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Charlie Brenner, PhD
Roy J. Carver Chair of BiochemistryProfessorBiochemistryTo study the impact of nicotinamide riboside (NR) in the treatment or prevention of diabetic neuropathy.
Michael Lutter, MD, PhD
Associate ProfessorPsychiatry To study the genetics of feeding behavior.
Philip Polgreen, MD, MPH
Associate ProfessorInternal Medicine -Infectious DiseasesTo evaluate 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 will specifically determine if adding personalized information to FitBit text messages increases compliance, activity and ultimately affects clinically important outcomes.
Chadi Calarge, MD
Associate ProfessorPsychiatry and PediatricsFor studies of whether antipsychotic drugs cause weight gain and diabetes by altering intestinal bacterial populations.
Gary L. Pierce, PhD
Assistant ProfessorHealth and Human PhysiologyFor studies of whether inhibition of inflammation affects macrovascular and autonomic dysfunction in obese, prediabetic humans.
Dawn E. Quelle, PhD
Associate ProfessorPharmacology and PathologyTo study how the protein Parf-1A regulates the growth of insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas,and thus influences the development of diabetes.
Yuriy M. Usachev, PhD
Associate ProfessorPharmacologyFor studies to target mitochondrial processes that might provide neuro protection in peripheral diabetic neuropathy.
Anne E. Kwitek, PhD Associate Professor Pharmacology, Internal Medicine, and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine To study how a high-fat diet alters the expression of genes that contribute to the metabolic syndrome.
Andrew Norris, MD, PhD Assistant ProfessorPediatrics, Division of Pediatric EndocrinologyUniversity of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Dr. Norris proposes to devise an experimental system that will 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 ProfessorDivision of Cardiovascular MedicineUniversity of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Dr. Rahmouni to study how the mechanisms involved in insulin signaling affect glucose homeostasis and diabetes.
Leonid Zingman, MD Assistant ProfessorDivision of Cardiovascular MedicineUniversity of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Dr. Zingman to study how newly discovered muscle protein signals energy mobilization from adipose tissue during exercise.