Breanne Wilhite


Breanne Wilhite

Post Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Recipient






Breanne Wilhite is a current Postbac IRTA in the Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics. Her main duties include working on the protocol Dietary linoleic acid regulation of omega-3 HUFA metabolism; satiety and body composition among overweight female subjects. This trial will be investigating the effects of controlled dietary alterations in HUFAs on biochemical and clinical aims. Breanne also assisted in administering psychological questionnaires and processing bio specimen samples in the Neuroimaging, Omega-3, and Reward in Adults with ADHD (NORAA) trial.

Breanne graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.S. and honors in Health and Exercise Science, and with minors in Biology and Chemistry. Breanne wrote her honors thesis on the associations of dietary components with physical functioning and muscle strength among older, overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis while also implementing a workplace wellness program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. While studying abroad in New Zealand, Breanne also worked in a microbiology lab providing lab assistance in the Evolution in Action project. Breanne is currently applying to Master of Public Health programs with the hopes of studying maternal and child nutrition.


Yang, Z.-H., Bando, M., Sakurai, T., Chen, Y., Emma-Okon, B., Wilhite, B., Fukuda, D., Vaisman, B., Pryor, M., Wakabayashi, Y., Sampson, M., Yu, Z.-X., Sakurai, A., Zarzour, A., Miyahara, H., Takeo, J., Sakaue, H., Sata, M. and Remaley, A. T. (2016), Long-chain monounsaturated fatty acid-rich fish oil attenuates the development of atherosclerosis in mouse models. Mol. Nutr. Food Res., 60: 2208–2218. doi:10.1002/mnfr.201600142



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