James McManaman, PhD

Director, Graduate Program in Integrative Physiology
Division of Reproductive Sciences
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


PhD in Chemistry (1978), University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Research Complex 2
12700 East 19th Avenue
Room 3013, MS 8613
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-3500
Fax: (303) 724-3512

Research Interests
Dr. McManaman’s current research interests are related to the cellular and systems physiology of lipid metabolism with particular emphasis on mammary gland function, neonatal metabolic health and obesity. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters and has mentored over 30 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Full List of Publications

Recent Publications

  1. Takahashi S, Luo Y, Ranjit S, Xie C, Libby AE, Orlicky DJ, Dvornikov A, Wang XX, Myakala K, Jones BA, Bhasin K, Wang D, McManaman JL, Krausz KW, Gratton E, Ir D, Robertson CE, Frank DN, Gonzalez FJ, Levi M. Bile acid sequestration reverses liver injury and prevents progression of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in Western diet-fed mice. J Biol Chem. 2020 Apr 03; 295(14):4733-4747. PMID: 32075905.
  2. Monks J, Ladinsky MS, McManaman JL. Organellar Contacts of Milk Lipid Droplets. Contact (Thousand Oaks). 2020 Jan-Dec; 3. PMID: 32232194.
  3. Ladinsky MS, Mardones GA, Orlicky DJ, Howell KE, McManaman JL. Electron Tomography Revels that Milk Lipids Originate from Endoplasmic Reticulum Domains with Novel Structural Features. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2019 Dec; 24(4):293-304. PMID: 31709487.
  4. Orlicky DJ, Libby AE, Bales ES, McMahan RH, Monks J, La Rosa FG, McManaman JL. Perilipin-2 promotes obesity and progressive fatty liver disease in mice through mechanistically distinct hepatocyte and extra-hepatocyte actions. J Physiol. 2019 03; 597(6):1565-1584. PMID: 30536914.
  5. Libby AE, Bales ES, Monks J, Orlicky DJ, McManaman JL. Perilipin-2 deletion promotes carbohydrate-mediated browning of white adipose tissue at ambient temperature. J Lipid Res. 2018 08; 59(8):1482-1500. PMID: 29866659.
  6. Monks J, Orlicky DJ, Stefanski AL, Libby AE, Bales ES, Rudolph MC, Johnson GC, Sherk VD, Jackman MR, Williamson K, Carlson NE, MacLean PS, McManaman JL. Maternal obesity during lactation may protect offspring from high fat diet-induced metabolic dysfunction. Nutr Diabetes. 2018 04 25; 8(1):18. PMID: 29695710.
  7. Hazegh KE, Nemkov T, D'Alessandro A, Diller JD, Monks J, McManaman JL, Jones KL, Hansen KC, Reis T. Correction: An autonomous metabolic role for Spen. PLoS Genet. 2018 03; 14(3):e1007266. PMID: 29509756.
  8. Xiong X, Bales ES, Ir D, Robertson CE, McManaman JL, Frank DN, Parkinson J. Perilipin-2 modulates dietary fat-induced microbial global gene expression profiles in the mouse intestine. Microbiome. 2017 09 06; 5(1):117. PMID: 28877764.
  9. Hazegh KE, Nemkov T, D'Alessandro A, Diller JD, Monks J, McManaman JL, Jones KL, Hansen KC, Reis T. An autonomous metabolic role for Spen. PLoS Genet. 2017 Jun; 13(6):e1006859. PMID: 28640815.
  10. Libby AE, Bales E, Orlicky DJ, McManaman JL. Perilipin-2 Deletion Impairs Hepatic Lipid Accumulation by Interfering with Sterol Regulatory Element-binding Protein (SREBP) Activation and Altering the Hepatic Lipidome. J Biol Chem. 2016 Nov 11; 291(46):24231-24246. PMID: 27679530.


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