Dr. Makowski is currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology at the Univ of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She earned her Ph.D. in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health in the Division of Medical Sciences. She also received a Masters in Medicine concurrent with her Ph.D. studies as a Lucille P. Markey Fellow from Harvard Medical School. She completed postdoctoral studies in the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology at the Duke University Medical Center in the Stedman Center for Nutrition and Metabolism.
Her research focuses on immunometabolism, primarily bioenergetics, and metabolic reprogramming of macrophages in the adipose and tumor microenvironment. She has published manuscripts and reviews in journals such as Molecular Metabolism, Breast Cancer Research Treatment, JBC, Obesity (cover), and eLife. She has served on planning committees at AACR (obesity and cancer), South East Lipid Research Conference Organizing committee, and The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)/EB. Finally, she has served on several study sections including Tumor Microenvironment (TME) and a special emphasis panel for National Cancer Institute’s Provocative Questions as well other foundations including The American Heart Association and The Mary Kay Foundation.
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