- Email Address
- [email protected]
- Research Areas
- Research Keywords
- Research Description
My students and I work on nutrition. In particular, we look at: 1) the role of methyl nutrients in health outcomes and 2) the molecular mechanisms that underly the development of obesity, metabolic syndrome and chronic diseases. Our overarching goal is to contribute to evidence-based strategies that will improve the health of the population.
- Research Summary
The primary goals of our research program include: 1) to determine the fundamental role of methyl nutrients in health outcomes; 2) to determine molecular mechanisms underlying the development of obesity, metabolic syndrome and chronic diseases; and, 3) to contribute to evidence-based strategies that will improve the health of the population.
- Techniques Used
Our research program utilizes animal models and human studies to answer questions from genetic, epigenetic, physiologic, metabolic and microbiome perspectives. Commonly used techniques include Western blotting, RT-PCR, DNA methylation assay, LC-MS/MS, ELISA, 16S rRNA sequencing, gross brain dissections and micro-dissections.
- Locations of international collaborators
Utah State University, Cornell University, USDA Agricultural Research Service, University of Pennsylvania (USA); Tec de Monterrey (Mexico).