Research: Protein and amino acid metabolism; adaptation to cell stress by eIF2 and mTOR pathways; nutrition and exercise
Research: Genetic basis of human oral perception and its impact on nutrient intake
Research: Nutrition education; health promotion & interventions; environmental effects on dietary intake
Sarah Curran, MHS, RD
Instructor of Supervised Practice
Research: Lipoprotein metabolism, coronary arteriosclerosis
Research: Community nutrition, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, diabetes
Research: Energy metabolism and body composition
Research: B vitamins, homocysteine, and one-carbon metabolism; cognitive function and dementia in older adults; mammary development and cancer
Debra M. Palmer-Keenan, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Associate Extension Specialist and Director
New Jersey Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP)
202 Davison Hall
Research: Nutrition education, food security
Research: Etiology and prevention of obesity and disordered eating behaviors, community nutrition interventions, and program assessment and evaluation across the lifespan with special interest in those with diet-related chronic health conditions
Research: The overarching goal of the Sampath lab is to delineate the cellular alterations that occur during the development of metabolic diseases, including fatty liver, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. In this way, we seek to identify pathways that can be targeted for nutritional and pharmaceutical therapies to improve health outcomes.
Research: Osteoporosis, vitamin D, bone metabolism, obesity and dietary inflammation
Research: Cellular lipid transport, structure and function of lipid transport proteins, intestinal lipid transport and systemic energy metabolism
Research: Regulation of glutamine metabolism, glutaminase gene expression
Research: Biology of neutral lipid storage and release
Research: Alcohol metabolism, nutrient interactions and the alcoholic fatty liver syndrome
Peter Gillies, Ph.D.
Research: Nutrigenomics and the relationships between nutrition and metabolic syndrome disorders