Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Campus Box 8031
660 S. Euclid Avenue,
St. Louis MO 63110
Metabolic Regulation and Obesity
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Description of Research:
FGF21 and FGF19 are important regulators of glucose, amino acid and lipid metabolism in several tissues, and are therapeutic targets against metabolic dysfunction. My research uses a translational approach to understanding the regulation and functions of FGF19 and FGF21, and their relevance to metabolite homeostasis in mouse models and people. Current projects include investigating the effect of surgically induced weight loss on growth factor regulation, and evaluating the importance of growth factors on postprandial nutrient homeostasis.