John S. McIlhenny Botanical Research Laboratory


Elizabeth Floyd, PhD

Elizabeth Floyd, PhD

Research Focus

The primary mission of our laboratory is to study the cellular mechanisms operative in insulin-sensitive tissues that contribute to the development of insulin resistance on a wholebody level in humans. In addition, our goal is to evaluate phytochemicals that may prove valuable in addressing the underlying pathophysiologic parameters contributing to obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes.

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