Subject area:

  • Applied Research
    • Disease Prevention.

Research interests:

  • Obesity-linked conditions such as fatty liver disease and certain forms of cancer; mechanisms of insulin resistance; signal transduction; diet-induced animal models of obesity and insulin resistance; animal models of cancer.

In response to the obesity epidemic public health concern, the Greene Laboratory is researching the link between obesity and chronic diseases. The mechanistic work has focused on: 1) factors mediating the progression of fatty liver disease; 2) the role of sugary drinks in the development of obesity and fatty liver disease; and 3) the link between obesity and certain forms of cancer. The translational work has focused on: 1) examining factors influencing Mediterranean diet adherence in the southeast United States and Italy and 2) Mediterranean diet interventions to reduce metabolic disease risk factors.

Skills and Expertise:

  • Insulin Signaling
  • Phosphorylation.
Food Science and Technology, Hospitality and Tourism, Nutrition and Dietetic Services, Nutrition
PhD, University of Connecticut, Molecular and Cell Biology, 1998
MS, University of Washington, Aquatic Toxicology, 1992
BS, University of Miami, Biology and Marine Science, 1988