Marie Caudill


Marie Caudill

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Curriculum Vitae
Biographical Statement:
Professor Caudill is internationally recognized for her work on folate and choline, and the intake levels of these nutrients required to promote human health.  She has published over 100 papers, reviews, or chapters in this area, and is frequently an invited speaker on topics related to methyl nutrients, one-carbon metabolism and nutritional genomics.

Teaching and Advising Statement:
I have taught the popular upper division Nutrition and Disease Course (NS 4410) for the past 9 years. As of Spring 2018, I will transition to Nutrient Metabolism (NS 3310). A top priority for me in my teaching and advising is to convey respect for the students and a sense that I care about their learning.

Current Professional Activities:
Invited Scientific Presentations (past 3 years): Choline and Docosahexaenoic Acid -- A Synergistic Approach to Improve DHA Delivery to Fetal Tissue? Scientific Meeting sponsored by Balchem and DSM. Syracuse, NY. 12/15/2016; *The CHOLINE Information Council, Choline Women’s Health Videoshoot, 6/4/15; *Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, "Choline: The Most Important Nutrient Most Overlooked" (ID number 10170), Chicago, IL, July 11-14, 2015; *CME-accredited initiative, “Choline: An Essential Nutrient for Improving Prenatal Development, Pregnancy Outcomes and Ongoing Health. Annenbery Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, Faculty Speaker. Towson, Maryland. March 12, 2014.

Current Research Activities:
Current Research Activities: 1) Molecular mechanisms by which maternal choline supplementation improves placental function (in collaboration with PhD students Cecilia Kwan, Julia King and Kevin Klatt as well as the laboratories of Dr. Mark Roberson and Dr. Patsy Brannon); 2) Impact of diet and gut microbiota on TMAO production and fate in humans (in collaboration with PhD student Siraphat Taesuwan and Dr. Clara Cho, Utah University); 3) Influence of a methyl-nutrient enriched diet on brain choline metabolites in a mouse model of autism (in collaboration with PhD student Siraphat Taesuwan and the laboratory of Hava Golan, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel); 4) Effect of choline on breastmilk nucleotide content and parameters of genomic integrity (in collaboration with PhD student Sajin Bae and the laboratory of Patrick Stover);) 5) Role of the placenta in vitamin D nutriture during pregnancy (in collaboration with PhD student HeyJun Park and the laboratory of Patsy Brannon, Cornell University)

Education: BA, 1990, Physical Education (Summa Cum Laude), College of Education, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL; BS, 1992, Health Science (Summa Cum Laude), College of Health, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL; MS, 1993, Health Science, College of Health, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL; PhD, 1997, Nutritional Sciences, Food Science and Human Nutrition, College of Agriculture, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (Lynn Bailey, Thesis Advisor); Additional Training Registered Dietitian, 1994, Dietetic Internship at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA.

Courses Taught:
NS 4410  - Nutrition and Disease  (4 credit units). This course combines the principles of nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, pharmacology, and pathology to understand disease risk, prevention, progression and management. The course is organized in a lecture format with opportunities for the class to engage in the discussion of original research articles  of high current interest in the area of nutrition and health, case-studies and thinking critically activities.

Related Websites:
Choline Women’s Health Videoshoot, 6/4/15; URL to a full list of my published work

Selected Publications:
Professor Caudill has 100+ publications including 87 peer reviewed original research papers. A URL to a full list of her published work can be found at

Selected Keywords:
Nutrition, Choline, Choline and fetal development, Nutritional Genomics, Epigenetics, Personalized Nutrition, Folate, Folic acid, Phosphatidylcholine, Human Nutrition, Folate and health, Folate Requirements, Choline Requirements, Fetal Programming, Pregnancy, Lactation, TMAO, Microbiome

The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.