Jonathan Ploeger

Jonathan is a 5th year Ph.D. student studying lipid metabolism and cell signaling in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).  He is interested in looking at the interaction between dietary lipid composition and modifiers such as exercise or caloric restriction on HCC development.  Before joining the lab Jonathan earned his B.A. from St. John’s University in Biology followed by a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN and practiced for 6 years before returning to research as an NIH Cancer Fellow.