Fifty two faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Madison serve as trainers in the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences. To search for faculty in a specific emphasis group, please select one of the following options: Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition, Human Nutrition, and Animal Nutrition.
Rozalyn Anderson, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2000. Nutrient sensitive regulatory pathways in aging and age-associated disease.
Sebastian I Arriola Apelo, Assistant Professor of Dairy Science; Ph.D., 2013. Mechanistic mathematical models of nutrient metabolism and cellular signaling, with the major goal of maximizing nutrient efficiency for a sustainable dairy industry
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.
David K. Combs, Professor of Dairy Science; Ph.D., 1985. Ruminal digestion and metabolism of forages by dairy cattle; food intake regulation in ruminants.
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.
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
Luke Funk, Assistant Professor of Surgery. 2005 MD, Ph.D., FACS. Bariatric and metabolic surgery, esophageal and gastric disorders, abdominal wall hernias and gall bladder disorders
Irwin Goldman, Professor of Horticulture; Ph.D. Vegetable breeding and genetics, human health attributes of vegetable crops and breeding of vegetables for culinary quality.
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.
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.
Adam Kuchnia, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D, 2017; Muscle and Protein Metabolism; Understanding how disease affects muscle and protein metabolism and muscle assessment techniques
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.
Kristen Malecki, Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences, Ph.D. 2005. Environmental epidemiology (children’s health, pesticide and water exposures, adult chronic diseases and cumulative risks, climate change)
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.
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.
Amy Trentham Dietz, Professor of Population Health Sciences, Ph.D., Breast cancer prevention, early detection and outcomes
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.
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.