Rita Brookheart, Ph.D.  brookheart_r@kids.wustl.edu

Research Assistant, Pediatric Research
Pediatric Research

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Education

  • BA, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Sweet Briar College2003
  • PhD, Washington University in St. Louis2009

Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine2009 - 2013
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington University in St. Louis2014 - 2015

Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa2003
  • magna cum laude2003
  • NIH NRSA Minority Predoctoral Fellowship2006
  • NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship2011
  • NIH-WUSM BIRCWH Scholar2015

Recent Publications view all (4)


  1. Casein kinase 1 regulates sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP) to control sterol homeostasis. J Biol Chem. 2014;289(5):2725-35. doi:10.1074/jbc.M113.511899  PMCID:PMC3908405  PMID:24327658 
  2. Small nucleolar RNAs U32a, U33, and U35a are critical mediators of metabolic stress. Cell Metab. 2011;14(1):33-44. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2011.04.009  PMCID:PMC3138526  PMID:21723502 
  3. As a matter of fat. Cell Metab. 2009;10(1):9-12. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2009.03.011  PMCID:PMC2751821  PMID:19583949 
  4. The non-coding RNA gadd7 is a regulator of lipid-induced oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress. J Biol Chem. 2009;284(12):7446-54. doi:10.1074/jbc.M806209200  PMCID:PMC2658040  PMID:19150982 
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