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Research interests

Our laboratory studies signal transduction by G protein-coupled receptors, a superfamily of heptahelical transmembrane proteins. The receptors act as elegantly engineered switches, receiving signals involved in many physiologic processes - blood pressure regulation, glucose homeostasis, sight and smell - to turn on specific signaling cascades within cells. We use engineered yeast to apply the power of genetics to the study of signaling by human G protein-coupled receptors. Insights into how ligands activate receptors will aid in drug design and greatly impact medicine; more than half of currently prescribed pharmaceuticals target G protein-coupled receptors. A new project in the lab involves a model system of glucose toxicity in the simple model organism Drosophila melanogaster. We have performed screens in flies to identify genes that contribute to the effects of a high glucose diet on developing larvae.

Areas of Clinical Interest

Endocrinology, metabolism, diabetes

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Research Output

Androgen-receptor-positive hepatocellular carcinoma in a transgender teenager taking exogenous testosterone

Lin, A. J., Baranski, T., Chaterjee, D., Chapman, W., Foltz, G. & Kim, H., Jul 18 2020, In : The Lancet. 396, 10245, p. 198 1 p.

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Investigating the Effect of Thyroid Nodule Location on the Risk of Thyroid Cancer

Jasim, S., Baranski, T. J., Teefey, S. A. & Middleton, W. D., Mar 2020, In : Thyroid. 30, 3, p. 401-407 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Scopus citations
    Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations

    An unusual case of decompensated heart failure in a young man

    Farnsworth, C. W. & Baranski, T. J., Jan 2019, In : Clinical chemistry. 65, 1, p. 51-54 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    Associations of Mitochondrial and Nuclear Mitochondrial Variants and Genes with Seven Metabolic Traits

    Kraja, A. T., Liu, C., Fetterman, J. L., Graff, M., Have, C. T., Gu, C., Yanek, L. R., Feitosa, M. F., Arking, D. E., Chasman, D. I., Young, K., Ligthart, S., Hill, W. D., Weiss, S., Luan, J., Giulianini, F., Li-Gao, R., Hartwig, F. P., Lin, S. J., Wang, L. & 132 others, Richardson, T. G., Yao, J., Fernandez, E. P., Ghanbari, M., Wojczynski, M. K., Lee, W. J., Argos, M., Armasu, S. M., Barve, R. A., Ryan, K. A., An, P., Baranski, T. J., Bielinski, S. J., Bowden, D. W., Broeckel, U., Christensen, K., Chu, A. Y., Corley, J., Cox, S. R., Uitterlinden, A. G., Rivadeneira, F., Cropp, C. D., Daw, E. W., van Heemst, D., de las Fuentes, L., Gao, H., Tzoulaki, I., Ahluwalia, T. S., de Mutsert, R., Emery, L. S., Erzurumluoglu, A. M., Perry, J. A., Fu, M., Forouhi, N. G., Gu, Z., Hai, Y., Harris, S. E., Hemani, G., Hunt, S. C., Irvin, M. R., Jonsson, A. E., Justice, A. E., Kerrison, N. D., Larson, N. B., Lin, K. H., Love-Gregory, L. D., Mathias, R. A., Lee, J. H., Nauck, M., Noordam, R., Ong, K. K., Pankow, J., Patki, A., Pattie, A., Petersmann, A., Qi, Q., Ribel-Madsen, R., Rohde, R., Sandow, K., Schnurr, T. M., Sofer, T., Starr, J. M., Taylor, A. M., Teumer, A., Timpson, N. J., de Haan, H. G., Wang, Y., Weeke, P. E., Williams, C., Wu, H., Yang, W., Zeng, D., Witte, D. R., Weir, B. S., Wareham, N. J., Vestergaard, H., Turner, S. T., Torp-Pedersen, C., Stergiakouli, E., Sheu, W. H. H., Rosendaal, F. R., Ikram, M. A., Franco, O. H., Ridker, P. M., Perls, T. T., Pedersen, O., Nohr, E. A., Newman, A. B., Linneberg, A., Langenberg, C., Kilpeläinen, T. O., Kardia, S. L. R., Jørgensen, M. E., Jørgensen, T., Sørensen, T. I. A., Homuth, G., Hansen, T., Goodarzi, M. O., Deary, I. J., Christensen, C., Chen, Y. D. I., Chakravarti, A., Brandslund, I., Bonnelykke, K., Taylor, K. D., Wilson, J. G., Rodriguez, S., Davies, G., Horta, B. L., Thyagarajan, B., Rao, D. C., Grarup, N., Davila-Roman, V. G., Hudson, G., Guo, X., Arnett, D. K., Hayward, C., Vaidya, D., Mook-Kanamori, D. O., Tiwari, H. K., Levy, D., Loos, R. J. F., Dehghan, A., Elliott, P., Malik, A. N., Scott, R. A., Becker, D. M., de Andrade, M., Province, M. A., Meigs, J. B., Rotter, J. I. & North, K. E., Jan 3 2019, In : American journal of human genetics. 104, 1, p. 112-138 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 19 Scopus citations