Amy Banes-Berceli

Amy Banes-Berceli

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Amy Banes-Berceli, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in Oakland University's Department of Biological Sciences. Since joining OU in 2009, she has taught courses in human physiology, clinical anatomy and physiology, and general physiology. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Oakland University and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Michigan State University.

Throughout her career, Dr. Banes-Berceli has earned multiple awards and grants. She received the American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Grant, American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Travel Award, Merck Young Investigator Award, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine Travel Award, New Investigator Travel Award for US Fellows, American Heart Association Kidney Council New Investigator Award and Oakland University New Faculty Investigator Salary Award.

Dr. Banes-Berceli has conducted research on the development of disease complications in the vasculature and kidneys relating to diabetes and hypertension. Most recently, she was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health that will support her efforts to investigate the role of the JAK2 protein in the development of hypertension. JAK2 has attracted scientific inquiry worldwide, as it has been linked to numerous other diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.

Along with teaching and research activities, Dr. Banes-Berceli is active in several professional organizations. She currently sits on the Membership Committee of the American Physiological Society and is an editorial assistant for the Journal of Experimental and Pharmacological Therapeutics and Frontiers in Vascular Biology. She also has served on grant review panels for the American Heart Association.

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