Barbara A. Corkey, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Research Implementation

PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Expertise includes: Metabolic regulation; pancreatic ß-cell metabolism and signal transduction; adipocyte metabolism and metabolic signal transduction; mitochondrial metabolism; cellular imaging of cations; reactive oxygen species; membrane potential and lipids; branched chain amino acid metabolism; inborn errors of mitochondrial metabolism; and acyl CoA regulation.

Zoltan Kohn Professor
Boston University School of Medicine

Section Chief
Boston University School of Medicine
Research Implementation

Boston University School of Medicine

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

Boston Medical Center

2007 The Obesity Society: NAASO, New Orleans: George Bray Founders Award

Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Obesity Training Grant
05/15/1998 - 04/30/2008 (Co-PI)
NIH/National Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
5 T32 DK07201 28

Metabolism, Endocrinology & Obesity Training Grant
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2019 (PI)

Mitochondrial Regulation of Energy Efficiency
04/01/2017 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
The Regents of the University of California NIH-NIDDK

Role of Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Development of Hyperinsulinemia
11/01/2017 - 10/31/2018 (PI)
Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences(KFAS)

TCF7L2, ACSL5 and Lipid Mediators in CF-Related Diabetes
10/01/2016 - 09/30/2018 (PI)
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Cystic Fibrosis Fdtn

Boston Obesity Center (CCRC/Epid/Tc)
05/20/2003 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
5P30 DK046200-25

Boston Obesity Ctr(CCRC/Epid/Tc)
05/20/2003 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
5 P30 DK46200-17

Boston Obesity Center (Pilot)
04/01/2003 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
5 P30 DK46200-17

Boston Obesity Center (Pilot)
04/01/2003 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
5P30 DK046200-25

Boston Obesity Center (Ac)
04/01/2003 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
5 P30 DK46200-17

Boston Obesity Center (Ac)
04/01/2003 - 05/31/2018 (PI)
5P30 DK046200-25

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 Administrative Core 2P30DK046200-26-8648 631
2018 Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core 2P30DK046200-26-8649 631
2018 Enrichment Program 2P30DK046200-26-8654 631
2017 Mitochondrial regulation of energy efficiency 7R01DK099618-04 1
2017 Metabolism, Endocrinology and Obesity Training Grant 5T32DK007201-40 47
2017 Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center 5P30DK046200-25 631
2016 Mitochondrial regulation of energy efficiency 5R01DK099618-03 1
2015 Mitochondrial regulation of energy efficiency 5R01DK099618-02 1
2015 Mitochondrial dynamics in beta cell function and dysfunction 5R01DK074778-10 38
2015 Metabolic Signal Transduction in Adipocytes 5R01DK056690-15 38
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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Corkey BE. Diabetes: have we got it all wrong? Insulin hypersecretion and food additives: cause of obesity and diabetes? Diabetes Care. 2012 Dec; 35(12):2432-7. PMID: 23173132; PMCID: PMC3507569; DOI: 10.2337/dc12-0825;.
  2. Corkey BE, Shirihai O. Metabolic master regulators: sharing information among multiple systems. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Dec; 23(12):594-601.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22939743; PMCID: PMC3502692; DOI: 10.1016/j.tem.2012.07.006;.
  3. Saadeh M, Ferrante TC, Kane A, Shirihai O, Corkey BE, Deeney JT. Reactive oxygen species stimulate insulin secretion in rat pancreatic islets: studies using mono-oleoyl-glycerol. PLoS One. 2012; 7(1):e30200.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22272304; PMCID: PMC3260220; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030200;.
  4. Corkey BE. Banting lecture 2011: hyperinsulinemia: cause or consequence? Diabetes. 2012 Jan; 61(1):4-13. PMID: 22187369; PMCID: PMC3237642; DOI: 10.2337/db11-1483;.
  5. Haller JF, Krawczyk SA, Gostilovitch L, Corkey BE, Zoeller RA. Glucose-6-phosphate isomerase deficiency results in mTOR activation, failed translocation of lipin 1a to the nucleus and hypersensitivity to glucose: Implications for the inherited glycolytic disease. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2011 Nov; 1812(11):1393-402.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21787864; PMCID: PMC3185221; DOI: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2011.07.007;.
  6. Zhong J, Krawczyk SA, Chaerkady R, Huang H, Goel R, Bader JS, Wong GW, Corkey BE, Pandey A. Temporal profiling of the secretome during adipogenesis in humans. J Proteome Res. 2010 Oct 1; 9(10):5228-38. PMID: 20707391; PMCID: PMC2948433; DOI: 10.1021/pr100521c;.
  7. Wang T, Si Y, Shirihai OS, Si H, Schultz V, Corkey RF, Hu L, Deeney JT, Guo W, Corkey BE. Respiration in adipocytes is inhibited by reactive oxygen species. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Aug; 18(8):1493-502.View Related Profiles. PMID: 20035277; DOI: 10.1038/oby.2009.456;.
  8. Getty-Kaushik L, Richard AM, Deeney JT, Krawczyk S, Shirihai O, Corkey BE. The CB1 antagonist rimonabant decreases insulin hypersecretion in rat pancreatic islets. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Oct; 17(10):1856-60.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19644453; PMCID: PMC3808997; DOI: 10.1038/oby.2009.234;.
  9. Molina AJ, Wikstrom JD, Stiles L, Las G, Mohamed H, Elorza A, Walzer G, Twig G, Katz S, Corkey BE, Shirihai OS. Mitochondrial networking protects beta-cells from nutrient-induced apoptosis. Diabetes. 2009 Oct; 58(10):2303-15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19581419; PMCID: PMC2750232; DOI: 10.2337/db07-1781;.
  10. Pi J, Zhang Q, Fu J, Woods CG, Hou Y, Corkey BE, Collins S, Andersen ME. ROS signaling, oxidative stress and Nrf2 in pancreatic beta-cell function. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2010 Apr 1; 244(1):77-83. PMID: 19501608; PMCID: PMC2837798; DOI: 10.1016/j.taap.2009.05.025;.
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