Brian J. Bennett, Ph.D.

Brian J. Bennett Ph.D.
  • Research Leader for Obesity & Metabolism Unit, USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center

Research Interests

Examining the relationship among many types of data such as genetic variants, gene expression levels and metabolite levels and how these interact to increase susceptibility to cardiovascular disease; particularly how diet affects gene expression. Research is concentrated on the role of a particular metabolite (TMAO) which appears to change with diet, and is predictive of cardiovascular disease in humans. Dr. Bennett is working to identify the interaction of groups of genes, also called biologic networks regulating TMAO levels and affecting cardiovascular disease.