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 »

Aaron Roseberry

Posted On October 30, 2014

Neurobiology of Feeding and Reward

The main interest of my laboratory is the neural regulation of feeding and body weight, including the development of obesity.  We focus primarily on the mesolimbic dopamine system, which is the brain’s “reward” circuitry.  While these neural “reward” circuits are primarily associated with their roles in drug abuse and addiction,… 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 »

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 »