Susan Zunino, Ph.D.

Susan Zunino

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition
Research Molecular Biologist, Western Human Nutrition Research Center

430 West Health Sciences Drive, Davis CA 95616

Research Interests

Dr. Zunino’s lab is interested in how phytochemicals regulate immune response.  Obesity increases the risk of developing viral and bacterial infections compared to normal weight individuals.  The focus of the laboratory is to understand how dietary phytochemicals may modulate the innate immune response to decrease the risk of infection in the obese.