Andy Nauli

Andy Nauli
Assistant Professor
Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 423-439-6186
Office: Lamb Hall Room 249J
Lab: Lamb Hall Room 345


Postdoctoral scholar Cell Biology 2005-2010 (The Scripps Research Institute)
Ph.D. Lipid Physiology 2005 (University of Cincinnati)
B.S. Biomedical Sciences 2000 (University of South Alabama)

Courses Taught:

Anatomy HSCI 3000 (lecture & lab)

Research Focus:

I am interested in understanding the process of dietary fat absorption by the intestine and its metabolism by the peripheral tissues. Using cell culture system, I would like to compare the metabolism of small and large intestinal lipid particles, and subsequently determine the essential molecules that regulate their metabolism. My overall goal is to understand better the role of intestine in the development of obesity and cardiovascular diseases.

Research Projects

Laska P & Nauli AM.  ETSU Student-Faculty Collaborative Grant. 2011.  "Comparing chylomicron and VLDL dietary fat uptake by adipose cells."

Nauli AM. ETSU RDC Major Grant.  2011.  "Characterizing dietary fat particles isolated from the intestinal cell culture model."

Thompson R & Nauli AM.  ETSU Student-Faculty Collaborative Grant.  2011.  "Dose-dependent effect of dietary fat and collagen on chylomicron production."

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Saleh H, Embry S, Nauli A, Atyia S, Krishnaswamy G.  Anaphylactic Reactions to Oligosaccharides in Red Meat: A Syndrome in Evolution. Submitted to: Clin Mol Allergy (MS ID: 1330440476325927)

Muntean BS, Horvat CM, Behler JH, AbouAwaiwi WA, Nauli AM, Williams FE, Nauli SM.  A comparative study of embedded and anesthetized zebrafish in vivo on myocardiac calcium oscillation and heart muscle contraction.  Front. Pharmacol. 2010 Dec; 1(139):1-9.

Lo CM, Nordskog BK, Nauli AM, Zheng S, Vonlehmden SB, Yang Q, Lee D, Swift LL, Davidson NO, Tso P. Why does the gut choose Apolipoprotein B48 but not B100 for chylomicron formation? Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2008 Jan;294(1):G344-52.

Nauli AM, Nassir F, Zheng S, Yang Q, Lo CM, VonLehmden SB, Lee D, Jandacek RJ, Abumrad NA, Tso P. CD36 is important for chylomicron formation and secretion and may mediate cholesterol uptake in the proximal intestine. Gastroenterology 2006; 131:1197-1207.

Drover VA, Ajmal M, Nassir F, Davidson NO, Nauli AM, Sahoo D, Tso P, Abumrad NA. CD36 deficiency impairs intestinal lipid secretion and clearance of chylomicrons from the blood. J Clin Invest. 2005 May 2; 115(5):1290-1297.

Tso P, Nauli A, Lo CM. Enterocyte fatty acid uptake and intestinal fatty acid-binding protein. Biochem Soc Trans. 32 (Pt 1): 75-78, 2004.

Nauli AM, Zheng S, Yang Q, Li R, Jandacek R, Tso P. Intestinal alkaline phosphatase release is not associated with chylomicron formation. Am.J.Physiol Gastrointest.Liver Physiol 284: G583-G587, 2003.


1. Metabolism (2009; Ad hoc)
2. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (2011; Ad hoc)
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