Stephanie Wesolowski, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Neonatology

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Graduate Schools :
  • PhD, Cornell University (2007)
  • MS, University of Nebraska - Lincoln (2002)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Michigan State University (MI) (2000)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neonatology

Recognition & Awards

  • Junior Faculty Travel Award, DOHAD Congress, (2011)
  • Career Development Award, NIH K01, (2010)
    -(2015)
  • Obesity, Travel Award, Keystone Symposium, (2009)
  • Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, NIH - NRSA, (2008)
    -(2010)
  • Maynard Award for Graduate Research in Nutrition, Cornell, (2006)
  • Widaman Distinguished Graduate Reseach Assistant, University of Nebraska, (2001)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2009)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Research in fetal metabolism, physiology, endocrinology, and molecular biology

Publications

  • Paulsen ME, Rosario FJ, Wesolowski SR, Powell TL, Jansson T. Normalizing adiponectin levels in obese pregnant mice prevents adverse metabolic outcomes in offspring. FASEB J. 2018 Oct 22;:fj201801015R. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30346829
  • Wesolowski SR, Mulligan CM, Janssen RC, Baker PR 2nd, Bergman BC, D'Alessandro A, Nemkov T, Maclean KN, Jiang H, Dean TA, Takahashi DL, Kievit P, McCurdy CE, Aagaard KM, Friedman JE. Switching obese mothers to a healthy diet improves fetal hypoxemia, hepatic metabolites, and lipotoxicity in non-human primates. Mol Metab. 2018 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30337225
  • Boehmer BH, Brown LD, Wesolowski SR, Hay WW, Rozance PJ. Pulsatile hyperglycemia increases insulin secretion but not pancreatic ß-cell mass in intrauterine growth-restricted fetal sheep. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2018 Oct;9(5):492-499. PubMed PMID: 29973299
  • Wai SG, Rozance PJ, Wesolowski SR, Hay WW Jr, Brown LD. Prolonged amino acid infusion into intrauterine growth restricted fetal sheep increases leucine oxidation rates. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Sep 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30205012
  • Rozance PJ, Zastoupil L, Wesolowski SR, Goldstrohm DA, Strahan B, Cree-Green M, Sheffield-Moore M, Meschia G, Hay WW Jr, Wilkening RB, Brown LD. Skeletal muscle protein accretion rates and hindlimb growth are reduced in late gestation intrauterine growth restricted fetal sheep. J Physiol. 2017 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28940557
  • Soto SM, Blake AC, Wesolowski SR, Rozance PJ, Barthel KB, Gao B, Hetrick B, McCurdy C, Garza NG, Hay W, Leinwand LA, Friedman JE, Brown LD. Myoblast replication is reduced in the IUGR fetus despite maintained proliferative capacity in vitro. J Endocrinol. 2017 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28053000
  • Rozance PJ, Zastoupil L, Wesolowski SR, Goldstrohm DA, Strahan B, Cree-Green M, Sheffield-Moore M, Meschia G, Hay WW Jr, Wilkening RB, Brown LD. Skeletal muscle protein accretion rates and hindlimb growth are reduced in late gestation intrauterine growth restricted fetal sheep. J Physiol. 2017 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28940557
  • Brown LD, Kohn JR, Rozance PJ, Hay WW Jr, Wesolowski SR. Exogenous amino acids suppress glucose oxidation and potentiate hepatic glucose production in late gestation fetal sheep. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2017 May 1;312(5):R654-R663. PubMed PMID: 28179229
  • Benjamin JS, Culpepper CB, Brown LD, Wesolowski SR, Jonker SS, Davis MA, Limesand SW, Wilkening RB, Hay WW Jr, Rozance PJ. Chronic anemic hypoxemia attenuates glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in fetal sheep. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2017 Apr 1;312(4):R492-R500. PubMed PMID: 28100476
  • Soto SM, Blake AC, Wesolowski SR, Rozance PJ, Barthel KB, Gao B, Hetrick B, McCurdy C, Garza NG, Hay W, Leinwand LA, Friedman JE, Brown LD. Myoblast replication is reduced in the IUGR fetus despite maintained proliferative capacity in vitro. J Endocrinol. 2017 Jan 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28053000
  • Wesolowski SR, Kasmi KC, Jonscher KR, Friedman JE. Developmental origins of NAFLD: a womb with a clue. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27780972
  • Wesolowski SR, Kasmi KC, Jonscher KR, Friedman JE. Developmental origins of NAFLD: a womb with a clue. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27780972
  • Brown LD, Davis M, Wai S, Wesolowski SR, Hay WW Jr, Limesand SW, Rozance PJ. Chronically Increased Amino Acids Improve Insulin Secretion, Pancreatic Vascularity, and Islet Size in Growth-Restricted Fetal Sheep. Endocrinology. 2016 Oct;157(10):3788-3799. PubMed PMID: 27501184
  • Culpepper C, Wesolowski SR, Benjamin J, Bruce JL, Brown LD, Jonker SS, Wilkening RB, Hay WW Jr, Rozance PJ. Chronic anemic hypoxemia increases plasma glucagon and hepatic PCK1 mRNA in late-gestation fetal sheep. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2016 Jul 1;311(1):R200-8. PubMed PMID: 27170658
  • Brown LD, Wesolowski SR, Kailey J, Bourque S, Wilson A, Andrews SE, Hay WW Jr, Rozance PJ. Chronic Hyperinsulinemia Increases Myoblast Proliferation in Fetal Sheep Skeletal Muscle. Endocrinology. 2016 Jun;157(6):2447-60. PubMed PMID: 27049667
  • Hay WW Jr, Brown LD, Rozance PJ, Wesolowski SR, Limesand SW. Challenges in nourishing the intrauterine growth-restricted foetus - Lessons learned from studies in the intrauterine growth-restricted foetal sheep. Acta Paediatr. 2016 Aug;105(8):881-9. PubMed PMID: 27028695
  • Ehrhardt RA, Foskolos A, Giesy SL, Wesolowski SR, Krumm CS, Butler WR, Quirk SM, Waldron MR, Boisclair YR. Increased plasma leptin attenuates adaptive metabolism in early lactating dairy cows. J Endocrinol. 2016 May;229(2):145-57. PubMed PMID: 26957637
  • Wesolowski SR, Hay WW Jr. Role of placental insufficiency and intrauterine growth restriction on the activation of fetal hepatic glucose production. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2016 Nov 5;435:61-8. PubMed PMID: 26723529
  • Harris RA, Alcott CE, Sullivan EL, Takahashi D, McCurdy CE, Comstock S, Baquero K, Blundell P, Frias AE, Kahr M, Suter M, Wesolowski S, Friedman JE, Grove KL, Aagaard KM. Genomic Variants Associated with Resistance to High Fat Diet Induced Obesity in a Primate Model. Sci Rep. 2016 Nov 4;6:36123. PubMed PMID: 27811965
  • Houin SS, Rozance PJ, Brown LD, Hay WW Jr, Wilkening RB, Thorn SR. Coordinated changes in hepatic amino acid metabolism and endocrine signals support hepatic glucose production during fetal hypoglycemia. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Dec 16;:ajpendo.00396.2014. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25516551
  • Andrews SE, Brown LD, Thorn SR, Limesand SW, Davis M, Hay WW Jr, Rozance PJ. Increased adrenergic signaling is responsible for decreased glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in the chronically hyperinsulinemic ovine fetus. Endocrinology. 2015 Jan;1(1):367-76. PubMed PMID: 25343274
  • Brown LD, Rozance PJ, Bruce JL, Friedman JE, Hay WW Jr, Wesolowski SR. Limited capacity for glucose oxidation in fetal sheep with intrauterine growth restriction. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2015 Oct 15;309(8):R920-8. PubMed PMID: 26224688
  • Harvatine KJ, Robblee MM, Thorn SR, Boisclair YR, Bauman DE. Trans-10, cis-12 CLA dose-dependently inhibits milk fat synthesis without disruption of lactation in C57BL/6J mice. J Nutr. 2014 Dec;144(12):1928-34. PubMed PMID: 25320189
  • Brown LD, Thorn SR, O'Meara MC, Lavezzi JR, Rozance PJ. A physiological increase in insulin suppresses muscle-specific ubiquitin ligase gene activation in fetal sheep with sustained hypoglycemia. Physiol Rep. 2014 Jun 18;2(6). PubMed PMID: 24944291
  • Leamy LJ, Elo K, Nielsen MK, Thorn SR, Valdar W, Pomp D. Quantitative trait loci for energy balance traits in an advanced intercross line derived from mice divergently selected for heat loss. PeerJ. 2014;2:e392. PubMed PMID: 24918027
  • Brown LD, Thorn SR, Cheung A, Lavezzi JR, Battaglia FC, Rozance PJ. Changes in fetal mannose and other carbohydrates induced by a maternal insulin infusion in pregnant sheep. J Anim Sci Biotechnol. 2014;5(1):28. PubMed PMID: 24917928
  • Thorn SR, Baquero KC, Newsom SA, El Kasmi KC, Bergman BC, Shulman GI, Grove KL, Friedman JE. Early life exposure to maternal insulin resistance has persistent effects on hepatic NAFLD in juvenile nonhuman primates. Diabetes. 2014 Aug;63(8):2702-13. PubMed PMID: 24705404
  • Roberts VH, Pound LD, Thorn SR, Gillingham MB, Thornburg KL, Friedman JE, Frias AE, Grove KL. Beneficial and cautionary outcomes of resveratrol supplementation in pregnant nonhuman primates. FASEB J. 2014 Jun;28(6):2466-77. PubMed PMID: 24563374
  • Lavezzi JR, Thorn SR, O'Meara MC, Loturco D, Brown LD, Hay WW Jr, Rozance PJ. Increased fetal insulin concentrations for one week fail to improve insulin secretion or ß-cell mass in fetal sheep with chronically reduced glucose supply. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2013 Jan;304(1):R50-8. PubMed PMID: 23135788
  • Thorn SR, Brown LD, Rozance PJ, Hay WW Jr, Friedman JE. Increased hepatic glucose production in fetal sheep with intrauterine growth restriction is not suppressed by insulin. Diabetes. 2013 Jan;62(1):65-73. PubMed PMID: 22933111
  • Gadhia MM, Maliszewski AM, O'Meara MC, Thorn SR, Lavezzi JR, Limesand SW, Hay WW Jr, Brown LD, Rozance PJ. INCREASED AMINO ACID SUPPLY POTENTIATES GLUCOSE STIMULATED INSULIN SECRETION BUT DOES NOT INCREASE BETA CELL MASS IN FETAL SHEEP. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23211516
  • Lavezzi JR, Thorn SR, O'Meara MC, Loturco D, Brown LD, Hay WW Jr, Rozance PJ. Increased fetal insulin concentrations for one week fail to improve insulin secretion or ß-cell mass in fetal sheep with chronically reduced glucose supply. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2013 Jan;304(1):R50-8. PubMed PMID: 23135788
  • Thorn SR, Brown LD, Rozance PJ, Hay WW Jr, Friedman JE. Increased hepatic glucose production in fetal sheep with intrauterine growth restriction is not suppressed by insulin. Diabetes. 2013 Jan;62(1):65-73. PubMed PMID: 22933111
  • Gadhia MM, Maliszewski AM, O'Meara MC, Thorn SR, Lavezzi JR, Limesand SW, Hay WW Jr, Brown LD, Rozance PJ. INCREASED AMINO ACID SUPPLY POTENTIATES GLUCOSE STIMULATED INSULIN SECRETION BUT DOES NOT INCREASE BETA CELL MASS IN FETAL SHEEP. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23211516
  • Grant WF, Nicol LE, Thorn SR, Grove KL, Friedman JE, Marks DL. Perinatal exposure to a high-fat diet is associated with reduced hepatic sympathetic innervation in one-year old male Japanese macaques. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e48119. PubMed PMID: 23118937
  • Thorn SR, Sekar SM, Lavezzi JR, O'Meara MC, Brown LD, Hay WW Jr, Rozance PJ. A physiological increase in insulin suppresses gluconeogenic gene activation in fetal sheep with sustained hypoglycemia. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2012 Oct 15;303(8):R861-9. PubMed PMID: 22933022
  • Brown LD, Rozance PJ, Thorn SR, Friedman JE, Hay WW Jr. Acute supplementation of amino acids increases net protein accretion in IUGR fetal sheep. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Aug 1;303(3):E352-64. PubMed PMID: 22649066
  • Maliszewski AM, Gadhia MM, O'Meara MC, Thorn SR, Rozance PJ, Brown LD. Prolonged infusion of amino acids increases leucine oxidation in fetal sheep. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Jun 15;302(12):E1483-92. PubMed PMID: 22454287
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Professional Memberships

  • American Diabetes Association, Member
  • The Endocrine Society, Member
  • American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), Member
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member

Practice Locations

Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Cornell University (2007)
  • MS, University of Nebraska - Lincoln (2002)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Michigan State University (MI) (2000)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neonatology
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