POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAMS

The Division of Education directs training programs for Pennington Biomedical’s postdoctoral fellows. These programs are designed to train fellows to become productive research scientists capable of establishing independent scientific careers in biomedical research. Many of our fellows are sponsored by NIH Institutional Postdoctoral Training Grants.

Tara Henagan, Ph.D.

Department/Laboratory:
Neurosignaling

Education:
PhD, 2010, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Mentor:
Morrison, Christopher D.

Current Research:
Central and peripheral mitochondrial function in response to a low protein diet

Other Research Interests:
Effects of a low protein diet on central and peripheral mitochondrial function, specifically within the hypothalamus, skeletal muscle and liver; Diet-induced epigenetic effects via nucleosome mapping in skeletal muscle and its relation to mitochondrial number and function, obesity and insulin resistance.