The Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics (MPB) is a basic science department in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The department has been consistently ranked in the top three physiology departments in the nation based on funding from the National Institutes of Health, as well NRC ranking of related graduate programs. Faculty in the department use diverse cutting edge techniques to address important research questions that span the spectrum of biomedical sciences.
Recent Notable papers from MPB labs
Rachel Hallyur (Powers lab) published a paper titled “Human islets expressing HNF1A variant have defective β cell transcriptional regulatory networks” in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.
The Journal of Neuroscience published a paper titled “α2A-adrenergic receptor activation decreases parabrachial nucleus excitatory drive onto BNST CRF neurons and reduces their activity in vivo” from the Winder Lab with Tracy Fetterly as the first author.
Stein lab published a paper by Holly Cyphert in Diabetes titled: “Examining How the MAFB Transcription Factor Affects Islet β Cell Function Postnatally“.
Sam Centanni (Winder lab) published a paper in Neuropsychopharmacology titled: “Endocannabinoid control of the insular-bed nucleus of the stria terminalis circuit regulates negative affective behavior associated with alcohol abstinence”
Arion Kennedy (Research Assistant Professor) publishes a paper titled “High CD8 T Cell Receptor Clonality and Altered CDR3 Properties are Associated with Elevated Isolevuglandins in Adipose Tissue During Diet-Induced Obesity” in Diabetes
The Journal of Neuroscience published a paper by Nick Harris (MSTP student in the Winder Lab) titled: “Dorsal BNST α2A-adrenergic receptors produce HCN-dependent excitatory actions that initiate anxiogenic behaviors“.
Cherrington lab published a paper entitled “Enterically delivered insulin tregopil exhibits rapid absorption characteristics and a pharmacodynamic effect similar to human insulin in conscious dogs” in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.
Neuropsychopharmacology publishes a paper by Oliver Vranjkovic (Winder lab): “Ketamine administration during a critical period after forced ethanol abstinence inhibits the development of time-dependent affective disturbances”