The FOE Diabetes Research Center Welcomes New Faculty Member

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center is pleased to welcome its newest faculty colleague Dr. Huxing Cui, Ph.D. Dr. Cui who joined the Department of Pharmacology as an Assistant Professor on April 1, is also a member of the UIHC Center for Hypertension Research. 

His recruitment represents an important collaboration between the Department of Pharmacology, the UIHC Center for Hypertension and the Obesity Research and Education Initiative. His research interests are to 1) identify novel signaling pathways and neural circuits that regulate metabolism and feeding behavior relating to obesity and eating disorder, and 2) investigate the role of distinct hypothalamic circuits in sympathetic nerve activity and blood pressure regulation. Dr. Cui received his BA degree in Medicine from Yanbian University College of Medicine in China, and his Ph.D. from Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan. He performed a short postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Neuroscience at the Osaka Bioscience Institute in Japan before joining the Departments of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He joined the Lutter laboratory at the University of Iowa, Department of Psychiatry in 2012, and was promoted to Associate in 2014. His research findings have been published in leading journals such as Cell Reports, Diabetes, and Journal of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Cui has received a 5-year R01 grant from the NHLBI to study “Lateral hypothalamic regulation of sympathetic nerve activity and blood pressure”, and a 2-year R21 grant from the NIMH to study “Behavioral characterization of humanized mouse model of eating disorder”. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Cui to the Diabetes Center.

Monday, April 4, 2016