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Susan Stapleton

Susan StapletonSusan Stapleton
Associate Professor
Dean of The Graduate College

Office: (269) 387-8212
Fax: (269) 387-8232

240 West Walwood Hall

Mailing address
The Graduate College
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5242 USA

Post-doc, University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., Miami University, 1983
B.S., Juniata College, 1979

Dr. Stapleton's research focuses on understanding the mechanism(s) by which a variety of factors regulate the expression of genes involved in hepatic lipogenesis and the overall relationship to metabolic disorders such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The factors currently studied range from hormones, such as insulin and thyroid hormone, to a metabolite of alcohol, the xenobiotic, acetaldehyde, to dietary trace elements, such as vanadium and selenium as well as environmental contaminants. Protein chemistry, cell culture and techniques in molecular biology including DNA, RNA isolation, cloning and PCR, are used in these studies. Dr. Stapleton has numerous publications in these areas.