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Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D.
Manager, MIC

Victoria J. Drake earned a B.A. in Biology from Grinnell College in 1998. After working as a Research Assistant at The University of Iowa in the field of redox biology and aging, she pursued graduate studies in nutrition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2006, Victoria received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences with an emphasis in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition. Victoria has worked for the Linus Pauling Institute’s MIC since 2006, first as a Research Associate and now as its Manager. In the past 12 years, she has written, updated, and edited MIC articles and has co-authored two textbooks based on MIC content. Victoria has successfully managed several projects at the LPI, including MIC website redesigns, creation of both the Spanish MIC and Japanese MIC, and addition of the MIC's Health & Disease section.

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Barbara Delage, Ph.D.
Nutrition Scientist

Barbara Delage earned a B.S. in Genetics and Biochemistry and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Bordeaux, France. Her doctoral thesis investigated the role of overweight and obesity in the promotion of colon cancer. As a nutrition scientist, she spent many years in research laboratories exploring the biological effects of micronutrients and dietary factors in the promotion of health and the prevention of chronic conditions like cancer. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Linus Pauling Institute (2005-2008); at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, UK (2008-2010); and at Unilever R&D, UK (2010-2011). Barbara has worked for the MIC since May 2013, updating many of its articles.

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Giana Angelo, Ph.D.
Nutrition Scientist

Giana Angelo worked for the MIC from October 2011 through June 2017. During this time, she wrote and updated many MIC articles and authored all of the content in the MIC's "Health & Disease" section. Giana earned a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Nutrition Science from Cornell University. She conducted her graduate work at Tufts University, earning an M.S. in Human Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Nutrition. Her doctoral thesis investigated the cellular events that contribute to the age-related decline in vitamin D responsiveness. Giana conducted her postdoctoral research in the Division of Basic Sciences at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where she utilized the model organism C.elegans to investigate the metabolic adaption to starvation.

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Silvia Vazquez Lima
Spanish Translator

Silvia Vazquez Lima is a pre-med student at Oregon State University pursuing a degree in Biology with a Horticulture minor. Her long-term career goal is to become a surgeon and acquire a position at the World Health Organization. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Silvia has translated MIC articles into Spanish since October 2014.

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Jeffrey Gombart
Japanese Translator

Jeffrey Gombart is fluent in reading, writing, and speaking Japanese having attended Japanese immersion schools, completing advanced coursework in Japanese throughout high school and at the University of Oregon, and taking classes in Japan. Jeffrey began working for the MIC in June 2018 where he is posting Japanese articles on their Drupal website and helping to translate MIC content into Japanese.


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Louise Lemmon
Graphic Designer

Louise Lemmon is a post-baccalaureate student pursuing a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Photography. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Art from the University of Nevada, Reno. As one of the MIC's Graphic Designers, she creates media for the website and for print. Louise joined the MIC team in October 2016.

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Matty Walsh
Graphic Designer

Matty Walsh is pursuing a B.F.A in Graphic Design at Oregon State University. She previously studied at Kent State University where she majored in Visual Communication of Design and minored in Mandarin Chinese. Matty joined the MIC team in May 2018; she creates both print and digital media for the LPI.