Principal Investigator, Linus Pauling Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences
373 Linus Pauling Science Center
541-737-1898 / 541-737-5077
Email Address: [email protected]
The focus of my research group is on dietary disease prevention using a “system biology” approach that integrates knowledge from nutrition & physiology, molecular & cellular biology, nutritional & molecular epidemiology, and biostatistics.
In ruminants, the focus of my research group is on optimal nutrition during periods of stress, in particular the time around calving and markers that predict risk of disease. Flaxseed, selenium, yeast fermentation product, and vitamin E are dietary compounds that we have looked at for improving health and performance of ruminants.
In humans, the focus of my research group is personalized disease prevention using dietary flavonols and dry beans. Combining “omics” techniques in parallel human and animal model studies provides the opportunity to improve risk assessment, allowing the development of new prevention and treatment options, and an individually tailored approach to prevention and treatment in humans.
18O-Tracer metabolomics reveals protein turnover and CDP-choline cycle activity in differentiating 3T3-L1 pre-adipocytes. (2016) PLoS One 11:e0157118.
α-Tocopherol bioavailability is lower in adults with metabolic syndrome regardless of dairy fat co-ingestion: a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial. (2015) Am J Clin Nutr 102:1070-1080.
α-Tocopherol disappearance rates from plasma depend on lipid concentrations: studies using deuterium-labeled collard greens in younger and older adults. (2015) Am J Clin Nutr 101:752-759.
High environmental stress yields greater tocotrienol content while changing vitamin E profiles of wild emmer wheat seeds. (2015) J Med Food 18:216-223.
Effect of supranutritional organic selenium supplementation on postpartum blood micronutrients, antioxidants, metabolites, and inflammation biomarkers in selenium-replete dairy cows. (2014) Biol Trace Elem Res 161:272-287.
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