Cell Signaling

Faculty Name Research Interest Department
Breyer, Richard Prostaglandin E2 Receptor Signaling Medicine & Nephrology
Collins, Sheila Biochemistry of Metabolic Disease Medicine
Davies, Sean S. Oxidative Stress Pharmacology

Clinical Research, Genetics, and Epidemiology

Faculty Name Research Interest Department
Barkin, Shari Pediatric Obesity Pediatrics
Biaggioni, Italo Role of the Autonomic Nervous System in Hypertension and Obesity Clinical Pharmacology
Cox, Nancy Genomics Medicine
Elasy, Thomas Relapse Prevention in Diabetes Medicine
Giri, Ayush Women's Health in Diabetes/Obesity Medicine
Jaser, Sarah Risk Factors and Interventions in T1D Pediatrics
Luther, Matt Aldosterone & Islet Function Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology
Mulvaney, Shelagh Improvement of Self-Management of Diabetes Nursing & Pediatrics
Rothman, Russell Patient Education in Diabetes Medicine
Roumie, Christianne Epidemiology in Pediatric Diabetes Medicine
Russell, William E. ERB Signalling in Liver Regeneration Pediatrics
Schlundt, David G. Enviornmental Influences on Diabetes & Obesity Psychology
Yu, Danxia Nutritional and Molecular Epidemiology Medicine

Complications Related to Diabetes

Faculty Name Research Interest Department
Brantley, Milam A. Diabetic Retinopathy Ophthalmology
Chaum, Ed Diabetic Retinopathy Ophthalmology
Fogo, Agnes B. Glomerulosclerosis-Vascular Changes Pathology
Guelcher, Scott Biomaterials for Orthopaedic Surgery Biomolecular Engineering
Linton, MacRae Animal Models of Atherosclerosis Medicine
Vickers, Kasey microRNA Communication and Systemic Homeostasis Medicine
Zent, Roy Cell-extracellular Matrix Interactions in Kidneys Medicine & Nephrology

In Vivo Metabolic Regulation and Obesity

Faculty Name Research Interest Department
Abumrad, Naji N. Obesity/Bariatric Surgery Surgery
Aronoff, David Placental Inflammation in Gestational Diabetes Medicine
Avison, Malcolm CNS Development and Function Pharmacology
Ayala, Julio Gut-brain Interactions in Energy Balance Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Bingham, Nathan Pediatric Metabolic Disease Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Flynn, C. Robb Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery Surgery
Gamboa, Alfredo CNS and Blood Pressure Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology
Gregory, Justin Insulin Resistance Pediatrics
Hulgan, Todd Translational Mitochondrial Genomics in HIV Medicine
Koethe, John Adiposity and Immune Activation Medicine
McGuinness, Owen Metabolism & Nutritional Support in Vivo Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Shibao, Cyndya Hypertension and Hypotension in Diabetes Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology
Shoemaker, Ashley Pseudohypoparathyroidism Pediatrics
Silver, Heidi Diet & Obesity Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition
Simerly, Richard Brain & Physiology Metabolic Regulation Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Stafford, John Obesity & Lipid Metabolism Medicine
Wasserman, David Metabolism & Exercise Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Young, Jamey Obesity & Metabolic Disorders Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Islet Development, Biology, and Immunology

Faculty Name Research Interest Department
Aune, Thomas Type 1 Diabetes Genes/Regulating T cells Medicine & Rheumatology
Bellan, Leon Microfluidics Mechanical Engineering
Bonami, Rachel Islet Autoantibodies as Biomarkers Medicine & Rheumatology
Chen, Wenbiao Metabolism, Pancreatic Islet Development Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Dean, Danielle Alpha-cell Proliferation and Dysfunction in Diabetes Medicine
Gannon, Maureen Molecular & Cell Biology of Pancreas Development Medicine
Jacobson, David Pancreatic Islet & Hormone Secretion Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Kaverina, Irina Microtubule-actin Cytoskeleton Interplay and Cell Motility Medicine
Magnuson, Mark A. Stem Cell Biology Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Moore, Daniel Loss of Immune Tolerance in Type 1 Diabetes Pediatrics & Endocrinology
O'Brien, Richard M. Gene Regulation by Insulin; Islet Gene Expression Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Powers, Alvin C. Pancreatic Islet Function & Growth Medicine
Wright, Christopher Pancreas Development Cell Biology




Faculty Name Research Interest Department
Abumrad, Naji Mechanisms involved in improved glucose handling following bariaratric surgery Surgery
Beauchamp, R. Daniel Colorectal carcinogenesis, the biology of cancer cell invasion and metastasis, and in the identification of novel molecular biomarkers and therapeutic targets in colorectal and other alimentary tract malignancies Surgery
Coffey, Robert The role of EGF receptor (EGFR) and its ligands in epithelial cell growth, differentiation and neoplasia Medicine
Cover, Timothy Bacteria-host interactions, bacterial toxins, Helicobacter pylori, gastric cancer Medicine
El-Rifai, Wael Cancer Genetics, Molecular Biology, upper gastrointestinal cancer, Barrett's adenocarcinoma, gastric cancer Surgery
Fingleton, Barbara Understanding function and how to therapeutically target inflammatory molecules in colitis and colon cancer Cancer Biology
Gannon, Maureen We study the role of genes and signaling pathways involved in the development and function of specific cell types within the pancreas Medicine
Goldenring, James Vesicle trafficking and recycling pathways that regulate the function of apical membrane specializations in polarized kidney and gastrointestinal epithelial cells Surgery
Hasty, Alyssa Obesity-related increases in adipose tissue macrophages leading to inflammation and insulin resistance Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Lee, Ethan Mechanism of Wnt signal transduction in development and disease Cell & Developmental Biology
Manning, H. Charles Molecular imaging, chemistry, small-molecule discovery, therapeutic efficacy screening, clinical trial modeling, imaging probe development, imaging validation Radiology
Peek, Richard Pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric cancer Medicine
Van Kaer, Luc Antigen presentation and lymphocyte development Pathology
Wasserman, David Pathogenesis of insulin resistance in liver and muscle Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Williams, Christopher Epigenetic control of intestinal epithelial wound healing and repair programs and relationship to colorectal oncogenesis Medicine
Wilson, Keith Mucosal immunology, mechanisms of inflammation, oxidative stress and gastrointestinal carcinogenesis, host-pathogen interactions Medicine