Dr. Voy earned a B.S. in Zoology and a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She completed her postdoctoral training at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Mammalian Genetics and Genomics Section, after which time she joined the Systems Biology Group at ORNL as a staff scientist. Dr. Voy has held an affiliation with the UTK Graduate School of Genome Science and Technology since 2001. She joined UT as a faculty member in Animal Science in 2009 and holds the position of Associate Professor. Her research interests are in the area of adipose tissue biology, with emphasis on the homeostatic interactions among cells that maintain normal weight balance. She uses a variety of animal and cellular models for these studies, particularly the domestic broiler chicken as a model of rapid fat deposition and one that can be manipulated in ovo to identify factors that alter adipose development. Her research utilizes large scale, ‘omics approaches and data integration to link cellular and molecular pathways to the overlying metabolic physiology.
Focus Areas: Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering
Skills and Expertise: Transcriptomics | Cell and Tissue Culture | Gene Expression Analysis | Gene Networks | Systems Genetics | Adipose Tissue Biology