List of Preceptors

  • 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