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Kate Townsend Creasy, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Cardiovascular Research Inst
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-1155
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    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral ResearchMedicine/ Cardiovascular Research Institute
    University of KentuckyPhD2015Nutritional Sciences
    University of North Carolina, GreensboroPost-BaccalaureateHuman Nutrition & Dietetics
    Greensboro CollegeB.S.Business Admin/Economics
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    University of California San Francisco2018T32 Postdoctoral Training Grant- Molecular and Cellular Basis of Cardiovascular Disease
    University of Kentucky2014  - 2015Graduate School Academic Year Fellowship
    University of Kentucky2012  - 2014T32 Predoctoral Training Grant- Nutrition and Oxidative Stress
    University of Kentucky2012  - 2015Daniel R. Reedy Quality Achievement Award
    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. Emerging roles of HDL in immune function. Curr Opin Lipidol. 2018 12; 29(6):486-487. Creasy KT, Kane JP, Malloy MJ. PMID: 30382953.
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    2. Zhx2 (zinc fingers and homeoboxes 2) regulates major urinary protein gene expression in the mouse liver. J Biol Chem. 2017 04 21; 292(16):6765-6774. Jiang J, Creasy KT, Purnell J, Peterson ML, Spear BT. PMID: 28258223.
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    3. Zinc Fingers and Homeoboxes 2 (Zhx2) Regulates Sexually Dimorphic Cyp Gene Expression in the Adult Mouse Liver. Gene Expr. 2016; 17(1):7-17. Creasy KT, Jiang J, Ren H, Peterson ML, Spear BT. PMID: 27197076.
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    4. The role of PI3K/mTOR inhibition in combination with sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma treatment. Anticancer Res. 2012 Jul; 32(7):2531-6. Gedaly R, Angulo P, Chen C, Creasy KT, Spear BT, Hundley J, Daily MF, Shah M, Evers BM. PMID: 22753710.
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