Justin Grobe, PhD

Contact Information

Office: 2-307 BSB 
Phone: 319-353-5789 
Faculty Profile

Brief description of current research:

My laboratory is focused on understanding metabolic and cardiovascular control systems, with a particular focus on the brain renin-angiotensin system (RAS).  The brain RAS is well documented for its role in the development and maintenance of hypertension, and we have demonstrated a potent role for the brain RAS in the control of resting metabolic rate.  Our goal is to leverage our understanding of these endogenous physiological control mechanisms to develop novel therapeutic approaches to obesity and diabetes that involve the induction of resting metabolic rate.