Jennifer H. Stern, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine (Banner)
  • Assistant Professor, Physiology

Dr. Jennifer Stern joined the faculty at the University Of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson in the fall of 2018. She serves as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, with joint-appointments in the Department of Physiology and BIO5 Institute. Dr. Stern earned her bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University and a master's degree in Nutrition from Arizona State University before completing her doctorate in Nutritional Biology from the University of California, Davis in 2012. 

Dr. Stern completed her postdoctoral training with National Institutes of Health funding as an R25 Cancer Prevention and Control Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Arizona Cancer Center (2012-14), and at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as a T32 Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-15), F32 Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-17), and K99 Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-18).

 

Research Interests: 

Dr. Stern leads an NIH funded research program focused on understanding the role of glucoregulatory hormone signaling in the pathogenesis of obesity, type II diabetes mellitus, and aging.  The goal of Stern lab research is to improve the prevention and treatment of diabetes and age-related metabolic disorders.

To learn more about Stern Lab research, please visit our website: http://stern.lab.arizona.edu/

 

Degrees
  • PhD (Nutritional Biology): University of California, Davis, 2012
  • MS (Human Nutrition): Arizona State University, Tempe, 2007
  • BS (Communication Studies): Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 2000
Honors and Awards
  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F-32), 2015-17
  • UT Southwestern Institutional Training Grant (T-32), 2014-15
  • NIH R25 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention and Control, 2012-14
  • Max Kleiber Graduate Research Prize in Metabolism and Nutrition Nominee, UC Davis, Davis, Calif., 2012
  • Peter J. Shields and Henry A. Jastro Research Fellowship, UC Davis, Davis, Calif., 2009-11
  • USDA Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowship Grant, UC Davis, Davis, Calif., 2007-10
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award Nominee, UC Davis, Davis, Calif., 2007 and 2008
  • Nutritional Biology Graduate Group Block Grant, UC Davis, Davis, Calif., 2007-08
Fellowship
  • K99 Postdoctoral Fellow - UT Southwestern, Touchstone Diabetes Center (2017-18)
  • F32 Postdoctoral Fellow - UT Southwestern, Touchstone Diabetes Center (2015-17)
  • T32 Postdoctoral Fellow - UT Southwestern, Touchstone Diabetes Center (2014-15)
  • R25 Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Arizona Cancer Center (2012-14)