Biography

Shawn C. Burgess obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 2000 from the University of Texas at Dallas for research on using carbon-13 tracers and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to examine metabolic flux. From 2000-2003 he was a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Radiology at UT Southwestern where he studied substrate metabolism in β-cell and liver using tracer approaches.

In the Center for Human Nutrition, the Burgess Lab uses stable isotope tracers, NMR and mass spectrometry to study how metabolic flux is regulated by molecular physiology, altered by disease or pharmacology.  The lab focuses on pathways of oxidative and biosynthetic metabolism in the context of obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes.  We seek to understand how metabolic mechanisms contribute to pathologies of disease such as steatosis, oxidative stress and inflammation.    

Education

Graduate School
University of Texas at Dallas (1997), Chemistry
Graduate School
University of Texas at Dallas (2000), Chemistry

Research Interest

  • Biological NMR and MS
  • In Vivo and Ex Vivo isotope tracer techniques
  • Intermediary metabolism of obesity and diabetes
  • Metabolic mechanisms of disease
  • Regulation of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in liver

Publications

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Honors & Awards

  • Robert A. Welch Foundation Research Grant Award
    (2013)
  • ADA Basic Science Award
    (2009)
  • American Diabetes Junior Faculty Award
    (2005)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society 1994-2000
  • American Diabetes Association 2003-
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine