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Victoria Vieira-Potter, PhD

Victoria Vieira-Potter

Associate Professor
Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
310 Gwynn Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-2027
Lab website
Vita (PDF)

Research Focus

The main focus of Victoria Vieira-Potter’s laboratory is how behavioral (e.g., diet, exercise, environmental toxin exposure) and biological (e.g., aging, hormonal changes) factors influence metabolic function, specifically via modulation of the immuno-physiology of adipose (i.e., fat) tissue.

Specific areas of interest include:

  • The relationship between white adipose tissue (WAT) inflammation and systemic metabolic function (e.g., insulin resistance and fatty liver)
  • How diet and exercise affect body composition and WAT inflammation
  • How estrogen loss and estrogen receptor signaling affect WAT metabolic function
  • Sex differences in WAT metabolic function


Dr. Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Award for project titled "Role of Uncoupled Protein 1 (UCP-1) in the Sexual Dimorphism of Metabolic Response to High Fat Diet," 2015.