Researcher, Mitochondria and Metabolism Center
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Currently accepting rotating graduate students, for more information, contact Dr. Van Gilst at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuclear receptors and nutritional response
Impact of nutrition on aging and reproduction
Nutritional and developmental control of lipid metabolism
Honors and Awards
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship: 1998-2001
American Diabetes Association Junior Faculty Award: 2007-2009
Glenn Award for Outstanding Research in the Biology of Aging: 2010
Van Gilst MR, Hadjivassiliou H, Jolly A and Yamamoto KR (2005) Nuclear hormone receptor NHR-49 controls fat consumption and fatty acid composition in C. elegans. PLoS Biology 3, 301-312.
Van Gilst MR, Hadjivassiliou H and Yamamoto KR (2005) A C. elegans nutrient response system partially dependent upon NHR-49. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102, 13496-13501.
Perez CL and Van Gilst MR (2008) A 13C isotope labeling strategy reveals the impact of insulin signaling on lipogenesis in C. elegans. Cell Metabolism 8, 266-274.
Hahn-Windgassen A and Van Gilst MR (2009) The Caenorhabditis elegans HNF4α homolog, NHR-31, mediates excretory tube growth and function through coordinate regulation of the vacuolar ATPase. PLoS Genetics 5, e1000553.
Angelo G and Van Gilst MR (2009) Starvation protects germline stem cells and extends reproductive longevity in C. elegans. Science 326, 954-958.
Pathare PP, Lin A, Bornfeldt KE, Taubert S and Van Gilst MR (2012) Coordinate regulation of lipid metabolism by novel nuclear receptor partnerships. PLoS Genetics 8(4):e1002645.