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Chair

Ahmad Heydari Professor and Chair Chair

Full-time Faculty

Alyssa Beavers
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
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

Post-Doc Fellow

Graduate Teaching Assistants

Qing Ai Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Candidate
Jeneen Ali Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Student
Armita Bahadori PhD student
Paba Edirisuriya
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

Ph.D. Students

Nouf Al-Harbi
Khadijah Alnabbat
Ruwani Amarasekara
Ali Fardous
Melanie Hutchings
Eno Latifi Graduate Teaching Assistant, Clinical Researcher PhD., Candidate
Bayan Tashkandi PhD Candidate
Wenjun Zhu PhD Candidate