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Julia Pinette

Graduate Student, Zaganjor Laboratory, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

I am from New Hampshire and earned my BS in Biology at Keene State College in Keene, NH. I am a competitive Olympic weightlifter and spend my remaining time watching anime and playing videogames. I am interested in how mitochondrial metabolism, specifically branched chain amino acid catabolism, regulates adipose tissue homeostasis. Currently, I am investigating the protective role of SIRT4-mediated BCAA catabolism in regulating adipocyte hypertrophy in response to chronic overnutrition.