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Huicui Meng

215 Chandlee Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA-16802
Phone: 814-753-2816
E-mail: hom5056@psu.edu
Alt: menghuicui@gmail.com

EDUCATION
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Aug 2010 – 2015 (expected) The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Ph.D Candidate in Nutritional Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Connie Rogers
Sept 2005 – Jun.2010 Shandong University, Jinan, China
Bachelor of Medicine in Preventive Medicine
AWARDS AND HONORS
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• Travel Award, Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University
Park, PA April, 2014
• Nutritional Immunology Research Interest Society Travel Award, Experimental Biology 2013,
San Diego, CA March, 2013
• Woot-Tsuen Wu Leung Scholarship, College of Health and Human Development, The
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 2012-2013
• Travel Award, Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA April, 2012
• Nutritional Immunology Research Interest Society Poster Competition 3
rd
Place, Experimental
Biology 2012, San Diego, CA April, 2012
PUBLICATIONS
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Book chapters:
Meng, H., Rogers C.J. Exercise Impact on Immune Regulation of Cancer. In: Exercise, Energy
Balance and Cancer. Ulrich,C., Steindorf,K., Berger,N.A.,editors. Springer,NY,2012
Peer-reviewed articles:
Turbitt, W.J., Black, A.J., Collins, S.C, Meng, H., Xu, H., Washington, S., Aliaga, C., El-Bayoumy,
K., Manni, A., Rogers, C.J., Fish oil differentially alters T cell function and tumor growth and induces
the emergence of Gr1
+
/CD11b
+
cells in two models of mammary carcinogenesis. Cancer Prevention
Research. (Submitted)
Meng, H., Black, A.J., Rogers, C.J. Insulin increases glucose transporter expression and enhances
Th2 differentiation human CD4
+
T cells (in preparation)
Meng, H., Lee, Y., Fleming, J., Roberts, R.F., Kris-Etherton, P., Ba, Z., Furumoto, E.J., Rogers, C.J.
Correlation between CD3
+
CD69
+
cells, IL-2 and Interferon-! production and T cell proliferation in
human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (in preparation)
Abstracts:
Meng, H., Roberts, R.F., Kris-Etherton, P.M., Fleming, J.A., Lee, Y., Ba, Z., Furumoto, E.J. The role
of the probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis on systemic immune function in humans. Oral
presentation at Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April, 2014
Lee, Y., Roberts, R.F., Rogers, C.J., Meng, H., Ba, Z., Fleming, J.A., Furumoto, E.J., Kris-Etherton,
P.M. Assessment of whole gut and regional gastrointestinal transit times using a wireless motility
capsule (Smartpill
®
) in healthy adults. Poster presented at Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, San
Diego, CA, April, 2014
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Meng, H., Roberts, R.F., Kris-Etherton, P.M., Fleming, J.A., Lee, Y., Ba, Z., Furumoto, E.J., Rogers
C.J.The effect of consumption of the probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (BB-12) on
systemic immunity in humans. Poster presented at the Center for Food Manufacturing Fall Meeting,
Department of Food Science, Penn State, October, 2013
Meng, H., Roberts, R.F., Kris-Etherton, P.M., Fleming, J.A., Lee, Y., Ba, Z., Furumoto, E.J., Rogers
C.J.The effect of consumption of the probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (BB-12) on
systemic immunity in humans. Poster presented at the Physiology Intercollege Graduate Degree
Programs Retreat, Penn State, September, 2013
Meng, H., Roberts, R.F., Kris-Etherton, P.M., Fleming, J.A., Lee, Y., Ba, Z., Furumoto, E.J., Rogers
C.J.The effect of consumption of the probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (BB-12) on
systemic immunity in humans. Poster presented at 32
nd
Penn State Summer Symposium in Molecular
Biology, Penn State, June, 2013
Meng, H., Black, A.J., Rogers, C.J. The Role of Insulin in Glucose Transporter Expression,
Proliferation and Effector Function in Human CD4
+
and CD8
+
T Cells. Poster presented at
Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April, 2013
Meng, H., Turbitt W.J., Rogers C.J. GLUT-1 Transporter Expression is Up-regulated on Human
CD4
+
and CD8
+
T Lymphocytes following T cell Activation. Poster presented at Experimental
Biology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2012.
Meng, H., Turbitt W.J., Rogers C.J. GLUT-1 Transporter Expression is Up-regulated on Human
CD4
+
and CD8
+
T Lymphocytes following T cell Activation. Poster presented at 27
th
Annual
Graduate Exhibition, Penn State, PA, March 2012.
Meng, H., Turbitt W.J., Rogers C.J. GLUT-1 Transporter Expression is Up-regulated on Murine T
Lymphocytes following T Cell Receptor Activation. Poster presented at Cancer Immunology
Minisymposium, Penn State, April 2011.
Meng, H., Turbitt W.J., Rogers C.J. GLUT-1 Transporter Expression is Up-regulated on Murine T
Lymphocytes following T Cell Receptor Activation. Poster presented at 26
th
Annual Graduate
Exhibition, Penn State, PA, March 2011.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
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Aug 2010 – present Ph.D. Student
Department of Nutritional Sciences, the Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA
Project #1: Determine the effect of probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis subsp.
lactis (BB-12) consumption on human peripheral immune function in a
randomized, 4-period cross-over free-living human study (ongoing).
Project #2: Determine the effect of probiotic BB-12 consumption on antigen-
specific immune function in response to influenza vaccination using murine
models (ongoing).
Project #3: Study the mechanisms on how changes in energy balance (obesity
and physical activity) may alter macronutrient uptake and metabolism in T
lymphocytes. The study uses both human and murine models (completed).
Oct 2009 – May 2010 Undergraduate Research Assistant
Institute of Nutrition Science and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health,
Shandong University, Jinan, China
Project #1: Administered obesity interventions to primary school students in
a nutritional epidemiology study on childhood obesity.
Project #2: Helped doctors perform ultrasound diagnosis in thyroid of 100
human subjects in a nutritional study assessing the feasibility of policies
related to dietary iodine content and prevention in thyroid problems among
primary school students in areas with high dietary iodine content.
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Project #3: Instructed human subjects to complete dietary questionnaires in a
nutritional study exploring the relationship between high dietary iodine
content and high incidence in Budd-Chiari Syndrome.
Sept 2008 – May 2009 Co-Investigator
Innovative Experimental Program for undergraduate students in
Shandong University, Jinan, China
Project: Found new strains of bacteria that could degrade phenol in
contaminated soil.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
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Mar 2014 Judge
2014 Graduate Exhibition Poster and Visual Arts, 29
th
Annual Graduate
Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Feb 2014 – present Ad hoc Reviewer (Journal)
Nutrition: The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences
May 2013 – Apr 2014 Mentor
Help supervise honor student in the Rogers Lab for research and honor thesis
writing
Aug 2013 New Graduate Student Orientation Research Spotlight invited talk
Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA
Mar 2013 Judge
2013 Graduate Exhibition Poster and Visual Arts, 28
th
Annual Graduate
Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
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Aug 2012 – Dec 2012 Teaching Assistant Department of Nutritional Sciences,
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Course: NUTR 445: Nutrient Metabolism I
Sept 2012 Guest Lecturer
Human digestive system (One lecture)
Regulation of human digestion and absorption (One lecture)
Aug.2011 – Dec 2011 Teaching Assistant Department of Nutritional Sciences,
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Course: NUTR 445: Nutrient Metabolism I
Oct 2011 Guest Lecturer
Gluconeogenesis (One lecture)
INTERNSHIP
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Apr 2010 – May 2010 Intern
Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Jinan, China
Nov 2008 – Mar 2009 Physician Assistant
Qian Foshan Hospital of Shandong Province, Jinan, China
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
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Oct 2011 – present Member of American Society of Nutrition