Trevor Gonzalez

MGM Graduate Student (2017)
Asokan Lab




Research Interest: I am originally from Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville with my Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. I began undergraduate research as a sophomore in the Yi Li lab where I studied obesity related gene expression and type 2 diabetes. Specifically, I studied the effects of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids in muscle cells and adipocytes. Following graduation, I participated in a doctoral bridge program at Texas State University in the Ronald Walter lab where I studied gene expression patterns induced by fluorescent light exposure in zebrafish using RNA-seq.

Personal Interests: Outside of lab I enjoy traveling, music festivals, cooking, and spending time with my Labrador retriever Mia.

Publications List:

Gonzalez, T.J., Lu, Y., Boswell, M., Boswell, W., Medrano, G., Walter, S., Ellis, S., Savage, M., Varga, Z.M., Lawrence, C., Walter, R.B. (2017). Fluorescent Light Exposure Incites Acute and Prolonged Immune Responses in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Skin. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part C, DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpc.2017.09.009.