Cordonier to serve as National Advisory Board Member for Nutrient-Gene Interactions interest section
21 May 2012
Elizabeth Cordonier, doctoral student in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, has been selected to serve on the Advisory Board by the Nutrient-Gene Interactions Research Interest Section at the American Society for Nutrition.
Cordonier joined Dr. Janos Zempleni’s lab in 2011. She is co-author on two peer-reviewed articles and a book chapter. Recently, she presented an abstract entitled, “Changes in the carboxylase profile are associated with early and late differentiation stages of osteoblast andadipocytes from human mesenchymal stem cells,” at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA, supported by travel awards from CEHS and IANR.
The Nutrient-Gene Interactions RIS is focused on: (1) mechanisms of gene expression and their regulation by nutrients and other dietary constituents; (2) identification of novel genes that influence the effect of dietary components on health and disease processes, and (3) the influence of genetic variation on the metabolic response to dietary factors. Emphasizes the concepts and techniques in the areas of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, genomics, proteomics and systems biology. Nutrition research ranges from the molecular to the organismal level in humans and other vertebrates, and model organisms such as yeast.
College of Education and Human Sciences
Nutrition and Health Sciences