Faculty and Staff

Faculty Members (7)

Oswaldo L. Castro, MD
Senior Advisor, Center for Sickle Cell Disease
Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Pediatrics, 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, Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy Sciences
Pharmaceutical Advisor, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Sergei A. Nekhai, PhD 
Co-Director, Center for Sickle Cell Disease 
Professor of Biochemistry, College of Medicine

Patricia A. Oneal, MD 
Co-Director, Center for Sickle Cell Disease 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine

Susan Perrine, MD 
Program Director of CHaRM, Center for Sickle Cell Disease 
Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine

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

Clinical Staff Members (7)

Abiodun Akintilo, MS 
Project Manager, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

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

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

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

Catherine Nwokolo, RN
Nurse Coordinator, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Oluwakemi Owoyemi, MD
Clinical Coordinator, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Zulikhat Segunmaru, BS
Patient Navigator, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Research Laboratory Staff Members (9)

Tatiana Ammosova, PhD
Biochemist, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Zebalda Bamji, PhD
Post-Doc, 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

Xiao Mei 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

Guelaguetza Vazquez-Meves, PhD 
Research Scientist, Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Administrative Staff Members (5)

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

Vera Ball, BS
Administrative Officer, 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 Coordinator, Center for Sickle Cell Disease