Stephen Hennigar, Ph.D.

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stephen hennigar

Get to know Dr. Hennigar


My laboratory investigates physiological factors that regulate mineral absorption and status. We use cell culture, small animal models, and clinical studies in humans to understand the mechanisms by which factors, such as inflammation and infection, affect mineral homeostasis and potential countermeasures to improve mineral status in healthy and diseased states.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Military Nutrition Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
  • Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, Penn State University
  • M.S., Nutritional Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Nutritional Sciences, University of New Hampshire

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

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  • Zinc transport in the mammalian intestine. Hennigar SR and McClung JP. Comprehensive Physiology, in press.
  • Serum zinc concentrations in the U.S. population are related to sex, age, and time of blood draw, but not dietary of supplemental zinc. Hennigar SR, Lieberman HR, Fulgoni VL, McClung JP. Journal of Nutrition, in press.
  • Nutritional interventions and the IL-6 response to exercise. Hennigar SR, McClung JP, Pasiakos SM. FASEB Journal. 31(9):3719-3728, 2017.
  • Hepcidin attenuates zinc efflux in Caco-2 cells. Hennigar SR, McClung JP. Journal of Nutrition. 146(11):2167-2173, 2016.
  • Metallothionein and zinc transporter expression in circulating blood cells as biomarkers of zinc status: a systematic review. Hennigar SR, Kelley AM, McClung JP. Advances in 7(4):735-46, 2016.


  • Dannon Nutrition Leadership Institute, 2017
  • American Society for Nutrition Postdoctoral Research Award Finalist, 2016
  • American Physiology Society Endocrinology & Metabolism Campbell Award, 2014
  • Penn State Kligman Graduate Fellowship Endowment, 2014
  • Penn State Ruth L. Pike Scholarship in Basic Nutrition Science, 2013
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