M. Aguilar Lopez Ph.D. Advisor: Donovan Thesis Research: Influence of dietary factors in the modulation of fecal microbiota from preterm infants A. Albakri Ph.D. Advisor: Das Thesis Research: The effect of omega-3 fatty acids-derived metabolites on insulin resistance induced by adipose tissue dysfunction 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: The mechanisms by which dietary nutrients, like fat and fiber, and dietary patterns, like the Mediterranean diet pattern, affect metabolic health through their interactions with the gastrointestinal microbiome and immune system. M. Barragan M.S. Advisor: Freund Thesis Research: TBA A. Burton Ph.D. Advisor: Arthur Thesis Research: Understanding the Nutritional Challenges of Food Insecure Cancer Survivors in the United States 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: Flaws Thesis Research: The impact and mechanisms by which a mixture of phthalate exposures disrupt ovarian function. E. Davis Ph.D. Advisor: Donovan Thesis Research: Investigation and modulation of human milk composition and its contribution to development of the infant gut microbiome. A. Dean Ph.D. Advisor: Anakk Thesis Research: Understanding proliferative mechanisms in the liver during regeneration and carcinogenesis 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: The impact of dietary carotenoids and choline on behavioral and neuroelectric cognitive health outcomes. 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: Genetic determinants of serum carotenoids and macular pigment optical density in adults and children 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: The Role of Dietary Fiber Intake in Determining Cancer-related Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer 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: Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience on Metabolic Syndrome and Dietary Patterns in Mexican Adults 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: Impact of retinoids on atherosclerosis development and immune response 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: Role of Sweet Taste Signaling in Glucose Regulation. 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 gut microbiota-liver axis in the context of overweight and obesity N. Willis M.S. Advisor: Khan Thesis Research: The study of the relationships between hydration and cognition.