Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 2018, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, 2013, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
My work focuses on lipid metabolism, diabetes and muscle physiology in the laboratory of Dr. Vishwajeet Puri. Our studies revolve around Fat-specific protein 27 (FSP27; a lipid droplet-associated protein) and its role as a regulatory protein in these pathways. We use both cell culture and animal models (mice) to modulate the expression of FSP27 in adipose tissue, muscle and endothelium. Our lab also collaborates with researchers around the world to determine how FSP27 functions in humans.
Slayton, M., Gupta, A., Balakrishnan, B., & Puri, V. (2019). CIDE Proteins in Human Health and Disease. Cells, 8(3), 238. doi:10.3390/cells8030238
Slayton, M., Hossain, T., & Biegalke, B. J. (2018). pUL34 binding near the human cytomegalovirus origin of lytic replication enhances DNA replication and viral growth. Virology, 518, 414–422. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2018.03.017