Lab Personnel

 

           "The Crew"

 

 

Dr. Jeff Tessem

Dr. Jeff Tessem  

Principle Investigator

        B.S. Microbiology, Brigham Young University (2001)

        Ph.D. Biophysics and Genetics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2007)

        Post-doctoral fellowship, Duke University Medical Center's Sarah W. Stedman Center for Nutrition and Metabolism Research

2014 BYU MEG recipient 2015 BYU MEG recipeint . . Current Students

Carrie Draney

Carrie Draney  

Graduate Student, ORCA Grant Recipient

        Graduate Student: Masters in Nutritional Science

        Hometown: Spokane, WA

        Research Projects: Role of HDAC1 in β-Cell proliferation, Effects of maternal overnutrition on Nr4a1 deficient β-Cells

2014-2015 ORCA Recipient- The role of HDAC1 in increasing functional β-cell mass

 

Jason Ray

Jason Ray 

Research Assistant, ORCA Grant Recipient

        Major: Chemistry

        Hometown: Durham, NC

        Research Projects: FOS and CEBPalpha in β-Cell Populations, The effects of cocoa epicatechins on functional β-Cell mass

2013-2014 ORCA Recipient- The role of c-FOS in increasing functional β-cell mass 2015-2016 ORCA Recipient- CEBPalpha and increased functional β-cell mass





Kyle Kener

Research Assistant, ORCA Grant Recipient

        Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

        Hometown: Pocatello, ID

        Research Projects: FOS in β-Cell Populations, Effect of Nr4a3 deletion on β-Cella 

2014-2015 ORCA Recipient- The role of c-FOS in protecting β-cells from apoptosis
2015-2016 ORCA Recipient- Defining the role of Nr4a3 in β-cell function by analysis of full body knockout




Sam Grover

Research Assistant

        Major: Nutritional Science

        Hometown: Orem, UT

        Research Projects: Nr4a transcriptional targets in beta cell proliferation




Joseph Levie

Research Assistant

        Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

        Hometown: Chino Valley, AZ