C. Alexander, M.S.
Thesis Research: Studying the efect of diet on the composition and metabolic activity of the gastrointestinal microbiome.
C. Applegate, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Diet and cancer
M. Bailey, M.S.
Thesis Research: Blood lipids and inflammation in relation to dietary patterns and the human microbiome
J. Beals, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Studying human metabolism using stable isotope tracers. In our lab we are interested in manipulating nutrition and exercise to affect health and human performance.
K. Berding, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Microbiome-gut-brain axis and the impact of early dietary interventions on cognition and behavior
A. Biruete, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Gut microbiota=medicated effects of fiber supplementation on bone and mineral metabolism in kidney failure patients
R. Bukenya, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Development and validation of General Nutrition Knowledge Questionnaire (GNKQ) for Adults in Uganda
T. Burkhalter, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: The effects of probiotics and prebiotics on cognition and health
M. Corbett, DVM/Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Investigating nutritional interventions to improve cognitive outcome in small for gestational age infants using a neonatal piglet model
K. Chen, M.S.
Thesis Research: The effect of different estrogens on obesity
N. Chong Cole, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: The interaction between genetics and caregiver/child feeding interactions in influencing the development of eating behaviors in early childhood
Thesis Research: The effects of early life nutrition on cognitive function in children.
A. Dainton, M.S.
Advisor: Cattai de Godoy
Thesis Research: Novel ingredients in pet food
K. DiFilippo, Ph.D.
Thesis Research:Nutrition education utilizing apps
K. Du, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Investigate the influence of macronutrients on hypothalamic functions necessary for energy balance
C. Edwards, M.S.
B. Hannon, M.S.
Thesis Research: The environmental influences of obesity in Hispanic american populations and how to prevent the development of obesity in children through community interventions
D. Hernandez, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Evaluation of the long-term epigenetic impact of alternate day calorie restriction on a diet-induced obesity model
C. Ienarella, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Nutritional immunology & clinical nutrition. I work primarily with dogs and rodent models.
S. Jeon, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Investigating the parmacokinetics of lutein uptake and bio-localization in the monkey tissues
J. Kaczmarek, M.S.
Thesis Research: Connection of eating patterns and circadian rhythms to the human gastrointestinal microbiome
L. Killian, Ph.D.
Thesis Research:Gastrointestinal issues of endurance athletes and nutritional modifications for symptom mitigation
J. Kim, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Increasing breastfeeding rates among African-American mothers by addressing breastfeeding facilitators and barriers in Champaign County
L. Knight, M.S.
Thesis Research: Iron supplementation in the piglet model to translate its effect on cognitive and neurodevelopment in the human infant
W. Kwon, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Swine nutrition, with a focus on the study of branched chain amino acid (BCAA) metabolism for swine
L. Lagos Munoz, M.S.
Thesis Research: Calcium digestibility and requirements for swine
S-A. Lee, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Swine nutrition, with a focus on the study of digestion and metabolism of Ca in pigs
B. Leyshon, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: The effects of diet upon brain development and inflammation
C-Y. Lin, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Prebiotic/probiotic, immunology and nutrition
T-W. Liu, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Effects of estrogen on gut microbial communities, host physiology and inflammation
B. Loman, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Relationship between gastrointestinal microbiota and intestinal adaptation/maturation, specifically as it relates to short-chain fatty acids and proglucagon
J. Lumibao, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Characteristics of mitochondrial metabolism and redox poise as they contribute to the pathogenesis and progression of glioblastoma multiforme
V. Luna, M.S.
Thesis Research: Dietary patterns related to obesity in Mexican-American families
A. Lundquist, M.S.
Thesis Research: STRONG Kids II sub-project that focuses on the intent to breastfeed and how that intent changes over the course of infancy, especially once children are introduced into non-parental care settings
L. Ly, M.S.
Thesis Research: Investigating microbial biochemical pathways that lead to the formation of secondary bile acids in the human gut
L. Mailing, Ph.D./MSP
Thesis Research: The effects of diet and exercise on the gastrointestinal microbiome, microbial metabolites, and immune function
J. Manero, M.S.
Thesis Research: Influencing food choice
N. Masis, Ph.D.
Thesis Research:Nutrition education intervention in the K-2nd grade schools and evaluating its impact
L. Moody, M.D./Ph.D.
Thesis Research:Maternal nutritional programming of offspring disease
L. Perez, M.S.
Thesis Research: Examining the combined effects of nutritionalinterventions and exercise training on the development and progression of co-morbidities in patients with renal failure
V. Peters, M.D./Ph.D. (Medical Scholars Program)
Thesis Research: Nutritional interventions in sickness behavior
K. Ranard, M.S.
Thesis Research: The bioavailability, tissue distribution and metabolism of lutein and other carotenoids in a non-human primate model
K. Robinson, Ph.D./MPH
Thesis Research: Investigating novel biological and genetic markers for obesity-associated insulin resistance
J. Rowles, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Determine mechanisms by which lycopene reduces androgen status and signaling in normal prostatic and testicular tissues, as well as in prostrate tumors
S. Thompson, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Dietary manipulation of the human gastrointestinal microbiome for disease treatment and prevention
A. Towers, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Regulation of caspase-1 and it's effects on behavior in mice
J. Trusler, M.S.
Thesis Research: Nutritional biochemistry in the animal science department
J. Williams, M.S.
Thesis Research: Investigating nutritional interventions to improve cognitive development in small for gestational age infants using a neonatal piglet model
P. Wolf, Ph.D.
Thesis Research: Role of microbial hydrogen and sulfur metabolism in colonic disease
L. Xue, M.S.
Thesis Research: The role of diet on the development of the gut-brain axis using the neonatal piglet model