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

Researcher, Developmental Biology
Developmental Biology

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Education

  • B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Sweet Briar College2003
  • Ph.D., 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. Brookheart RT, Lee CY, Espenshade PJ. 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. Michel CI, Holley CL, Scruggs BS, Sidhu R, Brookheart RT, Listenberger LL, Behlke MA, Ory DS, Schaffer JE. 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. Brookheart RT, Michel CI, Schaffer JE. 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. Brookheart RT, Michel CI, Listenberger LL, Ory DS, Schaffer JE. 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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