• GGNB faculty member Ameer Taha explores whether eating too much linoleic acid can cause chronic inflammation, headaches, and other health problems [more]
  • Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology welcomes new faculty member Reina Engle-Stone [more]
  • Watch Angela Zivkovic's recent seminar on the influence of milk composition and gut microbiota on growth and morbidity [more]
  • Brown receives Robert Suskind and Leslie Lewinter-Suskind Pediatric Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award [more]
  • Zivkovic and colleagues find that HDL composition may help predict health risks and design therapeutics [more]
  • Zidenberg-Cherr receives 2017 Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Research [more]
  • Ty Beal awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Student Research Program Fellowship
  • Albert Aguilera, Class of 2015, receives Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community [more]
  • Zivkovic and colleagues publish on the interrelation between breast milk components, gut microbiota, and infant health [more]
  • Carolyn Slupsky named John E. Kinsella Chair in Food, Nutrition and Health [more]
  • Congratulations to the below individuals who all passed their preliminary exam in Summer/Fall 2016!
    • Cesaire Tania Ouedraogo
    • Xiang Li
    • Riley Hughes
    • Christopher Rhodes
    • Christine Richardson
    • Tagreed Mazi
    • Zeyu Zhou
    • Yimeng Cai
    • Hoda Soltani
    • Desiree Sigala
    • Andrew Matchado
    • Debra Hook
    • Xiuzhen Liu
  • Congratulations to the below individuals who all passed their qualifying exam in Summer/Fall 2016!
    • Lauren Brink
    • Debbie Fetter
    • Alice Martinic
    • Shannon McClorry
    • Harriet Okronipa
    • Lisa Sawrey-Kubicek
    • Allison Stevens
    • Jennifer Taylor
    • Trevor Zhu


  • GGNB Survival Guide for Students (2016-2017) has been released
  • Save the Date - GGNB Student Symposium scheduled for 9am-4pm Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
  • Carolyn Slupsky selected to serve on NIH scientific review panel [more]
  • Liz Applegate presents on "Lessons Learned from 60,000 Nutrition 10 students -- 31+ Years of Experiences and Musings" [more]
  • GGNB Symposium postponed until Fall Quarter
  • Yousef Al-Dashti, Lauren Brink, Selina Hu, Shannon McClorry, Ziwei Wang, Barket Ullah, Harriet Okronipa, Zack Pierce, Shara Sheldon, and Trevor Zhu passed their preliminary exams. Jennie Sotelo passed her qualifying exam.
  • Suangsuda Supasai graduated and started a post-doc working on Neurotoxicity, Department of Molecular Biosciences
  • Tara Rogers graduated and started a post-doc at the Center for Musculoskeletal Health, UCDMC
  • Debbie Fetter selected to participate in 2016 Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science poster competition at EB and receives Carpenter Travel Award
  • Ziwei Wang receives Jastro Award
  • GGNB Alumni, Dr. Md Iqbal Hossain, awarded the International Healthcare Award [more]
  • Carolyn Slupsky selected as a 2015-2016 Chancellor’s Fellow [more]
  • UC Davis Nutrition Department recruiting for Assistant Professor of Nutrition Science with a preferred emphasis in Micronutrient Metabolism [more]


  • GGNB Monday Seminar schedule for Fall Quarter 2015 is now available [schedule]
  • The 2015 GGNB New Student Orientation was held on September 22nd and was a great success.  [more]
  • Jessica Linnell completed her Ph.D. in Spring 2015
  • Gana Djurica completed her PhD in Winter 2014
  • Yu-Ling Huang completed her M.S. in Fall 2014
  • Dorothy Keifer passed her Qualifying Exam
  • Angela De Leon won one of only ten nationwide FASEB MARC travel awards at EB this year
  • Congratulations to Allison Stevens, the recipient of the 2015 Kosuna Doctoral Fellowship.  This award is given each year to one or two students in the Department of Nutrition in support of research on the nutritional benefits of phytochemicals. [more]
  • Congratulations to Eric Nonnecke, winner of the 2015 Oral Presentation competition, and Tara Rogers, winner of the 2015 Poster Presentation competition at the 2015 GGNB Student Symposium. [more]
  • Dr. Bo Lonnerdal elected as Fellow for the American Society of Nutrition
  • Recent GGNB publications include:
    • Guo Y, Hu B, Huang H, Tsung A, Gaikwad NW, Xu M, Jiang M, Ren S, Fan J, Billiar TR, Huang M, Xie W. Estrogen Sulfotransferase Is an Oxidative Stress-responsive Gene That Gender-specifically Affects Liver Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury. J Biol Chem. 2015 Jun 5;290(23):14754-64.
    • Inceoglu B, Bettaieb A, Trindade da Silva CA, Lee KS, Haj FG, Hammock BD. Endoplasmic reticulum stress in the peripheral nervous system is a significant driver of neuropathic pain.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jul 21;112(29):9082-7.


  • Lori Nguyen and Jazmin Rodriguez-Jordan passed their qualifying exams, 2014
  • Brietta Oaks received her Ph.D. in August 2014 and started a postdoc with Dr. Kay
    Dewey in September, 2014
  • Moses Klevor received his Ph.D. in September 2014 with a designated emphasis in
    International and Community Nutrition, and is currently a Study Coordinator on the
    ILINS Project, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana
  • Moses Klevor received the GGNB Dissertation Research Support Award for Spring/Summer 2014
  • Caitlin French was awarded the Carpenter Travel Award at the 2014 Society for Nutrition Education and
    Behavior Annual Conference in Milwaukee
  • 4th Annual GGNB Student Symposium held on March 16th, 2015
  • Congratulations to the below students who passed their preliminary exams in 2014
    • Debbie Fetter
    • Caitlin French
    • Maku Ocansey
    • Alice Martinic
    • Mayra Muñoz Gomez
    • Megan Sanctuary
    • Lisa Sawrey-Kubicek
    • Allison Stevens
    • Jennifer Taylor