Laura Bobart, PhD

Linda Dunham School of Nursing
  • Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
  • Program Coordinator, Kinesiology-Allied Health (BS)


  • PhD in Kinesiology & Human Ecology, Louisiana State University
  • MS in Kinesiology, Louisiana State University
  • BS in Biological Sciences & Chemistry, Purdue University

Courses Taught

  • KINE 3310 – Exercise Prescription
  • KINE 3342 – Wellness for Special Populations
  • KINE 3393 – Physiology of Exercise
  • KINE 4365 – Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • KINE 4370 – Research in Kinesiology

Additional Information

Dr. Bobart was a postdoctoral fellow with UT Health – McGovern Medical School here in Houston and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA.


Fang H, Stone KP, Ghosh S, Forney LA, Sims LC, Vincik LY, Gettys TW. Hepatic Nfe2l2 is not an essential mediator of the metabolic phenotype produced by dietary methionine restriction. Nutrients. May 2021;13(6):1788-1806.

Fang H, Stone KP, Forney LA, Sims LC, Gutierrez GC, Ghosh S, Gettys TW. A novel approach to implementation of dietary methionine restriction using casein after selective oxidative deletion of methionine. iScience. Apr 2021;24(5):102470.

Forney LA, Fang H, Sims LC, Stone KP, Vincik LY, Vick AM, Gibson AN, Burk DH, Gettys TW. FGF21 signals through a central mechanism to mediate the effects of dietary methionine restriction on energy balance and remodeling of white adipose tissue. Obesity (Silver Spring). Oct 2020;28(10):1912-1921.

Forney LA, Stone KP, Gibson AN, Vick AM, Sims LC, Fang H, Gettys TW. Sexually dimorphic effects of dietary methionine restriction are dependent on age when diet is introduced. Obesity (Silver Spring). Mar 2020;28(3):581-589.

Sharma S, Dixon T, Jung S, Graff EC, Forney LA, Gettys TW, Wanders D. Role of FGF21 in mediating anti-inflammatory effects of dietary methionine restriction. Obesity (Silver Spring). Aug 2019;27(8):1305-1313.

Pathak R, Kumar A, Palfrey HA, Forney LA, Stone KP, Raju NR, Gettys TW, Murthy SN. The incretin enhancer, sitagliptin, exacerbates expression of hepatic inflammatory markers in rats fed a high-cholesterol diet. Inflammation Research. Jul 2019;68(7):581-595.

Forney LA, Dietrich MA, Johannsen NM, Henagan TM, Tuuri G, Nelson AG, Barkemeyer AK, Stewart LK. Emerging relationships between vitamin D status, physical activity habits, and immune indices in college-aged females. International Journal of Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Mar 2017;87(1-2):49-58.

Forney LA, Lenard NR, Stewart LK, Henagan TM. Dietary quercetin attenuates adipose tissue expansion and inflammation and alters adipocyte morphology in a tissue-specific manner. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Mar 2018;19:895.

Wanders D, Forney LA, Stone KP, Hasek BE, Johnson WD, Gettys TW. The components of age-dependent effects of dietary methionine restriction on energy balance in rats. Obesity. Apr 2018;26(4):740-746.

Forney LA, Stone KP, Wanders D, Gettys TW. Sensing and signaling mechanisms linking dietary methionine restriction to the behavioral and physiological components of the response. (Review). Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. Oct 2018;51:36-45.

Forney LA, Stone KP, Wanders D, Ntambi JM, Gettys TW. The role of hepatic SCD1 expression in the metabolic effects of dietary methionine restriction. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. Oct 2017; 5:1-8.

Ghosh S, Forney LA, Wanders D, Stone KP, Gettys TW. An integrative analysis of tissue-specific transcriptomic and metabolomic responses to short-term dietary methionine restriction in mice. PLoS One. May 2017; 12(5): e0177513.

Forney LA*, Wanders D*, Stone KP, Pierse A, Gettys TW. Concentration-dependent linkage of dietary methionine restriction to the components of its metabolic phenotype. Obesity. Apr 2017;25(4):730-738. * – Denotes equal contribution as first authors.

Wanders D*, Forney LA*, Stone KP, Burk DH, Pierse A, Gettys TW. FGF21 mediates the thermogenic and insulin-sensitizing effects of dietary methionine restriction but not its effects on hepatic lipid metabolism. Diabetes. Apr 2017;66(4):858-867. * – Denotes equal contribution as first authors.

Zelaznik HN, Forney LA. Action-specific judgment, not perception: Fitts’ law performance is related to estimates of target width only when participants are given a performance score. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. Aug 2016;78(6):1744-1754.

Grant L, Lees EK, Forney LA, Mody N, Gettys TW, Brown PA, Wilson HM, Delibegovic M. Methionine restriction improves renal insulin signaling in aged kidneys. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development. Jul 2016;157:35-43.

Wanders D, Stone KP, Forney LA, Cortez CC, Dille KN, Simon J, Xu M, Hotard C, Nikonorova IA, Pettit AP, Anthony TG, Gettys TW. Role of GCN2-independent signaling through a non-canonical PERK/Nrf2 pathway in the physiological responses to dietary methionine restriction. Diabetes. Mar 2016;65:1-12.

O’Brien KV, Boeneke CA, Stewart LK, Forney LA, Aryana KJ, Prinyawiwatkul W. The effects of post-exercise consumption of a kefir beverage on performance and recovery during intensive endurance training. Journal of Dairy Sciences. Nov 2015;98(11):7446-9.

Henagan TM, Cefalu WT, Ribnicky DM, Noland RC, Dunville K, Campbell WW, Stewart LK, Forney LA, Gettys TW, Morrison CD. In vivo effects of dietary quercetin and quercetin-rich red onion extract on skeletal muscle mitochondria, metabolism, and insulin sensitivity. Genes & Nutrition. Jan 2015;10(1):451.

Henagan TM, Stewart LK, Forney LA, Sparks LM, Johannsen NM, Church TS. PGC1α-1 Nucleosome Position and Splice Variant Expression and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Overweight and Obese Individuals. PPAR Research. Dec 2014; 2014:895734.

Forney LA, Earnest CP, Henagan TM, Johnson LE, Castleberry TJ, Stewart LK. Vitamin D Status, Body Composition, and Fitness Measures in College-Aged Students. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Mar 2014;28(3):814-24.

Henagan TM, Forney LA, Dietrich MA, Harrell BR, Stewart LK. Melanocortin receptor expression is associated with reduced CRP in response to resistance training. Journal of Applied Physiology. Aug 2012;113(3):393-400.