Faculty

Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience Faculty

Chair:  Steve Simasko
(509) 335-6624
Departmental FAX: (509) 335-4650


Faculty

Pullman

W. Sue Ritter

W. Sue Ritter

Regents Professor Emeritus

sritter@wsu.edu

Office
Room: VBR 433
Phone: (509)-335-8113

 

Current Positions

1986-2012 Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2012-Present Regents Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Education

1969 B.A. Psychology; Valparaiso University, IN
1971 M.S. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
1973 Ph.D. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
 

2012 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, WSU Scholarship and the Arts
2012 Appointed as Regents Professor
2015 Washington State Academy of Sciences, elected member

Current Funding

NIH Catecholamine Neurons and Metabolic Controls (Co-I)
NIH Astrocytes, Nutrient Detection and Autonomic Control (PI)
ADA Hindbrain Catecholamine Neurons, Glucoregulation and HAAF (PI)
List of Publications

Select Publications

  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Elsarelli MM, Brown RL, Ritter S (2015) Orexin neurons are activated by hindbrain catecholamine neurons during systemic glucoprivation Endocrinology 156(8), 2807-20 PMID: 25978516 PMCID: PMC5393341
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Davis H, Wang R, Ritter S (2015) Orexin-A enhances feeding in male rats by activating hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 309(4), R358-67 PMID: 26062632 PMCID: PMC4538226
  • Li A-J, Wiater MF, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wang R, Simasko SM, Wank S, Ritter S (2015) Mercaptoacetate stimulates feeding and blocks fatty acid-induced GLP-1 secretion by antagonizing GPR40 fatty acid receptors Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 310(8), R724-32 PMID: 26791830 PMCID: PMC4867408
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Powers BR, Ritter S (2014) Stimulation of feeding by three different glucose-sensing mechanisms requires hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 306(4), R257-64 PMID: 24381177 PMCID: PMC3921309
  • Wiater MF, Li AJ, Dinh TT, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2013) Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nucleus integrate activity and temperature circadian rhythms and anticipatory responses to food restriction Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 305(8), R949-60 PMID: 23986359 PMCID: PMC3798771
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wiater MF, Eskelsen AK, Ritter S (2013) Hindbrain catecholamine neurons control rapid switching of metabolic substrate use during glucoprivation in male rats Endocrinology 154(12), 4570-9 PMID: 24064356 PMCID: PMC3836078
  • Routh VH, Donovan C, Ritter S (2013) Hypoglycemia Detection Translational Endocrinology and Metabolism: Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Update 3(4), 47-87 PMID: PMCID:
  • Li AJ, Wiater MF, Oostrom MT, Smith BR, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Roberts BL, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2012)

    Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nuclei contribute to endogenous feeding rhythms

    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 302(11):R1313-26. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00086.2012 PMID: 22492818 PMCID: PMC3378345
  • Ritter S, Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT (2011) Minireview: The Value of Looking Backward: The Essential Role of the Hindbrain in Counterregulatory Responses to Glucose Deficit Endocrinology 152(11), 4019-32 PMID: 21878511 PMCID: PMC3444967

 

Spokane

W. Sue Ritter

W. Sue Ritter

Regents Professor Emeritus

sritter@wsu.edu

Office
Room: VBR 433
Phone: (509)-335-8113

 

Current Positions

1986-2012 Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2012-Present Regents Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Education

1969 B.A. Psychology; Valparaiso University, IN
1971 M.S. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
1973 Ph.D. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
 

2012 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, WSU Scholarship and the Arts
2012 Appointed as Regents Professor
2015 Washington State Academy of Sciences, elected member

Current Funding

NIH Catecholamine Neurons and Metabolic Controls (Co-I)
NIH Astrocytes, Nutrient Detection and Autonomic Control (PI)
ADA Hindbrain Catecholamine Neurons, Glucoregulation and HAAF (PI)
List of Publications

Select Publications

  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Elsarelli MM, Brown RL, Ritter S (2015) Orexin neurons are activated by hindbrain catecholamine neurons during systemic glucoprivation Endocrinology 156(8), 2807-20 PMID: 25978516 PMCID: PMC5393341
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Davis H, Wang R, Ritter S (2015) Orexin-A enhances feeding in male rats by activating hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 309(4), R358-67 PMID: 26062632 PMCID: PMC4538226
  • Li A-J, Wiater MF, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wang R, Simasko SM, Wank S, Ritter S (2015) Mercaptoacetate stimulates feeding and blocks fatty acid-induced GLP-1 secretion by antagonizing GPR40 fatty acid receptors Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 310(8), R724-32 PMID: 26791830 PMCID: PMC4867408
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Powers BR, Ritter S (2014) Stimulation of feeding by three different glucose-sensing mechanisms requires hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 306(4), R257-64 PMID: 24381177 PMCID: PMC3921309
  • Wiater MF, Li AJ, Dinh TT, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2013) Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nucleus integrate activity and temperature circadian rhythms and anticipatory responses to food restriction Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 305(8), R949-60 PMID: 23986359 PMCID: PMC3798771
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wiater MF, Eskelsen AK, Ritter S (2013) Hindbrain catecholamine neurons control rapid switching of metabolic substrate use during glucoprivation in male rats Endocrinology 154(12), 4570-9 PMID: 24064356 PMCID: PMC3836078
  • Routh VH, Donovan C, Ritter S (2013) Hypoglycemia Detection Translational Endocrinology and Metabolism: Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Update 3(4), 47-87 PMID: PMCID:
  • Li AJ, Wiater MF, Oostrom MT, Smith BR, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Roberts BL, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2012)

    Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nuclei contribute to endogenous feeding rhythms

    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 302(11):R1313-26. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00086.2012 PMID: 22492818 PMCID: PMC3378345
  • Ritter S, Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT (2011) Minireview: The Value of Looking Backward: The Essential Role of the Hindbrain in Counterregulatory Responses to Glucose Deficit Endocrinology 152(11), 4019-32 PMID: 21878511 PMCID: PMC3444967

 

Vancouver

W. Sue Ritter

W. Sue Ritter

Regents Professor Emeritus

sritter@wsu.edu

Office
Room: VBR 433
Phone: (509)-335-8113

 

Current Positions

1986-2012 Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2012-Present Regents Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Education

1969 B.A. Psychology; Valparaiso University, IN
1971 M.S. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
1973 Ph.D. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
 

2012 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, WSU Scholarship and the Arts
2012 Appointed as Regents Professor
2015 Washington State Academy of Sciences, elected member

Current Funding

NIH Catecholamine Neurons and Metabolic Controls (Co-I)
NIH Astrocytes, Nutrient Detection and Autonomic Control (PI)
ADA Hindbrain Catecholamine Neurons, Glucoregulation and HAAF (PI)
List of Publications

Select Publications

  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Elsarelli MM, Brown RL, Ritter S (2015) Orexin neurons are activated by hindbrain catecholamine neurons during systemic glucoprivation Endocrinology 156(8), 2807-20 PMID: 25978516 PMCID: PMC5393341
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Davis H, Wang R, Ritter S (2015) Orexin-A enhances feeding in male rats by activating hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 309(4), R358-67 PMID: 26062632 PMCID: PMC4538226
  • Li A-J, Wiater MF, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wang R, Simasko SM, Wank S, Ritter S (2015) Mercaptoacetate stimulates feeding and blocks fatty acid-induced GLP-1 secretion by antagonizing GPR40 fatty acid receptors Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 310(8), R724-32 PMID: 26791830 PMCID: PMC4867408
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Powers BR, Ritter S (2014) Stimulation of feeding by three different glucose-sensing mechanisms requires hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 306(4), R257-64 PMID: 24381177 PMCID: PMC3921309
  • Wiater MF, Li AJ, Dinh TT, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2013) Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nucleus integrate activity and temperature circadian rhythms and anticipatory responses to food restriction Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 305(8), R949-60 PMID: 23986359 PMCID: PMC3798771
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wiater MF, Eskelsen AK, Ritter S (2013) Hindbrain catecholamine neurons control rapid switching of metabolic substrate use during glucoprivation in male rats Endocrinology 154(12), 4570-9 PMID: 24064356 PMCID: PMC3836078
  • Routh VH, Donovan C, Ritter S (2013) Hypoglycemia Detection Translational Endocrinology and Metabolism: Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Update 3(4), 47-87 PMID: PMCID:
  • Li AJ, Wiater MF, Oostrom MT, Smith BR, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Roberts BL, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2012)

    Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nuclei contribute to endogenous feeding rhythms

    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 302(11):R1313-26. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00086.2012 PMID: 22492818 PMCID: PMC3378345
  • Ritter S, Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT (2011) Minireview: The Value of Looking Backward: The Essential Role of the Hindbrain in Counterregulatory Responses to Glucose Deficit Endocrinology 152(11), 4019-32 PMID: 21878511 PMCID: PMC3444967

 

Neuroscience Graduate Faculty

Pullman

W. Sue Ritter

Regents Professor Emeritus

sritter@wsu.edu

Office
Room: VBR 433
Phone: (509)-335-8113

W. Sue Ritter

 

Current Positions

1986-2012 Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2012-Present Regents Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Education

1969 B.A. Psychology; Valparaiso University, IN
1971 M.S. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
1973 Ph.D. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
 

2012 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, WSU Scholarship and the Arts
2012 Appointed as Regents Professor
2015 Washington State Academy of Sciences, elected member

Current Funding

NIH Catecholamine Neurons and Metabolic Controls (Co-I)
NIH Astrocytes, Nutrient Detection and Autonomic Control (PI)
ADA Hindbrain Catecholamine Neurons, Glucoregulation and HAAF (PI)
List of Publications
Select Publications
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Elsarelli MM, Brown RL, Ritter S (2015) Orexin neurons are activated by hindbrain catecholamine neurons during systemic glucoprivation Endocrinology 156(8), 2807-20 PMID: 25978516 PMCID: PMC5393341 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Davis H, Wang R, Ritter S (2015) Orexin-A enhances feeding in male rats by activating hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 309(4), R358-67 PMID: 26062632 PMCID: PMC4538226 Article
  • Li A-J, Wiater MF, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wang R, Simasko SM, Wank S, Ritter S (2015) Mercaptoacetate stimulates feeding and blocks fatty acid-induced GLP-1 secretion by antagonizing GPR40 fatty acid receptors Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 310(8), R724-32 PMID: 26791830 PMCID: PMC4867408 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Powers BR, Ritter S (2014) Stimulation of feeding by three different glucose-sensing mechanisms requires hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 306(4), R257-64 PMID: 24381177 PMCID: PMC3921309 Article
  • Wiater MF, Li AJ, Dinh TT, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2013) Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nucleus integrate activity and temperature circadian rhythms and anticipatory responses to food restriction Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 305(8), R949-60 PMID: 23986359 PMCID: PMC3798771 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wiater MF, Eskelsen AK, Ritter S (2013) Hindbrain catecholamine neurons control rapid switching of metabolic substrate use during glucoprivation in male rats Endocrinology 154(12), 4570-9 PMID: 24064356 PMCID: PMC3836078 Article
  • Routh VH, Donovan C, Ritter S (2013) Hypoglycemia Detection Translational Endocrinology and Metabolism: Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Update 3(4), 47-87 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Li AJ, Wiater MF, Oostrom MT, Smith BR, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Roberts BL, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2012)

    Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nuclei contribute to endogenous feeding rhythms

    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 302(11):R1313-26. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00086.2012 PMID: 22492818 PMCID: PMC3378345 Article
  • Ritter S, Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT (2011) Minireview: The Value of Looking Backward: The Essential Role of the Hindbrain in Counterregulatory Responses to Glucose Deficit Endocrinology 152(11), 4019-32 PMID: 21878511 PMCID: PMC3444967 Article

 

Spokane

W. Sue Ritter

Regents Professor Emeritus

sritter@wsu.edu

Office
Room: VBR 433
Phone: (509)-335-8113

W. Sue Ritter

 

Current Positions

1986-2012 Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2012-Present Regents Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Education

1969 B.A. Psychology; Valparaiso University, IN
1971 M.S. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
1973 Ph.D. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
 

2012 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, WSU Scholarship and the Arts
2012 Appointed as Regents Professor
2015 Washington State Academy of Sciences, elected member

Current Funding

NIH Catecholamine Neurons and Metabolic Controls (Co-I)
NIH Astrocytes, Nutrient Detection and Autonomic Control (PI)
ADA Hindbrain Catecholamine Neurons, Glucoregulation and HAAF (PI)
List of Publications
Select Publications
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Elsarelli MM, Brown RL, Ritter S (2015) Orexin neurons are activated by hindbrain catecholamine neurons during systemic glucoprivation Endocrinology 156(8), 2807-20 PMID: 25978516 PMCID: PMC5393341 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Davis H, Wang R, Ritter S (2015) Orexin-A enhances feeding in male rats by activating hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 309(4), R358-67 PMID: 26062632 PMCID: PMC4538226 Article
  • Li A-J, Wiater MF, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wang R, Simasko SM, Wank S, Ritter S (2015) Mercaptoacetate stimulates feeding and blocks fatty acid-induced GLP-1 secretion by antagonizing GPR40 fatty acid receptors Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 310(8), R724-32 PMID: 26791830 PMCID: PMC4867408 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Powers BR, Ritter S (2014) Stimulation of feeding by three different glucose-sensing mechanisms requires hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 306(4), R257-64 PMID: 24381177 PMCID: PMC3921309 Article
  • Wiater MF, Li AJ, Dinh TT, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2013) Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nucleus integrate activity and temperature circadian rhythms and anticipatory responses to food restriction Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 305(8), R949-60 PMID: 23986359 PMCID: PMC3798771 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wiater MF, Eskelsen AK, Ritter S (2013) Hindbrain catecholamine neurons control rapid switching of metabolic substrate use during glucoprivation in male rats Endocrinology 154(12), 4570-9 PMID: 24064356 PMCID: PMC3836078 Article
  • Routh VH, Donovan C, Ritter S (2013) Hypoglycemia Detection Translational Endocrinology and Metabolism: Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Update 3(4), 47-87 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Li AJ, Wiater MF, Oostrom MT, Smith BR, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Roberts BL, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2012)

    Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nuclei contribute to endogenous feeding rhythms

    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 302(11):R1313-26. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00086.2012 PMID: 22492818 PMCID: PMC3378345 Article
  • Ritter S, Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT (2011) Minireview: The Value of Looking Backward: The Essential Role of the Hindbrain in Counterregulatory Responses to Glucose Deficit Endocrinology 152(11), 4019-32 PMID: 21878511 PMCID: PMC3444967 Article

 

Vancouver

W. Sue Ritter

Regents Professor Emeritus

sritter@wsu.edu

Office
Room: VBR 433
Phone: (509)-335-8113

W. Sue Ritter

 

Current Positions

1986-2012 Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2012-Present Regents Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Education

1969 B.A. Psychology; Valparaiso University, IN
1971 M.S. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
1973 Ph.D. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
 

2012 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, WSU Scholarship and the Arts
2012 Appointed as Regents Professor
2015 Washington State Academy of Sciences, elected member

Current Funding

NIH Catecholamine Neurons and Metabolic Controls (Co-I)
NIH Astrocytes, Nutrient Detection and Autonomic Control (PI)
ADA Hindbrain Catecholamine Neurons, Glucoregulation and HAAF (PI)
List of Publications
Select Publications
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Elsarelli MM, Brown RL, Ritter S (2015) Orexin neurons are activated by hindbrain catecholamine neurons during systemic glucoprivation Endocrinology 156(8), 2807-20 PMID: 25978516 PMCID: PMC5393341 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Davis H, Wang R, Ritter S (2015) Orexin-A enhances feeding in male rats by activating hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 309(4), R358-67 PMID: 26062632 PMCID: PMC4538226 Article
  • Li A-J, Wiater MF, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wang R, Simasko SM, Wank S, Ritter S (2015) Mercaptoacetate stimulates feeding and blocks fatty acid-induced GLP-1 secretion by antagonizing GPR40 fatty acid receptors Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 310(8), R724-32 PMID: 26791830 PMCID: PMC4867408 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Powers BR, Ritter S (2014) Stimulation of feeding by three different glucose-sensing mechanisms requires hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 306(4), R257-64 PMID: 24381177 PMCID: PMC3921309 Article
  • Wiater MF, Li AJ, Dinh TT, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2013) Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nucleus integrate activity and temperature circadian rhythms and anticipatory responses to food restriction Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 305(8), R949-60 PMID: 23986359 PMCID: PMC3798771 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wiater MF, Eskelsen AK, Ritter S (2013) Hindbrain catecholamine neurons control rapid switching of metabolic substrate use during glucoprivation in male rats Endocrinology 154(12), 4570-9 PMID: 24064356 PMCID: PMC3836078 Article
  • Routh VH, Donovan C, Ritter S (2013) Hypoglycemia Detection Translational Endocrinology and Metabolism: Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Update 3(4), 47-87 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Li AJ, Wiater MF, Oostrom MT, Smith BR, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Roberts BL, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2012)

    Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nuclei contribute to endogenous feeding rhythms

    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 302(11):R1313-26. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00086.2012 PMID: 22492818 PMCID: PMC3378345 Article
  • Ritter S, Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT (2011) Minireview: The Value of Looking Backward: The Essential Role of the Hindbrain in Counterregulatory Responses to Glucose Deficit Endocrinology 152(11), 4019-32 PMID: 21878511 PMCID: PMC3444967 Article

 

Research Track Faculty

Pullman

W. Sue Ritter

Regents Professor Emeritus

sritter@wsu.edu

Office
Room: VBR 433
Phone: (509)-335-8113

W. Sue Ritter

 

Current Positions

1986-2012 Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2012-Present Regents Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Education

1969 B.A. Psychology; Valparaiso University, IN
1971 M.S. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
1973 Ph.D. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
 

2012 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, WSU Scholarship and the Arts
2012 Appointed as Regents Professor
2015 Washington State Academy of Sciences, elected member

Current Funding

NIH Catecholamine Neurons and Metabolic Controls (Co-I)
NIH Astrocytes, Nutrient Detection and Autonomic Control (PI)
ADA Hindbrain Catecholamine Neurons, Glucoregulation and HAAF (PI)
List of Publications
Select Publications
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Elsarelli MM, Brown RL, Ritter S (2015) Orexin neurons are activated by hindbrain catecholamine neurons during systemic glucoprivation Endocrinology 156(8), 2807-20 PMID: 25978516 PMCID: PMC5393341 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Davis H, Wang R, Ritter S (2015) Orexin-A enhances feeding in male rats by activating hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 309(4), R358-67 PMID: 26062632 PMCID: PMC4538226 Article
  • Li A-J, Wiater MF, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wang R, Simasko SM, Wank S, Ritter S (2015) Mercaptoacetate stimulates feeding and blocks fatty acid-induced GLP-1 secretion by antagonizing GPR40 fatty acid receptors Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 310(8), R724-32 PMID: 26791830 PMCID: PMC4867408 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Powers BR, Ritter S (2014) Stimulation of feeding by three different glucose-sensing mechanisms requires hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 306(4), R257-64 PMID: 24381177 PMCID: PMC3921309 Article
  • Wiater MF, Li AJ, Dinh TT, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2013) Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nucleus integrate activity and temperature circadian rhythms and anticipatory responses to food restriction Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 305(8), R949-60 PMID: 23986359 PMCID: PMC3798771 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wiater MF, Eskelsen AK, Ritter S (2013) Hindbrain catecholamine neurons control rapid switching of metabolic substrate use during glucoprivation in male rats Endocrinology 154(12), 4570-9 PMID: 24064356 PMCID: PMC3836078 Article
  • Routh VH, Donovan C, Ritter S (2013) Hypoglycemia Detection Translational Endocrinology and Metabolism: Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Update 3(4), 47-87 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Li AJ, Wiater MF, Oostrom MT, Smith BR, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Roberts BL, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2012)

    Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nuclei contribute to endogenous feeding rhythms

    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 302(11):R1313-26. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00086.2012 PMID: 22492818 PMCID: PMC3378345 Article
  • Ritter S, Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT (2011) Minireview: The Value of Looking Backward: The Essential Role of the Hindbrain in Counterregulatory Responses to Glucose Deficit Endocrinology 152(11), 4019-32 PMID: 21878511 PMCID: PMC3444967 Article

 

Emeritus Faculty

W. Sue Ritter

Regents Professor Emeritus

sritter@wsu.edu

Office
Room: VBR 433
Phone: (509)-335-8113

W. Sue Ritter

 

Current Positions

1986-2012 Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2012-Present Regents Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Education

1969 B.A. Psychology; Valparaiso University, IN
1971 M.S. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
1973 Ph.D. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
 

2012 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, WSU Scholarship and the Arts
2012 Appointed as Regents Professor
2015 Washington State Academy of Sciences, elected member

Current Funding

NIH Catecholamine Neurons and Metabolic Controls (Co-I)
NIH Astrocytes, Nutrient Detection and Autonomic Control (PI)
ADA Hindbrain Catecholamine Neurons, Glucoregulation and HAAF (PI)
List of Publications
Select Publications
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Elsarelli MM, Brown RL, Ritter S (2015) Orexin neurons are activated by hindbrain catecholamine neurons during systemic glucoprivation Endocrinology 156(8), 2807-20 PMID: 25978516 PMCID: PMC5393341 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Davis H, Wang R, Ritter S (2015) Orexin-A enhances feeding in male rats by activating hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 309(4), R358-67 PMID: 26062632 PMCID: PMC4538226 Article
  • Li A-J, Wiater MF, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wang R, Simasko SM, Wank S, Ritter S (2015) Mercaptoacetate stimulates feeding and blocks fatty acid-induced GLP-1 secretion by antagonizing GPR40 fatty acid receptors Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 310(8), R724-32 PMID: 26791830 PMCID: PMC4867408 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Powers BR, Ritter S (2014) Stimulation of feeding by three different glucose-sensing mechanisms requires hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 306(4), R257-64 PMID: 24381177 PMCID: PMC3921309 Article
  • Wiater MF, Li AJ, Dinh TT, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2013) Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nucleus integrate activity and temperature circadian rhythms and anticipatory responses to food restriction Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 305(8), R949-60 PMID: 23986359 PMCID: PMC3798771 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wiater MF, Eskelsen AK, Ritter S (2013) Hindbrain catecholamine neurons control rapid switching of metabolic substrate use during glucoprivation in male rats Endocrinology 154(12), 4570-9 PMID: 24064356 PMCID: PMC3836078 Article
  • Routh VH, Donovan C, Ritter S (2013) Hypoglycemia Detection Translational Endocrinology and Metabolism: Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Update 3(4), 47-87 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Li AJ, Wiater MF, Oostrom MT, Smith BR, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Roberts BL, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2012)

    Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nuclei contribute to endogenous feeding rhythms

    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 302(11):R1313-26. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00086.2012 PMID: 22492818 PMCID: PMC3378345 Article
  • Ritter S, Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT (2011) Minireview: The Value of Looking Backward: The Essential Role of the Hindbrain in Counterregulatory Responses to Glucose Deficit Endocrinology 152(11), 4019-32 PMID: 21878511 PMCID: PMC3444967 Article

 

Montana State University Adjunct Faculty

W. Sue Ritter

Regents Professor Emeritus

sritter@wsu.edu

Office
Room: VBR 433
Phone: (509)-335-8113

W. Sue Ritter

 

Current Positions

1986-2012 Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2012-Present Regents Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Education

1969 B.A. Psychology; Valparaiso University, IN
1971 M.S. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
1973 Ph.D. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
 

2012 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, WSU Scholarship and the Arts
2012 Appointed as Regents Professor
2015 Washington State Academy of Sciences, elected member

Current Funding

NIH Catecholamine Neurons and Metabolic Controls (Co-I)
NIH Astrocytes, Nutrient Detection and Autonomic Control (PI)
ADA Hindbrain Catecholamine Neurons, Glucoregulation and HAAF (PI)
List of Publications
Select Publications
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Elsarelli MM, Brown RL, Ritter S (2015) Orexin neurons are activated by hindbrain catecholamine neurons during systemic glucoprivation Endocrinology 156(8), 2807-20 PMID: 25978516 PMCID: PMC5393341 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Davis H, Wang R, Ritter S (2015) Orexin-A enhances feeding in male rats by activating hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 309(4), R358-67 PMID: 26062632 PMCID: PMC4538226 Article
  • Li A-J, Wiater MF, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wang R, Simasko SM, Wank S, Ritter S (2015) Mercaptoacetate stimulates feeding and blocks fatty acid-induced GLP-1 secretion by antagonizing GPR40 fatty acid receptors Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 310(8), R724-32 PMID: 26791830 PMCID: PMC4867408 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Powers BR, Ritter S (2014) Stimulation of feeding by three different glucose-sensing mechanisms requires hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 306(4), R257-64 PMID: 24381177 PMCID: PMC3921309 Article
  • Wiater MF, Li AJ, Dinh TT, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2013) Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nucleus integrate activity and temperature circadian rhythms and anticipatory responses to food restriction Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 305(8), R949-60 PMID: 23986359 PMCID: PMC3798771 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wiater MF, Eskelsen AK, Ritter S (2013) Hindbrain catecholamine neurons control rapid switching of metabolic substrate use during glucoprivation in male rats Endocrinology 154(12), 4570-9 PMID: 24064356 PMCID: PMC3836078 Article
  • Routh VH, Donovan C, Ritter S (2013) Hypoglycemia Detection Translational Endocrinology and Metabolism: Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Update 3(4), 47-87 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Li AJ, Wiater MF, Oostrom MT, Smith BR, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Roberts BL, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2012)

    Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nuclei contribute to endogenous feeding rhythms

    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 302(11):R1313-26. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00086.2012 PMID: 22492818 PMCID: PMC3378345 Article
  • Ritter S, Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT (2011) Minireview: The Value of Looking Backward: The Essential Role of the Hindbrain in Counterregulatory Responses to Glucose Deficit Endocrinology 152(11), 4019-32 PMID: 21878511 PMCID: PMC3444967 Article

 

Utah State University Adjunct Faculty

W. Sue Ritter

Regents Professor Emeritus

sritter@wsu.edu

Office
Room: VBR 433
Phone: (509)-335-8113

W. Sue Ritter

 

Current Positions

1986-2012 Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2012-Present Regents Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Education

1969 B.A. Psychology; Valparaiso University, IN
1971 M.S. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
1973 Ph.D. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
 

2012 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, WSU Scholarship and the Arts
2012 Appointed as Regents Professor
2015 Washington State Academy of Sciences, elected member

Current Funding

NIH Catecholamine Neurons and Metabolic Controls (Co-I)
NIH Astrocytes, Nutrient Detection and Autonomic Control (PI)
ADA Hindbrain Catecholamine Neurons, Glucoregulation and HAAF (PI)
List of Publications
Select Publications
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Elsarelli MM, Brown RL, Ritter S (2015) Orexin neurons are activated by hindbrain catecholamine neurons during systemic glucoprivation Endocrinology 156(8), 2807-20 PMID: 25978516 PMCID: PMC5393341 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Davis H, Wang R, Ritter S (2015) Orexin-A enhances feeding in male rats by activating hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 309(4), R358-67 PMID: 26062632 PMCID: PMC4538226 Article
  • Li A-J, Wiater MF, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wang R, Simasko SM, Wank S, Ritter S (2015) Mercaptoacetate stimulates feeding and blocks fatty acid-induced GLP-1 secretion by antagonizing GPR40 fatty acid receptors Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 310(8), R724-32 PMID: 26791830 PMCID: PMC4867408 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Powers BR, Ritter S (2014) Stimulation of feeding by three different glucose-sensing mechanisms requires hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 306(4), R257-64 PMID: 24381177 PMCID: PMC3921309 Article
  • Wiater MF, Li AJ, Dinh TT, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2013) Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nucleus integrate activity and temperature circadian rhythms and anticipatory responses to food restriction Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 305(8), R949-60 PMID: 23986359 PMCID: PMC3798771 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wiater MF, Eskelsen AK, Ritter S (2013) Hindbrain catecholamine neurons control rapid switching of metabolic substrate use during glucoprivation in male rats Endocrinology 154(12), 4570-9 PMID: 24064356 PMCID: PMC3836078 Article
  • Routh VH, Donovan C, Ritter S (2013) Hypoglycemia Detection Translational Endocrinology and Metabolism: Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Update 3(4), 47-87 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Li AJ, Wiater MF, Oostrom MT, Smith BR, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Roberts BL, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2012)

    Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nuclei contribute to endogenous feeding rhythms

    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 302(11):R1313-26. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00086.2012 PMID: 22492818 PMCID: PMC3378345 Article
  • Ritter S, Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT (2011) Minireview: The Value of Looking Backward: The Essential Role of the Hindbrain in Counterregulatory Responses to Glucose Deficit Endocrinology 152(11), 4019-32 PMID: 21878511 PMCID: PMC3444967 Article

 

All Other Adjunct Faculty

W. Sue Ritter

Regents Professor Emeritus

sritter@wsu.edu

Office
Room: VBR 433
Phone: (509)-335-8113

W. Sue Ritter

 

Current Positions

1986-2012 Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2012-Present Regents Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Education

1969 B.A. Psychology; Valparaiso University, IN
1971 M.S. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
1973 Ph.D. Physiological Psychology; Bryn Mawr College, PA
 

2012 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, WSU Scholarship and the Arts
2012 Appointed as Regents Professor
2015 Washington State Academy of Sciences, elected member

Current Funding

NIH Catecholamine Neurons and Metabolic Controls (Co-I)
NIH Astrocytes, Nutrient Detection and Autonomic Control (PI)
ADA Hindbrain Catecholamine Neurons, Glucoregulation and HAAF (PI)
List of Publications
Select Publications
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Elsarelli MM, Brown RL, Ritter S (2015) Orexin neurons are activated by hindbrain catecholamine neurons during systemic glucoprivation Endocrinology 156(8), 2807-20 PMID: 25978516 PMCID: PMC5393341 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Davis H, Wang R, Ritter S (2015) Orexin-A enhances feeding in male rats by activating hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 309(4), R358-67 PMID: 26062632 PMCID: PMC4538226 Article
  • Li A-J, Wiater MF, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wang R, Simasko SM, Wank S, Ritter S (2015) Mercaptoacetate stimulates feeding and blocks fatty acid-induced GLP-1 secretion by antagonizing GPR40 fatty acid receptors Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 310(8), R724-32 PMID: 26791830 PMCID: PMC4867408 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Powers BR, Ritter S (2014) Stimulation of feeding by three different glucose-sensing mechanisms requires hindbrain catecholamine neurons Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 306(4), R257-64 PMID: 24381177 PMCID: PMC3921309 Article
  • Wiater MF, Li AJ, Dinh TT, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2013) Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nucleus integrate activity and temperature circadian rhythms and anticipatory responses to food restriction Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 305(8), R949-60 PMID: 23986359 PMCID: PMC3798771 Article
  • Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Wiater MF, Eskelsen AK, Ritter S (2013) Hindbrain catecholamine neurons control rapid switching of metabolic substrate use during glucoprivation in male rats Endocrinology 154(12), 4570-9 PMID: 24064356 PMCID: PMC3836078 Article
  • Routh VH, Donovan C, Ritter S (2013) Hypoglycemia Detection Translational Endocrinology and Metabolism: Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Update 3(4), 47-87 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Li AJ, Wiater MF, Oostrom MT, Smith BR, Wang Q, Dinh TT, Roberts BL, Jansen HT, Ritter S (2012)

    Leptin-sensitive neurons in the arcuate nuclei contribute to endogenous feeding rhythms

    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 302(11):R1313-26. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00086.2012 PMID: 22492818 PMCID: PMC3378345 Article
  • Ritter S, Li AJ, Wang Q, Dinh TT (2011) Minireview: The Value of Looking Backward: The Essential Role of the Hindbrain in Counterregulatory Responses to Glucose Deficit Endocrinology 152(11), 4019-32 PMID: 21878511 PMCID: PMC3444967 Article