Associate Dean for Research



Dr. Mariana Gerschenson

Dr. Mariana Gerschenson
Associate Dean for Research

 


Dr. Mariana Gerschenson is Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). She is responsible for the strategic planning and development of research at JABSOM, research administration activities, and the five graduate (MS and PhD) programs, and oversees the school’s research institutes and centers.

Dr. Gerschenson completed her doctoral training at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Experimental Pathology. She pursued her postdoctoral work in the Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She then worked at the National Cancer Institute and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute for six-years in Bethesda, Maryland and joined the University of Hawaiʻi in 2002. Dr. Gerschenson is a tenured Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. She leads a federally-funded translational research program to understand the mitochondrial mechanisms of cardiovascular and metabolic disease (including lipoatrophy, insulin resistance, diabetes, and hepatic steatosis) and neurological diseases, e.g. peripheral neuropathy and dementia.

To reach Dr. Gerschenson, email or telephone Joan Gerber (808) 692-1509.