Food Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Surinder Yadav, MD
Hospital Medicine, Baystate Medical Center
Nagendra Yadava, PhD
Scientist, PVLSI; Adjunct Research Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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R. Thomas Zoeller, PhD
Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst