Featured Investigator :: Dr. Kevin D. Niswender

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Kevin Niswender

Kevin D. Niswender, M.D., Ph.D.» 

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics


Dr. Niswender is a physician-scientist who sees endocrinology and diabetes patients in referral and teaches fellows, residents and medical students clinical endocrinology.

He received his B.S. from Colorado College and completed his M.D. and Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University, where he studied Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.

He was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2013».
He was one of 10 recipients of the 2016 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Awards»


Niswender Research Laboratory»

Our group is interested in the neuroendocrine regulation of feeding and pathogenesis of obesity.  We also study neural regulation of peripheral metabolism including lipoprotein and glucose metabolism toward a better understanding of the neural underpinnings of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.  We are also increasingly interested in shared mechanisms between obesity and diabetes pathogenesis and common neuropsychiatric co-morbidities.  We utilize model systems ranging from neuronal culture to human investigation and techniques involving molecular biology, biochemistry, metabolic clamps, behavioral testing, and imaging.


Niswender Research In the News»

abc.NEWS.com Video
Weighing the Risks of Diet Pills»