Rozalyn Anderson, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2000. Nutrient sensitive regulatory pathways in aging and age-associated disease.
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.
Barak Blum, Assistant Professor of Cell and Regenerative Biology, Ph.D., Organogenesis and functional maturation of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas.
Bradley Bolling, Assistant Professor of Food Sciences, Ph,D. 2007, Food chemistry and analysis, dietary phytochemicals, functional foods and prevention of chronic disease.
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: “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.
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.
Corinne Engelman, Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences; PhD (2006). Study design and data analysis of genetic, demographic, socioeconomic, behavioral, physiological and environmental factors of complex diseases, including biomarkers and preclinical traits related to Alzheimer’s disease, and also vitamin D deficiency
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.
Jing Fan, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Ph.D., 2014. Cancer metabolism; metabolic regulation in dynamic mammalian systems.
Luis Fernandez, Professor of Surgery, MD, 1987. Islet cell transplantation and beta cell biology
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.
William H. Karasov, Professor of Wildlife Ecology; Ph.D., 1981. Molecular mechanisms of intestinal enzyme adaptation, intestinal absorption, nutritional ecology of wild vertebrates.
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.
Dudley Lamming, Assistant Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; Ph.D., 2008. Protein regulation of cellular processes that affect growth, metabolism, and aging.
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.
Dave Pagliarini, Director of Metabolism, Morgridge Institute for Research; Associate Professor of Biochemistry; Ph.D., Integrating large-scale molecular profiling with mechanistic biochemistry to systematically annotate the functions of mitochondrial proteins.
Brian W. Parks, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Ph.D., 2008. Systems genetics, Gene-diet interactions, and molecular mechanisms of obesity and diabetes.
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.
Scott Reeder, Professor. MD, Ph.D. Abdominal adiposity, liver fat, liver iron overload and other features of diffuse liver disease, quantification of perfusion in liver tumors, hemodynamics of portal hypertension, and the use of new contrast agents in liver and biliary diseases.
Federico E. Rey, Associate Professor of Bacteriology, Ph.D. 2006. Understand how variations in the gut microbiome modulate the effects of diet and host’s susceptibility to cardiometabolic disease
Judith Simcox, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. Ph.D. 2014. Transcriptional Regulation of Nutrient Responsive Pathways in Thermogenesis
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.
Shaneda Warren Andersen, Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences, Ph.D. 2013. Social determinants, modifiable risk factors, and genetic variants work in concert to influence cancer risk
Cara Westmark, Assistant Professor of Neurology. Ph.D. Alzheimer’s disease and fragile X syndrome focuses on the synaptic function of amyloid beta protein precursor (APP) and amyloid-beta.
Eric Yen, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D. 2000. Intestine, assimilation of dietary fat, and energy balance.