Victoria Vieira-Potter

Victoria Vieira-Potter, PhD

Associate Professor

University of Missouri

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Dr. Vicki Vieira-Potter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri, Columbia (MU). Her laboratory studies how estrogen loss affects energy metabolism and focuses on brain and adipose tissue-specific mechanisms. She and her team have demonstrated that aerobic fitness and exercise are protective against metabolic complications associated menopause; they use a variety of animal models and biomolecular techniques to address these research questions. She directs the Rodent Metabolic Phenotyping Core at MU. Dr. Vieira-Potter holds an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College (Norton, MA), and graduate degrees from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, respectively. She completed postdoctoral training at the at Tufts (HNRCA) where she focused on obesity and metabolism. She has 70+ peer-reviewed publications in the area of adipose tissue/cardiometabolic disease. For complete details please review her complete publication list.