Wang Shin (Ann) Lei

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutritional Sciences

PhD Student

279 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

wangshin.lei@uga.edu

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
M.S. Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Teachers College, Columbia University 2021
B.S. Health Science University of Miami 2018

Research

Ann is currently conducting research in the Nutrition and Skeletal Health Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Joseph Kindler. Ann’s research focuses on identifying the role of nutrition and gut-derived incretin hormones on bone metabolism in cystic fibrosis (CF)-related bone disease, and using various bone imaging techniques including dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography to help define the gut-bone axis.  

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
ISNAMH Trainee Travel Grant International Symposium on Nutrition Aspects of Musculoskeletal Health 2024
UGA Obesity Research Initiative Spring Travel Award UGA Obesity Research Initiative 2024
UGA Obesity Research Initiative Fall Travel Award UGA Obesity Research Initiative 2023
International Travel Funding UGA Graduate School 2023
CFF Student Traineeship Award Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2023
ASBMR Young Investigator Award American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2023
Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship UGA Department of Nutritional Sciences 2023
Statistical Consulting Award UGA Obesity Research Initiative 2023
CFF Student Traineeship Award Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2022
Summer Research Grant for Doctoral Students UGA Graduate School 2022
Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship UGA Department of Nutritional Sciences 2022
FACS Fund for Excellence UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2022

Current Research

  • Effect of GIP and GLP-1 infusion on bone resorption in adults with glucose intolerant, pancreatic insufficient cystic fibrosis
  • Effects of calcium carbonate supplementation on post-prandial changes in bone metabolism and incretin hormones in healthy adult
  • Effects of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide on bone metabolism: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Publications

  1. Lei WS, Rodrick GB, Belcher SL, Kelly A, Kindler JM. Bone Resorption and Incretin Hormones following Glucose Ingestion in Healthy Emerging Adults. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology. 2022 Feb 6;31:100314. PMID: 36845829.
  2. Lei WS, Kilberg MJ, Zemel BS, Rubenstein RC, Harris C, Sheikh S, Kelly A, Kindler JM. Bone metabolism and incretin hormones following glucose ingestion in young adults with pancreatic insufficient cystic fibrosis. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology. 2022 Sep 3;30:100304. PMID: 36110921.
  3. Lei WS, Kindler JM. Insulin resistance and skeletal health. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2022 Aug 1;29(4):343-349. PMID: 35749301.
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