I received my Ph.D. from Sul Lab at UC Berkeley. There I studied transcriptional control of adipose tissue development and differentiation. My most recent work focused on characterizing early adipose precursors that express Pref-1, a key gene that inhibits adipogenesis. In my free time I enjoy traveling, hiking and cooking.

recent publications

Gulyaeva O, Dempersmier J, Sul HS. Genetic and epigenetic control of adipose development..; 2018. (Biochim Biophys Acta).
Sambeat A, Gulyaeva O, Dempersmier J, Sul HS. Epigenetic Regulation of the Thermogenic Adipose Program.. Vol 28.; 2017. (Trends Endocrinol Metab; vol 28; no 1).
Sambeat A, Gulyaeva O, Dempersmier J, Tharp KM, Stahl A, Paul SM, et al. LSD1 Interacts with Zfp516 to Promote UCP1 Transcription and Brown Fat Program.. Vol 15.; 2016. (Cell Rep; vol 15; no 11).
Dempersmier J, Sambeat A, Gulyaeva O, Paul SM, Hudak CS, Raposo HF, et al. Cold-inducible Zfp516 activates UCP1 transcription to promote browning of white fat and development of brown fat.. Vol 57.; 2015. (Mol Cell; vol 57; no 2).
Hudak CS, Gulyaeva O, Wang Y, Park S-, Lee L, Kang C, et al. Pref-1 marks very early mesenchymal precursors required for adipose tissue development and expansion.. Vol 8.; 2014. (Cell Rep; vol 8; no 3).