Lalage Katunga, Ph.D.

Education and Lab Experience:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Saint Louis University (2015-present)
  • MPH, Public Health, East Carolina University (2015)
  • Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, East Carolina University (2015)
  • B.S., Biology Concentration, Cell and Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC (2010)

Publications:

Anderson EJ, Vistoli G, Katunga LA, Funai K, Regazzoni L, Monroe TB, Gilardoni E, Cannizzaro L, Colzani M, De Maddis D, Rossoni G, Canevotti R, Gagliardi S, Carini M and Aldini G. A carnosine analog mitigates metabolic disorders of obesity by reducing carbonyl stress. (2018) J. Clin. Invest.. 128, 5280-5293 Pubmed J. Clin. Invest.
Palladino END, Katunga LA, Kolar GR and Ford DA. 2-Chlorofatty acids: lipid mediators of neutrophil extracellular trap formation. (2018) J. Lipid Res.. 59, 1424-1432 Pubmed J. Lipid Res. PMC Article
Katunga LA, Gudimella P, Efird JT, Abernathy S, Mattox TA, Beatty C, Darden TM, Thayne KA, Alwair H, Kypson AP, Virag JA and Anderson EJ. Corrigendum to “Obesity in a model of gpx4 haploinsufficiency uncovers a causal role for lipid-derived aldehydes in human metabolic disease and cardiomyopathy” [Mol Metab 4 (6) (2015) 493-506]. (2015) Mol Metab. 4, 753 Pubmed Mol Metab PMC Article
Katunga LA, Gudimella P, Efird JT, Abernathy S, Mattox TA, Beatty C, Darden TM, Thayne KA, Alwair H, Kypson AP, Virag JA and Anderson EJ. Obesity in a model of gpx4 haploinsufficiency uncovers a causal role for lipid-derived aldehydes in human metabolic disease and cardiomyopathy. (2015) Mol Metab. 4, 493-506 Pubmed Mol Metab PMC Article
Efird JT, Choi YM, Davies SW, Mehra S, Anderson EJ and Katunga LA. Potential for improved glycemic control with dietary Momordica charantia in patients with insulin resistance and pre-diabetes. (2014) Int J Environ Res Public Health. 11, 2328-45 Pubmed Int J Environ Res Public Health PMC Article
Anderson EJ, Efird JT, Davies SW, O’Neal WT, Darden TM, Thayne KA, Katunga LA, Kindell LC, Ferguson TB, Anderson CA, Chitwood WR, Koutlas TC, Williams JM, Rodriguez E and Kypson AP. Monoamine oxidase is a major determinant of redox balance in human atrial myocardium and is associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation. (2014) J Am Heart Assoc. 3, e000713 Pubmed J Am Heart Assoc PMC Article
Fisher-Wellman KH, Mattox TA, Thayne K, Katunga LA, La Favor JD, Neufer PD, Hickner RC, Wingard CJ and Anderson EJ. Novel role for thioredoxin reductase-2 in mitochondrial redox adaptations to obesogenic diet and exercise in heart and skeletal muscle. (2013) J. Physiol. (Lond.). 591, 3471-86 Pubmed J. Physiol. (Lond.) PMC Article
Kolahdooz F, Mathe N, Katunga LA, Beck L, Sheehy T, Corriveau A and Sharma S. Smoking and dietary inadequacy among Inuvialuit women of child bearing age in the Northwest Territories, Canada. (2013) Nutr J. 12, 27 Pubmed Nutr J PMC Article
Anderson EJ, Katunga LA and Willis MS. Mitochondria as a source and target of lipid peroxidation products in healthy and diseased heart. (2012) Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Physiol.. 39, 179-93 Pubmed Clin. Exp. Pharmacol. Physiol. PMC Article
Alleman RJ, Katunga LA, Nelson MA, Brown DA and Anderson EJ. The “Goldilocks Zone” from a redox perspective-Adaptive vs. deleterious responses to oxidative stress in striated muscle. (2014) Front Physiol. 5, 358 Pubmed Front Physiol PMC Article