Davisson Lab  

Graduate Field of Study


Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Faculty

Ainsworth
Dorothy Ainsworth
Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology
Douglas Antczak
Douglas Antczak
Cellular transport mechanisms and electrolyte regulation; NaCl secretion in renal tubules
Klaus Beyenbach
Klaus Beyenbach
Cellular transport mechanisms and electrolyte regulation; NaCl secretion in renal tubules
Adam Boyko
Adam Boyko
Genetics of domestication and rapid adaptation, canine genomics, evolutionary and population genetics, bioinformatics
W. Ron Butler
W. Ron Butler
Reproductive physiology - gonadotropins and ovarian function; reproduction/nutrition interactions
Paula Cohen
Paula Cohen
Etiology of spontaneous birth defects in mammals; mechanisms of meiotic recombination; DNA repair proteins in meiosis and recombination; germ cell development; ovarian development
Scott Coonrod
Scott Coonrod
Reproductive physiology; molecular and cellular physiology; the role that novel, highly abundant and egg-restricted molecules play in epigenetic reprogramming during the egg-to-embryo transition; mechanisms by which specific histone modifications are dynamically regulated during hormone-dependent gene transcription in breast cancer cells
bpcummings
Bethany Cummings
Obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes pathogenesis and treatment; Development and study of rodent models of bariatric surgery.
Robin Davisson
Robin Davisson
Molecular mechanisms determining normal cardiovascular function and pathogenesis of certain cardiovascular diseases; central neural control of blood pressure and autonomic function; molecular determinants of cardiac disease; molecular pathophysiology of preeclampsia
Scott Emr
Scott Emr
Regulation of cell signaling and membrane trafficking pathways by phosphoinositide kinases; protein kinases; ubiquitin modifications; vesicle-mediated transport reactions
Clare Fewtrell
Clare Fewtrell
Cell physiology; calcium and cell activation
Claudia Fishbach-Teschl
Claudia Fischbach-Teschl
Tissue-engineered model systems for analysis of microenvironmental conditions fundamental to cancer pathogenesis and therapy
Joanne Fortune
Joanne Fortune
Reproductive physiology; ovarian function
Maria Garcia-Garcia
Maria Garcia-Garcia
Developmental biology in mice and flies; genetics of development mechanisms that influence embryonic morphology
Robin Gleed
Robin Gleed
Respiration, hypoxea, and pulmonary circulation; anesthesiology
k holloway
Kim Holloway
DNA repair proteins in meiosis and recombination; germ cell development; molecular and cellular physiology; reproductive physiology; mouse genetics; genomic instability; genetic recombination; genetics of gametogenesis and development.
Patricia Johnson
Patricia Johnson
Endocrinology; reproductive physiology
Michael Kotlikoff
Michael Kotlikoff
Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology; molecular and cellular physiology
Natasza Kurpios
Natasza Kurpios
Study of signaling pathways that direct organogenesis of vertebrates to determine distinct cellular behaviors and cell shape during development
Cynthia Leifer
Cynthia Leifer
Regulation of innate immune receptors such as Toll-like receptors (TLRs); role of TLRs in autoimmunity, initiation of inflammatory responses to microbial infection, development of molecular and cellular, as well as whole animal models to study the biology of TLRs
libert
Sergiy Libert
Mice; molecular biology of aging, age-associated diseases, cancer, neurodegeneration; anorexia, energy metabolism
David Lin David Lin Axon guidance and target formation during the development of the mouse olfactory system, using genetic, in vitro, and genomic approaches
Ellis Loew
Ellis Loew
Physiology of vision; sensory biophysics; sensory ecology and nutritional ophthalmology

Qiaoming Long
Qiaoming Long

Molecular and cellular physiology; physiological genomics; vertebrate functional genomics
John Ludders
John Ludders
Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology; environmental and comparative physiology; endocrinology
Marla Lujan
Marla Lujan
Nutritional regulations of female reproduction
Vicki Meyers-Wallen
Vicki Meyers-Wallen
Developmental biology; genetics; reproductive biology
Alexander Nikitin
Alexander Nikitin
Genetic modeling of human cancer in the mouse; early detection and monitoring of carcinogenesis; neoplasms of reproductive and endocrine systems
Dr. Linda Nowak
Linda Nowak
Membrane biophysics; molecular biology of glutamate receptors; cellular neurophysiology; pharmacology of synaptic transmission
Kimberly O'Brien
Kimberly O'Brien
Calcium metabolism and bone health; control of maternal/fetal nutrient; partitioning and cellular mineral transport; micronutrient status in international settings; development of mass spectrometric methodology; pediatric bone health; pregnancy and mineral metabolism in adolescents
John Parks
John Parks
Spermatogenesis in vitro; gamete physiology; cryobiology
Ned Place
Ned Place
Mammalian reproductive biology with a focus on the life history of trade-offs associated with timing of hormone secretion and reproductive effort, sexual differentiation
Ling QiLing Qi Transcriptional control of metabolic syndrome; unfolded protein response; obesity and diabetes

Andrea Quaroni
Andrea Quaroni

Cellular differentiation and growth regulation of intestinal cells
Susan Quirk Susan Quirk Reproductive physiology; focus on molecular and cellular aspects of ovarian function
Mark Roberson
Mark Roberson
Reproductive physiology; endocrinology; molecular and cellular physiology
Chris Schaffer
Chris Schaffer
Advanced optical techniques used to observe and manipulate in vivo biological systems with the goal of developing microscopic scale understanding of normal and disease-state physiological processes
John Schimenti
John Schimenti
Molecular and cellular physiology; physiological genomics; reproductive physiology; mouse genetics and functional genomics; genomic instability; genetic recombination; genetics of gometogenesis and development; use of ES cells to mutagenize the mouse genome
selveraj
Vimal Selvaraj
Mammalian reproductive physiology; stem cells; technologies for wildlife conservation
Geoffrey Sharp
Geoffrey Sharp
Signal transduction and second messengers involved in the control of insulin release; intestinal ion and water transport
Susan Suarez
Susan Suarez
Sperm motility regulation and transport in the female reproductive tract
Alexander Travis
Alexander Travis
Biology of male germ cells; signaling and metabolism of sperm during capacitation; organization of lipid raft subdomains in sperm; conservation applications of germ cell reproductive technologies
Robert Weiss
Robert Weiss
Genomic maintenance mechanisms; cell cycle checkpoints; molecular responses to genomic stress; mouse models of genomic instability