Connie Rogers

Associate Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences

Connie Rogers

Research Summary

Role of changes in energy balance and related nutritional factors on inflammation, immune regulation, and cancer risk using both animal models and human subjects.

Huck Graduate Students

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Obesity Diet Exercise Lipids Inflammation Therapeutics Fats Genes Neoplasms Cytokines Spices Dietetics Mice Green Tea Extracts Weight Loss Monocytes Sleep Deprivation Gene Expression Tea Prostate Gastrointestinal Microbiome Transgenic Mice Prostatic Neoplasms Adenocarcinoma

Most Recent Papers

Evans Blue Dye Interferes with Gating for Certain Fluorochrome-Conjugated Antibodies Using Flow Cytometry in the Ischemic Rat Heart

Jiajing Teng, Cesar De Jeronimo Diaz, Ryan A. Flynn, Matthew Lin, Connie J. Rogers, Donna H. Korzick, 2022, FASEB Journal

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Dietary Supplementation with Prunes (Dried Plums) on Inflammatory Markers in Postmenopausal Women

Janhavi J. Damani, Nicole C.A. Strock, Mary Jane De Souza, Connie J. Rogers, 2022, FASEB Journal

Phenotypic Characterization of Macrophage and Monocyte Populations in the NLRP3 KO DAHL/SS-Nlrp3<sup>em2Mcwi</sup> Rat Model

Cesar De Jeronimo Diaz, Jiajing Teng, Ryan A. Flynn, Matthew Lin, Junyao Yuan, Connie J. Rogers, Donna H. Korzick, 2022, FASEB Journal

Global metagenomics analyses demonstrate metformin-induced changes in the gut mycobiome in subjects with type 2 diabetes

Emily Van Syoc, Connie J. Rogers, Erika Ganda, 2022, FASEB Journal

Four weeks of spice consumption lowers plasma proinflammatory cytokines and alters the function of monocytes in adults at risk of cardiometabolic disease

Ester S. Oh, Kristina S. Petersen, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Connie J. Rogers, 2022, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on p. 61-72

In utero and childhood exposure to the Great Chinese Famine and risk of cancer in adulthood

Xinyuan Zhang, Gang Wang, Michele R. Forman, Qingjiang Fu, Connie J. Rogers, Shouling Wu, Xiang Gao, 2021, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on p. 2017-2024

Herbs and spices at a relatively high culinary dosage improves 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure in adults at risk of cardiometabolic diseases: A randomized, crossover, controlled-feeding study

Kristina Petersen, Kristin M. Davis, Connie Jo Rogers, David N. Proctor, Sheila Grace West, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, 2021, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on p. 1936-1948

Four Weeks of Spice Consumption Lowers Plasma Proinflammatory Cytokines and Alters the Function of Monocytes in Adults at Risk for Cardiometabolic Disease: Secondary Outcome Analysis in a Three-Period, Randomized, Crossover, Controlled Feeding Trial

Ester Oh, K Petersen, P Kris-Etherton, Connie Rogers, 2021, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Effects of diet and exercise-induced weight loss on biomarkers of inflammation in breast cancer survivors

Tyler J. Bruinsma, Anne Marie Dyer, Connie J. Rogers, Kathryn H. Schmitz, Kathleen M. Sturgeon, 2021, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention on p. 1048-1062

The Association Between Monocyte Subsets and Cardiometabolic Disorders/Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ester Oh, M Na, Connie Rogers, 2021, Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

Most-Cited Papers

Vitamin D regulates the gut microbiome and protects mice from dextran sodium sulfate-induced coliti

Jot Hui Ooi, Yunfei Li, Connie J. Rogers, Margherita T. Cantorna, 2013, Journal of Nutrition on p. 1679-1686

Combination therapy with a second-generation androgen receptor antagonist and a metastasis vaccine improves survival in a spontaneous prostate cancer model

Andressa Ardiani, Benedetto Farsaci, Connie J. Rogers, Andy Protter, Zhimin Guo, Thomas H. King, David Apelian, James W. Hodge, 2013, Clinical Cancer Research on p. 6205-6218

Serum macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1/GDF15)

David A. Brown, Kenneth W. Hance, Connie J. Rogers, Leah B. Sansbury, Paul S. Albert, Gwen Murphy, Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, Zhuoqiao Wang, Amanda J. Cross, Arthur Schatzkin, Mark Danta, Preeyaporn Srasuebkul, Janaki Amin, Matthew Law, Samuel N. Breit, Elaine Lanza, 2012, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention on p. 337-346

The microbiome and obesity-An established risk for certain types of cancer

Connie J. Rogers, Kumble Sandeep Prabhu, Matam Vijay-Kumar, 2014, Cancer Journal from Scientific American on p. 176-180

Dietary methionine restriction inhibits prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia in TRAMP mice

Raghu Sinha, Timothy Cooper, Connie Jo Rogers, Indu Sinha, William J. Turbitt, Ana Calcagnotto, Carmen E. Perrone, John Richie, 2014, Prostate on p. 1663-1673

Partial Sleep Deprivation and Energy Balance in Adults: An Emerging Issue for Consideration by Dietetics Practitioners

Julie D. Shlisky, Terryl J. Hartman, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Connie J. Rogers, Neil A. Sharkey, Sharon M. Nickols-Richardson, 2012, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on p. 1785-1797

Immunometabolic role of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids in obesity-induced inflammation

Michael R. Flock, Connie J. Rogers, K. Sandeep Prabhu, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, 2013, Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews on p. 431-445

Decaffeinated green tea and voluntary exercise induce gene changes related to beige adipocyte formation in high fat-fed obese mice

Sudathip Sae-tan, Connie J. Rogers, Joshua D. Lambert, 2015, Journal of Functional Foods on p. 210-214

Voluntary exercise and green tea enhance the expression of genes related to energy utilization and attenuate metabolic syndrome in high fat fed mice

Sudathip Sae-tan, Connie J. Rogers, Joshua D. Lambert, 2014, Die Nahrung on p. 1156-1159

Consumption of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12 in yogurt reduced expression of TLR-2 on peripheral blood-derived monocytes and pro-inflammatory cytokine secretion in young adults.

Huicui Meng, Zhaoyong Ba, Yujin Lee, Jiayu Peng, Junli Lin, Jennifer A. Fleming, Emily J. Furumoto, Robert F. Roberts, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Connie J. Rogers, 2017, Zeitschrift fur Ernahrungswissenschaft on p. 649-661

News Articles Featuring Connie Rogers

Adding herbs and spices to meals may help lower blood pressure

Seasoning your food generously with herbs and spices isn’t just a great way to make your meals tastier — new research found it may have benefits for your heart’s health, as well.

Data 4 Action enriches student experience while documenting pandemic

​The Data 4 Action (D4A) project is comprised of dozens of Penn State researchers who are documenting the impacts of COVID-19 in Centre County. While the goal of the project is to assess the biological, psychological and social functioning of Penn State students and community members, the project is also providing new and impactful opportunities for a growing group of students working as research assistants.

Podcast features researchers collecting local COVID-19 data for action

On Oct. 19, The Symbiotic Podcast teamed up with the hosts of Podward State — a Penn State student-produced podcast — to interview researchers working on a profoundly collaborative project designed to measure multiple impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on residents and students in Centre County, Pennsylvania.

Podward State: Data 4 Action Ft. Symbiotic Podcast

On this special collaborative episode of Podward State, hosts Matthew Ogden and Matthew Paolizzi are joined by Cole Hons of the Symbiotic Podcast, the official podcast of Penn State’s Huck Life Sciences Institute.

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Microbiome Healthier

Fresh fruits and vegetables are good for you and your gut microbes

5 Things You Can Do To Make Your Microbiome Healthier

Fresh fruits and vegetables are good for you and your gut microbes.

5 Things That Will Help Keep Your Microbiome Healthy

A healthy diet and lifestyle will help keep your gut microbes — and you — happy.