Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition; Research Molecular Biologist, Western Human Nutrition Research Center
- B.S., Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
- Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
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.