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Dr. Caroline Rowe is a new academic track faculty joining the Anatomy teaching faculty in IBP. Dr. Rowe is originally from Chicago, Illinois and attended the University of Minnesota as an undergraduate. She received her BS in Anthropology (2015) and PhD in Biologi- cal Anthropology (2021), University of Minnesota. Dr. Rowe then began her postdoctoral training in the Anatomy Departments of Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP) together with adjunct course director for Augsburg University and Bethel University. She was hired by IBP as an associate professor in September 2022. Her research focuses on the effects of microbial bioerosion on the cortical surfaces of post-mortem bone.
Welcome aboard, Carrie!
Dr. Lockridge joined the UMN Integrative Biology and Physiology graduate program in 2014 and was the first IBP trainee to successfully defend her thesis via Zoom during the COVID-19 lockdowns of early 2020. As a member of Dr. Emilyn Alejandro’s lab, she stud- ied the role of protein O-GlcNAcylation in the nutrient regulation of beta cell insulin se- cretion. Through the IBP seminar series, she was introduced to a founding scientist of the O-GlcNAc field, Dr. John Hanover, which whom she is now serving as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. They recently published a review on the interconnections between lipid physiology and O-GlcNAcylation for the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology. In 2021, Dr. Lockridge received the Nancy Nossal Fel- lowship Award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK). In 2022, she was accepted into the National Institute of General Medical Scienc- es’ prestigious Postdoctoral Research Associate Training (PRAT) program. Dr. Lockridge is currently proud to serve as the elected chair of the NIDDK Fellows Advisory Board.
Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Dedicated to an integrative systems biology approach to bio-medical discovery. We partner with colleagues across disciplines to investigate questions ranging from the gene/molecule to the intact animal, while striving for excellence in research and dissemination of new knowledge with local, national, and global impact.
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