- Associate Professor of Biology
- Ph.D., Purdue University
Dean Wiseman is Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Indianapolis. His expertise is in physiology, cell biology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. Dr. Wiseman has contributed to the Annual Academy Meeting for the last few years, recruiting and managing volunteers who are mostly made up of freshman and sophomore aspiring scientists. Resulting from his efforts, the volunteers continue to present a participant- friendly feel at the Annual Meeting. Dr. Wiseman is currently studying the role of protein changes in the development of diabetes and cancer. Also, outside the lab, he is involved in research collaborations involving cave-related research: Water quality, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and cave-dwelling animals. Dr. Wiseman has worked in tracking down the mechanism of action of a family of chemicals call isoprenoids--found in many foods and consumer products. These isoprenoids have anti-cancer activity, and by delineating the mechanism of action he hoped to pair these drugs up as adjuvants to frontline cancer drugs.