Current Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Biography
Daniel P. Kelly, M.D.
Tavistock Distinguished Professor; Scientific Director, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona/centerandlabs/obesity/kellylab/Lab%20Member%20Images/Dr.%20Kelly.jpg

For more information, please visit:

Dr. Kelly's Faculty Page


Lab/Project Managers

Biography
Teresa C. Leone, B.S.
Laboratory Director/centerandlabs/obesity/kellylab/Lab%20Member%20Images/Teresa%20Leone.jpg
Fontbonne University
 
Oversees a subset of the Kelly Lab projects and is involved in development and characterization of genetically-engineered mouse models for the Kelly laboratory.
Rick Vega, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor/centerandlabs/obesity/kellylab/Lab%20Member%20Images/Rick%20Vega.JPG
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
 
Oversees projects involving therapeutic target discovery [drug development] and small molecule screens, including a collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

Administrative Staff


Technical Staff

Biography
Jeanne K. Brooks, M.S.
Research Associate II/centerandlabs/obesity/kellylab/Lab%20Member%20Images/Jeanne%20Brooks%202.jpg
Georgia State University

Contributes to a pharmaceutical collaboration involving small molecule screens and early stages of drug development.
Rosa H. Rosario, B.S.
Research Associate I/centerandlabs/obesity/kellylab/Lab%20Member%20Images/Rosa%20Rosario%202.jpg
City College, City University of New York

Helps with technical aspects of the laboratory and manages the mouse colony.

Staff Scientists

Biography
Ling Lai, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Staff Scientist/centerandlabs/obesity/kellylab/Lab%20Member%20Images/Ling%20Lai.jpg
Tulane University
 
PROJECT: Mitochondrial dysfunction and metabolic dysregulation induced by acute deactivation of PGC-1 in adult heart.
Toshiki Tanaka, Ph.D.
Visiting Scientist/centerandlabs/obesity/kellylab/Lab%20Member%20Images/Toshiki%20Tanaka.jpg
Kyoto University, Japan
 
PROJECT: Identification of novel heart failure therapeutics.

Postdoctoral Associates & Fellows

Biography
Byungyong Ahn, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate/centerandlabs/obesity/kellylab/Lab%20Member%20Images/Byungyong%20Ahn.JPG
Seoul National University, Korea
 
PROJECT: Delineating pathways influencing striated muscle lipotoxicity.
Michelle Trevino, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate/centerandlabs/obesity/kellylab/Lab%20Member%20Images/Michelle%20Trevino%202.jpg
Eastern Virginia Medical School 
 
PROJECT: Delineation of the molecular circuitry and pathogenic mechanisms involved in disuse atrophy.
Tomoya Sakamoto, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow/centerandlabs/obesity/kellylab/Lab%20Member%20Images/Tomoya%20Sakamoto%202.jpg
Kyoto University, Japan
 
PROJECT: Nuclear receptor-miRNA circuits controlling striated muscle metabolism.
Emily Smith, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate/centerandlabs/obesity/kellylab/Lab%20Member%20Images/Emily%20Smith%202_%202015.jpg
University of Florida-Gainesville
 
PROJECT: Elucidating the interactions of PPARbeta with AMPK and MEF2.
Julie Horton, M.S.
Graduate        Student/centerandlabs/obesity/kellylab/Lab%20Member%20Images/Julie%20Horton%202.jpg
University of Central Florida
 
PROJECT: Role of ketone oxidation and acetylation in the failing heart.

Trainee Alumni

Ola Martin, Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Biology, Biology Department, Valencia CollegeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Michael Kappelman; Assistant Professor, University of North CarolinaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Jane Bowen; Pediatrician, St. Louis Children's HospitalUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Clovis Pitchford; Pathologist, University of New MexicoUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Trevor Robison; Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Children's Memorial HospitalUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Angela Raigans; Student, St. Louis College of PharmacyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Carolyn Magee; Research Technician, Center for Cardiovascular Research, Washington University School of MedicineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Adam Wende, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at BirminghamUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Tim Peterson; Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard UniversityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Lauren Kim; Residency in Internal Medicine & Diagnostic Radiology, Washington University School of MedicineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Lori L. LaRiviere; Psychiatrist, Private Practice, Minneapolis, MNUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Jacqueline Siljee; Project Manager, Prenatal Screening at RIVM, Amsterdam, NetherlandsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
M. Eric Carter, M.D.; Clinical Practice, Boise, IDUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sharon Cresci, M.D.; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of MedicineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Fiona H. Levy, M.D.; Executive Director, Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered CareUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dennis Disch, M.D.; Cardiologist, Clinical Practice, St. Louis, MOUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Philip M. Barger, M.D.; Associate Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of MedicineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Michael N. Sack, M.D., Ph.D.; Chief, Laboratory of Mitochondrial Biology and Metabolism, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Martha Clabby, M.D.; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory UniversityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Jon Brandt, M.D.; Clinical Practice (Pediatric Hem-Onc) Green Bay, WIUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Attila Kovacs, M.D.; Associate Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of MedicineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
John Lehman, M.D.; Cardiologist, Clinical Practice, St. Louis, MOUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
David Kurtz, DVM, Ph.D.; Veterinarian, National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NCUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Suresh Narayanan, M.D.; Clinical Practice, St. Louis, MOUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Janice Huss, Ph.D.; Research Associate Professor, Division of Molecular Diabetes Research, City of Hope National Medical CenterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Finck, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric and Nutritional Science, Washington University School of MedicineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Paul Schaeffer, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Miami University, Oxford, OHUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
K. George Thampy, M.D.; Clinical Endocrinologist, St. Louis, MOUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Laurie K. Russell, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, St. Louis UniversityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Carl E. Clay, Ph.D.; Manager, Regional Scientific Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca PharmaceuticalsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Eileen M. Burkart, Ph.D.; Associate Director, US Medical Affairs, Medical Communications, Takeda PharmaceuticalsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Michael A. Brown, M.D.; Assistant Professor, Temple Heart Center, Temple University HospitalUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
John H. S. Yang, M.D.; Cardiologist, Clinical Practice, VirginiaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Lisa de las Fuentes, M.D.; Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of MedicineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Jennifer Duncan, M.D.; Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Fellowship Program Director, Washington University School of MedicineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Christopher Zechner, M.D., Ph.D.; Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical SchoolUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Richard Vega, Ph.D.; Research Assistant Professor, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake NonaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Jose A. Madrazo, M.D.; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins School of MedicineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Ling Lai, M.D., Ph.D.; Sr. Staff Scientist, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake NonaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Steven Ewer, M.D.; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of MedicineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Kari Chambers, Ph.D.; Research Instructor in Medicine, Center for Cardiovascular Research, Washington University School of MedicineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Joel Schilling, M.D., Ph.D.; Assistant Professor in Medicine and Immunology/Pathology, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of MedicineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Manya Warrier, Ph.D.; Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Kyungmoo Yea, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Scripps, La JollaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Daniel Hale, M.D.; Professor, University of Texas Medical School, San AntonioUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Fatima Djouadi, Ph.D.; Scientist, INSERM, University of ParisUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Denis Medeiros, Ph.D.; Dean of School of Graduate Studies and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Missouri-Kansas CityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Michael Brame; Teacher, Roosevelt High School, St. Louis, MissouriUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Gregory Aubert, M.D., Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern UniversityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Masayuki Tanaka, Ph.D.; Researcher, Pharmacology Research Laboratories, Takeda PharmaceuticalsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Atsutaka Yasui, Ph.D.; Researcher of Metabolic Disease, Drug Discovery Unit, Takeda PharmaceuticalsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
John Rumsey, Ph.D.; Biomedical Research Scientist, Metabolic Brain Disease, Hesperos, Inc.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasuhiro Hayashi, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, AnGes MG, Inc., JapanUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Robert Eli Brainard, Ph.D.; Faculty, Valencia CollegeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Jun Suguma, Ph.D.; Researcher of Metabolic Disease, Drug Discovery Unit, Takeda PharmaceuticalsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Zhenji Gan, Ph.D.; Professor, National Resource Center for Mutant Mice, Model Animal Research Center, Nanjing University, ChinaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).