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Emeritus Faculty

The following faculty members are faculty or continuing professionals who retired in good standing after 15 years or more, and who have been awarded Emeritus status by the President of the University of Arizona.  Please click on the name of each member to learn more about them.  

Eldon Braun, PhD. (Comparative Renal Physiology)

Program Affiliations:  Physiology, Bio5 Institute, Physiological Sciences

Website and Publications:

Contact Information:  (520) 626- 7134, ejbraun@u.arizona.edu 

Research Interests:  Comparative Renal Physiology

  • Comparative renal physiology and morphology; regulation of individual nephron filtration rates and renal blood flow.

William Dantzler, M.D., PhD. (Renal Physiology)

Program Affiliations:  Physiology, Bio5 Institute, Physiological Sciences

Website and Publications: 

Contact Information:  (520) 626-7646, dantzler@u.arizona.edu

Research Interests:  Renal Physiology, Cation and Anion Transport

  • Relationship of structural organization of thin limbs of Henle's loops to function in mammalian renal inner medulla.

  • Recycling of amino acids and organic osmolytes between Henle's loops and vasa recta in mammalian renal inner medulla.

  • Regulation of intracellular pH in thin limbs of Henle's loops in mammalian renal inner medulla.

  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms and regulation of organic anion and cation transport in renal proximal tubules of mammals, birds, and reptiles.

Erik Henriksen, PhD. (Diabetes: Regulation of Glucose Transport, Insulin)

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Program Affiliations:  Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, Nutritional Sciences, Bio5 Institute, Physiological Sciences

Website and Publications:  Sarver Heart Center Profile 

Contact Information:  (520) 621-4104, ejhenrik@u.arizona.edu

Research Interests:  Diabetes: Regulation of Glucose Transport, Insulin

  • Regulation of glucose transport in muscle by insulin and contractions
  • Role of glycogen synthase kinase-3 in the etiology of skeletal muscle insulin resistance
  • Role of oxidative stress in the development of defective insulin signaling and glucose
    transport in skeletal muscle
  • Pharmaceutical and nutriceutical interventions for the treatment of insulin resistance of
    skeletal muscle glucose transport
  • Adaptive responses of carbohydrate and protein metabolism in muscle to exercise,
    simulated weightlessness, and denervation

Terry Landowski, PhD. (Cancer: Therapeutic Development)

Program Affiliations:  Arizona Cancer Center, Physiological Sciences

Website and Publications:  Cancer Center Profile 

Contact Information:  (520) 626-3719, tlandowski@azcc.arizona.edu

Research Interests:  Cancer: Therapeutic Development

Richard Levine, PhD. (Neuroscience: Systems, Steroid Hormones, Electrophysiology)

Program Affiliations:  Neuroscience, Bio5 Institute, Physiological Sciences

Website and Publications: 

Contact Information:  (520) 621-6654,  rbl4@email.arizona.edu

Research Interests:  Neuroscience: Neuromuscular Systems, Steroid Hormones, Electrophysiology

  • People in the Levine laboratory share a common interest in the function and development of neuromuscular systems. Neuromuscular systems, including the motoneurons that control movement and the muscles that they innervate, are modified throughout life by many factors including hormones, learning, training, and aging. We are using the molecular and genetic power of Drosophila, and mammalian systems to explore the neural circuits that control movement and the mechanisms through which steroid hormones regulate their function and postembryonic modification. Using techniques such as intracellular and whole-cell patch recording, dye injection, confocal microscopy and cell culture we are describing the biophysical properties, dendritic anatomy, and synaptic connections of individual motoneurons. Recent experiments explore the role of calcium and potassium currents in determining the functional properties of identified motoneurons that participate in locomotor and respiratory behavior

Douglas G. Stuart, PhD. (Electrophysiology, Motor Control, Movement Neuroscience)

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Program Affiliations:  Physiology, Neuroscience, Bio5 Institute, Physiological Sciences

Website and Publications: 

Contact Information:  (520) 626-7103, dgstuart@u.arizona.edu 

Research Interests:  Electrophysiology, Motor Control, Movement Neuroscience

  • The electrophysiological properties of spinal motoneurons and interneurons

  • Motor control neurobiology

  • History of movement neuroscience