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Adam R. Wende

AWende Formal2Adam R. Wende, PhD:   - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Pathology joined UAB in August of 2013.  Although he started his scientific career as a biochemist studyig plants with Dr. Mark Brodl at Knox College, he found his true passion for research while completing his PhD studies with Dr. Daniel P. Kelly at Washington University in St. Louis looking at the role of the transcription coactivator PGC-1alpha in regulation of exercise and mitochondria.  He expanded his interests in mitochondrial function with studies of diabetes while completing postdoctoral work with Dr. E. Dale Abel at the University of Utah.  During his time in Utah, Adam was awarded postdoctoral fellowships from the American Heart Association, the JDFR, and ultimately an NIH Pathway to Independence K99.  Now as Adam begins the independent phase of his career, he is completing his NIH R00 work on regulation of mitochondria with a significant focus on glucose-mediated regulation of molecular function.  These studies work to unite his interests in cardiology, redox biology, obesity, diabetes, and exercise; all centers in which he works with on the UAB campus.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.