Faculty Forum: Katie Johnson, Assistant Professor of Biology
Date: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Time: 12:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Mathers A & B, Pearsons Hall
Sponsored by: VPAA: 608-363-2667
Contact: Sheila Gustafson
Diabetes and Stress: A Spit Story
Projections indicate that by 2030, more than 336 million people worldwide will have diabetes, approximately double the number estimated for 2000. New and easy-to-administer diabetes therapies are essential for the prevention of the horrible complications associated with this disease. A recently developed and approved drug is based on a compound found in the saliva of the Gila monster. Much of my physiological research has focused on the mechanism of this therapy. More recently, my focus has transitioned to molecules that alter blood glucose during physiological and psychological stress, including cortisol that can be collected in human saliva.
Hot buffet lunch will be available for $3.00 beginning at 12:00 noon. To assure an accurate count, please RSVP to this firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 21.
This event is open to Beloit College faculty and staff only.