Biochemical & Molecular Emphasis Group

Rozalyn Anderson, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Nutrient sensitive regulatory pathways in aging and age-associated disease.

Louis E. Armentano, Professor of Dairy Science; Ph.D., 1982. Ruminant nutritional physiology and the role of ruminants in using by-products derived from processing plants for human use.

Alan D. Attie, Professor of Biochemistry; Ph.D., 1980. Cell biology of lipoprotein assembly; genetics of obesity and diabetes.

Margaret Clagett-Dame, Professor of Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Ph.D., 1985. Vitamin A in embryonic development; therapeutic uses of retinoids and deltanoids.

Mark E. Cook, Professor of Animal Sciences; Ph.D. 1982. Immune regulation of nutrient metabolism and physiological processes in development, disease, and growth.

Dawn B. Davis, Assistant Professor; M.D,Ph.D. 2003. Dissertation: “The Ferlin Family in Skeletal Muscle Development and Disease”.

John M. Denu, Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry; Ph.D. 1993. Metabolic regulation; chromatin dynamics; aging; gene expression; cancer; metabolic disease.

David J. Eide, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., 1987. Nutritional genomics and molecular responses to changes in nutrient status.

Richard S. Eisenstein, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., 1985. Iron metabolism; posttranscriptional control of proteins required for the uptake, storage, and use of iron.

Guy E. Groblewski, Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., 1991. Intracellular signal transduction in gastrointestinal epithelial cells.

Colleen E. Hayes, Professor of Biochemistry; Ph.D., 1973. Vitamin D regulation of immune function and autoimmune disease; genetic and biochemical analysis of B- lymphocyte survival and apoptosis signaling.

Bermans J. Iskandar, Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics; MD. 1989. Dr. Iskandar’s lab has shown that folate treatment enhances axon regeneration and healing of the injured CNS via the methylation arm of the folate pathway. Current work aims to understand the underpinnings of the relationship between the CNS, folate-mediated DNA methylation, and other epigenetic mechanisms.

Nancy P. Keller, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology; PhD., 1990. Elucidation of molecular genetics and chemistry of fungal metabolites harmful or helpful to nutritional processes.

Michelle Kimple, Assistant Professor of Medicine; PhD. Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.

Matthew J. Merrins, Assistant Professor of Medicine; PhD., 2008. Ability of pancreatic islet beta cells to trigger cell proliferation and release of insulin during periods of increased insulin needs.

James M. Ntambi, Steenbock Professor of Nutritional Sciences (also Biochemistry); Ph.D., 1985. Mechanisms of fat cell differentiation; regulation of gene expression by dietary and hormonal factors.

Dave Pagliarini, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry; Ph.D. Mechanisms that cells use to fine-tune mitochondrial metabolism, to drive the assembly of mitochondrial complexes, and to control the remodeling of these organelles in response to external stress.

Tomas Prolla, Associate Professor of Genetics; Ph.D. 1994. Mechanisms of aging and the effect of caloric restriction on aging; effect of selenium status on DNA repair and oxidative stress.

Jess Reed, Professor of Animal Sciences; Ph.D. 1983. Flavonoids and other phytochemicals in animal and human health and nutrition.

Roger A. Sunde, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., 1980. Selenium deficiency as a model for nutrient regulation of gene expression; molecular mechanism of selenium regulation and homeostasis; biochemical functions of selenium.

Sherry Tanumihardjo, Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., 1993. Vitamin A assessment methodology; carotenoid bioavailability; and international nutrition.

Heather White, Assistant Professor of Dairy Science; PhD 2010. Regulation of glucose, energy and lipid metabolism to improve feeding strategies, manipulation of metabolic capacity and efficiency, and development of intervention and treatment strategies of metabolic disorders.

Eric Yen, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D. 2000. Intestine, assimilation of dietary fat, and energy balance.