Heike Wulff, PhD

  • Professor
  • Core A / Core B
Dr. Wulff’s research is focused on potassium channel pharmacology and the design of new ion channel modulating drugs and tool compounds. She has authored 160 peer-reviewed publications on voltage- and Ca2+-activated K+ channels and was ranked in the top 1% of highly cited researchers in her field in the 2018 Clarivate Analysis. 

Bruce D. Hammock, PhD

  • Distinguished Professor
  • Core A / Core B
Dr. Hammock, Distinguished Professor of Entomology, UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is a toxicologist and bio-organic chemist with extensive experience in pharmacology. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences for his work on immunoassays and sensors for toxins. He has directed a mass spectrometry-based analytical laboratory serving multiple NIH funded projects across the UC Davis campus for many years. He is trained in drug metabolism and has expertise in metabolomics.

Sung Hee Hwang, 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.

Karen Wagner, PhD

  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Core A
Karen Wagner is an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of California, Davis, with degrees in Pharmacology and Environmental Toxicology. Her research encompasses broader areas of neurobiology and eicosanoid synthesis and metabolism. Current projects are focused on preclinical studies of small molecule enzyme inhibitors and development of rodent cognitive behavioral assays with an emphasis on nociception.

Jun Yang, PhD

  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Core A
Dr. Yang is an experienced analytical chemist and expert in metabolomics. His work includes analytical and data analysis methodology and metabolomics and lipidomics platform development. Dr. Yang also helped generate a profiling method for regulatory lipid mediators, including eicosanoids, based on LC/MS/MS.