Introducing new faculty members starting in the Division of Nutritional Sciences during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Tolunay Aydemir, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Nutritional Science 

Academic focus: Nutritional Chemistry; Biochemistry, Metabolism, Obesity Prevention

Previous positions: Assistant Research Professor, University of Florida

Academic background: B.S. in Biology, Ankara University Science Faculty, Ankara, Turkey (1999); M.S. in Molecular Hepatology, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey (2004); Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Florida, College of Medicine (2011)

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Joeva Barrow, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor, Division of Nutritional Science 

Academic focus: Molecular identification of novel regulatory factors that can be targeted for the treatment of obesity and metabolic disease

Previous positions: Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer and Cell Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University (2013-2018)

Academic background: B.S. in Nutritional Sciences, University of Florida (2006); M.S./R.D. in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, University of Florida (2008; Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, University of Florida (2013)

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Martha Field, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences 

Academic focus: Understanding gene-nutrient-environment interactions that affect cellular metabolism and lead to development of pathology

Previous positions: Senior Research Associate, Cornell University; Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University

Academic background: B.S., Chemistry, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN; Ph.D., Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology, Cornell University

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Elizabeth Johnson, PhD,  Assistant professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Academic focus: Lipid dependent host-microbe interactions with a focus on how the gut microbiome influences mammalian metabolism
 
Previous positions: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cornell University
 
Academic background: B. S., Engineering & Applied Sciences, California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Genome Sciences, University of Washington at Seattle

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Nathaniel Vacanti, PhD,  Assistant professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Academic focus: Application of proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatic analyses to study regulation of nutrient utilization at the molecular level
 
Previous positions: Postdoctoral Fellow, Karolina Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (2015-2018)
 
Academic background: B. S., Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs (2008); M.S. Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (2010); Ph.D University of California, San Diego, La Jolla (2015)

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