Faculty Research Department
Arteaga, Carlos Signal transduction in mammary development/transformation and breast cancer progression Medicine
Aune, Thomas Molecular mechanisms regulating interferon gamma gene transcription and the role of gene copy number variation in diabetes Medicine
Blind, Ray Regulation of transcription and metabolism by nuclear receptors Medicine
Boothby, Mark How immunity is influenced by signaling and gene regulation by transcription factors, chromatin modifications, & epigenetic mechanisms Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Carter, Bruce Molecular mechanisms of neurotrophin signaling Biochemistry
Cherrington, Alan Hormonal regulation of liver metabolism  

Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Colbran, Roger Structure, function and subcellular targeting of Ca2+/calmodulindependent protein kinase II in health and disease Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Emeson, Ronald Molecular regulation of RNA editing Pharmacology 
Galli, Aurelio Trafficking and biophysics of neurotransmitter transporters with an emphasis on regulation of dopamine signaling by insulin and the connection with obesity Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Gannon, Maureen Molecular and cell biology of pancreas development and function Medicine 
Hamm, Heidi Structure, function and interactions of G-protein coupled receptors and molecular mechanisms of signal transduction Pharmacology
Harris, Raymond Role of cycylooxygenase-2 in renal development and function; role of growth factors in recovery from acute renal injury; role of reninangiotensin system in regulation of epithelial cell function Medicine 
Hasty, Alyssa The molecular mechanisms whereby obesity-related increases in adipose tissue macrophages lead to inflammation and insulin resistancee Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Jacobson, David The regulation of islet electrical activity by CaV channel phosphorylation & the modulation of islet membrane potential by K2P potassium channels Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Karakas, Erkan Structural Biology of Calcium Signaling and Transport through Biological Membranes Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Lee, Ethan Understanding the basic mechanism by which a Wnt signal is propagated and how this information can be used in regenerative medicine and in the treatment of obesity and cancer Cell and Developmental Biology
Magnuson, Mark New therapies for type 1 diabetes thorough the reprogramming, regeneration and replacement of pancreatic beta cells Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Matusik, Robert Androgen regulation of gene expression  Urologic Surgery
McGuinness, Owen Regulation of metabolic responses to inflammation: Interaction with nutrition Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Niswender, Kevin

The connection between hormone action in the central nervous system and obesity

Medicine 
O'Brien, Richard Regulation of insulin secretion and glucose metabolism by G6PC2 and ZnT8 Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Powers, Alvin Pancreatic islet biology, specifically studies on vascularization, development and imaging and the potential for regeneration as a cure for type 1 diabetes Medicine 
Stafford, John The regulation of hepatic lipid metabolism and the molecular changes associated with diabetes Medicine 
Stein, Roland Identification of transcriptional factors controlling the expression of Pdx-1 and MafA and their influence on beta cell formation and function Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Sweatt, David Effect of obesity on epigenetic mechanisms controlling learning and memory Pharmacology 
Venters, Bryan Gene regulatory mechanisms governing erythropoietin-induced terminal erythroid differentiation Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Wadzinski, Brian Structure, function, & regulation of protein serine/threonine phosphatases Pharmacology 
Wasserman, David Defining mechanisms that control muscle glucose uptake in normal physiology, in insulin resistant states and during exercise Pharmacology 
Weil, P. Anthony Molecular mechanisms of transcriptional regulation Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Winder, Danny Regulation of feeding behavior and obesity by glutamatergic synaptic transmission Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Wright, Christopher Understanding molecular mechanisms controlling the embryonic development of pancreatic islets Cell and Developmental Biology