Assistant Professor, Medicine
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Gastrointestinal Microbiology, Assistant Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Associate Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, Physiology
My laboratory studies how the retina takes visual information about the world and transmits it to the brain. We are trying to understand how this signaling responds to changing amounts of background light and becomes dysfunctional in diabetes.
Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Janet Funk's work includes a focus on metastatic breast cancer that spans the research spectrum from bench to bedside, translational arthritis studies of the pharmacokinetics and safety of turmeric, and collaborative endocrinological studies evaluating the effects of obesity and insulin resistance on bone development in Hispanic girls, as well as effects of obesity on breast cancer risk in older women.
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Associate Professor, Public Health
Melanie Hingle's work focuses on understanding determinants of energy balance behaviors (i.e. how and why behaviors are initiated and sustained), and identifying contributors to the success of interventions (i.e. when, where, and how interventions should be delivered) are critical steps toward developing programs that effectively change behavior, thereby mitigating unhealthy weight gain and promoting optimal health. Current projects include: Determinants of metabolic risk, and amelioration of risk, in pediatric cancer survivors, Guided imagery intervention delivered via a mobile software application to increase healthy eating and physical activity in weight-concerned women smokers, and Family-focused diabetes prevention program delivered in partnership with the YMCA.
Assistant Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Statistics-GIDP, Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science
Our lab focuses on large-scale –omics datasets, high-throughput computing, and big data analytics. We leverage these technologies to answer questions related to the relationship between microbes, their hosts, and the environment. In particular, we focus on viral-host interactions and co-evolution given environmental factors (i) in aquatic systems and (ii) for phage treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Public Health
I use human genetic data to find associations of genetic markers with traits and diseases, to shed light on disease pathophysiology, causal pathways, and health disparities, and to inform personalized medicine.
Chair, Institutional Animal Care-USE Committee, Director, Agriculture Research Complex, Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Our current research program use an integrative approach at the whole animal, isolated organ, cellular and molecular levels to investigate developmental adaptations in pancreatic β-cells and insulin sensitivity that result from early life risk factors, such as intrauterine growth restriction, and increase risk of glucose intolerance and Diabetes in later life.
Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medical Imaging - (Research Scholar Track), Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, Surgery
Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Associate Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Renquist Lab Research aims to address the causes and consequent diseases of obesity. To this end we have research focused on 1) type 2 diabetes and obesity associated hypertension, 2) development of effective, ligand-directed, chemotherapeutic for cancer, and 3) central nervous system control of visceral blood flow and food intake.