Third Year Student, 2012 - 2013
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
BS in Biological Sciences, minor in Nutritional Sciences, 2008 – Louisiana State University
Advisor: Mark Chappell, PhD; Surgical Sciences
My research interests include defining specific mechanisms and pathways by which botanically derived nutrients interact at a cellular level. Moreover, it is my desire to study biochemically based aspects of botanical lipid metabolism including the metabolic conversion of various Omega-3 (ω3) and Omega-6 (ω6) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), as current research is suggesting a cardioprotective and anti-inflammatory role of these PUFAs. The objectives of my research will help delineate how an individual’s genotype translates to changes in the expression of genes/enzymes that orchestrate ω3/ω6 PUFA metabolism at a cellular level. Although there are likely numerous genetic markers and metabolic changes that contribute to health disparities, certainly genetic polymorphisms, such as those found in the enzymes that that regulate PUFA biosynthesis (fatty acid desaturases, FADS), could confer increased risk as certain populations, are exposed to Western diets.
Honors and Awards:
Bryan Wilson 2nd year student in MMTS received a Diversity Supplement grant for his work with Dr. Chilton on the “Role of Fatty Acid Desaturase(s) (FADS) Polymorphisms”: Grant #, NIH 3P50 AT002782-07S1, Research Supplements To Promote Diversity In Health-Related Research - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Center for Botanical Lipids and Inflammatory Disease Prevention. 3 years of funding
Bryan Wilson was elected Vice President of the Black Graduate Students Association of Wake Forest University.
Selected as a student chair for the “Dietary Bioactive Components” Symposium at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting in San Diego, California.
Won 1st place in the oral presentation competition at the Georgia Institute of Technology Graduate Technical Symposium
Awarded a FASEB travel award to attend the upcoming 2012 Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, California this spring
Selected as an official meeting blogger and press representative for the 2012 Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, California
Published in the American Red Cross Journal of Immunohematology: Bryan Wilson Article Published
Wilson, Bryan A. "Kitcher, Philip. Science in a Democratic Society (Book Review)." Science, Books and Film 48.1 (2012): 19.
Wilson, Bryan A., O’Connor, Wendi G., Monte S. Willis. “The Legacy of Charles R. Drew MD, CM, MDSci.” Immunohematology 27 (3) 2011.
Wilson, Bryan A., Monte S. Willis, and Jonathan C. Schisler. "Sir Hans Adolf Krebs: Architect of Metabolic Cycles." Lab Medicine 41 (2010): 377-80. Print.
Wilson, Bryan A. and Monte S. Willis. “Percy Lavon Julian: Pioneer of Medicinal Chemistry Synthesis.” Lab Medicine 41 (2010): 688-692. Print.