Faculty

The following faculty are members of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Faculty serving as mentors in the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences include these 11 and 35 others from departments across campus.

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, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., 1991. Intracellular signal transduction and membrane/ protein trafficking in gastrointestinal epithelial cells.

Huichuan J. Lai, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., R.D., 1994. Epidemiological studies linking nutrition and disease outcomes in pediatric populations.

Denise M. Ney, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., 1986. Nutritional management of phenylketonuria and gastrointestinal physiology.

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.

Beth Olson, Associate Professor. Ph.D – Nutrition, University of California at Davis. Breastfeeding support and improving infant feeding practices.

Brian W. Parks, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Ph.D., 2008. Systems genetics, Gene-diet interactions, and molecular mechanisms of obesity and diabetes.

Dale A. Schoeller, Faculty Emeritus; Ph.D., Biochemical & Molecular Nutrition;
Human Nutrition; Energy metabolism and human obesity, body composition, and stable isotope techniques for macronutrient metabolism.

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, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., 1993. Vitamin A assessment methodology; carotenoid bioavailability; global health; and international nutrition.

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

 

Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences (IGPNS) Faculty Mentors

Forty-five faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Madison serve as trainers in the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences (IGPNS). To search for faculty in a specific emphasis group, navigate to the Graduate Program page.

Rozalyn Anderson, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2000. 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.

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.

Margaret Clagett-Dame, Professor of Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Ph.D., 1985. Vitamin A and nervous system development; therapeutic uses of retinoids and vitamin D analogs.

David K. Combs, Professor of Dairy Science; Ph.D., 1985. Ruminal digestion and metabolism of forages by dairy cattle; food intake regulation in ruminants.

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

Thomas D. Crenshaw, Professor of Animal Science; Ph.D. 1980. Skeletal tissue growth and assessment; statistical approaches to establishment of mineral and amino acid requirements; swine nutrition.

Dawn B. Davis, Assistant Professor; M.D, Ph.D. 2003. Dissertation: “Changes in pancreatic beta cell gene expression in response to obesity and in the setting of beta cell proliferation”.

John M. Denu, Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry; Ph.D. 1993. Investigation of the proposed “Histone Code”; understanding the mechanisms of enzymes that reversibly modify proteins and the effects of these modifications on protein function.

Marc K. Drezner, Professor of Medicine; M.D. 1970. Investigation of the pathophysiological cascade of events linking loss of function PHEX and DMP1M mutations to abnormalities in FGF-23 production and the phenotype of X-linked Hypophosphatemia and Autosomal Recessive Hypophosphatemic Rickets.

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.

Feyza Engin, Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry; Ph.D., 2007. Investigating the molecular mechanisms of organelle dysfunction and celullar stress responses in the pathogenesis of diabetes.

Irwin Goldman, Professor of Horticulture; Ph.D. Vegetable breeding and genetics, human health attributes of vegetable crops and breeding of vegetables for culinary quality.

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, 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.

Laura L. Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Dairy Science; Ph.D. 2008. Regulation of lactation and milk synthesis in relation to the autocrine, paracrine, endocrine and serotonin systems.  Regulation of mammary gland calcium transport and maternal calcium homeostasis during lactation.

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.

William H. Karasov, Professor of Wildlife Ecology; Ph.D., 1981. Molecular mechanisms of intestinal enzyme adaptation, intestinal absorption, nutritional ecology of wild vertebrates.

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.

Michelle E. Kimple, Assistant Professor of Medicine; Ph.D. 2003. Pancreatic beta-cell response to nutrient and hormonal stimulation.

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

Laura J. Knoll, Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology; Ph.D. 1994. Using -omics technology to study host/ pathogen interactions and metabolism of the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii.

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.

Dudley Lamming, Assistant Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; Ph.D., 2008. Protein regulation of cellular processes that affect growth, metabolism, and aging.

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

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 demands.

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

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.

Beth Olson, Associate Professor. Ph.D – Nutrition, University of California at Davis. Breastfeeding support and improving infant feeding practices.

Dave Pagliarini, Director of Metabolism, Morgridge Institute for Research; Associate Professor of Biochemistry; Ph.D., UC- San Diego.  Integrating large-scale molecular profiling with mechanistic biochemistry to systematically annotate the functions of mitochondrial proteins.

Tomas Prolla, Professor of Genetics and Medical Genetics.  Ph.D. 1994.  Molecular mechanisms of ageing and its retardation through caloric restriction.

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

Joanne Robbins, Professor of Medicine, Sections of Gastroenterology and Geriatrics/Gerontology; M.D. Swallowing/changes with age; dysphagia – its diagnosis and treatment, particularly in elders.

Daniel Schaefer, Professor of Animal Sciences; Ph.D., 1979. Growth of beef cattle in grazing and feedlot systems.

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

Heather White, Assistant Professor of Dairy Science; Ph.D. 2010. Nutritional Physiology – Focus on hepatic carbon flux specifically during the coordinated responses to the transition to lactation, nutrition, and stress in dairy cattle and during onset and progression of NAFLD and NASH in humans.

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

 

Emeritus Faculty

Benevenga, NJ

Broderick, Glen

Elson, Charles

Ganther, Howard

Greger, Janet

Harper, Alf

Hoekstra, Bill

Johnson, Nancy

Marlett, Judith

Nitzke, Susan, Professor and Extension Specialist in Nutritional Sciences; Developing and evaluating techniques to improve the effectiveness of community interventions and nutrition education programs.

Pariza, Micheal

Pringle, Dorothy

Robbins, Joanne

Schoeller, Dale Research in energy metabolism and human obesity, body composition, and stable isotope techniques for macronutrient metabolism.

Shrago, Earl

Susan M. Smith, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., 1987. Nutritional interactions with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; molecular mechanisms of FAS neurotoxicity.

Steele, Robert

Suttie, John

Swick, Bob

Voichick, Jane