Carrie Haskell-Luevano, PhD

Professor & Philip S. Portoghese Endowed Chair in Chemical Neuroscience, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Carrie Haskell-Luevano

Contact Info

chaskell@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-9262

Fax 612-626-3114

Office Address:
8-102 Weaver Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
College of Pharmacy
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
8-101 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor & Philip S. Portoghese Endowed Chair in Chemical Neuroscience, Department of Medicinal Chemistry


Doctorate of Philosophy, Chemistry, University of Arizona, 1995

Bachelor of Chemistry, California State University Fresno, 1990

Summary

Our laboratory focuses on the understanding of peptide hormone endocrine systems in the brain, and their involvement in feeding behavior, exercise, diabetes, and obesity. We utilize multidisciplinary approaches including chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology, and neuroscience to study endocrine systems. The techniques we use to answer different research questions include combinatorial chemistry, peptide design and synthesis, receptor pharmacology and compound analysis, computer assisted molecular modeling (CAMM), NMR spectroscopy, receptor mutagenesis and pharmacology, use of knock-out mice, real-time PCR (qRT-PCR, mRNA expression in the brain), and administration of compounds into mice.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Peptide Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • G-protein Coupled Receptor (GPCR) Pharmacology
  • Human Receptor Polymorphisms
  • Neuroscience
  • Voluntary Exercise of Mice
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Feeding Behavior