B.Sc., University of Guelph, Canada, Nutrition & Biochemistry, 1981
M.Sc., University of Guelph, Canada, Nutrition, 1983
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, Nutrition and Physiological Chemistry, 1986
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis, Cell Biology, 1986-1988
Dr. Chapkin Allen Endowed Chair in Nutrition & Chronic Disease Prevention, Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor & University Faculty Fellow. He is an NCI R35 Outstanding Investigator.
He is an expert in dietary/microbial modulators related to prevention of colon
cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases. He has made highly significant contributions in signal transduction processes in intestinal stem cells and membrane biology and nutritional modulation of organ membrane structure and function.
Positions and Honors
2019 – American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow
2017 – Distinguished Achievement Award for Mentoring, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
2016-2023 – NCI Outstanding Investigator Awardee (R35)
2015-2016 – President Sigma Xi (Texas A&M Chapter)
2014-Present – Texas A&M University System Distinguished Professor
2013 – American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Osborne and Mendel Award
2012-2016 – Deputy Director- NIEHS Center for Translational Environmental Health Research (CTEHR), Texas A&M University and Baylor College of Medicine
2011 – Texas A&M University Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Research
2010-Present – Texas A&M University System Regents Professor
2010-2013 – Review Editor, Frontiers in Nutrigenomics
2009 – Vegetable & Fruit Improvement Center, Texas AgriLife Research Director’s Award
2008 – NASA Space Act Award
2007 – Senior Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University
2006 – Sigma Xi Distinguished Scientist Award, Texas A&M University Chapter
2005-2010 – Director of the P30 NIEHS CERH Genomics & Bioinformatics Core, Texas A&M University
2005-Present – Editorial Board, Chemistry & Physics of Lipids
2002-2005 – NIH Charter Member: Metabolic Pathology/Chemo-Dietary Prevention (CDP) Study Sections
2002-2005 – Chair, Intercollegiate Faculty of Nutrition, Texas A&M University
2002-2004 – Editorial Board, Journal of Nutrition
2001-2006 – Texas A&M University Faculty Fellow Scholar
2001-Present – Texas A&M University Faculty Fellow
2000 – Texas Agricultural Experimentation Station (TAES) Faculty Fellow
1999-Present – American Institute for Cancer Research Grant Review Panel
1999-Present – Professor, Nutrition, Center for Environmental and Rural Health (CERH), Texas A&M University.
1996 – American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Bio Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition
1995 – American Oil Chemists’ Society, Outstanding Paper Presentation
1994-1999 – Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Integrated Bio-sciences and Faculty of Nutrition.
1991-1992 – PEW National Nutrition Program Faculty Scholar
1989-1994 – National Institutes of Health “First Award”
1988-1993 – Assistant Professor, Human Nutrition, Center for Environmental and Rural Health, Texas A&M University.
1986-1988 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology- Tumor Biology Laboratory, Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of California-Davis.
NUTR 203 Scientific Principles of Human Nutrition (3-0) Credit 3. Introductory nutrition class for undergraduate majors. Basic chemistry and function of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. Students learn how nutrients are digested, absorbed and metabolized. Emphasis is placed on the integration of metabolic processes.
Offered during fall semester each year