Major Responsibilities/Research Interests
Areas of interest include lipid metabolism in disease with particular emphasis on the essential fatty acids. Current studies include defining nutritional requirements for people who have cancer and determining ways to prevent or overcome malnutrition during chemotherapy and advanced disease. Additionally, I am investigating how specific nutrients alter gene expression and proteins that relate to the ability of cancer to progress to a more invasive phenotype. Teaching responsibilities relate to nutritional biochemistry and controversial topics in Nutrition.