Student

Lyndsey Ruiz

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

Ashley Tovar

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

Gwen Chodur

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

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

Barkat Ullah

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Katherine G. Dewey - Research Interests: Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition. Infant and Young Child Feeding.

Jennifer Taylor

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr - Research Interests: Child nutrition, school nutrition policy, dietary assessment, dietary behavior.

Allison Stevens

  • GGNB Student
Major Professor: Francene Steinberg - Research Interests: antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of bioactive food components; impact of dietary interventions on lipoprotein metabolism; applications of biotechnology in health and nutrition.

Desiree Sigala

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

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.

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.