Itzel Rojas

Postdoctoral Scholar, Tufts University



  • B.S. University of Arizona
  • Ph.D. '19, Cancer Biology, Pharmacology and Molecular Therapeutics, Dartmouth College

Selected Publications

  • Obesity and fatty liver are prevented by inhibition of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in both female and male mice. Moyer BJ, Rojas IY, Kerley-Hamilton JS, Nemani KV, Trask HW, Ringelberg CS, Gimi B, Demidenko E, Tomlinson CR. Nutr Res. 2017 Aug;44:38-50.

  • Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) inhibitors activate the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. Moyer BJ, Rojas IY, Murray IA, Lee S, Hazlett HF, Perdew GH, Tomlinson CR. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2017 May 15;323:74-80.

  • Inhibition of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor prevents Western diet-induced obesity. Model for AHR activation by kynurenine via oxidized-LDL, TLR2/4, TGFβ, and IDO1. Moyer BJ, Rojas IY, Kerley-Hamilton JS, Hazlett HF, Nemani KV, Trask HW, West RJ, Lupien LE, Collins AJ, Ringelberg CS, Gimi B, Kinlaw WB 3rd, Tomlinson CR. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2016 Jun 1;300:13-24.


Tomlinson Lab