Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
M.S. in Health and Human Performance, Exercise Science, Oklahoma State University
B.S. in Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University Current Research Activities: I am interested in gene-nutrient interactions, particularly related to folate and iron metabolism. The projects I am currently focusing on are 1) understanding how alterations in mitochondrial de novo thymidylate biosynthesis plays a role in mitochondrial health and disease, and 2) understanding the impact iron deficiency has on metabolic pathways and physical performance.
Education: B.S. in Nutritional Science, Cornell University Current Research Activities: My research interests include molecular mechanisms of nutrient metabolism and how these mechanisms change with disease states. My current research project is centered around B-12 and folate metabolism, investigating how these nutrients interact and how they impact mitochondrial function and integrity.
Semira Ortiz, Doctoral Candidate email@example.com Education: B.S. in Nutritional Science, Pepperdine University Current Research Activities: My research interests include the mechanisms of obesity and type 2 diabetes development. My PhD research focuses on characterizing the metabolism of erythritol, a novel human metabolite and biomarker of cardiometabolic disease risk.