Division of Nutritional Sciences

Kraft Foods Fellows

Kraft Foods Human Nutrition Graduate Fellows

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Name: Whitney Ajie
Previous Training: B.A., Anthropology, Harvard University, 2008
Degree Objective: M.S.
Appointment Period: 2011-2013
Advisor: Elizabeth Jeffery
Research Area: The interactive effects of sulforaphane and queretin, two major bioactive compounds from broccoli, on inhibition of inflammation in macrophages

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Name:  Emily Tomayko
Previous Training: B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences: Dietetics, University of Georgia, 2005
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Appointment Period: 2009-2012
Advisor: Kenneth Wilund
Research Area: Intradialyticprotein supplementation, physical functioning, cardiovascular disease, and boneoutcomes in hemodialysis patients

Name: Melissa Kaczmarczyk
Previous Training:  B.S., Cell Molecular Biology, Winona State University, 2000, M.P.H., EmoryUniversity, 2007
Degree Objective:  Ph.D.
Appointment Period: 2008-2011
Advisor: Gregory G. Freund & Michael Miller
Research Area: Immunefunction and the gut

 

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Name: Kimberly Cephas
Previous Training:  B.S., Biology and Nutrition, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 2009
Degree Objective: M.S.
Appointment Period: 2009-2011
Advisor: Kelly S. Swanson
Research Area: Correlationsbetween obesity and intestinal microbiota

 

 

Name: Daina Mallard
Previous Training: B.S., Kinesiology, University of Illinois (UIUC), 2005
Degree Objective: M.S.
Appointment Period: 2006-2008
Advisor: Ellen M. Evans 
Research Area: Use of natural plant compounds as part of a weight loss/management regimen

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Name: Fatima Zapata
Previous Training: B.S., Chemistry, University of Texas - Pan American, 2006
Degree Objective: M.S.
Appointment Period: 2006-2008
Advisor: Elvira de Mejia 
Research Area: The mechanistic approach of yerba mate

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Name: Ryan Grant
Previous Training: B.S., Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, 2005
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Appointment Period: 2006-2007
Advisor: Kelly S. Swanson
Dissertation Research: Obesity and inflammation

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Name: Lilly Sueiro
Previous Training: B.S., Family Ecology and Nutrition, University of Puerto Rico, 2003
Degree Objective: M.S.
Appointment Period: 2003-2005
Advisor: Mary Ann Lila
Research Area: Chemopreventive properties of Aronia melanocarpa fruits
Current Position: Dietetic Intern, San Juan VA Medical Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Name: Christina Mack
Previous Training: B.S., Chemistry, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 2004
Appointment Period: 2004-2005
Advisor: Gregory G. Freund
Research Area: Activation of the immune response induced by hypoxia in diabetic mice