Metabolic and Homeostatic Systems

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Metabolic and Homeostatic Systems

The study of the brain and body processes that help maintain life, from neural energetics to feeding, and from biological rhythms to stress responses. Research in this area focuses on both circuit and whole organism processes, with a focus on understanding how the environment affects these processes, and how deficits in these systems contribute to obesity, diabetes, and other disorders of modern society.

Recent research in this area

  1. Sirohi S, Schurdak JD, Seeley RJ, Benoit SC, Davis JF (2016). Central & peripheral glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor signaling differentially regulate addictive behaviors. Physiol Behav. 161:140-4. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.04.013. Epub 2016 Apr 9. PMID: 27072507
  2. Szentirmai E, Kapás L, Sun Y, Smith RG, Krueger JM (2009). The preproghrelin gene is required for the normal integration of thermoregulation and sleep in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 106(33):14069-74. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0903090106. Epub 2009 Aug 4. PMCID: PMC2729021
  3. McLaughlin, R.J., Hill, M.N., Gorzalka, B.B. (2014). A critical role for prefrontocortical endocannabinoid signaling in the regulation of stress and emotional behavior. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 42C, 116-131. PMID: 24582908
  4. Darling RA, Zhao H, Kinch D, Li AJ, Simasko SM, Ritter S (2014). Mercaptoacetate and fatty acids exert direct and antagonistic effects on nodose neurons via GPR40 fatty acid receptors. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 307(1):R35-43. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00536.2013. Epub 2014 Apr 23. PMCID: PMC4152161
  5. Walker BM, Valdez GR, McLaughlin JP and Bakalkin G (2012). Targeting dynorphin / kappa-opioid receptor systems to treat alcohol abuse and dependence. Alcohol 46, 4, 359-370. PMCID: PMC3396024
  6. Kinlein S, Wilson CD, Savenkova M, Karatsoreos IN  (2015) Disruption of HPA axis leads to divergent neurobehavioral responses to stress. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 6:31. PMCID: PMC4358064

Faculty working in this area

Suzanne M. Appleyard

Suzanne M. Appleyard

appleyas@vetmed.wsu.edu

Associate Professor

Accepting Students for 2018

Jon Davis

Jon Davis

davisjo@vetmed.wsu.edu

Assistant Professor

Samantha S. Gizerian

Samantha S. Gizerian

sgizerian@vetmed.wsu.edu

Clinical Asst. Professor; Assoc. Director for Undergraduate Studies; Undergraduate Program Advisor

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Levente Kapas

kapas@wsu.edu

Associate Professor, WWAMI WSU Spokane

Ilia Karatsoreos

Ilia Karatsoreos

iliak@vetmed.wsu.edu

Associate Professor

Accepting Students for 2018

James M. Krueger

James M. Krueger

krueger@vetmed.wsu.edu

Regents Professor

Accepting Students for 2018

Ryan J. McLaughlin

Ryan J. McLaughlin

ryanmclaughlin@vetmed.wsu.edu

Assistant Professor

Accepting Students for 2018

W. Sue Ritter

W. Sue Ritter

sjr@vetmed.wsu.edu

Regents Professor

Steve M. Simasko

Steve M. Simasko

simasko@vetmed.wsu.edu

Professor and Chair, Director of Programs in Neuroscience

Deborah Stenkamp

Deborah Stenkamp

dstenkam@uidaho.edu

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences University of Idaho

Brendan M. Walker

Brendan M. Walker

b_walker@wsu.edu

Associate Professor

Gary Wayman

Gary Wayman

waymang@vetmed.wsu.edu

Associate Professor

Accepting Students for 2018