Mission Statement

We are interested in fundamental and translational aspects of lipid metabolism in nutrition-related chronic diseases. In particular, how dietary (intestinal) derived lipids and their metabolism contribute to, or alleviate pathways that cause cardiovascular etiology.

We are keen to appreciate how the etiology of early obesity, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes accelerates CVD complications and influence lipid homeostasis. Our dynamic and vibrant group fosters a supportive research environment for staff/trainees in order to build capacity and facilitate unique inter-disciplinary scientific training.

Recent Scientific Publications

  1. She, Y., Wang, K., Makarowski, A., Mangat, R., Tsai, S., Willing, B. P., Proctor, S. D., & Richard, C. (2022). Effect of High-Fat and Low-Fat Dairy Products on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors and Immune Function in a Low Birthweight Swine Model of Diet-Induced Insulin Resistance. Frontiers in nutrition, 9, 923120. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2022.923120   IF 6.59
  2. She, Y., Wang, K., Makarowski, A., Mangat, R., Tsai, S., Willing, B. P., Proctor, S. D., & Richard, C. (2022). Low-fat dairy consumption improves intestinal immune function more than high-fat dairy in a diet induced swine model of insulin resistance. European Journal of Nutrition. Accepted. IF  4.865
  3. Edward C. Deehan; Zhengxiao Zhang; Alessandra Riva; Anissa M. Armet; Maria Elisa Perez-Muñoz; Nguyen K. Nguyen; Jacqueline A. Krysa; Benjamin Seethaler; Yuan-Yuan Zhao; Janis Cole; Fuyong Li; Bela Hausmann; Andreas Spittler; Julie-Anne Nazare; Nathalie M. Delzenne; Jonathan M. Curtis; Wendy V. Wismer; Spencer D. Proctor; Jeffrey A. Bakal; Stephan C. Bischoff; Dan Knights; Catherine J. Field; David Berry; Carla M. Prado; Jens Walter. Elucidating the role of the gut microbiota in the physiological effects of dietary fiber. MBIO-D-21-01602R1.  Microbiome Journal. Accepted Feb 2022. 2-year Impact Factor=14.5.
  4. She, Y., Mangat, R., Tsai, S., Proctor, S., & Richard, C*. (2022). The interplay of obesity, dyslipidemia and immune dysfunction: a brief overview on pathophysiology, animal models, and nutritional modulation. Frontiers in Nutrition. 2022; 9: 840209.  PMID: 35252310.  Impact Factor:  5.87.
  5. Braga Tibães, J.R., Azarcoya-Barrera, J., Wollin, B., Veida-Silva, H., Makarowski, A., Vine, D., Tsai, S., Jacobs, R., Richard, C*. (2022). Sex differences distinctly impact high-fat diet-induced immune dysfunction in Wistar rats.  Journal of Nutrition. 2022 Jan 31;nxac024.  PMID: 35102397  Impact Factor:  4.80.