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Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

After earning a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biology from the University of California Davis, I joined the University of Southern California as a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences.

My primary teaching responsibilities include upper-division courses in biochemistry, and nutritional biochemistry, as well as a general education course on the biology of food.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California
  • 2014–2018
    Lecturer of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California

Education

  • 2014 
    University of California Davis, PhD / Nutritional Biology
  • 2006 
    University of California Davis, BS/ Biological Sciences

Publications

  • 2020
    Nutrition Research, COVID-19: Repositioning nutrition research for the next pandemic
  • 2013
    Biochemica et Biophysica , Procyanidins can interact with Caco-2 cell membrane lipid rafts: Involvement of cholesterol
  • 2012
    Free Radic Biol Med, Blood pressure-lowering effect of dietary (-)-epicatechin administration in L-NAME-treated rats is associated with restored nitric oxide levels
  • 2012
    Free Radic Biol Med, Large procyanidins prevent bile-acid-induced oxidant production and membrane-initiated ERK1/2, p38, and Akt activation in Caco-2 cells
  • 2012
    J Agric Food Chem, Bioavailability of intact proanthocyanidins in the rat colon after ingestion of grape seed extract