Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Office Location: BJCIH 10111
Mailing Address: 660 S. Euclid Ave.
Campus Box 8127
St. Louis, MO 63110
Office Phone: (314) 362-1997
Fax: (314) 7470264
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Arin grew up in Fulton MO. She attended Truman State University in Kirksville Missouri where she received Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and psychology. While at Truman, Arin was awarded a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) summer fellowship. This introduction to research inspired Arin to pursue a PhD at the University of Missouri where she was co-advised by Dr. Charlotte Phillips and Dr. Laura Schulz. Arin was awarded a Life Sciences Doctoral Fellowship to study the role of maternal health on adult offspring bone strength. In 2016, Arin transitioned to the laboratory of Dr. Kelle Moley where she currently studies the role of maternal diet on embryo implantation and offspring metabolic outcome.
Maternal over nutrition and obesity during pregnancy increases the risk for developing obesity, insulin insensitivity, hypertension and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the offspring. As over 30% of reproductive-age women are obese, it is critical to determine the mechanisms by which maternal obesity influences the life-long health of subsequent generations. Since joining the Moley laboratory, Arin has been working to understand the transgenerational consequences of maternal fructose intake on mitochondrial integrity and development of metabolic disease in the offspring. Her long-term goal is to uncover the mechanism by which specific maternal factors program offspring disease and develop maternal interventions to improve the health of future generations.
Mentor Kelle Moley, MD