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.

Desiree Wanders, Ph.D.

Department/Laboratory:
Nutrient Sensing and Adipocyte Signaling

Education:
PhD, 2012, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

Mentor:
Gettys, Thomas W.

Current Research:
Role of UCP1 in the inter-organ lipid cycle engaged by dietary methionine restriction.

Other Research Interests:
Mechanisms of development of obesity-related pathologies, including inflammation, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia and development of novel therapies to treat them; Adipose tissue inflammation and effects of inflammation on health.