Research Focus

Our research and curriculum focuses on the understanding of the function of nutrients, phytochemicals, and toxicants, and the metabolic interaction of these elements in living organisms. The application of this field informs recommendations for dietary patterns to achieve optimum health and the treatment or prevention of chronic disease conditions (including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer). Additional application also addresses health and safety concerns in food and chemical production and the environment. Our goal is to prepare students to make successful contributions to research, education, industry and government, and/or participation in advanced studies in the health and biosciences.

Metabolic Regulation

Danica Chen
Sharon Fleming
Marc Hellerstein
Ron Krauss
Joseph Napoli
Daniel Nomura
James Olzmann
Robert Ryan
Barry Shane
Andreas Stahl
Hei Sook Sul
Elizabeth Theil
Wally Wang

Nutritional Genetics / Genomics

Danica Chen
Ron Krauss
Barry Shane
Andreas Stahl
Hei Sook Sul
Elizabeth Theil
Chris Vulpe
Wally Wang

Vitamins & Minerals

Joseph Napoli
Barry Shane
Elizabeth Theil
Chris Vulpe

Metabolism - Based Diseases

Nancy Amy
Danica Chen
Benito de Lumen
Sharon Fleming
Ron Krauss
Daniel Nomura
James Olzmann
Robert Ryan
Barry Shane
Andreas Stahl
Hei Sook Sul
Wally Wang

Phytochemicals / Carcinogenesis

Leonard Bjeldanes
Benito de Lumen
Isao Kubo
Daniel Nomura

Endocrinology / Neuroscience

Gregory Aponte
Sharon Fleming
Dale Leitman
Joseph Napoli
Daniel Nomura
Andreas Stahl
Hei Sook Sul
Wally Wang

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