Students

Student

Kendra Byrd

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Christine Stewart - Research Interests: Etiology of anemia, maternal and child nutrition.

Gwen Chodur

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Francene Steinberg - Research Interests: Nutrigenomic interactions between diet and disease pathophysiology

Caitlin French

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Carolyn Slupsky - Research Interests: Interactions in host and microbial metabolism, maternal/ early child nutrition, cognitive development and nutrition behavior.

Juliana Haber

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Lindsay H. Allen - Research Interests: Maternal and  infant nutrition, breast milk quality assessment, dietary assessment, micronutrient metabolism, agro-nutritional public heath interventions, food systems

Nazmul Huda

  • GGNB Student
Major professor: Charles B. Stephensen - Research Interests: Effect of vitamin A supplementation on infants’ immunity .

Riley Hughes

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Nancy Keim - Research Interests: Personalized nutrition and the gut microbiome.

Sarah Langdon

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Francene Steinberg - Research Interests: The impact of nutrition on chronic diseases.

Alice Martinic

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Carolyn Slupsky  - Research Interests:  I am interested in personalized health, particularly the interaction of the gut microbiota and diet. I am especially interested in cholesterol and bile acids.

Andrew Matchado

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Christine Stewart - Research Interests: Nutrition and non-communicable disease in low income setting.

Tagreed Mazi

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Valentina Medici - Research Interests: Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, and the cross talk between bone and energy metabolism.

Shannon McClorry

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Carolyn Slupsky - Research Interests: The effects of iron status in infant development.

Zhenzhen Mo

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Daniel Hwang - Research Interests: Elucidate how fatty acid increases inflammation and whether a diet rich in antioxidant and omega fatty acid alleviates inflammation. 

Zachary Pierce

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Charles Stephensen - Research Interests: I'm interested in the relationships between vitamin supplementation and immune responses.  More specifically, I'm interested in how vitamin A, and other retinoids, exert an influence on the developing immune system and intestinal microbiota of infants, especially in the context of vaccine responses.

Tara Rogers, M.S., R.D.

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor:  Marta Van Loan - Research Interests: inter-relationships among nutrition, hormones, inflammation and bone; the effects of nutritional interventions on bone metabolism in order to prevent and treat osteoporosis and other disorders.

Lyndsey Ruiz

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Rachel Scherr - Research Interests: Nutrition education, adolescent nutrition, nutrition knowledge, peer relationships, cross-age teaching, youth development.

Desiree Sigala

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor:  Peter Havel  - Research Interests: The affects of sugar consumption on lipid metabolism in young adults. 

Ashley Tovar

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Gretchen Casazza - Research Interests: Endocrine, metabolic, and performance alterations occurring in athletes experiencing low energy availability.

Ziwei Wang

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Patricia I. Oteiza - Research Interests: The effects of of (-)-epicatechin on mitigating high-fat diet-induced intestinal permeability and endotoxemia