Tag: Dr. Joseph F. Pierre

Makowski, Pierre Publish Findings on Obesity and Response to Cancer Therapy


Liza Makowski, PhD, professor in the Department of Medicine and the UTHSC Center for Cancer Research, has long been interested in how the immune system is altered by obesity and how this impacts cancer risk and treatment. “Obesity is complex, because it can cause both inflammation and activate counter-inflammation pathways leading to immunosuppression,” Dr. Makowski… Read More

Paper by UTHSC Researcher Examines How Diet of Highly Processed Food Affects Metabolic Outcomes


A diet involving processed food may affect one’s metabolism more than realized, according to a recently published paper in the scientific journal  Communications Biology by Joseph F. Pierre, PhD, an assistant professor in the Divisions of Neonatology and Pediatric Obesity and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry in the College of Medicine at the… Read More

UTHSC Researchers Collaborate on $2 Million Grant To Study Immune System and Triple Negative Breast Cancer


Liza Makowski, PhD, a professor in the Department of Medicine-Hematology-Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Joseph F. Pierre, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics-Obesity at UTHSC, have received $2.1 million from the National Cancer Institute for a five-year study to examine how the microbiome impacts the immune system and response… Read More