Current Fellows

Gwyndolin Vail, Ph.D.

Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience
Rutgers University

Medical Science Building, Newark, NJ


BA in Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Ph.D. in Toxicology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

INSPIRE fellow, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience — Rutgers University, Newark, NJ



Research Mentor: Vanessa Routh, Ph.D.
Research Topic: Sex differences in central sensing and regulation of glucose during exercise. 



Teaching Interests: Endocrinology, Neuroscience, Neuroendocrinology, Histology/Pathology 


Garcia, S., Hirschberg, P., Sarkar, P., Siegel, D., Teegala, S., Vail, GM., and Routh, VH. (2021). Insulin actions on hypothalamic glucose-sensing neurons. J. Neuroendocrinology, 33(4), e12937.


Vail, GM., and Roepke, TA. (2020). Organophosphate flame retardants excite arcuate melanocortin circuitry and increase neuronal sensitivity to ghrelin in adult mice. Endocrinology, 161(11), bqaa168.


Vail GM., Walley SN., Yasrebi A., Maeng A., Conde KM., and Roepke TA. (2020). The interactions of diet-induced obesity and organophosphate flame retardant exposure on energy homeostasis in adult male and female mice. J. Toxicological and Environmental Health A. 83(11-12):438-455.


Vail, GM., and Roepke, TA. (2018). Membrane-initiated signaling via Gq-coupled GPCR in the central nervous system. Steroids, 142, 77-83.


Chen, J., Chen, Y., Vail, GM., Chow, H., Zhang, Y., Louie, L., Li, J., Hart, R., Plummer, M. and Herrup, K. (2016). The impact of glutamine supplementation on the symptoms of ataxia-telangiectasia: a preclinical assessment. Molecular Neurodegeneration, 11, 60.


Vail, GM., Cheng, A., Han, YR., Zhao, T., Du, S., Loy, M., Herrup, K., and Plummer, M. (2016). ATM protein is located on presynaptic vesicles and its deficit leads to failures in synaptic plasticity. J. Neurophysiology, 116(1), 201-209