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Membership in the IFNH is open to the faculty, staff, and students of Rutgers University who subscribe to the vision, mission, and core values of the institute.

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Sue Shapses, PHD
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
shapses@rutgers.edu
848-932-9403
Affiliation: Director, IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism; IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research; IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Energy metabolism, bone health, body composition and obesity; nutritional and endocrine factors contributing to chronic disease

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Brandon Alderman, PHD
Associate Professor, Chair, DLS - Kinesiology And Health
School of Arts and Sciences
alderman@rutgers.edu
848-445-9336
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Psychophysiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Interventions

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Tracy Anthony, PHD
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
tracy.anthony@rutgers.edu
848-932-6331
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research; IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Regulation of metabolism and proteostasis by changes in nutrient supply; metabolic and molecular responses to exercise

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Marsha Bates, PHD
Distinguished Professor, Vice Chair, Graduate Studies and Research, Department of Kinesiology and Health, Director, Cardiac Neuroscience Laboratory, Center of Alcohol Studies
School of Arts and Sciences
mebates@smithers.rutgers.edu
848-445-3559
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Effects of alcohol and drugs on cognition, cardiovascular processes, and the brain; bio-behavioral interventions

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Paul Breslin, PHD
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
pasb@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-6080
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health; IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Oral perception, flavor, and their genetic bases; the role of chemical senses on regulatory physiology and metabolism

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Jennifer Buckman, PHD
Associate Professor, DLS - Kinesiology And Health
School of Arts and Sciences
jbuckman@rutgers.edu
732-445-0793
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Automatic physiological processes that support maladaptive lifestyle choices, such as drinking more than intended

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Christoph Buettner, MD, PHD
Professor and Chancellor Scholar, Department of Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
cb1116@rutgers.edu
914-439-8447
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research; IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism; IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Explore the role of nutrient on adipose tissue function and brain inflammation and the unexpected role of the microbiome in this brain adipose

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Jill Bush-Wallace, PHD
Associate Professor, Department of Health & Exercise Science
TCNJ School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science
wallacej@tcnj.edu
609-771-3034
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism

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Sara Campbell, PHD, FACSM
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health
School of Arts and Sciences
saracamp@kines.rutgers.edu
848-932-7036
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research; IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health; IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Obesity and gut microbiome, dietary fat and intestinal integrity, exercise, omega-3s and inflammation

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Anthony Delli Paoli, PHD
Assistant Professor, DLS - Kinesiology And Health
School of Arts and Sciences
a.dellipaoli@rutgers.edu
848-932-7063
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Psychosocial dynamics of interpersonal relationships in young people

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Katie Devine, PHD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
katie.devine@rutgers.edu
732-235-7549
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivorship; Using mobile health ("mHealth") technology to promote healthy behaviors

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Abdelfattah El Ouaamari, PHD
Assistant Professor, Child Health Institute of New Jersey
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
abdelfattah.elouaamari@rutgers.edu
732-235-8460
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Neurobiology of Energy Balance; Islet beta-cell regeneration; Insulin secretion; Diabetes

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Daniel Hoffman, PHD
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
dhoffman@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-0272
Affiliation: Director, IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research; IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism; IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health; IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Energy metabolism and body composition, human growth, international nutrition, and economic development

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Peter Kokkinos, PHD
Professor, DLS - Kinesiology And Health
School of Arts and Sciences
peter.kokkinos@rutgers.edu
848-932-7028
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Cardiorespiratory fitness, Cardiometabolic disease, Aging

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Steven Malin, PHD, FACSM
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health
School of Arts and Sciences
steven.malin@rutgers.edu
848-932-9525
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism, IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Insulin Resistance, cardiovascular risk, obesity, type 2 diabetes, exercise, nutrition, pharmacology and bariatric surgery.

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Kenneth H. McKeever, PHD, FACSM, FAPS
Professor, Department of Animal Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
mckeever@sebs.rutgers.edu
732-932-9390
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Comparative exercise physiology with focus on the integrative response to acute exercise and the adaptive response to training

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Pinkin Panchal, RD, MS
Assistant Teaching Professor and ISPP Coordinator
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
pinkin.panchal@rutgers.edu
848-932-0938
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Innovations in education and teaching related to nutrition and dietetics and impact of nutrition education programs in medical education

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Zhiping Pang, PHD, M.D.
Associate Professor
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
pangzh@rwjms.rutgers.edu
732-235-8074
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research, IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health, IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Central nervous mechanism of glucose like peptide 1 in control of energy homeostasis.

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Salome Rao, PHD, RD
Assistant Teaching Professor
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
sprao@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-0249
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Agriculture, Food Innovation and Food Security; Clinical Nutrition

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Ilya Raskin, PHD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
raskin@rutgers.edu
732-794-5600
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health; IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism; IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Effects of natural products on human health, metabolism and microbiome

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Stephen Schneider, M.D.
Department of Medicine
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
steve.schneide@gmail.com
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Diabetes, endocrinology, obesity and exercise

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Ankit Shah, M.D.
Assistant Professor, RWJMS
Rutgers NJ Medical School
ashah386@rwjms.rutgers.edu
732-235-7219
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Type 2 diabetes, metabolomics, gluconeogenesis, obesity

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Labros Sidossis, PHD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health
School of Arts and Sciences
lsidossis@kines.rutgers.edu
848-932-9525
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research; IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Healthy lifestyle, body weight regulation, adipocyte metabolism

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Elizabeth Snyder, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
elizabeth.snyder@rutgers.edu
848-932-6377
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Male germ cell-specific RNA binding proteins and their influence on RNA regulation, in particular translation

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Andrea Spaeth, PHD
Assistant Professor, DLS - Kinesiology And Health
School of Arts and Sciences
andrea.spaeth@rutgers.edu
848-932-0271
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Sleep, Weight Regulation, Metabolism

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Carey Williams, PHD
Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
carey.williams@rutgers.edu
908-692-1962
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Human Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism
Research Interests: Equine nutrition; grazing systems impact on pasture vegetation, farm economics effects on performance