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An Arizona State University professor is part of a team whose research may have discovered how cancer cells suppress the body’s production of insulin, leading to a higher risk of diabetes for women who have had breast cancer. Dorothy Sears, a professor of nutrition in the College of Health Solutions, was part of a group of researchers whose study was recently published in the journal Nature Cell Biology.

A look Into Prof. Dorothy Sears background

According to her biography, Dorothy Sears, professor of nutrition at Arizona State University College of Health Solutions, earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern California and a doctorate in molecular biology and genetics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has conducted cardiometabolic disease and cancer research since 1995 and is an internationally recognized expert. 

Her scope of study spans the molecular to population health levels. Her transdisciplinary research approach incorporates dietary and behavioral intervention, systems biology, metabolomics, gut microbiome, epigenetics, gene expression profiling, and single gene analyses in humans and rodent models. Dr. Sears aims to identify and characterize novel health-promoting behaviors, therapeutic targets, and diagnostic tools.

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