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Tenure Track Faculty

Nutrition & Integrative Physiology Tenure Track Faculty

Sihem Boudina, PhD

Associate Professor - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology / Adjunct Associate Professor - Biochemistry

sboudina@u2m2.utah.edu 

(Office) 801-585-6833

EIGH, Room 3410b

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Autophagy, Adipose Progenitors, Oxidative Stress, Mitochondria

TEACHING INTERESTS: Metabolic Regulation, Cardiovascular Physiology, Energy Balance

Amandine Chaix, PhD

Assistant Professor - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

achaix@salk.edu  

858-999-7982

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Circadian Rhythms, Circadian Clock, Dietary Interventions, Time-Restricted Feeding, Metabolism, Cardiometabolic Disease, Nutrient Sensing

William Holland, PhD

Assistant Professor - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology / Adjunct Assistant Professor - Internal Medicine

will.holland@hsc.utah.edu

(Office) 801-581-3688

EIHG, Room 3110

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Diabetes, Adiponectin, Metabolic Disease, Sphingolipids, Ceramide, Insulin Resistance, Beta Cell Failure, Metabolism, Type 2 Diabetes, Mellitus, Adipose, Adipokines, Glucose, Inflammation, Nutrition, Metabolism, Translational Glucagon, Appetite, Satiety, Obesity

HOLLAND LAB

Thunder Jalili, PhD

Professor, Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

thunder.jalili@utah.edu

(Office) 801-585-0399

HPER N, Room 224F

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Cardiovascular Disease, Phytochemicals, Diabetes, Metabolism

TEACHING INTERESTS: Undergraduate and Graduate General Nutrition and Healthy Eating, Macronutrient Metabolism, Nutrition for Chronic Disease Prevention, Cellular Nutrient Metabolism

Kristine Jordan, PhD, MPH, RD

Associate Professor, Program Director, Coordinated Master's Program in Nutrition and Dietetics - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

kristine.jordan@hsc.utah.edu

(Office) 801-585-3218

HPER N, Room 213

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Clinical Nutrition, Dietary Assessment, Educational Scholarship, Nutrition Informatics, Pediatric Nutrition

TEACHING INTERESTS: Active Learning, Case Studies, Problem-solving Skills, Simulations, Team-Based Learning

Jim Martin, PhD

Associate Professor - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

jim.martin@utah.edu

(Office) 801-587-7704

HPER W, Room 122

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Neuromuscular Function, Biomechanics, Muscular Power, Fatigue, Modeling

Mary Playdon, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor - Nutrition and Integrative Physiology / University of Utah Investigator / Huntsman Cancer Institute

mary.playdon@hci.utah.edu

(Office) 801-213-6264

HCI Research South, Room 4511

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Diet, Nutrition, Cancer, Metabolism, Metabolomics, Biomarkers

TEACHING INTERESTS: Nutritional and Cancer Epidemiology

Anandh Babu Pon Velayutham, PhD

Associate Professor - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

(Office) 801-581-8376

anandh.velayutham@utah.edu

HPER N Room 224F

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dietary Flavonoids, Berry Anthocyanins, Diet Derived Metabolites, Vascular Diseases, Endothelial Inflammation, Endothelial Function, Gut Microbiome, Atherosclerois, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome

TEACHING INTERESTS: Macronutrient Metabolism, Nutrition Biochemistry, Nutrition and Health

Russell Richardson, PhD

Professor - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, Internal Medicine, Kinesiology / Associate Director for Research, Geriatric, Research, Education and Clinical Center - Salt Lake City VAMC

r.richardson@hsc.utah.edu

(Office) 801-582-1565

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Vascular biology, muscle metabolism, aging, age-related disease, and mobility

 

Scott A. Summers, PhD

Professor and Chair - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology / Co-Director - Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center

scott.a.summers@health.utah.edu

(Office) 801-587-7628

EIHG, Room 3110B

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Metabolism, Lipotoxicity, Lipid Metabolism, Ceramides, Metabolic Syndrom

TEACHING INTERESTS: Metabolic Basis of Disease, Research Communication

J. David Symons, PhD

Associate Professor - Nutrition & Integrative Physiology / Adjunct Professor - Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes / Investigator - Molecular Medicine Program

j.david.symons@hsc.utah.edu

(Phone) 435-659-7805

EIHG, Room 3420

RESEARCH INTERESTS: The Impact of Vascular Function of (i) Aging; (ii) Endothelial Cell Autophagy; (iii) Sphingolipid Metabolism; (iv) Polyphenolic Compoiuds; (v) The Intestinal Microbiome; (vi) Disturbed Flow Associated with Arteriovenous Fistula Development; and (vii) Acute and Chronic Exercise

TEACHING INTERESTS: Cardiovascular Physiology, Vascular Physiology, Endothelial Cell Metabolism, Exercise Physiology