Obesity and Metabolism

The ongoing epidemic of obesity and metabolic syndrome threatens to burden our healthcare system with unsustainable healthcare costs in the coming decades. We aim to understand and manipulate the molecular mechanisms that contribute to obesity and its associated diseases. This knowledge will contribute to novel pharmacological approaches to check the onset and progression of metabolic diseases.

Pharmacology Faculty

Michelle Bland

Bland, Michelle

Molecular mechanisms linking inflammation and insulin signaling to control cell growth and metabolism

Irina Bochkis

Bochkis, Irina

Epigenetic and genetic mechanisms underlying metabolic disease

Thurl Harris

Harris, Thurl E

Molecular mechanisms controlling insulin signaling and fat synthesis.

Kyle Hoehn

Hoehn, Kyle L.

Investigating the origin of insulin resistance in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue

Ku-Lung Hsu

Hsu, Ku-Lung

Chemical Biology, Lipid Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Mass Spectrometry

Ira Schulman

Schulman, Ira G.

Regulation of transcription by nuclear hormone receptors, transcriptional control of metabolism, atherosclerosis, Small molecule approaches to drug discovery

Michael Scott

Scott, Michael M.

Investigation of the neuronal circuits and epigenetic modifications involved in the control of food intake, impulsivity and novelty seeking behavior

Zhen Yan

Yan, Zhen

Molecular and Signaling Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Plasticity

Other PSTG Faculty

John Campbell

Campbell, John

The Neurobiology of Energy Balance

Mete Civelek

Civelek, Mete

Systems Genetics Approaches to Understand Cardiometabolic Traits

Christopher Deppmann

Deppmann, Christopher

Elucidating and Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Nervous System Development

Heather Ferris

Ferris, Heather

The Role of Diabetes in Cognitive Decline

Coleen McNamara

McNamara, Coleen A.

Atherosclerosis, Obesity, Diabetes