BS: Microbiology and Bioanalysis, University of Antioquia, Colombia, 2006.
PhD: Immunobiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.
Postdoc: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Division of Immunobiology, Cincinnati, OH, 2022.
Obesity; T2D; NAFLD
Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology GI
Immune regulation; inflammation; obesity; diabetes; liver disease; aging
Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
BAFF and APRIL counterregulate susceptibility to inflammation-induced preterm birth. Cell Reports. 2023; 42:112352.
Thermoneutral housing shapes hepatic inflammation and damage in mouse models of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Frontiers in Immunology. 2023; 14:1095132.
Microbial metabolite butyrate promotes induction of IL-10+IgM+ plasma cells. PloS one. 2022; 17:e0266071.
A protocol for isolation of primary human immune cells from the liver and mesenteric white adipose tissue biopsies. STAR Protocols. 2021; 2:100937.
A BAFF/APRIL axis regulates obesogenic diet-driven weight gain. Nature Communications. 2021; 12:2911.
Non-hematopoietic IL-4Rα expression contributes to fructose-driven obesity and metabolic sequelae. International Journal of Obesity. 2021; 45:2377-2387.
Implications of Inflammatory States on Dysfunctional Immune Responses in Aging and Obesity. Frontiers in Aging. 2021; 2:732414.
Aging mitigates the severity of obesity-associated metabolic sequelae in a gender independent manner. Nutrition and Diabetes. 2021; 11:15.
PKM2-dependent metabolic skewing of hepatic Th17 cells regulates pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Cell Metabolism. 2021; 33:1187-1204.e9.
Obeticholic acid ameliorates severity of Clostridioides difficile infection in high fat diet-induced obese mice. Mucosal Immunology. 2021; 14:500-510.