MDRC Members

Hyunbae Kim, PhD

Research Scientist, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University
Areas of Expertise:
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatic energy metabolism, diabetes

Anthony King, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School
Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
Areas of Expertise:
Stress, neuroimaging, health behaviors/health psychology, mindfulness-based stress reduction

Jun Hee Lee, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Research Associate Professor, Institute of Gerontology, Medical School
Areas of Expertise:
AMPK and MTOR signaling pathways, insulin resistance and hepatosteatosis upon sestrin loss and obesity, obesity-induced inflammation and liver carcinogenesis

Jiandie Lin, PhD

Bradley M. Patten Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences
Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Medical School
Areas of Expertise:
Adipokine, glucose sensing, skeletal muscle, NASH, brown fat

Ming Liu, PhD

Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Medical School
Areas of Expertise:
Insulin, biosynthesis
Malcolm Low

Malcolm J. Low, MD, PhD

David F. Bohr Collegiate Professor of Physiology
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School
Director, Michigan Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center
Areas of Expertise:
Hypothalamic control of energy and glucose homeostasis, neuropeptide gene expression, neural circuits underlying food reward

Julie Lumeng, MD

Thomas P. Borders Family Research Professor of Child Behavior and Development
Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School
Professor of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health
Areas of Expertise
Childhood obesity, stress, and eating behaviors

Laura R. McCabe, PhD

Professor of Physiology, College of Natural Science, Michigan State University
Areas of Expertise:
Type 1 diabetes induced osteoporosis, osmoadaptation/osmotic stress, diabetes induced bone marrow changes/adiposity, gut-bone signaling, colitis, intestinal microbiome, barrier function