Dr. Michael Koban

Title: 
Associate Professor of Biology
Office Location: 
Dixon Research Center 208/209
Phone: 
(443) 885-4687 (office); (443) 885-3474 (laboratory)
Email: 
Micheal.Koban@morgan.edu
Education:

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University, Biochemistry, 1984-1987
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Physiology, 1984
M.S., Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Zoology, 1980
B.A., Alaska Pacific (previously Methodist) University, Anchorage, Biology, 1974

Education:

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University, Biochemistry, 1984-1987
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Physiology, 1984
M.S., Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Zoology, 1980
B.A., Alaska Pacific (previously Methodist) University, Anchorage, Biology, 1974

Research Interests:

  • Pathophysiology of stress - why and how does chronic stress cause illness, even death?
  • Stress and energy metabolism - why and how does stress change the rate of cellular metabolism?
  • Mechanisms regulating food intake/appetite - how does the brain regulate how much food is eaten?
  • Molecular mechanisms of adaptation to the environment - how do organisms (especially "cold-blooded" organisms such as fish) adapt to changes in temperature?

Selected Publications (h-index, 9; i10 index, 9; citations, 563):

If you would like a PDF file of any of these papers, please go to my Research Gate or Google Scholar webpages, or email me.

  • Hoffman, G.E. and Koban, M. (2016). Hypothalamic L-histidine decarboxylase is up-regulated during chronic REM sleep deprivation of rats. PLoS ONE Dec 20;11(12):e0152252. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152252.
  • Koban, M., L.V. Sita, W.W. Le, and G.E. Hoffman (2008). Sleep deprivation of rats: the hyperphagic response is real. Sleep 31:927-933. PMID: 18652088
  • Koban, M., W.W. Le, and G.E. Hoffman (2006). Changes in hypothalamic CRH, NPY, and POMC gene expression during chronic sleep deprivation of rats. Endocrinology 147:421-431. PMID: 16210372
  • Koban, M. and C.V. Stewart (2006). Effects of age on recovery of body weight following REM sleep deprivation of rats. Physiology and Behavior 87:1-6. PMID: 1624336
  • Koban, M. and K.L. Swinson (2005). Chronic REM-sleep deprivation of rats elevates metabolic rate and increases UCP1 gene expression in brown adipose tissue. American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism 289:E68-E74. PMID: 15727948
  • Koban, M., A.A. Yup, L.B. Agellon, and D.A. Powers (1991). Molecular adaptation to the thermal environment. Heat shock response of the eurythermal teleost Fundulus heteroclitus. Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology 1:1-17.