Class of 2012
Major Professor: Dr. Betty Burri
Dr. La Frano studied retinoid and carotenoid metabolism, including the conversion of beta-cryptoxanthin into vitamin A. Other research interests include the different forms of vitamin A found in fish and the development of new HPLC methods to optimally measure these compounds.
Before coming to UC Davis he became a Registered Dietitian and earned a B.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics from Loma Linda University. He received his Ph.D. in Nutritional Bioogy in 2012.