Brian Parks

Assistant Professor

brian.w.parks@wisc.edu

Nutritional Sciences
Leveraging genetics to understand the pathways and molecular mechanisms that contribute to metabolic diseases.

Address
1415 Linden Drive, Nutritional Sciences Building, Room #340C
Department
Nutritional Sciences
Research Interests
Leveraging genetics to understand the pathways and molecular mechanisms that contribute to metabolic diseases.
Research Fields
Mouse & Human Genetics, Network Biology, Biochemistry, Obesity, Diabetes
Lab Website
https://parkslab.nutrisci.wisc.edu

The Parks Lab is focused on addressing the question of how genetics and diet interact together to contribute to common metabolic diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Through the use of large-scale systems genetics studies we aim to identify and characterize biological pathways that can be harnessed to treat disease. Our work is interdisciplinary in nature and incorporates genetics, computational biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry.


Representative Publications:

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Parks BW, Sallam T, Mehrabian M, Psychogios N, Hui ST, Norheim F, Castellani LW, Rau CD, Pan C, Phun J, Zhou Z, Yang WP, Neuhaus I, Gargalovic PS, Kirchgessner TG, Graham M, Lee R, Tontonoz P, Gerszten RE, Hevener AL, Lusis AJ. Genetic architecture of insulin resistance in the mouse. Cell Metabolism. Feb 3;21(2):334-46. (2015)