Dr. Karen Ryan

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Position Title
Associate Professor

NPB, Physiology & Membrane Biology

1129 Life Sciences


Profile Introduction

Our goal is to elucidate neuroendocrine mechanisms by which environmental signals influence systemic metabolism, identifying new targets for therapeutic intervention in stress-related and metabolic disease.


2000 PhD Evolutionary Biology University of Chicago
1994 A.B. Biology Washington University- St. Louis

Research Interests


Neuroendocrine regulation of feeding behavior, body weight and glucose control


Mechanisms linking psychological stress and metabolic disease


Nuclear receptors


NHLBI Pathway to Independence Award (K99/ R00)
Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, Junior T1
NIDDK Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32)
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic Physiology