Dennis Pollow, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

I received my B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Penn State University in 2009 and completed a dietetic internship program at the University at Buffalo, obtaining a Registered Dietitian credential in 2010. I completed a M.S. in exercise physiology at the University at Buffalo in 2011, where I studied ergonomic benefits of nutritional supplementation for elite level athletes. I also served as a sports dietitian for the intercollegiate athletic programs at the University at Buffalo. In 2016, I received a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona Physiological Sciences program, where my work focused on immunological and hormonal regulation of hypertension.

In the Sander lab, I have returned to metabolic research and am interested in the mechanisms through which chromatin modifications regulate beta cell function and the progression of type 2 diabetes. Current projects focus on understanding the mechanisms through which chromatin modifiers in insulin-target tissue impact the pathophysiology of diet and genetic models of type 2 diabetes, and identifying novel regulators of beta cell proliferation for the restoration of functional beta cell mass.



Pollow DP, Romero-Aleshire MJ, Uhrlaub J, Nikolich-Zugich J, and Brooks  HL. T cells promote Ang II hypertension in menopausal female mice. In preparation.

Pollow DP, Williams BT, Joyce DA, and Horvath PJ. (2016) Caffeine does not affect improvements in cognition during prolonged high-intensity exercise in alert, well-trained individuals. J Caffeine Res. 6(4): 163-171.

Brooks HL, Pollow DP, and Hoyer PB. (2016) The VCD mouse model of menopause and perimenopause for the study of sex differences in cardiovascular disease and the metabolic syndrome. Physiology 31: 250-257.

Pollow DP, Romero-Aleshire MJ, Sanchez JN, Konhilas JP, and Brooks HL. (2015) ANG II-induced hypertension in the VCD mouse model of menopause is prevented by estrogen replacement during perimenopause. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 309: R1546-R1552.

Pollow DP, Uhrlaub JL, Romero-Aleshire MJ, Sandberg K, Nikolich-Zugich J, Brooks HL, and Hay M. (2014) Sex differences in T-lymphocyte tissue infiltration and development of angiotensin II hypertension. Hypertension 64: 384-390.