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Charlie Brenner, PhD
Roy J. Carver Chair of BiochemistryProfessorBiochemistryStudied the impact of nicotinamide riboside (NR) in the treatment or prevention of diabetic neuropathy.
Michael Lutter, MD, PhD
Associate ProfessorPsychiatry Studied the genetics of feeding behavior.
Philip Polgreen, MD, MPH
Associate ProfessorInternal Medicine - Division of Infectious DiseasesEvaluated a novel tool using text messaging and smart pedometer technology and interactive gaming to promote sustained weight loss in patients with obesity and insulin resistance. The study's goal was to specifically determine if adding personalized information to FitBit text messages increases compliance, activity and ultimately affected clinically important outcomes.
Chadi Calarge, MD
Associate ProfessorPsychiatry and PediatricsStudied whether antipsychotic drugs caused weight gain and diabetes by altering intestinal bacterial populations.
Gary L. Pierce, PhD
Assistant ProfessorHealth and Human PhysiologyStudied whether inhibition of inflammation affected macrovascular and autonomic dysfunction in obese, prediabetic humans.
Dawn E. Quelle, PhD
Associate ProfessorPharmacology and PathologyStudied how the protein Parf-1A regulated the growth of insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas,and thus influenced the development of diabetes.
Yuriy M. Usachev, PhD
Associate ProfessorPharmacologyStudies targeted mitochondrial processes that might provide neuro protection in peripheral diabetic neuropathy.
Anne E. Kwitek, PhD Associate Professor Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, and Molecular Physiology and BiophysicsStudied how a high-fat diet altered the expression of genes that contributed to the metabolic syndrome.
Andrew Norris, MD, PhD Assistant ProfessorPediatrics - Division of Pediatric EndocrinologyProposed to devise an experimental system that would allow him to define the metabolic factors in a diabetic mother that predispose to the development of the disease in her offspring.
Kamal Rahmouni, PhD Associate ProfessorPharmacology and Internal MedicineStudied how the mechanisms involved in insulin signaling affected glucose homeostasis and diabetes.
Leonid Zingman, MD Assistant ProfessorInternal Medicine - Division of Cardiovascular MedicineStudied how newly discovered muscle protein signaled energy mobilization from adipose tissue during exercise.