Bingzhong Xue

Posted On October 30, 2014

Brown adipocyte biology Central regulation of energy homeostasis Macrophage inflammation, insulin resistance and athersclerosis

My research focuses on the molecular basis of energy homeostasis, including both central and peripheral regulation of energy balance, insulin sensitivity, lipid and cholesterol metabolism, and brown and white adipocyte biology, by using transgenic/knockout models, molecular biology techniques and physiological approaches.

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Hang Shi

Posted On October 30, 2014

We are part of a new center “Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutics” with researchers that have My research interests have been focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of obesity and insulin resistance, with a great interest in the causative link between inflammation and insulin resistance. Specifically, I am currently interested in (a) identifying inflammatory… more »

Casonya Matese Johnson

Posted On October 28, 2014

Research Description

Post-embryonic functions for bHLH Transcription Factors in Regulating Tissue Morphogenesis, Reproduction, and Fat/Iron Metabolism

Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation, and how these mechanisms are used to control post-embryonic development and morphogenesis, animal behavior, and physiological responses to environmental stress.  We use Caenorhabditis elegans to investigate the roles of… more »

Chun Jiang

Posted On October 28, 2014

CBP/Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Neurobiology

We are interested in molecular basis of cellular functions and their contributions to the systemic activity under normal and diseased conditions. Currently, we are focused on the understanding of how a few potassium channels act in breathing control, vascular tone regulation, and glucose homeostasis. For details, please visit our… more »

Matthew Grober

Posted On October 28, 2014

Neuroendocrinology development and evolution of vertebrate sexual plasticity

Our lab utilizes an integrative approach to study vertebrate reproductive behavior. By approaching the study of behavior at the neural, endocrine and ecological levels of analysis, we have been able to gain an understanding of the present functions, underlying mechanisms, and evolutionary history of specific behavioral traits.… more »

Margo Brinton

Posted On October 28, 2014

Molecular Genetics/Microbiology

Research in my laboratory focuses on identifying and analyzing virus-host molecular interactions in cells infected with West Nile virus (a flavivirus) or simian hemorrhagic fever virus (an arterivirus).

(1) Viruses utilize cell proteins during many stages of their replication cycles and these interactions represent novel targets for future development of new antiviral agents.… more »

Walter Walthall

Posted On March 2, 2014

Neurobiology & Genetics

Nerve cells (neurons) provide a rapid communications network that is responsible for producing behavior. The networks are functionally analogous to the electronic circuits within a computer. Nervous systems, like computers, rely on their components to b e precisely connected. Developing neurons send out cellular processes that distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate targets… more »

Didier Merlin, IBMS

Posted On January 22, 2014

Didier Merlin is Professor at Georgia State University and Research Career Scientist at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Decatur, GA. His research area is the study of intestinal epithelia, as directly related to intestinal bowel disease (IBD). Over one million adults and children in the US, including members of the VA population, suffer from IBD, and… more »

Richard Plemper, IBMS

Posted On December 16, 2013

Richard Plemper, Professor at Georgia State University, specializes in myxovirus pathogenesis and the development of therapeutics against myxovirus infection. His research is primarily focused on understanding how RNA viruses of the myxovirus families (influenza virus and human pathogens of the paramyxovirus family) enter cells and replicate their genetic information, and applying this insight to the… more »

Andrew Gewirtz, IBMS

Posted On December 16, 2013

Andrew Gewirtz, university center professor at Georgia State University, specializes in research on innate immunity, microbiome, intestinal inflammation and obesity/diabetes. Inflammation plays a central role in many disease states, and his goal is to understand the normal mechanisms by which pro-inflammatory signals protect against microbes and discern how they go awry in disease states. His… more »