• Jacqueline M. Hibbert, Ph.D.

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  • Jacqueline M. Hibbert, Ph.D.
      Associate Professor, Biochemistry Hemoglobinopathies/Nutrition

    Contact Information
    Phone: (404) 752-1737
    Fax: (404) 752-1179

    Research Interests
    Dr. Hibbert will serve as program Co-Director, mentor and instructor. Dr. Hibbert’s primary research focus is nutritional implications of altered metabolism in sickle cell disease (SCD). Dr. Hibbert’s research projects include: protein, energy and hemoglobin metabolism in stable SCD patients; relationship of metabolic alterations, nutritional status and immune response in SCD; potential health benefits of nutritional supplements in SCD patients and transgenic mouse model; genetic modifiers of SCD severity focusing on pathways for energy and protein metabolism and proinflammatory factors, using stored human plasma and DNA; temporal changes of proinflammatory markers in tissues and effect of L-arginine supplement using the SCD transgenic mouse. Dr. Hibbert collaborates with Dr. Stiles, Dr. Gee and Dr. Newman at MSM and with colleagues at Emory University and Medical College of Georgia. Her contribution to the training will include lectures on nutritional problems in SCD and mentoring interested fellows for laboratory projects. Dr. Hibbert's participation in the program will introduce candidates to recent nutritional approaches and therapies in SCD research.