Work Leverton Hall (LEV) 316F
Lincoln NE 68583-0806
Work 402-472-4038 On-campus 2-4038
Dr. Su's research interests include lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, mechanism for the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome, with a particular emphasis on the roles of microRNAs, ER and mitochondrial stress in obesity, fatty liver disease and insulin resistance.


  • NUTR 896, Independent Study; Metabolism& Metabolic Syndrome, Spring 2015
  • ASCI 921, Interdepartmental Nutrition Seminar, Fall 2015
  • NUTR 250, Human Nutrition and Metabolism, Fall 2015

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • MicroRNA regulation of mitochondrial and ER stress signaling pathways: implications for lipoprotein metabolism in metabolic syndrome., American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism, September 2014
  • Hepatic mitochondrial and ER stress induced by defective PPARα signaling in the pathogenesis of hepatic steatosis., Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2014
  • Apolipoprotein B100 acts as a molecular link between lipid-induced ER stress and hepatic insulin resistance, Hepatology, March 2009
  • Tyrosine phosphorylation acts as a molecular switch to full-scale activation of the eIF2alpha RNA-dependent protein kinase., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2006

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • P20: COBRE_ NPOD Grant Award, NIH, 2014
  • Specialty Crop Block Grant Program , Nebraska Department of Agriculture, 2015
  • Special Recognition , OMICS organization, 2014
  • Laymen Award, ORED in UNL, 2014
  • Faculty Seed Grant Awards, Research Council UNL , 2013

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