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Department of Biological Sciences
Science Building, Room 338
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7537
Science Building, Room 338M
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA. 98926-7537
Ph.D. in Molecular, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry. Boston University, Boston MA (2016)
B.A. in Biology. Hartwick College, Oneonta NY (2004)
Genetics, Advanced Cell Biology, Techniques in Biotechnology
My research to date has focused on different aspects of metabolism and how it influences cell fate. Currently, I am working on a project investigating how dyslipidemia causes metabolic distress in tissues, recruits macrophages, and leads to macrophage activation to a pro-inflammatory phenotype.
Co, E, and SA Oppelt. (2015). Human Infectious Diseases, BI 114 laboratory manual. Boston, MA: Boston University.
Oppelt, SA, KM Satko, S Singha, ML Fitzgerald. Excess dietary sucrose exacerbates dyslipidemia and increases inflammation at atherosclerotic plaques in Ldlr-/-mice. In preparation.
Oppelt, SA, W Zhang, and DR Tolan. (2017) Specific regions of the brain are capable of fructose metabolism. Brain Research: 1657, 312-322.
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Oppelt, SA, EM Sennott, and DR Tolan. (2015) Aldolase B knockout in mice phenocopies Hereditary Fructose Intolerance in humans. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. 114; 445-450.
Oppelt, SA, MH Park, A Christ, E Latz, and ML Fitzgerald. (2018) Plaque formation is a dynamic, early response to increased dietary fat feeding in LDLR-/- mice. Gordon Conference: Lipoprotein Metabolism, Waterville Valley, NH.
Oppelt, SA, EM Sennott, and DR Tolan. (2014) Aldolase B knockout in mice phenocopies Hereditary Fructose Intolerance in humans. Keystone Symposia: Liver Metabolism and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), Whistler, British Columbia, CA.
Oppelt, SA, W Zhang, J Crandall, and DR Tolan. (2009) Neurons: sweeter than we thought! Genes for fructose metabolism in the brain. Boston University Science and Engineering Day, Boston, MA.
Oppelt, SA, EM Coffee, J Stopa, C Ritterson, M Jimenez, F Rago, and DR Tolan. (2009) Tackling genetic diseases through enzymology, chemical genetics, and gene-targeting. Boston University Biology Department Recruitment, Boston, MA.