Christine Mermier

Christine Mermier

Honor:

2017 Women In STEM research award winner

Title:

associate professor in the Exercise Science Department

Winning project:

Modulating mitchondrial function to alter insulin signaling in insulin resistant C2C12 cells.

Project focus:

Along with Kristina Trujillo, Mermier will continue their work on understanding the link between mitochondrial function and insulin signaling. This research could lead to improved insulin signaling in cell culture and even reduce high-fat-diet induced insulin resistance in rats.