T-32: Botanical Approaches to Combat Metabolic Syndrome

Participating Faculty

Faculty Member Research Interests
Annadora Bruce-Keller, Ph.D. Inflammation and immune response in metabolic syndrome
Phillip J. Brantley, Ph.D. Bio-behavioral studies of obesity and diabetes
William Cefalu, M.D.               Basic and clinical studies of type 2 diabetes; botanical interventions
Catherine Champagne, Ph.D., R.D. Dietary counseling and dietary intake assessment
Kenneth Eilertsen, Ph.D. SCNT and epigenetic reprogramming
Elizabeth Floyd, Ph.D. Protein turnover mediated by the ubiquitin-proteasome system and pathyway
Thomas W. Gettys, Ph.D. Central and peripheral signaling pathways in obese animals
Frank Greenway, M.D. Developing medical foods for the treatment of obesity
Gerlinda Hermann, Ph.D. Neuroimmune interactions in the hindbrain
Donald Ingram, Ph.D. Nutritional and pharmacological interventions to slow aging
Jeffery Keller, Ph.D. Oxidative stress and protein turnover in aging and age-related diseases
Zhijun Liu, Ph.D.

Physiology of secondary metabolites and the study of medicinal plants

Randall Mynatt, Ph.D. Agouti protein and adipose tissue function
Ilya Raskin, Ph.D.

Plant based pharmaceuticals for metabolic disoR.D.er and inflammation

David Ribnicky, Ph.D.  Botanical therapeutics from hydroponically grown plants
Richard Rogers, Ph.D. Cytokine regulation of autonomic metabolic regulation
Jacqueline Stephens, Ph.D. Regulation of adipocyte genes expression
Laura Stewart, Ph.D.    Human performance and the anti-inflammatory effects of exercise
Jianping Ye, M.D. Inflammation in metabolic syndrome
Jolene Zheng, M.D., Ph.D. Bioactive compounds on lipid metabolism, insulin sensitivity, healthy lifespan, Parkinson’s diseases
Phillip J. Brantley, PhD
Program Director
Professor and Director of Educational Programs

Contact:
Phil.Brantley@pbrc.edu
Pennington Biomedical
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4124

* Only applicants who are US citizens or have resident alien status will be considered for these training programs.