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Biochemistry of Metabolism

Our research is directed towards understanding the role of nutritional factors that regulate metabolic activity in obesity and obesity related disease. We employ mouse models of diet-induced obesity, exercise, and gene knockout/overexpression to study nutrient mediated control of fatty acid oxidation, glucose uptake, and insulin signaling.

Are you interested in nutritional biochemistry? Graduate (PhD) positions are available in our lab. Cell/Animal Models: Research in our lab is focused on understanding the role of nutritional factors in regulating metabolic activity. Current Projects: How do free fatty acids negatively regulate skeletal muscle development? How to cyclopropyl fatty acids activate fatty acid oxidation in the liver? Chand M Paton, PhD Associate Professor Nutritional Sciences cpaton@uga.edu 706-542-3750

News and Awards

How walnuts can help protect against effects of splurge meal, 2016, Chad Paton and Jamie Cooper

Selected as a participant in the 2016 Institute of Food Technologists Emerging Leaders Network program, Chicago, IL, 2016, Chad Paton

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