Cristina Caldari-Torres

Cristina Caldari-Torres

Caldari-Torres
Assistant Professor
Position Type 
Faculty
Service 
2017 - Present
All Affiliations 

Overview

Degree(s) 
B.S., Universidad de Puerto Rico; M.S., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida

Learning & Teaching

Courses 
  • BIOL334: Comparative Physiology: human and non-human animals
  • BIOL220: Multicellular Life
Academic Positions 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biology at Denison University, 2017-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biology at Centenary College of Louisiana, 2011-2017

Research

Overview 
Adipoimmunology--Modulation of the immune response by adipokines, hormones made by adipose tissue — I study how to reduce adipose tissue (AT)-mediated inflammation through nutritional interventions. I am interested in elucidating how omega-3 fatty acids decrease AT-produced inflammatory molecules and if this decrease is mediated through the adipocytes or the macrophages residing in AT.

Works

Publications 

Caldari-Torres, C., M. L. McGilliard, and B.A. Corl. 2016. Esterification of essential and non-essential fatty acids into distinct lipid classes in ruminant and non-ruminant tissues. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B Biochem. Mol. Biol. 200:1-5.

Caldari-Torres, C., A.L. Lock, C.R. Staples, and L. Badinga. 2011. Performance, Metabolic and Endocrine Responses of Periparturient Holstein Cows Fed Three Sources of Fat. J. Dairy Sci. 94:1500-10.

Caldari-Torres, C., E. D’Agosto, M.C. Perdomo, C.R. Staples, and L. Badinga. 2010. Concentrations of plasma metabolites and hormones in periparturient Holstein cows fed two fat sources. J. Dairy Sci. 93:E-Suppl 1, p. 715.

Caldari-Torres, C. 2009. Effects of Long-chain Fatty Acids on Production, Metabolism and Immunity of Holstein Cows. Dissertation presented to the Graduate School of The University of Florida.

Rodríguez-Sallaberry, C., C. Caldari-Torres, W. Collante, C.R. Staples, and L. Badinga. 2007. Plasma Prostaglandin and Cytokine Concentrations in Periparturient Holstein Cows Fed Diets Enriched in Saturated or Trans Fatty Acids. J. Dairy Sci. 90:5446-5452.

Caldari-Torres, C., C. Rodríguez-Sallaberry, E.S. Greene, and L. Badinga. 2006. Differential Effects of n-3 and n-6 Fatty Acids on Prostaglandin F2alpha Production by Bovine Endometrial Cells. J. Dairy Sci. 89:971-977.

Rodríguez-Sallaberry, C.J., C. Caldari-Torres, E.S. Greene, and L. Badinga. 2006. Conjugated Linoleic Acid Reduces Phorbol Ester-Induced Prostaglandin F2alpha Production by Bovine Endometrial Cells. J. Dairy Sci. 89:3826-3832.

Greene E.S., C. Rodríguez-Sallaberry, C. Caldari-Torres, and L. Badinga. 2006. Effects of Conjugated Linoleic Acids on Lipid Metabolizing Genes and High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Production in Human Hepatocytes. J. Appl. Res. 6;132-141.

Rodríguez-Sallaberry, C.J., C. Caldari-Torres, E.S. Greene, C.R. Staples, and L. Badinga. 2006. Production, metabolic and reproductive responses of transition Holstein cows fed trans fatty acids. J. Anim. Sci. 84;Suppl. 1.

Caldari-Torres, C. 2005. Studies on the Effects and Mechanisms of Action of Eicosapentaenoic Acid on PGF2alpha Production in Cultured Bovine Endometrial Cells. Thesis presented to the Graduate School of The University of Florida.