Assistant Professor, Gastrointestinal Microbiology, Assistant Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Department Head, Research - Physiology, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, 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.
Professor, Medicine, Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute
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, Nutritional Sciences, Associate Professor, Public Health, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
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, Genetics - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Statistics-GIDP, Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
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.
Associate Professor, Public Health, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
I use human genetic data to find associations of genetic markers with complex traits and diseases, to shed light on disease pathophysiology, causal pathways, and health disparities, and to inform precision medicine.
Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Director, Agriculture Research Complex, Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chair, Institutional Animal Care-USE Committee, Professor, BIO5 Institute
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, Surgery, Professor, Medical Imaging - (Research Scholar Track), Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Associate Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
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.