Kristin (Peterson) Driscoll
Graduate Student, Pharmacology
The goal of my research is to explore the novel relationship between complement factor 5 of the innate immune system and metabolic signaling, particularly as it pertains to insulin sensitivity. Complement proteins are historically appreciated for their pro-inflammatory effects, but there are indications that they can also beneficially impact insulin signaling and systemic metabolism.
Peterson KR , Cottam MA , Kennedy AJ , Hasty AH , , Macrophage-Targeted Therapeutics for Metabolic Disease Trends in Pharmacological Sciences. 2018 Apr 4; 39 (6). 536-547
Peterson KR , Flaherty DK , Hasty AH , Obesity Alters B Cell and Macrophage Populations in Brown Adipose Tissue. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 2017 Nov ; 25 (11). 1881-1884
Bolus WR , Peterson KR , Hubler MJ , Kennedy AJ , Gruen ML , Hasty AH , Elevating adipose eosinophils in obese mice to physiologically normal levels does not rescue metabol… Molecular metabolism. 2017 Dec 16;
- PMID: 29306658 [PubMed].
Hubler MJ , Peterson KR , Hasty AH , Iron homeostasis: a new job for macrophages in adipose tissue?Trends in endocrinology and metabolism: TEM. 2015 Jan 16;
- PMID: 25600948 [PubMed].