Welcome to the Peters Research Group at Penn State
The focus of our laboratory is to determine the biological/functional roles of PPARs in toxicology, carcinogenesis and homeostasis, with a keen interest in identification and characterization of the molecular events mediated by these receptors. While the main focus of our laboratory is on the role of PPARβ/δ, we also have active research examining interactions of PPARβ/δ with other nuclear receptors and transcription factors.
Back Row: Mitchell Valone, Richard Ni, Doug Ralph, Andrew Kelly, Cullen Young, Dr. Xiaoyang Zhu, Dr. Jeffrey Peters.
Front Row: Laura Billy, Rachel Luke, Taylor Young, Anjali Patel, Xiaohan Wang
Not Pictured: Kacie Lee, Tyler Achuff, Nikola Maricic
If you have recently obtained your Ph.D. and are interested in joining our lab group, send Dr. Peters a cover letter summarizing your research experience and interests and how this would complement ongoing studies. In addition, please provide a C.V. and the names of three references. Postdoctoral fellows are required to obtain extramural funding, but funding is available for select positions. (See Contact Us page for mailing address).
I am affiliated with several graduate programs at Penn State listed below. If you are interested in becoming a graduate student for one of these programs, information about the different programs is provided by the links below.