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Danielle Defries, PhD.

Kinesiology and Applied Health


Danielle Defries Office: 3D22
Building: Duckworth Centre
Phone: 204.258.3037
Email: d.defries@uwinnipeg.ca

Research Interests:
She is the first full-time assistant professor hired to teach and research in the area of nutritional science at the University of Winnipeg. Her research interests include prevention and management of obesity and type-2 diabetes using nutrition based strategies.

KIN 2501: Nutrition Health and Wellness
KIN 2204: Human Physiology
KIN 4601: Nutrition for Exercise and Sport Performance

Research Grants:

Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health Gupta Research Grant.  “Determining the Contribution of GLUT3 to Glucose Transport in Clone 9 Liver Cells”. Principal investigator.  Awarded May 8th, 2015. 

Publications: Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Hall N, McDonald G, Hay J, Stringer D, Pryce R.  Effect of Activity Type on Youths' Physical Activity during Structured Activity Sessions.  Health Behavior and Policy Review (submitted November 10th, 2015).

            Role: contributed to study design, writing and editing of sections of the manuscript.

Stringer DM, Zahradka P, Taylor CG.  Glucose transporters: cellular links to hyperglycemia in insulin-resistance and diabetes.  Nutr Rev 2015; 73:140-54.

            Role: researched, wrote, and revised all sections of the manuscript;corresponding author.

Stringer DM, Taylor CG, Appah, P, Blewett HJ, Zahradka P.  Consumption of buckwheat modulates the post-prandial response of selected gastrointestinal satiety hormones in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus.  Metabolism 2013; 62:1021-31.

            Role: contributed to study design, conducted experiments and generated all results included in this manuscript, wrote and revised all sections of the manuscript.

Stringer DM, Zahradka P, Declercq VC, Ryz NR, Diakiw R, Burr LL, Xie X, Taylor CG.

Modulation of lipid droplet size and lipid droplet proteins by trans-10,cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid parallels improvements in hepatic steatosis in obese, insulin-resistant rats. Biochim Biophys Acta 2010;1801:1375-85.

            Role: contributed to study design, conducted experiments and generated 90% of the results included in this manuscript; wrote and revised all sections of the manuscript.

Thandapilly SJ, Louis XL, Yang T, Stringer DM, Yu L, Zhang S, Wigle J, Kardami E, Zahradka P, Taylor C, Anderson HD, Netticadan T. Resveratrol prevents norepinephrine induced hypertrophy in adult rat cardiomyocytes, by activating NO-AMPK pathway. Eur J Pharmacol 2011; 668:217-24.

            Role: conducted experiments and generated 20% of the results included in this manuscript; edited manuscript.

 Taylor CG, Noto AD, Stringer DM, Froese S, Malcolmson L.   Dietary milled flaxseed and flaxseed oil improve N-3 fatty acid status and do not affect glycemic control in individuals with well-controlled type 2 diabetes. J Am Coll Nutr 2010;29:72-80.

            Role: performed experiments that generated 10% of the results included in this manuscript.

 Curran JM*, Stringer DM*, Wright B, Taylor CG, Przybylski R, Zahradka P Biological response of hepatomas to an extract of Fagopyrum esculentum M. (buckwheat) is not mediated by inositols or rutin. J Agric Food Chem 2010;58:3197-204.

* These authors contributed equally to this work. Role: performed experiments that generated 50% of the results included in this manuscript; wrote 50% of the   manuscript; edited and revised manuscript.

Stringer DM, Sellers EA, Burr LL, Taylor CG. Altered plasma adipokines and markers of oxidative stress suggest increased risk of cardiovascular disease in First Nation youth with obesity or type 2 diabetes mellitus.  Pediatr Diabetes 2009;10:269-77.

            Role: performed experiments that generated all of the results included in this manuscript. Wrote and revised all sections of the manuscript.

Peer-reviewed book chapters:

Declercq VC, Stringer DM, Hunt R, Taylor CG & Zahradka P. Adipokine production by adipose tissue: A novel target for treating metabolic syndrome and its sequelae. In Ming Wang (ed.):Metabolic Syndrome: Underlying Mechanisms and Drug Therapies, 2011; pp. 73-131. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Hoboken, New Jersey.

            Role: wrote 30% of the content; contributed to editing and revising the entire chapter.

Stringer DM, Declercq VCD, Hunt R, Baranowski M, Taylor CG & Zahradka P. Inflammatory actions of adiponectin, leptin and resistin. In Atif B. Awad and Peter G. Bradford (eds.): Adipose Tissue and Inflammation, 2009; pp. 167-188. Taylor & Francis: London.

            Role: wrote 25% of the content; contributed to editing and revising the entire chapter.

Peer-reviewed abstracts:

Stringer DM, Minuk L, Kerr L, Govia R, Heaman M, Morris M, Ludwig S, Woo V, Oleschuk C, Hanson S, Elias B, Taback S.  Differences in Preconceptual Counselling and Pregnancy Planning Advice Between Women with Pregestational Type 1 Diabetes and Pregestational Type 2 Diabetes.  Can J Diabetes 2014;38:S55.

            Role: performed data analysis and wrote the abstract.

Stringer DM, Minuk L, Kerr L, Govia R, Heaman M, Morris M, Ludwig S, Woo V, Oleschuk C, Hanson S, Elias B, Taback S.  Evaluating the Role of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diabetes in Pregnancy: A Survey of Specialist Physicians.  Can J Diabetes 2014;38:S55.

            Role: performed data analysis and wrote the abstract.

Hall N, Stringer D, Jay J, McDonald G, Pryce R.  Initial success of the Sun Life Financial Youth Diabetes Education and Awareness Program.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2014;11(Suppl. 1): S150.

            Role: contributed to study design; contributed to editing and revising the abstract.

 Pryce R, Hall N, Hay J, McDonald G, Stringer D.  The effect of activity type on physical activity and sedentary time during an after school program for inner city youth.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2014;11(Suppl. 1):S183.

            Role: contributed to study design; contributed to editing and revising the abstract.

Peer-reviewed conferences and workshops:

Stringer DM, Pryce R, McDonald G, Hall N. Improvements in selected snack food choices among youth at increased risk of type 2 diabetes participating in a diabetes prevention program.  Poster presentation at the 14th annual meeting of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA).  Edinburgh, Scotland; June 3rd- 6th, 2015.

            Role: designed the study; wrote, edited and revised the abstract; poster presenter.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP

Stringer DM.  Investigating the Mechanisms and Effectiveness of Common Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moenech) for Acute Modulation of Glycemia.  Doctoral thesis, 2013, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/15395.