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Professor of Biology; Chair of Natural Sciences & Health

Division of: Natural Sciences & Health
Phone: 503-517-1072
  • Post-doctoral Researcher, Pathology; Oregon Health & Science University
  • Ph.D., Integrative Biomedical Sciences; Oregon Health & Science University
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology; George Fox University
Areas of Teaching:
  • Physiology
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
Research Passion:

Dr. DuPriest is interested in how an individual’s early life – before birth and during childhood – can affect their long-term health. She is especially interested in understanding how maternal nutrition and genotype affect offspring growth and development, especially regarding fat tissue and metabolic processes.

Academic Accomplishments:
  • Jessica F Hebert, Jess A Millar, Rahul Raghavan, Amie Romney, Jason E Podrabsky, Monique Y Rennie, Allison M Felker, Perrie O’Tierney-Ginn, Mayu Morita, Elizabeth A DuPriest, Terry K Morgan. Male fetal sex affects uteroplacental angiogenesis in growth restriction mouse model. Biology of Reproduction. 2021;, ioab006,
  • Kendall Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 2020
  • Elizabeth DuPriest*, Jessica Hebert*, Mayu Morita, Nicole Marek, Emily EK Meserve, Nicole Andeen, E Andres Houseman, Yue Qi, Saleh Alwasel, Jens Nyengaard, Terry Morgan. Fetal renal DNA Methylation and developmental programming of stress-induced hypertension in growth-restricted male mice. Reproductive Sciences. 2020; 27(5):1110-20. doi: *co-first authors
  • Lanham SA, DuPriest E, Kupfer P, Roberts C, Cooper C, Bagby SP, Oreffo ROC. Altered vertebral and femoral bone structure in juvenile offspring of microswine subject to maternal low protein nutritional challenge. In press at Physiological Reports.
  • Role of Nephrogenesis in Developmental Programming of Adult Blood Pressure and Nephron Number. Oral presentation, Annual Meeting for Society for Reproductive Investigation, 2018.
  • DuPriest EA, Lin B, Kupfer P, Sekiguchi K, Bhusari A, Quackenbush A, Celebic A, Morgan TK, Purnell JQ, Bagby SP. Effects of postweaning calorie restriction on accelerated growth and adiponectin in nutritionally programmed microswine offspring. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2018 Aug 1; 315(2):R354-R368. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00162.2017. Epub 2018 Jun 20.
  • DuPriest EA, Kupfer P, Lin B, Sekiguchi K, Morgan TK, Saunders KE, Chatkupt TT, Purnell JQ, Bagby SP. Altered adipocyte structure and function in nutritionally programmed microswine offspring. J DOHaD June 2012; 3(3):198-209.
  • DuPriest EA, Kupfer P, Lin B, Sekiguchi K, Purnell JQ, Saunders KE, Chatkupt TT, Bagby SP. Accelerated growth without prepubertal obesity in nutritionally programmed microswine offspring. J DOHaD April 2012; 3(2):92-102.
  • Kendall Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 2012
Professional Affiliations:
  • U.S. Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
  • International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
  • Oregon Academy of Science

Dr. DuPriest joined the Warner Pacific faculty in 2009. She loves her family and her animals, which include Nico, a Jack Russel; Kenobi, a Border Collie; and Cinnamon, a Tortie-Tabby cat. She loves teaching biology to budding scientists and health care providers, and chose to work at Warner Pacific so she could invest personally into the lives of her students, the way her own college professors did for her.