Human Nutrition Emphasis Group

Neil C. Binkley, Associate Professor of Medicine, M.D. 1979. Vitamin K insufficiency and osteoporosis.

Hannah V. Carey, Professor of Veterinary Medicine; Ph.D., 1983 Gastrointestinal physiology; intestinal adaptation; mammalian hibernation and its application to biomedicine; cellular and physiological responses to stress.

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

Marc K. Drezner, Professor of Medicine; M.D. 1970. X-linked hypophosphatemia (PHEX-mutation) and the biochemical and bone histomorphological defects characteristic of the HYP-phenotype.

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.

Irwin Goldman, Associate Professor of Horticulture; Ph.D., YEAR?  Vegetable breeding and genetics, human health attributes of vegetable crops, history of plant breeding and genetics.

Frank R. Greer, Professor of Pediatrics; M.D., 1972. Infant nutrition: fat soluble vitamins, calcium metabolism, energy requirements, effects of dexamethasone on metabolism.

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

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.

Marty S. Kanarek, Professor of Population Health Sciences and Environmental Studies; Ph.D., 1978. Environmental epidemiology; potential population health effects from consumption of fish contaminated with mercury, PCBs, and other chemicals.

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.

Joseph W. Kemnitz, Professor of Cell and Regenerative Biology (also Director for Translational Technologies and Resources for Institute for Clinical and Translational Research); Ph.D., 1976. Regulation of energy balance; consequences of energy imbalances in early development and aging; nonhuman primate models.

Pamela J. Kling, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; M.D. 1985. Erythropoiesis, iron metabolism and roles of erythropoietin in early development.

Kenneth A. Kudsk, Professor of Surgery; M.D., 1975. Effect of route and type of nutrition on surgical outcome; mucosal immunity and response to infection.

Huichuan J. Lai, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., R.D., 1995. Epidemiological studies linking nutrition and disease outcomes in pediatric populations.

Julie A. Mares, Professor of Ophthalmology; Ph.D., 1987. Epidemiological study of relationships between diet and age-related eye disease.

Denise M. Ney, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., 1986. Gastrointestinal physiology, nutrient-hormone interactions, and nutritional management of phenylketonuria.

Beth Olson, Associate Professor. Ph.D – Nutrition, University of California at Davis. Breastfeeding support for low-income and working women, improving infant feeding practices in low income families.

Joanne Robbins, Professor Speech-Language Pathology, Ph.D. Swallowing/changes with age; dysphagia – its diagnosis and treatment, particularly in elders.

William Schrage, Professor of Kinesiology; Ph.D., 2001. Human cardiovascular control during exercise or environmental stress, focused on the impact of obesity and insulin resistance on blood flow regulation to skeletal muscle and brain.

Philipp W. Simon, Professor of Horticulture; Ph.D., 1977. Biochemical genetics and breeding of carrots, alliums, and cucumber; genetic improvement of vegetable culinary and nutritional value.

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.

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