More than 40 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.
Gifts to the Institute support:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dear Friends of the Linus Pauling Institute,
Thanks to champions like you, the LPI has studied the ways that vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals help people around the world achieve optimum health for the past 46 years.
We hope that you will make a generous gift to keep our progress moving forward. A gift today of $5, $20, or $100, will mean much more when it is measured in good health.
Richard van Breemen, PhD
Director of the Linus Pauling Institute