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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2008-2010 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Nutritional Sciences 709  

Nutritional Sciences 709

Degree Programs Offered:Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Director of Graduate Program:Associate Professor Dawn L. Brasaemle, 133 Thompson Hall, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (732-932-6524)

Members of the Graduate Faculty

Brandon L. Alderman, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, SEBS; Ph.D., Arizona State
Effects of exercise on cardiovascular and mental health

Shawn M. Arent, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, SEBS; Ph.D., Arizona State
Exercise physiology and sport and exercise psychology

Elisa V. Bandera, Assistant Professor, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)
Nutritional epidemiology of cancer; female hormonal cancer

John D. Bogden, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Seton Hall
Trace element nutrition and toxicology

Dawn L. Brasaemle, Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)
Biology of neutral lipid storage and release

Paul A.S. Breslin, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Genetic basis of oral perception in humans and chemosensation in Drosophila

Robert E. Brolin, Professor of Surgery, St. Peter's University Hospital; M.D., Michigan
Treatment of medically severe obesity; intestinal ischemic disease

Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Extension Specialist in Family and Consumer Science, SEBS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State
Nutrition education; health promotion and communication; health literacy

George M. Carman, Professor Food Science, SEBS; Ph.D., Massachusetts
Regulation of lipid metabolism

Wendie S. Cohick, Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Cornell
Hormonal regulation of mammary gland biology and lactational physiology

Joseph L. Dixon, Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)
Lipoprotein metabolism; lipid metabolism in diabetes and obesity

Julie M. Fagan, Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Arizona
Oxidative damage; antioxidant defense on aging and disease processes

Ronaldo P. Ferraris, Associate Professor of Physiology, UMDNJ-NJMS; Ph.D., Hawaii (Manoa)
Gastrointestinal physiology; membrane transport of nutrients; intestinal function/dysfunction in aging

Hans Fisher, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Illinois
Tryptophan and serotonin metabolism in the brain, with special reference to alcoholism and behavior

Nurgul Fitzgerald, Assistant Extension Specialist, SEBS; Ph.D., Connecticut
Community nutrition, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, diabetes

Peter J. Gillies, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health; Ph.D., McMaster
Nutrigenomics and the relationships between nutrition and metabolic syndrome disorders

Peter J. Guarnaccia, Professor of Human Ecology, SEBS; Ph.D., Connecticut
Anthropology of foods and health

William K. Hallman, Professor of Human Ecology, SEBS; Ph.D., South Carolina
Risk perception, risk communication, consumer attitudes and behavior, food policy

Gregory C. Henderson, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Sports Studies, SEBS; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Effects of exercise on macronutrient metabolism in humans

Daniel Hoffman, Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Tufts
Early nutrition, obesity, diabetes, and undernutrition in utero and during early childhood

R. Ariel Igal, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., La Plata (Argentina)
Regulation of triglyceride and fatty acid metabolism; cell proliferation; lipotoxicity and cancer

Barry W. Jesse, Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Michigan State
Nutritional biochemistry of ruminant livestock

Debra L. Laskin, Professor of Toxicology, EMSP; Ph.D., Medical College of Virginia
Mechanisms of immune cell activation; role of inflammatory cells in the pathogenesis of tissue injury

Barry E. Levin, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, UMDNJ-NJMS; Ph.D., Emory
Neural regulation of energy homeostasis; hormone signaling and nutrient sensing in rodent models of obesity and diabetes

Peter Lobel, Professor of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Columbia
Protein targeting; mannose 6-phosphate receptors; cancer prognosis

Debrah Palmer,Associate Extension Specialist, SEBS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State
Nutrition education; food security

Loredana Quadro, Assistant Professor of Food Science, SEBS; Ph.D., Naples (Italy)
Nutrient metabolism and effects on human health throughout the life cycle

Ilya Raskin, Professor of Plant Biology, SEBS; Ph.D., Michigan State
Botanical therapeutics; biomedical agriculture

Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, SAS; Ph.D., Harvard
Food assistance programs; determinants of children's nutritional status

Hong Ruan, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Baylor
Diabetes; adipose tissue; gene expression; cytokines; lipid; adipogenesis

Donald W. Schaffner, Extension Specialist in Food Science, SEBS; Ph.D., Georgia
Predictive food microbiology; quantitative microbial risk assessment

Sue A. Shapses, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Columbia
Metabolism of bone and cartilaginous tissue; diet and human metabolism; osteoporosis

Adria R. Sherman, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State
Trace elements; nutrition and immunity; developmental nutrition

Nancy R. Stevenson, Associate Professor of Physiology, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Rutgers
Nutrition and GI physiology curricular development

Judith Storch, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Columbia
Cellular lipid transport; structure and function of fatty-acid-binding proteins; gastrointestinal lipid absorption

Beverly J. Tepper, Professor of Food Science, SEBS; Ph.D., Tufts
Regulation of food intake; cognitive factors in food choice; taste perception; changes in taste in disease

Thresia Thomas, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore)
Causation of breast cancer and the development of possible therapeutic and preventive agents

T.J. Thomas, Associate Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore)
Regulation of ornithine decarboxylase in autoimmune disease; phytochemicals and carcinogenesis

Malcolm Watford, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; D.Phil., Oxford (UK)
Glutamine metabolism; regulation of glutaminase gene expression

G. Terence Wilson, Professor of Psychology, GSAPP; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)
Assessment and treatment of weight and eating disorders

James E. Wohlt, Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Illinois
Nutrient requirements for growth and lactation

John Worobey, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State
Diet and behavior; infant and child nutrition and activity; eating disorders

Chung S. Yang, Professor of Chemical Biology and Pharmacognosy, EMSP;
Ph.D., Cornell
Mechanisms of cancer prevention by dietary constituents, with particular interest in tea

Associate Members of the Graduate Faculty

Paul R. Copeland, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, UMDNJ-RWJMS, Ph.D., Virginia
Molecular biology of selenium utilization: selenocysteine incorporation and regulation of selenoprotein expression

Elaine A. Leventhal, Associate Professor of Medicine, UMDNJ-RWJMS; M.D., Wisconsin (Madison); Ph.D., Yale
Geriatrics; chronic and acute illnesses; occult malnutrition in the elderly

Sarah L. Ralston, Associate Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., V.M.D., Pennsylvania
Equine clinical nutrition; stress and immune function; aging metabolism

 
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