Barbara Horwitz, Ph.D.
Professor
280 Briggs Hall
Davis Campus
(530) 752-0169
e-mail

Neural, hormonal, and genetic regulation of cellular oxidative metabolism, energy balance, obesity, and thermogenesis. Extracellular signal reception/intracellular signal transduction and uncoupling proteins; physiological changes with obesity/aging.

2003  Ohliger-Frerking P, JM Horowitz, & BA Horwitz. Serotonergic dorsal raphe neurons from obese zucker rats are hyperexcitable. Neuroscience 120:627-634.

2003  Gabaldon AM, DA Gavel, JS Hamilton, RB McDonald, BA Horwitz. Norepinephrine release in brown adipose tissue remains robust in cold-exposed senescent Fischer 344 rats. Am J Physiol: Regul, Integ & Comp Physiol 285: R91-R98.

2002  Horvath, TK, S Diano, S Miyamoto, S Barry, S Gatti, D. Alberati, F. Livak, A Lombardi, M Moreno, F Goglia, G Mor, J Hamilton, D Kachinskas, B. Horwitz, & CH Warden. Uncoupling proteins-2 and 3 influence obesity and inflammation in transgenic mice. Int. J. Obesity 27: 433-442.

2002  Ohliger-Frerking P, JM Horowitz, & BA Horwitz. Enhanced adrenergic excitation of serotonergic dorsal Raphe neurons in genetically obese rats. Neurosci Lett. 31: 332:107-112.

2002  Horwitz, BA, CA Blanton and RB McDonald. Physiologic determinants of the anorexia of aging: Insights from animal studies. Ann. Rev. Nutr. 22:417-438

2001  Blanton, CA, BA Horwitz, JE Blevins, JS Hamilton, EJ Hernandez and RB McDonald. Reduced feeding responses to neuropeptide Y in senescent Fischer 344 rats. American Journal of Physiology. 280(4):R1052-60

2000  De Fanti BA, DA Gavel, JS Hamilton, and BA Horwitz. Extracellular hypothalamic serotonin levels after dorsal raphe nuclei stimulation of lean (Fa/Fa) and obese (fa/fa) Zucker rats. Brain Researcn. 869:6-14

  • National Institute of Health Merit Award
  • Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award
  • UC Davis Prize for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement
  • Arthur C. Guyton Physiology Teacher of the Year
  • Past President, American Physiological Society
  • Past President, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • Board of Directors, Federation of American Societies

Recent/Current Research Funding

  • National Institutes of Health

Teaching Interests

  • Cellular physiology; metabolic physiology