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.
Semira Ortiz, Doctoral Candidate