Department of Biological Sciences

Dodge Hall Rm 375
118 Library Dr
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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(248) 370-3550
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Amy Banes-Berceli
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Associate Professor, Ph.D.
307 MSC
(248) 370-4906
Lab location: 310 MSC
Lab phone: (248) 370-3592

Research: The physiological and molecular regulation of the intracellular signaling that contribute to cardiovascular diseases.  

Dr. Banes-Berceli is currently investigating hypertension and the renal and vascular complications of diabetes. Her research projects involve using a combination of an in vivo physiological approach as well as a molecular approach. The following research projects are currently in progress:

  1. ANG II and JAK2 interactions in hypertension
  2. Regulation of protein phosphatases which control the JAK/STAT in vivo
  3. Mechanisms of serotonin's interaction with angiotensin II and ET-1
Selected publications:

Geng*, X., L. Liu*, A.B. Banes-Berceli, Z. Yang, P. Kang, J. Shen, J.J. Tsai, and Z. Liu. (2018). Role of ZIP8 in regulating cell morphology and NF-κB/Snail2 signaling. Metallomics 7:953-964 DOI: 10.1039/c8mt00079d.

Thibodeau, B.J., M. Fulton, L.E. Fortier, T.J. Geddes, B.L. Pruetz, S. Ahmed, A. Banes-Berceli, P.L. Zhang, G.D Wilson, and J. Hafron. (2016). Characterization of clear cell renal cell carcinoma by gene expression profiling. Urological Oncology 34:168.e1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2015.11.001.

Manhiani, M.M., D.M. Seth, A.K.Banes-Berceli, R. Satou, L.G. Navar, and M.W. Brands. (2015). The role of IL-6 in the physiologic versus hypertensive blood pressure actions of angiotensin II. Physiological Reports 3(10): e12595. DOI: 10.14814/phy2.12595.

Zuo, L., B.A. Rose, W.J. Roberts, F. He, and A.K. Banes-Berceli. (2014). Molecular characterization of reactive oxygen species in systemic and pulmonary hypertension. American Journal of Hypertension 27(5):643-50. DOI: 10.1093/ajh/hpt292.

Bhaskaran*, S., J. Zaluski, and A. Banes-Berceli (2014). Molecular interactions of serotonin (5-HT) and endothelin-1 in vascular smooth muscle cells: in vitro and ex vivo analyses. American Journal of Physiology (Cell Physiology) 306(2):C143-51. DOI: 10.1152/ajpcell.00247.2013.

Banes-Berceli, A.K., H. Al-Azawi*, D. Proctor, H. Qu, D. Femminineo, C. Hill-Pyror, R.C. Webb, and M.B. Brands. (2011). Angiotensin II utilized Janus Kinase 2 in hypertension, but not in the physiologic control of blood pressure, during low salt intake.  American Journal of Physiology (Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology) 301:  R1169-1176. DOI:10.1152/ajpregu.00071.2011.

*OU student