Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD
- Metabolomic Approaches to Explore Chemical Diversity of Human Breast-Milk, Formula Milk and Bovine Milk
- Interactions Between Nuclear Receptor SHP and FOXA1 Maintain Oscillatory Homocysteine Homeostasis in Mice
- Genetic variation of folate-mediated one-carbon transfer pathway predicts susceptibility to choline deficiency in humans
- Status of nutrition education in medical schools
- The evolution of Nutrition in Medicine, a computer-assisted nutrition curriculum
- A Grand Challenge for Nutrigenomics
- Adiponectin lowers glucose production by increasing SOGA
- Choline Dehydrogenase Polymorphism RS12676 is a Functional Variation and is Associated with Changes in Human Sperm Cell Function
- Choline in Advances in Nutrition
Research Technician, Zeisel Labwalter_friday@unc.edu
Walter Friday, a Kannapolis native, recently returned to Cabarrus County to get married. He is a 2010 graduate of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College with an AAS in Biotechnology. He is pleased to be working at the Nutrition Research Institute as a research technician. He enjoys spending time with his wife, reading, and traveling.
Research Associate, Zeisel Labstephen_orena@unc.edu
Stephen Oreña received his B.S. degree in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an M.S. degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston. He went on to do drug discovery research in the areas of diabetes and obesity at Pfizer, Inc. Stephen has extensive experience in cell biology, molecular biology and animal research with expertise in the design and execution of a variety of in vitro and in vivo assays for both screening and mechanistic purposes. Stephen is currently working on a phytochemical screen for activation of the anti-oxidant response pathway.
Study Coordinator, Zeisel Labjulie_stegall@unc.edu
In January 2018, Julie took on a new role as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Zeisel Lab. She joined the NRI in 2009, and has worked on research studies with babies, toddlers, school age children, and adults, as well as managing other lab responsibilities. She was drawn to the NRI in 2009 by the opportunity to work with Carol Cheatham, PhD as a recruiter for her studies with children. She quickly became a research assistant and lab manager during her 5 years with the Cheatham team. An opportunity presented itself for her to focus in a different area with Philip May, PhD. As a result of her past experiences with children diagnosed with a FASD, Julie became engrossed in May's research to understand more about this challenging problem. Julie earned a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications and a Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work with children and families spans a variety of locations and settings. Julie is a native of Kannapolis.
Isis Trujillo, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Zeisel Labisis_trujillo@unc.edu
Isis Trujillo received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Her research was focused on the role of metabolic proteins associated with biotin in transcriptional regulation. She also collaborated on breast cancer research projects. Her interests include nutrigenomics, epigenetics and metabolism. She is now investigating how bioavailability of choline affects epigenetics neural progenitor cells.