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Research interests

My research focus is on the impact of obesity and diabetes on mitochondrial biogenesis and function. I have previously conducted studies using animals models of obesity and diabetes with gain and loss-of-function of important transcriptional regulators of mitochondrial metabolism. I am currently transitioning my research focus to evaluate the impact of maternal nutrition and diabetes on mitochondrial metabolism in their offspring. I have spent the last year developing expertise in Drosophila biology and have now generated a model system for evaluating offspring exposed to maternal caloric excess.

Areas of Clinical Interest

Treating children in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit during hospitalization only.

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Research Output

  • 675 Citations
  • 16 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate

Exposure to COVID-19 patients increases physician trainee stress and burnout

Kannampallil, T. G., Goss, C. W., Evanoff, B. A., Strickland, J. R., McAlister, R. P. & Duncan, J., Aug 2020, In : PloS one. 15, 8 August, e0237301.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations
    Open Access
  • Mitochondrial inefficiency in infants born to overweight African-American mothers

    Abraham, M., Collins, C. A., Flewelling, S., Camazine, M., Cahill, A., Cade, W. T. & Duncan, J. G., Jul 1 2018, In : International Journal of Obesity. 42, 7, p. 1306-1316 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Drosophila divalent metal ion transporter Malvolio is required in dopaminergic neurons for feeding decisions

    Søvik, E., LaMora, A., Seehra, G., Barron, A. B., Duncan, J. G. & Ben-Shahar, Y., Jun 2017, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 16, 5, p. 506-514 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Scopus citations

    High-sucrose-induced maternal obesity disrupts ovarian function and decreases fertility in Drosophila melanogaster

    Brookheart, R. T., Swearingen, A. R., Collins, C. A., Cline, L. M. & Duncan, J. G., Jun 1 2017, In : Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Basis of Disease. 1863, 6, p. 1255-1263 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Scopus citations