Research

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DRC Biomedical Research Base Areas of Interest

Last Name

First Name

Degree

Interest Group

Department

Research Interest

Aagaard

Kjersti

M.D., Ph.D.

NA

Obstetrics and Gynecology

NA

Bacha

Fida

M.D.

NA

Pediatrics

NA

Bajaj

Mandeep

M.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition

Medicine

Type 2 Diabetes

Balasubramanyam

Ashok

M.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition, Biology & Physiology of Diabetes

Medicine

Lipodystrophy, Diabetes

Ballabio

Andrea

M.D.

NA

Molecular and Human Genetics

NA

Ballantyne

Christie M.

M.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition, Biology & Physiology of Diabetes

Medicine

Diabetes Complications, Lipoprotein / Atherosclerosis

Baranowski

Thomas

Ph.D.

NA

Pediatrics

NA

Bayle

Joseph H.

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

NA

Bettini

Matthew

Ph.D.

NA

Pediatrics-Endo & Metabolism

NA

Bettini

Maria

Ph.D.

NA

Pediatrics-Endo & Metabolism

NA

Bondy

Melissa L.

Ph.D.

NA

Duncan Cancer Center

NA

Butte

Nancy F.

Ph.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition

Pediatrics

Childhood Obesity

Chan

Lawrence

D.Sc. / M.B.B.S.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes, Molecular Endocrinology, Adipogenesis / Energy Metabolism

Medicine / Molecular and Cellular Biology

Induced Islet Neogenesis, ChREBP Action, Lipid Droplet Proteins

Chang

Benny Hung-Junn

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular and Cellular Biology

NA

Chen

Changyi Johnny

M.D., Ph.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes

Surgery / Molecular and Cellular Biology

Adipokines, oxidative stress

Chen

Miao-Hsueh

Ph.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition; Adipogenesis / Energy Metabolism

Pediatrics

Hedgehog signaling and Adipogenesis

Chen

Wenhao

Ph.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes

Medicine

T cell tolerance; immunotherapy

Chopra

Atul

M.D., Ph.D.

NA

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Genetics of energy homeostasis

Conneely

Orla M

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular and Cellular Biology

NA

Couroucli

Xanthi I

M.D.

NA

Pediatrics

NA

Craigen

William James

M.D., Ph.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes; Adipogenesis/ Energy Metabolism

Molecular and Human Genetics

The role of mitochondria in glucose and energy metabolism

Cullen

Karen W

Ph.D.

NA

Pediatrics

Child and family nutrition education interventions.

Dacso

Clifford C

M.D.

NA

Molecular and Cellular Biology

NA

Danesh

Farhad R.

M.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes; Adipogenesis/ Energy Metabolism

Medicine

Diabetic nephropathy, mitochondria

Dave

Jayna Markand

M.D.

NA

Pediatrics

NA

DeMayo

Francesco J.

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology, Adipogenesis / Energy Metabolism

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Nuclear Receptor, Uterus, SRCs and Metabolism

Devaraj

Sridevi

Ph.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition; Molecular Endocrinology

Pathology

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes complications, Macrophage and Adipose Biology, Inflammation and Oxidative Stress, Nutritional Modulation, Molecular Mechanisms of Diabetic Complications

Dickinson

Mary

Ph.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes

Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Diabetic Embryopathy

Edwards

Dean

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Progesterone Receptor

Feng

Qin

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Histone Methyltransferases and Metabolism

Feng

Xin-Hua

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology; Biology & Physiology of Diabetes

Surgery / Molecular and Cellular Biology

Mechanisms and Functions of Cell Signaling

Foreyt

John P.

Ph.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition

Medicine

Obesity

Fu

Loning

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology, Adipogenesis/Energy Metabolism

Pediatrics

Circadian Homeostasis of Energy Balance, Leptin, and Nuclear receptors.

Fukuda

Makoto

Ph.D.

NA

Pediatrics

NA

Garcia

Jose M.

M.D.

Molecular Endocrinology; Adipogenesis/Energy Metabolism

Medicine

Cachexia, growth hormone, ghrelin, testosterone and anabolic therapies

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DRC Biomedical Research Base Areas of Interest (continued)

Last Name

First Name

Degree

Interest Group

Department

Research Interest

Graham

Brett H.

M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition; Adipogenesis/Energy Metabolism

Molecular and Human Genetics

TCA cycle, OXPHOX, and animal models of mitochondrial energy metabolism dysfunction.

Guan

Xinfu

Ph.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes, Adipogenesis / Energy Metabolism

Pediatrics

Nutrition, GLP-2 Action, Role of GRP39-Obestation

Hamilton

Susan L.

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

NA

Hartig

Sean

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular and Cellular Biology

NA

Haymond

Morey W.

M.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition

Pediatrics

Substrate Homeostasis

He

Bin

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Androgens and Androgen Receptor

Hirschi

Kendal

Ph.D.

NA

Pediatrics-Nutrition

NA

Hughes

Sheryl O.

Ph.D.

NA

Pediatrics

NA

Jahoor

Farook

Ph.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition

Pediatrics

Oxidative Stress, Obesity

Justice

Monica J.

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular and Human Genetics

NA

Kao

Christina Chen-Yu

M.D., Ph.D.

NA

Medicine

NA

Kushner

Jake A.

M.D.

Biology and physiology of Diabetes

Pediatrics

Beta cell regeneration. Beta cell function. Islet physiology. Developmental biology of the endocrine pancreas. Aging. Type 1 diabetes.

Lagor

William R.

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

NA

Lee

Brendan HL

M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition

Molecular and Human Genetics

Urea cycle enzymes and nitric oxide metabolism

Li

Xiaotao

MD., Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology; Adipogenesis/ Energy Metabolism

MCB

REGgamma proteasome mediated ubiquitin-independent protein degradation; protein stability and lipid metabolism; insulin sensitivity.

Liu

Dan

Ph.D.

NA

Biochemistry

NA

Lloyd

Richard E.

Ph.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes

Molecular Virology and Microbiology

T1D microbiome, T1D viral etiology

Lupski

James R.

M.D., Ph.D.

NA

Molecular and Human Genetics

NA

Lydon

John P.

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular and Cellular Biology

NA

Mancini

Michael A.

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Nuclear Receptor in Single Cells

Marcelli

Marco

M.D.

Molecular Endocrinology

Medicine

Androgens

Massimo

Pietropaolo

M.D.

NA

Medicine-Endocrinology

NA

Mendoza

Jason A.

M.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition

Pediatrics

Diabetes and obesity prevention and treatment

Mitch

William E.

M.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes

Medicine

Kidney & Muscle in Diabetes

Mitsiades

Nicholas

M.D., Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology; Adipogenesis/Energy Metabolism

Medicine

Nuclear hormone receptors and their coactivators; prostate cancer; cancer cell metabolism; anticancer activity of metformin and statins.

Moore

David

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology, Adipogenesis / Energy Metabolism

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Nuclear Receptor, Coactivators & Obesity

Morrisett

Joel D.

Ph.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition

Medicine

Complications

Naik

Aanand D.

M.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition

Medicine

Behavioral and health services research

Nicklas

Theresa A.

Ph.D.

NA

Pediatrics

NA

O'Connor

Teresia M.

M.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition

Pediatrics

Obesity prevention and treatment in young children

O'Malley

Bert W.

M.D.

Molecular Endocrinology, Adipogenesis / Energy Metabolism

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Steroid Receptor, SRCs and Adipogenesis

Oka

Kazuhiro

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular and Cellular Biology

NA

Osborne

C. Kent

M.D.

Molecular Endocrinology

Breast Center

Nuclear Receptor Coregulator

Pautler

Robia G.

Ph.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes, Adipogenesis/Energy Metabolism

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Nanotechnology; Fatty liver disease; Aging; Diabetes

Pavlik

Valory N.

Ph.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition

Family & Community Medicine

Behavior & Diabetes

Petersen

Laura A.

M.D.

Clinical Diabetes

Medicine

Diabetes clinical outcomes; quality of diabetes care and risk factor management

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DRC Biomedical Research Base Areas of Interest (continued)

Last Name

First Name

Degree

Interest Group

Department

Research Interest

Petrosino

Joseph

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular Virology and Microbiology

NA

Qin

Jun

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology

Biochemistry

Nuclear Receptor

Richards

Joanne S.

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Peptide Hormones

Rosen

Jeffrey M.

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Hormones & Breast Cancer

Saha

Pradip

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular and Cellular Biology

NA

Sahin

Ergun

M.D., Ph.D.

NA

Huffington Center On Aging

NA

Samson

Susan L.

M.D., Ph.D., BSc.

Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism

Medicine

Diabetes/ Beta Cell Function

Sekhar

Rajagopal Viswanath

M.D., B.S.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition

Medicine

Oxidative Stress, HIV Lipodystrophy

Shaw

Chad A.

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular and Human Genetics

NA

Sisley

Stephanie

 

NA

Pediatrics-Nutrition

NA

Smith

C. Wayne

M.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes

Pediatrics

Inflammation

Smith

Carolyn L.

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Steroid Receptor

Songyang

Zhou

Ph.D.

NA

Biochemistry

NA

Sreekumar

Arun

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular and Cellular Biology

NA

Sun

Yuxiang

Ph.D.

Adipogenesis/Energy Metabolism, Biology & Physiology of Diabetes, Molecular Endocrinology

Pediatrics-Nutrition

Ghrelin, Thermogenesis, Adipose Macrophages, Nutrition & Metabolism

Thompson

Deborah I

Ph.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition

Pediatrics

Prevention of child obesity and related disease, such as type 2 diabetes through the adoption of healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors

Tong

Qiang

Ph.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes, Adipogenesis / Energy Metabolism

Pediatrics

Sirtuin, Adipogenesis, SIRTUINS in Adipocytes

Tsai

Ming-Jer

Ph.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes, Molecular Endocrinology, Adipogenesis / Energy Metabolism

Molecular and Cellular Biology / Medicine

COUP-TFII, B Cells, Adipogenesis, Steroid Receptor, COUP-TFII and Adipocytes

Tsai

Sophia Y.

Ph.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes, Molecular Endocrinology, Adipogenesis / Energy Metabolism

Molecular and Cellular Biology

COUP-TFII, Adipogenesis, Steroid Receptor, COUP-FFII and Adipocytes

Van Den Veyver

Ignatia B.

M.D.

NA

Obstetrics and Gynecology

NA

Villareal

Dennis

M.D.

NA

Medicine-Endocrinology

NA

Villareal

Reina

M.D.

NA

Medicine-Endocrinology

NA

Wang

Meng

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology, Adipogenesis / Energy Metabolism

Molecular and Human Genetics

Lipid metabolism, Aging

Wang

Yanlin

M.D., Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology

Medicine

Adiponectin, inflammation, macrophage polarization, fibrosis.

Waterland

Robert A.

Ph.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes; Adipogenesis/Energy Metabolism

Pediatrics / Molecular and Human Genetics

Developmental epigenetics and human disease

Wehrens

Xander

Ph.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes

Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Beta Cell Regulation, Complications

Weigel

Nancy L.

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Nuclear Receptor

White

Lisa

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular and Human Genetics

NA

Wong

Lee-Jun

Ph.D.

NA

Molecular and Human Genetics

NA

Wu

Huaizhu

M.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes

Medicine

Obesity/Inflammation/Diabetes

Xu

Jianming

Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology, Adipogenesis/Energy Metabolism

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Nuclear Receptor, SRCs and Obesity

Xu

Yong

M.D., Ph.D.

Molecular Endocrinology, Biology & Physiology of Diabetes, Adipogenesis/Energy Metabolism

Pediatrics

CNS Network Controlling Energy and Glucose Homeostasis

Yechoor

Vijay K.

M.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes

Medicine

Gene Therapy of Diabetes

Zhang

Liping

Ph.D.

Clinical Diabetes, Metabolism & Nutrition; Biology & Physiology of Diabetes; Adipogenesis/Energy Metabolism

Medicine

Muscle insulin resistance; Adipogenesis

Zhang

Pumin

Ph.D.

Biology & Physiology of Diabetes, Adipogenesis/Energy Metabolism

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Hormonal Regulation on Energy Metabolism by the Hypothalamus

Zheng

Sun

Ph.D.

NA

Medicine-Endocrinology

NA

Zoghbi

Huda Y.

M.D.

NA

Molecular and Human Genetics

NA