Medical Laboratory Sciences
305-F Willard Hall Educ. Bldg.
Diabetes is in epidemic proportions. The prevalence of diabetes is projected to increase by 54% to more than 54.9 million Americans between 2015 and 2030. Unfortunately, complications such as neuropathy (i.e., damage to the nerves), retinopathy, nephropathy, and macrovascular disease may arise as a result of the presence of diabetes. My research interest is in the area of diabetic neuropathy, particularly nerves that control the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Current clinical investigations focus on: (a) measuring cardiovascular autonomic function and (b) searching for potential biomarkers of nerve dysfunction.
- Maser RE, Lenhard MJ, Pohlig RT, Balagopal PB, Abdel-Misih R. Effect of parathyroidectomy on osteopontin and undercarboxylated osteocalcin in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Endocrine Research 2017 (In press).
- Maser RE, Lenhard MJ, Pohlig RT, Balagopal PB. Osteopontin and clusterin levels in type 2 diabetes mellitus: differential association with peripheral autonomic nerve function. Neurol Sci. 2017 Jun 21. doi: 10.1007/s10072-017-3019-1
- Lenhard MJ, Maser RE. Vascular calcification and osteoprotegrin in chronic kidney disease. Am J Nephrol. 2017 Jun 15;46(1):37-38. doi: 10.1159/000477381.
- Maser RE, Lenhard MJ, Pohlig RT, Balagopal PB. Pre-heparin lipoprotein lipase mass as a potential mediator in the association between adiponectin and HDL-cholesterol in type 2 diabetes. J Clinical & Translational Endocrinology 2017;7:7-11.
- Maser RE, Lenhard MJ, Pohlig RT, Balagopal PB. Osteopontin and osteoprotegerin levels in type 2 diabetes and their association with cardiovascular autonomic function. J Diabetes Complications 2016;30:507-510.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology University of Pittsburgh
- Master of Science, Medical Technology, Catholic University of America
- Bachelor of Science, Biology, Elizabethtown College
- MEDT404 Hematology I
- MEDT 405 Hematology II