Thomas P. Burris, PhD

Vice President for Research

St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP)

Research in the Burris laboratory focuses on nuclear receptor pharmacology. Nuclear receptors play critical roles in regulation of many areas of physiology including metabolism, development, and immune function. These receptors also serve as targets for many clinically utilized drugs that treat a range of human diseases. We focus on developing novel compounds that target orphan members of the nuclear receptor superfamily with the goal of identification of potential new drugs to treat human diseases. Current projects include targeting nuclear receptors involved in anxiety and cognition, metabolic diseases, and cancer.