Dr. Deanna Arble

Dr. Deanna Arble
Dr. Deanna ArbleMarquette University

Wehr Life Sciences, 222

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7518Arble Lab Website

Assistant Professor

Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism

Biological Sciences Disciplinary Honors Program Director


B.A. Neuroscience, 2005, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Ph.D. Neuroscience, 2011, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2014, University of Cincinnati, 
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2016, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Courses Taught

BIOL 1510 Neuroscience for Non-Majors

BIOL 4702 Experimental Physiology

NRSC 8002 Neuroscience Foundations

BIOL 8931 Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

BIOL 8957 Seminar in Physiology

Research Interests

The Arble laboratory aims to advance basic and clinical science by exploring the relationships between sleep, breathing, circadian rhythms, and obesity. Using preclinical mouse models, our team studies key translational questions at the intersection of these fields using neuronal-targeting techniques, pharmacological manipulations, and behavioral assays. Some of our current research questions include:

  • What are the neurobiological mechanisms that control sleep disordered breathing? How does obesity affect those mechanisms?
  • How does the circadian system affect breathing?
  • What are the metabolic outcomes of hypoxia at different times of day?



*indicates undergraduate student

  1. Jones, A.A., Framnes-DeBoer, S.N., Shipp, A., and Arble, D.M. (2022) Caloric restriction prevents obesity- and intermittent hypoxia-induced cardiac remodeling in leptin-deficient ob/ob mice. Front. Physiol. In press
  2.  Framnes-DeBoer, S.N., Jones, A., Kang*, M., Propsom*, K., Nelson*, L., and Arble, D.M. (2021) The timing of intermittent hypoxia differentially affects macronutrient intake and energy substrate utilization in mice. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. PubMedID# 34459217
  3. Jones, A.A., Nelson*, L., Marino*, G., Chappelle*, N., Joye, D.A. and Arble, D.M. (2021) Photoperiodic manipulation reveals a light-driven component to daily patterns of ventilation in C57Bl/6J mice. Journal of Biological Rhythms. PubMedID# 33685258 
  4. Framnes-DeBoer, S.N., Bakke*, E., Yalamanchili*, S., Peterson*, H., Sandoval, D.A., Seeley, R.J., and Arble, D.M. (2020) Bromocriptine improves glucose tolerance independent of circadian timing, prolactin, or the melanocortin-4 receptor. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. PubMedID# 31794265 
  5. Arble, D. M., Schwartz, A., Polotsky, V., Sandoval, D.A., Seeley, R.J. (2019) Vertical sleeve gastrectomy improves ventilatory drive through a leptin-dependent mechanism. JCI Insights. PubMedID# 30626748 
  6. Arble, D.M. Ever, S.S., Bozadjieva, N., Frikke Schmidt, N., Myronovych, A., Lewis, A., Toure, M.H., Seeley, R.J. (2018) Metabolic comparison of Mini Gastric Bypass, Single-Anastomosis Duodenal-Switch, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, and Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in rat. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. PubMedID# 30292648 
  7. Kim, T., Loyd, C., Holleman, C., Arble, D.M., Ottaway, N., Chabenne, J., Sandoval, D., Drucker, D.J., DiMarchi, R., Perez-Tilve, D., Habegger, K.M. (2018) Hepatic Glucagon-receptor Signaling Enhances Insulin-Stimulated Glucose Disposal in Rodents. Diabetes. PubMedID# 30150304 
  8. Framnes, S.N. and Arble, D.M. (2018) The bidirectional relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and metabolic disease. Frontiers in Endocrinology. PubMedID# 30127766

Current Students

Athena Rivera (Ph.D. student)
Ellie Marino (Neuroscience Ph.D. student

Dr. Arble is currently accepting new Ph.D. students into her lab.

Former Students

Aaron Jones, Ph.D., 2023
Sarah Framnes-DeBoer

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