Dupriest, Elizabeth

bdupriest2012Associate Professor of Biology; Chair, Department of Natural Sciences and Health
Email BDuPriest@warnerpacific.edu
Phone 503.517.1072


Post-doctoral Researcher, Pathology Department, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

Ph.D. in Physiology & Pharmacology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

B.S. in Biology, George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon


Beth started teaching at Warner Pacific as an adjunct instructor of biology in spring 2009 while still completing her postdoctoral research at OHSU. She was then was hired as an assistant professor of biology at WPC starting fall semester 2009. Her love of biomedical science and passion for mentoring come together in her job as a professor here at WPC.

Professional Affiliations:

Member of the Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

Member of the Oregon Academy of Sciences


Articles Published:

“Altered Adipocyte Structure and Function in Nutritionally Programmed Microswine Offspring.” J DOHaD June 2012; 3(3):198-209. (with Susan P. Bagby, et al.)

“Accelerated Growth without Prepubertal Obesity in Nutritionally Programmed Microswine Offspring.” J DOHaD April 2012; 3(2):92-102. (with Susan P. Bagby, et al.)

“Maternal Protein Restriction in Microswine: Programming of Postnatal Growth, Body Composition and Adipose Tissue Structure and Function.”  A Dissertation, January 2008.

“Chymase-like AngII-generating Activity in End-Stage Human Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.” Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 15(2):493-500, 2004. (With Susan Bagby, et al.)

“AngII AT(1) and AT(2) Receptors in Developing Kidney of Normal Microswine.” American Journal of Physiology: Renal, Fluid, Electrolyte Physiology, 283:F755-F764, 2002. (With Susan Bagby, et al.)

Recent Abstracts:

“High-throughput sequencing of EUS-guided pancreatic fine needle aspiration biopsies.” Gastroenterology, 136 (Suppl 1):S1810, 2009. (With Sarah Rodriguez, Douglas Faigel, et al.)

“‘Physiologic’ transgenic mouse model of uteroplacental insufficiency.” Reproductive Sciences, 2009. (With Terry Morgan, et al.)

“Altered adipocyte size regulation without obesity in juvenile microswine offspring following maternal protein restriction.” DOHAD Journal, 2009. (With Susan Bagby, Terry Morgan, et al.)

Research Funding

Murdock College Research Program for Life Sciences, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust: Roles of Growth Hormone and Reduced Adipocyte Differentiation in Driving Low Adiponectin Gene Expression in Growth Restricted Microswine Offspring. $45,000 May 2012-April 2014.