"Amino Acid Sensing and Signaling in Health and Disease"
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When (Date/Time)March 15, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Tracy G. Anthony, PhD is an associate professor of nutritional sciences at Rutgers University. Dr. Anthony received a B.S. in nutrition from Virginia Tech, and received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nutritional sciences from the University of Illinois. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular physiology at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, under Jim Jefferson and Scot Kimball. Dr. Anthony then moved to Indiana and worked in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, receiving tenure before arriving to Rutgers. Her lab at Rutgers explores cellular mechanisms triggered by nutrient stress, especially altered amino acid availability via diet, drug or genetics with applications toward reducing disease and increasing metabolic fitness and health span. She has published over 54 peer-reviewed articles listed on PubMed and her research is funded by the NIH and USDA. She is an active member of the American Society for Nutrition, the American Physiological Society, and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She currently serves on the editorial boards for Advances in Nutrition, Annual Review of Nutrition and starting June 1 the Journal of Biological Chemistry and also serves as a Standing Member of the INMP review panel/study section at the NIH. Dr. Anthony has won several awards including the American Society for Nutrition Peter J. Reeds Young Investigator Award - National recognition of research which focuses on the regulation of somatic growth and the unique roles of amino acids in protein metabolism.