People

Sung Hee Hwang, BS, MS, PhD

  • Assistant Project Scientist
  • Core A / Core B
Dr. Hwang obtained his PhD at the University of California, Davis and is an accomplished medicinal chemist who has extensively worked on inhibitors of soluble epoxide hydrolase and cyclooxygenase. Dr. Hwang is generally interested in the development of small molecule inhibitors as single target and multi-target agents, and their pharmacological actions to the regulation of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration.

Jason Loxterkamp, B.S.

  • Graduate Student
  • Project 3
At Northern Kentucky University, I earned a B.S. in chemistry and a minor in criminalistics. As an undergraduate, I began to develop my skills as a chemist, while taking courses to join the field of forensic science. I worked in an organic chemistry lab focusing on synthesis of macrocyclic compounds. After graduation, I worked in an analytical chemistry lab determining the concentrations of active ingredients in skin and hair care products.

Danh V. Nguyen, PhD

  • Professor
  • Core C
Danh V. Nguyen is Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine at UC Irvine School of Medicine. He was Professor in the Division of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, at UC Davis from 2003-2013. He has extensive experience in leading data coordination and analytical efforts in collaborative research centers and consortiums. He led UC Irvine Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Unit in the UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Institute from 2013-2017.

Hai Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen obtained his PhD at the University of California, Irvine and is an accomplished electrophysiologist who has extensively worked on voltage-gated sodium and potassium channels as well as GABA-A receptor channels.

Douglas J. Rowland Jr., BA, PhD

  • Principal Research Scientist, Project Scientist
  • Project 3
Dr. Douglas Rowland has Over 19 years of experience in biomedical imaging and a further 6 years experience in instrumentation for physics experiments. His specific focus was on the production, chemistry and characterization of non-standard PET radionuclides in the first years of work in biomedical imaging. From there, he transitioned into developing techniques for imaging small animals on microPET and microCT technologies.

Jill Silverman

Dr. Silverman is a faculty member at the University of California Davis, School of Medicine and the MIND Institute. Her current expertise is in preclinical translational studies to determine etiology and treatments focused to autism spectrum disorders.

Vikrant Singh, PhD

  • Assistant Project Scientist
  • Core B
Dr. Singh obtained his PhD at the Institute of Technology, Bombay (India) in organic chemistry in 2009 and is an expert on the development of novel synthetic methodologies for furans, cyclohexadienones, carbohydrates, estradiol adducts and quinolones.

Suangsuda Supasai, PhD

  • Lecturer
  • Project 3
Dr. Supasai’s has two primary areas of research. The first is focused on neurological sequelae resulting from toxic chemicals. Her second area is centered on brain health benefits of probiotics and natural products.