I received my Ph.D. in 1985 from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. After post-doctoral training in Grenoble and Lyon, France, I joined the faculty at UT Southwestern until moving to Medical College of Georgia in 2005. I joined the UM faculty in 2012.
My research program focuses on the mechanisms regulating adrenal steroid hormone production. My group's research is translational in nature with clinical projects focusing on diseases of adrenal steroid excess.
Ye P, Nakamura Y, Lalli E, Rainey WE Differential effects of high and low steroidogenic factor-1 expression on CYP11B2 expression and aldosterone production in adrenocortical cells. Endocrinology 150: 1303-9, 2009
Xing Y, Parker CR, Edward M, Rainey WE Adrenocorticotrophic hormone is a potent regulator of gene expression in human adrenal cells. J Mol Endocrinol 45:59-68, 2010
Nogueira EF, Rainey WE Regulation of aldosterone synthase by activator transcription factor/cAMP response element-binding protein family members. Endocrinology 151: 1060-70, 2010
Xing Y, Edwards MA, Ahlem C, Kennedy M, Cohen A, Gomez-Sanchez CE, Rainey WE The effects of adrenocorticotrophic hormone on steroid metabolomics profiles in human adrenal cells. J Endocrinol 209: 327-35, 2011
Wang T, Satoh F, Morimoto R, Nakamura Y, Sasano H, Auchus R, Edwards MA, Rainey W Gene expression profiles in aldosterone-producing adenomas and adjacent adrenal glands. Eur J Endocrinol 164:613-619, 2011
Nakamura Y, Rege J, Satoh F, Morimoto R, Kennedy MR, Ahlem CN, Honma S, Sasano H, Rainey WE Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis of human adrenal vein corticosteroids before and after ACTH stimulation. Clin Endocrinol 76: 778-84, 2012