Faculty Profile for Dr. Michelle A Lane

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Dr. Michelle A Lane
Associate Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences
FCS 101
phone: (512) 245-2155

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Lane earned her BS in Animal Science from Cornell University in 1991 and her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University in 1996. Her postdoctoral work was conducted at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. While a postdoc, Dr. Lane was also a lecturer at The New School University from 1999-2001, where she taught Genetics and Bioethics. Dr. Lane's first full-time faculty position was in Nutrition at The University of Texas at Austin. She joined the Texas State University faculty in 2008. Since joining Texas State, Dr. Lane has served as the Coordinator of the MS in Human Nutrition and, currently, serves as the Program Coordinator for Nutrition.

Teaching Interests

Genetics, metabolism, biochemical nutrition

Research Interests

Research in my laboratory has two foci. The first concerns the ability of nutrients such as vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids to prevent colon cancer. The second area, relates to the effect of diet on maternal and offspring behavior and brain metabolism. We use cellular and rodent models as well as biochemical and molecular techniques, spanning the molecular to organismal level, in our research.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Pfister, E., Smith, R. J., & Lane, M. A. (2021). N-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acid ethyl esters decrease the invasion, but not the proliferation, of human colorectal cancer cells via a PI3K-dependent mechanism in vitro. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids, 167. https://doi.org/doi: 10.1016/j.plefa.2021.102273
  • Smith, R. J., Alvarez, C. G., Crixell, S. L., & Lane, M. A. (2021). The Food, Feelings, and Family Study: comparison of the efficacy of traditional methods, social media, and broadcast email to recruit pregnant women to an observational, longitudinal nutrition study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21(203). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-021-03680-1
  • Jackson, C., Barrett, D. W., Gonzales, E., Shumake, J., Gonzalez-Lima, F., & Lane, M. A. (2018). Maternal omega-3 fatty acid intake during neurodevelopment does not affect pup behavior related to depression, novelty, or learning. Biomed Central Research Notes, 11(1), 812.
  • Gonzales, E., Barrett, D. W., Shumake, J., Gonzalez-Lima, F., & Lane, M. A. (2015). Omega-3 fatty acids improve behavioral coping to stress in multiparous rats. Behavioral Brain Research, 279, 129–138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2014.11.010
  • Lengyel, J. N., Park, E. Y., Brunson, A. R., Pinali, D., & Lane, M. A. (2014). Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase mediates the ability of retinol to decrease colorectal cancer cell invasion. Nutrition and Cancer, 66, 1352–1362. https://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2014.956258

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Health Scholar Showcase Winner, Texas State University. April 2021 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Applied Arts Nominee for Presidential Service Award, College of Applied Arts. 2020
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Nominee: Graduate Mentor Award, Texas State University. 2020
  • Award / Honor Nominee: The Outstanding Contributions Award, Southern Conference of Graduate Schools. November 2019 - January 2020
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Nominee: Graduate Mentor Award, Texas State University. 2018 - 2019

Selected Grants

  • Lane, Michelle A. Mouse Models of Advanced, Non-Resectable, Metastatic Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: October 2021, Funded: February 2022 - May 2023). Grant.
  • Lane, Michelle A, Crixell, Sylvia L. Diet, BFNF, and BPA Exposure as Predictors for Postpartum Behavioral Impairment in Low Income Women, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: October 2017, Funded: January 2018 - Present). Grant.
  • Lane, Michelle A (Principal). Developmental Leave Supplemental Grant Award, Texas State University, $20000. (Funded: September 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015). Grant.
  • Lane, Michelle A (Principal). Treatment of depression with omega-3 fatty acids, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: January 1, 2012 - August 31, 2012). Grant.
  • Lane, Michelle A (Co-Principal). Role of human gut microflora in colon cancer metastasis, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $16000. (Funded: January 12, 2009 - August 31, 2010). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

FCS Vivarium/Comparative Research Facility Development
August 2010-May 2020
University Mentor
December 2021-Present
Search Committee for Associate/Full Professor in Nutrition and Foods
August 2021-Present
Search Committee for Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Coordinator in Nutrition and Foods
August 2021-Present
Program Area Coordinator, Nutrition and Foods
January 1, 2021-Present