1. FGF21 has a sex-specific role in calorie-restriction-induced beiging of white adipose tissue in mice Mariah F. Calubag1,2,3, Ismail Ademi1,2, Chung-Yang Yeh1,2, Reji Babygirija1,2,3, Alyssa M. Bhoopat1,2, Michelle M. Sonsalla1,2, Cara L. Green1,2, Heidi H. Pak1,2,4, Dudley W. Lamming1,2,3,4,5
  2. Genetic Knockout of Intestinal Hexokinase Domain Containing Protein-1 Affects Enterocyte Glucose Transport in Mice Fed High Fat Diet Joseph Zapater, MD PhD, Barton Wicksteed, PhD, and Brian T. Layden, MD PhD
  3. Effect of 8-hour time restricted eating versus daily calorie restriction on cardiovascular disease risk factors in adults with obesity. Lin S, Cienfuegos S, Gabel K, Ezpeleta M, Mulas A, Chakos K, McStacy M, Varady KA
  4. Brown adipose tissue leptin feedback regulates feeding behavior. Munoz MD, Xu P, Liew CW.
  5. Biological sex and genetic background determine the metabolic response to dietary isoleucine. Michaela Trautman1,2,3, Madelyn Green1,2, Esther Zelenovskiy1,2, Reji Babygirija1,2,4, Chun-Yang Yeh1,2, Cara Green1,2, Michelle Sonsalla1,2, Dudley Lamming1,2,3,4
  6. Acarbose has Enhanced Metabolic and Cognitive Improvements in a Diet-Induced Obese 3xTg Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease. Michelle Sonsalla, Reji Babygirija, Chung-Yang Yeh, Michaela Murphy, Cara Green, Victoria Flores, Mariah Calubag, Dudley W. Lamming
  7. Increased fiber intake drives microbial diversity and increased production of SCFAs: Assessing global activation of FFA2 and FFA3 and effects on basal energy expenditure. Nupur Pandya1, Medha Priyadarshini, Ph.D.1, and Brian T. Layden, MD, PhD1,2.
  8. Fiber Diet Increases Plasma Short Chain Fatty Acids and Alleviates Western Diet Induced Metabolic Dysfunction. Medha Priyadarshinia, Md Wasim Khana, Kai Xua, Jade Yeha, Barton Wicksteeda, and Brian Layden a,b
  9. Liver Specific Overexpression of HKDC1 Increases Hepatocyte Size and Proliferative Capacity. Carolina M Pusec1, Vladimir Ilievski1, Adam De Jesus2, Zeenat Farooq1, Hossein Ardehali2, Jose Cordoba-Chacon1, Brian T. Layden1,3*
  10. Assessment of Arsenic Metabolism and Diabetes Prevalence Using Mendelian Randomization. Maggie Weiss, Rob Sargis, Maria Argos.
  11. Hepatocyte PPARγ contributes to the progression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in male and female mice after pre-established diet-induced obesity. Samuel M. Lee 1, Jose Muratalla1, Saman Karimi2, Ma. Dolores Frutos3, Grace Guzman2, Jose Cordoba-Chacon1.
  12. Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Renal Glucose Handling and SGLT2 Inhibition. Andrew Shahidehpour¹, Mudassir Rashid, Ph.D.¹, Cynthia Fritschi, Ph.D.², Lauretta Quinn, Ph.D.², Sirimon Reutrakul, M.D.3, Mohammad Reza Askari¹, Mahmoud Abdel-Latif¹, Ali Cinar, Ph.D¹.
  13. Endothelial PGC1α as a gatekeeper for adipose tissue homeostasis. Shaluah Vijeth1, Young-Mee Kim*1,2,3, Jalees Rehman*1,2,3
  14. Obesity-associated vitamin D deficiency correlates with adipose tissue DNA hypomethylation, inflammation, and vascular Dysfunction. HaniaDeen1, Imad Mirza1, AriejMohamed1, Swetha Balaji1, DuaaSabbahi1, Dina Naquiallah1, Chandra Hassan2, Mario Masrur2, Francesco M. Bianco2, and Abeer M. Mahmoud1*
  15. Obesity and Cancer: Role of Glycosphingolipids in Priming Lung Microvascular Endothelial Cells for Breast Cancer Metastasis. Caroline Dobosz1, ImaduddinMirza1, AriejMohamed1, Skylar  Grimsle y2,  Richard  Minshall2,  Abeer M.  Mahmoud1*.
  16. Exploring the Role of FFAR2 in Adipose-Specific Functions and Adverse Metabolic Health. Chioma Christine Nnyamah, Barton Wicksteed, PhD, and Brian T. Layden, MD, PhD
  17. Glucose Availability Controls Protein Stability of Hexokinase Domain Containing 1 (HKDC1). Zeenat Farooq, Sheraz Ahmad Bhat, Hagar Ismail, Brian T. Layden, Md. Wasim Khan*.
  18. The composition of high fat diets with cholesterol and fructose, and the expression of hepatocyte PPAR𝛾, impact NASH development in male mice with pre-established diet-induced obesity. Jose Muratalla1, Samuel M. Lee1, Jose Cordoba-Chacon1
  19. Estrogen Signaling in the Ventromedial Hypothalamus Modulates Adipose Tissue Metabolic Adaptation. Valeria Torres Irizarry1, Hui Ye1, Pei Luo1, Leslie Carrillo-Sáenz1,2, Xiaohua Yang1, Nimisha Antony1, Yanlin He1,3, YuweiJiang2, Pingwen Xu1,2,*
  20. Untargeted metabolomicanalysis unveiled the potential for apigeninand chrysinas a hypocholesterolemicand hypouricemicagent. Daniel Rafferty 1#, Katelyn Martin1, Cole Cochran1, Jennifer Choi1, and Prasanth Puthanveetil 2*
  21. Cultivating Health Ministries Program Partnering for a Healthier Community. Elizabeth Rios, APRN, PhD candidate UIC College of Nursing