Ph.D., Florida State University
Department: Pharmacological & Physiological Science
Academic Rank: William Beaumont Professor and Chairman
Phone: 314-977-6425 Fax:
Lab Web Page Links: http://medschool.slu.edu/pharmphys/index.php?page=Thomas-P-Burris-Ph-D-F-A-H-A-F-A-A-A-S
Primary Area of Cardiovascular Research Interest
Nuclear hormone receptors are ligand activated transcription factors that regulate a variety of physiological funcitions including development, metabolism, immune function and reproduction. Our group is focused on using chemical biology approaches to characterizing the physiological roles of these receptors as well as developing drugs targeting nuclear receptors for treatment of diseases including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.