martha field

Martha Field, PhD, Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University.

Education:
PhD in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
BS in Chemistry, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN.

113 Savage Hall
Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University
244 Garden Avenue, Ithaca NY, 14853
mas246@cornell.edu
(607)255-6081

Dr. Field's Curriculum Vitae

Joanna Fiddler, PhD; Postdoctoral Associate
Jlf299@cornell.edu
joanna fiddler
Education:
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.

Katarina Heyden, Doctoral Candidate
keh67@cornell.edu
katarina heyden
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
srk255@cornell.edu
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. 

Other members:

  • Kendra Tiani, Doctoral Candidate
  • Yuwen Xiu, Masters Candidate