Endocrine, Metabolic and Reproductive Physiology

Faculty in this Research Group

Sex differences in T cell mediated hypertension, role of estrogen in development of postmenopausal hypertension

Gap-junction channel function and regulation; mechanistic basis for contribution of gap junctions to 1) controlled cell proliferation and 2) coordinated function of the heart and blood vessels in health and disease states.

Our research group is interested in the regulation of carbohydrate and protein metabolism in skeletal muscle by endocrine factors and contractile activity, particularly in the context of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Female reproduction: mechanisms of hormone action; regulation of steroidogenesis.

Human body composition assessment during growth and aging in relation to physical activity.

Microscopic imaging and spectroscopy; metabolism and stimulus-response coupling in muscle and insulin-secreting cells.