USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center

CNRC Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates

Master
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Xiaomin Chen, Ph.D.

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Mentor: Lanlan Shen, M.D.
Project: Developing novel locus-specific tools to modify the DNA methylome
Ph.D. Institution: Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 

Kristine Marie Conde, B.D., M.S., Ph.D.

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Mentor: Yong Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: Serotonergic regulation of feeding behavior and metabolism 
Ph.D. Institution: Rutgers University 

Heba El Ayash, M.D.

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Mentor: Fida Bacha, M.D.
Project: Incretins and Vascular Health in Youth
M.D. Institution: American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Debra Eseonu, M.D.

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Mentor: Robert J. Shulman, M.D.
Project: Diet In Pediatric Patients with Gastroparesis
M.D. Institution: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Olivia Zofia Bentkowski Ginnard, D.O.

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Mentor: Stephanie Sisley, M.D. & Qiang Tong, Ph.D.
Project: Expression of Vitamin D Receptor Pathway Genes Across Tissues of Obese Individuals
D.O. Institution: The University of North Texas Health Center 

Yong Han, Ph.D.

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Mentor: Qi Wu, Ph.D.
Project: New inducible genetic method reveals profound control of feeding and metabolism by AgRP neurons
Ph.D. Institution: Zhejiang University, China

Yang He, Ph.D.

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Mentor: Yong Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: Alzheimer's disease and metabolic syndrome
Ph.D. Institution: Zhejiang University, China

Isha Kaul, M.D.

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Mentor: Robert J. Shulman, M.D. and Bruno Chumpitazi, M.D.
Project: Pending
M.D. Institution: University of Texas Medical Branch

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Yongxiang Li, Ph.D.

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Mentor: Yong Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: Pending
Ph.D. Institution: South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China

Hesong Liu, Ph.D.

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Mentor: Yong Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: Impaired 5-HT2C receptor (5-HT2CR)-mediated neurotransmission contributes to the obesity-induced exacerbation of AD pathophysiology and selective 5-HT2CR agonists can be used to treat AD.
Ph.D. Institution: University of Houston

Harry MacKay, Ph.D.

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Mentor: Robert A. Waterland, Ph.D.
Project: Developmental Epigenetics in Arcuate Neurons of mice lacking Dnmt3a in AgRP neurons
Ph.D. Institution: Carleton University, Ontario

Robert Peery, Ph.D.

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Mentor: Lanlan Shen, M.D.
Project: The Gut Microbiome and the Early Environmental Influences on Intestinal Stem Cell Epigenetics
Ph.D. Institution: Indiana University School of Medicine

Erin Posey, Ph.D.

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Mentor: Teresa A. Davis, Ph.D.
Project: Impact of Leucine Supplementation on Lean Growth Regulation in a Preterm Piglet Model
Ph.D. Institution: Texas A & M University

Hormat Shadgou Rhein, Ph.D.

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Mentor: Kendal Hirschi, Ph.D.
Project: Genetic Analyses of Plant Anoxia Tolerance
Ph.D. Institution: New Mexico State University

Reem Shawar, M.D.

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Mentor: Fida Bacha, M.D.
Project: The Impact of Obesity on Pediatric Bone Health
M.D. Institution: Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
 

Longlong 'Lucas' Tu, Ph.D.

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Mentor: Yong Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: Ano4 mediates responsiveness of GI neurons to glycemic fluctuations in multiple brain regions
Ph.D Institution: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Caitlin Vonderohe, Ph.D.

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MentorDouglas G. Burrin, Ph.D.
Project: Development of the FGF19-FXR Axis in Neonatal Pigs
Ph.D Institution: Purdue University

Mengie 'Emma' Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

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Mentor: Yong Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: Perineuronal nets and neuroendocrine functions
Ph.D. Institution: University of Toledo College of Medicine

Li Yang, Ph.D.

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Mentor: Lanlan Shen, M.D.
Project: p16 Epimutation: Function in Tumorigenesis and A Target for Cancer Therapy
PH.D. Institution: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Meng Yu, Ph.D.

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Mentor: Yong Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
Project: E2-sensitive ERαvlVMH neurons detect nutritional/glycemic fluctuations, and recruit multiple downstream neural circuits to maintain energy and glucose homeostasis.
Ph.D. Institution: Fudan University, Shanghai, China