Gordon Williams, MD

Gordon Williams, MD

This lab is focused on understanding the regulation of steroids in the adrenal zona glomerulosa and fasciculata/reticularis at the cell, organ, and organism levels with a specific focus on genetic determinants of hypertension and/or diabetes mellitus. A variety of...
Gordon Williams, MD

Ali Tavakkoli, MD

Over the past several decades, obesity and its attendant metabolic disorders, in particular, type-2 diabetes have reached epidemic proportions. The field of metabolic surgery arose from the observation that procedures such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass can significantly...
Gordon Williams, MD

Guo-Ping Shi, ScD, DSc

IL18 is a pleiotropic cytokine that is expressed in cardiovascular disease-relevant macrophages, smooth muscle cells, endothelial cells, and adipocytes. Il18-/- mice but not Il18r-/- mice showed reduced atherosclerosis. These unexplained observations inspired the...
Gordon Williams, MD

Victor Navarro, MD

The Navarro lab focuses on the neuronal mechanisms that control reproductive function and metabolism, from the events that participate in the sexual differentiation of the brain during perinatal periods to the acquisition and maintenance of reproductive behavior and...
Gordon Williams, MD

Peter Libby, MD

The links between the major theme of the Libby laboratory, inflammation in cardiovascular diseases, to metabolic diseases including diabetes and obesity have become increasingly apparent. Work from Libby laboratory has explored the interface between adipose tissue,...