Dr Sharon Mitchell
PhD (Aberdeen University 2002)
2015-date Research Fellow, Lab Manager Energetics Research Group
2016-date Megan Simpson
2016-2020 Jazmin Mendoza “Impacts of the thermic effect of food on feeding behaviour in mice: a test of the heat dissipation limits theory”
2015-2020 Emem Udoh PhD “Impacts of Calorie Restriction on Behaviour and Post-restriction Hyperphagia”
2015-2017 Heba Althubaiti “Fruit and Vegetable Intake and its Relationship with Health Parameters in Primary School Children”
2019-2020 MSci Daniel Phillips “Remodelling of three different tissues in the male C57BL/6 mouse during short-term graded caloric restriction is caused by tissue-specific variations in cell size and number”
2018-2019 MRes Stephanie Summers "The Impact of Short-Term Graded Calorie Restriction on Melanocortin-3 receptor (MC3R) Knockout Mice"
2013-2015 MSci Megan Simpson “The effect of maternal age on offspring susceptibility to high fat diet induced obesity and offspring expression of hypothalamic obesity related genes”.
2011-2013 MRes Dawn Graham, “The Role of Neuropeptides and their Receptors in Response to Increased Hunger, Reduced Food Intake and Reduced Body Fat Content”.
2011-2013 MRes Nicole Culbert, “Does Hunger Neuropeptide and Energy Balance Manipulation Affect Metabolic Rate and Antioxidant Activity in C57BL/6 Mice under Caloric Restriction?”
Supervisor of a number of Erasmus Funded Internships from AgroSup, Djon, France.
Lab Skills in Biosciences (BI3812), co-coordinator with Cath Jones
Parasitology Field trip (BI25F3), co-coordinator with Jerry Sternberg
Supervisor for laboratory-based research projects for Honours students
Lecturer on following courses:
Environmental Physiology (ZO3513)
Principles of Animal Physiology (BI2510)
Diversity of Life 2 (BI1512)
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Protein quality and quantity influence the effect of dietary fat on weight gain and tissue partitioning via host-microbiota changesCell Reports, vol. 35, no. 6, 109093Contributions to Journals: Articles
The effects of graded levels of calorie restriction XV: phase space attractors reveal distinct behavioral phenotypesThe Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 75, no. 5, pp. 858-866Contributions to Journals: Articles
The Effects of Graded Levels of Calorie Restriction: XIV. Global Metabolomics Screen Reveals Brown Adipose Tissue Changes in Amino Acids, Catecholamines, and Antioxidants After Short-Term Restriction in C57BL/6 MiceThe Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 218-229Contributions to Journals: Articles
GPR55 deficiency is associated with increased adiposity and impaired insulin signaling in peripheral metabolic tissuesThe FASEB Journal, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 1299-1312Contributions to Journals: Articles
The Effects of Graded Levels of Calorie Restriction: XIII. Global Metabolomics Screen Reveals Graded Changes in Circulating Amino Acids, Vitamins, and Bile Acids in the Plasma of C57BL/6 MiceThe Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 16-26Contributions to Journals: Articles
Female adipose tissue-specific Bscl2 knockout mice develop only moderate metabolic dysfunction when housed at thermoneutrality and fed a high-fat dietScientific Reports, vol. 8, 17863Contributions to Journals: Articles
The effects of graded caloric restriction: XII. Comparison of mouse to human impact on cellular senescence in the colonAging Cell, vol. 17, no. 3, e12746Contributions to Journals: Articles
Limits to sustained energy intake XXVII: trade-offs between first and second litters in lactating mice support the ecological context hypothesisJournal of Experimental Biology, vol. 221, no. 5, jeb170902Contributions to Journals: Articles
The Effects of Graded Levels of Calorie Restriction: X. Transcriptomic Responses of Epididymal Adipose TissueThe Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 279-288Contributions to Journals: Articles
Limits to sustained energy intake XXVIII: Beneficial effects of high dietary fat on lactation performance in miceJournal of Experimental Biology, vol. 221, jeb180828Contributions to Journals: Articles