Craig Nunemaker, PhD

Associate Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Academic & Research Center 302C, Athens Campus
740.593.2387
 
Education:
  • Physics (BS), College of William and Mary
  • Neuroscience (PhD), University of Virginia
Expertise:
  • Diabetes
  • Insulin
  • Beta cells
  • Pancreatic islets
  • Endocrinology
  • Glucose Metabolism
  • Physiology
  • Calcium imaging
  • Calcium homeostasis
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cell culture
  • Metabolism
  • Insulin signaling
  • Cytokines
  • Autoimmunity
  • Inflammation
  • Glycolysis
Summary of Work:

 

I study beta-cell decline in early diabetes. I showed that circulating levels of cytokines caused by obesity are sufficient to trigger beta-cell failure in diabetes-prone mice. We are also develop novel dual-action compounds that stimulate insulin secretion and block immune-mediated beta-cell death.

Links:

View My Lab/Research Website

View My Work in ResearchGate

View My Work in Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)