Alexa Wade

Research Interests

Transcriptional mechanism of brown adipose tissue function


Bethea M, Liu Y, Wade AK, Mullen R, Gupta R, Gelfanov V, DiMarchi R, Bhatnagar S, Behringer R, Habegger KM, Hunter CS. The islet-expressed Lhx1 transcription factor interacts with Islet-1 and contributes to glucose homeostasis. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Mar 1;316(3):E397-E409.

Wade AK, Liu Y, Bethea MM, Toren E, Tse HM, Hunter CS. LIM-domain transcription complexes interact with ring-finger ubiquitin ligases and thereby impact islet β-cell function. J Biol Chem. 2019 Aug 2;294(31):11728-11740.

Dylan Sarver

Undergraduate Institution

BS, Millersville University

BS, West Chester University

Awards and Honors

2021  Maria Del Carmen Vitery Graduate Student Award

2014  Undergraduate Summer research Fellowship

2014  Anton K. Fontes Award in Health Professions

2012-2015  Academic Distinction

2015  Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society Student Spotlight

Research Interests

My largest interest would have to be extreme organism physiology. I’m fascinated with how living creatures manage to evolve when faced with the many, seemingly unendurable, stressors of life.