Adjunct Faculty (CBE)

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Gary Aurand photo

Gary Aurand
Adjunct Associate Professor (2005)
Assistant Research Scientist

B.S. 1986, University of Nebraska 
Ph.D. 1996, North Carolina State University

Research interests:
Rapid expansion of supercritical solutions


Chris Coretsopoulos photoChris Coretsopoulos
Adjunct Associate Professor (2003)
Associate Research Scientist CBE and Physics

B.S. 1981, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ph.D. 1989, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Postdoctoral MIT

Chris Coretsopoulos Vitae

Research interests:
Microfabrication, Photochemical processing of polymers and devices, Photopolymerizations, Medical sensors, Spectroscopy.


Umrgan Dogan A. Umran Dogan
Adjunct Professor (2005)
Professor at Ankara University

B.S. 1974, Istanbul University
M.S. 1979, Ohio University
Ph.D. 1984, The University of Iowa

Research interests:
Quantitative aspects of Mineralogy-Petrology-Geochemistry

Medical Mineralogy, Asbestos group minerals, Zeolite group minerals

Selected Publications:

Dogan, M. Dogan, A.U. 2009. Invited chapter, in Drinking Water and Human Health: Water Quality, Occurrences, and Inorganic Contaminants, MS number 283, Elsevier.

Ballirano, P., Andreozzi, G.B., Dogan, M., and Dogan, A.U. 2009. Crystal structure and iron topochemistry of erionite-K from Rome, Oregon, USA. Accepted for publication in American Mineralogist.

Dogan, A.U., Dogan, M., and Hoskins, J.A. 2009. Invited chapter, in Other Environmental Health Issues: Erionite and its Health Effects, MS number 725, Elsevier.

Dogan, A.U., Dogan, M., Kilinc, A., and Locke, D., 2008, An isobaric-isenthalpic magma mixing model for the Hasan Dagi Volcano, Central Anatolia, Turkey, Bulletin of Volcanology, 70, 797-804.

Dogan, A.U. and Dogan, M., 2008, Re-evaluation and re-classification of erionite series minerals, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 30,  355-366.

Dogan, A.U., Dogan, M., and Hoskins, J.A. 2008, Erionite series minerals: Mineralogical and carcinogenic properties, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 30, 367-381.

Carbone, M., Emri, S., Dogan, A.U., Steele, I., Tuncer, M., Pass, H.I., and Baris, Y.I., 2007, A mesothelioma epidemic in Cappadocia: scientific developments and unexpected social outcomes. Nature Reviews Cancer, 7, 147-154.

Dogan, M. and Dogan, A.U., 2007. Arsenic mineralization, source, distribution, and abundance in the Kutahya region of the western Anatolia, Turkey. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 29(2), 119-129.

Bertino, P., Marconi, A., Palumbo, L., Bruni, B.M., Barbone, D., Germano, S., Dogan, A.U., Tassi, G.F., Porta, C., Mutti, L., and Gaudino, G., 2007, Erionite and asbestos differently cause transformation of human mesothelial cells. International Journal of Cancer, 121(1), 2766-2774.

Ergin, M., Keskin, S., Dogan, A.U., Kadioglu, Y.K., and Karakas, Z., 2007, Grain size and heavy mineral distribution as related to hinterland and environmental conditions for modern beach sediments from the Gulf of Antalya and Finike, eastern Mediterranean. Marine Geology, 240, 185-196.

Dogan, M., Dogan, A.U., Yesilyurt, F.I., Alaygut, D., Buckner, I., and Wurster, D.E., 2007, Baseline studies of the Clay Minerals Society Special Clays: Specific surface area by the Brunauer Emmett Teller (BET) method, Clays and Clay Minerals, 55(5), 534-541.

Giray, C.B., Dogan, M., Akalin, A., Baltrusaitis, J., Chan, D.C.N., Skinner, H.W.C., Dogan, A.U., 2007, Sialolith Characterization by Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Scanning, 29(5), 206-210.

Dogan, A.U., Ozsan, A., Dogan, M., Karpuz, C., and Brenner, R.L., 2006. Classifications of hardgrounds based upon their strength properties. Carbonates and Evaporites, 2(1), 14-20.

Dogan, A.U., Dogan, M., Onal, M., Sarikaya, Y., Aburub, A., and Wurster, D.E., 2006. Baseline studies of the Clay Minerals Society source clays: Specific surface area by Brunauer Emmett Teller (BET) method. Clays and Clay Minerals, 54(1), 62-66.

Dogan, A.U., Baris, Y.I., Dogan, M., Emri, S., Steel, I., Elmishad, A.G., and Carbone, M., 2006. Genetic predisposition to fiber carcinogenesis causes a mesothelioma epidemic in Turkey. Cancer Research, 66 (10), 5063-5068. This research paper is highlighted in Nature Reviews-Cancer, 6, 489.

Dogan, A.U., Dogan, M., Chan, D.C.N., and Wurster, D.E., 2005. Bassanite from Salvadora Persica: A new evaporitic biomineral. Carbonates and Evaporites,  20(1),  2-7.

Dogan, M., Dogan, A.U., Celebi, C., Baris. Y. I., 2005. Geogenic arsenic and a survey of skin lesions in the Emet region of Kutahya, Turkey. Indoor and Built Environment, 14(6), 533-536.

Gur, S., Dogan, A.U., Dogan, M., Karahan, S. T., Can, B., Hafez, G., Ozgunes, O., and Kendirci, M., 2005. Short-term effects of arsenic sulfur in deficits of contractile and relaxant responses on urinary bladder: Pharmacological and structural changes. Urologia Internationalis, 74,  272-275.

Dogan, A.U., Dogan, M., and Emri, S., 2005. Erionite, in Encyclopedia of Toxicology, 2nd edition, ed. P. Wexler, Elsevier: Oxford, 237-241.

Dogan, A.U., 2005. Malignant Mesothelioma and Erionite, in Malignant Mesothelioma: Advances in Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Translation Therapies, eds. H.I. Pass, N.J. Vogelzang, and M. Carbone, Springer Inc., Chapter 15, 242-258.

Dogan, M. and Dogan, A.U., 2005.  Asbestos Mineralogy and Health Effects, in Malignant Mesothelioma: Advances in Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Translation Therapies eds. H.I. Pass, N.J. Vogelzang, and M. Carbone, Springer Inc., Chapter 13,  209-224.


Photo of Stephen K. HunterStephen K. Hunter
Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, UIHC
Secondary Faculty Appointment in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

B.S. 1982, University of Utah
Ph.D. 1987, University of Utah
M.D. 1989, University of Utah

Research interests:
Diabetes in pregnancy
Fetal therapy

Selected Publications

Zhao A., Hunter S.K. Rodgers V.  Theoretical Prediction of Induction Period from Transient Pore Evolvement in Polyester-Based Microparticles. J.Pharma Sci (accepted)

Santillan M, Santillan D.A., Hunter SK, Yankowitz Y.  “The Molecular Basis of Preeclampsia.”  Drugs of Today.  2009 Nov; 22(9):531-41.

Tilakaratne HK, Yang B, Hunter SK, Andracki ME, Rodgers VG. Can myoglobin expression in pancreatic beta cells improve insulin secretion under hypoxia? An exploratory study with transgenic porcine islets. Artif Organs. 2007 Jul;31(7):521-31.

Tilakaratne HK, Hunter SK, Andracki ME, Benda JA, Rodgers VG. Characterizing short-term release and neovascularization potential of multi-protein growth supplement delivered via alginate hollow fiber devices. Biomaterials. 2007 Jan;28(1):89-98. Epub 2006 Sep 6.

Facer SR, Zaharias RS, Andracki ME, Lafoon J, Hunter SK, Schneider GB. Rotary Culture Enhances Pre-osteoblast Aggregation and Mineralization.  J Dent Res 84(6):542-547, 2005.

Dillon J, Goldner W, Kraus V, Sivitz W, Hunter SK. Cyclic Changes in Glycemia Assessed By Continuous Glucose Monitoring System During Multiple Complete Menstrual Cycles in Women with Type I Diabetes. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 6(4), August 2004.

Tilakaratne HK, Hunter SK, Rodgers VG. Mathematical  Modeling of Myoglobin Facilitated Transport of Oxygen in Devices Containing Myoglobin-expressing Cells. Mathematical Biosciences, 176(2):253-67, April 2002.

Hansen WF. Fretz P. Hunter SK. Yankowitz J. Leukemia in Pregnancy and Fetal Response to Multi Agent Chemotherapy. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 97(5 Pt. 2): 809-12, 2001 May.

Hunter SK, Krieg A, Andracki M. Biodegradable Microspheres Containing Group B Streptococcus (GBS) vaccine: Immune Response In Mice. Am J Obstet Gynecol 185 (5):1174-1179, 2001.

Guthmiller JM, Hassebroek-Johnson JR, Weenig DR, Johnson GK, Kirchner HL, Kohout FJ, Hunter SK. Periodontal disease in pregnancy complicated by Type I Diabetic Mellitus. J. Periodontol 72:1485-1490, 2001.

Hunter SK, Present and future perspectives on the use of free or encapsulated pancreatic islet cell transplantation as a treatment of pregnancy complicated by type I diabetes.  J Maternal-Fetal-Medicine, 9(1): 46-51, Jan-Feb. 2000.

Andrews JI, Diekema DJ, Hunter SK, Rhomberg PR, Pfaller MA, Jones RN, Doern GV. Group B streptococci causing neonatal bloodstream infection: Antimicrobial susceptibility and serotyping results from SENTRY centers in the Western Hemisphere. Am J Obstet Gynecol 183 (4): 859-862, October 2000.


Umran Dogan

Updated 7/2010