Basic Science

The objectives of the Department of Basic Sciences are to:

  1. Offer relevant course work for the various professional curricula that will provide essential foundational content, an understanding of the current state of the field, and the skills required to maintain currency.
  2. Offer a graduate curriculum leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees that are designed to provide graduate students with the information and tools needed to succeed as independent educators and investigators.
  3. Conduct and publish peer-reviewed research that contributes to knowledge in the biomedical sciences.
  4. Support Loma Linda University colleagues through collaborations and consultations that will assist in research and instruction.


Penelope J. Duerksen-Hughes

Division of Biochemistry

Penelope J. Duerksen-Hughes

Division of Microbiology

Hansel M. Fletcher

Division of Pharmacology

John Buchholz

Division of Physiology

John H. Zhang

Division of Radiation Research

Michael Pecaut

Primary faculty

Danilyn M. Angeles

Wilson Aruni

Vladimir Bashkirov

Erik Behringer

Danilo Boskovic

Marie Claire Boutrin

Eileen J. Brantley

John N. Buchholz

Edouard M. Cantin

Carlos A. Casiano

Xiang-Qun Hu

Daisy D. De Leon

Marino A. De Leon

Charles A. Ducsay

Penelope J. Duerksen-Hughes

Valeri Filippov

Maria Filippova

Ronald R. Fiscus

Hansel M. Fletcher

Ravi Goyal

Daila S. Gridley

David A. Hessinger

Salma Khan

William H. Langridge

Tim Lekic

Qing Yi Ma

Xiao W. Mao

Eugenia I. Mata-Greenwood

Gregory A. Nelson

Stephen A. Nyirady

William J. Pearce

Christopher C. Perry

Gordon G. Power

Hongyu Qiu

John J. Rossi

Keith E. Schubert

Ihsan Solaroglu

Ubaldo A. Soto-Wegner

Lawrence C. Sowers

Richard S. Sun

Jiping Tang

Julia J. Unternaehrer-Hamm

Roman Vlkolinsky

Nathan R. Wall

Charles Wang

Kylie J. Watts

R. Bruce Wilcox

Christopher G. Wilson

Sean M. Wilson

David L. Wolf

Daliao Xiao

Zhice Xu

Steven M. Yellon

John H. Zhang

Lubo Zhang

Anthony J. Zuccarelli

Secondary faculty

Nancy J. Anderson

Richard L. Applegate II

Jerome Badaut

Besh R. Barcega

Brenda L. Bartnik-Olson

David J. Baylink

Arlin B. Blood

Murray E. Brandstater

Nathan R. Brandstater

David A. Bush

Cindy X. Cai

Philip J. Chan

Chien-Shing Chen

Wayne K. Cheng

Kathleen J. Clem

Keith K. Colburn

Bradley A. Cole

Khashayar Dashtipour

Willie L. Davis, Jr.

T. Kent Demark

Ronald S. Fernando

Kendra L. Fisher

Carlos A. Garberoglio

Elizabeth A. Ghazal

Nirmalya Ghosh

June-Anne Gold

Susan L. Hall

Mark G. Haviland

Barbara A. Holshouser

Lei Huang

Christian S. Jackson

Alan K. Jacobson

Paul J. Jacobson

T. Michael Kashner

Daniel K. Kido

Michael A. Kirby

Wolff M. Kirsch

Steve C. Lee

John E. Lewis

Xian Luo-Owen

Saied Mirshahidi

Subburaman Mohan

Monica M. Neumann

H. Bryant Nguyen

Andre Obenaus

Thomas A. O'Callaghan

Bryan T. Oshiro

Peter H. Pham

Xue Zhong Qin

Mark E. Reeves

E. Ellen Reibling

Philip J. Roos

Lawrence Sandberg

Reinhard W. Schulte

Kristin A. Seiberling

Matilda Sheng

Wei-Xing Shi

Sam Siddighi

Douglas C. Smith

Dustin D. Smith

Jason C. Smith

Salvador Soriano Castell

Donna D. Strong

Karen A. Tong

Abel Torres

Joe E. Wergedal

Leonard S. Werner

Beverly P. Wood

N. Dan Wycliffe

Gary Y. Yang

Xiangpeng Yuan

Junchan J. Yune

Xiao-Bing Zhang