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Tom Brenna joined The University of Texas at Austin in 2017 as a professor of pediatrics, human nutrition and chemistry in the Dell Medical School and the College of Natural Sciences. He served for 28 years as a professor of human nutrition, food science and chemistry at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he is currently professor emeritus. He served as a member of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Panel for the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. He was president of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) and was a member of the WHO/FAO Expert Consultancy on Fats and Fatty Acids (2011). Brenna’s research focuses on fats and oils and fatty acids. His group’s basic research into the chemical, biochemical, metabolic, genetic and ecological aspects of fatty acids has had a decisive influence on modern knowledge of these key nutrients.

Upon graduation from Downstate Medical College in New York, Allen Lieberman served nine years on active duty in the United States Army. He completed his pediatric residency in El Paso, Texas, followed by an allergy and immunology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. During this period, he studied at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Research Output 1984 2018

A novel FADS2 isoform identified in human milk fat globule suppresses FADS2 mediated Δ6-desaturation of omega-3 fatty acids

Kothapalli, K. S. D., Park, H. G., Guo, X., Sun, X., Zou, J., Hyon, S. S., Qin, X., Lawrence, P., Ran-Ressler, R. R., Zhang, J. Y., Gu, Z. & Brenna, J. T., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fatty Acid Desaturases
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Human Milk
Protein Isoforms
Unsaturated Fatty Acids

A rare eicosanoid precursor analogue, sciadonic acid (5Z,11Z,14Z–20: 3), detected in vivo in hormone positive breast cancer tissue

Park, H. G., Zhang, J. Y., Foster, C., Sudilovsky, D., Schwed, D. A., Mecenas, J., Devapatla, S., Lawrence, P., Kothapalli, K. S. D. & Brenna, J. T., Jul 1 2018, In : Prostaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. 134, p. 1-6 6 p.

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Breast Neoplasms
Arachidonic Acid
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A regulatory insertion-deletion polymorphism in the FADS gene cluster influences PUFA and lipid profiles among Chinese adults: A population-based study

Li, P., Zhao, J., Kothapalli, K. S. D., Li, X., Li, H., Han, Y., Mi, S., Zhao, W., Li, Q., Zhang, H., Song, Y., Brenna, J. T. & Gao, Y., Jun 1 2018, In : American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 107, 6, p. 867-875 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multigene Family
Unsaturated Fatty Acids
Arachidonic Acid
Eicosapentaenoic Acid

Associations of plasma very-long-chain SFA and the metabolic syndrome in adults

Zhao, J., Li, X., Li, X., Chu, Q., Zhou, Y., Li, Z., Zhang, H., Brenna, J. T., Song, Y. & Gao, Y., Oct 28 2018, In : British Journal of Nutrition. 120, 8, p. 855-862 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Population Characteristics
Fatty Acids
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
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BCFA-enriched vernix-monoacylglycerol reduces LPS-induced inflammatory markers in human enterocytes in vitro

Yan, Y., Wang, Z., Wang, D., Lawrence, P., Wang, X., Kothapalli, K. S. D., Greenwald, J., Liu, R., Park, H. G. & Brenna, J. T., Apr 1 2018, In : Pediatric Research. 83, 4, p. 874-879 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fatty Acids
Nonesterified Fatty Acids