Barbara J. Clark, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Dr. Clarks’ research interests focus on defining the functions of the soluble lipid transporters, STARD4 and STARD5, in cholesterol and bile acid homeostasis in normal and disease states; e.g. diabetic nephropathy, NAFLD, and cancer. Current projects focus on characterizing Stard5 knock-out mouse model for altered lipid metabolism in the liver, kidney, and small intestine, with a focus on the impact of diet and diet + environmental toxicant exposure on liver and kidney disease.