Kate Townsend Creasy, PhD

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentCardiovascular Research Inst
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    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral ResearchMedicine/ Cardiovascular Research Institute
    University of KentuckyPhD2015Nutritional Sciences
    University of North Carolina, GreensboroPost-Baccalaureate2010Human Nutrition & Dietetics
    Greensboro CollegeB.S.Business Admin/Economics
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    University of Kentucky2014  - 2015Graduate School Academic Year Fellowship
    University of Kentucky2012  - 2014T32 Predoctoral Training Grant- Nutriiton and Oxidative Stress
    University of Kentucky2012  - 2015Daniel R. Reedy Quality Achievement Award
    Barnstable Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day2014Poster Presentation Award, 3rd Place Graduate Student
    University of Kentucky2010Paul A. Thornton Graduate Fellowship
    University of North Carolina, Greensboro2010Lloyd International Honors College Student Excellence Award
    Greensboro College2005ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American

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    My research interests are understanding the biochemical properties of lipids and lipoproteins that contribute to the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, both from a molecular and genetic perspective. Cancer and cardiovascular disease have many common underlying etiologies and the metabolic pathways that are disrupted in each pathology is intertwined with the other. A key feature of both cancer and cardiovascular disease is dysfunctional lipid metabolism. My research goals are to understand the genetic and regulatory mechanisms of lipid metabolism that become altered in the progression of these diseases, and to develop methods to detect these alterations to be used for prevention and earlier treatment interventions.

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    1. Jiang J, Creasy KT, Purnell J, Peterson ML, Spear BT. Zhx2 (zinc fingers and homeoboxes 2) regulates major urinary protein gene expression in the mouse liver. J Biol Chem. 2017 Apr 21; 292(16):6765-6774. PMID: 28258223.
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    2. Creasy K, Jiang J, Ren H, Peterson ML, Spear BT. Zinc Fingers and Homeoboxes 2 (Zhx2) Regulates Sexually Dimorphic Cyp Gene Expression in the Adult Mouse Liver. Gene Expr. 2016; 17(1):7-17. PMID: 27197076.
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    3. Gedaly R, Angulo P, Chen C, Creasy KT, Spear BT, Hundley J, Daily MF, Shah M, Evers BM. The role of PI3K/mTOR inhibition in combination with sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma treatment. Anticancer Res. 2012 Jul; 32(7):2531-6. PMID: 22753710.
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