Title: Laboratory Research Technician
BA, Biology, Catawba College
AAS, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Mr. Mickey Wilson works as a lab technician in the lab of Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky. Komarnytsky’s lab is focused on efficacy and safety of botanicals and natural products and is working to identify their bioavailability and bioactivity as possible treatments or preventatives for human health. Wilson works with bacterial and animal cell cultures. He also collaborates with other Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) scientists who utilize the lab’s cell culture facilities.
Wilson first worked as an intern with PHHI as part of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s (RCCC) cooperative education program at the N.C. Research Campus. Upon completing a two-year applied science degree program in biotechnology at RCCC, his internship became a job as a research lab technician in 2012.
- Berries containing anthocyanins with enhanced methylation profiles are more effective at ameliorating high fat diet-induced metabolic damage, 2017
- Antibacterial activity of medicinal plants from The Physicians of Myddvai, a 14th century Welsh medical manuscript, 2017
- Antibacterial activity of medicinal plants from The Physicians of Myddvai, a 13th century Welsh medical manuscript, 2017
- Metabolic Effects of Berries with Structurally Diverse Anthocyanins, 2017
- Diverse bioenergetic profiles of M1/M2 macrophages exposed to anthocyanins and their phenolic metabolites, 2016
- Blackcurrant anthocyanins attenuate weight gain and improve glucose metabolism in diet-induced obese mice with intact, but not disrupted, gut microbiome, 2015