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Joseph Watso receives Judge Travel Award for ABRCMS

Joseph Watso, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, received a Judge Travel Award to attend the 2022 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS). It is one of the largest professional conferences for underrepresented community college, undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It took place […]

Five questions with exercise physiologist Michael Ormsbee

This article originally appeared on news.fsu.edu. Professor of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology Michael Ormsbee first became interested in how the body performs as a high school athlete, an interest that blossomed into a full-time career. As a professor and director of Florida State University’s Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine, or ISSM, he has worked […]

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

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 of life. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Full Circle: How Dr. Peggy Hsieh Supports the FSU CHHS

Family has always played a big role in the life of Dr. Yun-Hwa “Peggy” Hsieh. Whether her biological family or her beloved FSU community, she constantly credits the support and motivation she received from her family and friends as a source of inspiration for her career in food science. As a graduate of FSU’s nutrition […]

Doctoral Student Cesar Meza Receives NIH Predoctoral Fellowship

Cesar Meza is a doctoral student in the department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology. Recently, he received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowship (F31), which is awarded to help doctoral students receive mentored research training while conducting research in the scientific health-related fields. The prestigious award is an honor for […]