Education

Graduate School
Uni of Missouri - Columbia (2014), Exercise Physiology

Research Interest

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Liver Disease (alcoholic, non-alcoholic)
  • Metabolism
  • Pathophysiology of Obesity
  • Stable Isotope Tracers

Publications

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Fibroblast growth factor 21 increases hepatic oxidative capacity but not physical activity or energy expenditure in hepatic peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ? coactivator-1a-deficient mice.
Fletcher JA, Linden MA, Sheldon RD, Meers GM, Morris EM, Butterfield A, Perfield JW, Rector RS, Thyfault JP, Exp. Physiol. 2018 03 103 3 408-418
Anti-inflammatory effects of exercise training in adipose tissue do not require FGF21.
Porter JW, Rowles JL, Fletcher JA, Zidon TM, Winn NC, McCabe LT, Park YM, Perfield JW, Thyfault JP, Rector RS, Padilla J, Vieira-Potter VJ, J. Endocrinol. 2017 Nov 235 2 97-109
Aerobic capacity mediates susceptibility for the transition from steatosis to steatohepatitis.
Morris EM, McCoin CS, Allen JA, Gastecki ML, Koch LG, Britton SL, Fletcher JA, Fu X, Ding WX, Burgess SC, Rector RS, Thyfault JP, J. Physiol. (Lond.) 2017 07 595 14 4909-4926
Aerobic capacity and hepatic mitochondrial lipid oxidation alters susceptibility for chronic high-fat diet-induced hepatic steatosis.
Morris EM, Meers GM, Koch LG, Britton SL, Fletcher JA, Fu X, Shankar K, Burgess SC, Ibdah JA, Rector RS, Thyfault JP, Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab. 2016 10 311 4 E749-E760
A return to ad libitum feeding following caloric restriction promotes hepatic steatosis in hyperphagic OLETF rats.
Linden MA, Fletcher JA, Meers GM, Thyfault JP, Laughlin MH, Rector RS, Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol. 2016 09 311 3 G387-95
Fibroblast growth factor 21 and exercise-induced hepatic mitochondrial adaptations.
Fletcher JA, Linden MA, Sheldon RD, Meers GM, Morris EM, Butterfield A, Perfield JW, Thyfault JP, Rector RS, Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol. 2016 05 310 10 G832-43