STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION
Carolina Cawthon, Second Place, Oral Presentation. Presentation Title: Microglia depletion in the nodose ganglion prevents high-fat diet-induced hyperphagia in male Wistar rats
Carolina Cawthon is a PhD candidate and dietetic internfinishing up her fifth year in the lab of Dr. Claire de La Serre inthe Department of Foods and Nutrition. She is interested in the connections between the gut microbiota, the gut-brain axis, and feeding behavior.
Liana Rodrigues, Third Place, Oral Presentation. Presentation Title: Do diet instructions impact weight outcomes during nut interventions?
Liana is a PhD candidate and dietetic intern in the Human Nutrition Lab in the Department of Foods and
Nutrition. Her research interests are centered around understanding the role of tree nuts on energy balance, appetite regulation, and chronic disease risk.
Elizabeth Klingbeil 1st place. Poster title: Manipulation of feeding patterns modulates microbiota composition, improves inflammatory tone and glucose tolerance, and maintains vagally-mediated satiety signaling
Wenyan Fu 2nd place. Poster title: Transient p53 inhibition sensitizes aged white adipose tissue for beige adipocyte recruitment by blocking mitophagy
Jiyoung Kim 3rd place. Poster title: Gut microbiota dysbiosis is sufficient to alter appetitive feeding behavior in rats
Regis Pearson 1st place. Poster title: Impact of an aspartame-containing diet soft drink on postprandial metabolism
Catherine Prater 2nd place. Poster title: Comparison of Blood Lipid Responses from Diets Enriched with Cottonseed Oil versus Olive Oil
Edward Green 3rd place. Poster title: Enhanced Strength, Power, Work Capacity and Fatigue Resistance in High-Intensity Functional Training Athletes