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Deborah Good, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Graduate Program Faculty
Deborah Good
1981 Kraft Drive
1020 Integrated Life Sciences Building
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Role of bHLH transcription factors in hypothalamic gene expression, especially in the regulation of body weight, exercise, and puberty.

Study of small nucleolar RNAs in Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic syndrome of later onset obesity, hypogonadism, and intellectual disability.

Use of transgenic and knockout animals, and phylogenetic analysis of gene and allele evolution, as these relate to body weight control and human health.

HNFE 3026 Metabolic Nutrition II
HNFE 4004 Seminar in HNFE Writing and Discourse
HNFE 4004: Seminar in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
HNFE 4514: Nutritional Genomics
HNFE 4994: Research in Metabolic Nutrition

2012, Sabbatical, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany
1997, Postdoctoral Scholar, Molecular Neuroendocrinology, NIH and NCI
1992, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Northwestern University
1987, B.S., Biomedical Research, SUNY College at Fredonia

Graduate Program Track:

  • Molecular and Cellular Science