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Ronald C. Wek

Ronald C. Wek, PhD

Showalter Professor of Biochemistry

Bio

Dr. Wek is the Showalter Professor of biochemistry who directs a laboratory that addresses how cells cope with stress. This research is important for the development of new strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and related metabolic disorders, skin disorders, infectious diseases, cancers, and neuropathologies.

Dr. Wek is a biochemist and molecular biologist with a PhD from the University of California, Irvine, and postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health.  He is the Showalter Professor of Biochemistry and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.  Research in the Wek laboratory addresses how cells cope with stress, including nutrient deprivation and disruptions in protein folding. This research identified stress recognition pathways, gene expression programs designed to adapt to stress, and the processes by which these pathways contribute to health and disease. This research is important for the development of new strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and related metabolic disorders, skin disorders, infectious diseases, cancers, and neuropathologies.

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rwek@iu.edu 


(317) 274-0549 


BIOCHEMISTRY/MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
635 Barnhill Drive Medical Science, Room MS4067A
Indianapolis, IN 46202


  

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics