Seth Stevenson Director of Digital Marketing, Marketing and Communications July 1, 2008Research spotlight: Wayne Wilson Wayne Wilson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Des Moines University in the biochemistry & nutrition department specializing in metabolic regulation. When Wilson was 5 years old, he was given a toy microscope to play with and ever since he can remember, he has always dreamed of becoming a scientist. In June 2008, Dr. Wilson was awarded $150,000 to use over a 3-year period with an Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) grant for his project entitled, “Novel mechanisms that regulate glycogen storage in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.”Facts about Dr. Wilson:Hometown: Cupar, a small town on the Northeast coast of ScotlandEducation: Received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biochemistry from the University of Dundee, Scotland.Hobbies: Finding new restaurants, trying new foods, cookingâ€¦Pretty much anything food-related.Dr. Wilson’s favorite thing to eat: His mother-in-lawâ€™s shio saba (partially dried, salted mackerel)Current research projects:1. Identifying processes that control glycogen storage and the use.2. Collaborating with Dr. Andy Brittingham and researching the relationship of glycogen levels to growth of the sexually transmitted pathogen Trichomonas Vaginalis. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.