Faculty

 

 

The following faculty are members of OSU Nutrition faculty and span over multiple departments and colleges.  If you are looking for faculty members doing specific research, please peruse the Emphasis Areas listed to the right.

 

Martha Belury Ph.D., RDCarol S. Kennedy Professor of Nutrition, Department of Human Sciences. Study of how dietary fats target muscles and adipose tissues to impact healthy metabolism.  

Amanda Bird, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences. Nutrient-dependent changes in gene expression; Metal homeostasis and transport.

Josh Bomser, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences. How dietary phytochemical influence disease progression, specifically cancer.

Richard Bruno, Ph.D., RD, Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Bioavailability and dietary requirements of antioxidants and polyphenols, and their antinflammatory activities in cardiometabolic disorders

Steve Clinton, MD, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Diet and Nutrition in the etiology and prevention of cancer. 

Zobedia Cruz-Monserrate, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. The role of obesity, diet, and exercise on pancreatic cancer.

Konrad Dabrowski, D. Sc. Ph.D., Professor, School of Natural Resources.  Nutrition of aquatic animals and comparative nutrition.

Maurice Eastridge, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Animal Sciences.  Fat and fiber digestion in dairy cows and effects of milk composition.

Jeff Firkins, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Animal Sciences. Protein and carbohydrate nutrition in dairy cattle; gut microbiology.

Monica Guisti, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology.  Natural colorants and their potential for health promoting properties.

Daniel Gallego-Perez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering. Nano-scale platforms to treat diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Carolyn Gunther, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Behavioral and environmental factors that influence a child’s risk for obesity.

Earl Harrison, Ph.D., Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Human Nutrition, Department of Human Sciences. Transport, metabolism, and functions of retinoids (Vitamin A) and carotenoids.

Irene Hatsu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Nutrition and health consequences of food insecurity in underserved and vulnerable populations.

Sanja Ilic, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences. Microbial food safety including human pathogens, E. Coli, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes.

Rebecca Jackson, MD, Professor, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.  Metabolic bone diseases and women’s health.

Shelia Jacobi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences. Nutritional immunology associated with neonatal gastrointestinal health in swine and swine models for human health.

Rachel Kopec, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Sciences. Uptake and metabolism of fat soluble vitamin and bioactives; Metabolomics and lipidomics, including unknown metabolite identification and multi-omic integration.

Matthias Klein, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology.  Using metabolomics to understand and predict disease development and progression.

William Kraemer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Human Sciences. Dietary supplements and endocrine mechanisms related to growth and tissue repair.

George Kyriazis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology. Nutrient sensing receptor biology to human physiology and metabolic disease.

Chanhee Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences. Nutritional utilization and physiology in ruminant animals to improve production efficiency and reduce environmental impacts of the animal production system.

Kichoon Lee, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Animal Sciences.  Genetic and nutritional regulation of adipose and muscle growth in animals and humans.

Ken Lee, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology. Nutrient alteration during food processing.

Thomas Mace, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Investigating the use of dietary nutritional intervention to modulate inflammation in chronic diseases and cancer.

Dana McTigue, Ph.D. Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Neuroscience and in the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair.  Investigation of metabolic changes and liver function after spinal cord injury.

Kamal D. Mehta, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.  Understanding the signaling cascades and mechanisms regulating transcription of lipoprotein receptors involved in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases.

Carla Miller, Ph.D. R.D., Professor, Department of Human Sciences, Human Nutrition. Examination of the impact of lifestyle interventions on health behavior outcomes.

Susan Olivo-Marston, Ph.D. MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Public Health. Epidemiologic and animal models to investigate how cancer risk is modified by lifestyle.

Tonya Orchard Ph.D. R.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Dietary components and patterns that decrease chronic inflammation; Nutritional interventions that reduce side effects of cancer treatment.

Alejandro Relling, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences. Gut physiology and endocrinology and mechanisms that regulate feed efficiency and adipose tissue metabolism.

Fred Tabung, Ph.D., MSPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine. Dietary pattern modulation of the metabolome, gut microbiome and biomarkers of inflammation, insulin and immune response; in relation to cancer risk and treatment.

Yael Vodovotz, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology.  Physico-chemical changes in functional foods during formulation, processing, and storage as they impact delivery of bioactives.

Jeff Volek, Ph.D., RD, Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Clinical application of low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets on the management of insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes and athletic performance and recovery.

Hua Wang, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology.  Antibiotic resistance gene transfer, gut microbiota and gut health.

Bill Weiss, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Animal Sciences.  Vitamin and mineral metabolism and the health of dairy cows.

Macdonald Wick, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Animal Sciences. Modeling Effects of Genetic Selection and Environment on Poultry Muscle Growth and Development; Transcriptomics and Proteomics

Zhongtang Yu, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Animal Sciences.  Ecological studies of microorganisms inside and outside of food animals important for animal nutrition and health.  Study of the human microbiome.

Ouliana Ziouzenkova, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  Nuclear receptor regulation and their relevance to the development of metabolic syndrome. 

Jiangjiang (Chris) Zhu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Human Sciences.  To develop technologies using mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to detect and monitor human diseases.