Endocrine system

Associate Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Dean, Research, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

We investigate how the chemicals in our daily lives interact with the female reproductive system and influence fertility. We hope that our discoveries will help reduce the incidence of infertility and improve women's health.

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.

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.

Associate Department Head, Pathology, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Professor, Evelyn F Mcknight Brain Institute, Professor, Neurology, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, Pathology, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
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.

Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty
Assistant Research Scientist, Entomology
Assistant Research Scientist, Entomology
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Director, Willed Body Program, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Physiology, Professor, Biochemistry/Molecular Biophysics, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Investigator, Center for Toxicology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

The kidney plays a critical role in clearing the body of potentially harmful compounds, including many commonly prescribed drugs. Unfortunately, this also sets the kidney up as a site where multiple drugs can interact in unwanted ways. We study the cellular transport processes responsible for renal drug clearance with the intent of developing predictive models that can assist clinicians, drug companies, and the Food & Drug Administration in their efforts to increase patient safety.