Areas of Interest
Our central research focus is in understanding the molecular components and mechanisms that operate to regulate cellular secretion in physiological and pathophysiological circumstances. Within this broad interest, research is specifically focused in the areas of neuroscience (synaptic physiology, neuroendocrinology), and endocrinology (glucose homeostasis and insulin secretion, diabetes). Research projects focus on elucidating molecular mechanism that govern secretory throughput, and to defining the signaling pathways that regulate the mechanisms at the cellular, system and integrative levels. Projects are designed to be interdisciplinary, drawing on optical, molecular biological, electrophysiological, and integrative approaches.
Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1983