Eric Wauson, Des Moines University Researchers

Eric Wauson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology

Additional Roles
Associate Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program
Associate Professor, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program
Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences Program

515-271-1626 (Office Phone)

Areas of Expertise

Eric Wauson joined the physiology and pharmacology faculty at Des Moines University in January 2014. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Creighton University in Omaha and his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the DMU faculty, he participated in postdoctoral work with Melanie Cobb at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Wauson studies the roles of nutrient-responsive G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling in normal physiology and pathological conditions. He utilizes a variety of biochemical and physiological approaches in both tissue culture and mouse model systems to potentially reveal novel therapeutic options for treating cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Postdoctoral Training, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Pharmacology
Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S., Biology, Creighton University

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