Current Student Research

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M. Aguilar Lopez Ph.D.
Advisor: Donovan
Thesis Research: TBA
 
A. Albakri Ph.D.
Advisor: Das
Thesis Research: TBA
 
C. Alexander Ph.D.
Advisor: Swanson
Thesis Research: The effect of cholecystectomy, loss of estrogen, and dietary fiber intervention on metabolism, inflammation, and the gut microbiota
 
C. Applegate Ph.D.
Advisor: Erdman
Thesis Research: The molecular effects of tomato bioactives on primary and advanced prostate cancers
 
H. Bailey Ph.D.
Advisor: Stein
Thesis Research: The effects of blood plasma on nutrient digestibility, growth performance, and gut health in pigs and sows
 
M. Bailey M.S.
Advisor: Holscher
Thesis Research: Blood lipids and inflammation in relation to dietary patterns and the human microbiome
 
M. Barragan M.S.
Advisor: Freund
Thesis Research: TBA
 
A. Burton Ph.D.
Advisor: Arthur
Thesis Research: TBA
 
J. Cerna M.S.
Advisor: Khan
Thesis Research: The impact of carotenoids in modulating cognitive and visual function, as well as structural integrity in the eye in people with Multiple Sclerosis
 
K. Chiu M.S.
Advisor: Ko
Thesis Research: TBA
 
E. Davis M.S.
Advisor: Donovan
Thesis Research: Investigating the immune components of human breast mild and their effect on the infant microbiome and early infant health.
 
A. Dean Ph.D.
Advisor: Anakk
Thesis Research: TBA
 
A. Dinsmoor M.S.
Advisor: Khan
Thesis Research: The effects of nutritional status on gut microbiota in early development
 
C. Edwards Ph.D.
Advisor: Khan
Thesis Research: TBA
 
K. Hahn M.S.
Advisor: Dilger
Thesis Research: TBA
 
B. Hannon Ph.D.
Advisor: Teran-Garcia & Khan
Thesis Research: The environmental influences of obesity in Hispanic american populations and how to prevent the development of obesity in children through community interventions
 
L. Killian Ph.D.
Advisor: Lee
Thesis Research:Gastrointestinal issues of endurance athletes and nutritional modifications for symptom mitigation
 
J. Kim M.S.
Advisor: Das
Thesis Research:Elucidating the role of Cytochrome P450 epoxygenases, and their omega-3 derived endocannabinoid metabolites on inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases 
 
S. Krauklis M.S.
Advisor: Freund
Thesis Research: TBA
 
L. Lagos Munoz Ph.D.
Advisor: Stein
Thesis Research: Calcium digestibility and requirements for swine
 
M. Lee Ph.D.
Advisor: Nakamura
Thesis Research: Individualized Diet Improvement Program (iDip) for weight loss and maintenance
 
C-Y. Lin Ph.D.
Advisor: Swanson
Thesis Research: Prebiotic/probiotic, immunology and nutrition
 
R. Liu M.S.
Advisor: Khan
Thesis Research: TBA
 
A. Louie M.S.
Advisor: Steelman
Thesis Research: TBA
 
J. Lumibao Ph.D.
Advisor: Gaskins
Thesis Research: The impact of the tumor microenvironment on mitochondrial biology and signaling in glioblastoma
 
V. Luna M.S.
Advisor: Teran-Garcia
Thesis Research: Dietary patterns related to obesity in Mexican-American families
 
A. Lundquist Ph.D.
Advisor: McBride/Donovan
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.
Advisor: Ridlon
Thesis Research: Investigating microbial biochemical pathways that lead to the formation of secondary bile acids in the human gut
 
L. Mailing M.D/Ph.D.
Advisor: Woods
Thesis Research: The effects of diet and exercise on the gastrointestinal microbiome, microbial metabolites, and immune function
 
C. Maino-Vieytes M.S.
Advisor: Arthur
Thesis Research: TBA
 
S. Mantell M.S.
Advisor: Khan
Thesis Research: TBA
 
C. McKenna Ph.D.
Advisor:  Burd
Thesis Research: Investigations of human skeletal muscle metabolic health through resistance exercise and whole food ingestion
 
A. Mitchell M.S.
Advisor: Teran-Garcia
Thesis Research: TBA
 
L. Moody M.D./Ph.D.
Advisor: Pan
Thesis Research: Maternal nutritional programming of offspring disease
 
L. Perez Ph.D.
Advisor:  Wilund
Thesis Research: Examining the combined effects of nutritionalinterventions and exercise training on the development and progression of co-morbidities in patients with renal failure
 
I. Pinos Cabezas Ph.D.
Advisor: Amengual
Thesis Research: TBA
 
K. Ranard Ph.D.
Advisor: Erdman
Thesis Research: Biological effects of naturally-occurring alpha-tocopherol versus synthetic alpha-tocopherol using in vitro and in vivo approaches
 
J. Rowles Ph.D.
Advisor: Erdman
Thesis Research: Investigating the impact of tomato and lycopene feeding on prostate carcinogenesis and prostate cancer treatment
 
C. Rundle Ph.D.
Advisor: Stein
Thesis Research: The effect of alkaloids as feed additives on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and gut health in pigs
 
C. Salame Ph.D.
Advisor: Pepino
Thesis Research: TBA
 
A. Santaliz Casiano M.S.
Advisor: Madak-Erdogan
Thesis Research: TBA
 
S. Scaroni M.S.
Advisor: Burd
Thesis Research: TBA
 
L. Shinn Ph.D.
Advisor: Holsher
Thesis Research: The impact of diet on the human gastrointestinal microbiome, metagenome, and metabolome
 
S. Thompson Ph.D.      
Advisor: Holscher
Thesis Research: Dietary manipulation of the human gastrointestinal microbiome for disease treatment and prevention
 
N. Willis M.S.
Advisor: Khan
Thesis Research: TBA