Patricia  Jumbo Lucioni

Patricia Jumbo Lucioni, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences
Office: CHS Building 2 2220
Email: pjumbolu@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4170

Patricia Jumbo-Lucioni is originally from Lima, Peru. Upon completion of her Ph.D. in 2009 she pursued postdoctoral training at the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University and later joined the Department of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. Her overarching research interest focuses on the role of glycosylation as modifier of metabolic homeostasis and energy balance in health and disease. She is the proud mom to a seven year-old son and together they enjoy arts and crafts, watching movies and exploring new places. The beach is their favorite vacation spot. Personally, Jumbo-Lucioni enjoys learning new languages, reading and writing.

Degrees and Certifications

  • M.D., Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
  • Ph.D., nutrition sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Certificate of College Teaching, Vanderbilt University

Expertise

Nutritional sciences, metabolism in health and disease, genetics of disease, mitochondrial bioenergetics, Drosophila husbandry and genetics

Awards and Honors

  • Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Travel Award to attend Dosophila Annual Conference, 2015 and 2014
  • Genetic Society of America DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics, 2015
  • Society for Glycobiology (SFG) Travel Award. SFG Annual Conference in San Petersburg, FL, 2013
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Travel Scholarship. SACNAS National Conference in San Antonio, TX, 2013

Publications

  •  Jumbo-Lucioni P.P., Parkinson W. and Broadie K. (2014). Overelaborated synaptic architecture and reduced synaptomatrix glycosylation in a Drosophila classic galactosemia disease model. Dis Model Mech 7(12):1365-78.
  • Jumbo-Lucioni P.P., Ryan E.L., Hopson M.L., Bishop H., Weitner T., Tovmasyan A., Spasojevic I., Batinic-Haberle I., Liang Y., Jones D.P., and Fridovich-Keil J.L. (2014). Manganese-based superoxide dismutase mimics modify both acute and long term outcome severity in a Drosophila melanogaster model of classic galactosemia. Antioxid Redox Signal 20(15):2361-71.
  • Jumbo-Lucioni P.P., Bu S., Harbison S.T., Slaughter J.C., Mackay T.F.C., Moellering D.R. and De Luca M. (2012). Nuclear genomic control of naturally occurring variation in mitochondrial function in Drosophila melanogaster. BMC Genomics 13:659-673
  • Jumbo-Lucioni P.P., Hopson M.L., Liang Y., Jones D.P., and Fridovich-Keil J.L. (2012). Oxidative stress contributes to outcome severity in a Drosophila melanogaster model of classic galactosemia. Dis Model Mech, 2012; 6(1): 84-94
  • Jumbo-Lucioni P.P., Garber K., Kiel J., Baric I., Berry G., Bosch A., Burlina A., Chiesa A., Couce Pico M.L., Estrada S.C., Henderson H., Leslie N., Longo N., Morris A.A.M., Ramirez-Farias C., Scheweitzer-Krantz S., Silao C.L.T, Vela- Amieva M., Waisbren S., Fridovich-Keil J.L.. Diversity of approaches to classic galactosemia around the world: a comparison of diagnosis, intervention, and outcomes. J Inherit Metab Dis  35(6):1037-1049

Presentations

  • 2015: Guest speaker. Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation World Conference in Lyon, France.
  • 2014: Guest speaker. THE PROMISING FUTURE OF GLYCOSCIENCE: Chemical, Medical and Biotechnological Perspectives. SACNAS National Conference in Los Angeles, CA. 
  • 2014: Guest speaker. “Insights into obesity and diabetes through models of inborn errors of metabolism”. Diabetes Research Center Plenary Lecture Series. University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL.
  • 2012: 5th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium, Emory University School of Medicine. “Oxidative stress contributes to outcome severity in a Drosophila melanogaster model of classic galactosemia”.
  • 2011: Minisymposium, Behavioral Research Advancements In Neuroscience (BRAIN) Program, Georgia State University (NIGMS), Atlanta, GA. “Modeling Human Classic Galactosemia in Drosophila melanogaster”.

Resesarch Areas

  • The role of glycosylation, sugar modification of proteins and lipids, as modifiers of metabolic and energy balance in health and disease. Research uses Dosophila melanogaster, fruit flies, as the model organism to test the role of glycosylation-related genes on cell growth and metabolism. 

Involvement

  • Genetics Society of America
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science