MBDC Projects

Susan Collier PhD

Fatty acid oxidation in islet beta cell function

Susan Burke, PhD, Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Immunogenetics

Obesity, insulin resistance, and pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction are fundamental contributors to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

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sones jennifer dvm

Maternal obesity-driven inflammation and adverse pregnancy outcomes in a mouse model of preeclampsia

Jennifer Sones, PhD,  Assistant Professor
LSU Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)

How does reproductive fat tissue in obese women contribute to preeclampsia, a condition of fatally high blood pressure in pregnancy

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timothy allerton phd

Vascular Metabolism

Tim Allerton, PhD,  Assistant Professor
Vascular Metabolism

Insulin resistance is a hallmark of the pathogenesis from obesity to type 2 diabetes and is intimately involved in vascular dysfunction. Adipose tissue is a highly vascularized organ with each adipocyte in contact with a blood vessel

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Tim Heden

Molecular Metabolism

Timothy Heden, PhD, Assistant Professor
Noncanonical glycogen metabolism and hepatocellular carcinoma

Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the most common and deadliest cancers in the world due to limited treatment options and lack of knowledge of effective molecular targets.

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