Monique J. LeMieux, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Nutrition and Food Sciences

Monique J. LeMieux, Ph.D.

Contact

mlemieux@twu.edu
940-898-2712
SRC 204J

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Biography

Dr. Monique J. LeMieux earned a B.S. in Biology (minor in Chemistry) from Christopher Newport University (CNU) in 2008 and her M.S. in Life Science from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UTK) in 2012. Then in 2015, She earned her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from Texas Tech University.  Her dissertation work focused on researching the link between the renin-angiotensin system, obesity, and inflammation as well as related nutritional interventions. Following the completion of PhD, Dr. LeMieux joined Texas Woman's University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Dr. LeMieux's research focus is on understanding the pathogenesis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and identifying nutritional treatments for women with PCOS.

Education

Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
M.S., Life Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
B.S., Biology, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

Expertise

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome; Inflammation; Obesity; Nutritional Interventions; Cholesterol Metabolism; Insulin resistance; Macronutrients; Adipose Tissue; Whey Protein; Omega-3 Fatty Acids; Renin-Angiotensin System

Latest Articles

Whey protein supplementation improves the glycemic response and combats non-alcoholic fatty liver disease related biomarkers in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
Nutrients (Online) (2021)
Emily L Zumbro, Manisha Rao, Shenavia Balcom-Luker, K S Broughton, Monique J LeMieux

Acute and short-term enteropancreatic effects of whey protein preload in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
Nutrition Research (2021)
Manisha J Rao, Emily L Zumbro, K S Broughton, Monique J LeMieux

Cross-sectional Study on the Knowledge and Prevalence of PCOS at a Multiethnic University
Progress in Preventative Medicine (2020)
Manisha Rao, K S Broughton, Monique J LeMieux

Adipose tissue inflammation in insulin resistance: review of mechanisms mediating anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM) (2017)
Mandana Pahlavani, Theresa Ramalho, Iurii Koboziev, Monique J LeMieux, Shasika Jayarathne

The renin angiotensin system, oxidative stress and mitochondrial function in obesity and insulin resistance.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: International Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics (2017)
Latha Ramalingam, Kalhara Menikdiwela, Monique J LeMieux, Jannette M. Dufour, Gurvider Kaur

Inactivation of Adipose Angiotensinogen alters Metabolic and Inflammatory Phenotypes in Diet-Induced Obese Mice
Journal of Obesity (2016)
Monique J LeMieux, Latha Ramalingam, Randy Mynatt, Nishan S Kalupahana, Jung Han Kim

Eicosapentaenoic acid induces adipocyte hypotrophy and reduces adipocyte inflammation in an adiposity-independent manner
The Journal of Nutrition (2015)
Monique J LeMieux, Nishan S Kalupahana, Shane Scoggin, Naima Moustaid-Moussa

Recent Presentations

Introduction and Overview of Food Proteins
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) (2019)
Podium | Monique J LeMieux

Changes in Insulin Sensitivity and Signaling in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) after Whey Protein Supplementation
Great Plains Honors Council Conference (2019)
Poster | Lily Sebastian, Manisha Rao, Emily Zumbro, K Shane Broughton, Monique J LeMieux

Effect of Whey Protein Metabolites on Insulin Signaling in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (2019)
Poster | Lily Sebastian, Manisha Rao, Emily Zumbro, K Shane Broughton, Monique J LeMieux

Metabolic Responses to Short-term Protein Supplementation in Reproductive-Aged Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Nutrition (2019)
Poster | Manisha Rao, Emily Zumbro, Monique J LeMieux, K Shane Broughton

Influence of Whey Protein Isolate Supplementation on ALT and AST in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Nutrition (2019)
Poster | Shenavia Balcom-Luker, Manisha Rao, Emily Zumbro, K Shane Broughton, Monique J LeMieux

The Effects of Daily Whey Protein Supplementation on Insulin Activity in Women with PCOS
Texas Woman's University Research and Creative Arts Symposium (2019)
Poster | Lily Sebastian, K Shane Broughton, Monique J LeMieux

Effect of Dietary Protein on Postprandial Endocrine and Metabolic Parameters in Women with PCOS
Texas Woman's University Research and Creative Arts Symposium (2019)
Poster | Manisha Rao, Emily Zumbro, Lily Sebastian, Monique J LeMieux, K Shane Broughton

Whey Protein Isolate Increases Lipid Accumulation While Vitamin D Decreases Hormone Sensitive Lipase Gene Expression Under PCOS-Like Conditions in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes
Texas Woman's University Research and Creative Arts Symposium (2019)
Podium | Desiree Patterson, Monique J LeMieux

Effect of Acute Whey Protein Isolate Supplementation on ALT and AST in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Texas Woman's University Research and Creative Arts Symposium (2019)
Poster | Shenavia Balcom-Luker, Manisha Rao, K. Shane Broughton, Monique J LeMieux

Metabolic Effects on Short-term Whey Protein Supplementation in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Foundation for Reproductive Medicine (FRM): Translational Reproductive Biology and Clinical Reproductive Endocrinology (2019)
Poster | Manisha Rao, Emily Zumbro, Monique J LeMieux, K Shane Broughton

Relationship Between Adiponectin, Adiposity And Blood Pressure In Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
TWU Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium (2018)
Poster | M Rao, E Zumbro, D McAdams, Monique J LeMieux, K S Broughton

The Inflammatory Effects of Whey Protein Hydrolystes on 3T3-L1 Adipocytes
TWU Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium (2018)
Poster | Cierra Williams, Monique J LeMieux

Vitamin D Supplementation effect on Vitamin D Status and Vitamin D Receptor Gene Expression in Women with PCOS before and after Intervention with Whey Protein
TWU Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium (2018)
Poster | Desiree Patterson, Lily Sebastian, Monique J LeMieux

Metabolic Effects of Whey Protein Supplementation With or Without Vitamin D on Adipocytes in PCOS-Like Conditions.
Obesity Week (2018)
Poster | Desiree Patterson, Lily Sebastian, Monique J LeMieux

Adiponectin In Reproductive-Aged Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Obesity Week (2018)
Poster | M Rao, E Zumbro, D McAdams, Monique J LeMieux

The Effect of Whey Protein Hydolysates on the Metabolic Flexibility of 3T3-L1 Adipocytes
TWU Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium (2018)
Poster | Megan Presley, Kayleigh Kaiser, Monique J LeMieux

Correlation between Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and the Level of Angiotensin in Cultured Adipocytes.
TWU Learning by Doing Showcase (2017)
Poster | Erin Maxwell, Bhavya Blaze, Monique J LeMieux

Correlation between Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and the Level of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin in Cultured Hepatocytes and Adipocytes
TWU Learn by Doing Showcase (2017)
Poster | Bhavya Blaze, Erin Maxwell, Monique J LeMieux

Potential Health Benefits Of High-Protein Diet In Women With And Without Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
TWU Pioneer Research at the Mall (2017)
Poster | Manisha Rao, Monique J LeMieux, K Shane Broughton

Comparison of Plasma Fat-Soluble Vitamin Levels & Vitamin D Deficiency in Children from Honduras vs the U.S.
TWU Pioneer Research at the Mall (2017)
Poster | Vivian Castillo, Desiree Patterson, Jo Ward, Sheila Horsley, Monique LeMieux

Comparison of Plasma Fat-Soluble Vitamin Levels & Vitamin D Deficiency in Honduran and American Kids
Obesity Week (2017)
Poster | Desiree Patterson, Vivian Castillo, Jo Ward, Sheila Horsley, Monique J LeMieux

Inactivation of Adipose Angiotensinogen alters Metabolic and Inflammatory Phenotypes in Diet-Induced Obese Mice
Obesity Week (2015)
Poster | Monique J LeMieux, Latha Ramlingam, Randy Mynatt, Nishan S Kalupahana, Jung Han Kim

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Eicosapentaenoic Acid in Adipose Tissue and Obesity
TWU Biology Seminar Series (2015)
Podium | Monique J LeMieux

Adipose Angiotensinogen Overexpression Promotes Adipose Associated Inflammation and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress
Experimental Biology, organized by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (2015)
Poster | Latha Ramlingam, Monique J LeMieux, Shane Scoggin, Zenaida Adrovet, Nishan S Kalupahana

Inactivation of Adipose Angiotensinogen Reduces inflammatory Adipokines and Adipose Tissue Macrophages
Experimental Biology, organized by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (2015)
Poster | Monique J LeMieux, Cypria Polizzi, Randy Mynatt, Nishan S Kalupahana, Latha Ramalingam

Angiotensinogen Inactivation in Adipose Tissue Increases Adipocyte Metabolic Activity and Reduces Adipose Tissue Macrophages
American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions (2015)
Poster | Monique J LeMieux, Randy Mynatt, Nishan S Kalupahana, Jung Han Kim, Latha Ramalingam

Professional Affiliations

  • American Heart Association
  • American Physiological Society
  • American Society of Nutrition
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • Society for Reproductive Investigation
  • The Obesity Society