Major Professor: Brian Bennett - Research Interests: Nutrigenomics, gut microbiome, and precision nutrition. Employing a systems genetics/multi-omics integrative approach to assess chronic metabolic disease development.
Major Professor: Francene Steinberg - Research Interests: investigates the effects of dietary fat intake on microRNA profiles and the relationship of these profiles to HDL activity and inflammatory signaling pathways.
Major Professor: Francene Steinberg - Research Interests: mechanisms through which dietary (poly)phenols modulate gut microbial composition/functionality and what effect this modulation might have on cardiometabolic disease risk of the host.
Major Professor: Brian Bennett - Research Interestes: identifying gene by environment interactions in the context of health and disease and applying this knowledge to promote precision health and precision nutrition.
Major Professor: Elizabeth Prado - Research Interests: Maternal and child health in low-income populations; early nutrition and cognitive development; global nutrition program development and evaluation.
Major Professor: Reina Engle-Stone - Research Interests: Research Interests: Public health nutrition, social determinants of health, micronutrient nutrition and fortification, nutrition policy for the promotion of health equity.
Major Professor: Andrea Fascetti - Research Interests: Cat and dog nutrition and metabolism; nutrient requirements for cats and dogs; the role of nutrition in adult cat and dog care and maintenance; alternate protein sources for sustainability; the improvement of commercial pet foods.
Major Professor: Reina Engle-Stone and Christine McDonald - Research Interests: Nutritional epidemiology, maternal, infant and child nutrition, micronutrient fortification, mathematical modeling and data science for nutrition.
Major Professor: Mary Kable - Research Interests: Effects of diet and chronic stress on host microbiome composition and immune function, particularly in relation to systemic inflammation, gut health, and host resilience against pathogens.