Roghair Lab 2018

Pictured (L to R): Dr. Lauren Vasilakos, Dr. Erica Hsu, Dr. Baiba Steinbrekera, Dr. Veronica Peotta, Daniel Dagle, Dr. Robert Roghair.

Past Members of the Roghair Laboratory include: Dr. Gilbert Aldape, Dr. Natalie Bonthius, Dr. Trassanee Chatmethakul, Dr. Taylor Cushman, Dr. Lindsay Dallas, Dr. Ben Dexter, Dr. Holly Engelstad, Dr. Gwen Erkonen, Jordan Ewald, Dr. Jinny Guo, Dr. Sarah Haskell (PI), Dr. Greg Hermann, Takahito Hirai, Dr. Elise Hsu, Dr. Beth Kenkel, Mitchell Kent, Dr. Madeline Knott, Dr. Gary Kummett, Dr. Larry Meyer, Alise Miller, Carson Miller, Dr. Vani Movva, Dr. Charles Ni, Jonathan Ni, Dr. Veronica Peotta, Zeru Peterson, Dr. Kate Pitz, Dr. Olivia Rice, Dr. Edvin Rosic, Dr. Payton Stawser, Dr. Reka Vass, Dr. Kenneth Volk, Dr. Kaisen Yao, Dr. Anthony Zhang, Dr. Catherine Zhang, Lilian Zhu, Dr. Vivian Zhu

Principal Investigator

  • Professor of Pediatrics

    Dr. Roghair joined the University of Iowa faculty in 2005 and since 2014, he has directed the NIH-funded Iowa Medical Student Research Program, including lead course instruction and administration of the research distinction track. He continues to investigate the developmental origins of cardiovascular disease with emphasis on the long-term impact of sedentary behavior and neonatal leptin deficiency. As a person with a disability from a disadvantaged background, he mentors and contributes to DEI-related initiatives on local and national levels (CV attached).