Why donate to the Linus Pauling Institute?

More than 45 years ago, Dr. Linus Pauling concluded that vitamins and other essential micronutrients play a significant role in enhancing health and preventing disease. Thus, in 1973 he co-founded the Linus Pauling Institute to carry out research in this field that he believed would be of enormous importance to public health.

Your gifts to the Institute support:

  • New discoveries in healthy aging, cancer, metabolism, and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Training the next generation of scientists with graduate student fellowships
  • Outreach programs like the Micronutrient Information Center

Brian Head
Ph.D. Student, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Brian is currently the Mark Sponenburgh Endowed Graduate Fellow through the LPI. Brian is in a Ph.D. program under the guidance of Dr. Maret Traber. His current project focuses on vitamin E deficiency in zebrafish, especially how vitamin E can play a role in preventing neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.

Learn more about Brian's work at the LPI

Victoria Drake, PhD
Micronutrient Information Center

Victoria is the head of the Micronutrient Information Center, one of the outreach programs at the LPI. Since its debut in 2000, the Micronutrient Information Center has been the Institute’s flagship outreach medium: an open-access, online database of evidence-based information on the roles of vitamins, minerals, and other dietary factors in promoting health and preventing disease.


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Dear Friends,

The Linus Pauling Institute is making new strides every day in the pursuit of living longer and better lives.
A gift of $5, $20, or $100 today means that our research in vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals can continue.
Make an impact on global health – support us today.

Emily Ho, PhD
Director of the Linus Pauling Institute

Yang Zhang
Ph.D. Student, Nutrition Program, College of Public Health and Human Sciences


Yang is currently supported by the Marion T. Tsefalas Graduate Fellowship through the LPI. Yang is currently in a Ph.D. program under the guidance of Dr. Adrian Gombart. Her project focuses on the combination of xanthohumol with vitamin D in immune health. She is currently testing ‘nanofiber’ bandages that contain both of these compounds to improve wound healing and reduce post-surgical infections.

Learn more about Yang's work at the LPI

Emily Rue
PhD Student, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Emily is the Balz Frei Graduate Student Fellow at the Linus Pauling Institute. Emily works in the van Breemen laboratory learning how the latest analytical techniques can be used to develop a scientific basis to evaluate the effects of natural alternatives or traditional medicines.

Emily will be featured in the Spring/Summer 2019 Linus Pauling Institute Research Newsletter.


Isabelle Logan
Ph.D. Student, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics


Isabelle is the current Audrey and George Varseveld LPI Graduate Fellow. She works in the laboratory of Dr. Adrian Gombart, studying xanthohumol and its derivatives as potential anticancer agents. She is also working to establish animal models to test the effects of xanthohumol on the gut microbiome and inflammation.

Learn more about Isabelle's work at the LPI