Akron, Ohio. I did my undergrad and Master's at the University of Akron. I went to Boston, MA and worked as a technician at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard medical school.
What brought me here:
this department has a large contingent of people specializing in adipose tissue biology.
Outside of lab I love:
to read, play music, and cook.
Cdkal1, a Type 2 Diabetes susceptibility gene, regulates mitochondrial function in adipose tissue, Palmer, C. et al., Diabetes, 2017 (submitted)
Actomyosin mediated tension promotes uncoupled respiration in adipose tissue, Tharp, K. et al., Nature, 2017 (submitted)
An Erk/Cdk5 axis controls the diabetogenic actions of PPARγ. Banks, A. et al. Nature Communications, January 2016.