|Title||Department Head and Professor of Biology|
|Institution||Eberly College of Science|
|Address||110 Life Sciences Bldg|
University Park, PA 16802
|Institution||Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences|
Professor and Head of Biology
GRADUATE PROGRAM AFFILIATIONS:
Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, Physiology
B.A., Pasadena College, 1973
M.S., Brown University, 1977
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1980
Dr. Cavener's research focuses on the genetic regulatory pathways that dynamically control developmental and physiological processes to adapt to internal or external perturbations. Currently, his research group is focused on regulation of metabolic and neurological processes that are particularly prone to maladaptations that lead to diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and neurodegenerative diseases.
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