Rutkowski, Joseph individual record
Assistant Professor

Current ongoing projects are mostly focused on the Lymphatic Physiology of Metabolic Systems. Herein, we are utilizing an extensive toolkit of genetic mouse models and physiologically-relevant in vitro systems to identify how changes in lymphatic biology impact metabolite transport and whole animal metabolism. Other projects use our toolkit in identifying factors driving the pathology of lymphatic diseases such as generalized lymphatic anomalies (GLA) and lymphedema. Additional collaborative efforts employ our models in renal and pulmonary health.

selected publications
Academic Articles48
  • Chakraborty, A., Upadhya, R., Usman, T. A., Shetty, A. K., & Rutkowski, J. M (2021). Chronic VEGFR-3 signaling preserves dendritic arborization and sensitization under stress. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 98, 219-233.
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  • Creed, H. A., Sanfelippo, A. N., Reyna, A. J., Chakraborty, A., & Rutkowski, J. M (2021). Impact of High Fat Diet and Bolus Feeding on Chyle Accumulation in a Mouse Model of Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly. Lymphatic Research and Biology.
  • Baranwal, G., PILLA, R., Goodlett, B., Jayaraman, A., Rutkowski, J. M., Alaniz, R., & Mitchell, B. M (2021). Abstract MP42: Metabolomic Study To Identify Common Metabolites In Two Different Mouse Models Of Hypertension. Hypertension. 78(Suppl_1),
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  • Baranwal, G., Pilla, R., Goodlett, B. L., Coleman, A. K., Arenaz, C. M., Jayaraman, A., ... Mitchell, B. M (2021). Common Metabolites in Two Different Hypertensive Mouse Models: A Serum and Urine Metabolome Study. Biomolecules. 11(9), 1387-1387.
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  • Rutkowski, J. M (2021). Fixing lymphatics improves glucose metabolism. Nature Metabolism. 3(9), 1139-1141.
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Conference Papers10
  • Arenaz, C. M., Baranwal, G., Goodlett, B. L., Rutkowski, J. M., Alaniz, R. C., & Mitchell, B. M (2021). Abstract MP40: Microbiome-associated Metabolites Are Altered In Mouse Models Of Hypertension. Hypertension. 78(Suppl_1),
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  • Balasubbramanian, D., Konatham, S., Iskander, G., Engelhaupt, M., Love, S., Tate, W., ... Mitchell, B. M (2019). Enhancing Renal Lymphatic Vessel Density Blunts Both Salt-Sensitive and Angiotensin II-Dependent Hypertension in Mice. HYPERTENSION. 74,
  • Balasubbramanian, D., Luera, E. M., Goodlett, B. L., Baranwal, G., Rutkowski, J. M., & Mitchell, B. M (2019). Therapeutic Induction of Renal Lymphatic Expansion Attenuates Blood Pressure in Mice With L-NAME Hypertension. HYPERTENSION. 74,
  • Balasubbramanian, D., Lopez-Gelston, C. A., Lopez, A. H., Iskander, G., Tate, W., Luera, E. M., ... Mitchell, B. M (2018). Genetically Inducing Renal Lymphangiogenesis Prevents Angiotensin II-Induced Hypertension in Mice. HYPERTENSION. 72,
  • Balasubbramanian, D., Lopez-Geslton, C. A., Ighofose, P., Saathoff, M., Rutkowski, J. M., & Mitchell, B. M (2018). Identification of Cyr61 and Tfgbi as Hypertensive Renal LEC Genes.. HYPERTENSION. 72,
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Texas A&M Health Science Center; Medical Physiology; 1114 TAMUS
College Station, TX 77843-1114