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Dr. Catherine J. Andersen

Assistant Professor of Biology
candersen@fairfield.edu
o: Bannow Science Center Rm 217
p: x2266

 

Current Research Interests

  • The role of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) in modulating immune cell cholesterol metabolism and inflammation
  • Effects of occupational stress and nutritional status on HDL function and immune inflammation
  • Effects of liver X receptor (LXR) activation and lipoprotein interactions on leukemia cell viability and differentiation 
  • Development of assessment and intervention tools to optimize nutrition and health outcomes at Bridgeport food pantries
  • Institutional strategies to improve healthy nutrition and exercise practices in University students 

Courses Taught

  1. BI 170: General Biology I Lab
  2. BI 170L: General Biology I Lab
  3. BI 171: General Biology II
  4. BI 330: Nutrient Metabolism
  5. BI 381: Sem: Nutritional Epigenetics
  6. BI 399D: Capstone: Nutr Epigenetics
  7. HS 399: Health Studies Capstone

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