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Brandon Alderman, PHD
Associate Professor, 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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Lauren Aleksunes, PHD, PharmD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and EOHSI
aleksunes@eohsi.rutgers.edu
848-445-5518
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Membrane drug transporters

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Hassana Alidou, PHD
Visiting Professor
hassanatou2@gmail.com
202-699-2196
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Education Policy, Multilingualism/Multiculturalism, Diplomacy, Gender and International Development/Women leadership and public policy

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Ousseina Alidou, PHD
Professor, African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures
School of Arts and Sciences
oalidou@amesall.rutgers.edu
848-445-4301
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Linguistics, comparative cultural studies, literacy, women's and gender studies; African Muslim societies

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Laura Amador
Administrative Assistant
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
lamador@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-3647
Affiliation: IFNH Administration

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Darrin Anderson
State Program Director, New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids and Associate Executive Director, New Jersey YMCA State Alliance
Associate Executive Director, New Jersey YMCA State Alliance
darrin.anderson@ymca.net
Affiliation: IFNH External Advisory Board

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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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Steve Armstrong
Independent Advisor, Food Law, and Regulation
armstrongs1952@gmail.com
Affiliation: IFNH External Advisory Board

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Albert Ayeni, PHD
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
ayeni@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-6289
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research

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Anne Barnhill, PHD
Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
anne.barnhill@gmail.com
Affiliation: IFNH External Advisory Board

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Emily Barrett, PHD
Department of Epidemiology
School of Public Health and EOHSI
emily.barrett@eohsi.rutgers.edu
848-445-0197
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research
Research Interests: Research interests: pregnancy, child development, environmental chemicals, psychosocial stressors, health and disease

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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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Nicholas Bello, PHD
Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
ntbello@rutgers.edu
732-932-2966
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Neural control of diet selection, eating disorders, dietary supplements for appetite control

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Haskell Berman
Health Care Institute of NJ - Senior VP State Affairs
berman@hinj.org
Affiliation: IFNH External Advisory Board

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Debashish Bhattacharya, PHD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
d.bhattacharya@rutgers.edu
848-932-6218
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Molecular evolution and functional analysis of corals and algae

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Moshmi Bhattacharya, PHD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
moshmi.bhattacharya@rutgers.edu
732-235-5269
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Regulation of lipid metabolism in non-alcholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

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Arend-Jan Both, PHD
Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences
School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
both@envsci.rutgers.edu
848-932-5730
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Controlled environment agriculture, horticultural engineering, plant lighting, agricultural energy systems

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Dawn Brasaemle, PHD
Emeritus Professor
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
dawn.brasaemle@rutgers.edu
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Biology of neutral lipid storage and release, functions of lipid droplet-associated proteins

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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
Research Interests: Oral perception, flavor, and their genetic bases; the role of chemical senses on regulatory physiology and metabolism

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Yana Bromberg, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
yanab@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-5638
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Bioinformatics approaches to protein function prediction and genome variation analysis

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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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Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, PHD, RD, FAND
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
bredbenner@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-0965
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research
Research Interests: Nutrition education and health promotion with the goal of effecting behavior changes that prevent negative outcomes and promote healthy lifestyles

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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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George Carman, PHD
Board of Governors Professor and Distinguished Professor, Department of Food Science
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
gcarman@rutgers.edu
848-932-0267
Affiliation: Director, IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Regulation of lipid metabolism

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Joseph Charette, BS
Executive Director, Rutgers Dining Services
Rutgers Dining Services
charette@dining.rutgers.edu
848-932-8040
Affiliation: Services: Dining Services

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Shishir Chundawat, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Rutgers School of Engineering
shishir.chundawat@rutgers.edu
848-445-3678
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Biosynthesis, deconstruction, and characterization of glycans, glycoconjugates, and glycan-enriched biomaterials for bioenergy, advanced biomanufacturing, and healthcare related applications

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Mei Chung, MPH, PHD
Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical and Preventive Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Tufts University, School of Medicine
mei_chun.chung@tufts.edu
617-636-2966
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health

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Sherri Cirignano, MS, RD, LDN
Chair, Department of Family & Community Health Sciences
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
cirignano@njaes.rutgers.edu
908-475-6504
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research
Research Interests: Nutrition, physical activity and how it relates to cancer prevention, functional foods and nutrition in the early care population

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Erin Comollo
Program Coordinator Admin
erin.comollo@rutgers.edu
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research
Research Interests: Children's nutrition education, food and culinary literacy, and physical activity

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Paul Copeland, PHD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
paul.copeland@rutgers.edu
732-235-4670
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Study of the molecular basis for the dietary requirement for selenium

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Carla Cugini, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Biology
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
carla.cugini@rutgers.edu
973-972-1931
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms that govern the in vivo inter- and intra-species interactions of key Gram negative pathobionts within the plaque biofilm

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Cara Cuite, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Ecology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
cuite@rutgers.edu
848-932-4544
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research; IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Community food security, risk communication and public perceptions of food-related issues, including food safety and genetically engineered foods

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Karen D'Alonzo, PHD, RN, APN-c, FAAN
Division of Nursing Science
School of Nursing
kdalonzo@sn.rutgers.edu
848-932-0879
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research
Research Interests: Cardiovascular risk reduction among diverse groups of women using community based participatory research (CBPR) methods

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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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Rong Di, PHD
Associate Research Professor, Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
di@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-6350
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Using C. elegans platform to screen and study plant-based natural products for their beneficial effects on diabetes, obesity, cancer and Alzheimer's disease

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Joseph Dixon, PHD
Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
dixon@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-9039
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Lipoprotein metabolism, lipid metabolism in diabetes and obesity

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Radek Dobrowolski, PHD
Associate Professor, Rutgers - Newark
School of Arts and Sciences
r.dobowolski@rutgers.edu
973-353-5536
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Metabolic control of stemness, autophagy, and lysosomal function in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer

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Linda Doherty
President & CEO of the New Jersey Food Council (NJFC)
ldoherty@njfoodcouncil.com
Affiliation: IFNH External Advisory Board

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Mara Domider
Administrative Support and Program Coordinator, NJ Healthy Kids Initiative
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
mara.domider@rutgers.edu
848-932-0279
Affiliation: IFNH-NJHKI Administration, IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research

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Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, PHD
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology and of Anthropology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
mg.dominguez-bello@rutgers.edu
848-932-3500
Affiliation: IFNH Director; IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research; IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Microbiome assembly in early life, perturbations; microbiome degradation in urbanites; microbiome conservation

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David Donlon
General Manager, Rutgers Dining Services
Rutgers Dining Services
dave.donlon@dining.rutgers.edu
848-932-1932
Affiliation: Services: Dining Services

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Shauna Downs, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Systems & Policy
School of Public Health
sd1801@spg.rutgers.edu
848-932-8055
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research; IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Food system interventions to improve diets, characterizing food environments in low- and middle-income countries, climate and nutrition

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Sara Elnakib, RD, MPH, CHES
County Agent, Department of Family & Community Health Sciences
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
elnakib@njaes.rutgers.edu
973-305-5746
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research
Research Interests: Food insecurity and improving food access; food waste in institutional settings; how to leverage behavioral economics to reduce food waste

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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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Stylianos Fakas, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Food and Animal Sciences
Alabama A&M University
stylianos.fakas@aamu.edu
256-372-4168
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Regulation of lipid synthesis and biofuels

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Jeanne Ferrante, MD, MPH
Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health
Director, New Jersey Primary Care Research Network
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
ferranjm@rwjms.rutgers.edu
848-932-5252
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Influence of gut microbiome on obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer

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Ronaldo Ferraris, PHD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neurosceince
Rutgers Medical School
ferraris@njms.rutgers.edu
973-972-4519
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Role of differentiation in modulating plasticity of epithelial cells; fructose metabolism & obesity

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Douglas Fisher
The State of New Jersey, Secretary of Agriculture
douglas.fisher@ag.state.nj.us
Affiliation: IFNH External Advisory Board

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Nurgul Fitzgerald, PHD
Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
nurgul.fitzgerald@rutgers.edu
848-932-0981
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research
Research Interests: Culinary Medicine, community nutrition, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, diabetes

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Kim Fortunato
Director - Community Affairs; President Campbell Soup Foundation
kim_fortunato@campbellsoup.com
Affiliation: IFNH External Advisory Board

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Peter Gillies, PHD
Emeritus Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences; Founding Director, NJIFNH
pgillies@scarletmail.rutgers.edu
Affiliation: IFNH External Advisory Board; Rutgers Center for Lipid Research

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Robert Goodman, PHD
University Professor
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
robert.goodman@rutgers.edu
848-932-3248

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Ramu Govindasamy, PHD
Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
govind@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-9192
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Agribusiness and agricultural, ethnic produce, value-added products, organic and local produce, agritourism, food hubs, value chain analysis

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Michael Gower, MBA
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration
Rutgers University
michael.gower@rutgers.edu
848-932-4300
Affiliation: IFNH Leadership Advisory Board

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Barth Grant, PHD
Professor, DLS - Molecular Biology and BioChemistry
School of Arts and Sciences
barth.grant@rutgers.edu
848-445-7339
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Membrane trafficking in the endosomal system

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Faith Greenfield
Attorney, Private Practice
faith54g@msn.com
Affiliation: IFNH External Advisory Board

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Roger Grillo, MBA
Associate Director, IFNH
Director, Administration & Finance; IFNH
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
roger.grillo@rutgers.edu
848-932-3646
Affiliation: IFNH Administration

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Christopher Gunning, BS, RDN
Nutritionist, Rutgers Health Services/IFNH
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
cgunning@rutgers.edu
848-932-3684
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research
Research Interests: Nutritional habits and behaviors of college students; the intersection of technology and health to improve and promote wellness; and food literacy in children

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Grace Guo, PHD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and EOHSI
guo@eohsi.rutgers.edu
848-445-8186
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Bile acid receptors

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Max Haggblom, PHD
Distinguished Professor, Chair-Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
haggblom@rutgers.edu
848-932-5646
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Bioexploration, cultivation and eco-physiological characterization of novel bacteria. 'Unusual appetites' of microbes that metabolize toxic environmental pollutants

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Gil-Soo Han, PHD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
gshan@rutgers.edu
848-932-5402
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Regulation of lipid synthesis

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Sarwar Hashmi, PHD
Guest, Rutgers Center for Vector Biology
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
sarwar.hashmi@rutgers.edu
848-932-6415
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Lipid metabolic disorders

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Arash Hatefi, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
ahatefi@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
848-445-6366
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Cell-based targeted therapy of cancer; vector development for targeted gene transfer

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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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Qingrong Huang, PHD
Professor, Department of Food Science
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
qhuang@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-7193
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Food nanotechnology and biopolymers

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Olga Ilnytska, PHD
Research Associate, Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
ilnytska@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-1690
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Intracellular cholesterol trafficking

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Kouichi Ito, PHD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
itoko@rwjms.rutgers.edu
732-235-5482
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimmunology, Autoimmune disease, Immune tolerance, Neurodegeneration, Mucosal Immunology

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Enver Izgu, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
School of Arts and Sciences
ec.izgu@rutgers.edu
848-445-4361
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Design, synthesis, and systems biochemistry of nucleic acids and lipids

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Shengkan (Victor) Jin, PHD
Associate Professor, RWJ-Pharmacology
School of Arts and Sciences
victor.jin@rutgers.edu
732-235-4329
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Autophagy in cellular maintenance: Implications in aging, cancer, and metabolic diseases

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Laurie Joseph, PHD
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and EOHSI
lbjoseph@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
848-445-1644
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Mechanism of skin injury and repair

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Leonid Kagan, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
lkagan@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
848-445-6365
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: PKPD modeling and simulation, pharmacometrics, population and physiologically-based modeling, disease progression, obesity, pain

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Eric Klein, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Rutgers Camden
eric.a.klein@rutgers.edu
856-225-6335
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Role of lipids in bacterial cell morphology

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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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David Krol, M.D.
Medical Director, NJ Healthy Kids Initiative
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
david.krol@SEBS.Rutgers.edu
848-932-3648
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research, Food Systems; IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Community and school based child nutrition interventions, children's oral health, and child health policy

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Yan Lam, PHD
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
yan.y.lam@rutgers.edu
848-932-5673
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Impacts of diet on health; developing evidence-based nutritional advice to improve metabolic wellbeing; role of dietary factors on the gut microbiota and their influences on clinical metabolic risk factors

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Melodee Lasky, MD
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness
Rutgers Student Medical Services
mlasky@echo.rutgers.edu
848-932-9064
Affiliation: Director, Cook/Douglas Health Center, Health Services

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Laura Lawson, PHD
Interim Executive Dean, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
sebsdean@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-3600
Affiliation: IFNH Leadership Advisory Board (Chair); IFNH External Advisory Board

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Thomas Leustek, PHD
Asssociate Dean for Academic Administration & Assessment, Professor, Department of Plant Biology
leustek@sebs.rutgers.edu
908-451-3266
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Plant sulfur and intermediary metabolism, mineral nutrition, nutrient sensing, and metabolic engineering

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Ronald Levine, Esq
IFNH External Advisory Board (Chair), General Counsel, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
rlevine@herrick.com
609-452-3801
Affiliation: IFNH External Advisory Board (Chair); IFNH Legal Scholar in Residence

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Nolan Lewin
Director, Food Innovation Center
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
nl95@njaes.rutgers.edu
732-445-6130
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Food and beverage business development in the state and the surrounding region - domestic and international companies

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Hong Li, PHD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Rutgers NJ Medical School
liho2@njms.rutgers.edu
973-972-8396
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Regulation of signal transduction and lipid metabolism by reactive oxygen and nitrogen species

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Richard Ludescher, PHD
Professor, Department of Food Science
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
rdl@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-5489
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Science education and outreach using variety of media and venues

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Kwan Lui
Founder, at Sunrice Global Chef Academy, Singapore
kwanlui@at-sunrice.edu.sg
Affiliation: IFNH External Advisory Board

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Kevin Lyons, PHD
Associate Professor, Rutgers Business School
klyons@business.rutgers.edu
973-353-3347
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Developing and integrating global environmental, social, economic, ethical criteria and data into supply chain/procurement systems and processes; supply chain archeology

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Gwendolyn Mahon, PHD
Dean, School of Health Related Professions
School of Health Related Professions
mahongm@shrp.rutgers.edu
973-972-4892
Affiliation: IFNH Leadership Advisory Board

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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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Jennifer Manuola
Executive Director Child Development Centers
Department of Psychology
School of Arts and Sciences
jennifer.manuola@rutgers.edu
848-932-8881
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health

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Peter March
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
peter.march@rutgers.edu
Affiliation: IFNH Leadership Advisory Board

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Francesca Maresca, PHD, CHES
Director, Health Outreach, Promotion, and Education (H.O.P.E.)
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
francesca.maresca@rutgers.edu
848-932-1965
Affiliation: Services: Health Services
Research Interests: Sexual and reproductive health, LGBTQI+ health, mental and emotional wellness, suicide prevention and general wellbeing for college students.

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Charles Martin, PHD
Emeritus Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
School of Arts and Sciences
charles.martin@rutgers.edu
732-445-1633
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Regulation of fatty acid desaturation, modification, and elongation

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Amy Mathys, BS
Business Specialist
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
mathys@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-3675
Affiliation: IFNH Administration

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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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Paul Meers, PHD
Instructor, Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
paul.meers@rutgers.edu
848-932-6230
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Membrane dynamics, drug delivery/transfection technologies, nanotechnology, biofilms, spectroscopic assays and imaging technologies, biofuels

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Salvador Mena, PHD
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
Rutgers Student Affairs
sm1647@echo.rutgers.edu
848-932-8576
Affiliation: IFNH Leadership Advisory Board

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Richard Mendelsohn, PHD
Distinquished Professor, Department of Chemistry
Newark College of Arts and Sciences
mendelso@rutgers.edu
973-353-5613
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Biophysics of membrane lipid interactions

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Emily Merchant
Program Coordinator, Department of Plant Biology
evr.merchant@rutgers.edu
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Addressing barriers households face to consume healthy foods

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Dominique Michaud, ScD
Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Tufts University, School of Medicine
dominique.michaud@tufts.edu
617-636-0482
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health

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Joshua Miller, PHD
Professor, Chair-Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
joshua.miller@rutgers.edu
848-932-5428
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health; One Nutrition Program; IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: B vitamins (folate, B12, B6, B2), homocysteine, and one-carbon metabolism; vitamin D; cognitive function in older adults; microbiome

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Tamara Minko, PHD
Distinquished Professor, Chair-Department of Pharmaceutics
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and EOHSI
minko@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
848-445-6348
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health

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Barbara Mintz
System Senior VP, Healthy Living & Community Engagement at RWJBarnabas Health
Barbara.Mintz@rwjbh.org
Affiliation: IFNH External Advisory Board

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Prabhas Moghe, PHD
Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation
Rutgers University
moghe@soe.rutgers.edu
908-230-0147
Affiliation: IFNH Leadership Advisory Board

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Christopher Molloy, PHD, RPH
Chancellor of Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Rutgers Universtiy
molloy@oldqueens.rutgers.edu
848-932-5663
Affiliation: IFNH Leadership Advisory Board

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Xenia Morin, PHD
Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
xenia.morin@rutgers.edu
848-932-3502
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Indoor cultivation, food waste, food systems and education

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Joseph Nickels, PHD
Director, Rutgers Institute of Metabolic Disorders
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
jnickels@venenumbiodesign.com
609-786-2870
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Drug discovery for treating fatty liver disease

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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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Apostolos Pappas, PHD
Adjunct Professor, Department of Food Science
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Apappas@its.jnj.com
908-874-1827
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Lipid metabolism in skin cells; sebocyte and subcutaneous preadipocyte differentiation; ceramide synthesis in keratinocytes

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Jonathan Pearson
Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Jonathan_Pearson@horizonblue.com
Affiliation: IFNH External Advisory Board

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Peggy Policastro, PHD, RDN
Nutritionist, Rutgers Dining Services
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
peggyp@rutgers.edu
848-932-5447
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health; Culinary Health Program; IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Food literacy in school aged children, dietary patterns of college students, and in behavioral economics

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Jonathan Potter, PHD
Dean, School of Communication and Information
School of Arts and Sciences
jonathan.potter@rutgers.edu
848-932-9360
Affiliation: IFNH Leadership Advisory Board

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Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF, FAASLD, FRCP
Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Rutgers NJ Medical School
pyrsopni@njms.rutgers.edu
973-972-5252
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Loredana Quadro, PHD
Professor, Department of Food Science
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
lquadro@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-5491
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research; IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health; IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research
Research Interests: Maternal-fetal metabolism of vitamin A and its carotenoid precursor beta-carotene; microbiome of vitamin A deficiency

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Arnold Rabson, M.D.
Laura Gallagher Chair of Developmental Biology and Director
Director, Child Health Institute of New Jersey
rabsonab@rwjms.rutgers.edu
732-235-9523
Affiliation: IFNH Leadership Advisory Board

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Sally Radovick, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
The Child Health Institute of NJ
sr1123@rwjms.rutgers.edu
732-235-9524
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Control of growth and pubertal development of children and reproductive function

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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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Mark Robson, PHD
Professor, Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
mark.robson@rutgers.edu
848-932-6276
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Health risks associated with global food production; risk assessment associated with agricultural chemicals; global food security

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Troy Roepke, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
ta.roepke@rutgers.edu
848-932-9454
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health; IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Interactions of steroids, high-fat diets, and endocrine disruptors on metabolism

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Diana Roopchand, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
diana.roopchand@rutgers.edu
848-932-0248
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Dietary phytochemicals and bacteria involved in chronic disease prevention

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Harini Sampath, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
harini.sampath@rutgers.edu
848-932-0266
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research; IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Lipid metabolism; mitochondrial function; oxidative stress; metabolic syndrome

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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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Ethan Schoolman, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Ecology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
ethan.schoolman@rutgers.edu
848-932-9232
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Local and alternative food systems; climate-smart agriculture; environmental justice; environmental sociology; ethical consumption

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Dena Seidel, MA
Visiting Scholar, Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
denaseidel@gmail.com
908-421-6245
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Science Communication, Ethnographic and Documentary Filmmaking, Anthropology of Pacific Islands, Indigenous Knowledge, Pride Based Pro-Environmental Behavior Change, Sustainable Development Goals

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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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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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Jennifer Shukaitis, MPH
Senior Program Coordinator. Department of Family & Community Health Sciences
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
shukjen@rutgers.edu
848-932-3718
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research

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Labros Sidossis, PHD
Distinguished Professor, Chair-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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James Simon, PHD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
jimsimon@rutgers.edu
848-932-6239
Affiliation: Director, IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE); IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research
Research Interests: Agricultural food ecosystems, plant breeding, natural products chemistry, linking horticulture with nutrition, health & medicine, bioanalysis and bioavailability of foods

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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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Susan Stephenson Martin, MS
Director, WIC
NJMS-Pediatrics-WIC Program, Rutgers Newark
s.s.martin@rutgers.edu
732-932-8253
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research

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Judith Storch, PHD
Distinquished Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
storch@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-1689
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research; IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Cellular lipid transport, structure and function of fatty acid-binding proteins

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Brian Strom, MD, MPH
Chancellor-RBHS
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
chancellor@rbhs.rutgers.edu
848-972-4400
Affiliation: IFNH Leadership Advisory Board

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Paul Takhistov, PHD
Associate Professor, Department of Food Science
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
paul.takhistov@rutgers.edu
848-932-5478
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Engineering: Development of microfluidic devices and biosensors for microorganisms detection, non-thermal pathogens inactivation; nanotechnology in food processing, packaging and control

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Meredith Taylor, MA, MPH
Research Associate, Landscape Architecture
meredith.taylor@rutgers.edu
848-932-9337
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Agricultural Food Ecosystems (RUCAFE)
Research Interests: Urban agriculture and community-based food systems; environmental justice and social-determinants of health

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Alvaro Toledo, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Center of Vector Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
alvaro.toledo@rutgers.edu
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Membrane lipid domains in vector-borne pathogens

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Nilgun Tumer, PHD
Distinquished Professor, Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
tumer@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-6359
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Role of lipid signaling in trichothecene mycotoxin-mediated oxidative stress

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Michael Verzi, PHD
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics
School of Arts and Sciences
verzi@dls.rutgers.edu
848-445-9578
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Transcription factors contributing to intestinal health and disease

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Marina Vineis, RDN
Nutrition Specialist, Rutgers Dining Services
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
marina.vineis@rutgers.edu
848-932-7222
Affiliation: Services: Dining Services
Research Interests: Nutrition Specialist for Rutgers Dining Services; college and university student food insecurity

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Erin Vogel, PHD
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Center for Human Evolutionary Studies
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
erin.vogel@rutgers.edu
732-932-9277
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Studies on how environmental variation in habitat nutrient availability influences wild orangutan energetics and health

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Malcolm Watford, D Phil
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
watford@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-6263
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Role of amino acids in de novo fatty acid synthesis and glyceroneogenesis in adipocytes and mammary epithelial cells

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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

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Kerri Wilson
Director, Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships and Campus Wellness
Rutgers Student Affairs
k.willson@rutgers.edu
848-932-5500
Affiliation: Student Affairs

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Fredric Wondisford, PHD
Professor, Chairman of Medicine and Chancellor Scholar
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
few11@rwjms.rutgers.edu
732-235-7201
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Regulation of gene expression by nuclear thyroid hormone receptors and control of hepatic glucose production (HGP) in health and disease

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John Worobey, PHD
Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
worobey@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-0937
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Childhood Nutrition Research
Research Interests: Infant nutrition and behavior, children's diet and activity, disordered eating

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Qing-Li Wu, PHD
Associate Professor, Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
qlwu@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-6238
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Natural Products Chemistry related to pharmaceutics, nutrition and food science

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Chaoyang Xue, PHD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
xuech@njms.rutgers.edu
973-854-3218
Affiliation: IFNH - Rutgers Center for Lipid Research
Research Interests: Inositol acquisition and utilization during host-pathogen interactions and their impact on fungal pathogenesis

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Chung Yang, PHD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical Biology
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
csyang@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
848-445-5360
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Effects of dietary constituents on health and diseases; studies involve tea and different forms of vitamin E

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Danyue Zhao, PHD
Post Doc Associate, Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
daisydy.zhao@rutgers.edu
848-932-6251
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Elucidating the mechanisms on how dietary polyphenols help boost health and reduce risks of degenerative diseases, and their interactions with gut microbiota

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Liping Zhao, PHD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
liping.zhao@rutgers.edu
848-932-5675
Affiliation: Director, IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health
Research Interests: Developing guild-based analysis for mining microbiome data; elucidating the role of gut microbiota in human metabolic diseases; developing gut microbiota-targeted interventions for metabolic diseases

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Naisi Zhao, MHS, DrPH Candidate
Tufts University, School of Medicine
naisi.zhao@tufts.edu
443-854-2618
Affiliation: IFNH Center for Nutrition, Microbiome, and Health