We are interested in relating molecular events to their physiological significance. To this end, we employ current system-wide, high throughput data acquisition approaches along with computational analysis. We use genome-scale data sets to construct computational system models of regulatory networks in mammalian cells. The following is a synopsis of current projects in the institute. These projects comprise experimental, computational and informatics domains to varying extents.
We integrate system-wide information from different data sources including gene and microRNA expression, transcription factor activity, genome-wide location analysis, cytokine profiles, and single cell data sets, to develop computational models of intracellular regulatory networks, cell-cell interactions, and organ physiology. We also develop new analysis methods that provide novel insights into the underlying control principles and regulatory mechanisms of physiological behavior.
- Central autonomic regulatory networks driving the development and maintenance of hypertension
- Liver function, repair and regeneration altered by adaptation to alcohol consumption
- Genomic studies of toxicological insult and brain development
- Effects of alcohol on brain systems involved with addictive and withdrawal processes
- Intracellular processes induced by growth factor signaling
Daniel Baugh Institute
- Pharmacological ceramide reduction alleviates alcohol-induced steatosis and hepatomegaly in adiponectin knockout mice
- Decorin induces mitophagy in breast carcinoma cells via peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator-1α (PGC-1α) and mitostatin
- Inputs drive cell phenotype variability
- Molecular modeling of ErbB4/HER4 kinase in the context of the HER4 signaling network helps rationalize the effects of clinically identified HER4 somatic mutations on the cell phenotype
- Ethanol alters the balance of Sox2, Oct4, and nanog expression in distinct subpopulations during differentiation of embryonic stem cells