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Research & Publications

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Research & Publications

 

Currently, I am in my fourth year of an 8-year dual degree MD/PhD program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am pursuing my PhD in Nutritional Sciences under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Woods.

bacteriaMy research focuses on how diet and exercise can be used to modulate the gut and skin microbiome, and how these microbial communities interface with the immune system and each other to influence gut and skin barrier function and disease outcomes. I hope to provide scientific evidence to substantiate the gut-skin axis.

I also work part-time as a research assistant and content contributor for Chris Kresser, who has been absolutely instrumental in fueling my passion for functional medicine and scientific writing.

My ultimate career goal is to make a significant impact on the greater scientific and medical communities through both academic research and clinical practice. I hope to use my research expertise in lifestyle interventions together with a medical background in integrative and functional medicine to ultimately help change how we approach the treatment of chronic diseases.

Publications:

Mailing LJ, Allen JM, Woods JA. Exercise and the gut microbiome: techniques, evidence, and implications for human health. Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews (in preparation).

Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Rytych J, Sun Y, Pence BD, Bhattacharya TK, Park P, Liu TW, Swanson K, Fahey GC, Rhodes JS, Kelley KW, Johnson RW, Woods JA. Behavioral response to fiber feeding is cohort-dependent and related to gut microbiota composition in mice. (2018) Brain and Behavioural Research (in review).

Matt SM, Allen JM, Lawson Ma, Mailing LJ, Woods JA, Johnson, RW. Butyrate and dietary soluble fiber improve neuroinflammation associated with aging in mice. Frontiers in Immunology (in publication). https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2018.01832/full

Niemiro GM, Allen JM, Mailing LJ, Khan NA, Holscher HD, Woods JA, De Lisio M. Exercise alters inflammatory circulating progenitor cell content in lean and obese adults. Journal of Physiology (2018) 596(14):2811-2822. https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1113/JP276023

Allen JM, Mailing LJ, Niemiro GM, Moore R, Cook MD, White BA, Holscher HD, Woods JA. Exercise alters gut microbiota composition and function in lean and obese humans. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 50(4):747-757 (2017). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29166320

Allen JM, Mailing LJ, Cohrs J, Salmonson C, Fryer J, Nehra V, Kashyap P, Picture4White BA, Woods JA. Exercise training-induced modifications of the gut microbiota can mediate host response to microbial colonization and colitis insult in gnotobiotic mice. Gut Microbes 1:1-16 (2017). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28862530

Nehra, V, Allen, JM, Mailing, LJ, Kashyap, PC, Woods, JA. Gut Microbiota: Modulation of Host Physiology in Obesity. Physiol. Bethesda Md 31, 327–335 (2016).  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27511459

Professional presentations:

Mailing LJ. The gut-skin axis: scientific evidence and an integrative approach to testing and treatment. Oral presentation, Ancestral Health Symposium (July 2018).

Mailing LJ. Training the gut: how exercise impacts the gut microbiome and gut barrier function. Poster presentation, Ancestral Health Symposium (July 2018).

Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Niemiro G, Cohrs J, Holscher H, De Lisio M, Woods JA. Six weeks of aerobic exercise improves markers of insulin sensitivity and metabolic endotoxemia: correlations with the gut microbiota. Poster presentation, American College of Sports Medicine Conference (June 2018).

Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Niemiro G, Cohrs J, Holscher H, De Lisio M, Woods JA. Effects of a six week aerobic exercise intervention on the composition of oral and skin microbiota: a pilot study. Poster presentation, Experimental Biology (April 2018).

Mailing LJ. The gut-skin axis. Nourishing Ways of West Michigan (March 2018).

Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Niemiro G, Cohrs J, Holscher H, De Lisio M, Woods JA. Effects of a 6 week aerobic exercise intervention on gut bacterial metabolites in lean and obese adults. EB2017picOral presentation, American College of Sports Medicine Conference (2017).

Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Niemiro G, Cohrs J, Holscher H, De Lisio M, Woods JA. Effects of a 6 week aerobic exercise intervention on gut bacterial metabolites in lean and obese adults. Poster presentation, Experimental Biology (2017).
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Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Nehra V, Holscher H, VanDyke C, Eden K, Swanson K, Boardman L, Murray J, Jensen M, Woods JA. Utilizing the gut microbiota to predict weight loss from a volumetric diet and exercise program in obese adults. Poster presentation, Conference for Individualizing Medicine (2016).

Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Liu TW, Bhattacharya TK, Park P, Pence BD, Johnson RW, Fahey GC, Swanson K, Rhodes JS, and Woods JA. Pectin feeding for 16 Weeks improves learning and memory in young C57Bl/6J Mice: a relationship to the gut microbiota? Poster presentation, Experimental Biology (2016).

Mailing LJ, Feehley T, Nagler C. Effects of bacterial metabolite butyrate and fiber-free diet on allergic phenotype in a murine model of peanut allergy. Senior thesis & poster presentation, Kalamazoo College Diebold Symposium (2015).Picture2

Mailing, LJ, Henry FE, Sutton MA. Homeostatic changes in synaptic plasticity driven by phosphatidic acid-mediated mTORC1 signaling. Oral presentation, University of Michigan Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (2013).

Download my full CV.

Research & Publications

 

Currently, I am in my fourth year of an 8-year dual degree MD/PhD program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am pursuing my PhD in Nutritional Sciences under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Woods.

bacteriaMy research focuses on how diet and exercise can be used to modulate the gut and skin microbiome, and how these microbial communities interface with the immune system and each other to influence gut and skin barrier function and disease outcomes. I hope to provide scientific evidence to substantiate the gut-skin axis.

I also work part-time as a research assistant and content contributor for Chris Kresser, who has been absolutely instrumental in fueling my passion for functional medicine and scientific writing.

My ultimate career goal is to make a significant impact on the greater scientific and medical communities through both academic research and clinical practice. I hope to use my research expertise in lifestyle interventions together with a medical background in integrative and functional medicine to ultimately help change how we approach the treatment of chronic diseases.

Publications:

Mailing LJ, Allen JM, Woods JA. Exercise and the gut microbiome: techniques, evidence, and implications for human health. Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews (in preparation).

Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Rytych J, Sun Y, Pence BD, Bhattacharya TK, Park P, Liu TW, Swanson K, Fahey GC, Rhodes JS, Kelley KW, Johnson RW, Woods JA. Behavioral response to fiber feeding is cohort-dependent and related to gut microbiota composition in mice. (2018) Brain and Behavioural Research (in review).

Matt SM, Allen JM, Lawson Ma, Mailing LJ, Woods JA, Johnson, RW. Butyrate and dietary soluble fiber improve neuroinflammation associated with aging in mice. Frontiers in Immunology (in publication). https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2018.01832/full

Niemiro GM, Allen JM, Mailing LJ, Khan NA, Holscher HD, Woods JA, De Lisio M. Exercise alters inflammatory circulating progenitor cell content in lean and obese adults. Journal of Physiology (2018) 596(14):2811-2822. https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1113/JP276023

Allen JM, Mailing LJ, Niemiro GM, Moore R, Cook MD, White BA, Holscher HD, Woods JA. Exercise alters gut microbiota composition and function in lean and obese humans. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 50(4):747-757 (2017). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29166320

Allen JM, Mailing LJ, Cohrs J, Salmonson C, Fryer J, Nehra V, Kashyap P, Picture4White BA, Woods JA. Exercise training-induced modifications of the gut microbiota can mediate host response to microbial colonization and colitis insult in gnotobiotic mice. Gut Microbes 1:1-16 (2017). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28862530

Nehra, V, Allen, JM, Mailing, LJ, Kashyap, PC, Woods, JA. Gut Microbiota: Modulation of Host Physiology in Obesity. Physiol. Bethesda Md 31, 327–335 (2016).  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27511459

Professional presentations:

Mailing LJ. The gut-skin axis: scientific evidence and an integrative approach to testing and treatment. Oral presentation, Ancestral Health Symposium (July 2018).

Mailing LJ. Training the gut: how exercise impacts the gut microbiota and gut barrier function. Poster presentation, Ancestral Health Symposium (July 2018).

Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Niemiro G, Cohrs J, Holscher H, De Lisio M, Woods JA. Six weeks of aerobic exercise improves markers of insulin sensitivity and metabolic endotoxemia: correlations with the gut microbiota. Poster presentation, American College of Sports Medicine Conference (June 2018).

Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Niemiro G, Cohrs J, Holscher H, De Lisio M, Woods JA. Effects of a six week aerobic exercise intervention on the composition of oral and skin microbiota: a pilot study. Poster presentation, Experimental Biology (April 2018).

Mailing LJ. The gut-skin axis. Nourishing Ways of West Michigan (March 2018).

Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Niemiro G, Cohrs J, Holscher H, De Lisio M, Woods JA. Effects of a 6 week aerobic exercise intervention on gut bacterial metabolites in lean and obese adults. EB2017picOral presentation, American College of Sports Medicine Conference (2017).

Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Niemiro G, Cohrs J, Holscher H, De Lisio M, Woods JA. Effects of a 6 week aerobic exercise intervention on gut bacterial metabolites in lean and obese adults. Poster presentation, Experimental Biology (2017).
20161007_080148

Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Nehra V, Holscher H, VanDyke C, Eden K, Swanson K, Boardman L, Murray J, Jensen M, Woods JA. Utilizing the gut microbiota to predict weight loss from a volumetric diet and exercise program in obese adults. Poster presentation, Conference for Individualizing Medicine (2016).

Mailing, LJ, Allen JM, Liu TW, Bhattacharya TK, Park P, Pence BD, Johnson RW, Fahey GC, Swanson K, Rhodes JS, and Woods JA. Pectin feeding for 16 Weeks improves learning and memory in young C57Bl/6J Mice: a relationship to the gut microbiota? Poster presentation, Experimental Biology (2016).

Mailing LJ, Feehley T, Nagler C. Effects of bacterial metabolite butyrate and fiber-free diet on allergic phenotype in a murine model of peanut allergy. Senior thesis & poster presentation, Kalamazoo College Diebold Symposium (2015).Picture2

Mailing, LJ, Henry FE, Sutton MA. Homeostatic changes in synaptic plasticity driven by phosphatidic acid-mediated mTORC1 signaling. Oral presentation, University of Michigan Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (2013).

Download my full CV.