Dr. Nate Warren is a nutrition scientist with expertise in mitochondrial metabolism, obesity, and immunology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he studied the effects of obesity and insulin on skeletal muscle mitochondrial efficiency and oxidative stress. Dr. Warren’s postdoctoral work at Duke University focused on the critical role of cellular metabolism in regulating the function of T cells. He took a particular interest in investigating the role of metabolism in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells to support their longevity and efficacy against solid tumors in vivo. Throughout his career, he has been supported by various funding sources, including a traineeship on an NIH T32 awarded by the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine and postdoctoral funding from the Derfner Foundation. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, bluegrass music, and gardening.
Education: B.S. in Foods & Nutrition from Appalachian State University, Ph.D. in Nutrition Sciences from University of Alabama at Birmingham