Our lab studies the intersection of metabolism and immunology, with an emphasis on how obesity-related inflammation impacts metabolic disease progression. For my project, I am studying relationship between complement factor 5 of the innate immune system and insulin receptor processing and resultant insulin signaling. We have evidence that this protein is necessary for proper insulin action, so I am working to determine how the pathways are connected to ensure metabolic homeostasis.
Graduate Student, Hasty laboratory
BS, University of Richmond (2013)