Tom Burris

Ph.D., Florida State University

Department: Pharmacological & Physiological Science

Academic Rank: William Beaumont Professor and Chairman

Phone: 314-977-6425 Fax:


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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.