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Qinchun Rao receives $750K grant to train underrepresented students in nutrition and food science

A Florida State University researcher received a $750,000 grant to recruit, train and prepare traditionally underrepresented students for nutrition and food science research and graduate programs at FSU. The three-year grant was awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Qinchun Rao, associate professor at […]

Jennifer Steiner receives NIH grant to investigate the impact of alcohol on aging skeletal muscle

Assistant Professor Jennifer Steiner, Ph.D., received a two-year $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the impact of alcohol on aging skeletal muscle. Aging-related sarcopenia, or the decline of skeletal muscle tissue with age, includes the loss of muscle mass, strength and function. It impairs mobility and can decrease independence and quality […]

Prashant Singh’s equipment grant from NIFA will expand research and teaching capacity

Prashant Singh, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, received a $61,100 equipment grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to purchase a VITEK 2 Compact system to conduct microbial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing. The new system will expand research and teaching capacity in the areas of bacterial […]

Frank Fincham awarded $3.4M to establish psychological research on divine forgiveness

An eminent scholar in the Department of Human Development & Family Science has received a $3.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study the psychology of divine forgiveness or forgiveness from a higher power. “Divine forgiveness is a source of great comfort for people of faith,” said Frank Fincham, an FSU eminent scholar […]

Almond Board of California awards Ravinder Nagpal grant to explore the effect of almonds on gut health

Dr. Ravinder Nagpal, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, was awarded a $177,000 research grant from the Almond Board of California through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The award will fund research on the effect of almonds on gut health in people who are classified as overweight or obese. Almonds are […]

Ravinder Nagpal receives visiting professorship and research grant from the Yakult Probiotics Research Laboratory

Dr. Ravinder Nagpal, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, has been recognized as a visiting associate professor of the Yakult Probiotics Research Laboratory at the Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan. The affiliation comes along with a collaborative research grant of about $80,000 for a preclinical project studying […]

Trio of Food Science doctoral students present at national conferences; Yaqi Zhao wins two awards

Three doctoral students (Chunya Tang, Frank Velez, and Yaqi Zhao) from the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology (NIP) presented research at national conferences over the summer. Each conference provides a cutting-edge research showcase platform and network of food science professionals from academia, industry, and government. Tang and Zhao presented their research at the Institute […]

Following the beat: FSU researchers make headway into function of the heart

This article originally appeared here. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Florida State University, University of Washington and The Ohio State University have discovered previously unknown chemical changes in a protein that contribute to a heart’s ability to function. The team published their findings in the journal eLife. “Our study examines the origins of heart failure […]

FSU researcher receives NIH grant to investigate young adults with childhood histories of social withdrawal

This article originally appeared here. A Florida State University researcher is investigating how individuals who have a history of anxious withdrawal as children and adolescents fare with the pressures of early adulthood. Heidi Gazelle, an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science in the College of Health and Human Sciences, received […]