Current Student Research

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J. Acosta Medellin M.S.
Advisor: Stein
Thesis Research: TBD
 
M. Aguilar Lopez Ph.D.
Advisor: Donovan
Thesis Research: Influence of dietary factors in the modulation of fecal microbiota from preterm infants
 
A. Albakrii Ph.D.
Advisor: Amengual
Thesis Research: The effect of omega-3 fatty acids-derived metabolites on insulin resistance induced by adipose tissue dysfunction
 
J. Arballo M.S.
Advisor: Erdman
Thesis Research: TBD
 
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
 
A. Baldeon Ph.D.
Advisor: Holscher
Thesis Research: TBD
 
M. Barragan Ph.D.
Advisor: Teran-Garcia
Thesis Research: TBD
 
E. Bryan Ph.D.
Advisor: A. Dilger
Thesis Research: TBD
 
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 Ph.D.
Advisor: Flaws
Thesis Research: The impact and mechanisms by which a mixture of phthalate exposures disrupt ovarian function. 
 
H. Dai Ph.D.
Advisor: Gaskins
Thesis Research: TBD
 
V. Daniels M.S.      
Advisor: Donovan
Thesis Research: The effects of prebiotics and probiotics on development in the piglet model
 
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
 
O. Fabusoro Ph.D.
Advisor: Lara-Cinisomo
Thesis Research: TBD
 
E. Gutierrez M.S.
Advisor: Prescott
Thesis Research: TBD
 
J. Hamann M.S.
Advisor: Burd
Thesis Research: TBD
 
M. Hashida Ph.D.
Advisor: Erdman
Thesis Research: TBD
 
N. Hutchinson Ph.D.
Advisor: Woods
Thesis Research: TBD
 
O. Imir M.S.
Advisor: Madak-Erdogan
Thesis Research: TBD
 
Y. Kang  Ph.D.
Advisor: Swanson
Thesis Research: TBD
 
M. Kashi M.S.
Advisor: Khan
Thesis Research:TBD
 
E. Kayser M.S.
Advisor: Cattai de Godoy
Thesis Research:TBD
 
J. Kim Ph.D.
Advisor: Das/Steelman
Thesis Research: The Role of Cytochrome P450 Epoxygenases, and their Omega-3 Derived Endocannabinoid Metabolites on Inflammatory and Neurodegenerative Diseases. 
 
S. Krauklis Ph.D.
Advisor: Freund
Thesis Research: TBD
 
S. Kwan Ph.D.
Advisor: Wilund
Thesis Research: TBD
 
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
 
A. Louie M.S.
Advisor: Steelman
Thesis Research: TBD
 
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 Ph.D.
Advisor: Ridlon
Thesis Research: Investigating microbial biochemical pathways that lead to the formation of secondary bile acids in the human gut
 
C. Maino-Vieytes Ph.D.
Advisor: Arthur
Thesis Research: The Role of Dietary Fiber Intake in Determining Cancer-related Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer
 
C. McKenna Ph.D.
Advisor:  Burd
Thesis Research: Investigations of human skeletal muscle metabolic health through resistance exercise and whole food ingestion
 
A. McMath Ph.D
Advisor: Donvan/Khan
Thesis Research:TBD
 
P. McQueen M.S.
Advisor: Amengual
Thesis Research: TBD
 
B. Metras Ph.D.
Advisor: Swanson
Thesis Research: Influence of dietary factors in the modulation of fecal microbiota from preterm infants
 
S. Miranda de Souza Junior M.S.
Advisor: Cattai de Godoy
Thesis Research: TBD
 
A. Mitchell M.S.
Advisor: Prescott
Thesis Research: Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience on Metabolic Syndrome and Dietary Patterns in Mexican Adults
 
A. Mogol Ph.D.
Advisor: Madak-Erdogan
Thesis Research: TBD
 
J. Nicanor Ph.D.
Advisor: Pepino
Thesis Research: TBD
 
A. Oliveira M.S.
Advisor: Steelman
Thesis Research: TBD
 
D. Opetz Ph.D.
Advisor: Swanson
Thesis Research: TBD
 
L. Perez Ph.D.
Advisor:  Wilund
Thesis Research: Examining the combined effects of nutritional interventions and exercise training on the development and progression of co-morbidities in patients with renal failure
 
N. Perez Tamayo Ph.D.
Advisor: Holscher
Thesis Research: TBD
 
I. Pinos Cabezas Ph.D.
Advisor: Amengual
Thesis Research: Impact of retinoids on atherosclerosis development and immune response 
 
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 Ph.D.
Advisor: Madak-Erdogan
Thesis Research: TBD
 
S. Scaroni M.S.
Advisor: Burd
Thesis Research: TBD
 
A. Shaffer M.S.
Advisor: Nakamura
Thesis Research: TBD
 
L. Shinn Ph.D.
Advisor: Holsher
Thesis Research: The impact of diet on the human gastrointestinal microbiome, metagenome, and metabolome
 
S. Sujiyanto M.S.
Advisor: R. Dilger
Thesis Research: TBD
 
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.
 
A. Zhao Ph.D.      
Advisor: Miller
Thesis Research: Understanding the impact of cruciferous vegetables (i.e. broccoli, kale) on the composition and function of gut microbiota and myrosinase activity
 
Y. Zhao M.S.      
Advisor: Pan
Thesis Research: How Lactobacilli inhibit colon cancer by regulating the T cell-dependent IgA production in intestinal epithelial cell heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein I (hnRNPI) knockout mice