MDRC Members

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Michael Boehnke, Ph.D.

Michael Boehnke, Ph.D.

Richard G. Cornell Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics
Director, Center for Statistical Genetics, School of Public Health
Director, Genome Science Training Program, School of Public Health
Areas of Expertise:
Statistical genetics, type 2 diabetes and related traits, human gene mapping

Christin Carter-Su, Ph.D.

Anita H. Payne Distinguished University Professor of Physiology
Henry Sewall Collegiate Professor of Physiology
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Academic Program Director, Michigan Diabetes Research Center
Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School
Areas of Expertise:
Regulation of energy expenditure, growth hormone receptors and actions, JAK/Stat signaling
Roger Cone

Roger Cone, Ph.D.

Asa Gray Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences
Mary Sue Coleman Director of the Life Sciences Institute
Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute and Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Medical School
Areas of Expertise:
Role of neural circuits in obesity, disease cachexia, development of small molecule compounds for the treatment of obesity, central nervous system control of energy homeostasis
Dana Dolinoy

Dana Dolinoy, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health
Research Associate Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
Areas of Expertise:
Developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), epigenetics, endocrine disrupting chemicals
Monica Dus

Monica Dus, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Areas of Expertise:
Obesity, epigenetics, neurobiology

Vicki L. Ellingrod, PharmD

John Gideon Searle Professor
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy
Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School
Adjunct Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Areas of Expertise:
Schizophrenia, diabetes, folate

Carrie R. Ferrario, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Medical School
Areas of Expertise:
Individual differences in susceptibility to obesity, brain reward and motivational systems, behavioral neuropharmacology, striatal glutamate systems, electrophysiology