Kylie Kavanagh, DVM MS MPH

Assistant Professor of Pathology (Comparative Medicine)

Tel: 336-713-1475
Fax: 336-716-1515
kkavanag@wakehealth.edu

Current Research:

My interests lie in understanding how aging changes the body's physiology and ability to cope with metabolic stress, eventually resulting in pre-diabetes or diabetes. Higher glucose not only increases the oxidative load on all cells but also impairs the ability to respond and cope with that insult. I am particularly interested in the chaperone proteins (heat shock protein family) and their loss of inducibility with age and diabetes, and how this facilitates multisystemic health declines. We are also actively researching nutritional influences on obesity and glucose metabolism, looking particularly at the effects of different fat, simple carbohydrate and protein sources. We evaluate the microbiome and intestinal function under nutritional stress at different life-stages.

Publications:

Quick Reference

Section Head:
J. Mark Cline, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Tel: 336-716-1564

Department of Pathology
Comparative Medicine
WF School of Medicine
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Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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