The following faculty are members of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Faculty serving as mentors in the Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program include these 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.
Jing Fan, Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences and Morgridge Institute for Research, Ph.D., 2014. Immunometabolism; Cancer metabolism; dynamic metabolic regulation
Guy E. Groblewski, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., 1991. Intracellular signal transduction and membrane/ protein trafficking in gastrointestinal epithelial cells.
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
Huichuan J. Lai, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., R.D., 1994. Precision nutrition in cystic fibrosis: clinical and epidemiological studies linking nutrition and disease outcomes.
Mark B. Meyer, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Ph.D., 2007. Investigating the genomic mechanisms of transcription, metabolism, and disease progression.
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.
Joseph F. Pierre, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, PhD., 2012. Research on the gut microbiome, nutrition, and intestinal physiology and disease.
Tim Rhoads, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, PhD., 2012. Caloric restriction, metabolism, biology of aging, systems biology, gene expression regulation.
Sherry Tanumihardjo, Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D., 1993. Vitamin A assessment methodology; carotenoid bioavailability; global health; and international nutrition.
Eric Yen, Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences; Ph.D. 2000. Intestine, assimilation of dietary fat, and energy balance.
Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program Faculty Mentors
Faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Madison serve as trainers in the Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program. To search for faculty trainers and their specializations, please visit the Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program.
Susan M. Smith