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Duncan Craig Ferguson has completed his PhD in 1982 in the university of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. Currently he is working in the University of Illinois at urbana champagne in Illinois usa. He has been a recipient of several national and international awards and grants.His intenational experience includes various programs, contributions and participation in different countries for diverse field of study. His research interest reflects in his wide range of publications in various national and international journals.
Interaction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis nutrient metabolism and vice versa.Current basic research interests include: 1) the effects of thyroid-disrupting compounds such as organohalides, bisphenol A and soy isoflavones in the environment and diet on neurodevelopment using rodent models and human embryonic stem cells and 2) the interplay between the HPT, dietary components and energy metabolism using the obese cat as a model of insulin resistance. Collaborative work includes the application of non-invasive techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance (MRI) for the study of intermediary metabolism. A veterinary clinical pharmacologist, he also is interested in comparative pharmacology and veterinary clinical endocrinology, and has focused attention on the improvement of thyroid function tests in domestic animals.
Research Article: Cell Dev Biol 2014, 3: 146