- Previous Position
Senior Research Assistant, Department of Physiology, University of Tennesee Health Science Center from 2013-06-01 to 2016-07-31. (8 years, 1 month)
- I joined the Bridges laboratory in June, 2013 after earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Mississippi State University and a Master of Science in Biology at the University of Akron. During my graduate training, my research primarily focused on molecular neuroendocrinology and behavior under Dr. Bruce Cushing using prairie voles as a model organism. Within the Bridges laboratory, we employ a variety of techniques, as well as multiple organisms to further our scientific knowledge regarding diabetes and obesity. Through our findings, we hope to improve upon current treatment methods for diabetes and obesity.
Erin Stephenson, JeAnna Redd, Detrick Snyder, Quynh Tran, Binbin Lu, Matthew Peloquin, Molly Mulcahy, Innocence Harvey, Kaleigh Fisher, Joan Han, Nathan Qi, Alan Saltiel and Dave Bridges. Skeletal Muscle mTORC1 Activation Increases Energy Expenditure and Reduces Longevity in Mice 2019. bioRxiv Full Text Details. Preprint
Erin Stephenson, Sridhar Jaligama, Alyse Ragauskas, JeAnna Redd, Jyothi Parvathareddy, Matthew Peloquin, Jordy Saravia, Joan Han, Stephania Cormier and Dave Bridges. Exposure to environmentally persistent free radicals during gestation lowers energy expenditure and impairs skeletal muscle mitochondrial function in 2016. American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology And Metabolism 310(11):E1003-E1015 Full Text Details.