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Chair(s)

Ahmad Heydari, Ph.D. Professor and Chair Chair

Full-time faculty

Alyssa Beavers Assistant Professor
Paul Burghardt Assistant Professor
Diane Cress Associate Professor NFS Graduate Director
Fred Drogas Lecturer
Smiti Gupta Associate Professor Member, Molecular Therapeutics Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Pramod Khosla Associate Professor
Tonia Reinhard Senior Lecturer Course Director, Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine
Cheng Wang Assistant Professor
Mary Width Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics Course Director, Clinical Nutrition, Medical School
Suxuan (Sue) Xu Lecturer
Yifan Zhang Associate Professor of Food Microbiology

Staff

Deanna Cavanaugh Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Diana Zarazua Administrative Assistant I

Research staff

Manhel Albahri Instructor Assistant (Ph.D Chemistry) Research Staff
Hea-Gyong Jo, PhD. Research Staff Faculty Member in Writing Intensive Requirements (English Portion)
Deepinder Kaur

Graduate students

Qing Ai Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Candidate
Nouf Al-Harbi
Jeneen Ali Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Student
Khadijah Alnabbat
Ruwani Amarasekara
Armita Bahadori Doctoral student
Paba Edirisuriya
Ali Fardous
Melanie Hutchings
Eno Latifi Clinical Researcher
Michelle Litton
Sumit Paudel Graduate Teaching Assistant Doctoral Student
Tanjina Rahman Phd Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant Graduate Research Assistant
Aiman Shahab PhD student Graduate Teaching Assistant
Dina Tallman Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Candidate
Bayan Tashkandi PhD Candidate
Wenjun Zhu PhD Candidate