Isis Trujillo-Gonzalez, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nutrition
Trujillo-Gonzalez Lab Team
Research Specialist, Trujillo Lab
Walter Friday, a Kannapolis native, recently returned to Cabarrus County to get married. He is a 2010 graduate of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College with an AAS in Biotechnology. He is pleased to be working at the Nutrition Research Institute as a research technician. He enjoys spending time with his wife, reading, and traveling.
Research Technician, Trujillo Lab
Savanna re-joined the NRI in the Trujillo lab in August 2022 as a Research Technician. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in Fall of 2020 with a degree in exercise and sport science with a minor in neuroscience. Savanna also has a position in the behavioral health unit at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC, where she is gaining clinical experience to become a pediatric physician assistant! When she's not working, you can find her walking her dog, Chico, around downtown Kannapolis!
Jorge Silva-Gomez, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Trujillo Lab
Jorge Antonio Silva-Gomez earned his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in Medicine and Human Nutrition at the University of Guadalajara. He conducted research on cell signaling related to carcinogenesis, chronic inflammatory processes for cancer development, and the impact of unbalanced dietary patterns in fatty acids. He is currently a Postdoctoral fellow at the NRI with Dr. Isis Trujillo, investigating the effects of choline on neurodevelopmental disorders. In his spare time, he enjoys running and exercising
MicroRNA-129-5p is regulated by choline availability and controls EGF receptor synthesis and neurogenesis in the cerebral cortex.
Low availability of choline in utero disrupts development and function of the retina
DNA Methylation and microRNA Expression are Altered by Choline Deficiency During Mouse Brain Development
Low intake of choline during pregnancy leads to aberrant retinal architecture and poor visual function in the offspring
SIP1/NHERF2 enhances estrogen receptor alpha transactivation in breast cancer cells
Holocarboxylase synthetase acts as a biotin-independent transcriptional repressor interacting with HDAC1, HDAC2 and HDAC7
Antihypertensive and vasorelaxant effects of the aqueous extract of Casimiroa edulis