Mark R Haussler
Dr. Mark Haussler is a Regents Professor in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix who has taught and carried out biomedical research at the University of Arizona since 1971. Dr. Haussler's laboratory at The University of Arizona has been continuously funded by the NIH for four decades, with a total of 61 equivalent years of R01 support from two grants, each of which achieved MERIT status. Dr. Haussler's H-Index is 80, highest among the faculty on the Phoenix Campus and highest at UAHS Statewide. He has also taught first year medical students for 45 years, and was voted a Lifetime Educator of the Year by the students at The University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2003. Professor Haussler has published 285 papers the field of molecular endocrinology, with an emphasis on vitamin D, sex steroids, and bone. Dr. Haussler discovered the renal vitamin D hormone and first measured it in patients. His laboratory also discovered and cloned the vitamin D hormone receptor as well as identified estrogen and androgen receptors in bone. In 2010, Dr. Haussler was appointed SRP Valley of the Sun Endowed Professor, the first named Chair at the College of Medicine-Phoenix.
- Ph.D. U.S.P.H.S. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry
- School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Phililadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Sponsor: Howard Rasmussen
- Ph.D. Biochemistry
- University of California at Riverside, Riverside, California
- The Specific Association of a Vitamin D Metabolite with Genome of Its Target Organ, In VivoDirector: Anthony W. Norman
Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Gene Expression, Metabolism, Molecular Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Signal Transduction, and the Gastrointestinal, Musculoskeletal, Renal and Reproductive Systems
A. Vitamin D action and receptors for the vitamin D hormone that regulate gene transcription; B. Osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases related to calcium and phosphorus homeostasis, emphasizing the function of the vitamin D hormone, FGF23, and sex steroids in bone remodeling; C. Nutrigenomics: the participation of novel, nutritionally generated ligands, as well as common polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor gene, in the prevention of cancers of the colon, prostate and skin, as well as playing a role in hair growth.
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