Session I: Suzanne M. Scharer Room

Jia-Yu Ke and David DiSilvestro

From Left: Jia-Yu Ke and David DiSilvestro presented at the 2014 Student Research Forum. Not pictured: Sin Nee Ng. Copyright 2014 – The Ohio State University. All Rights Reserved.

David DiSilvestro
Human Sciences, Human Nutrition
Dr. Ouliana Ziouzenkova, Advisor

Title: The Effect of Thermogenic and Appetite Suppressing Capsules on Mice Fed a High Fat Diet
Abstract: Obesity affects many Americans. We proposed a solution by encapsulating thermogenic cells and injecting them into fat. We fed mice, treated with cellular or acellular/empty capsules, a high-fat diet. Our results show the efficacy of encapsulated thermocytes in increasing thermogenesis and attenuating weight gain induced by a high-fat diet. Contact:

Jia-Yu Ke
Human Sciences, Human Nutrition
Dr. Martha Belury, Advisor

Title: Naringenin Decreases Food Intake, Body Weight, Body Fat, and Hepatic Lipid Accumulation in Ovariectomized Female Mice
Abstract: Adverse metabolic changes occur in women during menopause. Few studies investigated whether naringenin protects against menopause-induced metabolic disturbances. Our study demonstrated that naringenin decreased body weight, food intake, and adiposity, accompanied by attenuation of hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, and hepatic lipid accumulation developed in ovariectomized (OVX) mice. Our findings suggest that naringenin may prevent OVX-induced metabolic disturbances. Contact:

Sin Nee Ng
Human Sciences, Human Nutrition
Dr. Julie Kennel, Advisor

Title: The Association of Vitamin D Dietary Intake and Type 2 Diabetes among African Americans in Central Ohio
Abstract: African Americans have higher incidence of vitamin D deficiency, and are two times more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) compared to other ethnic groups. In this study, we will investigate the association of vitamin D intake and T2D diagnosis among African American adults in Central Ohio. Contact: