SIHEM BOUDINA, Ph.D

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

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  • Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biochemistry Research
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Surgery

Research

Research Summary

The broad area of research that I am interested in is obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD). My group is particularly focused on deciphering the cellular events and the molecular mechanisms regulating adipocyte energy dissipation in response to oxidative stress. The overreaching goal of our research is to understand the basic regulation of adipocyte function and to identify factors that can be used to reprogram these cells into energetically more active cells for the treatment of obesity.

Research Statement

The Boudina Laboratory we are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in weight gain regulation and adipose tissue expansion in diet-induced obesity (DIO). Our laboratory is focused on (1) the understanding of the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in fat development in DIO in mice, and (2) to study the effect of dietary on white adipose progenitor cells proliferation and differentiation.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Novel pathways for fat burning that protects from high fat diet-induced metabolic (R01DK098646). PI: BOUDINA, SIHEM. National Institutes of Health, 2013 - 08/31/2015. Total project budget to date: $648,150.00
  • Novel pathways for fat burning that protects from high fat diet-induced metabolic (R01DK098646). PI: BOUDINA, SIHEM. National Institutes of Health, 2013 - 08/31/2015. Total project budget to date: $648,150.00
  • Mechanisms by Which ROS Regulate Adipogenesis and Fat Expansion in Diet-Induced Obesity. PI: Boudina, Sihem PhD. American Heart Association, 2009 - 06/30/2013. Total project budget to date: $308,000.00
  • Mechanisms by Which ROS Regulate Adipogenesis and Fat Expansion in Diet-Induced Obesity. PI: Boudina, Sihem PhD. American Heart Association, 2009 - 06/30/2013. Total project budget to date: $308,000.00