Barbara J. Clark, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies 

Baxter II Building, 580 S. Preston St., Room 221D 502-852-2814 502-852-6222 (fax)

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Education, Awards, Service

B.A.,   1981, Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Ph.D., 1992, Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Certificate in Health Professions Education, 2014, University of Louisville.

Senior Editor Board (2011- present) Journal of Endocrinology/Journal of Molecular Endocrinology

Laboratory Personnel

No current lab personnel

Research Interests

My 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.  I enjoy maintaining collaborations with faculty at the University of Louisville including Dr. Eleanor Lederer [Department of Medicine, Nephrology Division], Dr. Matt Cave [Department of Medicine, GI Division) and Dr. Carolyn M. Klinge [Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics].   We explore mechanisms regulating the expression and function of STARD5 in the kidney, small intestine, and lung.