139 People Results for the Tag: Food

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Margherita Cantorna

Emphasis Area Representative, Immunology and Infectious Disease; Director of the Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease; Distinguished Professor of Molecular Immunology
Understanding the working of the immune system. Utilizing animal models of several human diseases including enteric infections and inflammatory bowel disease to determine the cellular targets and molecular signals by which dietary components regulate immunity.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Isabella Cattadori

Associate Professor of Biology
Immuno-epidemiology of co-infection, how host immunity modulates parasite interactions and transmission and how host molecular processes explain the dynamics of infection at the population level.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Sagan Friant

Assistant Research Professor
Evolutionary anthropology of human health, disease ecology, nutrition, socio-ecological systems, bushmeat hunting, Nigeria.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Adam Glick

Associate Chair, Molecular Cellular and Integrative Biosciences; Emphasis Area Representative, Cancer Biology; Professor of Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis;
The role of Transforming Growth Factor-beta in cutaneous inflammation and cancer development, and how the immune system responds to epithelial cells with activated oncogenes such as Ras. Signaling pathways that regulate senescence of premalignant epithelial cells and how cells escape from oncogene-induced senescence.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

John Hayes

Associate Professor of Food Science
Psychophysics of taste and flavor perception; role of genetic variation on food preferences

David Hughes

Huck Chair in Global Food Security; Professor of Entomology and Biology
Parasite manipulation of host behavior

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Girish Kirimanjeswara

Associate Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Science
Establishing the Virulence Factors

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Manuel Llinas

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding the molecular mechanisms of gene regulation and metabolism in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum using functional genomics and metabolomics.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Sally Mackenzie

Huck Chair of Functional Genomics; Professor of Biology and of Plant Science
Organelle biology and cellular specializations. Plant epigenetics, memory and phenotypic plasticity. Crop epigenetic breeding.

Jeffrey Peters

Distinguished Professor of Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis
Roles of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) in the regulation of homeostasis, toxicology, and carcinogenesis.

Kathleen Postle

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Signal transduction and iron transport in bacteria

Rachel Smith

Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences
Quantitative social scientist whose interests lie broadly in social influence and social systems, specializing on power, networks, and stigma. Design and evaluation of effective health campaigns. Infectious diseases and genomics.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

James Tumlinson

Director of the Center for Chemical Ecology; Ralph O. Mumma Professor of Entomology
Insect chemical ecology. Plant-insect interactions. Insect attractants.

Edward Dudley

Professor of Food Science; Director of E. coli Reference Center
Mechanisms driving toxin production in Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli; use of genome sequencing to track pathogen transmission during foodborne outbreaks

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Edward Levri

Associate Professor of Biology
Research interests lie in the evolutionary ecology of parasitism and disease, invasion ecology, and predator-prey interactions.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Ephraim M. Hanks

Associate Professor of Statistics
Spatio-Temporal Statistics. Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling. Optimal Sampling. Animal Movement. Landscape Genetics.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Jasna Kovac

Lester Earl and Veronica Casida Career Development Professor of Food Safety; Assistant Professor of Food Science
Integrating epidemiological, microbiological, molecular and omics methods to better understand microbial pathogenic potential, antimicrobial resistance, and epidemiology of foodborne pathogens.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Naomi Altman

Professor Emeritus of Statistics
Bioinformatics, gene expression analysis, functional genomics and gene clustering, experimental design, multiple testing, functional data analysis and nonparametric smoothing.

Peter Hudson

Former Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Willaman Professor of Biology
Population dynamics of infectious diseases in wildlife and the dynamics of parasite community structure.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Bhushan Jayarao

Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Dave Biddinger

Research Professor; Tree Fruit Research Entomologist

Harland Patch

Assistant Research Professor; Research Associate of Entomology

Jared Ali

Assistant Professor of Entomology
Behavior and chemical ecology of multi-trophic interactions, including plant responses to below-ground herbivory and nematode. Insect community ecology, chemical ecology, and coevolution. Trophic cascades, above- and below-ground interactions, chemotaxis of soil nematodes, and evolution of plant defense strategies.

Joseph Reese

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Gene regulation in cell cycle and DNA damage control; regulation of DNA damage-induced transcription.

Joyce Sakamoto

Assistant Research Professor

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Kelli Hoover

Professor of Entomology
Invasive species of forest insects; plant-insect-entomopathogen interactions; impacts of plants on pathogenesis; biological control of hemlock woolly adelgid

Nicole Etter

Assistant Professor of Health and Human Development
The relationship between tactile sensation and skilled oral behaviors (e.g. speech and swallowing) in healthy young, aging, and clinical populations.

Paul Bartell

Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Neuroscience; Associate Professor of Avian Biology
The regulation of biological clocks in birds at the systems level.

Shelby Fleischer

Professor of Entomology

Stephen Wilson

Associate Professor of Psychology
Addictive behavior, with a specific focus on cigarette smoking.

Tracy Langkilde

Professor of Biology; Dean of the Eberly College of Science
The interface of ecology and evolution to understand how an organism's traits are matched to its environment and responds to novel selective pressures imposed by global environmental change, and the consequences of this adaptation.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Troy Ott

Associate Director for Graduate Education, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Professor of Reproductive Physiology
Reproductive immunology and the physiology of early pregnancy.

Eleanore Sternberg

Research Associate - Thomas Lab

B. Tracy Nixon

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Structural and functional basis of cellulose synthesis. Using Physcomitrella patens and other organisms as model systems, we are learning how plants make cellulose for building new cell wall. The studies use methods of molecular biology and cryoEM to characterize the enzyme as a monomer, and when it assembles into its larger 'Cellulose Synthase Complex '(CSC for short). The aim is to understand cellulose synthesis to explain fundamentals of cell wall biology in plants, and to enable manipulation of its synthesis for applications in fields of bioenergy and materials.

Jack Vanden Heuvel

Director of the Center for Excellence in Nutrigenomics; Professor of Molecular Toxicology
Mechanisms of action of hypolipidemic drugs and peroxisome proliferators; steroid hormone receptor-mediated signal transduction; signal transduction by lipids and fatty acids; receptor-mediated carcinogenesis.

Wayne Curtis

Professor of Chemical Engineering
Regulation and signal transduction in plant secondary metabolism. Phytoremediation of hydrocarbons. Commercial chemical production in plants and plant tissue culture.

Jonathan Lynch

Director of the Center for Root and Rhizosphere Biology; Distinguished Professor of Plant Nutrition
Plant adaptation to nutrient and water stress. Global change. World hunger. Root biology.

Craig Meyers

Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
The differentiation-dependent life cycle of human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV-associated oncogenesis.

Costas Maranas

Donald B. Broughton Professor of Chemical Engineering
Computational studies of metabolism and gene regulation.

Regina Vasilatos-Younken

Dean of the Graduate School; Professor of Poultry Science, Endocrine Physiology, and Nutrition
Role of endocrine and metabolic factors in the regulation of muscle and adipose tissue growth.

Ralph Keil

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

David Proctor

Professor of Kinesiology, Physiology, and Medicine
Physiology of aging and exercise; cardiovascular responses to exercise; regulation of skeletal muscle blood flow; skeletal muscle adaptation; vascular adaptation.

Sarah Ades

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Associate Dean of The Graduate School
Signal transduction and antibiotic-induced stress responses in bacteria.

John Richie, Jr.

Professor of Health Evaluation Sciences

W. Larry Kenney

Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology
Environmental and exercise physiology, particularly human thermoregulation, skin blood flow, and the biophysics of heat exchange.

Mary Ann Bruns

Professor of Soil Microbiology and Biogeochemistry
Compositions and functions of microbiomes in agriculture, ecological restoration, and engineered systems for ecosystem service provision and climate change adaptation

Tyler Wagner

Adjunct Professor of Fisheries Ecology

Jeffrey Catchmark

Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Cellulose synthesis and organization, cellulosic composites and coatings, microbial cellulose production, and chemically powered microfluidic and biological devices and sensors.

Joshua Lambert

Associate Professor of Food Science
Dietary polyphenols in prevention of obesity and fatty liver disease; efficacy and mechanisms of action of food-derived phytochemicals in prevention of lung cancer; biotransformation, bioavailability and potential hepatotoxicity of dietary phytochemicals

Joshua Muscat

Professor of Health Evaluation Science

Charles Geier

Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Adolescent neurodevelopment and risky decision making; emergence of substance use; fMRI methods

W. David Walter

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Orfeu Buxton

Professor of Biobehavioral Health
The causes of chronic sleep deficiency in the workplace, home, and society; the health consequences of chronic sleep deficiency, especially cardiometabolic outcomes, and the physiologic and social mechanisms by which these outcomes arise. Successful aging is a central focus of this work. Ongoing interdisciplinary human studies involve sleep loss, aging, and insomnia, as well as health disparities.

Greg Shearer

Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences
We seek to understand disease-related functional changes in the context of global changes in lipid mediators (bioactive metabolites of dietary fatty acids) and use them to identify markers of disease and better ways to prevent or manage disease

Tim Miyashiro

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
How bacteria adapt to a host environment. The mutualistic symbiosis established between the Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) and a bioluminescent bacterium (Vibrio fischeri).

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Lacy Alexander

Professor of Kinesiology
Dr. Alexander utilizes in vivo and in vitro approaches using the human cutaneous circulation to examine the underlying signaling mechanisms mediating microvascular dysfunction with primary human aging, hypercholesterolemia, and essential hypertension.

Erin Connolly

Professor and Head of Plant Science
Molecular mechanisms of micronutrient transport. Iron uptake and compartmentalization. Metal ion homeostasis

Thomas Neuberger

Director, High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility; Associate Research Professor

Nigel Deighton

Director of Research Instrumentation
Oversight of Huck facility operations, strategic direction and leadership in programmatic growth, and grant opportunities

Andrew Patterson

Professor and Huck Chair of Molecular Toxicology; Faculty Oversight, Metabolomics Core Facility
The Patterson lab is focused on understanding the host-metabolite-microbiome axis

Douglas Bird

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Livelihood decisions and habitats, exploring the dynamics of human subsistence practices, their role in ecosystem function, and their archaeological implications in Australia and Western North America.

Karl Zimmerer

Professor of Geography
Land use and agricultural change/global change, Economic development/globalization/neoliberalism, Nature-society and human-environment theory, Environmental impacts (biodiversity/soils/water/conservation), Food/producer-consumer networks/sustainability.

Barbara Jean Rolls

Professor and Helen A. Guthrie Chair of Nutritional Sciences; Professor of Biobehavioral Health

Jon Duncan

Assistant Professor of Hydrology

Anna Estes

Assistant Research Professor

Gretchen Kuldau

Associate Professor of Plant Pathology

Kristina Petersen

Assistant Research Professor

Mauricio Pontes

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Bruce Stanley

Director of the Section of Research Resources, Hershey

Derek Lee

Associate Research Professor

Hassan Gourama

Associate Professor of Food Science

Kari Peter

Assistant Research Professor of Tree Fruit Pathology

Beth Potter

Associate Professor of Biology

Renate Winkels

Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences

Terry Etherton

Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition

Justin DiAngelo

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Josephine Wee

Assistant Professor of Food Science

Bob Roberts

Professor and Head of Food Science

Bronwen Powell

Assistant Professor of Geography, African Studies and Anthropology

Erika Ganda

Assistant Professor of Food Animal Microbiomes
Developing practical ways to leverage the microbiome to improve food safety and improve food production animals' production efficiency.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Emily Davenport

Assistant Professor of Biology
Understanding the complex relationship humans have with our microbiomes, using high-throughput sequencing technologies and novel computational and statistical techniques.

Howie Weiss

Professor of Biology
I am a Biomathematican and very recently moved to Penn State from Georgia Tech (I also had appointments at Emory in Public Health and PBEE). Bacteria and their viruses (phages) provide a way to study ecological and evolutionary processes in real time under the well-controlled laboratory conditions. Many of the questions that our group studies lie at the intersection of fundamental science and improving human and animal health. We develop new approaches to mathematical modeling to better understand the role of the physical structure in how bacteria grow and evolve. To complement this computational work, we work closely with microbiologists, biochemists, virologists, physicians, veterinarians, etc. and combine mathematical models with experiments. In recent years I have taught courses in virus dynamics, population genetics, dynamics and bifurcations, advanced linear algebra, and stochastic processes.

Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Karolina Skibicka

Huck Chair of Metabolic Physiology; Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences
Utilizing rodent models to discover novel neural substrates that control fundamental homeostatic and reward controls of food intake, and their failures in the case of obesity and infection-induced anorexia; How food and feeding behavior affect neural circuits controlling sociability and emotionality.

Robert Chiles

Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology

Francesco Di Gioia

Assistant Professor of Vegetable Crop Science
Plant nutrition, plant physiological and biochemical response to environmental and abiotic stress conditions, sustainable vegetable production, agrobiodiversity, agronomic biofortification, food and nutrition security.

Michael Jacobson

Professor of Forest Resources

Ruairidh Sawers

Assistant Professor of Plant Response to Abiotic Stress
Local adaptation and stress tolerance in crop plants and their wild relatives; plant nutrition; arbuscular mycorrhizae; maize genetics and genomics.

William Driscoll

Assistant Professor of Biology

Guy Townsend

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Tom Richard

Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Application of fundamental engineering science to microbial ecosystems, developing innovative strategies for a more sustainable agriculture and the emerging bio-based economy.

Rachel Brennan

Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering

David Blandford

Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Environmental Economics

Daniel Ciolkosz

Co-Director, Center for Biorenewables; Assistant Research Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Christine Costello

Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Lara Fowler

Senior Lecturer in International Affairs

Virendra Puri

Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Powder Mechanics and Food Processing

Greg Roth

Emeritus Professor of Agronomy

Phillip Savage

Department Head and Walter L. Robb Family Chair of Chemical Engineering
Chemical reaction kinetics, algae biofuel, catalysis, sustainability, supercritical fluids.

Paul Smith

Professor Emeritus of Bioproducts Marketing and Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Meng Wang

Assistant Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering

Flor Acevedo

Assistant professor of Entomology (Penn State Behrend)

Natalie Boyle

Assistant Research Professor; Insect Biodiversity Center Program Coordinator

Helen Greatrix

Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing and Geo-statistics

Anil Chaudhary

Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Extension Education

Adele Turzillo

Professor and Department Head of Animal Science

Jay Stauffer

Distinguished Professor of Ichthyology

Eric Claus

Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Identifying neural and cognitive mechanisms that support behavior change in substance use disorders.