Faculty and Staff

Faculty Members (7)

James G. Taylor. VI, MD
Director, Center for Sicle Cell Disease
Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine

Sergei A. Nekhai, PhD 
Research Laboratory Director, Center for Sickle Cell Disease 
Program Director, Center for Hemoglobin Research in Minorities (CHaRM)
Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine

Oswaldo L. Castro, MD
Senior Advisor, Center for Sickle Cell Disease
Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Pediatrics, College of Medicine

Sohail R. Rana, MD
Director of Pediatric Hematology/HIV Services 
Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine

Barbara Harrison, MS 
Director of Community Outreach and Education, Center for Sickle Cell Disease
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine

Frederic Lombardo, PharmD, MS
Associate Professor of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Advisor, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Clinical Staff Members

Dorothy Vanderpuije, RN 
Nurse Coordinator, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

V. Chioma Ekechi, MD
Clinical Research Coordinator, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Daniel Stokes, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Nene Kalu, MSW 
Social Worker, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Sharmin Diaz, NP 
Nurse Practitioner, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Research Laboratory Staff Members

Tatiana Ammosova, PhD
Biochemist, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Andrey Ivanov , Ph.D. 
Research Scientist, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Namita Kumari , PhD
Research Scientist, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Xionghao Lin, PhD
Research Assistant, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Xiaomei Niu, MD
Research Scientist, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Christian Parry, PhD
Research Assistant, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Songping Wang, BS 
Research Associate, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Nowah Afangbedji, BS
Research Scientist, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Hatajai A. Lassiter, PhD
Research Assistant, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Asrar Ahmad, BS
Post-Doctoral Associate, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Sajith Meleveetil, BS
Post-Doctoral Associate, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Administrative Staff Members

Juan Salomon Andonie, MS 
Administrative Director, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Stephanie Fulcher
Administrative Assistant III, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Varbah Grigsby
Administrative Assistant II, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Angela Mason
Community Outreach Coordinator, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Angela Rock
Data Manager, Center for Sickle Cell Disease