Bacteria and phages are in everlasting conflict – constantly devising new genes, systems, and mechanisms to keep pace with their competitors. The Forsberg lab studies this “evolutionary arms race”, using high-powered selections to unearth new functions and careful experiments to reveal their mechanisms.
The Fragile X Syndrome Research Center is a team of investigators from UT Southwestern and the University of California at Riverside. The Center supports three projects representing a multilevel, integrated approach that tests mechanisms of sensory neocortical dysfunction in fragile X syndrome (FXS) and pharmacological approaches to reduce the deficits.
Obesity and metabolic diseases have been increasing at the alarming rate and threatening our health and economy over the world. However, we still don’t know much about how our metabolic homeostasis is regulated. Understanding the mechanism underlying the regulation of metabolism is a fundamental step towards designing new treatments for obesity and its associated diseases, and many other metabolic diseases