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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2017 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Nutritional Sciences 709  
Graduate School-New Brunswick
Nutritional Sciences 709

Degree Programs Offered:Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Codirectors of Graduate Program: Professors Judith Storch and Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (848-932-0975)


Members of the Graduate Faculty

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

Tracy Anthony, Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana)
Protein and amino acid metabolism; adaptation to cell stress by eIF2 and mTOR pathways; nutrition and exercise

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

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

Nicholas T. Bello, Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State
Consequences of dietary conditions and binging on noradrenergic pathways

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

Dawn L. Brasaemle, 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

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

Sara C. Campbell, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, SAS; Ph.D., Florida State
Exercise; cholesterol metabolism; obesity; functional foods and chronic disease

George M. Carman, Board of Governors Professor of Food Science, SEBS; Ph.D., Massachusetts
Biochemistry; membranes, phospholipids, and enzymes

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

Paul R. Copeland, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, RWJMS; Ph.D., Virginia
Regulation of gene expression at the translational level; incorporation and utilization of selenocysteine

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 in aging and disease processes

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

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 (Canada)
Nutrigenomics and the relationships between nutrition and metabolic syndrome disorders

Grace L. Guo, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, EMSP; Ph.D., Kansas
Bile acids; nuclear receptors; liver and intestine crosstalk; fatty liver diseases; liver cancer

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

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

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

Naa Oyo A. Kwate, Associate Professor of Human Ecology, SEBS; Ph.D., St.John's
Social determinants (racial inequality, neighborhoods) of African-American health

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

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

Kenneth H. McKeever, Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Arizona
Comparative exercise and cardiovascular physiology

Joshua W. Miller, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Tufts
B vitamins; one-carbon metabolism; cognitive function; dementia; cancer

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

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

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

Ilya Raskin, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology 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

Troy A. Roepke, Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., California (Davis)
Neurotoxicology and the integration of hormonal signals on energy homeostasis

Harini Sampath, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, SEBS; Ph.D., Wisconsin (Madison)
Oxidative DNA damage impairment to metabolic homeostasis; base excision repair of oxidative DNA damage; metabolic health; gut microbiome and metabolic and inflammatory diseases

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

Labros Sidossis, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Kinesiology and Health, SAS; Ph.D., Texas (Galveston)
Lifestyle determinants of obesity and metabolic diseases

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

Nanjoo Suh, Associate Professor of Chemical Biology, EMSP; Ph.D., Illinois (Chicago)
Mechanistic study of cancer prevention and inflammation with natural/synthetic agents

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

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

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

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

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

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