Brian M. Shewchuk - Associate Professor

Dr. Shewchuk




  • B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, 1991
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1997
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests:

  • Molecular Biology of gene regulation
  • Chromatin structure and modification
  • Epigenetic processes in disease


Selected Publications:

Shaikh, S., P. Shaver and B. Shewchuk (2018) High fat diet dysregulates hypothalamic-pituitary axis gene expression levels which are differentially rescued by EPA and DHA ethyl esters. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

Wang, L., S. DeMarco, M. Sanderson, A. Maiorana-Boutilier, J. Chen, M. Crouch, B. Shewchuk, S. Shaikh, C. Phillips and L. Bridges (2017)RARα/RXR synergism potentiates retinoid responsiveness in cutaneous T-celllymphoma cell lines. Experimental Dermatology 26:1004-1011

Holt, A., D. Martin, P. Shaver, S. Adderley, J. Stone, C.Joshi1, J. Francisco, R. Lust, D. Widener, B. Shewchuk and D. Tulis (2016)Soluble guanylyl cyclase-activated cyclic GMP-dependent protein kinase inhibits arterial smooth muscle cell migration independent of VASP-serine 239 phosphorylation. Cellular Signaling 28:1364-79.

Shewchuk, B. Epigenetics and Obesity. In D. Yasui, J. Peedicayil and D. Grayson (Eds.), Neurobehavioral Disorders and Epigenetics. 2016Academic Press. Amsterdam, NL: Elsevier.

Maples, J., J. Brault, C. Witczak, S. Park, M. Hubal, T.Weber, J. Houmard and B. Shewchuk (2015) Differential Epigenetic and Transcriptional Response of the Skeletal Muscle Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase1B (CPT1B) Gene to Lipid Exposure with Obesity. AJP Endocrinology & Metabolism, 309:E345-56.

Maples, J., J. Brault, B. Shewchuk, C. Witczak, M. Hubal, T. Weber and J. Houmard (2015) Lipid exposure elicits differential responses in gene expression and DNA methylation in the skeletal muscle of obese individuals. Physiological Genomics, 47:139-46.

Shewchuk, B. (2014) Prostaglandins and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 91:277-287.


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Contact Information:

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Brody 5W-52
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834
phone: 252-744-5096