Research: Protein and amino acid metabolism; adaptation to cell stress by eIF2 and mTOR pathways; nutrition and exercise
Research: Biology of neutral lipid storage and release
Research: Genetic basis of human oral perception and its impact on nutrient intake
Research: Nutrition education; health promotion & interventions; environmental effects on dietary intake
Research: Lipoprotein metabolism, coronary arteriosclerosis ;Dixon Laboratory
Research: Alcohol metabolism, nutrient interactions and the alcoholic fatty liver syndrome
Research: Community nutrition, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, diabetes
Peter Gillies, Ph.D., FAHA
Director, New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health
Professor, Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University
Office: IFNH 220
Research: Nutrigenomics and the relationships between nutrition and metabolic syndrome disorders; New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health
Research: Energy metabolism and body composition
Joshua W. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair
Office: 107 Food Science & Nutritional Sciences Building
Research: B vitamins, homocysteine, and one-carbon metabolism; cognitive function and dementia in older adults; mammary development and cancer
Debra M. Palmer, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Associate Extension Specialist and Director
New Jersey Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP)
Office: 11 Suydam Street, 2nd Floor
Research: Nutrition education, food security
Salome P. Rao, Ph.D.
Office: Suite 220
NJ Institute for Food, Nutrition & Health
61 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Harini Sampath, Ph.D.
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University
Research: Oxidative DNA damage impairment to metabolic homeostasis, base excision repair of oxidative DNA damage influences metabolic health, relationships between changes in the diversity of the gut microbiome and metabolic and inflammatory diseases
Research: Osteoporosis, bone metabolism and obesity
Research: Cellular lipid transport, structure and function of lipid transport proteins, intestinal lipid transport and systemic energy metabolism
Regulation of glutamine metabolism, glutaminase gene expression