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PEOPLE:

PI: Darleen Sandoval, PhDD_Sandoval_Lab

Dr. Sandoval is currently Professor in Pediatrics and Medicine at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with a primary appointment in the Section of Nutrition and a secondary appointment in Endocrinology.  Dr. Sandoval received her Ph.D. in Exercise Science at Arizona State University and did a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Vanderbuilt University in the Division of Endocrinology.  Dr. Sandoval's work focuses on the role of the gut-brain axis in regulation of metabolism.  She has two general themes to this work. One is focused on understanding the role of the gut hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) on glucose homeostasis and how dysregulation of GLP-1 is involved with the onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus.  The other is focused on understanding the mechanisms underscoring the success of surgery, but also how bariatric surgery impact physiology.  She has over 100 publications on this work and is funded by the NIH and American Diabetes Association.  Dr. Sandoval has also invested considerable efforts towards Diversity Equity and Inclusion, including as Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Women's Interprofessional Network of The American Diabetes Association.  She serves as a permanent member of NIDDK-C study section and recently Co-Chaired the American Heart Association's Signaling 2 Fellowship Peer Review Committee. 


Ki Suk Kim, PhDKi-Suk Kim

Education:  

  • B.S. from Hanyang Univ. Korea
  • M.S. from Kyung Hee Univ. Korea
  • Ph.D. from Kyung Hee Univ. Korea
  • Postdoc from Univ. of Michigan

Current Position: Research Instructor

Research: I study the therapeutic options for obesity and comorbidities through the lens of bariatric surgery and stem cell biology.

Email: kisuk.kim@cuanschutz.edu

Work phone: (303) 724-0619


 


Silvania da Silva Teixeira, PhD Silvania da Silva Teixeira

Education:  

  • B.S. from São Paulo State University Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP),   Botucatu, Brazil
  • Ph.D. from University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil
  • Postdoc from University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil       

Current Position: Research Instructor

Research: I investigate the physiological and molecular mechanisms that underlie post-bariatric hypoglycemia and explore whether these changes also contribute to surgery-induced improvements in glucose homeostasis. I am also interested in the actions of thyroid hormone metabolites on metabolism.

Email:  silvania.dasilvateixeira@cuanschutz.edu

Work phone: (303) 724-0619


Maigen Bethea, PhD Maigen Bethea

Education:  

  • B.S. from Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
  • Ph.D. from University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Research: I study the contribution of vagal afferent neurons to the metabolic success of bariatric surgery. I am also investigating the paracrine actions of Glp1 in the pancreas.

Email:  maigen.bethea@cuanschutz.edu

Work Telephone: (303) 724-0619


Michelle Mangette, BSMichelle Mangette

Education:  B.S. from Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

Current Position: Professional Research Assistant / Animal colony specialist

Email:  michelle.mangette@cuanschutz.edu

Work phone: (303) 724-0619

 

 

 

 

 


Danielle Leander, BS D_Leander_Lab                                                                          

Education:  B.S. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Current Position: Professional Research Assistant / Lab Surgeon

Email:  danielle.leander@cuanschutz.edu

Telephone: (303) 724-0619

 

 

 

 



Jasmine Hendrix, AS Jasmine Hendrix

Education: Associate of General Science, Certified Veterinary Assistant

Current Position: Professional Research Assistant           

EmailJasmine.Hendrix@cuanschutz.edu

Work phone: (720) 878-6762