Education and Training
- Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 1997
Odegaard, Matthew L., Jamie W. Joseph, Mette V. Jensen, Danhong Lu, Olga Ilkayeva, Sarah M. Ronnebaum, Thomas C. Becker, and Christopher B. Newgard. “The mitochondrial 2-oxoglutarate carrier is part of a metabolic pathway that mediates glucose- and glutamine-stimulated insulin secretion..” J Biol Chem 285, no. 22 (May 28, 2010): 16530–37. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M109.092593.
Civitarese, Anthony E., Paul S. MacLean, Stacy Carling, Lyndal Kerr-Bayles, Ryan P. McMillan, Anson Pierce, Thomas C. Becker, et al. “Regulation of skeletal muscle oxidative capacity and insulin signaling by the mitochondrial rhomboid protease PARL..” Cell Metab 11, no. 5 (May 5, 2010): 412–26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmet.2010.04.004.
Anderson, Keith R., Ciara A. Torres, Keely Solomon, Thomas C. Becker, Christopher B. Newgard, Christopher V. Wright, James Hagman, and Lori Sussel. “Cooperative transcriptional regulation of the essential pancreatic islet gene NeuroD1 (beta2) by Nkx2.2 and neurogenin 3..” J Biol Chem 284, no. 45 (November 6, 2009): 31236–48. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M109.048694.
Dunn-Meynell, Ambrose A., Nicole M. Sanders, Douglas Compton, Thomas C. Becker, Jun-ichi Eiki, Bei B. Zhang, and Barry E. Levin. “Relationship among brain and blood glucose levels and spontaneous and glucoprivic feeding..” The Journal of Neuroscience : The Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience 29, no. 21 (May 2009): 7015–22. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0334-09.2009.
Marzban, Lucy, Alejandra Tomas, Thomas C. Becker, Lawrence Rosenberg, Jose Oberholzer, Paul E. Fraser, Philippe A. Halban, and C Bruce Verchere. “Small interfering RNA-mediated suppression of proislet amyloid polypeptide expression inhibits islet amyloid formation and enhances survival of human islets in culture..” Diabetes 57, no. 11 (November 2008): 3045–55. https://doi.org/10.2337/db08-0485.
Ronnebaum, Sarah M., Jamie W. Joseph, Olga Ilkayeva, Shawn C. Burgess, Danhong Lu, Thomas C. Becker, A Dean Sherry, and Christopher B. Newgard. “Chronic suppression of acetyl-CoA carboxylase 1 in beta-cells impairs insulin secretion via inhibition of glucose rather than lipid metabolism..” J Biol Chem 283, no. 21 (May 23, 2008): 14248–56. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M800119200.
Schisler, Jonathan C., Patrick T. Fueger, Daniella A. Babu, Hans E. Hohmeier, Jeffery S. Tessem, Danhong Lu, Thomas C. Becker, et al. “Stimulation of human and rat islet beta-cell proliferation with retention of function by the homeodomain transcription factor Nkx6.1..” Mol Cell Biol 28, no. 10 (May 2008): 3465–76. https://doi.org/10.1128/MCB.01791-07.
Levin, Barry E., Thomas C. Becker, Jun-ichi Eiki, Bei B. Zhang, and Ambrose A. Dunn-Meynell. “Ventromedial hypothalamic glucokinase is an important mediator of the counterregulatory response to insulin-induced hypoglycemia..” Diabetes 57, no. 5 (May 2008): 1371–79. https://doi.org/10.2337/db07-1755.
Schroeder-Gloeckler, Jill M., Shaikh Mizanoor Rahman, Rachel C. Janssen, Liping Qiao, Jianhua Shao, Michael Roper, Stephanie J. Fischer, et al. “CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein beta deletion reduces adiposity, hepatic steatosis, and diabetes in Lepr(db/db) mice..” J Biol Chem 282, no. 21 (May 25, 2007): 15717–29. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M701329200.
Hardy, Olga T., Hans E. Hohmeier, Thomas C. Becker, Elisabetta Manduchi, Nicolai M. Doliba, Rana K. Gupta, Peter White, et al. “Functional genomics of the beta-cell: short-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase regulates insulin secretion independent of K+ currents..” Molecular Endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.) 21, no. 3 (March 2007): 765–73. https://doi.org/10.1210/me.2006-0411.