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Lindsay H. Allen

  • Professor Emerita
  • Nutritionist in Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Nutrition
  • Director, USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center
(530) 752-5268

Ramsey D. Badawi, Ph.D.

  • Imaging physicist
  • Professor and Chief of the Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology
  • Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
(916) 734-7940

Daniela Barile, Ph.D.

  • Associate Director of International Programs
  • Foods For Health Institute
  • Associate Professor and Chemist
  • Food Science and Technology
(530) 752-1057

Peter Belafsky

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Voice and Swallowing
  • UC Davis Health System
  • Department of Otolaryngology
(916) 734-7470

Alan B. Bennett

  • Professor, Department of Plant Sciences
  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
(530) 752-1411 office #1 (530) 297-4496 office #2

Lars Berglund

  • Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean of Research, Director
  • UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center
(916) 703-9120

Charles L. Bevins, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Micorbiology & Immunology
(530) 754-6889

David E. Block

  • Ernest Gallo Endowed Chair in Viticulture and Enology
  • Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Viticulture and Enology
  • Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Cynthia Carter Ching

  • Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Programs
  • School of Education
  • UC Davis
(530) 752-4427

Xi Chen

  • Professor, Chemistry
(530) 754-6037

Satya Dandekar

  • Professor of Microbiology, and Chairperson, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
  • Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine

Bonnie Dixon, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

Jonathan Eisen, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • UC Davis Genome Center
  • Department of Evolution and Ecology, College of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
(530) 752-3498

Andrea J. Fascetti

  • Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences
(530) 754-6974

Nilesh Gaikwad

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Nutrition and Department of Environmental Toxicology
(530) 752-5255

Bruce German

  • Professor and Food Chemist, Food Science and Technology
  • Director, Foods For Health Institute
(530) 752-1486

M. Eric Gershwin

  • Professor
  • Chief of Rheumatology
  • Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-2737

Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis
(530) 754-9577

Rudolf Grimm, Ph.D.

  • Associate Director of Analytic Innovation
  • Foods for Health Institute
  • Adjunct Professor, Food Science and Technology
  • Director of Science and Technology, Agilent Technologies

Bruce D. Hammock

  • Professor of Entomology & UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Director, NIEHS-UCD Superfund Research Program
  • Director, NIH Biotechnology Training Program
(530) 752-7519

Andrew Hargadon

  • Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship
  • Professor, Graduate School of Management
  • Faculty Director, Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Associate Director, Energy Efficiency Center
(530) 752-2277

Clare Hasler

  • Founding Executive Director
  • Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
  • University of California, Davis

Peter Havel

  • Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Nutrition
(530) 752-3114

Bethany Henrick

  • Associate Director, Scientific Programs
  • Foods for Health Institute
(530) 752-9211

Russ Hovey

  • Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science
(530) 752-4970

Primo Nery Lara, Jr., M.D.

  • Professor, Associate Director of Translational Research, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Co-Leader of the Cancer Therapeutics Program
(916) 734-5959

Carlito B. Lebrilla

  • Distinguished Professor, Chemistry
  • Distinguished Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (School of Medicine)
(530) 752-6364

Danielle Lemay, Ph.D.

  • Head of Bioinformatics Initiatives, Foods for Health Institute

Zac Lewis, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

Maria Marco

  • Associate Professor
  • Food Science & Technology
(530) 574-4893

Stephanie Maroney

  • Content Editor, Foods for Health Institute
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Group in Cultural Studies

Dennis L. Matthews

  • Director
  • Center for Biophotonics Science & Technology
(916) 734-4342

Emanual Maverakis, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine
  • Associate Physician in Residence, Sacramento Campus
(916) 843-7336

Karen McDonald

  • Professor, Associate Dean of Engineering

Juan F. Medrano

  • Professor, Department of Animal Science
(530) 752-6786

David A. Mills

  • Professor, Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine and Food Science
  • Department of Viticulture and Enology
(530) 754-7821

Nitin Nitin

  • Assistant Professor and Engineer, Food Science and Technology
(530) 752-6208

Atul N. Parikh

  • Professor of Applied Science, College of Engineering
(530) 304-7523

Robert L. Powell

  • Professor
  • Food Science and Technology
(530) 752-8779

Helen Raybould

  • Professor and Department Chair, Anatomy Physiology and Cell Biology,
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
(530) 752-1174

William Ristenpart

  • Assistant Professor and Chemical Engineer
  • Department of Food Science and Technology
(530) 752-8780

Ray L. Rodriguez

  • Professor
  • Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
(530) 752-3263

L. Renee Ruhaak

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Chemistry
(530) 752-5504

John C. Rutledge

  • Professor
  • Vice Chair of Research, Internal Medicine
  • Chief of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition
(916) 734-3761

Sara E. Schaefer, Ph. D.

  • Associate Director of Children's Health Programs
  • Foods For Health Institute
(530) 752-9211

Carolyn Slupsky

  • Professor and Nutritionist, Foods For Health Institute
  • Department of Food Science and Technology
(530) 752-6804

Jennifer T. Smilowitz, Ph.D.

  • Associate Director of Human Studies Research Program
  • Foods for Health Institute
(530) 752-1057

Jay V. Solnick, MD, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Departments of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology
  • Center for Comparative Medicine
(530) 752-1333

Charles B. Stephensen

  • Research Leader, Western Human Nutrition Research Center
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutrition UC Davis
(530) 754-9266

Carolyn Thomas, Ph.D.

  • Vice Provost & Dean for Undergraduate Education
  • Professor, American Studies
(530) 752-6068

Li Tian

  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Plant Sciences
(530) 752-0940

Mark A. Underwood

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Chief, Division of Neonatology
  • UC Davis School of Medicine

Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Vice Chair for Research
  • Scientific Director of Biorepositories
  • UC Davis Medical Center
(916) 734-4293

Andrew L. Waterhouse

  • Professor of Enology
  • Department of Viticulture and Enology
(530) 752-4777

Bart C. Weimer

  • Professor, Population Health & Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine
(530) 752-5819

Robert H. Weiss, M.D.

  • Professor, Medicine and Cancer Center
  • UC Davis, and Chief of Nephrology, Sacramento VA Medical Center
(530) 752-4010

Ralph W. deVere White

  • Professor, Director of the UC Davis Cancer Center
  • Assistant Dean for Cancer Programs, UC Davis Cancer Center
(916) 734-5800

Heather M. Young, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

  • Dignity Health Dean’s Chair for Nursing Leadership
  • Dean and Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing

Xiangdong Zhu, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Physics
(530) 752-4689

Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr

  • Chair, Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology
  • Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Department of Nutrition
  • Co-Director, UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools
(530) 752-3817

Angela M. Zivkovic, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition
(530) 752-9211

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