Research

Aurbach Reasearch Medical FacilityFaculty members are currently conducting basic and/or clinical research in the following laboratories:

  • Barrett: insulin action and how it is altered by insulin resistance, obesity, and diabetes mellitus
  • Basu: understanding the integrative physiology of glucose metabolism in people with diabetes and people without diabetes
  • Carey: hormonal control of blood pressure and hypertension
  • Culver: obesity and its role in kidney disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes
  • Farhy: regulation of pancreatic hormone secretions
  • Ferris: mechanisms of cognitive decline associated with diabetes
  • Horton:  Type 1 diabetes and cardiovascular function
  • Keller: insulin signaling and insulin-regulated membrane trafficking
  • Kim:  Pathophysiology of PCOS in women of later reproductive age
  • Liu: insulin’s vascular action and its relation to insulin’s metabolic action and cardiovascular complications of diabetes
  • Marshall: Polycystic ovary syndrome and GnRH pulsatility
  • McCartney: causes of abnormal GnRH pulses and abnormal gonadotropin secretion in adolescent and adult polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS)
  • Padia: obesity and hypertension
  • Shupnik: hormonal regulation of gene expression and influence on physiological and pathophysiological processes
  • Siragy: biology and pathophysiology of angiotensin subtype receptors in cardiovascular system