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Robert E. McGehee, Jr., Ph.D.

Picture of Picture ofRobert E. McGehee, Jr.
  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pathology
  • Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Sections

  • Neonatology

Specialties

  • Basic Scientist

Contact Information

  • Email: REM@uams.edu
    Phone: 501-603-1998
    Fax: 501-603-1425
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202

Education

  • Attended, University of Central Arkansas, 1977
  • B.S.E., University of Arkansas, 1979
  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1990

Training

  • Research Fellow in Medicine, Molecular Endocrinology, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hopsital, 1990-1993

Recent Honors

  • Red Sash Award, 2007 College of Medicine SEnior Class for Significant Contributions to Medical Education, 2007
  • Educator Emeritus, UAMS Department of Pediatrics, 2007
  • Gold Sash Award, College of Medicine Senior Class Faculty Honor, 2009
  • Red Sash Award, College of Medicine Senior Class, 2009
  • Endowment "The Robert E. McGehee, Jr., Ph.D. Distinguished Lectureship in Biomedical Research", 2012
  • Red Sash Award, 2012 College of Medicine Senior Class, 2012
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, Kaoshiung Medical University, TAiwan, 2012
  • College of Medicine Recognition Award for 12 years Chair of Research Council , 2015
  • UAMS College of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award, 2016

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Kern PA., Finlin BS., Zhu B., Rasouli N., McGehee Jr. RE., Westgate PM., Dupont-Versteegden EE. The effects of temperature and seasons on subcutaneous white adipose tissue in humans: Evidence for thermogenic gene induction. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014 December; :99"E2772-2779.
  • Journal Article, Kern PA., Finlin BS., Zhu B., Rasouli N., McGehee Jr. RE., Westgate PM., Dupont-Versteegden EE. The effects of temperature and seasons on subcutaneous white adipose tissue in humans: evidence for thermogenic gene induction. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014 Dec; 99(12):E2772-9.
  • Journal Article, Mondal AK., Das SK., Varma V., Nolen GT., McGehee Jr. RE., Elbein SC., Wei JY., Ranganathan G. Effect of endoplasmic reticulum on inflammation and adiponectin regulation in human adipocytes. Metab Syndr Relat Discord 2012 April;
  • Journal Article, Finlin BS., Bodles-Brakhop AM., Yao-Borengasser A., Zhu B., Starnes CP., McGehee Jr. RE., Peterson CA., Kern PA., Rasouli N. Regulation of small ubiquitin-like modifier-1, nuclear receptor co-receptor, histone deacetylase 3, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma in human adipose tissue. . Metab Syndr Relat Discord 2012 May;
  • Journal Article, Spencer, M., Unal R., Zhu B., Rasouli N., McGehee Jr. RE., Peterson CA., Kern PA. Adipose tissue extracellular matrix and vascular abnormalities in obesity and insulin resistance. J Clin Edocrinol Metab 2011 96:E1990-8.
  • Journal Article, Yao-Borengasser A., Rasouli N., Varma V., Bodles AM., Unal R., Phanavanh B., Ranganathan G., McGehee RE Jr., Kern PA. Stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) gene expression increases following pioglitazone treatment and is associated with PPAR-gamma responsiveness.. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2008 93:4431-9.
  • Journal Article, Yao-Borengasser A., Rasouli N., Varma V., Bodles AM., Unal R., Phanavanh B., Ranganathan G., McGehee Jr. RE., Kern PA. Stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1(SCD1) gene expression increases following pioglitazone treatment and is associated with PPAR-gamma responsiveness.. J Clin endocrinol Metab 2008 93:4431-9.
  • Journal Article, Varma V, ., Yao-Borengasser A., Bodles AM., Rasouli N., Phanavanh B., Nolen GT., Nagarajan R., Spencer III HJ., Lee MJ., Fried SK., McGehee RE Jr*., Peterson CA*., Kern PA* (co-senior authors). Thrombospondin-1 (TSP1) is an adipokine associated with obesity, adipose inflammation and insulin resistance. Diabetes 2008 57:432-439.
  • Journal Article, Ross AS, Tsang R, Shewmake K. Expression of p107 and p130 during human adipose-derived stem cell adipogenesis. Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications 2008 Feb; 366(4):927-31.
  • Journal Article, Yao-Borengasser A, Varma V, Bodies AM, Rasouli N, Phanavanh B, Lee MJ, Starks T, Kern LM, Spencer HJ, Rashidi AA, Fried SK, Kern PA. Retinol binding protein 4 expression in humans: relationship to insulin resistance, inflammation, and response to pioglitazone. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & metabolism 2007 July; 92(7):2590-7.

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